Who are Ripe4?

Ripe4: Specialist Executive Search Partners & Interim Practitioners

Established in early 2005 by change and technology practitioners with deep service sector experience, Ripe4 is a boutique executive search firm and interim practice working tirelessly to deliver world class talent to our clients across the UK and Continental Europe. Ripe4 services mid to senior level appointments and provides both permanent and interim or contract solutions to the global powerhouses and SMEs that make up the mainstay of our client base.

People Focused

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our ability to expand our people networks, getting to know our candidates and clients in detail and matching wants and needs is an essential component in what we do. We assess, understand and qualify candidates to deliver A-Grade human talent to our clients to fulfil both their permanent and interim needs.

Value Add Partners

As dedicated market specialists we provide human talent into both service and manufacturing organisations and consultancies. They all appreciate our deep market knowledge and insight, monitoring industry trends, market mapping proffering salary data and of course delivering best in class human talent to meet our client’s needs, serviced from our extensive network of tried and tested candidates and associates garnered from within our specialist domains:

  • Strategy & Operations
  • Change Management 
  • Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Quality, Health & Safety
  • Technical &Engineering
  • Interim/Associates


Ripe4 consultants are adept at matchmaking; being truly consultative, listening to both sides, understanding and identifying a client's real recruitment needs and matching this harmoniously with our candidates requirements. We offer advice and the benefit of experience to help build and shape skills and personality profile where necessary and align this need to business strategies, long term goals along with short and mid-term objectives.

Whilst our clients enjoy one point of contact, our Junior Delivery Consultants, Researchers and Specialist Delivery Consultants, Principles and Account Managers pull together as a cohesive unit. Drawing upon a multitude of professional skills, industry experience and prestigious certifications we deliver our clients a powerful bespoke recruitment offering that truly delivers on its promise. Interested? See How we work

Global Yet Local

Our reach is global. With the changes in the recruitment landscape, advances in technology and social networking sites such as Linked in and Twitter have meant we have been quick to both embrace and harness the power of these changes for the benefit of our clients

We have never overlooked the advantages of doing business the old fashioned way, and where possible, seek to meet and assess as many of our candidates as possible – culture fit really is a big part of our matching service.

Power of Communication

Along with our capacity to technically test internally we speak most modern European languages including French, Italian, German and Spanish and have grown over the years an enviable database and strategic portfolio of websites that continue to flourish, attracting new talent from across the world. Our global reach really is second to none. 

What Does the Future Hold?

Innovation & Expansion


At Ripe4 we have a culture that allows for innovation – openly embracing new ideas. This drives our culture of continuous improvement and service excellence. Ideas are what make us great, unique and different and over the past decade we have grown from one company, Ripe4, to offer a far wider service offering .The wider group now includes our technology recruitment practice Arthur Stewart, offering development professionals to their enviable client base. Edwin Drake is our Oil and Gas specialist recruitment arm.

Consulting & Training

Last, but not by no means least, our service sector transformation, Lean and Business Improvement training and consulting arm and Reinvigoration grows from strength to strength – transforming service sector businesses and accrediting people and organisations with the illustrious Cardiff University Lean certification, whilst Reinvigoration focuses on transforming manufacturing operations.  

Strategic Partnerships

We also have a wider network of partner companies and websites as a part of our mid and long term strategic objectives that have the capacity to offer additional value to our customers and our group as a whole.

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