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Earlystage Executive Search

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Peter House
Oxford Street
M! 5AN

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Phone number: +44 (0)161 870 8980
Fax number: +44 (0)161 870 8993
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Company Profile

Earlystage Executive – Building exciting high-growth businesses in life sciences.

Earlystage Executive was founded in 2007 by Gordon Bateman, who has nearly 20 years experience in senior level recruitment. Over the past three years, the company has grown considerably, based on a 100% track record for successful delivery.

Getting the right team can do more for the success of a company than the quality of its products. However, businesses often end up with the core teams, rather than specifically choosing the best. The most critical decision in any business involves people.

Earlystage has revolutionized recruitment services to high-growth businesses across the globe. We deliver bespoke, results orientated solutions to build and support companies through some of their most exciting programmes.

Building a life sciences business is unlike any other type of recruitment. Our approach is about understanding our clients’ short, medium and long term business plans and qualifying the experience, personal qualities and aspirations of individuals to ensure they can add significant value to these companies.
We work closely with our clients to understand their exact requirements, and develop the most appropriate recruitment programme providing access to the most relevant, market specific individuals to meet their specific needs, as well as help in accelerating company growth.

Due to our proactive approach, industry knowledge and tailored solutions, we can deliver significant value to aid the success of your business.

We give our clients access to the highest calibre individuals across all levels within life sciences. By utilizing our own methodology for proactive recruitment, the latest technology, best practices in recruitment and a team of highly experienced delivery consultants, we are able to successfully delivery complex recruitment campaigns in very short timescales.

The Difference

Our single-market focus ensures we gain access to the very best executives who would often not be visible to traditional search firms.  We already have an established reputation within the market. Therefore many sought-after individuals looking to work with early-stage businesses approach us as one of their primary routes that ordinarily would not be available via other recruitment sources.  

Expertise Our expertise in proactive, senior executive recruitment is combined with significant experience working with a broad range of life sciences organizations at various stages of their development.

This ensures that we are able to deliver the qualified short-lists of only the most relevant, high-calibre individuals. 

We have a team of analysts and researchers who intuitively build our established network. By understanding the trends in market, we are able to ensure that we develop our contacts in line with the most likely short, medium and long term requirements.  We feel it is imperative to understand ethos and vision for the start-up. Therefore when we receive your requirement, we have already completed the majority of the search and screening process.  This means that for most assignments, we frequently deliver a focused and accurate shortlist within 3-4 weeks from commencement. 

We are truly a results minded business, priding ourselves on our unrivalled track record for successful delivery.

Status: Independent
Date established: 2007
Number of local staff: 12
Additional services
  • Executive Search
  • Non-Executive Director Recruitment
  • Search & Selection
  • Management Assessment & Due Diligence
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Managed Volume Recruitment
  • Retained advertised and database selection
  • Interim management



Earlystage has successfully delivered a large number of campaigns to clients in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and CRO markets, recruiting:

  • Non-executive Director / Chairman
  • CEO
  • Marketing Director
  • Business Development Director
  • Project / Programme Manager
  • Production Chemists
  • Clinical Research Technicians
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales Executive
  • CRA
  • R&D


Key Contacts

Managing Director
Managing Director
Delivery Manager
Business Development Manager
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