About us

I founded Oakleaf in 2005 with a vision to create a business that not only reflected my own values but was totally aligned with those of the professions we serve and partner with.  I firmly believe we have achieved that aim and are, today, the most successful and high-growth business in the markets we operate in.

Delivering the full spectrum of HR, Reward and Payroll talent across all industry sectors, both in the UK and internationally, Oakleaf Partnership has become the market leader by working hard for our customers, by taking the time to really understand the person behind the CV, the culture and challenges our individual clients face over time and by making sure that our enduring relationships are built on trust, delivery and an outstanding customer experience.   We treat everyone as we would wish to be treated ourselves and our own company culture allows us to attract and retain the best talent for us also – the Oakleaf is a symbol of courage and we have always made sure our culture is underpinned by having the moral courage to do what is right.

Our sector and discipline specific teams cover Financial & Professional Services, the broader Commercial & Industrial sectors, the Not-for-Profit sector, and the Payroll and Reward/Analytics/Benefits professions, as well as regional coverage via our teams in Birmingham and Reading. We offer both permanent and interim/temporary solutions at all levels.  Our Executive Search business, encompassing our growing International offering, goes from strength to strength and is built on long-standing, deep seated relationships and mutual trust, as well as our holistic view of the global HR landscape.

I’m extremely proud of what we have collectively created but we will never sit on our laurels and, as businesses, markets, working practices and technologies change and evolve, we will always aspire to be at the forefront of that change and help our customers as best we can.

Please feel free to contact me directly if I can help in any way and thanks for listening to our story.

Richard Colgan

Richard Colgan
Founder & CEO
Oakleaf Partnership Limited


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