About Parkinson|Lee

 

Our Vision

As a highly reputable Executive Search business, Parkinson Lee aspires to be the professional firm of choice for companies based in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, seeking high performing Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives.

 

Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Specialists

With offices in Rotherham, Leeds and London, Parkinson Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. 

We help those clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In so doing, our service offers a rare blend of principled values, precise processes and shrewd judgements, leading to a very high rate of successful completion. As a consequence, we are now one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent Executive Search firms. 

Parkinson Lee is a stable, secure and profitable Partnership. We’re not aiming to be a global PLC and we’re not responsible to City institutions or remote shareholders - we’re responsible to our clients. As a Yorkshire business serving Yorkshire business - and our clients in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. But although our core commitment is regional, we also have a significant international capability. 

Our local dedication is reinforced by our dedication to specific functional roles, with professional practices focusing on the following:

Our Team

The strength of our network is key to our success

The Parkinson|Lee Team

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Greg Parkinson

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: g.parkinson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Lee Bhandal

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Adam Dickson

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Rachael Lee

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

John Bohan

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Emma Noble

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: e.noble@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Philip Hill

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: p.hill@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Practices

Our specialist practices have been established based around the knowledge, understanding and expertise within our leadership team

At Parkinson|Lee our practices are built on our in-depth knowledge, expertise and insight of each respective market. With over 80 years combined search experience, Parkinson|Lee have developed unrivalled professional networks, allowing us to conduct functional and industry specific search campaigns tailored specifically to our clients individual requirements. 

For more information on each of our practices please click the link below.

Assignment Process

Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search

Executive Search is a structured recruitment process involving the research, identification, approach and attraction of precisely identified individuals. 

As a professional Partnership, big enough to deliver but small enough to care, Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around). At the same time, the process will normally include the following stages for our clients:

With over 80 years combined experience, Parkinson|Lee are one of the most dynamic, professional and experienced teams of Search Consultants across Yorkshire

Our Reach

South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office

South Grove House
South Grove
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 2AF

01709 303 330
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office

Red Hall Court
Wakefield
WF1 2UN

01924 635070
London Office
London Office
London Office

1st Floor,
99 Bishopsgate,
London,
EC2M 3XD

0203 488 3570

Parkinson Lee has chosen to be deliberately dedicated to our clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

This is probably a unique - and certainly a rare - market proposition, given our Assignments, operating level and the quality of our service. It enables us to offer those clients one central advantage: that for any company based in our region, recruiting in one of our functional specialisms and keen to use a highly professional firm on the doorstep, we offer an unrivalled knowledge of the local landscape and market networks - so often, we hit the ground running on your behalf.

But we also know that at the top table, talent transcends territories. When the Search demands it, therefore, we are also comfortable and capable of representing you powerfully across the UK. Across Europe. And across the globe.

In this context, Parkinson Lee offers ready access to a multi-national network of Executive Search Partner Companies and a multi-lingual range of Researchers. Whether it’s in Leeds or Lagos, Mexborough or Mexico, we talk the same language.

Executive Opportunities

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search are continually searching for high calibre, executive level candidates that fit the needs of our clients

Many of our search assignments are confidential in nature and as such are not advertised so please do send us your CV or contact us as there may be other roles we are currently handling that may be right for you.