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I’ve worked exclusively with Pete Shillito for over 10 years now.  As both a candidate and a client, I’ve found his approach honest, straight forward, and most importantly, successful. 

Managing Director, Sheffield

Pete handled the retained search for our Operations Director in early 2022, we were incredibly impressed with the whole process and have come back to him with several roles since.

CEO, Rotherham

Pete came recommended via a mutual acquaintance. He immediately put us at ease by explaining the process and sticking to agreed timelines. We would highly recommend.

HR Director, Sheffield 

When our MD retired, we appointed Pete to lead the search campaign. He asked all the right questions and thanks to him, we were able to find the ideal candidate.

Business Owner, Leeds


About Us


Shillito Executive Search specialises in finding top-tier executive talent for leadership, management, and board-level positions in the manufacturing industry.


We have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the sector and pride ourselves on doing the right things well.


Our team of professionals stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies to identify leaders with a vision for the future.


Our success is measured by the long-term success of the people we place. Partner with us to transform your leadership team and build a stronger, more resilient future for your manufacturing business.

Our Process







Assessment - We begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment to understand the goals, culture, and the specific requirements of the role and how it fits within your organisation.

Strategic Search - Leveraging our extensive network and industry insights, we conduct a targeted and strategic search to identify and engage with potential candidates

Candidate assessment -  Our rigorous assessment and screening process evaluates candidates against both technical competencies and cultural fit, ensuring that only the most qualified individuals move forward

Client/Candidate engagement - We facilitate a seamless connection between clients and candidates, fostering open communication and transparency throughout the hiring process

Onboarding Support - Our commitment extends beyond the placement. We provide support during the onboarding process to ensure a smooth transition for both the successful candidate and your organisation


Navigating career transitions can be a daunting prospect. That's why, at Shillito Executive Search, we specialise in providing comprehensive support throughout your journey. Whether you're proactively seeking new opportunities or casually exploring the market, our team is dedicated to offering expert guidance to ensure you make informed decisions at every stage.

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