ALL ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Investigo Group is a collection of specialist talent management services made up of Investigo Recruiting, Investigo Consulting, Investigo Executive and Caraffi.

We started small, as Accountancy and Finance recruitment specialists in 2003, but we haven’t stopped growing. Today there are over 220 of us operating in five locations and we’ve expanded our expertise, too. We work with all the major players in banking, retail, tech, telecoms - and everything in between - flexing our specialisms to make a real difference in a whole range of different fields.

2003
  • Investigo launch
  • Opened London office
  • Launched Accountancy & Finance 
2005
  • Opened Guildford office
  • Launched Business Change & Transformation
2007
  • Launched Strategy
  • Opened St Albans office
2010
  • Opened Milton Keynes office 
  • Launched Property & Facilities
  • Launched Procurement
  • Launched HR & Talent Management
  • Launched SAP
2017
  • Launched Cloud, Data & Analytics
  • Launched Pharma & Life Sciences
2018
  • Launched Investigo Executive
  • Opened Investigo America - New York office 
  • Launched Public Sector
  • Launched Technology
2019
  • Launched Actuarial
  • Acquired Caraffi
2020
  • Launched Manufacturing
  • Opened new London office

We’re all about people, especially our own. We’re all very different, but we're all experts at what we do. We share a desire to make meaningful connections with clients, with candidates and with each other. We work together to make things happen and, of course, we make time for plenty of fun along the way.

Meet our leadership team

Nick Baxter

Nick Baxter, CEO

Nick became our CEO back in October 2017 having joined Investigo in 2006. As the CEO Nick plays an active role in driving the growth, vision and strategy of the business with particular emphasis on maintaining our unique culture. Nick is ultimately responsible for leading the business into the next chapter of Investigo’s journey, with the purpose of achieving our 2022 business strategy – to be a recognised market leader in every one of our chosen specialisms.

Gary Watson

Gary Watson, Chairman

Gary joined Investigo as CEO in July 2010. He became Chairman in October 2017 on Nick Baxter’s promotion to CEO. Outside of work, he is married to Michelle who has also operated at CEO level within the sector and who now operates in an advisory capacity. Together they have a young son Archie who was born in 2011. Gary is a life-time supporter of Chelsea FC (since 1970) and an enthusiastic and optimistic golfer.

Paul Collier

Paul Collier, Executive Director

Paul joined the Investigo Board of Executive Directors at the end of 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience. He joined us directly from Marks Sattin, where he spent over 15 years building their brand extremely successfully within the Accountancy and Finance space. Paul is responsible for growing our London Accountancy & Finance, Banking & Financial Services and HR brands alongside developing relationships with key stakeholders.

Derek Mackenzie

Derek MacKenzie, Executive Director

Derek joined Investigo as Executive Director in 2017 and leads our Change, Technology and Strategy divisions. Derek has over 20 years’ experience and has delivered a variety of retained and ‘Managed Service’ solutions for both SME and Blue Chip clients. Derek’s role at Investigo is to build the brand in the Technology sector and to continue to grow Business Change and Banking & Finance.

Haresh Vaya

Haresh Vaya, Finance Director

Haresh joined Investigo in 2011 as Finance Director. He qualified as an accountant (FCCA) in 1995 and has trained with various audit firms including Ernst & Young. He left Audit practice in 2004 to join MPS Group International PLC where he held a number of high profile positions and worked closely with senior management teams of the various recruitment businesses of the Group. Following the acquisition of MPS by Adecco, he left his role as Head of Finance for Badenoch & Clark (an Adecco Group company) and subsequently joined Investigo.


Sarah House-Barklie

Sarah House-Barklie, People & Culture Director

Sarah joined Investigo in 2019 as of Head of Culture and Talent. Having spent 20+ years in HR/People teams, Sarah has a wealth of experience and ideas that will help Investigo grow and meet our 2022 business strategy. Her immediate priorities will include; ensuring everyone has a defined career plan, we continue to hire the best talent in the market, and we maintain our unique and inclusive culture.

Rohit Shah

Rohit Shah, Senior Director

Rohit heads up the Milton Keynes and St Albans locations. Rohit is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the Buckinghamshire and Midlands Accountancy and Finance Commerce and Industry market, placing top tier candidates into the leading blue chip and FTSE250 companies across commerce and industry. He also looks after HR across the Northern Home Counties and Midlands, as well as overseeing St Albans.

Angharad Kenward

Angharad Kenward, Senior Director

Angharad heads up the Procurement division and specialises in working in the mid to senior space for both permanent and interim hires. With a number of years experience and 4.5 successful years in the procurement space at Hudson, Angharad is well known within the industry. As well as successfully leading the Procurement practice for Investigo, she is also among the top performers in the organisation. Angharad is also board sponsor for the Investigo Consulting practice, and still also finds time to be actively involved in both our D&I and charity initiatives.

Stuart Bonner

Stuart Bonner, Senior Director

Stuart joined Investigo in 2010 and heads up the Property and Facilities Management Division and A&F Guildford Division. Specialising in recruitment since 2000, Stuart built his experience at Michael Page. He is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the UK Property market, placing top tier candidates into the leading Facilities Management Service Providers as well as blue chip and FSTE 250 companies into in-house Property functions.

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins, Senior Director

Paul has established himself as a trusted recruitment partner for numerous Strategy Consultancies and is regularly asked by his clients for market studies and advice on market trends. His primary focus is Partner recruitment in Strategy Consulting, on a global scale. Paul’s teams include the Strategy and Consulting team and the C&I Change team. The Strategy team is the largest Strategy team in the UK - split by sectors with specialists in Retail, TMT, FS, FMCG, Energy, Pharmaceuticals and Pricing.

Nick Baxter

Nick Baxter, CEO

Nick became our CEO back in October 2017 having joined Investigo in 2006. As the CEO Nick plays an active role in driving the growth, vision and strategy of the business with particular emphasis on maintaining our unique culture. Nick is ultimately responsible for leading the business into the next chapter of Investigo’s journey, with the purpose of achieving our 2022 business strategy – to be a recognised market leader in every of our chosen specialisms.

Gary Watson

Gary Watson, Chairman

Gary joined Investigo as CEO in July 2010. He became Chairman in October 2017 on Nick Baxter’s promotion to CEO. Outside of work, he is married to Michelle who has also operated at CEO level within the sector and who now operates in an advisory capacity. Together they have a young son Archie who was born in 2011. Gary is a life-time supporter of Chelsea FC (since 1970) and an enthusiastic and optimistic golfer.

Paul Collier

Paul Collier, Executive Director

Paul joined the Investigo Board of Executive Directors at the end of 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience. He joined us directly from Marks Sattin, where he spent over 15 years building their brand extremely successfully within the Accountancy and Finance space. Paul is responsible for growing our London Accountancy & finance, Banking & Financial Services and HR brands alongside developing relationships with key stakeholders.

Derek Mackenzie

Derek MacKenzie, Executive Director

Derek joined Investigo as Executive Director in 2017 and leads our Change, Technology and Strategy divisions. Derek has over 20 years’ experience and has delivered a variety of retained and ‘Managed Service’ solutions for both SME and Blue Chip clients. Derek’s role at Investigo is to build the brand in the Technology sector and to continue to grow Business Change and Banking and Finance.

Haresh Vaya

Haresh Vaya, Finance Director

Haresh joined Investigo in 2011 as Finance Director. He qualified as an accountant (FCCA) in 1995 and has trained with various audit firms including Ernst & Young. He left Audit practice in 2004 to join MPS Group International PLC where he held a number of high profile positions and worked closely with senior management teams of the various recruitment businesses of the Group. Following the acquisition of MPS by Adecco, he left his role as Head of Finance for Badenoch & Clark (an Adecco Group company) and subsequently joined Investigo.

Sarah House-Barklie

Sarah House-Barklie, People & Culture Director

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Rohit Shah

Rohit Shah, Senior Director

Rohit heads up the Milton Keynes and St Albans locations. Rohit is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the Buckinghamshire and Midlands Accountancy and Finance Commerce and Industry market, placing top tier candidates into the leading blue chip and FTSE250 companies across commerce and industry. He also looks after HR across the Northern Home Counties and Midlands, as well as overseeing St Albans.

Angharad Kenward

Angharad Kenward, Senior Director

Angharad heads up the Procurement division and specialises in working in the mid to senior space for both permanent and interim hires. With a number of years experience and 4.5 successful years in the procurement space at Hudson, Angharad is well known within the industry. As well as successfully leading the Procurement practice for Investigo, she is also among the top performers in the organisation. Angharad is also board sponsor for the Investigo Consulting practice, and still also finds time to be actively involved in both our D&I and charity initiatives.

Stuart Bonner

Stuart Bonner, Senior Director

Stuart joined Investigo in 2010 and heads up the Property and Facilities Management Division and A&F Guildford Division. Specialising in recruitment since 2000, Stuart built his experience at Michael Page. He is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the UK Property market, placing top tier candidates into the leading Facilities Management Service Providers as well as blue chip and FSTE 250 companies into in-house Property functions.

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins, Senior Director

Paul has established himself as a trusted recruitment partner for numerous Strategy Consultancies and is regularly asked by his clients for market studies and advice on market trends. His primary focus is Partner recruitment in Strategy Consulting, on a global scale. Paul’s teams include the Strategy and Consulting team and the C&I Change team. The Strategy team is the largest Strategy team in the UK, are split by sectors with specialists in Retail, TMT, FS, FMCG, Energy, Pharmaceuticals and Pricing.

WHAT WE DO

We specialise in changing futures for the better. 

We find extraordinary opportunities for extraordinary candidates. We source brilliant talent for customers in a whole host of different industries. We transform businesses. And we trust our people with the freedom, support and autonomy they need to own their development and change their futures, too.

 

WHY WE DO IT

We’re seriously ambitious, and our mission is simple. We want to be the go-to business for sourcing interim and permanent talent in each of our chosen specialisms. That includes the team where it all began, Accountancy and Finance, our tech-savvy ERP team, our Strategy and Consulting teams working alongside the Big 4, and much, much more. 

Want to find out more about the different areas we work in? Explore the individual brands and areas of specialisms in the Investigo Group.

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HOW WE DO IT

Our people are our strength.

Each and every one of us has the freedom to own our work, flex our expertise and make a name for ourselves as individuals. But, whether we’re recruiting or analysing, creating or strategising, we do it guided by a powerful set of values. Values that we created together.