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Winfield Search is a leading executive search firm specialising
in Finance Director, CFO and Senior Accountancy recruitment.
Our clients are diverse and range from Owner Managed Business, Private Equity and Venture Capital backed entities to public quoted multinationals and International conglomerates.

Our credo as a boutique firm is underlined by our track record of repeat business and introduction by referral which underpins a select client base and diminishes
"off limit" constraints and thereby maximises our ability to shortlist the very best talent available. Clients enjoy our transparent, collegiate and pragmatic approach to partnering them in their talent management solutions.

Professional pace, perception and personal service are the values that underpin our modus operandi.
 A synopsis of our recent work includes:
Amplience
Finance Director

Azini Capital
Portfolio Finance Director

City Pub Co
Financial Controller

ClusterSeven
Finance Director

Empresaria Plc
Group Finance Director

dbsymmetry
Finance Director

The Carlyle Group
Portfolio Finance Director

Chromalloy (UK)
Finance Director

Delancey
Head of Finance

Espresso Education
Financial Controller

Genting UK
UK Chief Financial Officer
Doherty Associates
Head of Finance

Draper Esprit Plc
Chief Financial Officer

James Fisher & Sons Plc
Divisional Finance Director

Lloyds Development Capital
Portfolio Finance Director

McKay Securities Plc
Group Financial Controller
Group Finance Director

Octopus Ventures
Finance Director

Fuel3D
Finance Director

Harbour Hotels
Financial Controller

Healix Group
Finance Director

InfraVia Capital Partners
Portfolio CFO

Laird Plc
Head of Group Reporting
Soho House
Head of Finance

Tui Travel Plc
Director of Finance Academy.

Upham Pub Company
Finance Director

USwitch
Head of Finance
Head of Financial Reporting

Next Generation Data
Chief Financial Officer

Parkwalk Advisors
Portfolio Finance Director

Purity Brewing Company
Finance Director

RUSH Hair & Beauty
Head of Finance

Science In Sport Plc
Group Financial Controller

YASA Motors
Finance Director

Mosaic Pub and Dinning Group
Financial Controller
Testimonials


"The quality of the counsel and service that I have received both as a candidate and latterly as a client has underpinned a twenty year client relationship where I have relied on Michael to build my senior finance teams. Perception, pace and integrity have cemented and built a trust that makes him my first port of call for my senior finance recruitment needs. His market knowledge is impressive and his people skills and understanding of talent management are from the top drawer."

James Davis
Partner - the side by side partnership




"I have been very impressed with the service and commitment you have shown YASA. The quality of the CFO candidates you have presented has been excellent. I feel you can always tell the true character of individuals in time of duress and where candidates fell away for reasons beyond your control, your attitude, enthusiasm and commitment did not waiver. The Chairman and NED were also impressed with your services. 10/10!!"

Dr Chris Harris
CEO - YASA Motors




" Winfield Search were a first class appointment in the mandate for the recruitment of our Finance Director. From engagement to completion we enjoyed a first class service which resulted in a stellar appointment from a high class shortlist. The appreciation of both the technical skills and cultural alignment to Upham's core values was fundamental to the success of the process."

David Butcher
Director - Upham Brewery




We engaged Fiona at Winfield Search to help with the search and appointment of a Group CFO following our listing on AIM. The nature of our business meant that if was going to be a challenge to balance the need to understand our industry with market experience. From the outset she very quickly gauged the professional needs of the role with also the cultural fit to our organisation. The process was effective, professional and ran seamlessly end to end. Throughout the process she was always available to guide and advise us and resulted in a first class hire. We have no hesitation in recommending Fiona as a value added resource to our Portfolio companies.

Draper Esprit Plc
Stuart Chapman, Chief Operating Officer


A collegiate and cohesive approach to business is what defines us
as a consultancy to our clients and candidates alike.
A collegiate and cohesive approach to business is what defines us as a consultancy to our clients and candidates alike.

The Winfield Search team offer a wealth of diverse but highly synergised experience that combines to compliment, capitalize and case study our market appeal and attraction.
A boutique operation we blend touch with feel, sense with sensitivity all of which is underpinned with both emotional and market intelligence.
Michael Winfield
Michael Winfield

Michael Winfield heads up the Executive Search division of Winfield Search recruiting typically from Board Directors to Heads of Departments.

Michael has enjoyed a 20 year career in recruitment.

A leading recruiter of executive talent Michael enjoys a varied and extensive client base across FTSE 250, International Conglomerates,


Professional Services, Venture Capital, Private Equity, OMB and Sports and Leisure markets. He has a strong track record of recruiting Board Directors, Non Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors, Senior Finance Heads in the UK and overseas markets.

Michael is married with three children.
Fiona Hartfield Associate Director

Fiona has spent the last 16 years specialising in senior financial appointments within the Commerce and Industry sector.

Fiona's early career was spent with Harrison Willis as a finance recruiter focusing on the media sector. Fiona quickly became responsible for running the permanent commercial finance business for the London market.


Most recently Fiona has enjoyed success working for boutique search and selection firms such as Winfield Ward and now takes on senior finance assignments across a broad reach of clients from FTSE 100 business's to PE backed SMEs.

Outside of work, Fiona is kept busy with her young family and can be found on the Netball court most Wednesday evenings!
Alan Moore Chairman

A Human Resources professional Alan was previously a main board director of the brewing giant Courage. On leaving Courage he founded a significant private equity backed pub company which was grown, developed and successfully sold four years later.


A leisure specialist he has also undertaken high profile roles for Ernst & Young and Dawnay Day and is non executive Partner of the Delphi Partnership LLP a Corporate Finance Boutique.

Outside of work Alan is a lifelong supporter of Everton FC.