Client testimonials

Artisan has been delivering top talent for businesses for the last 12 years across a wide range of sectors. The depth of experience in designing and managing searches has resulted in the placement of CEOs, CFOs, Managing Directors and other board level positions for a variety of prestigious clients.

Martin Mills MBE

Chairman and Founder – Beggars Music

. . . We were introduced to Michael when a senior director retired; His search for a replacement was a flawless experience . . .

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Nic Jones

Executive Vice President International – Vevo

We have worked with Artisan on a number of projects and each time Michael at Artisan has presented the perfect short list . . .

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John Minch

Group CEO – Boosey & Hawkes/Imagem UK

Michael has helped us recruit a number of exceptional executives over the last 5 years. I have, and would continue to recommend them to other businesses needing to hire senior people

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Kim Frankiewicz

Managing Director – Imagem Music UK

I would recommend Artisan as a leading head-hunting firm in the music industry . . .

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Vivien Goodwin

Managing Director – Rodgers & Hammerstein

Michael is an excellent executive recruitment consultant who handles both the client, and potential candidates, with great skill and care . . .

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Amanda Heath

Ex HR Director – PRS for Music

His thoughtful, professional and thorough approach has meant that he has acquired an excellent understanding of our business and industry, and has reliably and consistently produced good results and on time against plan

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Recent projects

Artisan specialises in sourcing senior executives for the media and creative industries. We design bespoke campaigns, delivering high calibre candidates through traditional, research based head-hunting, the latest in web tools, advertising and business networking.

Recent projects include:

  • European Managing Director - Theatrical Music Publishing
  • CEO - Music Licensing
  • Managing Director - Pop Music Publishing
  • CFO - Record Label
  • Business Development Director - Music Streaming Service
  • Director of Business Affairs - Classical Music Publishing
  • Head of Business Affairs - Pop Music Publishing
  • Chief Client Officer - Communications & Social Media Agency
  • Deputy Managing Director - Marketing & Communications Agency
  • Head of Film – Communications Agency