Our Approach


The Very Best In FM Recruitment, Maxwell Stephens Recruitment  are partners to some of the biggest and best known businesses in the world. World-class organisations always approach Maxwell Stephens’ top consultants to find industry-leading executive FM talent for specific roles on their leadership team.


Our exhaustive database of facilities management professionals includes thousands of exceptional leaders. Each one of them has a unique skill set and an illustrious history of getting things done.

We’re always ahead in keeping in touch with this remarkable talent base. They know our history of placing people like them in truly special leadership positions which are right for their experience and abilities. It’s also that history that means that we’re connecting with top executives new to us every month.

Because we know it’s such an important assignment for you, your search is managed by a senior consultant – someone within our company at the very top of their game. We never outsource executive search. Your account is never managed by a junior consultant or a partner agency.

We work with you to draw up an exacting list of criteria for the ideal candidate. With a recruitment decision this important, our understanding of what you want will be accurate and precise. We discretely approach the most suitable names for the position. We liaise in-depth with these people to make sure that their abilities and experience match what you need. We make sure that there is real enthusiasm for finding out more about your role. We’re there to answer all their questions.

Now, we’re down to a shortlist. At every stage, you and the potential candidates are kept completely up to date. We’re convinced that you’ll be absolutely delighted with the sheer level of talent we find for your role. This is something that Maxwell Stephens’s top consultants have been doing successfully for years now. We look forward to working with you on your impending executive searches.

For both client and candidate, we make sure that how we pair you is perfect.

Get in touch…

Are you looking for a leader in your organisation with specific skills, abilities and history? Or are you a leader looking for a new challenge with a lot of energy and experience to bring to a new employer?

You can call today on 0207 118 48 48 or email info@maxwellstephens.com and let’s start the search.


An ideal consultant to have on your side…

Maxwell Stephens were extremely helpful during my job search, lining up several promising interviews with very reputable companies. They listened to what I was looking for and found jobs that… Read more “An ideal consultant to have on your side…”

Alex O'Hanlon, Facilities & Office Manager
Hampshire Trust Bank

An excellent asset to have on side…

Maxwell Stephens were extremely professional, prompt and diligent in helping me obtain a new role. Their helpful, friendly and knowledgeable approach is second to none and I have nothing but… Read more “An excellent asset to have on side…”

Nicholas Morris, Facilities Manager
Business Growth Fund

Professional and approachable…

Maxwell Stephens assisted and supported me through my whole application and interview journey at a top UK merchant bank, where I successfully secured my future role. They were professional and… Read more “Professional and approachable…”

Chanel Tabi, Operations & Projects Team Leader
Close Brothers

Took the time to fully comprehend my strengths…

Maxwell Stephens took the time to fully comprehend my strengths and to source a role perfect for my career. Their timing was impeccable and their intuition in regards to the… Read more “Took the time to fully comprehend my strengths…”

Alison Jannergren, Head of Facilities

A desire to get things right for both recruiter and candidate alike…

I have known Peter professionally for over ten years and have used his services quite extensively. Maxwell Stephens have a good reputation for providing quality ‘white collar’ candidates in the… Read more “A desire to get things right for both recruiter and candidate alike…”

Simon Woods, General Manager
Brookfield Properties

The team were very impressive…

The team at Maxwell Stephens were very impressive. After the initial interview with several of the team, they set up several interviews within a week for me that matched perfectly… Read more “The team were very impressive…”

Fiona Ingram, Facilities Manager
Institute for Government

Within such a short timescale…

I’d like to say thank you to Maxwell Stephens for all their hard work in finding us a new Head of Conferences & Buildings, and within such a short timescale.… Read more “Within such a short timescale…”

Fiona Nixon
London Mathematical Society

I listened to and trusted their advice which was second to none…

Very efficient is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about how professional Maxwell Stephens have been. They kept me fully informed throughout the entire process, calling me… Read more “I listened to and trusted their advice which was second to none…”

Ben Cornwell, Building and Facilities Manager
Bader International Study Centre

They showed that they cared throughout the process…

I would like to thank Maxwell Stephens for all the assistance they offered me. They showed that they cared throughout the process and kept me updated at all times. I… Read more “They showed that they cared throughout the process…”

Naomi Moghaddam, Building Manager
Cushman & Wakefield

Very driven and Enthusiastic…

I first met Peter back in 2003. He remains the same very driven and enthusiastic person. If somebody comes to me on what recruitment company they should use or seek… Read more “Very driven and Enthusiastic…”

Paul Cook, Director of Operations
Reed & Mackay

A high standard each time…

Maxwell Stephens has provided recruitment services to support the search and selection of experienced FM personnel and have completed the recruitment process for me to a high standard each time.… Read more “A high standard each time…”

Graham Brown, Head of Operational Services

An efficient and successful recruitment process…

Following a competitive tender process we appointed Maxwell Stephens to fill the Head of Facilities role at Alexandra Palace. Once the brief was agreed, the team at Maxwell Stephens soon… Read more “An efficient and successful recruitment process…”

Emma Dagnes, Deputy Chief Executive
Alexandra Palace

Fundamental to my career development…

Maxwell Stephens has been fundamental to my career development in placing me in two great positions. Throughout the process they kept me well connected, promoted me within the FM discipline… Read more “Fundamental to my career development…”

Victoria Brooking, Facilities Manager
Bupa Global Market Unit

They were incredibly patient…

Maxwell Stephens did a great job! They were incredibly patient and proved my assertion that we needed to look for a different type of agency to fill this position. By… Read more “They were incredibly patient…”

Vlad Panaite, Director of Finance and Operations

One of the best recruiters I have come across…

If you’re in property and you need to find a position, talk to Maxwell Stephens first. Probably one of the best recruiters I have come across mainly because they’re accessible.… Read more “One of the best recruiters I have come across…”

Richard Dennis, Account Director
ISS Facility Services UK

The journey of recruitment felt like a natural process…

I was very impressed with the guidance and the level of detail that Maxwell Stephens followed through my recruitment process. They had an in depth conversation with me on where… Read more “The journey of recruitment felt like a natural process…”

Gabriel Milo-Blanking, Facilities Manager
Tower Transit Group

I could not have asked for more…

I am thrilled to have secured my position with Kindred Group, I can’t thank the team at Maxwell Stephens enough for their help and support throughout the whole process. They… Read more “I could not have asked for more…”

Liza Viney, Head of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management
Kindred Group

An extremely valuable point of contact…

Maxwell Stephens helped me immensely during the recruitment process. Their professional approach is only matched by their resourcefulness. The close rapport they hold with clients in the Facilities Management sector… Read more “An extremely valuable point of contact…”

Paul Bailey, Operations Manager
Charlton Athletic Football Club

Focus on the detail…

Following using a variety of employment agencies in the past I now use Maxwell Stephens for all my recruitment needs from Senior Management to Administration Support. The team at Maxwell… Read more “Focus on the detail…”

Mark Cutlan, Property Director
Fresh Property Group

Consistently reliable, and delivered results…

Maxwell Stephens supported me in my search for a Facilities Manager. I found them to work with real integrity. They were consistently reliable, and delivered results.

Helen Patel, Senior Talent Manager

The candidates recommended fit my specification…

I am very pleased with the service provided, which was efficient and helpful. The candidates recommended fit my specification and we were able to complete the recruitment process in good… Read more “The candidates recommended fit my specification…”

James Spurrell, Regional Facilities Manager
Cushman and Wakefield

Professional, diligent and knowledgable…

I worked with Maxwell Stephens during the recruitment of a senior management role. I found Maxwell Stephens professional, diligent and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to seek Maxwell Stephens’ expertise… Read more “Professional, diligent and knowledgable…”

Zed Major, Head of Facilities
Alexandra Palace

Got to the heart of the brief very quickly…

Maxwell Stephens provided a very professional service and they got to the heart of the brief very quickly, taking into account both the cultural fit and the functional demands of… Read more “Got to the heart of the brief very quickly…”

David Henderson, Director of Technology and Operations

There was no second guessing or chasing…

I used Maxwell Stephens for years when looking for a new venture within my career, and again most recently. They were clear, concise and very professional when searching for the… Read more “There was no second guessing or chasing…”

Casey Mack, Facilities Manager

Everything I would hope for…

Maxwell Stephens was everything I would hope for from a recruitment agent. They knew my skill set and actually put me forward for a tole I may not have personally… Read more “Everything I would hope for…”

Earl Peacock, Facilities Manager
Amadeus IT Group

A highly professional service…

Delivered a highly professional service time and again, in an industry often not renowned for actual care and interest in your actual requirements.

Peter Carr, Director of Facilities Management
Lambert Smith Hampton

Commitment and unceasing support…

I have thoroughly impressed by Maxwell Stephens’ professionalism, commitment and unceasing support throughout our dealings together. They are a credit to the industry and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Mark Haythorne, Venue and Facilities Manager
Institute for Government

A joy to work with…

Maxwell Stephens has helped us hire our top 3 performers and most of the directors. The service is great and they always provide high quality candidates. Maxwell Stephens are a… Read more “A joy to work with…”

Nick O'Donnell, Director of Estates & Facilities
King's College London

Not just another recruitment company…

Maxwell Stephens Recruitment are not just another recruitment company! They have provided me with an outstanding service throughout the recruitment process. Their professional and yet personal approach is unique within… Read more “Not just another recruitment company…”

Michael Schumacher, Account Manager

Small but potent…

Maxwell Stephens are a small but potent company…surgical in their approach and exacting in their application.

Ade Onagoruwa, HR Director
Broadgate Estates

I would trust them implicitly…

The team at Maxwell Stephens really listened. I was keen to find a leadership team with whom I was morally aligned, and a Product that I could really get behind.… Read more “I would trust them implicitly…”

Katie Miles, Group Facilities Director
Penguin Random House

Completely understanding of every whim, thought and question…

I recently worked with Maxwell Stephens on my recently obtained new job. The whole experience was very easy and the team were extremely helpful. They were professional at all times… Read more “Completely understanding of every whim, thought and question…”

Graeme Elliott, Workspace Manager

Exceptionally helpful throughout the whole process…

We needed to replace our Office Manager of 17 years recently and found the team at Maxwell Stephens exceptionally helpful throughout the whole process. We were novices in conducting this… Read more “Exceptionally helpful throughout the whole process…”

Michael Tulloch, Finance Manager
Stewart Investors

True professionals from start to finish…

I’d like to say a huge thank you to Maxwell Stephens for helping me secure this role. The team at Maxwell Stephens have been true professionals from start to finish,… Read more “True professionals from start to finish…”

Daniel Petts, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Environmental Manager

Prepared and coached me…

Maxwell Stephens has successfully placed me in my current high profile opportunity. The team at Maxwell Stephens have prepared and coached me during the interview stage and regularly communicated throughout… Read more “Prepared and coached me…”

Oona Hempenstall, Office and System Manager
The Royal Foundation

Deliver exactly what they promise…

Peter and his team at Maxwell Stephens found me my current role. They dealt with everything in a swift and professional manner and had the tenacity not to give up… Read more “Deliver exactly what they promise…”

Gwendoline Murray, Head of Facilities/Property Management
Dentsu Aegis Network

From start to finish they were on the ball…

I’ve just started a new role which was offered to me via Maxwell Stephens. This was my first time working with Maxwell Stephens and I have to say it was… Read more “From start to finish they were on the ball…”

Steve Armstrong, Facilities, Contract and ICT Manager

Very conscious of our time as a client…

I engaged Maxwell Stephens via a very amiable search negotiation and after visiting the stadium they got right to work. They produced a good selection of qualified candidates who held… Read more “Very conscious of our time as a client…”

Tony Keohane, Chief Operating Officer
Charlton Athletic Football Club

Found me the perfect placement again…

Finding the right job can be arduous and although there are hundreds of recruitment agencies out there to help us in this task, I believe that some are so focused… Read more “Found me the perfect placement again…”

Jae Bristow, Facilities Manager
Caledonia Investments

Fully took on the brief…

Having been on both sides of the recruitment process with Maxwell Stephens in the last few years, I have been totally impressed with the team. They fully took on the… Read more “Fully took on the brief…”

Leigh Edgar, Group Head of Operations
Business Growth Fund

Understanding both their client’s and candidate’s needs…

Having recruited me into both my previous role and current role I have no problem recommending Maxwell Stephens to other Senior Facilities Professionals. Should the need arise I would use… Read more “Understanding both their client’s and candidate’s needs…”

Harry Cox, Head of Facilities Management
Holman Fenwick Willan

Their expertise and guidance were second to none…

Maxwell Stephens were super helpful and professional from start to finish of the recruitment process. From the perspective of someone who was new to the entire process, having been in… Read more “Their expertise and guidance were second to none…”

Ann-Marie Dunbar, EMEA Fleet Manager
Gilead Science, Inc

Knowledge of the market is unrivalled…

I have known Maxwell Stephens for many years and have recruited through them on a number of occasions. Peter’s knowledge of the market and ability to present a selection of… Read more “Knowledge of the market is unrivalled…”

Peter Titus, Director
DCT Facilities Management

Saving time and effort…

Maxwell Stephens have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the FM marketplace and are very well connected. They put forward credible candidates saving time and effort which is often not… Read more “Saving time and effort…”

Matt Horridge, Commercial Lead
Balfour Beatty Workplace

Secured a job with a fantastic company…

I had the pleasure of working with Maxwell Stephens while searching for an ideal opportunity to further my career within Facilities Management. They were really supportive, stayed in contact with… Read more “Secured a job with a fantastic company…”

Sarah Bullen, Property Manager
Broadgate Estates

Great to deal with…

Peter and the team have an in-depth knowledge of the FM sector. The team is great to deal with, trustworthy and deliver consistent results.

John Iveson
King's College London

A highly attentive, focused recruiter…

I have found Maxwell Stephens to be a highly attentive, focused recruiter that is well connected within the FM industry. They listened carefully to my brief when I was seeking… Read more “A highly attentive, focused recruiter…”

Matt Hern, General Manager
Brookfield Properties

I was impressed by the level of attention…

My latest role change was the first time I have approached Maxwell Stephens to help me with my search for a new role. From start to finish I was impressed… Read more “I was impressed by the level of attention…”

Matt Pavitt, Support Facilities Manager

I did’nt expect to find an English recruitment firm like them…

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Maxwell Stephens. They were always on top of things and always kept me informed at every stage of the process. I didn’t… Read more “I did’nt expect to find an English recruitment firm like them…”

Peter Looije, Senior Facilities Manager
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Knowledge of the industry is excellent…

Peter and the team at Maxwell Stephens’ knowledge of the industry is excellent. I would recommend that if you haven’t come across Maxwell Stephens before, you give them a go.

David Marsh, Head of FM Operations (Defence)

First class, in-depth advice…

Maxwell Stephens are a focused and determined recruitment agency with a deep knowledge of the Facilities area. They approached me regarding a Senior FM role and within a week I… Read more “First class, in-depth advice…”

Philip Potts, Building Manager
Cushman & Wakefield

The entire process has been enjoyable and exciting…

I have found Maxwell Stephens to be very personable, professional and extremely efficient. The entire process has been enjoyable and exciting which is down to Peter and his team of… Read more “The entire process has been enjoyable and exciting…”

Paul Rich, Centre Manager

Fully understand the client’s brief…

I have used Maxwell Stephens for numerous recruitment searches over a number of years and will continue to do so in the future. They take time to fully understand the… Read more “Fully understand the client’s brief…”

Jack Finney, Territory Manager

I can’t recommend them enough…

Maxwell Stephens were brilliant at working with me on what I wanted from my future role, finding positions that suited me and my experience rather than what roles were available… Read more “I can’t recommend them enough…”

Chantilly Cole, Facilities Manager
Formula One

Supplied us with a very good field of candidates…

I would like to say thank you to Maxwell Stephens for their hard work on this recruitment campaign. The whole recruitment process was extremely professional and efficient and we felt… Read more “Supplied us with a very good field of candidates…”

Helen Bird, HR Officer
United Reformed Church

Efficiency, continual support and attention to detail…

After months of struggling to find a job, I approached Maxwell Stephens for help and they managed to acquire an interview for me straight away with a fantastic company which… Read more “Efficiency, continual support and attention to detail…”

Frank Osborne, Facilities Coordinator
Matrix Chambers

The smoothest recruitment experience I have had

I would like to thank Maxwell Stephens for the support and assistance they gave me throughout the whole recruitment process. Having been through various recruitment processes before, I have to… Read more “The smoothest recruitment experience I have had”

Matthew Hill, Head of Estates and Facilities
One Savings Bank