Richard Pickard | Chief Executive Officer, Inclusive Search

Richard PickardI am CEO of recruitment firm, Inclusive Search. My background is in personally delivering exceptional recruitment solutions, both on a contingent and retained search basis; whilst also managing and developing high performing teams delivering to a wide range of clients – from start-up/scale-up tech firms to FTSE100 global brands. As part of the leadership team of several large international recruitment organisations, I have grown and launched dozens of specialist business units.

Equality, purpose and mission are important to me, and having served as a Board Director for 10+ years I wanted to create a business that had a clear purpose and mission to represent a more diverse pool of candidates. Inclusive Search only works with clients who value, reward, respect and celebrate everyone’s diversity – and who wish to be proactive in recruiting, retaining and developing high-performing diverse talent. There is growing awareness that diverse companies achieve better results, with most successful companies now viewing Diversity, Equality & Inclusion as essential to their business performance and growth.

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Trailblazer 50 2021 featuredWhy we believe Richard is a trailblazer

For his allyship using his platform as a LinkedIn Best Talent Voice to share the achievements of women. Richard is a champion and advocate for gender equality who is passionate about accelerating the careers of women in the workplace.