Our Clients

We work with all the major players in the media and entertainment industries including:



“Cathy and Amy have consulted with Fremantle for over 12 years and has successfully supported us with many key hires. They are exceptionally well networked across the market, and they build and maintain strong relationships with candidates. They manage our expectations, are upfront and honest and are intellectually bright around the key attributes of roles. ”

HR Business Partner, Fremantle

Royal Opera House

“Having also worked with other larger search firms over the years, I am able to say that I have found Searchlight to be ahead in terms of offering an overall results oriented service, balancing speed of turnaround, understanding of the brief and quality output, with a flexible approach. ”

HR Manager, Royal Opera House

Royal Television Society

“Searchlight had an excellent understanding of our requirements and we always hace a good choice of enthusiastic candidates. I have great faith in Cathy Alford and her team and am grateful to them for their hard work. ”

Chief Executive, Royal Television Society

NBC Universal

“I have worked with Searchlight for many years and they always deliver. The company’s USP is the ability to handle senior searches to a high standard, as well as contingency recruitment across all disciplines, so they offer a truly all-round service.”

Director, Executive Search, NBC Universal


“I have been working with Searchlight for many years and no matter whether a straight forward role or an obscure TV vacancy I can always count on the team to jump straight in and find great candidates. They have filled lots of roles for us, know the business really well and they are a pleasure to work with – totally understanding our pressures at the business end, and having endless patience with us and our recruitment process.”

HR Manager, Viacom

National Theatre

“I have engaged Searchlight on a number of occasions in relation to both operational and creative roles at a senior level. I have always found that their quality of engagement, market and talent insight is peerless, and comes with a genuinely flexible and responsive approach to briefs”.

Director Media & Commercial, National Theatre

Pukka Films

“We’ve known and worked with Searchlight for a long time; they are the only recruitment company we’ve used over the last 20 years. In 2019 when we were expanding the team and needed to do three quick hires, they helped us enormously and found excellent candidates, with whom we are very happy, and who have added greatly to our team”.

Producer & Head of Production, Pukka Films


“We have recently worked with Searchlight Executive, and were very satisfied with the result. They were highly professional, fully understood the brief and were very quick and efficient”.

Head of Production, SISTER


“I have always been impressed the way Searchlight take the time to understand our culture and ways of working. They’re able to tailor their search to our needs rather than throwing over CV’s and seeing what sticks. Their honest, consultative approach is a genuine breath of fresh air with the needs of the client and candidate prioritised over simply making a fee”.

Talent Acquisitions Manager, EOne

Hogarth Worldwide

“I’ve worked with Suzanne and Searchlight for many years now and find them to be incredibly insightful with what’s going on in the industry, to have the best candidates and are genuinely a lovely company to work with. I couldn’t recommend them enough.”

Head of Recruitment UK, Hogarth Worldwide

Twentieth Century Fox

“Victoria was always the first recruiter I would go to when we had to fill in vacancies at 20th Century Fox. She. She was extremely efficient, understanding quickly our needs and sending an excellent shortlists of candidates who had the experience and knowledge required. She made the whole process easy and flexible. It was a pleasure to work with her!”

Talent Manager, Twentieth Century Fox

Connected Pictures

“The team at Searchlight are great to work with and have paired us up with some fantastic people. Not only are they very responsive but they really listen and take our feedback on board to find the right people for us. I would highly recommend them and their services.”

Senior Producer, Connected Pictures

Lionsgate UK

“Searchlight are highly efficient in sourcing excellent candidates for bespoke roles at all levels, dedicated and thorough in their recruitment process while also offering a personal touch. I would highly recommend them for their skills and capabilities!”

SVP & Head of Human Resources, Lionsgate UK

Wildbrain CPLG & Wildbrain Spark

“Over the last few of years I have worked with Searchlight for a variety of roles within our business. They are professional and personable at all times which is refreshing – I can honestly say a genuine pleasure to work with. I trust them to find me high calibre candidates by putting in the same level of time and effort regardless of the salary or seniority of the role. Searchlight are without doubt my “go-to” agency for our business”.

Senior Director Talent, Wildbrain CPLG & Wildbrain Spark

Mail on Sunday+

“I used Searchlight to help me recruit my team at Mail+. I found their service excellent and they provided high quality candidates. They had a great understanding of the skills that were required for the roles, and I was very happy with the results.”

Head of Video, Mail on Sunday+

Dazed Media

“Searchlight are exceptional at finding the right talent. They take the time to understand each requirement thoroughly, and through their extensive network always find the very best candidates for your business.”

HR Director, Dazed Media


“I have worked with Searchlight for many years and I had the best experience working with them. The have always delivered high quality candidates at speed. I couldn’t imagine a better service.”

Head of Moving Image, Tag


“I have worked with Searchlight for several years and see them as a partner to the HR team, offering excellent knowledge and recruitment expertise across Film and TV. They always go the extra mile, offering more than just a recruitment service, they know everybody in the industry so can move quickly to select the right talent for any role. I can’t recommend them highly enough”.


Audio Network

“I have always found the team at Searchlight to be professional and totally engaged with our business. They have a deep understanding of our industry and are a rich source of expertise and insight and have always been great when supporting our business needs.”

Recruitment Manager, Audio Network