Executive recruitment, London UK


lucy_bennell_portraitIn 1992 Lucy Bennell joined The Peachell Group (formerly Alderwick Peachell) and quickly became part of the senior management team helping to transform the business from one that focused purely on recruitment of finance professionals to one that provided retained recruitment services across all management disciplines. Lucy was responsible for opening many new markets as well as helping to establish what became a separate HR Consulting division.

In 2000 Lucy joined Korn Ferry Futurestep where she was able to learn from and work alongside professionals in the world’s no.1 search firm. Korn Ferry Futurestep gave Lucy first hand experience of the impact of the Internet on recruitment and of recruiting as part of a global team.

Lucy established Bennell Associates in 2002 with the goal of working closely with her network to deliver flexible customer-facing end-to-end recruitment programmes.

Lucy graduated with honours from Lancaster University in 1987 and lives with her children in West London.


“Lucy’s obvious passion and experience comes through in abundance. The qualities she possesses are sadly not often associated with the recruitment industry; honesty, openness and commitment to deadlines. The most valuable of all is that she actually listens! I recommend her highly.”
CEO –  FTSE 100

“Lucy combined professionalism in understanding my career aspirations and also the ‘personal touch’ in a genuine desire to keep me updated and get answers to all my questions”. I can highly recommend her approach to recruitment…”
VP Procurement  – Multi-national FMCG

“Bennell Associates have delivered great service, great candidates and lots of fun”
Procurement Director – Own Lable Food Manufacturing

“…has  proven to be successful time & again at targeting & securing the best talent.”
“…a refreshingly frank & open style to recruitment, that appears to appeal as much to the candidates as to the client.”
Director – Procurement Outsourcing and Consultancy

“Lucy is completely flexible in her approach to an assignment. Flexibility ranging from her communication during the assignment, through to fee structure. It is extremely refreshing to find a search consultant who costs an assignment based on the work involved, rather than on a standard ‘one third’ fee.”
HR Director – High-Tech

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