About us

Established in 2009, Milford Blake is a specialist boutique Executive Search and Headhunting consultancy which focuses exclusively on the Financial Services and Real Estate sectors. Recognised as experts in talent acquisition within these sectors, Milford Blake continues to deliver extraordinary results for our clients.

With operations in the United Kingdom and South Africa, we are well positioned to cover all European and African Markets, concentrating on key financial hubs including London, Zurich, Dubai, Johannesburg and Cape Town.


Providing our clients with superior search solutions and distinctive market research reports.

    • Headhunting: Efficient, effective identification & attraction of best-of-breed talent for your team. Most often these people are inactive candidates – candidates who would otherwise remain invisible or unattainable to your organisation.

    • Our discreet targeting approach unlocks significant value for our clients by reducing the time to hire while mitigating the risks of engaging a sub-optimal hire.
    • Extractions: In the event that it is required, we will act as a third party by providing our clients with the freedom to target and recruit
      candidates from specific competitors, for an appropriately reduced fee.
    • We help our clients to attract and retain their human resources by ensuring that their remuneration structures are relevant and competitive with the market.

    • Each salary survey that we undertake involves extensive, customised and targeted research based on relevant and up-to-date compensation information.
    • The results of our surveys assist our clients in determining the most appropriate and competitive remuneration structures for their employees, while accounting for the particular role, region, industry, and company size.

    • We provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the specific market from which they require resourcing in order to prequalify the skills and capabilities of the candidate(s) they wish to recruit before embarking on a full recruitment process.

    • Talent market maps serve as the basis for a qualitative and quantitative assessment of what the market has to offer and where the specific niches of talent exist.

    • Talent market maps also serve as a pre-emptive tool for future succession planning.


Our unique business model blends the traditional research methodologies and market mapping techniques of executive search with the mutually aligned payment principles of contingency success-based fees.


Private Banking

Private Banking, International Banking, Structured Lending, Independent Financial Advisory, Personal Finance, Asset Finance, Bespoke Solutions.

Wealth & Investment

Relationship Management, Portfolio Management, Investment Analysis & Management, Advisory, Family Office, Asset Management, Research, Stockbroking.

Corporate Investment Banking

Investment Banking: Equity, Debt & Mezzanine Finance, Corporate Finance, Coverage, Derivatives & Trading, Credit Research, Analysis.

Alternative Investments

Private Equity, Principal Investments, Venture Capital, Hedge Fund Management, Real Estate Finance.

Commercial Lending

Asset & Rental Finance, Growth Capital, Working Capital Finance, Trade & Import Finance, Structured Lending.


Short-Term & Long-Term Insurance, Healthcare Insurance, Product Development, Marketing, Employee Benefits, Pricing.


Data Management & Engineering, Digital Transformation, Rapid Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Payments Processing, Business Solutions & Transformation.

Real Estate / Property

Property Finance (Debt, Equity & Mezzanine), Real Estate Investments, Development, Consulting, Sales, Leasing & Facilities Management, Asset Management.

Business Enablement

Finance, Information Technology, Operations, Legal, Risk Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Investor Relations.


Our specialised expertise helps you to achieve your strategic objectives by identifying extraordinary talent and facilitating their appointment within your organisation.
Results Driven

Our business model is success-based, delivering extraordinary results supported by our underlying guarantees of tenure for the candidate appointments.


Contemporary Search Philosophy

We are committed to promoting inclusion within the workplace, encouraging gender equality and diversity.



Partnering with local and international:

Private Banks

Investment Banks

Challenger Banks

Private Equity Firms

Investment Companies

Family Offices

Wealth Managers

Asset Managers

Corporate Finance Houses

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Property Companies

Finance Companies


Specialist Placements


Coverage Regions


Sector Specialties



+44 (0) 20 7459 4515

3a Merrington Road, London, SW6 1 RW




+27 (0) 11 463 0313

4 Brian Street, Sandton, South Africa, 2191