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Our consumer clients face a rapidly changing landscape as digitalisation and consumer demands evolve and shape change within the industry. This means that organisations need a strong talent management strategy and access to a diverse and innovative talent pool to deliver corporate objectives and navigate the waves of change.

Our specialist consultants are experts in their respective field and are equipped to provide in-depth insights into industry and talent trends. We operate globally across multiple industry sectors including contract manufacturing, beauty and cosmetics, food and beverage, electrical, household products, wellness and smart products.

Contract Manufacturing

Contract Manufacturing Organisations are known for their versatility and operational efficiency. Whether it be a Pharmaceutical CDMO or a Foodservice company, the driving force behind any CMO is the ability to adapt quickly to ever changing client demands, whilst maintaining industry leading manufacturing and development services.

Our specialist consultants have expertise and experience across all areas of Contract Manufacturing, including but not limited to, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Beauty, Food, Medical and Electronics. Our experts provide industry leading executive search services, guaranteed access to the best talent and unrivalled technical understanding in this niche industry sector.

Consumer Products

The Consumer Product industry is a fast paced, highly competitive and consumer demand focused industry that faces constant change. The global nature of the industry means that organisations face supply chain and manufacturing issues on a day-to-day basis, combined with technology disruption and a shortage in the global workforce, this industry is required to be agile and responsive.

Our specialist consultants have a deep understanding of the industry and have a proven track record of success within the niche industry verticals including automotive, beauty and cosmetic, electrical, food and beverage, household products, wellness, and smart products. Our extensive global network is deep within the industry, and we are well placed to assist our clients source the most innovative, agile and experienced business leaders.

Our Consumer Experts

Nichola Howarth


Nichola Howarth


Nichola began on our 2014 Graduate Scheme, consistently performing to the highest of standards and organically progressing her way to Director level, where she shares responsibility for Mackenzie Stuart, globally. Alongside managing day to day operations and company performance, Nichola also heads up our Ingredients, Life, Science, CMO/CDMO and Consumer divisions.

Nichola is a “hands-on” Director with a great reputation within the search and selection industry. She is the preferred partner to many Ingredients companies and is committed to offering the highest executive search and selection services within the industry.

James Connelly