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Welcome to Hamlyn Williams

To meet the growing needs of corporate governance professionals, we’ve been growing our teams globally since 2010 – currently 70 consultants and counting. The market for regulatory, compliance and risk professionals is constantly growing and evolving, culminating in these functions being considered business-critical by the ‘C’ suite.  A transformation we’ve proudly helped by promoting and celebrating corporate governance functions. 

We regularly deliver the perfect job match to our candidates by listening to them to unearth their career goals and challenges.

Our mandates and personnel searches are driven by the key person principle, which is at the heart of what we do. At Hamlyn Williams, the key person principle reflects the influence corporate governance members have across all company policies and decisions.

Consequently, we rigorously test for competency, fit and culture to demonstrate both resilience and drive. We believe that, ultimately, in corporate governance, these core traits form a significant part of high-performing teams, and are, in fact, the bedrock of the key person principle. It’s what differentiates the ideal candidate.

We pride ourselves on our track record of delivering and executing with integrity in a highly rigorous and ever-changing regulatory space. We welcome all candidates that exhibit both ambition and a strong track record.

We always have the time – and open positions – to make a call with our team worthwhile, contact us in one of our global offices and speak with a Consultant today.



Our Story

  • 2010 - London office opens and we established our practice areas : Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk & Compliance

  • 2011 - Larger office space for London  and a milestone 1million GBP turnover, launch of the Cyber Security, Financial Risk and Product practices and our first international placement from London 

  • 2012 - Larger office space taken on again!! In 83 Victoria Street, our 1st International Super Billers trips to Dublin & Las Vegas, 

  • 2013 - Awarded number 1 Best UK Start-ups Recruitment Firm 2013, also in the top 15 for Top 100 UK Best Business Start-ups 2013, our founder, Nick Vaughan was Finalist for UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • 2014 -  Launch of our NYC Office

  • 2015 - London moves to the Square Mile and NYC move to the Financial district, launch of Hong Kong 

  • 2016- Appointment of key individuals across the offices in the leadership team, vision for the business launched for the next phase of growth and development
    New learning and development program launched - the HW Academy

  • 2018 - Launch of Dallas

  • 2018 - Launch of Dallas

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Our Mission & Values

We are building a recruitment services firm that is dedicated to providing both key man hiring and solutions for our clients, and an excellent employee experience. This combined investment will deliver success and growth to both our colleagues and company.

Our vision for the future of Hamlyn Williams will see us grow across not only geographies but also industries and function expertise. And our values will shape the way we deliver and expand in each region and sector.

​As a growing organisation, we continue to invest in talent across sales and operations.

Contact us for more information.


    Lead and grow business through an innovative approach


    Encourage colleagues to succeed, support one another and celebrate every success


    Through drive, expertise and integrity deliver customer satisfaction consistently


    Maintain a positive attitude and focus on execution every day


    For every task you need to execute on 



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