about

An innovative and insightful approach, coupled with an unrivalled candidate network, has helped us forge a reputation for delivering premium people that meet the most demanding requirements.

In-depth market knowledge, a consultative yet analytical approach with success on delivery, means we’re recognised as one of the leading specialist consultancies in our field.

Independent personality and skill assessments help to ‘de-risk’ hiring processes and add significant value to coaching, development and restructuring projects.

Bespoke Premier Service

Strategy development

Working with our clients, we determine a strategy for finding the best candidate, including a clear understanding of the client's culture, roles’ responsibilities and necessary experience & qualifications.

Once we've developed a position profile, we refine our search strategy, including target sectors and companies.

Candidate identification/assessment & analysis

The next step is to develop an initial candidate list. We contact, meet and assess all potential candidates culminating with in-person interviews. Qualified candidates then undergo a reference check. Our associates prepare a confidential candidate psychometric assessment report [bespoke tuned to specific role] which is then presented to the client for their review. When the client chooses the preferred candidates, we will then arrange and manage interviews.

No employer wants to hire the wrong person for the job, but traditional selection techniques can be subjective. Psychometric testing brings scientific precision, in-depth analysis, and detailed reporting to the recruitment process, giving you the insight you need to make a truly informed decision.

At this point we can also advise on areas/questions to probe relative to assessment results.

Search completion and follow-up

In the final stage of our process, we consult with our client to review top candidates and support the selection process. We assist our clients in structuring the compensation package and guide them through the employment offer. Even after the position is filled, we provide on-going follow-up with both client and candidate to ensure satisfaction. It is only on successful completion of the entire process; our fee is charged.

our team

Lee Blasdale Managing Director at Hanson Lee

lee blasdale

managing director
As founder, Lee has 14 years experience helping City based Insurers and Software providers recruit the markets' best talent. One of the best "networked" resourcing specialists within the London Market.
Tim Hurst Associate Director at Hanson Lee

tim hurst

associate director
Tim provides independent psychometric assessment as part of our service. He also specialises in on-boarding, coaching, development of individuals and teams within the Insurance sector.
Ben Kay Account Executive at Hanson Lee

ben kay

account executive
Ben began his career recruiting IT specialists within Capital Markets. He has brought this knowledge and experience to Hanson Lee as an Account Executive for clients within Global Insurance. Is fluent in Portuguese.
Dieter Brown Account Executive at Hanson Lee

dieter brown

account executive
Experienced Finance and Insurance recruitment professional dedicated to providing a premium service to clients and candidates alike. Dieter does not speak German.

what they say

“We use Hanson Lee exclusively for our senior appointments. By approaching every assignment with a search mentality and demonstrating a thorough understanding of our business, they consistently provide candidates of genuine quality"

Head of Operations, Liberty Global Speciality

“Hanson Lee has first class knowledge of the Lloyd’s Insurance market and how technology is delivered through our team, their precise candidate screening helps deliver excellent results and add true value to the business.”

Head of IT, Argenta PLC

“We have worked with Hanson Lee on a range of technical and senior roles within our various business units throughout UK and US. By applying a professional search approach to all assignments they consistently present shortlists of quality not quantity. As such they have become a key resource partner.”

Global Head of Resourcing, CSC Xchanging

“I cannot recommend Hanson Lee highly enough as skilled and highly personable recruiters. They were Exclusive agent on a role I applied for and were instrumental in me attaining that role. Their Senior Partner worked with me at every step of the interview process and it was just as important to them that I secured the role, as it was to me. He gave me insights into the industry and company that were useful and it is without hesitation that I recommend them”

CIO UK & Europe - WR Berkley

“I have trusted the search and placement services of Hanson Lee for many years. They have a track record for delivering 1st class service. Extensive and trusted relationships in the global insurance markets enable them to match their clients’ needs to high calibre recruits – they have the ability and desire to make exceptional introductions that others fail to find. Their consultants’ approach and personality make all parties comfortable through the recruitment phases, easing the induction and fast-tracking the on boarding process.”

Business Development Director - Xuber Insurance Software