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f1 Recruitment & Search Joins PartnerWise Collective

After two decades of operating as an independent ‘challenger’ boutique, f1 Recruitment & Search has been acquired by the UK-owned PartnerWise Collective. This acquisition marks a significant step forward, positioning f1 as the expert consultancy for Communications, Marketing, and Sponsorship within the Collective, covering sectors such as Sports & Entertainment, Consumer, Lifestyle, B2B & Professional Services, Sustainability, and Social Impact.

Amanda Fone, founder and CEO of f1, commented: “We’ve always challenged the norm at f1, and now it’s time to join like-minded experts and accelerate our growth during this unprecedented time of disruption and opportunity in our sector. At PWC, I have found an ambitious leadership board determined to keep the ‘human’ at the heart of talent advisory services whilst using advanced technology to provide the most cost-effective service delivery to clients. Candidates and candidate relationships have never been more important. Our presence on the international stage, especially in the MENA region, the US, and Europe, will blossom, while our laser focus on helping gender parity and social mobility in leadership roles will, of course, continue.”

Alex Raubitschek, board member of PartnerWise Collective, added: “I have known Amanda and her team at f1 for over a decade and am delighted to have been able to introduce her to our Collective.”

Ian Williams, CEO of PartnerWise Collective, stated: “The acquisition of f1 Recruitment & Search is a major milestone for PartnerWise Collective. Amanda’s team complements our vision perfectly, and together, we’ll drive innovation and deliver great value to our clients, enhancing our focus on diversity and social impact.”

As a member of PartnerWise Collective, f1 Recruitment will gain access to a wealth of resources and development opportunities. This will enable the company to better serve the Communications, Marketing, and Sponsorship sectors across various industries and deliver even faster, more effective results to clients and candidates. Furthermore, the partnership with the PE-backed PartnerWise Group will provide f1 with additional support for its ongoing growth plans.

About PartnerWise Collective

PartnerWise Collective is a newly formed group dedicated to global executive talent and leadership bringing together a comprehensive suite of services for clients in all aspects. PartnerWise Collective is the parent company of PartnerWise Recruitment, specialists in global executive search, interim, and talent advisory for sectors including brands, fashion, luxury, private equity, sport, media, and content.

Led by Ian Williams, the group unites like-minded business founders with big visions, aiming to collaborate, share knowledge, and collectively drive the best outcomes for clients and candidates. The group’s ambition is to offer the highest level of expertise and specialisation, furthering their mission to provide unparalleled talent solutions on a global scale.

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