Introduction to First Flight

First Flight is a specialist Chair and Non-Executive Director search firm founded in 2004.

We are the only UK Search firm focusing solely on providing Chairs and Non-Execs, Trustees and Advisory Board members.

Every search we manage is carefully tailored with a focus on independence, diversity, quality and effectiveness.

Our clients include: FTSE, AIM, Investment Trusts, growth companies, PE Backed, family businesses, not-for-profits and charities.

We know that the appointment of the right Chair and Non-Exec is crucial to the effectiveness of a Board and selecting the right candidates has never been more vital to the success of an organisation – not just a good candidate but the best candidate.

What sets First Flight apart from other Search firms is our understanding of Board dynamics and achieving a high success rate providing diverse candidates – skills, gender, age and ethnicity.

First Flight are AIM Specialists

We have many AIM Clients such as ZOO Digital, Angle, Ceres Power, Cambridge Cognition, Ideagen, Proactis, Pressure Technology etc and we understand the challenges that AIM companies face between being entrepreneurial and ensuring good Governance and we help strike the right balance to achieve this when selecting candidates for Non Exec roles.

We are fully conversant with both the UK Corporate Governance Code and the Quoted Company Alliance (QCA) Code.

First Flight Services include:

We are a member of the London Stock Exchange issuer marketplace as an approved provider of Non Execs to FTSE Small Cap and AIM Companies – we are the only Search firm that the LSE partners.

Financial Services

We have worked with many Financial Services clients such as Weatherbys Bank, British Friendly Society, Cirencester Friendly Society, Invesco Perpetual etc and understand the regulatory issues of the FS sector.

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