Established in 2010 by a recruiter with 20 years City recruitment experience, Fram Search is a specialist boutique financial services and legal recruitment company. We help clients attract top talent across the UK through a combination of our high levels of industry knowledge, extensive network, state of the art recruitment software, and trained team. We focus on permanent recruitment in the “marzipan layer”, where we sit between generalists agencies and traditional board level search firms. Our senior recruiters are very experienced in executive search and our wider team of consultants highly trained and able to support clients on contingent searches.

Our clients include: Investment Managers, Family Offices, Private Banks, Asset Managers, Private Equity firms, Tax-efficient providers, Financial Advisers, Insurers, Banks, FinTechs and the legal sector.

Our industry focus enables us to provide clients with deep insight into market trends, and we augment this with functionally aligned consultants. It’s a strong combination, and it is our aim to build close relationships with clients, where we can help them develop their culture, by helping with most of their recruitment needs.

Fram also has a strong track record of managing team moves, which has helped our clients increase their revenues significantly, despite a lower growth environment.

We offer both retained executive search and contingent charging models, but utilise headhunting methods and our strong network on all assignments, due to candidates being saturated with job adverts online. The strength of our networks also enables us to help firms seeking to make acquisitions/sales, and with capital raising.

We are very proud of the long standing relationships we have built with both clients and candidates. We strive to offer best advice to both parties, and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality in keeping with any professional business.


Why use Fram?

  • We are financial services & legal recruitment industry specialists
  • We work with clients across the UK
  • Functionally aligned consultants with high levels of expertise
  • We proactively approach the best people
  • Strong networks, combined with our knowledge and the latest technology
  • We charge on both a retained and contingent basis

Who are Fram?

What was Fram?

Fram Search - Amundsen NansenFram was the strongest wooden ship ever built and was used by the revered Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen for their polar expeditions.

Just as with our name-sake, we believe pioneering thought, attention to detail, and a robust but flexible culture are qualities to aspire to. It also happens to be an abbreviation of our founder’s alma mater.

Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called back luck.From 'the South Pole' by Roald Amundsen