Thompson Butler Associates
Executive Recruitment & Management Consultancy

"Looking for the Best in People"

Executive Recruitment - Personal & Team Development - Continuous Improvement

Finding Leaders for today & tomorrow

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We believe every company deserves to have the right people to help it grow and succeed
and every person deserves the right job to enable them to reach their potential.

Helping you, your people, your company achieve your full potential.
Without Compromise!

Thompson Butler Associates has been providing high-quality recruitment services across
Nottingham, the East Midlands, the UK and internationally since 1987.
 We offer a tailored service to help and  support your business to find and keep the best in people! 
TBA's solutions include executive search (headhunting) & advertised selection, personal
and team development, problem solving, succession planning and performance management 
to ensure you, our clients, don't just have the best people, but retain them.

TBA is a  Partner of Qualitin Global & Engagement Multiplier


            Supporting the homeless in Nottingham

Last year Mike Butler took part in the CEO Sleepout at Notts County FC in support of the homeless, helping to raise over £80,000 to help local charities support the homeless in Nottingham. Thank you to everyone who supported me, especially HPS, Integra, Lindhurst, TLS, Buckles, Foxton Wren, Quartz Legal and Advancis (Brightwake Ltd) to give a hand up, not a hand out!
Mike once again took part in the CEO Sleepout in Nottingham on 11th October 2018  to give those less fortunate than ourselves a leg up.

( PS. If you are not based around Nottingham there is sure to be a similar event near you with CEOSleepout.)

Current Opportunities:

Technical Manager - Pet Food manufacturing, Newark

General Manager/MD Desig
​Stoke on Trent

Business Development Manager, Telecomms, Loughborough

£25 - 30k +OTE
For more details text "Job 0407" to 07860 810038

​£45 -75k + OTE
For more details text "Job 0409" to 07860 810038

 £40 - 45k
For more details text "Job 0406" to 07860 810038

Executive Recruitment
The Simple Solution for effective recruitment & talent management
Business Support
Creating & Sustaining a High Performance Culture
Search (Headhunting) or Advertised Selection? Which is the best route for you to get the people you need? TBA can help you choose the right approach to fit your needs .
TBA was established in 1988 to provide a range of solutions for companies and organisations, throughout the UK and Europe, to help them recruit the right person for the right job - first time!

Of course, keeping the right people on board is just as important. Managing the talent you have, spotting the future stars, helping them grow - TBA can help you with personal & team development, including life coaching.
The Right People in the Right Job!

TBA provides a range of supporting services to ensure its clients get the both the best people and gets the best out of their people through effective leadership and management - creating a High Performance Culture.
TBA is a Partner with Qualitin Global Ltd  & Engagement Multiplier
Engagment Multiplier is a simple and easy to use tool to measure employee engagement and see just how aligned your people are with your vision and strategy.

Qualitin delivers a simple and practical approach to engaging people in creating sustainable bottom line improvements, align activity throughout the organisation and delivering measurable continuous improvement to meet strategic objectives

Turn on the Power of People!
The right people
In the right job
When you need them!

All your people solutions found in one place. 

  1. Executive Search (Headhunting) & Selection
    With more than twenty eight years of experience TBA offers a discreet and bespoke service to find the right people for you. Executive Search (Headhunting) gets those difficult to find individuals not always looking for a change or where confidentiality is a must whilst selective advertising could be the way to go for more generalist positions.
  2. Management Consultancy
    TBA specialises in supporting our clients to achieve the levels of performance that they desire, working with and through people. We do not tell you how to do things and then walk away. Using our broad experience in the World of Strategy Execution and Continuous Improvement, we take the time to understand your business, culture and how you work to deliver sustainable improvement .
  3. Personality Profiling, Psychometric Testing & Personal Development
    A Personal Profile Analysis and Psychometric Testing gives you objective information to improve the recruitment process, support personal and team development. The result - happy people realising their potential to make sure your company is sustainable, competitive and growing. TBA can also provide 1-2-1 coaching and support to develop leadership and management ability.
  4. Recruitment Management Service
    Our Recruitment Management Service can handle the whole process from beginning to end, supporting you and your company so you get the right people for the right job, no fuss, no mess. With our extensive recruitment expertise, we’ll raise the quality of your permanent hires and minimise the resources needed to find them.
  1. Mike Butler
    Following an early career in the Royal Navy, Mike has been an executive recruitment consultant for thirty years. He has worked with companies of all shapes and sizes, both privately owned and corporate, in sectors including manufacturing, service and retail. For more than 15 years Mike has been a volunteer with Victim Support helping people to adapt to often life changing events. He is qualified in a range of Personality Profiling and Psychometric Testing tools.
"I have had the pleasure of using Mike on numerous occasions whilst recruiting senior positions. Most recently in searching for a Site General Manager. I have always found Mike to be extremely professional. He ensures he understands and works to the brief supplied and has always offered us a number of well qualified candidates in all projects we have undertaken together. In addition he prepares his candidates very well to ensure the maximum efficiency from the recruitment process.
I would not hesitate in using Mike’s services and I have and will recommend Mike’s services to any colleagues."
Chris Woodruff, Executive Director
  1. TBA provides a fully comprehensive end to end recruitment service, from creating job and person specs through to shortlist. We can manage the whole recruitment process for you! Looking for the Best in People
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