Our Journey

IQ Executive is a trading division of the AIM listed InterQuest Group PLC, a leading technology recruitment firm with an annual turnover in excess of £115 million.  Founded in the early 1980’s, IQ Executive was formerly known as MGMS International – a niche, executive recruitment business that was managed by Simon Hockridge, IQ Executive’s current Associate Director. The business was originally set up to focus on three core industry verticals:

  • Banking, Retail Finance & Insurance
  • Finance & Audit
  • Customer Insight, CRM & Analytics

However, the business grew organically at such an impressive rate that the management team chose to expand our business focus to encompass a number of new areas of industry focus, primarily:

  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Technology & Telecoms

From targeted discreet and confidential search campaigns, through to direct strategies for the attraction, selection and future retention of skilled personnel.  Today IQ Executive provides a complete range of human capital solutions, designed to suit each client’s specification and core recruitment needs across a range of vertical market sectors.  Despite the ongoing diversification in our service offering, our success continues to be built on our people and the best practice recruitment methodologies which they deploy – both of which combine to ensure that our clients receive excellent standards of service delivery, 100% of the time.