Governing Bodies

Thomas & Dessain operates to the very highest industry standards and is a member of the leading sector governing bodies:

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation

The REC is committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry and represents over 3,300 corporate members who have branches across all regions of the United Kingdom, as well as over 5,700 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).  As a corporate member Thomas & Dessain is committed to and abides by the REC Code of Professional Practice. For more information please visit

The Association of Executive Recruiters (division of REC)

The Association of Executive Recruiters (AER) provides specialist information and advice to executive search and selection consultants and offers the opportunity to tackle the leading issues affecting the executive search industry. Formed in 1983 as the The Association of Search & Selection Consultancies, the AER became a division of the REC in 1995 and reformed as the Association of Executive Recruiters in 2005. All members adhere to a Code of Practice to ensure a specified level and quality of service to clients. For more information please visit