Changing the way you get ahead

October 2016

At ChapmanBlack, we know first-hand that everyone wants the recruitment process to move faster. It’s understandable, given everything we do is as streamlined and accessible as ever – wherever we are, whatever the hour – so why can’t recruitment be the same? Imagine if it could be faster and simpler. Actually, it can. As part of the Endorsed Group, we now have access to a revolutionary new platform from Endorsed Direct Hiring. Their game-changing network connects employers with candidates, allowing both parties to manage and monitor real job offers online. Candidates chat directly with employers and are pre-vetted by Endorsed talent champions. Current candidates say they’re fascinated by the platform, as it allows them to explore the market and see which companies are interested. Everything’s upfront. Simple, powerful recruitment. As you’d expect, the Endorsed platform only accepts the very best candidates. The great news for job hunters is they can find roles they otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Even better, employers apply to candidates, turning recruitment completely on its head. An added benefit for employers is it simplifies the hiring process, as candidates can be shared with other team members involved in the recruitment process. Discover more

ChapmanBlack on a growth course

March 2016

What a start to 2016! We have already made twelve hires into the business and seven top billers have been promoted. Well done, guys, another big year of growth ahead for ChapmanBlack!

Endorsed Global Performance Award Night

29th February 2016

Top-billers deserve to be rewarded! Our winners night started with a fiercely competitive Go-Karting race in which each of the guys pushed each other for the fastest lap time prize. The top performers then put on their best golfing attire and headed out on a golf themed pub crawl across London. There were not many hole in ones but there were definitely some bogey outfits!

ChapmanBlack Crazy Homies Party

26th February 2016

The ChapmanBlack team donned their ponchos and sombreros and travelled West on Friday night to Crazy Homies, one of London’s most unique Mexican restaurants. The team started by enjoying some tasty Tacos before quickly progressing to expertly mixed Mexican drinks. In true style, the party really got started when our resident ChapmanBlack DJ arrived fresh off his flight from Ibiza to carry on through to the small hours, bringing with him some amazing tunes from the party Island!

Endorsed group award ceremony

January 2016

General Aladeen shares his ‘leadership skills’ with the Endorsed group top performers, who’ve been rewarded with lunch and go-kart evening.

Season's Greetings!

25th December 2015

Another year has flown by! The Holiday season is upon us and has been splendidly mixing with the atmosphere in our ChapmanBlack office. We're proud of what we have achieved and we're excited about how many more developments there are to come in 2016.

ChapmanBlack strikes again!

27th November 2015

After a thrilling match ChapmanBlack won once again in the Linford Christie Stadium Friday night! A tough battle, but with 110% commitment and playing as a team a great victory was sealed!

Newcastle 2015

21st November 2015

Thumbs up for an amazing trip to Newcastle for our top performers, with a cold game at St James’ Park followed by hot moves in Tup Tup Palace & Cocktail Bar Livello

Halloween 2015

31st October 2015

"Dress to impress” is what we advocate at ChapmanBlack. Especially when visiting the London Bridge Experience & Tombs!


23rd October 2015

A belated Oktoberfest – but no less fun! With a Bavarian Beerhouse just down the road, we started the weekend well with some ‘Bratwurst & Bier’!

2015 Vision Meeting - Ibiza

2nd October 2015

With the group targets reached, we were treated on a group wide 2015 Vision meeting… in Ibiza!!

A morning of inspiration, an afternoon of Pool Party cooling down and a night that never ended at Pasha’s closing party!

2015 Ibiza Incentive

17th September 2015

Our top performing consultants were treated on all-inclusive long weekend to Ibiza, enjoying sun, beach and the nightlife!

Friday Massage Therapy

28th August 2015

It's great to relax after a week of hard work! Friday massages for those who've deserved it!


18th July 2015

The team are off to LOVEBOX this weekend to dance and delight in the music and entertainment on offer - and of course - spread the LOVE!

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. "Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec"

CB does Wimbledon at Bankside

10th July 2015

Wimbledon fever hit London and the CB team were treated to an afternoon out in the sunshine watching the semi-final with some delicious Pimms. Dress code was all white, and everyone looked 'all white' as well!

Victoria and Albert Museum

9th July 2015

We treated our team members interested in the cultural delights of London to a day at the V&A Museum. They experienced 'Savage Beauty' and 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain'. A truly wonderful day out!

ChapmanBlack Sports Day 2015

4th June 2015

ChapmanBlack took over Green Park to host our annual Sports Day on June 4th. The weather was hot, and so was the competition! Well done to everyone who got involved, and to those who took a tumble or two in the pursuit of victory!

Sonar Festival the location of our latest VIP Incentive Trip!

June 2015

This June ChapmanBlack's top billers will be venturing to the party capital Barcelona who host's one of Europe's top Music Collaborations of all time ... Sonar Festival!

Sunday Times 100 best small companies to work for

25th Feb 2015

Top performers for the quarter head to the Prague for the weekend!

20th Feb 2015

Company night out at London's exclusive nightclub 'Mason House'

5th Feb 2015

ChapmanBlack Chairman's club go to Novikov

16th Jan 2015

ChapmanBlack Chairman's club go clay pigeon shooting

14th Nov 2014

CB Nail Bar and Massage Parlour

9th May 2014

Free Friday Nail Bar and Massages at CB HQ. Thanks CB! We are all suitably relaxed and beautified ready to enjoy the Friday afternoon sunshine (if it lasts!).

Ibiza Here We Come!

8th May 2014

The top billing CB team are off to Ibiza today – to play, not to work! With the rain coming down here in London, the rest of the office are green with envy at the thought of the team basking in the Ibiza sunshine. Have a great time guys!

CB Incentives!

6th May 2014

CB announced the new team incentives today. Looks like there will be lots of holidays for CB in the next few months!

CB Awards 2014 - Neon Night!

25th April 2014

This Friday 25th April 2014 saw the return of ChapmanBlack's Annual Awards Night. This is a night to celebrate the successes from the past year and to honour our greatest performers. The theme this year was NEON – glow sticks at the ready!

The big prize of the night was for our top biller . . . and what did he win!? 2 weeks all expenses paid trip to Thailand and Malaysia!! Well done!!

We also have to give a big shout out to DJ Browno who was on the decks pumping out the tunes till the wee hours!

Marathon Des Sables

14th April 2014

Our CEO, Barry Trout took part in the Toughest Footrace on Earth . . . the Marathon des Sables. He ran the equivalent of five and half marathons in five days - a total distance of 251km. Absolute legend. Well done Barry!

Marathon Prep

1st April 2014

Our CEO, Barry Trout will be running the Marathon des Sables in a few days... so to support him and ramp up the fundraising we all dressed in sports gear for the day. Nice lunges guys!

#Back to the Future of Digital

28th March 2014

On Friday 28th March, the CB Digital team hosted their #Back to the Future of Digital Conference at the Axica Congress and Convention Centre, Berlin. We welcomed sixty digital innovators on the day to enjoy presentations and roundtable discussions on key topics in the market, and to network with their peers over a few drinks of course!

Steak Dinner?

7th March 2014

CB Top Performers in the Chairman's Club were treated to a boozy lunch at Hawksmoor today!

CB Ibiza Office

February 2014

We really are spoilt here at ChapmanBlack... we've just opened our Ibiza office!! Everyone in the business has the opportunity to hop on a plane, live in our swanky Ibiza apartment on the water and work in the sun for a week. Needless to say, the announcement has caused a lot of excitement!


13th January 2014

Happy New Year and Happy New Office ChapmanBlack! We've moved into a swanky penthouse office in Waterloo, complete with our very own garden. Fancy!

Merry Christmas ChapmanBlack

20th December 2013

Merry Christmas ChapmanBlack! We partied until the wee hours at Montague on the Gardens Hotel. With our own ski lodge, complete with snow; lots of wine and good food, everyone had a fantastic time at the Christmas Party!

Questionable Christmas Jumper Day!

13th December 2013

In order to raise money for charity, we all wore our most fetching Christmas Jumpers to work today!

Executive HR Roundtable

28th November 2013

ChapmanBlack held their Executive HR event in Munich this week at the exclusive Allianz Arena. With fantastic views across the historic pitch and wonderful guest speakers from Siemens; PAREXEL; Brose; and Belden all delegates had a great day!

Purchasing and Operations Improvement Conference

8th November 2013

ChapmanBlack hosted their Manufacturing Event at the fabulous BMW world in Munich this week. The Manufacturing team took advantage and stayed for the weekend together to explore a bit of Munich.

Survival of the Fittest!

7th November 2013

In order to raise more money for the Kids Company (change to ‘charity’), five people from ChapmanBlack are taking part in the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Challenge on the 16th of November at Battersea Power Station. The challenge is a colossal 10K urban assault course!


ChapmanBlack's Automotive Conference

October 2013

We were delighted to host our second Automotive Conference of 2013. The event was held at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and we welcomed over sixty key figures from the automotive industry. We want to thank all of our wonderful delegates for attending, we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you on 25th October 2013 and we can't wait until our 2014 event cycle is released! Watch this space!

ChapmanBlack's Halloween Party!

October 2013

ChapmanBlack know how to throw a party, and Halloween was no different! The whole team dressed up in festive 'scary' outfits – with the winning costume going to Heath Ledger's 'THE JOKER' – an uncanny resemblance, well done Callum! We headed to an exclusive bar in Central London where we enjoyed a fantastic six month presentation by our Commercial Sales Director and CEO (a.k.a Michael Jackson and Teen Wolf respectively) followed by food, drinks and lots of dancing! Needless to say, there were some scary looking faces in the office the following morning... thanks CB!

ChapmanBlack Pamper Evening!

October 2013

The ChapmanBlack ladies were treated to an exclusive Pamper Evening at Easton Regal Salon. There were bubbles, nibbles, manicures, blow-drys and a MAC make-up artist. It was a wonderful evening, and a good excuse for the girls to relax and treat themselves - all courtesy of ChapmanBlack – thank you!

#The Future of Digital Conference

October 2013

ChapmanBlack kicked off their Autumn Event Cycle in style with #The Future of Digital Conference in Berlin. The event was held at the beautiful Axica Conference and Convention Centre, and over fifty key figures from the Digital industry joined us for a day of discussion and networking! We were delighted to welcome a number of fantastic speakers such as Claude Ritter, founder of Delivery Hero, and Jeremy Abbett, a Creative Evangelist from Google who led the big discussion topics. Everyone had a fantastic time and we're already planning our next Digital Extravaganza, so keep checking our website for more details!

City Tougher Challenge

October 2013

Three brave ChapmanBlack members have entered the City Tougher Challenge in order to raise money for Kids Company (change to ‘charity’). City Tougher is a 5km army-style assault course race where individuals and teams can compete for the title of 'The City's Toughest'! With an amazing time of 44 minutes to complete the military style obstacle course (the winner completed the course in 35 minutes) they have raised a total of £170 for Kids Company (change to ‘charity’) so far. Well done guys!!


October 2013

This year, ChapmanBlack hosted a wonderful day at Oktoberfest for key clients and candidates. The team got into the festive spirit and put on their drindls and lederhosen for the day. We want to thank all of our clients and candidates for joining us for a fantastic day – we will definitely be making this an annual affair!


September 2013

ChapmanBlack's outstanding performers were given the VIP treatment in Ibiza in September 2013. The lucky winners had a fantastic time at the best clubs and restaurants on the island, as well as some inevitable relaxation by the pool in their luxury villa. We are sending three lucky groups to Ibiza this summer . . . who will be next?


September 2013

ChapmanBlack's Digital Team headed over to the DMEXCO Conference in Cologne in September 2013. DMEXCO is the leading international expo and conference for the entire digital industry, attended by over 24,000 people! Our Digital Team attended 3 VIP networking parties and came back with lots of new contacts and meeting requests – so it was a great success all round!

ChapmanBlack Chairman's Club

August 2013

Our ChapmanBlack Chairman's Club winners were treated to a 'Fast Car Driving Experience'! There were fast cars, wheel spins and luckily no crashed cars! Well done to our winners - we look forward to you speeding ahead of your CB competition in the next quarter!

ChapmanBlack Charity Treasure Hunt

August 2013

ChapmanBlack competed in a Charity Treasure Hunt across London. Each team was challenged to find their way across London by deciphering riddles and were able to pick up points along the way by completing far-fetched tasks (so how many ChapmanBlack'ers can you fit in a telephone box!?) and answering questions about London landmarks. Everyone had a great time, and more importantly we raised money for charity!

Marbella rocks

June 2013

ChapmanBlack's top performers were treated to an all expenses trip to the sunny shores of Marbella, Spain. The team were whisked away to a luxury hotel complex by the beach, and enjoyed all of the delights Marbella has to offer. A particular highlight was the private boat party around the island, and spending a day at the exclusive Ocean Club enjoying the sunshine and music! A fantastic time was had by all – although there were a few sunburnt faces when they returned to the office! Well done the Marbella crew!

ChapmanBlack's Automotive Conference

June 2013

ChapmanBlack hosted 65 key Automotive leaders at the exclusive Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, for a dynamic networking and learning experience. The Porsche Museum presented the perfect backdrop for our conference, and our delegates were offered the opportunity to have a guided tour of this spectacular space.

The highlights of the day included our group discussions, which enabled delegates to collaborate and share ideas with like minded individuals. We cannot wait until the next event in November 2013!

ChapmanBlack's Purchasing and Operations Improvement Conference

May 2013

Our Purchasing and Operations Improvement Conference was a fantastic day. Key individuals from across the Manufacturing industry in Germany joined ChapmanBlack and a number of highly respected speakers to discuss hot topics and debate industry wide challenges.

We were really pleased to see everyone in attendance bringing great ideas and sharing their experiences. Thank you to everyone who joined us – and for those of you that couldn't – we hope to see you in November 2013 in Munich!

ChapmanBlack host our Life Sciences and Healthcare Seminar

April 2013

In April 2013, ChapmanBlack took over Clouds in Zurich to host our Life Sciences and Healthcare Seminar. We were joined by experts across the industry to discuss the current challenges being faced and brainstormed solutions through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

We were joined by a number of excellent speakers who shared their expertise with the group and infinitely enhanced the experience had by all.

Thank you to everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

ChapmanBlack HR Executive Conference

April 2013

ChapmanBlack was excited to host our second HR Executive Conference at BMW World in Munich.

We hosted 65 HR leaders from across Germany and beyond, in a day full of exciting group discussions and speakers. Key topics of discussion were: maximising your offer to acceptance ratios; and how to re-engage with talent.

A particular highlight for the delegates was Jeremy Gilley from Peace One Day, speaking about his objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September. We look forward to hosting another HR Event in September 2013.

Hitting the Slopes – ChapmanBlack Style!

February 2013

ChapmanBlack's top performers were treated to a fabulous VIP ski holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. The team arrived to find a luxurious chalet waiting for them – full of winter treats. Although not all of the team proved to be expert skiers, there was plenty to keep them occupied – with the spa becoming a second home to some of the girls! A truly wonderful time was had by all!

Embedded World 2013!

February 2013

Our ChapmanBlack SW team headed to Germany to attend the high profile Embedded World Conference 2013. With over 22,000 delegates in attendance, the team enjoyed two full days meeting hundreds of high profile professionals. The conference was excellent and provided a unique learning opportunity for our team to immerse themselves further in their specialisms. We look forward to attending the next event in 2014!

ChapmanBlack expands!

January 2013

ChapmanBlack starts the new year with a bang by welcoming three new employees into our business. With expansion across the board, ChapmanBlack is always looking for bright, talented individuals. Click here to find out more.

Happy New Year from ChapmanBlack!

January 2013

ChapmanBlack would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients and candidates Happy New Year! We hope that 2013 is a prosperous and wonderful year for all!

ChapmanBlack launches their new website

December 2012

After months of dedication from the ChapmanBlack design and development team, we are proud to launch our new look website! We hope you enjoy exploring the site and finding out more about us.

Merry Christmas ChapmanBlack!

December 2012

Another year has flown by! We're so proud of what we have achieved and we're excited about how many more developments there are to come in 2013. The whole team is treated to another fabulous ChapmanBlack event complete with: a private dining experience; three course meal; cocktails and champagne; followed by dancing at London's trendy 55 Club. Merry Christmas ChapmanBlack!

New offices!

December 2012

ChapmanBlack HQ moves to a new location in London. Our new home in the beautifully restored Johnson Building marks our continued success and commitment to providing a world class environment for our team to thrive.

Christmas Dinners!

December 2012

ChapmanBlack hosts seven high profile Christmas Dinner Events for our customers in Central Europe. Thank you to everyone for attending and we hope you had a wonderful time!

New York! New York!

November 2012

Our top performers for the last quarter were awarded an amazing all expenses paid holiday to the "concrete jungle where dreams are made of" . . . New York City!! Thirteen exceptional CB'ers were treated to an extravaganza of exciting activities and rewards after all of their hard work over the previous three months. Highlights included: Hummer limo service to and from the airport; luxury hotel accommodation in Times Square; taking in a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens and 5* meals at some of New York's finest eateries.

600 Minutes, Germany

November 2012

Our ChapmanBlack Executive team headed to Germany to attend the high profile networking event - 600 minutes. After months of preparation, the team enjoyed two full days with senior HR professionals from across the world. We were able to use this time to grow and expand our already robust ecosystem of HR professionals, plus learn and enhance our knowledge of the current issues and challenges being faced globally. The event was a huge success - thank you to all for attending! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Oktoberfest hits ChapmanBlack!

October 2012

ChapmanBlack's Social Club strikes again with a very festive outing . . . celebrating Oktoberfest in style. The whole team headed to Fulham to experience a true Oktoberfest evening - complete with Bratwurst, Currywurst and a German band! There was dancing, drinking and some dubious faces when the food arrived . . . but everyone had a fabulous ChapmanBlack time!

New Advantage account won!

October 2012

We are really proud to announce our newest Advantage account! We are working in partnership with one of the world's leading Automotive players in Europe. We will be supporting our customer to recruit for a variety of high priority roles for the next 12 months.

Chairman's Club Lunch

August 2012

Chairman's Club celebrates by taking ChapmanBlack's top performers for a unique dining experience at London's exclusive restaurant Sushi Samba. Located at the top of the renowned Heron Tower in London, Sushi Samba not only provides amazing food, but amazing views over the City. Luckily it was a beautiful day in London so our winners were treated to London's spectacular skyline whilst enjoying a decadent meal and sumptuous wine. So, who wants to be on the next Chairman's Club outing?

Ibiza Rocks

July 2012

Top performers travel to Ibiza for all expenses paid trip!

The Top performers for the last quarter were whisked away on an all expenses paid weekend trip to Ibiza. The guys relaxed by the pool in the sun by day, and by night enjoyed what Ibiza had to offer in terms of bars and clubs. It was a well-deserved break that was enjoyed by all, despite a few sore heads the next morning.

Team Expands

July 2012

CB London HQ headcount tops 70.

The ChapmanBlack Headquarters in London now employs over 70 staff. The recent expansion demonstrates the success the company is experiencing. We now have a diverse group of employees, consisting of more than 10 nationalities with 15 languages spoken.

Ecosystem Evolves

July 2012

CB runs Global HR Executive Event for 40 top Human Resources leaders at German F1 Grand Prix.

After months of preparation and organisation the day finally arrived. We felt the German F1 grand prix, an event draped in innovation and excellence, was a perfect event to gather the top Human Resource leaders in Europe for a meet and greet. With some highly respectable guest speakers, including our very own CEO, the event was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to come for making the event as good as it was.

New CB Gold Programs go live!

June 2012

ChapmanBlack created and went live with two new work experience programs for dynamic graduates: our Strategy Consulting Program and our Marketing and Operations Program. Please click here to find out more

CB CEO Unveils New CB Strategy

June 2012

Major launch event where a motivational speaker, first man to both row the Indian Ocean and row to the North Pole, addresses employees.

Employees of ChapmanBlack gathered at the Chancery Court Hotel for a morning of talks. With a great spread of breakfast food including tea and coffee, everyone sat down in great anticipation of what was to come. Barry Trout (our CEO) started the day off with a presentation of the ChapmanBlack vision going forward. After a short break we were honoured to have guest speaker (Billy Gammon) address employees. He was the first man to row both the Indian Ocean and the North Pole. His stories were truly inspirational and most definitely motivated everyone in the room. A great morning enjoyed by all before heading back to the office for an afternoon of work.

SAP Division is launched

May 2012

ChapmanBlack launches the SAP division, dedicated to providing high performing SAP professionals to clients across Central Europe and the Americas. With a specialised and highly educated team, we have made great strides in building our SAP business in a short space of time!

Team Building

May 2012

CB top performers travel to Edinburgh for an all expenses paid trip!

Awards Night

April 2012

CB annual awards night; top billing consultant over 6 months wins all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas and Arsenal tickets!

New Heads Drive Growth

March 2012

CB Manufacturing and Automotive businesses more than double in size in last twelve months.

Growth In An Investment Year

March 2012

CB revenue grows ~23% Year On Year.

Announcement: Chief Exec Barry Trout Joins ChapmanBlack

March 2012

New CEO appointed: ex-UBS, Boston Consulting Group, Formula One motor racing group.

Bespoke CRM Platform Launched

February 2012

ChapmanBlack launch their brand new bespoke CRM system - taking CRM functionality to the next level. The CRM was designed in collaboration with sales consultants, leading recruiters and world class technology experts - so we're confident that the design and functionality is the best in the world.

Growth in Auto and Manufacturing Markets

January 2012

ChapmanBlack appoints a new Associate Director, responsible for the development and progression of our sales floor. We look forward to seeing her progress over the next couple of months!

In addition, due to the growth and progression of our Automotive and Manufacturing teams we welcome the promotion of two key Consultants to Head of Automotive and Head of Manufacturing. Well done team! We're so proud of what you've achieved so far.

Best Wishes for 2012!

January 2012

ChapmanBlack would like to take this opportunity to say:

Thank you to everyone involved in making 2011 a successful year and we look forward to working with you and making 2012 just as prosperous for all. Happy New Year and best wishes to all!

Procurement Success

January 2012

After a period of consolidation at the end of 2010, our Supply Management Practice has enjoyed a great deal of success in the first part of 2011.

Our continued emphasis in the areas of Procurement and Sourcing has been supplemented by forays into Outsourcing, Vendor Management and Supply Chain topics, broadening our offering and allowing us to deliver even greater value to our clients and candidates.

We've noted that recruitment efforts within both Financial Services and Consulting have been quite heavily centered on Supply Management of Technology - with the demand for IT Category Management, Vendor Management and Supply Analysis Specialists being major areas of activity for our clients.

Firmly cemented relationships within the Investment Banking space have provided a platform for our incumbent consultants to make inroads into both Management Consulting and Insurance. Having thus far on-boarded two of the largest Insurance firms globally, one of the 'Big Four' consultancies and two 'Top-Tier' consulting houses as ChapmanBlack clients, the emphasis has turned towards broadening our geographic footprint.

As such, two new faces have joined the team, both of whom have been mandated with establishing ChapmanBlack's Supply Management presence in the German and Swiss markets respectively. May they bring continued success to themselves and ChapmanBlack.

ChapmanBlack Awards Night


A night of celebration for the team to mark an amazing year.

Congratulations to everyone for their contributions over the last year, and a big thank you to Ezra and Richard for a wonderful night.

Well done to all of those who picked up a trophy for their outstanding performance and living the ChapmanBlack values; a certain individual was especially surprised to receive an Audi TT for their efforts and contribution. A well deserved gift and we look forward to watching their continued growth and development this year.

An exciting year ahead..bringing inspiring services and unique value..we will make it happen!

Significant Growth in UK FS Marketplace


Over recent months the Change & Transformation team here at ChapmanBlack have experienced a vast amount of growth within the UK FS marketplace with 5 new major clients coming on board and a significant increase in clients needs for change professionals, specifically within the Finance and Operations space.

This increase in demand for change and transformation professionals within the market has not caught us off guard, over the past 6-9 months we have spent a considerable amount of time building talent pools of the highest quality candidates, predominately Business Analysts and Project Managers to meet the demands and time constraints of our clients.

Due to the increase in activity within the market we have brought a consultant up through the ranks and are happy to announce another new hire that will join the team in the coming weeks. I think it is safe to say the team is moving onwards and upwards and sees great development over the coming months.

Excellence in everything we do!


The Quality team's recent record breaking moments.

The Quality team have nearly 25 years of recruitment experience between them. They specialise in Quality, Regulatory Affairs, R&D and Engineering across Switzerland and Germany.

In the last quarter they achieved:-

  • A record breaking quarter; hitting 133% of target.
  • Individual team members achieving 333% and 116% above target.
  • A promotion to Principal status.
  • 70% repeat business, which is a testament to our motto- Excellence is everything we do!
  • Highest fee for a deal done historically in the team.
  • Strong team presence in Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Manufacturing sectors.

We will soon be heading out for a celebratory lunch courtesy of the CEO.

We are also looking for new hires, so if you think you have what it takes to join a high achieving team, then please get in touch immediately!

The Opex Team travel to Europe and hit London town!


Building client relationships are important to us

Our Operational Excellence and Supply Chain team have had successful business trips over the last quarter to meet potential candidate and clients in the following locations: Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Neuss, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Munich, Friedrichshafen, London, Swindon, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Zurich & Winterthur.

The team saw an increase of 25% in hires from current clients since January for Senior Supply Chain Managers, Demand Managers as well as European Lean Six Sigma Managers.

In Switzerland, they have also been successful in hiring our first 3 candidates in to our first Advantage account since January and currently supporting an additional 12 roles to be completed by May 2011.

One of our Sales Consultants has achieved 166% of monthly target in February and on target to hit 110% of Q4 target. Keep up the hard work!

The Opex team are also hitting London town in April for a team bonding session; work hard, play hard!

We Did Something Funny for Money


A massive thank you to the team for joining in the fun and contributing to a great day of fundraising.

ChapmanBlack raised an impressive £890 for Comic Relief this year. A combination of Paul's amazing burgers, Lou's chocolate brownies and a bidding war for a luxury Cornish cottage, generously donated by, all helped towards the total donations.

We are really pleased to have raised so much for such a worthy charity and can't wait to get involved in more charitable occasions throughout the year.

The Strategy Practice is Delighted to Announce Our Latest Industry Recognition!


One of our recruiters has received an award from following outstanding candidate feedback within the consulting space.

This accolade is a timely reminder of his hard work and dedication to providing excellent candidate and client care.

In Switzerland, we have signed up with our first Advantage model and look forward to 12 months of enhanced collaboration and service innovation with key clients.

In wider news, as the Strategy team continues to define and target our key markets some shifts are taking place across the desks. We will now have a team focused specifically on the UK Strategy market, with added resource across the Central EU Region as the team specialises across industries. We are looking to leverage off of this renewed structure to establish a wider presence within our clients, gain better coverage of our key markets and look towards an increased global footprint.

Onwards and Upwards!


ChapmanBlack have moved offices!

Conveniently located near Chancery Lane and St Pauls, our new HQ enjoys stunning 360 degree views of London including many famous landmarks, such as Big Ben, The London Eye and the Gherkin, to name but a few. We have already seen some magnificent sunsets which have lit up the city and hope to see many more as we settle into our new home.

Merry Christmas One and All


The ChapmanBlack team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

For us, 2010 has been a year of constant innovation.

We have been working tirelessly to create partnership based services for both our candidates and clients, which are grounded in trust.

We look forward to working closely with you in 2011!

Christmas Party


Friday 17th 2010, time to celebrate the ChapmanBlack Christmas Party and a merry night it was

A fun packed evening with a 10 course dinner, outstanding views across all of London, and some interesting moves on the dance floor. It was definitely a memorable night and the perfect way to celebrate the end of a great year.

Time for a Transformation


Exciting times ahead as ChapmanBlack advances the Change and Transformation space.

Our newest ChapmanBlack recruit, Steve, has been brought in to drive our Change and Transformation space forward. We are anticipating great things from him and his team! Our Change and Transformation candidate network consists of individuals who are highly skilled in leading and delivering large technology based transformation programmes that underpin fundamental changes to business operating models.

All for Charity


A big congratulations goes out to our very own Tom Pope for his massive fund raising efforts.

Tom and his friends have raised a very impressive £2,210 for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre with their cycle from Paris to London. Well done lads! Tom will also be participating in a stage of the Tour De France next year to continue his fund raising efforts for this very worthy charity. A real inspiration to us all.

Target Achieved ... Ibiza Here We Come


After 3 months of hard work and focused effort, the results are in and the team has been rewarded with a long weekend in Ibiza.

From lazing in the sun on our own private yacht to partying till the small hours in Pacha, ChapmanBlack know how to work hard and play hard. A well deserved trip for all the attendees after their hard work over the past three months.

On your marks...

The sun is shining and ChapmanBlack are in Regent's Park for CB Sports Day.

Going back to our youth for one evening, it was time to get on the shorts and vests and compete against fellow colleagues. The egg and spoon and three legged races were amongst some of the more notable events. A fun summer's evening was had by all and some surprising competitive streaks also came out to play!

Awards Night 2010


A touch of Hollywood glamour comes to Marylebone for the ChapmanBlack annual awards night.

With the office transformed into a chic red carpet event, it was the perfect surrounding to celebrate the year's contribution and successes from our amazing team. Well done to everyone who managed to grab a trophy or medal this year!

Cornwall Trip

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. The Top 10 Billers were treated to a long weekend in Cornwall.

Staying in a mansion right on top of the cliffs at Polzeath, the weekend was a chance to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of London. A meal at Rick Stein's, trips to Boscastle and Port Isaac, a private chef and enough clotted cream to cause a coronary meant that most of the trippers came back a stone heavier - luckily the surfing lessons meant some of the calorie intake was burnt off!

Settled in the New Office

Movin' on up, Movin' on out With the continued growth of ChapmanBlack it was time to relocate to bigger, better premises.

The new space on Wigmore Street is as slick as offices come - complete with pool table, gym and vintage arcade machines! A special shout out goes to who hooked the entire office up with Glaceau Vitamin Water…yum!

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year one and all. In true ChapmanBlack style 2010 is the year to "Smash it up!"

Xmas Party

Ho Ho Ho! The Christmas Party was another night to go down in ChapmanBlack history.

The evening started with a big wheel ride at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. We then donned our glad rags and hot footed it east to Shoreditch where we were treated to drinks at The Boundary and dinner at Beach Blanket Babylon.

New Forest Trip

December 2012

November saw a company weekend trip to The New Forest. A good time was had by all…some ChapmanBlacker's even have the scars to prove it (Richard Blackburn!)

Training For Results Project Kicked Off!

Here at ChapmanBlack we're always investing in our people and we firmly believe a bit of in-house competition goes a long way.

We enlisted two external training companies to "put their money where their mouths are" in a scheme which pits providers against each other to see who has the greater impact on performance. May the best team win!

Exciting New Pharmaceuticals Client

Onwards and Upwards!

The Autumn kicked off with ChapmanBlack adding two big wins to our roster of key industry clients.

Our New Gym

August 2009

A new gym in our offices now means we are all on the way to a healthier mind and body. This is a work life balance initiative that has got our sales floor pumped up!

Awards Ceremony

May 2009

Good to see ChapmanBlack tradition holding strong! In a private Chelsea bar the successes of the year were celebrated in style.

Top performers were laden with Trophies and medals for their market leading dedication and commitment to our candidates and clients. ChapmanBlack, we make it happen!

Comic Relief

16th March 2009

The CB team rallied together to make a positive difference for comic relief. Our usual brand of light-hearted determination paid off!

Yes... Dressed en-masse in red attire and with red noses firmly affixed to our faces the CB team managed to raise a whopping £750 from our various fundraising initiatives! Well done guys!!

Lucky Voice

March 2009

Come and find me my name is Macarena. Well at least our Operations Director could have gone under the pseudonym!

Forced to wear a bright blond wig and sing "Man I feel like a Women" on Karaoke Night, he took it on the chin like a true ChapmanBlacker. Our beloved Blackburn was on top form as fact I'm not sure anyone else managed to get near the mic! As for me, "Lucky Voice"?! That place should be called "Lost My Voice!".

ChapmanBlack Expansion

September 2008

Following the success of our new geographical markets Team CB has expanded exponentially and taken over an additional floor in the office building.

Ain't no stopping us now, we're on the move. If you would like to join ChapmanBlack and share in our success, contact our HR team on +44 207 100 7777.

Q3 Commences

October 2008

New growth, new markets, new offices. And even more new candidates. The recent success of our email campaign has demonstrated the demand for our services within Corporate Strategy and Performance Improvement recruitment.

If you would like to further your career in our niche industry areas contact a member of our team today or email your CV to and we'll call you.

ChapmanBlack Long Weekend in Ibiza

August 2008

Ezra and Richard lavished the whole team and a wonderful time was had by all. Thank-you again Team CB! I am hoping there is some truth to the office relocation rumour.

Exceed Q1 2008 Company Target

June 2008

In true ChapmanBlack style, at the end of our first quarter this year the team not only hit our quarterly target but managed to exceed it earning everyone a weekend in Ibiza in August.

Congratulations and many thanks to all who contributed towards the target, am looking forward to seeing you by the pool!

We expand into Benelux and Scandinavia

May 2008

In association with aligning our business strategy for the new financial year, ChapmanBlack are expanding into the Benelux and Scandinavian marketplaces.

To find out more contact one of our consultants on +44 207 100 7777 or info@chapmanblack.

New look company website

April 2008

New financial year, new look for the ChapmanBlack website. Have a gander, and let us know what you think.

Annual Awards Night

4th April 2008

At ChapmanBlack we celebrated our first birthday by setting the precedent with an annual awards night. The whole team enjoyed fine food and wine in the fabulous setting of London's Hempel Hotel, whilst prizes were awarded to our top performers.

Sponsored Linked In Event

2nd April 2008

The Linked In group London In hosted a networking event at private members club 5 Cavendish Square which was sponsored by ChapmanBlack.

Over 80 business consultants, managers from blue chip organisations and connections within the Private Equity Market were there to network and share experiences. This was a highly successful event and there is demand for it to become a regular feature. Watch this space.

ChapmanBlack Ahead of Target

March 2008

ChapmanBlack announced our financial results for Quarter Four ... ahead of target! Congratulations to all of the team!

Christmas Message

December 2007

In the week following the exhilaration of our Christmas party, set in a private dining room in Chelsea, the ChapmanBlack Founder Directors - Ezra Chapman and Richard Blackburn sent an unusual seasonal message to all of our clients and candidates in an online viral format.

The film debut was such a success there have been repeated cries for an encore!

Wine-tasting Network Event

25th November 2007

ChapmanBlack hosted an exclusive wine-tasting networking event for fifty of our candidates in our offices in Mayfair.

The evening was a triumph, and a testament to the value of our top-tier business connections.