AMG Search

Since 2000, AMG Search has been providing innovative management and executive-level recruiting services to meet the hiring goals and solve the hiring problems of leading companies throughout the UK. We provide you with customised solutions designed to achieve your specific business needs.

Industry Focus

AMG Search, with offices in Glasgow and London, differentiates itself by specialising in Financial Services and Banking. Our Consultants specialise in functional areas and provide a specialised and tailored recruitment solution for our clients’ senior and mid-level hiring needs. Our financial services team offer both candidates and clients alike a powerful combination of industry knowledge and contacts along with a highly respected and validated recruitment methodology.

We work in a professional and ethical manner and adhere to the UK’s stringent recruitment business / agency regulations.

Our Background

AMG Search Ltd is an executive recruitment company  for the Financial Services industry with an enviable track record of placing high performing professionals with our client companies throughout the UK.

The business was established in 2000 and it has developed a very strong track record of delivery in Financial Services recruitment.

We specialise in providing executive resourcing solutions through pure search methodology across the Tied, Multi-Tied and Intermediary channels.

Our expertise in the identification and recruitment of the best talent is recognised and our clients include some of the UK’s largest and most respected Financial Services organisations,  We operate throughout the UK and we  apply a rigorous search and selection process.

We specialise in:

  • Wealth Management
  • IFA
  • Direct Sales
  • Corporate Financial Planning
  • Private Banking
  • And all management levels

Our clients include Life Assurance Companies, Wealth Managers, National IFAs and Bancassurers.

Our Recruiting Approach

It takes a strong commitment and intensive effort to place the right people in the right positions. As a leader in recruitment, we know a thing or two about pinpointing those key individuals for your critical positions.
Our approach is a combination of our streamlined recruitment methodology and the knowledge of our industry experts, customised to help you find your next impact player at the pace your business demands. Learn more about our search methodology or contact us today to discuss your needs.

Our Industry Expertise

One of the key reasons for our success is the depth of our expertise.
Our search consultants have in depth knowledge of their industries and the people working in them. This, combined with their recruiting experience gives them the advantage of knowing who you need to hire and where to find them.


Specialist Areas

Our specialist areas include:

  • Financial Advisers / IFA’s
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Financial Planners
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Business Development
  • Training / Learning and Development
  • Compliance and Risk
  • Senior Executives

While AMG Search specialises in the above sectors, we have access to a global network of executive search and recruitment organisations covering many other industries, so we can help you meet your recruitment needs at both local and national level.


Our Industry Experts

  • Andrew McGarvey

    Andrew McGarvey Director

    Andrew established the business in 2000 and he was a member of the MRI Network for 10 years.

    Prior to this he had over 20 years experience in the Financial Services and Office Systems industries with Prudential and Xerox.

    He has specific expertise in the recruitment of sales and business development roles to senior level across the Tied, Multi-Tied and Intermediary channels and clients include several “blue chip” Financial Services and Wealth Management/Private Banking organisations.

    “It is essential that I fully understand the needs of my clients and candidates and I always ensure that any potential match is done after considerable evaluation. I insist on absolute professionalism and confidentiality at all times and I take great pride in QUALITY of delivery. My business will always seek out the best candidates in the industry for our clients”.

    Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Managers and he is also a Member of the IOD.

    He is passionate about football, tennis, skiing and time permitting, reading (particularly history).
    +44(0)141 202 0630
    +44(0)7702 285478

  • Stephanie McGarvey Director/Senior Consultant

    Stephanie is Andrew’s daughter. She is an Events Management and Media graduate of the University of West of Scotland who joined the business in 2012. She focuses on mid/senior level in wealth management, financial planning, business development and “acquisition”.

    Prior to this she was a Business Unit Adviser with EE/T-Mobile for 4 years, servicing the SME sector.

    Stephanie is passionate about her role and she aspires to offer outstanding service to each and every client.

    Outside of work, Stephanie’s interests are travelling, fine dining, current affairs and of course, shopping/fashion. She enjoys playing tennis and in the winter she looks forward to her annual ski break (or is it après ski?).

    Stephanie is based in our London office
    +44(0)7904 567651

  • John Anderson Senior Consultant

    John is a Senior Consultant who entered the world of executive search with MRI Network in 2005, servicing the healthcare sector. He joined AMG search in early 2014 and he brings a wealth of experience in research skills and recruitment to the business. Before this John was a Sales Manager in the automotive trade.

    John is a professional who is passionate about delivering the best service possible to his clients and candidates. He strives to fully understand their needs and provide a great result!

    John is married and he has two teenage girls. With whatever spare time he has left john will be seen on the golf course aiming to get that handicap down to single figures. He is also a football and motorsport enthusiast.
    +44(0)141 202 0630
    +44(0)7889 625500

  • Andy Gavin Search Consultant

    Andy joined the business in 2017.  He is a graduate in Business Technology from the University of the West of Scotland and prior to joining AMG Search he was a Business Development Manager with Hewlett Packard.

    Andy recruits specifically Financial Planners & Sales/Business Development management and he is committed to always providing an optimum service to his clients and candidates.

    He is another member of the family and he brings his business development and “IT” experience to AMG Search.

    Andy has a wide range of interests and sport is very much to the fore.  He enjoys skiing, golf and in particular football – both paying and spectating!  Travel is also very high on his agenda and he has visited many European countries as well as the USA, Africa and Asia on several occasions.

    Andy services the UK from his base in Barcelona.