Banner Lane is an executive search firm founded at the place of its namesake.
Located in Coventry, United Kingdom, Banner Lane once served as a wartime shadow factory dedicated to building Bristol Hercules aero engines. The site was later owned by Standard Motors and Massey Ferguson. Banner Lane is now home to Bruker, a billion-dollar manufacturer of scientific instruments for industrial applications.
Continuing in its service to diverse engineering markets, Banner Lane is a firm dedicated to delivering high quality headhunting services to a range of international corporations and SMEs.
Stephen is the Managing Director of Banner Lane and personally executes all of the company's search assignments. Stephen has years' of experience consulting for listed multinational corporations and privately held SMEs. Stephen’s track record runs across 12 countries throughout four continents, ranging from specialised single contributor
Stephen is the Managing Director of Banner Lane and personally executes all of the company's search assignments. Stephen has years' of experience consulting for listed multinational corporations and privately held SMEs. Stephen’s track record runs across 12 countries throughout four continents, ranging from specialised single contributor roles to C-suite and Non-Executive positions.
Stephen read Philosophy at the University of Lancaster and is a keen investor and sportsman.
“Stephen is incredibly proactive and well-connected at senior levels. He works discreetly to open the right doors and has an excellent knowledge of the industry. Stephen is a valuable ally with an extremely respectful and diligent working ethic. I have worked with over twenty headhunters during the course of my career and Stephen stands head and shoulders above his competition."
Coming towards the end of a full military career, I was recommended to Stephen by a trusted contact. After initial discussions Stephen quickly introduced me to a number of senior industry executives; organising several interviews for prospective senior positions. Throughout my time working with Stephen I can attest to his respectful, helpful and highly professional work ethic. If you are looking for a proactive, knowledgeable and determined headhunter who genuinely wants to help you with transition, then go to Stephen. Stephen is a credit to the UK Defence industry and I cannot recommend him enough.
“I first came across Stephen in 2017 and was immediately taken by his friendly, humble and knowledgeable approach to business. Stephen’s passion for his profession is clear; he works hard to understand the businesses he represents in great detail, and is perpetually focused on delivering a perfect candidate experience. These factors combined make Stephen a scarce and particularly valuable addition to any talent development endeavour. I consistently recommend Stephen’s services and look forward to working with him for many years to come."
“I have known Stephen for several years during which he has worked for me across UK and Europe, finding niche management talent. He has always impressed me with his headhunting capabilities and the high quality technical and cultural fit of the candidates he introduces. Stephen will also provide clear advice on which candidate we should select for the position and how best to secure them quickly. He is very easy to work with."
“Stephen is highly skilled at accessing candidates with very niche skills that other recruiters struggle to identify. The premium level of service Stephen provides is superior to many of the top executive search firms. He is proactive with updates, reliable and highly effective. Whilst recruiting the right people can sometimes be very difficult, I can depend on Stephen to always persevere and deliver a good result.”
“Stephen has many contacts across the industrial and academic fields of the European automotive market. I have always been impressed with his enthusiasm and conscientiousness. Several occasions during our time together, Stephen has acted with great integrity, which has built a strong trust between us. He is a credit to the companies and individuals he represents. I have no hesitation in testifying to the quality of his services.”