TUME Search

TUME Search combines modern resourcing with unrivalled market knowledge to identify, qualify and engage the best talent available. This is available on a retained or contingency basis for specialist, senior and advisory hires.

Our approach fully utilises our market knowledge to ensure you are confident in what you want, that you fully understand how this compares to market trends. We then identify, engage and qualify the candidates with the best potential to deliver you success. 

Our performance only strengthens as our organisational relationship deepens. We do not race to source candidates to match role descriptions, we find you the best possible talent with you undertaking less effort and having increased confidence.



1. We develop our understanding of your business, why you are making the hire and what it needs to deliver

2. We undertake an anonymised market search utilising both modern recruitment tools and our extensive industry network

3.  We interview and reference candidates enabling us to better understand them; evaluating them against agreed criteria

4. Throughout our assignment we keep candidates fully updated to protect your reputation as well as ours.


Russ King

UK Search & Engagement

Russ King is an experienced recruitment consultant, specialising in the UK energy and tech sectors. He has been in recruitment since 1997 and originally worked for agencies in the IT sector. In 2008 Russ set up his own specialist recruitment agency Garrard King. Russ specialises in specialist and senior candidates and is well known and regarded in the UK Energy Sector.

Russ has joined The Utility Market Experts to jointly lead TUME Search. His expertise compliments our unrivalled pool of industry expertise, enabling effective execution of a market leading solution for clients looking to make specialist, senior and advisory hires. 

Stuart Dawes

UK Qualification & Deployment

Stuart Dawes has worked in the UK Energy market since 1999, holding a variety of commercial roles within the UK energy industry. These roles have been across, supply and TPI market sectors and he has worked with many UK new entrants and established players.

Stuart founded TUME as a brokered market place for specialist interim expertise, however soon realised there was equal demand from clients for sourcing the best permanent talent. TUME Search compliments TUME Interim by accessing experience & expertise held within our community to ensure superior candidate qualification and deployment.

Successful 2019 UK Assignments

(client references available to prospective clients) 

Software – Chief Operating Officer, Head of Sales, Project Manager, Change Manager, Training & Development

Suppliers – Head of Industry Operations, Head of IT, Trader, Senior Pricing, Talent Acquisition, Business Development, Business Analyst

Consultancies – General Manager, Senior Risk, Risk, Business Development, Account Management, Procurement

Aggregators – Chair, Pricing, Trader

Infrastructure – Nil