The Difference

Doing business with Per Ardua is a fundamentally different experience. Our team has a focused expertise with a deep understanding of individual markets.

Our values are founded on unselfish team work. Working together we achieve better results.
We recognise that delivery is critical to our clients and candidates. We are committed to an efficient, highly professional service with regular communication and feedback.
The Difference
  • We are specialists – we have a deep understanding of our individual markets
  • The team you meet will be the team delivering the search

  • Our ‘referencing up front’ methodology provides transparency to our clients early in the search process
  • ‘Off limits’ – we have a small, tightly controlled and transparent ‘off limits’ list
  • Knowledge Management – our Knowledge Management Function provides us with fast, up to date data and insight
  • Reward – we are measured on the quality of work we deliver for our clients with a specific focus on speed, communication and quality of candidates

One of our founding principles is that we are recognised specialists in the sectors in which we operate:

Executive and Board:

C-suite/Executive and Board Level including Non-Executive Directors and Chairmen in Financial Services companies.

Consumer Financial Services:

Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Building Societies, Credit Card, Consumer Finance and Fintech Companies.

Real Estate:

Private Equity, Asset Management, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Investment Banking, Debt, Hedge Funds, Development Companies and REITS.


Life and General Insurance, Reinsurance and Broking – both in Lloyd’s and the Company Market and Fintech Companies.

Asset Management:

Institutional Asset Management, Pension Funds, Insurance Asset Management, Wealth Management and Responsible Investment.

Corporate Officers:

Finance, Risk, Audit, Actuarial, Compliance, Treasury, Operations and Marketing.


Group HRD, Reward & Performance, Organisational Development, Talent Acquisition, Organisational Effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion, HRIS, HR Transformation, Global Mobility, Chief People Officer, Business Partnering, Graduate and MBA Recruitment, Executive Coaching and Employee Engagement.