Celebrating 20 Years of Langley

Leading procurement and supply chain recruitment specialist, Langley Search and Interim (Langley), is today celebrating twenty years as one of the most trusted niche recruiters of senior and leadership level roles in the UK.

A pioneer of procurement and supply chain recruitment, over the past twenty years Langley has championed a consultative approach to achieve impressive outcomes for clients in the UK and Europe, as well as globally.  Since 2002, Langley has worked with over 100,000 procurement and supply chain professionals, placing well over 2,000 candidates in 20 countries, across six different continents.

Clients from a wide variety of sectors, both public and private, have called on Langley’s expertise to find talented employees for both interim and permanent roles during this time, and the company now places one of the highest number of executive interims in the field.

Langley Co-Owner and Director of Private Sector, Michael Babatunde, is delighted to reach this significant milestone and believes that Langley’s success is down to a combination of industry expertise and the close relationship they build with clients. He comments: “At Langley we listen very carefully to what a client needs, and then we use our specialist knowledge to tailor our approach and find the very best solution for them. It’s by building these close working relationships that we’ve been able to really drive the company forward over the past twenty years. The majority of our business now comes via client referrals, which is testament to this.”

He adds: “As we celebrate our twentieth anniversary, I’d like to thank our clients, candidates, employees and suppliers, both past and present, for the important role they’ve played in making Langley a true leader in our field.”

Celebrating success…

Langley will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary throughout 2022 with a ‘Twenty Days of Giving’ charity initiative. The company will be conferring with clients and colleagues to make donations to 20 charities over the course of the year.


How it began…          

Langley was founded in 2002 by Christina Langley, then an experienced procurement and supply chain practitioner working for global companies such as GSK and British Airways. During this time, she noticed a lack of recruiters with specialist knowledge in this area. She explains: “Working with recruiters to fill procurement and supply chain roles was getting increasingly frustrating. Many were taking a broad-brush approach and not really listening to our requirements. So, I thought, I can do better than this!”

In January 2002 Langley Search and Interim was born, and Christina never looked back. The company grew steadily to 25 employees and Christina’s procurement and supply chain background helped the company to secure business from a number of leading blue chip companies.

By 2018, Christina had built a thriving recruitment business and she decided it was time to hand over the reins. Experienced Langley employees Wis Amarasinghe, Michael Babtunde and Nathan Ramsay then joined together to buy the business, and they now make up Langley’s leadership team.

Looking ahead…

As the company moves into its twenty-first year, Company Co-owner and Director of Public Sector, Nathan Ramsay, is confident of their continued success. He comments: “Increasingly, companies are looking for specialist recruiters who really understand their sector, invest in pre-screening and take a quality approach – which is exactly what we offer at Langley. We are passionate about being consultative and adding value to both our clients and candidates. We are also a long-time champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, believing that this is the lifeblood of any forward-thinking organisation, and this will continue to be a real focus for us. I believe there are exciting times ahead for Langley and I look forward to seeing how we can grow over the next twenty years.”