James Blackwood

  • Director of Search Practice
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James has 16 years' experience recruiting for UK-based and international roles, primarily across finance and HR. 

James joined the team in 2016 when Indigogold acquired his business, Blackwood & Prom Search Partners. Prior to this, he successfully built and led the HR practice for executive search firm VadarMoss. 


Over the past few years James has successfully placed executive candidates with a number of leading organisations, including Amazon, American Express, BP, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Vodafone.

James studied journalism at Napier University before attending drama school in Guildford, where he learned many of the communication skills that he puts into practice in the recruitment field (interviewing, presenting and the ability to tell a story).

James has an international background, having attended schools in England, Denmark and Scotland. He speaks English and Danish and is currently learning Russian.