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Meet the Directors

The Stonebridge Executive Search Directors explain why they have worked in specialist recruitment for over 30 years.

Rob Worthington
Rob Worthington

What do you enjoy about Executive Search?

I enjoy improving a candidate's career with the knowledge I have acquired over my time in the industry. I take pride in building longstanding relationships with some of the most commercial and entrepreneurial people in the Accountancy world.

What can you tell people that they don’t already know about you?

I was an extra in a film as a teenager and spent a couple of hours in a coffin!

How does Friday evening end for you?

I have two young sons, so getting home to see them is really important to me. My weekend is then filled with the fun things they are into. If I get some time I’d be out on the road running, playing some golf (badly) or out to see some live music with my wife.

What do you see changing in the next three years within the recruitment space?

I think there will be some robots deployed in this “type” of role. AI will play a significant part in the global workforce. Ultimately, within specialist recruitment, there will always be demand for the skills we have.

Three things you’d put in your bag?

  • My Leatherman - bought for me when I was 21yrs old. It even has a pair of scissors.
  • Spotify – (even offline) music is a powerful tool.
  • Perudo – If you know what it is you’ll understand why.
Rob on Linkedin

Sam Doshi
Sam Doshi

What do you enjoy about Executive Search?

The biggest thing I love about my role within Executive Search, has to be candidate and client satisfaction! Knowing the candidate has landed their ideal job and feel their career has taken an upward turn. Equally the client feels like they have gained the best talent to complement their existing workforce.

What can you tell people that they don’t already know about you?

I once played a frame of snooker with Gareth Southgate!

How does Friday evening end for you?

Movie night with my two boys, usually superhero themed. I am an enthusiastic supporter of grass roots football, and can be found on a cold wet touchline on a Saturday and Sunday morning, cheering on my boy’s teams. We also like to walk our dog, Kane, named after the famous Harry!

What do you see changing in the next three years within the recruitment space?

The powershift from the Big 4 to Boutique Consultancies (UK & US) has been massive in the last few years, and this continues to grow year upon year. The ongoing conflicts the Big 4 have, will only see the Mid-Market strengthen it’s position. I can also see further acquisitions of accounting/law firms.

Three things you’d put in your bag?

  • My trusted mobile phone (music, tv shows, films – it has the lot)
  • Good coffee (especially in the mornings)
  • Crisps (any snack would do)
Sam on Linkedin

We are delighted to work in partnership with The Recruitment Network, the largest global recruitment network. 

TRN World is where recruitment leaders around the world come together to access; advice, support, mentoring, tools, content, and training to make their businesses more efficient, more productive and more profitable. 

Being part of The Recruitment Network gives us a strategic advantage over other recruitment organisations, allowing us access to a comprehensive support network which helps us achieve some of the best practices in the industry. 


I’ve known Sam for over 17 years, he has always been diligent and professional in his approach to the Restructuring & Insolvency sector. FRP has gone from strength to strength in the UK market, and Sam has played a key role in supporting us in identifying the right people, whether that be setting up a new office or a Partner search.


Geoff Rowley, Senior Partner, FRP Advisory

I have appointed Sam Doshi on a number of high profile search assignments throughout the UK. He has provided a consistently high level of service and a wide selection of candidates. He is a true specialist within the Restructuring & Insolvency market and has an extensive network of contacts across the country.

David Dunkley, CEO, Grant Thornton UK LLP

Sam Doshi at Stonebridge is always the first port of call when I need to recruit and expand my ever growing team at Insolve Plus. What stands him apart from other agencies is his knowledge and understanding of the Insolvency market, therefore producing the right candidates for my requirements.

Lloyd Hinton, Director at Insolve Plus & IPA President

We were highly selective over choosing who to partner with in London given the complexity of the Special Situations Market. We spoke to various Restructuring Partners and asked for their recommendations, the majority of them pointed me in the direction of Sam Doshi at Stonebridge. Having now successfully completed our complex hire at Sandton Capital’s London office, I can see why!

Matt Meehan, Head of Europe, Sandton Capital Partners

We have worked with Sam and Rob and to fill a number of positions over the last ten years. They have a very broad range of contacts across the sector and have a good understanding of the skills required, so they are able to provide relevant candidates with specifically tailored skills and experiences.

Steven Pell, Investment Director, Hilco Capital

I have worked with Rob Worthington over a number of years as both a candidate and client. He has an excellent understanding of the UK restructuring market and an extensive network of contacts across it. 


Andrew Johnson, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Sam was very helpful and friendly, making it easy for me to give him a good idea of what I was looking for. He was very encouraging and guided me through the process with it being my first time looking for a full time position after graduating from university. He also helped me feel confident in going for a role which I was starting with no experience in the industry.

Sabrina Frappaolo – Insolvency Administrator at Insolve Plus

I came into touch with Rob as a candidate looking for a new role in London. He was always really helpful, had great energy and was always at the other end of the phone! He was particularly helpful when it came to talking through different roles and opening up my eyes to new roles that I hadn't previously considered!


Jessica Judge, Commercial Finance Manager


Having known you (Sam & Rob) for 10/15 years respectively, it is great to see how well you are doing and your vast knowledge of the Insolvency & Restructuring market place.




James Snowdon, Restructuring & Recovery Partner

Sam was excellent to work with in my job search. He works with you on a personal level to understand what you are looking for. His experience and knowledge of the industry ensures that any potential opportunity is the right fit. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

Rizwan Choudhury – Senior Administrator at FRP

Rob placed me in my current role as an associate at PWC within a month of being in London. His professionalism, efficiency and direct approach was refreshing and greatly appreciated. He provided me with regular updates regarding the employment process and responded to missed calls promptly.

Stephanie Mehl - VAT Advisor

Rob was very personable and friendly. He provided me with regular updates, and was easy to contact, responding to any missed calls promptly. He was trustworthy and reassuring during what can be an awkward and nervous time. I would recommend Rob to anyone in the Indirect Tax market.

Rosie Higgins, VAT Director, EY

I spoke to a number of recruitment consultants when I was considering my next move. Sam came across as personable, measured, very well connected in the market and acted as a good sounding board throughout the search process. My transition to a new role was smooth and Sam played a large part in this. I have since recommended Sam to others and they have had similarly positive experiences.

Director, Top 10 Accountancy Firm

“I can’t speak more highly of Sam and the team at Stonebridge.  Having had contact with Sam over several years it has always struck me that his distinct differential is the level of care and diligence he takes when considering and putting forward potential roles to me as a candidate.  

Rather than just take the age-old recruitment consultant approach of trying to fill “holes with bodies” he invests the time take a genuine interest in not just the candidate’s career development but also their wider goals and personal circumstances.  

This almost pastoral approach and attention to detail with regards to his candidates sets Sam and Stonebridge clearly apart from other recruiters and why he has always been my first port of call if I am ever considering my options and a potential move.”

Director, Big4 Accountancy firm

Rob carried out a successful retained search for an Insolvency Partner in our London office. This was a key hire for us in a highly demanding market. The mapping exercise was accurate and was delivered on time. The execution of the shortlist was managed efficiently and he provided updates when required. He also supported us throughout the onboarding phase which helped us secure our target candidate.

Peter Kubik, Partner, UHY Hacker Young LLP

I am so grateful to have been reached out to by Antonio. He helped me to secure a position in one of the best insolvency firms in the UK. He was so helpful and supportive throughout the entire process and continued to check up on me afterwards. I cannot recommend and thank him enough!

Yasemen Altinci – Insolvency Administrator at Begbies Traynor Group

Sam was brilliant over the course of my job search and was able to find me a role that suited both my career aspirations and in a team that had a culture that I could fit into. As somebody looking to make a move into restructuring, Sam’s knowledge of the industry, meant he could prep me for interviews thoroughly, which really helped me through my process. Sam’s ability to tutor and share his experiences are what I believe sets him apart from other recruiters. Throughout the process Sam always get an open line of communication and was transparent, making the whole situation less tense and he has the kind of personality that really makes you feel comfortable. He was a brilliant coach and is definitely somebody I would recommend to others in the industry. Thanks for everything, Sam

Rohan Patel – Associate at Alvarez & Marsal

Antonio is a genuinely good recruiter and an asset to Stonebridge Executive Search. I had the pleasure of recently engaging with Antonio to help me successfully find a new and exciting role. His ability to immediately understand and appreciate what I was looking for in my next challenge was invaluable and resulted in a smooth, efficient and successful recruitment process. He effortlessly guided me continually throughout the recruitment journey and I was/am very appreciative of this (sincere thanks!). I couldn’t recommend Antonio and Stonebridge Executive Search enough!

Luke Hoare – Insolvency Manager at Resolve

Stonebridge Executive Search is an expert in Restructuring and Insolvency industry. I highly recommend Antonio! He is very professional and efficient. Antonio understands the areas of my expertise and he is able to find a number of suitable jobs for me. I really appreciate the help from Antonio.

Susan Lam – Senior Manager at BDO
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