Europe’s leading specialist recruitment consultancy for the Animal Health, Agricultural, Equine & Pet sectors
About Noble Futures
Founded in 2004, Noble Futures is a leading specialist recruitment agency for the Animal Health, Agricultural, Equine & Pet industries. With an emphasis on executive, management, veterinary, sales, marketing, technical and clerical roles, we have a dedicated network of expert consultants located across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
We approach recruitment a little differently to our competitors. We aren’t a CV factory – Noble Futures is a premium, value-add service that caters to every one of our clients’ and candidates’ needs. We focus on delivering the best, from start to finish, whether you want to progress in your career or you’re searching for your perfect hire.
We believe in quality, not quantity and are uniquely motivated to source this quality every step of the way. We take time to understand our clients’ businesses, whilst also getting to know what makes our candidates tick, and make sure that both parties achieve personal and commercial success.
Our foundations? They lie in our expertise and offering a personalised service in absolute confidentiality.
With Noble Futures, you don’t just have another supplier. You have a recruitment partner vested in your commercial success.
We provide confidence through confidentiality. Whether you are hiring your next star employee or applying for your dream role, you can be assured of complete discretion.
We work to understand our clients and candidates alike - their unique needs and characteristics - and are invested in contributing to the success of both.
The processes we use to source the best fit for your vacancy, or the workplace where you will flourish, are unparalleled. We are streamlined, but extremely thorough.
We manage recruitment for a number of niche sectors. We are experts in our field and have the knowledge to provide you with an effective, personal, and trustworthy service.
We are entirely committed to the services we provide. The proof is in the figures…
Client retention rate
Exclusive vacancies filled in 2018
Candidates pass probation
Effort to increase success
In addition to our senior consultants below, we have a full back office and executive management team.
Tony NobleManaging Director and Founder
Managing director Tony Noble – an avid animal enthusiast - founded Noble Futures 15 years ago and has been immersed in the business ever since. With a contagious energy,...
Managing director Tony Noble – an avid animal enthusiast - founded Noble Futures 15 years ago and has been immersed in the business ever since.
With a contagious energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail that transcends the organisation, Tony has ensured that Noble Futures stands out from the competition and has attended the London Vet Show since its inception.
His commitment to excellence in recruitment and an intent to find the best person for every job is driven by a desire to see the businesses of Noble Futures’ clients’ grow, develop and gain market share. With a drive to form long term partnerships with clients and to have a real understanding of their business vision, Tony enjoys working with each and every client to identify and secure great candidates to strengthen their teams and assist in their businesses growth.
He finds watching candidates gain fulfilment in their career (whether they choose to scale the career ladder or find complete satisfaction within their role) “immensely satisfying”. Tony’s best advice for a successful career is to “prepare and work hard”. And Tony sure does lead by example.
Kay RitchieRecruitment Consultant
Kay Ritchie has a wealth of experience in the animal health industry. With 15 years as a registered veterinary nurse and 7 years as account manager for the largest global animal...
Kay Ritchie has a wealth of experience in the animal health industry. With 15 years as a registered veterinary nurse and 7 years as account manager for the largest global animal health company, Kay’s in-depth knowledge of both the veterinary and business sides of the industry has allowed her to provide Noble Futures clients with the unrivalled level of service that they have come to rely upon.
Kay’s best advice for a successful career is “Ambition is the first step to success. The second step is action”.
Barbara ArdntRecruitment Consultant
Recruitment consultant Barbara Arndt has been part of the Noble Futures team for 4 years. With a BSc in Animal Science, a CIPD Certificate in Personal Practice (HR Qualification)...
Recruitment consultant Barbara Arndt has been part of the Noble Futures team for 4 years. With a BSc in Animal Science, a CIPD Certificate in Personal Practice (HR Qualification) and 8 years of experience in recruitment, Barbara loves the feeling of matching somebody to their perfect job and gets immense satisfaction from partnering with Noble Futures’ clients to help complete their “dream team” by finding that perfect hire.
A specialist and your partner for contract rates, her best career advice is simple but powerful – “Love what you do”.
Chris WhatlingRecruitment Consultant
The newest member of the Noble Futures recruitment team, Chris Whatling has extensive experience in recruitment, management and sales across a wide portfolio of industries and...
The newest member of the Noble Futures recruitment team, Chris Whatling has extensive experience in recruitment, management and sales across a wide portfolio of industries and organisations. Chris spent his early years working in Greece and travelling around Europe. His move back to the UK was followed by some years in London working as a territory manager. Now based in Worcestershire, Chris has over 7 years' experience working within recruitment and has recruited into a wide range of industries and across a variety of sectors - from veterinary practices to large retail head offices to blue-chip organisations. Chris understands the importance of getting to know the person behind a CV and what is important to both a candidate and a client.
Chris’ best career advice is ‘Treat everyone how you want to be treated and good things will happen.’
What people say about us
A great process with top class candidates that worked brilliantly with the whole team involvement - managed clearly and efficiently.
Couldn't fault it!John
Noble Futures demonstrate how a high end executive search company should operate. They have taken time to understand exactly what type of employee 'fit' our company needs. Every candidate they have proposed I can see as being a great fit. Keep up the good work!Sarah
The latest news and views from the industry, the office and out in the field
New Live Careers Q&A Announced! With Guest Speakers, fetch.co.uk’s Ben Penrose and Lauren Chong confirmed!
We are thrilled to announce the latest in our Live Career Q&A events. After 2020's amazingly popular KAM event, we have decided to continue on this topic and look further into the evolution of the Key Account Manager role as the Pet Retail and Pet Pharmacy...read more
Noble Futures - KAM...read more
16th December - 8pm We are thrilled to announce the next of our Live Career Q&A evenings for December 2020. Joining Tony Noble and Kay Ritchie for the 16th of December, at 8pm is the brilliant leadership coach Lynn McKeown. Lynn's fantastic experience in workplace...read more