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Surface Technologies

The increasing demand for surface technology stands due to the unrelenting need to protect surfaces from damage and corrosion as well the need to enhance surface appearance and functionality. At Hamden our industry expertise covers surface coatings, adhesives, pigments & inks as well as the raw materials and additives needed to make them. With innovation as the proponent for the industry’s ever changing culture, we strive to keep up with the latest in surface technology trends to ensure each search can be tailor-made to the most niche of business needs.


The coatings industry is very much where it all began for Hamden, forming the foundation of the business with a determination to become the leading authority on coatings talent.

Hamden is in a position to offer our clients the chance to add real value to their business and play an important part in the strategic and financial direction of particular business units.

The coatings market is vast with an abundance of different applications and our network has no limits in attracting top talent from all coatings markets. Each search is bespoke and dependant on our client’s needs we can offer anything from a local search, attracting the best of the local talent, to a regional search ensuring that we identify the best individuals across the continent

The most sought-after talent in this industry is not actively looking for new challenges. Using our 6 Stage Process and our Direct Search methodology, we confidentially promote the opportunity to and attract these valuable individuals. This identification, approach and assessment offers our clients the opportunity to select from a shortlist comprised of only top performers.

It has been a pleasure to partner with the team at Hamden for our Digital Inks hiring requirement.
It was an extremely specific requirement & Hamden was successful in tapping the right talent in a good course of time. Hamden has a great screening ability & being a niche industry, the candidates that we saw were a great skill set match. We look forward to a continued working relationship with Hamden.”
I would recommend Hamden without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on investment for future retained search campaigns.
Managing Director
As a new search partner, Hamden has delighted us by identifying and attracting top talent at the highest level. This is based on their extensive networks, talent pipeline and understanding of the chemical market.

It is evident that they are not only one of the few specialists in this market, but also a truly international enterprise.
HR Director
The partnership Hamden offers has been above and beyond the standard recruitment activities we’ve been used to; including the quality of service, speed and placement rate.
We have had the pleasure of working with the Chemical division on a number of occasions and have utilized their expertise and network within the industry for Senior Technical, Commercial and Corporate positions when they arise.
EHS Lead
United Kingdom
I’ve had the pleasure of cooperating with Hamden Executive Search since 2013.
The partnership so far has delivered over 50 senior appointments across Europe, making a significant impact across all business units.
I recommend them without hesitation, to deliver a substantial return on investment for retained search campaigns.
Regional Predisent EMEAI
We have found it a challenge to identify a search partner that has a true specialisation in the Chemical market and harder still to find a partner with a focus on Coatings. Hamden offers dedicated support in both and this is reflected in the relevancy of their shortlists and the quality of their candidates.
Whether it’s an executive, senior commercial, technical or corporate vacancy, I would have no hesitation in partnering with Hamden in the future and would highly recommend them.
Global Senior HR Business Partner

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Hamden has refined the search process down to 6 clear steps.

Our 4 week proven process allows us to thoroughly understand the client needs, research the desired market utilising our extensive networks in our sector practices and deliver leading talent.

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