Our Founders

The heart and soul of C&C Search

Seeking to offer an entirely fresh concept in support staff recruitment, C&C Search was created by brother and sister duo, Lucy Chamberlain and Ed Chamberlain. Building on hugely successful track records in recruitment agencies, Lucy and Ed have shaped an authentic company, with a truly creative and holistic approach.

Lucy Chamberlain

Ed Chamberlain

Ed Chamberlain Founder C&C Seacrh

With a 20 year career tracking the industry’s leading recruitment companies, Lucy founded C&C search to redefine and elevate client and candidates’ recruitment experience.

Coming through a challenging personal time – three years as a single mum, single-handedly responsible for her daughter – Lucy found her career was out of sync. In C&C, she’s built a successful business aligned with her high standards, ethics and goals, and created an inspiring workplace for her team to fulfil their own career goals.

Innovative, unrelenting and fearless, learning to ask for help, advice and support has been key to her founder journey. She’s now paying it forward in abundance. Lucy and the C&C team actively collaborate with and support as many other female business leaders as possible; social consciousness and legacy is at the business’ core.

As with many leaders, she’s dedicated every waking moment to getting C&C off the ground. Learning that balance is key, and self-care is important for every member of the team, this is embedded in the business culture. A mentor to her team, Lucy believes encouraging teams holistically, and nurturing happy, engaged, market-leading talent has the most impact on a company’s success. It’s this foundation that serves to empower, captivate and delight C&C’s clients as they build their own teams, and has been at the heart of our story.

An extensive history in the recruitment sector and a proven track record in founding successful companies gave Ed the impetus to create C&C with his sister Lucy. Ed now chairs the board of C&C Search, and is constantly looking for new ways to drive the company to greater things.

Ed has always had a passion for being creative and building. His passion for entrepreneurial success started with Ed working as many jobs as possible – from dust bin man and hospital clerk, overcoming a fear of blood and needles through to a paper round and McDonalds stint. This paid Ed’s way through college and then University, where he studied architecture. Frustrated by the limited opportunities to connect and work interactively with people, Ed opted for a career in recruitment.

In that time, the pace of start-ups has won Ed over. He joined Virgin Fast Track company Investigo, at four people – it’s now over 250 – before co-founding One Search and then establishing Altus Partners in 2009. With Altus Partners, Ed’s vision is to create the preeminent executive search firm in buy-side executive search, with an ethos grounded in adapting to client needs, through exceptional standard of delivery.

Like Lucy, Ed believes in creating an amazing place to work, where his team is encouraged to deliver on their full potential through coaching, training and a greater self-awareness. C&C follows Altus Partners’ success, and the businesses now collectively thrive in a truly shared ethos and collaborative environment, with ambitious plans for the future.