Welcome to Blackden Consulting

These terms, conditions & privacy policy outline the rules and regulations for the use of Blackden Consulting's Website.

Blackden Consulting's registered office is located at: 71-75 Shelton Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9JQ

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Blackden Consulting's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company's terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client's needs in respect of provision of the Company's stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of . Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.


Unless otherwise stated, Blackden Consulting and/or it's licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Blackden Consulting. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from https://www.blackdenconsulting.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  1. Republish material from https://www.blackdenconsulting.com
  2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from https://www.blackdenconsulting.com
  3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from https://www.blackdenconsulting.com

Redistribute content from Blackden Consulting (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

Hyperlinking to our Content

  1. The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:
    1. Government agencies;
    2. Search engines;
    3. News organizations;
    4. Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and
    5. Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
  1. These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
  2. We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
    1. commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
    2. dot.com community sites;
    3. associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
    4. online directory distributors;
    5. internet portals;
    6. accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
    7. educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of Blackden Consulting; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  1. By use of our corporate name; or
  2. By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  3. By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of Blackden Consulting's logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.


Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  1. limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  2. limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  3. limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  4. exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature



For candidate referral fees, referral payments are only paid where the initial contract is a permanent contract, not temp to perm or part time work. If the candidate is known (defined as being registered on our CRM) no referral fee will be paid - we will endevour to let you know this at the time you refer someone to us. Referral fees will only be paid when the candidate has successfully passed their probabtion period. If they do not pass or decide to quite before the end of their probation period, no payment will be due. Correct at the time of writing (10th January 2023) 0-£30,000 = £300. £30,001 - £40,000 = £400. £40,001 - £60,000 = £600. £60,001+ = £1,000. We reserve the right to remove or alter this policy without prior notice. If a valid referral has been made, we will still pay you. To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Privacy Policy & GDPR

​Blackden Consulting is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and website users. We safeguard all data provided to us and protect it within a secure environment. Data provided to us is used solely for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy below.​Blackden Consulting may collect your personal data through various means, including our website, electronic correspondence, by telephone or direct contact for the purposes of providing you with our services and/or information. In providing such services and/or information to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.​If you feel that this company is not abiding by its privacy policy, you should first contact our Compliance Officer, who can be reached at alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com.

What is personal data?

Personal Data is any information that identifies you as an individual. This includes but is not exclusive to name, address, contact information, marital status, employment and employment history, references and identification numbers. Sensitive personal data includes information about your health, race/ethnic origin, religious/philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, trade union membership and criminal record.How and why do we use your personal data?​As an Executive Search fir, Blackden Consulting processes personal data from our prospective and placed candidates/contractors, prospective and current clients, suppliers, employees, consultants and temporary workers in order to carry out our business activities.​For current and prospective clients, candidates and contractors, we process personal data in order to provide you with work-finding services. The legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interest. When necessary, Blackden Consulting may process special categories of personal data, but will only do so with an individual’s explicit and specific consent. In such cases, our legal basis for processing will be consent. Blackden Consulting will ensure this data is not used to discriminate against the individual.

Legal Basis

​The legal basis for the processing of personal data is legitimate interest as described above. we will also rely on contractual or legal obligations and consent for specific uses of data.You may withdraw your consent for processing at any time by contacting alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com.​

How do we collect information?

Blackden Consulting collects information you provide us, via our websites, over the phone, in emails or in person.Third Parties​Blackden Consulting collects information on prospective and current candidates and clients from public and third-party sources, such as job boards and networking sites with whom we have subscriptions, in order to assess suitability for our open vacancies. Information is also collected from referees, other candidates and clients.Website​Blackden Consulting collects information from our users at several different points on our website. Blackden Consulting is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.​

Registration and Vacancies

We request information from you on our online registration forms and applications for individual roles. Here you must provide contact details, information regarding the type of work you are seeking, your skills, qualifications and experience, which may or may not include your Curriculum Vitae. This information is used to enable us to provide you with work-finding services; the contact information provided is used to get in touch with you and will only be used for this purpose.​


We use cookies to monitor the effectiveness of our website and marketing. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. ​


This website contains links to other external websites. Please be aware that Blackden Consulting is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.​

When do we share your personal data?

Blackden Consulting and all Associated Persons will consult the candidate before submitting a profile to a vacancy. Blackden Consulting will share your information only in order to provide work-finding services.​Blackden Consulting will not share client information with our candidates without the client’s permission.​If Blackden Consulting’s business is sold or integrated with another business, you will be notified via email/on our website of any changes in the disclosure of your details. Your details may be disclosed to our advisers, purchasers and their advisers. Your details will be passed on to the new owners of the business.​In the unlikely event of bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation, the database may be considered an asset and subject to third party transfer.​We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required by law to do so.
If necessary, we may also share your Data with our Bank & Finance Providers.​We do not sell your personal data for any purpose.​

Overseas Transfers 

Blackden Consulting may transfer the information you provide to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including the USA. However, we will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. By submitting your data, you consent to these transfers for the purposes specified in this policy.​Blackden Consulting hosts its candidate database with HubSpot a U.S. Company certificated in adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission. All information stored using HubSpot is protected by stringent security measures, and compliant with GDPR.​


At Blackden Consulting we take security seriously. We take all standard security procedures to ensure the safety of your information.​Blackden Consulting operates a clean desk policy; all personal data kept on paper is locked away when not in use. All digital information is protected by strong passwords, virus checking, encryption and firewalls, with access limited to relevant employees.​We will regularly audit our procedures and security measures to ensure they are correctly implemented and effective.If you have any questions about the security of our website, you can send an email to alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com with your concerns.​

Retention Policy

​Your information will be retained for six years after our last provision of services or engagement with you. After this, it is our policy to retain your data only for as long as is necessary to fulfil any contractual or legal obligations.​

Your Rights

You have the right to rectify any inaccurate or incomplete data.​You have a right to request copies of personal data held by us: requests for copies of information will be dealt with as soon as possible, and no later than within 28 days. If extenuating circumstances apply, this deadline may be extended for an extra two months and you will be provided with a notification and explanation of the delay.​You have a right to ask for Blackden Consulting to cease processing, to withdraw your consent to processing, or to have your data erased. Erasure requests will be complied with on a case by case basis in accordance with our legal obligations. A record may be kept of such requests in order to prevent your data being received again from a third party.​You have a right to ask for the cessation of direct marketing by us.​If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may do so by contacting alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com. Please be aware further information may be required in order to comply with your requests.​

Complaints or Queries

Blackden Consulting tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. We take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.​If you wish to complain about this policy or any of the procedures set out in it, please contact:Compliance Officer at alistair.marriott@blackdenconsulting.com​ or Compliance Officer
Blackden Consulting 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

If you feel we are mishandling your personal information, you may lodge a complaint by contacting The Information Commissioners Office.​Data Controller​Blackden Consulting Limited (registered in England and Wales with Company Number 12946848 at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden London, WC2h 9JQ) is the data controller and processor of any and all personal data collected by the company. 

Notification of Changes

​If we decide to change the way we process your personal data, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.​This policy was last updated 5th May 2023