CNA International

CNA International Executive Search was first established in 1993 and joined The Pertemps Group Ltd in 2008. CNA International is a franchising organisation that allows you the opportunity to build your own executive search business, as a part of the largest independent recruitment company in the UK which is also known internationally.

There are over 30 CNA offices across the UK, Europe and Asia at present. Our franchisees assume the title Senior Partner and choose their own sector to operate in based on their background and knowledge base and earn an average of £100k per year with full and on-going training and support also provided.

Currently CNA have single office franchise opportunities worldwide as well as master franchises for various locations across Western Europe, Asia, The Middle East, South America and Australasia.


CNA International Franchise Opportunities

About Us

CNA International Executive Search is part of the UK’s largest independent recruitment business – the Pertemps Network Group. Pertemps opened their first office in 1961 and the Network Group was founded to represent a diverse group of over 170 specialist recruitment businesses acquiring CNA in 2008. 

Currently CNA have over 48 offices based worldwide. We have over 26 UK offices that cover the length and breadth of the UK, we also have manned offices in 10 countries in the CEE & CIS regions with operations in many more and offices in India, Singapore and USA. 

By joining CNA you own your own sector-specific recruitment business and are your own boss. You can choose to work from an office or from your own home and there are no limits on the growth of your business or the amount of emloyees you may choose to have. With CNA and Pertemps you have the strength and infrastructure of a large and successful organisation behind you with on-going training and support. The term ‘Senior Partner’ is deliberate – we seek to depart from the typical franchisor/franchisee relationship. We believe that if you are investing in one of our brands you are a partner in our business – together we help to shape the success and profitability of your business.

CNA is a full member of the BFA (British Franchising Organisation) and all of our Senior Partners also gain free membership of the IOR (Institute of Recruiters). 

CNA Franchise

The CNA International executive search franchise opportunity is perfect for both driven senior professionals and experienced recruiters looking to rapidly build their own sector-specific, head-hunting business. Partnering with CNA allows you to:
  • A chance to leverage your skills, motivation and contact
  • Full training and ongoing support
  • Choose your own sector, with exclusivity
  • Retain up to 87.5% of your billing
  • Own 100% of your sector specific business
  • Free membership to the Institute of Recruiters
  • Work from home and set your own flexible hours
  • Or work from an office space and hire your own staff
  • Opportunity to expand your business with no limitations
  • Build a business to sell
  • Average owner operators generate £100k in net profits
  • Invoice factoring included
  • Use of the leading Pertemps Group business systems
The total investment to become a CNA International Senior Partner is £30,000 with a flexible payment plan available to certain candidates. If you are hungry to build an executive head hunting business and meet the following criteria please get in touch with Nick Sprang – Managing Director CNA International.
  • A background as a senior professional or recruiter
  • An interest in a particular sector
  • Established network of contacts in your industry sector
  • A strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent people skills
  • A good telephone manner
  • Drive to work hard to reap the rewards 

Master Franchise 

2013 and 2014 were both very exciting years for CNA, with master franchises opening in the CEE & CIS region and in India. With these franchises thriving, we are actively looking for franchisors who want to open master franchises anywhere in the world, with particular emphasis on Europe, Australasia, the Middle East, China, South America and North America.

To read about why Azamat, the Managing Partner for the CEE & CIS region, chose to work with CNA, View the case study in our documents page.

Single Franchise

We are also looking to open single office franchises anywhere in the world, with the option to grow into a master franchise if that is your goal. We will support you wherever you are so please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Experienced Recruiter Opportunity

CNA International Executive Search is offering an exciting opportunity for experienced recruiters. We are giving you the chance to start your own recruitment business with minimal upfront costs, a support package that includes full finance factoring on both permanent placements and contractor assignments, and a £6,000 overdraft facility to help you plan your cash-flow in your first year. That is to say we are offering you the ability to establish your own executive search recruitment franchise through the fees you bring in and not from an upfront cash investment.

This unique opportunity allows you to receive 87.5% of all your billings for the lifetime of our business partnership.

You will also receive the same back office, financial marketing and IT support as our core franchisee package.

This includes:

  • Full Invoice Factoring
  • Marketing Support
  • Your own micro-site on our main website
  • Access to the Pertemps Network Group
  • Full initial training and on-going support throughout the life of your franchise
  • In-House CRM/IT Support
  • Masterclasses and Conference
  • One to One recruitment and business coaching

This business opportunity gives experienced recruiters the chance to work for yourself, but not by yourself, and benefit from back office support provided by the UK’s largest independent recruitment company, Pertemps Network Group. So if you want to build a business and you meet the following criteria – please get in touch!

  • You have least 3 years experience as a Recruiter.
  • Billed an average of £100,000 a year.
  • Looking to start your own business.

Case Studies

We understand that becoming a franchisee is a big decision, and one that cannot be taken lightly. We’ve put together some case studies in our documents page about some of our current franchisees to help you gain some insight into why they chose CNA and why it was one of the best decisions they have ever made!

Check out our videos page to see and hear our 2014 top biller, Paul Lawrence, talk about how he achieved this by working with CNA.

If you are interested in any of our franchise models or would like some further information, please click the send interest button below and we will be in contact shortly.


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The International HR&Recruitment Conference | Kyiv 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 News CNA International

                  CNA International IT Recruitment Ukraine presents the most significant event of 2017 dedicated to Recruiters, HR Leaders, HR Managers, and CEO’s - The International HR&Recruitment Conference, which will take place in Kyiv, March 31st, 2017.10 International Speakers from Europe will share their wealth of experience in International Recruitment, Relocation, Talent Acquisition & Attraction, HR, Research, and Cross-Culture Commun...

CNA International Age Positive leads the way in promoting age diverse workforces

Tuesday 21 March 2017 News CNA International

                 CNA International, part of the Pertemps Network Group, have launched one of the UK's first executive search firms for the over 50s.CNA International Age Positive is taking bold steps to tackle age bias and answer skills gaps by offering a unique retained executive search model with a particular focus on people aged in their 50s, 60s and beyond.News of the venture follows calls from Andy Briggs, the government’s Bus...

Approach Franchising with Confidence

Monday 14 November 2016 News CNA International

On the 3rd of November Gavin Chase Franchise Development Partner was invited by British Franchise Association to give his view from a franchisor perspective on what a franchisor is looking for in franchisees and why he believes franchising is a good option?CNA International has been offering franchises to people for 20 years and from their experience one of the most important questions that everyone who wants to cross this path should be asking is, “do I understand what I am offering as a f...

Riding the waves of success in Singapore

Tuesday 30 August 2016 News CNA International

CNA International Executive Search continues to expand and provides global support to businesses in search for greater talents and skills. Within a few months apart CNA managed to open 2 offices in Singapore and we continue to grow worldwide!Singapore is a cosmopolitan country at the crossroads of Asia where people from the region feel right at home and those from beyond feel welcome. In fact, one in three persons here comes from abroad, constantly adding to the nation's unique heritage blend. T...

HR Professionals join CNA

Wednesday 04 May 2016 News CNA International

CNA International HRHere at the CNA International, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our HR Practice team. One of key USPs is that our search specialists are HR professionals by background. We are proud that, in keeping with this USP, our new colleagues have each worked within the HR industry to ensure a strong understanding, knowledge and empathy with the sector and its many challenges. Our new colleagues have joined Nicola Morris’ team. Nicola is one of our Senior Partners ...

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