McLean Partnership

Collaboration: McLean & Archus

October 4, 2019

The McLean Partnership and Archus Ltd collaborate on consultancy and recruitment cross over.

The McLean Partnership, an executive recruitment firm, has formed a collaboration with Healthcare consultancy Archus Ltd to promote their respective capabilities in the Healthcare and Higher Education sectors.

McLean Partnership is an executive recruitment firm, operating across the UK, with expertise around complex estates. They recruit property leaders for substantive roles and also have a network of independent interims they place into short and medium term engagements in areas such as capital projects, development and operations. Already well established in Higher Education (and adjacent markets) they are looking to develop their offering further in the health sector.

Archus is an Advisory, Development and Investment company focused on the planning and delivery of social infrastructure. The practice operates throughout the UK with offices in London, Bath, Birmingham and Leeds. The company is well established in the Healthcare sector and is now branching out into wider social infrastructure to include Higher Education, Life-Sciences and Specialist Housing. The company has a strong social ethos and all members of staff are shareholders in the business.

The Healthcare and Higher Education sectors face many similar challenges in relation to their estate –  from the sheer diversity of their assets, challenges around funding, scrutiny on capital projects and demands on service delivery.  This move allows both companies to harness their track record to date and help each other bring expertise, in the form of individuals and consultancy services, into their respective sectors.


Paul Soothill commented:

“We are really excited to be working closely with Richard and his team at Archus. The McLean Partnership has built a good reputation identifying senior talent within the Higher Education sector during times of transition and change and is developing its track record in the Health sector. We think our growth in this market will be accelerated working closely with Archus given their excellent reputation in this space”


Richard Darch commented:

“Paul and I have been planning this for a while as we recognised the complementary services offered by The McLean Partnership and Archus. Our firms have a similar ethos in striving to be the best in class and to offer exceptional services to our clients. The fit culturally and commercially was there to see. We look forward to cementing the relationship and working with The McLean Partnership to expand the Archus offering from healthcare into other sectors that are focused on providing the infrastructure that societies value.”




Paul Soothill, Managing Director

+44 (0)203 597 6409


Richard Darch, CEO

+44 (0)3333 449339