Ninety Thousand Hours

About Us

The duo with a team's worth of KNOWLDGE

Established in 2014, Ninety Thousand Hours has over 25 years of combined experience in recruiting senior-executive level appointments across B2B content, business intelligence, media & events.
Owned and led by two Directors; Gemma Butler and Robert Forsyth, you can be confident your requirement is in the very best hands. You will never be passed onto a more junior person and will benefit from having direct, consistent access to experienced consultants.


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We work very closely with our clients.

You have to be able to trust us and know we share your values. And we have to get on, on a personal level!

So let’s break the ice with some background info:

Robert Forsyth


As a Director at NinetyThousandHours, I have 20 years experience in executive search and talent management in the B2B media & events market.

I am passionate in what I do. I partner with CEO’s, Director’s and Business Owners to build high-performing, diverse and inclusive leadership teams.

I hold a CIPD qualification in Personnel & Development and am a Level 2 practicioner in McQuaig behavioural profiling software. This allows us to continually improve the solutions we offer to our clients and to ensure they attract and retain the very best people.

My approach is honest and open, I take the time to listen and establish the immediate and long term business goals of our clients to help them exceed their potential through talent.

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Gemma Butler


Prior to Ninety Thousand Hours I spent 12 years working for a FTSE 100 business as a Brand Director, leading Product, Marketing and Sales Teams. The experience I gained is invaluable to understanding the needs of my clients.

My focus is on delivery for our clients. I pride myself on being transparent and never giving up on a tough brief. I have a naturally supportive approach with candidates which helps to build trust and open and honest conversations throughout the process.

I am passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and have completed a Train the Trainer course in inclusive hiring processes, which helps me assist my clients in reducing bias from the hiring process. I am a level 2 practitioner in McQuaig behavioural profiling software.

My 9 years of experience in recruitment and executive search in B2B media and information, and my extensive network enables me to uncover candidates across the whole market.

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