Every self-respecting executive, and particularly those who want to be "found" or checked out by headhunters, needs to be on LinkedIn.  If you are a CGS client and need guidance or support, call us.

Directory of Headhunters

Executive Grapevine is the directory of the executive search and recruitment industry.  Here is the online site: if you would like to search and are a CGS client, call us to ask for a user name and password.

Public Sector Jobs

Here's the government's website for Public Appointments, as advertised by the Appointments Commission.  That's an important qualification since it excludes any roles advertised or headhunted by others: this is usually heavily biased towards NHS no-executive positions.

Company Information

Companies House, like just about every public sector body these days, has a really useful and user friendly website.  If you're starting or running your own business, it will be indispensable for checking names to filing returns.  Otherwise it's just really helpful for company information.

Research (and much else)

Many readers will be members of the Institute of Directors and know about its great facilities.  A better kept secret are the research and advice team, worth a question if Google doesn't get you there!

Just for Fun:

The Paper Boy

This is one of Rod's two all-time favourites, along with  It allows you to read the daily newspapers from all over the world.  It's fun to read the German take on that World Cup match, the Aussie take on the Ashes, the Arab take on America and so on.

Fixing things

Trying to work out how to mend a broken sash window cord, we found this wonderful site, almost worth a visit even if you don't have anything to fix!

Crossword Solver

Our standard resource when intellect, experience and reference books have failed is  Try also  

Holidays and Hotels

Finally, what better than a couple of holiday sites?  Our starting point for hotels wherever we go is the Small Luxury Hotels chain:; and for short-stay holidays and city breaks, Kirker are our all-time pick:  (It's their standard provision of a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned Merc to take you from airport to hotel and back that makes it so great!)