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About us

First Future helps connect GM's & Directors with the top manufacturing management talent exclusively for the UK's leading manufacturers. We specialise in recruitment for senior management positions in the Manufacturing space, particularly those posts which are business-critical and require strict confidentiality and commitment.

Our state-of-the-art AI Talent Graphing Software places us miles ahead of the competition, as its capacity for automation and identifying hidden talent ensures our clients receive world- class talent management in unbeatable timeframes.

Keith Payne, First Future’s Specialist Recruitment Director and business owner, delivers expert knowledge, with over 20 years of successful experience working with leading international recruitment firms. His expertise lies particularly within the Manufacturing sector.  


His experience offers an extensive senior candidate network that ensures candidate approaches are always made sensitively and with the nuance and gravitas required to ensure they are well received and credible. This maximises your chances of engaging with and hiring the top manufacturing management talent available.

Throughout his time in the industry, Keith developed First Future’s signature service - our AI Executive Talent Search Service. This truly disruptive service offers clients a streamlined solution to sourcing highly qualified candidates that other firms cannot find.

 With FREC status, and as a fully certified member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Keith can ensure the highest level of service for both clients and candidates


Throughout his career, Keith has garnered extensive experience in contingency recruitment, executive search and managed advert campaigns, all while working with some of the world’s leading recruitment teams. He is recognised as an industry expert and has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for companies within the Manufacturing and Engineering space.

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For further information on First Future Executive Search and Selection Service please contact: 

Keith Payne (FREC) 

Recruitment Director  

First Future Recruitment Services Ltd 

8 Deer Park Avenue, Fairways Business Park, Livingston, EH54 8AF 

Landline: +441506 343034 

Mobile: +447462700091 

Email:[email protected]



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