Meet Logan Naidu and the trailblazing team at Kernel, finalists at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023, as they revolutionize the recruitment industry with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and a mission to empower individuals from the ‘Classroom to Boardroom’.

Logan Naidu founded Dartmouth Partners in 2012 with a vision to transform the recruitment industry. Driven by a belief that recruitment firms should provide meaningful, trusted advice to help people and businesses achieve their full potential, Logan created the ‘Classroom to Boardroom’ model. This pioneering approach provides end-to-end talent solutions, from graduate recruitment and training through to board level search, delivered with a commitment to excellence and kindness.

In just over 10 years, Dartmouth Partners has grown from a start-up of five people to an international group of brands with over 250 employees, following two rounds of private equity investment. This enabled the acquisition of infrastructure and governance specialist Pure Search in 2018, and the launch of parent company Kernel in 2019. Under Logan’s leadership, Kernel continues to expand into new markets and locations at pace, focusing growth in countries that offer the greatest long-term opportunities.

Kernel’s success is built on a dedication to addressing diversity and inclusion. Learning from conversations with clients on their hiring needs, Logan established the ‘Classroom to Boardroom Foundation’ to tackle social imbalance and open up opportunities for young people, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background. The Foundation’s programs are making a real impact on people’s lives and careers at the moments that matter most.

With ambitious plans for further brand expansion, Logan is steering Kernel to grow faster and further, sustaining the values and vision on which it was built. Finalists at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023, Logan and the team at Kernel are transforming recruitment and changing lives around the world. To learn more about these inspiring entrepreneurs and their mission to help people achieve their full potential, visit