CASE STUDY:
Executive Search

 
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THE CONTEXT

Our client is one of the largest, market-leading providers of apprenticeships, recruitment services and bespoke training courses. To support future ambitions and take operational responsibility for the business, they were looking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer

Parkhouse Bell has a keen insight into this client’s current operations and future plans, having worked closely with the senior team on several appointments over the past 12 months. Subsequently, we were invited to lead the search for the new COO.

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OUR SOLUTION

  • Market mapping outside the training sector, including retail, sport and leisure, airlines/commercial aviation, and large-scale hospitality, including major restaurant chains

  • Considered organisation reputation, values and cultural fit

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THE OUTCOME

  • Submitted a strong shortlist reflective of the diverse experience sought by our client, following in-depth preliminary interviews conducted by Parkhouse Bell

  • Successful candidate was appointed from Marks & Spencer, with a background leading large, diverse teams and varying operational streams