Parkinson Lee

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

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Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

About Parkinson|Lee

 

Our Vision

As a highly reputable Executive Search business, Parkinson Lee aspires to be the professional firm of choice for companies based in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, seeking high performing Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives.

 

Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Specialists

With offices in Rotherham, Leeds and London, Parkinson Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. 

We help those clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In so doing, our service offers a rare blend of principled values, precise processes and shrewd judgements, leading to a very high rate of successful completion. As a consequence, we are now one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent Executive Search firms. 

Parkinson Lee is a stable, secure and profitable Partnership. We’re not aiming to be a global PLC and we’re not responsible to City institutions or remote shareholders - we’re responsible to our clients. As a Yorkshire business serving Yorkshire business - and our clients in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. But although our core commitment is regional, we also have a significant international capability. 

Our local dedication is reinforced by our dedication to specific functional roles, with professional practices focusing on the following:

  • Board Level & Executive Appointments
  • CFO & Financial Leadership
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Interim Management
  • Not For Profit & Public Sector
  • Non-Executive Directors

Our Team

The strength of our network is key to our success

The Parkinson|Lee Team

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Greg Parkinson

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: g.parkinson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Lee Bhandal

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Adam Dickson

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Rachael Lee

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

John Bohan

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Emma Noble

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: e.noble@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Philip Hill

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: p.hill@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Practices

Our specialist practices have been established based around the knowledge, understanding and expertise within our leadership team

At Parkinson|Lee our practices are built on our in-depth knowledge, expertise and insight of each respective market. With over 80 years combined search experience, Parkinson|Lee have developed unrivalled professional networks, allowing us to conduct functional and industry specific search campaigns tailored specifically to our clients individual requirements. 

For more information on each of our practices please click the link below.

  • C-Suite & Managing Directors
    We have an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders who have a profound impact.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search has an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders for clients of all shapes and sizes, from well-known companies and PE - backed portfolio businesses, to SMEs and not-for-profit organisations. 

    We understand that it’s a big decision to appoint a new Chief Executive or Managing Director. After all, it’s the one role that’s unique in scope and substance, having a profound impact on the performance of the enterprise. And the costs of failure can be high. New leaders import new strategies, people and management styles and sometimes, these can be damaging. 

    But so can internal candidates. It is imperative that they have the credentials and credibility to lead the whole business, have been tested in the right ways and can demonstrate the appetite and ability to be positive agents of change.  

    A robust appointment process is therefore essential, even if there’s a succession pipeline. But if that pipeline’s bone dry, there’s an imperative to identify and attract the best people with a highly professional recruitment exercise: step forward Parkinson Lee.

    In the last 12 months, Parkinson Lee Executive Search has successfully delivered mandates across the following roles:

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Chief Commercial Officer 

    Sales Director 

    Managing Director 

    Chief Operating Officer 

    Chief Financial Officer

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • CFO & Financial Leadership
    The best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.

    The best finance leaders of today….

    Given our deep experience, we understand the best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.  

    Parkinson Lee partners have over 130 years of experience in appointing CFOs and Finance Leaders. In fact, all our board members are seasoned recruiters in this sector. This is why we are the best-connected Executive Search firm in the region. We know exactly where to start and can act promptly on your behalf. 

    Our breadth of exposure is matched by our depth of experience, motivating our clients to use us repeatedly. In fact, Parkinson Lee achieves a very high ratio of repeat business, reflecting the strength of our networks, our candidates and our service.  

    Our exceptional success rate means that our clients not only commission us to recruit nationally and globally on their behalf, but also to find functional leaders and senior specialists across the following mandates:

    Chief Financial Officer

    Financial Controller

    International CFO

    Finance Director

    Head of Finance 

    Strategy & Corporate Development 

    M&A Specialists

    Divisional Finance Leaders and Controllers 

    Internal Audit

    Financial Planning & Analysis

    Investor Relations

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non For Profit & Public Sector
    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity.

    Parkinson|Lee partner with a broad spectrum of Public Sector and Not For Profit organisations in the recruitment of Senior & Board Level Executives. 

    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity and in turn attracts candidates from a wide variety of business sectors.

    Parkinson|Lee’s market positioning, network and online search capability means we have access to candidates both locally, nationally and internationally. This ensures we have complete coverage of the market when conducting searches.

    Our approach is a transparent one.
    We commence every brief with an
    agreed collaborative search strategy - this provides our clients with information and detail at every stage of the process and allows us to identify the right talent that meets our client’s requirements.

    Typical sectors we operate in are:

    • Charities
    • NHS
    • Education
    • Housing
    • Governmental Bodies
    • Skills Councils

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Interim Management
    We can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of reasons to partner with us

    Almost certainly, Parkinson Lee makes more Interim placements than anyone else with companies in Yorkshire. With our experience and expertise, we know that so many scenarios stimulate the need for an Interim Manager: turnarounds or transformational change, M&As or MBOs, integrations or restructuring. You may need a Project Manager with particular expertise, a specialist for specific strategies or a Professional Interim to bridge the gap after an unexpected resignation. You may even need someone to tackle a corporate crisis or an insolvency. But whatever the scenario, we can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of clients

    Our confidence arises from that depth of experience. And its breadth. Because our clients are, to say the least, diverse in their sector and character - from flagship PLCs and regional icons, to SMEs and start-ups. We also have a strong track record with PE - backed portfolio companies, given our intimate grasp of the needs and nuances of private equity firms.

    Our candidates: previous service and proven success

    Of course, candidates are key and we can open the door to a proven network of C-suite and senior individuals: outstanding business leaders and functional heads, capable of making an immediate impact, achieving agreed outcomes and offering an excellent ROI. We have access to professional Interims deeply-experienced in the following roles:

    CEOs & Managing Directors   

    Human Resource Directors

    CFOs & Finance Directors

    Chief Marketing Officers

    Sales Directors

    Company Secretaries

    Directors of Purchasing

    Supply Chain Director

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit.

    For portfolio companies, the right leaderships leads to the right outcome.

    At Parkinson Lee, we understand that having a Board and senior management with the right talent is central to the achievement of maximum shareholder value. In short, the attraction of strong leaders is critical to the success of portfolio organisations. 

    That’s where we come in: whatever the investee company, be it a successful global heavyweight or a distressed turnaround, Parkinson Lee have the experience to find the right person (or even the right team). 

    Our experience is deep and diverse and as such, our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit, often with demanding pressures and specific timescales.

    A variety of roles, both at Group and Divisional Level

    We have a proven capability in recruiting for investee companies for the following roles:

    Chairman

    Chief Executive

    Managing Director

    Chief Financial Officer

    Non-Executive Directors

    Functional Heads across Operations, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Engineering & Manufacturing, Company Secretarial

    Sector breadth and experience across the UK 

    With this dedicated practice, we have established partnerships with PE & VC firms in London, Leeds and Manchester, recruiting regularly for their investments across the UK.

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

     
  • Human Resources & People Leadership
    The level of expertise in our HR practice brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region.

    As a thriving constituent of Parkinson|Lee - Executive Search, our Human Resources practice continues to grow significantly in fact, we are now the most active and respected provider in Yorkshire. Our clients stretch across a wide variety of industry sectors and company types – from FTSE 500 and PE – backed portfolio companies to well-known regional names and SMEs. 

    There are many reasons for the ongoing success of our HR practice. Certainly, the calibre of our HR partner plays an important part -  a MCIPD qualified practitioner with over 20 years of recruitment and industry experience. This level of expertise brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region. Our regular seminars, conferences and networking events in partnership with the CIPD and a leading law firm give us the opportunity to network with high calibre Senior HR Executives. They also give us the opportunity to stay abreast of legislation updates and industry news, giving us robust and relevant information to help our clients make business critical decisions. 

    Most importantly however, the success of our HR Practice can be explained by one fact – our outstanding success rate. 

    Our most recent successful assignments have included the following appointments:

    Director of Change Management

    Human Resources Director

    Head of Human Resources

    Director of People

    HR Business Partner

    Head of Organisational Development

    Director of Training & Development

    Talent Acquisition Director

    Head of Learning

    Head of Reward Management

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Operations Leadership
    We understand that even small operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader.

    Efficient. Effective. Productive. Profitable. The success of any organisation depends on achieving excellence in all these areas. That’s where a skilful and experienced operations leader comes in. Because in today’s competitive landscape, where margins are tight and competition is high, a skilled operations leader can be the difference between turning a healthy profit or making a substantial loss. 

    To effectively compete in a dynamic global marketplace, organisations must have a robust operations strategy that supports the overall corporate vision, maximising efficiencies and driving down costs. That’s where Parkinson|Lee comes in. Whether you are an SME or a PLC, Parkinson|Lee understands that even the smallest of operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader. A leader who can deliver the corporate vision through clear and effective communication. A leader who can bring about genuine organisational change from their productive and empowered workforce.  A leader who can deliver efficiencies across the whole value chain, creating a compelling and unique competitive advantage. 

    As such, Parkinson|Lee have exceptional experience recruiting for the following roles:

    Chief Operations Officer

    Vice President of Operations

    Head of Operations

    Operations Director

    General Manager

    Manufacturing Director

    Production  Director

    Technical Director

    Quality Director

    HSE Director

    Plant Manager

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Engineering & Manufacturing Directors and Functional Heads
    Across Engineering and Manufacturing, Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders

    We are dedicated to the Yorkshire region and given its industrial landscape, it’s not surprising that our Engineering and Manufacturing practice is central to Parkinson|Lee’s continuing success. As economic growth has fuelled the demand for effective leadership in these sectors, the challenge for that leadership has become more demanding. Technical authority is largely taken as read; commercial success is now contingent on visionary leadership, strategic coherence and inclusive people management. From our vantage point, arrogance and autocracy and command and control are for yesterday’s people. 

    Across Engineering and Manufacturing– both by sectors and functions – Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders. That success in Executive Search can, of course, be attributed to the depth of our industry knowledge and the breadth of our networks, the rigour of our research and the detail of our processes, or the subtlety of our judgements about short-listed candidates. 

    Above all, however, it’s down to one crucial thing. Experience. Experience of a wide range of sectors and an even wider range of clients. And experience supporting a sophisticated Search team, unrivalled in our specific region. 

    In the past 12 months, we have completed successful assignments across our specialist areas: 

    Engineering

    Directors of Engineering

    Head of Projects

    Projects Directors

    Design & Developments Directors

    Head of Engineering 

    Head of Pre-Construction

    Technical Director

    Head of Technical

    Director of Technical Operations 

     

    Manufacturing

    Site Directors

    General Managers

    Operations Directors

    Manufacturing Directors 

    Production Directors

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Procurement & Supply Chain Leadership
    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth.

    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth, especially given the potentially global complexities of that supply chain. It also reflects the quest for predictability (the strenuous imperative to avoid disruption and to achieve certainty, to minimise variance and maximise value). It sounds simple, but it’s not – although in our experience, the very best leaders make it seem so, communicating a crisp vision, a clear sense of direction and compelling ideas to motivate customers, vendors and staff.

    In the last 15 years, these leadership roles – covering Buying and Purchasing, Planning, Logistics and Distribution – have continued to become more significant for company profitability, more influential in the Boardroom and certainly more important to Parkinson|Lee. In fact, Procurement & Supply Chain is now one of our fastest-growing practices. 

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Procurement

    Chief Procurement Officer

    Commercial Director

    Global Category Manager

    Procurement Director

    Vice President Global Procurement

    Purchasing Director

    Director of Buying

    Vice President European Procurement

     

    Supply Chain

    Director of Logistics

    Vice President Global Supply Chain

    Vice President EU Supply Chain

    Operations Director

    Supply Chain Consultant

    Planning and Logistics Director  

           

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Commercial, Marketing & Sales Leadership
    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations.

    Commercial’s a curious word. From popular to profitable, monetary to marketing, it means different things to different people. At Parkinson|Lee, we believe it covers any role with a direct and significant impact on business margins and in this practice, these are typically leadership positions across Marketing, Sales and Contract Management. 

    We understand that whether the role is focused primarily on customers or suppliers, the template for successful results is so often identical: the ability to deliver superior experience, convert innovative ideas into practical proposals, maximise speed without compromising quality, demonstrate integrity and develop loyal relationships for long-term mutual advantage. And as it happens, that is a precise summation of the Parkinson|Lee proposition.

    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations. 

    Our most recent successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Commercial Director

    Sales Director

    Business Development Director

    Director of Inside Sales

    Sales & Marketing Director

    Product Director

    Brand Director

    Category Director

    Communications Director

    Account Director

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • IT Directors and Functional Heads
    Our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small across a wide variety of sectors.

    Technology enables change. Across the world and across the world of business. And its growing commercial importance has had a profound impact on IT functions. 

    IT leaders are now business leaders.

    In this context, IT Directors are now responsible for translating the corporate vision and goals into effective strategies and solutions for their achievement. They must also instil a commercial agility into systems and projects, adapting nimbly to ever-changing conditions, and communicate crisply, helping the Board to feel confident and comfortable with the committed expenditure.  Of course, the day-to-day machines must still work, each day every day. But even the core challenge of reliability has changed dramatically: any responsible CEO will demand a robust approach from IT for cybersecurity, mitigating risk and protecting both the reputation and integrity of the enterprise.

    We reflect IT. Precisely.

    At Parkinson|Lee we appreciate the changing role and new status of the IT leader. As a result, our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small - from prestigious PLCs and PE-backed portfolio companies to SMEs and start-ups. Not only do we work with a diverse range of companies, but also in a wide variety of sectors.

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Digital Director

    Director of E-Commerce

    Director of IT

    IT Director

    Director of IT and Services

    Director of Transformation

    CIO (Chief Information Officer)

    Director of Information

    CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

    Director of Technology

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non-Executive Directors
    We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Given our deep level of experience appointing Non-Executive Directors to a wide variety of organisations, Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. From policymaking to planning, strategy development to performance management and mergers and acquisitions, a skilful and experienced NED can advise on a variety of crucial business decisions.  

    Parkinson|Lee also understands that there are many other decisions to be made when appointing a Non-Executive Director.  You could choose someone from within your industry, a proven expert bringing years of relevant experience and specific knowledge. Or you could choose a wildcard from outside, bringing with them a plethora of ideas and insights from outside your own area of expertise.  

    There is one decision however that is relatively easy to make. When choosing a trusted partner for your Non-Executive Director Search, look no further than Parkinson|Lee Executive Search. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region. 

     

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

Assignment Process

Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search

Executive Search is a structured recruitment process involving the research, identification, approach and attraction of precisely identified individuals. 

As a professional Partnership, big enough to deliver but small enough to care, Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around). At the same time, the process will normally include the following stages for our clients:

  • 1. Briefing & Specification of Requirements

    We take the utmost care to understand your business, your role, and the kind of person most likely to succeed.

    This is agreed with you in our Specification of Requirements - a highly professional marketing document and reference point for the whole exercise.

  • 2. Identification & Approach

    With a solid structure and sequence, we will then agree with you the Search strategy - identifying the sectors, companies and individuals, refining the targets and taking your views into account.

    Our Researchers are chosen according to the individual Assignment; they are also dedicated specialists and take great pride in the precision and presentation of the Target Lists.

    But at Parkinson Lee, we believe the first contact with the candidate is crucial. And so - unusually - that first approach is typically made not by the Researcher, but your Partner (who is accountable directly for the formation of both the Long and Short List of candidates).

  • 3. Our Interviews

    As seasoned Search specialists, we know that no candidate is the same and every interview is different; at the start, for example, we have to assess and respect the individual motivation of the individual candidate (who may well not be looking to move in the first instance). The best interviews are therefore epitomised by intelligence, insight and intuition and in our specialist areas, ours are second to none.

    With our judgements, we are therefore confident about those candidates combining the correct capabilities and cultural fit. But we are not complacent. Which is why we also conduct competency-based interviews (the questions for which can, once again, be influenced by your priorities and views).

    And finally, if you'd like to conduct psychometric and wider assessments, we also retain a penetrating Occupational Psychologist with a broad range of tools and proprietary techniques.

  • 4. Your Interviews
    Each shortlisted candidate is profiled with a detailed CV and written assessment - including the highlighting of any notable points of interest - and then discussed with you, typically in a face-to-face meeting.

    We will then agree and arrange the interviews on your behalf.

    If you so wish, we will also attend them. This is a distinctive commitment that offers a variety of benefits - some obvious and some subtle - and we will be pleased to discuss these with you. (Of course, the bottom line is, we won't waste your valuable time - or indeed ours - by shortlisting "possible fits" or mediocre candidates; your interviews will be pleasing and productive).
  • 5. Offer Management

    In our pivotal role between you and your candidates, we work really hard to ensure that all parties are well informed and perfectly-positioned to participate in a precise process.

    Communication is key and so is our typical contribution to the remuneration discussions, managing expectations, minimising mismatches and ensuring a positive outcome at the negotiation stage.

  • 6. The Follow Up

    If you so wish, we will be pleased to take out formal references on the successful candidate on your behalf. (And before this, we always take out informal references and soundings on the final shortlisted candidates for you to consider).

    In due course, we arrange at least one structured Review meeting or call with each client and new employee individually, to probe and verify and ensure that it's all "plain sailing".

    And you'll also have the chance to tell us what you think: our Client Service Reviews are a continuing process to evaluate our performance and to avoid complacency.

With over 80 years combined experience, Parkinson|Lee are one of the most dynamic, professional and experienced teams of Search Consultants across Yorkshire

Our Reach

South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office

South Grove House
South Grove
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 2AF

01709 303 330
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office

Red Hall Court
Wakefield
WF1 2UN

01924 635070
London Office
London Office
London Office

1st Floor,
99 Bishopsgate,
London,
EC2M 3XD

0203 693 7575

Parkinson Lee has chosen to be deliberately dedicated to our clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

This is probably a unique - and certainly a rare - market proposition, given our Assignments, operating level and the quality of our service. It enables us to offer those clients one central advantage: that for any company based in our region, recruiting in one of our functional specialisms and keen to use a highly professional firm on the doorstep, we offer an unrivalled knowledge of the local landscape and market networks - so often, we hit the ground running on your behalf.

But we also know that at the top table, talent transcends territories. When the Search demands it, therefore, we are also comfortable and capable of representing you powerfully across the UK. Across Europe. And across the globe.

In this context, Parkinson Lee offers ready access to a multi-national network of Executive Search Partner Companies and a multi-lingual range of Researchers. Whether it’s in Leeds or Lagos, Mexborough or Mexico, we talk the same language.

Executive Opportunities

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search are continually searching for high calibre, executive level candidates that fit the needs of our clients

Many of our search assignments are confidential in nature and as such are not advertised so please do send us your CV or contact us as there may be other roles we are currently handling that may be right for you.

Please register for executive opportunities

Selected live assignments

Register With Parkinson Lee

Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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Remuneration Details

Education

Geographical Preferences

About You

Please note
We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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    This is a senior position where you will be required to bring the strategy to life and be the subject matter expertise in this field. You will be accountable for leading the delivery and governance of the Diversity Equality Inclusion strategy, supporting the Company’s ambition to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

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    Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Salary: Up To £85000 Per Annum + + Excellent Bens
    Location: Selby
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-36454

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are working in partnership with Drax plc in their search for a Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

    Drax are a dynamic and forward thinking plc business, listed on the London Stock Exchange, who are looking to hire a similar-thinking individual to lead their Equality Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
    This is a senior position where you will be required to bring the strategy to life and be the subject matter expertise in this field. You will be accountable for leading the delivery and governance of the Diversity Equality Inclusion strategy, supporting the Company’s ambition to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

    You will inspire and influence various stakeholders to deliver the global Diversity Equality Inclusion strategy and use your expertise to support local teams with local Diversity Equality Inclusion plans. Project management, Governance, regular reporting on progress to key stakeholders all form part of this role. Reporting to the Head of Resourcing you will work closely with all levels of staff including the Board.

    You will work with external stakeholders and service providers acting as a credible expert voice of Diversity Equality Inclusion within the business.

    With a commercial approach, a growth mindset and a passion for change, you will have Diversity & Inclusion expertise from different labour markets with strong experience of developing and delivering strategic D&I plans to desired outcomes. You will understand the importance of and have a strong track record in relationship building and influencing skills to operate successfully at senior levels and cross functionally with a personal responsibility to hold yourself and others accountable for performance.

    You will be assigned to an office in the North of England where you will be able to visit twice a week.

    Generous package with PLC benefits on offer.

    This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join this business in a period of growth and change. If you would like more information please feel free to contact Emma Noble, Partner.

    Please note any 3rd party applications sent directly to Drax will be forwarded to Parkinson Lee.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    Current Employment Details

    Remuneration Details

    Education

    Geographical Preferences

    About You

    Please note
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    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Equity + Bonus + Car
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-11060

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a highly entrepreneurial, owner managed, Civil Engineering Organisation based in West Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Group CFO.

    Reporting to the CEO (Owner), you will lead a high calibre multifunctional Finance, IT and HR team, and key responsibilities will include:

    •Being an active member of the Board in the overall running of the business to achieve the organisational goals
    •Acting as a strong business partner and ‘sounding board’ to the CEO and other Board members, supporting and challenging where appropriate
    •Supporting the business in the creation and implementation of both short and longer term strategic plans
    •Full financial management of the business to include overseeing the production of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports and accounts
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    •Strict cash flow and working capital management
    •Reviewing the business plan and comparing actual vs projected budgets and making recommendations and influencing at board level
    •Ensuring compliance with statutory financial and accounting requirements
    •Managing all third relevant third party relationships, i.e. banks, auditors, insurers, funders etc

    The ideal candidate will be:
    •A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience of operating at board level
    •An experienced and well established FD, with proven experience operating in a number one finance role
    •Experienced within civil engineering, construction or contracting
    •Must have contract accounting experience, in particular an understanding of the revenue recognition process for WIP
    •A highly experienced, and charismatic business leader with the ability to influence at all levels both internally and externally
    •Confident, personable and possess the gravitas to gain the credibility at board level quickly

    This is an outstanding career opportunity, and the successful candidate will participate in a planned transaction within the next few years.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Adam Dickson on or apply on line.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Group Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

    Contact Information

    Current Employment Details

    Remuneration Details

    Education

    Geographical Preferences

    About You

    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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  • Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Selby

    Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Location: Selby
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35773

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are working in partnership with Drax plc in their search for a Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

    Drax are a dynamic and forward thinking plc business, listed on the London Stock Exchange who are looking to hire a similar thinking individual to lead their ED&I strategy.

    This is a senior position where you will be required to bring the strategy to life and be the subject matter expertise in this field. You will be accountable for leading the delivery and governance of the DEI strategy, supporting the Company’s ambition to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

    You will inspire and influence various stakeholders to deliver the global DEI strategy and use your expertise to support local teams with local DEI plans. Project management, Governance, regular reporting on progress to key stakeholders all form part of this role. Reporting to the Head of Resourcing you will work closely with all levels of staff including the Board.

    You will work with external stakeholders and service providers acting as a credible expert voice of DEI within the business.

    With a commercial approach, a growth mindset and a passion for change, you will have D&I expertise from different labour markets with strong experience of developing and delivering strategic D&I plans to desired outcomes. You will understand the importance of and have a strong track record in relationship building and influencing skills to operate successfully at senior levels and cross functionally with a personal responsibility to hold yourself and others accountable for performance.

    You will be assigned to an office in the North of England where you will be able to visit twice a week.

    Generous package with PLC benefits on offer.

    This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join this business in a period of growth and change. If you would like more information please feel free to contact Emma Noble, Partner,

    Please note any 3rd party applications sent directly to Drax will be forwarded to Parkinson Lee.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

    Contact Information

    Current Employment Details

    Remuneration Details

    Education

    Geographical Preferences

    About You

    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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    •Experience in M&A would be advantageous

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    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Finance Director Sheffield

    Finance Director

    Salary: £100000 - £130000 Per Annum + + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-36492

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a Global Engineering Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director within a £130million turn over specialist division based in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting into the Managing Director, and working closely with the executive leadership team, you play a key role in the implementation an agreed turnaround plan. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning process, organisational and systems development. You will lead a small but highly skilled finance team and ensure that the company is well positioned to achieve both its short and long term objectives.

    Main responsibilities will include:

    •Preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts and associated supporting submissions including for statutory audit processes
    •Overseeing and maintaining robust controls over the financial systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support business decisions
    •Overall accountability for the development and updating of the costing system, ensuring accuracy, and improving the quality of information
    •Leading the team to compile regular financial statement forecasting and the annual budgeting process
    •To drive cost reduction initiatives and improved business efficiency through both the sites and the supply chain
    •Working alongside the MD to deliver forecasts and maximise business performance
    •Provide leadership, coaching and support to the finance team and wider senior members in relation to finance transformation requirements of the business
    •Manage cash and maximise working capital and funding requirements to support business growth
    •Oversight and development of the capital expenditure strategy
    •Challenge current working practices to drive improvements and ensure common best practice processes across the sites

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applicants with the below experience:

    •Proven experience as a Finance Director within an engineering, metals or manufacturing business
    •Immediately available, or on a short notice period
    •Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and direct a small team
    •Experience in M&A would be advantageous

    For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal on or apply directly online

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a Global Engineering Organisation in the appointment of an Interim Finance Director within one of their divisions based in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning process, organisational development, and systems development. Leading a small, highly skilled, finance team, you will ensure the company is well positioned to achieve its short and long term objectives.

    Main responsibilities will include:

    •Preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts and associated supporting submissions including for statutory audit processes
    •Overseeing and maintaining robust controls over the financial systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support business decisions
    •Overall accountability for the development and updating of the costing system, ensuring accuracy, and improving the quality of information
    •Leading the team to compile regular financial statement forecasting and the annual budgeting process
    •To drive cost reduction initiatives and improved business efficiency through both the sites and the supply chain
    •Working alongside the MD to deliver forecasts and maximise business performance
    •Provide leadership, coaching and support to the finance team and wider senior members in relation to finance transformation requirements of the business
    •Manage cash and maximise working capital and funding requirements to support business growth
    •Oversight and development of the capital expenditure strategy
    •Challenge current working practices to drive improvements and ensure common best practice processes across the sites

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applicants with the below experience:

    •Proven experience as a Finance Director within an engineering, metals or manufacturing business
    •Immediately available, or on a short notice period
    •Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and direct a small team
    •Experience in M&A would be advantageous

    For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal on or apply directly online
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  • Interim Finance Director Sheffield

    Interim Finance Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic (equivalent Day Rate)
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESLB-35792

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a Global Engineering Organisation in the appointment of an Interim Finance Director within one of their divisions based in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning process, organisational development, and systems development. Leading a small, highly skilled, finance team, you will ensure the company is well positioned to achieve its short and long term objectives.

    Main responsibilities will include:

    •Preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts and associated supporting submissions including for statutory audit processes
    •Overseeing and maintaining robust controls over the financial systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support business decisions
    •Overall accountability for the development and updating of the costing system, ensuring accuracy, and improving the quality of information
    •Leading the team to compile regular financial statement forecasting and the annual budgeting process
    •To drive cost reduction initiatives and improved business efficiency through both the sites and the supply chain
    •Working alongside the MD to deliver forecasts and maximise business performance
    •Provide leadership, coaching and support to the finance team and wider senior members in relation to finance transformation requirements of the business
    •Manage cash and maximise working capital and funding requirements to support business growth
    •Oversight and development of the capital expenditure strategy
    •Challenge current working practices to drive improvements and ensure common best practice processes across the sites

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applicants with the below experience:

    •Proven experience as a Finance Director within an engineering, metals or manufacturing business
    •Immediately available, or on a short notice period
    •Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and direct a small team
    •Experience in M&A would be advantageous

    For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal on or apply directly online

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Interim Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a highly successful, and rapidly growing Owner Managed SME business within the Construction industry in the recruitment of a Managing Director to be based at their head office in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting into and working closely with the Owner/Group Chair you will lead the day-to-day management and performance of the company, with responsibility for delivering the medium-term strategic plans, as well as developing and delivering annual business plan targets, budgets and relevant outputs.

    You will lead and develop a loyal team in this hands-on role, with a strong commercial and customer focus to drive sustainable revenue & profit growth, and manage substantial contracts through to closure.

    Key duties include:

    1. Define and manage overall annual targets and budgets, ensuring pro-active management of cashflow and that project/company costs are closely monitored against budget.
    2. Leadership and day to day management of the Senior Team.
    3. Oversee the activities, performance and development of staff, ensuring succession planning and performance monitoring systems are in place.
    4. Implement relevant systems and processes to manage commercial and contractual risk adequately, reduce bureaucracy and ensure that the business is managed effectively.
    5.Research and analyse industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions on developments, market opportunities, customers and suppliers.
    6.Liaise closely with a related company, looking for ways to maximise collaborative opportunities to the benefit of both businesses.
    7.Establish a close working relationship with the Group Chair, and through this relationship as well as regular briefings and/or papers, keep the Chair and Non-Executive informed and up to date on key developments, opportunities, risks and issues within the business.
    8.Ensure that company policies and systems with regard to health, safety and environmental management and quality assurance are in place and fit for purpose.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to people who can demonstrate the below skills for this role:

    •A proven track record working at a senior level within the Construction or closely related industries.
    •Experience of developing and implementing 3/5 year strategic plans
    •Strong commercial background with a hands-on approach to developing and maintaining business with customers
    •P&L experience
    •Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills
    •Strong IT and Processes background, to support the continued modernisation of the business

    This is a significant piece of recruitment for the organisation with succession planning at the forefront. The company are poised to deliver continued significant and sustainable growth over the next five years and the new Managing Director will play a pivotal role in achieving this.

    In addition to an excellent six figure package, there will an equity participation opportunity.

    For more information on this appointment please contact me confidentially on
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Managing Director Sheffield

    Managing Director

    Salary: Executive Level Bens+ Equity Opportunity
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-36369

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a highly successful, and rapidly growing Owner Managed SME business within the Construction industry in the recruitment of a Managing Director to be based at their head office in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting into and working closely with the Owner/Group Chair you will lead the day-to-day management and performance of the company, with responsibility for delivering the medium-term strategic plans, as well as developing and delivering annual business plan targets, budgets and relevant outputs.

    You will lead and develop a loyal team in this hands-on role, with a strong commercial and customer focus to drive sustainable revenue & profit growth, and manage substantial contracts through to closure.

    Key duties include:

    1. Define and manage overall annual targets and budgets, ensuring pro-active management of cashflow and that project/company costs are closely monitored against budget.
    2. Leadership and day to day management of the Senior Team.
    3. Oversee the activities, performance and development of staff, ensuring succession planning and performance monitoring systems are in place.
    4. Implement relevant systems and processes to manage commercial and contractual risk adequately, reduce bureaucracy and ensure that the business is managed effectively.
    5.Research and analyse industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions on developments, market opportunities, customers and suppliers.
    6.Liaise closely with a related company, looking for ways to maximise collaborative opportunities to the benefit of both businesses.
    7.Establish a close working relationship with the Group Chair, and through this relationship as well as regular briefings and/or papers, keep the Chair and Non-Executive informed and up to date on key developments, opportunities, risks and issues within the business.
    8.Ensure that company policies and systems with regard to health, safety and environmental management and quality assurance are in place and fit for purpose.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to people who can demonstrate the below skills for this role:

    •A proven track record working at a senior level within the Construction or closely related industries.
    •Experience of developing and implementing 3/5 year strategic plans
    •Strong commercial background with a hands-on approach to developing and maintaining business with customers
    •P&L experience
    •Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills
    •Strong IT and Processes background, to support the continued modernisation of the business

    This is a significant piece of recruitment for the organisation with succession planning at the forefront. The company are poised to deliver continued significant and sustainable growth over the next five years and the new Managing Director will play a pivotal role in achieving this.

    In addition to an excellent six figure package, there will an equity participation opportunity.

    For more information on this appointment please contact me confidentially on

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee are working with a leading UK Merchant Bank to recruit a Sales Director - Personal Lines to be based in their London office.

    Our client is a FTSE250 company employing over 3000 people primarily in the UK, they support over 3 million businesses and customers across the UK and Ireland to spread the cost of their insurance premiums.

    The Sales Director will sit within the Personal Lines division of the business, reporting into the MD. The main purpose of this role is to drive business growth within the division collaborating with marketing, sales, account management, delivery teams and external partners.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    •Actively seeking to understand Partner needs, goals and business plans whilst building and maintaining effective partnerships with key external stakeholders
    •Implementing strategies to drive Value aligned to Partner goals in line with the divisions proposition
    •Understanding the requirements of new and existing customers to ensure their needs are being met
    •Leading a team of insurance specialists and product owners that work with insurance brokers and external stakeholders to deliver new and enhanced capabilities to support business growth objectives
    •Supporting the sales team in acquiring new brokers and managing existing relationships
    •Setting and delivering the financial targets & business plan alongside other directors
    •Collaborating with the commercial function to conduct market research and analysis to evaluate commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
    •Collaborating with diverse teams including sales, marketing, strategy, and customer service
    •Tracking, measuring and analysing performance of commercial activities using KPI’s

    Parkinson Lee are inviting candidates from and insurance / financial services background to apply to this exciting opportunity. You will have:

    •A proven track record within a Senior Sales or Commercial capacity within the Insurance sector
    •Experience of working within Personal Lines (essential)
    •Strong Knowledge of premium finance / SaaS is preferable
    •Solid internal and external stakeholder management experience (essential)
    •Ability to develop and manage UK and global partnerships
    •Open to travel on a UK basis (c40%)

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join an established leader within the insurance sector to make a real difference in a measurable way

    Our client is offering a Six Figure Salary + bonus + executive benefits

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online.




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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Sales Director - Personal Lines London

    Sales Director - Personal Lines

    Salary: Executive Salary And Benefits
    Location: London
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-36319

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are working with a leading UK Merchant Bank to recruit a Sales Director - Personal Lines to be based in their London office.

    Our client is a FTSE250 company employing over 3000 people primarily in the UK, they support over 3 million businesses and customers across the UK and Ireland to spread the cost of their insurance premiums.

    The Sales Director will sit within the Personal Lines division of the business, reporting into the MD. The main purpose of this role is to drive business growth within the division collaborating with marketing, sales, account management, delivery teams and external partners.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    •Actively seeking to understand Partner needs, goals and business plans whilst building and maintaining effective partnerships with key external stakeholders
    •Implementing strategies to drive Value aligned to Partner goals in line with the divisions proposition
    •Understanding the requirements of new and existing customers to ensure their needs are being met
    •Leading a team of insurance specialists and product owners that work with insurance brokers and external stakeholders to deliver new and enhanced capabilities to support business growth objectives
    •Supporting the sales team in acquiring new brokers and managing existing relationships
    •Setting and delivering the financial targets & business plan alongside other directors
    •Collaborating with the commercial function to conduct market research and analysis to evaluate commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
    •Collaborating with diverse teams including sales, marketing, strategy, and customer service
    •Tracking, measuring and analysing performance of commercial activities using KPI’s

    Parkinson Lee are inviting candidates from and insurance / financial services background to apply to this exciting opportunity. You will have:

    •A proven track record within a Senior Sales or Commercial capacity within the Insurance sector
    •Experience of working within Personal Lines (essential)
    •Strong Knowledge of premium finance / SaaS is preferable
    •Solid internal and external stakeholder management experience (essential)
    •Ability to develop and manage UK and global partnerships
    •Open to travel on a UK basis (c40%)

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join an established leader within the insurance sector to make a real difference in a measurable way

    Our client is offering a Six Figure Salary + bonus + executive benefits

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Sales Director - Personal Lines

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are part of Elevation Recruitment Group, one of Yorkshire’s leading employers with an exceptional reputation in specialist recruitment.

    Parkinson Lee are Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Firm. We specialise in conducting senior & executive level search mandates on behalf of an increasingly diverse and expanding list of clients, from Owner Managed SME’s through to Private Equity Backed and PLC’s, across a breadth of business sectors.

    Over the last 12 months Parkinson Lee have had record breaking growth and demand for C-Level Executives is high.

    We are looking for a Head of Recruitment to lead all aspects of recruitment operations within Parkinson Lee. You will the lead the Recruitment team, reporting to the Group Operations Director. You’ll be responsible for the operational backbone of recruitment within the brand, owning the systems, data, analysis and processes that help us find great candidates, attracting the best people to the mandates and delivering an outstanding candidate and client experience. As a strategic partner in the brand, you’ll help tell the recruitment story through data as well as market knowledge, and enable the Managing Partner and wider team to identify new opportunities.

    This is a unique and compelling senior recruitment opportunity. In a fast paced, encouraging and enterprising environment some of your key responsibilities while working closely with the Managing Partner will be:

    •Manage, build and lead the recruitment team, including associate partners and researchers.
    •Source, deploy and manage all systems and tools relating to recruitment that help the team recruit more effectively and support the team’s efficiency
    •Develop a culture of data and analytical rigor, and build the foundations to enable data-informed recruitment and actionable insights.
    •Own the candidate journey and overall experience.
    •Own learning and development for the recruitment team, including training, onboarding and knowledge management.
    •Working closely with the Managing Partner and wider executive team to agree a strategy for the structure and development of the inhouse research team.
    •Conducting extensive national research, market mapping and talent identification in order to source potential executive candidates for the vacancies you are briefed. You will use a variety of techniques including database searching and networking, direct head hunting, job board searching, effective use of social media and advert writing
    •Pre-Qualifying and then Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question
    •Interviewing relevant longlisted candidates face to face in order to generate a shortlist to present to our partners
    •Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with candidates through providing a high calibre of service
    •Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of our shortlist presentations
    •Preparing proposal documents, candidate brief packs, project plans and presentations using a variety of Microsoft packages
    •Organising key events and managing invites and logistics

    What you will need:

    -Experienced in a recruitment management role; proven ability to use discretion and judgement where required whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality
    -Experience of developing a team from the ground up including recruitment, coaching, performance management and mentoring
    -Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the confidence and professionalism to forge strong business relationships with clients, candidates and this close-knit team
    -You will be forward thinking; Self-motivated with a professional approach and the ability to work proactively; on your own initiative
    -Organisation skills are a must with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time and prioritise workload accordingly whilst delivering a high-quality service to all parties
    -Experience working in a fast paced and professional recruitment environment with an understanding of the full recruitment lifecycle

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of Recruitment Rotherham

    Head of Recruitment

    Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens
    Location: Rotherham
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35909

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are part of Elevation Recruitment Group, one of Yorkshire’s leading employers with an exceptional reputation in specialist recruitment.

    Parkinson Lee are Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Firm. We specialise in conducting senior & executive level search mandates on behalf of an increasingly diverse and expanding list of clients, from Owner Managed SME’s through to Private Equity Backed and PLC’s, across a breadth of business sectors.

    Over the last 12 months Parkinson Lee have had record breaking growth and demand for C-Level Executives is high.

    We are looking for a Head of Recruitment to lead all aspects of recruitment operations within Parkinson Lee. You will the lead the Recruitment team, reporting to the Group Operations Director. You’ll be responsible for the operational backbone of recruitment within the brand, owning the systems, data, analysis and processes that help us find great candidates, attracting the best people to the mandates and delivering an outstanding candidate and client experience. As a strategic partner in the brand, you’ll help tell the recruitment story through data as well as market knowledge, and enable the Managing Partner and wider team to identify new opportunities.

    This is a unique and compelling senior recruitment opportunity. In a fast paced, encouraging and enterprising environment some of your key responsibilities while working closely with the Managing Partner will be:

    •Manage, build and lead the recruitment team, including associate partners and researchers.
    •Source, deploy and manage all systems and tools relating to recruitment that help the team recruit more effectively and support the team’s efficiency
    •Develop a culture of data and analytical rigor, and build the foundations to enable data-informed recruitment and actionable insights.
    •Own the candidate journey and overall experience.
    •Own learning and development for the recruitment team, including training, onboarding and knowledge management.
    •Working closely with the Managing Partner and wider executive team to agree a strategy for the structure and development of the inhouse research team.
    •Conducting extensive national research, market mapping and talent identification in order to source potential executive candidates for the vacancies you are briefed. You will use a variety of techniques including database searching and networking, direct head hunting, job board searching, effective use of social media and advert writing
    •Pre-Qualifying and then Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question
    •Interviewing relevant longlisted candidates face to face in order to generate a shortlist to present to our partners
    •Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with candidates through providing a high calibre of service
    •Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of our shortlist presentations
    •Preparing proposal documents, candidate brief packs, project plans and presentations using a variety of Microsoft packages
    •Organising key events and managing invites and logistics

    What you will need:

    -Experienced in a recruitment management role; proven ability to use discretion and judgement where required whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality
    -Experience of developing a team from the ground up including recruitment, coaching, performance management and mentoring
    -Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the confidence and professionalism to forge strong business relationships with clients, candidates and this close-knit team
    -You will be forward thinking; Self-motivated with a professional approach and the ability to work proactively; on your own initiative
    -Organisation skills are a must with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time and prioritise workload accordingly whilst delivering a high-quality service to all parties
    -Experience working in a fast paced and professional recruitment environment with an understanding of the full recruitment lifecycle

    If you are a passionate recruitment professional that is looking to join one of Yorkshire’s leading entrepreneurial employers in an exciting and rewarding role please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to a fast growing, highly entrepreneurial SME Organisation within Building & Construction Sector currently looking to appoint a Director of Group Corporate Services. Based in the West Yorkshire region.

    Our client is a c£30 million turnover business poised for substantial growth over the next 18-24 months. Currently employing c100 staff across 3 business units. This role will have 3 direct reports with a wider team of permanent, contract and subcontract staff.

    Reporting into the Group MD and supporting the wider Executive Team, the Director of Group Corporate Services will take direct responsibility for managing and leading the groups corporate functions including HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Quality and Administration.

    In this newly created role, the strategic development and leadership of these functions will ensure the business is maximising all opportunities presenting themselves. By ensuring the necessary processes, accreditations, regulatory compliance, and quality controls are in place, the successful candidate will afford the Exec Team to focus on their respective roles.

    In this leadership position, the Director of Group Corporate Services will work closely with the Board and Executive Team to set strategies around each core function to ensure they are aligned to the overall business strategy whilst setting key objectives that will be continually managed and assessed. Ultimately ensuring an efficient and robust operational / shared service function is established.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join rapidly growing SME organisation. Parkinson Lee are inviting applications from Directors with the following skills & experience:

    •A proven track record of operating at board level within an SME
    •Experience of leading multiple corporate functions (HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Quality and / or Administration)
    •Ability to develop strategies across multiple corporate functions to align with the business strategy
    •Strong leadership and performance management experience
    •Ambitious and motivated to help drive growth within the company
    •Able to build solid relationships with a close nit team and comfortable providing ideas for divisional discussions to help develop and drive the strategy.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a dynamic and growing organisation during an exciting period of growth.

    Our client is offering a basic salary from c£80,000 - £100,000 + benefits

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online.

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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Director of Group Corporate Services West Yorkshire

    Director of Group Corporate Services

    Salary: £80000 - £100000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: West Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-36021

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to a fast growing, highly entrepreneurial SME Organisation within Building & Construction Sector currently looking to appoint a Director of Group Corporate Services. Based in the West Yorkshire region.

    Our client is a c£30 million turnover business poised for substantial growth over the next 18-24 months. Currently employing c100 staff across 3 business units. This role will have 3 direct reports with a wider team of permanent, contract and subcontract staff.

    Reporting into the Group MD and supporting the wider Executive Team, the Director of Group Corporate Services will take direct responsibility for managing and leading the groups corporate functions including HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Quality and Administration.

    In this newly created role, the strategic development and leadership of these functions will ensure the business is maximising all opportunities presenting themselves. By ensuring the necessary processes, accreditations, regulatory compliance, and quality controls are in place, the successful candidate will afford the Exec Team to focus on their respective roles.

    In this leadership position, the Director of Group Corporate Services will work closely with the Board and Executive Team to set strategies around each core function to ensure they are aligned to the overall business strategy whilst setting key objectives that will be continually managed and assessed. Ultimately ensuring an efficient and robust operational / shared service function is established.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join rapidly growing SME organisation. Parkinson Lee are inviting applications from Directors with the following skills & experience:

    •A proven track record of operating at board level within an SME
    •Experience of leading multiple corporate functions (HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Quality and / or Administration)
    •Ability to develop strategies across multiple corporate functions to align with the business strategy
    •Strong leadership and performance management experience
    •Ambitious and motivated to help drive growth within the company
    •Able to build solid relationships with a close nit team and comfortable providing ideas for divisional discussions to help develop and drive the strategy.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a dynamic and growing organisation during an exciting period of growth.

    Our client is offering a basic salary from c£80,000 - £100,000 + benefits

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Director of Group Corporate Services

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee are working with a Global Chemicals Business to recruit a Regulatory Director with a global reach.

    The purpose of this position is to be the lead on all regulatory issues and management of compliance for the business globally, managing external service providers to support compliance management strategy. You will also be the focal point for PSRA relationships with senior managers in the region and be able to establish effective business controls by country/region to underpin compliance strategy.

    Key Responsibilities Include:
    •Providing specialist expert opinion and guidance on product safety and regulatory developments to ensure ongoing compliance of products sold in their specific regions
    •Proactively monitor new regulatory developments in the region and to develop plans to mitigate or realise opportunities.
    •To work with trade associations to influence Regulatory Authorities in the development and implementation of new legislation to minimise the variation and hence cost of compliance globally
    •To develop business controls for compliance and plan for their implementation
    •To implement working practise to manage regulatory compliance for products on an on-going basis to minimise business risk, regulatory action, and loss of customer confidence
    •To facilitate business growth opportunities by taking regulatory action to remove barriers to market and support new product introduction.
    •To proactively explore non-standard notification routes that allow for reduced testing and hence reduce the time and cost of new product information.
    •To manage all chemical regulatory notifications/registrations in the region by offering a single focal point in the global resource. This will require considerable influencing skills to get an agreement on priorities between different regions and the co-ordinations and instruction of internal technical resource and management and selection of external service providers
    •To provide training to country managers sales professionals, R&D scientists, site technical managers to understand the variety of country specific regulations. To provide training in regulatory requirements to develop local expertise and to ensure that all in the PSRA team have a working knowledge of relevant legislation

    Management & Key Stakeholders:
    The Regulatory Director will have 7 direct reports who will be based remotely across Asia, North America, and Europe. Key stakeholders will include Country Managers, Site Technical Managers, Site HSE Managers, R&D Scientists, Sales Managers, Regulatory contacts at other companies, Industry working groups, Regulators and Regulatory consultancies.

    Experience Required:
    This position requires the job holder to deal with a high complexity of regulations covering a variety of products applications and markets, involving multiple departments across the group where information is not always readily available and can be scattered across multiple locations and departments. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial, commercial and liability implications of regulatory assessments and can influence key stakeholders across the group using a high level of professional diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion. This role will also challenge the development of on-going business strategies.

    Personal Attributes:
    •Degree level qualification gained within a technical field (i.e., chemistry, engineering, etc.)
    •Professional product safety specialist
    •Expert in detailed knowledge of complex and varying chemical control legislation across multiple regions
    •Experiences business leader within large complex organisations with global reach
    •Proven track record of managing regulatory programs in multi regions
    •Cultural awareness and knowledge of routes or influence
    •Wider scientific and regulatory uncertainty requiring expert judgement and informed interpretation
    •Significant negotiating and influencing skills and assertiveness

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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Regulatory Director Leeds

    Regulatory Director

    Salary: Executive Salary And Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-35830

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are working with a Global Chemicals Business to recruit a Regulatory Director with a global reach.

    The purpose of this position is to be the lead on all regulatory issues and management of compliance for the business globally, managing external service providers to support compliance management strategy. You will also be the focal point for PSRA relationships with senior managers in the region and be able to establish effective business controls by country/region to underpin compliance strategy.

    Key Responsibilities Include:
    •Providing specialist expert opinion and guidance on product safety and regulatory developments to ensure ongoing compliance of products sold in their specific regions
    •Proactively monitor new regulatory developments in the region and to develop plans to mitigate or realise opportunities.
    •To work with trade associations to influence Regulatory Authorities in the development and implementation of new legislation to minimise the variation and hence cost of compliance globally
    •To develop business controls for compliance and plan for their implementation
    •To implement working practise to manage regulatory compliance for products on an on-going basis to minimise business risk, regulatory action, and loss of customer confidence
    •To facilitate business growth opportunities by taking regulatory action to remove barriers to market and support new product introduction.
    •To proactively explore non-standard notification routes that allow for reduced testing and hence reduce the time and cost of new product information.
    •To manage all chemical regulatory notifications/registrations in the region by offering a single focal point in the global resource. This will require considerable influencing skills to get an agreement on priorities between different regions and the co-ordinations and instruction of internal technical resource and management and selection of external service providers
    •To provide training to country managers sales professionals, R&D scientists, site technical managers to understand the variety of country specific regulations. To provide training in regulatory requirements to develop local expertise and to ensure that all in the PSRA team have a working knowledge of relevant legislation

    Management & Key Stakeholders:
    The Regulatory Director will have 7 direct reports who will be based remotely across Asia, North America, and Europe. Key stakeholders will include Country Managers, Site Technical Managers, Site HSE Managers, R&D Scientists, Sales Managers, Regulatory contacts at other companies, Industry working groups, Regulators and Regulatory consultancies.

    Experience Required:
    This position requires the job holder to deal with a high complexity of regulations covering a variety of products applications and markets, involving multiple departments across the group where information is not always readily available and can be scattered across multiple locations and departments. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial, commercial and liability implications of regulatory assessments and can influence key stakeholders across the group using a high level of professional diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion. This role will also challenge the development of on-going business strategies.

    Personal Attributes:
    •Degree level qualification gained within a technical field (i.e., chemistry, engineering, etc.)
    •Professional product safety specialist
    •Expert in detailed knowledge of complex and varying chemical control legislation across multiple regions
    •Experiences business leader within large complex organisations with global reach
    •Proven track record of managing regulatory programs in multi regions
    •Cultural awareness and knowledge of routes or influence
    •Wider scientific and regulatory uncertainty requiring expert judgement and informed interpretation
    •Significant negotiating and influencing skills and assertiveness

    For more information please contact or apply online.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Regulatory Director

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    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Managing Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee are the retained partners to an International, Market Leading, Manufacturing Business, based in Yorkshire, in the appointment of a UK Managing Director.

    With a turnover of approximately £15million, the UK Business is the most profitable within the group and is poised significant future growth, both organically and via acquisition.

    The purpose of this role will be to lead all activity in the UK, establishing strategic goals and driving plans to ensure goals are achieved.

    Main duties will include:

    •Communicating with the Board of Directors to plan business objectives, developing organisational policies, coordinating functions and operations between divisions, and establishing responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives
    •Setting the overall strategic direction of the company alongside the board
    •Planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives
    •Reviewing activity reports and financial statements to determine and progress attaining objectives
    •Directing and coordinating formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations to maximise returns on investments and to increase productivity
    •Planning and developing industrial, labor, and public relations policies designed to improve company''s image and relations with customers, employees, suppliers, and the general public
    •Directing and supervising the activities of staff including the delegation of tasks, providing guidance for workers as needed and approving training opportunities
    •Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reducing operational threats, forestall business risks, and maximizes core strengths
    •Identifying core competencies and defining operational goals
    •Formulating, directing, and coordinating new growth markets in accordance with companies growth plans and limitations
    •Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions
    •Analysing opportunities for growth in market segments to drive profitability
    •Building the companies public profile through networking, conferences, and speaking engagements

    We are inviting candidates from the following background to apply:

    •A proven track record of operating at MD level within a manufacturing organisation, ideally with experience of reporting into a larger group
    •Full P&L responsibility
    •A strong commercial / sales or manufacturing background, prior to progression through to MD
    •Experience of working within a business that designs & manufactures its own products
    •Experience of supplying products into the NHS or wider public sector would be advantageous
    •Strong customer focus with the ability to adapt style to the customer
    •Gravitas to build rapport quickly through all levels of the business
    •Flair for innovation and a strong problem solver
    •Degree qualified OR MBA qualified
    •Flexible with travel (approximately 35%)

    This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to make a significant impact in the group by the development & growth of the UK Business which is currently the most profitable business within the group.

    Our client is offering a £six figure base salary + excellent benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on , or alternatively apply online

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director Yorkshire

    Managing Director

    Salary: £120000 - £140000 Per Annum + +40% Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35678

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are the retained partners to an International, Market Leading, Manufacturing Business, based in Yorkshire, in the appointment of a UK Managing Director.

    With a turnover of approximately £15million, the UK Business is the most profitable within the group and is poised significant future growth, both organically and via acquisition.

    The purpose of this role will be to lead all activity in the UK, establishing strategic goals and driving plans to ensure goals are achieved.

    Main duties will include:

    •Communicating with the Board of Directors to plan business objectives, developing organisational policies, coordinating functions and operations between divisions, and establishing responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives
    •Setting the overall strategic direction of the company alongside the board
    •Planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives
    •Reviewing activity reports and financial statements to determine and progress attaining objectives
    •Directing and coordinating formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations to maximise returns on investments and to increase productivity
    •Planning and developing industrial, labor, and public relations policies designed to improve company''s image and relations with customers, employees, suppliers, and the general public
    •Directing and supervising the activities of staff including the delegation of tasks, providing guidance for workers as needed and approving training opportunities
    •Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reducing operational threats, forestall business risks, and maximizes core strengths
    •Identifying core competencies and defining operational goals
    •Formulating, directing, and coordinating new growth markets in accordance with companies growth plans and limitations
    •Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions
    •Analysing opportunities for growth in market segments to drive profitability
    •Building the companies public profile through networking, conferences, and speaking engagements

    We are inviting candidates from the following background to apply:

    •A proven track record of operating at MD level within a manufacturing organisation, ideally with experience of reporting into a larger group
    •Full P&L responsibility
    •A strong commercial / sales or manufacturing background, prior to progression through to MD
    •Experience of working within a business that designs & manufactures its own products
    •Experience of supplying products into the NHS or wider public sector would be advantageous
    •Strong customer focus with the ability to adapt style to the customer
    •Gravitas to build rapport quickly through all levels of the business
    •Flair for innovation and a strong problem solver
    •Degree qualified OR MBA qualified
    •Flexible with travel (approximately 35%)

    This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to make a significant impact in the group by the development & growth of the UK Business which is currently the most profitable business within the group.

    Our client is offering a £six figure base salary + excellent benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on , or alternatively apply online

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Non-Executive Director - Audit Chair
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a long standing and well-respected Yorkshire Based, Financial Services Organisation in appointment of a NED – Audit Chair.
    After a successful nine-year term with the organisation, the current Chair of Audit will be stepping down in 2022 and as a result there is now the need to appoint a successor, for an initial term of 3 years.
    The Audit Committee is the key assurance committee of the board, and our client is looking to appoint an individual who is:

    • Qualified or skilled in financial accounting with deep experience of financial controls and systems of risk management
    • Suitably qualified within Finance & Audit, or experienced in the audit chair role with first class interpersonal skills and sound knowledge of board governance
    • Skilled in chairing complex meetings effectively
    • Experienced in the management of risk and complex risk management
    • Experienced within the financial services regulated environment and have previously held approved person status. That said we will consider NED’s with Audit Chair experience that either live within or have an affinity with the Yorkshire Region.
    • Able to demonstrate the ability to build positive working relationships with our auditors, and other stakeholders and partners
    • Able to absorb significant amounts of financial and statistical information in order to reach sound judgements
    • Curious and willing to learn


    Skills and experience are of course important, but so is organisational cultural fit, and as such we are looking for candidates who:

    • Have a genuine interest in the importance of the mutual organisations and their wider social purpose
    • Are able to contribute constructively to board discussions across the organisation’s broad agenda
    • Bring deep experience in their sector, which may not exclusively be in financial services
    • Can demonstrate a natural ability to think strategically, think independently and demonstrate integrity.
    • Understand the role of the non-executive director, in particular, in respect of providing both challenge and support to an executive team to drive the performance of the organisation
    • Are stimulated by a fast-moving environment, understand the need for change and recognise the crucial role of technology
    • Share our client’s ambition to create a sustainable future for their business


    This is a highly influential and rewarding appointment. For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal, Parkinson Lee at , or alternatively apply online.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Non-Executive Director - Audit Chair Hull

    Non-Executive Director - Audit Chair

    Salary: Up To £17500 Per Annum
    Location: Hull
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35346

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a long standing and well-respected Yorkshire Based, Financial Services Organisation in appointment of a NED – Audit Chair.
    After a successful nine-year term with the organisation, the current Chair of Audit will be stepping down in 2022 and as a result there is now the need to appoint a successor, for an initial term of 3 years.
    The Audit Committee is the key assurance committee of the board, and our client is looking to appoint an individual who is:

    • Qualified or skilled in financial accounting with deep experience of financial controls and systems of risk management
    • Suitably qualified within Finance & Audit, or experienced in the audit chair role with first class interpersonal skills and sound knowledge of board governance
    • Skilled in chairing complex meetings effectively
    • Experienced in the management of risk and complex risk management
    • Experienced within the financial services regulated environment and have previously held approved person status. That said we will consider NED’s with Audit Chair experience that either live within or have an affinity with the Yorkshire Region.
    • Able to demonstrate the ability to build positive working relationships with our auditors, and other stakeholders and partners
    • Able to absorb significant amounts of financial and statistical information in order to reach sound judgements
    • Curious and willing to learn

    Skills and experience are of course important, but so is organisational cultural fit, and as such we are looking for candidates who:

    • Have a genuine interest in the importance of the mutual organisations and their wider social purpose
    • Are able to contribute constructively to board discussions across the organisation’s broad agenda
    • Bring deep experience in their sector, which may not exclusively be in financial services
    • Can demonstrate a natural ability to think strategically, think independently and demonstrate integrity.
    • Understand the role of the non-executive director, in particular, in respect of providing both challenge and support to an executive team to drive the performance of the organisation
    • Are stimulated by a fast-moving environment, understand the need for change and recognise the crucial role of technology
    • Share our client’s ambition to create a sustainable future for their business

    This is a highly influential and rewarding appointment. For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal, Parkinson Lee at , or alternatively apply online.

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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as the retained partner to Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd, in the appointment of a Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.
    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the Tunstall business in the UK & Ireland
    • Positioning Tunstall as the market leader both in the numerical definition but also as a thought leader and ‘trusted advisor’ whose opinion is valued by all stakeholders in their market place
    • Full P&L responsibility for the business in the UK & Ireland
    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
    • Establishing and maintaining strong customer, governmental and professional association relationships at the senior leader level
    • Ensuring Tunstall operate within all legal, financial & regulatory laws and statutes, adhering to any code of conduct which may be in place for their industry or country
    • Supporting the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organisation maximise its short, medium and long-term profitability and shareholders returns.
    • Effectively implement changes decided by the Company


    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • Strong leadership capability and track record; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction of a business
    • Experience in managing people & businesses through organisational change
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director - UK & Ireland Goole

    Managing Director - UK & Ireland

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Base + Executive Benefits
    Location: Goole
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-26258

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as the retained partner to Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd, in the appointment of a Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.
    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the Tunstall business in the UK & Ireland
    • Positioning Tunstall as the market leader both in the numerical definition but also as a thought leader and ‘trusted advisor’ whose opinion is valued by all stakeholders in their market place
    • Full P&L responsibility for the business in the UK & Ireland
    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
    • Establishing and maintaining strong customer, governmental and professional association relationships at the senior leader level
    • Ensuring Tunstall operate within all legal, financial & regulatory laws and statutes, adhering to any code of conduct which may be in place for their industry or country
    • Supporting the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organisation maximise its short, medium and long-term profitability and shareholders returns.
    • Effectively implement changes decided by the Company

    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • Strong leadership capability and track record; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction of a business
    • Experience in managing people & businesses through organisational change
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.
    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Managing Director - UK & Ireland

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee are delighted to be retained partners with a market leading Conveyancing business, based in the Yorkshire, to recruit a Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services to join their expanding business.

    The main purpose of this role is to provide legal leadership and supervision, supporting lawyers to ensure all work is carried out in line with the business and clients’ regulatory requirements.

    As the Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services your key responsibilities will include:

    ·An understanding of all aspects of the business, providing quality practical/ legal advice and support to the lawyers and the wider business on complex matters, liaising with internal and external parties (including client lenders, borrower’s and external lawyers).

    ·To manage and inspire the lawyers with ongoing coaching, training and development, ensuring the workload is equitably distributed within the team to enable them to maximise their potential, managing the team effectively delivering difficult messages when required with clarity and sensitivity being persuasive where required.

    ·Providing continued direction and support to the lawyers to ensure first-class service and that the legal and process support being provided in respect of any matters referred is being carried out accurately, efficiently and in line with business/client and regulatory requirements.

    ·To assist their institutional lender clients when requested in developing new processes or products, communicating with them in a clear honest practical and enthusiastic way to enable them to build trust in your and the companies’ ability as a business to add value to any proposition.

    ·To promote the business ethics and values promoting the companies’ brand and focusing on what matters to their clients.

    ·Identify process and policy improvements, ensuring guidance is maintained and the lawyers are updated with any changes where appropriate.

    ·Keeping abreast of current property issues/ forthcoming legislation that may impact on existing internal processes and ensure these are adapted accordingly.


    We are inviting candidates with the below skills set to apply:

    ·Qualified Licence Conveyancer / CILEX or qualified Solicitor with extensive knowledge in property law

    ·Confident in technology focused conveyancing and keen to explore other digital tools to keep the company at the forefront of the industry

    ·An ability to act as the key contact for the regulatory body and take ownership of the regulatory aspects for the business with time

    ·An excellent communicator with strong influencing skills who has experience of building strong client and stakeholder relationships

    ·Exposure to people management experience (preferred) to lead a small team of lawyers

    ·A practical approach with the ability to identify new policies and procedures to drive the business forwards

    ·A sound commercial awareness with the ability to make quick crucial decisions for the business, taking ownership for decisions made to protect the business.

    ·Strong team player with a non-hierarchical approach

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone already at Director level or looking to step up into a Director level role within a company at the forefront of the conveyancing market.

    Our client is offering a competitive base salary + senior management level benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online. [type] => Permanent [location] => Leeds [dateposted] => 2021-09-29 09:16:30 [priority] => 0 [broadcast] => Executive Search [salary_currency] => gbp [salary_from] => 80000 [salary_to] => 90000 [salary_per] => annum [salary_benefits] => Excellent benefits package [salary] => Excellent benefits package [ordering] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [postcode] => S60 2AF [brand] => pl [lat] => 53.4268 [lng] => -1.35536 [homepage] => 0 [status] => 1 [job_posted] => 05-08-2021 [branded] => [employerID] => [completed] => [managerName] => Adam Dickson [manager] => Array ( [1] => [6] => 07935 502 755 [3] =>

    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services Leeds

    Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services

    Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-36264

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are delighted to be retained partners with a market leading Conveyancing business, based in the Yorkshire, to recruit a Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services to join their expanding business.

    The main purpose of this role is to provide legal leadership and supervision, supporting lawyers to ensure all work is carried out in line with the business and clients’ regulatory requirements.

    As the Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services your key responsibilities will include:

    ·An understanding of all aspects of the business, providing quality practical/ legal advice and support to the lawyers and the wider business on complex matters, liaising with internal and external parties (including client lenders, borrower’s and external lawyers).

    ·To manage and inspire the lawyers with ongoing coaching, training and development, ensuring the workload is equitably distributed within the team to enable them to maximise their potential, managing the team effectively delivering difficult messages when required with clarity and sensitivity being persuasive where required.

    ·Providing continued direction and support to the lawyers to ensure first-class service and that the legal and process support being provided in respect of any matters referred is being carried out accurately, efficiently and in line with business/client and regulatory requirements.

    ·To assist their institutional lender clients when requested in developing new processes or products, communicating with them in a clear honest practical and enthusiastic way to enable them to build trust in your and the companies’ ability as a business to add value to any proposition.

    ·To promote the business ethics and values promoting the companies’ brand and focusing on what matters to their clients.

    ·Identify process and policy improvements, ensuring guidance is maintained and the lawyers are updated with any changes where appropriate.

    ·Keeping abreast of current property issues/ forthcoming legislation that may impact on existing internal processes and ensure these are adapted accordingly.

    We are inviting candidates with the below skills set to apply:

    ·Qualified Licence Conveyancer / CILEX or qualified Solicitor with extensive knowledge in property law

    ·Confident in technology focused conveyancing and keen to explore other digital tools to keep the company at the forefront of the industry

    ·An ability to act as the key contact for the regulatory body and take ownership of the regulatory aspects for the business with time

    ·An excellent communicator with strong influencing skills who has experience of building strong client and stakeholder relationships

    ·Exposure to people management experience (preferred) to lead a small team of lawyers

    ·A practical approach with the ability to identify new policies and procedures to drive the business forwards

    ·A sound commercial awareness with the ability to make quick crucial decisions for the business, taking ownership for decisions made to protect the business.

    ·Strong team player with a non-hierarchical approach

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone already at Director level or looking to step up into a Director level role within a company at the forefront of the conveyancing market.

    Our client is offering a competitive base salary + senior management level benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on , alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Head of Transport
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Gist in the appointment a Head of Transport to be based primarily at their Head Office in Basingstoke, with travel to sites across the UK.

    Gist are a leading logistics and distribution company with 6,000 employees located in sites across the UK, Europe and the USA. The business has an annual turnover of £530million and is part of Linde plc, the world’s largest industrial gases business that has an annual turnover of more than $US27billion.

    Gist prides itself in working in partnership with their customers to deliver innovative solutions and transform supply chains, with a proven track record spanning more than 50 years.

    As a niche third party logistics and distribution company, Gist works with well-known brands including Marks & Spencer and Starbucks, amongst a host of food groups and retailers across the UK and internationally.

    With people and safety at the heart of its business, Gist invests in the best people who are passionate about creating supply chain solutions that are innovative, practical and provide competitive advantage for their customers.

    Gist’s core service offerings are:

    •Contract Logistics
    •Global Freight Management
    •Temperature Controlled Logistics
    •Food Service

    As part of a strategic change agenda Gist now have the need to appoint a Head of Transport to support the next phase in their transformation and modernisation.

    The Head of Transport will hold responsibility for the management of strategic and tactical transport activities; central planning, fleet policy, driver resourcing and the optimum execution of all transport operations, whilst adopting best in class standards in all aspects of transport legislation.

    You will provide direct leadership to the National Planning and Fleet Management teams, ensuring they remain aligned to the organisational goals and values. Leading the design and delivery of a Transport Control Tower, leveraging their integrated transport management system to enhance schedule efficiency, plan execution, continuous improvement and delivering the customer promise.

    Key responsibilities for the Head of Transport include:
    •Contribute to develop the Gist 5-year business plan and play a key role in corporate decision making
    •Set direction for effective transport health & safety management and best in class transport legislation compliance
    •Owner for Driver Vehicle Management within the businesses Integrated Management System
    •To support the Business Transformation programme and engage the SLT and wider organisation in its delivery
    •The design and implementation of a centrally planned Control Tower that provides a fully integrated transport operation, maximising customer service and cost efficiency
    •Owner of the business IT transport capability road map
    •Develop end to end transport management system capability to generate leading KPI’s and continuous improvement initiatives
    •Build, lead and develop a team of transport specialists with clear alignment to the business objectives
    •Provide functional leadership and technical expertise to site based Logistics management teams
    •Develops initiatives that attract and provide in house training for new drivers into the business
    •Business coordination of peak driver and partner resourcing
    •Owner of the business fleet replacement policy and seasonal fleet requirements
    •Develop robust fuel management performance through driver engagement, training and in cab systems
    •Ensure transport compliance requirements are being controlled, documented and maintained in accordance with regulations and best practice

    This is an exciting time for someone to join the business, taking ownership and driving ideas to support the 5-year strategy. Gist is also looking for someone to be able to step up into a more senior capacity over the coming years.

    We are therefore inviting people from the following backgrounds to apply:
    •A proven track record of working with a senior Transport role
    •Ideally experienced within the Logistics and Supply Chain sector, other sectors will be considered with large fleet experience
    •Educated to degree level or equivalent
    •CPC or equivalent experience and / or accreditations
    •Strong working knowledge of Health and Safety within a transport function
    •Multi-Site / National experience
    •Sound knowledge of transport planning and transport management systems
    •Budget ownership experience
    •Exceptional leadership skills (training, coaching, mentoring) with the ability to develop and maintain high performing teams to meet business objectives
    •Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
    •Experience of managing complex projects through teams and across multiple functions within an organisation

    To attract the right talent, Gist is offering an excellent competitive salary and associated benefits package. We are looking for someone to be site based at least 3 days a week.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of Transport Basingstoke

    Head of Transport

    Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
    Location: Basingstoke
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35393

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Gist in the appointment a Head of Transport to be based primarily at their Head Office in Basingstoke, with travel to sites across the UK.

    Gist are a leading logistics and distribution company with 6,000 employees located in sites across the UK, Europe and the USA. The business has an annual turnover of £530million and is part of Linde plc, the world’s largest industrial gases business that has an annual turnover of more than $US27billion.

    Gist prides itself in working in partnership with their customers to deliver innovative solutions and transform supply chains, with a proven track record spanning more than 50 years.

    As a niche third party logistics and distribution company, Gist works with well-known brands including Marks & Spencer and Starbucks, amongst a host of food groups and retailers across the UK and internationally.

    With people and safety at the heart of its business, Gist invests in the best people who are passionate about creating supply chain solutions that are innovative, practical and provide competitive advantage for their customers.

    Gist’s core service offerings are:

    •Contract Logistics
    •Global Freight Management
    •Temperature Controlled Logistics
    •Food Service

    As part of a strategic change agenda Gist now have the need to appoint a Head of Transport to support the next phase in their transformation and modernisation.

    The Head of Transport will hold responsibility for the management of strategic and tactical transport activities; central planning, fleet policy, driver resourcing and the optimum execution of all transport operations, whilst adopting best in class standards in all aspects of transport legislation.

    You will provide direct leadership to the National Planning and Fleet Management teams, ensuring they remain aligned to the organisational goals and values. Leading the design and delivery of a Transport Control Tower, leveraging their integrated transport management system to enhance schedule efficiency, plan execution, continuous improvement and delivering the customer promise.

    Key responsibilities for the Head of Transport include:
    •Contribute to develop the Gist 5-year business plan and play a key role in corporate decision making
    •Set direction for effective transport health & safety management and best in class transport legislation compliance
    •Owner for Driver Vehicle Management within the businesses Integrated Management System
    •To support the Business Transformation programme and engage the SLT and wider organisation in its delivery
    •The design and implementation of a centrally planned Control Tower that provides a fully integrated transport operation, maximising customer service and cost efficiency
    •Owner of the business IT transport capability road map
    •Develop end to end transport management system capability to generate leading KPI’s and continuous improvement initiatives
    •Build, lead and develop a team of transport specialists with clear alignment to the business objectives
    •Provide functional leadership and technical expertise to site based Logistics management teams
    •Develops initiatives that attract and provide in house training for new drivers into the business
    •Business coordination of peak driver and partner resourcing
    •Owner of the business fleet replacement policy and seasonal fleet requirements
    •Develop robust fuel management performance through driver engagement, training and in cab systems
    •Ensure transport compliance requirements are being controlled, documented and maintained in accordance with regulations and best practice

    This is an exciting time for someone to join the business, taking ownership and driving ideas to support the 5-year strategy. Gist is also looking for someone to be able to step up into a more senior capacity over the coming years.

    We are therefore inviting people from the following backgrounds to apply:
    •A proven track record of working with a senior Transport role
    •Ideally experienced within the Logistics and Supply Chain sector, other sectors will be considered with large fleet experience
    •Educated to degree level or equivalent
    •CPC or equivalent experience and / or accreditations
    •Strong working knowledge of Health and Safety within a transport function
    •Multi-Site / National experience
    •Sound knowledge of transport planning and transport management systems
    •Budget ownership experience
    •Exceptional leadership skills (training, coaching, mentoring) with the ability to develop and maintain high performing teams to meet business objectives
    •Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
    •Experience of managing complex projects through teams and across multiple functions within an organisation

    To attract the right talent, Gist is offering an excellent competitive salary and associated benefits package. We are looking for someone to be site based at least 3 days a week.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners to Westfield Health in the search to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and Audit Committee, and ultimately become the Chair of Audit no later than November 2022 when the current incumbent is due to step down.

    Westfield Health are an FCA regulated, International, market leading Insurance, Health & Wellbeing organisation with a head office based in Sheffield and operations at numerous sites in the UK and across Europe.

    For more than 100 years Westfield Health have been empowering people to lead healthier, happier lives. The business has evolved significantly since their humble beginnings in 1919, and today Westfield Health are proud to work with over 400,000 customers and more than 8,000 companies.

    Their vision is to power the world’s most resilient businesses by transforming the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.
    Westfield Health are on a mission to transform mental and physical wellbeing, pushing themselves to help more people and businesses experience the benefits of putting wellbeing first. They are proud that their work makes a healthy difference every day, not just to their customers, but to their colleagues and communities.

    As a not-for-profit organisation Westfield Health are committed to giving back and in the last 20 years alone, they have donated over £15 Million to a wide range of charitable causes.

    In recent years, Westfield Health have undergone substantial transformation and
    modernisation, with a strategic plan to diversify their product offering and become a major player in the European Wellbeing Market, in addition to being a UK market leader in the provision of health insurance. The business transformation has been a huge success and has seen Westfield Health almost double their headcount through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

    The organisation has an exceptional Executive Team, led by their CEO, Dave Capper, and COO, Jason Hogan. Through their vision, passion and leadership, the business has a renewed energy, culture and purpose.

    The current Chair of the Audit Committee is due to step down no later than November 2022 and as a result an opportunity now exists for a new NED to join the Audit Committee with a view to stepping into the role of Chair within the next 16 months.

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will require FCA/PRA approval to hold Senior Management Function (SMF), so we are inviting applications from only those individuals that have an extensive track record of Audit within the Financial Services Sector and have held or would be capable of being approved to hold an “approved person” role. We would consider individuals looking for their first NED role however you would need to evidence your experience in attending audit committee meetings.

    Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are aligned to the vision and values of Westfield Health and have a passion for helping others and improving lives.

    Westfield Health are committed to ensuring their workplace environment is inclusive and diverse, we would therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Non Executive Director (Audit Committee) Sheffield

    Non Executive Director (Audit Committee)

    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-35091

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners to Westfield Health in the search to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and Audit Committee, and ultimately become the Chair of Audit no later than November 2022 when the current incumbent is due to step down.

    Westfield Health are an FCA regulated, International, market leading Insurance, Health & Wellbeing organisation with a head office based in Sheffield and operations at numerous sites in the UK and across Europe.

    For more than 100 years Westfield Health have been empowering people to lead healthier, happier lives. The business has evolved significantly since their humble beginnings in 1919, and today Westfield Health are proud to work with over 400,000 customers and more than 8,000 companies.

    Their vision is to power the world’s most resilient businesses by transforming the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.
    Westfield Health are on a mission to transform mental and physical wellbeing, pushing themselves to help more people and businesses experience the benefits of putting wellbeing first. They are proud that their work makes a healthy difference every day, not just to their customers, but to their colleagues and communities.

    As a not-for-profit organisation Westfield Health are committed to giving back and in the last 20 years alone, they have donated over £15 Million to a wide range of charitable causes.

    In recent years, Westfield Health have undergone substantial transformation and
    modernisation, with a strategic plan to diversify their product offering and become a major player in the European Wellbeing Market, in addition to being a UK market leader in the provision of health insurance. The business transformation has been a huge success and has seen Westfield Health almost double their headcount through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

    The organisation has an exceptional Executive Team, led by their CEO, Dave Capper, and COO, Jason Hogan. Through their vision, passion and leadership, the business has a renewed energy, culture and purpose.

    The current Chair of the Audit Committee is due to step down no later than November 2022 and as a result an opportunity now exists for a new NED to join the Audit Committee with a view to stepping into the role of Chair within the next 16 months.

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will require FCA/PRA approval to hold Senior Management Function (SMF), so we are inviting applications from only those individuals that have an extensive track record of Audit within the Financial Services Sector and have held or would be capable of being approved to hold an “approved person” role. We would consider individuals looking for their first NED role however you would need to evidence your experience in attending audit committee meetings.

    Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are aligned to the vision and values of Westfield Health and have a passion for helping others and improving lives.

    Westfield Health are committed to ensuring their workplace environment is inclusive and diverse, we would therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

    For more information on this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee at

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Non Executive Director (Audit Committee)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Chief Commercial Officer 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Chief Commercial Officer.

    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.

    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.

    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.

    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Chief Commercial Officer to join the organisation.

    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.

    This is a newly created role. The Chief Commercial Officer will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.

    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.

    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:

    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with a demonstrable track record of defining & successfully implementing commercial strategies in order to develop and significantly grow an organisation.


    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

    My client is offering a significant six figure base salary + equity and executive level benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on 07935 502755, alternatively apply online.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Commercial Officer Leeds

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Basic + Equity + Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-32574

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Chief Commercial Officer.

    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.

    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.

    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.

    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Chief Commercial Officer to join the organisation.

    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.

    This is a newly created role. The Chief Commercial Officer will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.

    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.

    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:

    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with a demonstrable track record of defining & successfully implementing commercial strategies in order to develop and significantly grow an organisation.

    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

    My client is offering a significant six figure base salary + equity and executive level benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on 07935 502755, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Chief Commercial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => IT Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a leading Manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire in the appointment of an IT Director.

    Our client manufacturers consumer products, selling across the UK through a variety of channels (B2B). Following recent growth, and poised for further, our client is now looking to recruit an IT Director to join the newly established senior management team.

    As the number 1 within IT for the business, The IT Director will develop and drive the IT strategy leading a small team to ensure that all IT functions (Systems Development, Programming, Project Management, Infrastructure and Support) are delivering effective systems and processes to drive forward the companies growth plans.

    Responsibilities:

    •Leading and development the IT strategy to integrate into the overall business strategy.
    •Managing the department budget
    •Management of small team (c8), leading the team to drive ownership and accountability.
    •Ensuring the business and each department has the most effective technology which is scalable to drive growth and increase profitability. Also ensuring clear ROI on investments.
    •Review and develop new KPI reporting tools for the business
    •Leading developments within the organisation’s ERP system.

    Requirements:

    •Strong technical background with experience of working in a manufacturing environment
    •Proven track record of operating as number 1 within IT within an organisation
    •Experience of SAP or other ERP systems within a manufacturing setting
    •Experience of working with SMT to drive business growth
    •Strong leadership and communication skills

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an IT Director to join a rapidly growing manufacturing firm in this newly created role.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • IT Director Sheffield

    IT Director

    Salary: £85000 - £100000 Per Annum + Senior Leadership Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-28635

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a leading Manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire in the appointment of an IT Director.

    Our client manufacturers consumer products, selling across the UK through a variety of channels (B2B). Following recent growth, and poised for further, our client is now looking to recruit an IT Director to join the newly established senior management team.

    As the number 1 within IT for the business, The IT Director will develop and drive the IT strategy leading a small team to ensure that all IT functions (Systems Development, Programming, Project Management, Infrastructure and Support) are delivering effective systems and processes to drive forward the companies growth plans.

    Responsibilities:

    •Leading and development the IT strategy to integrate into the overall business strategy.
    •Managing the department budget
    •Management of small team (c8), leading the team to drive ownership and accountability.
    •Ensuring the business and each department has the most effective technology which is scalable to drive growth and increase profitability. Also ensuring clear ROI on investments.
    •Review and develop new KPI reporting tools for the business
    •Leading developments within the organisation’s ERP system.

    Requirements:

    •Strong technical background with experience of working in a manufacturing environment
    •Proven track record of operating as number 1 within IT within an organisation
    •Experience of SAP or other ERP systems within a manufacturing setting
    •Experience of working with SMT to drive business growth
    •Strong leadership and communication skills

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an IT Director to join a rapidly growing manufacturing firm in this newly created role.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for IT Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Director of Safety and Risk 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners with a global Logistics and Supply Chain business in their appointment of a Director of Safety and Risk.

    Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer and joining the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for developing and leading the companies 5-year SHEQ business plan.

    You will own all aspects of the companies safety plan, prioritising a behavioural programme of change and delivery of an employee led Safety culture.

    To provide leadership to the SHEQ team, ensuring they remain aligned to our organisational goals and values. Supporting the design and delivery of multiple Safety focussed works-streams aimed at the elimination and / or mitigation of Risk across each of the company’s operations, improving performance through the evolution SHEQ management systems, to current standards and legislation.

    As the Director of Safety and Risk your key responsibilities will include:
    •Represent Safety and Risk perspectives in strategic decision making
    •Set direction for effective health and safety management and appropriate workplace wellbeing programmes for employees, work proactively across functions to establish and maintain a programme of SHEQ continuous improvement
    •To own a Behavioural Safety change programme on behalf of the SLT and prioritise an employee led Safety culture
    •Provide Leadership to the SHEQ team to ensure alignment with business objectives and delivery of the ‘Safety in the Line’ model
    •To develop a structured Safety Audit programme
    •To own Safety management for facilities/buildings and property
    •To own Risk in the context of change management
    •Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and ensure that the company has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance and other requirements
    •Reporting and presenting Safety to internal and external stakeholders

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior health and safety professional to join a global logistics organisation to drive strategy and develop a high performing, industry leading team.

    We are inviting candidates with the below skills to apply:

    •Graduate, with Safety and or Risk qualifications (degree level or NEBOSH diploma level)
    •Corporate Member of IOSH
    •At least 5 years’ experience in a senior Safety leadership role (in a logistics environment would be an advantage)
    •Multi-site, national experience
    •Developing high performing teams aligned to business objectives
    •Ability to create and lead Safety strategies
    •Influential and dynamic leadership capability, ideally demonstrated within a logistics in particular transport environment, with experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health and safety knowledge and capability
    •Track record of delivering and embedding a progressive Safety culture
    •Experience in the delivery of a Safety Management System including policies, infrastructural risks and operational Safety risks
    •A comprehensive knowledge of current health and safety legislation, management and standards
    •Ability to interpret and provide authoritative advice on health and safety and risk management issues
    •Knowledge of workplace wellbeing initiatives and how they add value to an organisation
    •Experience of successfully managing complex projects through a team and across multiple functions within an organisation

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent six figure salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Director of Safety and Risk Oxfordshire

    Director of Safety and Risk

    Salary: + Executive Level Benefits
    Location: Oxfordshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-35079

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners with a global Logistics and Supply Chain business in their appointment of a Director of Safety and Risk.

    Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer and joining the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for developing and leading the companies 5-year SHEQ business plan.

    You will own all aspects of the companies safety plan, prioritising a behavioural programme of change and delivery of an employee led Safety culture.

    To provide leadership to the SHEQ team, ensuring they remain aligned to our organisational goals and values. Supporting the design and delivery of multiple Safety focussed works-streams aimed at the elimination and / or mitigation of Risk across each of the company’s operations, improving performance through the evolution SHEQ management systems, to current standards and legislation.

    As the Director of Safety and Risk your key responsibilities will include:
    •Represent Safety and Risk perspectives in strategic decision making
    •Set direction for effective health and safety management and appropriate workplace wellbeing programmes for employees, work proactively across functions to establish and maintain a programme of SHEQ continuous improvement
    •To own a Behavioural Safety change programme on behalf of the SLT and prioritise an employee led Safety culture
    •Provide Leadership to the SHEQ team to ensure alignment with business objectives and delivery of the ‘Safety in the Line’ model
    •To develop a structured Safety Audit programme
    •To own Safety management for facilities/buildings and property
    •To own Risk in the context of change management
    •Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and ensure that the company has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance and other requirements
    •Reporting and presenting Safety to internal and external stakeholders

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior health and safety professional to join a global logistics organisation to drive strategy and develop a high performing, industry leading team.

    We are inviting candidates with the below skills to apply:

    •Graduate, with Safety and or Risk qualifications (degree level or NEBOSH diploma level)
    •Corporate Member of IOSH
    •At least 5 years’ experience in a senior Safety leadership role (in a logistics environment would be an advantage)
    •Multi-site, national experience
    •Developing high performing teams aligned to business objectives
    •Ability to create and lead Safety strategies
    •Influential and dynamic leadership capability, ideally demonstrated within a logistics in particular transport environment, with experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health and safety knowledge and capability
    •Track record of delivering and embedding a progressive Safety culture
    •Experience in the delivery of a Safety Management System including policies, infrastructural risks and operational Safety risks
    •A comprehensive knowledge of current health and safety legislation, management and standards
    •Ability to interpret and provide authoritative advice on health and safety and risk management issues
    •Knowledge of workplace wellbeing initiatives and how they add value to an organisation
    •Experience of successfully managing complex projects through a team and across multiple functions within an organisation

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent six figure salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Director of Safety and Risk

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.


    Key responsibilities include:


    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth


    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.









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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-34496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth

    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) West London / Thames Valley

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: West London / Thames Valley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAD-34429

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Operations at their largest power plant based in Yorkshire.

    This Head of Operations position is a key hire, which will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team, with a clear focus on departmental development and that of its people.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Reporting to the Plant Director and lead all site operations to deliver results in terms of safety, quality and delivery
    • Overall responsibility for both day and shift operations teams
    • Develop and encourage a culture of continuous improvement across the plant and its people, with clear objectives outlined and delivered
    • Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets
    • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of core values to create a cohesive unit that is responsive to increasing demands
    • Deliver succession plans to create high performing teams
    • Collaborate and contribute to strategic objectives for the business
    • Develop team structure and capability to deliver an operational organisation with cross functional skilling fit for the future

    The successful Head of Operations will have the following skills & experience:

    • Extensive operations management experience in power generation - essential
    • An established, credible leader with demonstrable experience in change management and business transformation, in a highly regulated sector – highly desired
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative communication style
    • Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related subject
    • Experience deploying continuous improvement initiatives and use of lean tools as appropriate
    • Demonstrable experience in development of operation teams in a high-volume business managing 100+ employees
    • Ability to engage others and bring them on board with the wider business vision
    • Experienced leader with the ability to forge strong relationships and support the Senior Leadership Team with an appreciation for HR and the benefits of strong internal relationships
    • Self-starter in pursuing the objectives set for the operations team

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative and forward-thinking business in the role Head of Operations.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact John Bohan at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

    John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

    Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

    His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

    He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

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  • Head of Operations Yorkshire

    Head of Operations

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + Additional Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESJB-34727

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Operations at their largest power plant based in Yorkshire.

    This Head of Operations position is a key hire, which will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team, with a clear focus on departmental development and that of its people.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Reporting to the Plant Director and lead all site operations to deliver results in terms of safety, quality and delivery
    • Overall responsibility for both day and shift operations teams
    • Develop and encourage a culture of continuous improvement across the plant and its people, with clear objectives outlined and delivered
    • Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets
    • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of core values to create a cohesive unit that is responsive to increasing demands
    • Deliver succession plans to create high performing teams
    • Collaborate and contribute to strategic objectives for the business
    • Develop team structure and capability to deliver an operational organisation with cross functional skilling fit for the future

    The successful Head of Operations will have the following skills & experience:

    • Extensive operations management experience in power generation - essential
    • An established, credible leader with demonstrable experience in change management and business transformation, in a highly regulated sector – highly desired
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative communication style
    • Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related subject
    • Experience deploying continuous improvement initiatives and use of lean tools as appropriate
    • Demonstrable experience in development of operation teams in a high-volume business managing 100+ employees
    • Ability to engage others and bring them on board with the wider business vision
    • Experienced leader with the ability to forge strong relationships and support the Senior Leadership Team with an appreciation for HR and the benefits of strong internal relationships
    • Self-starter in pursuing the objectives set for the operations team

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative and forward-thinking business in the role Head of Operations.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact John Bohan at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    John Bohan
    John Bohan

    Phone: 07985 151 131
    Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Head of Operations

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) West London / Thames Valley

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: West London / Thames Valley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-34429

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Tenet in the appointment of a Group FD.

    Employing around 280 people, and with a turnover of circa £160 Million, Tenet is the fourth largest independent investment advisor support network in the UK, and the largest UK Whole of Market Operator.

    The business has gone through a period of significant re-organisation and alignment over the last 18 months and now operates across three services lines.

    Tenet Network Services (TNS) supports a network of approximately 1250 advisors across the UK. In addition, Tenet Compliance Services (TCS) provides services to c.180 directly authorised firms. Lastly, Tenet & You (T&Y) is a financial advisory business with employed advisors with approximately £600m assets under management.

    Tenet have a highly engaged, experienced & successful leadership team in place and a clearly defined strategy which is currently being executed. The business is poised for significant investment and substantial exponential growth both organically, and via acquisition, over the next 3-5 years.

    The current Group Finance Director is emigrating overseas which means an opportunity now exists for a new Group Finance Director to join the board.
    Reporting to and working closely with the CEO and wider executive team, you will contribute to the creation of a sound and appropriate corporate culture whilst also contributing to the successful delivery of planned results, both operationally and financially.
    Leading a team of 42 across Finance and IT, you will deliver effective strategic direction and operational efficiency in relation to:

    • Group strategic plan
    • Corporate Development
    • Shareholder and Stakeholder relations
    • Achievement of financial and operational plans

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the FCA’s Senior
    Managers Regime
    • Overall responsibility for the firm’s compliance to financial standards
    • Group strategy and implementation
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Corporate Planning / Development
    • Financial Planning and Performance of the Group
    • Financial reporting and statutory accounting for the Group
    • Regulatory capital reporting
    • IT Strategy & Cyber Security oversight
    • Member support and payment services oversight
    • Effective management and oversight of Support Functions
    • Management of liquidity position
    • Taxation calculation and payment
    • Effective Executive and Stakeholder management
    • Budget management

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Executive with previous experience of operating in a number 1 finance position within a regulated environment. We are looking for individuals with confidence, energy and drive, and someone that will put the needs of the overall business above their individual responsibilities.

    Skills required include:

    • Experience of working within the UK financial services sector
    • Board Level experience within an SME or senior manager within a large organisation
    • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW) any additional qualifications (ACII / FCII)
    would be highly desirable
    • Business Financial management and Operational management experience
    • Strategic planning and implementation experience
    • Experience of general staff management and managing teams to achieve regulatory
    outputs, procedures and measures
    • Experience of Life Investment Fund Industries, mortgage, financial and prudential
    regulations would be advantageous

    The ideal candidate will be based within commutable distance of Tenet’s Leeds Head Office; however we would also consider applications from individuals willing to spend 2-3 days a week in Leeds and live further afield.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity which will play a pivotal role in the continued success and substantial growth of the business. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, or alternatively email him at [type] => Permanent [location] => Leeds [dateposted] => 2021-09-29 09:16:30 [priority] => 0 [broadcast] => Executive Search [salary_currency] => gbp [salary_from] => 170000 [salary_to] => 180000 [salary_per] => annum [salary_benefits] => + Executive level benefits [salary] => + Executive level benefits [ordering] => 14 [sticky] => 0 [postcode] => LS18 5AZ [brand] => pl [lat] => 53.8453 [lng] => -1.63273 [homepage] => 0 [status] => 1 [job_posted] => 05-05-2021 [branded] => [employerID] => [completed] => [managerName] => Lee Bhandal [manager] => Array ( [1] => [6] => 07590 529 274 [3] =>

    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Group Finance Director Leeds

    Group Finance Director

    Salary: + Executive Level Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-34372

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Tenet in the appointment of a Group FD.

    Employing around 280 people, and with a turnover of circa £160 Million, Tenet is the fourth largest independent investment advisor support network in the UK, and the largest UK Whole of Market Operator.

    The business has gone through a period of significant re-organisation and alignment over the last 18 months and now operates across three services lines.

    Tenet Network Services (TNS) supports a network of approximately 1250 advisors across the UK. In addition, Tenet Compliance Services (TCS) provides services to c.180 directly authorised firms. Lastly, Tenet & You (T&Y) is a financial advisory business with employed advisors with approximately £600m assets under management.

    Tenet have a highly engaged, experienced & successful leadership team in place and a clearly defined strategy which is currently being executed. The business is poised for significant investment and substantial exponential growth both organically, and via acquisition, over the next 3-5 years.

    The current Group Finance Director is emigrating overseas which means an opportunity now exists for a new Group Finance Director to join the board.
    Reporting to and working closely with the CEO and wider executive team, you will contribute to the creation of a sound and appropriate corporate culture whilst also contributing to the successful delivery of planned results, both operationally and financially.
    Leading a team of 42 across Finance and IT, you will deliver effective strategic direction and operational efficiency in relation to:

    • Group strategic plan
    • Corporate Development
    • Shareholder and Stakeholder relations
    • Achievement of financial and operational plans

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the FCA’s Senior
    Managers Regime
    • Overall responsibility for the firm’s compliance to financial standards
    • Group strategy and implementation
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Corporate Planning / Development
    • Financial Planning and Performance of the Group
    • Financial reporting and statutory accounting for the Group
    • Regulatory capital reporting
    • IT Strategy & Cyber Security oversight
    • Member support and payment services oversight
    • Effective management and oversight of Support Functions
    • Management of liquidity position
    • Taxation calculation and payment
    • Effective Executive and Stakeholder management
    • Budget management

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Executive with previous experience of operating in a number 1 finance position within a regulated environment. We are looking for individuals with confidence, energy and drive, and someone that will put the needs of the overall business above their individual responsibilities.

    Skills required include:

    • Experience of working within the UK financial services sector
    • Board Level experience within an SME or senior manager within a large organisation
    • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW) any additional qualifications (ACII / FCII)
    would be highly desirable
    • Business Financial management and Operational management experience
    • Strategic planning and implementation experience
    • Experience of general staff management and managing teams to achieve regulatory
    outputs, procedures and measures
    • Experience of Life Investment Fund Industries, mortgage, financial and prudential
    regulations would be advantageous

    The ideal candidate will be based within commutable distance of Tenet’s Leeds Head Office; however we would also consider applications from individuals willing to spend 2-3 days a week in Leeds and live further afield.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity which will play a pivotal role in the continued success and substantial growth of the business. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, or alternatively email him at

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Group Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland – with Glasgow a central point.

    This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    •Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver ‘best in class’ performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
    •Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
    •Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
    •Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
    •Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
    •Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
    •Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
    •Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
    •Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
    •Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
    •Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
    •Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
    •Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations’ and company’s interests.
    •Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
    •Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company’s aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.



    Candidate Profile:
    •Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
    •Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
    •Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
    •Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
    •Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
    •Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
    •An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
    •Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
    •Ability to travel as and when required UK wide

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Head of Operations Glasgow

    Head of Operations

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + Additional Benefits
    Location: Glasgow
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-04771

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland – with Glasgow a central point.

    This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    •Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver ‘best in class’ performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
    •Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
    •Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
    •Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
    •Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
    •Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
    •Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
    •Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
    •Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
    •Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
    •Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
    •Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
    •Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations’ and company’s interests.
    •Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
    •Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company’s aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.

    Candidate Profile:
    •Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
    •Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
    •Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
    •Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
    •Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
    •Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
    •An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
    •Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
    •Ability to travel as and when required UK wide

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Head of Operations

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.


    Key responsibilities include:


    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth


    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.









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  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAD-34496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth

    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.

    Apply for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [reference] => ESLB-33551
        [title] => Chief Financial Officer
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained recruitment partner to a high growth SME organisation based in Leeds, as they seek to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.

    This owner managed business was established in 2010 and supplied products into the building/construction sector, and has been highly successful, experiencing exponential growth over recent years.

    With strategically placed depots across the north of England and at a turnover of around £15million, the company has built an outstanding reputation based on providing its customers with market leading product availability and over-night, industry leading delivery times.
    With ambitions to grow the business further and expand its geographical offering, my client has recently secured PE investment.

    With that deal now confirmed and an exciting few years ahead for the company, the strategic decision has been made to bring in a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will form a key part of the businesses board team with the primary responsibility for managing the investment, ensuring the requirements from the PE firm are met and delivering the reporting and analysis required to both satisfy the investors, and support the owners ensuring they meet their growth objectives.

    The CFO will be a business partner and sounding board to the owners and play a significant role in the future growth and success of the business. In addition to operating as part of the board team, the CFO will have day to day responsibility for the 10 strong finance team. With an excellent and trusted Financial Controller in place, the role will be required to up-skill and further develop the busy finance team to support the company’s growth, create strategic reports such as a detailed business plan and 5 year forecast and act as a mentor to the FC as he continues his development.

    There is also an opportunity to contribute significantly from a commercial viewpoint, delivering on projects such as the selection and implementation of new IT systems, providing insight and analysis around potential new depots/locations, analysing potential acquisitions and working closely with the Sales Director and Managing Director to maximise sales performance and company profitability.

    For this appointment, we are seeking an ambitious, driven and commercially focused Finance Director who is ready for their next challenge. Applicants must be qualified accountants with significant post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering the above key accountabilities within a similar sized growing business. Experience working within a PE backed company is desired, however candidates who have operated to strict reporting deadlines for a larger parent or different ownership set up will be considered. My client is looking to bring in an individual, who in addition to having the technical ability, will complement the current management team and demonstrates a passion for the company and its success that mirrors that of the owners.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Director to join an highly entrepreneurial and ambitious executive team with substantial growth aspirations.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Leeds

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + + Equity + Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-33551

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained recruitment partner to a high growth SME organisation based in Leeds, as they seek to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.

    This owner managed business was established in 2010 and supplied products into the building/construction sector, and has been highly successful, experiencing exponential growth over recent years.

    With strategically placed depots across the north of England and at a turnover of around £15million, the company has built an outstanding reputation based on providing its customers with market leading product availability and over-night, industry leading delivery times.
    With ambitions to grow the business further and expand its geographical offering, my client has recently secured PE investment.

    With that deal now confirmed and an exciting few years ahead for the company, the strategic decision has been made to bring in a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will form a key part of the businesses board team with the primary responsibility for managing the investment, ensuring the requirements from the PE firm are met and delivering the reporting and analysis required to both satisfy the investors, and support the owners ensuring they meet their growth objectives.

    The CFO will be a business partner and sounding board to the owners and play a significant role in the future growth and success of the business. In addition to operating as part of the board team, the CFO will have day to day responsibility for the 10 strong finance team. With an excellent and trusted Financial Controller in place, the role will be required to up-skill and further develop the busy finance team to support the company’s growth, create strategic reports such as a detailed business plan and 5 year forecast and act as a mentor to the FC as he continues his development.

    There is also an opportunity to contribute significantly from a commercial viewpoint, delivering on projects such as the selection and implementation of new IT systems, providing insight and analysis around potential new depots/locations, analysing potential acquisitions and working closely with the Sales Director and Managing Director to maximise sales performance and company profitability.

    For this appointment, we are seeking an ambitious, driven and commercially focused Finance Director who is ready for their next challenge. Applicants must be qualified accountants with significant post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering the above key accountabilities within a similar sized growing business. Experience working within a PE backed company is desired, however candidates who have operated to strict reporting deadlines for a larger parent or different ownership set up will be considered. My client is looking to bring in an individual, who in addition to having the technical ability, will complement the current management team and demonstrates a passion for the company and its success that mirrors that of the owners.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Director to join an highly entrepreneurial and ambitious executive team with substantial growth aspirations.

    To attract the right talent, my client is willing to pay a competitive salary and benefits package which will include equity (either on joining or soon after).

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a successful B2B Private Equity Owned business in the appointment of an Interim FP&A Director to be based at their head office in West Yorkshire.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this will be a 6-month contract that will oversee all FP&A functions and key responsibilities will centre around:
    • board pack preparation
    • KPIS dashboards
    • build business plans and business cases
    • financial analysis
    • working capital management and cash flows
    • customer dashboards
    • S&M effectiveness
    • ROCE and ROI metrics

    The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified finance executive with extensive FP&A experience. Although at the FP&A Director level, we are looking for an individual with the willingness to get stuck into the detail as and when required whilst managing a small team of 3.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search

Parkinson|Lee have an impressive and successful track record of completing search assignments across the region, please see below a selection of recently completed assignments.  For more information on any of these campaigns or to discuss an impending requirement please contact Parkinson|Lee on 01709 303 330.

  • Tenet Group Limited - Chief Financial Officer

    I would thoroughly recommend Lee and the team at Parkinson Lee. From our first initial discussion about the potential role - all the way through the process (5 interviews during a lockdown scattered all over the country) - Lee was fantastic at keeping everybody involved and making everything run smoothly.

    I found Parkinson Lee to be very straight froward and easy to deal with and really different from the other head hunters, which was refreshingly different.

    - Martin Tyler, Chief Financial Officer at Tenet Group Limited

  • Medical Protection Society - Executive Director - People & Culture

    I have worked with Lee over the past 4 years on various assignments and have been delighted with the quality of service provided. Most recently, Lee has successfully supported us on the appointment of an Executive Director – Finance. As always, Lee took time to understand the role, our strategy, the challenges we face and, as importantly – the cultural fit to MPS. We are a mutual organisation who puts our members at the heart of our decisions and recruiting for this mindset in our Executive team is critical as they are the custodians of our culture. Lee undertook an extensive search with steely determination and good humour – despite many of the challenges we put his way! He made himself readily available throughout the assignment, liaised well between both the candidates and us and ultimately delivered on his promise. I am sure we will be working together in the future.

    - Bev Proctor, Executive Director - People and Culture at Medical Protection Society

  • Medical Protection Society - Executive Director of Finance

    As an experienced CFO looking for my next role, I was keen to understand as much as possible before putting myself forward and he gave up a lot of his time to do this. Lee was not only great at providing a large amount of information about the company but his communications were concise, diligent and timely. Lee and the team at Parkinson Lee did a great job and added to the overall experience of the new company. Well done.

    - Richard Pile, Executive Director for Finance at Medical Protection Society

  • Northern Building Plastics - Chief Financial Officer

    I have known of Parkinson Lee for a number of years and so when I was looking for my next CFO opportunity, I contacted Lee Bhandal. Lee has always been straightforward and honest on advice he has given me in the past. This search was no different and Lee was very professional, responsive, and supportive. Even at offer stage he was very patient and happy to talk through all the options I had objectively. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee and his team. I am delighted to be joining the entrepreneurial management team at NBP, to help support and accelerate its growth ambitions following the BGF investment.

    - Jas Gill, Chief Financial Officer at Northern Building Plastics

  • Northern Building Plastics - Managing Director

    As a fast growing business and having recently secured PE investment, we were looking to appoint a CFO and following a recommendation we approached Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee.

    It was immediately clear Lee had a deep understanding of the current market and after discussing our business requirements, helped us define the role profile before commencing the search.

    We were kept informed throughout the process and listening to our feedback, Lee refined the search and delivered a shortlist of quality candidates in our required timescales. Following which we appointed our preferred candidate.

    If you are looking to make a senior appointment, I would thoroughly recommend you contact Lee Bhandal and see how Parkinson Lee can help your business.


    - Jono Green, Managing Director at Northern Building Plastics

  • Façade & Glazing Solutions - CEO & CFO

    As a newly established company, carved-out from a major building materials corporation and acquired by US-based PE Firm Cobe Capital, Façade & Glazing Solutions Ltd, needed to rebuild our Senior Management team. First, the CEO was recruited and subsequently the CFO. Being based in Yorkshire, as were Parkinson Lee, we successfully chose to work with a locally rooted recruiting partner. Parkinson Lee did not only excel at understanding and co-shaping the required personality profile, they identified a number of highly capable individuals. When a first round of interviews had not yet led to filling the role, they energetically carried on eventually allowing us to appoint suitable candidates.

    Throughout the process, Parkinson Lee, specifically Lee Bhandal, was on top of the process, developed drive to move forward and ensured alignment with us as the client. He served as a sparring partner at eye level accommodating the process and way of working as preferred by us.

    — Dirk Jaspers, Director Operations at CoBe Capital

  • Medical Protection Society - Non-Executive Director

    Parkinson Lee provide valuable guidance, advice and support in a very professional and engaging way, bringing a valuable perspective on an NED role to potential candidates.

    I worked with the Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, and he skillfully explored the requirements of the role, displaying knowledge of the organisation, its business model and the specific skill and competence requirements of the NED role.

    Throughout my selection process Lee was a positive source of information and advice with, at the heart of his approach, a genuine desire to find the very best match between organisation and individual.

    — Stuart Purdy, Non-Executive Director at Medical Protection Society

  • MJ Gleeson PLC - IT Director

    I have had the pleasure of working with Parkinson Lee on my recent successful appointment as the IT Director of MJ Gleeson PLC.

    Lee was extremely supportive through the whole process and he clearly understood not only the experience and skill set required for the role, but he has also used his knowledge of the company to match the right cultural fit.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking and l highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search for your next opportunity.


    — Costas Moraitis, IT Director at MJ Gleeson PLC

  • Ovarro - Chief Financial Officer

    As an experienced CFO looking for my next appointment, I didn't hesitate to get in touch with Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. I was introduced to Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee 10 years ago and they have always impressed me with their ability to match quality candidates with great opportunities throughout the Yorkshire region. In addition, they are one of the very few executive search firms who cultivate genuine lasting relationships with their clients through enjoyable one-to-one catch-ups, interesting events and speaker opportunities.

    After an initial discussion to align what I was looking for with what was likely to be out there in the market place, we soon started to discuss opportunities - impressive in these uncertain times! The role which caught my eye most was CFO of a significant, private equity owned, market leading business, poised for significant growth. My confidence in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunity for me was clearly well-placed. Following an intensive 2 week remote and face-to-face interview process that included participants in the USA and the UK, with guidance and support from Lee Bhandal throughout, I was successfully appointed CFO Ovarro based in Sheffield.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking for and if you are looking to do the same with a professional search firm with an exceptional local network that supports you throughout your candidate journey and beyond, I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I very much look forward to continuing my 10 year working working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Ovarro.

    — Rob Williams, CFO Ovarro

  • Eville & Jones - Co-Founder & Chairman

    Myself and co-founder, Pete Eville established Eville & Jones more than 27 years ago, we are now the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). We employ around 750 staff and we are recognised as the clear UK industry leader.

    We felt it was time to appoint a CEO, an individual who would take full day to day control and responsibility for the business here in the UK and overseas, We were looking for an individual who would ensure our business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, but also a CEO who could develop and implement a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the enormous, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to us.

    Given this was such a key appointment we wanted to partner with a search firm we felt fully understood our business and requirement.

    We approached a number of firms and appointed Parkinson Lee to carry out the search on our behalf. We were impressed by their networks & track record across the region, their professionalism, and their willingness to assist us at every stage of the recruitment process. We wanted a true busines partner, a firm that would act as an extension of Eville & Jones, and one that we felt we could trust to deliver a shortlist of potential candidates that not only had the skills & track record we were looking for, but also were spot on from a cultural perspective.

    It was a pleasure to work with Lee Bhandal, who was a true professional from start to finish.

    It was clear from the outset that Lee clearly understood our brief and within 7 weeks had presented us with a shortlist of high calibre candidates, all of whom matched our requirements. In the end, we had two brilliant potential CEO’s to choose from, and we are delighted with the individual we ultimately appointed. The recruitment process was seamless, Lee sat in the first interviews with myself and our board team, we felt this was important and gave us continuity and an additional sounding board when it came to making the decision on who to take forward to the second stage of the process.

    We would not hesitate to recommend Parkinson Lee to any organisation recruiting at senior, executive or board level.

    — Rob Jones, Co Founder & Chairman, Eville & Jones

  • Eville & Jones - Chief Executive Officer

    As an experienced CEO looking for my next appointment, I was looking for an executive search firm that was based in Yorkshire, highly networked and had an excellent track record and reputation.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, are just that, and more. I met with their Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, initially on a general basis to register myself on their network. I have to say, the advice and guidance given was invaluable, particularly in helping to capture my career highlights and demonstrable experience as well as frank, clear and concise feedback and advice in regards to my initial engagement meeting with Parkinson Lee. This specialist advice continued throughout the 3 stage interview process I had with my prospective new employer.

    After only 3 weeks since my initial contact with Parkinson Lee, Lee Bhandal called me with an opportunity which he describe as left field but ticked many of the boxes I was looking for in my next career challenge. My confidence and trust in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunities for me, lead me to taking a look at the role further and subsequently, formally submit my interest.

    The role was CEO of a significant, owner managed business with a market leading position that is poised for significant growth. After a seamless 6 week process, that included continuous advice, support and guidance from Lee, I have just been appointed as CEO of Eville & Jones based in Leeds.

    I couldn’t be happier. If you are looking to engage with a professional, credible search firm that delivers on their candidate journey promises, while demonstrating an exceptional local network I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I look forward to continuing my working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Eville & Jones.

    — Charles Hartwell, CEO Eville & Jones

  • DFDS Seaways - UK & Ireland HR Director

    I was delighted with the calibre of candidates put forward by Lee, and the regular updates and communication we had throughout the search. Lee and the team fully understood our exact requirements and were able to match high quality candidates to these. Throughout the interview process, Lee kept in regular contact and we were able to make an appointment which we are delighted with. I would definitely recommend Parkinson|Lee and will not hesitate in using them again in the future.

    — Andrew Byrne, Managing Director, DFDS Seaways PLC

  • Chief Financial Officer MJ Gleeson plc

    Parkinson Lee has a unique combination of integrity and tenacity. I’ve used Parkinson Lee on a number of searches for senior positions and they have always delivered. I can be blunt and demanding, Parkinson Lee is challenging and honest. That combination works well.

    — Stefan Allanson, CFO, MJ Gleeson PLC

  • Director of Organisational Development - Wakefield and District Housing

    As an HR Director, it is imperative to trust an executive search agency that gets to know your business in-depth and provides a bespoke service which is very credible.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Lee Bhandal on many assignments for Wakefield and District Housing, and have always found him to be professional, diligent and extremely customer focussed.

    I am happy to highly recommend Parkinson Lee, as an executive search agency, and Lee Bhandal in particular, who is a supportive advisor of WDH, to ensure the very best of candidates are signposted to our organisation.

    — Tracy Tallant, HR Director, Wakefield and District Housing

  • Chief Financial Officer - Omega PLC

    My experience of Parkinson Lee, and Lee Bhandal in particular, has been extremely positive.

    I first met Lee 4 years ago during my job search and whilst he didn’t place me then we have continued our relationship and stayed in touch with regular catch ups.

    This meant that Lee fully understood me, my skills and the sort of role that would interest me when the time came for me to undertake a new search earlier this year, and this resulted in him successfully placing me in the CFO role here Omega Plc.

    This level of investment in a candidate is rare in my experience of the executive search market.

    Also, Lee and his team are excellent at returning calls and messages which, again, is something that can be hit and miss with other firms.

    — Julie Turnbull, Chief Financial Officer, Omega PLC

  • Hargreaves Services PLC - Finance Director

    Lee is an effective search specialist, who has a good knowledge of the market. Lee is very professional and manages to balance both the needs of clients and candidates, which isn't the easiest of tasks to accomplish. I would have no hesitation in using Lee for an individual or large scale recruitment.

    — Karen Wilson, Finance Director at Hargreaves Services PLC

  • UK Products at CPL Industries - Finance Director

    Lee has been recently assisting me in my search for a senior finance position in the Yorkshire area. My whole experience of working with him has been extremely positive and I would thoroughly recommend Lee. Areas in which I found he excels and stands out from the majority of his counterparts in the region are as follows: Understanding - Lee genuinely takes the time required to fully understand his candidates' requirements, skills and cultural fit. Insightful advice - Lee has an excellent knowledge of the senior finance market and uses this to provide carefully considered and pragmatic advice. Proactivity - In my case, Lee was extremely proactive and innovative in reaching out to his clients (many of which were not actively recruiting at the time) with my specific skill set. Contact - My recent experience of the quality and regularity of contact from other recruiters has been rather hit and miss. Lee, however, has been in constant contact throughout my search and has always responded extremely promptly to my calls and messages. General approach - Lee has a very friendly but always professional approach and coupled with his above-mentioned attributes, this makes it a genuine pleasure to work with him.

    — Paul Grant, Finance Director at UK Products at CPL Industries

  • Liberty Steel - Human Resource Director

    As the HR Director of an International steel and manufacturing business, I am delighted to recommend Lee. I have enjoyed a long-standing business relationship with his organisations, both Elevation and Parkinson Lee involving a number of exec search commissions and more Junior roles across a number of business functions. A particular capability I value highly is the focus and speed of response and the ability to juggle several roles at the same from a number of different disciplines. A professional with a real understanding of client service.

    — Mick Hood, Human Resource Director at Liberty Steel

  • Tunstall - Group Human Resources Director

    I have worked with Lee and the team on a number of senior assignments and on each occasion, they have delivered in full. Their communication has been second to none, the shortlists were delivered on time and with quality candidates and the candidate management is as one would expect for a professional search company.

    The fact they deliver this service is a testament to their understanding of the business, the search briefing they take and the positive challenge they pose to the business throughout the process.

    — Sonia Belfield, Group Human Resources Director

  • Chief Executive Officer - Wakefield and District Housing

    Recruiting the right leaders can be challenging for any Housing Association, but I have found a very effective partner in Lee Bhandal at Parkinson | Lee Executive Search. Across several assignments recently, Lee has identified and recruited some outstanding candidates, providing a bespoke service, tailored precisely to our individual needs. Lee has been accessible, insightful and very supportive. If you need to recruit at a senior level, Lee stands out as a Trusted Adviser.

    — Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive

  • Tenet Group - Group Finance Director

    My experience of working with Lee has been extremely positive. Lee took the time to understand my career history and my personality and then applied this knowledge in matching me to a role, and more importantly to a culture and a CEO. That fit has been invaluable and I love my role.

    Lee is a league ahead of others in the recruitment arena for this insight into what makes a good match between employee and candidate and minimises wasted time on both sides and increases the chances of success. I would highly recommend Lee and his team from both a candidate and a hiring employee perspective.

    — Keely Craig FCA, Group Finance Director

  • Jeld-Wen - Finance Director

    I relocated to Yorkshire a few years ago. I had no professional network in the area. Lee took the time to understand my background, skillset and expectations. He also recommended other useful contacts. Lee differentiates himself by being reliable. I define reliable as - picking the right roles for your skills and experience, giving honest feedback, calling you back when he saying he will and calls you to check on your progress.

    He invests time in you as an individual. In my 16 years as an FD he is one of the best I have dealt with.

    — Chris Martin, Finance Director

  • BeSavvi, part of Hitachi Capital Plc - Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

    I have worked with Lee over the past 12 - 18 months in order to recruit a couple of senior roles. Lee has a great approach to the process, meeting with me initially to get to know me, the business aspirations and also the ideal candidate fit.

    Lee has a superb knowledge of the local market and has built up an extensive network. This has been invaluable when recruiting key roles.

    Lee is down to earth and has worked with me rather than 'for' me. We have built up a good rapport over the past year and I would not hesitate to recommend Lee and his team.

    — Nick Gibbs, Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

  • Learn Direct - Managing Director

    I originally met Lee 12 months prior to asking him to help me with the recent CFO search. We had stayed in contact and his relaxed style to recruitment made him the obvious choice when the time came.

    Lee understood the role and person we needed perfectly and I was more than pleased with the ‘long-list’ prepared. We had conversations along the way about people raising their heads who I probably knew from the sector, and also took some steer from me about people who were ‘wild cards'

    I have asked Lee to help me on another role at the moment as you honestly do feel as though he is part of the team when he is working on an assignment.

    Great communications have upmost confidence in his credibility with candidates and a great sense of humour! All three are rare from recruiters!

    — Jenny Parkes, Managing Director

  • TMD Friction Group - Finance Director

    I have dealt with Lee on a number of occasions, both as UK FD and Group CFO of TMD Friction Group.

    Lee proved to be well connected and able to pass through numerous suitable candidates at short notice and well aware of the key requirements of a business operating under PE ownership. His connections in the north of England supported temporary roles both locally in West Yorkshire, but also for temporary support within the head office function in Leverkusen, Germany.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Lee and look forward to working with him again in the future.

    — Mal Hartland, Finance Director

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chairman

    Our relatively small Financial Services organisation recently had the task of finding a new CEO to take over from the previous incumbent who was retiring. As a small mutual, we had specific requirements, requiring a CEO with broad experience, but primarily one that could drive a small but ambitious business forward, with the appropriate business & marketing acumen & expertise. Clearly finding the right person was vital for our business to succeed in the future.

    We short-listed a number of recruitment agencies & formed a sub committee of 3 NED's who met with Lee after he had received our brief. He immediately demonstrated he had a good understanding of our business & business model, & that he fully grasped our requirements. In fact he helped us formulate the key attributes from the job spec we had provided. We were all impressed & unanimously decide to use Parkinson Lee.

    Lee then outlined the likely timetable for short-listing candidates for first & second interviews, which I must admit I felt was slightly ambitious. However the timetable was virtually met, and more importantly, every candidate submitted (6 in all) had the capabilities to do a really good job as our CEO. We were impressed & delighted by the calibre of candidates submitted. We've completed our selection & we are awaiting our new CEO to complete his notice period before joining us in the new year. The whole process will have taken just 5 months, including a 3-month notice period. That's about as good as we had hoped for.

    I personally worked closely with Lee, and found him always to be professional, readily available, responsive, & informative - all of his suggestions were well reasoned and adopted.

    Therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Lee for any Executive search, including the "top job", as was the case with our recruitment.

    — Rob Edwards, Chairman of Kingston Unity

  • Nationwide Hygiene Group - Chief Executive Officer

    We recently engaged Parkinson Lee to undertake an executive search and selection process to replace the role of Chief Executive Officer in our company. Their efficiency and professionalism in executing the task was first class. Lee Bhandal handled the search and managed to produce an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview from an initial applicant list of over 300 individuals and an offer has now been made and accepted for the role.

    We were particularly impressed with the quality of the detailed job profile that was produced by Parkinson Lee which we believe attracted not only the large response received but also the high calibre of respondents for this important role.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Parkinson Lee to any prospective client.

    — David Scholes, Chief Executive Officer

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chief Executive Officer
  • CrystecPharma - Chief Executive Officer

    CrystecPharma is a start-up company focused on enhancing the performance of pharmaceutical products. We have a strong management team, operating across the UK and China, individually with good business track records.

    We therefore required a highly experienced and credible business mentor, who could work well with senior people, provide support, yet have the confidence and credentials to challenge where necessary. Phil has been an outstanding mentor over the past year. He has an engaging style, strong intellect, a breadth of experience across sectors, and he operates with a high degree of professional integrity.

    He has helped us to hold our course and maintain focus in difficult trading conditions, whilst encouraging us to be open to new opportunities, individually and as a business. He has been an excellent source of new ideas and contacts for the company. Whilst we have much to do, I am sure that Crystec is on a more firm footing as a consequence of Phil’s support. He has been a genuine pleasure to work with, and I commend him to you without reservation.

    — Paul Thorning, CEO

  • Berryman Glass Recycling - Chief Executive Officer

    Parkinson Lee is an outstanding Executive search consultancy who specialises in executive & board level appointments. Their professionalism, network of contacts and ability to provide creative solutions for the roles I have engaged them to work on make Parkinson Lee a market leader. I have no hesitation in recommending Parkinson|Lee Executive Search.

    — Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer

  • WDS Component Parts Ltd - Managing Director

    Knowing that you need the brightest and the best individuals to drive your business forward is one thing, being able to reflect upon successful appointments made and attribute them to the work done by your chosen Executive Search partner is quite another.

    WDS Component Parts Ltd have been fully catered for by the depth of experience and services provided by Parkinson Lee Executive Search, who have taken the stress out of searching for high class employees capable of driving business change.

    For those serious about making a real difference to their business, Parkinson Lee Executive Search come highly recommended.

    — Peter Crowder, Managing Director

  • Hargreaves Industrial Services - Managing Director

    We approached Parkinson Lee for the recruitment of a Finance Director on recommendation from a colleague. Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, met with us personally to discuss our requirement. Lee was easy to deal with; approachable, efficient, reliable and knowledgeable, he listened and took on board our specific requirements. The CVs we were provided with matched our requirement in terms of experience and qualifications, having chosen 6 for interview, we were not disappointed to also find a match in personality requirements. Our successful candidate has now joined the business and settled in well. I would personally recommend Parkinson Lee for high level recruitment and look forward to working with Lee in the future.

    — Julie Haynes, Managing Director

  • UK Coal Plc - Human Resources Director

    Working as Human Resources Director for UK Coal Plc whilst the company was delivering a challenging financial turnaround, I struggled to attract candidates for key business critical roles. Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search was recommended to me by a member of the Board as a highly credible and well respected Executive Search Consultant, with the ability to understand the sector in which the organisation operated.

    He quickly grasped the organisational strategy, performance goals (some linked to government), market factors and essentially how to translate it all into an attractive proposition for candidates.

    Lee’s candidate search, analysis and assessments resulted in a shortlist of individuals with superb professional, technical and commercial capabilities, who were all fully briefed and engaged in the process.

    Several executive appointments were made across the Group from Lee’s recommendations, greatly strengthening the function and the organization structure at this critical time.

    I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee to any organisation looking to strength there senior management team via a search specialist.

    — Gail Wright, Human Resources Director

  • Tata Steel - Head of Recruitment

    I've engaged Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on a number of search assignments across a range of disciplines. He demonstrates all the skills of his profession - clear market knowledge, deep understanding of the brief, breadth of sourcing skills and a clear commitment to delivery and adding value. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee and Parkinson|Lee to any business looking to make a senior appointment.


    — Dave Scott, Head of Recruitment (UK)

  • Eaton Electrical Systems Limited - Finance Director

    Parkinson Lee have been an absolute pleasure to work with in my job search, resulting in me being placed in a role that directly matches my skill-set. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes on my behalf, from securing the initial interview to the final acceptance of offer. Parkinson Lee's dedication, attention to detail and comprehensive post-interview follow-up were outstanding.

    I have since started to work with Parkinson Lee as a client and found their service to be equally impressive.

    I look forward to continuing to work with Parkinson Lee and would recommend their services without hesitation.

    — Lal Amarasekara, Finance Director at Eaton Electrical Systems Limited

  • James Heal - Finance Director

    We were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our Head Office in Halifax.

    We approached a number of Executive Search consultants including Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on the back of a recommendation. We were immediately impressed with Lee’s professionalism, understanding of our brief and the in-depth knowledge and experience of the market he demonstrated at our initial meeting.

    We awarded Parkinson Lee the mandate and I have to say we were delighted with both the process and the result.
    Lee worked closely with us at the outset to define the role profile and then committed fully to the search, keeping us in the loop throughout the search.

    The process took just over 5 weeks as agreed at the outset and we were impressed with the quality of all shortlisted candidates, and in particular the candidate that we hired as a result. The shortlist once again highlight Lee’s detailed understanding of both our business and the brief.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee Executive Search to any fellow HRD or Business Leader looking to make an executive appointment.

    — Karen Baldwin, Human Resources Manager

  • Stanley Black and Decker - Finance Director

    Appointing senior executive level employees in the past has always been a time consuming, difficult process. I appointed Greg Parkinson at Parkinson Lee Executive Search to identify a number two for my business unit and he immediately demonstrated a high level of technical understanding within executive finance, he made the whole process stress free and efficient and his network of candidates were brilliant. We made a great appointment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Greg Parkinson to any organisation looking to appoint a professional, capable search specialist.

    — Amit Sood, Finance Director UK & IE, Stanley Black and Decker

  • Land Ametek - Finance Director

    I have known Parkinson|Lee Executive Search for the last 8 years and have been lucky enough to receive their career guidance and advice that has resulted in them placing me in my last two executive level roles.

    In my experience, Parkinson Lee manages the process in a professional, thorough and effective manner, and hve always provided me with the exact executive level opportunity I was seeking. I would have no hesitation in recommending Parkinson|Lee Executive Search to any individual or organisation looking to engage with a capable search firm.

    — Colin Mearns, Finance Director

  • Powell Industries - Finance Director

    Powell Industries were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our UK Head Office in West Yorkshire. We approached Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on the back of a recommendation and we were thoroughly impressed with both Lee and Parkinson|Lee throughout the process.

    We had an initial briefing meeting to scope out the position and Lee recommended an advertised search campaign. At this stage we felt confident in both Lee’s market knowledge, which is exceptional and also his ability to fully understand our business, what we needed and the right solution at a cost effective price. The recruitment piece was relatively complex as it required interaction not only with UK representatives of Powell but also colleagues in Houston, Texas.

    The process ran to the timescales Lee had suggested and he worked in partnership with us throughout, delivering a highly professional and quality service at all times.

    Parkinson|Lee provided us with a shortlist of outstanding candidates that not only matched the role profile but also matched our business culture, values and goals. We could have appointed one of a number of the shortlisted individuals but were delighted when our chosen candidate accepted the position.

    We would also add that the candidates we interviewed have given us very positive feedback in relation to how they feel they have been managed by Parkinson|Lee Executive Search from a candidate perspective.

    — Richard Fearnside, HR Director

  • Westfield Health - Head of Operations & Customer Experience

    Lee Bhandal and his team at Parkinson Lee are an experienced group of executive search experts. Lee worked directly with me, supporting me in finding my next career opportunity. At a point in my career where I was particularly specific about the role and company I wanted, Lee engaged with me throughout the process and offered support and guidance. He has a lot of credibility built by exacting standards that find the perfect candidates in terms of culture fit as well as skills, experience and capability. He is straight and honest, qualities I share and respect. He has an in depth knowledge of all his clients, taking the time to find the correct ingredients on both sides of the table to drive the best outcome across the board. I strongly endorse Lee and his team and look forward to working with them again across the industry.

    — Maria Opuni, Head of Operations & Customer Experience

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  • 25/11/2021 Interview with Andrea Preston - HR Director at Tes Global

    Parkinson Lee Executive search are delighted to be sharing a series of interviews with Business Leaders from across the region. Each month we will be publishing “an interview with…” that our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, has conducted with highly respected Executives from across the region.

    Our sixth interview is with Andrea Preston, HR Director at Tes Global. Andrea is a member of the board team and responsible for creating and leading the people strategy, implementing successful wellbeing and flexible working programmes as part of employee engagement and talent attraction strategies, and driving inclusivity across the business.

    Tes Global's mission is to, power, school and enable great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education. For more than 100 years, Tes has championed great teaching by working together with teachers to build trusted education solutions that help them to be the best they can be. From safeguarding and compliance, to staff and pupil management, their innovative and flexible software and services help teachers and school leaders worldwide to provide the best education to millions of children. Tes is a global company employing over 600 people across 10 offices, in locations including London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, and Dubai.

    In this interview, Andrea shares an insight into her impressive HR career, how she navigated through the challenges that came with the pandemic and her greatest professional achievements.

    Interview with Andrea

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    Why did you choose a career in Human Resources? Were there any particular influences?

    During my last year of studying for a history degree at Lancaster University, I did a psychometric style questionnaire that suggested suitable careers, and HR was one of the options.

    I did some investigation into what HR entailed, the responsibilities of the function and the career path that came with it. It sounded interesting, it fit perfectly with my values and would give me an opportunity to make a real impact to both a business and the careers of the people within it. That’s when I made the decision to complete my CIPD.

    Can you tell us more about your impressive 19-year career in the industry and your progression to HR Director? What have been the standout moments for you?

    I began my HR career as an Advisor and worked my way through various roles and industries, which gave me great exposure to many projects and challenges that required flexibility, dedication and strong problem-solving skills. Since 2001, I’ve held senior/ board level positions and led the HR strategy.

    I was fortunate in my early career to work for great managers who had more confidence in my abilities than I had in myself at the time - they pushed me to gain new experiences. One manager put me forward to set-up a new international office for the company, which was terrifying, especially without the international experience. The project was a huge success and since then, I have repeated this in many locations around the world.

    What has kept you motivated and inspired throughout your career? And what is the most rewarding part of your role HR Director?

    What keeps me motivated is knowing that I’ve made a difference to a number of companies’ and helped to progress the careers of so many people. Equally, my ability to find solutions that benefit both our employees and the business, for any given situation is a great motivation.

    The most rewarding part of my role is growing and developing my team(s) current and former, and watching their careers go from strength to strength. I feel privileged to be able to help in some small way.

    What do you think has been the role of HRD in the pandemic? How were you as HRD able to help your company through the crisis?

    The role of a HRD in the pandemic has been to communicate pragmatic solutions to often new and challenging situations. At the start of the pandemic, we set up a weekly company broadcast to answer questions about working from home and hybrid working, to interpret changing government guidance, explain new concepts such as furlough and reassure colleagues about the future of the business. This was a really effective communication tool that kept everyone connected and informed.

    Maintaining engagement across the business, whilst keeping morale going and prioritising the well-being of our employees was key. It was a completely unknown situation, but I personally feel that we acted fast, found solutions and overcame the challenges.

    What do you think are the biggest challenges facing a HR Director today?

    It would definitely be the change of pace, there are always new situations that we need to adapt to, be equipped for and ready to face.

    Equally, it would be avoiding a one size fits all approach, especially for a global workforce – it is so important to balance a global culture / values whilst respecting local employment practices.

    How do you add value to Tes? What are your personal strengths that you bring to the role and organisation?

    The broad experience I’ve had over the years across different sectors, has allowed me to offer a fresh perspective and a variety of solutions, which is extremely valuable when leading a HR function.

    On a personal basis, my biggest strength is the ability to remain calm and identify key factors that are important. I have a very pragmatic approach to situations, which helps guides me in decision-making processes.

    What would you say are the key qualities required to perform as a successful HR Director?

    Absorbing information is key, which often includes conflicting data that requires more research to determine the most appropriate value adding people strategy.

    I would also say having a level-headed approach and the ability to see other perspectives is key to building a positive and influential culture.

    What has been your biggest achievement to date in your HR career?

    In a professional capacity, it was opening an office in Brazil to extremely tight timescales, without the ability to speak Portuguese. Also being able to attract and retain employees with extremely niche IT and credit card expertise.

    In a personal capacity, it would be the ability to present at large conferences – as an introvert that takes a great deal of work to overcome. To be successful as a HRD it is so important to keep investing in personal development.

    Have you experienced any major challenges/setbacks that you have had to overcome in your career and how has that helped you become the HR professional you are today?

    Early in my career, I experienced some prejudice about my working-class background and hint of a Barnsley accent, mostly when applying for new roles, which was hugely frustrating.

    As a HR Director, leading the strategy, I have used my personal experience to ensure our workforce and culture champions inclusivity, where people are comfortable to challenge assumptions.

    Who has been your mentor and what impact have they had on your career?

    I am incredibly grateful that I met Kate Black, Managing Director at Agile HR Solutions, when I was starting out in my career. Kate was a great mentor; willing to listen and give me practical advice. Looking back, she really helped me build on self-confidence and encouraged me to apply for new opportunities. She also introduced me to champagne and now as friends, I still look forward to catching up with her for a chat and a glass of fizz.

    What advice would you give to up-and-coming HR professionals looking to make it to the top of the profession?

    Successful HR professionals must be comfortable with change and be committed to continuous learning and personal development - a growth mindset is essential to progression.

    You need to be able to work outside of your comfort zone and understand that occasionally you will make mistakes, but in my experience, you can learn as much, if not more, from a mistake as a success.

    What are your interests outside of your career?

    I felt very fortunate during lockdown to have my golden retriever Bertie - both my husband and I enjoy walking and sightseeing at dog friendly places. I’m looking forward to going to the theatre, ballet and my favourite restaurants now that things have begun to re-open.

    For more information on this interview or to discuss how Parkinson Lee could assist your organisation in hiring Executive or Board Level appointments, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.

  • 04/11/2021 Interview with Carole Urey Chief Commercial Officer at High Speed Training

    Parkinson Lee Executive search are delighted to be sharing a series of interviews with Business Leaders from across the region. Each month we will be publishing “an interview with…” that our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal has conducted with highly respected Executives from across the region.

    Our fifth interview is with Carole Urey, Chief Commercial Director at High Speed Training (HST). Carole is responsible for implementing the commercial strategy and business plan to establish meaningful KPIs, whilst managing and developing the commercial and sales teams, providing financial revenue support and introducing and maintaining sales processes to improve business performance.

    High Speed Training are an online training provider covering areas of compliance and development. With over 160 training courses, HST have helped over one million learners across the world to gain accredited certificates. They partner with specialists in each field to ensure their training offers industry trends, legislative changes, and relevant knowledge and actions to take forward in working life.

    In this interview, Carole shares an insight into her impressive career, the commercial challenges she faced as a result of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic and her priorities since joining HST in September 2021.

    Interview with Carole

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    Could you tell us about your career and how it led to your current role as Chief Commercial Officer at HST?

    I began my sales career in recruitment, but after a few years, I decided to pursue the external sales route. Over the last 18 years, I have progressed through varying positions of seniority, from Sales Manager, Sales & Marketing Director, UK Sales Director, to my most recent role as Chief Commercial Officer at High-Speed Training (HST).

    Working in various roles, across a range of sectors has given me exposure to every aspect of sales, marketing, product and operations, whilst overseeing multiple large business transformation projects.

    The positions I’ve held at c-suite level, have allowed me to strategically and commercially influence business operations to drive growth and deliver incremental revenue.

    In September this year, I joined High-Speed Training, and I am thoroughly enjoying the change of sector and the pace it offers. I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to contribute to the on-going success of HST and continue to build relationships across the business, whilst establishing new ones with our customers.

    In the current climate, the role of Chief Commercial Officer, has become even more crucial for organisations as they navigate the challenges provided by both Brexit and the covid pandemic. How have you positively navigated through the last 2 years and have you had to adapt or change your focus?

    In my last role, the company predominantly dealt with residential and commercial property lawyers and as a result of Brexit, this market was greatly affected. We experienced many months of uncertainty before a deal was struck.

    Likewise, when the pandemic hit, we fell into the unknown. I developed a business continuity plan, that ensured we could remain operational and profitable, even with a remote workforce. I implemented communication methods that allowed us to reach out to our customers and provide our services. It was one of my greatest challenges to date - it required constant assessments and a great deal of flexibility.

    Since joining the business, it’s clear to see that HST was ahead of the curve – they were equipped to hit the ground running. As an online training business, they have grown significantly through the pandemic and were able to act almost instantly, by offering training such as Covid 19 Essentials Close Contact Protection and Infection Prevention and PPE, to help navigate through the pandemic.

    Why do you think more and more businesses are creating the role of CCO as an addition to existing board teams?

    In my experience the role of CCO is not just about strategic thinking and delivering a commercial strategy, it’s about understanding and maximising opportunities within each area of the business, to support the company in reaching its full potential.

    Throughout my career, I have led a number of business transformation projects and this collaborative way of working has significantly helped to deliver against our business objectives.

    What are your values as a commercial leader? And how do you ensure these values are upheld by your team?

    My values are honesty, integrity, fairness, accountability and being passionate about what you do. Trust is a significant element to any successful operation, and likewise, to be led by example. I ensure that decisions and the company direction are communicated clearly, which creates an effective and united dynamic.

    How do you manage and influence your vision to the wider sales, marketing and support teams?

    I work collaboratively with my teams and hold regular meetings to share updates, changes and gather ideas, so they can see their contribution to our financial targets.

    Gathering feedback from our people and our customers is something that I actively encourage, it is a vital tool that increases performance outputs, reputation and company culture.

    I hold my own open-door policy, where my team can comfortably speak about current challenges, finding solutions, share concepts and suggest improvements.

    Clear lines of communication are crucial when bringing people on a journey, it allows them to be a part of the process, share values and ultimately, achieve their goals.

    Personal development is crucial, even when you’ve successfully reached c-suite level, how do you continue to challenge yourself?

    I personally think it’s important to learn something new every day! As a new member of the HST team, I tend to do this by spending time with different people across the business, to find out about their roles and gather their ideas. Not all answers are found in textbooks, people often have the answers, but it's about creating the right forum to address them.

    What would you say has been your greatest success and challenge throughout your career and how did you overcome this?

    This is a difficult one, but I think my greatest success has been to see the people I’ve helped to develop, go on to create extremely successful careers. I take great pride in mentoring my team and sharing my knowledge.

    Second to that, would be creating hugely successful sales teams that have delivered YOY growth for the businesses I’ve worked in.

    I would say navigating through the Covid landscape and transitioning the customer success teams to remote working in a considerably short space of time, whilst ensuring there was a profitable business at the end of it, has been my greatest challenge to date.

    Having joined HST just a few months ago, what has been your main priority? And how do you hope to accelerate the commercial operation and team success to reflect your long-term goals and strategy?

    My first priority was to understand the current business strategy and get a feel for the company culture. I then utilised this, to shape a business plan that would help us to achieve commercial growth within our extensive customer base.

    We are currently in the process of aligning our commercial strategy to our 3-year business plan, by reviewing our value proposition and validating our thinking with a number of customer innovation groups.

    Can you share your advice to any aspiring CCO/Commercial Directors? What skills and personality traits do you believe are vital for a successful career?

    To become a good leader, you need to understand the business from the bottom up – it eases the decision-making process.

    Clear communication is key to running successful teams, keeping people engaged and ensuring that everyone is aligned to the company’s objectives.

    You need to also have the ability to listen and then act on information – it is critical to gaining the trust of your customers and colleagues. As importantly, being kind and considerate goes a long way!

    For more information on this interview or to discuss how Parkinson Lee could assist your organisation in hiring Executive or Board Level appointments, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.

  • 30/09/2021 Interview with Dr Elizabeth Wigley Technical Director at Bawtry Carbon

    Parkinson Lee Executive search are delighted to be sharing a series of interviews with Business Leaders from across the region. Each month we will be publishing “an interview with…” that our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal has conducted with highly respected Executives from across the region.

    Our fourth interview is with Elizabeth Wigley, Technical Director at Bawtry Carbon. Elizabeth leads the decisions, relationships and strategy of the Quality, Continuous Improvement and Research and Development department in Doncaster. She works closely with the wider team to improve the business operation and to scope ideas, whilst establishing relationships with customers to better understand their needs for future technologies and products.

    Bawtry Carbon Limited is a leading manufacturer of carbon cathodes, sidewalls and ramming paste for the aluminium smelting sector, based near Doncaster. Exporting nearly 100% of their output, Bawtry Carbon are a trusted partner who places emphasis on innovation, on-time delivery, quality and customer service.

    In this interview, Elizabeth shares an insight into why she chose a career in Engineering and Manufacturing, the most challenging and rewarding parts of her role as Technical Director, and how Bawtry Carbon are implementing green initiatives into their operation.

    Interview with Elizabeth

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    Why did you decide to choose a career in Engineering and Manufacturing? Were there any particular influences on your decision?

    At school, I was a typical all-rounder; sporty and fairly academic; I also worked very hard. In the end, I chose to pursue science and maths at A-levels as I originally wanted to become a GP. Throughout my A Levels, I worked as a Care Assistant for the elderly and loved it. Combining science and people seemed like the perfect job for me.

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get the grades for medical school, so I decided to study Chemistry at university. I had hoped to continue to Medical School after that. However, I quickly learned that medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry were not for me! Time for a plan B. It was mid-way through my BSc when I met my PhD Supervisor. This was a turning point. I was fortunate to be able to work in his laboratory for two summers, working on polymer and colloid research. It was here, I discovered that the practical side of research and development really suited me and my style of learning. Choosing to do a PhD in Polymer Chemistry was an easy decision, and undoubtedly one of the best I’ve ever made. It was a fantastic three years working with a great team of students and postdocs from around the world - I made lifelong friends and I’m extremely proud of what I achieved.

    Being funded by Unilever gave me a great insight into industry life. I’ve always had this at home too, as my Dad was a Chemical Engineer in the petrochemical industry. His job seemed exciting, always talking on the phone to plants around the world about specifications, shipments and random chemicals! At this point, I knew I wanted to work in industry rather than academia, turning R&D into tangible results whether financial or technical. I was fortunate to start my career within a large chemical corporation. I started work whilst still writing my thesis (What was I thinking?). The next key decision for me was moving to a non-polymer industry, refractories. Here I learned the benefits of bringing a different but overlapping discipline (polymers) to another (ceramics/refractories).

    You have had a fantastic career, progressing from a Research and Development Chemist to a Technical Director over a 13-year career span, what would you say has been your highlights so far? And what has motivated you to achieve so much?

    Thank you! My 10 years in the refractories industry equipped me for what was to come next in my career at Bawtry Carbon. I thrived on working in R&D and had several different roles allowing me to build my skills and experience as a leader. Because it was a large organisation, I learned business structure and processes, particularly surrounding New Product Development and Innovation. I was fortunate to work with leaders with a breadth of styles and skills. I found myself fascinated by the impact they had on on the people around them and the delivery of results. It was here, I discovered another avenue that would allow me to influence people’s lives in a positive way: leadership. I’m motivated by seeing other people grow and love seeing someone arrive at work with a spring in their step, energised by their work; it’s great for business too. A highlight for me has been learning about human leadership and the importance of empathy, building positive relationships and psychological safety in a team.

    I’ve always been driven and had my next career goal insight with some kind of plan in my head. This could be anything from an external course to a development project. I thought that having two children would change that, but I returned from maternity leave the second time with renewed energy and purpose (admittedly, when the sleepless nights stage had passed). My two boys will always be my greatest achievement in life, but I had space and a desire to achieve more in my career. Now, I’m also motivated to do it for them. I was extremely lucky that this opportunity presented itself at end of last year when I first met our Managing Director. I felt so motivated and passionate about Bawtry Carbon and what I could contribute after only an hour of discussion- I knew it was the role for me.

    It’s very exciting working for an SME. Especially, armed with all the tools and skills I acquired during my time in larger organisations. I particularly enjoy contributing to decisions at board level and influencing the future direction of the organisation, aligned with our newly derived vision, mission and values.

    What does your role as Technical Director entail?

    I am responsible for technical decisions, relationships and strategy at Bawtry Carbon. My team cover Quality, Continuous Improvements and R&D. Since joining, I have been working on our plan to improve the department and position ourselves to drive growth and realise our vision. I have spent a lot of time talking to our customers and building technical relationships, asking them for feedback and ideas for the future. This is key for increased success for Bawtry Carbon, and supports our core values, including innovation, knowledge, customer focus and collaboration.

    What would you consider the most rewarding and most challenging part of your role?

    I’m finding working for a smaller organisation, making decisions and generally standing on my own two feet extremely rewarding. As Directors, we continuously work beyond our own departments. I’m learning so much from the team here about the commercial, financial and operational aspects of running a manufacturing business. It’s also great working with our Private Equity Investor owners, Enact.

    The downside of a smaller organisation is there is nowhere to hide when things don’t go to plan, you are accountable. Before I left my previous role, my boss at the time told me that as a leader you must “be prepared to fail at least 50% of the time”. This was great advice. Having courage to make decisions, based on the information you have at the time. Knowing it could be wrong but that a decision is better than standing still in most cases.

    This is made easier by having a great team supporting you. One highlight for me has been promoting two of my current team members. Two individuals who have been contributing to Bawtry Carbon’s success for a few years and clearly have an appetite for change and want to improve our department and business overall. The next step for us will be to grow the department with some new key R&D team members.

    I’ve also found that some of the experience I have now means I am able mentor and coach others, this is very rewarding. I’ll never stop learning either; Bawtry Carbon is enabling me to do that with Leadership MBA and regular Business Coaching. Feeling invested in, is so important.

    Are there any significant projects that you have led as Technical Director at Bawtry Carbon that has made a great impact to your operation or overall business success that you could tell us about?

    A particularly inspiring leader I worked within the past, taught me the power of a establishing a roadmap to communicate future plans. Setting out the aims of the business, or in my case the Technical Department, and aligning them with the scale of our ambition. I used this in the first presentation to our board, highlighting what a world class Technical Department would be and where our ambitions should lie to meet our business growth objectives.

    I also created the first departmental vision within Bawtry, which was later expanded to create our new company vision, mission and values with contributions from all departments. I aligned our technical roadmap with key future projects supporting our potential for growth via product development. I’m pleased to share that one of these projects was successfully backed by a local grant, highlighting the strength of our business case. This has accelerated the upgrade of our laboratory and testing capability. The first phase is due to be completed in Q1 2022.

    The pandemic has had a huge impact on us all, but particularly for the engineering and manufacturing sector that had to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. How did you overcome those challenges?

    At Bawtry Carbon, Covid caused a considerable downturn in our industry forcing the furlough of staff and mothballing of our plant. I’m pleased to say that we are now back to full capacity, with some remaining supply/freight challenges to carefully manage. I was not part of the team in 2020, so I cannot claim to have helped weather the storm.

    During this year, I was placed on furlough from my global R&D role for two months. I was very grateful to be able to care for my children at home without having to work at the same time. I’m fully aware I was one of the lucky ones and many others have struggled and continue to struggle as a result of the pandemic.

    At Bawtry Carbon, since the pandemic, we have focussed on Mental Health Awareness. Many of the team completed Mental Health First Aid training, including me. I’m extremely grateful that I now feel more confident in knowing how to best support people suffering with their mental health and the importance of checking in with team members and offering appropriate support.

    Going green has been a hot topic for a very long time and businesses have been more focused on making plans to implement new technology, the use and production of sustainable components and chemicals, and waste reduction. How have you considered this within your technical operation, and have you made any changes already?

    We are at the start of our journey, recently completing a corporate social responsibility survey. We are working on reducing our plastic packaging and minimising our environmental impact. In our industry, since REACH came on the scene, we have been busy trying to reduce and replace hazardous chemicals. We have made some progress with our non-hazardous ramming paste for aluminium smelters but certainly there is more work to do in the future.

    To any aspiring Technical Directors, and particularly women who are considering a career in the field, what advice would you give in regard to ensuring they have the right skills and experience in order to be successful in their first Technical Director role?

    Research! Never stop learning. And I mean beyond your scientific field or application. The world is full of people that want to share their path to personal and business success, including inspiring female scientists and leaders. Check out podcasts, TED talks, self-help books, to name a few. Find something that resonates with you and apply the learning. Understand what you are energised by at work and your gravitas as early as possible. When faced with imposter syndrome, or a lack of confidence, I’d recommend thinking “why shouldn’t it be me” and see where that takes you!

    For more information on this interview or to discuss how Parkinson Lee could assist your organisation in hiring Executive or Board Level appointments, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.

  • 26/08/2021 Interview with Nigel Hunter Marketing Director at Victoria Plum Plc

    Parkinson Lee Executive search are delighted to be sharing a series of interviews with Business Leaders from across the region. Each month we will be publishing “an interview with…” that our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal has conducted with highly respected Executives from across the region.

    Our third interview is with Nigel Hunter, Marketing Director at Victoria Plum. Nigel leads the marketing strategy for new and existing products including innovation through research, data, trend analysis and branding. He also manages the day-to-day activities of the marketing team such as: CRM, Affiliates, social media, SEO / Search (PPC and Shopping), Direct Mail, Programmatic Display and VOD to improve ROI from all performance channels.

    In his role, Nigel is responsible for the full marketing life cycle, working closely with the company’s Commercial team; enabling them to meet their commercial objectives by providing appropriate analysis on NPI and digital performance. Whilst additionally working alongside the IT team to develop customer centric experiences across the online and digital real estate.

    Victoria Plum is one of the UK's fastest growing online home retailers, supplying quality bathrooms to consumers and trade customers alike. Founded in 2001, they have become one of the UK's most successful pure play retailers.

    In this interview, Nigel shares an insight into why he chose a career in marketing, how he transitioned from agency to client side, and his proudest marketing campaign for Victoria Plum to date.

    Why did you choose a career in Marketing?

    Growing up in a sedate council estate in rural North Yorkshire, with a handful of great friends gave me a desire to explore different places, try new things and generally stretch my legs. My family were, and still are, everything to me, and having loving parents who supported me to be whatever I wanted was a good start. I had great mates and we were determined to stand out (and not just in an 80’s boy band manner, which I’m slightly embarrassed to say was our starting ambition) so when I met my now wife who was from the far-flung reaches of Bradford, I embraced the opportunity to expand my horizons.

    And so, it began – My first jobs in the media sector led to fast-paced agency life with unexpected highs and inevitable lows. 35 years later working on the client-side, I’m still loving it. Some of my colleagues from the days at ‘An Agency Called England’ will have to forgive me for this, but as one memorable ad campaign from back in the day said – ‘Live it, love it” and I am.

    Can you tell us how you marketing career began and how you have transitioned from agency to client lead marketing?

    Oh Crikey, to quote The Beatles, it’s been ‘a long and winding road’.

    Having started in the media working for a number of regional newspapers, I moved via The Newspaper Society to a long-established Leeds-based agency, Charles Walls, for my first stint in ad agency life. And if I’m honest it was a complete shock. I had so many briefs from clients lined up that they ran the length of the floor across the office. The hours were long, but the belief in the team, right up to the top, that we were doing great things made it easy to get up in the morning and head to the office to get started way before sensible people were pouring milk on their cornflakes. And so it began; a period best described as ‘Blood, Sweat and Beers’.

    Agency life was generally good to me, but it was not without its challenges, as I’m sure is still the case today for many up-and-coming studios. But after about 15 years, I eventually left the sector and moved to what I thought would be the quieter side of the fence – that of the role of client-side Marketing.

    Whilst the pressure of not having to pitch 24/7 was a relief, I quickly realised that being immersed in one business full time was just as intense as that of the more nomadic agency roles I was used to. Moving ‘client-side’ meant I had to understand new and complex aspects, such as, the impact of the supply chain on promotions and the opportunities offered to the marketing team, to understand the Operations side of the business. I was no longer simply concerned with the likes of traffic, awareness, or ratings but instead totally consumed with EBITDA, profitability and data – so much data that I’m still amazed at the things I continue to learn through my obsession with the numbers and the details.

    What has kept you motivated and inspired to achieve so much throughout your fantastic marketing career? And what is the most rewarding part of your role?

    It’s the people, definitely the people that motivate me. From the basic need to provide adequately for my family, to the desire to ensure my colleagues thrive in their roles. Right through my agency days, I can recall new young recruits coming to the business with all the energy and drive you could ever desire. I found it so motivating to be around such ambition, skill, and raw talent and made it my mission to support those rising stars who in turn were giving me direction and ambition, without even realising it.

    I’m probably guilty of taking this ideology too seriously, but I’m proud that some of those fresh-faced peers have become lifelong friends and even Godparents to my kids. And so, it still stands today that I find some of my team in the marketing department at Victoria Plum so unbelievably inspirational that I’m just as star-struck at their skill and ways of thinking. It’s clear to me that I am standing on the shoulders of giants in my role as Marketing Director at Victoria Plum.

    Which marketing campaign/ initiative/ project are you most proud of since starting your role as Marketing Director at Victoria Plum?

    I suppose it would have to be the brand TV activity we started a few years ago. It’s always more difficult to gain support for Brand activity in an eCommerce business due to the poor attribution options associated with broadcast TV, however, the Board at Victoria Plum are very aware of the power of a well-curated brand, and our exceptional brand awareness metrics evidence this fact.

    We managed to pull off an impressive, highly awarded TV ad without the need for external creative teams. I suppose my background in Agencies came in really handy here as we pulled together a great bunch of independent professionals and used Equinox TV for the production. Much of it was filmed in our in-house studio in Hull and a location in South Manchester and I have to say it was great fun and most importantly a great product.

    Outside of the glamour and fun of filming live-action TV, I would say that the way the in-house team attacks the performance marketing channels working hand in hand with Google, gives me an ongoing sense of pride. The team is innovative, agile, and not afraid to be brave, and it is really paying off. So often, we get approached by digital agencies telling us they could get us more traffic, but this just makes me smile to myself. Our activity goes way beyond clicks, into the likes of stock availability and operational efficiency before even deciding if a click would be a good investment or not. Knowing our customers and their preferences means we have insight that no outside organisation could ever understand. I wish I had realised and truly understood this when I was in the Agency game as it might have made me alter the way the team went about new business.

    What is your view on the term ‘digital marketing’, do you think with natural progression in technology and user experience, this is now a given in any marketing role today? And how do your team use ‘digital marketing’ in their day to day activities?

    I recall a time when my son was young that he was gifted a ‘digital camera’ from his grandparents. He was only about 8-years old at the time, but his first reaction was ‘What made it digital?’ after all, it did everything that every other camera did. The fact that all cameras were pretty much digital by then had simply passed his grandparent by, and to my son it was just a camera – he absolutely loved it.

    To my mind, there is no such thing as digital marketing anymore. Where 15 years ago the terms digital was directed at the technology used to deliver the message, now it’s all about the measurement of the data you get back that makes it so impressive. Of course, the technology is no less impressive with machine learning, predictive modelling through impressive algorithms, and the ability to crunch incomprehensible amounts of data at lightning speed becoming the norm. It’s just less visible and less surprising as we learn that technology is already far beyond the limits of where most of us think.

    It’s funny to reflect and think that as recently as only 15 years ago, the agency I worked at was still selling the concept of the internet and businesses having their first website.

    The team at Victoria Plum are of course ‘digital’ to the core – but as with cameras, being digital isn’t something anyone should think of as special anymore – it’s got to be a given? However, what surprises me most is my team’s ability to not only work with data but to have the confidence to rely on it for every decision and opportunity. This is a team that is spearheading the data transformation at Victoria Plum, and that really excites me for our future.

    How has the global pandemic changed the way you communicate and work as a team within the marketing department at Victoria Plum? Has there been any challenges you have needed to overcome?

    The main thing we did during the first few weeks of the pandemic in 2020 was move to homeworking across all the head office functions, including Marketing. To be honest it was such a success, with the teams really flourishing, that we now have permanent home working, which is really flexible for the colleagues and allows us a much wider pool of talent for any positions that we create. We do, however, have a couple of really smart campus locations where colleagues can meet up as they need, and training can take place.

    So, for many businesses, the challenge with remote working has been communication, but at Victoria Plum, we have found it better than ever. We use MS Teams, and the entire department has as many social chats as they do work ones. I can honestly say the team is closer than ever before and the mesh that this communication has caused holds us together stronger than ever. Of course, it doesn’t work for everyone, but for me, it is an absolute game-changer.

    What do you think is the most exciting marketing trend at the moment and why?

    I would say it has to be end-to-end personalisation, although that in itself isn’t as easy as it sounds. With a long conversion journey as we see in the home improvement sector, there are many touchpoints. So, to help manage the complexity we deploy automation where we can, with demand-led budgets, automated creative, and smart bidding, allowing us to focus on the customer journey rather than the implementation of the adverts themselves.

    I think it takes a certain kind of culture to get away with this approach to automation as you need to be brave and believe in the data. So many people are afraid to ‘let go of the sides’, but as my swimming teacher told me aged 4, if you don’t let go, how are you ever going to reach the other side? Thankfully I work with a supportive Board and shareholders who embrace the opportunities with automation and technology generally.

    To any aspiring Marketing Directors, what advice would you give in regard to skills and experience to be successful in their first director level role?

    Never stop being inquisitive and understand that success will come from those you recruit, train and mentor and not from yourself alone no matter how long you have been in the role.

    For more information on this interview or to discuss how Parkinson Lee could assist your organisation in hiring Executive or Board Level appointments, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.
  • 16/08/2021 The Modern-Day Challenges of a Chief Executive Officer
    Every Chief Executive Officer faces their share of challenges, whether that be increasing operational performance and profitability, shaping the company culture, adapting to trends and changes in the marketplace or most recently, an unprecedented global pandemic.

    In the modern day, it is increasingly common to find CEOs appointed as a result of an internal promotion, in fact, a recent survey found that 83% of new CEOs are internal hires as appose to an external selection. However, it is widely recognised that external Chief Executives receive more support with the transition into their new role, in comparison to those promoted from within. Internal leaders are expected to adjust with ease, with their assumed familiarity with the organisation, its strategy, cultural dynamics, and management style. Yet because they are often seen as a safe pair of hands, the challenges associated are often overlooked.

    Nevertheless, every CEO across the world experiences similar challenges throughout their years of leadership. Our team have identified a few of these modern-day challenges and provided solutions to overcome them.

    1. Navigating Change

    It will come as no surprise that navigating through change is a key challenge to business leaders, whether that that be organisational restructures, increased industry standards, or global/ national changes, such as leaving the EU. In successfully adapting to both controlled and uncontrolled changes, clear communication and upholding your presence as a trusted figure to the wider business is key.

    Develop trust within the teams by creating opportunities for open, two-way communication, not only about the change itself, but also the timing and impact to the wider business. Implement an open-door policy, where employees can speak freely to director level management or introduce quarterly companywide meetings where you can address the changes and employees can ask questions and receive honest feedback.

    2. Partnering with the CFO

    The relationship between a CEO and CFO is the most critical within any company. If the relationship is successful, the organisation has two strong leaders capable of navigating it through times of transition and ensure stable growth and opportunity. If ineffective, the business could quickly lose its competitiveness and reflect the success of the business.

    This partnership is based on trust, collaboration, and a shared approach on how to successfully drive the company forward. A CFO must find ways to protect the bottom line while instilling confidence in the company's financial statements. CEOs require a CFO who can help them manage the business, consult, guide the decision-making process and complement their skills.

    To build a successful partnership with your CFO, ensure your relationship offers a joint contribution, instead of just a reporting liaison. You need to build a two-way relationship where you can both express your views privately and the CFO can confidently provide a challenging voice at the boardroom table. It is important to present a united front to the wider board team, to instil the commitment on delivering aligned goals and strategies. Set out your expectations to the CFO from day one, but equally understand what they need from you, that will enable you to establish a fair and honest professional relationship.

    3. Digital Transformation and Agile Working

    Recent surveys show that digital transformation continues to be a top priority for organisations in today’s world. As a result of the COVID pandemic, leaders have transitioned their digital capabilities to support agile working. As we reach the midpoint of 2021, IT leaders and CEO’s must continue to respond to changing working conditions and adapt to the new normal. The changing environment will create a number of significant challenges for CEOs.

    Work closely with the IT Director/ Manager, wider operations team and the board to understand the range of digital transformation initiatives that can be implemented into the business. Develop new digitally enabled products, improve employee experiences, automate workflow, introduce data-driven practices and test artificial intelligence.

    Aside from agile working initiatives, leaders across the world are more invested than ever in digital marketing, recognising its value and the capabilities it has in connecting with targeted audiences. Work in partnership with the Marketing Director/ Manager to understand digital marketing and strategise an on-going effective plan that reflects the values and mission of your business. Without a solid digital marketing plan, you risk being left behind in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

    4. Competing in an active marketplace

    Contending with the competition and remaining at the forefront of a crowded marketplace is a challenge every business leader faces. Dedicating time to understanding what drives your competition and their offerings in both quality and price can consume many CEOs.

    As a priority, shift the focus and strategy to improve your existing offerings, then begin to increase your range of products or services following a thorough market analysis. Additionally, work with the Sales Director to ensure a training plan is in place to upskill the sales and customer service teams, to provide a unique experience for your customers.

    5. Making day-to-day progress

    Many CEOs will often get side-tracked and pulled into various departmental challenges, with teams looking for reassurance and a solution from the top. These diversions often consume the daily priorities and can take your attention from the primary focus of maximising business results.

    Hold regular meetings with department leaders to remain updated with both successes and challenges, but allow them to take ownership, find the solutions and have the confidence to make the right decision for the business.

    6. Support of the Board Team

    Behind every CEO are several strong leaders that strike the right balance between support and accountability, to work more effectively on long-term value creation. Having an influential board level or c-suite team is significant to implementing successful strategic initiatives and problem solving, but one that comes with its own challenges. Establishing trust can often be complex but crucial to success.

    Strive to develop one-to-one relationships with individual directors outside of the boardroom, to seek advice and feedback on ideas. Additionally, encourage leadership team interactions by hosting informal dinners and activities.

    7. Creating diverse and inclusive environments

    The CEO and the board team play a critical role in driving diversity in the workplace, specifically in terms of creating inclusive environments where everyone can thrive.

    The top tier management set the tone by modelling the culture from the boardroom, which in-turn reflects to the wider business. Make sure the board itself is diverse and encourages each member to contribute, constructively challenge perspectives and eliminate bias from the “ideal” director profile.

    Work in partnership with the HR Director to gather data and set targets to diversify the business, analyse potential obstructions and be transparent about the successes and failures. Introduce policies that encourage inclusive working environments and provide diverse talent with the support systems the employees need to be successful within the organisation. As importantly, coach and mentor leaders on how to recognise and approach different management styles with diverse teams.

    8. Choosing the right opportunities

    CEOs are regularly presented with many business opportunities; the biggest challenge is determining which ones to pursue. Successful CEO’s will strategise and feel confident turning down opportunities that do not meet the company's growth or values, so they can prioritise and focus their time on the best opportunities.

    Introduce customer feedback, ensure the sales teams are listening to potential clients and past leads. Understand their needs, challenges, and frustrations with your industry. Have they used similar products and services before? What did they like and dislike? Why did they come to you? What are their objections to your products or services? This will help you develop more tailored products and services, define your target market, identify, and overcome common objections and key business opportunities.

    Make sure both, yourself and the wider business leaders remain up to date with industry trends, technologies, and insights. Encourage your teams to subscribe to industry publications, join relevant associations, set Google alerts for key industry news, and follow other industry experts on social media. Absorb the industry and continually educate yourself on the latest techniques.



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