Emma Shaughnessy, HR Director, with experience in several large international businesses.

When her organisation was in need of a dynamic, results-focused individual with a track record of leadership and achievement to head up their operations in the south, they approached Neil Watkins at Hanover Fox to manage the project.

Emma Shaughnessy, Director of People, explains:

“Having worked with Neil on many projects, I have confidence that he understands me – and the organization and culture. He spends time in the business and has great insight into how we operate and what’s different about us, so he knows the type of people who will fit into our culture. As a result the shortlist was really focused and I knew every candidate I met would have real potential for the role.”

“It was a really great process with good communication throughout. The milestones Neil put in place at the beginning definitely helped – I always knew what was happening next and when. His help with building up the candidate brief at the start was very valuable and the candidate reports he produced were especially helpful at the final stage.”

“I have often recommended Neil to others and I would definitely be happy to work with him again.”

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