Roke Manor Research
Commercial Business Director
When Roke Manor Research, leading electronic engineering consultants, decided to expand into a new business area, Managing Director, Paul MacGregor, was clear that executive search was the right approach.
“It was an important strategic hire for us. We wanted someone from a different background, with entrepreneurial flair and commercial business acumen. We knew we couldn’t access that calibre of candidate ourselves.
“We saw three potential agencies, but Hanover Fox’s knowledge of our sector and the deep understanding of our business model gave them the edge.”
“They spent a good amount of face-time with us. The longlist needed revisiting – we had to widen our profile – but we ended up with a really strong field within the agreed timeframes.
“What was interesting was that after Hanover Fox’s initial screening interviews, they argued for a candidate we might not have included. That turned out to be our first choice and the successful hire.
“I have used lots of executive search companies. With Hanover Fox, I don’t get passed off to researchers and analysts; I work directly with a senior consultant and I value that personal relationship. I would recommend them. In fact, I have already.”
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