'Howden Compressors Limited recently engaged Talent Focus Consulting to provide a six month Management Development Programme for six of its senior Managers. The Programme,   which included individual development, leadership modules and a business related team project, was very well received by all participants and their feedback indicated that the content had enabled improved line management techniques. Further feedback from their Line Managers has verified their improved effectiveness and ability to demonstrate clearer leadership and accountability. A second programme has now been launched with similar high expectations'. Mary-Frances Felletti, Human Resources Manager Howden Process Compressors / Howden Compressors Ltd.

'Talent Focus Consulting spent two months within Axcess Europe working closely with the Chief Operating Officer and European HR Director and played a valuable role in addressing key training & competence gaps in regulated activities as the organisation transitioned regulator to the FCA.   Talent Focus Consulting very quickly integrated with the core team and the wider programme team to achieve a great outcome for the business'.  Caroline Mellor, European HR Director Axcess Financial

'Talent Focus Consulting were asked to carry out a job evaluation process for ARK’s most senior posts as required by an independent regulator. The process used by Talent Focus Consulting was clear and simple and as well as conducting research into market benchmarking, the one to one personal interviews with the post holders helped Talent Focus Consulting gain a better understanding of the roles they were evaluating and the day to day accountabilities.  The final report was clear and concise and delivered within the timescales agreed.'  
Fiona Katz, HR Director
ARK Housing Association Limited


'We commissioned Talent Focus Consulting to undertake an executive salary benchmarking exercise as the data for our sector is limited.  We chose Talent Focus Consulting because of their wide network of contacts and experience in this field.  The report was well received by our Remuneration Committee'.                                        
Su Breadner, Director of Organisation Development and Communications
Edinburgh College


'Certeco retained Talent Focus Executive Search to search for their first Head of People and Development. They took time to fully understand our requirements, expectations and culture, using this to identify and attract a very strong shortlist. Throughout this recruitment process Talent Focus Executive Search worked closely with us to ensure that we made a high calibre appointment. We are looking forward to working in partnership with them as we continue to expand’. Adam Ripley, Managing Director, Certeco
'We retained Talent Focus Executive Search to assist us with the search and appointment for the newly created role of Hotels Finance Director and Company Secretary. They worked closely with us to fully understand the role and the type of person we were looking for. Talent Focus Executive Search produced an excellent range of potential candidates, fully supported by summary briefing notes setting out the key strengths of candidates as well as areas to probe during interview. Throughout the process Talent Focus Executive Search were highly professional and met all of our requirements. This was a key appointment for Macdonald Hotels and we are delighted with the response from Talent Focus Executive Search who continue to be a key partner in our senior recruitment needs.'. Gordon Fraser, Group Finance Director and Deputy Chairman, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

'We’re delighted with the service provided by Luke and Talent Focus Executive Search. We’d been trying to find the right person to join our organisation for months. Luke’s efforts in understanding our requirements, our company culture and the role we were recruiting led to a number of outstanding candidates. We are delighted with our new recruit and we’ve got exactly what we were looking for with no compromise'.  Ian Laverty, Managing Director, Intelligent Mobile Ltd

'Following an extensive UK wide search undertaken by Talent Focus Executive Search, Invocas have recently appointed a Sales and Marketing Director and a CEO to strengthen our senior management team. Dave Jones unique background enabled him to use his detailed knowledge of the Financial Services sector to quickly assimilate the requirements of our specialised niche market and to then identify and attract a shortlist of exceptional candidates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Talent Focus Executive Search to anyone looking to fill similar senior appointments'. John Hall, Executive Chairman, Invocas Group
'HML have recently appointed a new Head of Enterprise Risk. Dave Jones of Talent Focus Executive Search was able to use his deep knowledge of risk and financial services to fully understand the requirements of our business and to identify an exceptional candidate for the role'.  Jonathan Pattinson, Chief Risk Officer and Chief HR Officer at HML.
'Lothian Buses recently retained Talent Focus Executive Search to recruit the HR Manager for Edinburgh Tram. Talent Focus Executive Search provided a robust search exercise resulting in a high calibre candidate being identified who moved from another transport organisation based in London. Throughout this assignment Talent Focus Executive Search worked closely with Lothian Buses, keeping us constantly updated on their process, through direct contact as well as via an online spreadsheet. During our interview process the assignment Director, Luke Rodwell, sat in to help facilitate discussions. Lothian Buses have now retained Talent Focus Executive Search 3 times in the last 12 months and would recommend both the quality of candidates identified and the level of support provided'. Guy Hughes, HR Director, Lothian Buses
'Inspiring Scotland have recently appointed a Pro Bono Executive responsible for maximising the matching of supply and demand of pro bono resources. Dave Jones of Talent Focus Executive Search identified and presented a number of high quality candidates for this unique role in a short period of time which enabled us to move quickly to fill this important position'. David Hardie Head of Venture Philanthropy Inspiring Scotland.
'Talent Focus Executive Search came highly recommended as true professionals in the recruitment arena, and this proved to be true.  Through a selection of well filtered candidates the interview phase was easy and we now have a new recruit who is gelling well and will be an asset to the team' Lynda Stoddart, Head of HR AOC Archaeology

'Johnston Carmichael retained Talent Focus Executive Search to search for a Financial Services Audit Senior Manager / Director for our Edinburgh office. The Research Team at Talent Focus Executive Search conducted a UK wide search of potential candidates and presented us with a strong shortlist of candidates, allowing us to make an excellent appointment'.  Scott Holmes, Partner Johnston Carmichael 
'NES Global recently appointed Talent Focus Executive Search to find an Account Manager in Dubai.  Despite this being a difficult brief Talent Focus Executive Search produced a number of suitable candidates, in a short time frame, allowing us to appoint a candidate who exactly matched our requirements.  We were impressed with both the International reach and quality of serviced provided by Talent Focus Executive Search and have subsequently engaged them to find more staff in Dubai, New Jersey, Houston and Rio de Janeiro'. Mike Chapman, Solutions Director NES Group Ltd.

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