This week’s appointments include: BCL Legal, Cielo, Eames Consulting Group, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Europa Worldwide Group, Harrier Talent Solutions, Head Resourcing, Heidrick & Struggles, Hunter Heywood, Hyperion Executive Search,, Russell Taylor Group, SmashFly Technologies, Stanton House

• Legal recruiter BCL Legal has appointed Sarah Lane as finance director, based in the Manchester office.

Cielo welcomes Brian Lindstrom as its new chief financial & administrative officer. The recruitment process outsourcing provider has also recently welcomed Darren Simons as its president of the Americas, and promoted Seb O’Connell to president of EMEA & APAC, while transitioning Marissa Geist to become the company’s first chief operating officer.

Jim Freeman joins insurance, finance and technology recruiter Eames Consulting Group’s contract technology team as principal consultant. Elsewhere, data science & analytics recruiter Mohamed Idris is promoted to senior consultant from consultant.

Elsewhere in the company, risk & compliance specialist Steven Reeder is promoted from principal to senior principal. Actuarial & insurance risk expert James Rydon is promoted from associate director to director.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Sean Leahy as executive director of people and culture.

• Independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has announced a series of new appointments and promotions, creating a new HR and talent team. The team includes Elaine Robertson, head of HR; Laura Watkin, head of talent; and Vanita-Dass Puri, who was recently promoted from internal recruitment & acquisition manager to group recruitment & talent manager.

Alongside nurturing new talent, the team will work to address sector-wide issues, including employee engagement levels and attrition rates. Robertson will be managing a team of three including Angela Reece, HR manager; Emma Page, payroll & pensions manager; and Sophie Busuttil, HR & payroll administrator. The team will be responsible for areas including HR planning and policy, well-being, compensation, employee engagement and communication, alongside events.

• Australian total talent business Harrier Talent Solutions has appointed Zain Wadee as executive general manager – operations. Working with Harrier’s founder and CEO Kelly Quirk in Melbourne, Wadee will also lead Harrier’s technology and management consulting practices.

• Technology recruitment specialist Head Resourcing has appointed Joseph Apted as principal consultant in its newly launched senior appointments division.

• Global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has added new partners in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. They include:

Americas: Herve Pluche joins Heidrick Consulting as partner in San Francisco and Sonya Som joins as partner in Chicago.

Asia Pacific: William Bown joins the financial services practice as principal in Hong Kong; Michelle Dunne joins the financial services practice as partner in Sydney; Kay Yong Tan joins Heidrick Consulting as principal in Singapore; Michael Thomas joins the industrial practice as partner in Melbourne.

Europe: Chiara Berlendi joins the consumer markets practice as principal in Milan; Lucy Bull joins Heidrick Consulting as a principal in London; Daniel Filet joins the industrial practice as partner in Amsterdam; Klaus Halsig joins the consumer markets practice as a partner in Frankfurt; Giulia Iuticone joins the financial officers practice as a principal in Milan; Matthias Kamber joins the financial officers practice as principal in Zurich; Sherree Kendall joined the industrial practice as a principal in London; Jörg Mildner joined Heidrick Consulting as partner in Bremen; Adrienne Nemeth joins Heidrick Consulting as principal in Paris; Nicola Pelá joins the consumer markets practice as principal in London; Sarah Pinto joins the global technology & services practice as principal in Brussels; Jens Vogt joins Heidrick Consulting as partner in Bremen.

• Newcastle-based recruiter Hunter Heywood has appointed Lucy Richards as lead consultant, the firm’s first appointment since launching in January 2019.

Hyperion Executive Search welcomes Martin Allman as group sales director. The search firm is also expanding its global reach with the launch of an office in Austin, Texas. Last year Hyperion also opened an office in Munich, Germany.

• Recruitment tech firm has hired Laurie Boschini as head of research development.

• Technical recruiter Russell Taylor Group has appointed Mark McVey as divisional manager of its facilities management division.

• Enterprise career site and recruitment CRM technology provider SmashFly Technologies has appointed Matthew Keown as vice president, global business development.

Sarah Wynn joins search firm Stanton House as director and will oversee all finance functions across London.

FINANCIALS: Empresaria Group posts rise in gross profit but fall in revenue

International specialist staffing group Empresaria Group has seen a 6% increase in net fee income year-on-year, according to unaudited interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

Financials 21 August 2019

FINANCIALS: UK contributes to rise in revenue and GP at Hudson Global

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global has recorded a rise in revenue and gross profit for the second quarter to 30 June 2019.

Financials 15 August 2019


This week’s contracts and deals include: Airswift, BlueSky PR, C&D Group, Johnson Underwood, Skipton Business Finance, Sterling EMEA, Woodrow Mercer

Contracts 14 August 2019

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services posts slight fall in revenue

Recruitment giant Kelly Services has posted a marginal decrease in revenue year-on-year, according to Q2 2019 results.

Financials 8 August 2019