Travel - Commercial Director
pivotal in £25 million business sale
(See Case Study Below)
Travel - Commercial Director pivotal in £20 million business sale (See Case Study Below)
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Chairman appointment, Leeds – client feedback
Henry located the right person to lead our nascent board during challenging times. This helped us to achieve over £1m in turnover 12 months later. Executive selection should go well beyond CV qualifications, opening new networks: Henry did this for us.
Chairman candidate – candidate feedback
Henry is an extremely professional recruiter, who understands both his clients and candidates that he's putting forward - good relationship management is key to his success.
Recruitment of key Finance and External Liaison team for largest PPP project, London - client feedback
Henry has worked with me on a number of senior recruitments over the years. He places great pride in accurately matching individuals to companies and following both up to ensure a successful fit. Henry has always found the person required.
Business critical candidate – candidate feedback
Henry is one of the industries true professionals. He placed me with a large blue chip company and the whole process was seamless. He is very personable and trustworthy and very good at what he does. I would recommend Henry to anyone who is looking to use his talents in executive recruitment.
HT’s very impressive candidate shortlist instilled confidence for all parties in the attractiveness and uniqueness of this brilliant F+C Director role!
This highly regarded travel business, set up by a charismatic entrepreneur had a youthful and can-do culture. The business evolved pre-internet times rapidly under the guidance of Vistage and a trade-sale was the goal.
The company had not considered a C Suite Level Finance / Commercial Director appointment before being introduced by Vistage to HT. Once give the mandate, HT’s key task was to reflect to the board (and the job market) the exciting culture, nature and prospects of the business - and how HT could attract a dynamic and very commercial FD.
The chosen candidate, rapidly turned around the company’s core systems from credit card terminals to forecasting reviews and ultimately the company’s first comprehensive 3-year plan.
Bringing considerable deal skills, experience and credibility to the company, a trade sale, within 18 months of joining, for £25m to a UK travel plc was an outstanding and timely achievement.
Learning points: ~Have the best executive team in place before a trade sale, ~A Credible FD will speed-up a trade-sales process, ~The Board may find an external consultant helpful to reflect the qualities of their business.
Financial and Commercial Director
Sale to a UK travel plc £25m