January 10, 2020 – Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners, a division of Odgers Berndtson, has expanded with the openings of new offices in Dallas, TX and Singapore. The firm already operates from key locations across the U.K. in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow, with its international network also including offices in Amsterdam and Dubai.
“We have a clear plan to further internationalize the business over the next three years, to provide greater coverage and value for our clients, candidates and our consultants,” said Richard Love, managing director of Berwick Partners. “The Asia Pacific market is one we have long been targeting; it’s a key region and a foothold is vital for Berwick Partners to be a truly global business. Singapore is an ideal base for the new office in the AP region. A strong U.S. presence is equally important to the firm’s plans, and the new Dallas office is a sign of both our intent and market opportunities across the U.S. The U.K. continues as central to our plans and we will continue to invest here at the same time as we expand overseas,” he said.
Berwick Partners has added Brian Watson as partner and head of the Dallas office. He is the firm’s first partner-level hire in the U.S. and will also lead the HR practice across North America. Mr. Watson, who joined the firm last year, has gained search experience with Lucas Group, ettain group, and TEKsystems.
Tim Klimcke has been appointed to head the new Singapore and Asia-Pacific operation, He will drive building the team that will work with multi-national organizations across all industries and markets in the region. Mr. Klimcke joins Berwick Partners from Robert Walters, where he served as head of financial services, banking and technology.
“We are thrilled to have such highly respected and experienced recruiters to lead the two new offices and establish and grow the business in these locations,” said Mr. Love. “I am looking forward to working with Brian and Tim. Brian is the perfect leader for the U.S. business and this aspect of our growth journey, and I have every confidence he will build an exceptional team.”
“The Singapore and Asia-Pacific office brings particular opportunities,” Mr. Love said. “With Tim’s ambitions and vision for growth in the AP region, Berwick Partners can also explore the particular operations for project, volume solutions through our division Berwick Talent Solutions, a specialist in delivering project and volume recruitment, market mapping and talent pipelining, as greater numbers of Western clients expand across AP.”
By leveraging the success of the Odgers Berndtson life sciences practice, Berwick Partners is uniquely placed to address client’s needs for senior leadership roles across the life sciences sector, and ideally placed to work with these companies to ensure they have the right leaders for the future, said Mr. Love.
“Through a close linkage with our healthcare practice, which works with both public and private health providers as well as regulatory agencies, our team has a unique insight on changing purchaser needs and market access issues,” he said. “As a group, our expertise spans across businesses of all sizes from start-ups and SMEs, to blue-chip multinationals. Applying quality and rigor we tailor our process to our clients’ needs, also sharing market intelligence and competitor insight.”
Berwick Partners focuses on senior management search and selection, with offices across the U.K. and Dubai. Its private sector clients range from multinational and listed organizations to regional and privately held SMEs and start-ups. In the public and not-for-profit sectors, the firm works with the largest central government departments down through regional NHS Trusts, educational institutions and small charities and trade associations.
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