March 6, 2020 – Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has opened a new office in Northern England due to increased demand from clients. The new office is located in Cheshire.
The new office will provide quick access to Manchester, other commercial centers, the airport and transport networks. It will provide a base for Norman Broadbent Group’s local team to better serve clients across the North, North-West, North-East and Scotland.
“The Centre for Cities annual report showed that the North has been ‘transformed’ by a period of rapid regeneration which has seen population and job growth far exceeding that of London,” said John Begley, managing director. “Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool have seen the fastest growth out of all cities in the U.K. This is borne out by our clients who are keen for us to establish physical roots in their markets and to help them with their growth plans.”
“The team will leverage our full range of services from interim management, board and C-suite executive search, and leadership consulting through to research and insight,” he said. “All our services are tailored to meet individual company needs and focused on delivering successful outcomes at the right price and on time.”
Steve Salter, Norman Broadbent Group’s head of internal talent said: “We are selectively adding to the team and are open to engaging with talented, innovative recruitment professionals. Having just posted the best results for over a decade, we are at an interesting and compelling point in our journey.”
40- Year Heritage
“As a talent advisory and acquisition business with a 40-year heritage, it will come as little surprise that just over half of our business comes from outside London,” said Mike Brennan, CEO of Norman Broadbent Group. “Increasingly, we are finding our clients in the north want local knowledge and national expertise to help support their people agenda. This high level of client demand has led us to invest further and open this new office.”
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Norman Broadbent provides talent acquisition and advisory services to clients that range from established corporations to high-growth innovators. Its services include board and executive search, interim management, research and insight, leadership consulting and assessment, and executive-level recruitment solutions. Publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange, The Norman Broadbent Group is backed by well-known city investors such as Jon Moulton, Judith MacKenzie of Downing Capital LLP, Ennismore, and Gervais Williams of Premier Miton.
Norman Broadbent recently announced that its group CFO Will Gerrand has advised the board that he plans to leave the recruitment company in the near future and pursue other business interests. The announcement followed a recent positive trading update for the firm which saw increased revenue, growth at net fee income level, and a return to full year profit for 2019. Norman Broadbent said a process is underway to find a successor and to ensure a smooth handover.
“As we approach the release of our 2019 full year results (scheduled for early April), a further announcement on this will be made in due course,” the firm said. “Will has been an excellent CFO and colleague during a crucial phase in our history as we returned Norman Broadbent to profitability and became cash generating,” Mr. Brennan said. “Will leaves with the appreciation and best wishes of the board and colleagues.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media