Businesses face a myriad of challenges: how to develop new business streams, recognise risks and opportunities, and identify how decisions impact customers. Successful businesses embrace change and implement innovative solutions for sustainable growth.
Our strength lies in helping organisations plan their futures. We have helped developers, contractors, housebuilders, solicitors, property investors, and other commercial businesses to understand their stakeholders and markets; identify growth opportunities; formulate new strategies; and ensure their governance and risk is of the highest calibre.
As a multidisciplinary team, examples of our support have included: establishing for-profit registered housing providers; bidding strategies; governance reviews; corporate strategies; joint ventures; senior interim managers; executive and non-executive recruitments.
What our clients say:
I thought I should just drop you a line to say how successful the recent recruitment process has been.
We have now appointed two NEDs as a result of this recruitment and they are already making a significant and valuable contribution to Board and other discussions across a wide range of issues.
One Housing was going through a period of change and transformation. At the start of the process we wanted to gain some good intelligence about our people – their values and their views of us. We worked with Campbell Tickell to carry out a CultureScan.
The work gave us vital insights into how the organisation really works – as opposed to how we thought it did. It highlighted real strengths for us to work with; for example that many staff valued and recognised our commitment to diversity and this was a key part of their work experience. But we also found challenges – our commitment to empowering front-line managers, for example, was not a reality to many, who felt decision making was slow. The scan gave us a better sense of our overall culture, and also identified the pockets where local cultures were different. Perhaps most importantly, it gave us a strong sense of what we need to do to create the vibrant, focused, fun culture that we aim for.
I would like to thank Campbell Tickell for their help and support during the recruitment of a new Chief Executive. From the initial reply, to our tender invitation, it was clear that CT’s attention to detail; searching out our needs and the support to the senior members of the board to refine their thinking; made all the difference to the final outcome. The innovative approach employed to involve the full board has been commented on and the final agreement by them made the selection of the best candidate a relatively simple matter. The list of potential applicants was wide and varied and gave us the opportunity to test the market and line up a new CEO to fit our needs in the next stage of our development. It was gratifying to note that the panels of Trustees and CT’s own interviews brought out the same results. This gave the board a measure of confidence added to their own thoughts in the final analysis. The whole process was designed to involve as many of the board as wished to take part, with the final selection of the last 3 being attended by the full board. This gave the necessary buy-in by the board and was handled in an innovative way with presentations from the candidates. I would have no problem in recommending Campbell Tickell for recruitment or other work in our space, you seem to have a great and detailed understanding of the needs of our sector.
Thank you so much to Greg and team for an outstanding job in helping us recruit our new Chairman. Your help with what was a thorough process and in supporting our final selection was invaluable. All candidates spoke very highly of the whole process and the calibre of candidates was exceptional. We could have appointed any one of the last three candidates, which is testament to the great job by you and your team. All together a rigorous process and appointment. Michael, our CEO, and the Board are delighted with the outcome.
Commercial sector news
Thought leaders and experts in the HR and people arenas offer their insights into what the new landscape may mean for organisations, their leaders and their employees.June 3, 2021
The murder of George Floyd a year ago sparked a global alliance to recognise and expunge racism. In this blog, CT Partner Radojka Miljevic reflects on whether a gesture like taking the knee has value.May 25, 2021
The pandemic has forced us to rethink and change how we do things. Here, CT Partner Greg Campbell, discusses why the life we knew 15 months ago will not be the life we return to now.May 17, 2021
Campbell Tickell is pleased to confirm that we are bringing in two long-standing associate consultants, Helen Routledge and Alistair Sharpe-Neal, into our in-house team, as well as promoting Senior Consultant Liz Zacharias to Director.April 1, 2021