Delivering the change needed in your organisation

Organisations are almost continuously in a state of change, whether in specific areas, throughout the company and whether continuous or episodic. Making those required changes can create tension or can be met with resistance, we can help you minimise this resistance and achieve your short and long term strategic goals and organisational change.

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We know that strategic or long-term goal setting is needed in any organisation, but achieving those goals doesn’t always go to plan

Maybe you don’t have a clearly defined start point or your strategy may not be clear or consistently communicated and understood at all levels of the organisation. Or you may know exactly where you are, and where you want to go, but don’t know how to get there. These are the situations in which we can help.

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Supporting you to navigate the change process

We help at all stages of the change journey and understanding at what point we are jumping aboard means we can diagnose the best solution for the rest of the programme. Dependent upon the stage you are at in your change or transformation, we can guide you on your way.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Doug and his team at Collingwood Executive Search for several years now. The team at Collingwood is exceptional! Doug and team partnered with me on many critical searches and several pipelining exercises. The team is exceptional at understanding the business, the culture and the …

Global VP HR & Talent,
Leading Industrial Technology manufacturer
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"I've used the services of Collingwood on several occasions over a period of more than 10 years and have found in every case them to be exemplary in all aspects. Their attention to finding the right fit in search and selection is excellent as is their expertise in the provision of development tools in team development.…

Managing Director,
Leading Window Systems Provider
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We have used Collingwood twice so far and both times have proved successful in identifying a quality recruitment for the role we were looking to fill; a Sales & Marketing Director and a Production Manager. I have no hesitation in recommending Collingwood and would use again.

Client,
Managing Director, Provider of SCADA and Command and Control Systems
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"Mark has recently helped me to secure a position that not only matched my requirements but also exceeded my expectations.

His attention to detail and level of understanding throughout the process was first class. He truly understood who my new employer was, where they were in their development, precisely who they were…

Candidate,
Utilities Infrastructure Installer
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"We retained Collingwood Executive Search to recruit for Finance Director/Company Secretary. Being a member of the executive management team it was important to find a high calibre candidate who could provide leadership and strategic thinking as well as controlling and managing the company's finances and financial stra…

Finance Director, Utility Infrastructure,
Construction Industry
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Since placing the candidates, I have gained feedback from all involved.  The result has not only been successful in terms of their individual performances but the three appointees regularly meet up to share best practice and guide each other.

It was not only a very rewarding set of assignments but I obtained added sati…

Mark Goldsmith,
Senior Executive Search Consultant at Collingwood headhunting for German based Construction Products Group
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Doug is involved with his clients every step of the way. I could of not asked for better support. I would highly recommend working with Doug for all recruitment needs.

Candidate,
Director of Corporate Development, Private Healthcare
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Collingwood provided professional and personalised support and advice throughout the recruitment process combined with regular and open communication leading to my successful appointment. Collingwood are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend their executive search and recruitment services to other…

Director of Operations,
Look Ahead Care, Learning Disability Services
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I was not really actively seeking a change in employment; however when Justin called me, his drive and enthusiasm drew me in. Clearly passionate about the organisation he was representing, he made me keen to learn more. He personally met with me in order to learn more about my skills, experience and behavioural traits.…

Placed Candidate, Care Operations Director
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
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"I have worked with Doug and the team at Collingwood over several years, both as a hiring manager and as a candidate. On both sides of the recruitment process what stands out is the effort that the Collingwood team put in to understand the business and its culture, find high quality candidates suited to the role, under…

Client and Candidate ,
Aircraft Manufacturer
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“From start to finish, the approach Mark used to introduce his client and the job role, was excellent. His knowledge of the client, the job requirements and skills set and personality they were looking for was expressed effectively to ensure a suitable fit. Mark had intricate knowledge of the client, including its futu…

SHEQ Director, Candidate
Utilities
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“Having struggled to find the right profile of candidate either directly or through other search companies we reached out to Collingwood Search. The service, support and approach was first class and resulted in us finding an outstanding candidate for the role. What we liked about the approach was the detailed planning …

Marketing Director ,
Medical Design and Manufacturing
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We have used Collingwood on a number of occasions over the years and have always been impressed with their understanding of our business and our needs. The outcome of that understanding is high quality candidates and ultimately, some excellent, long-term, employees. I can fully recommend them and would not hesitate to …

Client,
Business Development Director - Respiratory
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We have been partnering Collingwood Executive Search for over 6 years and have successfully recruited a UK Managing Director, a UK General Sales Manager, a Global Training Manager and a Regional Sales Director in Spain. They really understand the European Ophthalmic Industry and combined with their focus on understandi…

CEO,
Leading Ophthalmic manufacturer
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Mark is a professional, friendly and intelligent recruitment professional. He has excellent communication skills and the ability to identify talent and find the right person for the identified role.

Candidate,
Head of Sales - Aggregates, Rail Freight
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I have worked with Collingwood on three assignments in the last six months and on each and every occasion we have recruited from the candidates they have submitted, not because they were ‘compromise candidates’ but because they were the best we had seen.

Collingwood's approach is somewhat different to your run of the m…

Client, Project Executive
High Speed Rail
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This was our first time using Collingwood. We found Mark Goldsmith to be very professional and were delighted with the high caliber of all the candidates presented for an interview. Overall we were very impressed with the services of Collingwood.”

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark from a candidate perspe…

Candidate,
Head of Marketing & Communications
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I first came across Justin through an off-chance conversation we had regarding future opportunities in the market. Justin is fantastic to work with, a recruiter who honestly works to understand you, your aspirations, and how to match your skills & experience to the right opportunities. I have dealt with many recrui…

Candidate,
Director of Digital, Healthcare Charity
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I have worked with Justin for several years - initially when he placed me with my current organisation. The attention to detail during that period was second to none and the personal service incredible. Since then we have worked closely together in the search and placement of roles within my teams. Working across multi…

Client and Candidate,
Director of Tech, Healthcare Charity
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I came across Jordan during a recent hiring process. He is direct, dependable and professional and it was a pleasure to work with him. He will tell you it as it is, with his humour that makes the process more enjoyable, certainly less stiff and ultimately gets the best out of the candidate. Thank you Jordan.

Managing Director EMEA ,
Industrial Distributor
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I had the pleasure of working with Jordan to fill a number of open positions on my team. Throughout the process, he worked to understand my organization's culture to ensure he was identifying candidates that not only had the skills I was looking for but would also be able to assimilate quickly into the company. Jordan …

Director of Global Accounts ,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Jordan, whilst searching for my next career move. from day one Jordan was very open and supportive and this continued throughout the whole process. His ability to engage and guide you through each stage was exceptional and nothing was ever too much trouble. Jordan's commun…

Candidate,
Sales and Commercial Director - Asset Management Providers
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It was a pleasure working with Jordan recently. He is extremely professional, kept me updated proactively throughout the entire process and was always able to answer any question or concern that came from my side. I can definitely recommend him and I will for sure keep using his and Collingwood's services in the future…

Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland - Industrial Technology,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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"I had the pleasure to work with David, He loves his job and cares about the person he’s working with. I always felt I could trust him 100%, during the pre-selection process and also during and post selection. He’s able to give the right advice in the right way, even when things get complicated"

Global Head of Marketing , Candidate
Plastics and Industrial Automation
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David has the ability to establish confidence relationship very fast, even at a distance. This is allowing him -when searching for the good candidate- to go beyond the written hard skills list, and scale up the discussion towards soft skills and people motivation

Candidate,
Global R&D Director – Lighting and Industrial Automation
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David is a seasoned and senior global executive. He has very strong business, sales, marketing, management and leadership acumen. I have worked with David on key projects where he is always able to find the right person for the right role. I have high degree of confidence he can bring in the people, resources, and expe…

CMO,
Global Cloud Infrastructure Organisation
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David has provided some top talent for our team while avoiding lower quality deal flow. David listens and asks the right questions to map our challenges and needs into specific deal flow that reflects what we are searching for. We continue to work with David!

COO,
Cyber Security Solution Provider
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David's understanding of the security market and my requirements ensured I was able to very quickly and straightforwardly recruit some great individuals to my delivery team.

CEO,
Global Systems Integrator
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It was a pleasure working with Jordan recently. He is extremely professional, kept me updated proactively throughout the entire process and was always able to answer any question or concern that came from my side. I can definitely recommend him and I will for sure keep using his and Collingwood's services in the future…

Client,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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I had the pleasure to work with Jordan on a recruiting project. Jordan was able to identify the right talent/candidates, communicate effectively with all parties involved, lead the project from beginning to finish, and provide unique insight and advice for negotiation. Jordan is a great asset and professional in placin…

Client,
Director, National Accounts - Technology Industry
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Jordan has been an incredible Executive recruiter to work with. From day one he was very knowledgeable on the clients requirements as well as expectations from candidates. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. Jordan is passionate about his work and sincerely cares about both clients and candidates.

VP of Sales,
Industrial Technology
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From start to finish, the approach Mark used to introduce his client and the job role, was excellent. His knowledge of the client, the job requirements and skills set and personality they were looking for was expressed effectively to ensure a suitable fit. Mark had intricate knowledge of the client, including its futur…

Candidate,
Group HSE Director at Leading Industrial Building Materials Group
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From the moment Mark contacted me to discuss a post he was looking to fill all the way through to landing the position, and in the weeks and months following, I have been very impressed with his professionalism, integrity, dedication and humanity. At all stages of the recruitment process and in the weeks and months aft…

Candidate,
Assessment Manager at National Accreditation Body
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I had the pleasure to work with Jordan on a recruiting project. Jordan was able to identify the right talent/candidates, communicate effectively with all parties involved, lead the project from beginning to finish, and provide unique insight and advice for negotiation. Jordan is a great asset and professional in placin…

Client,
Strategic Account Director - Industrial Technology
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I have had the pleasure of working with Doug and his team at Collingwood Executive Search for several years now. The team at Collingwood is exceptional! Doug and team partnered with me on many critical searches and several pipelining exercises. The team is exceptional at understanding the business, the culture and the …

Client,
Global VP HR & Talent, Nasdaq listed technology organisation
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We have used Collingwood on a number of occasions over the years and have always been impressed with their understanding of our business and our needs. The outcome of that understanding is high quality candidates and ultimately, some excellent, long-term, employees. I can fully recommend them and would not hesitate to …

CEO,
Global Medical Devices Manufacturer
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Doug is an enthusiastic person who will stretch himself to search the right person for our company and understands the business we are in. He delivers high quality of people within a very short time. He never loses sights our needs. It has always been a pleasure to work with Doug because he meets our expectations. I wo…

Client,
HR Director, International Healthcare Organisation
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We have worked with Collingwood on several occasions over the past five years, having had meaningful conversations about what we were looking for, they were always ultra professional in their dealings with us and they found some fabulous candidates which were all certainly credible. We would not hesitate to recommend t…

Managing Director,
Building Products & Construction
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In my opinion Mark has the x-factor that most recruiters are missing. He isn't just looking for a professional fit to meet the brief that most professional recruiters do. He truly understands the immeasurable value of personal fit and future relationships, and the potential impact on the culture of a business. He place…

Candidate,
Sales Director, Matrix Networks
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Last summer, our UK Country Manager submitted his resignation, after 16 years of employment, and a vacancy arose. After an internal meeting on how we would start the search for a new Country Manager we concluded to explore the internet for recruitment agencies. This research yielded several options, including Collingwo…

HR Director,
Global Packaging Innovator
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We are very happy with our new MD for the UK. Mark monitored the process towards us as well as towards the candidates very carefully and made adjustments where necessary. We have never seen a process running so smoothly. As a group, we operate in various European countries, as well as the USA, Canada and South Africa. …

HR Director,
International Packaging Company
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Jordan without a doubt is the most passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable consultant I have ever met. His technical understanding and business knowledge are top notch. I am impressed by his professionalism, ethics, and attentiveness. I look forward to working again with Jordan.

Candidate,
Global Wire & Cable Manufacturer
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David is a very professional yet friendly recruiter who helped me to earn my current job. David mentored me throughout the process and kept close communication with me and my employer. He always stands by his words, I definitely recommend him.

Successful Candidate,
Solutions Consultant - Global Industrial Automation Organisation
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