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Find the people to power your business

Hiring the right leaders can make or break a business. Especially now when a turbulent and fast-changing landscape is the norm. They define the culture. Determine the growth and future of a business. And set the standard for those that look to them for direction and strategy.

Whether you’re looking for a CEO in global professional services, a CHRO renowned for scaling up tech start-ups, an MD experienced in SME turnarounds or a CFO experienced in launching into regulated markets, we can help. We’ve got decades of experience to draw on, spanning every sector and every discipline, to find the right leaders to power your business.

An intelligence-driven approach with a human touch

We know you don’t want any leader. You want the right leader. Our goal is to help you find leaders that have what it takes to drive your company’s success.

That’s where our expertise comes into its own. We start by determining what goals the leader needs to deliver. We dig deep and challenge what a good leader would look like. And what a great leader would look like. And what your employer value proposition is for someone in that role.

Once we know what is needed we make sure we leave no stone unturned to find the right potential people for you. We can tap into our dedicated research team who have a range of BI and research tools at their fingertips. And our sector teams with deep sector knowledge and unrivalled networks work together to introduce perspective from outside your sector when needed giving you fresh, diverse thinking and options.

It’s a stringent, comprehensive approach. And one that has proven to work. The numbers speak for themselves:

• 96% of roles we work on get successfully filled

• 95% of candidates places are still in their role one year on

• 99% of clients are satisfied with the process and outcome as are 98% of candidates.

“Wickland Westcott at NSCG took time in the initial briefing to understand the context as well as the actual role content for the UK managing director position. The team checked in on us from time to time to ensure they were reading the situation and discussed the likely fit of each of the candidates presented versus the specification. They then championed the evaluation of a key candidate who was outside the initial scope – but proved to be a strong fit”

Global HR VP
Ideal Standard

Why choose us?

We’ve got the insight
Whether it’s competitor research, market analysis or performance benchmarking, we’ve got all the best insight and benchmarking tools to help find the answers. And the expertise to make sure you’re asking the right questions too.

We can predict performance
Our team of leadership assessment experts can use a tailored selection of tools, techniques and behavioural science to predict future performance in the role and see how aligned potential leaders are to your culture. This process gives you the precise insights you need to pick the perfect person to power your performance.

We’re accountable
The consultant you meet will be by your side throughout from when you first pick up the phone to when the leader signs up to lead your business to success.

We’ve got the expertise and connections
From behavioural scientists to challenges in the manufacturing sector, from board advisors to regulated markets everyone here is an expert in something. It means we can bring our experience, expertise and connections to bear to find, assess and hire the right leader for any situation.

We care
We never treat people like numbers on a spreadsheet or pawns in a process. We pride ourselves on offering a premium high-touch experience for clients and candidates. We know what brilliant people in the right roles can do. It’s why we only hire and develop the best people for ourselves – and why we’re completely committed to doing the same for you.

“We have received an excellent service from Wickland Westcott at New Street Consulting Group in relation to the recruitment process for the chief executive and deputy chief executive/finance director roles. Both processes were executed in a responsive, professional and transparent way with the necessary rigour and attention to detail required.”

HR Director,
The Manchester College

Leadership assessment for tomorrow’s leaders

Through in-depth interviews, simulations and progressive assessment techniques, we build a holistic understanding of each leader’s aspirations, skills, personality and values. This creates a true picture of their fit for the roles they will be expected to perform.

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Explore our industry sector expertise

Together, our consultants, specialists, interims and candidates bring a depth of industry expertise gained through first-hand experience in every major sector of the UK economy.

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Meet the team

Keith Butler

Consultant

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Jerome Bull

Director

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Guy Garnett

Consultant

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