During 2020/2021 Novo Executive Search worked with Framptons, the Somerset based niche food & drink services company to recruit an experienced Operations Director and Head of Commercial for the site in Shepton Mallett. Through running targeted traditional headhunting searches which were supported by carefully selected national executive advertising campaigns, both roles were filled. Framptons are experiencing some very successful market times, as they grow and diversify services lines and these two senior appointments will make a tremendous difference in terms of the way ahead. Novo’s experienced Food and Drink search practice did a wonderful research, advertising and networking job on these assignments and look forward to helping Framptons with further projects in the future.
During the first half of 2021 Novo Executive Search worked with the Central Bedfordshire Council on 3 retained search assignments; the recruitment of a Non-Executive Chair to oversee the Board of a start-up housing development company (New Vista Homes) and a start up care homes and services business (Care is Central), as well as suitably experienced Executive Directors for both of these new organisations. Through running targeted traditional headhunting searches which were supported by carefully selected executive and non-executive advertising campaigns, all 3 roles were filled.
Central Bedfordshire Council
"Thanks to Novo for all their support and professionalism in helping us appoint an excellent Engineering Director. Your contribution has been much appreciated." Head of People
Non-Executive Directors (Audit Committee Chair) Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies’ aim is to become a global leader in the development of safe and effective prescription medicines to treat serious and life-threatening human diseases and conditions. Having recruited the current CEO, John Lucas and CSO, Valentino Parravicini Novo was asked to find two NEDs, including the Audit Committee Chair, in preparation for an IPO on the Standard London Market in May 2021. Not only were we tasked with finding experienced candidates, we were given only a couple of weeks to complete this vital recruitment. The roles were advertised anonymously and our extensive network of contacts was contacted to identify suitable and interested candidates to make up an initial shortlist of candidates. The first two candidates shortlisted to meet the Chairman were appointed and played an important role in preparing the business for its over-subscribed flotation on May 21st. As always, it has been a delight working with you. You are my first port of call whenever we need serious talent! John Lucas CEO.
Novo Excutive Search & Selection was appointed to search for a new Managing Director for Chiorino UK Ltd. Chiorino UK is part of a large Italian group which manufactures conveyor and transmission belting, coated fabrics and polyurethane films. The UK division (one of 60 divisions worldwide) has traded in the UK for over 40 years. Novo were able to access the very best candidates in the market place. They kept us fully informed throughout the process and presented us with a number of candidates to interview. From the initial list of candidates presented to us we were able to recruit a successor. We were delighted with Ryan’s work and efforts he contributed to achiving our goal. We therefore would have no hesitation in recommending Novo Excutive Search & Selection to any other organisation looking for help or advice in recrutiment. Vice President.
Chiorino UK Ltd
Bray & Bray is a highly successful multi service law firm based in Leicestershire with a growing and developing Dispute Resolution Department. Novo's Legal Dvision were retained to recruit a Partner in Dispute Litigation for the company during early 2020. Through a targeted and comprehensive East Midlands headhunting assignment process Novo were successful in appointing a Partner for the practice in the Autumn of 2020.
Bray & Bray Solicitors
BPE is a highly successful multi service law firm based in Cheltenham with a growing and developing presence in many disciplines such as Private Wealth and Corporate Law. Novo's Legal Division were retained to recruit Technical Associates across areas such as Private Client and Corporate Law for the company. Through retained comprehensive South West headhunting search assignments within Gloucestershire, Bristol, Swindon and Bath, Novo were successful in appointing suitably exerienced Associates in both practice areas.
During 2020 Novo were appointed by the Alt Han Co, a niche smart metering organinsation, to assist with the appointment of a Customer Operations Director appointment. Through running a thorough and targeted Operations Director executive search project, engaging with a wide audience of experienced Customer focused Operations Leaders from the technology products/solution market Novo were successful in appointing a suitably experienced Director for the Alt Han Co.
Alt Han Co
In the Summer of 2020 Novo were appointed by Gemserv, the low carbon, energy, technology & health sector consultancy to recruit an experienced NED for their Board. Through running a thorough and targeted non-executive selection campaign, engaging with a wide audience of experienced people from the environmental, technology, health and energy markets Novo were successful in appointing a suitably experienced NED for Gemserv.
Jaywing is an award winning and leading UK integrated data, creative and marketing agency with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Newbury. Novo were recently retained to recruit an HR Director for Jaywing and was successful in appointing an experienced individual into the post who comes with a diverse mix of fast paced retail sector expertise. The targeted search & section assignment engaged with a very strong shortlist of candidates based in the North and East Midlands resulting in the successful appointment.
We engaged Novo Executive Search and Selection to work on one senior recruitment assignment for Wilo (UK), a key and pivotal role; Sales Director for Building Services. Ryan and his team delivered a high standard of service. Professional, thorough and great communicators, Novo Executive Search and Selection listened to our brief and ensured that their focus was on providing a candidate, who closely matched our needs and wants. It was evident throughout my dealings with Novo, that they had put a high level of effort in and shown their focus above and beyond with their hard work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Novo Executive Search and Selection, they are resilient, true grafters and in summary, they earnt their fee. We will be using the consultancy again. HR Manager UK & IE
Wilo (UK) Ltd
"You have done a fantastic job…your work gets taken for granted a lot but you really have found a special candidate for us, so really well done.” Partner, Forrester Sylvester Mackett
Forrester Sylvester Mackett
“Thank you to you and your team for your work on this assignment, we were really happy with the candidates and, the approach was extremely good. We’ll certainly use you again for the next assignment.” Managing Director, Delta Simons
“Thank you very much for your involvement in identifying our new Product Development Director and managing a very smooth process. This was a significant recruitment process for our business and I am very pleased with how it has gone from start to finish.” CEO, Animalcare
“This is the fifth senior manager recruitment undertaken by Novo on behalf of EPRL in a relatively short space of time as we expand our management capabilities. Each time the process has been smooth and in each case the eventual successful candidate has hit the ground running and made a positive impact on the business. The European Project Manager role was a difficult one to fulfil but again Novo’s skill and process have helped to find the right candidate.” CEO, EPRL
“Novo was excellent in understanding our requirements and was responsive to our needs, so working with them has always been a pleasure. They assisted us with recruiting senior staff in a very competitive market and produced results.” Owner, Wardell Armstrong International
"The whole experience was absolutely first class and I will have not hesitation in using Novo again." Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Generation
"I have worked with Novo on a number of occasions and each time they have prioritised making sure they understand not just the role, but the culture of the business, which is something I have valued highly. It is incredibly important to our business that our values and brand are respected during a recruitment process, as the recruiter is the face of our business. I have at all time been confident that Novo has represented us as we would ourselves. I would have no hesitation in recommending Novo Executive Search & Selection." Head of HR Strategy and Development, BAM Construct UK Ltd
"Novo have consistently put forward high calibre candidates and continue to provide a friendly and supportive professional service." HR Director, Trapeze
‘We have worked with Novo Executive Search before on a couple of challenging pieces of recruitment. Novo has provided an excellent quality of service which has led to a successful appointment on both occasions. We would be happy to recommend Novo to other companies wishing to secure the services of a specialist executive search business.’ Operations Director, Glide Pharma
“CACI has asked Novo to help us with a number of senior level appointments. Each role required individuals with very specific skills and experience and we felt that we would be unable to fill the positions using alternative methods such as advertising. We have been consistently pleased with the work Novo has done on our behalf. They provide a thorough and professional service at all stages of the recruitment process, from creating the job specification through to the final discussions with the selected candidate. They communicate regularly and take the time to really understand our business and the specific requirements for each role. Novo has always been able to fulfil the briefs we have given them and we have been impressed by the candidates put forward for interview. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other businesses.” Vice-President Consumer Marketing, CACI
“In a challenging and competitive market I have been impressed by the level of service and communication provided by the team at Novo Executive Search. I would have no hesitation in recommending using the services again as we continue to grow and expand.” Director, WSP Buildings
"Novo were a real pleasure to deal with and impressed me with there professional, friendly manner and made my recruitment process smooth and problem free. Managing Director
Melton Renewable Energy
As part of our growth strategy it was essential for Clearsprings Support Services to partner with a professional and agile business to work alongside us and execute our acquisition plan. Following a robust selection process it was clear that Novo had the right credentials and through Dale exhibited a level of competence and understanding which made my decision to engage with Novo very easy. The project managed by Novo and the performance from day one underpinned the selection of partner. Throughout I received a high level of analysis, good and timely communication and positive feedback from acquisition targets. As a result of Novo’s commitment and hard work we have acquired 5 very good businesses; a great team effort. We plan to embark on a third round of acquisitions next year and will have no hesitation in choosing Novo as a partner. Managing Director, Clearsprings Support Services Ltd
Clearsprings Support Services Ltd
I have enjoyed working with Novo since they started up and it is a relationship I am happy to continue. Novo scores very strongly acting as the virtual face for my Company – I have real confidence in their ability to represent us and judging by the feedback from candidates they do this very well. I also appreciate Novo’s honesty – they manage our expectations well and push us hard for support when they need which enhances the sense of relationship in our dealings. HR Director, Buro Happold