John is a Search Consultant based in Wickland Westcott's London office. He has direct experience of working across most functions at board and senior management level in a variety of sectors, including luxury goods, retail, retail finance, consultancy and the consumer/service sectors. He is equally comfortable working with major multinationals, smaller organisations and private equity houses both in the UK and overseas.
Before joining Wickland Westcott John enjoyed an eclectic career as an HR, Operations and Sales Director in retail and the media as well as a period in consultancy. John has spent the last eight years with two well-known executive search firms before joining Wickland Westcott. He holds BPS level A and B certificates in occupational testing.
Chain-sawing, fly-fishing, theatre and ballet.
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17th June 2013Raising the Game
Founded in 1976, Bowlplex grew rapidly and established a nationwide footprint of adult-focused, large-box leisure outlets offering food, beverages, bowling, amusement gaming and American pool. In more recent times however, the company had suffered from the economic slowdown, the implementation of the smoking ban and upward-only rent reviews. Following an earlier consensual restructure that failed within months of inception, a more structural reorganisation was undertaken....
08th February 2013Facilitating Profitable Growth
After a decade building a profitable niche support services company with a portfolio of blue chip corporate and consumer clients, Mark Cooper, the founder and owner of Anabas, decided he needed a top flight individual with new ideas to help take the business forward....
19th April 2012Recruitment of a Non Executive Chairman
Sedex, the not-for-profit ethical sourcing data exchange is looking to become the provider of choice for those seeking to manage their global supply chains responsibly. They retained Wickland Westcott to find a new Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors to set a new course which truly meets the needs of their broad membership base. ...
16th August 2011Eastern Promise
Positec has grown rapidly in recent years by developing own label contracts with organisations such as Screwfix, B&Q and Argos in the UK. It is now the largest manufacturer and exporter of Power Tools in mainland China with a design centre in Italy and a number of subsidiaries across the globe. ...