Commercial MD – Training Services, Fixed Term Contract
Our client, an organisation that specialises in providing training services to foreign language students, found itself in a position whereby it had the potential for growth and expansion but needed somebody to “take the helm” and lead it forward over a 12-18 month period. As well as having a background in the provision of training services, the ideal candidate needed to have worked at MD level in an SME, with a track record of growing an organisation and setting up new service delivery channels, and a strong sales and marketing background.
Wickland Westcott quickly identified a strong candidate from within our network that had the level of professionalism, experience and capability to quickly add value, gets to grips with the operational and financial challenges, as well as ensure that growth took place in a realistic and sustainable pace. After an initial call with the HR Director, the candidate had a call with the CEO which resulted in an offer being made and accepted. The MD started within a week and has started to make a significant impact at both a strategic and operational level within the first month of the assignment.
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