Charles Warwick is a consultancy with a difference. We have been established to force the pace of change in the recruitment industry. We aim to deliver processes with greater transparency, allied with clear accountability over the cost of recruitment. We passionately believe in the value of a true consultancy approach and we also believe that we can save you money when hiring at management and executive level. We will provide bespoke solutions, led by the client company, to deliver results and service. Established in response to market research conducted about the attitudes to recruitment consultancies and the opaque nature of traditional search and selection firms, Charles Warwick is headed by Mark Gardiner. He has almost 20 years’ experience within the industry, initially training with a national recruitment PLC in the 1990’s, before building his career within independent and boutique firms.
Having spent time recruiting nationally as well as within the Yorkshire & Humberside region, working with a range of full and AIM listed PLC’s, SME’s and VC backed businesses, he has been on the front line of the “war for talent” for over a decade. A psychology graduate, part-time road cyclist, full-time dog walker and devoted father of two, Mark has founded Charles Warwick to dispel all negative preconceptions – both real and imagined – about this industry. Transparency, service and value lie at the heart of his business and his professional ethos.
Head of Heath & Safety
•PE Backed national plant hire business
•Asked to assist following failure of southern based “specialist” search firm
•Swiftly activated network in the North of England to identify the necessary talent and short-listed within 3 weeks to the Board
•100 branch high street retailer
•Following recent takeover by Far East group and implementation of turnaround strategy
•Search undertaken to appoint individual with expertise in retail and ability to take the business forward
Site Director (x3)
•National construction distribution business, operating from more than 20 sites in UK
•PE backed and high growth
•Under-performance of incumbent branch managers/directors led to need to conduct very discreet searches within target markets and specific locations
Head of Shared Services
•£2bn GWP insurance group
•Newly created financial SSC being established within tight deadlines
•In addition to the most senior role, also recruited a number of other management positions and interim support to deliver the programme
Group HR Manager
•Discount retailer, £30m t/o
•De-facto head of HR to lead people strategy across the business
•Recruitment exercise commissioned by new CEO looking to bring about cultural change within the wider business
Head of Logistics
•£40m t/o multi-channel retailer
•Following significant expansion of warehousing operations, a new role was created and sourced via search due to specific skills required
Every company is unique, with different challenges and circumstances for recruitment. Key to a successful appointment is to understand these and work with the hiring manager and key stakeholders to ensure that the right person is identified and the best approach is undertaken to complete the campaign. Below is a small selection of recent appointments that highlight some of the work we have completed within the North of England.
A cornerstone of our business is how we price our services. Costs are reduced, but not results.
•Costs are based on time and work required to complete the project
•Recruitment fees are not based on “percentage of salary”
•Our methodology will save companies 20- 40% compared to traditional recruitment fees
Search and Advertised Selection
•Our proposal will outline time taken to recruit and a capped fee is calculated based on £800 daily charge rate
•Fees paid in three instalments: one quarter on commencement, one quarter on short-list and the balance on appointment
Too often recruitment is viewed as a transaction, rather than an organic process. We look to partner with companies and develop a mutual understanding, building a business relationship that is based on honesty, feedback and flexibility.
We offer other, related services such as business intelligence, market research and recruitment out- sourcing – all charged on a daily rate basis. Face to face meetings will result in a “needs analysis” and advice on best approach to be undertaken.
Contact: Mark Gardiner, Managing Director 01937 845799 07787 568607 firstname.lastname@example.org www.charleswarwick.com