Diversity: do it now, do it right

During 2020, Norman Broadbent’s Energy & Utilities Practice again successfully delivered numerous searches at Operational and Group Leadership levels. Without fail, during every briefing session, clients have asked for a focus on diversity as well as meeting the very strict criteria in terms of functional and behavioural competency. Inevitably, this...

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The North Sea: deal, or no deal?

As 2019 ended, many market commentators forecast that 2020 would be busy in terms of corporate deals and M&A activity in the North Sea. With Big Oil retreating, Private Equity Firms had acquired a number of production assets over prior years, so a number of exits were expected. The price crash...

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All Change: Getting Transport Future-Fit

The future of mass transportation has never looked so uncertain. By that, I do not mean its long-term viability, more what the future holds and the associated uncertainty. How will transport operating companies adapt their operating models so that they are not only fit for purpose, but also able to...

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Insurance 2021, Sector Speed Read

During 2020, Coronavirus has impacted everything, and insurance is no exception. Despite a strong start, the pandemic has prompted some to call 2020 “a lost year”. Whilst this may be true in some senses, it has certainly prompted insurers to diversify and look for new opportunities meaning some businesses will...

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