Identifying long-term talent in the UK water sector

With an upcoming election potentially dictating radical changes, it’s an unsettling time in the UK water sector as we approach AMP7. The potential of nationalisation, aligned with competition for talent across other major infrastructure sectors (think rail, airports and energy) makes it difficult to know what people capabilities are needed,...

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Stop Wasting Money …

How often have you been involved in hiring a senior executive when it only becomes clear mid-way through the (expensive) executive search what is really required? You aren’t alone as research shows 37% of all executive searches fail.  That is a lot of wasted time, money and effort for no return. Why...

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Next Generation Leaders

Maximising your appeal to next generation leaders When identifying potential future leaders, it is the conventional organisation and commercial needs that dominate the particular sector or functional role requirements. This answers the question of what we require today, but not necessarily what we want to be tomorrow. And explicitly what would...

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Industrials: Interim Update

Across the Industrials sector, Norman Broadbent’s Interim CFO Practice has supported a multitude of clients seeking advice, market insight, and benchmarking for singular and project hires. With Brexit negotiations going down to the wire, and increased pressure from competitors, the requirements for exceptional interim finance leaders has never been so...

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Why Diversity is important

The CFO and their finance function are operating in a new and ever changing world. Organisations face almost unprecedented uncertainty, and the business environment is more complex, and evolving at a pace not seen before. In this brave new world, the finance function extends well beyond its traditional capabilities. Growing...

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“All Change”

The impact of the Queen’s speech, the Williams Review and Brexit on the Rail sector. Despite the fact that the Williams Review is yet to be published, we were given a glimpse of what to expect in the State Opening of Parliament last month. For the rail sector, the headline of...

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