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What People Say

We are happy to provide references from our extensive list of past and current clients. Below are some quotes from clients, reproduced with the permission of those concerned:

Nigel ChapmanFollowing a governance review three years ago we appointed Campbell Tickell to undertake a Board effectiveness review to give us a sense check about our progress and to see how we could continue to improve having undergone some renewal on the Board. 

Greg Campbell and Rosie Chapman led the review in a thoughtful way reflecting the complexity of Nacro with businesses operating in different markets, with a variety of funders and regulators.   The review supported our strategic away day and gave us helpful direction for improvements in governance as we embark on the review of our Corporate Strategy.  I would recommend Greg and Rosie.

Nigel Chapman, Board Chair, Nacro

BAWe have worked with Campbell Tickell on a number of occasions, most recently on the appointment of our Chief Executive.  We selected CT as a result of a competitive process. They impressed us from the start throughout with their knowledge, and expertise, experience of and success in appointing at this level, combined with depth of reach into the sector, with enough into sectors more widely (the latter which was important to us in this appointment).  

From the start they showed that they wanted to “walk in our shoes”, to find the right person for our role, and this way of working came across strongly all the way along. Their back up administration was superb, they shouldered a lot of this and it was all spot on. The search, and attraction strategy worked well. There was contact with the lead consultant (Gera Patel) throughout, who kept us briefed and ahead of things all the way along. The stages of the selection process were effective, it was the right mix to ensure we had a good field and the final selection event was well thought out, well designed and tested out all that was needed. We felt very effectively supported throughout.  They presented to and worked with our key stakeholders in a highly professional and sensitive way.

What stood out for us was they were willing to push us to think about things we might not have thought of ourselves. They didn’t just “take our brief” but listened, and added a huge amount of value. We have a super appointee as a result. Thank you.

Amanda Attfield, Director of Organisation Development and Andrew Lawrence, Board Chair, Bron Afon

Les Warren W160CT did a great job of reviewing BHT’s approach to and use of Information Systems. Alistair Sharpe-Neil provided valuable insight and gave our executive and board confidence developing a roadmap of activities and initiatives which will improve services, operational efficiency and outcomes for our service users.

Les Warren, Director of Finance and Resources, BHT

Gerry Marshall Circles UKOur previous experience of using consultants to help us find the best possible Chief Executive for our small but growing national charity had been disappointing. We were rather sceptical about going through the process again so soon. However, Gera Patel, Partner at Campbell Tickell, and her colleague impressed us with their forethought and their honesty and grasped the key issues through careful questioning and investigation. They helped us review our previous specification and made us think through afresh what we really were looking for and why. They also got the right balance between doing the work for us and ensuring that we were comfortable and owned the process at each stage. They planned and executed the long and shortlisting efficiently and supported and challenged us in our appraisals, all the while ensuring that our costs were proportionate. They then completed the feedback process and the reference gathering in a sensitive and timely fashion. I believe that our decision to trust Gera and her team has been exonerated and we are very pleased with the competitive field attracted and the successful candidate who we appointed.

Gerry Marshall, Chair, Circles UK

Maureen Hopcroft Womens PioneerI'd like to thank Gera, Bill and your team for all your efforts on our Chief Executive recruitment. I believe we couldn't have made a better appointment, we are delighted to have Denise on board and we're all really looking forward to working with her.

We felt your recruitment process was rigorous albeit with flexibility, you listened to us and adapted your approach accordingly. I also appreciated  your willingness to go the extra mile and, for example, conduct evening meetings and take weekend calls, to accommodate availability constraints.

This was an excellent quality and a good value for money process. I really enjoyed working with CT and I am sure Women's Pioneer will be happy to work with you in the future.

Maureen Hopcroft, Chairman, Women's Pioneer


Jenny M CroppedThank you so much to Greg and team for an outstanding job in helping us recruit our new Chairman. Your help with what was a thorough process and in supporting our final selection was invaluable.  All candidates spoke very highly of the whole process and the calibre of candidates was exceptional.  We could have appointed any one of the last three candidates, which is testament to the great job by you and your team. All together a rigorous process and appointment. Michael, our CEO, and the Board are delighted with the outcome.

Jenny Manser, Chairman, Broadland Group

lorna wilsonRadojka has worked with the Board, Senior Management Team and wider group of Managers of Amnesty International UK. She has run awaydays for both Managers and Board and she brings a real ability to get to the best out of such occasions. She plans the events well, is adaptable on the day, builds real rapport with people and also drives the participants to deliver their best being open to challenge and new ideas. She knows the value of these occasions, ensures they are well used and invariably gets great feedback from all involved. Her insights, delivered with tact and humour are based on a wealth of experience and she has lent that knowledge to us in a way which has helped us all do great work.  

Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International

lorna wilsonI found Campbell Tickell highly professional and easy to deal with.  They produced exactly what I wanted on time and to a high standard. 

Lorna Wilson, Research and Development Manager, Wheatley Group

Dave Harris EditedKirklees Neighbourhood Housing have just completed a recruitment for a new Chief Executive following the retirement of our former Chief Executive Simon Rogers. We selected Campbell Tickell on the basis of an excellent pitch for the job, extremely well written, sensitive to our needs and particular situation and thoroughly professional in every way. The Board was impressed by Gera’s approach and dedication throughout a very carefully planned and exhaustive process that we worked through in close partnership to both design and implement. Clarity of outcome and meticulous planning together with Campbell Tickell’s extensive knowledge, contacts and sound advice led to a successful appointment that we are sure is the right one for us as we go into the future. We would certainly recommend Campbell Tickell, and Gera in particular, to anyone seeking to make crucial senior appointments that are mission critical for the future of any organisation

Dave Harris, Board Member, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Jane GreenoakMany thanks to Campbell Tickell for providing an excellent recruitment service from beginning to end. Denise really listened carefully to our needs and assembled a high quality recruitment package. The field of expertise that the package attracted was diverse, experienced, professional and well- researched. We had a very long list of candidates to choose from and were able to select a fantastic shortlist. The support throughout the interview process kept us focused and clear about our needs. The final selection and appointment was straightforward. We now have three new excellent board members.

Jane Greenoak, Chair, 3SC

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