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WHERE WE CAME FROM We didn’t start out to reinvent the recruitment industry but rather refine it and add value by taking a consultative approach to executive search. We started with the aim of focusing entirely on the customer, steering away from cold recruitment strategies so we could concentrate on our passion – connecting real people. Situated in a rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, we wanted to define a strong team culture by providing the best possible working environment for our employees. Despite the close-knit team we’ve created here, our business spans far and wide, both nationally and internationally. WHO WE ARE Our people have always been an integral part of the ever-growing Collingwood family and we surround ourselves with experienced, dynamic professionals. Our ethos is present in everything we do, from finding you the perfect candidate to investing in our own staff. We don’t just sell our values, we practice what we preach - putting all who work here at the heart of everything we do.

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Want to avoid a hiring disaster? Use a Personality Test..

Among the companies I have partnered during the last 18 years in my recruitment career, the use of Personality or Psychometric testing...

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How does recruiting key talent for your business and selecting appropriate footwear compare?

Interesting analogy but the reality is that companies really don't invest enough time defining exactly what they want a role to achieve...

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What happened to you BHS?

Another high profile high street casualty was seen this week. But what was the cause of its downfall?

My own views are -

- They failed to...

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Keep calm, and increase performance

72% of people suffer from anxiety which interferes with their workplace performance. It's a common issue for executives who we deal with,...

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Ethical behaviour in Leadership - what does it mean?

Ethics and a strong moral compass are clear, embraced each and every day and are primarily what we have founded Collingwood on. I agree...

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The Northern Powerhouse

Great video and informative piece on the reasons to invest and embrace in the Northern Powerhouse.  

If the Northern Powerhouse were a...

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Turning the heads of the younger talent in Construction

Ok, no massive surprises in the below post if you have kept your finger on the pulse of industry news.  Two points for me to raise on the...

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Building (And Selling) A Food Business - Food and Drink Expo 2016

I recently attended the Food and Drink Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. It was a great chance to meet up with clients old and new, as well...

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What are the 7 misconceptions you need to scrap if you want to successfully recruit to your business

Great article dispelling some myths you need to take seriously if you want your recruitment strategy to succeed. Recruiting employees to...

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Leadership challenges in Retail

What are the leadership challenges facing the retail community this year? Motivation, changing consumer behaviour, agile decision making...

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Which habits are holding you back as a leader?

In coaching and consulting work, we often help leaders identify which habits they have which are self- limiting and which will accelerate...

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Tata - over production, EU intervention, energy costs!

I heard an interesting report on Radio Five last week from a Cambridge Professor explaining the core reason for Tata UK decline.  With...

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Q&A with Gray Richmond, UK Managing Director of Maped Helix

Who remembers their Helix Oxford Instruments Maths set from school? Are your children now using it for their school work? Check out...

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Q&A with Chris Jones, FMCG Director

Collingwood have conducted a number of FMCG Q&A blogs in the past. Here is out latest one where we speak to Chris Jones, previously of...

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A year in the life of an FMCG and Food Headhunter

Here is my latest blog which reviews my last 12 months here at Collingwood.  Really enjoyed the assignments we have delivered and the...

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Crossrail: A tale of three Chris'

Great article about the Crossrail project and the challenges faced and overcome regarding the engineering, logistics and technical...

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High Speed Rail in the Iberian Peninsula

Interesting blog about the different approaches for high Speed rail development across the Iberian Peninsula. Both Spain and Portugal...

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According to science, how can you select the right candidate for your business much more often?

From our own experience during the last decade and beyond, we see companies taking polarising views on what they consider as a successful...

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Value engineering & BIM from a manufacturers perspective

Having sat in on two seminars at the UK Construction Week and Ecobuild on the subject, it was interesting to read the below reflection by...

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The power of balancing purpose with profit

Jim Collins called it the 'Genius of the AND'. Why should a company choose between profit and purpose? Why can't they have it all? Well,...

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13 Leadership lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

I have always been intrigued at how our armed forces lead to success in the most pressurised situations where there are only two possible...

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Lessons in leadership from the All Blacks

Legacy, James Kerr's inspiring book, details 15 All Black lessons that work towards one clear purpose - to win the game. The lessons...

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Is candidate resentment costing you more than you think?

56% of candidates who felt they had a positive hiring process experience said they would seek employment with the company again in the...

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Infrarail an Industry Barometer

As head of the Rail and Infrastructure division for Collingwood, my visit to the Infrarail and CITE event is an opportunity to meet...

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The £425 billion National infrastructure Pipeline

At the end of March the government published it's infrastructure priorities for the next five years. Whilst many of these projects have...

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Why employees don't trust their leadership


I recently recruited a new VP Sales & Marketing, EMEA for a $2.5 billion US client. Relevant to this article about the lack of trust...

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How can you make your boat go faster?

A great book about preparing to win. How many of us actually prepare to win in business, rather than just expecting or hoping to it?

An Olympic gold medal is a crazy thing to want, and a crazy thing to work towards. The odds - even if you are a world-class athlete - are...…

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Get to the talent = bash the phone

I've touched on this previously but having read this compelling article it further convinces me the "old fashioned" approach works best.

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Five ways Moss Bros is Becoming More Digital in its Thinking

Moss Bros was a poorly performing Retail business a number of years back, but in recent times has seen a fantastic turnaround, largely...

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Millenial Energy in Speciality Food - Opinion and Insight of Paul Hargreaves of Cotswold Fayre

Often some sectors are perceived as being dominated by the older age groups. This may have a positive or negative effect on the future...

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Meet the Producer - Hans Sloane Drinking Chocolate

The drinking chocolate market is worth £156m in the UK, and is growing 7% year on year. 

How does mass produced versus high quality...

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Seven Key Trends Bring £500m Biscuit Opportunity

The biscuit market is worth £2.5bn. But with such a strong emphasis on healthy eating and snacking can the biscuit market achieve growth?...

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...and to refresh you on the government affordable housing policy

Backing up my previous post, I thought the below is worth sharing...

On Monday, Cameron announced plans to commission tens of thousands of new so-called "starter homes" on brown field sites across the UK. ...…

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Inside Manufacturing - Delifrance UK

I have had my fair share of site tours around food manufacturing sites over the years. I never tire of seeing new sites and I am always...

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What Jobs will be in demand in 2025? What skills can you learn to ensure you will be in demand?

2025 feels like a long way away, however, reading this article on how the types of jobs in demand by then will change, it hit me that the...

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