Resonate Search And Selection – Summer Summary Blog 2018

Resonate Search And Selection – Summer Summary Blog 2018


With the weather signalling that Summer’s coming to an end, our vacations feeling like a faded memory and the kids rushing back to school, we thought we’d take a little time to reflect on some of our highlights from the past few months.

The Summer months can often be a difficult time in executive search, with holidays generally affecting the availability of senior and board level staff. That said, here at Resonate Search and Selection, we’ve enjoyed a busy period with lots to be excited about.

Another Board Placement At MHS Homes

Our great relationship with MHS Homes is just growing stronger and stronger. Following on from our recent placement of their new Chair, Richard Cooper, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve managed to source and secure another new Non-Exec Director for them too.

It’s still a little too early for us to name who we’ve placed, however we should be able to do so over the next few weeks or so. MHS Homes will be announcing their new board soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Detailed Searches For Retained Recruitment Assignments

There are a couple of searches we have underway at the moment that we’re very excited to be working on.

The first is an assignment that’s virtually complete. We were trusted to search for a Director Of Finance for Orbit Housing Group. It was a challenging brief, however it’s always a pleasure to work with Orbit. Reporting directly to the Group FD, Joy Baggaley, we’re looking forward to announcing who we’ve placed in the very near future.

The second is a role that we’re actively running our search and selection process for. We’re looking for a
Chief Commercial Officer for Your Housing Group. This one will suit an MD or Commercial Director with a strong property developer background; someone who has a demonstrable track record in delivering ambitious growth strategies.

Demonstrating Our International Pedigree

With the exceptional and high-quality UK assignments we undertake, it’s often easy for people to forget that Resonate Search and Selection is also a truly international business. We’ve placed senior level people across the globe.

For example, one of our founding partners, Martin Thayne, is currently recruiting for a
Head Of Finance to be based in Essen, Germany. Working for a multi-national hospitality and retail business that’s flourishing thanks to its instantly recognisable brands, this could be a career-defining position for the right person.

Fantastic Charity Effort For An Incredible Cause

Finally, our very own Alison Cannon has reason to be a very proud lady. Not because of something she’s done, but rather the excellent efforts of husband, Chris and daughter, Georgina.

Chris and Georgina decided they wanted to raise money for Marie Curie, a superb charity that provides care and support through terminal illness. They wanted to do something that would raise much-needed funds and awareness. They also wanted to really push themselves physically.

They opted to climb Kilimanjaro! A task absolutely not for the faint of heart. They both did brilliantly and completed this gruelling challenge.

Guess how much money they raised by doing so?

Over £5,000!

A massive congratulations to Chris and Georgina and a big thank you to everyone who supported them with donations and encouragement.


"Resonate conducted a search for BFFF after their own extensive efforts had failed to find a credible shortlist. They delivered a quality shortlist with 3 appointable candidates being found. Throughout the process Resonate kept us well informed and consulted effectively at every stage. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services or using them again".

Brian Young, Chief Executive - British Frozen Foods Federation

"Alison Cannon handled the process with professionalism and the utmost discretion throughout…presented a fantastic shortlist that provided real choice…challenged our thinking by demonstrating a real understanding of our business needs".

Debbie Robinson - Managing Director, Spar UK

"I have worked with Therese for many years now and can categorically say that Therese is in the top three of Senior Search and Recruitment professionals I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with".

Bob King - Compliance & Operational Excellence Director – Hovis Ltd

"We have used Martin on many occasions for our most senior appointments. He is well connected, really understands our business and manages relationships well".

Julian Bell - HR Director at Muller Wiseman Dairies

"I have worked with Alison and Therese and known them for several years. Recently I worked with them on my current role. They stand out amongst head-hunters for their warmth, engagement, VALUES and understanding of the process".

Jason Kelly - Supply Chain Director - Chingford Fruit Ltd

"Therese worked with me to achieve a successful placement in a senior operations role within the food industry. Her first rate knowledge of the industry and her capability to quickly align my career aspirations with the needs of her client were instrumental in this process".

Steve Wood - Operations Director – Tulip Ltd

"I found Martin extremely expert at working out exactly what we wanted and also having the strength in depth of aligning our needs with the right individuals".

John Sharkey - Chief Executive Officer - SEC Ltd