Alison is a highly experienced Managing Director and Non-executive director of recruitment businesses with a strong interest in building value, advancing strategy and developing talent. She has over thirty years in the recruitment sector working as a Managing Director and director of sales, operations and training for some of the most successful businesses in the industry and their client organisations. [She has built successful businesses in contingent (permanent and contract), retained, SOW and RPO, led a successful business (£100m) t/o through unprecedented growth resulting in a successful trade sale, personally negotiated contracts up to £120 million value, supported businesses to enter new, profitable markets.
She has made significant, fast gains to productivity through staff engagement and review of processes, moved businesses from 100% contingent to 100% retained and double their average fee, retrained dozens of established recruiters in one business who tripled their fees in four months.]
Alison established a specialised consultancy in 2002, working with businesses across the recruitment spectrum to help them maximise performance, achieve competitive advantage and optimise cultures. She is also an experienced executive coach, conference speaker, columnist and industry commentator. She was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the REC for services to the industry, one of only 25 people worldwide to hold this honorific.