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Disconnecting to gain perspective

After some annoying illness earlier this year I was struck by the benefits of disconnecting and how it helped to gain perspective. Time to think is hugely beneficial and it has prompted me to look at how I can use this learning ongoing to create future opportunities. I did some research […]


Great leadership makes business better

Ewa Kerin, Managing Director, HSBC, Global Head of Strategic Planning & Analysis, joins the Smart Works Board as Honorary Treasurer. Attracting the attention of leaders with impact in global financial roles could be a challenge at any time and particularly at year end. Not so with Ewa Kerin who was instantly […]


The Transformation of BarrettClark Executive Search

Founded in 2001, BarrettClark Executive Search has been built on a backbone of robust, specialist knowledge and insight into the consumer sector harnessed over years of experience. Created by founder and Managing Partner Simon Clark, the business has grown from an idea into a global Executive Search firm partnering with […]


Great things happen when we work together….

Like many companies, we got around a table a few years ago and, as a team, we worked through the process of choosing our Values. We chose… They are all important to us – the “value” that pings up for us on a daily basis is Collaboration…. it’s how we […]


Amanda Bell joins the Morleys Stores Group as Buying Director, Home

BarrettClark Executive Search is pleased to announce that Amanda Bell has joined the Morleys Stores Group as their new Buying Director, Home. Amanda joins after a very successful career spanning 14 years with the Fenwick Group. David Hordle, Managing Director for Morleys said, “We instructed Matt Drewell and Dewi Jones […]


A World of Opportunity in 2019

I’ve just got back from the Caribbean and USA. Between sailing round the Grenadines, swimming with turtles, reading five books and catching up with friends in the USA (who happen to live on Clark Road!), I had time to reflect on the learnings we have taken from 2018 and how we […]


2019 – the year of Change & Transformation

Change and Transformation is at the top of the agenda. In businesses, change is imagined in many ways and is driven by internal and or external forces and sometimes just by the simple need to grow. It’s digital, process, operational, organisational – and, importantly, change is easier to execute and sustain […]


Partnerships that add value…

Innovation Hub – The Swiss Smart Factory The Swiss are globally recognised for chocolate, cheese, neutrality, the Swiss army knife, watches and now they are developing an Innovation Hub, a centre of excellence for technology. The Swiss Smart Factory is a non-profit hub of expertise – progressive digitization in all areas […]


Partners that add value…

Our New Finance Practice adds value for all our clients… Over the last couple of years we have managed some amazing board and executive searches for incredible organisations. They are often growing and at pace and the appointment of talented Financial Officers and Directors has been crucial to the rigour […]


The wider impact of VR on the Consumer Sector by Dewi Jones

Following on from last week’s article about Virtual Reality and the value it has added to the visitor attraction industry, it is interesting to consider how this technology has impacted the broader consumer sector. When researching and considering hotels, the galleries provided often showcase the best possible rooms with the […]