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Jim is a versatile and commercial Human Resources executive with over 25 years generalist experience in both large PLCs and mid tier entrepreneurial businesses. He has a natural collaborative and pragmatic approach and a strong belief that high levels of employee engagement will improve performance and quickly grow profitability.
He has spent over a decade working as a Director on UK Boards of multi-nationals and medium sized privately owned businesses in the manufacturing sector. More recently Jim moved away from the corporate world to work in the exciting and dynamic SME space. He has worked in a number of sectors including: manufacturing; food; packaging and fashion.
Jim has a passion and proven ability to design and deliver ambitious People Strategies that have played a key role in building significant value and increased financial performance. In his last HR Director role, he designed and delivered a strategy that created a highly engaged, empowered and performing workforce. Within two years the Company achieved a one star accreditation and finished just outside the top 100 of the Sunday Times Best Companies!
He has significant experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, a passion for building capability through the design of industry leading development programmes and is a strong leader with the ability to build high performing teams. He considers himself to have a natural coaching style.
Outside work, Jim is a strong family man and has a love of sport and the outdoors. He’s a keen cyclist, walker, traveller, occasional golfer and has just taken up skiing after a 25 year gap. He’s also a competitive squash player (and is delighted he can still beat his son!).