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John is a highly commercial and solutions focused HR Generalist. With over 25 years’ experience spanning several business sectors including engineering, foodservice, hospitality and facilities management. He brings to the table, clear and pragmatic technical support combined with strategic insight. John has finely honed skills in coaching and relationship-building. He is equally at home on the shop-floor as he is in the Boardroom, combining tenacity with compassion and humour.
In his last corporate role with OCS, he was responsible for over 17,000 employees in Facilities Services as well as UK responsibility for Leadership and Talent Development. His proudest achievement was the design and implementation of a senior executive development programme that launched in the UK and subsequently – globally.
He has extensive experience working with and supporting SME’s either side of large corporate roles with Whitbread, Compass Group and BAE Systems. He is a great believer that irrespective of size, business success and sustainable growth can only be achieved through the attitude, alignment and a sense of common purpose of its people.
John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, member of the British Psychological Society and has an MBA completed part-time through the Open University.
A subscriber to the principle that family time is sacrosanct, he spends as much time as he can with his two daughters and son. His vices include great coffee, attempting to recreate authentic Italian pizza, restoring vintage Land Rovers and attempting to complete all 214 of the Wainwright Fells. John loves the company of curious people and is a Trustee of a CIC helping young people make positive and lasting changes in their lives.