Strategic Partnership

Opportunity

Agrovista UK’s business is part of Agrovista BV, a leading European organisation in the field, itself part of the international Marubeni Corporation. This makes Agrovista UK a significant UK supplier of crop protection inputs and advice, with around 20% of the crop protection market. Having a strategic partnership with this leading agricultural service business is highly demanding but greatly rewarding as we continue to deliver great talent across the organisation.

With the arrival of a new dynamic Managing Director in 2014 with a totally focused growth agenda and a brand repositioning strategy, attracting new talent was at the top of his ‘in tray’. The business had a history of attempting to work closely with recruiters who promised much but had not delivered for the organisation.  Therefore, the leadership team needed to work with a genuine committed partner who could apply proven executive search techniques and have the industry knowledge that would deliver. Eden Search & Select was clearly the partner of choice for Agrovista.

‘Partnering with Eden is proving to be highly beneficial for Agrovista and is delivering the desired results. We work together in a seamless manner to promote the Agrovista brand into the wider market which in turn is creating a great deal of interest in our employee proposition. I can only see our partnership going from strength to strength’

Chris Clayton, Managing Director, Agrovista

Our approach

Our ability to play an active role in the strategic business decisions and our understanding of this specialist market place by our Head of Agribusiness enables Agrovista to plan long term for the identification and placement of great people whose values and ambitions fit but also have the significant technical ability needed to be part of this successful business.

Our partnership approach and the hard work and commitment made by both businesses over the last three years to a long-term plan rather than a one-off project has delivered a continuous flow of talent and guarantees that Eden Search & Select are talking to potential employees every day of the week.

The results

This activity has resulted in Eden Search & Select successfully securing the talent of over 20 people for critical commercial roles within Agrovista across their whole trading area and as Agrovista extends its services and product offer Eden Search & Select will be instrumental in finding the talent that can deliver it.

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