When it comes to identifying top executive talent, many of our clients engage us on projects – asking us to find senior talent for individual roles, as and when the need arises. Other companies, like Agrovista and Carr’s Group PLC, collaborate with us on a longer-term basis. These businesses want Eden Search & Select to help shape and structure their teams in line with their strategic objectives, and work on bigger briefs that cut across departments, functions, divisions and even territories. This approach is, we believe, a unique way of managing executive search within the sectors in which we operate.
Tim Davies, Chief Executive Officer at Carr’s Group, said: “The relationship we have built with Eden is genuinely strategic and the value for Carr’s Group is that the team at Eden understands our business and our plans for the future and is therefore constantly searching for the talent that we want to attract into our Group. We believe great executive recruitment is one of the most important activities we undertake so we have taken steps to establish a different relationship with Eden that effectively enables them to operate as if they were ’in house’. Creating such a relationship requires trust on both sides and a real belief in the importance of attracting the very best talent into the business. The results speak for themselves with the Carr’s Group consistently able to employ the best people in the industry, on a planned and strategic basis.’
Chris Clayton, Managing Director of Agrovista, said: “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.”
The Eden Search & Select team has worked with the Carr’s Group since 2016, helping the business implement its executive management succession plan. Over the last few years, we have delivered a range of critical projects, finding the next generation of talent and new business leaders that can guide the Group following retirements and role changes relating to growth and organisational development.
For Agrovista, we have secured the talent of more than 20 people for critical commercial roles across their whole trading area. As Agrovista extends it services and products, the Eden Search & Select team will be instrumental in finding the individuals that can deliver its offer.
Commenting, David Macaulay, Managing Director of Eden, said: “The relationships we have built with Agrovista and the Carr’s Group demonstrate our ability to play an active role in the strategic business decisions that our clients make and our in-depth understanding of the specialist markets in which they operate.” David Buck, Director and Head of Agribusiness added, “These two aspects of our work enable us to plan long-term for our clients – identifying and placing great people, whose values and ambitions fit with our clients requirements, but who also have the technical ability needed to be a part of these successful businesses.”
If you’d like to speak to the Eden Search & Select team about this unique approach to finding the best senior talent, please contact: David Macaulay on firstname.lastname@example.org or David Buck on email@example.com