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Grichan Partnership Announces Senior Appointments

New roles amid period of consistent company growth

Grichan Partnership appoints Phil Shepley as Director of Consulting

The Grichan Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Shepley to lead its consultancy business.  Phil joins with over 20 years’ business to business and business to government services experience.  His previous roles at COO and Managing Director level include work across many sectors including defence, justice, housing, infrastructure and high value corporate customers, managing significant P&L and growth opportunities.

Phil has more recently been growing his own consultancy business, which will now be integrated with the Grichan pipeline of opportunities.  The combination of Grichan’s executive search capabilities alongside the breadth and talent of the company’s Associate network will enable the consultancy business to support customers in the challenging business services market.

Richard Hewitt, CEO said, “I’m delighted to welcome Phil into our Team and believe he provides us with a significant opportunity to serve our customers better going forward.”

Phil Shepley, responded, “Grichan’s consultancy business has established itself in the sector as a high quality and responsive service to its customers.  As the industry tackles the challenges of the years ahead, the expertise that Grichan can call on, through its network of high-quality associates and consultants, offers exciting growth opportunities.  I’m proud to be appointed to lead the consultancy business at such an exciting and important time.”


Grichan Partnership appoints Alan Madsen into the newly created Group Key Accounts Director role

The Grichan Partnership is delighted to announce that Alan Madsen has been appointed to be its first Key Accounts Director from 4th February 2019.  Alan, who has been with the Partnership for nigh on 10-years has always shown a very empathetic approach with Grichan clients. The planned growth within the Consulting and Executive Search lines of business is now at a point where more focus needs to be brought to greater joined up operations.  This role will bring Alan into a ‘Customer Advocate’ position within the Partnership; a role that plays to his strengths well.


Richard Hewitt, CEO said:

“To be able to announce two senior changes in our organisation in one week is a treat indeed.  I have thought for some time that when growth targets were achieved, Alan would be best deployed in a pan-service line role, absolutely ensuring that our clients get the very best from us.  I was delighted when he accepted and indeed shaped the role further”

Alan Madsen, Key Accounts Director said:

“This is an important milestone in the continued growth of the Grichan Partnership.  Our board members now have greater opportunity to focus on our strategy; to achieve greater market penetration and support our service lines.

Phil’s background brings balance to our organisation and our offer to clients.  The new role of Key Accounts Director will facilitate essential synergy between our advisory and recruitment functions, differentiating us from the rest of market.  I look forward to working closely with Phil during this exciting time for our business.”


About Grichan

The Grichan Partnership is a leading executive recruitment and consultancy business. We specialise in recruiting senior directors and managers who are hand-picked from our network of global contacts or from the results of meticulous research.

Our consultancy business supports the growth activities of our customers as well as bringing expertise in the operational life cycle of services contracts.  We have capabilities to deliver a broad range of assignments at strategic and tactical levels, for both public and private sector opportunities.

Our sector specialisms are support services, advisory consultancy, high-technology, engineering, defence, security and logistics. We don’t pretend we cover every sector but, in those we do, we believe our service standards cannot be bettered. We have developed trusted relationships with some of the biggest companies around the globe and are proud to serve large corporates, SMEs and public-sector clients throughout the UK and internationally.


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