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Savannah Group Win The Velothon Wales

Six riders representing Savannah Group battled 30 degree heat to win the 140km Velothon Wales corporate challenge cycling race while raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Savannah Group’s First Birthday

We recently welcomed clients, candidates and advocates of Savannah Group to our offices in central London to celebrate Savannah Group’s first birthday. It’s been an incredible twelve months for us and we are delighted that our vision has resonated with the market.

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Does culture still eat strategy for lunch?

In a business world awash with private funding and an insatiable appetite from shareholders of public companies for increasing returns year on year, is culture still seen as a priority by current business leaders? Tim Clouting of Savannah asked a group of sector leaders for their thoughts.

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Damian Walsh Joins Savannah Group

Savannah Group is delighted to announce that Damian Walsh has joined the firm as a Partner in our industrial practice and as Head of our Board & CEO Practice.

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What CEO do you need for each stage of your company’s growth?

Phil Peters, Partner at Savannah Group explores the idea of changing CEOs during your company’s growth. As a business evolves and grows, so should the people within it. Phil breaks down what you need for each stage of your company’s growth.

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HR On The Board: A Headhunters Viewpoint

Lisa Gerhardt, Partner at Savannah Group discusses with Helen Pitcher from Advanced Boardroom Excellence, the role of the HR Director. Recent research suggests that top objectives for HR are change management, leadership and high potential development, engagement and retention, culture. These issues need to be brought to the boardroom, with collated date to make the case for robust EVP and talent strategies.

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Using timing and luck to your advantage

At leading executive recruitment agency the Savannah Group’s latest quarterly Hospitality, Travel & Leisure Boardroom lunch, Partner Tim Clouting discussed with sector chairmen and chief executives how to use timing and luck to your advantage, how you become better at it and how you can bring both elements more firmly under your control.

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When to cramp your CEO’s style

Against the backdrop of a challenging business environment, where markets are more judgmental and unforgiving, how important is teh tone that the chief executive sets within an organisation? Partner Tim clouting gives his opinion on the issue.

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Savannah Group Announce New Leadership Structure

Newly re-branded Savannah Group announced a change in its leadership structure this morning. John Ellis, the previous Managing Partner of the bespoke Executive Search and Interim Management firm, has been appointed Chairman, with co-founder Vicky Maxwell Davies moving to Managing Partner. Alongside her, Simon Gough continues to lead the highly successful and fast growing Interim business, and in a newly created role, Simon Bailey becomes Director of Strategy & Development.

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Savannah Group Take On LEJOG Cycle Ride For Charity

Employees from Savannah Group completed a cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money and awareness for Macmillan, Breast Cancer Now and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. A number of our employees have been either directly or indirectly affected by Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis, and Tony Simpson – Partner in our Media Sport & Entertainment practice organised the ride to raise money as a thank you for the treatment that was received by a family member.

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New search & interim firm sees technology as a key differentiator

Savannah Group launched on the 1st June, the team were originally part of a large global executive search firm but decided to part ways and continue as a separate company. Savannah want to be recognised as a firm that focuses on offering a bespoke end-to-end client experience, leveraging technology to deliver an integrated Search and Interim service that is personal and efficient, wherever in the world the client is based.

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The fundamentals are the same but tech is changing the process

Executive Search might appear a simple industry to define: surely, it’s just the placing of the right type of senior leader to the right organisation. Yet, with increasing digitisation changing the way that consumers expect services to be delivered – ordering from Amazon takes just one click – professional services are also having to evolve at a terrific speed. This expectation, is ensuring that Search firms manage their own offering to stay on-track with consumer trends, John Ellis, Managing Partner, Savannah Group exclusively tells Executive Grapevine.

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Cognitive diversity should replace the quota mentality in recruitment

Partner Lisa Gerhardt discusses that there is little point in just asking to see a mixed group of candidates for a role- you need to think about why diversity matters to your business. Diversity is an important and popular topic in the media, and a key point on almost every board’s agenda.

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Making the positive case for artificial intelligence

In part, the critics of AI are driven by the knowledge that ‘white collar jobs’ are the ones that are now under threat. The robot on the assembly line is now a familiar image. AI in middle management is new. That does not mean that we should succumb to scaremongering – but it does mean we need to engage with some serious questions- How will AI affect the workplace and what do you need to consider as an executive? Partner Lisa Gerhardt discusses.

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Is AI an opportunity for HR?

What is the impact of AI going to be and how is it going to change the workforce of the future? It’s a big question, and not one that many senior leaders can profess to having thought about that much. Partner, Lisa Gerhardt discusses these big questions.

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Savannah Launches

On the 1st June, ‘Savannah Group’ launched, a new Executive Search and Interim Management brand offering a fresh approach to executive recruitment. The core team has been together for 10+ years and until now they were the UK operation for another global search business. They have recognised that the market is changing rapidly and re-branding offers them the opportunity to adapt their business to support their clients and candidates better in this continually evolving landscape.

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