Partners and Associates

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Below are some of our amazing partners. Connections we have made in over 30 years of working. We can connect you to the right people or work with them on your behalf.

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What our clients say


"We approached Caroline to do some consultancy work, to add some valued HR director level experience, after having gone through some extensive growth within our business. It really helped to have Caroline sit as a non-executive on the board to help with the HR Strategy, as she provided an insightful and external view to the organisation. She brings with her some valued experience having worked in a number of top profile companies across the UK and I would highly recommend her to other companies looking for help in designing the People strategy."


Francis Keenan

CEO, FK Group

" At N Brown we have been on a three year transformational journey from a dated catalogue business to a modern fashion on-line retailer. Caroline was my key ally on this multi-dimensional change program. She is courageous, creative, commercial and a great communicator and always delivers on her commitments. An absolute delight to work with"


Angela Spindler

CEO N Brown Group Plc

"We have been lucky enough to work with Caroline for a number of years now, first at Asda and George, at Noble foods and more recently at N Brown. Aside from the fact that Caroline has enabled us to do some of our best work, she is inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable to work with. Caroline understands culture. How to shape it and how to affect really meaningful change. She genuinely believes that better engaged people deliver better business performance. Her contribution demonstrates this every time. Her work has long-term, positive and sustained impact."


Pam Beaty

Founding Partner and Strategic Director, PeoplePeople Communications

"As a leader in a business requiring fundamental transformation alongside facing into the sheer velocity of change in consumer dynamics, Caroline and her team were instrumental in i) Delivering one of the clearest people and change strategies I have ever seen, encompassing cutting edge thinking with a real focus on people at the heart of what we are doing ii) Simple and effective measurement tools combined with intelligent and objective challenge on how we implemented the plan, continually pushing us to go faster and be better. iii) A flexible approach tailored to the individual needs of the business and departments within that, to ensure success at every level of the organisation. It would not be an over statement to say that whilst the volume and pace of change are only ever increasing, the foundations and processes Caroline and her team have put in place have meant we are succeeding and have every chance to continue to evolve and succeed in the future"


Ralph Tucker

Product Director, N Brown Group Plc

"Caroline has the ability to genuinely support transformation in Companies. She holds a strong vision both for the business and the people. She quickly diagnoses what is needed and she supports the board to take the journey required. She is very well connected and uses the best people to partner the organisation. She is one of the best HRD's when it comes to tackling the tough stuff. She personifies AGILE but the standout for me personally is guaranteed delivery with fun!"


Trudi Ryan

CEO , Coachmatch

"Caroline is a brilliant business leader who specialises in HR. I have worked for her and with her for many years and in every role she has been an inspirational leader, been incredibly customer and commercially focussed and has brought great people innovation to so many business opportunities. You will be amazed at the transformation she can bring to your business and the support for your leadership team."


Sarah Dickins

Executive People Director, Bourne Leisure

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Retail Executives

Founded by Richard Hollister with 28 years’ experience recruiting talent ‘Retail Executives Limited’ brought together his experience of working for three global executive search firms and a small boutique.

Bringing together the professionalism of a larger company, the tenacity of a small company and the deep knowledge of the fashion & retail sector.

http://www.retailexecutives.co.uk