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A blended solution at Micromix

People Puzzles provided the management team at this specialist horticulture supplier, Micromix, with the tools to manage the business effectively, making it an attractive proposition to buyers. The Client, Micromix Established in 1987, Micromix is a family-run business specialising in the development and production of agricultural and horticultural fertilisers and other industrial chemicals. With a manufacturing plant spanning three acres in Nottinghamshire, the company has recently increased its overseas activity. Now with sales offices in Amsterdam and Madrid and a full subsidiary in Sao Paolo, Micromix exports to a number of countries throughout Europe, South America, North Africa as well as…

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Bringing a ‘coaching culture’ to Money.co.uk

Is your leadership team finding it difficult to motivate and manage staff? Or do you simply want to bring more of a ‘coaching culture’ into your business? Find out what coaching did for the management team at Money.co.uk – and the difference it made to the whole workforce. The Benefits of a ‘coaching culture’ Coaching can really benefit fast-growing companies where people need to transition quickly into leadership roles. This was the case at price comparison company Money.co.uk, who, after a period of very fast growth, brought in People Puzzles to help with its people strategy. Among People Puzzles’ raft of…

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Right on the Money with money.co.uk

Stuart Calvert and Sophie Austin from People Puzzles helped an ambitious online financial comparison company to define its overall strategy and build its leadership team so that it could successfully function independently of its Managing Director. The Client, Money.co.uk Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Chris Morling, Money.co.uk is a leading financial comparison website, based in award-winning offices in a castle in Cirencester. The company was ranked as the UK’s second-fastest growing business in 2015 by the Sunday Times. In 2017 Chris made the shortlist for Entrepreneur of the Year and in September Money.co.uk was bought by ZPG Plc. The Challenge Having…

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What our client, Marston Properties has to say about us [Video]

It is one thing to say good things about ourselves, but we know it is much better when our clients spread the word about how we have helped them. Marston Properties is a family run business and has been developing and managing commercial and residential properties since 1938. Managing Director Caroline Marston said, “we were dealing with HR issues and that’s when we saw People Puzzles. They were what we had been looking for. Having someone else there who’s got another angle on recruiting and what we should do, it makes us feel safer that we’re doing the right thing.” Watch…

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What does our client, Crystal Interactive think of us? [Video]

It is one thing to say good things about ourselves, but we know it is much better when our clients spread the word about how we have helped them. Crystal Interactive has worked with charities, local governments and global corporations since 2000, to ensure that people can learn and share ideas easily through new technologies at every conference, event or seminar. We met up with director Domenyk Honey and got the chance to see how the business operates. He said that we have “made a huge impact on the business. Completely changed how people are treated, knows what their needs are,…

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An ambitious transformation strategy fuels record growth – Today Team

People Puzzles HR Director Jayne Chadwick was brought into a fast-growing courier company to help realise its ambitions to continue growing, as well as being a great place to work. With three new senior appointments, a newly drafted set of company values and a record turnover, Today Team looks set to achieve its goals. The Client, Today Team Today Team is a trusted same-day courier based in the North West of England. Founded by Managing Director Jamie Boyd in 2005, the business has grown into an organisation with a global reach that provides transport solutions for some of the best-known companies…

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Lynn was tasked with a series of HR related tasks ranging from advice on legal compliance issues to strategic overviews and the implementation of a restructuring program. All have been successful, exceeding my expectations.

Stephen Clarke, CEO, Aegus Industries Ltd

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