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The Sky’s the Limit! People planning to fire up CAV Systems for growth

Consett-based aerospace company CAV Systems was faced with a formidable task – to double its sales revenues within four years. People Director June Kelly from People Puzzles was brought in to create a people strategy and engage staff with a new vision and values that will help them reach those ambitious targets. The Client CAV Systems is a global provider of aerospace ice protection and drag reduction technology to manufacturers of civilian and military aircraft. With two subsidiary companies, CAV Ice Protection and CAV Advanced Technologies, the company has just over 120 employees in its manufacturing and research and development base…

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Seizing every opportunity to build the right team – Meesons A.I. Ltd

Have you ever found a fabulous candidate, but you don’t currently have a vacancy? If you can make space for someone with a unique skillset who will be an asset to your business, it can make all the difference to your growth plans. Meesons A.I. Ltd, the entrance control security specialists, have gone all out to attract the best people into the business – with some impressive results so far. The Client, Meesons A.I. Ltd Meesons A.I. Ltd with its Headquarters based in Skipton have established a nationwide presence installing and maintaining projects at some of the most prestigious and iconic…

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A transformational HR strategy to drive ambitious growth plans – Sleaford Quality Foods

Food importer Sleaford Quality Foods needed strategic HR to help power a highly ambitious growth plan. People Puzzles’ Jim Verity worked with the company to develop a transformational people strategy and get the right people in place to drive that plan. The Client, Sleaford Quality Foods Sleaford Quality Foods’ core business is supplying herbs, spices, dried fruits and vegetables to food manufacturers and the catering trade. There are just over 150 employees working for the family business that is run by Managing Director James Arnold, whose parents founded the business 50 years ago. The Challenge The company had developed an ambitious…

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Creating a culture for growth – Gonzalez Byass UK

‘Success comes from highly motivated and engaged individuals and People Puzzles has helped us create this atmosphere and workplace culture at Gonzalez Byass UK’ – MD Martin Skelton. A fast-expanding Premium wine importer based in Hertfordshire needed People Puzzles’ part time HR expertise to help develop a strong culture and take care of its HR processes, allowing its Managing Director to further focus on developing the business. The Client, Gonzalez Byass UK distribution for Gonzalez Byass Spain was founded in 2004 in St Albans and imports a range of wines from around the world, including sherry, port, champagne and cava. The…

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Linking strategic HR with ambitious growth plans – Contamac

Over the past three years, People Puzzles’ Gill Banham has helped the management team at Contamac match their HR strategy with their ambitious company growth plans and take it to the next level. The Client, Contamac Contamac is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of polymers – the materials used to make contact and intraocular lenses. Its 35,000sq ft headquarters in Saffron Walden features state-of-the-art manufacturing, research and laboratory facilities and it’s twice been awarded with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Challenge Three years ago, Contamac had a 75-strong team that was growing steadily. It needed to attract and recruit high…

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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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Joseph Carr, Managing Director, Carrs Pasties

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