BUSINESS INSIDER REPORTS ON ASPEN GROWTH

BUSINESS INSIDER REPORTS ON ASPEN GROWTH

Ken Dalgleish and Donogh O'Brien were recently interviewed on the growth strategy of Aspen People Ltd which includes the intorduction of new business sectors. The following article was featured on www.insider.co.uk

Head hunter Aspen People has marked its fifth anniversary with two new senior appointments of its own.

Glasgow-based Aspen People, set up by four former directors of Munro Consulting, has added food and drink specialist Jules Pearson and infrastructure professional Ray Williamson to brings its team up to 17.

Managing director Ken Dalgleish said the new members of staff will help the business further grow its turnover, which currently stands at £2m.

“When Aspen People launched in 2012, redundancies were still more common than recruitment campaigns but the experience and dexterity of our senior team has allowed us to grow through challenging times,” he explained.

“Thankfully, we are now seeing much greater emphasis returning to the human capital planning process.

“We have seen significant growth in private sector commissions and technology allows us to seek appropriate talent on a global basis, which can only be good news for all the Scottish economy.
"Changing expectations of non-executive directors also allows us to refresh that talent pool and widen searches well beyond the usual suspects.”

The company began in executive search, and last year launched Aspen Impact, which specialises in recruitment from graduate to middle management level.

Active in both the public and private sectors, its founders include Dalgleish, Donogh O'Brien, Catriona Mackie and Nigel Fortnum.

“The creation of Aspen Impact recognises that identifying talent at all ages and stages is crucial to future success and we've seen a huge surge in demand to find the right people, from graduates to middle management, to augment the skills of more experienced executives,” Donogh said.

“Our new colleagues bring further experience and contacts to maintain that momentum and we retain our appetite to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

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