Brexit - in search of a road map

Brexit - in search of a road map

The past months have been characterised by change and uncertainty. One thing has remained constant throughout: the UK’s exit from, and the development of a new relationship with, the EU are critical issues for institutions and organisations across all sectors. In the aftermath of the referendum, industry leaders, not-for-profit, arts and higher education directors, politicians and civil servants have begun to outline its impact. The path ahead is a long and dangerous one; the map is, at best, unclear.

While the intentions of the various fellowtravellers have started to become clearer in recent weeks, there are still many more questions than answers. Even what emerging clarity exists is subject to constitutional, practical and political challenge. However, the effects of the Brexit vote are already being felt, and organisations are understandably keen to understand, respond to, and influence the debate. The UK Government is already consulting with key players such as trade bodies and leaders in each sector to find out what their priorities are.

While Saxton Bampfylde cannot begin to formulate answers to the questions that lie ahead, we are advising our clients in developing their capacity in critical areas: identifying individuals who can help organisations understand the issues and lead in the formulation of strategies and responses as this journey gets underway.

Download our Brochure: Brexit: in search of a road map

If you would call with our team to discuss how Saxton Bampfylde can help your organisation we would be delighted to speak with you - contact Kate Ludlow.



CANVAS: Family & Alternatively Owned Business Edition

CANVAS: Family & Alternatively Owned Business Edition

Our Spring 2017 Edition of CANVAS features an inside opinion on the recent panel event Partnership, Purpose and Productivity – an event Saxton Bampfylde hosted in partnership with the RSA. It was a pleasure to listen to our Chairman, Stephen Bampfylde, speak alongside Charlie Mayfield and Sacha Romanovitch.

We hope that the topics raised regarding the pivotal role that employee and family owned organisations play in today’s ever changing global economy provide interesting food for thought.

Read it here


EOA Conference 2016 - An update

EOA Conference 2016 - An update

Saxton Bampfylde Partners spent an enjoyable two days at the EOA's largest ever annual conference, joining over 600 delegates in Birmingham. It was great to see such a broad range of organisations, some of which are considering making the transition to employee ownership and others that are already on that journey. It was a good reminder of the cross sector appeal of this structure as attendees included leading social services providers, public sector mutuals, professional services, manufacturing, and retail and consumer market leaders.

While speakers agreed that we were approaching the end of what has been a tumultuous year politically and economically, they remained upbeat. Members were energised by the belief that the Employee Ownership model offered a strong solution to challenges around work force engagement, ethical business, innovation and long term success.

Trustee Andy King joined a panel exploring the roles and responsibility of the trustees and elected representatives. He shared our experience of establishing our governance structure and learning from the ongoing development of the trustee’s role as we continue on our journey as an EOB. 


Partnership, Purpose and Productivity

Partnership, Purpose and Productivity

The nature of work and employment is changing rapidly. In the face of an uncertain economic future, what steps do we need to take, and what new models do we need to build in order to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage in work that has meaning and value?

Stephen Bampfylde was delighted to join Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership, and Sacha Romanovitch, CEO, Grant Thornton UK LLP, on a panel chaired by Matthew Taylor at the RSA this week.

Over the course of the evening, the panel explored the rise of employee ownership and its potential to offer a more stable, sustainable and inclusive form of productivity and prosperity. The discussion ranged across themes of employee engagement, organisational culture and the evolving role and expectation of leaders at the helm of these new models. Questions explored the importance of mission and purpose for the millennial generation; the impact and rate of change that technology continues to impose on the work forces across many sectors; and the continued need for leaders to horizon scan and plan for the future where possible.

There was clear consensus that new business models, such as employee ownership, provide leaders with an opportunity to encourage innovation and increased productivity within their work forces.


SAXTON BAMPFYLDE INCREASES GLOBAL CAPACITY WITH NEW US PARTNER

SAXTON BAMPFYLDE INCREASES GLOBAL CAPACITY WITH NEW US PARTNER

Panorama, the global group of leading independent executive search firms, of which Saxton Bampfylde is a founding member, is delighted to announce the addition of new member, The Hunter Group LLC.

The Hunter Group, with headquarters in Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, was founded in 1995 and is a leading independent U.S. executive search firm. With its diversified executive retained search practice and global corporate and social impact relationships across the U.S., The Hunter Group fits well into Panorama with its focus on advanced manufacturing and industrials, financial and professional services, social impact, higher education and board searches. The Hunter Group also joins as member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the leading global executive search association which represents 300 search firms worldwide.

Craig Buffkin, Former Board Member of the Americas Council for the AESC and current Global Chairman of Panorama comments:

"We are impressed by The Hunter Group and the quality of the business they have built since 1995. I am personally delighted to welcome them into the AESC membership and Panorama. We will all benefit from their experience, presence and reputation in their markets which will complement the work of our Panorama partners in the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, India, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The Hunter Group Partner, Blaire Miller, adds, "It is an honor to join these two prestigious organizations.  AESC provides the global thought leadership on best practices for executive recruiting and leadership consulting. Panorama offers our clients an incredible global talent research capability and local talent and leadership recruiting expertise. We look forward to continued collaboration with this dynamic group of global search firms."

About Panorama

Operating across the world's major time zones, Panorama is an international group of 15 independent firms who are leading players in their respective markets. While representing a diverse range of local markets and areas of expertise, Panorama members share a strategic commitment to excellence along with similar values and ethics. Through its global reach, Panorama offers clients an ever-expanding global executive search force with a wide variety of sector expertise.  www.panoramasearch.com

About The Hunter Group LLC

The Hunter Group LLC, the Midwestern U.S.-Based Premier National Executive Search Firm, was established in 1995 to serve the executive search needs of a variety of industries and is committed to identifying and attracting high caliber leadership and managerial expertise for its global client base through its international delivery network.  For more information, visit www.huntergroup.com, Tel: +1. 248.645.1551.

 

About the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants

Since 1959, AESC has set the standard for quality and ethics in executive search and leadership consulting worldwide. Because AESC members must commit and adhere to the AESC's industry and government recognized Code of Professional Practice and Standards of Excellence, clients can be assured that AESC members are able to serve as trusted advisors for their most important engagements. As the voice for executive search and leadership consultants worldwide, today AESC is comprised of more than 300 member firms, representing 9,000 executive search professionals in 70+ countries. To learn more about AESC and its membership, visit www.aesc.org. For information about AESC's career service for executive-level professionals, visit www.bluesteps.com.


Impact of Brexit: Dinner with Guest Speaker Sir Philip Lowe

Impact of Brexit: Dinner with Guest Speaker Sir Philip Lowe

Saxton Bampfylde were delighted to host a dinner for chairs and chief executives of regulators, to discuss the likely impact of Brexit on their work. We were very pleased to be joined by Sir Philip Lowe, Senior Advisor to FTI and former Director General for Competition and Energy at the European Commission, who offered some initial thoughts, leading to a fascinating discussion around the table about this very complex and uncertain issue.


An evening at Lambeth Palace

An evening at Lambeth Palace

The Partners of Saxton Bampfylde recently hosted a drinks reception at the beautiful surroundings of Lambeth Palace. Together with 25 of our Partners from around the world, we welcomed over 100 guests from many interesting organisations and walks of life and were delighted to have the Prior address the evening. 


Introducing our new Partner, Dr. Jennifer Barnes

Introducing our new Partner, Dr. Jennifer Barnes

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jennifer Barnes has joined the Saxton Bampfylde consulting team working across our global Higher Education and Arts & Culture practices.

Dr Barnes brings to our firm a broad and exciting range of experience from higher education, business and the arts. Most recently, she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cambridge, with particular responsibility for enhancing the University's global engagement. She joined Cambridge in 2008 as President of Murray Edwards College, a role she held until 2012. Prior to this, Dr Barnes was BP’s first Global Director of Education where she created international partnerships with governments, academia and industry. She is also currently a non-executive for Vestd, a high-tech company, the new University in Suffolk, and the International Board, University of Oman.

Dr Barnes took her undergraduate degree at Smith College in the USA, before further study at the Royal College of Music, and completing her PhD at the University of London. She is a leading authority on the cultural history of opera and media, and has also contributed to the field of neuroscience through research on the impact of pressure on performance. 

Stephen Bampfylde commented

“We are delighted to be welcoming a colleague of Jennifer’s calibre and experience to the firm. With our global search partners in Panorama, we advise many of the world’s leading universities and cultural institutions and recognise that Dr Barnes’s cross-sector global networks and leadership skills will be immensely valuable to our clients.”

Dr Barnes said,

“I am very much looking forward to joining Saxton Bampfylde having known them over many years. Since my days as a competitive swimmer, I have long been interested in what shapes or compromises a high-performing team. More recently, I have focused on institutions and their cultural identity, how decisions are made in complex institutions and identifying talent in new areas. I am therefore delighted to be joining a firm which will contribute to the future of key organisations and individuals around the world."


Celebrating 30 Years of Global Executive Search

Celebrating 30 Years of Global Executive Search

The Partners of Saxton Bampfylde held a summer drinks event at the V&A Museum with a broad range of friends and clients who have supported the firm since it was established in 1986. It was an evening of celebration and reflection as Chairman Stephen Bampfylde said in his speech, the world has changed significantly since the firm started with two partners to now being a business with over 80 people across the UK, 14 global Partners in Panorama and now an employee-owned business, an innovation for the sector. 



Saxton Bampfylde champions employee-ownership at No.10

Saxton Bampfylde champions employee-ownership at No.10

Saxton Bampfylde Directors, James Kempton and Imelda Napier, were delighted to accompany Deb Oxley, Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) to Downing Street in June 2016 , to discuss the journey the business took to becoming employee-owned and also the business benefits of moving to this model. Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, Saxton Bampfylde made the transition in 2014 to becoming employee-owned and under this structure has an elected Trustee body of six elected Partners and an independent Chair.  

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