This week’s appointments include: Focus Management Consultants, Four Recruitment, Harvey Nash Group, Pedersen & Partners, Remote, Timewise

• Food and drink recruitment firm Focus Management Consultants has promoted executive search director Maneeza Williams to managing director from January 2021. Williams has been with Focus for 16 years.

• North-West recruitment consultancy Four Recruitment has announced a management restructure with the appointment of Claire Sofield as managing director. The move will allow the finance, executive and HR search specialist to explore new growth opportunities and revenue streams.

• Global technology recruitment and IT solutions firm Harvey Nash Group has appointed David Savage as group technology evangelist, reporting to executive committee member Rob Mallaband.

• International executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has announced that Olivia Zhou will be joining the Shanghai office as a consultant. Zhou was previously senior practice leader at a retained search firm in Shanghai, focusing on the e-commerce, FMCG, cosmetics and fashion sectors.

• HR technology start-up Remote, which enables simplified global employment, has appointed José Valim, creator of the Elixir programming language and chief adoption officer at Dashbit, as an adviser.

• Part-time and flexible working organisation Timewise has found a new CEO. Melissa Jamieson’s background is in strategic marketing consultancy services. She will work alongside previous CEO Emma Stewart as she transitions into the role, while Stewart moves into the role of development director.


This week’s new launches include: Capital Outsourcing Group (Food), Cielo TalentCloud, Lorien, Thrive Education,

New to Market 6 April 2021

Readers respond to reports on IR35 reforms on

Reports on over the past week on the upcoming implementation of IR35 reforms in the private sector have received significant response from readers.

Legislation 1 April 2021

Ex-Arcadia staff re-employed at vaccine site in Workington

Former Arcadia staff are being offered work in a new Covid-19 vaccine site at a former Topshop store in Workington, North-West England.

24 March 2021


This week’s appointments include: APSCo Deutschland, Beaumont Bailey, Investigo, Odgers Berndtson, Pedersen & Partners, Premier Group

People 15 March 2021