Marshalls plc

The Client

Marshalls plc is the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural stone and concrete hard landscaping products, supplying the home improvement and commercial markets. It’s a FTSE 250 business with revenues of circa £380m and headcount of circa 2000 employees.

Marshalls is a benchmark for excellence and has been recognised as a Superbrand since 2010. As well as exceptional customer service, technical innovation and manufacturing expertise, Marshalls continues to be widely regarded as a leader in its field in corporate+ responsibility and sustainable business practice.

The Challenge

TS Grale was retained by Marshalls to source a Health, Safety & Environmental Director with group-wide accountability. Critical pillars of the Marshalls strategy are safety, ethical working practices and sustainability. This in conjunction with a drive on World Class Manufacturing methodology made this appointment essential for the ongoing success of the business.

The Solution

After multiple visits on site with the relevant board members, TS Grale designed a tailored strategy to identify relevant HSE professionals within companies where they would have the required scope of experience. Bespoke questionnaires were also created to assess specific competencies required for the role as an additional screening tool in conjunction with our formal face-to-face assessment.

A further long list meeting on site was conducted to ensure we were aligned ahead of presenting the final short list.

The Result

The Group HSE Director was successfully appointed from the shortlist delivered by TS Grale – the process from sign-off to offer was completed in 8 weeks.

“Through a number of business changes, we had the need to recruit a new Health & Safety Lead. We had not worked with TS Grale prior to this, but were impressed with their approach to the task and the clarity of process that they brought. The project was executed swiftly and with just the right amount of attention and contact from our side. They delivered an excellent shortlist of candidates with a very interesting range of backgrounds and attributes. Ultimately we ended up with a great final choice whom we anticipate will make a step difference to our business.”

Susie Fehr
Group HR Director