Expansion and Investment in 2019

June 13, 2019 Written by: Paul Fleming

At TS Grale, we continue to provide an exceptional service for our expanding client base and our growth over the last year is a testament to this. As leading executive search specialists, our reputation in industry is increasing rapidly and owing to our successful track record, we now have a foothold across the UK, Europe, the USA, and Asia.   Organic evolution Our company has evolved swiftly since launching in 2016, starting life as a micro company. Our vision and resolve have always focused on building an executive recruitment business that delivers tailored leadership assessment across industrial & manufacturing, built … Read More

Anniversaries – why celebrate them?

June 4, 2019 Written by: Jason Saunders

TS Grale have had plenty to celebrate recently. We’ve grown our team, we’re looking for new offices and it’s our third anniversary! Now the first two passed relatively un-noticed; we’re looking to grow again and in the fullness of time we’ll want even bigger offices, if not more. Our third anniversary was something we did mark – for a number of reasons. Anniversaries matter to everyone.  Birthdays, weddings, whatever the occasion, people would feel let down if these landmarks were overlooked. At TS Grale celebrating our work anniversaries are a chance to reflect. Looking back over three years we had … Read More

Search specialist recruits expert to boost team

May 31, 2019 Written by: Jason Saunders

EXECUTIVE Search specialist, TS Grale has boosted its own team with an experienced recruiter of 30 years. Amanda Riley joins the Leeds based team as it celebrates its third anniversary.  She will work alongside the partners developing the executive search side of the business. Previously with PENNA, a public sector specialist, Amanda has built a career on developing sound relationships with clients and candidates to deliver efficient and successful long-term appointments. Amanda will boost the executive search team while colleagues focus on executive recruitment at the 12 strong business which focusses on manufacturing, facilities management, industry, food and healthcare sectors. … Read More

Meet Sean Rowlands – Head of Construction & Infrastructure

May 23, 2019 Written by: Craig Carnochan

Tell us about the man outside the office Master of the Universe.   As dad to three young children who all have their favourite hero I can unleash the child in me.  My wife always says she has four children and I don’t disappoint.   Evenings and weekends are spent trying to keep up with a little girl who is a real tomboy, a son who is mad about Star Wars and a newborn.  Quality time with them is really important, they won’t be young forever.   Even my passion for Manchester United is on the back burner.   Tell us about your … Read More

Meet Amanda Riley, a new Principal Consultant at TS Grale

May 8, 2019 Written by: Paul Fleming

Tell us about the woman outside the office. I love live music and take every opportunity to indulge my passion at the plethora of festivals around the UK and further afield. This year I’m staying close to home and going to Tramlines at Sheffield for the first time and the Isle of Wight Music Festival. Both blend diverse genres and feature rising stars and well-known artistes. Theatre and the arts generally interest me and I’m an outdoorsy person and love hiking.   Tell us about your career to date Recruitment, recruitment and recruitment. I have spent 30 years in the … Read More

Global supply chains: moving supply chains beyond the EU

May 7, 2019 Written by: Craig Carnochan

As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit no longer appears an unlikely scenario, UK businesses are increasingly looking to move their supply chain outside the EU. While many UK businesses have developed complex supply chains within the EU that currently enjoy no tariffs and minimal border delays, the uncertainty ahead is about to bring about significant change. With no real clarity around how the world will look post-Brexit, many are now looking to forge relationships with suppliers from the rest of the world. It’s time to prepare for the challenges and risks of a global supply chain. Customs and tariffs … Read More

Interview with Dan Thompson a new consultant at TS Grale!

May 1, 2019 Written by: Craig Carnochan

Tell us about the man outside of the office Brought up in Leeds; Dan is a keen cyclist and squash player. Dan is a big football fan and grew up with a love for Manchester United. However, for the last few years he has turned his back on the glitz and glamour of the Premier League and started following Liversedge FC in the Northern Counties Eastern Premier Division – in the 9th tier of the football pyramid. Away from sport Dan regularly attends gigs and escapes on trips away, most recently to Buenos Aires.     Give us an insight … Read More

8 of the Best UK Manufacturing Events in 2019

April 18, 2019 Written by: Paul Fleming

Manufacturing exhibitions and events are a great way to keep up with all the latest industry developments. You’ll get the chance to meet potential new clients and suppliers, gain insights from thought leaders that could influence your business strategies, and see all the latest developments in technologies that could progress your transition to a Smart Factory. Here’s TS Grale’s roundup of nine great manufacturing events happening in the UK in 2019. Event: Advanced Manufacturing Show Date: 4-6 June 2019 Location: NEC Birmingham With manufacturing technology continuing to take centre stage in allowing manufacturers to boost efficiency and performance while cutting … Read More

How to make a good impression as a new leader, and why you should!

April 2, 2019 Written by: Jason Saunders

It’s not news that we’re all guilty of making very quick judgements; you may have heard that it takes only 7 seconds to decide on the characteristics of others. A study in 2016 found that it’s much less than that, and that we actually make those decisions within 0.1 seconds. Most people want to make a positive first impression, but the question a lot of people ask is how to impress the new boss. As a new senior leader, you should want to make a lasting impression on your new team, and for all the right reasons. Don’t try to … Read More

Company Culture: How to lead the change

February 15, 2019 Written by: TS Grale

Leading a change in company culture is no small task, but it is a task worth undertaking. Often described as the personality of a business, company culture drives engagement and productivity. Without the right culture, you risk low morale, poor performance and difficulty attracting and keeping the best people. Changing the culture may be a challenge, but if you lead the change in the right way and have patience for change to happen, you can achieve the culture you want that will support your business goals.   Start with changing you Changing the culture of an organisation is fundamentally about … Read More