Nick Walrond, managing director of Sanderson Recruitment, is put forward as a role model for aspiring business leaders in a newly published management book, Making Change Happen.
Written by highly regarded management consultant, Jane Northcote, Making Change Happen is a practical guide to implementing business change.
Its key points are illustrated using references to Nick Walrond’s work over the past five years at Sanderson Recruitment and its parent company Resource Solutions Group.
During this time he has achieved outstanding growth, turning the national IT recruitment consultancy into the largest specialist independent recruitment business in the UK, with annual turnover more than doubling to over £110 million.
Making Change Happen provides a powerful insight into how Nick Walrond did this, and how managers can apply the same methods to their own businesses.
Jane Northcote said, “Nick’s gift is awareness – of his field, of his people and of what he wants to achieve. He uses his awareness to guide courageous action. This is an essential attribute of those successful at making change happen.
“Nick’s leadership qualities of awareness and courage promote the value of action, understanding and respect amongst his team, so he is able to engage the whole company in the effort.”
Nick Walrond commented, “While in theory a change in an organisation should bring tremendous benefits, too often the end result is failure. As Jane’s book explains, this is generally because not enough thought is put into the practicalities of actually implementing change.
“What I hope my contribution to the book shows is that by applying a few straightforward, common sense principles, any manager can successfully improve their organisation through change.”