Savile Group appoints new business development team

Savile Group plc, the AIM listed human resources consulting group,  has created a new business development team to accelerate the company’s growth as a leading provider of outplacement, career transition and talent management services to organisations throughout the UK. Based in London, the team will be headed by Pip Clarke as Head of New Business Development, and supported by Ben Chambers and Gordon Milne. They will be responsible for developing and coordinating new business leads for the group’s three brands:Fairplace, Cedar and IDDAS.

Jonathan Cohen, Chairman of Savile Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Pip, Ben and Gordon to the group. With their strong backgrounds in HR and HR consulting, the new team will provide added impetus to Savile Group’s business development effort, notably in helping us broaden our footprint across the UK, engaging new clients and introducing existing clients to Savile Group services which they are not already using.”

Pip Clarke joins Savile Group from Centre for High Performance Development (CHPD) a leading leadership development consultancy where she was senior business development director. She had previously held management positions across Europe including the role of Human Resources Director within the FMCG retail sector at Supermarket Direct Ltd. Pip’s previous experience also includes ten years as a political journalist and member of the Westminster lobby, during which time she covered a wide range of domestic and foreign assignments. She is a graduate of London University and subsequently studied for a BSc in psychology at the Open University. 

Ben Chambers joins Savile Group from a leading leadership development consultancy where he worked in the business development team. He previously worked in Australia for a talent management consultancy based in Sydney. He graduated in management studies (BA) from Leeds University and in Human Resource Management (MA) from University of Westminster.

Gordon Milne joins Savile Group from a leading leadership development consultancy where he was responsible for new client solicitation. He has over 18 years experience in commercial advertising and his career has included stints as a magazine editor and business development manager for an outsourcing sales agency. Gordon read Classics at Oxford.


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