Whitworth Brothers Ltd

Managing Director

Client:

Whitworth Brothers Ltd

Services:

Executive Search for a new Managing Director.

Testimonial:

"It is an absolute pleasure to work with Scott. Open, honest, collaborative and communicative, Scott mixes utmost professionalism with humour and personality which makes the (often painful) process of finding top talent a pleasant experience. Scott takes the time to fully understand the needs and personality of the organisation before recommending candidates, but still delivers within often very often tight timescales. I look forward to working with Scott again, and have no hesitation in recommending him to support your executive search. "

Client:

Whitworth Brothers Ltd

Services:

Executive Search for a new Managing Director.

Testimonial:

"It is an absolute pleasure to work with Scott. Open, honest, collaborative and communicative, Scott mixes utmost professionalism with humour and personality which makes the (often painful) process of finding top talent a pleasant experience. Scott takes the time to fully understand the needs and personality of the organisation before recommending candidates, but still delivers within often very often tight timescales. I look forward to working with Scott again, and have no hesitation in recommending him to support your executive search. "

Background

Whitworth Bros Ltd, a consistent presence on The Times Top Track 250 for five consecutive years, exemplifies excellence in flour manufacturing. With their state-of-the-art mills producing diverse flours, they guarantee unmatched food safety and brand protection for their valued customers.

Their esteemed reputation as a world-class miller and market leader results from significant capital investment and the cultivation of strong relationships with customers and suppliers. At the heart of their success lies a dedicated and highly skilled team, constantly driving innovation and upholding their esteemed standing in the industry.

Whitworth Brothers Tanker
Whitworth Brothers Tanker
Whitworth Brothers Tanker
Whitworth Brothers advanced mill
Whitworth Brothers advanced mill
Whitworth Brothers advanced mill

Objective

As their current Managing Director plans for retirement in 2024 after a successful and illustrious career, we must proactively search and recruit a new leader who can continue to steer the company forward.

At Whitworth Bros, their highly skilled and competent Senior Leadership Team (SLT) works closely with the Managing Director, acting as a guiding force for the business. This collaborative approach extends not only to the SLT but also upstream to the Chairman, ensuring a cohesive and effective management structure.

One of the distinct advantages of being a part of Whitworth Bros is the absence of bureaucratic hurdles, which allows for swift decision-making when it comes to strategic matters. As the company undergoes a period of modernization, including implementing a new ERP system overseen by the Operations Director, there is a vision for future acquisitions.

The new Managing Director will play a pivotal role in shaping the next chapter of the Whitworth family history.

Whitworth brothers history
Whitworth brothers history
Whitworth brothers history

Strategy

It was unquestionably necessary to employ a targeted headhunting approach to secure the ideal candidate for this crucial position. At Food Recruit, our recruitment process encompasses a comprehensive strategy that includes sourcing tactics, meticulous screening procedures, and techniques tailored to attract the most suitable candidates.

We conduct a thorough market analysis, identifying the necessary hard skills and desirable soft traits to make an individual the perfect fit for the Managing Director role. With this information, we generated a long list of potential candidates who, on paper, exhibited the required qualifications. Each candidate was approached with confidentiality and meticulously screened against our ideal profile. From this process, we carefully selected a handful of exceptional leaders who are now prepared to be presented to Whitworth Bros.

At Food Recruit, our core values of excellence, integrity, and a client-centric focus are deeply ingrained in our strategy. We are committed to finding the perfect fit for Whitworth Bros, ensuring their continued success as a market leader.

Whitworth brothers Head Office
Whitworth brothers Head Office
Whitworth brothers Head Office

Results

Thanks to our dedicated efforts, we have secured an exceptional candidate who possesses extensive experience in strategic operations and brings a formidable background in mergers and acquisitions. This invaluable expertise will propel Whitworth Bros forward, solidifying its position as an industry leader.

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