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Recruitment as a Strategy 

How you recruit and retain the right people has never been more topical, and no doubt will have a huge impact on the success of your business over the coming months and years. At the same time, the way we approach the workplace has changed, probably irrevocably. It's likely that we will all have to flex our people plans significantly, and we need to embed nimble, effective recruitment and retention strategies to do this. In this session, Lucy will outline the various drivers that impact your ability to bring the right people into your business, at the right time, and keep them happy and motivated.

Lucy James 520

Lucy James

Vistage Speaker

Lucy is co-founder and Managing Director of Quarsh Ltd, a talent consultancy. Lucy set her business up with one simple goal: to make recruitment work better.

An Executive Search headhunter by background, she has over 15 years’ experience in Board-level recruitment and HR, covering everything from agency hiring to designing and overhauling complex recruitment environments for companies both large and small.

She has a particular passion for SMEs and scale-up phases of businesses, and for solving knotty problems that don’t seem to have a solution. She is a PADI Master Instructor, giving up on her SCUBA dream when a ferry landed on her dive shop following Hurricane Ivan, the lesser-known little brother of Katrina.

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Matthew Griffiths

Matthew Griffiths

Vistage Chair

I work with many business networks in my capacity of Non-Executive Chair, Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor.

I build relationships in order to fully understand what it is that you want or would like. Only then can I serve you to achieve that outcome.

I am a Board Chair, former Chief Executive & Business Growth Specialist bringing a creative force to the development of business strategies for ambitious SMEs to drive cultural & organisational change.

My earlier career found me in senior leadership roles in the entertainment technology sector, I then became Chief Executive Officer at the world’s largest entertainment technology trade association, I am now able to leverage this background to build collaborative internal relations & external business presence on a broader stage.

I have a proven track record advising on the start-up/scale-up of multinational commercial operations to drive sustainable growth while providing businesses with a customer-facing presence to clearly communicate & present their core vision.

Additionally, I have several Non-Exec/Charity roles in my portfolio, including currently acting as Chair for Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust and Trustee for the Light Relief Charity.

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14- September-2022

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Event


12.00 pm
Welcome and Introductions - Matthew Griffiths
12.05 pm
Lucy James
1.00 pm
Q&A with Lucy James
1.15 pm
Vistage Member Ambassador Story
1.30 pm
Event Close
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