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Case Study:


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Business Type:
Private Equity Backed Business

Acoura, backed by private equity firm Canter, is the UK’s fastest growing provider of risk services for the food and drink supply chain.

Mallory Partners was engaged by Chairman Paul Egan, following a recommendation by another client, to identify a Managing Director to serve on the main board of the firm looking after their Food Service, Hospitality and Leisure division.

This was a highly specialist role, combining in-depth experience in the sector with an entrepreneurial flair to help the business develop to the next level of performance. Mallory Partners quickly grasped the nature of the business and what was required of a successful candidate in this niche field and used their networks to identify a strong field of potential candidates, all of whom were interviewed and tested prior to meeting with the Chairman.

The successful candidate, Stuart Kelly, says of his experience as a candidate: “I have worked with a number of recruitment firms over the years, both as a candidate and a recruiter, but my experience with Mallory Partners was the most focused, responsive and professional yet. If you are looking for a well-managed placement from start to finish, look no further.”

Mallory Partners were subsequently engaged once more to find Acoura an interim Technical Advisor, a role they filled in two days.

Paul Egan, Chairman of Acoura, said: “Mallory Partners have now, on more than one occasion, exceeded my high expectations of service, professionalism and delivery. Working very closely with the Acoura board they have understood our business and assimilated our need very quickly. I trust their advice and judgement, appreciate the clarity of their commercial approach to fee structuring and also enjoy working with them.”