Industry is complex and diverse by definition – and in today’s hugely competitive, globalised economy, the challenges are often profound. Against this background, Hoggett Bowers’ Industry practice offers market-leading connectivity and insight, with the reassurance that comes from decades of search and recruitment experience in the UK and internationally.
In the Energy sector, decarbonisation is seeing entire business models transformed, as the rise of renewables and commensurate decline in fossil fuel usage reshape generation, distribution and supply.
Likewise in Automotive, the move away from petroleum-based to electric battery and hybrid engines is accelerating. Coupled with the growth in new charging infrastructure, this signals a new epoch in design, manufacturing, maintenance, and consumer behaviour. Soon, the advent of driverless technology will shift things even further, while the demise of diesel presents short-term supply chain issues for vehicle makers.
After several decades of industry-wide change, utilities now face a new wave of powerful disruption from political intervention and progressive new technologies, to ever-increasing customer and shareholder performance expectations.
At the same time, converging pressures such as asset modernisation, an ageing workforce and growing demand for affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable provision of water, electricity and gas present immense challenges that companies can only solve through lean, effective operations.
Supply chain considerations dominate in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors, too. Whether it’s ensuring the extraction and smooth passage of aggregates and bulk materials, or manufacturing hi-tech electronic systems to custom order and on precise schedule, these are finely balanced systems that require considerable expertise and imagination from key executives.
In Transport, key assets are nearing the end of their lifespan as consumer demands on ageing networks are only increasing. Debates on ownership and stewardship are ongoing. And the new urgency surrounding all matters environmental means the pressures to invest, upgrade, improve and renew are immense.
CEO Designate in Industry Sector
Following a successful competitive pitch against two other global executive search firms, Hoggett Bowers was commissioned to find a COO for a challenger brand in the UK energy retail sector. The parent group’s instruction was that the successful candidate must have the headroom to step up to the CEO role within 12 months of being […]Read full case study
Supply Chain Director for International Healthcare Group
Supply Chain Director
Leading international healthcare provider Celesio UK, whose £5bn UK operations include Lloyds Pharmacy, were purchased by McKesson Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 business, in 2014. Having suffered from underinvestment and being hit by changes to NHS funding, the business needed a major transformation, including introduction of IPOS and SAP systems together with needing to establish an […]Read full case study
Recruiting an Executive Director of HR
Highways England is a leading infrastructure business responsible for 4,300 miles of road networks and while this represents only 2 percent of all roads in England by length, these roads carry a third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic. The organisation employs around 5,500 staff based in locations […]Read full case study
Finding a Managing Director for a large infrastructure company
Network Rail is one of the UK’s largest infrastructure companies, with £57bn worth of assets, including 20,000 miles of track, 18 key stations, 2,500 other stations, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and embankments. This £6bn turnover business is split into 8 geographical regions (Routes), supported by several central functions. Hoggett Bowers were retained to find a Route […]Read full case study
Why Hoggett Bowers?
Hoggett Bowers’ Industry executive recruitment practice is the largest component in our consultancy and has been integral to our consultancy since the start.
We work with global, national, and local industrial names in the UK and around the world, fulfilling their search and recruitment needs at C-level and key executive grades across a broad range of sectors and disciplines. In addition, our Industry specialists are fully integrated with Hoggett Bowers Interim practice, enabling us to fulfil clients’ emergent or short-term needs smoothly and effectively.
Our Industry practice is very broadly based, operating nationally and globally with particular expertise in:
- Energy & Utilities
- Construction & Building Materials
- Transport & Logistics
- Waste Management & Recycling/Renewal