The Perfect Appointment: A Guide for Successful Hiring and Retention

When making senior appointments, a common question asked is “what is the key to success?” Businesses must consider candidates who are not only a technical match, but also a great ‘cultural fit’. We will be joined Tim Pryce, a successful CEO and NED, along with Colin Mercer, Managing Director of Wickland Westcott, to discuss how to acquire and retain a successful hire.

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Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Location Interim Partners - London


Tim Pryce and Colin Mercer will be joining us for a discussion on the ‘good’, the ‘bad’ and the ‘ugly’ in the quest to find the perfect candidate that leads to optimum business performance.

Tim will share his own personal accounts of where he has led business turnaround, specifically focusing on organisational change.

Colin, as a charted occupational psychologist, will discuss the benefits of executive assessment and development and how using these techniques can deliver a high-performance culture. 

Together, their knowledge and experiences will make this an insightful and interesting discussion. It will be an unmissable event for those looking to enhance their current hiring practices.

About the speakers

Tim Pryce

Tim Pryce is an experienced CEO and NED with a proven track-record of driving rapid business transformation and sustainable financial growth within the UK, US and Asian markets. He has extensive manufacturing experience and is a qualified engineer with multiple patents.

Tim is committed to championing innovation within the manufacturing and engineering industry. He is passionate about “continuous” innovation rather than just “improvement”.

Colin Mercer

Colin is the Managing Director of Wickland Westcott, a firm that provides executive search, leadership and management consultancy services. He joined the business in 1994 prior to which, he was a member of BT’s Business Psychology Group.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Occupational Psychology. He is a chartered occupational psychologist and fully qualified in psychometrics.

Colin works closely with market-leading organisations in telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, education and private equity. He operates at C-suitelevel in the areas of executive assessment and development. Colin frequently leads human capital due diligence assignments and enjoys helping businesses grow and prosper.

Register your interest

This event is invite-only and strictly restricted to senior management, C-suite, chairs, and private equity partners. Numbers are limited and assigned on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend, register your interest at

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