Mentoring is a critical part of the development of an entrepreneur. Our Start Up partners benefit from leadership advice from James Caan CBE, our senior management team, and other CEOs across the portfolio who have experience in successfully building their own businesses.
Developing a robust strategy is fundamental to businesses' sustained growth. Our investment team works with all Start Up portfolio partners to ensure they are focusing their core activity on the right areas to deliver growth targets. The senior management team helps review plans and provides strategic guidance formally on a monthly basis, as well as always being there for ad hoc advice.
The journey to success does not always run smoothly, markets can be unpredictable, and new hires don’t always work out as planned. This is why Recruitment Entrepreneur have an experienced senior management team in place to provide support and get things back on track. The autonomy offered to our partners means in most instances we would not need to get involved in the day to day management and strategy, as we set up and structure all portfolio partners for ongoing growth and stability. However, in certain situations when a business experiences dramatic changes in their market or a sharp decline in performance, we assist with recovery, and guide them through to a successful turnaround.
Our recruitment expertise and depth of knowledge across numerous specialist markets, means there isn’t much we haven’t seen or done before. As a priority in a recovery situation, we provide clarity and implement the necessary changes to deliver rapid and tangible results. As a board we work closely with our portfolio partners management team to; understand their specific situation, stabilise their performance, investigate turnaround options, and prepare and effectively execute an agreed plan that is reviewed weekly.
The Recruitment Entrepreneur senior management team provide a tailored solution for every eventuality, drawing on the insights of a wider group network, as well as from the Founder and Chairman, James Caan CBE.
“For us, the level of support we get predominately is the mentoring. We’re working with experts who have been in this industry for 30 to 40 years on a global level and on a regular basis we’re checking in with them about either new ideas that we have, hires that we want to make, or transformative things we want to do within the business. They will give us a good steer as to either how to promote that, how to sell that, how to kill it if it’s a bad idea, and ultimately how to mentor us as individuals through a journey.”