Odgers Berndtson See Record Performance for Wales Office

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has announced a record breaking year for its Welsh office.

Odgers Berndston, which specialises in finding candidates to fill executive and non-executive positions for both private and public sector organisations, experienced its most successful financial year in 2014-15, since establishing a fully staffed office in Cardiff in 2008.

The 12 month period saw Odgers, increase sales by 30% ahead of forecast and 56% ahead of the previous year.

The office enjoys the highest appointment completion rate of any UK office at 95%.

Significant hires during the year included the first two independent non-executive directors of the Welsh Rugby Union, a new director of bullion at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant and two new non executive directors for Principality Building Society.

Odgers Berndston, which relocated to its Callaghan Square office 18 months ago, made several key appointments towards the end of last year including Mair Barron as consultant, Dr Marc Pollentine as associate consultant, Mark Philpott as researcher and Lisa Thomas as Personal Assistant to managing partner, Jemma Terry.