BASIS is an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries. As a registered charity, they were looking for a Non-Executive Director to chair the board of trustees and also act as a mentor for the Chief Executive. After struggling to find the right person, they engaged the services of MorePeople to help with the search.
Many organisations are now seeing the value that Non-Executives Directors can bring to their business, however finding someone who is the right fit is so important and can be the biggest challenge.
We took time to really understand the needs of BASIS and the type of person who could best support what they were trying to achieve. Unlike many others in the organisation, the Non-Executive Director did not need to be a qualified biochemist or agronomist, as these skills were already available in abundance!
Whilst an understanding of growing and fresh produce and experience of the agricultural or horticultural supply chains were essential, it was more important to find someone who had run their own business, chaired a board and had experience in supplying supermarkets.
Of the long list of candidates that were put forward, six were invited for a first stage interview with BASIS, with two of the candidates progressing to a second stage, before a successful placement was made.
MorePeople was the ideal partner for this search, with over 20 years of experience recruiting for fresh produce businesses and all elements of the retail supply chain. Our candidate network is second to none and saves clients time and money in finding the right people for their business.
Finding Non-Executive Directors to support our clients, particularly SMEs, has recently become a specialism for MorePeople, and is something that our CEO is particularly passionate about.
“Guy Moreton came highly recommended to assist us in recruiting a Non-Executive Chair for BASIS Registration Ltd. Guy was a pleasure to work with and I was impressed by his ability to get to grips with our brief and quickly present us with nine suitable candidates. We were supported throughout the interview and appointment process and I would not hesitate to recommend MorePeople as a solution to a challenging recruitment task.”
Stephen Jacob, Chief Executive Officer, BASIS Registration Ltd