Talent spotting

New onboard talent search launches today

May 01, 2019

Building on its involvement in Onboard Hospitality’s highly successful mentorship programme and sessions at WTCE 2019, The Hayward Partnership (THP) is today expanding its service portfolio to include executive talent search and placement.

The new business gets off to a flying start with industry recruitment stalwart Roy Wilson transitioning into THP all the established core activities and market opportunities he has successfully developed through his recruitment business Sterling Bridge, well known across the onboard hospitality sector. Roy, whose reputation, experience and network is highly valued and respected will continue to support the new venture in the longer term too.

Commenting on the initiative, Wilson said: “I have found it very rewarding to support individuals find new opportunities with like-minded companies in the travel sector and am very happy to be working with The Hayward Partnership to develop their new talent search and placement service. Both Lance Hayward and Mike Pooley, who are leading this development, continue to have successful careers and a great network in the business and this will be very helpful to companies and candidates searching talent and opportunities.”

Hayward added: “Roy was my first great mentor in the industry as my boss at Forte Airport Services, Gatwick. His brand of personable customer service and attention to detail has had a lasting and very positive influence on my career. I will never forget the encouragement he gave and the confidence he showed in me in those formative years! It’s an honour to be working alongside him again, helping to develop and support new talent going forward.”

Mike Pooley, who is famously committed to nurturing new talent in the industry and a driving force behind the Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Network, said: “I have personally enjoyed and benefitted from great mentors and inspired leadership and it has always been an ambition to pass on some of the experiences, principles and values I have experienced to enhance the personal development and career ambitions of the next generation of much needed talent, energy and resources. This new initiative with THP allows me to get increasingly involved in building fresh industry credentials and profiles in a very current and progressive way.”

As part of the collaboration Onboard Hospitality will now feature an expanded range of job vacancies, plus regular online features on professional development, careers within the industry and advice on navigating your way to the best roles. If you have advice or opinions to share, or jobs to promote please get in touch.

The Hayward Partnership is at heart a “virtual organisation” of independent experts who have all been at the very sharp end of their respective fields. They provide objective, practical expertise to organisations of all sizes in the food, beverage and retail travel sector to help them to succeed. Combined, they are a resource and knowledge pool. They share expertise, ideas, opportunities and camaraderie. The partners are selected by invitation only, based on reputation, experience, track record, network connections and personality!

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