The Grichan Partnership, a specialist executive search and contract bidding support agency, has appointed industry figurehead, Martin Gammon as Chairman to its Board. The strategic appointment signals a sea change for the business as it gears-up for ambitious growth.

Martin was previously Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe for OCS Group from 2009 to 2014, and Chairman of Leisure Support Services, London, from 2008 to 2011. Martin has also subsequently been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Principle Cleaning Services (August 2015), is Chairman of Positive Response Communications (July 2015) and is a Strategy Partner at Live Strategy (April 2016). He runs his own consultancy business, MG Associates (UK) Ltd and brings a wealth of industry knowledge, business growth expertise and personal qualities to the table.

Richard Hewitt, Founding Partner of The Grichan Partnership, explains; “Martin’s long history of leadership, coupled with his entrepreneurial experience of successfully growing and selling an SME in a time of uncertainty makes him an ideal person for this role. We’re very pleased Martin has agreed to Chair our Board as he has a robust track record in boosting company performance and leading customer-focused businesses. He also has a strong empathy with our values and approach to business, and our commitment to serving our clients.”

Martin’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the business with the launch of two new services; Bid Excellence and Qualified Selection. The appointment is part of a new drive to consolidate Grichan’s market share in sectors such as facilities management and outsourced services, executive search and high-level recruitment for posts which make a strategic difference to an organisation. Martin Gammon will be working with The Partnership to support the development of its sector specialisms including, outsourced business services, high-technology, defence, aerospace, security and communications.