Industrial Services

In the demanding and competitive services sector, outstanding management is the key to operational excellence.

Advent delivers executive searches to the UK and European industrial services markets, with specific experience in:

● Industrial products distribution
● Construction support services
● Plant hire and equipment rental
● Environmental services
● Waste management and treatment
● Logistics & distribution
● Rail support services

Key appointments handled include:

● Managing Director
● Director of Human Resources
● Marketing Director
● Sales Director
● Health, Safety & Environmental Director
● Corporate Affairs Director
● Head of Operations
● Divisional Manager.

Case Study:

Managing Director
Industrial Products


This was effectively a turnaround role with a distributor of industrial products, whose business was driven by the housing and home improvement markets. Following a change of ownership, the focus of the MD role was to overhaul the commercial processes of the company and reorganise sales into a structured and sector-focused unit. We took a broad-based and flexible approach to the search, which concentrated on the leadership profile and associated characteristics, rather than confining ourselves to sector experience.

The appointed candidate possessed a successful track record that was gained in FMCG markets.

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