Significant Talent Network

boxchange has one of the largest Business Change, Technology and Leadership talent network in the UK. We know that good looks like and our reach allows us to find, attract and introduce the very best candidates quickly, effectively and efficiently. Our aim is to take the pain away from trying to source the best people for your roles and give you time to focus on what you do best.

Specialist

Search

Fast, effective and focused search

Executive

Selection

Targeted expert talent attraction

Delta

Teams

High performing teams deployed at pace

Diagnostics

Deep diving diagnostics to discover the root cause of performance challenges

Diagnostics

boxchange have a number of industry agnostic diagnostics that help organisations of all sizes & shapes identify deep routed issues that are affecting their business. Our diagnostics are run by experienced consultants with significant cultural & people change expertise. Our diagnostics allow us to design bespoke solutions to reduce costs, increase efficiencies & improve productivity whilst delivering measurable and meaningful results.

Learning Experiences

boxchange offer a range of capability solutions that solve almost every conceivable people challenge your business may, or is currently facing. Our solutions are bespoke and tailored to your exacting needs. We focus on delivering return on investment and we always ensure effective knowledge transfer throughout.

Core

Programmes

Experiential and practical face-to-face learning that delivers benefits

Digital

Learning

Our range of online course and video workshops

Change

Coaching

Increasing your capability to deliver effective & embedded change

Change Coaching

Our change coaching solution is designed to help organisations get the very best from their people. We help businesses create and retain high performing teams by helping them to understand the diversity of talent and how to supercharge their performance, engagement & well-being.

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    Introducing boxchange

     

    boxchange has one of the largest Business Change, Technology and Leadership talent network in the UK.

    We have been successfully delivering innovative, highly practical and experiential people transformation solutions for over 20yrs.

    Our solutions are bespoke and tailored to our clients exacting needs. We focus on delivering the outcomes you want and need as well as demonstrable return on investment.

    We know that good looks like and our reach allows us to find, attract and introduce the very best people quickly. Our aim is to take the pain away from trying to source the best people for your teams hence giving you time to focus on what you do best.

    Working as a trusted people capability partner, our teams have helped organisations across all major sectors large & small to build high performing teams providing the very best talent the UK market has to offer.

    We pride ourselves on delivering practical, effective solutions that deliver tangible and measurable benefits for our clients. Our approach is honest, open and always straight talking.

    Simon Cook

    Founder & Managing Director

    Simon is the Founder and Managing Director of boxchange. He is one of the most networked business change, technology & leadership recruiters in the UK having built his first specialist change search team back in 2001. He has helped numerous FTSE & SME organisations build diverse change & technology teams. Simon has a passion for building high performing teams and still gets a buzz from placing people into their dream jobs. He understands the challenges of running a small business having established and grown recruitment, L&D and change consulting organisations. His honest, open and engaging approach has helped him build strong relationships that still continue today. He is a people person who loves to chat and meet new people.

    Our Culture & Values

    We know that Culture & Values are the building blocks of any successful business. Ours are embedded through our business top to bottom. We are passionate people and driven to deliver value.

    Straight Talking

    boxchange believe in straight talking & honesty at all times. We feel this is the best way to develop trust and long lasting partnerships.

    Outcomes Focused

    boxchange are focused on delivering results fast and in the most efficient manner. We always deliver on our promises.

    Value Driven

    boxchange aim to deliver solutions and services that drive the most value for our clients in terms of cost & knowledge transfer.

    Total Flexibility

    As a small business we have total flexibility to design & deliver innovative services & solutions that fit our clients exacting needs perfectly.

    Customer Centric

    Our customers’ needs & wants are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to deliver true value in everything we do.

    Courageous

    We have the courage to offer the solutions & services that best fit our clients needs even if they aren’t what they were expecting or in our best interests.

    Success Stories

    “Simon has provided high calibre candidates for a range of roles over an extended period of time. He understands the requirements of those recruiting by working with them when they need him.”

    Ross Burns - CIO

    “Simon consistently provides a high level of service, from understanding recruitment requirements, head hunting, candidate resourcing and preparation. Simon’s attention to detail ensures this time-consuming process causes as little disruption to my busy schedule as possible. I would highly recommend Simon and Boxchange.”

    Mark Potter - Change/Programme Director

    “Professional, energetic, resourceful and honest. Simon took the time to meet up in order to really understand my professional and personal desires. As a result he was rapidly able to find me a placement that was right for both the Client and myself. The take on process was seamless with Simon supporting personally throughout. Always at the end of the phone – thoroughly recommended”

    Ian Lawrence - Data Protection Lead – Cyber Security

    “Simon is a very professional recruiter, who is very knowledgeable about the clients he works for. He is approachable, personable, and an excellent communicator. Highly recommended.”

    Stacey McKenzie - Lead Business Analyst

    “Simon placed me into Co-operative Financial Services. He demonstrated an ability to think outside the box, is energetic and driven, his ability tochase, negotiate and close were critical factors during theprocess. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon.”

    Bob Marchant - Head of Supplier Management

    “Simon placed me into a Senior Role change delivery role. He is a straightforward, open and knowledgeable recruitment partner. His in-depth knowledge of the client, their demands and expectations were invaluable in helping me to understand the role and to align my expectations with theirs. I would not hesitate to work with Simon again.”

    Pat Leach - Programme Manager

    “I have some experience working with recruitment agencies, and I found Simon’s attitude, communication style and results to be first class. I was well-briefed for interviews and felt I was in capable hands at all times. I would recommend Simon’s services without hesitation.”

    Adam Ward - Change/Programme Director

    “From the moment that I received a call from Simon at 10.35pm one midweek evening several months ago to inform me that he had just seen my CV land in relation to a position (which I had literally submitted only minutes earlier) I knew this was a guy who was dedicated to his profession and would go the extra mile to get the desired result and my dealings with him since that point have only sought to reinforce my initial positive first impressions of him. Simon went above and beyond in terms of the assistance and effort that he provided me with whilst I went through the recruitment process. I am extremely grateful to Simon for his commitment and dedication in supporting me along this journey and would like to put on record my thanks to him and I would have no hesitation in either calling upon his services again in the future or recommending him to other fellow IT professionals who are recruiting or looking to make their own next career move.”

    Mark Woodgate - Head of Global Technology & Delivery

    “Having engaged with a large number of recruitment agencies recently, I was disappointed to find a distinct lack of expertise and understanding of the project/programme management field. Not so with Boxchange. I was particularly impressed with Boxchange (Simon’s) awareness of the industry, vigour and rigour in selecting appropriate candidates for client submission and general professionalism throughout the selection process. I would (and have) strongly recommend Boxchange for any individuals seeking their next opportunity within project/programme or change management.”

    Kevin Foley - Programme Manager

    “As a specialist business change and programme office recruiter, Boxchange had the expertise and experience to provide me with the support I needed to help secure my new role at United Utilities. Simon stayed involved throughout my recruitment process from start to finish, keeping me well informed with a positive and personal communication approach. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service I received from Boxchange and would highly recommend them.”

    David Iredale - Project Manager & PMO Manager

    “Simon is an experienced recruiter in the change and transformation arena. He has a good understanding of change, transformation and project delivery and his interview and screening approach focuses on ensuring candidates not only understand the theory but are able to demonstrate their capabilities to support the customer’s strategic objectives and to deliver outcomes and benefits. I would recommend Simon to anyone seeking specialists in the field of change and transformation”

    Tony Bignold - Change Leadership Specialist

    “Simon recruited me to one of the most significant transformation programmes in northwest England. Throughout the recruitment process, Simon was supportive and kept me very closely informed at each stage. He also had excellent relations with the client firm.”

    Chris Loveman - Principal Change Consultant

    “Simon’s professionalism and commitment to ensuring that I was fully briefed and well prepared throughout each stage of the recruitment process was far superior to any level of recruitment service that I have experienced previously. He kept me updated with progress throughout, and his in-depth knowledge of his client ensured that I was as well informed as possible ahead of each interview. For this, I am extremely grateful. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Simon. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services, as an excellent recruitment service provider who clearly cares for their clients and candidates. “

    Jarrod Brown – CIO

    “Over the past 12 months I have dealt with a number of recruitment firms and I have no hesitation in saying that Simon has been by far the most professional and knowledgeable person I have dealt with in this field. Simon helped me gain a new project management role at United Utilities and during this process Simon provided all of the necessary information and was always on hand to provide updates and advice. Thanks again Simon. “

    Tim Jones - Project Manager

    “I applied for a permanent position, through a campaign led by Simon. Having worked with a number of recruiters over the years, this was probably the best experience I have had as a candidate or client. From the initial application through to securing the position, Simon progressed the process at a fast pace and kept me informed throughout. I found Simon approachable, proactive and well informed on the position / organisation. He also had a clear understanding of change and programme management, which often isn’t the case with other organisations.”

    Neil Hallinan - Programme/Change Director

    “Simon is one of the most professional Recruitment Consultants I have worked with, and I’ve worked with a few! Throughout the process, Simon facilitated the matching of my own and the client’s needs, including the critical importance of cultural fit. He and his team were extremely thorough when briefing me at each stage, and I therefore felt well-prepared and confident. Have subsequently learnt he is also tremendous company outside the workplace. I would strongly recommend him to both clients and those seeking new opportunities.”

    Ian Wade - Programme Manager

    “Simon is a very personable recruiter focused on presenting the most appropriate opportunities and supporting through the selection process”

    Jane Buckley - Head of Project Office

    “I was fortunate to deal with Simon whilst looking for my next career change after 25 years working for the UK Government. His knowledge of Project and Change management attributes ensured that he was able to match my skill set to a new and exciting role with United Utilities as well as provide guidance through their selection process. His support and advice throughout the process ensured a very smooth transition and I am relishing my new position.”

    Cheryl Percy - Project Manager

    “Simon has recently helped me secure a new role in Project Management within United Utilities. Simon offered me support and guidance through the recruitment process and worked with Untied Utilities to ensure that the role matched my skill set and experience. The transition thus far has been very smooth. Simon has a great knowledge of the industry and is passionate about selecting the right candidates for the right roles. I would recommend Boxchange for those looking for a new career opportunity within project management.”

    Jennifer Farmer - Project Leader

    “I have worked with Simon on my recruitment as a Senior Business Change Project Manager for United Utilities. Simon worked hard on my behalf to get the role I was looking for and which suited my skills and aspirations. He is also professional and business-like in his approach.”

    Andrew Pitkeathly - Programme Delivery Lead

    “Simon took the time to understand me both professionally and personally in order to source and put me forward for the right opportunities. I had not been on his books for long before he put forward a relevant and exciting opportunity which I was successful in securing. Throughout the process I was well informed, briefed and prepared enabling a smooth transition. I would highly recommend Simon for anyone in the Business Change profession seeking new opportunities as he is well connected and often has exclusive ownership of roles.”

    David O’Neill - Programme/Change Director

    “Simon’s professional attitude and determination were muchappreciated through my period of job hunting. It is throughSimon that I have found my current role.”

    Oliver Keeling - Project Manager

    “Simon played a proactive and key role in facilitating my transitionfrom Barclays as the leading recruitment consultantthrough which I have landed an enjoyable role. Wouldrecommend him to others looking to move between financialinstitutions”

    Gary Jones - Head of Change Delivery

    “Simon has helped me secure a permanent change management role. He is certainly one of the most professional recruitment consultants I have dealt with – and I have dealt with a significant number both as client and latterly as a candidate. He definitely understands his client requirements; in fact I would make the observation that he understands his client requirements much more than his clients. He goes way beyond the technical match – recognising that cultural fit is key to success. If you are in change management and are seeking a new challenge or you are a client who requires talented people – I would recommend that you speak with Simon.”

    Miranda Christopher - Change Leader

    “Simon offered a personable and professional service identifying my career aspirations, knowledge base and skill set and found me the perfect opportunity working for United Utilities within the Business Change function.”

    Andrew Adams - Senior Project Manager

    “I came into contact with Simon as a recruiter for a job, which I successfully got. He was thorough at sending through the details, including information on what the recruiting manager was looking for, and good at keeping in touch with me throughout the process.”

    Sarah Howes - Business Analyst