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Gatehouse finds the IC talent you need

With over 20 years working in the IC profession, Andy Macleod has joined us in the new role of Director – People Services & Excellence. Andy will be leading our mid-senior level interim and permanent recruitment, as well as our training and development proposition.

Andy initially worked in-house for companies including Nationwide Building Society, Lloyds TSB and LV=. More recently, Andy has five years’ experience helping organisations secure the best interim talent – and at Gatehouse he’ll be supporting communications and change programme teams with their requirements.

“The need for effective communication and engagement support around M&A activity, IT and digital transformation and organisational restructures remains as critical as ever” says Andy.

“From my conversations with organisations across all sectors, I feel confident that 2020 is going to be a positive year for the IC recruitment market. I’ve already seen a number of businesses investing heavily in their IC function, and much of the uncertainty around Brexit in 2019 is clearing”.

“If you’re on the look-out for a new mid-senior level opportunity in 2020, do invest the same time and effort on your CV and LinkedIn profile as you would on your IC strategy or campaign plan. Have a think about what’s going to make you the preferred candidate for that dream role, and do make time to consider your professional development. We all know change is the new business as usual, so it’s important IC professionals keep up with the pace of that change”.

With that in mind, we’re proud to be continuing our work with major industry partners such as the IoIC and IABC to deliver Accelerate – our internal communication masterclass – both in the UK and US. Find out more here.

Get in touch with Andy on andy_macleod1@ajg.com to see how Gatehouse can help with your IC recruitment or training and development needs in 2020.