New Street Consulting Group, the leadership and people solutions consultancy, has appointed two new directors, Lee Parker and Natalie Douglass, to lead the firm’s talent strategy consulting practice.
Lee and Natalie both join the firm from Veredus Insight, formerly Write Research Company, part of the Capita group. Lee returns to the firm, having previously worked at BrightPool, part of New Street Consulting Group, until April 2018.
Lee has more than 15 years’ experience in the recruitment and talent sector and has specialised in research and insight for more than a decade. Natalie has worked in the industry for more than 10 years, working with many of the UK’s biggest brands.
New Street Consulting Group’s talent strategy consulting practice specialises in providing talent research and insights to support clients’ business decisions.
The team conducts bespoke research to advise businesses on where they can find the best talent and what they need to do to attract them. Competitor analysis and location analysis are carried out to identify where a business would be best placed to acquire the best people.
The team also advises businesses on changes they can make to ensure they are attracting the most diverse pools of talent. The team have a strong track record of delivering candidates for the most demanding talent searches, finding individuals with rare combinations of qualifications and experience, often in specific locations.
The appointments build on New Street Consulting Group’s launch in August, complementing the services that the firm already provides to businesses across the private and public sectors. The group offers services across executive search, interim management, project recruitment and leadership assessment and development that were previously provided by constituent businesses Interim Partners, BrightPool and Wickland Westcott.
Doug Baird, CEO at New Street Consulting Group, says “I am delighted that both Lee and Natalie have joined New Street Consulting Group’s leadership team, adding further strategic expertise to our service offering. Their intelligence-led approach to hiring and talent retention will help ensure that our clients are ahead of the talent and competitor trends in their markets.”
Natalie Douglass, Director at New Street Consulting Group, says: “Both Lee and I are hugely excited to be part of the New Street Consulting Group team and vision. Through more intelligent research into what’s happening in talent markets, we can help businesses make the best-informed hiring decisions.”
Lee Parker, Director at New Street Consulting Group, adds: “New Street Consulting Group is the perfect place for Natalie and I to continue our work helping clients improve their organisational performance and hire the next generation of talent. It has never been a more critical time for businesses to realign their talent strategy and reimagine skills and the workforce. Our research services seamlessly integrate with New Street Consulting Group’s full suite of consulting capabilities.”