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Recruitment Sector Sparks Unprecedented Growth at Manchester’s Lightbulb Leadership Solutions


Global leadership consultancy Lightbulb Leadership Solutions, based in Manchester, has experienced a period of exceptional growth in the past 12 months, announcing the appointment of 14 new consultants to deliver its significant growth plans in 2019.

Established in 2007 by award-winning and world-renowned speaker, business consultant and entrepreneur, Fiona McKay, Lightbulb Leadership is experiencing unprecedented demand for its full-service leadership consultancy. The recruitment sector is a key component of this growth, with a roster of clients including Phaidon International, Morson, Conexus Medstaff and Search Consultancy. Driving the demand is a need for new contemporary skills in existing leaders, leadership transition and succession planning.  The consultancy firm has an ambitious growth strategy for its full service offering to the sector in 2019.

Its ‘coming soon’ Leadership Capital Consultancy will target hyper growth companies looking to develop their leadership capability and succession model to secure Private Equity investment and prepare leaders in organisations for IPOs,  as well as advise Private Equity companies and funds on the leadership return and growth opportunities in their portfolio companies.

Fiona McKay, managing director at Lightbulb Leadership Solutions, said:

“While the past year has seen exceptional growth, our plans for 2019 will catapult us onto a wider international stage. In the ten years we have worked in the recruitment sector, we have experienced a significant shift from traditional tactical resourcing to a much more consultative partnership with candidates, as well as a higher business value and strategic proposition with hiring clients. We have nurtured this change, creating the business solutions required with transformative industry leaders that have real impact on the world.

“We’re excited to continue our mission of driving excellence and delivering results in people, performance, profits and parity in the best businesses throughout the world, helping their leaders to switch on solutions to some of the toughest challenges in business today.”

As well as growing its presence in the Gulf States, Lightbulb Leadership is targeting a deeper penetration into current European markets and the Eastern seaboard of the US to offer a truly global presence.

Formerly known as Seminars and Solutions, Lightbulb Leadership Solutions is an international business with a core purpose and passion of empowering leaders to deliver outcomes that align with the business vision, mission and strategy using their unique I.C.E methodology™. C suite and leadership consultancy, CEO and executive coaching, business analysis, transformation and “live business challenge” project work are all aspects of the consultancy’s offering.

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