International Women's Day

Tuesday 8th March 2022

To Celebrate International Women's Day 2022 Goodson Thomas are proud to share our contribution to gender diversity in the placement of Executive and Non-Executive appointments, achieving a 51% / 49% split in favour of female candidates across 160 successful assignments. In addition, we are signatories to the Voluntary Code for Executive Search organisations, meaning we will strive to deliver a candidate pool that is greater than 40% female and we will present every female candidate to our clients.

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Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday 23rd December 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, the team at Goodson Thomas wanted to wish everyone within our network a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Although this year has seen many challenges to public health, we're especially proud of the milestones Goodson Thomas has achieved: We have made 155 appointments since our launch in 2015 We have maintained a 50:50 gender split across all Executive and Non-Executive appointments We have rebranded and strengthened our professional networks We have opened a second office in London We could not have achieved this without the support and engagement of our clients and candidates alike, and we hope you all have a productive and rewarding 2022.

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Client Testimonial

Friday 5th November 2021

When enlisting our service, you benefit from the strength of our process and the added value that stems from our commitment to high quality. But don't take our word for it, read this Testimonial from one of our recent clients and judge for yourself:

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Goodson Thomas: Track Record

Tuesday 21st September 2021

Goodson Thomas is extremely proud of its track record to date. We've worked with an extensive range of clients, from international PLCs to start ups. Our versatility can be attributed to the adaptability and flexibility of our in-house team, who each come with strong industry and strategic leadership experience. We have done a great deal of work within regulated industries, such as FinTech, transport and infrastructure and the third sector; in health and social care; with prominent organisations in arts and culture; and within education. Senior consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas: Quality Assurance

Monday 6th September 2021

One of the most important aspects of work is quality assurance. Goodson Thomas prides itself on delivering significant value for clients that derives from the care and attention that goes into delivering our product. We listen to the needs of our clients now and take time to understand their goals for the future and take ownership of the search process with this in mind. We deliver detailed insights and measured, professional perspectives throughout the life of our projects. At all times we act as advocates, protecting client and candidate reputations and maintaining discretion and confidentiality throughout. Goodson Thomas are confident in our ability to deliver a high quality service and we offer strong guarantees to support this. Hear our Director, Juliet Jukes as she tells…

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Goodson Thomas: Diversity & Creativity

Monday 23rd August 2021

Goodson Thomas are passionate about delivering creative and diverse longlists for out clients and challenging board room dynamics, having delivered a 50/50 gender split in senior appointments since 2015. We source candidates based on the strength of their profile and experience, and the potential value they can offer as a result of their experiences to date, mindful at all times of finding candidates with the right cultural fit. Senior Consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas: Our Reach

Monday 9th August 2021

Founded in Cardiff in 2015, Goodson Thomas's reach has expanded across the UK and Europe, and we regularly represent talent on an international scale. By making the best use of technology, our commitment to delivering diversity in our candidate pools and our professional credibility and in-house experience, Goodson Thomas will continue to invest in new markets and industries. Our Director, Juliet Jukes, tells us more

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Goodson Thomas: Our Process

Thursday 29th July 2021

The success of Goodson Thomas's end-to-end service is underpinned by a tenacious pursuit for quality and a robust process. These combined forces enable us to maximise value and exceed client and candidate expectations time and again. Senior Consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas extends its reach

Monday 19th July 2021

This week marks Goodson Thomas' seventh year delivering value to our clients and most recently, our busiest year during the most challenging time for us all globally. Whilst that in itself calls for us to proudly celebrate, we're also excited to announce that Principal Consultant Juliet Jukes will now be based in London, boosting our presence in the south east whilst also continuing to deliver for our existing network in Wales, the south west and the midlands. This decision responds to a growing demand for our services and increasing awareness of the quality-driven, tailored approach we take. During the pandemic, we made additional appointments to the team and will shortly be starting a new recruitment drive as we continue to…

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Talent Stories: Alex Currie, Vice President, People and Talent at GoCompare

Thursday 14th November 2019

In our Talent Stories series, we put some of Wales' most accomplished and successful executives under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. This time we feature one of the brightest human resources professionals working in Wales today. Alex Currie describes himself as a "senior change agent and strategic facilitator" at GoCompare. Responsible for a workforce of 340 at a fast-growing multi-million-pound company, Alex is passionate about driving success through organisational values and people.  He's also a big fan of using Lego-based techniques to overcome challenges and resolve conflict - more on that later. Here, Alex shares the story of his stellar career to date.  Hi Alex. Can you give us a potted history of your career journey to date?  I can clearly remember choosing…

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Talent stories: Abi Harris, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Thursday 12th September 2019

In our #TalentStories series, we put some of Wales' most talented and successful executives under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. First up is Plymouth-born Abigail Harris, one of the very few people to have worked at director level in the NHS, local and central Government in Wales. We worked with Abigail as a client, recruiting Programme Director Ed Hunt into her team. Abigail is responsible for strategic planning for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. With a budget of £1.3 billion, a workforce of 14,500 and serving a population of 2.5 million, the health board is one of the best performing in Wales and regularly wins awards, commendations and research grants. Abigail…

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Talent stories: Alison Copus, Director of Communications and Engagement, Wales Millennium Centre

Thursday 8th August 2019

Here at Goodson Thomas, we love nothing more than placing a candidate in a role that is perfect for them and watching them shine. We have placed hundreds of talented senior executives and board members over the last four years, all with their own unique career stories and journeys. In a new series, we'll be putting some of these people under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. First up is Alison Copus, an award-winning marketing senior executive, whose stellar career has taken her all over the world. From building Virgin Atlantic into one of the world's most admired brands to launching Tripadvisor, her CV glitters with global business success. Alison is now back in Wales, where she is Strategic Director of Communications…

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