Mark Constantine is the guest speaker at our 14th Oct Director’s Lunch – last chance to book your place


Our next Director’s lunch is on Wednesday October 14th 2015 and we are delighted to have guest speaker Mark Constantine, CEO of Lush.  Lush has it’s cosmetics Retail Headquarters in Poole where it was originally founded in 1995.

With an impressive turnover of £454m and pre-tax profits of £23.3m last year Lush is leading the way in retail success at home and internationally, as well as appearing in the Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for, for the past 11 years.  Mark provides interesting, stimulating and thought provoking talks – we are expecting a large take up for this lunch so please do book as early as possible.

Cost:  £36.00 per person

12.00pm – arrival and networking (please purchase a drink from the Medici bar)

12.20pm – sit down and introduction from Frances and Tracey

12.30pm – Mark Constantine, CEO of Lush

1.15pm –    Delicious lunch of hot and cold platters to share, brought to the table along with a glass of wine, Desserts, tea and coffee

2.30/3.00pm – finish

Venue: The gorgeous Italian Villa, Compton Acres

We have already had bookings ahead of this invitation going out so please make sure you respond as soon as possible if you are interested in booking on to this lunch. Please contact for payment details to reserve your place.

Also, don’t forget to save the date for our next Director’s Lunch:  11th November 2015 with Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

We look forward to seeing you at our next lunch.

PR: HR leaders praise engaging and interactive forums aimed at Engage Executive clients

Reized Sally Bennett at the Engage HR Forum

Engage Executive Jobs, the executive division of Bournemouth based independent recruitment consultants, Jobshop UK, has been praised by HR directors for its interactive HR forums which tackle the relevant issues facing HR leaders today.

The most recent forum saw MD of Dragonfish, Sam Turner, providing an informative presentation focusing on customer-centric employee engagement and how to sustain profitable customer growth.  Using the Dragonfish maturity model and seven brainstorming questions, Sam helped guests provide a way to frame where their organisations were today, where they want to be, and how they will know when they get there.

Allowing time for discussion and debate, Sam provided a highly entertaining presentation, proving her passion for the subject matter and using some interesting real life examples. The results brought about an impressive contribution from the forum members; sharing some insightful real life experiences and key areas of learning.

Executive Recruitment Director for Engage, Sally Bennett, welcomed guests to The Cliff, with an introduction centring on how the candidate should be considered as a potential customer and how organisations are letting themselves down in the recruitment process.  Sally highlighted how using a professional recruitment company has innumerable benefits for companies with the advice and range of services it can offer.

Sally commented: “I am delighted with the growth in membership to the Engage HR Forums which are proving hugely popular and are already fully subscribed. Feedback from our members has highlighted the excellent subject matter covered by our guest speakers and the intimate and trusted environment of the Forum.  Our legal partner, Malcolm Scott Walby adds a candid and relevant element to the Forum, bringing our members up to date with case studies which affect all legal aspects of HR today.  Malcolm always welcomes queries and encourages discussion, which again adds a relaxed element to the Forums.

“We are currently planning and looking forward to the fourth Engage HR Forum which will be held in early December.”


We are delighted that Dragonfish have blogged about the Forum on its website, so please take a look here.