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Nurole in Industrials

Change the way your board hires

The industrials sector is changing fast: B2C and B2B are rapidly evolving as digital innovations blur sector, geographic and functional divides. Besides strong ongoing demand for deep industry and geographic expertise, we see a growing trend towards industrial businesses waking up to the power of the customer experience, digital marketing and digital transformation as growth drivers in an on-demand marketplace.

Nurole's proprietary open hiring platform allows organisations in the Industrials sector to access talent that was previously unreachable using a research-backed structured assessment process designed to improve hiring outcomes at an affordable cost.

As a specialist in board-level hiring (Chairs, Independent Directors, Governors, Trustees and Committee members) with over 1,000 board-level placements, Nurole is a disruptor which has rapidly become the market leader in non-executive appointments.

Organisations in Industrials come to Nurole when they are looking for board members with deep functional, sector or geographic expertise who compliment the diversity of their existing team.

Nurole's team of experts have over one hundred years of headhunting experience and are looking forward to hearing from you and explaining how Nurole can help you find and appoint the very best talent to your Industrials board.

Nurole in Industrials

Our Clients

Industrials sector coverage

Aerospace & defence
Business services
Construction & Infrastructure
Electrical & electronics
Industrial services
Machinery & equipment
Manufacturing & processing
Paper & packaging
Transportation & logistics
Waste management

Fresh perspectives

Unexpectedly perfect matches

Industrials track record

Selected case studies

The Glen Dimplex Group
Non-Executive Director
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Glen Dimplex, the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, were looking to find a Non-Executive Director who could help them take their family business to the next level.Through Nurole they identified such a strong field of candidates that they eventually appointed four individuals: Martin McCourt as the new Chairman and Chris Cole (FTSE 100 WSP Global, Chairman), Joe Menendez (The Vita Group, CEO) and Andrew Griffiths (Samsung Electronics, President) as three new Non-Executive Directors.

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"Traditional search would not have considered me for this NED role because I was US-based. Nurole allowed me to find the European NED position I wanted without having to spend endless hours reconnecting with my individual headhunting connections."

Joe Menendez, CEO, The Vita Group

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"I registered with Nurole and liked the fact I could keep my profile completely anonymous so I didn’t get unsolicited approaches. This is the way search in the 21st century should work."

Martin McCourt, Former CEO, Dyson

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Christopher Cole, Chairman, WSP, Ashtead, Applus



Andrew Griffiths, President, Samsung Electronics

Non-Executive Chair
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Elmodis is a VC-backed (Intel Capital) technology company operating in the area of Industrial Internet of Things. The company sought an Independent Chair of its Supervisory Board. The ideal candidate needed to have experience as a Chair or member of a Board of a high-growth company and have a strong understanding of challenges specific to growing a technology or industrial company.In just five days the Nurole platform identified Kelvin Harrison, Chairman of the Traveltek Group.

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"What I like about Nurole is you have complete autonomy over the types of roles you hear about – and often they’re opportunities I would not have heard about through traditional channels. The process itself was efficient and transparent – all in all a unique and highly effective approach to search!"

Kelvin Harrison, Chairman, Traveltek Group Ltd

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"The feedback from the team was that the Nurole platform was user friendly with fantastic customer support. We had many high quality candidates, Nurole proved very good value for money and we would certainly use them again."

Róża Szafranek, HR Manager, Elmodis

Real Good Food Plc
Non-Executive Director - Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
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Real Good Food (RGF) operates in a wide number of food market sectors and sales channels, including retail, manufacturing, wholesale, foodservice and export. Each of these markets has different characteristics and their strategies will be tailored to the specific market needs but with the common theme of building long term sustainable growth. They sought a Non-Executive Director with plc experience who had held senior executive roles within the food industry and an Audit Chair with plc experience.Within a month, the Nurole platform identified Mike Holt, the former CFO of Low & Bonar Plc and Vp Plc, who is also Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company Plc, and Steve Dawson, the Managing Partner of BrandGrowth who was previously interim CEO of Bahlsen North America and CEO of Walkers Shortbread.

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"I was recommended to register with Nurole by two individuals in my network. The platform makes applying for roles easy and has a number of interesting opportunities. I am delighted to be joining the board of Real Good Food plc and to applying my skills in a new role."

Mike Holt, Independent NED, Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company Plc

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"Nurole is a digital-native platform, supported by a professional team. You are sent opportunities that fit your expertise, so time isn’t wasted. One of these led to a non-exec Director role: Nurole team members were super-responsive throughout the interview process."

Steve Dawson, Managing Partner, BrandGrowth Llc

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"The Nurole route gave us rapid access to a good selection of suitable candidates, from whom we quickly identified and landed two excellent NEDs. It’s clearly the ‘only way to go’!"

Hugh Cawley, CEO

Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Limited
Independent Chair
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Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Limited, through subsidiaries, is a CAA-licensed airfield with circa 45,000 movements in 2017. It comprises some 570 acres of land and property and has development potential - the current promotion scheme envisages the development of some 8,000 homes with associated amenities and infrastructure. They sought to appoint an Independent Chair with prior experience as a Chair or Director of a privately-owned company as well as large scale property development sector experience.Within a month Nurole identified Nicholas Stagg, Executive Chairman at Management Consulting Group PLC, Independent NED at Western Selection plc, Chairman at Alexander Proudfoot Co, Chairman/Chief Executive at Management Consulting Group plc and NED at Shinetrip Ltd.

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"I really enjoyed working with Nurole on the appointment of Nick Stagg at Redhill. Ned did a brilliant job. Altogether it was a really good experience and I am a big promoter of Nurole."

Hugh Godsal , Director , Redhill Aerodrome Ventures Limited

HVM Catapult
Non-Executive Director
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Formed by Innovate UK, HVM Catapult gives UK companies access to 7 Technology & Innovation Centres, the UK’s best engineers, scientists & technicians and leading-edge manufacturing equipment to develop and test ideas at commercial scale. The Board sought a new Non-Executive with in-depth senior-level industrial expertise in manufacturing, ideally from the construction, food & beverage, FMCG or Nuclear sectors, who would strengthen HVM's mission to create a sustainable high value manufacturing future for the UK.Through Nurole they found two ideal candidates, Clive Johnson and Sarah Newbitt. Clive is the Founder and former CEO of Magma Structures Ltd as well as Tacktick, he is also the current Non-Executive Chairman at Axiom Product Development Ltd and former Non-Executive Chairman at DW Plastics Ltd. Sarah is the former Board Director of Unilever UK with 13 years at Vice President level on UK, European and global leadership teams, including Azurite Solutions Ltd and Dorner Manufacturing Corp.

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"Superslick. Very easy, user friendly and efficient, with a great team that support the process and your application ensuring you are kept up to date at all times. I highly recommend the Nurole experience."

Clive Johnson, Non-Executive Chairman, Axiom Product Development Ltd

Non-Executive Director
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Investcorp backed Ceme Spa was founded 40 years ago and is a provider of fluid control components serving the coffee, steam, industrial, and beverage end markets. They were seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to help them grow the business internationally as they expand into the US, and across new markets, specifically beverage, sanitary and other industrial niches.Through Nurole they identified Andrew Hosty, the Chief Executive of the Royce who previously worked for FTSE 250 Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, where he was Chief Operating Officer. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience of the commercial sector with main board experience of FTSE 250, SmallCap and private businesses and has worked at all stages of business growth and economic cycles. Andrew currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Consort Medical Plc.

Read Andrew Hosty's interview here

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"The application process was straightforward and efficient."

Andrew Hosty, Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Advanced Materials

What we offer

Industrials board recruitment services

Advisory service

The alternative to the traditional headhunter process. We run the process for you, using the Nurole platform and our inhouse sector experts to actively approach talent. Fixed pricing starting from £5,000 up front and £15,000 per appointment.

Platform service

Instead of relying on your personal network or a jobs board, we give you all the tools you need and a Nurole process expert to find world class board level talent to transform your organisation. Fixed pricing starting from £5,000 up front and £5,000 per appointment.

Charity service

As part of our social impact, we make it easy for charity boards to find the best Chairs and Trustees on the planet for a small administrative fee. Learn more.

Exceptional value

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Open hiring

How it works



We work closely with your team to understand your organisation and the skillset you're looking for, and create the perfect candidate brief.



We bring you the best candidates by matching your role with relevant members, crowdsourcing recommendations and approaching talent inside and outside of the Nurole network.



We present the strongest candidates through our easy-to-use portal and we'll help you choose the shortlist to interview.



We support you with scheduling interviews, managing rejections and finalising your hire(s).

Whatever your organisation

We've got you covered

Board insight

Nurole non executive director compensation report

Nurole's 2021/22 independent director compensation report includes annual and day rate compensation levels by organisation size and type, how many days a year on average most independent directors work for their organisations, the average number of board positions they hold, which organisations are more likely to compensate with a mix of stock and cash and which most often require directors to take an equity stake.

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