SHAMMA CAPITAL - OPERATIONS DIRECTOR FOR UAE
The Brief - Shamma Capital, a multifaceted industry leader in Dubai had been recommended to me by another client I have successfully recruited for and asked me to source a shortlist of suitable London based leaders for a brand new senior role, overseeing the company's diverse portfolio of restaurants and cafes, ahead of aggressive expansion across the UAE.
The Solution - Senior figures with diverse international careers were approached. A detailed company information pack was presented to candidates to ensure they were well prepared and had a solid understanding on the scale of the group and the unique nature of this exciting senior overseas role.
The Result - A strong shortlist was presented, leading to three candidates being invited to Dubai for further face to face discussions with the CEO and senior company figures. After hiring an Operations Director who has helped develop some of the UK's biggest hospitality and catering names, the CEO was so impressed with the standard of the shortlist that he is now also exploring the possibility of creating a brand new role for one of the additional candidates submitted.
SECTORS WE WORK IN
Berkeley Scott Executive's hospitality division specialises in providing director and senior management level candidates for SMEs and PLCs across the UK, European and Middle Eastern markets.
Berkeley Scott Executive's hotel division specialises in providing board level, executive management and functional level candidates for businesses across the globe.
Berkeley Scott's Executive Contract Catering Division specialises in providing board, management & executive level candidates for the contract catering & facilities management sector within the B & I, education, healthcare & commercial industries across the UK, European & Eastern markets.
OUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS
Liam is the Managing Director of the Kellan Group PLC, a collection of specialist recruitment brands and directly oversees the Berkeley Scott business the UK's largest recruitment brand in the Hotel, Contract Catering and Hospitality & Leisure sectors. He has sixteen years' experience working within the professional recruitment industry.
Head of Hospitality & Leisure London and Overseas
Jonathan heads up of the Front of House division in our London Head Office. He specialises in senior management assignments, predominantly covering the UK, Europe and the UAE. He possesses an extensive global network and has provided exclusive recruitment to well-established names as well as high profile new launches.
Head of Culinary
Matt heads up of the Chef and Hotel Operations for our permanent division in our London Head Office. Matt has 12 years' of industry experience and 5 years within the professional recruitment industry for Berkeley Scott. Matt concentrates on senior culinary assignments predominantly covering the UK and Europe.
Head of Hospitality & Leisure Regions
Maxine is the Head of Permanent Recruitment for the North, Midlands, Scotland & Ireland for Berkeley Scott Limited. She has fifteen years' experience working with the company, heading up recruitment across all sectors of the hospitality industry whilst personally focusing on operational & senior appointments.
HOW WE WORK
- Belmond British Pullman And Northern Bell - Group Executive Chef
- Marks & Spencer - Head of Hospitality
- Shamma Capital - Operations Director for UAE
- Tommi's Burger Joint - Managing Director For Norway/Finland & Operations Director for Germany
- Whitbread - Business Continuity Director
- Wyevale - Food And Beverage Development Manager
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Executive search
- Contingency recruitment
- Partnering VC backed ventures
- Research, mapping & benchmarking