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This year Ampersand celebrated its five-year anniversary. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, our valued clients and partners, for your trust and support, and also share a few exciting changes.
Since 2008 — at the commencement of the GFC — our five-year business journey has been unprecedented. Through some of the most turbulent economic times ever, the experience and learnings gleaned by our team have been invaluable. We’re proud to have evolved from a start-up challenger firm to a market leader.
Our Ampersand Search and Ampersand Executive businesses have grown from strength to strength. We attribute this to operating with authenticity and an unwavering commitment to delivering value at every touch point of our client and candidate experience.
We now have an Asia Pacific consulting group of 25 with powerful collective experience between us. You could say we’re a senior team of highly experienced fast movers. We embrace change, expect evolution and hold ourselves accountable for delivering this. We continue to have our sights set firmly on the future growth of the business, ultimately for your success and ours.
For us, today is day one, and the next five years are our measure. This is why Ampersand has continued to re-invest in critical growth areas to meet the ever-changing needs of the market and our valued partners.
What our future looks like
We’ve re-focused our offering We’ve done our research know that businesses that build strategy focusing on their people and customers achieve 22% increased revenue growth compared to those that don’t. From the outset we’ve integrated a customer and people mindset into everything we do. This means when you work with the Ampersand team you can be assured that we understand the importance of building and sourcing leaders and teams who share this focus. Because having people in your business who know how to drive customer and people centricity is vital to business growth and sustainability.
We’ve launched into Asia With an increase in the demand for our services abroad, supporting our vision to be a global leader, we’ve opened an office in Singapore. Our clients have told us they need great people and counsel in Asia. We’ve listened and are going on that journey with them. Our Asia business is led by the best and brightest. We remain uncompromising on the quality of our consulting and leadership team as we do when building yours.
We’ve boldly diversified We proudly introduce our brand new business line Ampersand Advisory. Ampersand Advisory goes beyond the search and placement of executives, and through a proprietary framework – The Leadership Agenda – it aligns, develops and optimises high performing leaders to business objectives. It’s through providing counsel, support and a development framework that we can help ensure the security of your investment in your people.
Norah Breekveldt* leads The Leadership Agenda. She applies her career experience in leadership and business advisory to work with individuals and businesses, helping them harness leadership potential, drive engagement, encourage collaboration, promote diversity and drive profitability.
With these new changes, we’re confident we can help our clients achieve business success through focusing on attracting and retaining great people, maximising leadership capabilities and prioritising their customers. If these new services are important to your business, or you’d like a bit more information, we’d welcome the opportunity to bring our vision alive for you in person.
*Norah Breekveldt is the author of Sideways to the Top and a former recipient of the prestigious Telstra Business Women of the Year award.