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Sectors We Serve

Here at The Grichan Whitestone Partnership, we have extensive knowledge and over 30 years of experience working with big names from a wide range of sectors.

Our sector specialisms are very much centred around the Business and Support Services world.

We service clients ranging from Blue-chip organisations, and SMEs as well as many Central Government organisations across all of these sectors and support them by delivering a broad range of assignments – at strategic and tactical levels.

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Business Services

The current climate for providers of Business Services, both to business and government, see’s greater opportunities combined with greater commercial and operational risk.

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Complex Outsourcing

Complex Outsourcing, whether T/IFM, Hard/Soft, or any of the other Support Services, has experienced hardship in recent years, with both Covid-19 and Brexit creating new immediate challenges. However, there are reasons for optimism within the sector.

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Built Environment

With ever-changing skylines in UK cities and almost constant work in the capital, it’s clear the appetite for construction isn’t going away, despite downward pressure on budgets.

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Critical National Infrastructure

Arguably countrywide investment in Critical National Infrastructure will accelerate the UK economy out of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Several factors face the Logistics industry currently – greatly increased competition, regulatory changes, Brexit and its resultant effects and the introduction of new technologies.

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The current economic, political and global climate puts the importance of the Defence industry at a high, both within its traditional areas and more recently cyber security. While this prominence has meant increased investment, innovative solutions to complex problems must still be delivered with value.

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Security & Risk

In the early noughties, new businesses flourished delivering secure spaces and transit for Governments and Global businesses in austere environments in the Middle East and Africa.

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A more strategic approach to recruitment.

The key to our approach is how we integrate with and truly understand your business. It means we go further than simply matching individuals to job specs. By understanding your strategic objectives, we provide solutions and tailored candidates to help you achieve them.  All tied into your business ethos, goals, vision and culture.

Honesty, fairness, efficiency and professional integrity underpin all that we do. As a result, our services are highly effective.

Whether you are looking to build teams, fill permanent vacancies or engage an interim executive for a specific time period or project, we help you find the best solution for your specific needs.

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What our clients say

Richard has provided a quality service to me over the last five years. What sets him apart is his speed of response in collating a shortlist of candidates. This ability comes from his extensive market knowledge, and his own personal tenacity and drive to get the right results for his clients. His amenable and flexible approach makes him very easy to work with.

MD and Client

Rob has continually demonstrated himself to be an asset and trusted adviser since our first interaction. His informative and collaborative approach positively guide both candidate and recruiter through the selection and engagement process. Prepared to invest his time in gathering and validating data, sharing insights and candid feedback to prepare and guide both parties to a successful appointment. Having a broad market knowledge, breadth of contacts, together with possessing the commercial acumen to interpret and appreciate the skills/experience required to achieve a positive outcome. Rob will return those late calls/emails and strive to appease all parties, demonstrating commitment and professionalism during direct engagement and beyond to foster and develop relationships.

Interim Account Director and Client

I’ve known Robert for many years and have in that time both recruited through him and also taken advice and support from him as an interim exec consultant. In whatever capacity it has been Robert has in-depth and relevant knowledge of his sectors, he does have a dynamic & direct approach to action but mainly he is passionate and driven in what he does. Simply put, I trust Robert to do what he’s says he’s going to do, to have balanced objectives and to have the best interest for all parties at the heart of what he does. I wish Robert all the very best with The Whitestone Partnership and I know I will be doing business with him in the future.

Interim Programme Director and Client

I really like the way Rob works, communicates well, and gives a clear view of opportunities. When working with him I’ve found that he walks the client/interim line very well. I have also found Rob to be very supportive and tenacious on my behalf. One of the good guys!

Interim CEO and Client

Working with Richard on ‘hard to fill’ and critical roles has always been a joy. It’s often about more than the spec itself and his sector knowledge, willingness to challenge thinking and ability to stay close to his client even when the going gets tough has always proven welcome and valuable. This is about commitment to the client and style and I have always found Richard approachable, engaging and easy to do business with. So have candidates, something which is critical in ensuring early positive engagement on sometimes fraught and hugely demanding projects.

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