Us

Our Vision

“To positively transform your personal and business performance”

Our Purpose

  • Recruitment – We find high performing senior talent for your business. We’ve been doing it for over 20 years.
  • Leadership – We assess and create action plans to develop your leaders and management team. We assess and offer changes to your company culture, to improve your business performance.
  • Coaching – We help you to define a vision, set goals, and create a plan. We coach you and hold you accountable. We work with you on the business to remove roadblocks, and on yourself to remove limiting beliefs.

Meet The Team

Tim Hastings

Tim Hastings – Managing Director

Tim is an ex-KPMG, EY and VC board level search specialist with over 20 years’ experience placing exceptional executive and non-executive talent into a variety of businesses.

Tim has an enviable network of investment professionals, high net worth individuals, private family offices and non-executive director contacts across a broad range of sectors.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Joe Thomsett

Joe Thomsett – Strategy Director

Joe started professional life as a Chartered Accountant for a top 50 firm, working with entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses.

He moved into SME management consulting (strategy, marketing), delivering a plethora of value-added projects for an SME client base; such as delivering growth projects and working on successful company turnarounds.

Joe Thomsett – Strategy Director

Joe started professional life as a Chartered Accountant for a top 50 firm, working with entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses.

He moved into SME management consulting (strategy, marketing), delivering a plethora of value-added projects for an SME client base; such as delivering growth projects and working on successful company turnarounds.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Joe Thomsett
Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson – Leadership Director

Jane is an experienced business psychologist, leader and non-executive director. She works as an independent practitioner focusing on organisational and individual growth and development to deliver strategy successfully.

Jane was a founding director of YSC, part of the team that built it into a consultancy of international repute. She has over twenty years’ experience of leading teams to win and manage global corporate and many other clients.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Will Hastings

Will Hastings – Creative Content Manager

Prior to Ford Hastings, Will originally trained as a designer and has since built his experience in digital marketing across a broad range of services within the SME market.

Will is responsible for all of our creative content and campaigns. He also co-hosts and produces our business podcast, with the first series making the UK top 100.

Will Hastings – Creative Content Manager

Prior to Ford Hastings, Will originally trained as a designer and has since built his experience in digital marketing across a broad range of services within the SME market.

Will is responsible for all of our creative content and campaigns. He also co-hosts and produces our business podcast, with the first series making the UK top 100.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Will Hastings
Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Andy Bate

Andy Bate

Andy is a qualified chartered accountant with in excess of 17 years’ experience working in corporate finance and private equity organisations.

Being a founding partner building a fast-growing e-commerce company, he had made the transformation to operate both in funding and delivery roles.

The vast amount of business Andy has appraised and worked with in his corporate finance and private equity career provides an invaluable insight, across multiple industries in every aspect of funding through to business plan execution.

Andy is an excellent communicator, team builder and business coach, incredibly energetic with a passion and strong desire for any business he works with to succeed.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Nicholas Gill

Nicholas Gill

Nick is the CEO of David Phillips, a business he joined in 2005 and has grown to be a £50m market-leading B2B services company. Revenues and profits have grown substantially since then, through a combination of organic growth and acquisition. A Fast Track 100 company, they have built a breadth of service offerings and have set themselves the mission of being the Property Market’s Premier Furnishing Supplier.

Originally an M&A banker (NM Rothschild, JP Morgan), he co-established Winghaven Partners in 2003 to develop both M&A advisory and principal investment businesses.

Nicholas Gill

Nick is the CEO of David Phillips, a business he joined in 2005 and has grown to be a £50m market-leading B2B services company. Revenues and profits have grown substantially since then, through a combination of organic growth and acquisition. A Fast Track 100 company, they have built a breadth of service offerings and have set themselves the mission of being the Property Market’s Premier Furnishing Supplier.

Originally an M&A banker (NM Rothschild, JP Morgan), he co-established Winghaven Partners in 2003 to develop both M&A advisory and principal investment businesses.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Nicholas Gill
Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Harry McDermott

Harry McDermott

Harry is an accomplished entrepreneur, director, management consultant and investor. He has successfully navigated the full business lifecycle from start-up, to sale and integration into a larger parent group, to shareholder value realisation and post-M&A earn-out.

He founded IT buy-side advisory services consulting company Hudson & Yorke in 2006, selling to Wavestone in 2015.

He is STEM ambassador, an investor in two space funds and an investor and Board Director at an early stage space venture.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - David Pickering

David Pickering

David is an experienced Chairman, NED and former Chief Executive of a listed company. Companies he has developed and coached include Ctrl Shift, ReEnergise Ltd, Cogenpower and Philpott Black.

David was an Executive Director of Logica, before establishing a start-up business called Charteris which provided business change and IT consulting services.

David was an Executive Director of Logica, before establishing a start-up business called Charteris which provided business change and IT consulting services.

David Pickering

David is an experienced Chairman, NED and former Chief Executive of a listed company. Companies he has developed and coached include Ctrl Shift, ReEnergise Ltd, Cogenpower and Philpott Black.

David was an Executive Director of Logica, before establishing a start-up business called Charteris which provided business change and IT consulting services.

David was an Executive Director of Logica, before establishing a start-up business called Charteris which provided business change and IT consulting services.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - David Pickering
Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Mark Dugdale

Mark Dugdale

Mark has worked in both publishing and retailing for over 30 years and has become one of the pioneers of multi channel retailing with an objective of maximizing customer return.

Mark has created and marketed successfully almost every category of product both visible and invisible and have built profitable businesses both in the UK and internationally, through start ups, brand development, database management, franchising and licensing as well as through acquisitions.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Mike Lander

Mike Lander

Mike is the Chairman at Re:Signal and owner of Piscari Associates. 
Mike has a proven track record of buying, growing and selling businesses with a sector focus on Digital Marketing Agencies, Professional Services, Architecture/Interior Design and Education.

Mike previously bought, built and sold a £20m turnover change and program management consultancy.
Prior to that, he worked As Procurement Director at Alexander Mann Solutions and a Senior Manager at KPMG.

Mike Lander

Mike is the Chairman at Re:Signal and owner of Piscari Associates. 
Mike has a proven track record of buying, growing and selling businesses with a sector focus on Digital Marketing Agencies, Professional Services, Architecture/Interior Design and Education.

Mike previously bought, built and sold a £20m turnover change and program management consultancy.
Prior to that, he worked As Procurement Director at Alexander Mann Solutions and a Senior Manager at KPMG. Mike previously bought, built and sold a £20m turnover change and program management consultancy.
Prior to that, he worked As Procurement Director at Alexander Mann Solutions and a Senior Manager at KPMG.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Mike Lander

FH Research Team

Ford Hastings has an established Research Team, following industry leading search methodology, to ensure we find the best set of candidates specific to your business and the role you are hiring for.

Ford Hastings Talent, Leadership and Business Coaching - Research Team

Our Partners

Ford Hastings Partners - The Supper Club
Ford Hastings Partners - gunnerCooke
Ford Hastings Partners - Techdept
Ford Hastings Partners - KBS Corporate