YORKSHIRE has proved too much of an attraction for a former US based recruitment consultant who has swapped sectors as well as countries for a new career in business continuity consulting.
Chris Hunter has joined Huddersfield-based Business Continuity and Information Security experts Jermyn Consulting to develop the business in some key sectors. He is one of two new appointments at the company.
Chris has extensive client relationship management experience from his time spent on the recruitment industry and will use that to support the existing client base at Jermyn Consulting and work with existing customers as they seek to become more resilient in an increasingly uncertain world.
“My experience working with high profile businesses in recruitment taught me that business continuity is not a nice-to-have for any organisation but vital. Senior leaders today understand the competitive advantage that having certainty and assured continuity gives their business,” said Chris. “I will be looking at working closely with senior managers to help them understand their risks and develop strategies to mitigate them,” he added.
He and the rest of the team will be supported by Toni O’Sullivan who joins to support project delivery and management of consulting assignments. The former University of York graduate will work with the consulting team and customers to ensure that projects are effectively managed in keeping with the company’s rigorous methodology.
Toni has experience of project management and event management from her previous roles. She has worked in both the private and third sectors including work with the Deaf community where she learnt British Sign language.
“The business landscape continues to throw up any number of challenges for managers and these challenges evolve from day to day,” said Director of Consulting, Gary Donlon. “We work closely with our customers to identify threats and then prepare them in case the worst should happen. Jermyn Consulting has successfully prepared customers such as the Glasgow School of Art who were able to respond effectively when fire hit their historic Mackintosh Building.