About Alastair Ames
Alastair Ames brings 32 years of experience in the fields of recruitment and consultancy, having built and developed his own business recruiting, head-hunting and supporting high-level appointments. He has worked with numerous UK business owners and senior managers to coach them through key staffing projects and setting up or building on their own in-house recruitment functions.
Alastair honed his early career in various sales and sales management roles within the mechanical handling and car leasing sector before setting up his own recruitment consultancy. The business grew quickly, establishing a reputation for high levels of integrity and quality of service. Brand building and brand protection have always remained high priorities within a volatile and fast paced environment.
While the business specialised initially in search in the automotive sector, Alastair has worked in numerous other sectors through demand from clients and candidates moving to other sectors. These include transport and logistics, the radio industry, exhibitions, financial services, travel ,IT and media. Alastair has always focused on discreet, non-biased consultancy and an holistic approach that has led to his advice also being sought on numerous projects outside pure recruitment and search. He provides consultancy services to board members and shareholders on a regular basis.
Alastair has also recently been involved in the commercialisation of highly innovative technology that will be seen over the next ten years across the global car market place.
Alastair is an experienced mentor with an innate understanding of how to support individuals and teams. In his role as mentor, Alastair works closely with business owners and senior management to provide ongoing personal development advice whilst acting as an invisible additional director.
He offers advice gained from his own extensive experience, as well as a common-sense approach. Alastair regularly shares ideas for how to sustain and enjoy success in business while aiming to avoid or lessen the impact of failures.
As an experienced and successful entrepreneur, Alastair works with management teams across a wide range of sectors and geographical locations to help them overcome weaknesses within their organisation, with a strong emphasis on business development. This often involves working on a one-to-one basis with team members and being on hand to help people work through individual and more widespread problem areas.
Alastair has worked closely with people from businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders to multi-nationals.
Our long-standing experience in this area of business has enabled us to develop and perfect the best methodology to achieve fast and cost effective results. We recognise, from long experience, familiar trends and help businesses to quickly achieve their goals and increase profitability . Alastair adopts a flexible approach to consultancy. He works closely with his clients to develop a bespoke style that fits seamlessly with their existing business model.
Alastair can focus on developing existing methods of operation, as well as encouraging businesses to adopt and perfect new ideas. The landscape is ever-changing and new and increased competition often sees companies failing to notice the changes until it is too late.
Businesses of all types can benefit from the guiding hand of an experienced non-executive, or silent director. However, finding an effective, engaged expert to fulfil that role is easier said than done. We can provide this invaluable support across all areas of business, either on a regular or as required basis.
Alastair also takes on project management responsibilities for owners who are too busy to drive new projects through within their work schedules. We have developed a variety of different services to work around the individual needs of our clients. In addition, we have built up a network of trusted advisors with whom we work closely, when appropriate, to provide specialist solutions across all areas of business.