NEWS

2022

Kunststoffenbeurs Exhibition

Kunststoffenbeurs Exhibition

The Kunststoffenbeurs 2022 exhibition countdown is on!!

We are excited to be exhibiting at Kunststoffenbeurs in The Netherlands on the 14th & 15th of September 2022. Please come and visit us on stand 51. Ryan Kirby & Ellie Guest would love to discuss any recruitment needs you have. See you there!!
#Kunststoffenbeursexhibition #thenetherlands #recruitment #seeyouthere

 

Published on: 07 -09-2022

Great progress on social media

Great progress on social media

 

Listgrove would like to say a MASSIVE thank you. Today we hit a new milestone of 70,000 followers on LinkedIn.
#linkedin #thankyou #followers #70K

Published on: 02 -08-2022

Recruitment Case Study

Recruitment Case Study

Published on: 21 -06-2022

Plastics Live Exhibition

Plastics Live Exhibition

Published on: 09 -06-2022

Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Listgrove pride themselves in being your preferred business partner when supporting global recruitment and HR needs. The hallmark of our business, is our ability to achieve excellent results against the most challenging briefs. Working across specialist engineering, scientific and commercial posts, through to senior management and executive functions.
 
Our client’s feedback is critical in making sure we continually look to improve the way we support their requirements. Equally, their positive testimonials impact our exceptional team, showing appreciation for all their hard work.
 
We would like to share a selection of five-star testimonials from our clients within the plastics, packaging, chemical and recycling sectors. 

Published on: 01 -04-2022

Great progress on social media

Great progress on social media

Listgrove would like to say a MASSIVE thank you. Today we hit a new milestone of 65,000 followers on LinkedIn.

Published on: 31 -03-2022

The importance of culture fit when recruiting new employees

The importance of culture fit when recruiting new employees

Today, we are writing to highlight the importance of culture fit when recruiting new employees.

“Just like people, businesses have a personality – it’s called business culture.” Culture-fit hiring is all about ensuring compatibility between the candidate and the values of the business. And remember, it works both ways.

A recent poll submitted to Listgrove’s followers on LinkedIn proves this point very clearly in the chart. Nearly half of the votes were attributed to culture fit and personality when it comes to engaging with new employees.


Recruiting and selecting the right people is fundamental to any organisation's success. How best to do it, however, can be a contentious subject and employers have a variety of assessment methods to choose from when recruiting personnel.

At Listgrove, most of our recruitment projects are retained due to the considerable benefits offered. Understanding our candidates’ needs and personality as well as our clients’ is the hallmark of our business and an essential step in the recruitment process. An employee who feels connected to the values of the business is more likely to thrive and to stay longer within the company.

Culture fit can be assessed in many ways, although often viewed as subjective, there are tools that can help identify key personality traits.

Interviews are a device used by most (if not all) businesses. However, evidence shows that whilst this technique is undoubtedly useful, the approach can be heavily subjected to bias. The challenge for any company then, is to choose a combination of tools that help to overcome biases and achieve the best outcome.

Listgrove is proud to have two Psychometric Testing qualified practitioners within the company: Jane Edwards and Ellie Guest.

The tests allow employers to systematically assess individual differences in ability, aptitude or personality and can be good predictors of job performance. This is a successful tool to allow more targeted questions to be asked to the candidate.

For more information about psychometric tests at Listgrove, please click here.

For nearly five decades, Listgrove has served the Plastics, Packaging, Chemical and Recycling markets to deliver comprehensive, reliable and innovative recruitment services worldwide. For more information about Listgrove’s recruitment services, please visit our website.

 

Published on: 18 -02-2022

PMMDA Business Partner Announcement

PMMDA Business Partner Announcement

Listgrove are pleased to announce that we are now a Business Partner of PMMDA Trade Association.

Published on: 14 -02-2022

Listgrove Latest News - Looking ahead to 2022

Listgrove Latest News - Looking ahead to 2022

According to HR industry association CIPD, in their latest ‘Labour Market Outlook’, “recruitment difficulties are increasing – almost half (47%) of employers are reporting hard-to-fill vacancies, rising from 39% in the last report.” Despite the global pandemic and shortage of talent, Listgrove is delighted to report having one of its most successful years with the completion of numerous challenging assignments for clients across the globe.
 
This included an extensive recruitment project for one of the world leaders in energy production and sustainable operations. Listgrove was assigned to support the recruitment of key positions across strategic marketing, stakeholder management, commercial and project management. All within a niche market and a defined location. Listgrove accomplished this challenging assignment fulfilling these critical roles, within the renewable polymer and chemical’s business unit, by identifying and assessing high calibre candidates.
 
Jane Edwards, Managing Director at Listgrove, comments: “I am pleased to report that my first full year as Managing Director has exceeded all my expectations. Not only in terms of commercial success, but in the further development of Listgrove’s people, services, facilities and the expansion of a global network of experts across plastics, packaging, chemicals, petrochemicals and recycling sectors.”
 
Looking ahead to a busy 2022 involving the attendance at several industry focus exhibitions (FIP in France, Hispack in Spain, ChemUK and Plastics live in the UK, K2022 in Germany). Listgrove will be celebrating our 21st anniversary of Business Support Network with the British Plastics Federation and sponsoring their annual dinner. Where possible, the Listgrove team will ensure safe travel to meet with customers in person across all parts of Europe.

In partnership with our loyal client base, the achievements during 2021 have been a testament to Listgrove’s mission for continuous service improvement and to deliver a tailored approach to each customer. During 2022, Listgrove welcomes your suggestions on how our support can be further improved to meet with your organisation’s recruitment and human resource related needs.
 
Wishing you a wonderful festive period and every success during 2022.

Published on: 17 -12-2021

BPF

BPF

BPF Urges Stronger Support for Plastics in Parliament

7th December 2021

On 30 November 2021, the British Plastics Federation (BPF), in conjunction with Plastics Europe, held a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons. It was attended by over 110 people, including 16 MPs and peers, with a further 11 government and parliamentary representatives.

The sponsor of the event, the MP for Rugby Mark Pawsey, noted how seriously the industry was taking the issue of mismanaged plastic waste and how the industry was engaging with MPs to explain positive progress and to help clarify some of the issues surrounding government proposals.

I know that the plastics sector is engaging very effectively with MPs, to talk about the measures manufacturers are taking to reduce the amount of plastic used and improve recycling rates. It is also vital for the sector to understand the legislation that government is bringing forward and the effect that will have upon businesses, and to make certain that Parliamentarians understand these issues.

BPF Director General Philip Law then gave his speech, stressing the importance of the plastics industry given that it supports almost every other major industry. He explained how the industry employs 180,000 people and is among the UK’s top ten exporting sectors. Law reminded the audience of the progress that had been made in reducing the amount of plastic material used in products over many years, before stating: 

In the last year we have added 150,000 tonnes of recycling capacity in the UK. As well as advances in mechanical recycling, chemical recycling has become a reality and £7.2 billion pounds worth of investments are poised for implementation across Europe by 2030.

Referring to the government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, Law pointed out that plastics are a “key facilitator” and are vital to delivering electric vehicles, more renewable energy and energy-efficient homes and buildings. He then made the point that the geographical spread of plastics companies can assist with the government’s levelling up agenda.  

In order for the industry to reach its potential, four key areas needed consideration, Law continued. Firstly, the regulatory framework needs to consider more than just the recyclability of products, such as the role they play in reducing carbon emissions. In addition, decisions need to be science-led, such as via LCAs. The government also needs to support businesses wishing to grow their export markets, particularly smaller businesses. Finally, the government needs to foster an investment-friendly climate for plastics companies. Elaborating on this point, Law stated:

Alongside further advances in mechanical recycling, heavy investments in chemical recycling in the levelling up areas can be expected. However, to secure these requires the rewriting of the secondary legislation supporting the Plastics Packaging Tax to accommodate ‘mass balance’ methods to verify the quantity of recyclate in products which have been derived from chemical recycling processes.

Commenting on the event, Plastics Europe Resource Efficiency Senior Manager Adrian Whyle stated:

The plastics industry is clearly making a great effort to change while continuing to support society on its route to a net zero economy. The amount being invested in expanding recycling capacity is testament to this positive change - and the right support from government can further accelerate the realisation of a fully circular economy.

Next to speak was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Lee Rowley. The minister noted the breadth and size of the UK plastics industry and thanked it for its efforts in adapting manufacturing processes in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. He encouraged plastics companies to contact their local MPs to highlight the good work being undertaken as well as the role they play in their local economies.

Rowley stated that when it comes to net zero, plastics ‘have a critical part to play’:

Plastic is used in so many processes because it is so useful, and so what we need to ensure that we do is that we take consumers with us, we take the community with us and we take the world with us.

Rowley closed his speech by saying that he felt confident a “net zero” plastic was achievable and that he looked forward to working in partnership with industry in the years ahead as it strives to meet government-set “challenges”.

 

Published on: 08 -12-2021

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Upcoming Trade Shows in 2020

Upcoming Trade Shows in 2020

Compounding World Expo Europe (Stand A173), 3-4 June 2020 in Essen, Germany

The international exhibition for plastics additives and compounding. Your free ticket provides admission to the largest concentration of compounding related exhibits in Europe including access to the co-located events: Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Polymer Testing World Expo and Plastics Recycling World.

Interplas (Stand D17), 29 Sept-1 Oct 2020 in Birmingham, UK

For over 60 years Interplas has been the UK's No.1 Plastics show, bringing together over 500 exhibiting companies to present solutions, products, machines and ideas to the UK manufacturing industry.

PRS Europe (Stand E13), 27-28 October 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The free to attend conference and exhibition has firmly established itself as the focal point of plastics recycling in Europe. The biggest names in recycled materials, recycling machinery and services will be on display, showing the latest innovation from this exciting industry.

Published on:08 -01-2020

See you next year!

See you next year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from the team at Listgrove. Please note that our office will be closed from Friday, 20th December 2019 until Thursday, 2nd January 2020.

We look forward to re-connecting with you in the new year!

Published on:20 -12-2019

Solving the recruitment conundrum: how to acquire the best talent in a competitive marketplace

Solving the recruitment conundrum: how to acquire the best talent in a competitive marketplace

In today’s continuously changing business world, people are a company's most important assets and the key to continued success. Attracting and retaining top talent is critical to staying ahead of the competition and achieving your business goals.

Asahi Kasei, a global Japanese corporate in the chemicals and materials science industries, acknowledges this important matter.

In fact, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, General Manager Human Resources Europe of Asahi Kasei, states that “outstanding human resources are essential for us to achieve sustainable growth and thrive in world markets. When planning a strategy for growth, we also need to consider how to retain and nurture the people who will execute the business. We are therefore placing greater emphasis on linkage between business strategy and personnel strategy.”

When the recruitment of specialised skills within a niche market became challenging, Asahi Kasei turned to an industry specialist to identify the right candidates. Listgrove Limited, an International consultancy established in 1975, was their partner of choice and were assigned to support the recruitment of managerial, technical and engineering roles.

It was decided to use Listgrove’s retained service, which offers a comprehensive recruitment process, designed to identify candidates from multiple sources and, in turn, to conduct a thorough assessment in order to provide Asahi Kasei with a final shortlist. The assigned approach uses a strategic and focused searching methodology, ensuring access to the best talent. This is enhanced by an exceptional network of candidates and the ability to obtain referrals and market intelligence within the chemical industry.

Throughout a number of processes, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, was impressed with Listgrove’s approach and commitment, in particular the high calibre of selected candidates, thorough preparation prior to interviews and strategic negotiation during the offer stage. Listgrove matched some outstanding candidates to both the job specifications and culture fit required to add value to Asahi Kasei’s business.

Having joined the Asahi Kasei team, these employees can expect to be part of an expanding company that puts emphasis on maintaining an excellent working environment and team motivation. The company offers a pragmatic, positive and relaxed management mind-set influenced by the Japanese culture, along with exciting career progression and the opportunity to develop intercultural know-how.

Published on:26 -09-2019

Listgrove is off to K2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany!

Listgrove is off to K2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany!

Leading up to the exhibition, we have a fantastic offer for you!

For more details about the special K2019 recruitment terms, call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email airelle.charra@listgrove.com.

Alternatively, visit us at the exhibition in Hall 5 / Stand A34, to discuss your needs. Hope to see you there!

Published on:20 -09-2019

Upcoming Trip to West Germany

Upcoming Trip to West Germany

We are off to Germany in September!

Ryan Kirby is flying out on the 16th September to visit our Clients across the region. 

Would you like to meet? There is still time...

To schedule in a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email airelle.charra@listgrove.com.

Published on:30 -08-2019

 Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Packaging Clients

Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Packaging Clients

 

 

“We launched a search with Listgrove due to difficult expertise of the function we needed. The search started smoothly and after some days, the first candidates were put forward. After a short time, Listgrove found a fantastic match from an expertise and personality aspect. We are happy to choose Listgrove due to their commitment in finding a match for the open position.”

Johnny Lekens, Tooling & Program Director, Aspel Group

 

“I have worked alongside Listgrove on a number of roles and it has been a pleasure to work with them. They have shown an in depth understanding of our needs and matched some outstanding candidates to both our specification and corporate culture. I would recommend Listgrove to others."

Laura Douglas, HR Manager – UK, Cedo Limited

Published on:06 -08-2019

A Small Selection of Recently Completed Roles...

A Small Selection of Recently Completed Roles...

Below, you will find a few examples of roles, covering a range of functions and levels of seniority across Europe, Middle East and Asia.

 

Published on:12 -07-2019

Meet us at Chemspec Europe, Switzerland

Meet us at Chemspec Europe, Switzerland

Listgrove's Ryan Kirby (MD) and Pierina Arca (BDM) will be exhibiting at Chemspec Europe!

There is still time to schedule in a meeting. Should you like to discuss your recruitment needs, please call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email pierina.arca@listgrove.it.

Published on:21 -06-2019

Meetings in North Italy

Meetings in North Italy

 

Listgrove is heading to Italy in June. Ryan Kirby and Pierina Arca are flying out 4th June to Milan to visit some of our Clients in and around the area. 

To schedule in a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email pierina.arca@listgrove.it.

But, hurry as their diary is almost full!

 

          

Published on:24 -05-2019

Listgrove are off to North and South Europe

Listgrove are off to North and South Europe

Following a successful visit to the last year's exhibitions, Listgrove are off to Europe again!

Should you wish to meet with Carmelo Perez at ChemPlast Expo in Madrid (7-9 May) to discuss your recruitment needs.

 

Alternatively, we will be exhibiting at Plastekknik in Malmö (8-9 May - Stand F14), where you can meet with our Managing Director, Ryan Kirby.

Sould you like to schedule in a meeting with either Carmelo in Spain or Ryan in Sweden, please call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email airelle.charra@listgrove.com

We hope to see you there!

Published on:03 -05-2019

The British Coatings Federation

The British Coatings Federation

 

We are proud to announce that we are now a member of the British Coatings Federation!

The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on our members' products every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks.  BCF's members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings. 

For more information about BCF, please visit their website: www.coatings.org.uk

Published on:18 -04-2019

Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Automotive Clients

Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Automotive Clients

 

 

“Since engaging with Listgrove over a year ago, they have successfully completed a number of roles for Pirelli. Experts in their field, Listgrove were able to match multiple excellent candidates with the characteristics and experience we desired. In addition, one of the roles required a candidate with a very specific set of skills, which can be difficult to find in the current market. Nevertheless, they were able to identify, within a timely manner, an individual that fitted our requirements perfectly, due to their deep knowledge and outstanding communication throughout the project. We would not hesitate to recommend Listgrove.”

Emanuela Banfi, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Manager, Pirelli Tyre S.p.a

 

“Listgrove offers an excellent and professional service. After the first process that we closed with them we did not hesitate to have their services again. They are attentive, they offer information about the candidate to the detail and the follow-up is exquisite. It is great to have a partner that facilitates the recruitment process and provides us with candidates that perfectly fit the company's culture and philosophy.”

Sònia Sicart, HR Manager, Venair

Published on:05 -04-2019

Listgrove is off to Germany!

Listgrove is off to Germany!

 

Ryan Kirby and Caroline Schmidt will be flying out next week to meet with our German clients.

 

      

 

Should you wish to schedule in a meeting to discuss your recruitment needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch via phone or email: on +44 (0) 1789 207070 / airelle.charra@listgrove.fr

Published on:08 -03-2019

Outplacement Support

Outplacement Support

Together with our internal HR and Recruitment specialists we have assisted several individuals to secure new and exciting job opportunities across the globe. Listgrove's outplacement services are tailored to the individual and incorporate many factors including, but not limited to the following:

  • HR advice - assist and advice on compromise agreement/redundancy
  • One-to-one career coaching understanding career aspirations and skills
  • One-to-one support with action plan, development of CV, interview techniques and preparations
  • Support in setting up and managing a professional 'LinkedIn' profile and reviewing other networking tools/sites
  • Mailshot and networking in relevant industries and companies to cover non advertised job opportunities
  • Undertake Psychometric testing to review and discuss personality traits
  • Advise on job offers and best way forward

 

For further information, please email Jane Edwards – jane.edwards@listrove.com

 

Candidate Testimonial

“I had the privilege of working with Jane and the Listgrove team for over 10 months whilst finding my next executive role.  I worked directly with Jane and her team during this period, using their dedicate outplacement management service.  

This service provided me with a level of guidance and practical support covering all topics within the recruitment process from; registering my details to undertaking job search reviews, CV advice and interview preparation and many more activities.  Jane possesses a deep knowledge of the recruitment and manufacturing sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines.

Jane and the Listgrove team provide a completely managed service, offering the right balance of service and support throughout this process, tailored to the strengths of their candidate.  I would 100% recommend Jane and the Listgrove team to any senior professional seeking outplacement support in finding their next key appointment.  A truly exceptional service.”

COO, Packaging Business

Published on:15 -02-2019

Executive Search Services

Executive Search Services

As an expert recruiter and executive search specialist Listgrove has established an authoritative position in leadership and board appointments for the plastics, chemicals and packaging industries. We continuously support senior candidates who are actively seeking new career opportunities within your market sectors. Should you be interested in receiving CVs, or discussing any specific requirements, please contact Ryan Kirby, Jane Edwards or Conrad Taylor.

 Why choose Listgrove as your Executive Search Partner?

  • Unparalleled market intelligence developed over 40 years, giving us an expert knowledge of your marketplace
  • Long-standing pedigree for delivering challenging board level / director assignments
  • Highly experienced team of international executive recruitment specialists
  • Market network supported by a continued investment and attendance at international exhibitions
  • Worldwide brand recognition
  • Comprehensive and structured assignment process, offering clients a cost effective approach, high level of service and post appointment guarantee

 

Published on:08 -02-2019

Congratulations to our new Business Managers!

Congratulations to our new Business Managers!

Listgrove are pleased to announce the promotion of Carmelo Perez and Lorena Hull-Lozano to the role of Business Managers. Their hard work, since joining the company in Autumn 2017, has seen them grow into an integral part of Listgrove's business.

Carmelo, Spanish national, and Lorena, Colombian national, will continue to support global clients, especially within South Europe and Latin America.

 

Published on:18 -01-2019

Holidays are coming!

Holidays are coming!

 

 

 

Published on:21 -12-2018

Supporting Clients Around the World!

Supporting Clients Around the World!

 

A small selection of projects completed during the 2018 are shown below highlighting the range of functions and levels of seniority covered.

Published on:07 -12-2018

Upcoming Trade Shows in 2019

Upcoming Trade Shows in 2019

 

The preparations have already started for next year's exhibitions!

 

You will find us at the following shows:

 

ArabPlast (Hall 6 / Stand 128) - 5-8 January - Dubai, UAE

Plastteknik - 8-9 May - Malmö, Sweden

PDM - 11-12 June - Manchester, UK

K2019 - 16-23 October - Düsseldorf, Germany

 

However, there may be a few more added to the list, so watch this space....

Published on:16 -11-2018

España, here we come!

España, here we come!

We will be rounding off the year with our final 3 exhibitions in Madrid!

You will be able to find Ryan Kirby, Carmelo Perez and Lorena Hull-Lozano at ChemPlast (6-8 November) at our stand C322. They will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about your recruitment needs. 

In addition, Carmelo Perez will be visiting Packaging Innovations and Empack shows (12-13 November), should you prefer to meet there. 

To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at carmelo.perez@listgrove.es

However, if you are unable to attend the shows, we will be glad to set up a call or a meeting at a time or place to suit you. 

 

Published on:02 -11-2018

Listgrove is off to Sweden!

Listgrove is off to Sweden!

Listgrove will be exhibiting at the Scanpack exhibition in Gothenburg during 23-26 October (Booth: B02:41) and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Linda Samuelsson and Pierina Arca will be on hand to discuss your recruitment needs. To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at airelle.charrra@listgrove.fr

 

Published on:19 -10-2018

Congratulations to our new Business Development Manager!

Congratulations to our new Business Development Manager!

Listgrove are pleased to announce the promotion of Pierina Arca to the position of Business Development Manager. Pierina will be supporting the operations team by further developing global client relationships and networks. She will also be one of Listgrove's representatives at key worldwide Exhibitions and seminars across our specialised market sectors.

Pierina, originally from Sardinia, moved to the UK 25 years ago. She offers 18 years’ experience in Customer Relationship Services and Commercial Management and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish. 

Published on:11 -10-2018

Latest Testimonials Received from our Machinery & Tooling Clients

Latest Testimonials Received from our Machinery & Tooling Clients

 

 

“We worked with Listgrove when our company had some ambitious recruitment needs for a Sales Manager Europe. Listgrove possesses a deep knowledge of the plastic and machinery sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals. Birgit provided exceptional guidance throughout each stage of the recruitment process and was always keen to give advice whilst showing a genuine interest in the progress. We find Birgit to be very dependable, communicative and high in integrity. TGV would not hesitate to recommend Listgrove’s services.”

Tom Rahav, Director of Business Development, TGV International Limited (Hong Kong)

 

“Milacron have used Listgrove for several years and have always been happy with the dedicated service they provide. They have supported us with the recruitment of commercial, engineering, technical and executive roles across Europe. I would recommend Listgrove for their industry knowledge, careful attention to detail and experience to put forward exactly the right candidates.”

Christian Herrmann, Human Resources, Milacron Mold-Masters Europa GmbH (Germany)

 

To view other Client Testimonials, please click here

Published on:05 -10-2018

Kunststoffen Expo 2018

Kunststoffen Expo 2018

Listgrove are enjoying the time at the Kunststoffen Exhibition in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. It has been a busy first day so far!

You will find Ryan Kirby and Stefanie Geraerts on our stand (249).

If you are unable to attend the exhibition, you can contact us at the Head Office and we will be happy to discuss your recruitmet needs. 

 

Stefanie Geraerts at Listgrove's Stand

Published on:26 -09-2018

BPF Annual Dinner 2018

BPF Annual Dinner 2018

Listgrove is proud to be sponsoring this year's BPF Annual Dinner, which will be held on the 11th October at the Nine Kings Suite at the London Lancaster Hotel.

Exclusively open to members of the BPF, the BPF Annual Dinner is the most prestigious event in the plastics industry calendar and the perfect opportunity to network with suppliers, customers and peers within the industry.

Featuring live bands, entertainment and an after dinner speech, this is an evening not to be missed.

Published on:14 -09-2018

The Up and Coming Shows this Autumn

The Up and Coming Shows this Autumn

 

We have a number of exhibition trips planned for the next few months, across several areas of Europe, namely

Kunststoffen in Veldhoven, Netherlands - the meeting place for the entire plastics and rubber industry for over the last 20 years (26th-27th September)

Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany - the international trade fair for plastics processing (16th-20th October)

Scanpack in Gothenburg, Sweden - the international event that provides solutions across the entire Packaging value chain (23rd-26th October)

ChemPlast Expo in Madrid, Spain - the industrial fair that brings together the most innovative solutions in materials, technologies, processes and machinery for the chemical and plastics industry (6th-8th November)

Packaging Innovations in Madrid, Spain – an exhibition that brings together the national and international packaging professionals (12th-13th November)

Our consultants will be on hand during each show to meet with businesses and individuals alike, to discuss your recruitment needs and objectives.

To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at airelle.charrra@listgrove.fr

Published on:07 -09-2018

Listgrove are off to Holland In September

Listgrove are off to Holland In September

Ryan Kirby and Linda Samuelsson will be visiting clients in The Netherlands during the week commencing 10th September! Should you wish to schedule in a meeting to discuss your recruitment needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kunststoffen logo

In addition, we will also be exhibiting at Kunststoffen on 26-27 September 2018 at the NH Conference Hotel Koningshof in Veldhoven. Ryan Kirby and Stefanie Geraerts would welcome candidates and clients alike to come and visit our Stand 249. Alternatively, they would be glad to hold discussions at your stand during the show, should it be more suitable.

To book a meeting during either visit, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at Airelle.charrra@listgrove.fr.

Published on:31 -08-2018

Still continuing to grow!

Still continuing to grow!

We have welcomed another new member of staff, Kaoutar Hilmi, to the Listgove team.

She is an Italian national from Milan. Native speaker in Italian and Moroccan, she also speaks English, French and Spanish.

Kat graduated in Marketing and Business Communication and holds a CIM accredited Master in Strategic Marketing. In addition, she brings sales & marketing expertise from the automotive and medical devices industries.

Published on:24 -08-2018

Another new appointment at Listgrove

Another new appointment at Listgrove

 

Listgrove would like to welcome Caroline to our team!

 

She is a German national with a B.A. in English & Media Studies and brings over 7 years’ working experience ranging from the printing to automotive industries, in both B2B and B2C settings.

 

Published on:16 -08-2018

Interesting article from British Plastics Federation

Interesting article from British Plastics Federation

Philip Law of the British Plastics Federation has recently addressed readers of the Telegraph, asking them to imagine a world without plastic and expanding on some of the critical and often poorly understood benefits of plastics.

Find out more

(you may have to register to read full article online)

Published on:07 -08-2018

Introducing our Chinese brochure

Introducing our Chinese brochure

To complement our sales office in Shanghai, we are proud to introduce our Chinese brochure, translated by our very own Lexie Wang.

Lexie is a Chinese national with recruitment and HR experience, which she gained working for private and public sector organisations in Beijing. She graduated with an engineering bachelor degree from Capital Normal University (Beijing) and completed a Master degree in Human Resource Management with CIPD status at University of Birmingham in the UK.

The brochure can be located at https://www.listgrove.com/file_upload/cms/documents/Listgrove%20Brochure%20Chinese.pdf

Published on:18 -07-2018

Latest News

Latest News

Day 1 at #PDM in Telford. You can find Jane Edwards, Ellie Guest & Pierina Arca on Stand C015. Whether you are looking for a new employee or a new career, feel free to pop by for a chat.

Published on:19 -06-2018

Looking forward to this month's Exhibitions

Looking forward to this month's Exhibitions

 

June sees Listgrove exhibiting at two more trade shows.

 

Firstly, we will be attending PDM in Telford, UK and can be found at Stand C015.

Established for over twelve years as the leading event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastics industry, PDM, Plastics Design and Moulding, for 2018 will combine with its previously co-located show PRE and PPS alongside a new composites element to form pdm event, an event for the plastics industry across these sections. (http://www.pdmevent.com/pdm2018/en/page/home)

Later in the month, we will be travelling to Germany to exhibit at Compounding World Expo in Essen. We can be found at Stand 168.

The exhibition will create an international platform for world-leading suppliers to showcase their industry changing products including:

  • Raw materials and polymer additives
  • Compounding machinery and equipment
  • A wide range of related services
  • Toll compounding expertise   

(https://compoundingworldexpo.com/eu/)

Published on:13 -06-2018

Plast Milan 2018

Plast Milan 2018

Following a number of road trips and exhibitions during May, Listgrove will be rounding off the month in Italy.

Next week, Listgrove's Ryan Kirby and Pierina Arca are attending the Plast Milan exhibition. The show, held in Milan every three years, is one of the most important exhibitions for the plastics and rubber industries worldwide.  

If you are interested in any of our services or would like to discuss your recruitment and HR requirements, please visit us at Hall 11 Stand A163. 

 

 

 

Published on:23 -05-2018

GDPR

GDPR

Thank you to our GDPR Officer, Phillippa Kirby, who is doing an excellent job in ensuring that Listgrove is prepared and compliant for when the new GDPR Regulations come into effect on 25th May 2018.

 

Published on:17 -05-2018

Next stop....Sweden

Next stop....Sweden

Linda Samuelsson will be visiting the Elmia Polymer trade show in Jönköping next week (15-18 May). Should you wish to meet with Linda to discuss your recruitment needs, please call +44 1789 207070 or send an email to linda.samuelsson@listgrove.se

At Scandinavia’s largest dedicated fair for the plastics and rubber industry you can explore new products and solutions and discover the technology of the future. The fair offers a wide range in the fields of injection moulding, extrusion and compounding in a unique, personal and relaxed setting.

Together with five parallel production fairs, Elmia Polymer is a platform for tomorrow’s industry. https://www.elmia.se/en/polymer/

Published on:11 -05-2018

Listgrove is heading for Spain

Listgrove is heading for Spain

Listgrove will be attending Hispack International Packaging Exhibition in Barcelona next week (8-11 May). Should you wish to meet with Carmelo or Lorena to discuss your recruitment needs, please call +44 1789 207070 or send an email to carmelo.perez@listgrove.es

Published on:30 -04-2018

New Appointment at Listgrove

New Appointment at Listgrove

Listgrove has recently welcomed an additional member to their team.

Stefanie is a Belgian national with Marketing and HR experience. She graduated with an Advanced Business Management bachelor degree from KHLeuven (Belgium) and holds a Master degree in Event Management from Coventry University (UK).

Stefanie is fluent in Dutch and English.

Published on:17 -04-2018

Listgrove is exhibiting at NPE in Orlando

Listgrove is exhibiting at NPE in Orlando

Listgrove will be exhibiting at NPE 2018, following our successful attendance in 2015.

Ryan Kirby, Managing Director and Airelle Charra, Marketing Manager will be on hand during the course of the show (Booth S230-16) to discuss the professional support Listgrove offers for in-country and international expansion projects, annual recruitment plans/frameworks, specialist recruitment campaigns, outplacement support and interim placements.

For more information, please contact Airelle Charra by email airelle.charra@listgrove.fr or by telephone 0044 (0) 1789 207070 or +1 202-507-5898. We look forward to meeting you there.

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Published on:09 -04-2018

Testimonial from a Candidate

Testimonial from a Candidate

“Lorena contacted me regarding a potential new role after finding my profile on LinkedIn. I found the job an appealing one and after some interviews, both with Lorena and with the company, I have been offered and accepted the new position.

Throughout the process Lorena has been personable and friendly whilst being highly professional going the 'extra mile' as mediator between myself and my new employer. I have felt she has always given 100% in my recruitment process.” French candidate

Published on:09 -04-2018

Congratulations to one of our Business Managers!

Congratulations to one of our Business Managers!

Ellie, an experienced Business Manager who has been working in customer focused roles for in excess of ten years, has recently been awarded her CIPD. Ellie has completed recruitment exercises across the globe, managing a broad spectrum of projects across a wide variety of industries, including automotive, medical device, packaging, chemicals, polymers/rubber (materials and conversion), food and paper/board.

Published on:29 -03-2018

First Impressions Matter!

First Impressions Matter!

Whilst an interview process may be stressful for some, it is an opportunity for you to demonstrate you are the right candidate for the job. It also gives the interviewer an insight into your background, personality and skills.

The better prepared you are, the more relaxed and comfortable you will be.

If you would like to receive our presentation including tips and pointers, please email Airelle at Airelle.charra@listgrove.fr

Published on:28 -03-2018

Fresh packaging talent sought with apprenticeship

Fresh packaging talent sought with apprenticeship

A fresh attempt to attract young talent to the packaging industry is underway with the development of a new professional degree apprenticeship.

The full article can be found on the Packaging News website.  https://www.packagingnews.co.uk/news/fresh-packaging-talent-sought-apprenticeship-08-03-2018

Published on:23 -03-2018

4 new appointments at Listgrove!

4 new appointments at Listgrove!

Listgrove are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Business Consultants, who will be looking after clients in South Europe, South America and Asia, and a Client Services Co-Ordinator, providing support to our Administration, Marketing and Finance teams.

Lorena is a Colombian national with international experience. She holds an MBA Degree from Coventry University in the UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. She has more than 5 years’ of working experience in Business Development and Sales within the Construction and Technology industries.

Carmelo, a Spanish national originally from the Canary Islands, holds an MBA in Human Resource and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has several years of recruitment experience for European based roles.

Lexie is a Chinese national with recruitment and HR experience, which she gained working for private and public sector organisations in Beijing. She graduated with an engineering bachelor degree from Capital Normal University (Beijing) and completed a Master degree in Human Resource Management with CIPD status at University of Birmingham in the UK. Lexie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Cathy has joined Listgrove from a local office where she fulfilled the Sales Ledger function. Prior to this, she was working in the financial team across different sectors.

Published on:22 -03-2018

Company Reputation comes out on top!

Company Reputation comes out on top!

Following a recent European survey targeting active candidates across all levels of seniority and function, when asked,

If you were offered 2 roles with exactly the same salary, what would the key factor be when making your decision?”

Company Reputation has marginally come out on top. This is closely followed by Flexible Working Hours, Company Products, Progression Opportunity and Location of Role. It would appear that benefits such as Pension and Healthcare are of less concern to job seekers.

Published on:22 -03-2018

Opening of Listgrove's sales offices across Africa, Asia, Australia and America

Opening of Listgrove's sales offices across Africa, Asia, Australia and America

To enhance our global presence, Listgrove is pleased to announce the addition of six new office locations, bringing the total number to fifteen.

Headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, we also have offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, Lyon, Malmö, Milan, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington.

Published on:22 -03-2018

Visit our stand at PLASTINDIA

Visit our stand at PLASTINDIA

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the forthcoming PLASTINDIA Exhibition (Hall 11, Stand D15) based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and would welcome the opportunity of introducing our services to you. The objective of the meeting is to introduce Listgrove and its speciality recruitment services for the plastics, packaging and polymer sectors. Headquartered in the UK, we have an additional fourteen sales offices worldwide, including in Mumbai. We look forward to meeting with you there!

Published on:30 -01-2018

International Presence

International Presence

Following on from a highly successful start to 2017, Listgrove - leading provider of professional recruitment and HR services to the worlds Plastics, Packaging , Chemical and Petrochemical sectors - has broadened its international presence with the opening of offices in Lyon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Düsseldorf, Malmö and Dubai. This considerable investment will further develop the already strong localised service and market knowledge and will enable Listgrove to deliver greater cost effective project management.

International presence equals multinational team!

Michael Klein and Imen Matmati have recently joined our multilingual team of consultants. Michael, was born in Nürnberg (Bavaria) and moved to the UK in 2000. He has 25 years' experience in Customer Service, Sales and Key Account Management roles within the Automotive and Construction industries. Imen comes from Ronse in Flanders and is fluent in Dutch, French and English. She has a combined 7 years of experience in recruitment and sales.

In addition, Pierina Arca will now be supporting the marketing team by further developing the candidate talent management channels across the globe. Pierina, originally from Sardinia, moved to the UK 25 years ago. She offers 18 years' experience in Customer Services and Financial Management and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Jane Edwards, executive search specialist and expert in senior outplacement support for both UK and International candidates, has been promoted to the position of Business Director Executive & HR. Jane has significantly developed the outplacement service at Listgrove resulting in executive international appointments.

Published on:18 -11-2017