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Continuum provides Human Due diligence for investment by Bridges Ventures in World of Books

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in blogs | 0 comments

Continuum was delighted to provide the Human Due Diligence support in the recent £13m investment by Bridges Ventures into World of Books. Steve Wycherley, Director at Continuum, said: ‘Once again, our proven process expertly profiled individuals, the team and the organisation enabling us to report to the investment team at Bridges on capability, growth potential, team dynamics and human risks at World of Books. ‘We were pleased to work with Oliver Wyncoll and the Bridges team as well as to meet Stephen Boobyer and his team at World of...

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Continuum Due Diligence for Presteigne Broadcast Hire’s MBO

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in blogs | 0 comments

Continuum was delighted to be appointed by NVM as Consultant on their recent investment in Presteigne’s MBO. Steve Wycherley, Director at Continuum, led the human capital due diligence process. Steve commented ‘Our knowledge of the people issues is superior: our skilled HR professionals offer expert insight and guidance to help Investors and Executive Teams make the right decisions and get the most from their greatest asset — their people.’ We were pleased to be able to work with David Rolfe again of NVM Private Equity...

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Continuum Management Due Diligence for FPE investment in Questionmark

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in blogs | 0 comments

Continuum are delighted to have been engaged by the private equity investor FPE Capital LLP to provide the management due diligence for their recent investment in Questionmark Computing Limited. Continuum’s Steve Wycherley and team provided management due diligence analysis and feedback to support decision makers. Questionmark Computing Limited is a provider of technologies and services that enable organisations to measure knowledge, skills, and attitudes securely and achieve successful learning outcomes. Its solutions enable reliable, valid...

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Resilience in Leadership now vital

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in blogs | 0 comments

The UK’s decision to leave the EU has led to unprecedented levels of uncertainty and concern across political, economic and social landscapes. Never has resilience been so necessary. Working life was challenging enough before June 23rd. Since then the climate has become far more volatile. This creates pressure that negatively impacts people’s emotions, decisions and behaviour on a daily basis. Yet leaders and managers are expected to continue to perform. Delivering clear direction, stability and productivity despite the difficult...

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Private equity due diligence for NVM investment in Avid

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in blogs | 0 comments

Private equity due diligence for NVM investment in Avid

Continuum are delighted to have been engaged by NVM Private Equity to provide the private equity due diligence for their recent £2.0m investment in Avid Technology Group. Continuum’s Steve Wycherley and team provided management due diligence analysis and feedback to support decision makers. Avid Technology Group Avid are a leader in the design and manufacture of electrified vehicle powertrain systems that improve vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions. NVM Private Equity NVM is an independently owned private equity firm with over 30 years’...

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Continuum engaged by RJD Partners on investment in Babington Group

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in blogs | 0 comments

Continuum engaged by RJD Partners on investment in Babington Group

Continuum are delighted to have been engaged by RJD Partners Private Equity in their recent £22m buyout of Babington Group. Once again, Continuum have provided management due diligence analysis and feedback to support decision makers. Continuum are a leading Organisation Development consultancy focused on liberating the human potential that delivers value and achieves ambitions more rapidly; and specialise in providing management due diligence services to private equity firms and executive management. If you want further information on how...

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Management Due Diligence – Process Tips for Building a High Performing Team

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in blogs | 0 comments

Management Due Diligence – Process Tips for Building a High Performing Team

Building a high performing executive team is crucial to business success and the creation of value. Most Boards will experience the need to bring in external executive talent at some point during an investment term, but unfortunately recruiting executives is fraught with risk, with research demonstrating that 50% of executive hires fail. As experts in Due Diligence, we have prepared a series of insights to show you how operating a robust recruitment process can significantly reduce the risk. Initially, there are three big questions to...

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Report highlights ten major human capital trends

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in blogs | 0 comments

Report highlights ten major human capital trends

Earlier this year, Deloitte released its 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, the annual comprehensive study of HR, leadership, and talent challenges compiled using data from surveys and interviews taken from over 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries around the world. The report identifies 10 major trends that emerged and cites the capability gap (measuring the distance between the importance of an issue and organisations’ readiness to address it) associated with each, as well as practical ideas for how to help organisations...

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New report shows the cost of poor hiring decisions

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in blogs | 0 comments

New report shows the cost of poor hiring decisions

The latest report from recruitment specialists Robert Half UK shows one in ten new recruits are regarded as a ‘poor hiring decision’ and that 70% of HR Directors admit that they have hired someone who did not meet expectations. The report, ‘Management Insights: How to avoid common hiring mistakes’ also shows that as companies turn their attention to growth and profitability, the implications of a bad hire can be far more costly than first realised. 52% of HR Directors said that loss of productivity was the biggest problem associated with...

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