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On The Beach

On the Beach are a FTSE 250 B2C online travel business driven by cutting edge technology and a disruptive customer proposition.

The challenge

We were briefed in January 2014:

  • To find the business a Head of Digital Acquisition to deliver aggressive online growth targets.
  • To find a potential successor for the CMO, who had a clear timescale around his own exit from the business.

The strategy

A retained head hunt assignment to target the UK’s most talented Digital leaders.

The result

  • Alan Harding placed with the business from Phones4u
  • Alan drives huge digital growth leading to an IPO valuation of £240m
  • Alan is made Marketing Director of the business in 2018.
    • business growth ✅
    • excellent retention and career growth ✅

What On the Beach say about us

“Steve contacted me at a time when I was starting to think about my next big career challenge. The opportunity to join a high growth business like On the Beach and have a clear career pathway to leading the Marketing department and equity made this the ideal move for me.

Steve is a leader in his space and is the go to Executive Recruiter for senior Digital and Marketing roles in the North of England”

Alan Harding - Marketing Director, On the Beach

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