A focus on future leaders with the launch of Walter James Solutions

Following the success of Walter James Executive Search, the Walter James Group has launched Walter James Solutions, which will specialise in recruiting talent for mid to senior professionals in the Consumer & Retail, and Life Sciences industries. Walter James Solutions joins the group alongside life sciences brand Euromedica and legal recruitment partner Baldwin Boyes, all of which are part of James Caan CBE’s multi-award-winning investment firm, Recruitment Entrepreneur.

Walter James Solutions was conceived in response to repeated client requests for support at the mid to senior management level. Their core objective is to not only fulfil their client’s immediate needs for recruitment but to equip clients with exceptional talent primed to become future leaders. Walter James Solutions mirrors Walter James Executive Search’s deep-rooted functional expertise, focusing on supply chain, commercial, finance, and digital & enterprise technology.

Riko Arends has joined the portfolio as Group Commercial Director, bringing with him a wealth of experience across a range of assignments, including MSP and senior retained appointments. On the launch of Walter James Solutions, Riko commented, “I’m incredibly excited to bring this offering to market. Our focus on mid to senior positions will help empower our clients with the ability to implement organic succession pipelines that are diverse, futureproof, and progress strategic initiatives. Internal development of talent at this level has a profound and lasting legacy on clients’ businesses, which is the drive behind what we do at Walter James Solutions.”

James Absalom, CEO of the Walter James Group, added, “Having always focused on executive-level placements, it’s great to now expand our offering to identify the leaders of tomorrow. This additional specialism aligns with our partnership approach, as we will support clients with talent needs at both top and mid-tier levels, giving us a more holistic overview of their requirements and culture. The Walter James Group has undergone phenomenal growth recently, first with the launch of Baldwin Boyes and now Walter James Solutions, both of which I’m very proud of. It’s a testament to the market demand for our service, and the trusting, loyal relationships we have built with the clients in our space. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for us.”

Chairman James Caan CBE said, “Walter James Solutions will build on the existing reputation and networks that Walter James Executive Search has fostered since launching in 2015. I’m excited to welcome Riko to the portfolio and have no doubt that he and his team will deliver an exceptional service to clients and future leaders alike.”

By Riko Arends

Group Commercial Director

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