I account managed all the temporary recruitment for Golden Gates Housing and worked with Gary to advise on various candidate attraction solutions for his organisation. I found Gary to be extremely efficient and decisive in regards to identifying his organisations’ recruitment needs and in providing feedback as to how improvements can be made.
I have worked with Gary in 2010-2011, where I picked up from my colleagues relationship with him as she left for maternity leave. Straight away Gary adapted professionally to the change and made me feel very welcome. I Immediately found Gary easy to work with and I liked the fact that he could make decisions and always fulfilled any timescales that were in place. He is easy to talk to and in a positive way direct with his feedback and thoughts. He has great attention to detail and what I would call natural ability to think out of the box with his recruitment ideas for GGHT.
I work with lots of clients everyday and Gary certainly stands out as being very passionate about his work and his team and colleagues throughout GGHT and having attended his offices on numerous occasions and meeting his team, that is very apparent. There really is positivity throughout, which can only add to the success of GGHT as an organisation. I really enjoy working with Gary and very happy to provide a recommendation.
I have known Gary for a few years now, following him studying for his H & S qualification with us. He was an integral member of the group during this training, and following his gaining this qualification has a proven track record in ensuring the highest levels of SHE management are in place at his present company.
Gary helped me greatly with my CIPD studies. The National Housing Federation nominated Gary as my Mentor in HR. Lovely person and highly professional, Im very grateful for all his help.
I had the pleasure of working with Gary on Golden Gates Housing Trust for a year in providing candidate attraction solutions. I found Gary very informative about his recruitment needs and is always happy to help and offer support when required. Gary is very passionate about GGHT and is always looking to keep the organisation fresh and drive it forward when it comes to attraction strategies and we have embarked on a variety of attraction projects.
I have no hesitation in recommending Gary as an extremely strong HR professional and partner.
I have worked with Gary over several years and always find the experience to be valuable and inspiring. As a leading edge HR and OD practitioner and thinker Gary is able to convert concepts and cutting edge best practice into workable strategies, policies and procedures in his organisation. He achieves this by his ability to convince other stakeholders including politicians, top management, employees, partners, suppliers and trade unions. Gary’s many qualities include business planning, communications and organisation skills. He is a genuine innovator and always seeking continuous improvement leading to high performance working. This combined with an eye for detail, clarity of focus and tenacity ensures that results are achieved quickly.
I’ve worked with Gary over a number of years and found him to be a forward-thinking and innovative partner in delivering change and driving effective and positive working relationships. A pleasure to work with.
Gary is a great Trainer in HR and organisational development. He has a really wide breadth of knowledge and experience and delivers in a really fun and innovative way. When he delivered sessions for a Diversity Mentoring Programme for me he received the best evaluation from participants. I would highly recommend him.
HR – Gary is wonderfully caring HR professional. Knowledgeable, innovative, thought-provoking, personable and understanding, Gary is everything you want from a HR Director.
Personal Training – Gary took time to understand what my personal goals were, and assessed these, before suggesting a personalised PT plan. I live outside of Manchester so we spoke often, ahead of the session. On the day Gary greeted me at the gym and fully explained what the session would look like before we started. The session was hard but Gary encouraged me all the way through, even adapting it when I thought I was going to die on the cross trainer (I wasn’t very fit and my cardio levels were poor). I loved Gary’s style and would definitely arrange more sessions the next time I’m in the Manchester area.
Gary is a great programme director as well as a lecturer. He brings fantastic ‘attention to detail’ and preparation to his work.At the same time he is also great at connecting with his audience and making the material ‘come alive’ for them. His role as a HR Director brings a wealth of real time experience to everything he does.