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April 2017

Steve Smith on GDPR

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Kind Consultancy is an executive search and headhunting organisation with whom I work closely. They are experts in Governance, Risk & Compliance and have built a reputation over the last 5 years with their outstanding customer service and their ability to quickly find game-changing top tier talent for complex, technical roles. Having excelled in that field for years now, at the start of 2017 they’ve brought in Jamie Dunning to lead and expand their Information Security division. As an investor, I am always looking for ways to aide and improve the businesses I work with, and coming from a background where customers are key and…

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Let Kind Consultancy Manage Your Campaign

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In my last blog for Kind Consultancy I discussed the ongoing popularity of interim projects within the world of Governance, Risk & Compliance, especially in relation to large organisations converting their processes and procedures in order to meet new regulations. With no sign of this trend slowing down, I wanted to highlight another way in which Kind Consultancy can go above and beyond our competitors to provide the ideal solution: our Managed Campaign/RPO service. With a Managed Campaign, the team at Kind can act as an fully fledged Recruitment partner throughout the entire process. Utilising our knowledge of the current candidate market we strategically target…

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The Changing Mortgage Landscape

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The most recent statistics from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association suggest that brokers are finding it easier to source mortgages now than at any time since the Mortgage Market Review of April 2014. Back in 2015, a year on from the introduction of the biggest change to mortgage regulations in decades, only 15% of brokers reported having no problems sourcing a mortgage for any client in the previous six months. This month, that number had doubled to 30%, and the last year has also seen a drop in brokers reporting difficulties sourcing mortgages specifically for near-prime borrowers, self-employed borrowers and first-time buyers. This also suggests…

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