WE KNOW THE MARKET SO WELL
BECAUSE WE’RE CONSTANTLY IN CONVERSATION
WITH THE PEOPLE IN IT
Understanding you is at the heart of how we work
We know the automotive industry, but more importantly we understand the people in it
If you’re adding to your team, we cover everything that matters in securing the right people for you
If it’s for your own career move, we get to know you, your story so far and where you want that story to go next
Specialist Help Is So Important Now
Today’s talented people are increasingly discerning about their careers. At the same time they find themselves underwhelmed by traditional recruitment approaches and their quality time is at a premium. Finding them and truly engaging with them is a different challenge now.
Being of value to them and to the employers that need them, takes an approach that stands out. We combine discretion with articulate communication of our clients and their opportunities. It also hinges on insightful understanding of the all-round priorities of the people we know and source.
We Quickly Understand The Key Things
Our perspective is shaped by personal experience from careers to board level in a wide range of automotive businesses. So we “get it” really quickly. We rapidly understand role requirements and the key differentiators in the right people who will fit in and deliver best results. This real-world experience also gives us great empathy in supporting candidates.
Performance REALLY Matters
We have a pretty unusual and very strong interest in understanding the in-role impact of the people we source for our clients. We’re interested in retention, target achievement, award recognition and career progression. Our interest is so high because performance in all of these areas is central to what our employer customers are looking for when they work with us. For our candidate customers, the opportunity to deliver great results and progress is also what they are seeking from their next move.
Our Balance Makes A Big Difference
Perhaps surprisingly, we work in a way that isn’t dominated by securing new vacancy assignments and hurriedly shortlisting as quickly as possible. We’re somewhat more balanced.
Our understanding of the market is informed significantly by the conversations we're constantly having with the people in it. We invest time in doing that and grow relationships over time. Simultaneously this sharpens our understanding of the needs of the people in our network and to which we are able to be quickly responsive to shorter term requirements.
So, we think and operate for the long term as well as the needs of the here and now. That balance makes a big difference.
We Love What We Hear
Our first business strapline was “When the right people work together; great things happen” and getting positive feedback means the world to us. We’re told that one of the reasons we stand out is that getting it right seems to matter more to us. This might partly be because we’re an employee owned business but it’s definitely about how we’re wired!
It’s a very special thing to make a call to a successful candidate with a job offer - hearing the delight in their voice; how much it means and it’s importance in their life’s journey. Or updating with clients to hear about people we've sourced exceeding expectations, being recognised with awards, or being promoted into bigger roles.
We never get tired of it and it genuinely moves us. It tells us that a great thing has happened!
Andrew’s career success has been characterised by innovative thinking and a commitment to delivering great client experiences. He has a broad skillset in sales leadership, general management and strategic change to board level with blue chip automotive businesses and in consulting. He has always believed that getting the people elements in business right is a fundamental part of strategic success and this passion is at the heart of ASKE Consulting.
Andrew leads ASKE in delivering high-quality search and selection complemented with solutions to enhance the performance of people and teams. He does this with creativity, un-traditional thinking and a determination to grow really special client and candidate relationships.
SENIOR CONSULTANT &
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Emma has over 20 years experience of working in the automotive industry in Manufacturer, Dealer and Consulting roles. As Senior Account Manager for a global market analysis consultancy she developed products and services for clients across the automotive sector helping them to increase performance and customer service. She also has particular skills and experience in project management and training.
In her role here Emma heads up our Client Service and Research functions, liaises with our employer and candidate clients, and is also lead consultant on a number of key assignments. Emma delivers on all of this with rigour and attention to detail with her great mix of skills, personality and humour.
OEM & DEALER GROUP PROJECTS
Michael has extensive automotive and people experience with OEM’s, Dealer Groups and suppliers in strategic national roles, including Network Development and Sales Operations.
His expertise and insight enables him to provide helpful and enlightening advice, direction and input to the challenges faced and opportunities within reach of our clients
Michael understands the rapidly changing demands of modern omni-channel automotive retailing and is passionate about customer service and retention.
All of this and Michael’s natural, engaging personality make him a great asset to our clients and an invaluable member of the ASKE team
Lauren is an experienced, reliable and highly effective Executive Assistant who works closely with Andrew and the team to ensure smooth running of our operations and great communication with our client and candidate customers.
She is also plays a key role in liaising with our employer and candidate clients in managing the smooth delivery of our work. Lauren has extensive skills, knowledge and experience developed from working within the financial services, executive search and advertising industries.
Lauren combines her many talents in in communication, organisation, event management, and project planning with her warm and engaging personality.
Kirsteen is the newest member of our team and personifies our approach of building on in-depth client understanding to provide people solutions that deliver great business results.
Kirsteen brings recruitment industry experience of great breadth and depth in sales, marketing, customer service and operations roles. She also has comprehensive knowledge of the graduate talent market in both first role appointments and those with up to two years experience.
Kirsteen's natural interest in people and communication skills underpin her understanding of our client and candidate customers and her success in helping them achieve their best outcomes.
Jacqueline helps to shape the work we do with people and teams at the most senior levels of our clients’ organisations.
She is a renowned change consultant and executive coach with two decade's experience working with executive teams. She has a PhD from the Adam Smith Business School; trained as a coach at the Tavistock Institute; and is also a Certified Systemic Team Coach. Jacqueline is also the Founding Director of Waldencroft, a specialist executive team effectiveness consultancy.
Jacqueline helps ASKE provide a seamless client offering from executive recruitment to executive high performance.