Recruitment industry veteran launches specialist firm

Pictured are Alan Gove, Luke Walker and Natalie Crossland

A specialist consumer focused leadership search firm that works with sustainably led food and consumer businesses, who are actively pursuing environmentally conscious, socially responsible and Carbon Zero agendas, has been launched.

With over 20 years’ experience, Alan Gove, MD and Founder of Naturalis, is joined by Natalie Crossland as Head of Research and Luke Walker as Senior International Consultant.

With a combined 75 years’ experience in the industry, Naturalis People works globally as a Leadership People Consultancy. It supports international Food and consumer businesses delivering Non-Executive, Board Advisory, Director level, Functional Leadership and C Suite Search. The company also partners with Private Equity, Venture Capital and Founder Owners to provide consultation, support and advice.

Alongside sourcing top level talent, Naturalis offers two other main services, pre search due diligence for startups and scaling businesses, and pre investment due diligence for investors to help grow and support businesses in the industry.

MD and founder Alan Gove said: “At Naturalis we do things differently and our approach is consultative. We partner with businesses, understand their needs, and conduct executive search with full transparency. At Naturalis we are driven by purpose and to ensure that the right people are in place to drive the agenda at leadership level.

“We are also passionate about helping smaller startup businesses to scale and grow by providing advice and helping them to secure the leaders they need to grow and flourish.”

With ambitious growth plans, the firm hopes to double in size in the next 12 months. Naturalis has also fully committed to cutting its own carbon footprint, with plans to become Future Net Zero accredited and offering its clients a Carbon Zero recruitment solution.

Alan added: “Sustainability really is at the forefront of our approach,like our sister company VIDA, and as such, delivering carbon neutral recruitment is a key part of how we will operate with clients who are already making an impact by driving a sustainable and socially responsible agenda. Given our global reach, we felt it was vital to have this in place to ensure that the impact we make is a positive one.”

Naturalis People was established in 2021 and works in partnership with Matt Burton Associates (MBA) and is part of the IGNATA Group of companies. It has also received investment from former Dragon, James Caan.

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