Consult Search & Selection

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Consult Search & Selection's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Consult Search & Selection is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles

CEO Michelle Lally
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Based in Sheffield, Consult Search & Selection are a
consultancy for the biotech and healthcare industries.
Their vision is to be recognised as the leading independent
recruitment consultancy in their markets. Having won second and
third-fastest-growing business in Yorkshire for two consecutive
years, they believe it is possible to maintain client-centric
relationships while still scaling for growth. In speaking to
Parliamentary Review
, CEO Michelle Lally provides more detailed
insights into Consult Search & Selection’s way of doing things.
At Consult Search & Selection, we deliver trusted and valuable advice to some of
the world’s leading brands and executives in the healthcare and biotech industries.
The aim of our consultants is to match talent to the opportunities offered by the
companies we work with – and to do so in such a way that we meet their needs
down to the last detail.
This commitment is expressed through our purpose: “enabling ambition:
supporting extraordinary businesses”. From junior level to CEO and everything in
between, we are experts in providing tailored recruitmentsolutions.
People rather than targets at our core
A crucial component of our success is knowing what is important to our service
users, in terms of job satisfaction, personal development and quality of life generally.
These are all areas in which we can provide value and meaningfulassistance.
»CEO: Michelle Lally
»Founded in 2003
»Based in Sheffield
»Services: Recruitment
»No. of employees: 27
Consult Search &
Highlighting best practice
To be the best and to work towards
our vision, it is necessary first and
foremost to have the right talent in
our business and to ensure our team
are targeted not only in the traditional
way of sales targets but also in how
they measure up against our customer-
centric values:
»Going the extra mile
In essence, we don’t just have values to
pay lip service to – if you don’t put our
client at the heart of what you do, you
won’t be a success in our business!
Our team are genuinely passionate
about delivering the right outcome for
both the client and the candidate.
Hiring the right talent is critical to our
clients’ success, and getting the right
job can be life-changing – it’s therefore
important that we have an in-depth
understanding of our service users and
that we keep their needs at the heart
of what we do.
As a company, we have wide-ranging
experience across the healthcare space.
We have worked with companies from
all over the world – from small, high-
growth entities to global corporations.
As far as our areas of expertise are
concerned, our clients often choose
us exclusively to represent them –
increasingly across global markets
and not just in our founding base of
Our ability to provide access to talent
at critical times is one of our standout
What’s going on in the wider
As a company, we do not have a firm
stance on the exact form a withdrawal
from the EU should take; all we ask for
is a clear vision of the future so that
we can plan accordingly.
The lack of political certainty we have
been confronted with for years is
not good for any business or for our
country as a potential place to invest.
As an industry, we sit at the
intersection of various sectors, so we
are particularly affected by changes in
economic behaviour.
On a somewhat related note, we think
that it will be the north of England –
places like Sheffield – that bear the
greatest burden.
It’s therefore imperative that politicians
support and encourage investment
in the north, particularly for smaller
Our charity walk across
the Yorkshire Three
If you don’t
put our client
at the heart of
what you do,
you won’t be
a success in
our business
Maintaining the edge
Overall, we are an inherently optimistic
company with high hopes for
We may not be able to control what
happens outside of Consult Search &
Selection, but we can control what
happens within our walls.
Our competitive edge and genuine
passion will see us through hard
times, as this is ultimately what brings
success to us and to those with whom
We really believe in investing in young
talent to keep our approach fresh and
to bring new ideas.
They have added real value to our
company, and we look forward to
partnering with other organisations.
We have also just appointed a
commercial marketing role whose sole
focus is to maintain our customer-
centric values and help us get better
at understanding and improving the
customer journey so we can be the
best we can be.
Additionally, we are looking to
expand our company to around 40
people by the end of next year, and,
in short, we will move forward by
reaffirming our company values and
adding yet more energy to our already
Our ability to
provide access
to talent at
critical times is
one of our
Our charity walk across
the Yorkshire Three

This article was sponsored by Consult Search & Selection. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Michael Gove.

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Michael Gove

This year's Parliamentary Review comes at a momentous time for parliament, as we collectively determine the destiny of the United Kingdom. 

On October 31, the UK will leave the European Union. The successful implementation of this process is this government's number-one priority.

Three years after a historic referendum vote, we will deliver on the decisive mandate from the British people. Trust in our democracy depends on it. Until that final hour, we will work determinedly and diligently to negotiate a deal, one that abolishes the backstop and upholds the warm and close relationship we share with our friends, allies and neighbours in the EU. But in the event that the EU refuses to meet us at the table, we must be prepared to leave without a deal.

As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, it is my job to lead on this government's approach, should that scenario happen. Preparing for Brexit is my department's driving mission. But while I am leading this turbocharged effort, the whole of government is committed to this endeavour.

Ministers across Whitehall are working together to ensure that every possibility is considered, every plan is scrutinised and every provision is made. A daily drumbeat of meetings means that we are holding departments accountable, so that preparations are completed on time.

The chancellor has confirmed that all necessary funding will be made available. And we have mobilised thecivil service, assigning 15,000 of our most talented civil servants to manage our exit from the EU.

We will make sure that on November 1, there is as little disruption to national life as possible. Our trade relationships will continue to thrive, thanks to agreements with countries around the world worth £70 billion. Our country will remain secure, thanks to nearly 1,000 new officers posted at our borders. And the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us can remain confident, with absolute certainty, of their right to remain in the UK.

Above all, our goal is to be transparent. Soon, we will launch a public information campaign so that citizens, communities and businesses are ready and reassured about what will happen in the event of “no deal”.

In my first few weeks in this role, I have travelled to ports and tarmacs, borders and bridges, all across the UK –from the seaside of Dover to the rolling green hills of County Armagh. I have heard from business owners and border officials, farmers and hauliers. They are ready to put an end to uncertainty. And they are ready to embrace the opportunities ahead.

Our departure from the EU will be a once in a lifetime chance to chart a new course for the United Kingdom. Preparing for that new course will be a herculean effort. But this country has made astounding efforts before. We can do it again.
Rt Hon Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster