Case Studies

Case Studies

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"Daryl’s excellent help with our search ensured we had a strong set of candidates with varied backgrounds. His personal touch, openness and proactivity made the process smooth and efficient… and we got a great result!"

Richrd Ayres - Non-Executive Director, Table Tennis England


“We struggled to recruit two senior positions in the business for almost a year before turning to Hartmann Mason. Kate Mason listened very carefully to our requirements, asked detailed, intelligent questions and gained an excellent understanding of our business. Her selection of candidates was impressive, and we feel very confident in our final choice of recruits. Kate’s communication with us and her advice throughout the process was first rate. Hartmann Mason turned a difficult, time-consuming challenge into a positive experience.”

Katie Macaulay, Managing Director, AB


"We have worked with Hartmann Mason for the first time and it has been a tremendous collaboration! The mandate for two Sports Director positions started at the beginning of 2020. At that time, we did not expect to have such a different year with the pandemic and all the changes that came with that. Daryl knew exactly how to adapt to best serve our needs throughout the mandate, always offering an excellent service with an unique capacity to understand our specific requirements. For both roles, the shortlisted candidates were at an excellent level and the continuous assessment very consistent. Throughout the process the follow-up was very responsive until the successful completion of both missions."

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)


"I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the Stewards of the HPA for your terrific support and guidance through our recent CEO succession management process. You provided excellent support and guidance in ensuring we structured a process which accommodated applicants from both within the sport and externally. You did an immense amount of work to interview and pre-vet candidates into the process and to ensure they were properly briefed and prepared for the interview stages in the process. We all particularly appreciated the time and effort you personally made to understand the brief and your engagement through the entire interview and decision making stages of the process. You have been an excellent advisor to have at this critical time for our sport - we feel you had a clear understanding of the style of candidate we were seeking, in terms of both soft and hard skills and encouraged us on a number of occasions to interview candidates we hadn’t immediately seen as strong contenders. So we are most appreciative of the overall support you have given us and the ultimate outcome your process has delivered."

Nick Wiles, Chairman HPA


"Thank you Kate and Daryl for your assistance in our 2 recent searches. The process and communication were perfect. We were delighted to have had such excellent candidates introduced to us and to have these individuals now leading the organisation"

Allan Heye - Independent Non-Executive Director at Basketball England


"British Canoeing has utilised executive search firm Hartmann Mason on a number of occasions to appoint key members of our Board and executive. Their reach into both the sport sector and across wider industry sectors has meant they have always given us a great choice of highly appointable candidates. The service levels and attention to detail have been first class and I am happy to recommend them."

David Joy, CEO, British Canoeing


'Hartmann Mason helped find GB Taekwondo an outstanding CEO. Daryl is an absolute pleasure to work with and sourced excellent candidates whilst working to an extremely tight deadline. His strategic guidance and input made what could have been a stressful process a pleasure and we had several appoint-able candidates after the first round of interviews. I highly recommend Hartmann Mason and look forward to working with them again in the future'

Julia Newton, Non-Executive Chair


"Hartmann Mason provided an excellent service in the BEF’s recruitment of our new Chief Executive Officer and three independent Non-Executive Directors. Working to tight deadlines, they were highly efficient and very effective in both sourcing candidates and then enabling us to land them. I would certainly use them in future."

Ed Warner. Interim Chair, British Equestrian Federation


"British Triathlon appointed Hartmann Mason to conduct the search to recruit a Commercial Non-Executive Director to our Board. We were looking for some niche skills and knowledge for this appointment in order to assist British Triathlon with an exciting new commercial strategy. I am happy to say that the quality of the candidates shortlisted was absolutely first class. The process worked extremely well and I would be very happy to recommend Daryl and the team at Hartmann Mason for further executive search requirements."

Ian Howard, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors, British Triathlon


"Hartmann Mason were extremely helpful in guiding us through the process of appointing both a new Chair and Non Executive Director. They put forward some outstanding candidates all of whom were beyond our expectations and which highlighted their depth of understanding & relevant contacts in the sports world. They were very easy to work with and always available when required. I would not hesitate to use them again."

Catherine Wilson, SID & Chair of NomCo


"Hartmann Mason guided UK Coaching in the search for a new Chair. We were keen to bring in some specific skills and experience with the appointment and I am pleased to say that we were delighted with the process and the appointment of our new chair. Throughout the process Daryl and Kate were able to show the value of their experience and in depth knowledge of the sector. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other organisations considering a search partner."

Mark Gannon, CEO, UK Coaching


"I could not have expected better service; thorough, considered and quality throughout the process. Many thanks, we look forward to welcoming the candidates to our team"

Denise Barrett-Baxendale, CEO, Everton Football Club


"Hartmann Mason provided invaluable insight and support and their overall approach added real value with the recruitment and the appointment of the Chief Executive role for London Sport. Their recruitment strategy and candidate knowledge across the sports and leisure sector and wider commercial sectors resulted in an extremely competitive process and a short list of several outstanding candidates. Daryl was extremely committed, thorough and professional throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending Hartmann Mason for the recruitment of similar senior positions."

Richard Barker, Vice Chair, London Sport


"Sportscoach UK worked with Hartmann Mason in the recruitment of a new Chair. They accurately assessed the needs of the organisation and delivered an impressive candidate shortlist, including strong candidates both from within sport and from outside of sport. They then guided us through the successful hiring of the right candidate. We were delighted with the service and the result."

Mark Taylor - Non Executive Director at Sportscoach UK


"We were really impressed by the calibre of candidates presented by Hartmann Mason in our search for a new Chairman. Daryl was a pleasure to work with and ensured the process was very professional."

Sara Sutcliffe, Non-Executive Director, GB Taekwondo


"Hartmann Mason were highly professional and a pleasure to work with in the recruitment and appointment of our key role of Commercial Director for London Sport. Their strong process and candidate knowledge in both sport and broader commercial sectors proved invaluable, presenting us with a shortlist of five extremely high calibre candidates. All five candidates were a great fit and appointable for the role. This is not something that I have experienced from a recruiter or search organisation before.

I found Daryl and Kate extremely thorough and I would definitely recommend Hartmann Mason for the recruitment of senior roles in sport."

Peter Fitzboydon, CEO. London Sport


"On behalf of the National Ice Skating Association of UK, I would like to express our thanks to Hartmann Mason for the diligence and sensitive handling of the identification and recruitment of Non-Executive Directors for our board."

Chief Executive, NISA