Elevation Recruitment Group appoints first female board directors

Elevation Recruitment Group has announced the appointment of two experienced business leaders to its board of directors and they are both women, meaning that 40% of the Group Board of Directors are now made up by female appointments.

Joanna Dobson joins Elevation following a highly successful career at several of Yorkshire’s most prestigious organisations including Stoma, Interserve, and Tribal.  Joanna brings a wealth of board level management experience across a wide variety of functions including finance, IT, marketing, facilities, administration, compliance and HR. With a particular focus on creating opportunities for growth and expansion within SME’s, Joanna has built an enviable reputation as an outstanding business leader.   As Commercial Director at Elevation, Joanna will work closely with Founder and CEO Greg Parkinson to maximise business growth across the group, as well as taking full responsibility for the Marketing, HR, Compliance, Administration, IT and Finance departments.

 ‘Joanna is an outstanding businesswoman with a proven track record of driving commercial growth in many high-profile SME’s, and I am delighted that she will be joining the board at Elevation,’ explains Greg.  ‘The recruitment of a specialist of Joanna’s calibre is a sign of our commitment to invest in and grow the business and Joanna will play a pivotal role in maximising opportunities across the whole organisation.’

‘I am excited to join the team at Elevation and deploy my skills to help the business continue its formidable growth story,’ says Joanna. ‘The business has a fantastic team of talented consultants and the job of my teams is to support them to offer the best service to our clients.  Having been a board level Director in PLC, owner managed, and PE backed businesses across a number of sectors I hope I can relate to the challenges local businesses are facing and help our teams to develop the right recruitment solutions for our clients.’

Joanna follows Emma Noble, who has also recently joined Elevation’s Group Board following a very successful period as the Group’s Operations Director which has resulted in a record breaking 12 months for the  organisation. Emma joins the board with over 20+ years specialist recruitment experience that includes previous appoints as Managing Director and Non-Executive Director level and Partner all within specialist SME Yorkshire based recruitment businesses. Emma will now join the Group board and continue to be an integral, hands on leader operating across both South and West Yorkshire offices.

‘Emma has been a very effective and popular appointment across the whole of the group,’ explains Greg, ‘and has very quickly demonstrated her vast recruitment experience and expertise especially within a management and leadership capacity. Emma and Joanna’s appointment has certainly strengthened our Group Board considerably and I am very excited about working with them both on the on-going development of the  organisation’

‘Our core passion is about enabling our employees to reach their full potential,’  Greg continues, ‘and as over 65% of our workforce are female, I  believe that Joanna and Emma will become role models for the rest of the organisation, inspiring all our female employees to actively chase their career goals and perhaps to become future members of the board.’ 

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