Industrial and business services

The services industry continues to grow, answering a commercial need for businesses to outsource non-core activities for reasons of lower cost, operational efficiency and rising service levels/service specialisation. More challenging economic conditions and rising customer needs and expectations require leaders who can navigate complexity and disruption to deliver cost-effective services, without sacrificing excellence, at every level.  

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  • Richard Marshall

    Richard Marshall

    Senior Consultant

    Richard Marshall
    Richard Marshall
    +44 (0)20 7220 0260
    London

    Richard leads the Business Services Practice and is a member of the Industrial and Services, and Education practices. He has particular expertise in advising clients in education, professional services, BPO and specialty distribution. Prior to joining Blackwood, Richard worked at a specialist recruitment company focusing on placing strategy consultants into FTSE 100 corporate strategy functions. He read Geography with International Relations at Plymouth University.

  • Chris Unwin

    Chris Unwin

    Senior Consultant

    Chris Unwin
    Chris Unwin
    +44 (0)161 241 3305
    Manchester

    Chris heads Blackwood’s Manchester Office. He is also a member of the Financial Officers and Board practices. He is responsible for the firm’s activities in the North and Midlands, advising businesses on board level succession, management changes and leadership effectiveness. He read French and German at Oxford University.