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“Esther Crew is a great asset to our firm, Tenzing PE, in supporting us with diversity and inclusion and in leading our People and Culture agenda. Her deep expertise is instrumental in the development and embedding of our diversity and inclusion strategy that will help us to build a world-class talent team that is diverse, agile, innovative, and consistent as we continue to grow and Esther’s contribution to our B-Corp agenda has been invaluable. As you would expect from a leading CHRO, Esther demonstrates exceptional personal values in the way she works and we are grateful for Esther’s contributions. We highly recommend her and her team at Performance and Engagement to any Private Equity firm, or indeed, any other organisation looking to innovate and transform their people, culture and D&I practices.”

Guy Gillon
Founder and CEO
Tenzing PE

“Esther Crew at Performance and Engagement joined us at Domino’s Pizza Group for a few months during an exciting period of change and business growth.

Esther delivered a remit looking at our International HR model and providing initial insight and proposals of what foundations we needed to put in place in these newly acquired businesses. Her remit included developing HR strategy, organisational design and TUPE.

Esther is a unique individual who comes with a confident personable style combined with a pragmatic approach to HR, what is needed in a commercial, fast paced, agile and energetic business where you need to hit the ground running.

I would fully recommend Esther if you are undertaking significant business changes and require external HR support as she will deliver on commitments.”

Nadine Wyncoll
People Director

“Esther worked with us to deeply understand our current I&D environment by conducting a number of workshops across all levels of our organisation and a number of key one to one interviews.

This process was extremely valuable to us as we were in a bit of an unknown place with regard to I&D in our own organisation. We thought we knew, but we really didn’t.

When you are interacting with everyone from the manufacturing shop floor to PhDs in the Innovation function, and to the Exec, you need someone who is calm, approachable, creates a trusted environment, understands the subject well, and can gently but firmly challenge both conscious and unconscious thinking in a way that has people walking away contemplating rather than just reacting.

Esther was exactly that person for us. We are left with a company that feels positively about the opportunities that a more inclusive environment can bring, and that is definitely partly due to Esther’s influence.”

Victoria Matthews
Executive Director, HR & Communications
Element Six

“Esther and her team provided a full range of HR services. From day to day operational support, to industrial relations expertise, to HR strategy and executive development programmes.

Esther brings a genuine, authentic quality to everything she delivers. She has great insight and intuition coupled with a involving and engaging style supported by solid experience and refreshing pragmatism. Esther is able to deliver change in a large and complex organisation, and importantly bring others with her in the process. Esther has the employee experience at her heart and makes sure that engagement is never lost in the organisation.”

Neal Austin
Group Logistics and Supply Chain Director
Morrisons PLC

“Esther at Performance and Engagement is a highly knowledgeable and commercially savvy HR consultant.  She recognises the importance of evidence-based practice, yet combines this the drive and pace that’s required in a commercial environment.  She has a broad experience across a range of sectors and areas of HR.  She provides a refreshing ‘no-nonsense’ approach, whilst also being a pleasure to work with!”

Dr Zara Whysall
Associate Professor
Nottingham Business School

“Esther Crew at Performance and Engagement supported a key piece of work in establishing succession plans for the leadership teams across NWF Group. She worked effectively and sensitively with a key issue for all senior leaders in the Group and pulled together a clear and easy to communicate plan which has been very well received and is a template for future work in this area.”

Richard Whiting
Chief Executive
NWF Group plc

“I have worked with Esther at Performance and Engagement for a number of years and would not hesitate to recommend them to my clients. Most recently we worked together to support a large public sector organisation to prepare for major cultural and strategic change whilst navigating its deep-rooted and conflict-ridden trade union issues.

If you are in need of strategic HR and industrial relations consulting, I would highly recommend Esther and her team to help you to transform your business.”

Paul Stokey
Head of Employment
Shoosmiths LLP

“As a senior finance professional, I was daunted at the prospect of being executive sponsor at the outset of our Group-wide ED&I initiative and had no idea where to start! Engaging Esther was the best first step I could have taken. She has extensive hands-on experience that she is able to communicate and share with all levels in the organisation, lots of practical advice, a real passion and drive, and a genuine desire to be part of the ED&I journey with her clients. Highly recommend.”

Heather Green
Chief Financial Officer

“We have worked with Esther at Performance & Engagement on a number of key, complex organizational change projects. Esther was able to understand our business and our people, and established good relationships to help steer us in the right direction towards appropriate solutions.

Esther is logical and pragmatic with great interpersonal skills that set her apart as a trusted advisor/consultant.”

Yvonne Sanderson
HR Director
Appleyard Lees

“This was the first time MPLC had decided to invest in Inclusion and Diversity as part of our strategy. We knew that we needed someone to help us on this journey and I’m delighted we had Esther on our team. From scoping the project plan, through to delivering surveys, multi-jurisdiction focus groups, one to one interviews and thoughtful analysis of our results, Esther has delivered what she said she would, on time.

I’ve appreciated having Esther as a sounding board for my questions and reflections as we’ve been working through the process. She is deeply immersed in her subject while also being able to distil observations and insights down into clear, real-world scenarios and examples. Esther and her team have been a catalyst for our efforts to make MPLC a more diverse, tolerant and inclusive organisation.”

Rory Shedden

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