Leathwaite

We’re an executive search and leadership talent advisory firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim and data & insight services.
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Executive search and leadership talent advisory firm, Leathwaite, organised an innovative charity fitness “Going the Distance” challenge to get staff away from home work stations and raise money for charity. Competing against a commercial partner to cover the furthest distance in five days, running, cycling or in a distinctive way, employees went kayaking, paddle boarding and even pig walking, posting photos of their efforts and antics which helped raise £5,000 for charity Hope and Homes for Children.

Based in London, Leathwaite, has international offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Zurich. Established in 1999, the business also provides data and insight services. Its aim to “create meaningful change through exceptional people” drives the internal culture of the business.

Modelling the private sector firm's Maintain Humility and Compete Together values, senior managers lead by example when there are charity events and managing partner, Andrew Wallace, was one of the first to sign up for the reverse mentoring programme which encourages junior employees to mentor senior staff.

Initiatives to support the team during the pandemic included flexible working around commitments such as home-schooling, “move to feel better” sessions incorporating yoga and dance, and confidential one-to-one resilience coaching. Staff also have a year's free subscription to meditation app Headspace.

Staff going the extra mile during the pandemic were celebrated at a live Zoom event and sent a bottle of champagne and everyone was sent a hamper to thank them for working together and contributing to getting Leathwaite through the year.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

98% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

To support parents during the lockdown Leathwaite held a fort building contest and a virtual story time with managing partner, Andrew Wallace, taking part to read his favourite story to the children. It also organised children's yoga sessions through an external provider.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

Every six months every employee is encouraged to have six coffee meetings with six other employees to create bonds and social engagement under the “6 in 6” initiative, which is currently being run virtually. There are also weekly online socials for staff to get together for a chat.

Wellbeing

51% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Leathwaite provided virtual gym memberships so staff could subscribe to online fitness programmes, personal training and wellbeing apps, through their “gym allowance” of up to £50 per month. There are also weekly virtual socials for each team to meet and have a chat.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1999
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
37% : 63%
Male : Female employee ratio
76%
Employees earning £35k+
29%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“On behalf of everyone at Leathwaite, we are delighted to have been recognised once again by Best Companies as being one of the leading workplaces in the UK. In light of the events of the past year and the pressure this has placed upon everyone, the whole team should be proud of this achievement, and we'll continue working hard to make Leathwaite a Best Place to Work for years to come.”

Andrew Wallace, Managing Partner - Leathwaite

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