Fircroft has strengthened its human resources team with the appointment of Nicola Ferraby as head of HR operations. The company say this vital role supports their vision in providing best in class workforce solutions to the global technical engineering industries.
An experienced and knowledgeable professional, Nicola adds a breadth of multi-national experience gained across the retail, business services, wholesale, recruitment and engineering sectors. Over the past 16 months, Nicola has headed up HR operations for Marks & Spencer, streamlining processes and running the operation. Prior to that, Nicola gained international experience working for a number of companies including Boots, GE, Atkins Global, Yodel, and heading up HR Shared Services for Makro with a European remit for the Metro Group. More recently, Nicola was International head of recruitment at StepStone.
A Fellow of the CIPD, Nicola will work with Fircroft’s HR team to shape and deliver the HR strategy; sharing HR best practice, partnering with business stakeholders and supporting the organisation to become an employer of choice.
On the new appointment, Leonie Williams, Fircroft’s HR board director said: “Nicola’s experience, specifically within the international recruitment markets will help strengthen our position as a world-class provider of global workforce solutions. This role is vital as we drive to become an employer of choice and I am delighted to welcome Nicola to my team and the business.”
Nicola commented, “It’s an exciting time to be joining such a great business. Fircroft has strong values and an incredible heritage and I’m really looking forward to helping the business to develop and grow.”