How to attract and retain impactful leadership talent

As part of our 2022 Workforce Planning Campaign, the Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Chamber Committee is holding a series of events to support employers in the recruitment and retention of employees.

For the fourth event in this series: ‘How to attract and retain impactful leadership talent for your business’ we are delighted to be joined by Toby Young and Andrew Moore, co-owners and managing partners of international executive search and recruitment firm, Bailey Fisher.

Today’s business environment is global and interconnected, making leadership more complex than ever. Attracting outstanding leadership talent is essential for any business to expand, scale and ultimately succeed – but there is a premium on talent for today’s business environment which prioritizes agility, emotional intelligence, diversity, cultural acumen and comfort with uncertainty.

With over 20 years’ experience each in executive search and recruitment, Toby and Andrew will be guiding us through the challenges of hiring and retaining the most impactful talent to lead your business and will lead discussion on the value diverse leadership plays in driving innovation and business results.

This session will be hosted by Faye Holland, Cambridge & South Cambs Chamber Committee.

We are grateful for the support for Madingley Hall for supporting this event.


10am:               Arrival & Networking

10.30am:         Briefing with Q&A

11.30am:          Session ends. 1:1 queries and networking

12:00pm          Event ends

About Bailey Fisher

Founded in 1998, Bailey Fisher is an independent international recruiting and executive search firm building boards, C-suite and leadership teams for growth technology and life sciences businesses, and specializing in technology, digital media, clean-tech, semiconductors, engineering, manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare.

About Toby Young, Co-Owner & Managing Partner, Bailey Fisher

Toby is a co-owner of Bailey Fisher with over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He’s responsible for board and C-suite searches across the technology sector, with a particular focus on Deep Tech.

Toby has significant expertise across dynamic businesses at every stage of growth, from innovative start ups to publicly listed companies. He specialises in working with later stage investor backed businesses, as they hire leadership talent to scale and prepare for exit. During 10 years at Bailey Fisher, Toby has hired boards and management teams for some of Cambridge and the UK’s most ambitious technology companies, placing key individuals who’ve had a fundamental impact on business success.  Toby has first-hand experience of the challenges faced by fast growth business, having spent 2 years in a commercial leadership role with an AI start up during international expansion.

He takes an advisory approach to executive search, taking the time to fully understand his clients’ business goals so that he can find the leadership teams they need to achieve them.  He advises executives on succession planning; and works closely with investors to identify investment opportunities.

About Andrew Moore, Co-Owner & Managing Partner, Bailey Fisher

Andrew is a co-owner of Bailey Fisher and leads the business with Toby Young. He focuses on the senior talent needs of ambitious technology and life sciences businesses, from venture backed start ups to mature, publicly listed businesses.  Andrew has significant expertise, having spent over 20 years hiring boards and leadership teams for growth businesses across the UK.  He hires across the C-suite and board, focusing on Chair/NXD, CFO and CEO searches.

Andrew joined Bailey Fisher in 2011 and took over leadership of the business following an MBO in 2018.  Over the past decade, he’s supported the growth of some of Cambridge and the UK’s most successful technology and life science businesses. He’s made key leadership hires for companies that have subsequently raised significant funding, exited to multi-nationals or received £1bn+ valuation.   Andrew understands the challenges involved in growing and scaling a business, and the different leadership needs at each stage.  He takes an advisory approach, working closely with his clients to ensure that he understands their vision and ambition, and the specific details of each search.

Andrew hosts our CFO, Chair and Private Markets Dinners, bringing together business leaders for dinner and discussion.  Prior to Bailey Fisher, Andrew spent 10 years in finance recruitment.

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