Tom Morgan-Harris and Charlie Green at tml Partners have recently partnered with Ocado, to support the development of their new investor relations and inhouse corporate communications function.
Now a firm member of the FTSE100, Ocado is best known as the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer but it is actually their know-how and technology which is at the core of their rapidly growing business. To build their pioneering online shopping and fulfilment business model they have designed their own proprietary tech solutions from scratch. Their most advanced Ocado smart fulfilment centres have over 1,000 robots operating a smart picking system on a grid the size of football pitch.
The business is now partnering with some of the world’s largest retailers, to use Ocado’s proprietary smart technology and infrastructure solutions to power their online retail businesses. These partnerships include France’s Casino Group and US supermarket giant Kroger Group. In the UK, Ocado have recently confirmed a deal with Marks & Spencer which will give the High Street retailer a home delivery service for the first time.
Tom and Charlie partnered with David Shriver, Ocado’s Group Director of Communications, to appoint their first inhouse investor relations lead and support the development of a truly holistic and connected corporate communications function.
“A crucial step for us in building a world-class communications team at Ocado was the hiring of an ambitious and talented Investor Relations Manager. I am happy to say that Tom Morgan-Harris and Charlie Green did a fantastic job for us. We were presented with a strong shortlist that matched our cultural as well as technical requirements, and Charlie & Tom managed the end-to-end process to ensure we secured our ideal candidate. I really enjoyed working with Tom and Charlie and would highly recommend them”.
David Shriver, Group Communications Director
Chandler Benet joins Ocado as the Investor Relations Lead. Headhunted as a rising star in the investor relations industry, Chandler was formally a member of Virgin Money’s IR practice and holds an impressive background with Barclays and Goldman Sachs
“Professionalism at its best! My experience with Tml (specifically Charlie Green) was exemplary. After reaching out about the role in question, after our first meeting to discuss exactly what I wanted for my next steps, I knew that Charlie was taking great care to really find a match (on both sides!) both in experience and culture. This was incredibly refreshing. As a result, the interview process proved enjoyable. Again, this included regular feedback and check ins after each stage. I was never in the dark. And I cannot wait to start my new role! Thank you so much. Highly recommend.”
Chandler Benet, IR Lead, Ocado
tml Partners is an international executive recruitment firm specialising in senior appointments across investor relations, corporate communications and corporate affairs. Charlie Green and Tom Morgan-Harris are currently partnering with leading brands across the FTSE and AIM listed markets to support the development of in-house investor relations expertise.
For more information please visit www.tmlpartners.com