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A successful strategic partnership for Retail and Manufacturing Bakers Cooplands

Oct 8, 2023 | Case Studies

A partnership dream team, we are helping a growing and ambitious business to form a new talent and resourcing strategy and fill leadership roles.

Cooplands, originating from a small pork butcher and pie shop in Scarborough now have over 170 shops and 12 cafés all over Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East.

Presently, employing over 1,600 people and are the second-largest bakery chain in the UK.

Cooplands were honoured to be Finalists for the Craft Bakery Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards 2020. Showing that even despite the size of the company and the scale of products being produced, they still champion craft and traditional bakery methods.

Not only do Cooplands innovate to meet the evolving tastes and needs of all consumers – they are also innovative in their recruitment!

Talentheads have been supporting Cooplands for the last 9 months as their strategic recruitment partner.

We have spent time with Cooplands implementing a new talent and resourcing strategy, supporting the growth of the business.

Working alongside their internal team with the recruitment of leadership roles, enabling the team to develop effective plans ensuring the recruitment of the right team.

Due to the rapid growth and high volume of roles Cooplands are recruiting we also developed and implemented an ATS system, allowing the internal recruitment team to manage the recruitment process. An ATS system supports the recruitment team as well as the candidate –offering a better experience and recruitment journey with Cooplands.

We challenged Cooplands to analyse their business processes in several areas to ensure that they achieved the right outcomes to support the company’s future growth strategy.

The partnership delivers for Cooplands; we bring our expertise in supporting an ambitious business in their growth journey.

What our clients say

“Talentheads are a brilliant consultancy to work with, and have integrated into your business – they have positive, can-do attitudes, a passion for making a difference. I would highly recommend Talentheads to any business looking to make a difference to the colleague journey.”

Lynne Fawcus, People Director, Cooplands

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