Executive Summary

After we were recommended to ABI by another client we arranged a meeting with Mel Copper the company CEO. As part of that meeting we established that the ethics and level of professionalism we offered matched that of ABI and agreed a working partnership. Shortly after our initial meeting we were approached by Mel Copper, when changes in the business meant ABI required our help in sourcing a new Head of Supply Chain.

About ABI

For over four decades, ABI have been building exceptional quality hand-crafted holiday homes that generations of British Holiday Makers have enjoyed as their home away from home. They have used their knowledge and expertise to develop their technology, year after year and create highly sort after holiday homes which offer years of enjoyment. The key to achieving this has been the dedication and imagination of a highly skilled team. Mel and his team believe it’s the little things that matter and that isn’t just about the products they make but it’s a philosophy echoed throughout the business.


This role offered a real challenge, not only the changing scope of the role but we had to find someone who could will the boots of an exceptional manager.

How We Helped

How We Helped

The first step was for us to meet with the recruiting manager and understand the role, it’s challenges and importantly the culture of the business. Once we had taken a full assignment brief we put together our recruitment plan and set some time frames.

In this particular case it was important that the successful candidate lived locally so we began to map out the market locally and regionally and establish who we felt might have the right skill set.

Through targeted approaches and inactive candidate searches we were able to deliver a strong shortlist of candidates within our discussed timeframe.


The Results

After several interviews with senior members of the ABI team they were able to narrow it down to 2 candidates, both of which were considered high calibre.