September News Round-up

Posted on September 20, 2017

News Round-Up

The Curve Group are attending The SME 2017 Exhibition and Conference on the 3rd and 4th October 2017 at the NEC Birmingham.

SME2017 Exhibition and Conference is primarily for senior decision makers in a SME or small business. The schedule over the two days will be packed with industry insight and practical hands-on guides on what to do to get your business to the next level and beyond.

Keren Walsh from The Curve Group will be speaking on the subject of HR Outsourcing: Does your People Strategy Match your Business Ambitions?

Keren will discuss how to develop your HR and People strategy to ensure that your business has the talent in place to realise your future business ambitions.

Keren’s presentation will be at 2.00pm on Wednesday 4th October.

To receive free tickets for SME2017 and to see Keren Walsh’s Presentation, click here

Visit us on Stand D10 to discuss your Recruitment and HR Outsource requirements.


Curve News!

Announcing two new Exclusive HR Outsource Deals with Bloom Procurement Services and Butterfly Twists

Both exclusive deals with The Curve Group feature an embedded HR team who will look after all aspects of HR and the employee lifecycle from defining the people strategy to recruitment and selection; on-boarding; learning and development; engagement; reward and organisational design.

Bloom Procurement Services

Bloom specialises in bringing together a community of buyers and suppliers to help the public sector buy and manage professional services better, via a single supplier solution. Their truly transparent and neutral approach focuses on outcomes and since 2012, has transformed professional services procurement and improved the choice available to buyers and contracting authorities of all sizes.  Suppliers, the majority of which are SMEs, benefit from access to public sector opportunities in an efficient and cost effective way.

Adam Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Bloom comments, “We are excited to partner with The Curve Group and are looking forward to realising the huge benefits of having access to their broad range of expertise across the entire Human Resources field.  This partnership will ensure we have the correct people strategy to meet and anticipate our clients’ needs to help us deliver the best service we can.  For us, it’s all about outcomes and the support from Curve Group further supports this.

The Curve Team have already demonstrated their ability to quickly scale up to meet peaks in workflow in addition to the ‘high-touch’ partnership approach that they take to service delivery”.

Jeanette Ramsden, Co-Owner, The Curve Group comments, “We are delighted to be working with Bloom. Their innovative and forward-thinking nature and focus on outcomes is absolutely aligned with our own company culture and we are very much looking forward to supporting them with their continued growth across the UK”.

For full press release

Butterfly Twists

Butterfly Twists, Founded in 2007 is a British women’s footwear brand loved by millions of women across the world who want the most out of life. The team innovates through design and construction, creating shoes that combine that bit of fabulousness every woman wants with the freedom to seize every opportunity. With major fashion and footwear Group Pentland as an investor, Butterfly Twists are growing at pace on the Global stage

Fae Reid, Finance Director, Butterfly Twists comments, “We are now growing at such a pace that it was time to invest in our people function to ensure we have the talent and support available to achieve our medium to long-term goals. The Curve Group are a great cultural fit with our business and their passion for our brand, as well as our people is clear.”

Lyndsey Simpson, CEO, The Curve Group comments, “We are delighted to be working with Butterfly Twists. It is a brand that I am a personal customer of and one that I believe has huge growth potential. Our HR team are excited about supporting them on this next phase of their journey from start-up to scale-up.”

For full press release


Lyndsey Simpson – CEO of The Curve Group, has made a double radio appearance this morning, speaking to BBC Radio 5Live’s ‘Wake Up to Money’ programme and BBC Radio Oxford Breakfast Show.

Lyndsey Simpson – CEO of The Curve Group, has made a double radio appearance this morning, firstly speaking to Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper on BBC Radio 5Live’s ‘Wake Up to Money’ programme, shortly followed by an appearance on BBC Radio Oxford Breakfast Show with David Prever, to discuss the workforce management and planning issues that are behind Ryan Air having to cancel flights for 400,000 passengers. Ryan Air’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, announced yesterday at a press conference that between 40-50 flights per day would be cancelled for the next 6 weeks as a result of a ‘backlog of annual leave’ amongst its pilot employee base, costing the airline about €25m (£22m) in compensation payouts and other costs. One of the main causes of this huge disruption to operations is due to a shift of the annual leave year from April – March to January – December from the start of 2018, a move that was forced by the Irish Aviation Authority and announced last year. Other factors that have allegedly contributed to the operational disruption and ultimate decision to cancel the 2,000 flights include industrial action by French air traffic control staff and poor weather conditions. During her radio interviews this morning, Lyndsey commented on how Ryan Air could have used some standard workforce management techniques to ensure that annual leave was being taken evenly throughout the year to avoid such a backlog occurring at the end of the year, particularly given the advance warning from the Irish Aviation Authority to the change in annual leave year. Lyndsey also commented on action that Ryan Air could have taken to bolster the core employed pilot talent pool with flexible self-employed resource that could be called upon at short notice to provide the roster cover required.

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