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Cresco Consulting Ltd

123 Pall Mall

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7731 8144 / Mob +44 (0)7939 585 321

Welcome to Cresco Consulting - an HR consultancy with expertise throughout the Career Life Cycle

HR Consultancy – Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Team Coaching, Leadership Development, Staff Surveys - organisational and individual, Well-being

Assessment – Psychometric Analysis of candidates, Referencing, Graduate Recruitment and Assessment

Recruitment – Finding the right person, with the right skills, abilities and attitude, in a timely manner for your organisation


HR Consultancy

Executive Coaching - Cresco partners with individual clients in a challenging but supportive process which inspires them to excel. It gives the opportunity to develop the skills and focus needed to achieve both personal and organisational goals.

Career Coaching – Using the Review Reflect Refocus process as a bespoke tool coupled with appropriate psychometrics, Cresco works with individuals in transition to establish an understanding of their story, values, strengths and aspirations, with the aim of creating the future the client imagines.

Team Coaching – Cresco works with teams on developing interventions that positively affect the team’s goals and its ability to carry them out. This is conducted in a generative manner, creating a dynamic where relationships develop and change happens.

Leadership Development – Cresco designs and facilitates bespoke interventions to achieve increased insight and appreciation of strengths, differences and preferences within a team, and develops strategies that will affect change and improve results. Cresco has experience of working with teams across various industries including professional services, FMCG, PR agencies, public sector and NFP organisations.

Staff Surveys – 360 appraisals, employee engagement, staff well-being. Cresco works with clients using a variety of tools to achieve analysis of the current state and action plans for future working.

Well-being – Individual and organisational resilience are recognised as key competencies in today’s business environment. Cresco aims to help its clients become proactive by giving them the confidence, tools, techniques and resources to meet the challenges of work and life.

Recent clients are: Macmillan Cancer Support, New Entrepreneurs Foundation, Siren PR, Homes for Haringey, Enfield Council, NHS, National Autistic Society, Affinity Trust, Advocacy Partners, Munro & Forster

Cresco is an Institute of Leadership Management Recognised Provider of leadership programmes.

Cresco’s strengths lie in developing programmes that will address your particular needs.


Psychometric Analysis

Analysis of the effectiveness of current approaches in interviewing shows that traditional biographically based interviews achieve 15% chance of selecting the right candidate. Cresco uses a tailored mix of the following tools in the analysis of candidates’ suitability for a particular role within your organisation.

Competency based interviewing

Biographically based interviewing

Ability tests 

Personality questionnaires 

The recruiting organisation receives a comprehensive report detailing the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses and the risk of appointment that they represent. Research shows that this method of assessment achieves much greater success in selecting the right candidate.


Referencing is an essential part of ascertaining how a candidate performed in the past and what enabled them to succeed or caused them to fail. Cresco ensures that a comprehensive reference procedure is followed in order to add this information into the recruitment decision. We check employment, character and personal references.

Graduate Recruitment and Assessment

Cresco works with organisations in the development of their recruitment processes for graduate attraction, assessment and recruitment.

Competency based interviewing and strength based interviewing
Biographically based interviewing

Ability tests, business exercises and role play 

Personality questionnaires and values exercises 

Recent clients include: SKAGEN Funds, Allsop, New Entrepreneurs Foundation, Affinity Trust, Career Plan, Forrester Partners, Munro & Forster

Further information on some psychometric tools

MBTI- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

FIRO-B - Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation Behaviour

16PF - 16 Personality Factors

IPI  Innovation Potential Indicator

TEIQue  Trait Emotional Intelligence

Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal


Cresco is the consultancy of choice for your executive recruitment needs. Recruiting senior professionals across all industry sectors, with particular expertise in HR, Communications, Retail and Marketing

HR Operations and Global Mobility
Talent Management and Resourcing

Organisational Development
Reward, Compensation and Benefits

Learning and Development

Communications - external and internal, Employee Engagement and PR
Marketing and Retail

Recent clients include: Value Retail, Thomson Reuters, TMF International, Crown Estate, Cancer Research, Financial Times, Cable & Wireless, Trader Media, Hearst Magazines

Cresco partners with organisations looking to recruit ahead of the curve in a cost effective, timely and efficient manner.




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