Agenda Screening Services are expanding their team as they look to continued growth and the development of longer term 2020 strategies. The steps they are taking are designed to manage succession and ensure that the company has the right structure and capabilities to support their long-term ambitions.
Central to the way forward, the company has taken on 10 more people this year and are moving existing staff to new positions. Norman Mortell has become Agenda’s new managing director, succeeding Paul Sanders (owner of Agenda) who will still be closely involved in the business and takes on the role of Chairman.
“It is a time of great change but also a very exciting time, my commitments as MD are to uphold the family values and the culture of Agenda – being a Great Place to Work,” said Mortell. “I am also dedicated to continued growth, I will focus on our plans to 2020 and beyond, I am confident that the new people joining us bring a range of skills and attributes that will help us all provide even better services to our clients.
“Finally, growth means opportunity, I will continue to support opportunities for personal and career development for all of our staff so that those with passion, enthusiasm and dedication can be the future of Agenda.”
Elsewhere in the business, Tim McGuire has been promoted to a bigger and more challenging joint operational and business development director role. He will be supported by Toby Sanders who takes on a new associate director position. Gary Parkin is the company’s new finance director while Carl Butler brings a wealth of experience to a new director of screening services position, enabling Chris Withers to concentrate on a focused head of IT and compliance role (cyber and information security).
“Norman has been instrumental in the growth and development of Agenda over the last 16 years, he deserves this opportunity and we have every faith that his leadership will see Agenda being successful to 2020 and beyond,” said Paul Sanders. “With our current team, new structure and with the addition of our new recruits we have built a fantastic team. I am confident that we will continue to deliver year on year growth and actively support the pre-employment screening sector for many years to come.”
Norman is a founding and board member of the Humber Business Resilience Forum (HBRF), he is a member of ASIS, a board member of the European Chapter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is on the board of the East Yorkshire Institute of Directors.