Kate is BlessingWhite's Senior Business Development Director working across BlessingWhite’s European region. Kate is passionate about creating high-performance organisations and thriving workplaces.
Her responsibilities are centered on developing client relationships, working with senior teams and the wider employee populations to implement and sustain high performance cultures. This includes organisational values, leadership, coaching, employee engagement and development initiatives.
Prior to joining BlessingWhite Kate built a successful career in Management Consultancy, specialising in the Private Equity, Chemical, Oil and Gas industry, her clients included BP, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Carlyle Group and TPG. Before this Kate worked for The HR Forum at Richmond Events in a sales and client relationship role. In her spare time Kate enjoys competing in equestrian show jumping and 3-day eventing, squash, running and walking.
Nick is BlessingWhite's Senior Consultant for Europe. He brings over 25 years of leadership and change management experience to the European region.
James Graduated from Keele University in 1997 with a joint honors degree, he has developed his career in a sales environment. Initially in the FMCG sector working for Imperial Tobacco, during his 5 year career here spent time in a variety of sales roles but developed into management and the training division completing his CIPD Certificate in Training Practice in 2002. In 2003 he changed direction slightly by moving into recruitment and had 9 successful years working for 2 of the world's leading recruitment business in a management capacity. Over this 9 year period recruited in the sales sector and then latterly recruiting HR professionals from HR Manager through to Director level encompassing all specialist areas. These 9 years recruitment experience covered a variety of sectors from financial services to FMCG and public sector creating a strong commercial knowledge.
Katie Cooke joined BlessingWhite in 2007 as Business Support Manager. Katie provides both administrative excellence and project management expertise for client implementations. Prior to joining BlessingWhite Katie held client facing positions at companies that include Sara Lee, McGraw-Hill and The Shephard Group.
Mary Edwards joined BlessingWhite in 2011 as a Client Support Manager. Mary works closely with Account Directors, Consultants and Associates to provide logistical, administrative and project support for client implementations. Prior to joining BlessingWhite, Mary held similar roles at Apple Computer UK and Europe Ltd, Claris International (now FileMaker Inc) and more recently UK Athletics Ltd - following her personal passion of all things sport, especially athletics, where Mary supported the delivery of performance and development programmes for Great Britain athletes based at the High Performance Centre.