How we do it

How we do it

We are the competitive advantage: searching, consulting and assessing every client and candidate individually.

Big marketing budgets, a reliance on graduate training programmes and management heavy offices across the globe are not our style.

Vana has a loyal network, long standing clients, excellent referrals and a reputation for providing you with the most bespoke, relevant, tailor-made talent.

There is no broadstroke analysis of the market. We use targeted searches, have an in-depth understanding of specialist and generalists, and access to a diverse network of personal contacts developed over 20 years of hands-on experience.

We don’t depend on third party feedback. Our approach delves deep into the technical competency and biographical detail of each individual. Introductions are made on insights gathered by understanding how our candidates fit your culture, ethos, vision and development strategies. Understanding their personal style is as important as the statistics on a CV.

Our method is the belt and braces. A face to face interview. Executive assessments conducted by a trusted cohort of chartered occupational psychologists, and an in-depth profile report. They all highlight the development areas, potential derailers and business opportunities that play a huge role in the commercial success and cultural fit of the client and candidate. It is the catalyst that turns individual talent into company advantage.

Finally, we are not afraid of being too niche. We have cultivated, connected and delivered high level HR positions within SME and FTSE companies for the last 20 years. We identify talent that leverages businesses to IPO or FTSE, determine corporate strategy and provide long-term support and advice when acquiring, managing, rewarding or retaining the best talent.

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Debbie is an outstanding recruitment, talent and client management professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her a number of times in the last 7-8 years, and unlike many peers in her industry, she and her partner Jo consistently treat clients and candidates with the level of respect, professionalism and most importantly with a personal service, such a big decision requires. Her ability to really understand client needs, candidate capabilities and matching the two, while retaining the role of a true trusted advisor is very impressive. I would wholeheartedly recommend Debbie to any prospective blue chip client, or HR professional looking for a new opportunity.

Chris Jones, Group Head of People Development, Merlin Entertainments plc
Who we work with

Who we work with

We work with FTSE 100 organisations, private equity-backed enterprises and new challenger brand businesses across the commercial sector.

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