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11 August 2023

Acorn appoints Group Head of HR amid ongoing growth

Acorn appoints Group Head of HR amid ongoing growth

Emily Meredith has been appointed as Group Head of HR at Acorn during a period of ongoing growth for the UK recruiter.

The appointment will help give greater focus to the structure of its HR Division and the organisation more widely as demand for Acorn’s services continues to grow.

Emily brings almost two decades of experience working within HR with her to the role and will be working to help future proof Acorn’s internal structures and processes as it looks towards a new era of business.

Ms Meredith’s appointment comes after the recruitment specialist also recently created an all-new internal recruitment officer role in response to an unprecedented demand for its services, which was taken up by Richard Hilliard.

As a result, Acorn itself has also appointed more than 60  new members of staff since summer 2021 as it continues working to address ongoing challenges within the UK workforce arising following Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic and more.

Bernard Ward, Managing Director at Acorn, said: “Welcoming Emily into her new position as Group Head of HR here at Acorn is reflective of the crucial position we find ourselves in, as a business poised for the next phase of its development.”

“The UK jobs market has experienced unprecedented pressures in recent times and the team here at Acorn has worked really hard to maintain flexibility and respond to the needs of our highly valued clients nationwide throughout that time.”

“We are continuing to experience unprecedented demand from our customers UK-wide for that support to continue, which means making sure our team continues to work well and flourish internally too,” Bernard added.

“Emily is the ideal person to oversee and steer that ship, supporting colleagues into the future and the organisation as a whole. We are very excited to see what comes next for Acorn with Emily at the helm of our HR Division across the group.”