client testimonials

A Scientific Approach To People Assessment

We pride ourselves on our accurate and informative services. Here is what many of our happy clients say about us.

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Confidas People have carried out a number of assignments for me. The combination of extensive referencing and psychometric testing that Confidas People undertakes is an essential part of my management due diligence and gives a real insight into the likely behaviours of the individuals.

Ross Marshall

Senior Partner, Dunedin LLP

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Confidas People provided a very helpful and insightful report on a dynamic, ambitious management team in support of a recent investment by Beechbrook.  They fitted the work neatly into a busy deal process and completed the project to a tight deadline.  We look forward to working with Confidas People again on our future investments.

Tim Johnston

Investment Director, Beechbrook Capital

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Confidas People undertook a key piece of referencing work for us. The referencing exercise was extensive, thorough and accessed a great cross section of relevant people providing us with the confidence we needed. We look forward to working with Confidas People again

James Gregson

Investment Director, Palatine Impact Fund

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Confidas People make a difference by providing insight into our management teams which enables us not only to make an assessment of their capability but also their ability to work as a cohesive unit and how we, as an Investor can most effectively work with them to achieve our mutual objectives. Confidas People stand out for an ability to generate good depth of referencing activity, including un-named references which are typically difficult and time consuming to obtain.

Aaron Lawson-Clarke

Investment Manager, NVM Private Equity

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Confidas People were excellent at profiling our shortlisted candidates for an important Executive Board position within Pulsant. The psychometric profiling assessments, with the detailed reporting proved to be very insightful and an important part of our process. We are very grateful to the team for turning this around within the tight timescales requested. I would highly recommend and look forward to using them again in the near future.

April Clark

HR Director, Pulsant

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When we engaged Confidas People to do some management DD, they did an excellent job and delivered their findings professionally and on schedule. We found the work very insightful and helped us to identify key areas where Management needed support, mentoring and guidance in order to maximise value. Management also found his findings useful and have hired Confidas People to do some work for the Company post investment to help guide on-going recruitment, training and development programmes for staff. Based on this experience, I have no hesitation in recommending Confidas People for Management DD and we will continue to seek their advice in this area on future investments.

Marcus Henderson

Investment Director, Mercia Technologies

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We have worked with Bruce and the team in the past and recently used Confidas People to assess multiple final stage candidates for a key position for one of our portfolio businesses. We look forward to working with Bruce over the next few months, as their scientific approach is effective in assessing people remotely and would give us peace of mind that we are making well informed decisions during this essential period of social distancing and when face to face meetings are not appropriate. Bruce’s team are also very efficient and really easy to work with, we would thoroughly recommend them.

Joyce Church

Bridges Fund Management Growth Team

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We used Confidas People to help assess people remotely when face to face meetings were difficult and to keep a process moving during the shutdown. This not only helped to keep candidates engaged but also added some real insight to help guide our decision making. We will definitely continue to involve Confidas People in management assessments for deals we are considering during this period as it really helps get under the skin of who we are backing under normal circumstances but, which is so much harder without the ability to meet in person

Albert Farrant

Founding Partner, Inspirit Capital

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The insight that Confidas People provide is invaluable when investing in the management team of a fast growth businesses. Their clearly presented, detailed and accurate reporting allows us to better understand the individuals, team dynamics and how we can best work with and support our teams. Confidas People are not only able to address our questions on management but help to articulate our gut feel, allowing us to make more informed, evidence based decisions and structure our human capital plans. We look forward to working with Confidas People again.

Mark Coronato

Investment Manager, Chiltern Capital

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We engaged the Confidas team to help with a management team reset and provide clarity on the ideal profile for an incoming CEO. Their work was superb and provided an immense level of unique and valuable insight, in addition the advice and guidance to support development plans for the team was a rare example of practical and executable advice.
We cannot overstate the importance of this work and support from the Confidas team. It was crucial to our decision making process.
Would highly recommend to anyone trying to improve team effectiveness.

Tom Redpath

Investment Director. Bridges Fund Management

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People are the key part of any investment and Confidas provide a valuable insight into the team dynamic at a critical point in the investment process. Management teams see the process as additive to the future value of the business, identifying gaps and areas which are resource constrained, ensuring a proper support network and resource plan is put in place for the future growth of the business.

Graeme Mckinstry

Foresight Group, Investment Manager

Specialists in Human Capital Planning and Management Due Diligence to support Venture Capital and Private Equity investment.