Moon Executive Search has joined the West of England Initiative to help positively influence, shape and develop the business community in the South West region.

What does the West of England Initiative mean to Moon Executive Search?

We believe in creating a business community which promotes collaboration, prosperity and diversity across all socio-economic groups, and the West of England Initiative is a positive vehicle through which we can help realise this vision in the Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Creating a business community which can help address the skill gaps and nurture the next generation of leaders is important, and this can only be achieved when businesses come together and work as one to help influence local policies.

It is important for businesses to recognise the role they can play in positively influencing change not only in the business community but also in the wider community by working with government, LEP’s and the third sector to address some of the issues around diversity and social mobility. 

Of joining The Initiative, Moon’s Head of Executive Search, Simon Quinn, commented “as a successful leading executive search firm in the south west, we saw the real value and power in us joining The West of England Initiative. Whilst Corporate Social Responsibility is in our DNA, and our team are proactively involved with many voluntary projects within their local communities, joining The Initiative collectively reaffirms Moon Consulting’s commitment to contributing to a better society”.

Amie Vaughan, Initiative Manager, Business West said “I am delighted to welcome Moon Consulting to the West of England Initiative. For many years, Moon have played an active role in the community through their involvement in CSR and local charities including The Dolphin Society and the Lord Mayor’s Children’s Appeal.

“Moreover, as one of the leading executive recruitment companies for senior management & board level roles in the region, they’re also long-time champions of inclusion and diversity, making them a perfect fit with the values of the Initiative.”

What is the West of England Initiative?

The Initiative works with the local and national government, the local enterprise partnership and the third sector to positively influence how the business community is shaped, managed and developed. The area covered by the West of England Initiative includes the authorities of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, and North Somerset.

The Initiative is led by a business leadership team who are motivated by the desire to create an economically and culturally prosperous region, devoid of inequality and poverty.

By working alongside local councils, local enterprise partnership and key stakeholders, the Initiative provides a link between the private, public and third sectors; ensuring that the business community can effectively channel its voice to help shape and influence policies.

Part of Business West, the Initiative represents some 18,000 business within the South West and is the largest independent business organisation in the UK.