We are pleased to announce that Pask Partnership are sponsoring our Leadership award category at this year’s Womenspire Awards!
We spoke to the Director – Debbie Pask, about the organisation and what it means to them to be part of Womenspire18!

Q1. Tell us about your organisation

Paskpartnership Ltd is an independently owned Human Resources executive search and selection company, specialising in the recruitment of permanent and interim HR professionals across all industry sectors. We undertake assignments in the UK, the rest of Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Founded in 2009 by Debbie Pask.

Debbie’s career started in 1987 and she worked in executive recruitment and was the Head of Recruitment for Eurotunnel and the Head of Recruitment at an AOL Time Warner company, IPC Media. Debbie works alongside her colleagues Matt Wallis and Jason Pask. Matt is a Director at Paskpartnership Ltd and has spent his career working with HR teams throughout the UK and Europe. He has over 14 years experience within the HR discipline. Having spent his career championing inclusion and diversity, Matt is passionate about ensuring equality for all. Jason has worked in the recruitment industry for over 20 years and he set up and ran his own successful recruitment company in Cardiff for many years. His early career was as a Credit Analyst and Business Development Manager. Jason is our Customer Relations and Research Manager. He has lived and worked in Wales for his whole career and is a passionate supporter of gender diversity and equality.

Q2. Why are you supporting the awards?

We give a proportion of our profits to our chosen charity each year. I met Sue Lane who talked to me about the amazing work that Chwarae Teg does and having done some research, I felt compelled to help with sponsorship. It is so important to recognise and support women of all ages and backgrounds and as a Welshwoman, working in business for over 30 years and running her own business for almost 10 years, the work that Chwarae Teg gets involved in has a personal connection for me. We need to continue to raise awareness of the barriers that women still face daily. By recognising and celebrating what women can do, we can provide role models for future generations. We can help women believe that absolutely anything is possible, because it really is.

Q3. Why does gender equality matter to you?

As recruitment consultants, assessing the culture fit and impact of a candidate requires us to evaluate how the style of that person compares to the current company and team culture. This isn’t just about fit with the current culture, we also evaluate how they will contribute to and adapt to the company context as it grows and the strategic and operational demands evolve. Diversity and gender equality is of critical importance to us on our shortlists and the business case for diversity is a compelling one. The 2017 McKinsey report “Delivering Through Diversity” found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability. Companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability.

Q4. Why do you support the work of Chwarae Teg?

Simply because the work that Chwarae Teg does has a very real impact and makes Wales an even better place for women of all ages to prosper in all aspects of their lives. By raising awareness, by championing and celebrating success, they make a real difference to people’s lives and to the overall financial prosperity of Wales.

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