Don’t have a fear of fail­ure in busi­ness: re­cruit­ment ex­pert

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Back­ing your­self and be­liev­ing in your own idea is key to a busi­ness sur­viv­ing and ex­pand­ing, one top re­cruit­ment ex­pert has said. Anne Her­aty, founder of Cpl Re­sources, was speak­ing dur­ing a lead­er­ship talk at Ul­ster Univer­sity in Belfast.

Ms Her­aty is chief ex­ec­u­tive of the firm, which now op­er­ates across the UK and Ire­land.

“Back your­self, be­lieve in your­self, be­lieve in your idea,” she said.

Ms Her­aty, who is orig­i­nally from Co Long­ford, started her ca­reer in Xerox where she was one of Ire­land’s first tele­sales work­ers.

She then moved into re­cruit­ment, work­ing for Grafton, and started off a 30-year ca­reer in the sec­tor.

She was the key­note speaker at the PKF-FPM An­nual Lead­er­ship Talk, which is part of the 2017 MLM Man­age­ment Month ini­tia­tive, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ul­ster Univer­sity Busi­ness School.

Dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion with broad­caster Gerry Kelly, Ms Her­aty spoke about her pas­sion for busi­ness, and her move from tele­sales to be­come the first fe­male chief ex­ec­u­tive of an Ir­ish com­pany to float on the stock ex­change.

“Have no fear of fail­ure. Suc­cess and fail­ure are two sides of the same coin,” she said.

“Both are just ex­pe­ri­ences and each set dif­fer­ent chal­lenges for you.”

Speak­ing at the event, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of PKF-FPM Ac­coun­tants, Fear­gal Mccor­mack, said: “Anne Her­aty is a role model in so many ways and a per­son who has qui­etly and very ef­fec­tively made a sig­nif­i­cant mark on Ire­land’s eco­nomic land­scape.”

Pro­fes­sor Mark Durkin, ex­ecu- tive dean of the Ul­ster Univer­sity Busi­ness School, said: “We were de­lighted to work with Pro­fes­sor Fear­gal Mccor­mack and his team at PKF-FPM in or­gan­is­ing the now very well es­tab­lished An­nual Lead­er­ship Talk.

“As a busi­ness school that is com­mit­ted to nur­tur­ing both knowl­edge and skills in busi­ness, man­age­ment and lead­er­ship, the key di­men­sion that en­ables that foun­da­tion to re­ally add value in busi­ness is en­tre­pre­neur­ial think­ing and ac­tion.

“Anne demon­strated that en­tre­pre­neur­ial flair hugely in her talk and it was an hon­our to wel­come such a ground-break­ing fig­ure as Anne Her­aty, to share with us her thoughts on lead­er­ship.”

Ms Her­aty founded Com­puter Place­ment Ltd in 1989, with the aim of plac­ing peo­ple in IT com­pa­nies start­ing up busi­nesses in Ire­land.

Then, three years later, she be- came the owner of Cpl Re­sources and by 1999, the com­pany be­gan trad­ing on both the Ir­ish and Lon­don Stock Ex­changes.

Cpl now op­er­ates 32 of­fices across nine coun­tries. Over the years Ms Her­aty has won nu­mer­ous awards for her busi­ness acu­men.

That in­cludes be­ing named EY En­tre­pre­neur of the Year in 2006.

Just last month, Cpl an­nounced it was cre­at­ing 15 new jobs at its North­ern Ire­land busi­ness.

Cpl will add 10 as­so­ciate con- sul­tants and five se­nior roles across its Belfast and Lon­don­derry of­fices.

Aine Brolly, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Cpl in North­ern Ire­land, said the ex­pan­sion is the di­rect re­sult of the busi­ness’s growth across the is­land.

“Our team has dou­bled in the past 12 months and as our client list con­tin­ues to ex­pand, we have re­struc­tured and re­shaped our North­ern Ire­land busi­ness to sup­port our de­vel­op­ment,” she said.

Anne Her­aty, founder of Cpl Re­sources

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