How Cripps Sears & Partners is Helping The Victims Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Cripps Sears and Partners are committed to supporting others, both in our community and beyond. After the dreadful event of the Grenfell Tower Fire, the team are raising funds and donations, further to the contribution we as a company have already made, to go to those who have been affected by this tragic event.

Cripps Sears has a long standing relationship with The Phoenix Burns Trust in South Africa, a charity that supports children who have suffered burn injuries in township fires. We hold numerous fund raising events in this regard throughout the year e.g. our annual Hike and Bike down the Garden Route to Cape Town. We have seen first-hand, and know all too well the devastating effects fires and such events can have.

Our colleagues have been putting together donations of clothing, linens and other non-perishables to be delivered to St Leonards Church on Tuesday afternoon. Any items not suitable for donation are being listed for sale on an online auction to raise further funds for donation. If you are close to our London office (1 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LF) and would like to make a donation to be delivered please feel free to bring it in to us before 12pm on Tuesday.

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones, to those who have suffered burns and who are now having to rebuild their lives after this terrible tragedy.

Developing local talent in Africa

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Recent years have seen the upstream E&P sector grow rapidly in Africa, with a number of nations in the continent
discovering oil and gas reserves. The discoveries in the likes of Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, and the ongoing extraction in well- established nations such as Nigeria, led a host of oil companies to make their way to Africa. Read more

Cripps Sears shares more than a birthday with Offshore Europe…

Mike Cripps

Mike Cripps

Started in the exciting 70s, the firm has notched up 40 years of experience with Mike Cripps still at the helm.

It is not by coincidence that Cripps Sears & Partners, the international energy, natural resources and infrastructure specialist executive search company, celebrates its 40th anniversary in the same year that Offshore Europe marks its own remarkable 40th.

Having previously had some very indifferent experiences with other search firms, Mike Cripps and John Sears set up Cripps Sears & Partners in 1973 with a desire and drive to serve clients better. Read more

When two become one: Marrying employees during a merger or acquisition

Often when companies engage in a merger or an acquisition, they don’t engage their employees. And so, at the beginning of the process it is important for an HR Director to speak out and never hold their peace.

A merger, or acquisition, can be a very stressful time for employees and if not handled correctly there can have devastating effects. “It is a time when employees feel very unsettled and there is usually a degree of uncertainty in the future direction of the business and how that will affect them directly,” says Murray Fox, Principal Consultant at executive search firm Cripps Sears. Read more