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Will Pardoe Promotion

Posted on April 2022

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Congratulations to Will Pardoe on his promotion to Principal Consultant on the Public Sector Legal Division.

We spoke to Will about this excellent achievement.


What is this promotion testament to?

Honestly, it’s a testament to the team. I can say confidently that I wouldn’t have been able to get here without such a supportive team around me.


What is the difference between a good consultant and a great consultant?

A consultant is only as good as the work they put in; a great consultant is just a good consultant with the right approach.


You specialise in Public Sector Legal, what do you enjoy about this market?

Lawyers in Local Government play such an important role in our Councils; they help maintain the status quo, but are also integral in getting things done which ultimately benefit us all.


What lessons have you valued from your management team?

That a little perseverance can go a long way. I am lucky to work under a management team who have always led by example, and I’m sure I’ve got a lot more to learn from them yet.


What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

I play five-a-side every week, but I’m still pretty woeful – get me in a go-kart and I turn into prime Senna.


What would be your best bit of advice in life or work?

Treat people with respect and you can’t go too far wrong.


We also heard from Will’s team who have supported him over his career:


“I am delighted to congratulate Will Pardoe on his promotion to Principal Consultant on the Public Sector Legal Division. Will has worked incredibly hard since joining Venn Group 3 years ago. He has built up some excellent working relationships with candidates and clients and really values giving them the best customer experience. He is a calm and positive person who brings out the best in others around him. Will is a pleasure to work with and I am really proud of all that he has achieved so far in his career at Venn Group. I look forward to seeing his continued success over the years to come!”

Emma Walker, Director


“Will possesses a rare ability of always being able to see the bigger picture. This allows him to adopt a pragmatic, solutions-focused approach to recruitment that leads to achieving the best possible outcomes for the candidates and clients that he works with, which has been key in his rapid progress. Will has proved himself to be a real team player, often giving up his own time to invest in the development of other consultants despite the volume of his own workload. As Will often reminds me, I wasn’t 100% sure whether he was the right consultant for our team before he joined us, but he has certainly proved me wrong ten times over since and I have no doubt that he will continue making my former doubts look increasingly silly in the years to come. Congratulations Will on your promotion to Principal Consultant, it is thoroughly deserved.”

Tom Hoult, Principal Consultant