Group MD

Pippa Bazalgette

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Flyers Group plc on the search for a Group MD, resulting in the appointment of Pippa Bazalgette.

Flyers Group plc is a dynamic owner managed business with over 25 years’ experience in the children’s fashion industry and impressive growth to date. The group is a wholesale distributor of children’s clothing, including brands such as Converse, Lyle & Scott and Nike, to retailers both in the UK and internationally.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search was engaged to manage the search for an entrepreneurial individual with experience of leading growth.  The successful applicant, Pippa Bazalgette, is an experienced and highly commercial individual with extensive expertise in retail and consumer goods and a track record of enabling businesses to grow profitably.

The search was managed by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Private Markets Practice at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.





Our series of Chairman Dinner events continues on 19 October with dinner & discussion chaired by Simon Calver.

Simon is Head of Business Growth Fund’s £200m venture fund for earlier stage UK technology companies, and was formerly Chief Executive of LOVEFiLM.

Attendance at this event is by invitation, for a maximum of 30 Chairmen in the technology sector.

Full details to be confirmed.

This event is sponsored by

Al Bird

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with SaaS company Abacus e-Media on the search for a Managing Director, resulting in the appointment of Al Bird.

Abacus e-Media provides sophisticated content management and audience measurement software to a selection of industries, including publishing, membership organisations and public sector.  The company provides content owners with cloud-based, enterprise class technology and services that successfully translate digital strategy into digital business.

Abacus e-Media engaged Bailey Fisher Executive Search to manage the search for a Managing Director.  The successful candidate, Al Bird, was formerly Consultancy Director then Managing Director at KnowledgePool, Europe’s leading managed learning services provider. Al led the business through rapid growth and successful private equity sale and integration into Capita Plc. Prior to KnowledgePool, Al was Business Development Director for Accenture’s HR & Learning BPO Services division, working with clients including Unilever, HSBC, BT and Sky.

“We engaged Bailey Fisher to find a Managing Director for Abacus e-Media. As a software company transitioning from project work to a SaaS based platform, Bailey Fisher understood our positioning and requirements and set about our search with intelligent enthusiasm.  The energy and communication were excellent and they guided (and managed) us from initial brief, through interviewing to shortlist and final selection.  I would highly recommend Bailey Fisher and would have no hesitation in using them again.”  Martin Durham, Chairman, Abacus e-Media