Ian Lyons

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Partner

 

Ian has been with Wallace Hind since 1999 and is affectionately known in the office as "Grandad” (but can still beat the youngsters at most things).  He has over 25 years recruitment experience working across Sales, Marketing, Operational, Manufacturing, HR and Technical positions in a variety of markets including FMCG, Consumables, Healthcare, Electronics and all other sectors. In work “Mr Lyons” is a part time crooner and outside of work Ian is still trying to get to a single figure handicap at his local golf course. Ian has recently become a "dog whisperer" becoming a Pro Dog Certified Trainer in 2018.

Client Testimonials
Velcro

We have used Wallace Hind Selection for around 15 years. They have sourced high calibre sales professionals at all levels that have not only proved excellent hires in terms of their sales performance but their longevity with Velcro Limited. The first sales person Wallace Hind placed with me is ...

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Timken UK Ltd

Wallace Hind has worked with Timken since 1992 recruiting in excess of 60 technical engineering, sales and marketing personnel across four key Timken divisions; Aerospace, Rail, Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket. At all times their attention to detail and clear understanding of our business ...

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RIBA Enterprises (Royal Instit

We have worked with Wallace Hind over the last 6 months to recruit Area Sales Managers throughout the UK. From the very start we found they fully understood our brief, business and the type of candidate we were looking to recruit. It has proven difficult to recruit Area Sales Managers with ...

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Tesa UK Ltd. Part of Beiersdor

As a growing business the recruitment of experienced personnel within core markets has been critical to our success. In 2001 we chose Wallace Hind as a preferred supplier because of their ability to source those experienced personnel through tailored recruitment solutions, specific to each ...

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Henkel

Henkel Loctite has worked with Wallace Hind for over 10 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals. They fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and most importantly the ...

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Leanne Holmes, HR Esterline.

* Thank you and your team for helping us fill our vacancy of Strategic Buyer. ​ John is a true asset to your team. He works extremely hard, providing us with an exceptional service (even when he is on holiday!) and he always has a positive outlook. He is a pleasure to work with - Thank ...

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ZAGG International

"I have dealt with Zoe on a number of staffing searches. Zoe is very detail orientated and really strives to understand the role that is required. She is in constant communication regarding candidates and progress within the search. I would highly recommend Zoe to any company searching for ...

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HR, Cott Beverages

We decided to use Wallace Hind for our Operations Manager vacancy upon the recommendation of my colleague. I was a little sceptical up front, based on “putting all our eggs in one basket” and also how many successes had they had within this kind of field? The meeting prior to the start of the ...

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Artenius PET Packaging

We have used Wallace Hind to recruit our sales and business development teams. We have been able to recruit good quality candidates from the packaging solutions sector but in addition to this, Wallace Hind have provided us with options from outside our immediate industry. This shows a thorough ...

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Director of Sales Europe-Trans

Wallace Hind placed me at Bostik in 1993. After two subsequent promotions I retained them to successfully recruit a UK key account management team. In 2007 I was promoted to European Sales Director-Automotive. I promoted one of those Key Account Managers to my former role. They in turn used ...

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HR Director, Diversey Inc

We have established a close working relationship with Wallace Hind Selection over the past 2 years. During that time they have provided consistent levels of service, flexibility to changing circumstances and a supportive approach. All candidates that have been put forward have been highly ...

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Director of Commercial Operati

CSL Behring has worked with Wallace Hind for over 8 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals.Wallace Hind fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and importantly the type ...

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Augustus Martin Ltd

"During my time at Augustus Martin Ltd, I worked with Clare on several projects. Out of all the recruitment consultants that I have used, I have found Clare to be head and shoulders above the rest. She is very professional, pays attention to detail and really considers the cultural fit of ...

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Legrand Data Communicarions

"Zoe and Wallace Hind have a clear understanding of the IT Channel and work exceptionally hard to understand your business with a 360° view. This eliminates the pain points often experienced with similar organisations. What sets Zoe and her team over and above the rest of the ...

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VIP (Group) Limited

Wallace Hind, and specifically Zoe Chatley our consultant, has made several successful placements at VIP Computers Centre Ltd over recent years. I would consider them specialists in our industry, understanding the challenges and forever changing marketplace we operate within. They dedicate the ...

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Case Studies

Strategic Buyer
Strategic Buyer Logo

A world leader in the delivery of tailored construction solutions for virtually any type of construction project.  

PhD Material Scientist
PhD Material Scientist Logo

A cutting edge polymer coating Development Company that has a technology that will revolutionise the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB) and related materials.

Internal Sales & Marketing Support
Internal Sales & Marketing Support Logo

A leading European manufactur of light commercial vehicle racking, shelving and conversions.

Southern Sales Manager - Adhesives & Sealants
Southern Sales Manager - Adhesives & Sealants Logo

A major European manufacturer of industrial, commercial, transportation, marine sealants & adhesives was looking to strengthen their UK operation.

Formulation & Development Chemist
Formulation & Development Chemist Logo

An internationally recognised manufacturer of automotive, home and wood care chemical products which are exported to over 40 countries around the world. A family owned and operated company that has made its' reputation based on producinh quality and value for money products.

Health & Safety Manager - Chemicals
Health & Safety Manager - Chemicals Logo

An internationally recognised manufacturer of automotive, home and woodcare chemical products which are exported to over 40 countries around the world. A family owned and opertaed company that has made its reputation based on producing quality and value for money products.

Sales Manager - Hospitality & Leisure
Sales Manager - Hospitality & Leisure Logo

A world leading manufacturer of mobile and portable furniture and staging systems into the Hospitality, Education and Arena market place.

Head of Retail Sales - Stationery & Office Products
Head of Retail Sales - Stationery & Office Products Logo

One of the world's largest suppliers of stationery and office products needed a new Head of Retail Sales to drive the business for this market leader in their niche field.

Bid Writer - Public Sector
Bid Writer - Public Sector Logo

We were tasked to find a Bid Writer for the leading provider of public sector support services whose key skills were creativity, copywriting and attention to detail was paramount.

Lab Technician - Polymer Coating
Lab Technician - Polymer Coating Logo

A cutting edge polymer coating development company that has a technology that will revolutionise the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB) and related materials required a Material Scientist / Lab Technician to join their team.

Head of Procurement - Contract Services
Head of Procurement - Contract Services Logo

 A Head of Purchasing was required by one of Europe's leading suppliers of Contract Services within the Automotive and Transportation sector who supply major corporations and smaller businesses within the public & private sectors.

Aerospace Sales Manager - Test & Measurement
Aerospace Sales Manager - Test & Measurement Logo

A Sales Manager was sought by a test & measurement manufacturer to expand and develop a new product into the aerospace market.

National Account Manager - Retail Cash Handling Products
National Account Manager - Retail Cash Handling Products Logo

A leading manufacturer of Retail Cash Handling products were looking for a National Account Manager with experience in a relevant market sector such as a display, cash dispensing / protection or POS into the major retailers.

Key Account Manager (JLR) - Automotive OEM Components
Key Account Manager (JLR) - Automotive OEM Components Logo

A global automotive component manufacturer was seeking a Key Account Manager to manage the Jaguar Land Rover Account across the UK and Europe.

Client Testimonials
Velcro

We have used Wallace Hind Selection for around 15 years. They have sourced high calibre sales professionals at all levels that have not only proved excellent hires in terms of their sales performance but their longevity with Velcro Limited. The first sales person Wallace Hind placed with me is ...

MORE >
Timken UK Ltd

Wallace Hind has worked with Timken since 1992 recruiting in excess of 60 technical engineering, sales and marketing personnel across four key Timken divisions; Aerospace, Rail, Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket. At all times their attention to detail and clear understanding of our business ...

MORE >
RIBA Enterprises (Royal Instit

We have worked with Wallace Hind over the last 6 months to recruit Area Sales Managers throughout the UK. From the very start we found they fully understood our brief, business and the type of candidate we were looking to recruit. It has proven difficult to recruit Area Sales Managers with ...

MORE >
Tesa UK Ltd. Part of Beiersdor

As a growing business the recruitment of experienced personnel within core markets has been critical to our success. In 2001 we chose Wallace Hind as a preferred supplier because of their ability to source those experienced personnel through tailored recruitment solutions, specific to each ...

MORE >
Henkel

Henkel Loctite has worked with Wallace Hind for over 10 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals. They fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and most importantly the ...

MORE >
Leanne Holmes, HR Esterline.

* Thank you and your team for helping us fill our vacancy of Strategic Buyer. ​ John is a true asset to your team. He works extremely hard, providing us with an exceptional service (even when he is on holiday!) and he always has a positive outlook. He is a pleasure to work with - Thank ...

MORE >
ZAGG International

"I have dealt with Zoe on a number of staffing searches. Zoe is very detail orientated and really strives to understand the role that is required. She is in constant communication regarding candidates and progress within the search. I would highly recommend Zoe to any company searching for ...

MORE >
HR, Cott Beverages

We decided to use Wallace Hind for our Operations Manager vacancy upon the recommendation of my colleague. I was a little sceptical up front, based on “putting all our eggs in one basket” and also how many successes had they had within this kind of field? The meeting prior to the start of the ...

MORE >
Artenius PET Packaging

We have used Wallace Hind to recruit our sales and business development teams. We have been able to recruit good quality candidates from the packaging solutions sector but in addition to this, Wallace Hind have provided us with options from outside our immediate industry. This shows a thorough ...

MORE >
Director of Sales Europe-Trans

Wallace Hind placed me at Bostik in 1993. After two subsequent promotions I retained them to successfully recruit a UK key account management team. In 2007 I was promoted to European Sales Director-Automotive. I promoted one of those Key Account Managers to my former role. They in turn used ...

MORE >
HR Director, Diversey Inc

We have established a close working relationship with Wallace Hind Selection over the past 2 years. During that time they have provided consistent levels of service, flexibility to changing circumstances and a supportive approach. All candidates that have been put forward have been highly ...

MORE >
Director of Commercial Operati

CSL Behring has worked with Wallace Hind for over 8 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals.Wallace Hind fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and importantly the type ...

MORE >
Augustus Martin Ltd

"During my time at Augustus Martin Ltd, I worked with Clare on several projects. Out of all the recruitment consultants that I have used, I have found Clare to be head and shoulders above the rest. She is very professional, pays attention to detail and really considers the cultural fit of ...

MORE >
Legrand Data Communicarions

"Zoe and Wallace Hind have a clear understanding of the IT Channel and work exceptionally hard to understand your business with a 360° view. This eliminates the pain points often experienced with similar organisations. What sets Zoe and her team over and above the rest of the ...

MORE >
VIP (Group) Limited

Wallace Hind, and specifically Zoe Chatley our consultant, has made several successful placements at VIP Computers Centre Ltd over recent years. I would consider them specialists in our industry, understanding the challenges and forever changing marketplace we operate within. They dedicate the ...

MORE >