Monday, September 21, 2009
Partnership to provide integrated, holistic solutions to Atlantic Canada’s human capital challenges

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Atlantic Canada’s largest human resources consulting firm, Robertson Surrette, has formed a strategic alliance with Knightsbridge, Canada’s leading integrated human capital solutions provider.  As a result, Robertson Surrette has withdrawn from all preexisting national partnerships and will be known as Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.

“This alliance is all about better service for our clients in industry and in the public sector.  Over the past two years, our clients have made it clear that they are looking for a more integrated approach, and innovative solutions, to their complex human capital challenges,” said Mark Surrette, President, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. “Inspired by these conversations, we approached Knightsbridge to discuss the potential for a partnership that would meet the changing needs of Atlantic Canada’s organizations. We were pleased to find that Knightsbridge’s vision, passion, and commitment to client service closely matched our own.”

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette will provide the broadest range of recruitment, career transition and human capital advisory services available in Atlantic Canada. It will also draw on the knowledge and resources of Knightsbridge offices across Canada, and the strength of premier international partnerships with Lee Hecht Harrison for career transition services and the Amrop Hever global network for executive search.

“The fit between Knightsbridge and Robertson Surrette is perfect, making this a key milestone in the evolution of both our companies,” said David Shaw, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knightsbridge. “With our combined services and depth of expertise, we are well positioned to deliver human capital solutions that keep Atlantic Canada’s organizations competitive and drive business results.   Through our combined resources, our clients can count on the best-in-class human capital solutions of any firm in Canada.”

The strategic alliance is effective immediately and Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette will continue to have a team of over 40 professionals to serve the region through offices in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown and St. John’s.  Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette will continue to be independently owned and operated by Atlantic Canadians.

About Knightsbridge Human Capital
First in Canada to apply a holistic approach to human capital solutions, Knightsbridge delivers integrated, sustainable solutions to complex human capital challenges.

The company’s broad-reaching services include talent attraction through its Executive Search and Interim Management businesses, talent retention and engagement including organizational and leadership development, coaching and assessment, and career management and transition solutions. Knightsbridge is a strategic partner that works to align clients’ talent strategy to business strategy. Last year it acquired Axsium, North America’s leader in implementing workforce management solutions with its customers.

Knightsbridge has 22 offices across Canada and the U.S. including the major cities of Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, and serves clients outside of the country through strategic alliances with Lee Hecht Harrison with its complement of career management services and with the Amrop global executive search network.

About Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is Atlantic Canada’s leading human capital consulting firm with over 40 professionals in offices across the region. Since its founding in 1975, the company has been trusted advisors to industry and government alike, helping clients recruit top talent, manage the human impact of change and develop leadership capacity. Through the company’s strategic alliance with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, it has the strength and reach of international partnerships with Lee Hecht Harrison for career transition and the Amrop global executive search network.

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette uses an integrated approach in providing clients with innovative solutions to complex human resource challenges. Whether it's assessment and coaching, talent attraction, organizational and leadership development, or career management and transition, organizations can look to Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette for a strategic partner that works with them to ensure they are always thinking moves ahead.

For further information:

Kevin Stoddart, Vice President, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, (902) 421-1330 or kstoddart@kbrs.ca