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Savantor committed to deliver cost-effective Specialist Resourcing: Melinda Durham appointed as Savantor’s Resourcing Director

Monday, 02 December 2013

Savantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of specialist business, operational and technical expertise to many well known banks, card schemes and third parties in the payment and mobile industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Durham as Resourcing Director to deliver improved cost efficiency in Specialist Resourcing.

Savantor is renowned for providing experienced specialists at the right time to ensure our clients’ effective programme delivery, supplement key initiatives or provide continuity in an operational environment.

Mel has spent over 10 years in the recruitment and specialist resourcing business, servicing major organisations in the UK and Europe. She has extensive experience in contract, permanent and consultancy resourcing both directly and in managed agency operations.

Finding and securing the right skills for business operations or critical programme deliveries can be a frequent challenge – and one that can have significant business implications if not handled effectively. Savantor offers a proven supply process that, coupled with specific domain knowledge, enables us to identify, assess and intelligently filter relevantly skilled expertise, thereby ensuring that clients are only presented with the most eligible specialists.

Doug Tuson, Business Development Director of Savantor said “We are delighted that Mel is able to bring her experience and focus to this important aspect of our business. Our practitioner consultancy is a valued service that brings independent perspective to a client’s strategic decisions. Complementing this, the provision of quality contract or permanent specialists is vital to ensure the resultant change programmes are delivered efficiently and effectively.”

Mel added “Without the right specialists at the right time, implementation quality can be compromised, business benefits delayed or other business goals impacted. Savantor appreciates these issues and works with each client to tailor our support to meet their needs. With our extensive specialist database and network, we are in a strong position to offer reliable and cost-effective resourcing propositions.”

 

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