I set-up my business ‘Cassandra Andrews’ last year in response to the overwhelming evidence that business performance can be increased through improved employee engagement. It is clear that not enough Norfolk businesses have employee engagement on their agenda, possibly due to limited resources, time and understanding, but I strongly believe that it should be as important to employers as is BREXIT!
With over 17 years’ experience as a Human Resources professional, I have supported senior teams with the engagement of their workforce through empowerment, development and respect; which in turn has built teams committed to the long-term vision and the profitability of the business.
Working closely with new clients, I establish whether:
- Their business is delivering the results they want
- They know how to manage their employees for business success
- They know how emotionally invested their employees are in their business
In addition to providing a personalised action plan I can support clients on implementing the recommended solutions to achieve their desired results of a happy and engaged workforce.
The Founder – Cassandra Andrews
I was born in Cambridge and live in Norfolk. Outside of work I am fanatical about the theatre, enjoy time at the coast walking and more recently have become a runner!
My HR experience has been gained in both the private and not for profit sectors across the UK through a wide range of industries including retail, manufacturing and care.
I spent eight years managing my own recruitment business and also successfully launched and owned a food produce business. Consequently, I understand the operational and financial pressures of running your own business.
My passion for employee engagement and making a difference has grown since I designed, implemented and led an engagement programme for one business which was linked to their core vision and values. This led to them winning a regional business award for ‘Employer of the Year’ 2013 and remaining a finalist for 2014.
I am extremely proud to have been invited to judge the prestigious UK Employees Experience Awards 2018 in conjunction with Cranfield School of Management and Awards International at the Park Plaza in London. The awards recognise and celebrate organisations, teams and individuals who are achieving excellence in employee experience.
Why Norfolk Chamber of Commerce?
I started working with Norfolk Chamber of Commerce whilst launching ‘The Elms Business Space’ - a valuable income stream for a not for profit. They were able to offer valuable advice, support and opportunities to help us reach local businesses with our proposition.
Promotion through Norfolk Voice, the Norfolk Chambers’ website and Linkedin page has certainly helped to establish the above business venture.
I certainly found last year’s B2B exhibition at Norwich City Football Ground a worthwhile event to attend, which resulted in many new leads.
As I embark on my own new business venture, I know that the Norfolk Chamber is an important business partner who is invested in helping me to set-up and succeed. In addition, they offer great training and networking with the right exposure I require to link to new and different business types.