Our Congratulations to the UKSA

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Our Congratulations to the UKSA

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Charity - Young people enjoying themselves sailing

The increasing success of the UKSA, the Isle of Wight based, youth charity, has been justifiably and publicly recognised by Aberdeen Asset Management who have named the UKSA as their prime ‘Cowes Week Charity’ for the next two years.

We at Ramsey Hall are particularly proud to add our name to the list of those organisations sending their congratulations as we have worked closely with the UKSA for some years. Work we have undertaken for them has included the executive search for the current CEO, Richard Thornton and a range of talent management initiatives aimed at ensuring that they become a truly high performing organisation.

Ramsey Hall Director, Matthew Davis commented, “Whilst we have worked with the UKSA we have never stopped being impressed with the quality and success of their work with their youth clients.”



For further details of the UKSA fundraising campaign and the opportunity to make a donation yourself to this hugely worthwhile charity that helps make a positive difference to so many young people’s lives, please visit the UKSA website anddonate.


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Successful Charity CEO Assignment for Headhunting Team at Ramsey Hall

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Towards the end of last year, Ramsey Hall Talent Management were retained to assist UKSA, a leading charity in the south,  with their search for a new chief executive. We are delighted to say that we found the perfect candidate – Richard Thornton joins them in June from The Prince’s Trust.


The assignment involved working with UKSA to develop the strong creative above, which ran in a national newspaper as well as online. We also used our highly skilled team of search and selection consultants to contact a known list of candidates from our own comprehensive database.

For more information about Ramsey Hall’s Headhunting services as well as the support we can give to new recruits, please call 02380 236944 or click on the menu above.

The full news release from UKSA is outlined below.


A new Chief Executive on board at UKSA

UKSA are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive. Richard Thornton will join UKSA from The Prince’s Trust where his role was Deputy Director of Operations. Previously Richard worked for national youth charity, Fairbridge as Operations Director and saw the organisation through their merger into The Prince’s Trust. He will take up his new role on 10th June 2013.

Richard said: “UKSA is one of the UK’s leading charities for youth education and maritime training.  At a time when youth unemployment continues to climb and the future can appear bleak for a whole generation of young people, there is an ever greater need for organisations like UKSA. The support they provide genuinely creates exceptional opportunities for young people to move towards a brighter future. It is essential work and I am privileged to be part of it.

“It’s a great honour to join UKSA’s leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success.”

UKSA’s Chair of Trustees, David Lister added: “We are very pleased and excited that Richard is joining us. His comprehensive experience with Fairbridge and The Prince’s Trust, coupled with his proven ability to create and drive strategy make him the ideal person to lead UKSA in its ambitious development plans.

“We intend to continue to grow our influence as a voice of young people and to reach more beneficiaries through partnerships and new delivery bases across the UK. We are looking forward to Richard joining the team with real optimism for the future.”