About Burden Dare

Burden Dare Ltd would be described by many as a boutique recruitment consultancy; recruitment is certainly our core business and additionally we offer broader “Board Services” because of the diversity of our extended network.  Founded by Gavan Burden in August 2007 after his successful sale of Alexander Hughes Interim Management the team comprise successful business people with first class track records in their own fields who have now turned to recruitment.

Our advice is unbiased and honest; we would rather turn down a role that we do not think we can deliver than flounder and fail.  We will back our judgement too and are more than happy to discuss payment terms that are based on delivery, that’s one of the beauties of owner managed businesses.

Gavan first moved into the world of interim management in 1999 when he was hired by Harvey Nash plc to lead, manage and expand its newly acquired interim management subsidiary, IMIT; he also has experience of being an interim manager himself.

In all, Gavan has over 35 years’ experience leading business transformation, both as Managing Director and external consultant. He learned structured finance at Lloyds Bank, technology inspired business transformation at DEC and NCR, and business strategy development and delivery whilst at Ernst & Young.

He has managed, bought, sold, merged divested and changed businesses, as well as starting two companies and two business units from scratch. He has the experience to discuss all aspects of corporate needs and assess suitability of potential candidates. He has had a number of articles published and is regularly interviewed by the trade media and national press.

In his leisure time, Gavan is a Vice President and Chair of the Management Committee of Sevenoaks Vine CC and an enthusiastic player in the veteran Old Oaks side that we sponsor. He is a qualified cricket coach.

Most recently Gavan has become a mentor to the House of St Barnabas Employment Academy programme which actively promotes the placement of previously homeless people into sustainable employment.

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