Pauline WoodPauline Wood
Founder & Joint Managing Director

Rising through the ranks from Shop Manager to UK Retail Operations Director, Pauline began her retail career at Laura Ashley. During this time she was instrumental in growing the retail business which culminated in taking the company public in 1985. Seconded to the USA in the ‘90s, Pauline helped to re-structure the business, whilst gaining invaluable
international experience.

On returning to the UK, Pauline took up a new position as Retail Operations Director with SF Cody, overseeing the business as it acquired Past Times, Ocean Furniture and Hawkshead clothing. After looking at alternative opportunities in the retail industry, in 2004 Pauline joined ex-colleague Claire Beasley to launch a new business specialising in Retail Operations recruitment, soon expanding to become court & spark.

Clients and candidates alike continue to benefit from Pauline’s deep understanding of roles and relationships gained through first-hand industry experience.

Away from work, Pauline is equally at home organising street parties, practising yoga or playing the piano.

You can contact Pauline at or on 07799 674860.