Claire BeasleyClaire Beasley

Claire began her career at M & S and spent the next 20 years in the UK, Spain and USA with major retailers including Burton Group, Sears and Laura Ashley.  In a change of direction, she took on the role of Director, Retail Personnel and Training at Arcadia Group in 1999 before joining New Look as Retail Operations Director where she consolidated her skills with an Executive MBA from Henley Management College.

Building on her HR and Operations experience, Claire researched the retail recruitment sector where she identified a gap in the market. In 2004, she teamed up with former colleague, Pauline Wood to start a specialist Executive Search business, court & spark consulting. Building on court & spark’s reputation for integrity, quality and delivery, in 2017, Claire and her colleague Sue Willis identified an opportunity to develop an Executive Coaching practice. Coaching is a natural link to support business in finding, developing and retaining top talent. Claire returned to Henley Business School and completed her Professional Certificate in Coaching and is now coaching clients in a variety of different businesses as well as private clients. There will be more information about this on our website in 2018.  

Claire tries to maintain a work-life balance, walking the dog, gig rowing around the Isle of Wight and a bit of tennis and yoga when time allows. She is a fan of Radio 4 and has recently discovered the joys of podcasts!

You can contact Claire at or on 07901 716657.