people and performance | construction and property

Sarah Fountain has been known to me in a professional capacity for the last 20 years, initially as a colleague, working effectively together on industry forums and committees and more laterally as a consultant. Sarah brings energy, order, and a pragmatic, detailed and well organised approach to any activity with the HR spectrum. She listens to the brief, sets clear project objectives, reviews and delivers to a high standard on time. Her self-motivation and drive combined with extensive knowledge makes her a great business partner.

Moira Laird

Human Resources Director, Valor Hospitality Europe Limited

Having initially worked with Sarah in IHG and then latterly interacted with her as fellow HR Directors, I would not hesitate to recommend her on a consultancy basis.

Sarah has an exceptional eye for detail and a strong creative mind. Her leadership development and change management skills are real strengths and she has the ability to quickly integrate into any organisation and assess the requirements of the project. Her project management skills enable her to manage her work assignments at a very high standard and engage all relevant stakeholders in delivering the required results.

Susan Bland

Chief Human Resources Officer, Redefine BDL Hotels

Sarah is in a minority of HR professionals who really know how to drive the people agenda to add real value to the commercial strategy of a business. She knows how to quickly get under the skin of a business, understand process and culture and then implement actions that build on what’s already working well and implement what’s missing. Results driven, energetic and savvy – just what you need in an HR Consultant

Jenny Atkinson

Head of HR & Communications, FLS

I’ve had the pleasure of working for and with Sarah on and off for the last 5 years. Her ability to look at business at both an operational and strategic level allows her to create quick wins and long term results. With a huge range of experiences behind her, Sarah is a very credible partner to work with in big and small projects and can therefore recommend her to understand, meet and exceed clients expectations.

Tim Browne

Owner, Tim Browne Ltd

I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah for almost 20 years in a number of capacities, including participating in her leadership development programmes, co-facilitating learning events, and also on a 1:1 coaching basis. Most recently, Sarah supported me with the opening of a new City Centre venue. Being associated with global brand there were many considerations as well as meeting deadlines to achieve launch date and Sarah was able to manage these in a professional manner. From an initial meeting to discuss the brief, Sarah presented a detailed plan. It was appreciated that within the proposal there were a number of team lead modules, where Sarah would act as a remote coach, team development, management development and ongoing support after opening. In summary I would not hesitate to work with Sarah in the future or to recommend her for project or long term working solutions.

Vince Garrington

General Manager, BCEC and Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre

I have worked with Sarah Fountain for over 10 years on a client basis with Intercontinental Hotels and Kew Green Hotels. Sarah is the consummate Human Resources professional and is always a pleasure to work with. Having completed many senior projects with Sarah, what sets her apart from others is communication, organisation, Human Resources and Learning Development knowledge and an ethical approach to her work. I have no doubt that Sarah will contribute to the hotel sector and associated sectors in the future in a very positive way.

Mike Cooper

Owner, Mike Cooper-associates London

Sarah is the consummate organisational learning and development professional. She is not only the inspiration, creativity and motivation of ideas, but she gets the job done too with dedication, passion and enthusiasm.  Sarah demonstrates practical skills and intelligence ensuring a high standard and quality of work undertaken. A popular and sociable character, Sarah is a pleasure to do business with.

Kathryn Clarke

Owner, Signature Sales