Leadership Profile: Claire Wilcock, co-founder of Westlakes International
In 2018 recruitment expert Claire Wilcock joined in partnership with Tungsten Capital to launch Westlakes International. It is a unique collaboration with over 60 years’ collective experience in the construction industry and claims recruitment market. Finding the right Commercial Managers, Claims consultants, Delay Analysts and Forensic Planners for construction projects around the world, Claire is a leader in her field.
More than 15 years in recruitment
Having done a degree in fine art, Claire began a career in management before moving into recruitment in 2003. She trained in the notoriously competitive environment at Hays and specialised in construction and property before accountancy and finance.
Having moved swiftly up the ladder, she moved to Robert Half in 2006. There she specialised in temporary accountancy and finance positions ranging from transactional to professionally qualified accountants. Claire was also responsible for business development on a previously unfocused geographical location. She dealt with client representatives up to Financial Director level.
In 2008 she became a Director at IPM. Then in 2011 she started her own recruitment service, Westlakes Recruit, which she has now been running for nearly eight years.
As a business leader at Westlakes Recruit, Claire focuses on international construction markets. She defines and delivers a market leading business strategy with a resource offering that is respected on a global scale. A team made up of Project Management, Project Controls, Construction Claims and Recruitment professionals with over 45 years experience, the company specialises in Project Controls, Construction Claims and Professional Services. Their precision focus involves a collaborative, results-driven approach to recruitment. The team has also been instrumental in providing Tungsten Capital itself with many of its team members.
A unique partnership
The partnership with Tungsten Capital is born of Claire’s vision for a unique approach to international strategy. Westlakes International provides expert resource such as Commercial Managers, Delay Analysts and Forensic Planners on a broad spectrum of high profile projects worldwide.
It operates across the USA, Asia, Middle East and Northern Africa, South Africa and Europe. It supports Tungsten Capital’s international clients in finding the best people for their jobs whenever they need them.
Westlakes International is a proactive approach fuelled by expert knowledge and more than 60 years’ collective experience across both the recruitment and construction claims sectors.