Jeff Grout

Jeff Grout was, until 2000,UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he joined Robert Half International as a Recruiter at the age of 28, after an eclectic career as a van driver, passport office administrator, cleaner, world traveller and local government town planner. He remained with Robert Half International for almost 21 years and built up theUKoperation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 19 offices and over 350 staff.

Formerly Business Manager to Sir Clive Woodward from 2002 -2006, Jeff is now an independent business consultant specialising in leadership, people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues.

He holds a number of corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and is also a successful business author. Jeff also provides ‘Effective Presentation Skills’ coaching and has worked with formerEnglandrugby captain Martin Johnson.

Listed in the ‘100 Best Business Speakers inBritain’, Jeff Grout is in considerable demand as a motivational business speaker, conference chairman and interviewer. Jeff works with a number of the leading speaking agencies and has spoken for a range of clients including Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Stanley, Tesco, Telewest, Sport England, BAA, Ernst & Young, UBS, Football Association, Strutt & Parker, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Saracens RFC.

Jeff is often in demand as a commentator, columnist and speaker. He has appeared on television and has participated in numerous radio programmes. Jeff collaborated with the BBC in producing an interview training video and has run management development workshops for a number of leading companies.