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For 20 years, HWC have been providing technical Human Capital solutions for a number of top-tier, global organisations. Whether you have an elite global talent pool of 100 executives or need to look after 100,000+ employees, a small dedicated team provides the same bespoke, even intimate service. Having delivered and maintained a number of large-scale web enabled database systems, both through software as a service (SaaS) and integrated within the client’s own infrastructure, the team at HWC is well versed in the management and delivery of such projects.

Our client service speaks volumes: all of our business has come from referrals from satisfied customers. We have carefully assembled a diverse team of skilled people. The company is headed up at an strategic level by:

John Thrower – Managing Director – A blend of leadership, strategic forward thinking, tactical implementation and plain old roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. John started with HWC in 2001, initially combining the use of his IT skills with the hands-on administration of client services.  His experience has imbued John with a strong sense of realism and pragmatism; his focus is on melding technology to the needs of the end-user, knowing when and how to apply technology rather than just doing so “for the sake of it”.  In addition to designing and implementing systems, John also liaises between clients and their own internal, or 3rd party, IT teams, ensuring their engagement with the client’s systems, processes and strategies.  John joined the Board of HWC in 2008 as Technical Director and was promoted to Managing Director in 2012.

Claire Bedwell – Client Services Director – Client service through and through – directly responsible for the design, implementation and administration of many bespoke reward and remuneration technical solutions. Claire joined HWC after graduating from Exeter University in 2001 and spent 7 years as a Client Account Manager before being promoted to Client Services Director in 2008. Over the course of her career at HWC, Claire has been directly responsible for the design, implementation and administration of many bespoke technical solutions, including those for the management of employee share plans and executive remuneration processes. Claire has wide experience of working in partnership with clients to ensure they receive the system they really need, ensuring that the system works for users at all levels, rather than the other way around.

Our people and the approach they adopt to their work make us a company you will want to work with. It is based on trust – we pride ourselves that our average staff retention is 8 years, while our average client retention is 11 years showing a huge degree of trust in HWC as a company, a team and a service provider.

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