Member highlight - Michael Doolin, Clover HR

Hear from one of our valued members, Michael Doolin, about his IoD experience and business successes.

IoD member Michael Doolin is group managing director of Clover HR, a business he established in 2017 after more than three decades working in senior HR roles with some of the world’s leading brands.

A former chair of the Worcester and Marches branch, Michael joined the IoD in 2019, attracted primarily by the business connections his fledgling business could make, as well as by its reputation for high quality training and commercial insights.

“There are many networking organisations of varying quality around the UK. IoD membership was attractive because the organisation’s members are of the right level of seniority – I was able to meet directors and have pertinent conversations. It was a platform for visibility in the right circles. Membership has directly facilitated a connection to two of our top 20 clients. If I hadn’t been in the IoD room, I couldn’t have made those connections. The IoD facilitated the appropriate level of connection with senior people at the appropriate time.”
Michael Doolin
Group Managing Director, Clover HR

Clover HR is now a £1m turnover business which employs a team of 35 and has a national presence from five offices around the UK.

The business specialises in adding value to the prosperity of SMEs by enabling them to access and implement the same best practice that larger organisations benefit from through in-house HR and recruitment functions.

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