The Oakland Group has appointed Charlotte Goulding to the new role of HR director to support its growth plans.

Charlotte joins the business from Infinity Works and will lead the company’s new people strategy. The Oakland Group has announced plans to double the size of its team to 80 in the next 12 months.

Commenting on her new role, Charlotte said: “I'm joining at such an exciting and important time for the business. I have been struck by the firms strong and authentic people-first culture, and I feel very lucky to be stepping into this role, supporting our people during the next stage of our growth. I look forward to working with the team and helping them continue to be a place where people can thrive in their careers, feel that they belong and be proud of the amazing work they do for our clients.”

The Leeds-based data consultancy experienced record growth, with its order book growing by 60% in the last 12 months.

It was recognised by Best Companies as one of the Top 30 companies to work for in its sector.

Richard Corderoy, managing director said: “We want to be one of the best places to work in the UK. Charlotte brings a wealth of experience to her new role, and I’m sure she will be a big asset to the company as we move to the next stage of our development.”