A BASINGSTOKE-based firm has appointed a new human resources director, responsible for more than 700 employees in 40 countries.

Adare International has appointed Sharon Frost as the company's new human resources director who will have responsibility for employees spanning the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Sharon, who has worked in both public and private equity companies across retail, media and private education, said: “I’m truly excited to be part of the Adare International team and I am delighted to have the opportunity to focus on the people agenda to ensure it dovetails with the

fast growth plans and continues to invest in our highly creative and valuable people so they fulfil their aspirations, maximise their potential and have fun, enjoying what they do.”

Andrew Dutton, chief executive officer said, “As part of our continued drive for growth, it is now, more than ever, vital that we invest in our most important asset, our employees.

"I am very confident that Sharon will make an immediate and long term impact on every aspect of our human resources strategy from how we recruit, to how we on-board and induct new employees, to how we develop, reward and recognise and importantly engage everyone on our exciting growth journey.”