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Leadership & talent solutions for better business outcomes

The business services sector accounts for over 8% of the UK economy and is steadily growing. Whilst it is in the spotlight due to some large, institutional casualties in the recent past, the practice of outsourcing non-core operations and service lines is still a popular one.    

The challenges of regulation, Brexit and cost control remain – with eroding margins and an increase in focus on service delivery improvement rather than cost reduction. There has been a huge push on the utilisation of technology. Data, digital and automation offer enormous potential – especially for businesses that need to move fast.     

Our business services team helps businesses deliver change – deploying experienced, expert interims across logistics and distribution, fleet and asset hire and business process outsourcing.   

Whatever your goals, our interims are ideally equipped to start delivering results. 

Helping you accelerate performance

More and more businesses recognise the value of an effective blend of permanent executives, interim managers and an agile talent workforce to enable business success.    

Our team delivers superior outcomes for complex engagements whilst bringing significant value to our clients through the provision of interim executives, interim teams and leadership advisory services. We deliver for a wide range of mandates ranging from executive and functional leadership assignments, business transformation, programme management and change.    

Our interim managers are handpicked from an ecosystem of partners. This integrated network of go-to experts provides seamless and agile access to talent. The result is better outcomes for your business delivered by a combination of strategy, operational execution and outstanding performance.

Our experience

One of our longest standing sectors, business services has been a cornerstone of our business for many years. We have deep-rooted relationships right across the sector and have been shaping the direction of some of the largest outsourcers in the UK.   

Our experience in the sector is extremely broad, ranging from partnering with FTSE100 outsourcers through to small owner managed specialist sub-contractors, and everything in between.   

We’ve provided interim solutions for deep-dive diagnostic and subsequent Target Operating Model (TOM) redesign and post-deal integrations in the private equity space. Often, we’re involved in supporting an outsourcing contract where the service delivery has deteriorated, payment cycles are inconsistent, and neither side are happy.  

Typical assignments

Our clients value the external knowledge, expertise and perspectives of permanent executives and interim managers to solve challenges. We’re seeing a rise in demand for interims across the full range of specialisms.   

  • Board and leadership 
  • Digital,change and transformation 
  • Commercial 
  • Finance 
  • Human resources  
  • Information technology 
  • Marketing and sales 
  • Operations 
  • Programme management 
  • Risk, governance and compliance 

Key benefits of interim managers

  • Cost-effective expertise to lead and deliver change and transformation   
  • Key skills to achieve operational improvement and efficiencies including Six-Sigma and Lean   
  • Immediate access to specialist expertise for delivering operational and financial turnaround   
  • Hiring of experienced professionals to deliver supply chain and logistics projects   
  • Leadership and programme management for successful end-to-end delivery of a merger, acquisition or disposal   

Example interim manager roles

  • Interim mobilisation director   
  • Interim CEO/MD   
  • Interim finance director   
  • Interim CTO   
  • Interim bid director   
  • Interim operations director   
  • Interim commercial director   
  • Interim transformation director   
  • Interim account director   

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Other services

  • Board effectiveness review  
  • Leadership assessment  
  • Executive coaching & development  
  • Succession planning  
  • Project recruitment  

Meet the team

Andrew McIntee

Director

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Claire Carter

Director

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Jerome Bull

Director

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