Sometimes a simpleintroduction cancreate partnershipsthat changethe world.
If CambridgeUniversity hadn’tintroduced...
Richard, Adam, Jon
The healthy eatingrevolution wouldn’t havetasted quite so nice.Innocent was founded in 1998 by three oldUniversity pals, Richard Reed, Adam Balon andJon Wright. They wanted to make it easy forpeople to do themselves good through food.And make it taste nice too.They sold 24 smoothies on their first day.Innocent now sells over two million perweek and has a 71% share of the £169m UKsmoothie market.
If a close friendhadn’t introduced...
Life wouldn’t bequite so intuitive.Back in 1971 a close friend ofSteve Wozniak said ‘you shouldmeet Steve Jobs. He likeselectronics and he loves playingpranks’. Apple was born.The business is now worth over$300 billion. That’s $60 billionmore than Microsoft.
If Isaac Dewhirsthadn’t introduced...
Food wouldjust be food.In 1884 Michael Marks set up a stallin Leeds Kirkgate Market. As businessstarted to grow he asked IsaacDewhirst to join him. Isaac declinedbut introduced him to Tom Spencer,his senior cashier. Tom agreed andon 28 September that same year,Marks & Spencer arrived.The UK’s favourite retailer now hasover 700 stores in 40 countries andlast year made a profit of more than£600 million.
If Elizabeth andOlivia Norrishadn’t introduced...
Healthcare andhygiene wouldn’t bewhat it is todayWilliam Procter and James Gamblecame to know each other when theyfell in love with two sisters. Shortly aftermarrying, their father-in-law, AlexanderNorris, called a meeting and suggestedthe two men go into business.Procter & Gamble is now America’slargest manufacturer of householdproducts with over 250 brands in sixmain categories and a turnover ofmore than $25 billion.
In business, history is being written all around us,sometimes it’s on a large scale like M&S or Apple.Sometimes it’s written in smaller incrementsby individuals delivering real results for theorganisations they work for. When like-mindedpeople and businesses are brought togetherthey can create something really special,demonstrating that anything can be accomplishedwhen perfect strangers become willing partners.
InterimPartners is a dynamic, innovativeand specialist provider of executiveinterim managers. We help our clientsmanage change by providing a flexibleand experienced resource for companyturnarounds, change programmes andshort-term cover for executive absence.BrightPool is a specialist recruitmentconsultancy. We match talented,professionally qualified middle managersto contract, interim and permanentpositions within organisations acrossthe UK and Internationally.
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What happenedwhen Steveintroduced...Steve MelberInterimPartnersHead of Public Sector Health Practice
Mark to Croydon Health ServicesCroydon Health Services NHS Trust was formed on 1st August 2010through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services andMayday Healthcare NHS Trust.Three months before year-end Croydon Health Services identified a £1.2Mshortfall in savings schemes for the following year’s cost improvementprogramme (CIP). Successful delivery of the trust wide CIP was critical tothe organisation’s Foundation Trust application.Interim Partner’s Head of Healthcare, Steve Melber, was briefed with arequirement to source an interim programme manager who was an expertin the clinical services areas where the savings shortfalls had been identified.Steve responded within 24 hours, and successfully placed Mark Friedmanwho had all the right ingredients in his portfolio.Mark designed and scoped the projects where savings had to be made andhas since been re-engaged to lead on a major transformation programmefor Croydon and the 4 other NHS Trusts in the South West London sector. Steve Melber InterimPartners Head of Public Sector Health Practice
What happenedwhen Helenintroduced...Helen StoreyBrightPoolSenior Consultant
Tim and Richard to The Skipton Building Society Skipton Building Society is the UK’s fourth largest building society. Founded in 1853, the business has a national presence with 104 branches and a head office based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. In February 2010, Brightpool were asked to source a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, so Helen Storey introduced Tim Wills. Tim was offered a 6-month contract to improve the process of financial performance measurement. After 2 months he came back to Helen and asked her to find a talented Financial Modeller to support the existing finance team. Helen successfully introduced Richard Drake and what started as a 5 week project has ultimately become a rolling contract, which, to date, has lasted over a year and Richard is now working on a QRM project. Tim has now accepted a permanent role with The Skipton Building Society and continues to work with Brightpool, who now hold PSL status with the business.Helen StoreyBrightPoolSenior Consultant
What happenedwhen Andrewintroduced...Andrew McInteeInterimPartnersHead of Financial Services Practice
Tony to Royal Liver Royal Liver is a mutual financial services business that manages 2.5 million policies. With the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer recently leaving the company, Royal Liver had a number of issues to resolve that were being scrutinised by the FSA. These included the potential sale of Royal Liver, the disposal of several business units and the wind down of a subsidiary that had been fined heavily by the FSA. Andrew McIntee, Interim Partners Director of Financial Services, found the answer to their problems in a highly experienced interim CFO called Tony Richards. Tony guided the Royal Liver team through the year end processes and provided critical advice to the Board on the disposal of a number of subsidiaries. Andrew went on to introduce a further 7 interim managers into the business, including another CFO, so Tony could lead the transformation programme. Tony needed a solid team around him to help see this major project through so Brightpool placed a handful of talented middle managers and professional contractors under his watch. In May 2011 Royal Liver’s membership voted for the sale of Royal Liver to Royal London and our interim managers were instrumental in a successful outcome.Andrew McInteeInterim PartnersHead of Financial Services Practice
What happenedwhen Markintroduced...Mark KitchenInterimPartnersHead of Business Support and Services
Rob to Babcock International Babcock International is the UK’s leading engineering support services company. In March 2010 Babcock purchased VT Group for £1.3 billion and committed to save £50 million of costs, with a big slice to come from a successful IT reorganisation and technology modernisation programme. Mark Kitchen, Interim Partners Head of Business and Support Services, introduced Rob Wilkinson to Simon Parker, Babcock International CIO to take on this challenge. Having worked for Interim Partners previously, Rob had an impressive track record of delivery so we were confident that he would add real value. After 9 months, the programme was already delivering financial benefits, contributing to the £50m of cost synergies. The final 3 months were used to establish the newly required IT support organisation and optimise the implementation processes. More recently Brightpool has begun to provide services to Babcock, building upon the relationships and expertise developed by Interim Partners. The programme received group board sponsorship and was regarded as particularly high profile by Babcock International and city analysts.Mark KitchenInterimPartnersHead of Business Support and Services
What happenedwhen Steveintroduced...Steve BlakeInterimPartnersHead of Technology, Media and Telecoms Practice
Chris and Mark to Clear Channel UKClear Channel UK is part of Clear Channel International (CCI) and workswith advertisers to create inspiring out-of-home advertising campaigns in30 countries across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. With a growingportfolio of over half a million displays, it employs over 5,000 people andturned over $1,508m in 2010.Steve Blake of Interim Partners was tasked with identifying two projectmanagers to develop more structured and efficient ways of deliveringchange. He introduced Chris Kelly and Mark Richmond, who weresuccessful across a range of projects including setting up a PMO and theimplementation of a digital strategy programme. So successful were theythat the business has now hired three project managers to continuewhere our interims left off.Matthew Dearden, CEO of Clear Channel UK said “I was impressed bythe quick turnaround of receiving a shortlist, and the quality of thecandidates. What really stands out, though, is the clear effort that InterimPartners made to really understand the reasons we need interim people,and so tailor the service to our needs; and the on-going, light touchinterest to make sure that we are happy with the interims and theirperformance, and vice versa.”. Steve Blake InterimPartners Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms Practice
What happenedwhen Jamesintroduced...James O’LoughlinBrightPoolManaging Consultant
Tony and Cara to KRBSKRBS (Kent Reliance Banking Services) has a rich history as a local financialservices player founded more than 150 years ago. This multi-award winningprovident society, now with the backing of JC Flowers, has ambitious plans toexpand and become a recognised regional player.Brightpool were asked to source a Head of Distribution and Head ofCommunications and Brand to the business. James O’Loughlin, ManagingConsultant for London/South East Financial Services Practice, introducedTony Hall as Head of Distribution.This was a challenging fit because the candidate needed to be able to walkthe line between strategy and hands-on delivery. And it’s not a typicalContract role as, generally, these candidates are full-time employed. Wetherefore immersed ourselves in a period of deep networking to make surewe could find the best possible fit. Tony Hall has a reputation for developingfirst class sales teams within multi-channel distribution networks, bringingnew ways of working and an experienced set of fresh eyes to the project.James also introduced the new Head of Communications and Brand, CaraO’Nions, who has an outstanding reputation for building brands from scratch. James O’Loughlin BrightPool Managing Consultant.
What happenedwhen Mellissaintroduced...Mellissa CoxBrightPoolConsultant, Consumer Practice
Phillip to Wm MorrisonsWm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc is firmly established as the UK’s fourthlargest supermarket group, with sales of more than £16bn from its 440strong network.As part of the £150m Evolve project, Morrison’s approached Mellissa Coxof Brightpool to help them find an interim Programme Manager tomanage the transfer of 12,000 employees from 6 different legacy payrollsystems to the new Oracle platform.Mellissa introduced Philip Leahy, who was appointed to work alongside anumber of key stakeholders. Using Peoplesoft, he streamlined the centralself-service HR business processes, taking responsibility for outboundcommunications, training, and project administration whilst supportingbusiness process and software gap analysis. Philip was the key liaison andcommunications contact for HR, payroll, IT, finance and programmefunctions.After such a solid performance, Phillip was then asked to lead a majorproject to auto-enrol over 60,000 employees into the company pensionscheme. Reporting to the Group Head of Reward & Central HR Director,Philip assisted in the selection of a pension scheme advisor, he thenmanaged advisors to develop options for best-fit and a cost model ofpossible scheme solutions. Working with IT and the pensions advisor, hedeveloped auto-enrolment business processes and IT requirements aswell as implementing an enrolment strategy with a view to meet theOctober 2012 staging date deadline. Mellissa Cox BrightPool Consultant, Consumer Practice
What happenedwhen Tomintroduced...Tom LegardInterimPartnersHead of Manufacturing Practice
Stephen to Huntsman TioxideHuntsman Tioxide is a leading global producer of TiO2 pigments andhas been in the business of manufacturing for a good seventy-five years.In March 2010, Huntsman Tioxide asked Interim Partners to find atalented Interim Site Engineering Manager to lead an 18-month siteimprovement project for their flagship plant on the East Coast of Malaysia.Stephen Walls was brought in to support the new Site Director in theApril of the same year. With Stephen’s transformation expertise, he wasable to drive the business forward, improve plant performance andextend the site life beyond 2013.After 12 months, Stephen has implemented a plan that meets aMechanical Integrity Inspection regime to ISO 17020. Under his watch,the site assets have been refurbished as part of a 5 year asset careprogramme, all key metrics within Maintenance have improved, withan injury-free, 40,000 man-hour shutdown, delivered on budget.On top of all that, Stephen improved safety performance resulting inzero long term injuries and accidents on site during 2010.When reviewing Stephen’s performance after 12 months, the CEOnoted that progress was excellent and the best he has seen in abusiness since 1996. Tom Legard InterimPartners Head of Manufacturing Practice
What happenedwhen Mellissaintroduced...Mellissa CoxBrightPoolConsultant, Consumer Practice
Brian to Sandpiper CI GroupSandpiper CI Group is the largest retailer in the Channel Islands and isprobably better known for high street names like Checkers, Safeway andWine Warehouse. Also part of the Sandpiper Group, Cimandis consists offive manufacturing and distribution businesses trading across theChannel Islands.In December 2010 the CFO of Sandpiper asked Mellissa Cox to find anexceptional finance professional to investigate bakery profitability for twosites of Cimandis. The successful candidate would need to come up witha solution to streamline the current product offerings and investigateopportunities to transfer best practice between sites.Mellissa introduced Brian Hodges. Brian developed a detailedunderstanding of manufacturing and distribution costs for each of the 2bakery plants. He allocated costs to product categories and SKU’s,determined sales and profit data and recommended lines and categoriesto be deleted.On completion, Brian was asked to do a similar review for 3 of theCimandis Foodservice sites and enjoyed great praise from the CFO. Hisanalysis was super, his presentation skills were top notch and he waseverything they wanted. He not only met their requirements but theassignment was extended because of the quality of his reports. Mellissa Cox BrightPool Consultant, Consumer Practice
To summariseOur passion for customer service frequently We’re a complete solution, placing bothsurpasses our clients expectations. leaders and teams within businesses to support transformation programmes.We have a exceptional track record of partneringwith FTSE 100, FTSE 250, global corporations and We have a deep sector knowledge deliveredmajor private equity backed businesses. by market leading consultants, utilising the latest technology.We’ve been in the Sunday Times Fast track 100two years in succession and regional finalist for We have high levels of integrity and are bestthe National Business Awards. in class environmentally. Corporate and social responsibility policies are in place to help the communities we serve.
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