There has been a 20% increase in opportunities recorded during the first three months of the year according to the recent survey conducted by the Interim Management Association as reported byIpsos MORI.


In the private sector, banking and finance continued to generate the most opportunities as they accounted for 53% of all the interim management assignments generated. Local authorities accounted for the majority of roles in the public sector at 48% of recorded interim management roles. Overall, the survey reported that the average length of an interim management assignment was 5 months.Jason Atkinson, chairman of the IMA, sees these as very positive results. “The UK’s interim management sector is both established and well respected,” he said. “In fact it is now worth £1.5 billion and this is an industry where Britain leads the world. “Interim managers are experienced executives with specialist skills and a track record of achievement. They are hired by businesses on a project basis to solve problems, and their aim is to deliver results quickly, before moving on to the next assignment.”

Nick Robeson, CEO of Hemming Robeson commented. “Whilst these numbers are potentially encouraging they could be misleading. The financial services percentage is skewed by a small number of IMA members holding large contracts with banks for the supply of project managers. The market is showing signs of improvement with clients becoming more securein their decisions to hire interim executives at the top end”.

Hemming Robeson find skilled interim executives at board and head of function level for clients across public and private sector, in the UK and internationally.


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Nick has built a reputation over 15 years as a leading protagonist in the Interim Management industry. He has started, bought, rebranded and sold interim management businesses. He is now focusing his attention exclusively at Board and Head of Function level.


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