A great leader's absence is quickly noticed, so finding an adequate temporary replacement is crucial. So too is knowing when to bring in talent on an interim basis to bring about change.
We match talented and experienced interim and change management executives with PLCs, large private companies, SMEs and private equity-backed organisations in the UK and around the world. We call upon our extensive database of sought-after interims to find leaders who can step in at short notice to lead the business or be the catalyst for transformation.
There are many advantages to interim management. You might need to find a capable interim executive to fill a gap caused by an extended absence, or to transfer much-needed knowledge and skills to your team that provides the necessary impetus for change. Whatever it is you're looking for from an interim, finding the right person is extremely important.
We find that a lot of our clients are increasingly using interims on a flexible resource basis, introducing them into their organisations for a few months at a time to lead and guide their teams through periods of challenge or change and to generate enhanced value for both the business and the bottom line.
By networking and meeting new candidates regularly, we’ve built a substantial database of internationally mobile executive interim managers from a wide range of disciplines including general management, treasury, finance, HR, marketing and IT. Every one of our interim associates has been carefully selected, vetted and reference checked to ensure they’re a good fit for the challenges and culture of any client.
Our interim management consultants work alongside the executive search team and adhere to the same principles and high standards, utilising a combination of market knowledge and in-house research capabilities to source the ideal interim within a 48-hour timescale to undertake a business transformation project or help lead an organisation during a period of absence or change.
We provide interim associates and change management executives for many of the world’s most recognisable consumer-focused brands, including some of the largest sector leaders in consumer products and services, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.
We support these companies across the globe to engage and hire exceptional leadership talent on an interim basis, recruiting senior leaders across the full range of consumer-orientated functions to act as temporary cover and to deliver change management projects.
Including food and beverage, home and personal care, durables, packaged goods, consumer electronics and sporting goods.
Including department stores, supermarkets, direct and online retailers, convenience stores, fashion businesses and general retailers of various sizes.
We have extensive interim management experience in the financial services sector, partnering with a wide range of businesses from fintech start-ups and challenger banks to building societies, mutual organisations and consumer finance companies.
With a specialist financial services practice, organisations come to us because they know we have a track record in delivering impressive interim managers and change management executives at short notice across a wide range of specialisms.
Alternative finance providers
We provide interim management support for a broad mix of industrial clients across a range of geographies and disciplines, from FTSE 100 and Fortune 200 businesses to privately owned companies.
Our industrial practice has significant interim management experience, helping to match exceptional interims and change management executives with clients to generate a positive impact on bottom line performance and shareholder value.
We have been proud partners with HW for many years, a mutual relationship based on great delivery and deep trust.
I had the pleasure of working with HW Global during the hiring process and they demonstrated extremely high levels of professionalism, always available to provide insights, updates, coaching and feedback. They not only focused on the hard skills and leadership, but also ensure the optimal culture and values fit. One of the rare firms that engages in post hiring follow up calls and mentoring, helping smooth onboarding and integration. Simply HWG act with warmth and care and I strongly recommend them for new career paths, recruitment and hiring service.
HW is not just an expert search partner, they are true business partner, bringing market insights and ongoing support following the placement. I have appreciated their trust, agility, and ability to connect to our culture to get the best fit for our organization.
I have worked with HW not only because of their people, search methodology and reach but the two areas where I think they are really different. Firstly, they truly listen. They take the time to understand your business strategy and people requirements and then they forensically select against these. Secondly, they take this strategic understanding and use this to really sell your business, giving access to exceptional candidates. They are thorough, supportive, flexible and overall great value and fun to work with. I would highly recommend and still use them today!
I have worked closely with the HW team for over five years on many difficult search assignments. They are a true business partner, focused on delivering quality outcomes at pace. HW are rigorous in approach, always engaging in direct and constructive dialogue and consistently following through and delivering against commitments. They are willing, capable and energized to take on more complex assignments that often require extensive market research and due diligence, whilst often working through ambiguity on the client side.
Working with HW has been a true partnership to find, narrow down and appoint talented, driven candidates for some of our most exciting roles at Mars. Despite some really tough briefs they have pushed through smiling and always come up trumps. A pleasure to work with and a true partner.
HW Global are a great talent partner. The team have worked with us on numerous senior executive commercial leadership roles. I have valued their approach to shaping a quality brief that holds the right tension between our needs and the industry realities, leveraging the quality insights they provide and the quality of the search process where they have an impressive reach, high trust with candidates and a philosophy of accountability and working together, to land the right business solution.
My experience with HWG has been beyond positive - very clear communication, amazing responsiveness and executional excellence through the process. Great clarity on status and next steps at any time. Couldn't be happier with the way the communication went even though there was significant ambiguity - I have always felt very well informed as to where we are, respected as an individual and most importantly well taken care of.
The first reason why I like working with HW is because they truly listen, investing enough time upfront on the context of the search before going to the job itself.
The second reason is because they “fish in different ponds”, translating in both a rigorous and creative manner the targeted job scope and the potential career paths that could lead into it.
Finally HW are a true thought partner and not "yes men" just focused on invoicing the fees, which means they do not hesitate to provide feedback on the search, hereby helping to sharpen it.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience in partnering with this firm and how they made me feel valued and supported as a candidate in the recruiting process.