Our adaption to the evolution of the Interim Finance Recruitment sector

Market expectations from the interim finance recruitment sector have evolved considerably over recent years.

There are always changes between supply & demand and levels of pay over a period of time. A significant development in the level of recruitment technology, a shake-up in priorities for many candidates (including fractional roles & hybrid working) and the volume of major macroeconomic events have potentially rewritten the plan for how the recruitment sector can successfully meet market demands.

At Pratap Partnership, interim finance roles have constituted 25% of our work in the finance market over the past two years. We are eager to increase this percentage by investing strategically. Through extensive conversations with candidates, clients, and top interim recruiters across the UK, we have refined our approach to our interim finance specialism. Here’s what we’ve learned and how we’ve adapted:

Expert Consultants Delivering Superior Solutions

Every candidate and client interacting with Pratap Partnership Interim Finance will engage with a director boasting over 15 years of recruitment experience and a proven track record. Our directors adhere to our core values of humility, honesty, and a commitment to long-term relationships over short-term gains.

Our director team for Yorkshire and the East Midlands

Dale Spink With over 18 years of recruitment experience in South Yorkshire, Dale has worked with our partners for the past 12 years. He has managed some of our most significant client relationships for the past three years.

Nicola Beach first started working the Yorkshire finance market in 2000 where she worked with several of our team. She has been a top performer in the interim finance market over the past 10 years and joined Pratap Partnership in early 2023

And for the East Midlands:

Charlotte Morgan-Smith is one of the most experienced recruiters in the East Midlands market with over 33 years’ presence in the market across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Euan Begbie has worked in recruitment in the East Midlands since 2002 and in the finance market since 2008.

Extensive candidate network

Successful interim recruiters have access to a vast pool of candidates and maintain close relationships with an inner circle of trusted professionals. Advances in LinkedIn and other technologies have enabled us to build comprehensive candidate databases. We have invested in a robust technology stack that ensures we can reach the widest possible pool of candidates for every job.

However, our focus is on building strong relationships rather than merely expanding our database. We prefer 500 robust relationships over 5,000 passive ones. This approach ensures our clients that their appointed candidate:

  • Has been selected from a broad pool of qualified candidates.
  • Comes with proven track records, references, and recommendations.
A reputation for “loyalty and reliability”

Loyalty and reliability are the cornerstones of our reputation. These qualities are highly valued by our clients and candidates alike and are integral to our values and operations. Prioritizing these attributes ensures:

  • Transparent operations with the highest levels of integrity.
  • Representation of reliable candidates who meet objectives and value their relationship with us and our clients.
  • Representation of clients who are good employers, honest, realistic, and supportive in setting objectives for each interim assignment.

Our close relationships with the accounting, banking, investing, and recruiting industries provide us with valuable insights that we share with our network. We look forward to continuing to provide market analysis, advice, and stories about the interim and fractional finance markets in the future.

Nik Pratap
Lorraine Pratap
Elise Walsh
Gillian McBride
Nicola Worrow
Amanda O’Neill
Karen Caswell
Dale Spink
Stacey Rhodes
Charlotte Morgan-Smith
Jess Lister
Alex Mostyn-Jones
Alex Mostyn-Jones
Claire Screeton
Claire Screeton
Euan Begbie
Euan Begbie
Marie Carroll
Marie Carroll
Lucy Miles
Nicola Beach
Leighton Thomas

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