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Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

About Us

Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Specialists. 

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search is a highly entrepreneurial executive search firm with an extensive regional network and global search capability.

Parkinson|Lee recognise that succession planning and talent retention strategies are vital to the success of every organisation. With our local networks and national reach we are able to provide key introductions, across a broad range of industries, to ensure our clients identify and retain the emerging business leaders of the future.

We employ robust & tailored search methodologies on every assignment backed by our dedicated in-house research team. We support our clients and assist them to achieve their corporate and strategic goals by providing up to date market and competitor analysis along with talent mapping & identification, relevant to each appointment.

Our search team deliver executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search has specialist knowledge across a number of practice areas including:

  • Board Level & Executive Appointments
  • CFO & Financial Leadership
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Interim Management
  • Not For Profit & Public Sector
  • Non Executive Directors

Our Team

The strength of our network is key to our success

The Parkinson|Lee Team

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search is headed up by Managing Partner Lee Bhandal and Chief Executive Greg Parkinson, who together possess over 30 years executive search expertise across Yorkshire and the north of England.

Leading our team, we pride ourselves on our reputation and track record, we partner closely with our clients to deliver a tailored approach to every assignment and work hard to provide our candidates with the new challenges they seek in their next career move.

We make it our priority to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs and the intricacies of their businesses and ensure we leave no stone unturned in identifying the very best talent from both a skills and cultural fit perspective.

For more information and contact details please visit the personal profiles above.

Greg Parkinson

Chief Executive

Greg Parkinson is the Founder and Chief Executive of parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG) which boasts two specialist recruitment businesses, Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and Elevation Recruitment Ltd.

Providing commercial and entrepreneurial flair, Greg has successfully grown ERG into a market leading specialist recruitment group with exponential growth of EBITDA year
on year. 

In recent years, Greg and his board successfully completed an MBO of Elevation Recruitment Group from their private investors and secured a seven figure investment to continue the growth of the Group.

Greg has over 12 years executive search experience and is a trusted career mentor to many of the region's executive level directors.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: g.parkinson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Lee Bhandal

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Jonathan Warnock

Non Executive Director

Jonathan Warnock's contact information

Phone: 07470 007 515
Email: j.warnock@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Philip Hill

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: p.hill@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Dean Outram

Associate Partner

Dean Outram is an Associate Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search. 

He has over 18 years’ Executive Search experience, carrying out retained assignments on behalf of a vast number of Commerce & Industry, Public Sector & Not for Profit organisations. Dean has accumulated his expertise whilst working within VC backed, listed PLC and privately owned executive search firms. Over the years has acted as a trusted Executive Search partner to a wide range of Chief Executives, Managing Directors and business owners and has acquired an impressive professional network across the north of England as a result.

Dean was also the founder and Chairman of the Yorkshire Finance Director Forum. This is a specialist networking group aimed at Finance Directors and CFO’s and culminated in over 600 active members.Dean is retained by his clients for his unrivalled professionalism and consultative approach, he has the track record and experience to advise on all aspects of executive search including market trends, competitor analysis, market mapping, salary benchmarking and talent retention.

Dean Outram's contact information

Phone: 07793 086441
Email: d.outram@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search is headed up by Managing Partner Lee Bhandal and Chief Executive Greg Parkinson, who together possess over 30 years executive search expertise across Yorkshire and the north of England.

Leading our team, we pride ourselves on our reputation and track record, we partner closely with our clients to deliver a tailored approach to every assignment and work hard to provide our candidates with the new challenges they seek in their next career move.

We make it our priority to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs and the intricacies of their businesses and ensure we leave no stone unturned in identifying the very best talent from both a skills and cultural fit perspective.

For more information and contact details please visit the personal profiles above.

Chief Executive

Greg Parkinson is the Founder and Chief Executive of parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG) which boasts two specialist recruitment businesses, Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and Elevation Recruitment Ltd.

Providing commercial and entrepreneurial flair, Greg has successfully grown ERG into a market leading specialist recruitment group with exponential growth of EBITDA year
on year. 

In recent years, Greg and his board successfully completed an MBO of Elevation Recruitment Group from their private investors and secured a seven figure investment to continue the growth of the Group.

Greg has over 12 years executive search experience and is a trusted career mentor to many of the region's executive level directors.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non Executive Director

Jonathan Warnock's contact information

Phone: 07470 007 515
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Associate Partner

Dean Outram is an Associate Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search. 

He has over 18 years’ Executive Search experience, carrying out retained assignments on behalf of a vast number of Commerce & Industry, Public Sector & Not for Profit organisations. Dean has accumulated his expertise whilst working within VC backed, listed PLC and privately owned executive search firms. Over the years has acted as a trusted Executive Search partner to a wide range of Chief Executives, Managing Directors and business owners and has acquired an impressive professional network across the north of England as a result.

Dean was also the founder and Chairman of the Yorkshire Finance Director Forum. This is a specialist networking group aimed at Finance Directors and CFO’s and culminated in over 600 active members.Dean is retained by his clients for his unrivalled professionalism and consultative approach, he has the track record and experience to advise on all aspects of executive search including market trends, competitor analysis, market mapping, salary benchmarking and talent retention.

Dean Outram's contact information

Phone: 07793 086441
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Practices

Our specialist practices have been established based around the knowledge, understanding and expertise within our leadership team.

At Parkinson|Lee our practices are built on our in-depth knowledge, expertise and insight of each respective market. With over 80 years combined search experience, Parkinson|Lee have developed unrivalled professional networks, allowing us to conduct functional and industry specific search campaigns tailored specifically to our clients individual requirements. 

For more information on each of our practices please click the link below.

  • Board Level and Executive Appointments
    Our team have over 80 years combined expertise in recruiting people who can make a significant strategic and financial impact to our clients businesses.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive search understand how crucial it is to make the right hiring decision with any new board level or executive appointment.

    Our team has the expertise to recruit people who can make a significant strategic and financial impact to our clients' businesses. 

    We understand that board and executive directors play a vital role from shaping the culture, defining and delivering strategic goals and objectives, through to building and maintaining key relationships with stakeholders

    Our team works tirelessly with our clients to accurately determine key requirements prior to starting every search.

    Our networks across the region are first class and we also use innovative national and international search techniques to ensure no stone is left unturned in sourcing the right individuals for
    our clients.

    Typical assignments include;

    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Managing Director
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Chief Operating Officer 
    • IT Director
    • Procurement Director
    • Marketing Director 

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
    We have a proven track record of assignment delivery at various stages of the investment life cycle.

    In recent years, there has been a healthy appetite for Private Equity deals, especially across the Yorkshire and the North of England.  Each year Private Equity firms in the UK, provide billions of pounds of investment to create, develop and reshape a growing number of entrepreneurial, ambitious companies with high growth potential.

    Across the Yorkshire & Humber region alone, the value of Private Equity deals have increased by almost 80% giving Yorkshire the title of the UK’s fastest growing region in private equity buyouts

    It is common ground for VC and PE backed businesses to apply certain demands & pressures on individuals to make an immediate & positive impact, whilst managing to deliver on both the Board & Shareholder agendas. 

    Parkinson|Lee‘s understanding and awareness of this means we are on the front foot when identifying a shortlist that includes the right calibre of individual that will excel.

    We have a proven track record of assignment delivery at various stages of the Investment life cycle:

    • Business Turnaround & Restructuring
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Stock Flotation’s, Funding & Refinancing
    • Development & Delivery of Exit Strategies

    We partner with organisations as they seek to appoint Senior & Board Level positions and invest a great deal of time & resource in identifying individuals with the expertise and drive to help our clients achieve their specific objectives.

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Small & Medium Enterprises
    Recent research has shown that Yorkshire SME’S are demonstrating the second highest levels of growth across the UK compared to other regions, second only to London which is only marginally ahead.

    Parkinson|Lee have an in-depth understanding of the SME market across the region, we are proud to have partnered with many of our region's most entrepreneurial, award winning & fast growing businesses.

    Recent research has shown that Yorkshire SMEs are demonstrating the second highest levels of growth across the UK - second only to London which is only marginally ahead.

    Parkinson|Lee are confident that this growth stems from the abundance of talent and entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to innovate, a strong work ethic and sound financial management.

    As entrepreneurs and SME business owners, Greg Parkinson & Lee Bhandal (Parkinson|Lee) know exactly what it takes to grow a successful, marketing leading SME, this combined with the backing of a first class team makes the company the consultancy of choice across Yorkshire.

    We have partnered with SMEs ranging from Start-up & Initial Investment through to circa £250m turnover to recruit Executive & Board Level Appointments across a range of sectors and a variety of functions.

    Taking the time to understand your organisation is imperative and our consultants invest as much time as is necessary in order to make sure the right individual is found to suit your requirements.

    Recent Assignments within the SME sector include:

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Financial Director
    • International Sales Director
    • Marketing Director
    • Managing Director
    • HR Director

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • CFO & Financial Leadership
    We work across all business sectors and our clients range from quoted PLCs through to privately owned and private equity backed businesses.

    Parkinson|Lee's CFO & Financial Leadership practice specialises in the appointment of CFOs, Financial Directors and other Senior Finance positions.

    We work across business sectors and our clients range from quoted PLCs through to privately owned and private equity backed businesses.

    Our team boasts some of the region's most respected executive financial search consultants and we understand as the economy continues to grow that business leaders are increasingly relying on finance as a vital business function. A function that not only provides thorough financial insight but one that also delivers a breadth of commercial information to aid key strategic decisions.

    Parkinson|Lee have an unrivalled track record in recruiting executive level finance appointments across the region, typical roles we manage include:

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Financial Director
    • Managing Partner
    • Equity Partner
    • Head of Finance
    • Director of Internal Audit
    • Director of Tax
    • Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
    Many of the regions manufacturing firms have responded to global competition by investing in innovation while taking advantage of advances in technology and the emergence of new markets.

    The region is globally renowned for world class manufacturing and home to some of the most specialist and innovative businesses, these businesses are reporting record demand for production, particularly in export territories. The same challenges still remain; from the threat of emerging markets to the rise on energy costs, but with the continued strengthening of the economy, organisations are focussed on maximising new business opportunities and growth.

    In recent years, many of the regions manufacturing firms have responded to global competition by investing in innovation while taking advantage of advances in technology and the emergence of new markets. A forward thinking approach has led to a major increase in the number of executive appointments made across this sector.

    Parkinson|Lee’s Engineering & Manufacturing practice specialises in the appointment of Executive level and Senior Leadership roles across all functions. Parkinson|Lee have built close links with industry bodies and have developed extensive professional networks ensuring we are able to effectively source and deliver the most outstanding talent for our clients.

    Associated sectors we cover include:

    • General Manufacturing
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • FMCG
    • Energy
    • Oil & Gas
    • Process & Chemicals

    With an expert team of specialist search consultants we are able to identify talent on a local, national and international basis. We then provide thorough technical screening to identify the skill set required for these demanding appointments.

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Interim Management
    We are experts in working with our clients to help them fill crucial skills gaps or deliver business critical projects within their organisations.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive Search has an extensive network of professional Interim Managers across the UK meaning we can deliver effectively on time critical assignments.

    We are experts in working with our clients to help them fill crucial skill gaps or deliver business critical projects within their organisations.

    Interim Managers are a cost effective and flexible resource that bring a wealth of specific expertise and experience that can offer invaluable advice and guidance to businesses in a number of different scenarios including:

    • Business Turnaround Situations
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Refinancing
    • Systems Development & Project/Programme Management
    • Development & Delivery of Corporate Strategy & Planning
    • Periods of Accelerated Growth
    • Provision of stability whilst permanent roles are sourced


    Parkinson|Lee work in close partnership with our clients to define key requirements then use our expert knowledge to source an interim executive with the right mix of skills, expertise and track record to make an immediate and positive impact.

    For more information on interim management or to discuss a specific requirement please contact Parkinson|Lee on the number below.

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non For Profit & Public Sector
    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity.

    Parkinson|Lee partner with a broad spectrum of Public Sector and Not For Profit organisations in the recruitment of Senior & Board Level Executives. 

    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity and in turn attracts candidates from a wide variety of business sectors.

    Parkinson|Lee’s market positioning, network and online search capability means we have access to candidates both locally, nationally and internationally. This ensures we have complete coverage of the market when conducting searches.

    Our approach is a transparent one.
    We commence every brief with an
    agreed collaborative search strategy - this provides our clients with information and detail at every stage of the process and allows us to identify the right talent that meets our client’s requirements.

    Typical sectors we operate in are:

    • Charities
    • NHS
    • Education
    • Housing
    • Governmental Bodies
    • Skills Councils

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non Executive Director
    We work in close partnership with our clients to fully understand their brief and the reason for the requirement. We then work tirelessly to source the right Non Executive Director, sourcing an individual that will challenge the performance and strategies of your business whilst making significant contribution to the bottom line.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive Search has a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non Executive Directors for organisations across the region.

    The economic recovery in the UK means that boards of directors are increasingly under pressure to take full advantage of new opportunities available to them and to develop a sound business strategy that allows them to achieve and outperform their corporate goals.

    Businesses across the region have responded to the economic recovery by strengthening not only their board team but also by appointing Non Executive Directors that can add insight, value and contribute to the delivery of the business strategy and corporate goals.

    We work in close partnership with our clients to fully understand their brief and the reason for the requirement. We then work tirelessly to source the right Non Executive Director, sourcing an individual that will challenge the performance and strategies of your business whilst making significant contribution to the bottom line.

    If you are currently considering hiring a Non Executive Director please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

Assignment Process

Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search.

As first point of contact for potential senior hires we never lose sight of the fact we are ambassadors to your business.

The selection process will include the following stages:

  • 1. Specification of Requirements

    We will initially meet with you to fully scope out and analyse the requirement.

    At this meeting we will gain an in depth summary of the history, performance and culture of your organisation, reason for the appointment, a full and detailed role profile, agreed job description and person specification.

    We will also recommend and agree a search methodology at this stage which will be tailored to each assignment.

    We will we then produce a proposal outlining the agreed approach and a specification of requirements document for all parties to agree and sign off prior to commencement of the search.

  • 2. Identification & Approach

    Having agreed with you the appropriate search methodology we will then:

    Create a research plan which will incorporate the identification of target companies that may employ potential candidates,  (companies off limits are also identified) we will work to map out the organisation and compile of list of all relevant potential candidates prior to head hunting.

    Utilising our in-house research capability, we will then collate a long list of relevant candidates that we will headhunt based our understanding of the requirement. This list will be generated from a number of sources including our research plan, our extensive in house database as well as local and national professional client and candidate networks.

    Depending on the agreed approach we would advertise the opportunity where relevant utilising the most appropriate advertising medium either confidentially or utilising your company logo.

    Contact all potential candidates from the long list for an initial screening and to assess suitability and to ask for referrals.  At this stage we assess skills and experience along with motivations. All pre-qualified suitable and interested candidates will be invited to meet with us for a formal face to face screening interview.

  • 3. Parkinson|Lee interviews

    Once we have agreed a long list of potential candidates we will then begin the process of face to face interviews, candidate qualification and assessment.

    All candidates will be assessed via a competency based interview. It is usual to ask the same questions of each potential candidate to enable us to benchmark and highlight the most relevant individuals as part of our shortlist. (We would pre agree these questions at the outset of the assignment with our client)

    Candidates are assessed for suitability not only on skills and experience but importantly on personality and cultural fit.

    Candidates that do not meet the required standard are informed at this stage.

  • 4. Shortlist & Client Interviews

    We will present you with a shortlist of candidates in the form of a detailed CV, interview notes and profile.  This will include an appraisal/assessment of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses with regards to the position and his/her appropriateness as a candidate.  Any potential issues are also noted - i.e. relocation or other roles the candidate may be considering.

    Shortlists usually contain no more than 4-6 strong candidates.

    We facilitate first/second interviews and assessments ensuring we engage with both you and the candidates through every stage to de-brief and feedback.

    At final stage we will liaise with candidates to manage expectations to ensure suitability for both parties. Depending on our clients' preferences, we will conduct full referencing on all candidates that reach the final stage of the process. We would usually seek the last 2 employer references but can also undertake 360 Degree referencing where required.

  • 5. Offer Management

    Throughout the process we will always clarify each candidate's career aspirations and remuneration requirements and these will be communicated on presentation of our shortlist.

    We understand that in today's economic climate organisations are keen to retain key talent and in our experience over 60 % of offers made are subject to counter offers. We will work with you to broker an offer we feel is realistic and agreeable to both parties.

    We will manage any negotiations, provide resignation coaching where appropriate and counter offer counselling to ensure successful conclusion to the assignment.

  • 6. Post Start Date Follow Up

    Our aim at the outset of every assignment is the delivery of a successful and long term appointment. 

    Post placement, we continually communicate with both our client and the successful candidate. Within the first six months we would seek to arrange review meetings as appropriate in order to deliver relevant feedback and ensure a successful on boarding and completion to our assignment. 

With over 80 years combined experience, Parkinson|Lee are one of the most dynamic, professional and experienced teams of Search Consultants across Yorkshire

Our Reach

South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office

South Grove House
South Grove
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 2AF

01709 303 330
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office

No1 Leeds
26 Whitehall Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS12 1BE

0113 3570313
London Office
London Office
London Office

1st Floor,
99 Bishopsgate,
London,
EC2M 3XD

0203 693 7575

An executive search firm with unrivalled local networks and global search capabilities

At Parkinson|Lee Executive Search we are proud of our track record. We are the Executive Search firm of choice across the region and with offices in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and London City we have an unrivalled local presence and reputation.

Our Executive Search team has a combined experience of over 80+ years and our expertise lies in our ability to utilise the most relevant candidate sourcing methodology tailored to each assignment.

On local, national and international assignments we fully utilise a combination of:

  • Our experienced in-house research team
  • Direct head hunting
  • Online and offline national advertising
  • Competitor analysis and market mapping
  • Extensive networking

We leave no stone unturned in sourcing the very best talent locally, nationally and internationally on every search assignment we manage.

Executive Opportunities

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search are continually searching for high calibre, executive level candidates that fit the needs of our clients.

Many of our search assignments are confidential in nature and as such are not advertised so please do send us your CV or contact us as there may be other roles we are currently handling that may be right for you.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Leeds

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Car, Bonus, Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-21301

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is acting as retained partner to beSavvi as they seek to appoint a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

    Part of leading financial services company Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, beSavvi are a recently established, entrepreneurial, fast growing consumer lending business, which in the first two years of trading has already loaned over £60million.

    Having established themselves in the personal lending marketplace, beSavvi are set for an exciting period of growth and continued success and as a result, there is now the need to appoint a CFO.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the primary purpose of this newly created position is to design and build a first class, market-leading finance function which is fit for purpose within an exciting business with significant growth plans. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented finance executive, who will not only ensure regular reporting, and reconciliations and returns are completed, but also have the strategic capability to build a finance function that encompasses financial reporting, risk management, and financial planning and analysis, whilst managing expected rapid growth.

    This role will be a key contact point for third party interactions with, amongst others, suppliers, lenders, regulators, and shareholders. It will play an active role in the executive team, and provide an appropriate level of challenge to the business, sense-checking their assumptions and ensuring the overall level of profitability is in line with plan.

    Key focus areas and deliverables will include:

    Strategy and Planning

    • Developing short and medium-term organisational design structure for the Finance function
    • Producing and coordinating sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, including regularly reporting variances and key performance indicators
    • Managing core wholesale funding relationships and cultivating a pipeline of debt funding sources
    • Working with the executive team to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential investments and/or divestments

    Regulatory and Statutory Reporting

    • Producing BeSavvi statutory accounts
    • Managing all tax related reporting
    • Building an effective relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth and efficient annual audit process
    • Managing and resolving issues raised by auditors

    Commercial Support

    • Producing market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, and identifying areas for expansion, contraction, and related opportunities
    • Supplying funding cost assumptions to the business for the purposes of product development
    • Undertaking investment appraisal of opportunities, and provide advice and guidance on acquisitions and portfolio purchases
    • Developing and communicating a methodology for the allocation of overhead costs, ensuring that the business adequately provides for overhead costs, when reporting on performance against plan

    Treasury

    • Providing funding assumptions to guide the annual planning and forecasting process
    • Working with the Hitachi Treasury function (or other Treasury function, as appropriate) to ensure adequate funding is in place and accounted for in the pricing of future business
    • Monitoring cash balances and forecasts

    Financial Reporting & Management Information

    • Ensuring that appropriate and challenging KPI’s are set, and manage the process through to sign-off
    • Communicating the KPI’s and regularly review progress against targets
    • Producing management accounts, including portfolio analysis, and analysis of underlying profitability
    • Reporting the financial position of the business to the Board, recommending future initiatives

    Oversight of Third Parties

    • Overseeing the outsourced transaction services system and any outsourced accountancy processes
    • Management of the company pension scheme (where appropriate)
    • Maintaining banking relationships

    Financial Risk Management

    • Understanding and mitigating key elements of the company’s risk profile, working directly with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Executive Officer in this respect
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems
    • Ensuring that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and regulators
    • Reporting risk issues to the Board
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, specifically that which relates to Data Protection, Money Laundering, and Treating the Customer Fairly (‘TCF’), and attend update training as may be required from time to time

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, with at least 5 years PQE
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Proven strategic and commercial thinker
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to advise and influence at Board level
    • Thorough understanding of financial markets
    • In-depth understanding of risk and pricing models
    • Prior experience within financial services would be advantageous

    This role will provide a rare and exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the leadership, overall direction, and subsequent success, of a business primed for considerable growth.

    If you are interested in confidentially discussing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274.

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  • Director of Customer Services Sheffield

    Director of Customer Services

    Salary: £80000 - £85000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-21287

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is acting as retained partner to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) as they seek to appoint a Director of Customer Services.

    SYPTE is responsible for the co-ordination of public transport in South Yorkshire. Their role is to encourage the maximum use of public transport and to promote growth of the public transport network. They work closely with transport service operators, local councils, and other key stakeholders, to develop the network and services across the county.

    The shape of public transport in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is changing. To respond to this change, and to ensure that customer excellence is at the heart of all that SYPTE does, a new Director of Customer Services role has been created.

    Supporting the organisation through their change agenda, this role will be an integral part of the management team responsible for the development and delivery of the County’s public transport operations, enabling the delivery of an efficient and effective network, focused on the needs of their customers.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the key focus areas and deliverables include the following:

    • Providing overall strategic direction to the business areas within the Customer Services Directorate, a team of circa 60, to ensure that external customer needs are identified and met, and that services delivered are effective, responsive, and focussed on improving service delivery for the end user
    • Lead the development and delivery of SYPTE Customer and Retail Strategies to include the migration of customers towards cost effective delivery channels and develop the residual skill base to enable the appropriate business development activities to take place
    • To encourage and develop innovative business related activities within the Directorate, and within SYPTE, to continually support the requirements of the external customer
    • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, change, and transformation, ensuring the organisation is adaptable and continually meets all current and emerging needs
    • Oversee SYPTE’s corporate performance management and reporting system, to ensure that it is informed by the views of SYPTE’s external partners, consistent with the evolution of the Combined Authority agenda and drives the delivery of SYPTE corporate priorities
    • Maintain and develop constructive and mutually beneficial working relationships with relevant Transport Operators, the Local Authorities, and other relevant local and national Government body to ensure delivery of Customer Service Section Business and Delivery Plan
    • Ensure the implementation of the Delivery Plans for the relevant strategies, and the frontline/operational service elements of all other strategies, in order that organisational objectives are met
    • Lead the development of customer relationship practice and systems in order to provide cost effective service and marketing opportunities to new and existing customers
    • In line with organisation priorities, ensuring that all activities within the Customer Services Directorate are directed towards the role of transport in supporting economic growth and regeneration strategies throughout the Sheffield City Region
    • Direct the development and delivery of the inter-operator ticketing schemes through the TravelMaster panel, and SYPTE’s wider Ticketing Strategy
    • To provide visible, inspirational leadership, combined with a positive, innovative, and forward thinking approach based upon a shared vision/common goals
    • Manage the effective utilisation of the department’s budget, to secure delivery of responsibilities outlined above
    • In conjunction with the Director of Public Transport, deputise in all areas of the Executive Director’s role in their absence, in order to ensure that a seamless service is maintained at all times

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • A degree or equivalent level of professional attainment
    • Extensive experience in a similar management role, including managing a team of professional officers, and recent experience at a senior management/Director level
    • Good understanding of customer expectations and fundamentals within a customer-focused service culture
    • Excellent presentational skills, with the ability to present complex issues with clarity and provide appropriate solutions to issues and problems
    • Highly developed communication skills with the proven ability to strongly lead, influence, and challenge
    • Able to build a positive and influential relationship with stakeholder partners
    • Proven experience of delivering customer excellence in a service organisation, and with demonstrable positive impact, resulting in increased customer satisfaction
    • Proven experience in delivering complex projects and plans
    • Experience of identifying and acquiring appropriate funding streams
    • Ideally knowledge of the structure of the UK Public Transport Industry, including the roles and responsibilities of different organisations in both the public and private sectors

    Your leadership, and changer leadership expertise, will help to embed and promote a brand new culture and ethos within SYPTE and beyond, utilising positive partnerships with a diverse range of transport operators and strategic stakeholders.

    The ideas and energy you bring, and the results you deliver, will ensure you make a lasting impression, as well as affording the right candidate a great opportunity to take that next step at senior management level.

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  • Marketing Director Hessle

    Marketing Director

    Salary: Excellent Package, Executives Performance Bonus
    Location: Hessle
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-21150

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are delighted to have been engaged as a retained recruitment partner to Giacom World Networks Ltd, to support them in the recruitment of a Marketing Director.

    Excellent package, plus Executives Performance Bonus scheme.

    Giacom is a long-established service provider delivering class-leading Internet-based hosted services since 1999. Based in Hessle, East Yorkshire, they have successfully built Europe’s largest cloud-services channel via their MessageStream brand.

    Giacom is one of only eight Microsoft 2-Tier CSP Partners in the UK, provisioning high-volume Office 365 and other cloud services to Giacom’s 3,700-strong reseller channel via its online cloud marketplace, with significant dominance in the SMB sector.

    In 2016, Giacom joined the LDC portfolio of companies through Private Equity investment. LDC (part of the Lloyds Banking Group) is Giacom's single largest shareholder, providing financial strength and stability, together with an aggressive plan for rapid growth in the years ahead.

    Due to this partnership, Giacom is now looking to appoint a Marketing Director to their Board and part of their Senior Leadership Team, to help drive performance, growth and direction of the Giacom brand and proposition. The Marketing Director will also head up the existing marketing team.

    Reporting into the CEO, the Marketing Director will be responsible for:

    • Creating and implementing the Marketing strategy in-line with group objectives and delivering positive results in line with overall targets and KPI’s
    • Manage all budget and forecasting, providing insight at board on CPA, CPL etc.
    • Provide guidance to Giacom and LDC on Marketing, Propositions, Sales and Partner strategies

    The Marketing Director will utilise the following marketing channels:

    • Online Marketing – including SEO, PPC, UX Site Review, Email Marketing, Social Media, Online Analysis
    • Brand Development – lead a brand review in-line with the current status and Giacom’s expected growth
    • Offline Marketing – utilise direct marketing activities, CRM and product / proposition development
    • Communications – PR and communications across trade and partner media
    • Acquisition Campaigns – targeted campaigns to attract and convert new partners
    • Retention Campaigns – continuous reviews of churn and activities to ensure value and loyalty

    Parkinson Lee would be keen to speak with candidates with the following skills and experiences:

    • Knowledge of a B2B services industry, preferable volume driven / partner channel.
    • Recent relevant Propositions / Product & innovation experience, leading strategic key changes and impacting sales performance
    • Excellent commercial awareness, with budgetary and KPI responsibilities
    • Ability to work at Board level, influencing stakeholders
    • Experience of coaching and motivating a marketing and sales team
    • Educated to degree level or CIM equivalent would be beneficial

    Parkinson Lee are working in a retained partnership with Giacom World Networks Ltd, on this recruitment process so please note, any 3rd party applicants will be forwarded directly to them.

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  • Chief Executive Officer Chesterfield

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £90000 - £110000 Per Annum + Car/Car Allowance + Bonus & Exec Package
    Location: Chesterfield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-13211

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group is acting as retained partner to Nationwide Hygiene Supplies Ltd (Nationwide) in the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Nationwide is a company that was established in 1986 to secure and develop national account sales contracts for servicing by its 19 shareholder SME businesses. These shareholder companies between them own and manage a network of 35 branches throughout the UK and Ireland.

    Since 2004 Nationwide has also been a shareholder in a European Joint Venture Company, INPACS GmbH, along with six other similar wholesaler groups across Europe. The JVC operates with a number of associated member companies and currently trades in 36 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. INPACS seeks to secure and develop international sales opportunities for each of its member companies within their own area of operation.
    At the end of 2016 Nationwide’s account sales in the UK are expected to total £20.5m and the combined sales of all shareholder companies forecast to amount to over £170m. The figures for INPACS at the end of 2016 are forecast to exceed €2.2 billion, of which international corporate business sales will be in excess of €175m.

    Both Nationwide and INPACS use their combined purchasing volumes to negotiate the best trading terms for their member companies, and to generate increased supplier discounts and rebates. The UK operation has its own purchasing team, and supports INPACS in their international negotiations.

    After 17 successful years with Nationwide, the CEO, is planning to retire at the end of August 2017. As a result, a requirement now exists to source a new CEO to lead the continued growth and success of the business.

    The CEO is expected to operate on a number of distinct levels and ultimately manage the business in the best interests of its shareholder companies. The position is responsible to the board and the shareholders, and reports on a direct basis to the Chairman.

    Key Focus Areas and Deliverables Include the following:

    Corporate Strategy & Structure

    • Review and propose medium to long term strategies for the company.
    • Evaluate changing market conditions and to adapt existing strategies to meet new challenges that will allow the company to achieve its established goals. A rolling corporate plan will form part of this process
    • Maintain the operational integrity and governance of the group and to apply the agreed principles laid down in the articles of association and associated members handbook
    • Develop any future strategies that enhance the benefits of the shareholders, and to look for equitable solutions to any issues of conflict or disadvantage
    • Assist and facilitate any shareholder companies that wish to dispose of their businesses, and to seek ways of retaining their businesses within the Nationwide group (unless otherwise directed by the board).

    External Sales Management

    • Agree targets and sales sector development objectives for the Sales Director and his external sales team, that meet the strategic development goals set out in the group corporate plan
    • Make available all the necessary resources required to achieve target market development as well as the retention of existing contracts
    • Set contract margin targets and to assist the Sales Director in negotiations with key suppliers, and any product changes needed to help achieve these targets
    Purchasing
    • Direct the Purchasing Manager in the attainment of agreed objectives which aim to deliver improved and competitive terms with existing suppliers.
    • Assist in the identification of appropriate new supply arrangements that will benefit and enhance the shareholders current buying arrangements.
    • Assist the purchasing manager in developing centralised efficiencies and added value services through central arrangements, for the benefit of shareholders
    Marketing
    • Lead the Marketing Manager in the development of programmes and communication initiatives that promote the business and its capabilities to the target markets
    • Enhance inter-group communications and develop web site features and capability
    Finance
    • Work with the Financial Controller in managing the flow of funds through the business and to act as the primary signatory to the company’s lines of credit and finance
    • Evaluate, where necessary, alternative and additional means of finance for special projects as and when they arise, including acquisition finance if required
    • Presenting the financial and operating data to the board and the quarterly shareholder meetings
    • Agreeing the annual accounts with the auditors and their presentation to shareholders for approval at the AGM

    The successful candidate will be an experienced business leader (Senior Director, MD or CEO) and ideally, although not essentially with experience gained within the logistics/distribution sector. The successful candidate must, however, understand wholesale B2B distribution.

    Previous experience of business restructuring, transformation and modernisation is expected, as is a solid financial capability. You will be a confident, professional and credible leader, and possess the gravitas and inter personal skills necessary to build stakeholder relationships quickly and influence at board level.

    In addition, you will be a high energy individual with passion and drive, and an inspirational leader and figurehead with the ambition to continue the outstanding success and growth that Nationwide has demonstrated over the last two decades.

    To apply, please forward your cv and include current remuneration details to Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, Parkinson Lee

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  • Managing Director Motherwell

    Managing Director

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Location: Motherwell
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21095

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Liberty Steels Dalzell Ltd as they seek to appoint a Managing Director.

    Liberty House Group is an international business specialising in metals trading as well as the manufacture and distribution of steel and advanced engineering products. Operating across 30 countries around the world, its current turnover is approximately $4.2 billion and it employs c3,000 people.

    Liberty House Group has two main operating arms - Liberty Commodities, a comprehensive service provider to the global steel and metals industries & Liberty Industries which contains the majority of the groups manufacturing capacity.

    Within Liberty Industries, Liberty Steels has recently acquired a significant number of assets from the former Caparo Group as well as the Scottish assets from Tata Steel at Motherwell and Clydebridge. As a result of the acquisition, it has seen the iconic Dalzell plate mill re-commissioned and re-opened in September 2016.

    In order to drive the business through its next phase of development and growth we are looking to appoint a new Managing Director: a natural change agent and business leader who will drive through a programme of cultural and behavioural change to improve performance and efficiency's across both sites.

    Reporting to the CEO the successful candidate will oversee the operations at the 2 sites and will have full P&L responsibility for the business including:

    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to drive achievement of profit and EBITDA
    • Working collaboratively with the CEO and the divisional board to maximise business performance, market opportunities and stakeholder engagement
    • Ensuring the business strategy is communicated fully throughout the organisation, maintaining alignment and congruence across operations, engineering, finance, logistics, sales and other functional operational plans
    • Communicating and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders including national and local government, Trade Unions, regulatory authorities, customers and local communities
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile

    The successful candidate will be a proven Managing Director, General Manager, Operations Director or CEO with extensive experience gained within the engineering or metals manufacturing sector. You will possess outstanding leadership qualities with a passion for engaging and developing people. Highly commercial with strong financial acumen, a clear customer focus will be evident throughout your career to date. This will be combined with a collaborative approach, a resilient personality and a proven track record of driving Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement within your operations.

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  • Managing Director South Yorkshire

    Managing Director

    Salary: £120000 - £140000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20885

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained recruitment partner to an Off Grid energy business based in the UK, but part of a global group, as they look to enter the on grid market and appoint a Managing Director for the new business.

    The clear corporate objective of this business is to rapidly gather pace and scale within the Natural Gas on grid market place and expand this operation to both gas and power marketing within a period of 2 years.

    Reporting to the International Director of Business Development, the Managing Director will be responsible for the establishment and management of the new business unit tasked with supplying Natural Gas to these new customers.

    The key objectives of this role will be to:

    • Provide the leadership necessary to complete the successful set up of a fully staffed office able to support the investment plan approved by the Board
    • Provide the management experience needed to establish ‘best practice’ processes and systems aimed at providing the business with the necessary economies of scope and scale needed to ensure that it can compete on a cost to serve basis with all other competitors
    • Deliver success in accordance with the business plan’s agreed key performance indicators

    Specific responsibilities will include:

    Managing the delivery and revision of the Board approved business plan in accordance with the budgets and schedules agreed in that plan.

    Key aspects of this will include:

    • The establishment and set up of a working office, within the existing UK business facility
    • Working with the HR Department and third party agents, manage the recruitment process required to staff up all aspects of the new business’ operations; and
    • Create, implement and enforce the business processes and systems needed to support the start-up of the business and provide an auditable business process going forward.
    • Oversight and control of the day to day transactional business
    • Establishing a management team dedicated to ensure the processes and systems supporting the supply business offer the economies of scope and scale that ensure the supply business is never disadvantaged by its costs to serve
    • Participating actively in programs to integrate shared functions and knowledge with existing European group businesses at differing stages of Natural Gas Marketing deployment.
    • Support the organisation’s future acquisition plans in this market

    The successful candidate will be a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic business leader with a minimum of 5 years’ experience leading multi-disciplined teams in a UK energy (gas and or power) business.

    Having operated within the sector you will demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the processes and systems needed to support the efficient delivery of an electricity or gas supply customer offering from Sales Support & Pricing and Wholesale strategies, Contract Validation & Registration, Customer Services and Billing & Collection.

    You will possess the personal credibility and gravitas needed to win executive management’s confidence and trust and demonstrate the ability to take responsibility and make decisions in an uncertain and time pressured environment.

    The role will afford the successful candidate the autonomy and responsibility of setting up a new and exciting business whilst having the backing of a financially strong and supportive global group. The role offers outstanding opportunity for further career development as the business looks to expand the new business internationally across Europe.

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  • Finance Director Rotherham

    Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum + Car + 100% Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Rotherham
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21078

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Keepmoat Homes Ltd as they seek to appoint a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. Keepmoat Homes Ltd is part of the £1bn turnover Keepmoat Group and is a Top 10 UK Housing & Construction business.

    Reporting to the Regional Managing Director & company Finance Director an outstanding opportunity has now arisen within Keepmoat Homes for a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. The region currently operates at 500 units p.a. with a turnover of c£70m and a profit of £7m per annum. The role will take full responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the region through strong financial and commercial controls of all aspects of the business. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering profitability and cash management to budget and 5-year business plan, as the region continues to grow.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Proactive member of the regional board
    • Key point of contact for the central finance function
    • Coordinate and deliver the annual budget
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts – P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement
    • Oversee the preparation of reliable monthly profit & cash forecasts
    • Understand and improve the working capital cycle of the sites and region, enhancing the cash balance and profile
    • Chair a detailed monthly review of the cost to complete reports produced by commercial team
    • Ensure Capex submissions are comprehensive, accurate and timely
    • Deliver regular 5-year plan updates for the region
    • Underpin the financial integrity of the regional business
    • Develop risk management processes and ensuring consistency
    • Attend Joint Venture board meetings
    • Key point of contact for both internal and external contacts
    • Responsible for ensuring the financial robustness of bids submitted by the region
    • Deputise for the Managing Director when required

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a strong technical background focussed equally around P&L and balance sheet management. In addition, you will be used to operating in a senior commercial finance role and supporting/challenging the wider management team. This is an ideal role for either a highly ambitious and driven Finance Director from within the house building sector who is able to deliver high performance or a Finance Director who has a proven track record within an SME business and is now seeking a new challenge and a rare opportunity to learn a new sector.

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  • Operations Director Matlock

    Operations Director

    Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Matlock
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21052

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Careport Advisory Services as they seek to appoint an Operations Director – Core Portfolio. The company currently employs over 60 staff across various disciplines and is responsible for c70 care homes and c3,000 staff within these homes across the UK.

    Careport Advisory Services Limited is a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, vibrant and forward looking organisation. It has a clear vision for the future, which is informed by its core values and the care needs of residents across a range of care services, usually in distress, that they are asked to improve to a high standard within an acceptable timetable. The business has 3 distinct areas:

    Core Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide “stressed” care homes that they are tasked with quickly stabilising and successfully turning around both in terms of care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Investment Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide care homes that they are tasked with operating and growing the business for. They are also tasked in maintaining and where possible improving care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Advisory Services

    Supports their investment and operating clients with advisory services such as recruitment services, regulatory compliance services and varying due diligence and advisory roles to care home businesses both in the private, public and not for profit sectors

    The Operations Director – Core Portfolio reports to the Chief executive and is responsible for:

    • Developing and delivering of high quality turnaround plans of stressed care home businesses and services achieved through the involvement of direct reports and through collaboration with external partners
    • Involvement in setting appropriate financial targets and requirements and ensuring delivery
    • Ensuring the Operations team deliver the care quality and business cash-flow objectives
    • Achieving acceptable levels of staffing numbers, reduce staff vacancies and ensure minimal levels of agency staff
    • Ensuring that company priorities and requirements are delivered to reflect professional and exemplar services in support of the company’s status as one of the largest care home consultancy businesses in the UK
    • Working with external agencies at strategic level, in support of mutually beneficial approaches to care, commissioning and market development
    • Registered Responsible Person for the Care Quality Commission for the Core Portfolio in respect of all care and meeting the regulatory requirements of this role with the CQC
    • Targeting growth through extending current markets and client base
    • Ensuring high standards are achieved and maintained within an acceptable timetable
    • Working to comply with statutory/regulatory requirements relevant to health and safety, fire risk, legionella, COSSH and all other equipment, property and environment standards
    • A key member of the senior management team delivering Careport’s strategic plan
    • Raising the profile and reputation of the Company by working closely with partners in the local health and social care economy
    • Producing professional, detailed, accurate and timely reports for the care home services you are responsible for
    • Detailing weekly analysis and monthly analysis of achievement to turnaround plans, financial targets, variance in strategy and other analysis where required
    • Developing Key Performance Indicators for Operational Services and to provide comprehensive monthly reports to our clients, the Chief Executive and the Board as required
    • Developing the Company’s existing operational and partnership frameworks to ensure these work to always serve the Company objectives at all times.
    • Overseeing with other Directors systems used throughout the organisation to ensure customer and staff safety is compliant with governance requirements and health and safety legislation

    The successful candidate will be a qualified RGN or RMN who possesses a minimum 5 years’ experience gained at board level within the care home sector. You will be a commercially, financially and operationally astute individual who is driven, enthusiastic, committed and has a genuine care & passion for the sector. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who wishes to be a key influence in shaping the future of an entrepreneurial and fast growing business.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Huthwaite

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Huthwaite
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20475

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be acting as exclusive recruitment partners to Fresenius Medical Care in the search to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.
    Fresenius is a global healthcare group offering high-quality products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient treatment. With over 200,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the globe, and annual sales exceeding €25 billion, Fresenius is one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
    Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure. Globally the business has over 100,000 staff with an annual turnover in excess of $15.8 billion.

    Fresenius Medical Care UK is the largest independent provider of dialysis care in the UK with a turnover approaching £140million. The business is comprised of two divisions; Clinics (Nephrocare) and Products.
    The Clinics Division, Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd, provides high quality care for NHS patients, close to where they live, through a network of over 50 dialysis clinics. They have worked in partnership with the NHS for over 20 years, where clinical care is shared between NHS nephrologists at the main hospital renal unit and their nurse-led dialysis clinics.

    The Products Division, Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd, distributes innovative products and equipment, including machines, dialysers and all the required consumables for kidney patients in hospital, dialysis clinics or at home. They also provide a range of product support services.
    The business has recently undertaken a significant reorganisation to create consistency and efficiency across its operations and to facilitate its future development plan. This has resulted in a new opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer (UK & Ireland), a board appointment which is central to Fresenius achieving these goals.

    Operating as part of the UK & Ireland executive board and with a direct reporting line into group finance, key responsibilities will include:
    • Leading the finance, accounting, controlling, purchasing and logistics teams, ensuring the integrity of all aspects of the financial management of the business
    • Partnering with UK & Ireland business leaders, providing high quality financial data and insight to inform and underpin the management and control of the business
    • Developing capability within those teams, enhancing the partnership between finance and the business at all levels. Building trust in and credibility of teams by ensuring they deliver high quality advice, analysis and service
    • Ensuring that effective finance systems and rigorous controls are in place, compliant with all relevant local and international regulation and that the requirements of all appropriate statutory bodies are met. Partnering with international colleagues to provide accurate and timely reporting and to deliver business-wide projects and initiatives
    • Enhancing overall financial performance of the business by increasing efficiency.
    • Identifying, qualifying and executing commercial opportunities in partnership with board colleagues to deliver growth and achieve business goals
    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance leader with previous experience gained within dynamic international businesses, delivering organisational change, operational improvement and business growth.
    You will be possess a high level of intellect demonstrated by academic and professional achievement with sophisticated influencing and leadership skills with the ability to achieve complex outcomes through teams, peers and partners. In addition, you will be highly credible with board colleagues, team members and customers and demonstrate broad commercial acumen founded upon extensive skills in financial planning, controlling, analysis and reporting. You will be an individual of high integrity and have a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

    Please note, Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as exclusive partners to Fresenius Medical Care and as such any unsolicited third party cv's will be forwarded to them.

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  • Finance Director Sheffield

    Finance Director

    Salary: £75000 - £80000 Per Annum + 25% Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-20801

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are delighted to be working exclusively with a £20million turnover division of a world leading manufacturing group, in their search for a technically astute Finance Director.

    Reporting to the local MD and Group CFO, this role ensures the overall effective financial management and reporting for the Business, actively contributing towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the organisation, as a key member of the Strategic Management Team; absolute integrity and ethics are vital in this position.

    The position is key in providing a strong link with the parent company, ensuring that open and honest communications exist.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •Lead all finance-related business activities and to professionally manage all financial transactions
    •Report in accordance with all relevant GAAP, Group and legislative requirements
    •Support the Senior Leadership Team in the day-to-day running of the company, as well as providing a strong contribution towards the strategic development of the company
    •Drive improvement in business performance through the provision of effective cost control, monitoring and reporting systems, with particular emphasis on cash-flow and profitability
    •Take ownership of all business administration processes
    •Evaluate and approve financial contractual matters, including bid proposals and order acceptance
    •Evaluate and advise on business improvement initiatives
    •Contribute to strategic developments, including acquisitions and due diligence
    •Manage a small team with Finance, Shipping and General Admin responsibilities
    •Manage the Finance team responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll
    •Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviours through the business
    •Prepare all Financial Accounts to review stage, including full transactional review
    •Responsible for accurate P&L reporting to US parent company
    •Lead and co-ordinate the Annual Budget process
    •Ensure HMRC compliance
    •Ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met and to co-ordinate with the external and internal Audit teams
    •Responsible for hedge accounting, including liaising with bank, setting up new contracts in line with business demand, monitoring and reviewing current contracts

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is an experienced, credible and high-performing Finance Director with a proven track record of success gained in a manufacturing division of a larger international group. You will be experienced and knowledgeable in international trading (ideally in the US and Asia) Possess a good grasp of macro-economic trends. Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and time management skills. Be a strong team player and people manager.

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  • Commercial Director Nottinghamshire

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £70000 - £75000 Per Annum + Car/Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Nottinghamshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20890

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently looking to appoint a Commercial Director on behalf of an £80million turnover UK Subsidiary of a Global Manufacturing Group. Based in North Nottinghamshire, our client generates approximately 80% of its revenue from exports to countries across the middle East, Far East, Australia and Europe and they are market leader in many of these markets.
    The current incumbent is set to retire at the end of 2016 and as such an outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Director. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will play a high profile role on the Executive Board in particular working closely with both the Finance and Managing Director.
    Leading a team of 10 you will be responsible for:
    • Circa £40m global supply chain and negotiation and management of domestic and overseas framework contracts and projects valued in excess of £70m p.a.
    • Developing, leading and managing all commercial activities of the business
    • Developing and implementing an innovative, growth focused commercial strategy
    • Ensuring that profitable business growth is accelerated and that commercial success is achieved

    Specific responsibilities will include:
    • Understanding the value drivers of the business and identifying profitable commercial opportunities to grow revenue and market share
    • Developing and maintaining an excellent understanding of the key customers/target stakeholders to ensure that their needs are being met and that their business is retained
    • Working closely with Sales and Marketing team to manage key customers (existing and new), thereby improving turnover and profitability
    • Reviewing existing products, services and markets
    • Championing and leading new product or service development, from innovation through to successful implementation across each business function, to enable it to become a core part of the business
    • Reviewing and assessing the potential to develop strategic partnerships
    • Assessing the risks to the business of any new commercial opportunities
    • Representing the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the company’s profile and optimise all business development opportunities
    • Liaising with relevant internal teams to ensure that customer needs are met and that customer requirements are fully communicated throughout the business
    • Maintaining an awareness of external factors (including competitors, product developments, government business initiatives, current and proposed legislation in relation to commercial activities) which impact the business. Communicating such information and any subsequent changes to the Managing Director (MD) and Senior Management Team (SMT)
    • Communicating with all major stakeholders (internal and external) to achieve business objectives
    • Collating and analysing business data pertaining to all commercial activities
    • Ensuring that all commercial activities meet or improve on budget, cost, volume and efficiency targets (Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)) in line with business objectives
    • Ensuring good relations and communications with all members of the team and responding politely and in a timely fashion to internal and external customers
    • Lead and motivate purchasing and contract management and administration teams
    • Working with all members of staff to maintain and develop the positive progressive culture within the UK
    • Observing and complying with company Health and Safety Policies
    • Observing and complying with company Group Operating Procedures

    The successful candidate will an experienced commercial director / manager with a demonstrable
    track record of success within the manufacturing, transport or rail sectors. In addition, you will have extensive international exposure and be willing to travel internationally as part of your role. You will possess first rate inter personal and communication ability with the gravitas and credibility to build strong external relationships to enhance and strengthen the company’s profile.

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  • Chief Executive Officer Wakefield

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £95000 - £100000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Wakefield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20445

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working in retained partnership with Kingston Unity Friendly Society in the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer.

    With a head office in Wakefield, Kingston Unity has provided savings and protection products for its members since 1840. They are a thriving mutual organisation with assets of circa £106 million and over 100,000 members throughout Britain. The Society, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2015, is experiencing continued growth after seeing a significant increase in assets for the fourth straight year.
    Specifically, assets have grown markedly from £51.6m in 2011 to £97.79m in 2014 and now approximately £106m. Similarly, premium income rose dramatically from £1.8million in 2011 to £17.7mllion, as announced in 2014’s financial results.
    The current Chief Executive Officer has recently announced his retirement and is set to leave the society at the end of August 2016. During his seven-year tenure there has been a significant period of growth and ambitious plans for the future are in place.

    This means an outstanding opportunity has arisen for a new CEO to spearhead the future development and strategic direction of the organisation.

    Responsible to the committee of management, the CEO will:

    • Lead the development and evolution of business strategy and policy, gaining support of the Committee of Management, to meet the stated business objectives, and put in place plans, budgets, and resources to best ensure successful implementation
    • Lead the development of the Society’s marketing brand, and culture and values
    • Ensure all Communications with Members of the society fit with the culture and standards
    • Oversee all the Society’s main functions, ensuring alignment with overall business strategy eg sales and marketing strategy
    • Liaise with the Society’s professional advisers to support achievement of strategic objectives, and manage corporate risk
    • Prepare the Society’s 5-year strategic plan (Corporate Plan) and, in conjunction with the Committee of Management, review and monitor it, at least annually
    • Prepare the Society’s annual Business Plan and budgets, in line with the 5-year plan, for approval by the Committee of Management
    • Present appropriate business plans for significant changes, and new initiatives
    • Create a culture and environment that motivates, and rewards discretionary effort, and fosters excellent internal and external service, ensuring a cooperative, professional, friendly working environment
    • Ensure the necessary structure, and properly skilled and trained resources, are in place to meet the stated business objectives, supported by appropriate coaching, development and successions plans
    • Create a true membership-based business with open member dialogue and fair representation, so that members’ interests and views are properly considered in our business planning
    • Ensure that the interests of the members are protected at all times
    • Facilitate appropriate standards of Corporate Governance, with full awareness of the Regulators requirements
    • Ensure that the business of the Society complies with the relevant requirements and standards of the regulatory system, and that records are maintained in order to fulfil all regulatory and statutory obligations
    • Ensure that the Society’s dealings with the regulator are carried out in an open, accurate and timely manner, disclosing as appropriate any information which the FCA or PRA would reasonably expect.
    • Ensure that the Society’s assets are managed with prudence, integrity and adequate professional skill on the members’ behalf
    • Foster good working relationships between the Board and the Society’s management,
    ensuring that the interests of all members are always considered when decisions are taken

    The successful candidate will be a commercially astute business leader with a proven track record of success within the regulated financial services sector. Applications are invited from existing business leaders or individuals looking to move into their first CEO role, possibly from a sales, marketing, commercial or finance background.
    You will have extensive knowledge and experience of financial services, including regulations, and sales and marketing strategies, including digital marketing.
    You will be a dynamic, forward thinking individual and combine first rate inter personal, influencing and leadership ability with the willingness to “roll the sleeves up” when necessary, to drive both the operational and strategic direction of the society.

    This assignment is being handled exclusively by Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search and as such any third party unsolicited cv’s will be forwarded to him.

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  • Interim Finance Director North West London

    Interim Finance Director

    Salary: £500 - £650 Per Day
    Location: North West London
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESDO-20158

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with a £30m t/o innovative food manufacturer who supply the major retailers across the UK. The business is about to embark upon a major turnaround programme and as such they seek to appoint an experienced finance professional who can parachute into the business at very short notice.

    Working closely with Managing Director you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the turnaround plan which will include:

    •Analysis of production/operational performance and delivering improvement suggestions to senior management team
    •Identification of cost saving opportunities across the business
    •Labour rates analysis
    •Review of all budgets and forecasts
    •Daily, weekly, monthly cashflow management

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who possesses extensive turnaround experience gained within FMCG organisations and the implementation of change against a background of tight financial constraints. You will be immediately available and used to hands-on operational involvement across the business.

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  • Divisional Finance Director Barnsley

    Divisional Finance Director

    Salary: £85000 - £86000 Per Annum + Car/Car Allowance + Up To 30% Bonus + Bens
    Location: Barnsley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20123

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained Partner to Hargreaves Industrial Services, a division of Hargreaves Services Plc, in the appointment of a Divisional Finance Director.
    Hargreaves Services Plc is one of the UK’s leading energy services companies. Listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, the business has integrated operations across renewables, thermal power, steel making, logistics, property, civil engineering and mining. With a turnover in excess of £600million and over 2,000 employees across Europe, Africa and Asia, Hargreaves brings a wealth of experience across its vast portfolio.
    Hargreaves Industrial Services, is an £80million turnover division of the Plc, which provides core services of operation and maintenance, materials handling and facilities management to the thermal generation, port, steel, water and other industrial sectors both in the UK and Internationally.
    The business is expecting significant future growth with a strategy of diversification here in the UK and planned future expansion Internationally.
    At this exciting time an opportunity now exists for a Divisional Finance Director.
    Reporting to the Divisional Managing Director, the Divisional Finance Director is the key role in leading finance within the Industrial Services Division. The successful candidate will ensure that actual and forecast numbers and commentary are robust, relevant and insightful to ensure the Divisional Management Team deliver their outputs as an effective service to their clients. This will include, but not be limited to, building effective working relationships across the Group, Division and with Clients.
    The Finance function delivers an integrated, sustainable and high quality accounting and reporting service to the business and Finance customers. The Divisional Finance Director must ensure the smooth operation of financial control, accounting and reporting, and, other processes across Finance to a high level of quality and consistency.

    Key Deliverable will include:
    - Ultimate responsibility for financial accounting and controls and management accounting across both the UK & International operations
    - Fulfilling both Divisional and Group reporting requirements
    - Acting as a trusted finance business partner to the Divisional MD and Management Team
    - Overseeing and developing the divisional business planning and annual budget processes
    - Supporting Divisional management to identify & develop plans to exploit new business opportunities
    - Preparing and reviewing divisional financial forecasts throughout the year, tracking and explaining variances to plan and budgets
    - Developing positive communication with both the development & operational teams
    - Developing strong and trusted working relationships with the client’s finance & procurement teams
    - Identify, report, monitor and mitigate both financial & commercial risks for the Division
    - Supporting the acquisition process including due diligence and integration
    - Driving continuous improvement through system processes and management information across the finance function

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and either be an experienced Finance Director or a high calibre Financial Controller looking to step into their first Finance Director appointment. You will possess at least 5 years post qualification experience and have demonstrable requisite experience in a relevant industrial or service delivery sector.

    You will be a proven team leader who enjoys motivating, coaching and developing their people.
    In addition you will be confident, impactful, organised, challenging, approachable, able to form effective working relationships, able to delegate effectively, be decisive and have excellent communication and team building skills.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join a fast paced growing division of a listed plc.

    Please note that Parkinson Lee are acting as retained consultants to Hargeaves Industrial Services and as such any unsolicited third party cvs will be sent to them.

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  • Finance Director

    Finance Director

    Salary: £75000 - £80000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus (up To 100%) + Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-19880

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working as a retained partner to Keepmoat Homes Ltd as they seek to appoint a Finance Director – Southern Region. Keepmoat Homes Ltd is part of the £1bn turnover Keepmoat Group and is a Top 10 UK Housing & Construction business.

    Reporting to the regional Managing Director & company Finance Director an outstanding opportunity has now arisen within Keepmoat Homes for a Finance Director – Southern Region. The role will take full responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the regional business, through strong financial and commercial controls of all aspects of the business. The role will be responsible for delivering profitability and cash management to budget and 5 year business plan, as the region grows.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Proactive member of the regional board
    • Key point of contact for the central finance function
    • Coordinate and deliver the annual budget
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts – P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement
    • Oversee the preparation of reliable monthly profit & cash forecasts
    • Understand and improve the working capital cycle of the sites and region, enhancing the cash balance and profile
    • Chair a detailed monthly review of the cost to complete reports produced by commercial team
    • Ensure Capex submissions are comprehensive, accurate and timely
    • Deliver regular 5 year plan updates for the region
    • Underpin the financial integrity of the regional business
    • Develop risk management processes and ensuring consistency
    • Attend Joint Venture board meetings
    • Key point of contact for both internal and external contacts
    • Responsible for ensuring the financial robustness of bids submitted by the region
    • Deputise for the Managing Director

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a strong technical background focussed equally around P&L and balance sheet management. In addition you will be used to operating in a senior commercial finance role and supporting/challenging the wider management team. This is an ideal role for either a highly ambitious and driven Financial Controller who is used to delivering high performance and is ready to progress to their first role as Finance Director or a Finance Director who has a proven track record of growing an SME business and is now seeking a new challenge and a rare opportunity to learn a new sector.

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  • Interim Finance Director

    Interim Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £85000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESDO-20099

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with a leading UK house builder as they seek to appoint an Interim Finance Director – North East Region. Reporting to the regional Managing Director & company Finance Director the role will take full responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the regional business, through strong financial and commercial controls of all aspects of the business. The role will be responsible for delivering profitability and cash management to budget and 5-year business plan, as the region continues to grow.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Proactive member of the regional board
    • Key point of contact for the central finance function
    • Coordinate and deliver the annual budget
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts – P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement
    • Oversee the preparation of reliable monthly profit & cash forecasts
    • Understand and improve the working capital cycle of the sites and region, enhancing the cash balance and profile
    • Chair a detailed monthly review of the cost to complete reports produced by commercial team
    • Ensure Capex submissions are comprehensive, accurate and timely
    • Deliver regular 5 year plan updates for the region
    • Underpin the financial integrity of the regional business
    • Develop risk management processes and ensuring consistency
    • Attend Joint Venture board meetings
    • Key point of contact for both internal and external contacts
    • Responsible for ensuring the financial robustness of bids submitted by the region
    • Deputise for the Managing Director

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a strong technical background focussed equally around P&L and balance sheet management. In addition you will be used to operating in a senior commercial finance role and supporting/challenging the wider management team. This is an ideal role for either an immediately available Financial Controller who is used to delivering high performance or a Finance Director who has a proven track record of growing an SME business and is now seeking their next interim assignment.

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  • Head of Marketing South Yorkshire

    Head of Marketing

    Salary: £75000 - £80000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-19998

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working in partnership with a highly successful and entrepreneurial FMCG business. Reporting to the CFO you will provide leadership, direction and management of the marketing & creative teams and influence the broader business, in order to deliver profitable growth for existing brands and develop new opportunities or new brands.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •Give clear strategic direction based on market insight, competitor activity and brand potential to achieve market leadership status within given categories or trade channels
    •Take responsibility for the performance of all brands and people within the department, to be measured against ambitious KPIs
    •Manage and develop contracts and relationships with brand owners ensuring that expectations are understood managed and delivered against in-line with and to achieve agreed KPIs
    •Ensure that each brand has a detailed 12 months’ activity plan and 3 years’ strategic plan that supports organisational goals and delivers against brand owner expectations
    •Drive, deliver and report on business performance by brand in accordance with each brand plan
    •Provide structured and balanced support for marketing team and support functions working in pursuit of delivering the portfolio KPIs
    •Prioritise brand and business initiatives for the best interests of the business. Maximising brand budgets to drive sales
    •Manage and develop NPD process to provide long term sustainable growth
    •Manage and lead communications strategy and plan across all channels, to a customer, trade and consumer audience. Particular emphasis to be placed on the ongoing development of Social Media
    •Compel business wide understanding of brands, activation plans and performance through all communication channels to all stakeholders, including direct meetings with customers across all sectors
    •Deliver brand specific and portfolio KPIs based on commercial objectives and key brand metrics. i.e. Volume, Value, Distribution, ROS as well as consumer metrics

    The successful candidate will be a high performing manager with a minimum of 5 years marketing and commercial experience and a proven track record of developing and delivering brand growth plans within a FMCG business. You will possess strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to lead and develop a high performing team of marketing professionals. Highly numerate and commercial thinking with a clear ability to present robust and compelling insight/direction. Focussed on delivering results and both continuous personal and professional development. Gravitas to lead and inspire confidence in team, wider business, brand owners and customers.

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  • Finance Director North Lincolnshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £100000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: North Lincolnshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20018

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are currently looking to appoint a Finance Director on behalf of an entrepreneurial, import and distribution SME based in North Lincolnshire.

    The business has an impressive track record of delivering consistent growth and profitability and boasts an impressive list of both blue chip and SME clients.

    Reporting to an exceptional owner manager and leading a team of 5 staff, this is a key role within the senior leadership team and duties will include:

    • Taking full day to day control of the financial management of the business, including strategic financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
    • Working closely with the Managing Director on acquisitions both in the UK and Internationally (Europe and USA)
    • Overseeing the preparation, analysis and reporting of the monthly management accounts and information
    • Assessing the company’s financial systems, processes & controls and implementing improvements where necessary. A good working knowledge of SAGE 200 (inc BI and Stock modules would be an advantage)
    • Cash Flow and Working capital management
    • Treasury Management
    • Managing the foreign currency transactions and ensuring the business is structuring its deals effectively in order to optimise the foreign currency position
    • Manage the relationships with key external advisors including the Bank and Auditors. Used to finding alternatives if necessary
    • HR responsibilities to include the maintenance and updating of employee contracts
    • Liaising with the company’s tax advisors, optimising the companies tax position
    • Ensuring compliance with statutory, regulatory and governance requirements

    The successful candidate will be qualified finance director, ideally from the import, wholesale and distribution sectors. You will be a dynamic individual with first rate inter personal and influencing ability. In addition, you will have a demonstrable track record of success, operating as part of the leadership team within a small but fast growing business.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Sheffield

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £six Figure Basic Salary + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-19469

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as retained partners to Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd in the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
    Sheffield Forgemasters International is a £70 million turnover, privately owned, heavy engineering firm located in Sheffield which specialises in the manufacture of large bespoke steel castings and forgings for the Defence, Offshore Oil and Gas, Steel Processing, Power Generation, Nuclear and Pressure Vessel industries.
    Sheffield Forgemasters is currently operating in an extremely challenging global marketplace, largely due to a downturn in the offshore oil & gas sector, collapse in steel prices due to fierce international competition, high energy costs and a general slowdown in the global economy. Nevertheless, the company has a unique technical expertise, second to none, for which there is a continuing international demand. A clear and well supported turnaround and transformation plan is currently being implemented.
    An opportunity now exists for a new CFO to join the business and add value to the board team. Reporting to the CEO the role will take full ownership for the full day to day financial management of the group. Leading a team of 22 the key responsibilities will include:
    Planning:
    • Assist in formulating the Group’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
    • Develop financial and tax strategies
    • Manage the Capex and budgeting processes
    • Develop and maintain performance measures that support the Group’s strategic direction
    Operations:
    • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Group Board
    • Maintain in-depth relationships with all members of the management team
    • Manage key stakeholder relationships including the financiers and auditors • Maintain rigorous control over costs
    • Manage FX hedging and export finance transactions (to protect the profit levels resulting from long term commitments) so as to ensure achievement of the forex benefits in the budget
    • Ensure invoices are issued on time and controls in place to ensure queries are resolved and cash is received in line with the contract terms
    • Maintain and enhance the Group’s finance policies
    • Manage the finance, accounting, payroll and IT teams
    • Manage the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
    • Implement finance best practices
    Financial Information:
    • Oversee the issuance of financial information
    • Report financial results to the Group and Executive Boards
    • Provide the required reports on schedule to the Asset Based Lender
    • Provide accounts and KPIs for the Board report in line with the Group Board calendar.
    • Produce statutory accounts
    • Undertake cash and working capital management and reporting as required under the ABL agreement
    • Support the control and reporting of project initiatives
    Risk Management:
    • Construct and monitor reliable financial control systems
    • Maintain appropriate insurance cover
    • Ensure the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
    • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
    • Report risk issues to the Group board
    • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their recommendations and findings
    • Maintain a currency hedging policy and ensure compliance
    Funding:
    • Monitor cash balances and maintain rolling cash flow forecasts
    • Develop funding solutions to meet the needs of the Group
    • Negotiate and maintain financing facilities
    The successful candidate will be a qualified CFO/Finance Director with a substantial track record of financial management within the Manufacturing Sector, ideally gained within similar sized or larger organisations. You will be an individual ready to immerse yourself into Sheffield Forgemasters to fully understand the roots & key drivers of the organisation.
    Proven transformational leadership experience is a must and in addition business turnaround and international trade/exporting would be a distinct advantage.
    In addition the successful CFO will have a demonstrable track record of managing and leading banking and financing relationships.
    You will have first rate interpersonal and communications skills and possess the knowledge, gravitas and professionalism to build relationships quickly and influence at all levels both internally and with a range of external stakeholders.
    For a confidential conversation about this opportunity please call our retained consultant, Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 723216 or click apply.
    Please note that Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as retained partners to Sheffield Forgemasters on this assignment and therefore any unsolicited third party cvs will be sent directly to them.

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  • Interim Finance Specialist South Yorkshire

    Interim Finance Specialist

    Salary: £500 - £700 Per Day
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESLB-19728

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently looking to appoint an Interim Finance Consultant on behalf of a major service sector organisation based in South Yorkshire.

    Our client is undergoing a significant business re-organisation and as a result an opportunity has arisen for a season interim finance professional to assist on a number of key initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer this is a high profile interim assignment, key responsibilities will centre around:
    • Budgeting & Overhead Costing – Working closely with and challenging the Executive Board of Directors
    • Short, Medium & Long Term Forecasting
    • Strategic Financial Planning
    • Overhead analysis
    • Cost reductions
    • Financial Modelling

    The successful candidate will be an experienced interim finance professional with a successful track record of completing assignments within fast paced and challenging environments. You will possess first rate inter personal skills and have the ability to challenge and influence at board level. This is a 3-month interim assignment with an immediate start.

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  • Finance Director Leeds

    Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-19736

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working exclusively with a privately owned, profitable, importing & distribution group. Due to significant organic growth in recent years, the board now seeks to appoint a commercially focused Finance Director. Based at their West Yorkshire head office, this role reports to the Chief Executive and plays a key part in the senior leadership team.

    Key responsibilities:

    •Act as a key adviser/business partner to the CEO and contribute to leadership, management and overall strategy across the group
    •Drive and improve operational inefficiencies as the business looks to embark upon planned organic growth
    •Proactive involvement in new commercial/brand activities designed to improve both revenue and profitability
    •Lead, develop and direct the finance function
    •Deliver a strong framework of financial control and reporting, in addition to budgeting, capital control, risk management, cash flow forecasting and hedging strategy
    •Develop and maintain effective relationships with key external and internal stakeholders

    Key skills and experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is a commercially focused Finance Director with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced, importing and exporting business with high stock values. Experience of handling foreign currency, dealing with government subsidies and raising external finance is also essential.

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  • Interim Finance Director Sheffield

    Interim Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESDO-19332

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering with a £50m t/o manufacturing division of a global industrial organisation as they now seek to appoint an Interim Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Managing Director & European Finance Director and forming part of a senior management team this is a No 1 role and you will be responsible for all of the UK financial processes and reporting requirements.

    Key elements to the role will be:

    •Lead, manage and support the UK finance team
    •Provide the European FD and MD with all necessary explanations of financial and operational data as required
    •Support the EMEA General Manager and business unit managers with information, explanation and analysis to allow them to plan and manage the business segment
    •Manage the financial processes and ensure the financial systems are up-to-date and accurate at all times
    •Responsible for the monthly accounts, posting journals, running reports, accruals and pre-payments
    •Ensure completion of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting
    •Preparation of monthly control accounts and review of journals and accounts prepared by the other members of the finance team
    •Understand and prepare weekly latest view for the month, quarter and full year.
    •To prepare annual forecast for the EMEA region and ensure that are correctly loaded into Hyperion with all appropriate bridges and supporting schedules
    •Manage working capital control and ensure it remains within group expectations and operating cash is positive
    •Authorisation of weekly payment runs via BACS, online banking and Inter-company netting
    •Manage the internal and external audit processes in the UK and ensure that all financial controls are in place and operating correctly
    •Ensure proper payroll processes operate, which are correctly controlled and authorised
    •Manage the preparation and submission of statutory accounts, quarterly VAT returns and annual tax returns for the operating entity
    •Maintain the fixed asset register

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who has a proven track record of operating at divisional Finance Director level and reporting exposure in an international environment. Solid manufacturing experience and the use of standard costing processes, coupled with previous ERP implementations is essential. Although an initial fixed term contract, this is a unique opportunity which could lead to future interim/permanent roles within the group.

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  • Finance Director South Yorkshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Health
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-17311

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering with a £100million t/o manufacturing division of a £multi-billion t/o organisation. They now seek to appoint a Finance Director to lead their finance function based in Doncaster. The role will identify, prioritise and drive execution of business improvement opportunities and cost efficiency's to maximise key performance measures including, revenue growth, EBITDA, cash flow and working capital.

    Main responsibilities include:

    •Leading the finance function creating an environment that encourages ownership, quality, robust controls, strong governance, teamwork and fresh thinking
    •Developing business/financial plans for new initiatives and strategic projects to enable achievement of financial and profitability objectives.
    •Responsibility for all aspects of financial and commercial aspects of bids, treasury and cash management, credit control, accounts payable, statutory reporting and contract management
    •Overall responsibility for accuracy, regulatory compliance and timely submission of all financial statements to internal and external stakeholders
    •Driving the finance team to work within the businesses and alongside the business partners to determine and challenge actual, forecast and profit plan numbers
    •Implementing and continually review key standard financial reporting, support and guidance being provided to the business leaders for multiple business/market segments
    •Responsibility for develop the business partner roles to a strategic position within the business, which generates added value through bottom line results
    •Working closely with group finance to develop knowledge transfer skills and identify further efficiency's and best in class processes

    The successful candidate with be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who possesses senior operational finance experience gained within a large manufacturing business. Exposure to M&A activity including acquisitions, disposals, due diligence and business integration is desirable. Excellent coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to influence others at all levels within an organisation, coupled with strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

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  • Chief Executive Officer South Yorkshire

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Executive Benefits
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-19858

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be acting as retained partner to a £50million turnover industrial services organisation based in South Yorkshire in their search to appoint a new CEO.
    Taking full ownership of operations and P&L, this is an outstanding opportunity to take the helm of a business which is set for significant growth and success.
    The Chief Executive will bring significant expertise and contacts from across the industrial services sector, and play a hands on role in the growth of the business through helping to secure contracts and negotiating at executive level with major potential customers across the UK.
    The successful candidate will be an experience Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer with a track record of delivering business growth.
    You will have proven track record of success within the industrial services sector and have the passion, energy and drive to deliver exponential growth over the next 3-5 years. Ideally you will have experience of working within a PE Environment and have experienced at least one sale process.

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  • Finance Director Chesterfield

    Finance Director

    Salary: £90000 - £110000 Per Annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Chesterfield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-18113

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working as retained partner to Utopia Tableware, a £35million Turnover, market leading, supplier of tableware products (glass, ceramic and cutlery) across the Hospitality sector in the UK. Their main objective is to provide outstanding customer satisfaction throughout all aspects of their business.
    Utopia Tableware have unrivalled global sourcing capability, and by working closely with a number of global manufacturing partners, each bringing world leading expertise, Utopia have quickly emerged as market leaders in the UK.
    Utopia’s continued growth, success and planned future expansion, both domestically and internationally, means they now have the need to appoint a Finance Director.
    Reporting to a highly entrepreneurial Managing Director, you will be an instrumental part of the senior management team and play a significant role in the future development of the business.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    • Taking full day to day control of the financial management of the business including financial planning, oversight of the preparation of the monthly management accounts and reporting
    • Working closely with the Managing Director on acquisitions both in the UK and Internationally
    • Assessing the company’s financial systems, processes & controls and implementing improvements where necessary
    • Managing the relationships with key external advisors including the Bank and Auditors
    • Management and co-ordination of the annual audit
    • Lead, manage, develop and motivate a finance team of 5
    • Managing foreign currency transactions and ensuring the business is structuring its deals effectively in order to optimise the foreign currency position
    • HR responsibilities to include the maintenance and updating of employee contracts
    • Liaising with the company’s tax advisors, optimising the companies tax position
    • Ensuring compliance with statutory, regulatory and governance requirements

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Director with a proven track record of operating within an entrepreneurial and dynamic organisation.
    You should thrive working within a fast paced challenging environment and have the ability to manage your time and competing priorities effectively.
    You will be a confident and professional individual with the ability to “think outside the box” combining both a pragmatic hands-on and strategic approach.
    You should have a challenging and persuasive style, together with excellent team leadership skills. As a member of the senior management team, the Finance Director will be expected to make a significant strategic contribution and the scope to make an impact on the business is very real.
    This is an excellent time to be joining this ambitious, pro-active company which is committed to delivering significant growth.

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  • CFO South Yorkshire

    CFO

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Car + Benefits
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-19530

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering with a c£100 million turnover PE backed retail business.
    The company has undergone rapid transformation over the past 18 months and is constantly evolving to transform the business to a nationally recognised brand. Significant investment in the brand, systems, e-commerce and marketing strategy enabled the business to substantially improve profits and invest in its people infrastructure in 2015.
    The board are keen to hire a CFO who can bring a strong commercial edge, and with the CEO deliver the company’s growth strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for a high-performing CFO to join a fast-paced dynamic retail business and help lead its growth, with the view to lead an exit for current shareholders in the medium term.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Be a key functional board member reporting to the CEO, developing company strategy and the supporting operational plan
    • Have full responsibility for the company’s finance strategy, and control of all day-to-day activities pertaining to finance and business operating systems
    • Serve as a strategic and commercial sounding board to the CEO
    • Provide accurate first time right reporting, ensuring rigor at every stage
    • Manage cash requirements
    • Be a daily contact for bank and debt funding relationships

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is an experienced, credible and high-performing CFO/FD with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced, commercially driven retail company. You will be familiar with working in an environment where managing cash and cost is critical, such as a turnaround or private equity backed business. An acute understanding and appreciation of the dynamics involved in working in fast-pace trading led environments with experience of working across multi-channels. Strong technical experience gained across financial control, reporting, accounting, planning & analysis, budgeting and systems, as well as an understanding of treasury and tax.

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  • Finance Director Sheffield

    Finance Director

    Salary: £120000 - £130000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Equity
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-19506

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be acting as retained recruitment partner to a c£55million turnover, private equity backed service sector organisation.

    The business has recently been acquired and is poised for significant future growth, as a result a new opportunity has arisen for a Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Finance Director is responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis that supports the Company’s vision and future growth. The FD will work closely with the CEO and Executive Team and assist on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to the financial performance.

    Taking full day to day responsibility for the financial management of the business, the key responsibilities will include:

    • Providing leadership in the development of short and long-term strategic financial planning
    • Ensuring the credibility of finances by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts
    • Evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action
    • Assessing the benefits of all prospective contracts/new business and advising the Executive Team on design and implementation matters
    • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with Executive colleagues so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions
    • Attending Board Meetings and providing advice on the financial implications and risks of business activities
    • Managing the processes for budget setting, re-forecasting and consolidation
    • Providing recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
    • Ensuring that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance and regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
    • Maintenance of the relationship with investment partners/ parent group including monthly
    reporting.
    • Responsibility for recruitment and management of key staff within the Finance team.

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Director with a demonstrable track record of success within a similar sized or larger organisation, ideally you will have previous experience gained within a private equity backed business.

    This is an outstanding, career defining opportunity where the successful candidate will have the complete autonomy to establish a finance team, develop and implement financial systems, controls and processes from day one.

    Acting as number two to the CEO this is a high profile opportunity as such we are looking for an individual with first rate interpersonal ability. You will be a sharp and challenging Finance Director with an eye for detail but the commercial flair to make a real impact on the bottom line.

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Parkinson|Lee have an impressive and successful track record of completing search assignments across the region, please see below a selection of recently completed assignments.  For more information on any of these campaigns or to discuss an impending requirement please contact Parkinson|Lee on 01709 303 330

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chairman

    Our relatively small Financial Services organisation recently had the task of finding a new CEO to take over from the previous incumbent who was retiring. As a small mutual, we had specific requirements, requiring a CEO with broad experience, but primarily one that could drive a small but ambitious business forward, with the appropriate business & marketing acumen & expertise. Clearly finding the right person was vital for our business to succeed in the future.

    We short-listed a number of recruitment agencies & formed a sub committee of 3 NED's who met with Lee after he had received our brief. He immediately demonstrated he had a good understanding of our business & business model, & that he fully grasped our requirements. In fact he helped us formulate the key attributes from the job spec we had provided. We were all impressed & unanimously decide to use Parkinson Lee.

    Lee then outlined the likely timetable for short-listing candidates for first & second interviews, which I must admit I felt was slightly ambitious. However the timetable was virtually met, and more importantly, every candidate submitted (6 in all) had the capabilities to do a really good job as our CEO. We were impressed & delighted by the calibre of candidates submitted. We've completed our selection & we are awaiting our new CEO to complete his notice period before joining us in the new year. The whole process will have taken just 5 months, including a 3-month notice period. That's about as good as we had hoped for.

    I personally worked closely with Lee, and found him always to be professional, readily available, responsive, & informative - all of his suggestions were well reasoned and adopted.

    Therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Lee for any Executive search, including the "top job", as was the case with our recruitment.

    Rob Edwards - Chairman of Kingston Unity 

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chief Executive Officer
  • CrystecPharma - Chief Executive Officer

    CrystecPharma is a start-up company focused on enhancing the performance of pharmaceutical products. We have a strong management team, operating across the UK and China, individually with good business track records.

    We therefore required a highly experienced and credible business mentor, who could work well with senior people, provide support, yet have the confidence and credentials to challenge where necessary. Phil has been an outstanding mentor over the past year. He has an engaging style, strong intellect, a breadth of experience across sectors, and he operates with a high degree of professional integrity.

    He has helped us to hold our course and maintain focus in difficult trading conditions, whilst encouraging us to be open to new opportunities, individually and as a business. He has been an excellent source of new ideas and contacts for the company. Whilst we have much to do, I am sure that Crystec is on a more firm footing as a consequence of Phil’s support. He has been a genuine pleasure to work with, and I commend him to you without reservation.

    Paul Thorning - CEO

  • Berryman Glass Recycling - Chief Executive Officer

    Dean Outram is an outstanding search consultant who specialises in executive & board level appointments. His professionalism, network of contacts and ability to provide creative solutions for the roles I have engaged him to work on make Dean a market leader. I have no hesitation in recommending Dean and Parkinson|Lee Executive Search

    Mark Wilson - Chief Executive Officer 

  • WDS Component Parts Ltd - Managing Director

    "Knowing that you need the brightest and the best individuals to drive your business forward is one thing, being able to reflect upon successful appointments made and  attribute them to the work done by your chosen Executive Search partner is quite another.

    WDS Component Parts Ltd have been fully catered for by the depth of experience and services provided by Dean Outram and Parkinson Lee Executive Search, who have taken the stress out of searching for high class employees capable of driving business change.

    For those serious about making a real difference to their business, Dean Outram and Parkinson Lee Executive Search come highly recommended”

    Peter Crowder - Managing Director

  • Hargreaves Industrial Services - Managing Director

    We approached Parkinson Lee for the recruitment of a Finance Director on recommendation from a colleague. Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, met with us personally to discuss our requirement. Lee was easy to deal with; approachable, efficient, reliable and knowledgeable, he listened and took on board our specific requirements. The CVs we were provided with matched our requirement in terms of experience and qualifications, having chosen 6 for interview, we were not disappointed to also find a match in personality requirements. Our successful candidate has now joined the business and settled in well. I would personally recommend Parkinson Lee for high level recruitment and look forward to working with Lee in the future.

    Julie Haynes - Managing Director

  • UK Coal Plc - Human Resources Director

    Working as Human Resources Director for UK Coal Plc whilst the company was delivering a challenging financial turnaround, I struggled to attract candidates for key business critical roles. Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search was recommended to me by a member of the Board as a highly credible and well respected Executive Search Consultant, with the ability to understand the sector in which the organisation operated.

    He quickly grasped the organisational strategy, performance goals (some linked to government), market factors and essentially how to translate it all into an attractive proposition for candidates.

    Lee’s candidate search, analysis and assessments resulted in a shortlist of individuals with superb professional, technical and commercial capabilities, who were all fully briefed and engaged in the process.

    Several executive appointments were made across the Group from Lee’s recommendations, greatly strengthening the function and the organization structure at this critical time.

    I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee to any organisation looking to strength there senior management team via a search specialist.

    Gail Wright – Human Resources Director 

  • Tata Steel - Head of Recruitment

    I've engaged Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on a number of search assignments across a range of disciplines. He demonstrates all the skills of his profession - clear market knowledge, deep understanding of the brief, breadth of sourcing skills and a clear commitment to delivery and adding value. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee and Parkinson|Lee to any business looking to make a senior appointment.


    Dave Scott - Head of Recruitment (UK)

     

  • Eaton Electrical Systems Limited - Finance Director

    Dean has been an absolute pleasure to work with in my job search, resulting in me being placed in a role that directly matches my skill-set. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes on my behalf, from securing the initial interview to the final acceptance of offer. Dean's dedication, attention to detail and comprehensive post-interview follow-up were outstanding.

    I have since started to work with Dean and his team as a client and found their service to be equally impressive.

    I look forward to continuing to work with Dean and would recommend his services without hesitation.

    Lal Amarasekara - Finance Director at Eaton Electrical Systems Limited

  • James Heal - Finance Director

    We were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our Head Office in Halifax.

    We approached a number of Executive Search consultants including Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on the back of a recommendation. We were immediately impressed with Lee’s professionalism, understanding of our brief and the in-depth knowledge and experience of the market he demonstrated at our initial meeting.

    We awarded Parkinson Lee the mandate and I have to say we were delighted with both the process and the result.
    Lee worked closely with us at the outset to define the role profile and then committed fully to the search, keeping us in the loop throughout the search.

    The process took just over 5 weeks as agreed at the outset and we were impressed with the quality of all shortlisted candidates, and in particular the candidate that we hired as a result. The shortlist once again highlight Lee’s detailed understanding of both our business and the brief.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee Executive Search to any fellow HRD or Business Leader looking to make an executive appointment.

    Karen Baldwin - Human Resources Manager

  • Stanley Black and Decker - Finance Director
    ‘Appointing senior executive level employees in the past has always been a time consuming, difficult process. I appointed Greg Parkinson at Parkinson Lee Executive Search to identify a number two for my business unit and he immediately demonstrated a high level of technical understanding within executive finance, he made the whole process stress free and efficient and his network of candidates were brilliant. We made a great appointment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Greg Parkinson to any organisation looking to appoint a professional, capable search specialist.’  

    Amit Sood – Finance Director UK & IE – Stanley Black and Decker
  • Land Ametek - Finance Director

    I have known Dean Outram at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search for the last 8 years and have been lucky enough to receive his career guidance and advice that has resulted in him placing me in my last two executive level roles.

    In my experience, Dean manages the process in a professional, thorough and effective manner, and has always provided me with the exact executive level opportunity I was seeking. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dean Outram and Parkinson|Lee Executive Search to any individual or organisation looking to engage with a capable search firm.

    Colin Mearns - Finance Director

  • Powell Industries - Finance Director

    Powell Industries were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our UK Head Office in West Yorkshire. We approached Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on the back of a recommendation and we were thoroughly impressed with both Lee and Parkinson|Lee throughout the process.

    We had an initial briefing meeting to scope out the position and Lee recommended an advertised search campaign.  At this stage we felt confident in both Lee’s market knowledge, which is exceptional and also his ability to fully understand our business, what we needed and the right solution at a cost effective price. The recruitment piece was relatively complex as it required interaction not only with UK representatives of Powell but also colleagues in Houston, Texas.

    The process ran to the timescales Lee had suggested and he worked in partnership with us throughout, delivering a highly professional and quality service at all times.

    Parkinson|Lee provided us with a shortlist of outstanding candidates that not only matched the role profile but also matched our business culture, values and goals.  We could have appointed one of a number of the shortlisted individuals but were delighted when our chosen candidate accepted the position.

    We would also add that the candidates we interviewed have given us very positive feedback in relation to how they feel they have been managed by Parkinson|Lee Executive Search from a candidate perspective.

    Richard Fearnside – HR Director 

  • Westfield Health - Head of Operations & Customer Experience

    Lee Bhandal and his team at Parkinson Lee are an experienced group of executive search experts. Lee worked directly with me, supporting me in finding my next career opportunity. At a point in my career where I was particularly specific about the role and company I wanted, Lee engaged with me throughout the process and offered support and guidance. He has a lot of credibility built by exacting standards that find the perfect candidates in terms of culture fit as well as skills, experience and capability. He is straight and honest, qualities I share and respect. He has an in depth knowledge of all his clients, taking the time to find the correct ingredients on both sides of the table to drive the best outcome across the board. I strongly endorse Lee and his team and look forward to working with them again across the industry.

    Maria Opuni - Head of Operations & Customer Experience

We make it our priority to thoroughly understand our clients, their needs and the intricacies of their businesses in order to deliver a truly tailored approach to each search assignment

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At Parkinson|Lee we are committed to continuous improvement, thought leadership and knowledge sharing. Here we share news and insight into the Executive search market and highlight national and international trends affecting both clients and candidates here in our region. 

  • 01/12/2016 Positive revenue reports from global project management and technical consultancy WYG
    Leeds based WYG - global project management and technical consultancy - has reported an increase in revenue for the first half of the financial year ending September 30th.

    According to company, profit before tax was up 18% to £2.6m, with an order book increase of £163.7m.

    The company’s chief executive officer, Paul Hamer, said: "We are pleased to report that the growth in order book seen last year has been successfully converted into significantly improved revenue, profitability and cash flow performance, particularly in the UK.

    "Despite some initial project delays, reflecting uncertainty immediately around the time of the UK referendum on the EU, we are seeing positive signs in almost all of our core services.

    "UK government and infrastructure spending, which are the main drivers of WYG's front-end planning and consultancy business, have remained resilient and we are very encouraged by the proposals contained in the Autumn Statement.

    "The strong first half provides a sound performance platform whilst the substantial increase in contracted work deliverable during the second half gives us good forward visibility.

    "This combination underpins our view that we will deliver a full year performance which is in line with current market expectations. In addition, with significant headroom within our £25m bank facility, we will continue to invest in the business to support future growth and to selectively review acquisition opportunities."

  • 01/12/2016 Four board appointments for Sheffield Forgemasters International
    Sheffield Forgemasters International has appointed four new members to its board of directors, it was announced this week.

    The move follows the recent retirement of Peter Birtles as group director, and is focused on supporting chief executive Dr Graham Honeyman drive the business forward in challenging markets.

    Dr Honeyman said: “As part of this company's turnaround plan and forward business strategy, we sought out new directors with very relevant skills and experience to help Sheffield Forgemasters into its next phase of development.

    “I am delighted that we have agreed positions for Janice Munday, Jon Bolton, David Duggins and James Tate on the board and look forward to working with them to push Forgemasters into new markets and to build on our existing skills base.”

    The latest appointments will see James Tate appointed as CFO, with David Duggins and Jon Bolton and Janice Munday – former director of advanced manufacturing and services for the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills - taking non-executive roles.
  • 01/12/2016 Senior appointment for Armstrong Watson’s Leeds-based team
    Armstrong Watson - a progressive and independent firm of accountants, business and financial advisers with 13 offices across the Northern regions of England – has announced the appointment of a new tax partner.

    Formerly at BDO, Tom Roseff brings with him more than 15 years’ experience working for leading brands including KPMG and EY. Areas of specialism include family and privately owned businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals.

    Armstrong Watson managing partner, Paul Dickson, said that the firm was ‘delighted’ to announce the appointment of Tom to the senior team in Yorkshire, bringing with him a ‘track record for helping his clients to successfully navigate increasingly complicated tax legislation to mitigate tax costs and risks’. The move will see Tom work alongside audit partners Matt Osbourne, John Booth, Rohan Day, David Richmond and Joanna Gray in a bid to bolster the reputation of firm’s Leeds-based family business advice arm.

  • 01/12/2016 PWC appoints new Leeds-based senior partner
    PricewaterhouseCooper, one of the four largest accounting firms in the world, has announced the appointment of Will Richardson as Senior Partner at its Leeds office.

    The move will see him take the helm at the start of 2017 – relinquishing his role as head of the firm’s forensic practice across the North of England. He succeeds Arif Ahmad who replaced Roger Marsh in June 2013.

    Richardson, who is also the regional deals leader for Yorkshire and the North East, and the government and public sector leader for the firm's deals practice nationally, said he was ‘honoured and privileged’ to have been given the opportunity.

    He went on to say: “Our new office in Central Square provides a fantastic environment in which to continue to grow our amazing team in one of the UK's fastest growing cities.

    "Leeds has a thriving business community, which includes some of the UK's largest businesses, an incredibly diverse mix of small, medium sized businesses and family owned groups."

    The firm’s Yorkshire and North East regional leader, Ian Morrison, said that the takeover would occur at a ‘very exciting time’ for the Leeds office, and that  Richardson would bring with him a wealth of experience to the role having worked across a ‘number of different practices during his 23 years with the firm’.

  • 23/11/2016 Funding boost for the North announced in Autumn Statement
    The government has announced that £1.8bn is to be awarded to local enterprise partnerships across England.

    Speaking in his first Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed that a total of £556m would go towards the North through a third round of Growth Deals.

    It is expected that an announcement regarding precise amounts allocated from the Local Growth Fund to individual local enterprise partnerships will be announced in due course.

    Speaking during the delivery of the Autumn Statement Hammond said: "This government recognises that for too long, economic growth in our country has been too concentrated in London and the South East. That's not just a social problem, it's an economic problem.

    "London is one of the highest-productivity cities in the world and we should celebrate that fact. But no other major developed economy has such a gap between the productivity of its capital city and its 2nd and 3rd cities.

    "So we must drive up the performance of our regional cities.
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