Parkinson Lee

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

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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 Parkinson|Lee

 

Our Vision

As a highly reputable Executive Search business, Parkinson Lee aspires to be the professional firm of choice for companies based in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, seeking high performing Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives.

 

Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Specialists

With offices in Rotherham, Leeds and London, Parkinson Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. 

We help those clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In so doing, our service offers a rare blend of principled values, precise processes and shrewd judgements, leading to a very high rate of successful completion. As a consequence, we are now one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent Executive Search firms. 

Parkinson Lee is a stable, secure and profitable Partnership. We’re not aiming to be a global PLC and we’re not responsible to City institutions or remote shareholders - we’re responsible to our clients. As a Yorkshire business serving Yorkshire business - and our clients in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. But although our core commitment is regional, we also have a significant international capability. 

Our local dedication is reinforced by our dedication to specific functional roles, with professional practices focusing on the following:

  • 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

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Greg Parkinson

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

As well as a highly successful Executive Search Consultant in his own right, Greg is also the With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

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 our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

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

John Bohan

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Emma Noble

Partner

Emma is a Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search with over 18 year’s experience specialising within executive finance appointments.  Emma works on a retained basis within our CFO and Financial Leadership practice with a specific focus across the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Humberside and East Midlands regions.

Emma has a wealth of experience in executive search, particularly across the executive finance market. She takes her role very seriously and truly looks for a way to assist, advise and guide senior finance professionals who require that next step support in their careers.

Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.

A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the CFO and Financial Leadership arena. 

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: e.noble@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

Sarah Barron

Partner

Sarah Barron's contact information

Phone: 07909 506 025
Email: s.barron@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Imogen Kane

Client Services Executive

Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around), and this pragmatism has helped develop our reputation as Yorkshire's leading independent executive search firm.

Imogen Kane's contact information

Phone: 01709 303 330
Email: i.kane@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Chief Executive

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

As well as a highly successful Executive Search Consultant in his own right, Greg is also the With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

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

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

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

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Partner

Emma is a Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search with over 18 year’s experience specialising within executive finance appointments.  Emma works on a retained basis within our CFO and Financial Leadership practice with a specific focus across the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Humberside and East Midlands regions.

Emma has a wealth of experience in executive search, particularly across the executive finance market. She takes her role very seriously and truly looks for a way to assist, advise and guide senior finance professionals who require that next step support in their careers.

Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.

A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the CFO and Financial Leadership arena. 

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
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

Partner

Sarah Barron's contact information

Phone: 07909 506 025
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Client Services Executive

Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around), and this pragmatism has helped develop our reputation as Yorkshire's leading independent executive search firm.

Imogen Kane's contact information

Phone: 01709 303 330
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

Executive Search is a structured recruitment process involving the research, identification, approach and attraction of precisely identified individuals. 

As a professional Partnership, big enough to deliver but small enough to care, Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around). At the same time, the process will normally include the following stages for our clients:

  • 1. Briefing & Specification of Requirements

    We take the utmost care to understand your business, your role, and the kind of person most likely to succeed.

    This is agreed with you in our Specification of Requirements - a highly professional marketing document and reference point for the whole exercise.

  • 2. Identification & Approach

    With a solid structure and sequence, we will then agree with you the Search strategy - identifying the sectors, companies and individuals, refining the targets and taking your views into account.

    Our Researchers are chosen according to the individual Assignment; they are also dedicated specialists and take great pride in the precision and presentation of the Target Lists.

    But at Parkinson Lee, we believe the first contact with the candidate is crucial. And so - unusually - that first approach is typically made not by the Researcher, but your Partner (who is accountable directly for the formation of both the Long and Short List of candidates).

  • 3. Our Interviews

    As seasoned Search specialists, we know that no candidate is the same and every interview is different; at the start, for example, we have to assess and respect the individual motivation of the individual candidate (who may well not be looking to move in the first instance). The best interviews are therefore epitomised by intelligence, insight and intuition and in our specialist areas, ours are second to none.

    With our judgements, we are therefore confident about those candidates combining the correct capabilities and cultural fit. But we are not complacent. Which is why we also conduct competency-based interviews (the questions for which can, once again, be influenced by your priorities and views).

    And finally, if you'd like to conduct psychometric and wider assessments, we also retain a penetrating Occupational Psychologist with a broad range of tools and proprietary techniques.

  • 4. Your Interviews
    Each shortlisted candidate is profiled with a detailed CV and written assessment - including the highlighting of any notable points of interest - and then discussed with you, typically in a face-to-face meeting.

    We will then agree and arrange the interviews on your behalf.

    If you so wish, we will also attend them. This is a distinctive commitment that offers a variety of benefits - some obvious and some subtle - and we will be pleased to discuss these with you. (Of course, the bottom line is, we won't waste your valuable time - or indeed ours - by shortlisting "possible fits" or mediocre candidates; your interviews will be pleasing and productive).
  • 5. Offer Management

    In our pivotal role between you and your candidates, we work really hard to ensure that all parties are well informed and perfectly-positioned to participate in a precise process.

    Communication is key and so is our typical contribution to the remuneration discussions, managing expectations, minimising mismatches and ensuring a positive outcome at the negotiation stage.

  • 6. The Follow Up

    If you so wish, we will be pleased to take out formal references on the successful candidate on your behalf. (And before this, we always take out informal references and soundings on the final shortlisted candidates for you to consider).

    In due course, we arrange at least one structured Review meeting or call with each client and new employee individually, to probe and verify and ensure that it's all "plain sailing".

    And you'll also have the chance to tell us what you think: our Client Service Reviews are a continuing process to evaluate our performance and to avoid complacency.

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

Red Hall Court
Wakefield
WF1 2UN

01924 635070
London Office
London Office
London Office

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

0203 693 7575

Parkinson Lee has chosen to be deliberately dedicated to our clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

This is probably a unique - and certainly a rare - market proposition, given our Assignments, operating level and the quality of our service. It enables us to offer those clients one central advantage: that for any company based in our region, recruiting in one of our functional specialisms and keen to use a highly professional firm on the doorstep, we offer an unrivalled knowledge of the local landscape and market networks - so often, we hit the ground running on your behalf.

But we also know that at the top table, talent transcends territories. When the Search demands it, therefore, we are also comfortable and capable of representing you powerfully across the UK. Across Europe. And across the globe.

In this context, Parkinson Lee offers ready access to a multi-national network of Executive Search Partner Companies and a multi-lingual range of Researchers. Whether it’s in Leeds or Lagos, Mexborough or Mexico, we talk the same language.

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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Interim Financial Controller

Salary: £400 - £500 PER DAY
Location: West Yorkshire
Type: Temporary
Ref Number: ESLB-25734

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering a Major UK FMCG Organisation in the appointment of an Interim Financial Controller to be based in West Yorkshire. Initially on a 3-month contract. Reporting to the CFO Key Responsibilities will include:• Weekly and monthly group reporting• Cash flow forecasting and working capital management• Managing a finance team of circa 20 colleagues to include reporting, AP and AR• Group treasury including foreign exchange and banking relationshipsThe successful candidate will be a qualified finance professional with a track record of completing interim assignments at the Financial Controller/Director level, ideally within the FMCG sector. In addition, you will have a strong technical finance background, ideally ACA Qualified, with proven experience of managing and leading sizeable finance functions.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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

Apply for Interim Financial Controller

Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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About You

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    Established more than 27 years ago by Pete Eville and Rob Jones, with an annual turnover of circa £33million, Eville & Jones are the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). Their staff deliver audit, verification and enforcement services in the fields of animal health, public health and animal welfare.
    The organisation also has related operations overseas in Spain and Australia - albeit on a smaller scale.
    Eville & Jones has a wide range of skills and expertise contained within its personnel base: employing around 750 staff, ensuring that most skill requirements can be met directly from within the team. The company is recognised as the clear UK industry leader and is well connected to key decision-makers throughout Europe and further afield. The strength of the company lies in the core capability and competence of its staff and the management team.
    An opportunity now exists for a CEO. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will take full day to day control and responsibility for the Eville & Jones organisation, here in the UK and overseas.
    In addition to ensuring the business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, the CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the huge, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to the business.
    As CEO, key responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring the FSA contract continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.
    • Establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships with the Food Standards Agency and other customers.
    • Ensuring the continued profitable growth of the business.
    • Providing overall leadership to the Head Office /regional management team.
    • Developing and growing the commercial arms of the UK business.
    • Ensuring the business is on target to deliver the annual budget whilst protecting profitability and improving efficiency.
    • Further development and growth of the Australian business.
    • Implementing a strategy to improve field staff engagement and retention.

    In addition, the CEO will
    • Be a visionary and inspiring leader who can develop and empower teams to deliver to agreed objectives.
    • Ensure that for reporting team members, and throughout the organisation, employees have the experience, skills, competencies, knowledge or necessary training and development plans to achieve both Eville & Jones’ and their own individual objectives.
    • Develop, with the team, a comprehensive short and long-term commercial plan for business growth demonstrating prioritisation of resources, investment where required and action or project plans.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about knowledge. We are seeking a well-rounded leader who enjoys delivering corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged individuals.

    Our ideal candidate will be:
    • A graduate, with an MBA being advantageous.
    • An individual capable of leading high performing teams through organisation development & growth, preferably within a multi-nationality, multi-site environment.
    • Experienced in leading a remote workforce – ensuring individuals feel part of and engaged with the business.
    • Someone who possesses the ability to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes.
    • A passionate business leader who displays energy, drive & gravitas.
    • Capable of flexing their leadership style without compromising their values.
    • Empathetic but also tough, as the situation demands.
    • Respected for supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore if you haven''t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then i''m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Chief Executive Officer Leeds

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32028

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained partner to Eville & Jones in the appointment of a CEO.
    Established more than 27 years ago by Pete Eville and Rob Jones, with an annual turnover of circa £33million, Eville & Jones are the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). Their staff deliver audit, verification and enforcement services in the fields of animal health, public health and animal welfare.
    The organisation also has related operations overseas in Spain and Australia - albeit on a smaller scale.
    Eville & Jones has a wide range of skills and expertise contained within its personnel base: employing around 750 staff, ensuring that most skill requirements can be met directly from within the team. The company is recognised as the clear UK industry leader and is well connected to key decision-makers throughout Europe and further afield. The strength of the company lies in the core capability and competence of its staff and the management team.
    An opportunity now exists for a CEO. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will take full day to day control and responsibility for the Eville & Jones organisation, here in the UK and overseas.
    In addition to ensuring the business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, the CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the huge, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to the business.
    As CEO, key responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring the FSA contract continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.
    • Establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships with the Food Standards Agency and other customers.
    • Ensuring the continued profitable growth of the business.
    • Providing overall leadership to the Head Office /regional management team.
    • Developing and growing the commercial arms of the UK business.
    • Ensuring the business is on target to deliver the annual budget whilst protecting profitability and improving efficiency.
    • Further development and growth of the Australian business.
    • Implementing a strategy to improve field staff engagement and retention.

    In addition, the CEO will
    • Be a visionary and inspiring leader who can develop and empower teams to deliver to agreed objectives.
    • Ensure that for reporting team members, and throughout the organisation, employees have the experience, skills, competencies, knowledge or necessary training and development plans to achieve both Eville & Jones’ and their own individual objectives.
    • Develop, with the team, a comprehensive short and long-term commercial plan for business growth demonstrating prioritisation of resources, investment where required and action or project plans.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about knowledge. We are seeking a well-rounded leader who enjoys delivering corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged individuals.

    Our ideal candidate will be:
    • A graduate, with an MBA being advantageous.
    • An individual capable of leading high performing teams through organisation development & growth, preferably within a multi-nationality, multi-site environment.
    • Experienced in leading a remote workforce – ensuring individuals feel part of and engaged with the business.
    • Someone who possesses the ability to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes.
    • A passionate business leader who displays energy, drive & gravitas.
    • Capable of flexing their leadership style without compromising their values.
    • Empathetic but also tough, as the situation demands.
    • Respected for supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore if you haven''t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then i''m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Chief Executive Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Reporting into and working closely with the CEO, this is a 6-9 month assignment. The CFO will be responsible for all financial management, including accounting oversight and control activities, maintaining a highly disciplined approach both to tracking the business, forecasting and financial planning and for creating the appropriate operating metrics and benchmarks that guide performance, drive cost savings, and leverage sales and marketing activities.

    You will work in close collaboration with members of the executive team and independently, as necessary, to develop and manage world class systems, processes, infrastructure and financial information to support current operations and a steep and profitable future growth curve.

    As CFO, key duties & responsibilities include:
    • Produce consistently accurate, timely, insightful, concise financial reports.
    • Instil a culture that emphasises accountability and transparency among the finance team, and supports the business with timely, accurate reporting and actionable information.
    • Consistent focus on strategic opportunities to grow the enterprise value of the company and take ownership of the activities associated with the completion of integration of acquired companies.
    • Enterprise value focus – consistent focus on ways to increase value through strong, insightful financial analysis of company and industry data, with good judgement related to which company initiatives (ongoing or proposed) create the most exit value for shareholders.
    • Track competitors’ financial performance and circumstances.
    • Proactively search for profit improvement opportunities, both in terms of cost reductions and revenue/pricing enhancement opportunities.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about technical knowledge.

    Our ideal candidate will be/ have experience of:
    • Within a multi-facility manufacturing or software solution project environment.
    • Leading multidisciplinary teams in a complex environment
    • Have well-rounded financial management experience, ideally culminating as CFO.
    • Leading all aspects of financial analysis informing major transactions and associated investment bank interaction.
    • Rapid-growth environment that included a successful exit event.
    • Completing successful acquisitions, and then integrating them into the acquiring company.
    • Prior exposure to investment bankers and private equity owners.
    • experience in a board setting and the proven ability to use appropriate metrics and frameworks to advance the quality of board discussions.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 730 330.


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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Interim Chief Financial Officer South Yorkshire

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESLB-31824

    Job Description

    Reporting into and working closely with the CEO, this is a 6-9 month assignment. The CFO will be responsible for all financial management, including accounting oversight and control activities, maintaining a highly disciplined approach both to tracking the business, forecasting and financial planning and for creating the appropriate operating metrics and benchmarks that guide performance, drive cost savings, and leverage sales and marketing activities.

    You will work in close collaboration with members of the executive team and independently, as necessary, to develop and manage world class systems, processes, infrastructure and financial information to support current operations and a steep and profitable future growth curve.

    As CFO, key duties & responsibilities include:
    • Produce consistently accurate, timely, insightful, concise financial reports.
    • Instil a culture that emphasises accountability and transparency among the finance team, and supports the business with timely, accurate reporting and actionable information.
    • Consistent focus on strategic opportunities to grow the enterprise value of the company and take ownership of the activities associated with the completion of integration of acquired companies.
    • Enterprise value focus – consistent focus on ways to increase value through strong, insightful financial analysis of company and industry data, with good judgement related to which company initiatives (ongoing or proposed) create the most exit value for shareholders.
    • Track competitors’ financial performance and circumstances.
    • Proactively search for profit improvement opportunities, both in terms of cost reductions and revenue/pricing enhancement opportunities.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about technical knowledge.

    Our ideal candidate will be/ have experience of:
    • Within a multi-facility manufacturing or software solution project environment.
    • Leading multidisciplinary teams in a complex environment
    • Have well-rounded financial management experience, ideally culminating as CFO.
    • Leading all aspects of financial analysis informing major transactions and associated investment bank interaction.
    • Rapid-growth environment that included a successful exit event.
    • Completing successful acquisitions, and then integrating them into the acquiring company.
    • Prior exposure to investment bankers and private equity owners.
    • experience in a board setting and the proven ability to use appropriate metrics and frameworks to advance the quality of board discussions.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 730 330.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Executive Search Consultant
        [description] => 
    Parkinson|Lee, Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Firm, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is currently looking to appoint an experienced Search Consultant. Our team 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. With offices in South and West Yorkshire, Parkinson|Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire and surrounding regions.

    We are a highly entrepreneurial business that are proud of our Yorkshire Heritage and our networks and client base across the region are second to none. We help our clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In doing so, our service offers a rare blend of principle values, precise processes and shrewd judgement, leading to a very high rate of successful completions. Due to our local dominance which has seen an extensive increase in our portfolio of clients, we now look to strengthen the team further by the appointment of a new Search Consultant.

    As Search Consultant, your main duties will include:

    • Take accountability for the identification and development of key client relationships within a specifically defined market
    • Attend client briefing meetings to ensure a full understanding of the client’s requirements in order to successfully carry out the execution of senior executive mandates across Yorkshire, up to and including board level appointments
    • Work closely with the research team to develop a research plan, providing up to date market and competitor analysis along with talent mapping and identification relevant to each appointment. This will be done by utilising various tools and sources of information such as our in-house and external databases, social media (including LinkedIn) and other online tools as appropriate
    • Preparation of proposals and shortlisting documents
    • Identify and arrange meetings with executives within your network, who may not be on the radar of our competitors
    • Preparation and submission of interim progress assignment reports as and when required
    • Manage the full end to end search process of each assignment, partnering with our clients to ultimately define you as a market leader

    What we are looking for:

    • An experienced Executive Search Consultant or a Recruitment Consultant from a contingent background who has a genuine desire to move into Search
    • Credible and experienced in dealing with Board level and exec level clientele
    • Ability to conduct detailed analysis and research
    • Ability to assess the strengths of potential candidates (as well as their weaknesses) to ensure that skills and attitude can be aligned with the requirements of our clients
    • Must be confident and proactive in their market space

    Whilst previous search experience is an obvious advantage, the core requirements are for consultants who are strong in process management and customer focused, confident and assured with clients and candidates and at ease in a strong commercially focused environment.

    If you would like to explore the possibility of working at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group and discuss our career opportunities confidentially please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Mounsey on 07841 913 635.
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  • Executive Search Consultant Rotherham

    Executive Search Consultant

    Salary: Market Leading Package
    Location: Rotherham
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESSM-10124

    Job Description

    Parkinson|Lee, Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Firm, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is currently looking to appoint an experienced Search Consultant. Our team 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. With offices in South and West Yorkshire, Parkinson|Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire and surrounding regions.

    We are a highly entrepreneurial business that are proud of our Yorkshire Heritage and our networks and client base across the region are second to none. We help our clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In doing so, our service offers a rare blend of principle values, precise processes and shrewd judgement, leading to a very high rate of successful completions. Due to our local dominance which has seen an extensive increase in our portfolio of clients, we now look to strengthen the team further by the appointment of a new Search Consultant.

    As Search Consultant, your main duties will include:

    • Take accountability for the identification and development of key client relationships within a specifically defined market
    • Attend client briefing meetings to ensure a full understanding of the client’s requirements in order to successfully carry out the execution of senior executive mandates across Yorkshire, up to and including board level appointments
    • Work closely with the research team to develop a research plan, providing up to date market and competitor analysis along with talent mapping and identification relevant to each appointment. This will be done by utilising various tools and sources of information such as our in-house and external databases, social media (including LinkedIn) and other online tools as appropriate
    • Preparation of proposals and shortlisting documents
    • Identify and arrange meetings with executives within your network, who may not be on the radar of our competitors
    • Preparation and submission of interim progress assignment reports as and when required
    • Manage the full end to end search process of each assignment, partnering with our clients to ultimately define you as a market leader

    What we are looking for:

    • An experienced Executive Search Consultant or a Recruitment Consultant from a contingent background who has a genuine desire to move into Search
    • Credible and experienced in dealing with Board level and exec level clientele
    • Ability to conduct detailed analysis and research
    • Ability to assess the strengths of potential candidates (as well as their weaknesses) to ensure that skills and attitude can be aligned with the requirements of our clients
    • Must be confident and proactive in their market space

    Whilst previous search experience is an obvious advantage, the core requirements are for consultants who are strong in process management and customer focused, confident and assured with clients and candidates and at ease in a strong commercially focused environment.

    If you would like to explore the possibility of working at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group and discuss our career opportunities confidentially please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Mounsey on 07841 913 635.

    Apply

    Apply for Executive Search Consultant

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => Director of Resources
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained recruitment partner to South Yorkshire Police in the appointment of a Director of Resources.

    Covering Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police are the 13th largest police force within the UK. The organisation has undergone a significant, positive transformation over the last few years and are now rated as one of the top 4 Police Force’s in the UK, and the most improved. SYP are an organisation proud of their achievements; and rightly so.

    An opportunity now exists for a Director of Resources. The role reports directly into the Chief Constable and sits within his Senior Command collective leadership team. This critical senior leadership role drives the performance and strategy in five enabling departments, to deliver an effective and efficient customer-focused service to a growing staff base of circa 5,200.

    In this pivotal role you will develop SYP’s long-term sustainable approach to the delivery of Commercial Services ensuring value for money, with a portfolio including: Corporate Finance, Regional Procurement, People & Organisational Development alongside Estates and Vehicle Fleet Management, jointly delivered with the Fire Service.

    As Director of Resources, key duties & responsibilities include:
    • Ensuring timely financial planning, controls and systems are in place to underpin Force resources
    • Work closely with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner to fulfil statutory duties
    • Leading the Corporate Resourcing Functions to ensure provision of effective service, adhering to relevant standards and regulatory compliance, establishing a clear performance framework to monitor impact
    • Ensure compliance with all formal requirements of the Force’s regulated financial management and activities, including accountability for financial risk
    • Contributing to the Senior Command Team’s overall strategic and operational planning, ensuring effectiveness in supporting the Force’s goals
    • Develop and execute an overarching commercial services strategy, identifying opportunities for collaboration, growth and efficiency

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about technical knowledge, however as a CCAB or CIMA qualified Accountant and section 151 officer, you will work across SYP to provide high quality management information and be personally responsible for meeting force professional and performance financial standards.

    Our ideal candidate will be/ have experience of:
    • Leading multidisciplinary teams in a complex environment
    • Delivering large-scale change management and business transformation projects
    • Strong commercial understanding with experience of managing entire budgets at a senior organisation level
    • Supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers
    • Effective change leadership, planning and negotiation skills
    • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills
    • Able to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes
    • Business acumen from creating a commercial environment where the management of cost and customer satisfaction is paramount
    • Proven ability to manage a challenging workload and plan for the future
    • Previous experience of leading professional staff and optimising performance

    This is an exciting time to be joining SYP with this appointment being part of the most significant recruitment drive into the force in living memory.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Imogen Kane at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 730 330.
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    Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around), and this pragmatism has helped develop our reputation as Yorkshire's leading independent executive search firm.

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  • Director of Resources Sheffield

    Director of Resources

    Salary: Circa £115,000 +car +benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESIK-31519

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained recruitment partner to South Yorkshire Police in the appointment of a Director of Resources.

    Covering Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police are the 13th largest police force within the UK. The organisation has undergone a significant, positive transformation over the last few years and are now rated as one of the top 4 Police Force’s in the UK, and the most improved. SYP are an organisation proud of their achievements; and rightly so.

    An opportunity now exists for a Director of Resources. The role reports directly into the Chief Constable and sits within his Senior Command collective leadership team. This critical senior leadership role drives the performance and strategy in five enabling departments, to deliver an effective and efficient customer-focused service to a growing staff base of circa 5,200.

    In this pivotal role you will develop SYP’s long-term sustainable approach to the delivery of Commercial Services ensuring value for money, with a portfolio including: Corporate Finance, Regional Procurement, People & Organisational Development alongside Estates and Vehicle Fleet Management, jointly delivered with the Fire Service.

    As Director of Resources, key duties & responsibilities include:
    • Ensuring timely financial planning, controls and systems are in place to underpin Force resources
    • Work closely with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner to fulfil statutory duties
    • Leading the Corporate Resourcing Functions to ensure provision of effective service, adhering to relevant standards and regulatory compliance, establishing a clear performance framework to monitor impact
    • Ensure compliance with all formal requirements of the Force’s regulated financial management and activities, including accountability for financial risk
    • Contributing to the Senior Command Team’s overall strategic and operational planning, ensuring effectiveness in supporting the Force’s goals
    • Develop and execute an overarching commercial services strategy, identifying opportunities for collaboration, growth and efficiency

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about technical knowledge, however as a CCAB or CIMA qualified Accountant and section 151 officer, you will work across SYP to provide high quality management information and be personally responsible for meeting force professional and performance financial standards.

    Our ideal candidate will be/ have experience of:
    • Leading multidisciplinary teams in a complex environment
    • Delivering large-scale change management and business transformation projects
    • Strong commercial understanding with experience of managing entire budgets at a senior organisation level
    • Supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers
    • Effective change leadership, planning and negotiation skills
    • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship management skills
    • Able to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes
    • Business acumen from creating a commercial environment where the management of cost and customer satisfaction is paramount
    • Proven ability to manage a challenging workload and plan for the future
    • Previous experience of leading professional staff and optimising performance

    This is an exciting time to be joining SYP with this appointment being part of the most significant recruitment drive into the force in living memory.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Imogen Kane at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 730 330.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Imogen Kane

    Phone: 01709 303 330
    Email: i.kane@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Director of Resources

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained recruitment partner to Wakefield District Housing in the appointment of a Director of Resources.

    WDH are one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, responsible for over 31,000 homes in the Wakefield district. They are committed to developing vibrant neighbourhoods and creating confident communities. WDH are an agile, forward thinking and commercial organisation that also provide a wide range of health and housing-related services.

    An opportunity now exists for a Director of Resources, reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will join the Company’s Corporate Management Board, providing overall leadership and direction to the company while being responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of ICT; Procurement and Financial Services to customers, through the effective management of a multi-disciplinary team.

    As Director of Resources, key result areas will include:

    • Delivering the highest levels of Financial Viability and Governance Regulatory compliance; long–term Funding Capacity and growth, effective Treasury management and commercial returns from investments; excellent Financial and Accounting services, the evolution of the Business Strategy; and delivery of a robust and secure ICT Digital service platform
    • Monitor the implementation of the annual business plan, performance management and resource allocation; Financial viability and Regulatory compliance; Risk Management and Internal Controls; and Internal and External Audit strategies and compliance

    Specifically, day to day you will;

    • Develop, implement and monitor financial; legal, business and ICT strategies, plans and policies to achieve corporate objectives
    • Work alongside the Chief Executive and the WDH Board in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the business to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth and development
    • Produce and coordinate sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    regularly reporting variances and key performance indicators as identified from the Business Plan
    • Work with the Corporate Management Board to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential investments
    • Ensure effective procurement and purchasing procedures are in place
    Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation, business plan approval, performance management, risk management and mitigation, financial viability and regulatory compliance
    • Provide strategic leadership for the evaluation, development, implementation and assessment of an innovative ICT strategy
    • Assess various business structures to establish the most appropriate model for the company and its trading arms
    • Lead and manage the company’s Treasury Management function including management of negotiations and relationships with funders of the company

    The successful candidate will be a performance driven, qualified accountant currently operating in a Director of Resources, CFO or similar executive finance role. You will have an impressive track record of achievement in a complex organisation and be an experienced, innovative, customer focused leader, able to develop and drive improvements across the business. We are looking for a highly ambitious individual, who understands the challenges of delivering a business strategy and plans in a dynamic operating environment. You will have proven experience of taking organisations through large scale transformation and be effective at leading and managing change, be commercially minded with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills. You will be able to demonstrate effective, visible and transformational leadership, embodying WDH’s vision and values, being a creative thinker, working flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

    We are seeking a well-rounded leader who will enjoy delivering on wider corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged people.

    It is expected you will have excellent leadership skills to both manage delivery and to work with stakeholders across the business to embed new ways of delivering at pace.

    This is an exciting and demanding senior leadership role that will directly impact the way WDH operates, ultimately enhancing the lives of many of its tenants.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Executive Director of Resources Wakefield

    Executive Director of Resources

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Benefits
    Location: Wakefield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-31330

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained recruitment partner to Wakefield District Housing in the appointment of a Director of Resources.

    WDH are one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, responsible for over 31,000 homes in the Wakefield district. They are committed to developing vibrant neighbourhoods and creating confident communities. WDH are an agile, forward thinking and commercial organisation that also provide a wide range of health and housing-related services.

    An opportunity now exists for a Director of Resources, reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will join the Company’s Corporate Management Board, providing overall leadership and direction to the company while being responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of ICT; Procurement and Financial Services to customers, through the effective management of a multi-disciplinary team.

    As Director of Resources, key result areas will include:

    • Delivering the highest levels of Financial Viability and Governance Regulatory compliance; long–term Funding Capacity and growth, effective Treasury management and commercial returns from investments; excellent Financial and Accounting services, the evolution of the Business Strategy; and delivery of a robust and secure ICT Digital service platform
    • Monitor the implementation of the annual business plan, performance management and resource allocation; Financial viability and Regulatory compliance; Risk Management and Internal Controls; and Internal and External Audit strategies and compliance

    Specifically, day to day you will;

    • Develop, implement and monitor financial; legal, business and ICT strategies, plans and policies to achieve corporate objectives
    • Work alongside the Chief Executive and the WDH Board in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the business to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth and development
    • Produce and coordinate sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    regularly reporting variances and key performance indicators as identified from the Business Plan
    • Work with the Corporate Management Board to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential investments
    • Ensure effective procurement and purchasing procedures are in place
    Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation, business plan approval, performance management, risk management and mitigation, financial viability and regulatory compliance
    • Provide strategic leadership for the evaluation, development, implementation and assessment of an innovative ICT strategy
    • Assess various business structures to establish the most appropriate model for the company and its trading arms
    • Lead and manage the company’s Treasury Management function including management of negotiations and relationships with funders of the company

    The successful candidate will be a performance driven, qualified accountant currently operating in a Director of Resources, CFO or similar executive finance role. You will have an impressive track record of achievement in a complex organisation and be an experienced, innovative, customer focused leader, able to develop and drive improvements across the business. We are looking for a highly ambitious individual, who understands the challenges of delivering a business strategy and plans in a dynamic operating environment. You will have proven experience of taking organisations through large scale transformation and be effective at leading and managing change, be commercially minded with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills. You will be able to demonstrate effective, visible and transformational leadership, embodying WDH’s vision and values, being a creative thinker, working flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

    We are seeking a well-rounded leader who will enjoy delivering on wider corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged people.

    It is expected you will have excellent leadership skills to both manage delivery and to work with stakeholders across the business to embed new ways of delivering at pace.

    This is an exciting and demanding senior leadership role that will directly impact the way WDH operates, ultimately enhancing the lives of many of its tenants.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Imogen Kane at Parkinson Lee on 01709 730 330.

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Salary: £400 - £500 PER DAY
Location: West Yorkshire
Type: Temporary
Ref Number: ESLB-25734

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering a Major UK FMCG Organisation in the appointment of an Interim Financial Controller to be based in West Yorkshire. Initially on a 3-month contract. Reporting to the CFO Key Responsibilities will include:• Weekly and monthly group reporting• Cash flow forecasting and working capital management• Managing a finance team of circa 20 colleagues to include reporting, AP and AR• Group treasury including foreign exchange and banking relationshipsThe successful candidate will be a qualified finance professional with a track record of completing interim assignments at the Financial Controller/Director level, ideally within the FMCG sector. In addition, you will have a strong technical finance background, ideally ACA Qualified, with proven experience of managing and leading sizeable finance functions.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as the retained partner to Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd, in the appointment of a Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

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    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

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    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
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    • Strong leadership capability and track record; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction of a business
    • Experience in managing people & businesses through organisational change
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    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director - UK & Ireland Goole

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    Salary: Significant Six Figure Base + Executive Benefits
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    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-26258

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    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

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    • Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the Tunstall business in the UK & Ireland
    • Positioning Tunstall as the market leader both in the numerical definition but also as a thought leader and ‘trusted advisor’ whose opinion is valued by all stakeholders in their market place
    • Full P&L responsibility for the business in the UK & Ireland
    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
    • Establishing and maintaining strong customer, governmental and professional association relationships at the senior leader level
    • Ensuring Tunstall operate within all legal, financial & regulatory laws and statutes, adhering to any code of conduct which may be in place for their industry or country
    • Supporting the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organisation maximise its short, medium and long-term profitability and shareholders returns.
    • Effectively implement changes decided by the Company

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    Assignment Managed By:

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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to DFDS in the appointment of a HR Director.

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    • Creating and implementing a "people plan" which sets clear expectations to leaders in terms of their responsibility to conduct people related processes (e.g. recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, talent reviews etc.) This should be done in close co-operation and alignment with Group HR, to ensure alignment with DFDS values and culture and considering the wide cultural variances across our diverse workforce.
    • Building strong working relationships with a varied group of stakeholders such as Leaders and Managers of different Logistic and Ferry Business Units; Employees; Trade Unions; Industry Bodies; Peer Groups and Internal Networks.
    • Acting as a confidante to Senior Leadership Teams and a sounding board for colleagues who are managing people.
    • Working alongside MD’s and VP’s to manage the Trade Union agreements and provide support and guidance when engaging with the Trade Unions.
    • Ensuring managers within the organisation become self-sufficient through the development of a great ‘HR toolbox’.
    • Supporting the business and employees when transitioning an acquired company into the DFDS Family
    • Establishing a strong performance management culture, with the policies, systems and procedures in place to support this.
    • Establishing a strong learning and development culture, incorporating relevant succession planning.
    • Ensuring that the business attracts high caliber individuals to facilitate the future strategy.
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    • Supporting MDs to build strong, collaborative and effective teams. Working with MD(s) on executive team development with the aim of ensuring they become high performing teams.
    • Leading the transition of the payroll team into the HR Function.
    • Raising the capability of the HR and Payroll function to ensure alignment and optimum delivery of business goals.
    • Providing leadership in Organisational Development, giving both strategic and pragmatic guidance on its implementation.
    • Acting as an ambassador, effectively creating partnerships internally and externally to leverage industry best practice.

    The successful candidate will be an experienced highly capable and professional HR Director with significant experience of leading the function in a multi-site, customer focused business. Ideally you will also be familiar with the governance requirements of a Plc. The HR Director must be passionate about their role and proactively oriented to deliver results that service the bottom-line needs of the business – and be comfortable that ‘one size fits all’ does not necessarily apply to all stakeholders.
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    • An individual keen to unlock the potential in people.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

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    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-31159

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to DFDS in the appointment of a HR Director.

    DFDS operates one of Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics networks, aspiring always to provide excellent customer experiences based on innovative and cost-effective solutions, delivering on their promises.
    With a turnover of circa Euro 2.3bn they service the needs of 8000 customers across Europe. Deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping, port terminal, transport and logistics solutions.
    DFDS provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services to over 6 million passengers annually. In addition, they offer customers a range of Supply Chain Solutions based on a mix of own assets and partnership agreements to create and deliver a seamless supply chain from production to customer across Europe. The goal is to deliver supply chain leadership for each of their clients by identifying, diagnosing and solving supply chain problems.
    Our 8500 employees are located in offices across 20 countries and committed to our customer’s success. DFDS has headquarters in Copenhagen and listed on NASDAQ QMX Copenhagen.
    In the UK, there is a hub of activities in and around Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage, which is crucial to more than 50% of DFDS’s total business, combining almost all the services that DFDS can provide in a network that connects the UK with most of Scandinavia and continental Europe. With DFDS’s ambitious growth strategy towards 2023 (‘Win23’), there is a huge transformation and modernisation of activities going on – and, as a result, there is now a need to appoint a new Land Based HR Director for UK and Ireland. (It is likely the successful candidate will be based in Immingham 3 days a week, other days will be spent at site or working from home where necessary.)
    Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the HR Director will be based in Immingham and have responsibility for all HR and Payroll activity across 24 sites in the DFDS Network, which stretches from The Shetland Isles to Cornwall. The HR Director will also be a member of a Global HR Team as well as leading the HR and Payroll functions in several different business units across the UK and Ireland. In addition, the HR Director will establish themselves as a HR Business Partner to the UK Business, and be working closely with a range of stakeholders from the different businesses (VP’s, MD’s and other senior local managers) to drive the business agenda.
    Key duties & responsibilities include

    • Creating and implementing a "people plan" which sets clear expectations to leaders in terms of their responsibility to conduct people related processes (e.g. recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, talent reviews etc.) This should be done in close co-operation and alignment with Group HR, to ensure alignment with DFDS values and culture and considering the wide cultural variances across our diverse workforce.
    • Building strong working relationships with a varied group of stakeholders such as Leaders and Managers of different Logistic and Ferry Business Units; Employees; Trade Unions; Industry Bodies; Peer Groups and Internal Networks.
    • Acting as a confidante to Senior Leadership Teams and a sounding board for colleagues who are managing people.
    • Working alongside MD’s and VP’s to manage the Trade Union agreements and provide support and guidance when engaging with the Trade Unions.
    • Ensuring managers within the organisation become self-sufficient through the development of a great ‘HR toolbox’.
    • Supporting the business and employees when transitioning an acquired company into the DFDS Family
    • Establishing a strong performance management culture, with the policies, systems and procedures in place to support this.
    • Establishing a strong learning and development culture, incorporating relevant succession planning.
    • Ensuring that the business attracts high caliber individuals to facilitate the future strategy.
    • Implementing a global ERP System (HR Module), driven by Headquarter, with dedicated local resources in place to deliver this.
    • Supporting MDs to build strong, collaborative and effective teams. Working with MD(s) on executive team development with the aim of ensuring they become high performing teams.
    • Leading the transition of the payroll team into the HR Function.
    • Raising the capability of the HR and Payroll function to ensure alignment and optimum delivery of business goals.
    • Providing leadership in Organisational Development, giving both strategic and pragmatic guidance on its implementation.
    • Acting as an ambassador, effectively creating partnerships internally and externally to leverage industry best practice.

    The successful candidate will be an experienced highly capable and professional HR Director with significant experience of leading the function in a multi-site, customer focused business. Ideally you will also be familiar with the governance requirements of a Plc. The HR Director must be passionate about their role and proactively oriented to deliver results that service the bottom-line needs of the business – and be comfortable that ‘one size fits all’ does not necessarily apply to all stakeholders.
    In addition, we are looking for individuals with the following skills & experience:

    • Level 7 or above CIPD accredited Degree with intellect, integrity, judgement and confidence.
    • A track record of between 5 and 10 years leading HR in an executive role, with experience of working in a unionised environment.
    • Proven board level stakeholder management capability and experience
    • Experienced within an international matrix style organisation — this is a distinct advantage.
    • Experience gained within a fast-moving industry (e.g. Logistics, FMCG, Retail, IT/Technology)
    • An individual keen to unlock the potential in people.
    • Experience of leading HR and Payroll in a multi-site and multi-cultural business which is customer focused.
    • Experienced gained within a complex business, i.e. Multi-site, multi shifts, 24/7.
    • Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues who are robust, demanding and highly capable.
    • Proven record of contributing to the business and strategic agenda, leading commercial change and supporting a business during its next phase of growth.
    • Ability to contribute to the development of an organisation’s growth strategy through the effective development of the leadership team.
    • Have sound knowledge of Compensation and Benefit Packages in the UK and Ireland in particular Pensions; Life Assurance; Health Insurance etc.
    • Comfortable embracing technology, social media etc.

    The successful individual will be an accomplished and strategic senior HR leader, whose career has been characterised by demonstrable patterns of success and achievement.

    If you are ready to take on a strategic and transformational HR Director appointment within a market leading, international group, then please get in contact with Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Please note that due to the volume of applications online we are unable to contact each applicant directly. Therefore if you have had no response within two weeks of your application, your application has not been progressed.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for HR Director

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        [title] => Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to a privately owned, highly entrepreneurial consumer goods manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Finance Director.

    With revenues of circa £60million, our client is a market leader within their industry, re-enforced by highly sought after and recognisable brands.

    The CEO and wider leadership team have already started to implement a strategic plan which will see revenues and profits double in the short-medium term leading to a probable MBO within the next two years. The leadership team will then work closely together to ensure the value of the business is maximised at the subsequent deal event.

    In order to deliver on the strategic plan, a career defining opportunity now exists for a new Finance Director. Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities will include:

    • Participating as a Board member in the overall running of the business to achieve the organisational goals
    • Acting as a strong business partner and ‘sounding board’ to the CEO and other Board members, supporting and challenging where appropriate
    • Taking an active role in identifying, developing and implementing strategic options and plans which will allow the business to maximise its revenue, margin and profit growth
    • Delivering strong, practical, financial support to the board and the business as a whole
    • Leading, managing and developing the Finance, IT & HR functions, ensuring they are seen as true business partners and integrated well into the business. Motivate, inspire and support the teams, leading by example and instilling a greater commercial outlook and “best in class” attitude across the teams
    • Against a backdrop of increasing complexity and significant growth opportunities make recommendations to help the business prioritise its capital and resources; recommend plans which will drive revenues, margin and profit contribution
    • Leading the business planning (budget, forecast & 3 year strategic plan) processes

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 10 years post qualification experience, gained ideally within the manufacturing or FMCG sectors. You will have up to date technical finance knowledge, but more importantly, have acted at the strategic board level as number one FD or CFO. Experience of M&A and private equity processes would be advantageous.

    This is a rare FD opportunity, one that will allow you to play a significant role in the continued success and development of the business, whilst offering “skin in the game” through equity participation and a real chance to deliver significant wealth creation.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Finance Director South Yorkshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-29932

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to a privately owned, highly entrepreneurial consumer goods manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Finance Director.

    With revenues of circa £60million, our client is a market leader within their industry, re-enforced by highly sought after and recognisable brands.

    The CEO and wider leadership team have already started to implement a strategic plan which will see revenues and profits double in the short-medium term leading to a probable MBO within the next two years. The leadership team will then work closely together to ensure the value of the business is maximised at the subsequent deal event.

    In order to deliver on the strategic plan, a career defining opportunity now exists for a new Finance Director. Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities will include:

    • Participating as a Board member in the overall running of the business to achieve the organisational goals
    • Acting as a strong business partner and ‘sounding board’ to the CEO and other Board members, supporting and challenging where appropriate
    • Taking an active role in identifying, developing and implementing strategic options and plans which will allow the business to maximise its revenue, margin and profit growth
    • Delivering strong, practical, financial support to the board and the business as a whole
    • Leading, managing and developing the Finance, IT & HR functions, ensuring they are seen as true business partners and integrated well into the business. Motivate, inspire and support the teams, leading by example and instilling a greater commercial outlook and “best in class” attitude across the teams
    • Against a backdrop of increasing complexity and significant growth opportunities make recommendations to help the business prioritise its capital and resources; recommend plans which will drive revenues, margin and profit contribution
    • Leading the business planning (budget, forecast & 3 year strategic plan) processes

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 10 years post qualification experience, gained ideally within the manufacturing or FMCG sectors. You will have up to date technical finance knowledge, but more importantly, have acted at the strategic board level as number one FD or CFO. Experience of M&A and private equity processes would be advantageous.

    This is a rare FD opportunity, one that will allow you to play a significant role in the continued success and development of the business, whilst offering “skin in the game” through equity participation and a real chance to deliver significant wealth creation.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Tunstall in the appointment of a Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.

    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    The Health and Social Care sector is undergoing significant change and transformation. Technology and digitisation are opening endless opportunities for delivering improved and more cost-efficient patient care.

    Tunstall is at the forefront of these changes and are well placed to pioneer this evolving marketplace. They are currently transforming their customer proposition, moving away from being a traditional product lead business and becoming a solutions provider.

    As part of their strategy to become a connected healthcare ecosystem, Tunstall have recognised the need to restructure the Sales function to allow for a diversified product and solution portfolio, as a result, a new and exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts.

    Reporting directly to the CEO, this Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts will be responsible for leading, managing and growing a profitable Tunstall connected healthcare business, furthermore establishing Tunstall as the market leader in the provision of connected care and health services.


    Key Deliverables will include:
    • Accountability for the future growth of the Tunstall strategic solutions business – develop and implement a strategic vision for the strategic care and health business
    • Leadership and development of the Strategic Business Development Managers and Corporate Account Managers, ensuring sales delivery across existing and new strategic and corporate accounts.
    • Network with target customers (TSP’s & ICS’s) to design and execute a clear transformational plan, to deliver a strategic roadmap for health and social care integration
    • Delivery of the commercial P&L for strategic heath and corporate accounts in line across revenue, margin and EBITDA targets
    • Able to clearly articulate the available and upcoming telecare and telehealth solutions together with the underpinning platforms.
    • Influencing and networking at C Suite Level within Tunstall’s target customer base i.e. NHS, Government bodies, Large Healthcare Companies, etc
    • Works closely with marketing and core sales teams to ensure joined up approach to proposition and customer management.
    • Establishes and builds strategic selling capability within the team, step changing performance and delivery.
    • Takes the lead in understanding and leveraging international solutions, adapting existing solutions for the UK market.
    • Leads, coaches and develops the team, effectively addressing and driving performance.
    • Lobbying of the Health and Care sectors in terms of the Connected Healthcare model and the use of assistive technology.
    • Works closely and influences industry experts, including TSA & Tech UK.


    The successful candidate will be/have:
    • A clear understanding of the Health & Social Care sectors
    • A proven track record in selling solutions into the Health sector; SaaS (software as a solution) would be advantageous, equally devices or IT background would be of interest
    • Commercially astute – someone who can “connect the dots” and find & present solutions to clients’ pain points/needs
    • A Collaborative, rounded people leader – someone who can influence and bring people with them
    • A mix of Corporate Blue Chip and SME experience would be advantageous
    • Degree qualified
    • Experience of growing a business and running a P&L
    • Excellent knowledge of sales, new business development, marketing / product marketing / channel management, and service development
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • An ability liaise at a senior stakeholder level both internally and externally (CEO/MD/COO/CFO/External C Suite)
    • Experience of leading, growing and developing teams

    We are conducting a national search for the role and can be based anywhere in the UK. Due to the nature of the role, the role will require frequent travel and time spent on weekly basis in the Goole HQ.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts UK Wide

    Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: UK Wide
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-28509

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Tunstall in the appointment of a Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.

    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    The Health and Social Care sector is undergoing significant change and transformation. Technology and digitisation are opening endless opportunities for delivering improved and more cost-efficient patient care.

    Tunstall is at the forefront of these changes and are well placed to pioneer this evolving marketplace. They are currently transforming their customer proposition, moving away from being a traditional product lead business and becoming a solutions provider.

    As part of their strategy to become a connected healthcare ecosystem, Tunstall have recognised the need to restructure the Sales function to allow for a diversified product and solution portfolio, as a result, a new and exciting opportunity exists for a Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts.

    Reporting directly to the CEO, this Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts will be responsible for leading, managing and growing a profitable Tunstall connected healthcare business, furthermore establishing Tunstall as the market leader in the provision of connected care and health services.

    Key Deliverables will include:
    • Accountability for the future growth of the Tunstall strategic solutions business – develop and implement a strategic vision for the strategic care and health business
    • Leadership and development of the Strategic Business Development Managers and Corporate Account Managers, ensuring sales delivery across existing and new strategic and corporate accounts.
    • Network with target customers (TSP’s & ICS’s) to design and execute a clear transformational plan, to deliver a strategic roadmap for health and social care integration
    • Delivery of the commercial P&L for strategic heath and corporate accounts in line across revenue, margin and EBITDA targets
    • Able to clearly articulate the available and upcoming telecare and telehealth solutions together with the underpinning platforms.
    • Influencing and networking at C Suite Level within Tunstall’s target customer base i.e. NHS, Government bodies, Large Healthcare Companies, etc
    • Works closely with marketing and core sales teams to ensure joined up approach to proposition and customer management.
    • Establishes and builds strategic selling capability within the team, step changing performance and delivery.
    • Takes the lead in understanding and leveraging international solutions, adapting existing solutions for the UK market.
    • Leads, coaches and develops the team, effectively addressing and driving performance.
    • Lobbying of the Health and Care sectors in terms of the Connected Healthcare model and the use of assistive technology.
    • Works closely and influences industry experts, including TSA & Tech UK.

    The successful candidate will be/have:
    • A clear understanding of the Health & Social Care sectors
    • A proven track record in selling solutions into the Health sector; SaaS (software as a solution) would be advantageous, equally devices or IT background would be of interest
    • Commercially astute – someone who can “connect the dots” and find & present solutions to clients’ pain points/needs
    • A Collaborative, rounded people leader – someone who can influence and bring people with them
    • A mix of Corporate Blue Chip and SME experience would be advantageous
    • Degree qualified
    • Experience of growing a business and running a P&L
    • Excellent knowledge of sales, new business development, marketing / product marketing / channel management, and service development
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • An ability liaise at a senior stakeholder level both internally and externally (CEO/MD/COO/CFO/External C Suite)
    • Experience of leading, growing and developing teams

    We are conducting a national search for the role and can be based anywhere in the UK. Due to the nature of the role, the role will require frequent travel and time spent on weekly basis in the Goole HQ.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Head of Strategic Business Development & Corporate Accounts

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Group Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Aegeus Industries in the appointment of a Group Finance Director (Group FD).


    Aegeus Industries (trading as Spooner Industries and Dowson Food Machinery), is a Privately Owned £30m turnover Group that specializes in the manufacture of Processing Equipment and Food Machinery, suppling to large end users on an international and domestic basis.


    Spooner Industries represents circa 80% of group turnover; providing custom designed solutions around the world for the principle market sectors of food, paper, non-wovens, metals, converting and environmental. Since 1932, Spooner Industries has been a leading innovator in air movement and heat transfer technology. Engineering industrial process machinery such as tunnel ovens, air flotation dryers, coolers, provers, air turns, stabilisers, oxidiser, solvent recovery systems, energy and heat recovery equipment.


    Dowson Food Machinery was established in 1983 under the skilled entrepreneurship of founder John Murgatroyd, and quickly became established as providing quality British engineering solutions to complex bakery challenges. Dowson Food Machinery supplies bespoke equipment and service to many of the leading UK bakery groups in addition to smaller independent and artisan bakeries. In addition to supplying to the UK, Dowson Food machinery also exports specially designed machines around the world.


    Aegeus Industries is currently in a period of transition. A new CEO was appointed 6 months ago to modernize the group and deliver a strategic growth strategy. As part of the Group’s vision, the CEO is now looking to develop a Group Leadership Team, and as such, the opportunity has arisen for a Group FD.


    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will sit on the Group Board and will be instrumental in the continued success and growth of the Group.


    Specifically, you will:

    -Oversee all aspects of financial management for the group
    -Work closely with the Group CEO and other Executive Stakeholders in the continued successful recovery and growth of the group
    -Be responsible for all key external relationships and act as primary point of contact for the following stakeholders:
    ~Group bankers
    ~External auditors
    ~Lawyers as Necessary
    ~External credit insurance organisations – if necessary
    ~Insurance brokers
    ~Financial institutions
    -Control the costs on all customer projects to ensure the margin is protected, and that projects are delivered on time
    -Oversee the production of monthly management accounts and providing commentary thereon.
    -Oversee and take a lead role in the annual budget preparation process, including the production of the budget model and scenario planning thereon. In addition to the annual process, the individual will be expected to apply the same rigorous approach to the periodic forecasting process.
    -Oversee the conduct of the annual audit process and the production of the annual financial statements
    -Attend, as a member of the Group Board, the monthly Group board meetings and providing the board with appropriate levels of analysis and explanation as to the performance of the group and its component parts.
    -Work closely with the CEO and attend the management meetings of the individual trading subsidiaries and challenging the performance as part of these meetings.
    -Closely manage the groups cashflows, working capital facilities and bank position to ensure cashflow is constantly monitored within borrowing limits.
    -Act as a key point of contact for suppliers and customers. Able to attend supplier and customer meetings when necessary and behave in such a way as to effectively project the interests of the Group.
    -Support the Group’s sales function in order to help it meet its current and future aspirations.
    -Provide ad hoc support, both financial and commercial, to both the CEO and other directors in place throughout the Group.
    -Ensure that the group meets it’s reporting and compliance requirements in respect of statutory entities, including but not limited to HMRC.
    -Lead the annual insurance renewal process and seek to obtain best value from the process.


    The successful candidate will have:

    -A successful track record within the manufacturing sector (ideally within international experience)
    -Strong leadership capability; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction
    -Experience of projects and project costing
    -A proven track record as a FD
    -Extensive experience and a naturally ability as a trusted business partner to a CEO/MD
    -Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially liaise across all areas of the business

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a pivotal role, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.


    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a fast paced and dynamic organisation, then please get in contact with Zoe Sullivan at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email [type] => Permanent [location] => Ilkley [dateposted] => 2020-03-26 08:27:52 [priority] => 0 [broadcast] => Executive Search [salary_currency] => gbp [salary_from] => 80000 [salary_to] => 100000 [salary_per] => annum [salary_benefits] => Executive Benefits [salary] => Executive Benefits [ordering] => 9 [sticky] => 0 [postcode] => WF1 2UN [brand] => pl [lat] => 53.6991 [lng] => -1.50932 [homepage] => 1 [status] => 1 [job_posted] => 19-12-2018 [branded] => [employerID] => [completed] => [managerName] => Lee Bhandal [manager] => Array ( [1] => [6] => 07590 529 274 [3] =>

    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Group Finance Director Ilkley

    Group Finance Director

    Salary: Executive Benefits
    Location: Ilkley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-27786

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Aegeus Industries in the appointment of a Group Finance Director (Group FD).

    Aegeus Industries (trading as Spooner Industries and Dowson Food Machinery), is a Privately Owned £30m turnover Group that specializes in the manufacture of Processing Equipment and Food Machinery, suppling to large end users on an international and domestic basis.

    Spooner Industries represents circa 80% of group turnover; providing custom designed solutions around the world for the principle market sectors of food, paper, non-wovens, metals, converting and environmental. Since 1932, Spooner Industries has been a leading innovator in air movement and heat transfer technology. Engineering industrial process machinery such as tunnel ovens, air flotation dryers, coolers, provers, air turns, stabilisers, oxidiser, solvent recovery systems, energy and heat recovery equipment.

    Dowson Food Machinery was established in 1983 under the skilled entrepreneurship of founder John Murgatroyd, and quickly became established as providing quality British engineering solutions to complex bakery challenges. Dowson Food Machinery supplies bespoke equipment and service to many of the leading UK bakery groups in addition to smaller independent and artisan bakeries. In addition to supplying to the UK, Dowson Food machinery also exports specially designed machines around the world.

    Aegeus Industries is currently in a period of transition. A new CEO was appointed 6 months ago to modernize the group and deliver a strategic growth strategy. As part of the Group’s vision, the CEO is now looking to develop a Group Leadership Team, and as such, the opportunity has arisen for a Group FD.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will sit on the Group Board and will be instrumental in the continued success and growth of the Group.

    Specifically, you will:

    -Oversee all aspects of financial management for the group
    -Work closely with the Group CEO and other Executive Stakeholders in the continued successful recovery and growth of the group
    -Be responsible for all key external relationships and act as primary point of contact for the following stakeholders:
    ~Group bankers
    ~External auditors
    ~Lawyers as Necessary
    ~External credit insurance organisations – if necessary
    ~Insurance brokers
    ~Financial institutions
    -Control the costs on all customer projects to ensure the margin is protected, and that projects are delivered on time
    -Oversee the production of monthly management accounts and providing commentary thereon.
    -Oversee and take a lead role in the annual budget preparation process, including the production of the budget model and scenario planning thereon. In addition to the annual process, the individual will be expected to apply the same rigorous approach to the periodic forecasting process.
    -Oversee the conduct of the annual audit process and the production of the annual financial statements
    -Attend, as a member of the Group Board, the monthly Group board meetings and providing the board with appropriate levels of analysis and explanation as to the performance of the group and its component parts.
    -Work closely with the CEO and attend the management meetings of the individual trading subsidiaries and challenging the performance as part of these meetings.
    -Closely manage the groups cashflows, working capital facilities and bank position to ensure cashflow is constantly monitored within borrowing limits.
    -Act as a key point of contact for suppliers and customers. Able to attend supplier and customer meetings when necessary and behave in such a way as to effectively project the interests of the Group.
    -Support the Group’s sales function in order to help it meet its current and future aspirations.
    -Provide ad hoc support, both financial and commercial, to both the CEO and other directors in place throughout the Group.
    -Ensure that the group meets it’s reporting and compliance requirements in respect of statutory entities, including but not limited to HMRC.
    -Lead the annual insurance renewal process and seek to obtain best value from the process.

    The successful candidate will have:

    -A successful track record within the manufacturing sector (ideally within international experience)
    -Strong leadership capability; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction
    -Experience of projects and project costing
    -A proven track record as a FD
    -Extensive experience and a naturally ability as a trusted business partner to a CEO/MD
    -Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially liaise across all areas of the business

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a pivotal role, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a fast paced and dynamic organisation, then please get in contact with Zoe Sullivan at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Group Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to a highly entrepreneurial £90million turnover business within the contracting and construction sector, in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

    Our client is an ambitious and successful organisation that has delivered consistent profitable growth since being established over 30 years ago.

    The business has an outstanding reputation for quality, this in part has led to a doubling of turnover in recent years, as they have expanded their client base across the UK.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will sit on the Group Board and will be instrumental in the continued growth and success of the business.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Oversee all aspects of Finance, IT, HR, Payroll and Procurement (team of circa 15)
    • Attend, as a member of the Group Board, the monthly Group board meetings and providing the board with appropriate levels of analysis and explanation as to the performance of the group and its component parts.
    • Work closely with the CEO and attend the management meetings of the individual trading subsidiaries and challenge the performance as part of these meetings.
    • Act as a key point of contact for suppliers and customers, and attending, when relevant, supplier and customer meetings, behaving in such a way as to effectively protect the interests of the Group.
    • Support the Group’s sales function in order to help it meet its future aspirations.
    • Work closely with the Group Treasurer in the management of the groups cashflows, working capital facilities and bank position to ensure cashflow is constantly monitored within borrowing limits.
    • Be responsible for all key external stakeholder relationships and the primary point of contact for investors, banks, auditors, lawyers, credit and insurance
    • Oversee the production of monthly management accounts and providing commentary thereon.
    • Oversee and take a lead role in the annual budget preparation process, including the production of the budget model and scenario planning thereon. In addition to the annual process, the individual will be expected to apply the same rigorous approach to the periodic forecasting process.
    • Oversee the annual audit process and the production of the annual financial statements
    • Provide ad hoc support, both financial and commercial, to both the CEO and other directors in place throughout the Group.
    • Ensure that the group meets it’s reporting and compliance requirements in respect of statutory entities, including but not limited to HMRC.
    • Provide leadership in respect of commercial bonding facilities (performance and payment) and provide indicative bond pricing quotes as part of the tendering process
    • Liaise with the Group’s tenants within its property estate.
    • Lead the annual insurance renewal process and seek to obtain best value from the process.


    The successful candidate will have:
    • A solid understanding of the Contracting or Construction sector
    • Strong leadership capability; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction
    • A proven track record as a CFO/FD
    • Extensive experience and a naturally ability as a trusted business partner to a CEO/MD
    • Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially liaise across all areas of the business
    • Experience managing mult-functional teams

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a pivotal role on the Group Board, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a fast paced and dynamic organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Yorkshire

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £110000 - £125000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-27835

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to a highly entrepreneurial £90million turnover business within the contracting and construction sector, in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

    Our client is an ambitious and successful organisation that has delivered consistent profitable growth since being established over 30 years ago.

    The business has an outstanding reputation for quality, this in part has led to a doubling of turnover in recent years, as they have expanded their client base across the UK.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will sit on the Group Board and will be instrumental in the continued growth and success of the business.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Oversee all aspects of Finance, IT, HR, Payroll and Procurement (team of circa 15)
    • Attend, as a member of the Group Board, the monthly Group board meetings and providing the board with appropriate levels of analysis and explanation as to the performance of the group and its component parts.
    • Work closely with the CEO and attend the management meetings of the individual trading subsidiaries and challenge the performance as part of these meetings.
    • Act as a key point of contact for suppliers and customers, and attending, when relevant, supplier and customer meetings, behaving in such a way as to effectively protect the interests of the Group.
    • Support the Group’s sales function in order to help it meet its future aspirations.
    • Work closely with the Group Treasurer in the management of the groups cashflows, working capital facilities and bank position to ensure cashflow is constantly monitored within borrowing limits.
    • Be responsible for all key external stakeholder relationships and the primary point of contact for investors, banks, auditors, lawyers, credit and insurance
    • Oversee the production of monthly management accounts and providing commentary thereon.
    • Oversee and take a lead role in the annual budget preparation process, including the production of the budget model and scenario planning thereon. In addition to the annual process, the individual will be expected to apply the same rigorous approach to the periodic forecasting process.
    • Oversee the annual audit process and the production of the annual financial statements
    • Provide ad hoc support, both financial and commercial, to both the CEO and other directors in place throughout the Group.
    • Ensure that the group meets it’s reporting and compliance requirements in respect of statutory entities, including but not limited to HMRC.
    • Provide leadership in respect of commercial bonding facilities (performance and payment) and provide indicative bond pricing quotes as part of the tendering process
    • Liaise with the Group’s tenants within its property estate.
    • Lead the annual insurance renewal process and seek to obtain best value from the process.

    The successful candidate will have:
    • A solid understanding of the Contracting or Construction sector
    • Strong leadership capability; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction
    • A proven track record as a CFO/FD
    • Extensive experience and a naturally ability as a trusted business partner to a CEO/MD
    • Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially liaise across all areas of the business
    • Experience managing mult-functional teams

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a pivotal role on the Group Board, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a fast paced and dynamic organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Managing Director 
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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Facade and Glazing Solutions UK (FGS) in the appointment of a Managing Director.

    Headquartered in Rotherham, FGS is part of the private investment group CoBe Capital.

    CoBe Capital specialises in the acquisition and operation of corporate divestitures and, as a family office and unlike many Private Equity Firms, invests with the intent to grow these businesses for the long term.

    With a turnover of circa £70 million, FGS is a leading provider of contracting, commercial glazing, and insurance services in the UK market. For more than 25 years, FGS has developed long-lasting, strategic relationships with some of the largest and most reputable companies in the country and partners with main contractors, leading insurers, facilities managers, and property owners to provide a complete ‘glazing’ building life cycle solution.

    Following the recent acquisition by CoBe, the management team and CoBe capital have initiated an ambitious transformation to further build the market position and to enhance sustainable financial performance. FGS are now looking to appoint a Managing Director who will lead FGS in the long term, and who will shape and deliver the transformation with a true owners’ perspective.

    Reporting to CoBe Capital, the Managing Director will be responsible for the overall success of the enterprise and will control and oversee all business operations, people, and ventures.

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Working side-by-side with the owner-representatives and the management team to develop and execute the company’s short, medium, and long-term business strategies
    • Maintaining the well-established status of the company whilst exploiting opportunities to improve and establish best operational practice; having previously been run as a non-core business unit, there is significant opportunity to make a real impact and step change in business performance
    • Leading the analysis and strategic redesign of some business segments whilst delivering improvements in operations and business processes
    • Ensuring the FGS businesses operate cohesively whilst at the same time understanding the diversities within the business both geographically and culturally
    • Maintaining a stable cash position in the short term whilst accomplishing quantum-leap improvements to create a sustainable, profitable business
    • Developing the senior leadership team and empowering members thereof to lead their own teams in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. Leading change from a corporate cultural environment towards a dynamic, independent, medium-sized institution with the owner’s perspective as a key paradigm

    The successful candidate will a proven Managing Director with demonstrable experience in delivering strong strategic business plans, preferably in turnaround situations.

    In particular, we are looking to for an individual with:

    • A proven track record of operating as Managing Director within a similar sized organisation. In particular, we are keen to speak to individuals with expertise in the development and delivery of business strategy and operational improvement
    • Demonstrable achievements in the successful turnaround of underperforming businesses whilst developing and motivating a first-class leadership and operational teams
    • Outstanding commercial acumen with a solid understanding of ground working operations
    • A hands-on commitment to making and following through with significant, strategic decisions with resolve - but based on truly comprehending key business drivers and issues first
    • Confident communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organisation, with the business owners, and business partners
    • Intuitive understanding of operational and financial measures of performance, and a track record of delivering results
    • Relevant experience in construction, construction materials, facilities management, large projects/contracts businesses or other relevant sectors (preferred although not essential; the calibre and track record of the individual is of higher importance)

    The successful candidate will be a leader who will steer the company in the most profitable direction whilst also implementing its mission and long-term goals. A firm leader to the senior management team - who makes them true followers and attains top results without command and control.

    To apply, or for a confidential discussion about the appointment, please contact Zoe Sullivan at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email


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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director South Yorkshire

    Managing Director

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-26834

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Facade and Glazing Solutions UK (FGS) in the appointment of a Managing Director.

    Headquartered in Rotherham, FGS is part of the private investment group CoBe Capital.

    CoBe Capital specialises in the acquisition and operation of corporate divestitures and, as a family office and unlike many Private Equity Firms, invests with the intent to grow these businesses for the long term.

    With a turnover of circa £70 million, FGS is a leading provider of contracting, commercial glazing, and insurance services in the UK market. For more than 25 years, FGS has developed long-lasting, strategic relationships with some of the largest and most reputable companies in the country and partners with main contractors, leading insurers, facilities managers, and property owners to provide a complete ‘glazing’ building life cycle solution.

    Following the recent acquisition by CoBe, the management team and CoBe capital have initiated an ambitious transformation to further build the market position and to enhance sustainable financial performance. FGS are now looking to appoint a Managing Director who will lead FGS in the long term, and who will shape and deliver the transformation with a true owners’ perspective.

    Reporting to CoBe Capital, the Managing Director will be responsible for the overall success of the enterprise and will control and oversee all business operations, people, and ventures.

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Working side-by-side with the owner-representatives and the management team to develop and execute the company’s short, medium, and long-term business strategies
    • Maintaining the well-established status of the company whilst exploiting opportunities to improve and establish best operational practice; having previously been run as a non-core business unit, there is significant opportunity to make a real impact and step change in business performance
    • Leading the analysis and strategic redesign of some business segments whilst delivering improvements in operations and business processes
    • Ensuring the FGS businesses operate cohesively whilst at the same time understanding the diversities within the business both geographically and culturally
    • Maintaining a stable cash position in the short term whilst accomplishing quantum-leap improvements to create a sustainable, profitable business
    • Developing the senior leadership team and empowering members thereof to lead their own teams in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. Leading change from a corporate cultural environment towards a dynamic, independent, medium-sized institution with the owner’s perspective as a key paradigm

    The successful candidate will a proven Managing Director with demonstrable experience in delivering strong strategic business plans, preferably in turnaround situations.

    In particular, we are looking to for an individual with:

    • A proven track record of operating as Managing Director within a similar sized organisation. In particular, we are keen to speak to individuals with expertise in the development and delivery of business strategy and operational improvement
    • Demonstrable achievements in the successful turnaround of underperforming businesses whilst developing and motivating a first-class leadership and operational teams
    • Outstanding commercial acumen with a solid understanding of ground working operations
    • A hands-on commitment to making and following through with significant, strategic decisions with resolve - but based on truly comprehending key business drivers and issues first
    • Confident communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of the organisation, with the business owners, and business partners
    • Intuitive understanding of operational and financial measures of performance, and a track record of delivering results
    • Relevant experience in construction, construction materials, facilities management, large projects/contracts businesses or other relevant sectors (preferred although not essential; the calibre and track record of the individual is of higher importance)

    The successful candidate will be a leader who will steer the company in the most profitable direction whilst also implementing its mission and long-term goals. A firm leader to the senior management team - who makes them true followers and attains top results without command and control.

    To apply, or for a confidential discussion about the appointment, please contact Zoe Sullivan at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [reference] => ESLB-20890
        [title] => Commercial Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as retained partner to Pandrol UK Limited, in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Pandrol UK Limited, part of the Delachaux Group, are a family owned business founded in 1902. They are a global leader in rail infrastructure, defining the industry standard for rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding. Pandrol have manufactured rail fastenings since 1937, their unique design clearly differentiates the brand and business from its competitors, and offers an attractive solution for their customers in terms of service and aftercare.

    Pandrol has undergone a global reorganisation over the last few years, and now operate across a matrix structure focussing on individual geographic markets. In the UK, Pandrol’s turnover is in excess of £60 million.

    The current Commercial Director is due to retire in late 2018 and as such Pandrol UK are looking to appoint a new Commercial Director. Reporting to the Sales and Commercial Director EMEA, the Commercial Director will be a key member of UK Senior Leadership team.
    With responsibility for a circa £40M global Supply Chain, the role will involve negotiation and management of domestic and overseas framework contracts and projects – currently valued in excess of £70M per annum.

    Specifically, you will be:
    • Responsible for managing all commercial activity including:
    o Retaining framework contracts when under review
    o Reviewing the market, to ensure that Pandrol has a competitive advantage
    o Reviewing all costings, propositions and opportunities
    • Developing the Commercial Strategy to grow the business
    • Ensuring the business growth is profitable, and that this is accelerated through Commercial success
    • Developing and maintaining key customer relationships – ensuring needs are met and business is maintained
    • Working closely with Sales and Marketing to manage key customers (existing and new)
    • Reviewing all existing products, services and markets

    The ideal candidate will be/have:
    • A demonstrable track record in senior Commercial roles, ideally within the rail sector
    • Strong leadership skills and experience
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills – able to influence and forge strong working relationships both internally and externally
    • A self starter
    • An influential and savvy negotiator - able to secure the best margins when winning business
    • Commercially astute with a good understanding/appreciation of Contract Law
    • Highly numerate and detail orientated
    • An understanding of Engineering would be advantageous

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role within Pandrol’s UK management team; contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    This role is based in Worksop, South Yorkshire.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Commercial Director Worksop

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £90000 - £120000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Worksop
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20890

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as retained partner to Pandrol UK Limited, in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Pandrol UK Limited, part of the Delachaux Group, are a family owned business founded in 1902. They are a global leader in rail infrastructure, defining the industry standard for rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding. Pandrol have manufactured rail fastenings since 1937, their unique design clearly differentiates the brand and business from its competitors, and offers an attractive solution for their customers in terms of service and aftercare.

    Pandrol has undergone a global reorganisation over the last few years, and now operate across a matrix structure focussing on individual geographic markets. In the UK, Pandrol’s turnover is in excess of £60 million.

    The current Commercial Director is due to retire in late 2018 and as such Pandrol UK are looking to appoint a new Commercial Director. Reporting to the Sales and Commercial Director EMEA, the Commercial Director will be a key member of UK Senior Leadership team.
    With responsibility for a circa £40M global Supply Chain, the role will involve negotiation and management of domestic and overseas framework contracts and projects – currently valued in excess of £70M per annum.

    Specifically, you will be:
    • Responsible for managing all commercial activity including:
    o Retaining framework contracts when under review
    o Reviewing the market, to ensure that Pandrol has a competitive advantage
    o Reviewing all costings, propositions and opportunities
    • Developing the Commercial Strategy to grow the business
    • Ensuring the business growth is profitable, and that this is accelerated through Commercial success
    • Developing and maintaining key customer relationships – ensuring needs are met and business is maintained
    • Working closely with Sales and Marketing to manage key customers (existing and new)
    • Reviewing all existing products, services and markets

    The ideal candidate will be/have:
    • A demonstrable track record in senior Commercial roles, ideally within the rail sector
    • Strong leadership skills and experience
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills – able to influence and forge strong working relationships both internally and externally
    • A self starter
    • An influential and savvy negotiator - able to secure the best margins when winning business
    • Commercially astute with a good understanding/appreciation of Contract Law
    • Highly numerate and detail orientated
    • An understanding of Engineering would be advantageous

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role within Pandrol’s UK management team; contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    This role is based in Worksop, South Yorkshire.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Commercial Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently looking to appoint an Interim CFO on behalf of a significant manufacturing/engineering organisation based in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting to the CEO, an opportunity now exists for a new CFO to join the board of business and play a key role in the successful turnaround of the company. 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 proven professional interim CFO/Finance Director with a substantial track record of financial management within the Manufacturing Sector, ideally gained within an exporting environment.
    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 Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 723216, or click apply.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Interim Chief Financial Officer South Yorkshire

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: Depending On Experience
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Temporary
    Ref Number: ESLB-24240

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently looking to appoint an Interim CFO on behalf of a significant manufacturing/engineering organisation based in South Yorkshire.

    Reporting to the CEO, an opportunity now exists for a new CFO to join the board of business and play a key role in the successful turnaround of the company. 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 proven professional interim CFO/Finance Director with a substantial track record of financial management within the Manufacturing Sector, ideally gained within an exporting environment.
    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 Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 723216, or click apply.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Interim Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to a Global Engineering / Manufacturing organisation in the appointment of a Managing Director (MD) based in South Yorkshire.

    Due to significant success and planned future growth our client is looking to strengthen the senior leadership team with an experienced Managing Director who will have full autonomy to develop the business, which has already has an outstanding reputation for its products, whilst driving programmes for continued change and improved performance.

    Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer you will oversee the operations (circa 450 employees), with full P&L responsibility for the business ensuring the company is well-positioned to achieve its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic guidelines.


    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Preparation and implementation of 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 functions operational plans.

    Communicating and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders including national and local government, Trade Unions, regulatory authorities, customers and our communities.

    Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile


    The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader, driven by business performance, you will engage, lead, coach, mentor and develop a highly committed and skilled management team to reach their full potential.

    You will have proven experience as Managing Director or General Manager within an engineering or manufacturing business, be a graduate, with an MBA or equivalent, as well as proven demonstrable experience in developing and leading businesses operating in a highly competitive environment.

    Experience of business turnaround would be advantageous.

    You will be an outstanding leader, with a passion for developing people, whilst maintaining the commitment to make difficult decisions as necessary.

    Highly commercial, strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance, with outstanding customer focus

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth.

    This position will be based in South Yorkshire with regular travel to other markets.

    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 303 330 /

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    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director South Yorkshire

    Managing Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Package To Attract The Best
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-25007

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to a Global Engineering / Manufacturing organisation in the appointment of a Managing Director (MD) based in South Yorkshire.

    Due to significant success and planned future growth our client is looking to strengthen the senior leadership team with an experienced Managing Director who will have full autonomy to develop the business, which has already has an outstanding reputation for its products, whilst driving programmes for continued change and improved performance.

    Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer you will oversee the operations (circa 450 employees), with full P&L responsibility for the business ensuring the company is well-positioned to achieve its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic guidelines.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Preparation and implementation of 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 functions operational plans.

    Communicating and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders including national and local government, Trade Unions, regulatory authorities, customers and our communities.

    Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile

    The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader, driven by business performance, you will engage, lead, coach, mentor and develop a highly committed and skilled management team to reach their full potential.

    You will have proven experience as Managing Director or General Manager within an engineering or manufacturing business, be a graduate, with an MBA or equivalent, as well as proven demonstrable experience in developing and leading businesses operating in a highly competitive environment.

    Experience of business turnaround would be advantageous.

    You will be an outstanding leader, with a passion for developing people, whilst maintaining the commitment to make difficult decisions as necessary.

    Highly commercial, strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance, with outstanding customer focus

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth.

    This position will be based in South Yorkshire with regular travel to other markets.

    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 303 330 /

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are partnering with a significant utilities organisation in the appointment of an Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation Lead for a 6 month contract

    Reporting to the Managing Director you will take the lead in the finance transformation
    project together with business usual duties as detailed below;

    Oversight and governance of business reporting, planning processes ensuring strong financial controls over expenditure, reporting, hedging, budgeting and cash management.

    Enhancement of existing finance processes, IT systems and procedures to ensure efficient integration of acquisitions and implementation of best practice are achieved.

    Leading and developing a team of 7 in the Shared Services finance team and asset specific finance teams.

    Overseeing the execution of tax strategy at UK level and tax compliance activities

    Assisting with financing activities as required


    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /
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  • Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation East Riding of Yorkshire

    Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation

    Salary: £650 - £750 Per Day
    Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESCM-17856

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are partnering with a significant utilities organisation in the appointment of an Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation Lead for a 6 month contract

    Reporting to the Managing Director you will take the lead in the finance transformation
    project together with business usual duties as detailed below;

    Oversight and governance of business reporting, planning processes ensuring strong financial controls over expenditure, reporting, hedging, budgeting and cash management.

    Enhancement of existing finance processes, IT systems and procedures to ensure efficient integration of acquisitions and implementation of best practice are achieved.

    Leading and developing a team of 7 in the Shared Services finance team and asset specific finance teams.

    Overseeing the execution of tax strategy at UK level and tax compliance activities

    Assisting with financing activities as required

    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /

    Apply for Interim Group Financial Controller / Finance Transformation

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

    Contact Information

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    Remuneration Details

    Education

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    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => Head of Product Management - Valve Technology 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Aalberts Industries in the appointment of an Head of Product Management - Valve Technology, based at the UK Head Office in Doncaster.

    Aalberts Industries is a technology company building leading niche market positions in defined businesses focusing on ten end markets. With some 14,700 employees, we operate from more than 200 locations in more than 30 countries and a revenue exceeding 2,5 billon EUR with excellent margins. www.aalberts.com. Building Installations is one of the biggest segments within Aalberts Industries.

    Building Installations
    Their extended portfolio in metal and plastic -with all relevant connection techniques- is used for new build, renovation, repair and maintenance. Their systems are designed to offer installers faster, easier, safer and more qualitative mountings. Strong partnerships with distributors and wholesalers enable us to offer a worldwide distribution network for installers and contractors. They make use of strong sales organisations that combine innovation and local application expertise with powerful technology brands. This set-up enables benefits to be realised in market approach, customer service, logistics and distribution.

    Integrated Piping Systems
    Their ambition is that in three years AI Building Installations Europe will be a leading company in Integrated Piping Systems by offering a full range of Connection Technology combined with an outstanding Valve portfolio. As Head of Product Management it will be your responsibility to contribute to the growth of the brand Pegler Yorkshire for Valve Technology achieving a leading position in Europe, www.pegleryorkshire.co.uk.

    Job Purpose
    You will be responsible to identify and constantly clean our current product portfolio based on the product lifecycle. With your experience, technical knowledge and understanding of the market you determine the way forward and determine which products are essential to extend the product range in Valve technology for now and for the future.
    In the beginning the focus will be on the HVAC market but later in time also valves related to the industrial market will be added. You are the linking pin between Sales, Research & Development and the factories. Technical knowledge combined with a commercial touch are essential for this position.


    Specifically, you will:
    • Determine and execute market approach policy concerning products and pricing.
    • Determine strategic direction for Valve Technology Building Installations Europe.
    • Establish, maintain and implement product plans for new and existing products.
    • Life cycle management.
    • Maintain up to date records on competitor activity.
    • Offer support to sales, marketing and other internal departments
    • Renew the product portfolio based on market information and market analyses.
    • Responsible for organizing and leading product launches, product introductions and
    product presentations for customers in close cooperation with Marketing and Sales.

    The successful candidate will be an experienced Head of Product Management with:
    • Higher education/university degree
    • Technical background combined with commercial skills
    • Understanding of the HVAC market
    • Background and experience within installation technology (Valves), the market and
    applications
    • Thinks big, UK but also Europe orientated
    • Seniority, passionate, driven and creative
    • Proactive, energetic, always searching for improvement
    • Analytical skills with a problem-solving attitude
    • Willing to travel within Europe

    This is an outstanding career opportunity to be an entrepreneur, take ownership, go for excellence, share & learn and act with integrity, that are Aalberts Industries values.

    For more information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 or email

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  • Head of Product Management - Valve Technology Doncaster

    Head of Product Management - Valve Technology

    Salary: Executive Benefits
    Location: Doncaster
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-24751

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Aalberts Industries in the appointment of an Head of Product Management - Valve Technology, based at the UK Head Office in Doncaster.

    Aalberts Industries is a technology company building leading niche market positions in defined businesses focusing on ten end markets. With some 14,700 employees, we operate from more than 200 locations in more than 30 countries and a revenue exceeding 2,5 billon EUR with excellent margins. www.aalberts.com. Building Installations is one of the biggest segments within Aalberts Industries.

    Building Installations
    Their extended portfolio in metal and plastic -with all relevant connection techniques- is used for new build, renovation, repair and maintenance. Their systems are designed to offer installers faster, easier, safer and more qualitative mountings. Strong partnerships with distributors and wholesalers enable us to offer a worldwide distribution network for installers and contractors. They make use of strong sales organisations that combine innovation and local application expertise with powerful technology brands. This set-up enables benefits to be realised in market approach, customer service, logistics and distribution.

    Integrated Piping Systems
    Their ambition is that in three years AI Building Installations Europe will be a leading company in Integrated Piping Systems by offering a full range of Connection Technology combined with an outstanding Valve portfolio. As Head of Product Management it will be your responsibility to contribute to the growth of the brand Pegler Yorkshire for Valve Technology achieving a leading position in Europe, www.pegleryorkshire.co.uk.

    Job Purpose
    You will be responsible to identify and constantly clean our current product portfolio based on the product lifecycle. With your experience, technical knowledge and understanding of the market you determine the way forward and determine which products are essential to extend the product range in Valve technology for now and for the future.
    In the beginning the focus will be on the HVAC market but later in time also valves related to the industrial market will be added. You are the linking pin between Sales, Research & Development and the factories. Technical knowledge combined with a commercial touch are essential for this position.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Determine and execute market approach policy concerning products and pricing.
    • Determine strategic direction for Valve Technology Building Installations Europe.
    • Establish, maintain and implement product plans for new and existing products.
    • Life cycle management.
    • Maintain up to date records on competitor activity.
    • Offer support to sales, marketing and other internal departments
    • Renew the product portfolio based on market information and market analyses.
    • Responsible for organizing and leading product launches, product introductions and
    product presentations for customers in close cooperation with Marketing and Sales.

    The successful candidate will be an experienced Head of Product Management with:
    • Higher education/university degree
    • Technical background combined with commercial skills
    • Understanding of the HVAC market
    • Background and experience within installation technology (Valves), the market and
    applications
    • Thinks big, UK but also Europe orientated
    • Seniority, passionate, driven and creative
    • Proactive, energetic, always searching for improvement
    • Analytical skills with a problem-solving attitude
    • Willing to travel within Europe

    This is an outstanding career opportunity to be an entrepreneur, take ownership, go for excellence, share & learn and act with integrity, that are Aalberts Industries values.

    For more information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 or email

    Apply for Head of Product Management - Valve Technology

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => Commercial Finance Director 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with a leading UK Retail/FCMG Organisation in the appointment of a Commercial Finance Director to be based in North Nottinghamshire.

    This is a high-profile leadership role within the organisation, operating at a senior level, as such we are seeking a highly commercial and credible individual with first rate inter personal ability. An individual to deliver transformation and make a significant positive impact within the business.

    The Commercial Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing and providing the financial support to the business.

    This role will lead robust financial control and governance, ensuring the Group Finance function is aware of risks and opportunities resulting in accurate financial statements. The role holder will be focused on what is going to happen not what has happened, whilst providing great financial business partnering, understanding the implications of the overall business strategy to translate and drive the implementation of commercial finance priorities and to support the operational areas to make sound financial decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:
    • Providing financial advice and expertise to all areas of the business in order to drive performance and allow the business to make sound commercial decisions

    • Accountability for supporting the design and implementation of the business plan, ensuring it is in line with business requirements and the overall group strategy

    • Providing challenge and rigour across the business activity to ensure the strategic objectives are delivered; holding people to account

    • Directing reporting that gives greater insights into the financial performance of the organisation

    • Ensuring compliance and credible financial data and analysis is available to run the organisation effectively

    • Accountability for developing and communicating long-term financial projections and monthly financial reporting, providing recommendations to the Board on the allocation of capital and resources and the control of costs to maximise value

    • Driving the development, improvement and implementation of a strong internal control environment to ensure the integrity of accounting records

    • Developing and leading the implementation of Finance projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are consistent with business strategy and delivered effectively

    • Setting, monitoring and controlling budgets for all areas of the function in order to meet customer, quality, service and cost targets

    The success candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of success gained within senior commercial finance roles within a significant sized organisation.
    You should have a solid understanding of direct and indirect labour costs, strong operational exposure and experience of delivering transformation projects. You will also have extensive experience of strategic planning, business opportunity appraisal and investment appraisal.
    You will be a strong people leader with a broad understanding across all areas of an organisation including how functions collaborate and work cross-functionally to deliver business objectives.
    This is a unique, career defining opportunity. For more information please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search at , alternatively please click apply.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Commercial Finance Director North Nottinghamshire

    Commercial Finance Director

    Location: North Nottinghamshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-24060

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with a leading UK Retail/FCMG Organisation in the appointment of a Commercial Finance Director to be based in North Nottinghamshire.

    This is a high-profile leadership role within the organisation, operating at a senior level, as such we are seeking a highly commercial and credible individual with first rate inter personal ability. An individual to deliver transformation and make a significant positive impact within the business.

    The Commercial Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing and providing the financial support to the business.
    This role will lead robust financial control and governance, ensuring the Group Finance function is aware of risks and opportunities resulting in accurate financial statements. The role holder will be focused on what is going to happen not what has happened, whilst providing great financial business partnering, understanding the implications of the overall business strategy to translate and drive the implementation of commercial finance priorities and to support the operational areas to make sound financial decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:
    • Providing financial advice and expertise to all areas of the business in order to drive performance and allow the business to make sound commercial decisions

    • Accountability for supporting the design and implementation of the business plan, ensuring it is in line with business requirements and the overall group strategy

    • Providing challenge and rigour across the business activity to ensure the strategic objectives are delivered; holding people to account

    • Directing reporting that gives greater insights into the financial performance of the organisation

    • Ensuring compliance and credible financial data and analysis is available to run the organisation effectively

    • Accountability for developing and communicating long-term financial projections and monthly financial reporting, providing recommendations to the Board on the allocation of capital and resources and the control of costs to maximise value

    • Driving the development, improvement and implementation of a strong internal control environment to ensure the integrity of accounting records

    • Developing and leading the implementation of Finance projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are consistent with business strategy and delivered effectively

    • Setting, monitoring and controlling budgets for all areas of the function in order to meet customer, quality, service and cost targets

    The success candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of success gained within senior commercial finance roles within a significant sized organisation.
    You should have a solid understanding of direct and indirect labour costs, strong operational exposure and experience of delivering transformation projects. You will also have extensive experience of strategic planning, business opportunity appraisal and investment appraisal.
    You will be a strong people leader with a broad understanding across all areas of an organisation including how functions collaborate and work cross-functionally to deliver business objectives.
    This is a unique, career defining opportunity. For more information please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search at , alternatively please click apply.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Commercial Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as a retained recruitment partner to an exceptionally forward thinking and commercial not for profit organisation based in West Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will join the executive leadership team and provide outstanding service delivery to a number of internal and external stakeholders through the effective management of a multi-disciplinary team, covering finance, business strategy and I.T.

    As CFO, key result areas will include:

    • Delivering the highest levels of Financial Viability and Governance Regulatory compliance; long–term Funding Capacity, effective Treasury management and commercial returns from investments; excellent Financial and Accounting services, the evolution of the Business Strategy; and a robust and secure ICT Digital service delivery platform.

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    Specifically, day to day you will;

    Develop, implement and monitor financial; business and ICT strategies, plans and policies to achieve corporate objectives;
    Work alongside the Chief Executive and the Board in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the business to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth and development.
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    Work with the Corporate Management Board to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential investments
    Ensure effective procurement and purchasing procedures are in place
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    Assess various business structures to establish the most appropriate model for the company and its trading arms
    Lead and manage the company’s Treasury Management function including management of negotiations and relationships with funders of the company



    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and performance driven CFO/FD with an impressive track record of achievement in a complex organisation. You will be highly ambitious and understand the challenges of delivering a business strategy and plans in an uncertain landscape.
    You will have proven experience of taking organisations through large scale transformation and be effective at leading and managing change, be commercially minded with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills.
    We are seeking a well-rounded leader who will enjoy delivering on wider corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged people.

    It is expected you will have excellent leadership skills to both manage delivery and to work with stakeholders across the business to embed new ways of delivering at pace.

    In return this business will offer an extremely competitive salary with an executive benefits package. This is an exciting and demanding senior leadership role that can change the way our client operates.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 723 233.

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  • Chief Financial Officer West Yorkshire

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £120000 - £130000 Per Annum
    Location: West Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-48953

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as a retained recruitment partner to an exceptionally forward thinking and commercial not for profit organisation based in West Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will join the executive leadership team and provide outstanding service delivery to a number of internal and external stakeholders through the effective management of a multi-disciplinary team, covering finance, business strategy and I.T.

    As CFO, key result areas will include:

    • Delivering the highest levels of Financial Viability and Governance Regulatory compliance; long–term Funding Capacity, effective Treasury management and commercial returns from investments; excellent Financial and Accounting services, the evolution of the Business Strategy; and a robust and secure ICT Digital service delivery platform.

    • Leadership and delivery of the annual business planning, performance management and resource allocation; Funder and Regulatory compliance; Risk Management and Internal Controls; and Internal and External Audit strategies and compliance.

    Specifically, day to day you will;

    Develop, implement and monitor financial; business and ICT strategies, plans and policies to achieve corporate objectives;
    Work alongside the Chief Executive and the Board in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the business to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth and development.
    Produce and coordinate sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    Monitor the implementation of the Business plan, including regularly reporting variances and key performance indicators
    Work with the Corporate Management Board to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential investments
    Ensure effective procurement and purchasing procedures are in place
    Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation, business plan approval, performance management, risk management and mitigation, financial viability and regulatory compliance.
    Provide strategic leadership for the evaluation, development, implementation and assessment of an innovative ICT strategy
    Assess various business structures to establish the most appropriate model for the company and its trading arms
    Lead and manage the company’s Treasury Management function including management of negotiations and relationships with funders of the company

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and performance driven CFO/FD with an impressive track record of achievement in a complex organisation. You will be highly ambitious and understand the challenges of delivering a business strategy and plans in an uncertain landscape.
    You will have proven experience of taking organisations through large scale transformation and be effective at leading and managing change, be commercially minded with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills.
    We are seeking a well-rounded leader who will enjoy delivering on wider corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged people.

    It is expected you will have excellent leadership skills to both manage delivery and to work with stakeholders across the business to embed new ways of delivering at pace.

    In return this business will offer an extremely competitive salary with an executive benefits package. This is an exciting and demanding senior leadership role that can change the way our client operates.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on
    01709 723 233.

    Apply for Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is working in partnership with a major UK Insurance organisation,in the appointment of a Divisional Finance Director.

    Our client has an aggressive growth strategy, both organically and via acquisition, and as a result, an appointment now exists for a Divisional Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer the Divisional Finance Director will work closely with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally and be responsible for presenting to the Board on financial results for the business.

    Specifically, you will:

    Preparation of the annual budget and monthly reforecasts to include profit and loss accounts and cash flow.
    Oversight of the preparation of monthly Management Accounts including Profit and Loss Ac-count, Balance Sheet, cash flow and supporting commentary.
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    Ensure sound processes and controls are in place, making process improvements if required.
    Support the group on year-end statutory accounts production.
    Preparation of ad-hoc financial reports as required by the business.
    Supporting the CFO as and when required.

    The successful candidate will be either a Qualified Finance Director or an experienced Financial Controller looking to progress their career with a high growth, entrepreneurial organisation

    You will have substantial post qualified experience within the Insurance industry, with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the growth plans and development of this division, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with our client’s executive management team, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    This is a strategic appointment and as such, would suit an individual who is ready to take the next step in their career and who’d welcome the challenge and of this key role.
    The role can be based from home across the UK but will require a small element of travel to the North.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium Insurance organisation, then please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 or email

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  • Divisional Finance Director Leeds

    Divisional Finance Director

    Salary: Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-24724

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is working in partnership with a major UK Insurance organisation,in the appointment of a Divisional Finance Director.

    Our client has an aggressive growth strategy, both organically and via acquisition, and as a result, an appointment now exists for a Divisional Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer the Divisional Finance Director will work closely with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally and be responsible for presenting to the Board on financial results for the business.

    Specifically, you will:

    Preparation of the annual budget and monthly reforecasts to include profit and loss accounts and cash flow.
    Oversight of the preparation of monthly Management Accounts including Profit and Loss Ac-count, Balance Sheet, cash flow and supporting commentary.
    Oversight and preparation of KPI analysis for the division.
    Business Partnering with key stakeholders across the business working closely with the
    Commercial team in line with the growth strategy through acquisition.
    Completing and present finance board reports for the division.
    Lead the financial due diligence for all potential acquisitions, making recommendations to the business and leading on integration as required.
    Lead, mentor and develop the finance team consisting of part qualified and qualified account-ants.
    Ensure sound processes and controls are in place, making process improvements if required.
    Support the group on year-end statutory accounts production.
    Preparation of ad-hoc financial reports as required by the business.
    Supporting the CFO as and when required.
    The successful candidate will be either a Qualified Finance Director or an experienced Financial Controller looking to progress their career with a high growth, entrepreneurial organisation

    You will have substantial post qualified experience within the Insurance industry, with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the growth plans and development of this division, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with our client’s executive management team, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the continued growth of the business.

    This is a strategic appointment and as such, would suit an individual who is ready to take the next step in their career and who’d welcome the challenge and of this key role.
    The role can be based from home across the UK but will require a small element of travel to the North.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium Insurance organisation, then please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 or email

    Apply for Divisional Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Hallmark in the appointment of an International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based at the UK Head Office in Bradford.

    Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, Hallmark is a $4bn global greeting cards, gifts and family entertainment business headquartered in Kansas City, USA. Privately owned and in its third generation, the Hall family continue to head the company with Don Hall Jnr, grandson of the founder, as the current president and CEO. Available in over 100 countries and in 30 languages, Hallmark distribute through a network of independently owned / licenced stores, national and international retail chains and on line. The Group has subsidiaries outside the US, including the UK, The Netherlands Japan and Australia.

    The international businesses employ c3000 people around the globe, 2200 of which are based in the UK & Ireland. The products are predominantly cards, and gift wrap.

    Key markets outside the UK & Ireland are Holland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. There are also numerous licensing agreements across the globe run by the International team based in Kansas City and which form part of the international structure.

    Hallmark has a strong set of set of values and principles which underpin corporate behaviour and relationships with employees, partners and other key stakeholders.

    Strongly collegiate, Hallmark is also characterised by an entrepreneurial and innovative spirt with all divisions encouraged to identify and develop new opportunities – both in terms of market and product lines


    Hallmark are now seeking to appoint an International CFO. Reporting into the CEO UK & Continental Europe with a functional line to the EVP CFO based in Kansas City, the successful candidate will join the International leadership team and will play a major role in contributing to the strategic and operational development of the International businesses, providing support to the individual markets enabling them to achieve agreed commercial and financial ambitions.

    The requirement is for an individual who is capable of high level strategic thinking whilst also being able to roll their sleeves up when required to ensure operational effectiveness and delivery across a diverse international business portfolio.

    You will provide leadership and direction to the finance function Internationally and play a broader leadership role as a member of the UK Leadership Team.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Working alongside the joint CEO’s in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the division to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth internationally

    Quickly becoming familiar with Hallmark, its businesses and key values to establish credibility both personally and professionally with key stakeholders

    Continuing to manage finance as a valued added business partner that will always be involved in key business decisions. Developing strong and supportive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders across the division and wider Hallmark Group

    Providing strong motivational leadership to the finance function and ensuring the structure of the finance team meets the needs of individual businesses and key stakeholders

    Ensuring timely, accurate and informative reporting and appropriate controls / risk management procedures are in place to provide the critical analysis of key business levers to enable strategic decision making. This is a full-service role without the use of a shared service model

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in strongly branded FMCG, Retail or similar sectors. A proven track record working in a multinational organisation covering international markets is essential.

    You will have significant experience of working at divisional board level with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the development of a business as a whole, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    You be a strategic and commercial business partner with proven leadership experience gained within in a well-regarded business, in addition, you will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a high performing team.


    The ideal candidate will be change orientated, innovative, always seeking to improve. You will be someone that will thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, working with pace, energy and resilience.

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth through both existing and new markets.

    This position will be based in Bradford with regular travel to other markets.
    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Catherine Martin@ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /
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  • International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bradford

    International Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Salary: £ Six Figure Salary Plus Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Bradford
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-49652

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Hallmark in the appointment of an International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based at the UK Head Office in Bradford.

    Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, Hallmark is a $4bn global greeting cards, gifts and family entertainment business headquartered in Kansas City, USA. Privately owned and in its third generation, the Hall family continue to head the company with Don Hall Jnr, grandson of the founder, as the current president and CEO. Available in over 100 countries and in 30 languages, Hallmark distribute through a network of independently owned / licenced stores, national and international retail chains and on line. The Group has subsidiaries outside the US, including the UK, The Netherlands Japan and Australia.

    The international businesses employ c3000 people around the globe, 2200 of which are based in the UK & Ireland. The products are predominantly cards, and gift wrap.

    Key markets outside the UK & Ireland are Holland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. There are also numerous licensing agreements across the globe run by the International team based in Kansas City and which form part of the international structure.

    Hallmark has a strong set of set of values and principles which underpin corporate behaviour and relationships with employees, partners and other key stakeholders.

    Strongly collegiate, Hallmark is also characterised by an entrepreneurial and innovative spirt with all divisions encouraged to identify and develop new opportunities – both in terms of market and product lines

    Hallmark are now seeking to appoint an International CFO. Reporting into the CEO UK & Continental Europe with a functional line to the EVP CFO based in Kansas City, the successful candidate will join the International leadership team and will play a major role in contributing to the strategic and operational development of the International businesses, providing support to the individual markets enabling them to achieve agreed commercial and financial ambitions.

    The requirement is for an individual who is capable of high level strategic thinking whilst also being able to roll their sleeves up when required to ensure operational effectiveness and delivery across a diverse international business portfolio.

    You will provide leadership and direction to the finance function Internationally and play a broader leadership role as a member of the UK Leadership Team.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Working alongside the joint CEO’s in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the division to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth internationally

    Quickly becoming familiar with Hallmark, its businesses and key values to establish credibility both personally and professionally with key stakeholders

    Continuing to manage finance as a valued added business partner that will always be involved in key business decisions. Developing strong and supportive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders across the division and wider Hallmark Group

    Providing strong motivational leadership to the finance function and ensuring the structure of the finance team meets the needs of individual businesses and key stakeholders

    Ensuring timely, accurate and informative reporting and appropriate controls / risk management procedures are in place to provide the critical analysis of key business levers to enable strategic decision making. This is a full-service role without the use of a shared service model

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in strongly branded FMCG, Retail or similar sectors. A proven track record working in a multinational organisation covering international markets is essential.

    You will have significant experience of working at divisional board level with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the development of a business as a whole, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    You be a strategic and commercial business partner with proven leadership experience gained within in a well-regarded business, in addition, you will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a high performing team.

    The ideal candidate will be change orientated, innovative, always seeking to improve. You will be someone that will thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, working with pace, energy and resilience.

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth through both existing and new markets.

    This position will be based in Bradford with regular travel to other markets.
    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Catherine Martin@ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /

    Apply for International Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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

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.

  • DFDS Seaways - Uk & Ireland HR Director

    I was delighted with the calibre of candidates put forward by Lee, and the regular updates and communication we had throughout the search. Lee and the team fully understood our exact requirements and were able to match high quality candidates to these. Throughout the interview process, Lee kept in regular contact and we were able to make an appointment which we are delighted with. I would definitely recommend Parkinson|Lee and will not hesitate in using them again in the future.

    Andrew Byrne - Managing Director, DFDS Seaways PLC

  • Chief Financial Officer MJ Gleeson plc

    Parkinson Lee has a unique combination of integrity and tenacity. I’ve used Parkinson Lee on a number of searches for senior positions and they have always delivered. I can be blunt and demanding, Parkinson Lee is challenging and honest. That combination works well.

  • Director of Organisational Development - Wakefield and District Housing

    As an HR Director, it is imperative to trust an executive search agency that gets to know your business in-depth and provides a bespoke service which is very credible.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Lee Bhandal on many assignments for Wakefield and District Housing, and have always found him to be professional, diligent and extremely customer focussed.

    I am happy to highly recommend Parkinson Lee, as an executive search agency, and Lee Bhandal in particular, who is a supportive advisor of WDH, to ensure the very best of candidates are signposted to our organisation.

  • Chief Financial Officer - Omega PLC

    My experience of Parkinson Lee, and Lee Bhandal in particular, has been extremely positive.

    I first met Lee 4 years ago during my job search and whilst he didn’t place me then we have continued our relationship and stayed in touch with regular catch ups.

    This meant that Lee fully understood me, my skills and the sort of role that would interest me when the time came for me to undertake a new search earlier this year, and this resulted in him successfully placing me in the CFO role here Omega Plc.

    This level of investment in a candidate is rare in my experience of the executive search market.

    Also, Lee and his team are excellent at returning calls and messages which, again, is something that can be hit and miss with other firms.

  • Hargreaves Services PLC - Finance Director

    Lee is an effective search specialist, who has a good knowledge of the market. Lee is very professional and manages to balance both the needs of clients and candidates, which isn't the easiest of tasks to accomplish. I would have no hesitation in using Lee for an individual or large scale recruitment.

    Karen Wilson - Finance Director at Hargreaves Services PLC

  • UK Products at CPL Industries - Finance Director

    Lee has been recently assisting me in my search for a senior finance position in the Yorkshire area. My whole experience of working with him has been extremely positive and I would thoroughly recommend Lee. Areas in which I found he excels and stands out from the majority of his counterparts in the region are as follows: Understanding - Lee genuinely takes the time required to fully understand his candidates' requirements, skills and cultural fit. Insightful advice - Lee has an excellent knowledge of the senior finance market and uses this to provide carefully considered and pragmatic advice. Proactivity - In my case, Lee was extremely proactive and innovative in reaching out to his clients (many of which were not actively recruiting at the time) with my specific skill set. Contact - My recent experience of the quality and regularity of contact from other recruiters has been rather hit and miss. Lee, however, has been in constant contact throughout my search and has always responded extremely promptly to my calls and messages. General approach - Lee has a very friendly but always professional approach and coupled with his above-mentioned attributes, this makes it a genuine pleasure to work with him.

    Paul Grant - Finance Director at UK Products at CPL Industries

  • Liberty Steel - Human Resource Director

    As the HR Director of an International steel and manufacturing business, I am delighted to recommend Lee. I have enjoyed a long-standing business relationship with his organisations, both Elevation and Parkinson Lee involving a number of exec search commissions and more Junior roles across a number of business functions. A particular capability I value highly is the focus and speed of response and the ability to juggle several roles at the same from a number of different disciplines. A professional with a real understanding of client service.

    Mick Hood - Human Resource Director at Liberty Steel

  • Tunstall - Group Human Resources Director
    I have worked with Lee and the team on a number of senior assignments and on each occasion, they have delivered in full. Their communication has been second to none, the shortlists were delivered on time and with quality candidates and the candidate management is as one would expect for a professional search company.

    The fact they deliver this service is a testament to their understanding of the business, the search briefing they take and the positive challenge they pose to the business throughout the process.

    Sonia Belfield - Group Human Resources Director
  • Chief Executive Officer - Wakefield and District Housing

    "Recruiting the right leaders can be challenging for any Housing Association, but I have found a very effective partner in Lee Bhandal at Parkinson | Lee Executive Search. Across several assignments recently, Lee has identified and recruited some outstanding candidates, providing a bespoke service, tailored precisely to our individual needs. Lee has been accessible, insightful and very supportive. If you need to recruit at a senior level, Lee stands out as a Trusted Adviser."

    Kevin Dodd - Chief Executive

  • Tenet Group - Group Finance Director

    "My experience of working with Lee has been extremely positive. Lee took the time to understand my career history and my personality and then applied this knowledge in matching me to a role, and more importantly to a culture and a CEO. That fit has been invaluable and I love my role. 

    Lee is a league ahead of others in the recruitment arena for this insight into what makes a good match between employee and candidate and minimises wasted time on both sides and increases the chances of success. I would highly recommend Lee and his team from both a candidate and a hiring employee perspective."

    Keely Craig FCA - Group Finance Director 

  • Jeld-Wen - Finance Director

    "I relocated to Yorkshire a few years ago. I had no professional network in the area. Lee took the time to understand my background, skillset and expectations. He also recommended other useful contacts. Lee differentiates himself by being reliable. I define reliable as - picking the right roles for your skills and experience, giving honest feedback, calling you back when he saying he will and calls you to check on your progress.

    He invests time in you as an individual. In my 16 years as an FD he is one of the best I have dealt with."

    Chris Martin - Finance Director

     

  • BeSavvi, part of Hitachi Capital Plc - Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

    "I have worked with Lee over the past 12 - 18 months in order to recruit a couple of senior roles. Lee has a great approach to the process, meeting with me initially to get to know me, the business aspirations and also the ideal candidate fit.

    Lee has a superb knowledge of the local market and has built up an extensive network. This has been invaluable when recruiting key roles. 

    Lee is down to earth and has worked with me rather than 'for' me. We have built up a good rapport over the past year and I would not hesitate to recommend Lee and his team."

    Nick Gibbs - Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

  • Learn Direct - Managing Director

    "I originally met Lee 12 months prior to asking him to help me with the recent CFO search. We had stayed in contact and his relaxed style to recruitment made him the obvious choice when the time came.

    Lee understood the role and person we needed perfectly and I was more than pleased with the ‘long-list’ prepared. We had conversations along the way about people raising their heads who I probably knew from the sector, and also took some steer from me about people who were ‘wild cards'

    I have asked Lee to help me on another role at the moment as you honestly do feel as though he is part of the team when he is working on an assignment.

    Great communications have upmost confidence in his credibility with candidates and a great sense of humour! All three are rare from recruiters!"

    Jenny Parkes - Managing Director

  • TMD Friction Group - Finance Director

    "I have dealt with Lee on a number of occasions, both as UK FD and Group CFO of TMD Friction Group.

    Lee proved to be well connected and able to pass through numerous suitable candidates at short notice and well aware of the key requirements of a business operating under PE ownership. His connections in the north of England supported temporary roles both locally in West Yorkshire, but also for temporary support within the head office function in Leverkusen, Germany.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Lee and look forward to working with him again in the future."

    Mal Hartland - Finance Director 

  • 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 

  • Nationwide Hygiene Group - Chief Executive Officer

    We recently engaged Parkinson Lee to undertake an executive search and selection process to replace the role of Chief Executive Officer in our company. Their efficiency and professionalism in executing the task was first class. Lee Bhandal handled the search and managed to produce an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview from an initial applicant list of over 300 individuals and an offer has now been made and accepted for the role.

    We were particularly impressed with the quality of the detailed job profile that was produced by Parkinson Lee which we believe attracted not only the large response received but also the high calibre of respondents for this important role.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Parkinson Lee to any prospective client.

    David Scholes

    Chief Executive Officer

  • 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

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

    Parkinson Lee have 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. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes on my behalf, from securing the initial interview to the final acceptance of offer. Parkinson Lee's dedication, attention to detail and comprehensive post-interview follow-up were outstanding.

    I have since started to work with Parkinson Lee as a client and found their service to be equally impressive.

    I look forward to continuing to work with Parkinson Lee and would recommend their 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 Parkinson|Lee Executive Search for the last 8 years and have been lucky enough to receive their career guidance and advice that has resulted in them placing me in my last two executive level roles.

    In my experience, Parkinson Lee manages the process in a professional, thorough and effective manner, and hve always provided me with the exact executive level opportunity I was seeking. I would have no hesitation in recommending 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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  • 17/02/2020 An interview with South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, Stephen Watson

    As Yorkshire’s leading Executive Search firm, we at Parkinson Lee are proud of our professional networks and working partnerships across the region. We act as trusted advisors to business leaders within some of the most established organisations across our region. And this year, we aim to inform our network with local industry news and celebrate some of the great success stories in the region by bringing you a series of exclusive interviews with some of Yorkshire’s most influential leaders.

    As we are currently partnering exclusively with South Yorkshire Police in the appointment of a Director of Resources, our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, held an exclusive interview with Chief Constable, Stephen Watson to gain an insight into what makes South Yorkshire Police one of the leading forces in the UK and why the people who work for them are key to their success.

    South Yorkshire Police have been through a significant, positive transformation over the past four years and are now one of the top four police forces in the UK.

    In this interview, South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, Stephen Watson, reflects with Lee Bhandal, on his 32 years in the police force and how he transformed South Yorkshire Police in the past four years.

    When and why did you decide to join the Police Force?

    I joined in 1988 almost accidentally as I intended on a career in the Royal Navy. Policing was initially meant as a stop-gap. However, I realised what a fantastic career it was, how much I enjoyed it and that I was reasonably good at it. The rest is history!


    Can you give us a summary of your career within the force? Highlighting any key significant achievements.

    I have carried out a wide variety of roles in policing, and South Yorkshire is my 5th force.

    There are a number of notable highlights of my career:

    Whilst as a Chief Superintendent in Liverpool, during the aftermath of the shooting of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, I orchestrated fundamental reform in the North of Liverpool; reducing crime over three years by 31% and substantially improving public confidence.

    I was Commander in the Metropolitan Police with responsibility for East London during the events of 2011 and the most significant riots seen in 30 years (nothing to do with me!). This provided a challenging backdrop against which to manage 9 boroughs. I am extremely proud of the success, in particular against gang-related and serious violent crime. I also held an integral role in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics which was such a privilege.

    However, the best job I have had is the one I’ve got!


    I can imagine the roles you have held in your career are very intense and high pressured, what do you do to relax outside of work?

    I enjoy spending time with my family, and I am a keen outdoorsman with a particular passion for sailing. I take a keen interest in contemporary affairs and modern history.


    Given the history of the SYP, what made you apply for the role with SYP?

    It was a job that needed to be done and needed to be done well. Given the damage done to public confidence more generally, it was in the interests of the public and British Policing to get it right. I felt I had the skills, experience and determination to do the job and do it well.


    What did you inherit, and what needed fixing? What key issues needed addressing?

    I inherited several thousand fantastically talented, able and committed people. There were a number of organisational issues, not least in respect of what had become a very reactive operating model, preventing our people from realising their individual and collective potential. Addressing these issues through root and branch reform has transformed the fortunes of South Yorkshire Police.


    The force has gone from bottom of the UK League Table to a TOP 4 Position – how have you achieved this?

    The progress of the force has been hugely satisfying and the rapidity of improvement has been unprecedented. Underpinning our progress is a refreshed leadership team, a clear recovery strategy and the development and implementation of a proactive operating model. This, replete with sensible performance management and accountability frameworks and a real focus on innovation and cultural and organisational development, has ensured our success.


    Have there been any stand out moments in the last 4 years?

    Our journey in South Yorkshire Police has been consistently positive. The highlights being the noticeable improvement in public confidence, an increase in morale and pride of our officers and staff, as well as receiving as part of the last HMIC inspection report, the ultimate 3rd party corroboration of our progress wherein the force was adjudged to be good across every single measure in the inspection regime. This was with the exception of the lawful and ethical behaviour of our staff – an area where South Yorkshire Police is the only force in the country to have been graded as outstanding. This provides the impetus to our continuing and very realistic aspiration to become an outstanding organisation.


    What do you feel your legacy at SYP will be?

    If I am able to achieve any sort of legacy then it will be that I have helped to put the force very firmly back on its feet, and will have seeded real opportunity for those who are to come to sustain and improve upon anything I have been able to do in my tenure. I am a firm believer that Chief Constables merely borrow the rank for a period and I principally aspire to hand it on in better shape than I found it.


    Do you have any particular message for the people of South Yorkshire?

    Fundamentally, if our public are not proud and confident in their Police then we are simply not achieving what they have a right to expect. We, therefore, hold ourselves to a really high standard, and I would wish the public to know that we genuinely care about their wellbeing. Not least because all our officers and staff are part of the public and their communities.

    We all share a common interest in keeping communities’ safe and providing the right environment to nurture our families in safety and security.


    Speaking about the Director of Resources opportunity, Lee Bhandal added, “This is a pivotal role for South Yorkshire Police which will help them develop their long-term sustainable approach to the delivery of Commercial Services ensuring value for money. This is an exciting time for South Yorkshire Police with this appointment being part of the most significant recruitment drive into the force in living memory. Parkinson Lee are the preferred Executive Search firm to deliver on appointments such as these, due to our enviable track record of placing outstanding candidates in Senior, Executive and Board level appointments time and time again”

    “Our continuous successful delivery of outstanding Executive placements within the public sector gives us the opportunity to work with organisations and candidates that have a positive impact on our local communities and people’s lives. The social impact of this work is something we are really proud to continue to deliver upon and we are extremely proud to be partnering with South Yorkshire Police for the appointment of this role.”

    If you’d like to know more about this opportunity, contact Imogen Kane on 01709 730 330 or by email i.kane@parkinsonlee.com or visit parkinsonlee.com

  • 05/02/2020 What to do when a big wolf comes knocking on the door

    Roger Esler, Corporate Finance Director at Dow Schofield Watts, considers the prevalence of unsolicited approaches by trade buyers to business owners, and how they should react to properly evaluate and optimise such interest and to mitigate the risks involved.

    Unsolicited approaches by large acquisitive trade buyers have always been a feature of the corporate market. A knock on the door can be compelling: an eager, well heeled buyer that has sought out your business and could be willing to pay a premium to own it without the hassle of you running a sale process. However, it can also bear a considerable risk if not managed properly.

    Since the recession, strategic plans have become much better formulated as corporates sought to optimise their balance sheets and define clearly their criteria for acquisition and divestment. For private equity-backed businesses, large multinationals and PLCs this has, in broad terms, resulted in a very selective approach to making acquisitions, where interest is peaked by clear strategic fit and the availability of synergies. Indiscriminate, volume-driven acquisition strategies are now something of a rarity.

    Merger and acquisition activity, be it driven by trade deals or private equity, has been strong for a number of years driven by high valuations, excellent availability of capital, favourable exchange rates and very low capital tax rates for sellers. There have been many conventional business sale processes of course, but with such well formulated acquisition strategies and perhaps a dampening of appetite for owners to put their businesses on the trade market during the period of acute Brexit uncertainty. Some corporate buyers have simply got on with it, knocking on the door of their preferred targets and inviting themselves in.

    So how should business owners respond to a knock on the door?

    Discussions built of straw

    Some unsolicited approaches are direct - principal to principal - but many are through advisers or other intermediaries, some of whom might claim to represent a strategic buyer but be reluctant to disclose who.

    Releasing confidential and commercially sensitive information to an intermediary without knowing who the ultimate recipient will be, carries considerable risk. Some business owners have found, to their cost, that the information ends up with multiple “buyers”, some of whom are competitors, or even seen it paraded on websites under “businesses for sale”.

    No buyer with any integrity will decline to identify itself in such a context. Some unscrupulous intermediaries on the other hand, will happily gather confidential information to see what they can make of it.

    Negotiations made of sticks

    Private businesses disclose minimal information publicly: the website and historical accounts are generally about it and are often so out of date that they are not an accurate basis for a valuation. A competitive sale process is quite different as it involves a detailed Information Memorandum.

    An unsolicited buyer’s initial goal is legal exclusivity, and some will try and achieve this without putting forward an offer. Even where a typical “debt free/cash free” headline offer is made, it might have a very limited foundation if based on minimal information and, ironically, be flattered by the owners negotiating a high valuation hurdle to permit entry. However, they are without necessarily having assessed whether they could support such a valuation through due diligence.

    Furthermore, agreeing a headline value and allowing access to the business without knowing how that translates into a share valuation after debt. Cash and working capital are taken into account or, indeed, how the deal is to be funded, results in considerable risk to the sellers.

    How to ensure there is a robust foundation and deliverable deal

    Firstly, know your suitor and look them in the eye. Make an assessment of its strategic rationale, access to funding, acquisition history, valuations paid and reputation and – critically – its competitive threat to your business. The confidentiality agreement should be with the principal, never just with an intermediary. Beware the letter or email saying that they “act for a highly acquisitive corporate” and then refuse to tell you who it is!

    Secondly, reach an objective view of your business’ value and consider the key information that supports this, e.g. forecasts, property valuation, IP.

    If this is not in the public domain then, after an initial understanding of the buyer’s approach to value (e.g. multiple of profit), a release of limited, value critical information to support initial negotiations could be well merited.

    Importantly, unsolicited offers should come with a premium, to be high enough to dissuade the seller from running a competitive sale process and/or persuade the owners to sell when they might not have been planning to do so.

    Thirdly, when a headline “enterprise value” is agreed, drill into the detail. It is the share valuation that ultimately matters and that is a function of how debt, cash and working capital are treated in those calculations.

    Seasonality and cyclicality impact those balances and there are several methodologies that can be applied to arrive at the final number that goes in the contract. It is also critical to agree on a deal structure, including - earn outs, deferred payments, and how the cash consideration is to be funded.

    A buyer that needs to go to the market to raise finance for the deal represents a higher risk proposition and the fundraising will have timetable implications.

    Fourthly, agree on comprehensive Heads of Terms with the buyer before granting exclusivity and access to detailed information. These should include all the aspects of the deal discussed above as well as other material aspects, e.g. form of warranties and excluded non-business assets.

    Fifthly, be prepared for detailed due diligence, notably financial and legal, running over several weeks. The vast majority of buyers are thorough and rigorous in their approach to due diligence and sellers need to be mindful of how this should be managed to avoid disruption and to withhold very sensitive information until late in the process.

    Lastly, seek professional corporate finance advice to get the best possible deal and to avoid unnecessary commercial risk, distraction and disappointment.

    After all, building a good, sturdy house needs an architect and a builder as well as the right materials. Optimising and then delivering a business sale is no different.
  • 16/12/2019 What could the Conservative victory mean for the UK's corporate finance & private equity markets in 2020?
    In 2019, the political and economic uncertainty has clearly led to a dip in corporate transactions, but can we now expect a boost in confidence and activity? Who better to ask than Roger Esler, Owner and Director at Dow Schofield Watts (and the recent winner of the “Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year” Award at the Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards).

    This is what Roger has to say:

    “The corporate finance and private equity communities breathed a collective sigh of relief on Friday 13th. Labour’s plans to significantly increase capital gains tax and for the board and employee ownership in larger businesses had the potential to grind the regional deal market to a halt. Wider policies had the potential to deter overseas investment and acquisitions.

    The current tax regime for business owners promotes investment and growth. An effective capital gains tax rate after Entrepreneurs Relief provides just recognition of what can be a lifetime’s work. But it cannot be taken for granted: the Conservative manifesto stated that it would be reviewed.

    The Election result will reignite investment flows into private equity funds and inbound corporate acquisition strategies. At a shareholder level, generous tax rates remain – for the time being – and can be captured in a variety of deals: equity release, partial and full buy-outs and trade sales. Consequently, I would expect a very active market in 2020, with both private equity deals and trade sales increase as well as a flurry of IPOs, which should also have a positive impact on business valuations. Where the outright sale is not being pursued, equity release or partial buy-outs could be very attractive interim strategies.

    All such transactions require planning as well as shaping the senior management team for the longer term, particularly where a private equity transaction is in contemplation or existing director-shareholders are seeking to exit. We go into 2020 with the full armoury of financial and trade options available. Careful planning of every element – including management succession – will be key to unlocking the best strategic option and associated terms.”

    At Parkinson Lee, over 50% of the mandates we have successfully completed in recent years have been as a result of businesses either planning for a corporate transaction, or on the back of a recent acquisition.

    If you’re an MD or CEO looking to take your business to the next level, either via sale, acquisition or private equity investment, and are currently assessing whether you have the right blend of executive talent around you, Parkinson Lee would be delighted to hear from you.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me confidentially at l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.

    To see why Parkinson Lee is Yorkshire’s leading independent executive search firm, why not see what our clients say about us at https://www.parkinsonlee.com/testimonials.
  • 30/08/2019 Tailwinds, headwinds or the impending tornado?

    Roger Esler, Corporate Finance Director at Dow Schofield Watts, explores the key drivers of current activity in the deal market and the implications of heightened economic uncertainty.

    Navigating the weather fronts of corporate finance is a complicated business. Timescales for making acquisitions, business sales, buy-outs and capital raising are long, and market sentiment can change quickly.

    The environment for funding and executing corporate transactions has been very strong for several years, driven by a number of powerful tailwinds. Inevitably, there are headwinds to consider at any point in a market cycle. Most notable currently are the gathering clouds of a no-deal Brexit.

    The question for many businesses and their shareholders is whether to look through the storm and plan accordingly or to hunker down and defer investment decisions until the uncertainty passes, possibly missing out on opportunities in the interim.

    The tailwinds

    Business performance is a virtuous or vicious cycle depending on the direction of travel. Positive performance attracts capital and strategic buyers which in turn push up valuations and risk appetite; the related investment drives higher growth. Deteriorating performance can do the opposite. Whilst economic growth has moderated in recent years, low-interest rates, the weakness in Sterling and internationalisation have provided a boost for many UK businesses.

    Secondly, the availability of capital is both plentiful and diverse. The sheer scale of debt and equity funding seeking deployment cannot be overlooked as a continuing, long term stimulus to the UK economy. The underlying dynamics importantly indicate an extremely positive outlook for corporate markets. Banks’ balance sheets are better capitalised, alternative lenders have mushroomed and low-interest rates have resulted in a proliferation of institutional debt funds seeking higher yield with a range of risk/return models.

    In the equity markets, SME equity and tech venture funding have ballooned with increased investor risk appetite and attractive tax rebates for VCT and EIS investors. The ever-evolving UK private equity industry continues to raise substantial new capital from investors globally on 5-10 year horizons across a full range of investment propositions.

    Thirdly, the UK tax environment continues to be very favourable towards business owners. Whilst dividend tax is high, capital gains tax is low and Entrepreneurs’ Relief generous. For a business contemplating a release of equity value or sale, a 10% rate of tax is just recognition of what can have been a lifetime of hard work and investment.

    Lastly, acquisition strategies of large, international corporates have been well formulated since the recession and the UK has been a hunting ground for many, bolstered by access to capital and favourable exchange rates. Disruptive and innovative differential growth businesses have been particularly in vogue, competitive interest being exacerbated by the dual appeal to private equity investors.

    The headwinds

    Economic uncertainty and market volatility have undoubtedly increased with trade war escalation, political instability and an elevation of recessionary indicators. Uncertainty can lead to strategic paralysis but, in measure, the long-term impact can be more benign.

    Corporate acquisition strategies become even more defined, selective and diligent. Lower growth or capital hungry divisions might be restructured or divested, in some cases to buy-out teams. Debt funders and private equity investors too apply a higher degree of scrutiny and due diligence in assessing credit quality and investment case before deploying capital.

    Thorough preparation and planning, ahead of any corporate transaction, are always merited. In times of raised uncertainty, the need to anticipate such rigorous challenge and negotiation and to not underestimate the timescales and complexities involved to get a deal over the line are ever more pertinent.

    And the tornado?

    Brexit has the potential to disrupt and the immediate focus could shift substantially to managing businesses and private equity portfolio investments through a difficult period. However, the tailwinds will carry the UK businesses through that storm should it come.

    With an expectation of continuing low interest rates, low capital tax rates, weak sterling, billions of undeployed debt and equity capital in the funding markets, together with a widely held global view that the UK is an economic powerhouse, there is every reason to believe that long-term investment and corporate transaction activity will continue.
  • 25/08/2019 Equity Fundraising and Cyber Risk Business Breakfast Briefing

    Parkinson | Lee - Executive Search are partnering with BGF and Grant Thornton to host the latest in our series of Breakfast Briefings. This seminar is aimed at CFO’s and FD’s, in addition to MD’s and business owners who are considering raising equity. Richard Taylor – Head of Yorkshire and the North East for BGF will kick off the morning with a presentation on Equity Fundraising and this can accelerate business growth, whilst de-risking shareholder positions. Guy O’Donnell – Senior Cyber Consultant at Grant Thornton will follow with an insightful presentation of current cyber threats, how they have evolved and how damaging they could be to all sizes of businesses. His presentation will include live hacking demonstrations, live ransomware demonstration and a dark web introduction.

    THE SPEAKERS

    Richard Taylor- Head of Yorkshire and the North East, BGF


    Richard joined BGF in July 2012 and leads the team in Leeds with responsibility for Yorkshire and the North East. His main role is to identify and successfully execute investments for the fund having led a number of deals in the region. He also sits on the board of a number of our portfolio companies. Richard has 20 years’ experience in small company investing with previous roles at YFM, Octopus Private Equity and Sovereign Capital. He began his career at Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

    Guy O’Donnell - Senior Cyber Consultant, Grant Thornton

    Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2018, Guy was head of threat intelligence in a leading UK cyber security organisation. He developed a number of cyber security solutions for UK CNI customers, law enforcement and international clients. Guy also conducted discrete online investigations and reports for high profile customers as well as the provision of strategic consultancy to tailor bespoke training and reporting services. He is a GCHQ accredited trainer leading on corporate training and awareness. He has helped build cyber capability and capacity in the Middle East and in Africa through an FCO sponsored fellowship programme as well as being a lead author on strategic reporting for several industries. Guy worked in GCHQ for a number of years where he established a cybercrime assessment capability and triaged OSINT and technical threat intelligence to produce assessments and advise on cybersecurity threats to the UK. He conducted a detailed analysis of incidents, threats, and risks as well as providing support to national-level cyber exercises.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Date - Thursday 3rd Oct 19

    Time - 8.15am - 8.30am Breakfast & Networking
    8.30am - 10.00am Speakers

    Dress Code - Business Dress

    Venue - AMP Technology Centre, Burnel Way,
    Rotherham, S60 5WG

    To book your place please email -info@parkinsonlee.com

    If you would like to contact us for further information on this event please email:
    Lee Bhandal | Managing Partner at Parkinson | Lee
    l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    07590 529 274 | 01709 303 330

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