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

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

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

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

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.

  • C-Suite & Managing Directors
    We have an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders who have a profound impact.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search has an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders for clients of all shapes and sizes, from well-known companies and PE - backed portfolio businesses, to SMEs and not-for-profit organisations. 

    We understand that it’s a big decision to appoint a new Chief Executive or Managing Director. After all, it’s the one role that’s unique in scope and substance, having a profound impact on the performance of the enterprise. And the costs of failure can be high. New leaders import new strategies, people and management styles and sometimes, these can be damaging. 

    But so can internal candidates. It is imperative that they have the credentials and credibility to lead the whole business, have been tested in the right ways and can demonstrate the appetite and ability to be positive agents of change.  

    A robust appointment process is therefore essential, even if there’s a succession pipeline. But if that pipeline’s bone dry, there’s an imperative to identify and attract the best people with a highly professional recruitment exercise: step forward Parkinson Lee.

    In the last 12 months, Parkinson Lee Executive Search has successfully delivered mandates across the following roles:

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Chief Commercial Officer 

    Sales Director 

    Managing Director 

    Chief Operating Officer 

    Chief Financial Officer

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • CFO & Financial Leadership
    The best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.

    The best finance leaders of today….

    Given our deep experience, we understand the best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.  

    Parkinson Lee partners have over 130 years of experience in appointing CFOs and Finance Leaders. In fact, all our board members are seasoned recruiters in this sector. This is why we are the best-connected Executive Search firm in the region. We know exactly where to start and can act promptly on your behalf. 

    Our breadth of exposure is matched by our depth of experience, motivating our clients to use us repeatedly. In fact, Parkinson Lee achieves a very high ratio of repeat business, reflecting the strength of our networks, our candidates and our service.  

    Our exceptional success rate means that our clients not only commission us to recruit nationally and globally on their behalf, but also to find functional leaders and senior specialists across the following mandates:

    Chief Financial Officer

    Financial Controller

    International CFO

    Finance Director

    Head of Finance 

    Strategy & Corporate Development 

    M&A Specialists

    Divisional Finance Leaders and Controllers 

    Internal Audit

    Financial Planning & Analysis

    Investor Relations

     

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

    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

  • Interim Management
    We can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of reasons to partner with us

    Almost certainly, Parkinson Lee makes more Interim placements than anyone else with companies in Yorkshire. With our experience and expertise, we know that so many scenarios stimulate the need for an Interim Manager: turnarounds or transformational change, M&As or MBOs, integrations or restructuring. You may need a Project Manager with particular expertise, a specialist for specific strategies or a Professional Interim to bridge the gap after an unexpected resignation. You may even need someone to tackle a corporate crisis or an insolvency. But whatever the scenario, we can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of clients

    Our confidence arises from that depth of experience. And its breadth. Because our clients are, to say the least, diverse in their sector and character - from flagship PLCs and regional icons, to SMEs and start-ups. We also have a strong track record with PE - backed portfolio companies, given our intimate grasp of the needs and nuances of private equity firms.

    Our candidates: previous service and proven success

    Of course, candidates are key and we can open the door to a proven network of C-suite and senior individuals: outstanding business leaders and functional heads, capable of making an immediate impact, achieving agreed outcomes and offering an excellent ROI. We have access to professional Interims deeply-experienced in the following roles:

    CEOs & Managing Directors   

    Human Resource Directors

    CFOs & Finance Directors

    Chief Marketing Officers

    Sales Directors

    Company Secretaries

    Directors of Purchasing

    Supply Chain Director

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit.

    For portfolio companies, the right leaderships leads to the right outcome.

    At Parkinson Lee, we understand that having a Board and senior management with the right talent is central to the achievement of maximum shareholder value. In short, the attraction of strong leaders is critical to the success of portfolio organisations. 

    That’s where we come in: whatever the investee company, be it a successful global heavyweight or a distressed turnaround, Parkinson Lee have the experience to find the right person (or even the right team). 

    Our experience is deep and diverse and as such, our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit, often with demanding pressures and specific timescales.

    A variety of roles, both at Group and Divisional Level

    We have a proven capability in recruiting for investee companies for the following roles:

    Chairman

    Chief Executive

    Managing Director

    Chief Financial Officer

    Non-Executive Directors

    Functional Heads across Operations, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Engineering & Manufacturing, Company Secretarial

    Sector breadth and experience across the UK 

    With this dedicated practice, we have established partnerships with PE & VC firms in London, Leeds and Manchester, recruiting regularly for their investments across the UK.

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

     
  • Human Resources & People Leadership
    The level of expertise in our HR practice brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region.

    As a thriving constituent of Parkinson|Lee - Executive Search, our Human Resources practice continues to grow significantly in fact, we are now the most active and respected provider in Yorkshire. Our clients stretch across a wide variety of industry sectors and company types – from FTSE 500 and PE – backed portfolio companies to well-known regional names and SMEs. 

    There are many reasons for the ongoing success of our HR practice. Certainly, the calibre of our HR partner plays an important part -  a MCIPD qualified practitioner with over 20 years of recruitment and industry experience. This level of expertise brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region. Our regular seminars, conferences and networking events in partnership with the CIPD and a leading law firm give us the opportunity to network with high calibre Senior HR Executives. They also give us the opportunity to stay abreast of legislation updates and industry news, giving us robust and relevant information to help our clients make business critical decisions. 

    Most importantly however, the success of our HR Practice can be explained by one fact – our outstanding success rate. 

    Our most recent successful assignments have included the following appointments:

    Director of Change Management

    Human Resources Director

    Head of Human Resources

    Director of People

    HR Business Partner

    Head of Organisational Development

    Director of Training & Development

    Talent Acquisition Director

    Head of Learning

    Head of Reward Management

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Operations Leadership
    We understand that even small operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader.

    Efficient. Effective. Productive. Profitable. The success of any organisation depends on achieving excellence in all these areas. That’s where a skilful and experienced operations leader comes in. Because in today’s competitive landscape, where margins are tight and competition is high, a skilled operations leader can be the difference between turning a healthy profit or making a substantial loss. 

    To effectively compete in a dynamic global marketplace, organisations must have a robust operations strategy that supports the overall corporate vision, maximising efficiencies and driving down costs. That’s where Parkinson|Lee comes in. Whether you are an SME or a PLC, Parkinson|Lee understands that even the smallest of operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader. A leader who can deliver the corporate vision through clear and effective communication. A leader who can bring about genuine organisational change from their productive and empowered workforce.  A leader who can deliver efficiencies across the whole value chain, creating a compelling and unique competitive advantage. 

    As such, Parkinson|Lee have exceptional experience recruiting for the following roles:

    Chief Operations Officer

    Vice President of Operations

    Head of Operations

    Operations Director

    General Manager

    Manufacturing Director

    Production  Director

    Technical Director

    Quality Director

    HSE Director

    Plant Manager

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Engineering & Manufacturing Directors and Functional Heads
    Across Engineering and Manufacturing, Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders

    We are dedicated to the Yorkshire region and given its industrial landscape, it’s not surprising that our Engineering and Manufacturing practice is central to Parkinson|Lee’s continuing success. As economic growth has fuelled the demand for effective leadership in these sectors, the challenge for that leadership has become more demanding. Technical authority is largely taken as read; commercial success is now contingent on visionary leadership, strategic coherence and inclusive people management. From our vantage point, arrogance and autocracy and command and control are for yesterday’s people. 

    Across Engineering and Manufacturing– both by sectors and functions – Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders. That success in Executive Search can, of course, be attributed to the depth of our industry knowledge and the breadth of our networks, the rigour of our research and the detail of our processes, or the subtlety of our judgements about short-listed candidates. 

    Above all, however, it’s down to one crucial thing. Experience. Experience of a wide range of sectors and an even wider range of clients. And experience supporting a sophisticated Search team, unrivalled in our specific region. 

    In the past 12 months, we have completed successful assignments across our specialist areas: 

    Engineering

    Directors of Engineering

    Head of Projects

    Projects Directors

    Design & Developments Directors

    Head of Engineering 

    Head of Pre-Construction

    Technical Director

    Head of Technical

    Director of Technical Operations 

     

    Manufacturing

    Site Directors

    General Managers

    Operations Directors

    Manufacturing Directors 

    Production Directors

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Procurement & Supply Chain Leadership
    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth.

    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth, especially given the potentially global complexities of that supply chain. It also reflects the quest for predictability (the strenuous imperative to avoid disruption and to achieve certainty, to minimise variance and maximise value). It sounds simple, but it’s not – although in our experience, the very best leaders make it seem so, communicating a crisp vision, a clear sense of direction and compelling ideas to motivate customers, vendors and staff.

    In the last 15 years, these leadership roles – covering Buying and Purchasing, Planning, Logistics and Distribution – have continued to become more significant for company profitability, more influential in the Boardroom and certainly more important to Parkinson|Lee. In fact, Procurement & Supply Chain is now one of our fastest-growing practices. 

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Procurement

    Chief Procurement Officer

    Commercial Director

    Global Category Manager

    Procurement Director

    Vice President Global Procurement

    Purchasing Director

    Director of Buying

    Vice President European Procurement

     

    Supply Chain

    Director of Logistics

    Vice President Global Supply Chain

    Vice President EU Supply Chain

    Operations Director

    Supply Chain Consultant

    Planning and Logistics Director  

           

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Commercial, Marketing & Sales Leadership
    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations.

    Commercial’s a curious word. From popular to profitable, monetary to marketing, it means different things to different people. At Parkinson|Lee, we believe it covers any role with a direct and significant impact on business margins and in this practice, these are typically leadership positions across Marketing, Sales and Contract Management. 

    We understand that whether the role is focused primarily on customers or suppliers, the template for successful results is so often identical: the ability to deliver superior experience, convert innovative ideas into practical proposals, maximise speed without compromising quality, demonstrate integrity and develop loyal relationships for long-term mutual advantage. And as it happens, that is a precise summation of the Parkinson|Lee proposition.

    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations. 

    Our most recent successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Commercial Director

    Sales Director

    Business Development Director

    Director of Inside Sales

    Sales & Marketing Director

    Product Director

    Brand Director

    Category Director

    Communications Director

    Account Director

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • IT Directors and Functional Heads
    Our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small across a wide variety of sectors.

    Technology enables change. Across the world and across the world of business. And its growing commercial importance has had a profound impact on IT functions. 

    IT leaders are now business leaders.

    In this context, IT Directors are now responsible for translating the corporate vision and goals into effective strategies and solutions for their achievement. They must also instil a commercial agility into systems and projects, adapting nimbly to ever-changing conditions, and communicate crisply, helping the Board to feel confident and comfortable with the committed expenditure.  Of course, the day-to-day machines must still work, each day every day. But even the core challenge of reliability has changed dramatically: any responsible CEO will demand a robust approach from IT for cybersecurity, mitigating risk and protecting both the reputation and integrity of the enterprise.

    We reflect IT. Precisely.

    At Parkinson|Lee we appreciate the changing role and new status of the IT leader. As a result, our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small - from prestigious PLCs and PE-backed portfolio companies to SMEs and start-ups. Not only do we work with a diverse range of companies, but also in a wide variety of sectors.

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Digital Director

    Director of E-Commerce

    Director of IT

    IT Director

    Director of IT and Services

    Director of Transformation

    CIO (Chief Information Officer)

    Director of Information

    CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

    Director of Technology

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non-Executive Directors
    We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Given our deep level of experience appointing Non-Executive Directors to a wide variety of organisations, Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. From policymaking to planning, strategy development to performance management and mergers and acquisitions, a skilful and experienced NED can advise on a variety of crucial business decisions.  

    Parkinson|Lee also understands that there are many other decisions to be made when appointing a Non-Executive Director.  You could choose someone from within your industry, a proven expert bringing years of relevant experience and specific knowledge. Or you could choose a wildcard from outside, bringing with them a plethora of ideas and insights from outside your own area of expertise.  

    There is one decision however that is relatively easy to make. When choosing a trusted partner for your Non-Executive Director Search, look no further than Parkinson|Lee Executive Search. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region. 

     

    For further information 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

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London Office
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99 Bishopsgate,
London,
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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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    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 Bradford

    Managing Director

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Bradford
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32963

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to one of Yorkshire’s leading manufacturing organisations in the appointment of a Managing Director to be based in West Yorkshire.

    The group has a turnover in excess £75 Million and has a long and successful Yorkshire Heritage. They have several well-known, market leading brands within their portfolio, with a strong reputation for innovation and quality. With global coverage, the company consists of a number of businesses that distribute products to a variety of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Oil & Gas.

    An opportunity now exists for a Managing Director to lead one of these businesses within the group. With a turnover of approximately £17million, this high precision manufacturing company has three production facilities in the UK and sales offices in both China and Canada.

    Reporting to the Group CEO, you will lead a team of circa 120 colleagues through 6 direct reports and key responsibilities will include:

    • Developing and executing the company’s business strategies in order to attain short
    and long-term goals
    • Providing strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have
    accurate view of the market and the company’s future
    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by
    planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
    • Maintaining budgets for the business as well as the individual projects it takes on
    • Communicating and maintaining trust in relationships with business partners, key
    customers and suppliers
    • Maintaining regular dialogue with the Group’s subsidiaries in China and Canada
    • Overseeing the company’s financial performance, investments and other business
    ventures
    • Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of executives providing
    guidance, mentorship and motivation to drive maximum performance
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in
    ways that strengthen its profile
    • Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed
    strategy decision
    • Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational
    threats, forestall business risks, and maximises core strengths

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • A successful track record operating at the MD or Operations Director level within a
    high-pressured manufacturing and engineering sector
    • Experience of working in multi-faceted and multi-site operations, ideally with UK
    and International exposure
    • Experience of implementing and monitoring modern manufacturing techniques
    • A proven ability to deliver strategic business plans
    • Strong man management and mentoring skills - will be hands on when needed, but also
    understands the strengths of your existing team members
    • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
    • A good understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
    • Ambition, drive and passion

    Ideally you will be based within commutable distance of either West Yorkshire or Surrey and be willing to travel both in the UK and Internationally as required.

    The role offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking and technically advanced company, and in return the successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and rewarding future, with a competitive remuneration package.

    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 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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    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.
    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.
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    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.
    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:
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    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors



    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with at least 5 years’ experience at the “head of” Or “director” level within the SaaS software / technology sector.
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    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

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

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32574

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Commercial Director.
    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.
    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.
    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.
    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Commercial Director to join the organisation.
    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    This is a newly created role. The Commercial Director will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.
    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.
    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:
    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with at least 5 years’ experience at the “head of” Or “director” level within the SaaS software / technology sector.
    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

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

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

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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.

Assignment Managed By:

Imogen Kane

Phone: 01709 303 330
Email: i.kane@parkinsonlee.com
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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.

    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.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • 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


    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • 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
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    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

    Managing Director - UK & Ireland

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

    Job Description

    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.

    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.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • 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

    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • 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
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.
    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    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
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    Apply for Managing Director - UK & Ireland

    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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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to MJ Gleeson plc as they seek to appoint a Financial Controller for their homes division.

    MJ Gleeson is a high-growth PLC, listed on the Main Index of the London Stock Exchange, specialising in housebuilding and strategic land trading. The Group operates two businesses:

    • Gleeson Homes – operating in the North and Midlands building high-quality, low-cost homes to young, first-time buyers on low to mid incomes, where they are needed, for people who need them most
    • Gleeson Strategic Land – operating in the South promoting land and enhancing its value by securing mainly residential planning consent

    MJ Gleeson is a highly profitable business and the Group has experienced rapid growth over recent years, particularly in the Homes Division, with ambitious growth plans for the future.

    In addition, the business is currently undergoing a period of exciting transformation and cultural change. Finance is a highly valued commercial function within the business and is at the heart of all key strategic decisions.

    Due to the continued growth and success, the organisation now needs to further strengthen its high calibre finance team with the appointment of a new Financial Controller within its Homes Division.

    The Financial Controller role is a newly created position within the organisation and will form a pivotal part of the finance management team. Due to the increased focus and demand on finance to support the wider business, this is a fantastic opportunity for a prospective candidate to take on high profile role where they will be provided with the platform, with the support of the Finance Director, to make it their own.

    Main Responsibilities will include:

    - Key member of the senior finance team supporting the Homes Finance Director
    - Ownership over the production of monthly management accounts for the Homes Division
    - Regular balance sheet and cashflow reviews, ensuring key reconciliations undertaken
    - Development of weekly, monthly and annual reporting of actual results
    - Analysing trends to inform key operational decision makers
    - Oversight and involvement in preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
    - Key involvement in interactions with external audit and tax advisors
    - Provide direction and supervision to the Management Accounts team
    - Specific projects and other analysis as required by the Homes FD, CFO and wider business
    - Regular interaction with the CFO and other members of the Homes Senior Management Team

    Due to the fast paced and dynamic nature of the business; the drive, ambition, and attitude of potential applicants, is just as important as their technical skills. Gleeson has a strong track record of providing development and progression opportunities for their staff and in return they ask for hard work, passion for the brand and a drive to produce work to the highest standards.

    The successful candidate will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with post qualification experience in a financial management position. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong understanding of management accounting and recent practical experience of driving process improvements and better utilisation of IT systems.

    This is a unique opportunity to come available on the South Yorkshire market and would be a fantastic next step for any ambitious Finance Manager/Financial Controller. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level

    Industry
    Commercial Real Estate Construction
    Employment Type
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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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  • Financial Controller Sheffield

    Financial Controller

    Salary: £Six Figure Package
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-31803

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to MJ Gleeson plc as they seek to appoint a Financial Controller for their homes division.

    MJ Gleeson is a high-growth PLC, listed on the Main Index of the London Stock Exchange, specialising in housebuilding and strategic land trading. The Group operates two businesses:

    • Gleeson Homes – operating in the North and Midlands building high-quality, low-cost homes to young, first-time buyers on low to mid incomes, where they are needed, for people who need them most
    • Gleeson Strategic Land – operating in the South promoting land and enhancing its value by securing mainly residential planning consent

    MJ Gleeson is a highly profitable business and the Group has experienced rapid growth over recent years, particularly in the Homes Division, with ambitious growth plans for the future.

    In addition, the business is currently undergoing a period of exciting transformation and cultural change. Finance is a highly valued commercial function within the business and is at the heart of all key strategic decisions.

    Due to the continued growth and success, the organisation now needs to further strengthen its high calibre finance team with the appointment of a new Financial Controller within its Homes Division.

    The Financial Controller role is a newly created position within the organisation and will form a pivotal part of the finance management team. Due to the increased focus and demand on finance to support the wider business, this is a fantastic opportunity for a prospective candidate to take on high profile role where they will be provided with the platform, with the support of the Finance Director, to make it their own.

    Main Responsibilities will include:

    - Key member of the senior finance team supporting the Homes Finance Director
    - Ownership over the production of monthly management accounts for the Homes Division
    - Regular balance sheet and cashflow reviews, ensuring key reconciliations undertaken
    - Development of weekly, monthly and annual reporting of actual results
    - Analysing trends to inform key operational decision makers
    - Oversight and involvement in preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
    - Key involvement in interactions with external audit and tax advisors
    - Provide direction and supervision to the Management Accounts team
    - Specific projects and other analysis as required by the Homes FD, CFO and wider business
    - Regular interaction with the CFO and other members of the Homes Senior Management Team

    Due to the fast paced and dynamic nature of the business; the drive, ambition, and attitude of potential applicants, is just as important as their technical skills. Gleeson has a strong track record of providing development and progression opportunities for their staff and in return they ask for hard work, passion for the brand and a drive to produce work to the highest standards.

    The successful candidate will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with post qualification experience in a financial management position. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong understanding of management accounting and recent practical experience of driving process improvements and better utilisation of IT systems.

    This is a unique opportunity to come available on the South Yorkshire market and would be a fantastic next step for any ambitious Finance Manager/Financial Controller. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level

    Industry
    Commercial Real Estate Construction
    Employment Type
    Full-time

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for 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.

    Close

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        [title] => Managing Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Bartoline in the appointment of a Managing Director.
    Bartoline Limited, is a highly entrepreneurial and profitable, privately owned family business, first established in 1876, they are Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry with a turnover of circa £22 million.
    Bartoline are UK Market Leaders and their products include pre-packed paint solvents such as White Spirit, ready mixed and powder fillers, wallcovering adhesives, sugar soaps, paint strippers, garden wood protection products, paraffin, BBQ lighting fluid, etc.
    The company has established a strong brand identity that has become instantly recognisable on retailers’ shelves. This has recently been enhanced further with a complete redesign of the whole range to provide a more modern and streamlined look, providing a powerful and formidable alternative to their competitors. Their customer’s private label requirements also represent a significant part of the company’s business.
    Bartoline are based in the popular market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire, which is an ideal location for the company’s manufacturing sites, head office and warehouses.
    Products are manufactured and distributed extensively through retail, wholesale and trade outlets throughout the United Kingdom and an ever-expanding number of countries overseas. As well as traditional export markets such as the middle east and Africa, recent successes include Australia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Moldova, and many others.
    Subject to volume, Bartoline provide a service which can include everything from the original design concept to finished product. Toll manufacturing is also a growing specialty with many household blue chip companies in the industry taking advantage of the superior facilities on offer.
    The business has seen a significant increase in demand for its products over the last 10 years, with 2020 revenue and profit figures set to exceed all expectations.
    The current MD, Simon Barton, is planning to retire around Dec 2020 and will assume the role of Chairman for at least 12 months following to ensure a smooth and effective handover, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new MD to join Bartoline as his successor.
    Reporting to the Chair and responsible to the shareholders, key responsibilities will include:
    • Directing and controlling the work and resources of the company and ensuring the recruitment and retention of the required numbers of well-motivated, trained, and developed staff to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives.
    • Preparing both a corporate and annual business plan whilst monitoring progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost effectively and efficiently as possible
    • Providing strategic advice and guidance in association with members of the board, to ensure the company is aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives
    • Establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decisionmakers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services
    • Developing and maintaining research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products, and services, and retains its competitive edge
    • Preparing, presenting, and monitoring the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised whilst maintaining the support of the finance department
    • Developing and maintaining an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services, and image of the company in the wider community
    • Representing the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms were necessary
    • Developing and maintaining Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers
    • Developing, promoting, and directing the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work
    • Developing and directing the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations
    The successful candidate will possess:
    • A minimum 5 years’ experience operating as a Managing Director within a similar sized organisation SME Organisation
    • Experience within the FCMG Sector, ideally high-volume low margin products into the Retail or DIY sectors
    • Experience of working within a family owned/owner managed organisation and managing relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
    You will be a commercial and financially astute business leader. An individual with energy, drive and passion, and someone with the gravitas and personality to galvanise through a period of transition. We are seeking a Managing Director that can flex their leadership style without compromising their values, someone that empathetic, but also tough, as the situation demands.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

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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 Beverley

    Managing Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: Beverley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Bartoline in the appointment of a Managing Director.
    Bartoline Limited, is a highly entrepreneurial and profitable, privately owned family business, first established in 1876, they are Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry with a turnover of circa £22 million.
    Bartoline are UK Market Leaders and their products include pre-packed paint solvents such as White Spirit, ready mixed and powder fillers, wallcovering adhesives, sugar soaps, paint strippers, garden wood protection products, paraffin, BBQ lighting fluid, etc.
    The company has established a strong brand identity that has become instantly recognisable on retailers’ shelves. This has recently been enhanced further with a complete redesign of the whole range to provide a more modern and streamlined look, providing a powerful and formidable alternative to their competitors. Their customer’s private label requirements also represent a significant part of the company’s business.
    Bartoline are based in the popular market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire, which is an ideal location for the company’s manufacturing sites, head office and warehouses.
    Products are manufactured and distributed extensively through retail, wholesale and trade outlets throughout the United Kingdom and an ever-expanding number of countries overseas. As well as traditional export markets such as the middle east and Africa, recent successes include Australia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Moldova, and many others.
    Subject to volume, Bartoline provide a service which can include everything from the original design concept to finished product. Toll manufacturing is also a growing specialty with many household blue chip companies in the industry taking advantage of the superior facilities on offer.
    The business has seen a significant increase in demand for its products over the last 10 years, with 2020 revenue and profit figures set to exceed all expectations.
    The current MD, Simon Barton, is planning to retire around Dec 2020 and will assume the role of Chairman for at least 12 months following to ensure a smooth and effective handover, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new MD to join Bartoline as his successor.
    Reporting to the Chair and responsible to the shareholders, key responsibilities will include:
    • Directing and controlling the work and resources of the company and ensuring the recruitment and retention of the required numbers of well-motivated, trained, and developed staff to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives.
    • Preparing both a corporate and annual business plan whilst monitoring progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost effectively and efficiently as possible
    • Providing strategic advice and guidance in association with members of the board, to ensure the company is aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives
    • Establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decisionmakers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services
    • Developing and maintaining research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products, and services, and retains its competitive edge
    • Preparing, presenting, and monitoring the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised whilst maintaining the support of the finance department
    • Developing and maintaining an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services, and image of the company in the wider community
    • Representing the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms were necessary
    • Developing and maintaining Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers
    • Developing, promoting, and directing the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work
    • Developing and directing the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations
    The successful candidate will possess:
    • A minimum 5 years’ experience operating as a Managing Director within a similar sized organisation SME Organisation
    • Experience within the FCMG Sector, ideally high-volume low margin products into the Retail or DIY sectors
    • Experience of working within a family owned/owner managed organisation and managing relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
    You will be a commercial and financially astute business leader. An individual with energy, drive and passion, and someone with the gravitas and personality to galvanise through a period of transition. We are seeking a Managing Director that can flex their leadership style without compromising their values, someone that empathetic, but also tough, as the situation demands.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    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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    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] => International Sales Director
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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with an International Marketing Leading Digital Technology Business in the appointment of an International Sales Director. Location is open across the UK.

    Reporting into the Chief Revenue Officer, the role will have full P&L responsibility for the company’s International business (excluding Australia).

    You will be responsible for growing revenues from the current portfolio of products and integrating sales of products within any strategic investments that the business may make to accelerate its international growth.

    This is a key leadership role, leading two sales verticals, new business, and account management globally with key territories in APAC, MENA and Europe.

    International revenues currently account for approximately 10% of the overall group revenue. The primary objective is to increase revenue to a minimum of 30% of total group revenues by acquiring new business, and driving growth of existing accounts through business renewals and cross sell.

    Key role responsibilities Include:

    Revenue and Planning

     Direct and oversee the organisation''s international sales policies, objectives, and initiatives
     Responsible for managing the growth of the renewal, cross sell and new business revenues across the world with key markets as a priority
     Achieve targeted annual net revenue growth across relevant cross sell product lines
     Lead the annual account sales planning cycle to set and achieve annual sales targets
     Produce global and country plans and execute these to achieve the annual sales targets
     Develop and deploy mechanisms and processes to accurately forecast sales achievements
     Coordinate the operations of the sales teams across the globe by establishing goals and monitoring the volume of sales. Review progress reports to determine sales potential, customer needs, and the pricing of products or services
     Building, managing and developing key business relationships internationally
     Identify investment opportunities (partnerships, strategic investments, M&A) to accelerate growth


    Leadership and Management

     Lead, motivate and manage the whole international sales team, ensuring a high performing team is in place at all times
     Contributing and developing a best in class relationship management team/group
     Be able to bridge the continuum between selling and delivering consulting services, and offer sales coaching and mentoring to direct reports and the wider team
     Work alongside the UK Sales Director to share best practice and drive sales improvements that benefit the entire sales organisation
     Monitor and ensure the highest level of customer service
     Understanding of cultural differences, ability to build strong trusted relationships with team

    The Candidate:

    The successful candidate will be a proven international sales leader with a track record of driving significant business growth. In particular you possess experience of selling a SaaS platform or data analytics.

    You will be a creative problem solver with true entrepreneurial flair, and a passion for technology consulting and driving new business opportunities.

    You should have the leadership ability to inspire a new team of business development managers and specialists to deliver, and have the ability to translate marketing and sales strategy into deliverable operational results. In addition, you should have a creative mindset with regards to product innovation, community development and customer experience.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity and will play a major part in our client’s strategic goal of building significant and sustainable international revenues.

    Given the amount of anticipated travel, location is not an issue and we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.


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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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  • International Sales Director Yorkshire

    International Sales Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32427

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with an International Marketing Leading Digital Technology Business in the appointment of an International Sales Director. Location is open across the UK.

    Reporting into the Chief Revenue Officer, the role will have full P&L responsibility for the company’s International business (excluding Australia).

    You will be responsible for growing revenues from the current portfolio of products and integrating sales of products within any strategic investments that the business may make to accelerate its international growth.

    This is a key leadership role, leading two sales verticals, new business, and account management globally with key territories in APAC, MENA and Europe.

    International revenues currently account for approximately 10% of the overall group revenue. The primary objective is to increase revenue to a minimum of 30% of total group revenues by acquiring new business, and driving growth of existing accounts through business renewals and cross sell.

    Key role responsibilities Include:

    Revenue and Planning

     Direct and oversee the organisation''s international sales policies, objectives, and initiatives
     Responsible for managing the growth of the renewal, cross sell and new business revenues across the world with key markets as a priority
     Achieve targeted annual net revenue growth across relevant cross sell product lines
     Lead the annual account sales planning cycle to set and achieve annual sales targets
     Produce global and country plans and execute these to achieve the annual sales targets
     Develop and deploy mechanisms and processes to accurately forecast sales achievements
     Coordinate the operations of the sales teams across the globe by establishing goals and monitoring the volume of sales. Review progress reports to determine sales potential, customer needs, and the pricing of products or services
     Building, managing and developing key business relationships internationally
     Identify investment opportunities (partnerships, strategic investments, M&A) to accelerate growth

    Leadership and Management

     Lead, motivate and manage the whole international sales team, ensuring a high performing team is in place at all times
     Contributing and developing a best in class relationship management team/group
     Be able to bridge the continuum between selling and delivering consulting services, and offer sales coaching and mentoring to direct reports and the wider team
     Work alongside the UK Sales Director to share best practice and drive sales improvements that benefit the entire sales organisation
     Monitor and ensure the highest level of customer service
     Understanding of cultural differences, ability to build strong trusted relationships with team

    The Candidate:

    The successful candidate will be a proven international sales leader with a track record of driving significant business growth. In particular you possess experience of selling a SaaS platform or data analytics.

    You will be a creative problem solver with true entrepreneurial flair, and a passion for technology consulting and driving new business opportunities.

    You should have the leadership ability to inspire a new team of business development managers and specialists to deliver, and have the ability to translate marketing and sales strategy into deliverable operational results. In addition, you should have a creative mindset with regards to product innovation, community development and customer experience.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity and will play a major part in our client’s strategic goal of building significant and sustainable international revenues.

    Given the amount of anticipated travel, location is not an issue and we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for International Sales 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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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with an international building products group in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Initially reporting to, and with the plan to become the successor for the Regional Managing Director, this is a newly created, significant leadership appointment within the organisation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Leading a multifunctional team of over 100 colleagues including sales, commercial and design
    • Leading the transformation of the commercial team as part of a wider business transformation
    • Ensure close working relationships with key customers to ensure the renewal of existing business and the generation of new business
    • Lead and support the commercial teams to ensure they are securing and delivering significant major contracts
    • Identifying and securing export opportunities via inter-Co cross selling; third party distribution channels, and other routes to market as appropriate

    • Analysing and adapting commercial policy to prevailing and future market conditions enabling the company to maintain its competitive position and deliver growth

    • Ensuring commercial excellence throughout the organisation

    • Working as part of the SMT to ensure strategies are supported and embedded in the business, with particular focus on price management, safety, costs, profitability, quality and customer service.
    • Coaching and performance managing all direct reports and the wider commercial function to drive a high-performance culture through the sales and commercial teams.

    • Contributing to the new product development strategy based on customer feedback and requirements

    • Ensure in country marketing activities are aligned to the group ‘s commercial strategy and add value

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader within the building products sector, ideally supplying significant construction clients.
    You will possess first class leadership ability and the gravitas to manage a variety
    Of stakeholders within this international group.

    In addition, to be successful in your application, you will:

    • Have proven ability to lead commercial teams including customer relationship management; pricing; strong negotiation skills.
    • Possess outstanding communication skills, with the flexibility and adaptability to liaise with and manage at all levels in the organisation
    • Be pragmatic and results driven with the ability to be both strategic and detail orientated
    • Have previous experience of technical specification driven sales within the building products sector

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

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32273

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with an international building products group in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Initially reporting to, and with the plan to become the successor for the Regional Managing Director, this is a newly created, significant leadership appointment within the organisation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Leading a multifunctional team of over 100 colleagues including sales, commercial and design
    • Leading the transformation of the commercial team as part of a wider business transformation
    • Ensure close working relationships with key customers to ensure the renewal of existing business and the generation of new business
    • Lead and support the commercial teams to ensure they are securing and delivering significant major contracts
    • Identifying and securing export opportunities via inter-Co cross selling; third party distribution channels, and other routes to market as appropriate

    • Analysing and adapting commercial policy to prevailing and future market conditions enabling the company to maintain its competitive position and deliver growth

    • Ensuring commercial excellence throughout the organisation

    • Working as part of the SMT to ensure strategies are supported and embedded in the business, with particular focus on price management, safety, costs, profitability, quality and customer service.
    • Coaching and performance managing all direct reports and the wider commercial function to drive a high-performance culture through the sales and commercial teams.

    • Contributing to the new product development strategy based on customer feedback and requirements

    • Ensure in country marketing activities are aligned to the group ‘s commercial strategy and add value

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader within the building products sector, ideally supplying significant construction clients.
    You will possess first class leadership ability and the gravitas to manage a variety
    Of stakeholders within this international group.

    In addition, to be successful in your application, you will:

    • Have proven ability to lead commercial teams including customer relationship management; pricing; strong negotiation skills.
    • Possess outstanding communication skills, with the flexibility and adaptability to liaise with and manage at all levels in the organisation
    • Be pragmatic and results driven with the ability to be both strategic and detail orientated
    • Have previous experience of technical specification driven sales within the building products sector

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

    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

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

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        [title] => Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a Financial Services Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Yorkshire.

    The company is a subsidiary of a larger, successful UK group and is poised for a period of significant growth, which may include additional acquisitions.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the board, key responsibilities will include:

    • Working with the senior leadership to formulate and execute the business strategy, across the short, medium and long term
    • Create a best in class finance department which delivers high quality, accurate financial and commercial reporting and analysis to aid strategic and operational decision making
    • Research external funding options, and putting in place agreements for additional sources of funds to finance the future business growth
    • Assessing future acquisitions including full due diligence and integration analysis
    • Maintaining effective business relationships with the existing banks, and developing relationships with additional financial institutions, lenders, and corporate finance professionals
    • Oversee the year end process including annual and half yearly external audits

    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance director with previous experience within the financial services sector, ideally debt or consumer lending.
    You will posses first class interpersonal skills and have the gravitas to build effective relationships quickly with both internal and external stakeholders.

    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 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 Yorkshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32247

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a Financial Services Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Yorkshire.

    The company is a subsidiary of a larger, successful UK group and is poised for a period of significant growth, which may include additional acquisitions.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the board, key responsibilities will include:

    • Working with the senior leadership to formulate and execute the business strategy, across the short, medium and long term
    • Create a best in class finance department which delivers high quality, accurate financial and commercial reporting and analysis to aid strategic and operational decision making
    • Research external funding options, and putting in place agreements for additional sources of funds to finance the future business growth
    • Assessing future acquisitions including full due diligence and integration analysis
    • Maintaining effective business relationships with the existing banks, and developing relationships with additional financial institutions, lenders, and corporate finance professionals
    • Oversee the year end process including annual and half yearly external audits

    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance director with previous experience within the financial services sector, ideally debt or consumer lending.
    You will posses first class interpersonal skills and have the gravitas to build effective relationships quickly with both internal and external stakeholders.

    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.

    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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        [reference] => ESLB-32028
        [title] => Chief Executive Officer
        [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.
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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.

    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.

    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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        [reference] => ESLB-31159
        [title] => HR Director
        [description] => 
    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.
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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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  • HR Director Immingham

    HR Director

    Salary: £six Figure Package
    Location: Immingham
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-31159

    Job Description

    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
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for HR 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] => 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 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.

    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] => Finance Director
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    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.

    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] => 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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        [reference] => ESLB-27786
        [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] => 2020-10-08 03:32:29 [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] => 14 [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
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    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.

    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

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

    Close

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    Remuneration Details

    Education

    Geographical Preferences

    About You

    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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        [reference] => ESLB-27835
        [title] => Chief Financial Officer
        [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
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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
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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
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    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.

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    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 relationships

    The 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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    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 Financial Controller West Yorkshire

    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
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    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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Parkinson|Lee bring a dynamic and fresh approach to Executive Search across the Yorkshire region, our team have over 80+ years combined experience and we are proud of the executive networks we have developed through our service delivery and strategic advice

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Testimonials

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.

  • MJ Gleeson PLC - IT Director

    I have had the pleasure of working with Parkinson Lee on my recent successful appointment as the IT Director of MJ Gleeson PLC.

    Lee was extremely supportive through the whole process and he clearly understood not only the experience and skill set required for the role, but he has also used his knowledge of the company to match the right cultural fit.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking and l highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search for your next opportunity.


    — Costas Moraitis – IT Director at MJ Gleeson PLC

  • Ovarro - Chief Financial Officer

    As an experienced CFO looking for my next appointment, I didn't hesitate to get in touch with Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. I was introduced to Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee 10 years ago and they have always impressed me with their ability to match quality candidates with great opportunities throughout the Yorkshire region. In addition, they are one of the very few executive search firms who cultivate genuine lasting relationships with their clients through enjoyable one-to-one catch-ups, interesting events and speaker opportunities.

    After an initial discussion to align what I was looking for with what was likely to be out there in the market place, we soon started to discuss opportunities - impressive in these uncertain times! The role which caught my eye most was CFO of a significant, private equity owned, market leading business, poised for significant growth. My confidence in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunity for me was clearly well-placed. Following an intensive 2 week remote and face-to-face interview process that included participants in the USA and the UK, with guidance and support from Lee Bhandal throughout, I was successfully appointed CFO Ovarro based in Sheffield.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking for and if you are looking to do the same with a professional search firm with an exceptional local network that supports you throughout your candidate journey and beyond, I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I very much look forward to continuing my 10 year working working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Ovarro.

    — Rob Williams – CFO Ovarro

  • Eville & Jones - Co-Founder & Chairman

    Myself and co-founder, Pete Eville established Eville & Jones more than 27 years ago, we are now the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). We employ around 750 staff and we are recognised as the clear UK industry leader.

    We felt it was time to appoint a CEO, an individual who would take full day to day control and responsibility for the business here in the UK and overseas, We were looking for an individual who would ensure our business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, but also a CEO who could develop and implement a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the enormous, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to us.

    Given this was such a key appointment we wanted to partner with a search firm we felt fully understood our business and requirement.

    We approached a number of firms and appointed Parkinson Lee to carry out the search on our behalf. We were impressed by their networks & track record across the region, their professionalism, and their willingness to assist us at every stage of the recruitment process. We wanted a true busines partner, a firm that would act as an extension of Eville & Jones, and one that we felt we could trust to deliver a shortlist of potential candidates that not only had the skills & track record we were looking for, but also were spot on from a cultural perspective.

    It was a pleasure to work with Lee Bhandal, who was a true professional from start to finish.

    It was clear from the outset that Lee clearly understood our brief and within 7 weeks had presented us with a shortlist of high calibre candidates, all of whom matched our requirements. In the end, we had two brilliant potential CEO’s to choose from, and we are delighted with the individual we ultimately appointed. The recruitment process was seamless, Lee sat in the first interviews with myself and our board team, we felt this was important and gave us continuity and an additional sounding board when it came to making the decision on who to take forward to the second stage of the process.

    We would not hesitate to recommend Parkinson Lee to any organisation recruiting at senior, executive or board level.

    — Rob Jones – Co Founder & Chairman, Eville & Jones

  • Eville & Jones - Chief Executive Officer

    As an experienced CEO looking for my next appointment, I was looking for an executive search firm that was based in Yorkshire, highly networked and had an excellent track record and reputation.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, are just that, and more. I met with their Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, initially on a general basis to register myself on their network. I have to say, the advice and guidance given was invaluable, particularly in helping to capture my career highlights and demonstrable experience as well as frank, clear and concise feedback and advice in regards to my initial engagement meeting with Parkinson Lee. This specialist advice continued throughout the 3 stage interview process I had with my prospective new employer.

    After only 3 weeks since my initial contact with Parkinson Lee, Lee Bhandal called me with an opportunity which he describe as left field but ticked many of the boxes I was looking for in my next career challenge. My confidence and trust in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunities for me, lead me to taking a look at the role further and subsequently, formally submit my interest.

    The role was CEO of a significant, owner managed business with a market leading position that is poised for significant growth. After a seamless 6 week process, that included continuous advice, support and guidance from Lee, I have just been appointed as CEO of Eville & Jones based in Leeds.

    I couldn’t be happier. If you are looking to engage with a professional, credible search firm that delivers on their candidate journey promises, while demonstrating an exceptional local network I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I look forward to continuing my working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Eville & Jones.

    — Charles Hartwell – CEO Eville & Jones

  • 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.

    — Stefan Allanson, CFO, MJ Gleeson PLC

  • 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

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  • 27/10/2020 WEBINAR: Stabilisation, evolution, funding, opportunity capture and value creation in challenging times

    Parksinson Lee Executive Search would like to invite you to join our latest Business Breakfast ebriefing on the 18th November 2020 at 8.30am.

    We are partnering with Dow Schofield Watts, LDC, Lloyds Banking Group and Freeths Solicitors to bring to you the latest in our series of Breakfast Briefings. This seminar is aimed at CFOs and FDs, in addition to CEOs, MDs and business owners.

    To book your place on this event, please email events@parkinsonlee.com

    About the Webinar

    These are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact at economic and personal levels and Brexit is compounding the challenges faced by businesses. This has called for short term crisis management in all parts of the economy, but with the growing need for long term strategic planning. Whilst some businesses operate in resilient sectors and others face short term stress, most are considering the need to evolve and adapt to new circumstances whether to survive or to capture new opportunities for growth, be that through acquisition, investment or both.

    With strategic planning comes an assessment of capital needs, valuation and whether a business' balance sheet is fit for purpose, both for the short term working capital requirements and long term value creation. Funders too have had to reassess their risk appetite and market propositions, driving further evolution in an already diverse market for debt, venture finance and private equity. The good news is that an armoury of capital sources are available to stabilise and support businesses of all shapes and sizes, in addition to a range of structural options for acquisitions and ultimately sales to strategic trade buyers.

    Topics covered will also include debt and and equity refinancing and the importance of undertaking detailed evaluation alongside effective planning and transaction structuring, when executing M&A projects in the most uncertain times.

    Event Format

    This briefing will provide a forum for sharing insight and brings together expertise and insight from corporate finance, legal, banking and private equity perspectives on the current funding and deal markets. It will comprise of part panel discussion and part Q&A from audience members. We ask that questons to the panel be put to us in advance and can be submitted via events@parkinsonlee.com

    Panel Presentation:

    Each speaker will give a 5-minute presentation on what challenges and opportunities they are seeing in their respective fields. The panel discussion will cover:

    • Navigating near term challenges and capturing longer term opportunities
    • The importance of ensuring that debt and equity refinancing and M&A projects are properly evaluated, planned, structured and executed

    Panel Q&A:

    This panel discussion will be based on questions submitted by delegates. If you would like to submit a question, please do so by no later than close of business on Monday 16th November 2020, by emailing events@parkinsonlee.com

    Speakers

    Roger Esler, Partner, DSW Corporate Finance
    Roger has been a corporate finance adviser in the Yorkshire and North East market for 28 years, advising businesses on financial strategy and transactions across several economic cycles. Formerly an equity partner at Deloitte for 11 years, he established DSW's business in the region in 2012 which has since grown to have senior representation across several specialist advisory disciplines and won multiple awards, including Insider Yorkshire Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year 2019.

    Leigh Daveran, Investment Director at LDC
    Leigh trained as a chartered accountant and then spent 19 years in M&A and corporate finance at EY, Catalyst Corporate Finance, and as part of his most recent CFO role at a £140m turnover manufacturing group in north Notts, prior to joining LDC in October 2019. Since joining LDC., Leigh has completed the invetment in Connect Health, the UK's largest independent provider of Physiotherapy services on behalf of the NHS. He also sits on the Board of ZyroFisher, a leading distributor of cycling parts, accessories and clothing.

    Lee Bloodworth, Relationship Director, Lloyds Bank PLC
    Lee is an experienced banker, having spent over 30 years in a variety of leadership and management roles within Nat West, HSBC and now Lloyds. In recent years, he has focussed on mid-market corporate clients across the Yorkshire region and he has experience of working with private, PE and PLC management teams. Lee's portfolio of clients within Lloyds includes some of the region's most well-known and respected businesses and he views it as a privilege to work as a trusted advisor to those companies.

    Peter Crawford, Partner, Freeths LLP
    Peter heads the Freeths' Sheffield corporate team. He previously worked in Cambridge and Brussels, returning to Sheffield in 2007. Peter has a broad range of experience in company aquisitions and disposals, MBO's private equity funding and corporate finance generally, and acts for a wide portfolio of both Yorkshire and national clients. Peter is recognised as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 (2020 edition).

    Book Your Place Now

    We hope you are able to join us for what promises to be an interesting and insightful event.

    To book your place on this event, or to submit a question, please email events@parkinsonlee.com

    Details of how delegates can access the webinar will be provided upon confirmation of booking.

  • 08/04/2020 CEO Blog: Challenging Times Need Challenging Thinking?

    These are challenging times for businesses up and down the country. The likelihood is that your board has scenario planning strategies in place, but a potential crisis on this scale is quite unprecedented. You may have a strong leadership team, but having someone with experience, expertise, and crisis management knowhow, not to mention a few battle scars, could be the key tool you are missing to help your business through these uncertain times.

    Having an Non-Executive Director on a retained basis, someone who has seen businesses through challenging times and helped them come out the other side, could be key for delivering strategies that can help your business weather this storm and emerge in a strong position. An experienced NED can help to steer and guide your thought process, challenge your thinking where you need it and be there to advise you as required.

    A skilful NED can advise on a variety of crucial business decisions, bringing in their expert knowledge, outside experience, a fresh perspective and independent oversight. They could be a vital asset to help develop critical strategies and constructively analyse suggestions to assist you in making informed decisions.

    We know first hand the image an NED can have on a business. Having a sounding board to help spark ideas enhance’s your decision making process, helps to prevent ‘group-think’ and ‘always done this way’ mentality. This can really put you ahead of the game against your competitors and help lead your company in the right direction.

    For more information about how Parkinson Lee can help you during this time and in the future, contact Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner of Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 07590 529 274 or email l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com.

  • 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.
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