When a business needs an exceptional executive leader at short notice, agp has the answer.
We supply high-quality interim candidates in as little as 48 hours, who can hit the ground running during a period of rapid growth or disruption.
Whether it’s for a one-off project or to cover a skills gap or unexpected absence, our comprehensive database of interim executives will include someone who can deliver for your organisation on a structured and short timescale.
What is interim management?
Modern businesses have to be flexible. If they can’t adapt, they can quickly be left behind. When circumstances change or opportunities arise, they can’t wait months for the right leader to step in and enact change: they need highly refined decision-making skills without delay.
Interim executives can help organisations to thrive when the business environment shifts or internal developments throw up surprises. Equipped with an abundance of skills and expertise, interim executives can solve the problems that people within an organisation can’t. These specialist executives are often experienced in various disciplines and sectors, with the ability to quickly analyse how things must change.
Hired for a predetermined length of time, they’ll come into an organisation to manage crises, guide transformation, devise strategies or perform other top-level functions. Their experience gives them the authority to make the major changes required.
What are the benefits of using interim executives for organisations?
Interim executive’s benefits for the organisation:
- Solve complex problems with proven expertise
- Get talented people on board quickly
- Benefit from years of experience and a whole range of skills
- Gain fresh perspectives from people new to the organisation or sector
- Pay the salary for just the project period, without ongoing expenses
- Gain insights from experts who have no bias or concern for their future career
What are the benefits of interim projects for candidates?
Interim project benefits for the individual:
- Access to a wide range of roles with industry-leading companies
- Build a diverse range of skills and experiences
- Earn more for projects than permanent work
- Enjoy more flexibility with short-term contracts
- Work autonomously on high-value projects
- Become an in-demand candidate
agp’s approach to interim management
While we have great experience in providing interim management services, our approach is always customised to the client we’re working with. The key to our success is listening to you and understanding your requirements and expectations. We’ll then create bespoke plans to fit your needs, drawing up a blueprint for the kind of candidate who will push your business forward.
Once we have a detailed idea of your needs, it’s time to find the right candidate.
How do we find suitable candidates for your interim executive needs?
agp has been in executive search for 20 years, during which time we’ve built up a huge database of candidates, with a diverse range of experience and skills. We’ve also been providing interim management services for years, so we’re skilled at matching candidates to the right roles. Of course, all candidates in our community of executives are thoroughly vetted.
We take the time to understand your business’ needs and will only recommend the right candidate for the position. Culture and fit are equally as important as the right blend of skills and expertise.
Once we’ve found the most suitable candidate, we’ll explain the interim management process to you and agree upon a contract that fits your requirements.
What interim management services do we offer?
Using all our industry knowledge and our extensive industry contacts, we match high-quality, overqualified candidates to interim projects. They introduce invaluable experience and deep market insight into a wide variety of sectors, with the ability to solve all manner of business issues. These are just some of the disciplines our recommended interim executives specialise in:
- Performance management
- Change management
- Business development
- Growth acceleration
- Operational excellence
- Continuous improvement and training
- Introduction of new technology
- Restructuring and efficiency
Our candidates are usually cross-functional, with substantial experience in multiple disciplines and, in many cases, multiple sectors. As a result of their wide-ranging skills and significant expertise, they’ll make an immediate impact at your business. Vitally, any interim executive candidate we recommend to you will come with a proven track of delivering success, so you can be confident in their transformative abilities.
Why choose agp for your interim management needs?
We know the executive world inside out, because we’ve been providing interim management services for years. We work closely with clients to understand their needs and provide the best candidates to meet those requirements. Acting quickly and decisively to provide you with the candidate you need, we give you access to high-calibre individuals who can fill critical skill gaps.
The range of industries where we’ve placed candidates is extremely wide, finding interim executives who are overqualified and operate in multiple disciplines.
FAQs about Interim Management
agp is able to provide 2-3 interim candidates within 48 hours.
There are a number of benefits for your business including:
- Immediate availability
- Interims are normally over-qualified and can therefore offer additional value by bringing fresh ideas and provide time-saving advice
- Interims can make a difference to your business from day one as they do not need time to onboard
- Immediate availability
Yes, each candidate will provide two referees. One is their direct report and one will be a peer.
The cost will vary according to the position and the candidate. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can give you an estimate.
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Tony has a wide network across the UK retail market and knows what’s going on across sectors. Tony is able to match his clients to candidates in smart partnerships with close consideration of cultural fit, which is very rare in my experience.
As a candidate, Tony always kept me updated on the progress of any project and then remained in touch throughout the assignment, providing valuable executive support and advice.
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I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
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