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What is Interim Management?

It has long been accepted that speed rather than size is the key factor in business success. Agility and responsiveness are key to business success and survival.

Interims are experts in their field and can give key change projects immediate impetus. They increase the strength and depth of the senior management team to support change, provide expert project direction and momentum, rather than the business trying to manipulate the skills of existing employees to fit project needs. In addition, interims are usually available within days as opposed to weeks or months and carry none of the long commitment required in hiring a permanent employee.

Unlike consultants, who tend to offer expert advice interims consult, plan, advise, implement and embed the lessons before concluding their assignments. They operate outside any company politics, which might impede project success and offer no threat to incumbents. They offer a fresh and unbiased view, constantly assessing the business benefit rather than personal gain.


Typically interims will be brought in for key programmes and projects including:-

They cover a wide range of senior executive disciplines including:-


The interim community in the North is growing; you can find interims in the following ways:


An interim does not attract any of the long-term costs and commitment associated with permanent employees, such as NI, holiday & sickness pay or other benefits. Expect to pay an agreed daily rate to a limited company, which includes all necessary insurances.

Typical rates are around £600-£900/day, but can start as low as £400 and rise  to over £2,000.

The increased speed at which an interim led project runs means that the ROI is typically substantially greater than in-house projects where lack of experience, internal politics and pressure of BAU all tend to hamper progress.


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Featured Interims

Simon  Marks


CURRENTLY SEEKING A NEW ASSIGNMENT - A high-energy, high-impact Gap Manager  and Purchasing & Procurement Interim Manager with a record of success in gap and project management roles. Effectively fixes complex procurement, purchasing and supply chain problems, both supplier related and in-company in agreed timeframes. Excellent PC skills, systems experience with Baan, SAP (R3, R5 & ECC), MFGPro, Symix, 4th Shift, Proactis and bespoke software.


An Interim Manager since 1996, with extensive, proven, hands-on experience in

High and low volume manufacturing including aerospace and automotive

Prototyping, New Product Introduction, capital goods, services and contract management

Start-up, turnaround, business re-engineering and gap and project management

Private and Public Sector

Multi-nationals, venture capital backed companies and SMEs

Rob  Munro



Rob is a Senior Innovation Leader with a track record in delivering excellent product and process innovation through creativity, focus and determination.

Recognised for taking fresh ideas and driving strategic direction, building the best teams and collaborative networks, to deliver company growth and generate competitive edge.

Twenty-three years of international experience within high-value chemicals and materials manufacturing. Delivering best solutions to help leading firms build capable engines of innovation whilst taking the best commercial decisions in demanding situations.


Rob is available for interim assignments within businesses focused on high-value manufacturing seeking to grow through innovation and in boosting capability to innovate.


- Building the clients capability to innovate.

- Making sure the strategy is right and executing the delivery.

- Making sure collaborations work - expert in "Open Innovation".

- Conducting reviews of how well the innovation activities deliver (innovation health check)

- Trusted third-party to the board (NExD).

- Designing and running complex work programmes and innovation projects.