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Interim Recruitment - Fine Dining v Takeaway

Simon Marks shares his thoughts on the ways in which senior managers and interims are recruited - so are we like ordering a takeway?

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Top 10 Tips to use LinkedIn more effectively

The vast majority of recruiters now use LinkedIn, so when you are looking for your next assignment it is vital to have a good understanding about how to use it effectively and how to sell yourself in the correct way. Here are our top ten tips for making the most of LinkedIn

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Top Ten Tricks used by Recruitment Agencies

Interesting take on the way many agencies  work with contractors and interims, written by Gerry McLoughlin of Contractor UK. Much to be aware of and manage.

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Future of Manufacturing Foresight report

The UK.GOV has published its Future of Manufacturing Foresight report which should be on the reading list of manufacturing and innovation leaders. We like the report and summarize it in this article and make several observations on the implications for business leaders.  This video summarizes the main points.

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Considering Interim Management As A Career Choice

Interim Management can be a highly rewarding and satisfying career choice. But what skills do you need to become an interim manager?

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The Changing Manufacturing Landscape

Thoughts from the Institute of Directors Event written by Keith Butler

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Featured Interims

Peter  Lewis



An independent Managing Director / General Manager calibre, board level senior interim executive and business consultant. Extensive sales and marketing people expertise derived from over 30 years of hands-on national and international commercial experience “adding value” to organisations, from strategy to implementation and results delivery. An industrial consumables and branded product (B2B, B2C) commercial operations background. 4 years with De Beers (Australia and southern Africa) and 15 years with the Hoechst Group (rising to MD) based in UK, Belgium and Germany. 10 years plus of board-level appointments leading SME’s. Since 2008 an eclectic portfolio of mentoring, business development, trouble-shooting, turnaround and transformation leadership projects has been successfully undertaken. Business German, some French and a Geology degree from the University of Bristol. 


Interests / Additional Information:

Family (married to Charlotte, 2 young adult children) > sport (especially rugby & cricket) > most outdoor activities > current affairs > keeping fit > UK history & listening to music > designed and built own house & garden > keeping honey bees > local community service [NED, trustee and past President Huddersfield Philharmonic orchestral Society (5 years & for its 150th Anniversary in 2012), Yorkshire Agricultural Society Show Steward, former Association Secretary HDBKA & school governor].

Ray  Watson


A Project and Change Manager with 20+ years experience and track record of devising and delivering process, systems and business change in the UK General Insurance sector.  Complemented with considerable experience in managing Business Analysts, Projects, Project teams, Budgets and Operational areas.  MBA, Prince2 and MSP practitioner qualified.