What is interim management?

Interim Management – Bringing flexibility

An interim executive, with relevant experience and a good track record, can be the answer to a company’s prayers. Interim management is a relatively new industry with great potential for making the most of today’s fast-moving business climate. The concept was created by the Dutch in the 1970s as a way of injecting much needed flexibility into the market place. At the time, companies faced long notice periods for employees, so changing their most expensive people – the management – was difficult without incurring large costs. The model was adopted enthusiastically in the UK during the late 1980s.

Interim Management - Bringing expertise

Today, we operate perhaps the most sophisticated interim management services in the world, with executives and managers covering a wide variety of roles at different levels of expertise and within various technical areas. These include:

  • adding new skills on a part time basis
  • plugging a gap created by a sudden departure;
  • managing acquisitions;
  • project management;
  • effecting culture change;
  • setting up new businesses and closing down old ones;
  • mentoring and team development;
  • crisis management;
  • turning round an ailing business.

The best exponents of interim management are already proving that, used effectively, they can be worth their weight in gold.