Recruitment Agencies for Senior & Middle Management

Recruitment Agencies for Senior & Middle Management

Sometimes finding a new job within senior & middle management can be so time consuming that it becomes hard to fit in around other areas of life, especially if you are already employed.

Simply finding suitable roles and filling in applications can take up more time than a lot of us really have and the interview process can also be lengthy, especially if you are required to attend more than one or have to complete any kind of tests, because of this many people choose to use recruitment agencies to help them with their search.

There are many recruitment agencies that specialise within certain areas so if you choose one that specialises within senior and middle management positions you will find that they are likely to have plenty of roles that are relevant to your skills and experience, helping to greatly reduce the time you could spend searching websites and newspapers.

Once you have signed up and all your information has been logged with a recruitment agency they can pass all you details along to prospective employers helping to make the application process as quick as possible.

Whatever your reason may be for looking for a new job within senior or middle management as recruitment agencies regularly hear of a wide range of vacancies including part time, full time, permanent and temporary they are likely to be able to find something for you that fits around your lifestyle and also helps you to further your career, and as short term roles can often come up that require immediate cover you may find that you get the opportunity to fill a role that you might otherwise not be likely to get helping you to add valuable experience to your CV.

Regardless of whether you are already employed, returning to work after a break or just starting out if you want to find a role in senior or middle management getting in touch with a specialist recruitment agency could not only help save you time and effort during the recruitment process they could also find you the perfect role before it is advertised elsewhere.

Searching for Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Searching for Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Getting recognised health and safety accreditation is an excellent way to show any prospective clients that your company can meet high standards of working practise and that carrying out work in a safe environment that meets all legal health and safety requirements is one of your businesses main priorities, helping you to really stand out against other similar companies when submitting bids for new work.

At beAccredited they recognise this and aim to help your company get the business it deserves by offering you all the help and information you may need to get the health and safety accreditation that can really make your business begin to move forward.

With various accreditations available including CHAS & SMAS accreditation you can be certain that at beAccredited will not only be able to help you select the most relevant accreditation for your business but also guide you through the whole process from beginning to end. With a straight forward and easy process all you need to do is complete the required information online to begin the process, whether you have already begun the accreditation process or are completely new to it at beAccredited they will be happy to help you complete all the required information, find any necessary documentation and help you sort out any problems or query’s that you may have during the process, so getting health and safety accreditation for your company may be far easier than you may first think.

So if you are ready to take your company to the next level and are thinking about trying to complete some larger projects in the future why not invest in getting your company some health and safety accreditation so you can prove to any prospective clients that your company puts safety first and get in touch with beAccredited to see how they can help you? With excellent customer testimonials, a simple process and a wide range of accreditations to choose from including CHAS & SMAS it could prove to be a really worthwhile investment in your company’s future.

As leading UK Health and Safety Consultants providing of online CHAS & SMAS Accreditation, Safe Contractor & Constructionline Accreditations, plus Builders Profile Accreditation and much more. With over 15 years of experience, clients include sole traders through to corporate clients.

They have helped 100s of businesses across the country by making the health and safety accreditation process hassle free, easy, convenient and reliable, allowing you to focus on the projects at hand. Visit their Health & Safety Consultancy services website to find out more about how they can help your business or call beAccredited today on 0845 2722350.

Brexit: Johnson, Davis and Fox Push Agenda

Brexit: Johnson, Davis and Fox Push Agenda
Senior cabinet ministers will push the UK’s Brexit agenda on three different continents later. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will travel from the US to meet Mexican counterparts to discuss trading relationships. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a two-day tour of Australia, saying post-Brexit trade is “top of the agenda”. And Brexit Secretary David Davis will hold private talks in Germany ahead of the next round of negotiations.

The globetrotting by the three ministers – dubbed the “three Brexiteers” for their role in backing a Leave vote – comes amid increased scrutiny of the opportunities and challenges facing Britain in terms of negotiating free trade agreements with other countries once it leaves the EU.

No deals can be done until withdrawal in March 2019 but the UK has established a series of inter-ministerial working groups in the US and Australia to discuss the way ahead while also signalling to other countries, such as New Zealand, that they will be “near the front of the queue”.

US President Donald Trump has said a deal with the UK could be “big and exciting” in terms of jobs, accusing the EU of a “very protectionist” stance towards America.

The EU has insisted Brexit talks will only be held by the European Commission, and the Department for Exiting the European Union confirmed Mr Davis’ talks with officials in Germany would be private.

Brussels has also made clear that trade talks between the UK and the EU must wait until other issues, including the status of expats and any “divorce bill” to be paid by the UK, have been settled.

The role of the European Court of Justice has emerged as a stumbling block to a deal on citizen’s rights, despite both sides insisting that they want to come an arrangement.

The UK is seeking a “comprehensive free trade deal” with the EU after Brexit to replace its membership of the common market and customs union.

Cities in North Pressing for More Money

Cities in North Pressing for More Money
Mayors and council leaders from five cities in northern England will hold a summit with business leaders next month to press ministers for more investment. They are concerned that the government has become less committed to the idea of a Northern Powerhouse after David Cameron and George Osborne departed.

The cities are Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds.

The Department for Transport (DfT) rejected the suggestion that northern England was being short-changed. The mayors and council leaders said statements from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in particular had caused them “confusion and concern”.

BBC political correspondent Iain Watson says the flashpoint appears to have been the possibility that not all of the TransPennine rail route will now be electrified. This has been seen previously as a symbol of the government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The local government leaders are hoping their summit will put pressure on ministers to re-commit to the project before Parliament resumes in September.

A DfT spokesman said more than £1bn would be spent on improving the rail infrastructure over the next five years, and a decision would be taken next year on how to improve journey times and increase capacity on the TransPennine route.
He added that northern English cities would also benefit from the investment in the HS2 high-speed rail link.

The summit comes after ministers announced their backing for Crossrail 2 – a proposed north-south rail route across London – but said the Manchester to Newcastle rail link may not be fully electrified despite promises from the previous government.

Mr Grayling and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are said to be in agreement that there is “no doubt London needs new infrastructure to support its growth and ensure it continues as the UK’s economic powerhouse”.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said there would be “widespread anger” at the decision to support Crossrail 2.

Shadow cabinet minister Angela Rayner said: “This is a real kick in the teeth again, showing that the Conservatives don’t care about us in the north. If we’re really going to be a powerhouse across the north then they’ve got to give us that infrastructure. If you look at how much money is spent in London on infrastructure compared to how much money is spent in the North West on infrastructure, there’s thousands of pounds per head difference.”

UK & US to Start Talks on Post Brexit Trade Deal

UK & US to Start Talks on Post Brexit Trade Deal
The UK is to hold its first talks with the US to try to sketch out the details of a potential post-Brexit trade deal. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will spend two days in Washington with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer. EU rules mean the UK cannot sign a trade deal until it has left the bloc.

Mr Fox said it was too early to say exactly what would be covered in a potential deal. Firms and trade unions have both warned of the risks of trying to secure an agreement too quickly. The Department for International Trade said discussions were expected to focus on “providing certainty, continuity and increasing confidence for UK and US businesses as the UK leaves the EU”. Mr Fox added: “The [UK-US trade and investment] working group is the means to ensure we get to know each other’s issues and identify areas where we can work together to strengthen trade and investment ties.”

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) director general Adam Marshall said the US’s experience at such negotiations would make it difficult for the UK to secure a good deal.

“We’re just getting back into the game of doing this sort of thing after 40 years of doing it via the EU,” he told the BBC’s Today programme. “So I think early on in the process, it would be concerning if the UK were to go up against the US on a complex and difficult negotiation.”

Mr Marshall said while the BCC’s business group’s members would welcome the US and the UK talking about how to increase trade between them, the focus should be on improving “small practical things” such as custom procedures rather than a comprehensive trade deal.

Trade unions the TUC and Unite have also expressed disquiet over a rushed US trade deal. “Ministers should be focused on getting the best possible deal with the EU, rather than leaping into bed with Donald Trump,” TUC boss Frances O’Grady told the Guardian.

Ryanair Warns of Airline Fares War this Summer

Ryanair Warns of Airline Fares War this Summer
Ryanair says it could cut fares by as much as 9% on some routes as competition in the airline industry intensifies in the next few months. The warning from Europe’s largest carrier by passenger numbers follows similar comments about price pressures from Ryanair’s rivals in recent weeks. Competition was growing as airlines switched capacity from Turkey and North Africa, Ryanair said.

The comments hit Ryanair’s shares, despite it posting a big profits rise. Pre-tax profits rose 55% to 397m euros (£356m) in the three months to 30 June, helped by a stronger Easter. Revenues were up 13% to 1.68bn euros.

The average fare during the quarter rose 1% to 40.3 euros, although Ryanair said this was a blip due to the much stronger Easter trading. Easter, a peak-time for holidaymakers, fell in April this year, inside Ryanair’s reporting period. In 2016, it fell in March.

The airline said it expected fares to fall by 5% in the six months to the end of September and by 8% in the six months to the end of March 2018. “We expect the pricing environment to remain very competitive” chief executive Michael O’Leary said in a statement. EasyJet and Wizz Air have both said that fares will be under pressure this summer.

The warning sparked a 4.7% fall in Ryanair’s share price at the start of trading. EasyJet shares fell 3.5%, while the owner of British Airways, IAG, fell 2.5%.

Ryanair executives also repeated warnings of major flight disruptions between the UK and Europe if Brexit talks fail to agree a bi-lateral deal on flights. The airline has warned it may cancel flights and move operations abroad if there is no agreement well in advance of Brexit. “We need clarity so that we can plan our schedules for 2019,” chief financial officer Neil Sorahan told the BBC.

EasyJet announced last week that it had secured an air operator’s certificate in Austria to enable it to keep flying across the EU following Brexit.

State Pension Age Rise Brought Forward

State Pension Age Rise Brought Forward
Six million men and women will have to wait a year longer than they expected to get their state pension, the government has announced. The rise in the pension age to 68 will now be phased in between 2037 and 2039, rather than from 2044 as was originally proposed. Those affected are currently between the ages of 39 and 47.

The announcement was made in the Commons by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke. “As life expectancy continues to rise and the number of people in receipt of state pension increases, we need to ensure that we have a fair and sustainable system that is reflective of modern life and protected for future generations,” he told MPs.

Anyone younger than 39 will have to wait for future announcements to learn what their precise pension age will be.

The change will affect those born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978.

The government said the new rules would save the taxpayer £74bn by 2045/46. While it had been due to spend 6.5% of GDP on the state pension by 2039/40, this change will reduce that figure to 6.1% of GDP.

Labour said the move was “astonishing”, given recent reports suggesting increases in life expectancy were beginning to stall, and long-standing health inequalities between different income groups and regions in retirement.
He said the government had decided to accept the recommendations of the Cridland report, which proposed the change.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams told MPs that many men and women were beginning to suffer ill health in the early 60s, well before they were entitled to their state pension. “Most pensioners will now spend their retirement battling a toxic cocktail of ill-health,” she said. “The government talks about making Britain fairer but their pensions policy, whether it is the injustice that 1950s-born women are facing, or today’s proposals, is anything but fair.”

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the government risked creating “second-class citizens”. “In large parts of the country, the state pension age will be higher than healthy life expectancy,” she said.

“And low-paid workers at risk of insecurity in their working lives will now face greater insecurity in old age too. Rather than hiking the pension age, the government must do more for older workers who want to keep working and paying taxes.”

Age UK was also critical of the change.

“In bringing forward a rise in the state pension age by seven years, the government is picking the pockets of everyone in their late forties and younger, despite there being no objective case in Age UK’s view to support it at this point in time,” said Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK. “Indeed, it is astonishing that this is being announced the day after new authoritative research suggested that the long term improvement in life expectancy is stalling.”

The government has also committed to regular reviews of the state pension age in the years ahead. Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the government would need to do more to encourage saving, particularly amongst younger people.

“For anyone yet to reach age 47, there is still time to adjust their retirement plans by looking to contribute more,” he said. “We feel it is important the government meets them halfway; we need a national savings strategy to help people save and invest for their future. A good starting point would be for the government to look at a savings commission.”

The SNP said it remained opposed to raising the pension age beyond 66 and reiterated its call for an independent pensions commission to be set up to look at “demographic differences across the UK”.

In response, Mr Gauke said the Scottish government would have the power to provide extra financial help for those approaching retirement if they so chose. That raises the prospect of further rises. Indeed a report by the government’s actuary department in March suggested that workers now under the age of 30 may have to wait until 70 before they qualify for a state pension.

Business to Business Insurance Services

Business to Business Insurance Services

If you are already busy with the day to day running of your business tasks such as renewing your business insurance can sometimes feel like a real drain on your time, especially when there are so many different types of policy available and many insurance companies have regular offers and promotions making it difficult to tell which policy would be best for you.

 

Due to this more and more businesses are choosing to use the services of professional insurance brokers such as Weir Insurance to help take the strain of finding the correct business insurance. With a wealth of experience from helping their customers in Newcastle and Northumberland for over forty years at Weir Insurance they are experts in business insurance and are able to offer all the help and advice required to make sure you get the best insurance for your business.

Using their long-standing knowledge of the industry they will be able to help you decide the type of cover that you require and then find you the business insurance that is most suited to your needs, and if you need any further help or information at any stage they will always be happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

Regardless of the type of business that you have or the size of your organisation at Weir Insurance they will be happy to hear from you, even if you have an unusual business or another factor that will make it difficult to insure they will do everything they can to make sure they find you the cover that you require.

With many strong relationships within the industry and extensive knowledge of the types of policy that are on offer both locally and nationally they have all the knowledge and expertise required to find the best cover for most business and always aim to offer every customer the best possible service every time.

So if you need to find business insurance for your business why not get in touch with Weir Insurance?  They will be able to find you the best cover for your business for the best possible price and give you more time to carry on with other aspects of running your business

For further information please call one of our experienced insurance team today on 01670 365533 or visit the Weir Insurance brokers website. We have been helping our clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. We talk to you about your requirements, work with you to figure out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of insurers to find the best solution for you.

Buying Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct

Buying Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct

Transforming your conservatory into a unique and attractive living area can be far easier than you may first think with some carefully selected conservatory roof blinds, not only with they give you added privacy and temperature control they can also help you completely change the appearance and atmosphere of any style of conservatory.  Whether you would like to create an extended dining area, a tranquil haven to relax or a place for the kids to place choosing the correct conservatory roof blinds will really help you to create a really good base for any design.

At Conservatory Blinds Direct they have a wide selection of conservatory roof blinds available in many different designs helping you to transform your conservatory quickly and with no hassle at all no matter what ideas you may have in mind, with many choices of colour, style and pattern on offer you can be certain that you will find endless inspiration for your conservatory.

With measuring guides and other helpful information available ordering conservatories roof blinds direct is a quick and simple process and you will be able to get your blinds in no time at all, simply select your designs and measure your conservatories windows and doors, then let them know at Conservatory Blinds Direct what blinds you require and they will get them sent directly to you in no time at all and if you want to you can also take advantage of their professional fitting service.

With the added advantages of increased home security, extra privacy and temperature control so you can use your conservatory all year round roof blinds are a really worthwhile investment, at Conservatory Blinds Direct they have excellent customer services and some really high quality conservatory roof blinds for a very reasonable cost making them an excellent choice for anybody wishing to give their conservatory a real boost. So if you really want to get the most from your conservatory why not think about turning it into a space that you and your family can really enjoy and transform it using conservatory roof blinds from Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct? Conservatory Blinds Direct is part of the InStyle group, a well-established supplier of conservatory roof and window blinds throughout the UK.

All of their Conservatory Blinds Direct products are made from the finest components and materials available, they are so confident in their products they are able to offer an industry unheard of 5 year Parts & Labour guarantee on all blinds made. As a leading UK manufacture to the window blind trade and now they are offering the chance for you to cut out that middle man and buy direct from the manufacture saving you hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds over retail prices.

We are always happy to help and our friendly team will be happy to help you if you have any questions regarding an order, measuring, fitting or any of our products. Simply call on 01642 762497 or visit the Conservatory Blinds Direct website for more information

HW Global Executive Search

HW is a global Executive Search and Professional Interim business operating out of the UK.

Our focus is on the senior talent needs of a broad range of dynamic organisations from small capitally invested start-ups through to publicly traded multi-nationals. We have a significant breadth of functional and cross industry expertise that incorporates both local and global geographies, enabling us to genuinely appreciate diversity, cultural differences, social responsibility and how commercially business is done across continents.

We have a passion for challenging the conventional thinking of our clients, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of cross-industry synergies whilst representing high-potential and seasoned executives that frequently sit beneath the radar. Our candidates typically become clients meaning many relationships have spanned 3 decades; our commitment to consistently delivering best-in-class solutions is without compromise.

Our practice areas in Executive Search and Professional Interim are Consumer, Financial Services, Business Services, Industrial, CFO, CIO, Chair & NED.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH

In a dynamic and highly challenged economy the role of senior executives across all sectors, functions and geographies remains business critical.

Being able to recognise cross-industry synergies, attract business professionals who are passionate about utilising their skills in new areas, and applying decades of knowledge to

shape and support clients’ strategic initiatives remains at the heart of our continued success.

Having a global perspective and multi-cultural appreciation enables us to shape richly diverse executive teams helping our clients to achieve outstanding results.

Process

As a true client partner HW work tirelessly to ensure that we genuinely appreciate the intimate detail of every search we undertake. We believe in providing healthy challenge and honest feedback through each phase of the assignment, tackling potential issues collaboratively whilst offering constructive solutions throughout.

Our sole aim is to exceed expectations by providing a breadth of highly talented candidates delivered through a smooth and efficient process.

To achieve this we follow a number of clearly defined steps.

·         Agree the priorities of the search

Define the need through critical evaluation of the business and unique role requirements

Agree the responsibilities of the role and the person specification

Challenge the scope of the search – Salary range, sector expertise, academic/commercial skills

Finalise brief

·         Define target audience

Agree company target list for initial approach work

Utilise local and global relationship network to identify potential talent

Reference individuals who meet agreed criteria

Create a longlist of candidates for discussion

·         Approach work

Engage with target market to understand and evaluate suitability

Challenge competency, cultural and commercial skills

Evaluate personal and professional drivers

Finalise shortlist for client presentation

·         Shortlist presentation

Formal client review of all shortlisted candidates incorporating our assessment of both hard and soft skills vs. the brief

Provide supporting evidence of track record, career achievements, qualifications and fit

Agree client interview availability

·         Completion

Manage both client and candidate needs and expectations until the preferred individual is selected

Provide formal references

Lead the salary package negotiation process to finalise the offer

Support the on-boarding program through regular communication with both parties

Complete client satisfaction survey

Remain in touch with both client and placement to check on progress and transition

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

With over 40 years combined experience, the Interim Practice has been at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and prolific service offerings within the Human Capital industry.

HW Interim provide experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations for assignments in the UK and overseas.

The fabric of the Interim proposition consists of an elite network of senior Executives, all of whom specialise in change, turnaround or transformation. HW have met, vetted, referenced and known, many who are also clients.

Working alongside the Executive Search business we adhere to the same principles and high standards, enabling us to source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs.

Our strategy is to develop longstanding partner relationships with all our clients. Working with a team of dedicated and experienced Researchers we are able to provide solutions within a 48hr timespan and with well over 90% completion rates.

The business offers both purist Interim cluster solutions as well as Interim to substantive options. Daily rates are typically between £850-£2000 per day.

For further information please visit the HW Global Executive Search website today.