Digital transformation and finance business partnering demand driving buoyant interim market

Interim executives are needed by businesses for a variety of reasons; professional guardianship, consulting, programme management, to kick-start a diversity agenda or a specific skill-based role where the required talent is unavailable internally at short notice.

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

The key drivers for the growth in the interim market during the past year have included high demand for digital and transformation roles, with many clients conducting ERP rollouts and embracing data analytics. We have also seen a sharp increase in finance business partner roles, as firms seek experienced CFOs to act as trusted advisers who can provide real time support and analysis, adding value to support decision making.

The buoyant interim market is no doubt also being stimulated by the ongoing uncertainty posed by Brexit, with many firms unwilling to commit to permanent executive hires in such uncertain market conditions.

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 client’s needs. Our key values are based upon a foundation of openness and honesty, with an underlying spirit of tenacity and professional pride, placing the needs of both clients and interims as our top priority.


HW’s extensive database of interim executives has been carefully selected, thoroughly vetted and referenced so that we can be certain that they will be well matched to the challenges and culture of the client. Increasingly our clients are achieving enhanced value to both their businesses and their bottom lines; utilising experienced interim executives on a flexible resource basis, injecting them into their organisations for just a few months to lead and guide their teams through periods of challenge and change.

An interim may be sought to fill a gap caused by extended absence or be introduced to transfer talent, knowledge and skills to your existing team. The currency our carefully selected interims trade in is successfully completed projects and delighted clients.

If you would like to discuss your interim management needs, please contact HW Interim MD John Wakeford at johnw@hwglobalpartner.com or on +44 (0) 113 243 2004.