Market Update – March 2015

As spring quickly approaches, Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners have continued to make steady progress through 2015. The month of March is proving particularly exciting, as the businesses have been exposed to new opportunities, including some interesting retained branded assignments with Hillier Nurseries, FatFace and Trimline. These three clients alone have given us the opportunity to advertise and market two Finance Director roles and one UK & International Tax Manager role. The response rate has been outstanding in terms of quantity and quality.

On an interim basis, Chilworth Partnership were delighted to introduce a dedicated senior Finance Integration Manager at CooperVision. The business required project management in the integration of a recent acquisition, Sauflon. On the Venture side, our consultant, David Hodges, was particularly excited when he managed to place a candidate at Southampton Football Club, his boyhood team. All of these companies join a growing list of reputable local businesses in which Chilworth and Venture are working in partnership with.

In terms of general market trends, both businesses have noticed that although job opportunities increased in the first couple of months of the year, the market now appears to be slowing slightly. This may be due to the looming General Election in May, as many businesses are holding back on important financial decisions until the next government is confirmed.

In other news, Chilworth and Venture are now just a little over two months away from hosting their next Business Breakfast, as former RAF Tornado pilot Mandy Hickson plans to give her presentation on “Realising Goals in High-pressure Situations”. An invitation for this event is scheduled to be circulated soon.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

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