Chilworth Partnership reaches over 400 followers on LinkedIn

Following a year of increased activity, with the recruitment market beginning to return to pre-recession levels of activity, Chilworth Partnership are delighted to announce that we’ve now got over 400 followers on our LinkedIn page.

If you’re on LinkedIn you can find regular updates about the Finance sector, recruitment trends, advice on job hunting and information about all the roles we’re handling if you follow Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners on LinkedIn.

We’ve gone Mobile

In response to recent market trends, showing an increase in people searching for their next job using a mobile device, Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners have decided to stay ahead of the game.  We’ve recently rolled out two brand new responsive mobile websites that are designed to optimise visually across all smartphones and small tablet devices.

On the same note, avid viewers of our desktop websites may also have noticed we’ve recently made a few stylistic tweaks to improve overall user experience and help you find jobs most relevant to you.

The mobile sites, available to view by going to  www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk on any mobile or tablet, have been built with a refreshed visual design.  This means that if you’re on the move, you should now have a much easier reading experience, with faster download speeds, enabling you to view and apply for jobs or contact us for consultation whenever it is convenient for you.

The Chilworth Partnership’s Fourth Birthday!

On 20th September it will be exactly four years since Chilworth Partnership first opened our doors for business. Our business has gone from strength to strength over the past four years, forming two unique brands of which we are incredibly proud.

The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners provide modern financial recruitment services founded upon traditional ideologies. Our consultants invest time meeting with all the candidates we represent and this alone sets us apart from our competitors. This new digital recruitment age presents us with immense scope to reach and engage with our target audience and we are determined this will compliment and not replace the human touch on which we have built our businesses. We portray candidates in an honest and rounded fashion that enables all parties to be fully aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

Rod Hutchings and Richard Carter, the two founding partners of the Chilworth Partnership are proud of the success of their businesses to date and are excited for what the future has in store.  They acknowledge we’ve come a long way but both still feel there is considerable opportunity to further develop the Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners brands, “We truly value the trust put into us over the past 4 years by our candidates, clients, family and friends.  Together we have created and grown a successful business which has changed many lives for the better, ours included”.

Here’s looking forward to the next 12 months and celebrating our fifth anniversary with you in September 2015!

Market Update – September 2014

Based on early activity so far we are confidently predicting that September is going to be a very busy month for Chilworth and Venture.

Whilst the thought of summer ending is not a desirable one- the increase in job opportunities within finance and accountancy certainly is!

Although there was a slowdown in activity during August due to the summer holiday period, The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment still managed to place 4 qualified accountants into permanent roles. A further 2 interims have been introduced to assignments across the Hampshire and Dorset area.

In the coming months we expect to see more roles becoming available on an interim, contract and permanent basis in comparison to last year’s figures. With reports showing that business expansion is at its fastest in over two years, it is no surprise that there is a noticeable increase in demand for qualified accountants.

If you are looking to secure your next opportunity in the executive and qualified accountancy sectors, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details of all the roles we are currently handling. Jobs 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.

We have a number of exciting events planned for the latter part of this year. Watch this space for further updates and details.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil it’s recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk andwww.vrpartners.co.uk

Market Update – August 2014

The usually unpredictable British weather has provided us with one of the most glorious summers to date- all just in time for the school kids 6 weeks holidays! With this sunny weather comes a fleet of exciting events surrounding the Hampshire area; from the Boat Show in Southampton, to the Bournemouth International Air Festival this summer is one that is heightened by the exciting activities our area has to offer.
Despite the temptation to bask in the sun, Chilworth and Venture have remained in the office  hardworking as ever, instead channelling this brilliant positive weather through our respective business over the last month.

However as summer has kicked in, the financial recruitment market is showing the traditional tell-tale signs of slowing down. Despite this fact, Chilworth and Venture have not fallen to this trend; instead, in July  five qualified accountants have been placed in roles that have furthered their career. Furthermore, two interim managers have been introduced to assignments across the Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley areas, supporting the growth and development of our clients.

If you are looking to secure your next opportunity in the prestigious qualified accountancy sector, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details of all the roles were currently handling. Jobs 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.

For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visitwww.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpa

The Chilworth Partnership voted one of the Top Interim Service Providers

Here at the Chilworth Partnership, we are delighted to announce that we have been featured in the Institute of Interim Managers’ list of Interim Service Provider Survey 2014.

The guide lists the findings of the UK’s most authoritative annual survey of leading interim service providers. The Institute of Interim Management (IIM) has compiled over 15,000 unique votes from around 2,500 interim managers and executives in this year’s interim management survey, ranking interim service providers chosen from several hundred providers  ranked into four divisions, ‘Platinum’, ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’.

The IIM were keen to identify those businesses that really understand interim management.  The success of the relationship between interim provider and manager relies on professional and effective practices from both.  Providers who treat their interim managers as ‘inventory’, to be used or discarded at whim, do little to enhance their reputation. Providers who courteously nurture and support the competent Interim professionals most aligned to their clients’ requirements can build the success of their interim provider businesses for the long term.

The top reasons given by interim managers for why they consider particular service providers to be outstanding (and which are reflected in the list of ‘leading providers’) are:

1.    Honesty & integrity

2.    Understanding the clients’ requirements

3.    Strong interim to provider to client relationships

4.    Understanding the interims’ proposition

5.    Straight talking

Commenting on the survey, Rod Hutchings, Co-Director and Head of Interim Management at Chilworth Partnership, said;

Featuring for the first time – appearing at number 70 – we are delighted to be the only, niche provider in our disciplineto appear on the list based in the whole of the central southern-counties region.  We pride ourselves on being well regarded for our honesty and integrity, and receiving recognition on a national level really validates our tailored, boutique approach.  This approach enables us to reliably deliver innovative resource solutions as a committed and trusted partner.”
 

If you are considering becoming an Interim Manager, send us your CV, or contact us to discuss how one of our expert interim managers could help deliver the change your business needs.

Click here to see the full list of the IIM’s “Top 80 Leading Interim Service

Market Update – July 2014

We’re now into the height of summer and the weather has been surprisingly good these past few weeks.  Also, the World Cup is nearing an exciting conclusion, Wimbledon, the Isle of Wight Festival and the British Grand Prix have come and gone and there have been – and continue to be – numerous other cultural and social events going on in and around Hampshire, Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Despite all these distractions, Chilworth and Venture have managed to reflect the weather’s sunny disposition in our respective businesses over the past couple of months.  Although the market is showing signs that the customary summer slowdown is starting to kick in, Chilworth and Venture bucked the trend in June by helping eight accountants to take their next step on the career ladder.  We have also assisted four interim managers in finding their next professional challenge, in the process actively helping businesses across the Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley to grow and develop.

If you’re looking to secure your next opportunity in the qualified accountancy sector, please get in touch or for details of all the roles we’re currently handling – check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us onFacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visitwww.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk

Market Update – May 2014

Financial year end has passed, and we’ve had our first Bank Holiday weekends of the year, which must mean summer is just around the corner!  In the period since we last released an update the market continues its upwards momentum.

These past few months we have noticed a dramatic upturn in instructions, having made several interim appointments in the month whilst securing permanent offers for a number of happy accountants.  If you’re looking to secure your next opportunity in qualified accountancy or IT, please get in touch or for details of all the roles we’re currently handling, check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

This is the first significant change we have seen in market conditions over the past few years, which has brought increased success for the Chilworth Partnership, along with our sister company Venture Recruitment Partners.  For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.u

Market Update – March 2014

We’re now into the third month of 2014 and we seem to have just about weathered the storms that were battering the south coast since Christmas.  We’re even being treated to the odd burst of sunshine.

This month brought the very sad news that Dennis Turner, former Chief Economist of HSBC, has passed away.  Dennis, a speaker at one of Chilworth Partnership’s events, was known for his anecdotal style, irreverence, insider knowledge and wit all of which combined to leave the attendees of our event with a pragmatic and relatively optimistic outlook for the British economy.  Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

On a lighter note, this month we have noticed a dramatic upturn in instructions, especially in the IT and interim finance markets, having made sixinterim appointments in the month  whilst securing permanent offers  for seven happy accountants.  If you’re looking to secure your next opportunity in qualified accountancy or IT, please get in touch or for details of all the roles we’re currently handling, check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

This is the first significant change we have seen in market conditions over the past few years, which has brought increased success for the Chilworth Partnership, along with our sister company Venture Recruitment Partners – in the past month we have been chosen as a main supplier to B&Q for all their qualified accountancy needs.  We have also expanded our Preferred Supplier status with several new high-profile businesses.  For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk andwww.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – February 2014

We’re now in the middle of February and what with all the rain, hail, flooding and power cuts, Christmas and New Year seem a long time ago!  But as we know, a new year traditionally marks new beginnings and here at the Chilworth Partnership we’re a stickler for tradition.  So, not being ones to disappoint …in step Emma Bartle!

The Chilworth Partnership is proud to announce the introduction our latest business offering, this time in the IT field and what better person to head our new section up than Emma – a highly-experienced IT recruiter who has over 15 years of multi-sector experience in the recruitment of interim, contract and permanent technology professionals?

Following the soft launch of our recently qualified to mid-management financial recruitment division – Venture Recruitment Partners – in September, January also marked the official launch being celebrated in the Edwardian surroundings of Chilworth Manor Hotel.  Guests were treated to drinks and canapés, with guest speaker Peter Bewsey appropriately discussing his views on launching new ventures in the Edwardian surroundings of the Chilworth Manor Hotel – all of which was very well-received.  For details of our future events, plus information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Introductions made  in January included assisting a rapidly-growing pharmaceuticals business in setting up their commercial finance team, the placement of both interim and permanent managers at a blue chip vehicle leasing company and a the successful placement of a senior interim finance manager with a major defence business.  For details of all the roles we’re currently handling, check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Market Update – December 2013

Christmas parties have now been and gone (ours was a luxurious affair in the picturesque setting of the New Forest) and the leaves have deserted the trees, which means it must be time for our final market update of 2013.

December has seen a late flurry of activity here at Chilworth and Venture as everyone tries to tie up their recruitment exercises before the new year.  2014 itself is looking very positive – we are already consulting regarding two interim year end projects, and also regarding an acquisition and systems integration project, and the forecast for January is very positive, with market liquidity expected to increase as 2014 progresses.

Instructions in December included assisting a rapidly-growing pharmaceuticals business in setting up their commercial finance team, the placement of both interim and permanent managers at a blue chip vehicle leasing company and a the successful placement of a senior interim finance manager with a major defence business in the Thames Valley.  For details of all the roles we’re currently handling, check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Following the success of our business breakfast event in October – Building High Performance Teams – we will be celebrating the successful launch of Venture Recruitment Partners with a drinks and canapés reception in the New Year.  Guests have previously described our events as “very informative and… very entertaining”, “inspiring” and “captivating”, so email peter@chilworthpartnership.co.uk to avoid disappointment, and to book your place for Venture Recruitment Partners: The Launch Party.