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.”