Building capability, creating capacity
Building capability, creating capacity
Fresh thinking, collaborative and passionate about people. These are the qualities behind the professionalism and expertise of Penna’s Executive Recruitment Solutions. Our executive search and executive interim consultants see things differently. We view our candidates and clients equally as customers. For that simple reason, many of our candidates become long-term clients. Born out of a global human resources solutions business, we bring a broader perspective. Our new ideas and services support organisations and leadership teams through transition and change. We know that to answer our customers’ business critical recruitment needs, we need a deep and broad understanding of their organisation. This includes their current capacity and the capability they need to achieve future success. Come and talk to us and our difference will become clear.
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“Creating sustainable communities, transforming organisations and delivering impact.”
It’s inspiring for us to partner the leaders and organisations who serve the residents of local communities. That’s why we’re proud of our reputation for supporting transformational change in the sector. And why it matters to us to be a market leader for placing interim and permanent CEOs and strategic leaders.
That reputation is built on our unrivalled insight into the issues facing local government, including: devolution, workforce reform, developing commercial trading operations, and designing alternative service delivery models.
With Penna, added value comes as standard.
“Passion in all that we do.”
Our consultants collectively bring decades of experience to the most challenging of assignments. We consistently deliver because of our global approach, exceptional networks and trusted relationships. We treat every assignment differently, often mapping markets in our research and rejecting the approach of traditional “black book” head-hunters. It’s this resilience, attention to detail and persistence in our approach that marks our success.
Our rigour and expertise enable us to deliver in a diverse range of sectors, including: Telecoms, Media and Tech, Transport and Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Engineering, Energy and Utilities, Retail, Financial and Professional Services and Private Equity.
M: 07904 083327
“Supporting those who support others.”
We’re passionate about our work with organisations that make a profound impact to the lives of others. Our firm belief is that they deserve the brightest leadership talent in the market. We can deliver on this because we understand the specific issues the sector faces, while drawing on wider expertise of supporting transformation.
We’ve worked with top UK and international charities, housing associations, cultural institutions, social enterprises, mutuals and NGOs delivering leadership talent. This has included supporting Trustees and Boards to shape new governance structures and operating models.
“Turning vision into reality.”
We’re known for our ability to find rare talent and specialist skills in domestic and international markets. The key is rigorously testing and assessing the candidate’s ability to deliver in one of the most scrutinised and demanding of professional fields.
Our experienced consultants work across Whitehall, its agencies and devolved administrations to deliver the best senior talent. We’ve placed leaders ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges around – from leading the UK’s efforts to compete in global markets, to driving the Government’s scientific research into climate change.
M: 0203 829 9765
T: 07710 701570
“Inspired by discovery and impact.”
There’s a strong overlap and interlinking between the health, life sciences and academic sectors. The UK has arguably the strongest Life Sciences ecosystem of any country, in terms of delivering investment, improved health and economic prosperity - and jobs. Our team has delivered some of the most critical hires over the last few years, ensuring that organisations and companies find the leadership talent needed to maintain the UK’s prominent position.
We’re inspired by - and committed to - the innovation and breakthrough discovery our customers deliver. It’s this passion that drives our performance in finding the exceptional talent our customers need.
M: 0203 829 9765
T: 07710 701570
“It takes great HR people to find great HR people.”
Our executive recruitment team specialises in sourcing the very best HR talent in the market – drawing on our heritage as part of a global HR solutions business.
Serving the public and commercial sectors, we work right across the HR profession from Director Level to Business Partner, OD to Reward and L&D to HR transformation. Our customers’ benefit from the insight we’ve gained from supporting reform and organisational change across many sectors - as well as our cutting edge HR forums and thought leadership.
“Financial leadership in action.”
CIPFA Penna is our unique executive recruitment partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy. We’re perfectly placed to support our customers. Especially as they are navigating the most complex financial landscapes the public and commercial sectors have ever faced.
We provide executive interim and permanent recruitment across the full spectrum of financial management and reporting. Over 25 years, we’ve built up a reputation for high quality and effective support – giving us unrivalled access to financial leaders and technical specialists. Those who can support the financial management are required to deliver transformational change, increase profitability, and deliver a step-change improvement in performance.
“Deploying expertise with pace and precision”
With access to one of the largest networks of former management consultants and sector specialists, we are able to rapidly build transformational teams to work under the banner of a consultancy. This might be to drive value for money in major government projects; to spearhead digital transformation strategies; or to boost the capacity of actuarial or risk management teams for global financial services firms. Penna partners with leading management consultancies to provide subject matter experts and additional resources for when the bench is empty, or to support significant business opportunities that require scarce skills, rapid mobility to different geographic locations, or rare sector expertise. The Penna promise is to deliver with pace and precision.
‘Do the same as last year,’ said the client. ‘No,’ said Penna. Why be safe and expected when you can teeter on the edge of ‘Is that even possible?’. We push, we push again. We find, we excite, we secure the very best people for our clients. And the solutions are brighter than ever.
Penna are the exclusive UK member firm of Senior Management Worldwide (SMW) - an established international executive interim network.
The SMW network helps clients solve problems, improve results, fill key expertise or executive leadership gaps, realise opportunities and assist with other critical initiatives on a global scale. With 24 branches in 16 countries, the SMW has provided interim executives in over 40 countries – including: Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
Penna are part of the following Frameworks; for more information about procuring our services, please contact email@example.com.