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 Search Practices. Our consultants see things differently. Born out of a global human resources solutions business, we bring a broader perspective. and look to support clients shape their thinking on the talent they need to transform organisational performance and governance, deliver growth or improve profitability. So, when we work with organisations as a recruitment partner, we are clear on the leadership qualities needed to deliver success. And with Penna, our clients and candidates can access a broad range of services to support them in their journey with high quality interim capability, cutting edge assessment solutions and career guidance to designing employer value propositions through our award winning creative teams.
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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.
“Supporting Digital and Data Transformation”
At Penna we take an integrated approach to Digital and Technology. Working with clients at different stages of the transformation journey, alongside leading technology media and telco players who were “born digital”. The Penna approach looks at all phases of the digital journey supporting our clients to deliver the right talent, so they can focus on their business objectives. Penna’s digital practice works across both the Public and Private sector and provides both commercial executive search and interim solutions.
We understand our clients need to leverage digital to deliver organisation and operational efficiency and effectiveness and accelerate new and better ways of working. The key to achieving entire organisational transformation is to unlock human potential. At the intersection of digital and talent, the impact is maximised. In helping our clients to find, secure and excite high quality talent, Penna can play a key role in organisational objectives being achieved.
“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.
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“Supporting commercial return with pace and precision.”
For over a decade Penna has worked with clients to find the rare talent and specialist skills needed to deliver sustainable change to improve performance, promote growth or to adapt to new regulatory, demographic or market changes. Our expertise has supported the set up and growth of public sector trading companies, housing development organisations to combined pension funds and government funded research companies.
Key to success has been our ability to find, rigorously test and assess, talented commercial and corporate leaders and their ability to adapt to different operating models and cultures. Our experienced consultants work with senior executive, C-Suite and Board level talent across the public and private sectors and have broad professional network within the UK and abroad. So for a recruitment challenge that requires commercial or corporate change expertise come to the experts.
“Inspired by discovery, research and impact.”
As a boutique search practice, we provide the scientific expertise and senior leadership talent to support growth in the health, life sciences and academic sectors. The UK has arguably the strongest Life Sciences ecosystem of any country, in terms of delivering breakthrough research, investment, improved health outcomes, economic prosperity - and jobs. Our team has delivered critical leadership hires over the last few years from Directors of world leading research institutes, to finding the talent universities and companies need to maintain their competitive edge in an increasingly complex and competitive market.
We’re inspired by - and committed to - the innovation and breakthrough discovery our clients deliver. It’s this passion that drives our performance in finding the exceptional talent they need to deliver success.
“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.
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