Interim Management

Are you looking for an interim senior manager or board-level person? Then look no further! Norrie Johnston Recruitment is a leading interim management agency.

Headed by Norrie Johnston, who has placed more interim candidates into roles than any other recruiter working in the UK today, the NJR team has delivered against hundreds of senior interim briefs, working with organisations large and small, both in the UK and overseas.

Rex Cridland has successfully recruited senior interim executives for a large number of blue-chip businesses during his 25-year career in recruitment.  Rex works alongside Phil Hagen, formerly an interim sales director specialising in senior sales roles, and Jackie Edwards who has previously worked as an interim transformation director and now specialises in recruiting for transformation projects.

Our team has helped companies find the perfect interim managers whether that’s to plug critical short term gaps, strengthen project teams, support business turnarounds or inject specific skills and experience at critical times.

No matter how specialist the role, or urgent the need, our team will be able to help – and fast!

Thanks to our rigorous process and expertise, we will find you a short list of perfectly matched candidates in 2-4 days.

Many of our expert recruiters have real-world corporate experience, indeed some have worked as interims on complex senior assignments.  They know the market, how to help you shape your brief, how to find the best interim candidates and importantly, how to get them up and running, delivering for your business as soon as possible.

Get in touch with us now to discuss your brief.

If you’re new to interim management, then the following resources will help you:

Why Interim Management is So Popular How to Ensure Your Interim Director Delivers Interim Manager vs Permanent Employee: How the Costs Compare How to Choose an Interim Agency – 12 Top Tips

"NJR has supported IMI Critical Engineering with a number of senior interim roles spanning various locations across Europe and the UK."

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"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, COO Insurethebox
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"I just wanted to say thank you for your input, support and advice during our first Interim appointment.

The advice pre-Christmas was excellent, your first candidate was spot-on and of course we are excited now at having our Interim join our team.

You’ve helped to make this process very straight-forward and uncomplicated and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future.

Thanks again."

Mark Wynn, Managing Director Avonline Plc

"I have used Norrie's firm on several occasions to find talented experienced senior interim managers to assist with serious business challenges at short notice. Each time I have been very impressed by the calibre of people offered, the speed with which they were available and the excellent results they delivered."

Stuart Rolland, Managing Director, Smart Metering British Gas

"Norrie’s firm always provides top quality candidates, often at short notice, in a very professional and client- focused manner. He is a pleasure to work with."

Chris Rickard, Group Finance Director The Weir Group

Interim Management Team

Norrie Johnston

Norrie Johnston

Chairman

One of the UK’s leading recruitment authorities and an industrial specialist, Norrie has found senior interim executives for an array of international businesses. Norrie knows what it is like to be both client side and an interim. Before setting up his first recruitment agency in 2000 he worked as an interim sales and marketing director for global engineering, technology and industrial businesses, such as:

Rex Cridland

Rex Cridland

Managing Director

Rex has successfully recruited senior interim executives for blue chip companies around the world. With over 25 years’ recruitment experience, Rex has worked at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, major online recruitment firms, exciting start-ups and global search and selection specialists, finding interim talent for the likes of:

Phil Hagen

Phil Hagen

Director

Phil knows what clients looking to hire interim directors and executives really need. Before his career in recruitment, Phil worked for many years as a senior and director-level executive working in international businesses within the telecoms, IT and ICT sectors, including:

"We worked closely with Rex at NJR on a new and key, senior management position. He did a great job of turning round a strong short list in a tight time-frame, as well as quickly adapting to changing requirements. Rex was easy to contact and responsive throughout the process and I would definitely recommend working with NJR based on this experience. "

Maria Woodhams, HR Manager Toyota Financial Services (UK) plc

"NJR has supported IMI Critical Engineering with a number of senior interim roles spanning various locations across Europe and the UK."

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"Rex at NJR did a fantastic job of turning round a comprehensive short list in a very tight time-frame, quickly sourcing a range of highly relevant and suitable candidates. They were also extremely responsive, helping to manage a smooth and efficient process; I would definitely recommend working with them based on my experience."

Sarah Thompson, VP Finance, HR and Operations International LeapFrog Toys
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"NJR are an outstanding company to work with since they understand the need to deliver high quality people but also at speed and with unrivalled client service. What's more NJR have outstanding people who not only understand recruitment but who have fulfilled senior executive roles in all their key sectors on a global basis. So they can instantly understand a client's needs and its culture and use this to source top quality candidates who will be effective on a long term basis."

Rene Schuster, Former Group COO Veon and CEO Telefonica Germany

"Insurethebox is a market leader which needs to react with speed and agility to maintain its market position. To support this Insurethebox requires our business partners to be able to respond promptly with expertise, skill and well-rounded solutions. Rex at NJR has consistently met the brief set, and has delivered."

Andy Haynes, Joint Chief Executive InsureTheBox
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"Rex provided Diageo with a cost-effective, punctual and targeted approach which got the right result!"

Kevin Fairburn, Head of HR Western Europe Functions Diageo

"Rex comes highly recommended. Undertaking what proved challenging posts to fill, Rex got to grips with culture and fit very quickly. Very professional and an easy approach to work with. Most importantly Rex delivered on all of his assignments."

Justin Thomas, Managing Director Bon Bon Buddies Ltd

"Rex played a key role in running a successful talent pool campaign to identify, evaluate and appoint a number of senior finance roles at Legal & General. The assignment brief was challenging: timescales for delivery were tight and we had set a high quality bar for candidates' technical, as well as commercial skills standards. The brief was executed well and involved the delivery of rigorous assessment days. The days not only resulted in the selection of high quality recruits but also turned out to be a very effective and efficient use of the Legal & General senior management teams time."

Lee Dobson, Finance Director, Wealth Division (at time of project) Legal & General
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"Norrie’s firm always provides top quality candidates, often at short notice, in a very professional and client-focussed manner. He is a pleasure to work with."

Chris Rickard, Group Finance Director The Weir Group

"Rex is a hugely talented, proactive individual who takes time to understand his client's needs and provides a first class service."

Atul Sharma, Finance Director GSK Export

"Norrie is a consummate professional and a pleasure to do business with. He is affable, diligent and dependable. He operates well across sectors and brings a wealth of experience to any work situation. I recommend him without hesitation."

Alan McCarthy-Wyper, Director Balfour Beatty Rail

"Rex has assisted me as Group Head of Internal Audit at G4S Plc to place 3 senior roles during a 6 month period. Rex is a reliable Executive Recruiter who identified good quality candidates and made sure that they met the candidate profile before sending in their CVs."

Phil Summerton, Group Head of Internal Audit G4S Plc

"Rex assisted SEGA with recruitment campaigns. I found him to be honest, professional and helpful at all times. It was great dealing with him."

Ben Harrison, Head of HR SEGA Europe

"Norrie has always been very responsive and on two occasions has provided a very rapid and professional service to identify high-quality leaders for Westinghouse. He must have a huge network as he always manages to provide a short-list in a matter of days, of very high quality. I will continue to use Norrie for difficult positions when I need to move fast and guarantee quality."

Colin Brown, Engineering and Safety Director Invensys Rail

"Rex has worked on 2 commissions I have been involved with. On both occasions he has managed and conducted thorough searches with a particular diligence. This combined with highly developed levels of perception, an acute awareness and great people skills has led to being presented with proper runners for the top level posts involved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will use his services again."

James Sprint, Group CEO Alternative Flooring and Wilton Carpet Factory

"I just wanted to say thank you for your input, support and advice during our first interim appointment. The advice pre-Christmas was excellent, your first candidate was spot-on and of course, we are excited now at having our interim join our team. You've helped to make this process very straight-forward and uncomplicated and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future. Thanks again."

Mark Wynn, Managing Director Avonline Plc

"We have used NJR on more than one occasion and have been impressed by their ability to find excellent candidates both quickly and cost-effectively. We particularly like the fact that throughout the process we have the personal attention of one of NJR's Directors who knows and understands our business and it's culture."

Mark Cockburn, Managing Director Cambridge Economic Policy Associates

"NJR's SME service took the brief quickly and provided the experience, calibre and personality of candidates we were looking for."

Catherine Senda, Managing Director Curtin&Co
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