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 is a key supplier to have at our disposal when we need senior interim help to fix senior staffing problems."

Chris Battersby, HR Director IMI Critical Engineering
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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


One of the UK’s lead interim management authorities, Norrie has found senior interim executives for an array of international businesses. Importantly, Norrie knows what it’s like to be both client side and an interim. During his corporate life Norrie worked for Babcock, Portals Water Treatment and Ricardo International, while as an interim sales/marketing director he oversaw major initiatives for IMI, IBM, Westinghouse Electronics, Engineering Training Authority, London Electricity and Tunstall. 

Rex Cridland


Rex has successfully recruited senior interim executives for blue-chips such as Apple, Sega, GSK, IMI Plc, Network Rail, Royal Mail, Arcadia Group Plc, Diageo, Legal & General and American Express.Rex has over 20 years of recruitment experience gained working at the highest level with global recruitment consultancies, major online recruitment firms, exciting start-ups and with global search & selection specialists.

Phil Hagen


Phil understands sales people.  He has over 25 years of national and international sales management experience in a wide range of industry sectors including telecoms, IT and ICT.  He has successfully delivered strong business sales solutions and recruited multi-disciplinary sales teams while working at sales/managing director level in global organisations including Amcat Group, NTL, British Energy and Cable & Wireless plc.  Furthermore, as the founder and developer of the successful SalesMatch sales behavioural assessment tool, there is no one better than Phil at identifying the character profile of successful sales people.