“IMA provided AppNexus with an outsourced HR service for our European Headquarters based in London for 2 years and also assisted in the setting up and management of HR operations in France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Singapore and Australia. AppNexus has gone through considerable growth and IMA was always able to support the Company’s international growth plans on time and within budget.  AppNexus has now reached a size where we have taken our HR in-house; however, we have been delighted with the support we were given by IMA as our Company grew rapidly.  I would not hesitate in recommending IMA to other fast growing Tech companies.”
David Bornor
apnexus
“In providing us with a means of expanding our recruitment presence in the UK, Interim Management Answers Ltd has been an invaluable partner. Nigel and his team have been extremely responsive, informative and flexible in supporting UBC’s initial efforts to engage an in-country advisor/consultant. IMA’s in-depth knowledge of labor laws, HR requirements and tax implications have allowed us to move forward in the UK knowing we have met all of the necessary requirements. We’ve been very satisfied with services rendered.”
Håkan Björn
ubc.fw
“We hired IMA LTD to help us respond to a large public sector tender having entered the UK market from America we had little experience in he sector. Nigel guided us through writing our response, always striving to make it the best it can be which ultimately lead to us exclusively winning the bid. Nigel is a pleasure to work with, he is flexible, committed and takes the time to understand your business needs. He is not afraid to offer his opinion and expert recommendation and we would have no hesitation in recommending Nigel and IMA”
Jack Tomlinson
data_mark
“Through Interim Management specialists IMA, who worked closely with us to scope our requirement, Lindsay Heggie was hired to undertake a review of our inside sales operation and make recommendations for improvement.   We gave her a wide ranging remit and a very tight timeline to work within.  As a highly knowledgeable and experienced call centre and inside sales professional she hit the ground running, and quickly got to grips with our operational practices and procedures, as well as the complexities involved.   As a result she was able to deliver this assignment on time. She easily adapted to our business environment and worked well with both our operations and management personnel.  She found time to provide mentoring to one of our young managers who greatly appreciated her input Her analysis was well documented and presented, and her recommendations easy to understand. Overall, our organization has been extremely pleased with the work she carried out and we have implemented her recommendations to the benefit of our inside sales centre. I’d thoroughly recommend Lindsay both as an operations executive and consultant and wouldn’t hesitate to work with Lindsay and IMA in the future”
Ty Smith
arval
“When we decided to open an office in the UK, I knew we would need a HR partner who would not only be a trusted advisor but also someone who would work with our company’s best interest in mind.  Esther has exceeded all of our expectations. She is extremely competent, proactive and always very responsive in addressing our questions and concerns.   Esther has been instrumental in our success in opening up an office in the UK by way of helping us offer our employees the very best programs and policies that are the right fit for our company, culture and size.  Additionally, she has guided us through our practices ensuring we stay within line of compliance.  Esther has also referred us to experts within her network who have been able to partner with in regards to immigration, benefits and employment law.  I would not hesitate to recommend Esther as a true and valuable business partner.”
Aurie Chidziva
mtg
“In October 2013, my colleague and I relocated to London to prepare for the UK launch of San Francisco-based startup, TaskRabbit. IMA, and specifically Frankie, came highly recommended to us by London & Partners for relocations services. Frankie worked with my colleague and I to find a 3-month rental starting in October. Considering it was the end of the year, options were limited - especially for a short term stay - but Frankie managed to find us a gorgeous 2-bedroom flat in Shoreditch within out budget. Throughout the entire process, Frankie made us feel like we were in good hands; she was communicative, professional and very efficient with her search. She was also incredibly intuitive, understanding what we were looking for in a home without having to ask too many questions. Both my colleague and I ended up having to extend our stay in London, and we both chose to work with Frankie again to find us short term stays. In both instances, I completely trusted Frankie with the relocation process and was extremely happy with the results. Can't recommend Frankie enough, she's the best”
SheShe He
rabbit
“"Frankie is amazing! Relocating from the US, she helped immensely and we could not have gotten a better result. After some attempts to view and contact letting agents before our move, we didn’t have any luck. Frankie helped us view, negotiate, and find the perfect flat for our family. She went above and beyond to look into schools, setup visits and continues to look after us as we are getting settled.”
Jim and Amelia Suchy
eight_light

Interim Management

Outside the UK and Europe nobody has heard of Interim Management, yet this is a £1bn industry with 80,000 Interim Managers employed across Europe. The service started in Holland in the 1970s and it’s grown every year since its inception.

 
IMA is the only Interim Management Company with an exclusive focus on supporting International companies in the UK.

 
Typically, companies bring in Interim Management expertise for a finite amount of time, examples of their use include:

  • Opening up a new market and getting great connections – A MAJOR BENEFIT FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
  • Delivering change projects e.g. setting up a new supply chain, project managing the opening of an office, implementation of a new ERP system etc.
  • Using part-time senior support on an ongoing basis until such time as they’ve grown to an appropriate size and can justify a full time head (HR, Finance are typical requirements)
  • Mentoring – especially good for international clients who don’t understand the UK market or the way the British work
  • Plugging a senior gap in their business, for example, waiting for someone to join their company or filling a gap due to long term sickness

The most important things when using an Interim Manager is to ensure that they’ve got experience of your market and the gap you’re trying to bridge; our expertise is in firstly helping you define your requirement and then secondly finding the perfect Interim Managers who can “hit the ground running”.

 
Unlike most Interim Management Companies, IMA does not limit itself to its own database and uses its experience in Executive Search to identify candidates from multiple channels in order to deliver Interim Managers with the right experience.

 
Interim Management assignments can last between 10 days and 1 year with most project based assignments taking between 3 to 6 months – in a lot of cases the Interim Managers work on a part time basis which proves to be very cost effective.

 
Costs for Interim Managers typically range between £300 to £1200 per day – this includes IMA’s charges but excludes VAT and business expenses in-line with a client’s expense claim policy.