Since 2001

Since 2001 The Simmance Partnership has been offering discerning clients and candidates an industry defining recruitment and career planning service. Focusing on senior commercial management, we help to bring through the most talented middle managers and identify the very best senior people for the rigours of the board.

Our Philosophy

Dedicated focus

We are recognised as an industry authority on FMCG Sales and Marketing recruitment, with an approach that is as revealing as it is refreshing. SME, mid-sized and leading organisations come to us because of our dedicated focus on them and our ability to see beyond the homogeny of the recruitment industry. Talented candidates choose us because of the clients we work with and the career counsel we give freely.

Our Way

Thinking beyond

Our practice is built around three core values:

  • The knowledge, insight and market reputation of our team
  • The guiding principle of working in partnership
  • A truly personal service

Our passionate adherence to these ideals delivers clear thinking, successful outcomes and relationships that go far beyond an assignment or individual.

Our Relationships

  • Steve knows the UK Talent Pool, like no other. He engaged with us quickly, showed us an energy and agility to make things happen at pace – all of which we needed to create an entire team from scratch. Steve is refreshingly different to his counterparts within the recruitment community. He is not afraid to challenge preconceptions...

    Bob Sperry, Partner, Kainos Capital

  • I work with private equity backed businesses as Non Executive Chairman. It is often part of my remit to strengthen the Sales and Marketing teams at which point I turn to Steve (The Simmance Partnership) for advice on the best structure, whether to look to full time employees or professional interim support, and then proceed to recruitment ... usually under time pressure. Steve has consistently delivered for me.

    Robert Leechman, Non Executive Chairman

  • In my capacity as Chairman in the start-up venture of Cannaray it was apparent our growth model was going to need exceptional people to support the launch and rapid expansion of the business. I turned to the team at The Simmance Partnership who I have known, and worked with, on several occasions over the past 20 years. Led by Steve, the team always bring tried and tested methods, creative thinking, and a seamless execution to complement our needs around attracting and securing truly brilliant people. Steve is a fixer; give him a people challenge, and he’ll present the right solution. He will deliver time and again at pace. I have always enjoyed the result of his thorough work, but also Steve’s profound knowledge of the FMCG marketplace. He especially knows where to find the best people, to woo and wow them to our doorstep. There are many enthusiastic amateurs in recruitment, only a few are experts like The Simmance Partnership. The team always delight me with their results.

    Clive Sharpe, Chairman & Co-founder

  • It was clear from my first interaction with Steve and his team that we had chosen the right partner for our recruitment needs. Their rigorous approach and responsiveness to our feedback allowed us to accelerate with pace through the recruitment process. Steve’s brings a wealth of valuable experience to the table and helped greatly in screening and selecting suitable candidates for interview stage. This was evidenced by the time he took to understand our business, category and job spec. We look forward to working with The Simmance Partnership for our future Sales and Marketing needs.

    John Mason, General Manager Europe

  • Working with The Simmance Partnership is a pleasure. Their understanding of the FMCG market is outstanding meaning time and again they have found us strong senior talent for challenging international briefs. We expect high standards; they have presented exceptional shortlists and delivered and executed with 100% success. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve and his team.

    Brian Murray, Group HR Director, Nomad Foods Europe.

Sooner or later, you’ll want to talk to us.

Guided by the candid approach of Steve Simmance, who has been an FMCG recruiter for over 25 years, we provide a true counterbalance to the norm, encouraging transparency and reality, factors so often missing in our industry today.

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