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

  • What stands them apart is their understanding of the requirements we have as a business...looking beyond a brief, asking questions that really help understand who will be the best candidate for the role in the long term and most importantly if that person has both the personality and experience that we seek.

    Joanna Rodgers, Managing Director UKI Vice President, Philips

  • Steve carefully balances the need to find strong cultural fit as well as basic functional capability, and he is not afraid to challenge and probe to ensure a good fit. In a world of grey, he adds colour.

    Neil Barker, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Birds Eye

  • The Simmance Partnership has guided us through recruitment projects offering a cocktail of insight, inspiration and motivation. Steve is, of course, successful in managing the fundamentals of recruitment and when that is combined with his wide knowledge of our world and his great contacts, it gives him an edge

    Clare Blampied, Managing Director, Sacla

  • Steve and his team always endeavour to experience the culture of the organisation that they are in partnership with first-hand by spending many hours immersed in the business to get a true reflection of the opportunities, capabilities and challenges that the organisation faces, which is invaluable insight for both recruiter and candidate!

    Marcus Saxton, UK Business Unit Director, Cussons

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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