Our Way

Our aim is simple, we are here to help clients find the right people and the right people find the right clients.

We are the authority in FMCG senior Sales and Marketing appointments, operating typically between the £60k and £250k salary bands. Our fees are completely transparent: for example, the fee structure is exactly the same whether we are conducting confidential search or advertised selection.

We don't wrap up the process in corporate jargon or rigid methodologies. With The Simmance Partnership you will always get an honesty, a directness, an insight and answers that are refreshing, open, collaborative and deliver results.

Absorbing conversation

Asking the right questions, listening for the right answers.

Positive reinforcement

Victory only retains its sweetness if followed by another. Only when you call us for the next assignment can we truly say the last was a triumph.

For clients, this means getting to the crux of the issue and building a solution around the recruiter.
For candidates, it involves understanding the skills and motivations of each individual before deciding on the best career destination.

To make a positive difference in your recruitment, we will often ask searching questions; we will always invest an incredible amount of time to get to know you, your business and your challenges. Once the approach has been agreed, we act quickly and keep you informed every step of the way.

More than a recruiter

We are an advisory on all matters SME and start up. Knowing who to talk to, knowing where to go, with a deep rooted network which reaches beyond our competitors.

Our network provides enterprise and opportunities beyond recruitment, we can facilitate introductions to industry contacts that can help with funding and open doors to new markets for your business.

We also offer practical advice on Organisation Design and insight into Human Capital Resourcing. Our service includes contemporary behavioural and management measurement tools beyond traditional psychometric evaluation.

  • For me it's about the lifetime of experience and relationship building combined with Steve's long term approach to recruitment that counts. We’ve known each other and worked together for over 20 years and every time recruitment is mentioned Steve is top of mind as one of the UK’s prominent FMCG recruiters and trusted advisors when it comes to judging people. He is very well networked with the best candidates and his business is without doubt a serious player in recruitment.

    Paul Monk, Partner & Founder, Inventabrand Consulting

  • 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

  • Steve and his team are incredibly thorough, rigorous and precise in all they do, ensuring that the candidate brief is accurate and detailed. This ensures that at all stages the recruitment process is methodical and efficient for both client and candidate as ultimately his reputation is at stake at all times. From the detail and accuracy in the reports he produces on the candidates, through to the feedback that is provided, Steve and his team ensure that we will find the right candidate each time and not have to make compromises or second guess suitability for the role.

    Aidan Wilday, UK Sales Director

  • 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

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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