Our Philosophy

The Simmance Partnership is a boutique specialist recruiter, which means we concentrate on our clients and their needs, not revenue or corporate pressures. Our entire approach is underpinned by a commitment to positive interrogation. We get to know you and your situation, every assignment is different and must be viewed with an objective perspective and a fresh pair of eyes. We provide solutions that strike at the heart of the issue, rather than perpetuate it.

If we can deliver real value, you will want to work with us again and that gives us a vested interest in delivering the best long-term solution.

We are driven by a desire to challenge the industry norm and turn what is often perceived as a painful process into an enjoyable, tangible and beneficial experience for everyone - the client, the candidate and us.

This is supported by expertise, experience and knowledge-gathering that informs every solution. In any given year, the team engage with more than a 1000 different people and we continually immerse ourselves in the latest client, trade and business information.

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Our Way

  • From the very first moment we started the search process to completion Steve and his team were always offering value and insight that helped us make the correct decisions

    Santiago Fernando, International Area Director, San Miguel

  • 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 have appointed The Simmance Partnership as my ‘go to’ recruitment partner over many years, in both the context of Executive Selection and as business adviser. The thoroughness of their research methods combined with a close attention to detail on all candidate matters has enabled excellent briefs to be put together, which in turn has led to great people appointments for my businesses. My recommendation for them is unconditional

    John Cahill, CEO

  • 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

  • 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

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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