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.

  • 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

  • We have worked with The Simmance Partnership for three years on a number of assignments across a range of functions, and different levels of seniority. Steve has taken the time to understand our business and each specific brief to provide a good selection of candidates through his extensive network and industry knowledge, with many of these successful hires still part of our team.

    Rob Amar, Managing Director, RH Amar

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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