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Our services are built on a foundation of trust and shared accountability. Every one of our clients is different so we adopt a bespoke approach to each.

Together we nurture and build success.

We are an established, respected brand, with unrivalled experience through decades of talent development.

SUCCESS by collaboration

Matched to your internal and external needs to ensure compliance with industry and customer standards. Working with your line managers to meet their staff development objectives.

SUCCESS by being in control of business direction

Being part of your business to deliver interventions that fully reflect your DNA and culture. Creating the values, beliefs and behaviours that fully support your objectives and what it should be like to work within your organisation.

SUCCESS by being competent

Its not just about the skills you need to meet your business objectives, its also how the interventions are structured, delivered and facilitated.

SUCCESS by cultivating people who fulfil your vision

Ensuring we create outcomes associated with engagement, retention, motivation, reward and continued learning.

Using our proprietary software, Talent Matrix™, we collectively define what success looks like.

Our Search identifies talent that will achieve that success, measured not only by CVs or Social Media, but by rigorous and interactive engagement. We Seek Those Who Will Succeed.

Success Criteria requires more than pedestrian answers at interview-which we conduct as standard- however we test this through Success Criteria. Potential prodigy, once engaged, must put ‘skin in the game’. Our due diligence process ensures that all talent you select to interview and appoint are ready, keen, engaged and hungry for success.

An Interim Manager.....a Contractor by another name?

A common misconception, and one that can lead to companies overlooking a vital resource that can have an immediate and game-changing impact on the organisation. Where Contactors are consummate professionals with sought after talents who are often required for spikes in workload, extended absences or for a niche skills gap, Interim managers are typically seasoned business veterans.

Interim management is the provision of an executive contracted on a short-term basis to carry out a specific management task within an organisation. Increasingly, Interim managers are recognised as the practical alternative to management consultants.

True Interims are, at their core, specialists who have finessed their craft and evolved into respected business leaders who can take a holistic view of your organisation, whilst honing in on the problematic specialist issue that you face. This could be any area of your business; leadership, HSE, finance, asset management, supply chain, sales, business development, HR- they will define the challenge in a meaningful business context.

Interims’ wider experience allows them to decipher a particular issue taking into consideration the overall impact it has to the organisation and design and implement a solution that your talent can utilise to ensure SUCCESS. They are the catalysts of change to take you to the next level, positive disrupters who see the issues you may be blinkered to.

Our bank of respected Interims are carefully selected, vetted and possess proven expertise and gravitas to discretely integrate into your business and infuse their hard-earned wisdom, within a defined timescale, positioning you solidly on the path for excellence.

Talk to us to see how you can access this rich source of talent, we can partner you with sage counsellors who will truly make a difference.

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We Guarantee Success

Our process is based on experience and the game changing application of SUCCESS Criteria™. The process is delivered against a fixed cost and with a guarantee of SUCCESS unique in the executive search market supported by The Talent Matrix™ software developed specifically for Maxwell Drummond.

Our SUCCESS Criteria™ in The Talent Matrix™ will enable you to design succession planning, train and recruit much more effectively.

Together we nurture that SUCCESS with our final invoice only being issued after your chosen talent has completed a successful 90 days.

Our process is broken down into:

Meet Us: Initial meeting, establishing SUCCESS criteria and timescales. At this point the budget is agreed and Shared Risk Commitment Agreement signed.

Foundations: Using the Talent Matrix™ we will work with you to create and agree a bespoke person and job specification for the role.

Search: Including highly effective behavioural and motivational interview techniques and leading-edge technology mean you get the person that matches your SUCCESS criteria built from The Talent Matrix™.

Build: We offer support in order to build your chosen talent integration into your business. How we support you in this is planned from the outset to suit your business, your team and you.

Interact with our Blueprint above, to see how our unique fee structure dovetails with our guarantee of SUCCESS.



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