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With a network of carefully chosen executives, already in place we are able to act quickly. Our clients are often managing change, turnaround, restructure, programmes or coping with a sudden departure from a senior team. They all need interim leadership to help them through their changing world.

In the five years since we were founded, we’ve been making some noise in the interim management business! In 2016, we were voted one of the UK’s fastest-rising interim management firms. In 2018, Holdsway has been ranked the UK’s leading Gold Service provider of interim managers, based on quality of service*. 

Providing interim managers for leadership, change and senior management roles, we are one of the UK’s few genuinely multi-discipline providers operating at Board, executive, head of function, business-change, programme leadership and turnaround level.

We like helping our clients by providing rapid access to a network of experienced, proven and benchmarked interim managers. Because we take the time to know our network of interims well, and they like our approach to our client relationships, they trust us to match them to the right assignment. This means we waste no time introducing you to them as soon as we have discussed your brief with you.

We believe clients return to us again and again because we consistently provide some of the best hand-picked shortlists in the market. And when we say short-list, we mean it. You don’t have time to sift through CV’s of people you don’t know – that’s our job, and our expertise! Once we know your need, we’ll introduce you to one or two interim managers well-matched to your brief, who we know can help you.

Interim management is about providing leadership for a period of time. Good interims will share knowledge, fresh ideas and insights, and inject positive influence to help you deliver enduring results. Above all, interim management is about spreading new thinking, fresh ideas and best practice by experienced managers and executives passionate about helping others.

What we’re good at is knowing a good interim when we meet them. We insist on meeting every interim we work with. We’ll meet our interims several times a year to ‘tune in’ with them. We’ll also get feedback and references from clients to add real comfort to your hiring process. This combination of good process and experience of doing this allows us to consistently find the right interims for you and your organisation again and again. You know what you’re getting when you work with us.

About you
If you have decided that your company, organisation or team needs an immediate injection of expertise, experience and leadership then we should have a conversation.

You might be facing planned or unplanned change, turnaround, restructure, enterprise-wide programmes, managing leadership transition or have a sudden gap in  your leadership teams.

When can an interim manager help you?
Interim managers will help companies and organisations:

  • needing to manage their own planned (or unplanned) change.
  • planning or managing growth or right-sizing.
  • needing to improve performance and operations.
  • managing a turnaround or restructure.
  • lacking the management expertise to navigate current business circumstances.
  • launching a system implementation and need a programme lead.
  • whose management consultancy has recommended an organisational redesign – and now needs to put it into practice.
  • with a shortage of management, executives, board members and programme leaders to lead, inspire and manage during these situations.

How we help
Holdsway are experts in providing interim leadership at Board, Executive and Programme Director level across industry sector and function. Our interim managers operate worldwide. So let’s have a conversation or arrange to meet and discuss how we can help you.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best interim leaders working today – they’ll help you implement your plans and convert your decisions to actions.

Well give you immediate access to interim leadership at Board, Executive and Programme Leader level.

We’ll extend your net, introducing you to a wide network at senior-level to complement your own, immediately available, referenced and benchmarked.

We’ll save you time – we’ll give you hand-picked shortlists of the best available executives, fast.

Our expert knowledge becomes your expert knowledge. We’ll share our knowledge, network and insight with you.

Let’s connect
We like to keep in touch. Our business is about people and about successful working relationships – long-term ones!

Because people are so crucial to the success of companies and organisations we like to come to see you and learn about you, your company, organisation and team. It’s our favourite part and it underpins the success of each of our assignments.

Call us on 0203 053 4438 or go to our Contact page and get in touch or submit a business enquiry online. We’re looking forward to  conversation with you.

A helpful network
We’ve  seen the results of sharing knowledge and fresh ideas to influence positive change through harnessing expertise networks. Communicating regularly with our vast network enables us to draw its pool of knowledge and expertise. We like to share this valuable insight through our blog, social media channels, and through our series of network seminars and events.

An international network
Through our network of interim management providers in Paris, Hamburg and Frankfurt we can offer clients access to a significant international network of experienced interim managers.

*Institute of Interim Management annual survey*


"Nick Diprose is adept at rapidly assimilating the essential elements of a client brief, translating them into a concise shortlist of well-matched interim executives!"

Adrian Colman, CEO Wincanton plc

"Nick Diprose is one of the key movers and shakers in the world of interim management – he is one of the very first ‘go to’ people when it comes to resourcing and advice. He runs an extremely professional outfit that really understands the market. If you are a professional interim or a client in the market for first-class interim resource, my strong advice is that Nick needs to be on your list of key contacts."

Tony Martin, Board-Level Transformation Director

"On reflection, what we needed was quite a tall order: a proven interim manager, good value, an immediate start, a fast operator who was also very capable in both strategy and execution. Nick Diprose showed us that this was, in fact, possible."

CEO, award-winning legal services firm
For clients
Call us on: +44(0)20 3053 4438
Register interest: clients@holdsway.co.uk
For interims
Call us on: +44(0)20 3053 4438
Email your CV to: interims@holdsway.co.uk