bpesearch (bpesearch.com) is the executive search division of the Better Placed Group. They are specialist in identifying business and functional leaders in the UK and Western Europe. They have expertise and a broad client base across multiple sectors including Consumer, Financial & Business Services, FMCG & Consumer Good, Retail, E-commerce, Travel & Leisure, Technology, Life Science and Industrial Manufacturing.
Partner - bpesearch & Board Director, Better Placed
With over 20 years’ experience recruiting across Marketing, Sales, Data and Digital. He was the founding Director of bpesearch in 2007 with the backing of the Better Placed owners. He focuses on working with corporate and commercial clients in the business services, finance and consumer arena.As an established and proven executive recruitment specialist, with a style and approach that reflects the values and beliefs of bpesearch, Paul has an established portfolio of clients across the UK and an enviable network of candidates at Director and Board level across FTSE 100 through to entrepreneurial and PE backed firms.
Andy is a Partner within bpesearch and also of our Consumer Practice and brings a wealth of specialist sector experience. His core focus has been across FMCG businesses in particular, but his remit also spans into private equity, Direct to Consumer and SME’s (particularly where founder / owners are still in situ) in both food and “non food” organisations.He has partnered with local and international board members to deliver leadership talent at General Management and functional Director level for organisations of all sizes from plc to start-up. It is this track record, combined with his commitment to fostering long term, sustainable relationships that has enabled Andy to build a reputation for integrity and transparency as well as an unswerving commitment to delivering for both clients and candidates alike.Previously, Andy has operated in sales and marketing roles with Diageo, Pladis / United Biscuits and Coca Cola before making the move into Executive Search.Andy is married to Emily, living together with their two teenage daughters and “Darcy Valentine”, the 42 year-old family cat.
Director - bpesearch
Rowan is an Associate Director, specialising in financial services, insurance, fintech and insurtech. He’s worked with a wide range of businesses, from tech-led startups, through to multinational FTSE 100.Known for his positive, honest and transparent approach to all relationships, he’s become a trusted advisor to a number of the fastest growing challenger brands in London’s fintech scene – helping them on their journey to scale and compete with the major players. Rowan has successfully appointed senior leadership across sales, marketing, product, digital, strategy and partnerships.Prior to joining bpesearch, Rowan built and led the financial services practice of our sister business, Better Placed.
Director - bpesearch
Michael leads the Industry & Manufacturing Practice for bpesearch working in both consumer and industrial markets to deliver leadership assignments across Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Technical functions as well as General Management and MD appointments. Before joining the team, Michael had built his extensive network and expertise through lead roles in global plc, executive search and privately owned recruitment businesses including a successful spell co-running his own venture. Michael has a reputation for quality of service, integrity and professionalism and his approach is honest, constructive and consultative. He prides himself on delivering high quality shortlists and on building lasting, mutually beneficial partnership within his network.An avid runner, Michael has completed numerous half marathons and has his sights firmly set on the next London Marathon.
I have built an exceptional reputation internally and externally since joining the Group in 2010. Now a Board Director, my expertise spans retail, e-com, hospitality and leisure sectors and I have a first class network throughout marketing and digital functions in particular. My clients range from major high street retailers to emerging scale-ups and disruptors and I've helped many individuals transition between the twoI'm not afraid to challenge traditional thinking and try to bring a fresh perspective to my client’s search criteria and I have a strong track record in helping women to secure leadership positions. I would like to think I have an incredible work ethic and a honest approach and this has proved a very successful combination throughout my career, and for that reason, I'm often the chosen recruitment partner for many businesses and candidates alike.
Nia works across Financial Services, Consumer Services and Digital within bpesearch. Her focus is on senior executive commercial, marketing and general management appointments. She joined bpesearch after graduating from Royal Holloway University in 2018, where she studied Biology.
My role as Financial Controller covers all areas of Finance including preparation of Management Accounts, reporting, budgeting, cash flow planning as well as liaison with auditors, tax advisors and banks. I am also responsible for the management of the administrative support of the business.Something you might not know about me. I am a Black belt in Kickboxing!!
Partner, bpesearch & Board Director, Better Placed
Leads the Consumer & Luxury Practice with personal expertise within FMCG, Retail, Leisure and Travel and a passion for SME’s and PE-backed organisations
IR35 - Are you Ready for April 6th?
IR35 changes to legislation mean that from next week, 6th April, in the private sector it will be the responsibility of the end-user client to ensure that contractors are compliant with IR35 legislation. Those businesses who aren’t compliant with the new rules could face large tax bills and penalties. If you haven’t already you need to :Assess which “off payroll” workers you have. Analyse the relationship with each, what agreement applies, what and how are they paid, exactly what is it they are doing and how is the relationship managed and what 3rd parties are included in the chain.Apply the employment status test for each freelancer. (firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail here if required)Implement policies to ensure determinations are passed down the chain, ultimately to the freelancer. Allow the freelancer to challenge determination and to ensure payments are taxed correctly. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THIS MAY EFFECT YOU… HMRC have provided a handy factsheet for contractors to get ready for the upcoming IR35 changes on April 6th You can download your copy here If you need any further advice on anything in terms or IR35 and how it may effect you as a client or a candidate feel free to get in touch!Read More