greenwell gleeson newsletter 2016

September 2016 Newsletter

Annual Contractor’s Evening

The provision of Interim and Temporary staff to our clients remains absolutely core to our business. Once again greenwellgleeson is very pleased to be arranging an evening for professional Interims, as well as finance professionals potentially seeking the Interim route, to get together to share stories and network.

We will be looking to hold our annual contractors evening in early November at The Cosy Club in Central Birmingham. As always, we will be providing a buffet and free bar throughout the evening. If you would like to attend and receive further information, please email Leanne.

GG Social Upcoming Events

After a bit of a break over the summer our GGSocial is back and we are pleased to announce the following events:

Birmingham Glee Club – Thursday 6th October
The Full Monty @ Birmingham Hippodrome – Tuesday 15th November
2016 Singha Beer Grand Slam Darts @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – Thursday 17th November
Birmingham Christmas Market – Various dates throughout December

Register your interest in these events here, stating which events you would be interested in. We are also keen to get your suggestions for potential future events.

The Day Rate Gigolo

For all those out there operating in the Interim world, there is a new, must read Blog.

greenwellgleeson has managed to acquire the services of ‘The Day Rate Gigolo’; a white collared mercenary (Interim) of 15 years+ standing who each month will be sharing his knowledge & experiences and at the same time, offering hints & tips to other Interims. So far he has penned 5 articles which can be found here.

We trust his humorous take on the life of an Interim will bring a smile to your face!

Run GG Run…

October 16th 2016 is just under five weeks away and three of the team (Duncan, Rebecca and Leanne – it would have been more but they wimped out) are running the Birmingham Half-Marathon in aid of Cancer Research – our chosen charity for 2016.

It is fair to say that the levels of training are very different across the three participants: Duncan has 229 miles in his legs, Rebecca has 70 and Leanne has… We hope to get across the finish line in our target times and we would appreciate any support on the day or motivation when it comes to training!

If anyone else is running on the day; please let us know and we can share horror stories or celebrate great achievements in the October Newsletter.

So Much For The Summer Shut Down…

August is over and we enter the final third of the year. It was a very busy month for new instructions, particularly on the permanent side of things. Our Part/Newly/Post Qualified team (headed by Duncan Wise) lead the way with clients keen to seek first-time movers from Medium-sized practices. There also seems to be strong need for Accountants with a strong Manufacturing understanding.

As a business, we continue to be well spread across the whole finance spectrum for AP/AR Clerks to Finance Director. The Transactional team (headed up by Paul Hancock & ably assisted by Barry Sheldon) have really come into their own this year, and are currently working on a variety of Payroll, Credit Control and Purchase Ledger vacancies. At the other end of the scale, our Exec Division (headed by Steve Rai) have been kept busy with a variety of Finance Director opportunties that have come from our Corporate clients and also the VC/PE backed space.

Should you require an Interim resource to bridge any staffing gaps, or fill in specific project assignments, then please speak to Rob Lawton, Rebecca Cooper or Leanne Guest.

We are looking to forward to a busy end to 2016 and we hope that the economy remains resilient to any post-Brexit pressure. Should you be looking for a career change or to recruit then please drop an email to or call 0121 233 9911.

The Winner’s Enclosure…

Following a huge and somewhat unexpected response to our Birmingham City FC Photography (Showing there is still some Bluesnoses out there!) we are pleased to announce that the winner of the draw is:

Kim O’Reilly of NatWest!

Congratulations, Kim. Please get in touch to claim your prize and register some more details.

And Finally…

As announced in last month’s newsletter, we have 2 sets of “Paintballing packages for 10” to give away. So whether you fancy a day out with your team, or a family and friends paintballing party you could be in with a chance to win 10 tickets to Delta Force Paintballing.

Click here to register your interest – the winner will be announced in this section of October’s Newsletter next month!