Barbon Insurance Group

Barbon Achieves More with the Help of Interim Managers

The Opportunity

Barbon Insurance Group is made up of a number of individual brands who offer a range of specialist insurance products and services the UK’s growing Private Rented Sector.

Russam GMS has been working with Barbon Insurance Group for a number of years to help them find high quality interim managers when the business required it.

Several Interim Managers have been recruited to work on a variety of projects across the company’s three main businesses – HomeLet, Letsure, and Rentshield – that provide tenant referencing and specialist insurance for lettings agents, tenants and landlords.

Recently the company was seeking senior level interim managers to take over a number of key roles whilst they recruited permanent people. The roles were in two different areas – firstly, interims with change management skills to help the organisation move towards one streamlined back office operation. Secondly, seasoned risk and compliance professionals to work closely with the regulator (FCA) and put in new systems and controls.

The Outcome

With interims in place, Barbon recruited permanent people as part of a carefully planned recruitment process. The company found that one of the biggest benefits of having the interims in situ was the fact that new employees had a great handover and were able to seamlessly pick up their roles.

Barbon’s CEO Martin Totty said, “We have a good working relationship with Russam GMS – they understand our business and have consistently found high quality, heavy-weight interims very quickly that have not only been competent, but the right fit our business.”

Jason Atkinson, Managing Director, Russam Interim says, “We are delighted to work with Barbon. They really understand how best to utilise the skills and expertise of interims to support their business. We look forward to continuing working with them as they develop and wish them every success.”

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