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NED Recruitment

Non-executive director recruitment services

Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) can be an excellent asset for a company, by ensuring compliance with corporate governance, especially in owner-managed businesses where the Board may have limited control because the owner is often the sole or majority shareholder.

  • The day-to-day pressures of running an SME can take the focus away from long-term strategic planning, so NEDs can help develop a better vision for an organisation by having an ‘outside-in’ approach.
  • It’s often difficult for business owners and executives to talk about certain issues. An external ‘listening ear’ can help air these worries and create a plan to take the business forward.
  • Many NEDs have a strong business portfolio behind them, which can bring pearls of wisdom and experience to add significant value.
  • There is compelling evidence to suggest that SMEs with an NED are more likely to extract a higher premium for the business in the event of any takeover or sale.
  • NEDs can make great business mentors to less experienced executives within an organisation.
  • Understanding corporate governance presents SMEs with a route to better management practices, which are integral to growth. 

How Cast UK can help

Cast UK has first-hand experience of embarking on a sharp growth curve and the appointment of NEDs as part of that trajectory. We have ‘lived experience’ which means we are able relate to and empathise with other organisations in a similar situation. 

  • With experience of working with peers, entrepreneurs and academics at Lancaster University Management SchoolAnchor, we have access to exceptional intelligence on organisational models and the benefits of working with NEDs.
  • Many of our experienced contacts from FTSE 500 companies are prime candidates for NEDs, offering us access to a broad and specialist talent pool.

Interested in placing a position with us?

If you are an employer and want to know more about our specialist recruitment services, please get in touch today.

Interested in advancing your career?

If you’re looking to make your next career move in these specialisms, drop us a line and we can start matching your experience with some fantastic roles.

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