AI Issue 4 2017

24 Acquisition International - April 2017 Chris Rowbotham, founder and MD of Clement May, explains more about the firm and emphasises the fact that its success is very much down to a joint team effort. This article celebrates the firm’s receiving of the 2017 UK Recruitment Awards - London And South East accolade. lement May is an international IT recruitment consultancy, headquartered in the city of London with offices in Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur. The firm specialises in ERP, Project Management and Architecture and works with several FTSE50 multinationals, placing professionals globally. Mr. Chris Rowbotham serves as Partner at Clement May. Chris has more than six years of Executive Search experience, focusing on Technology, Financial Services and the Industrial Sectors. He specialises in the delivery across a range of Senior Management assignments predominantly at Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director level. Chris was consultant in the Executive Search division of Robert Walters Plc, prior to this he ran the search and selection practise of the Robert Walters Technology division. Chris tells us more about Clement May and its accomplishments since inception. “I founded Clement May in 2010, with previous experience at two high profile listed recruitment firms, I began the company after noting the gap in the market for a boutique, knowledgeable team that could deliver a search mentality into the contingent mid-level market,” he explains. “I’m proud to note we’ve been recognised in the Recruiter Fast 50’s Top 10 as well as the FT1000. “Beyond that I’m also pleased to announce we have recently been awarded a major RPO with a FTSE5. We hope this marks the next exciting chapter in Clement May’s success story.” Clement May’s success is down to its unique strategy of reacting to the needs of both candidates and clients and Chris tells us that developing close, trusting relationships, with open communication and relaxed, honest services, is what set Clement May aside from competitors. Company: Clement May Ltd Name: Chris Rowbotham Email: Chris.Rowbotham@ Web: Address: Aldermary House, 15 Queen Street, London EC4N 1TX UK Phone: +44(0)20 7186 0800 TeamWorkmakes the DreamWork C 1704AI38 “We are always looking out for ways to improve our service and because we have a small team, new policies and practices can be adopted and delivered in an agile and efficient manner. “We pride ourselves in treating our clients with the utmost respect. All too often, in my experience, recruiters are quick to tell their clients how to work – however, this is not our mantra.” The recruitment industry is competitive and, in order to survive, recruiters must adapt to new roles and expectations from their clients. At Clement May, rather than giving consultants defined roles, the firm emphasises client and candidate satisfaction via a supportive and knowledgeable team. “International recruitment can be exceptionally complicated but our role is to make the hiring process as simple and successful as possible for all parties,” comments Chris. “We will always provide a single point of contact for our clients, again this is an essential part of the Clement May experience.” Over the last seven years, Clement May’s team has expanded significantly and has an exceptional understanding of the fast-evolving world of technology in the global market. Chris is quick to sing the praises of his team of dedicated, hardworking employees. “My management team are dedicated to providing a professional, world-class recruitment service,” he enthuses. “Clement May’s staff are essential to the success of Clement May. Our consultants and support staff bring their unique expertise, skills and personalities to the company. Clement May is a multi-national, multi-lingual team who work with global clients and candidates. The team has been built to reflect the global business environment; highly qualified, highly skilled and highly experienced. Without them, Clement May would be nowhere! “I also believe in the continuous improvement and training of staff and this is certainly something we are looking to build upon into 2017.” Indeed, Clement May’s ethos is to build niche specialist teams that build strong, long-lasting client relationships and consultants are regularly invited to advise clients on their hiring strategies, demonstrating the depth of the business relationships the firm has built over the years. “I have been extremely impressed by Clement May & their Architecture Delivery They have certainly made a dramatic difference to the whole resourcing process”