Welcome to Ignata finance

Tailored solutions for your business needs

The talent consultancy for finance professionals

We’ve listened to your frustrations with the increasingly transactional, short-term nature of the recruitment industry. We have built our reputation by putting quality and integrity at the forefront of everything we do and we will strive to keep on raising the bar.

By maintaining the highest standards and investing in expertise, innovation and technology, we will continue to differentiate and will deliver as your human capital partner of choice.

Focusing on three distinct methodologies – executive search, interim management and core finance recruitment – we ensure our expertise is focused where you need it most.

As part of Ignata Group, we have the infrastructure and resources to genuinely tailor our approach to meet your demands. We are constant in our indisputable commitment to a genuine partnership, where we care as much about your reputation as our own.

Our sectors

We are focused on the following sectors (across the UK and Globally), across listed, private equity & VC backed businesses, as well as high-growth start-ups and owner-managed companies:

Retail, E-Commerce & Consumer


Technology / SaaS

Leisure, Hospitality & Travel

Professional Services

Industrial & Engineering

Renewable Energy, Power & Utilities

Telecoms & Media

Property & Real Estate

Construction & Infrastructure

Facilities Management & Business Services

Oil & Gas / Mining

Our clients say it all

We've built trusted relationships with some of the world's biggest brands across a broad range of industries.

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Our scope

Our typical mandates include the below roles (on an interim or permanent basis).


CFO / Finance Director

Group Financial Controller / Head of Finance

Commercial Finance Director / FP&A

Head of Financial Reporting

Finance Manager / Commercial Finance Manager

Finance Reporting Manager / Group Finance Manager

Qualified Accountants

Part-Qualified Accountants / Transactional Finance

Our track record

BCA Marketplace

Scope: British Car Auctions have undergone significant change and growth simultaneously. The leadership team were looking to re-shape the finance organisations both in Europe and in the UK.

Solution: Retained searches were critical for all roles in Europe, whilst working exclusively on UK-based roles to attract A+ talent to their office in Farnham, Surrey.

Results: Ignata invested in a new technology platform that allowed the BCA teams to see our candidates answer key questions and assess cultural fit thus reducing the time to hire significantly (especially useful throughout lockdown). We placed the following roles:

Finance Director (Madrid)

European VAT Manager (Lisbon)

UK Financial Controller (Farnham)

European Finance Manager’s x2 (Farnham)

Financial Analyst, Farnham

UK Remarketing Finance Director

Commercial & Operations Finance Director

Testimonial from David Banks (International FD): "Ben and his team at Ignata have worked very closely with us on several searches for both UK and European roles. I initially enlisted Ben to help fill 2 key UK roles and he brought a number of excellent candidates. As a result of this success I opted to work with Ben on a retained basis for 2 key European roles and again was very impressed with the quality of candidates he brought. Following these successes I am confident that I can rely on Ignata to help me find strong finance professionals in the UK and Europe."

Sweaty Betty

Scope: Sweaty Betty is growing at pace. In order to support this, the board have partnered with Ben to recruit a number of strategic hires.

Solution: Ben exclusively mapped the market using our data-driven research team and tirelessly created an A+ talent pool of culturally aligned candidates. It was by no means an easy mandate but the results speak for themselves.

Results: Ben and his team have recruited the following roles: CFO, Senior FP&A Manager, Head of Transactional Finance, VP Finance, AP Manager (Interim & Junior Staff), Financial Projects Manager (Interim), VP of Logistics & Operations, Ecommerce Manager with more to come!

Testimonial from Mark Smith, COO: "Ben has hired a number of roles for me - all very successfully. He does an outstanding job of really understanding not only the role but the company's culture so making sure he finds candidates that will truly fit. I very much recommend him!"


Private Equity

Ignata Finance are a VC/PE backed business ourselves. As such we have strong roots in the UK Private Equity market.  We are in the honoured position of being an advisor to many PE firms on their portfolio needs. We leverage our substantial SME network across management teams (CFO, CEO and Chairs) to share knowledge, origination opportunities and deliver management appointments.

Recent mandates have been across the below PE firms: 



Connection Capital






Guinness Ventures



Queen’s Park Equity

L Catterton

TDR Capita

Bridges Fund Management



Interim Management Guide & FAQs

Our Interim practice prides itself on delivering world class service to its bank of interim managers. We understand there have been a number of legislative changes in the last year so felt it was appropriate to add an FAQ section in order to assist with any questions big or small. We have also added a user guide to our payroll process for established contractors of Ignata Finance or if this is your first time working with us.

For every contract role, we undergo an IR35 assessment with the client, using the Government CEST tool, to determine whether the role falls inside or outside. We will then provide you with the determination document for your records. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting paid?

Read our Payroll User Guide here to learn more about the Timesheet Portal process for LTD or Umbrella Company contractors.

Umbrella Companies: How do these work and what do I use?

If your role falls inside IR35, you have the option to either be paid PAYE as a contractor via Ignata Finance, or via a third party such an Umbrella company. We have invested time in building relationships with a number of Umbrella companies, all of whom have been vetted and are accredited members of APSCo, FCSA or Professional Passport. As a result, we have managed to agree preferable rates on behalf our contractors. For our PSL please contact support@ignata.com and we can put you in touch.

Limited Company Contractors

If the role you are placed into is outside of IR35 scope you can continue to use your limited company. We require certain documentation in order to process this which can be found here.

Holiday Guide to PAYE Contracts

Download our guide to claiming accrued holiday. 



We require two year’s worth of references for you. This will either need to be your line manager if you worked directly, or the consultant who was your contact if the assignment was via an agency. If you have had a significant period of time out of work we may ask for a personal referee.


Payroll Contact Details

For any queries, please email payroll@ignata.com or support@ignata.com