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Bringing together knowledge, relationships and expertise

Our solutions

We have deep-rooted expertise in recruiting finance professionals across a number of sectors and locations. Each consultant has specific market knowledge and an unrivalled network at your disposal.

Executive Search

The Ignata executive board prides itself on a transparent and dynamic search process, with a...

The Ignata executive board prides itself on a transparent and dynamic search process, with a successful track record of placing senior professionals in a broad range of industries (in the UK & Internationally). Our best-in-class search processes have helped us build a diverse, innovative and exciting network for our clients.

Interim Management & Consulting

The recruitment of an experienced Interim Manager provides instant value to organisations seeking to adapt and...

The recruitment of an experienced Interim Manager provides instant value to organisations seeking to adapt and change to both growing and turnaround environments. Our carefully selected ‘bank’ of interim managers bring with them a specific set of skills and experiences, offering expertise and agility.

Our alternative approach to the traditional consultancy model can help you transform your employee value proposition. Ignata’s subject matter experts consist of ex-consultancy professionals with a strong track record in their chosen discipline.

Contingent Finance Recruitment

Utilising over 75 years combined experience, Ignata Finance employ highly credible, mature and extensively networked consultants....

Utilising over 75 years combined experience, Ignata Finance employ highly credible, mature and extensively networked consultants. In an increasingly competitive market, we have developed a reputation for working with high-calibre, diverse candidates who trust us with their careers.

We're more than just recruitment...

Executive Board Coaching

We have a dedicated team that provide exec coaching (but often to high-potential employees) helping them...

We have a dedicated team that provide exec coaching (but often to high-potential employees) helping them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board.

Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Understand which areas of Emotional Intelligence you have strengths in and which ones you can...

Understand which areas of Emotional Intelligence you have strengths in and which ones you can best develop. The Emotional Capital Report (ECR) is the world’s most advanced system for measuring Emotional Intelligence and here at Ignata Finance, we use the ECR to assess our candidates giving you a more thorough route to hiring.

Emotional Intelligence Coaching

Having trained as an EQ coach (by RocheMartin), Ben Searls has the tools and experience...

Having trained as an EQ coach (by RocheMartin), Ben Searls has the tools and experience to coach & develop leaders of today & the future. 

Resilience Training

Working in exclusive partnership with Chris Paterson (who is an accredited by the Association of...

Working in exclusive partnership with Chris Paterson (who is an accredited by the Association of Coaching) we have delivered resilience training to candidates that we have placed. Chris works with individuals and teams to promote growth through personal learning. His work is not just thought-provoking, it’s action-provoking as a means to deliver lasting sustainable change and improved business performance.

Chris has the unique profile of having been a senior finance professional (having become a FD at GSK) and also being an accredited executive coach. This makes him really well placed to understand your context and to be able to support & challenge you to achieve your goals & aspirations.

Onboarding & Induction Coaching

When a leader is hired, it is often assumed that he/she will succeed without any...

When a leader is hired, it is often assumed that he/she will succeed without any formal onboarding & inductions. Once we have hired a successful candidate for our clients, we offer a 90 day plan to work independently with Chris Paterson to agree objectives, give transparent feedback and provide two-way coaching to enable the candidate to be as successful in their new role as possible.

Candidate Profiling

Your consultant will work with you to objectively establish the skills needed for this role...

Your consultant will work with you to objectively establish the skills needed for this role (through insight, data & research). You will receive a complete role specification profile showing the skills and traits of the ideal candidate (using external benchmarking).  This will also show the environment in which they will be most productive. Candidates will then be matched to the role and prior to interview, you will receive a one page report or video for each candidate who has been selected for interview. This will highlight the key strengths of each candidate in relation to the role profile. This report will also indicate skills or working styles that the employer may want to explore further at interview.

Culture Change to Deliver Improved Business Performance

The performance of an organisation is driven by its culture and the culture of an...

The performance of an organisation is driven by its culture and the culture of an organisation comes from its leadership. Our experienced team coaches work with senior leaders and their teams to design and create the culture that will deliver the results they want for the business. This process creates trust and builds a platform for improved sustainable business performance. 

We work with accredited third parties for our training

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How we measure candidate and client experience

NPS Feedback is the tool that we apply to track and assess the client and candidate experience throughout the hiring process. 

Feedback is at the heart of our business – as we constantly seek to deliver an exceptional service for our clients and candidates. We believe that our fascination with doing the little things well, leads to big outcomes for all stakeholders.

Through technology and NPS, we have a constant feedback loop which refines our process and sits at the heart of our employee reward scheme. Unique to our market, Ignata Finance's consultants are rewarded on the experience that they provide to our clients and candidates, as well as the results. Through NPS feedback, we live and breathe our values of Professionalism, Ethics, Collaboration, Agility and Enthusiasm. 

"We first approached Ben regarding a CFO role. We found him to be a true active listener and presented a mix of profiles that matched our brief but from different perspectives, which gave us real ‘food for thought’ as to what we were really looking for. You were calm, and assertive and most of all eminently flexible and as such managed to keep the preferred candidate interested even whilst we had a rethink on the brief. I would absolutely recommend your company."


Pia Dekkers, Human Resources and OD Director at Chanel 

"I have worked with Vikki for a number of years and would recommend her. She ensures she understands both the business and the roles she recruits for, communicates well and takes the hard work out of recruiting for her clients. She knows the market and her clients well and is very responsive and organised."


Sarah Plaskett, Head of Accounting and Shared Services, INTO University Partnerships

"I have worked with Steve for many years, both as client and candidate. Whilst there are numerous finance recruiters in Sussex, there is a real gap at the senior finance level, with London head hunters not having a true understanding of the market and geography. Steve’s knowledge of senior finance roles across Sussex is unparalleled, as is his understanding of the unique relationship required at this level. Steve challenges my thinking to ensure the role and candidate requirements are clearly defined, before providing a tailored shortlist of CVs, acting as a valued partner in the recruitment process rather than a pushy salesperson." 


Lisa Kerr, Director of Finance & Operations at Man Bites Dog 

"Ignata Finance is easily the best recruiter I have come across. The only recruiter I’ve actually felt is 100% honest and isn’t trying to make a ‘quick sale’. The team are fun, approachable, empathetic and passionate about what they do. They genuinely care about putting you in the right role that is suitable long term. They also go the extra mile, offering career advice, CV feedback and even check in on you after placement to see how you’re doing. The only recruiter I would recommend."


James Lavelle, Commercial Finance Analyst at Bupa Global 

"Ben came to me with an international opportunity for a VP of finance role, based in San Diego. For me this meant moving my family to the an area in the US I hadn’t even visited. He was incredible helpful with all parts of the process; interview prep, offer negotiation, providing advice and support with regards to seeking tax advice, visiting the city with my family, and even post acceptance of the offer and starting the role. He was excellent when it came to communication, responding quickly to any questions and providing updates during the negotiation stage on a daily basis and even now (five months post moving to the US) he still continues to check in and see how it is going. Ben is invested in providing an excellent service and you know when you work with Ben he is building a long term relationship! I can not recommend him enough!"


Rosalyn Chivers, Vice President Commercial Finance, North America at INTO University Partnerships

"I have worked with Steve for a number of years and his knowledge and understanding of the market place and connections is excellent. He invested the time to know what type of candidates I like in my senior team and will ensure they will be a good fit in terms of quality, potential, technical ability and cultural fit."


Lee Spencer, FCCA Finance Director with Private Equity, IPO, SME & FTSE 250 experience

"Ben Searls is an exceptional head hunter/recruiter and I say this from the perspective of both client and candidate. I have found Ben to be one of the most professional, hard-working, diligent and kind recruiters I’ve ever worked with. He takes pride in his work and he makes sure that the candidates are prepared for their interviews and that expectations are managed throughout a process."


Seema Paterson, COO at This Works

"Ben supported my recruitment into my current role. He was clearly aligned to the business needs and culture thus ensuring that I had a clear view of company direction prior to interviewing and it was right fit from the start. Throughout the process he engaged with context so I was able to adequately prepare for all conversations. Overall I found him one of the most engaged recruiters I have worked with."


Harrie Carter-Clout, Finance Director at Sweaty Betty

"I cannot speak highly enough about the support, guidance and insight provided by George as he supported the business in the search for a new country Managing Director. George brought an outstanding selection of candidates and provided timely feedback throughout the search process. He also played a key role in the offer and contracting process once we had found the ideal candidate."


David Banks, International Finance Director at British Car Auctions