The business services sector has emerged as a major contributor to economic growth in most western economies. The UK enjoys a vibrant and innovative business services sector, which accounts for around 14% of GDP, providing employment for upwards of 1.7 million people. And the story does not end there. Unique in its ability to service clients in both the private and increasingly, the public sector, Britain has also led the way in the globalization of the market, with many corporate organisations exporting service expertise around the world.
In current times, much is made of the need to do ‘more with less’ and this model goes straight to the heart of what drives today’s business services landscape. The sector is very broad and rich in diversity, comprising of BPO support services, defence technology & security, environmental services, foodservice & catering, as well as third party logistics, distribution and facilities/estate management. But success means more than simply fulfilling the terms of a service delivery contract – the challenge for modern business services organisations is to create strong, compelling and sustainable value propositions whilst demonstrating responsible corporate citizenship, not only contributing to the community, but also reducing the carbon footprint, both their own and that of their clients.
Equally, success would not be possible without strategic investment in current and future generations of leadership. With forecast growth in business services set to continue as more major companies and public sector organisations realise the benefits of outsourcing non-core functions, future success will increasingly be a leadership issue. Harvey Nash has quickly gained a reputation as one of the leading and most visible executive search firms in this field.
By drawing on the experience of our dedicated consultants, the expertise and knowledge of our in-house research team as well as our network of 36 wholly owned offices around the world, we have a truly comprehensive understanding of the global market place. We have earned a reputation for locating exceptional talent, from CEO and Managing Director, CIO and CFO to Operational and Sales management, private and public sector, both permanent and interim executives, within the UK and globally.
With our collegiate and partnership-orientated approach to all clients’ relationships, we are confident that our Business Services team can exceed your expectations and work with you to find outstanding talent, both now and for the future.