Industry and commerce
The Industry and Commerce division is the longest standing part of Michael Page, having started in the Capital in 1976, now spanning all of the UK. We have over 100 consultants in offices covering London & the South East, South West, Home Counties, Midlands, the North and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Our depth of presence is proved by the fact that Page UK place up to five finance professionals every working hour.
Our teams have a first class track record in delivering recruitment campaigns for a wide range of businesses and we are proud to have partnered with 74% of the FTSE 100, including large brand names such as BG, Centrica, GlaxoSmithKline, Kingfisher and Land Securities.
Recently there has been significant growth in small to medium sized companies, where we have built up an extensive track record and capability. Of our business, 65% comes from SMEs. Having recruited the first finance staff for businesses such as Vodafone and Dell, we now often recruit talent as businesses are going through an early stage of growth.
We are a leader in both permanent and temporary recruitment, and from newly qualified to CFO level and we spend over £1m per year on advertising to attract the right talent, particularly in highly competitive markets such as the newly qualified level.
Our Executive Search arm, Page Executive Finance, is responsible for recruiting over 100 FDs per year with a 97% fill rate on retained assignments. In addition, we partner with a broad range of businesses in a number of sectors – including Retail, Media, FMCG, Technology, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Property and Construction.