Executive search firms reveal merger deal

Julian Woodman and Paul Brammer

Executive search firm Nicholas Associates Group (NAG), which is headquartered in Rotherham but has offices in the East Midlands and Yorkshire including Nottingham, Lincoln, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Hull has announced a merger with Main-Board, based in Wakefield.

Main-Board is an executive search consultancy which services SMEs, privately owned firms, private equity backed companies and PLCs. It specialises in fullfilling senior level roles such as CEOs, MDs, FDs, operations directors, sales directors and non-execs with salaries ranging between £80,000 to £180,000 per year. The consultancy operates across various sectors including manufacturing, logistics, FMCG and professional services.

Main-Board founder Julian Woodman will continue to lead the division alongside co-founder Chris Sharp who will take on a consultancy role for the next twelve months.

Woodman said: “Securing the most talented individuals who will deliver in senior level roles and be instrumental in managing change and achieving succesful strategic growth requires in-depth market insight. By partnering together with connections within the wider group we will be able to pool our resources to the mutual benefit of our clients and candidates.”

Paul Brammer, managing director of NAG’s permanent recruitment divisions added: “By partnering with Main-Board we will benefit from Julian and Chris’s executive search knowledge as well as their expertise in other specialist sectors. This will enhance our existing specialisms in aerospace and manufacturing and create further opportunities for other group brands to work together.”

Main-Board will continue to operate under its existing brand name and complement services offered by other brands within the Nicholas Associates Group such as Stafforce, Ashley Kate HR & Finance, Apprentice Employment Agency, Olano and Erango.

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