An extension of your team, across any stage of your business's growth

One of the most important factors in any business's success, is getting the right people on the bus. Recruitment of the right people can be a tough challenge, especially at times of rapid change or intense pressure for the business. We can help. Our Operating Partners expertise in leadership roles across many sectors means that we can step in at short notice and immediately begin to support and add value to your team.

Key benefits of using a gunnercooke Operating Partner

People are your most valuable resource and there is nothing more stressful than spotting a hole in your team – especially when it is unexpected or you need a rapid result.

gunnercooke Operating Partners have significant experience in leadership roles in businesses. We frequently step into place at short notice, providing clients with a safe pair of hands and a trusted resource at times such as:

  • Project Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Sickness and absence
  • Sudden departure of a senior team member
  • Managing a business event, such as acquisition, sale, MBO or exit of a director
  • Post acquisition integration

Clients have the reassurance that gunnercooke Operating Partners are sensibly over-qualified for the roles they take on. Our Partners  will often bring skills, knowledge and experience that you don’t have in your existing team, to address a specific skills gap or problem.

Their experience and expertise enables them to be productive and make a noticeable impact from the outset, working with you towards your business’s success.

Integrity and Transparency

As independent operators, gunnercooke Operating Partners can contribute honestly without constituting a threat to your management team. Operating under a strict code of ethics, a gunnercooke Operating Partner will not extend their assignment unnecessarily.

Authority and credibility

Operating at board or senior executive level gives gunnercooke Operating Partners the authority to create significant change or transition within a company. Unlike a ‘temp’, they’re not just there to ‘hold the fort’. They actively add value to the client organisation as a result of their expertise and approach, even when the work and the decisions to be made are difficult.


Rather than taking on a purely advisory role, gunnercooke Operating Partners in interim assignments are managers responsible for managing a business or project. They deliver with accountability.

We are rewarded on the understanding that we will reach your objectives, leaving your business in a better position than we started in and ensuring that we have created sustainability in the results. We will never operate with ‘presenteeism’ or simple attendance, but play an active role in the delivery of your business plan.

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