Carlyle achieves 6th year of double-digit revenue growth

Edinburgh-headquartered Carlyle, the search and senior interim practice, posted its sixth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth in 2017.
Carlyle, whose activities are predominantly centred around Board level, C-suite and non-executive positions, is on track for another strong financial performance in the current year.

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Increasing demand for high impact interim executives and specialist expertise across a range of industry sectors has seen Carlyle mark a UK first through the registration of a trademark for “Parallel Search”, a flexible service model which offers clients the ability to hire an interim executive to undertake a specific role in the immediate term while concurrently sourcing the right individual for the permanent position.  Fiona James-Martin, who was instrumental in establishing Carlyle’s Interim Practice, was recently promoted to Partner.
Fiona James-Martin, said: “We developed our parallel search model as a direct response to client demand for a more flexible Search offering which addressed their immediate short-term needs as well as their long-term talent requirements. Parallel search is a seamless approach which enables us to run permanent and interim search processes simultaneously, which ensures minimal disruption to our client’s business and offers them access to a far wider pool of senior talent. “
Carlyle added expertise to its own team in recent months with particular growth in Board & Advisory, Asset Management and Food & Drink and the firm relocated its Edinburgh headquarters to Charlotte Square, in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, in 2017.
Financial Services, including banking and investment management, continue to power Carlyle’s business along with a growing client base in the Technology, Food & Drink, Professional Services, Retail and Industrial sectors. The firm continues to grow presence in London, now has a permanent office base in the UK capital, and are planning further expansion including by way of possible acquisitions.
Founding Partner, Duggie Carlyle added: “As the majority of our assignments are UK wide in reach, and given our pedigree in Financial Services and Technology, it was an obvious evolution for the practice to have a more permanent presence in London. As well as increasing our ability to deliver a comprehensive service for our clients, it also enables us to better act as a conduit for talent between the Scottish and wider UK markets.”
Carlyle was founded in 2002 and its recent client list includes Tesco Bank, Tesco Pay+, Deloitte. John Menzies plc, Sopra Steria, Addleshaw Goddard, Business Stream, Stewart Milne Group, Alliance Trust Savings, Zonefox, the Scottish Salmon Company, Entrepreneurial Scotland, CodeClan and FreeAgent.

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