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Commerce & Industry

The Commerce & Industry team services a broad range of sector verticals to build and replace corporate teams on a permanent basis or provide independent consultants for short-term projects. 

The permanent team alone has completed over 350 searches over the past ten years. We have a broad client base ranging from start-ups,
small-medium sized enterprises, Private Equity backed businesses to FTSE & Fortune 500 organisations. We work across all sectors with
specialist consultants covering Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, TMT, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Goods & Services
and Education. We have a track record of completing searches ranging from C-Suite level such as Chief Strategy Officer to post-MBA
level such as Strategy Manager.

We actively track the careers of all current and former consultants across the strategy consulting spectrum often providing their first
move into an industry role but also moving them within the corporate environment. In many cases our clients like to see a balance of both
consulting and commercial experience which we can provide with specific sector alignment often key.

Since 2014 when we established our Independent Consulting proposition we have managed to support over 150 different corporate
clients on a broad range of projects at all levels. The independent consultant network of 3000+ is exclusively comprised of former
strategy consultants from a range of top tier consultancies to specialist boutiques.

Across the Commerce & Industry division, we have two specialist consultants for each sub-sector – one covering independent
consulting, the other permanent recruitment, offering a flexible recruitment solution for our clients. This flexible approach is
something which has proven to be valuable for our clients who have both short and long term needs. Each consultant has developed
their industry knowledge and corresponding candidate base over a number of years and is able to offer solutions that are tailored to their
individual markets


Case Studies


Leading Healthcare Services Business, London

Retained by a leading Healthcare Services business to source a Strategy and M&A Director reporting in to the UK CEO. The successful candidate joined the company from a top tier consulting firm where they operated as a Junior Partner within the Healthcare
practise. Prior to consulting, this candidate was a gold medal winning Olympian for Team GB.


FTSE 250 Industrials Business, London

After the acquisition of a FTSE 250 Industrials business by a globally renowned Private Equity Fund, we have supported the Portfolio business newly created Transformation & Integration team with multiple hires from Senior Consultant to Director level and supported the CTO with hires spanning Strategy, Transformation, Pricing andDigital.


Global Agricultural Business, Belgium

Retained by one of the world’s largest privately-owned food and agricultural businesses. The successful candidate was the top-rated Senior Manager at Strategy& with deep experience in corporate strategy and market entry across the Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical space.


Major European Retailer, Spain

New market and growth strategy support into the developing European markets. Provided an ex top tier consultant for 6 weeks who had experience working in several similar businesses on growth strategy and market entry pieces.


Major Consumer Products CompanY, London

Provided short term strategy team capacity to complement a new Strategy Director whilst he was recruiting for a permanent team. We provided 4 consultants and 2 analysts for over 3 months.


High Street Electronics Retailer, London

Supported our client with an interim EA / COO in the creation of a 5 year plan. We placed an ex top-tier Manager who had experience in the electronics retail space.


Client Testimonials


“The Barton Partnership has supported me with permanent recruitment and interim consultants at Babcock International, Royal Mail and V.Group. The standard of individuals has been extremely high and they have all integrated well and made a significant positive impact. Permanent hires have had low attrition and typically gone on to other roles in the company and interims have delivered or over delivered.
I would recommend The Barton Partnership as a first port of call for interims and permanent hires when you are looking for high calibre individuals with a strategy, consulting or industry background.”

Chief Tranformation OfficeR, V Group


“I exclusively used TBP for hiring ~10 different interim consultants and three full-time hires. Over the course of a multi-year relationship
on both sides of the fence I have come to view TBP as the best of just a handful of goto companies for strategy roles / hires.
They are extremely professional and over the past 18 months of intense recruiting activity have never let me down. I have come to
regard them as a strategic partner and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Director, COTy services uk


“I am very happy with the work provided by the team at The Barton Partnership. The candidates were all spot on and of great quality, the pre-screening was excellent and they was extremely helpful in driving the process of recruitment in addition to providing precise market insights which helped hire the best candidates in the market. They will definitively be on top of my list for future hires.”

GROUP DIRECTOR, IPH-BRAMMER