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Interim Management 

Interim Managers gives access to the expertise you require when you need it. Interim management is a flexible, cost effective solution, for your temporary high-level resourcing needs.


Our interim managers are highly experienced and have worked at all hierarchical senior levels across the full gamut of industries covering general management, technology, operations, human resources, training and development, marketing, sales and project management in all sectors.


Typical reasons for using our interim managers include:

  • Filling unplanned vacancies

  • Managing one-off projects

  • Bringing in specialist skills when needed

  • Providing specialist training and coaching


Interim Management, the leasing of a director or manager for a defined period, is one of the most significant resourcing tools available today, that enables you to implement change, to fill unexpected gaps in your hierarchy or manage a project. 


We supply Interim Managers to provide short-term expertise. Interim Management has developed rapidly over the last few years and consequently many organisations are coming across this service for the first time. This invariably raises questions. Please see below.

Here are a few questions we are often asked about our interim management service

1. How Much Does an Interim Manager Cost?

We charge on a daily basis and fees depend on the level of the interim manager. Clients only pay for days worked.

2. Is an Interim Manager More Expensive than a Permanent Manager?

You pay an inclusive fee for an interim manager (and sometimes travel and accommodation expenses where appropriate). There are no other costs. This compares favourably with the cost of a permanent manager when you take into account medical, pension, holidays, sickness and recruitment costs etc.

3. How will Using an Interim Manager Impact my Permanent Staff?

Experience shows that interim managers are made welcome. This is due to their skills and experience. Since they are only temporary they are not seen as a threat.

4. If Interim Managers Are So Good, Why Have They Not Been Snapped Up Permanently?

Interim managers have chosen interim management as a career. They like the challenge, variety and flexibility it offers. 

5. What Happens When the Job is Completed?

When a contract ends there is no termination cost. You may use the interim manager to monitor implementation progress. 

The interim manager is always available to provide this on a “as and when required" basis.

6. How Do We Monitor Quality and Delivery?

We make a weekly progress check with the interim manager. We also visit the client regularly during the assignment.

7. What Is the Difference Between Interim Management and Consultancy?

Consultants advise and recommend. Interim managers advise, recommend and implement. They are “hands on” managers bought in to do a job.

8. Who are Sterling Development's Interim Managers?

Our interim managers all work at Sterling Development or with our partners. 

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