Dear friends,

As we say goodbye to yet another year – IEG’s ninth year – it’s hard not to wonder where the time has gone. However, this year has been nothing short of remarkable for Insight Executive Group (IEG) which is a testament to the strength of the team we have, particularly given the market conditions over the past few years.

I’m Richard Collins, the CEO of IEG, and I’m thrilled to share our incredible journey of growth and transformation in 2023.

Expanding Our Global Reach

2023 has seen us spread our wings and venture into new international markets. We have completed several international placements; we’ve deployed a team of interim commercial consultants in Saudi Arabia and have made permanent placements across the USA.

We have seen our sister company, firmly establish itself within several US territories. This expansion has been nothing short of thrilling, thanks to the dedication of our exceptional team and some exciting retained opportunities that we can’t wait to share. Stay tuned for more updates on this front from Nick White.

Strengthening Client Relationships

Our clients are the heartbeat of our business, and in 2023, we’ve worked relentlessly to fortify these relationships. Face-to-face meetings have made a welcome return, allowing us to better understand our client’s needs and deliver solutions that exceed expectations. The trust and repeat business from our valued clients continue to rise, and we’re immensely grateful to work with such outstanding professionals.

Embracing Innovation

Innovation remains at the core of IEG’s values. This year, we’ve continued to explore cutting-edge technologies to enhance our executive search processes and expand our digital presence. While we take pride in our personalized approach, we’ve also recognized the value of AI-based tools in certain situations, further enhancing the customer experience.

Investing in Our Team

Our remarkable team is the driving force behind our success. In 2023, we’ve invested significantly in our people, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. Our expanded offices have become hubs of creativity, and we’ve empowered our employees to take ownership of their work, resulting in consistent excellence.

Supporting Start-Ups and SME’s 

This year, we welcomed Hyperion Partners, specialists in property and housing recruitment, to the Insight family. This partnership aligns with our strategy to support small, specialist recruitment businesses, offering them the opportunity to develop and scale under their established brands. It’s our way of giving back to the industry we love from the lessons that my Co-founder, Nick White, and I have learned along the way.

Giving Back to the Community

Community engagement has always been close to our hearts. In 2023, our team continued its commitment to corporate social responsibility through various charitable initiatives. From running marathons, and frosty early morning team park runs, this year alone, our team has been able to make valuable contributions to four charities:

  • Brain Research UK
  • Lymphoma Action
  • Royal Society for Blind Children
  • Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

It’s been heartwarming to witness our team making a positive impact on our communities. We’re excited to do even more in the coming year.

Looking Ahead to 2024

As we reflect on this year’s growth and transformation, we’re setting our sights even higher for 2024. A planned restructure in January is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to share it with you in the New Year.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to every member of the Insight Executive Group family – our clients, partners, and our dedicated team. Your unwavering support has propelled our ability to serve our expanding network, at pace, and I’m eager to see what we can achieve together in the future.

As we step into 2024, let’s continue to work together, reach new heights, and make a positive impact in our networks and communities. Thank you for being part of our journey, and here’s to an even more remarkable 2024!

Warm regards,

Richard Collins

CEO, Insight Executive Group