Archer Mathieson brand name to be discontinued in merger with BIE
BIE Group will be the new name for the soon to merge Archer Mathieson and BIE Interim Executive, two formerly separate companies within The Cornhill Partnership. From 2 April, BIE will lose the words ‘Interim Executive’ from its name and begin trading as BIE Group, with two distinct but tightly-integrated divisions offering both senior-level executive search and interim services.
The newly combined business, employing 24 people, will build on Archer Mathieson’s ‘multi-specialist’ model, and continue to operate from offices in The City, Birmingham and Windsor. BIE Group chief executive Rob Walker said:
“We spent a lot of time looking at the name and we found BIE has the most brand equity; it’s a name most senior executives know and trust. It didn’t make sense for us to continue operating under a brand that name-checks two people that long ago ceased to play a role in our business.”
Walker added that Cornhill Partnership’s executive board has sought to create a strong incentive plan for the leadership team of the new BIE Group, with everyone sharing in company profits regardless of divisional contribution.
“I believe that’s something new in executive recruitment and we think that’s the best remuneration plan to drive a mutually-supportive culture, and true integration of the search and interim teams,” he explains.
The company has also announced the appointment of Layla Jaff, who specialises in resourcing senior level HR interim roles. A native of Beirut, Jaff is ex-Frazer Jones and Penna and speaks five languages fluently. She has lived in 12 countries, making her a key player in BIE Group’s international expansion plans.
The company is now actively recruiting for three more consultants, two for the search division and an additional team member for the interim division.
Further information: Rob Walker, chief executive, BIE Group, Tel. 020 3440 5203
Mob. 07768 208759, email Rob.Walker@cornhillpartnership.com