ISE Partners Ltd

What Hunted Says

A dynamic recruitment boutique who have served London’s top tier organisations across the banking, private equity and professional services sectors for the last ten years. With established secretarial and PR & Comms desks, the firm retains its individuality, relaxed office culture and entrepreneurial values whilst benefiting from now being part of a major national recruitment brand.

Key Info

LocationLondon
Size<10
IndustryRecruitment/Search

Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FSOffice SupportPR & Communications

The Journey So Far

We started in 2007, a tight group, passionate about the finance and investment world, sourcing the most switched-on, savvy, energetic business support staff for this demanding sector. Founders, Susannah and Eva, had worked together in major City recruitment business and the original mission was to make ISE Partners the leading independent secretarial recruiter for the investment sector in London. We are proud to work with many of the world’s leading Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds and top tier Investment Banks. Now, we work with top Professional Services firms, too. Starting in a tiny office with only the basics, but, crucially, in the buzzing West End, our growth was rapid: We quickly discovered that these firms appreciated our (unique!) deep industry knowledge and careful matching. Our candidates, in turn, were pleased to have found a recruitment firm who genuinely understood their roles, listened to their goals and could offer close counsel on next career steps.

With business flowing in through recommendations and referrals, there's no such thing as a cold desk at ISE Partners

An award winning team!

Recruiter Awards 2018

In May 2018, the team were delighted to attend the glittering Recruiter Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel. We were even more excited when our name was announced as the winner of our category: Best Candidate Care. This was one of the most hotly contested categories and the judging panel commented: “The winner demonstrated themselves as genuine and transparent. Their deep knowledge of clients was reassuring to their candidates.”

Recent News

In early 2017, we excitedly entered into a strategic partnership with Pertemps, the major national recruiter, becoming part of their specialist portfolio of boutique recruitment firms. So, now our consultants enjoy the dynamism and flexibility that comes from working within an independent, growing boutique yet also get to enjoy the benefits of being part of a large, well-resourced national business (Pertemps is currently the 2nd largest privately owned company in the UK and for eleven consecutive years has been listed in the Times Best 100 Companies to work for!).

PR and Comms Arrives at ISE

In 2014, we launched our dedicated PR and Communications division – recruiting these specialists into Financial Services and Professional Services sectors (both PR agency and in-house functions). We have a vacancy on this desk, too, which would offer the chance to work with our highly experienced Executive Consultant, who, herself, has built a career across in-house and agency settings.

ISE turned 10 in 2017

WE CHAMPION GETTING OUT AND ABOUT, MEETING OUR CLIENTS

REWARDING SUCCESS!

Our Sectors

We are passionate about recruiting into our super-demanding, core fields of finance and alternative investment (Investment Banking, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital), but have also enjoyed lots of success in sectors which require a similar calibre of service and candidate: Fintech, Professional Services (Management Consultancy, Executive Search), Public Relations and Corporate Communications make up our bread and butter clients, plus we work with a few top names in TMT and new media, too. If you have a hunger to develop your desk in another sector, you’d be welcome to discuss doing so with Founders, Susannah and Eva – we have built a supportive environment, where consultants are encouraged to be creative, intelligent and interest-driven with their sales (psst, it’s quite important to start with an excitement about our core business…).

CHAMPAGNE WAS THE ONLY WAY TO CELEBRATE THIS PARTNERSHIP!

MONTHLY CATCH UPS, WITH SUSANNAH

We are proud to say that ISE are one of the leading independent secretarial recruiters for the investment sector in London.

The Roles We Focus On

Secretarial and Business Support Personal / Executive Assistants Office / Administration Managers Team Assistants Marketing and Investor Relations Assistants HR Assistants Graduate Administrators Reception, Front of House and Facilities staff PR and Communications Head of Corporate Communications Head of Media Relations PR Manager PR Executive / Assistant Partner / Director — Consultancy Associate / Account Manager — Consultancy Account Executive — Consultancy

Our Culture

Now based in stunning offices on one of London’s most iconic streets, we are a group of eight women, who enjoy being at work together, appreciating each other’s company both professionally and socially. We are excited to work hard and push ourselves. Our culture offers both a safe learning space and the opportunity to take responsibility for your own workload and actions, which allows us to offer the perfect balance of support and autonomy. If you’re a self-starter with a desire to be mentored and grow, ISE Partners will suit you well.

Events and Networking

A regular programme of events helps our consultants to cement their existing relationships and start conversations with potential customers and inlude: Office Managers Quarterly flagship networking event "OMQ". Launched in 2017, as we spotted a gap in the networking market. Exciting speakers and sponsors join every 3 months to create an inspiring, engaged group for our clients and senior candidates. There’s nothing else like it on offer, and we are excited to see its 2018 growth. Pertemps’ luxury hospitality/corporate box events – Ascot, Cheltenham Races, Kempton Park Races, to which we have client tickets. Quarterly HR/Employment Law seminars – meetings are hosted by our legal partner, Wedlake Bell, and long-standing employment law specialist, Blair Adams. Another great way to help consultants build business, and develop their own professional knowledge.

IN-HOUSE SPECIALIST TRAINING, DIRECTED BY EVA

CELEBRATION TEAM BREAKFAST!

DOING OUR BIT FOR CHARITY #WDSD18

SUSANNAH & MELISSA ENJOYING A DAY AT THE ASCOT RACES.

We've moved offices - 120 Regent Street is our new home!

OFFICE MANAGERS QUARTERLY (OMQ)!

Run Your Own Mini Business

We encourage consultants to think like entrepreneurs, and run their individual desks like mini businesses (with sight of personal “P&L”). We believe that the best way of developing your own business is by giving exceptional customer service every time, surprising and delighting with every interaction. The career progression pathway goes from Trainee to Associate Director and there are no restrictions on how quickly this can happen. The backbone of ISE Partners is our absolute pride in delivering for the clients and candidates we represent…

Socials – Check Out #lifeofise

Working in the heart of the West End, in one of London’s most popular areas, there are so many choices of new and established places to visit for food from every nation, or drinks, whether you love London’s oldest traditions or have a hankering for ‘next-big-thing’. Or, if you’re of an active persuasion, how about joining us for the regular Wednesday morning run around the beautiful Royal Parks? Christmas party – we love activities; every year we combine a fun group event with drinks, delicious food and, of course, Secret Santa. A Thai cookery masterclass, “social darts” and cocktail making in a speakeasy have all previously featured. Summer event – this big do is incentivised (VIP tickets to Lovebox rocked it in 2016), however we always have after work summer drinks or catch Wimbledon on a big screen, with strawberries and champagne in hand. We are regularly invited to Pertemps events and have ad-hoc catch ups with other offices in London.

Your Own Networking

We promote attendance at networking events of many types – not exclusively recruitment related. If you feel it will benefit your work to attend – go for it! We want consultants to be well-rounded, well-informed people, not those chained to the desk.

What Makes Our Team?

Yes, we are recruitment consultants (and current affairs enthusiasts, always keeping an eye on the market), BUT we are also marathon runners, netball players, cyclists, linguists, cooks, mothers, globe-trotters, nutritionists, reality TV watchers, and a thoroughly sociable bunch. There is no ISE Partners recruiter “type” but our unifying trait is that we love engaging with people – meeting new faces and old friends. Candidates become clients and vice versa. We are great at maintaining strong bonds (and have even been invited to a wedding or two over the years!). Team is everything in our office; we naturally want to succeed personally, but as a group we want to win too! Success does not come at the expense of others. Commission is individually earnt, but we have major incentives to work towards as a team. Our work environment is autonomous, altruistic, self-led, but with the team support constantly present.

MEMORIES ARE PRICELESS!

THE COMPETITION IS REAL!

Employee Testimonial: WHY ISE?

Ellie Isted, Consultant on our temp desk says: "Firstly, building relationships, customer service, working & helping people, being surrounded by people who want to do the same. The idea of helping someone progress in their career was so enticing & one of my favourite parts is still being that voice in my candidates’ ears saying, ‘You can do this’. Secondly, I wanted to use my degree & market knowledge. Because of ISE’s investment / professional services client base, this is the perfect environment for me. Thirdly, there's both structure & space to innovate at ISE – I am a natural problem-solver, & I strive to be the best I can be; I wanted to find like-mindedness amongst colleagues, plus have access to the support I would need to achieve. Finally, it’s rewarding! Everything from giving feedback, to getting ‘thank you’ flowers, to closing the deal & earning the commission; to partaking in the share save scheme. We also enjoy lots of team incentives and socials, which is great."

ISE’s Future – Three Year Plan

We are ambitious and want to continue to expand our client and candidate offering, winning large PSL contracts with at least another five 1000+ employee businesses in London. We aim to be a tight-knit group of at least fifteen recruiters by 2021, just in time for Big Ben to begin chiming again! Now that our consultants have the luxury of accessing the financial, HR and marketing structures of one of the UK’s largest recruitment organisations (useful for major tendering processes), the progress can be exponential.

HANDS IN, IF YOU'RE A LOVEBOX VIP!

CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS

Commission

20% of fee income billed, over threshold. Paid monthly in arrears

CHEERS TO SUCCESS!

The backbone of ISE Partners is our absolute pride in delivering for the clients and candidates we represent…

What Will Happen When You Start?

You will attend a three day induction course with our parent company, at the Head Office location. You will meet Executive Board members and receive a range of training, including sales training. You will receive in-house (ISE Partners) specialist training, led by Director, Eva Rode-Hilbert Welcome drinks! Weekly 1:1 with Perm or Temps Director, depending on your division. In-house CRM training (Bond Adapt) with your team.

WE LOVE THE COMMUNAL SPACE!

In early 2017, we excitedly entered into a strategic partnership with Pertemps, the major national recruiter, becoming part of their specialist portfolio of boutique recruitment firms.

ISE Extras – Good to Know

Up to 29 days holiday, dependant on length of service Fresh fruit basket and regular team breakfasts 5pm finish on a Friday (after Friday drinks and end-of-week debrief) Flexible approach to work and working from home where needed Season Ticket Loan Pension Subsidised gym membership Share save scheme with parent company (after 1 year service) Your birthday celebrations: Present and cake! 1st placement – bottle of champagne or luxury chocolates Ad-hoc prizes, incentives and group rewards (prizes have included dinner for two, lunch for the week, breakfast for two, shopping vouchers, bottles of fizz) Perkbox account Childcare Vouchers Ongoing training and development

ISE Partners and Partnership with Pertemps

ISE Partners is a boutique, specialist recruitment business, but also part of the UK’s largest recruitment firm and Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’, Pertemps. We get the best of both worlds. We operate autonomously on a day to day basis, yet benefit from being part of a larger group in many ways – Training: Dedicated Head Office based training courses available throughout the year for all employees to attend – including sales training and management training. Marketing: Access to all marketing tools and expert support to produce first class marketing materials. Back office: Superior level of Finance, Facilities, HR and IT support. Database/CRM: Use of world-leading recruitment software system – Bond Adapt. Events and client entertainment: Including Ascot hospitality and Cheltenham races hospitality. Charity: Support given in the form of doubling what we raise with our CSR efforts.

Day to Day at ISE

Autonomous working environment: Targets and KPIs are individual to you, and are there to help you achieve the success you personally want. Targeted activities relate to your quality ratios so there is no “one size fits all” approach. Clear career path: We encourage development through our bi-annual appraisal system. As a small business, you can have involvement in projects, present your ideas and see them come to life. Bi-monthly and monthly 1:1 meetings with Director, Susannah Lawson. Dedicated in-house specialist training led by Director, Eva Rode-Hilbert. ISE specific client events. Radio/televised sporting events on during the day. 5pm finish on a Friday.

JEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - CHEESE & WINE!

REGULAR CATCH UP MEETINGS

We can't wait to welcome you into our team of marathon runners, netball players, cyclists, linguists, cooks, mothers, globe-trotters, nutritionists, reality TV watchers & current affair enthusiasts!

Award winners!

ISE Partners Ltd

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size <10

Recruitment Sectors
Banking & FS Office Support PR & Communications

What Hunted says

A dynamic recruitment boutique who have served London’s top tier organisations across the banking, private equity and professional services sectors for the last ten years. With established secretarial and PR & Comms desks, the firm retains its individuality, relaxed office culture and entrepreneurial values whilst benefiting from now being part of a major national recruitment brand.

The Journey So Far

We started in 2007, a tight group, passionate about the finance and investment world, sourcing the most switched-on, savvy, energetic business support staff for this demanding sector. Founders, Susannah and Eva, had worked together in major City recruitment business and the original mission was to make ISE Partners the leading independent secretarial recruiter for the investment sector in London. We are proud to work with many of the world’s leading Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds and top tier Investment Banks. Now, we work with top Professional Services firms, too. Starting in a tiny office with only the basics, but, crucially, in the buzzing West End, our growth was rapid: We quickly discovered that these firms appreciated our (unique!) deep industry knowledge and careful matching. Our candidates, in turn, were pleased to have found a recruitment firm who genuinely understood their roles, listened to their goals and could offer close counsel on next career steps.

With business flowing in through recommendations and referrals, there's no such thing as a cold desk at ISE Partners

PR and Comms Arrives at ISE

In 2014, we launched our dedicated PR and Communications division – recruiting these specialists into Financial Services and Professional Services sectors (both PR agency and in-house functions). We have a vacancy on this desk, too, which would offer the chance to work with our highly experienced Executive Consultant, who, herself, has built a career across in-house and agency settings.

CHAMPAGNE WAS THE ONLY WAY TO CELEBRATE THIS PARTNERSHIP!

Recent News

In early 2017, we excitedly entered into a strategic partnership with Pertemps, the major national recruiter, becoming part of their specialist portfolio of boutique recruitment firms. So, now our consultants enjoy the dynamism and flexibility that comes from working within an independent, growing boutique yet also get to enjoy the benefits of being part of a large, well-resourced national business (Pertemps is currently the 2nd largest privately owned company in the UK and for eleven consecutive years has been listed in the Times Best 100 Companies to work for!).

An award winning team!

ISE turned 10 in 2017

Our Sectors

We are passionate about recruiting into our super-demanding, core fields of finance and alternative investment (Investment Banking, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital), but have also enjoyed lots of success in sectors which require a similar calibre of service and candidate: Fintech, Professional Services (Management Consultancy, Executive Search), Public Relations and Corporate Communications make up our bread and butter clients, plus we work with a few top names in TMT and new media, too. If you have a hunger to develop your desk in another sector, you’d be welcome to discuss doing so with Founders, Susannah and Eva – we have built a supportive environment, where consultants are encouraged to be creative, intelligent and interest-driven with their sales (psst, it’s quite important to start with an excitement about our core business…).

The Roles We Focus On

Secretarial and Business Support Personal / Executive Assistants Office / Administration Managers Team Assistants Marketing and Investor Relations Assistants HR Assistants Graduate Administrators Reception, Front of House and Facilities staff PR and Communications Head of Corporate Communications Head of Media Relations PR Manager PR Executive / Assistant Partner / Director — Consultancy Associate / Account Manager — Consultancy Account Executive — Consultancy

We are proud to say that ISE are one of the leading independent secretarial recruiters for the investment sector in London.

WE CHAMPION GETTING OUT AND ABOUT, MEETING OUR CLIENTS

Our Culture

Now based in stunning offices on one of London’s most iconic streets, we are a group of eight women, who enjoy being at work together, appreciating each other’s company both professionally and socially. We are excited to work hard and push ourselves. Our culture offers both a safe learning space and the opportunity to take responsibility for your own workload and actions, which allows us to offer the perfect balance of support and autonomy. If you’re a self-starter with a desire to be mentored and grow, ISE Partners will suit you well.

Events and Networking

A regular programme of events helps our consultants to cement their existing relationships and start conversations with potential customers and inlude: Office Managers Quarterly flagship networking event "OMQ". Launched in 2017, as we spotted a gap in the networking market. Exciting speakers and sponsors join every 3 months to create an inspiring, engaged group for our clients and senior candidates. There’s nothing else like it on offer, and we are excited to see its 2018 growth. Pertemps’ luxury hospitality/corporate box events – Ascot, Cheltenham Races, Kempton Park Races, to which we have client tickets. Quarterly HR/Employment Law seminars – meetings are hosted by our legal partner, Wedlake Bell, and long-standing employment law specialist, Blair Adams. Another great way to help consultants build business, and develop their own professional knowledge.

SUSANNAH & MELISSA ENJOYING A DAY AT THE ASCOT RACES.

OFFICE MANAGERS QUARTERLY (OMQ)!

Your Own Networking

We promote attendance at networking events of many types – not exclusively recruitment related. If you feel it will benefit your work to attend – go for it! We want consultants to be well-rounded, well-informed people, not those chained to the desk.

ISE Extras – Good to Know

Up to 29 days holiday, dependant on length of service Fresh fruit basket and regular team breakfasts 5pm finish on a Friday (after Friday drinks and end-of-week debrief) Flexible approach to work and working from home where needed Season Ticket Loan Pension Subsidised gym membership Share save scheme with parent company (after 1 year service) Your birthday celebrations: Present and cake! 1st placement – bottle of champagne or luxury chocolates Ad-hoc prizes, incentives and group rewards (prizes have included dinner for two, lunch for the week, breakfast for two, shopping vouchers, bottles of fizz) Perkbox account Childcare Vouchers Ongoing training and development

JEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - CHEESE & WINE!

Commission

20% of fee income billed, over threshold. Paid monthly in arrears

Run Your Own Mini Business

We encourage consultants to think like entrepreneurs, and run their individual desks like mini businesses (with sight of personal “P&L”). We believe that the best way of developing your own business is by giving exceptional customer service every time, surprising and delighting with every interaction. The career progression pathway goes from Trainee to Associate Director and there are no restrictions on how quickly this can happen. The backbone of ISE Partners is our absolute pride in delivering for the clients and candidates we represent…

The backbone of ISE Partners is our absolute pride in delivering for the clients and candidates we represent…

ISE’s Future – Three Year Plan

We are ambitious and want to continue to expand our client and candidate offering, winning large PSL contracts with at least another five 1000+ employee businesses in London. We aim to be a tight-knit group of at least fifteen recruiters by 2021, just in time for Big Ben to begin chiming again! Now that our consultants have the luxury of accessing the financial, HR and marketing structures of one of the UK’s largest recruitment organisations (useful for major tendering processes), the progress can be exponential.

We've moved offices - 120 Regent Street is our new home!

What Makes Our Team?

Yes, we are recruitment consultants (and current affairs enthusiasts, always keeping an eye on the market), BUT we are also marathon runners, netball players, cyclists, linguists, cooks, mothers, globe-trotters, nutritionists, reality TV watchers, and a thoroughly sociable bunch. There is no ISE Partners recruiter “type” but our unifying trait is that we love engaging with people – meeting new faces and old friends. Candidates become clients and vice versa. We are great at maintaining strong bonds (and have even been invited to a wedding or two over the years!). Team is everything in our office; we naturally want to succeed personally, but as a group we want to win too! Success does not come at the expense of others. Commission is individually earnt, but we have major incentives to work towards as a team. Our work environment is autonomous, altruistic, self-led, but with the team support constantly present.

MEMORIES ARE PRICELESS!

Socials – Check Out #lifeofise

Working in the heart of the West End, in one of London’s most popular areas, there are so many choices of new and established places to visit for food from every nation, or drinks, whether you love London’s oldest traditions or have a hankering for ‘next-big-thing’. Or, if you’re of an active persuasion, how about joining us for the regular Wednesday morning run around the beautiful Royal Parks? Christmas party – we love activities; every year we combine a fun group event with drinks, delicious food and, of course, Secret Santa. A Thai cookery masterclass, “social darts” and cocktail making in a speakeasy have all previously featured. Summer event – this big do is incentivised (VIP tickets to Lovebox rocked it in 2016), however we always have after work summer drinks or catch Wimbledon on a big screen, with strawberries and champagne in hand. We are regularly invited to Pertemps events and have ad-hoc catch ups with other offices in London.

HANDS IN, IF YOU'RE A LOVEBOX VIP!

THE COMPETITION IS REAL!

CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS

What Will Happen When You Start?

You will attend a three day induction course with our parent company, at the Head Office location. You will meet Executive Board members and receive a range of training, including sales training. You will receive in-house (ISE Partners) specialist training, led by Director, Eva Rode-Hilbert Welcome drinks! Weekly 1:1 with Perm or Temps Director, depending on your division. In-house CRM training (Bond Adapt) with your team.

IN-HOUSE SPECIALIST TRAINING, DIRECTED BY EVA

MONTHLY CATCH UPS, WITH SUSANNAH

In early 2017, we excitedly entered into a strategic partnership with Pertemps, the major national recruiter, becoming part of their specialist portfolio of boutique recruitment firms.

ISE Partners and Partnership with Pertemps

ISE Partners is a boutique, specialist recruitment business, but also part of the UK’s largest recruitment firm and Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’, Pertemps. We get the best of both worlds. We operate autonomously on a day to day basis, yet benefit from being part of a larger group in many ways – Training: Dedicated Head Office based training courses available throughout the year for all employees to attend – including sales training and management training. Marketing: Access to all marketing tools and expert support to produce first class marketing materials. Back office: Superior level of Finance, Facilities, HR and IT support. Database/CRM: Use of world-leading recruitment software system – Bond Adapt. Events and client entertainment: Including Ascot hospitality and Cheltenham races hospitality. Charity: Support given in the form of doubling what we raise with our CSR efforts.

Day to Day at ISE

Autonomous working environment: Targets and KPIs are individual to you, and are there to help you achieve the success you personally want. Targeted activities relate to your quality ratios so there is no “one size fits all” approach. Clear career path: We encourage development through our bi-annual appraisal system. As a small business, you can have involvement in projects, present your ideas and see them come to life. Bi-monthly and monthly 1:1 meetings with Director, Susannah Lawson. Dedicated in-house specialist training led by Director, Eva Rode-Hilbert. ISE specific client events. Radio/televised sporting events on during the day. 5pm finish on a Friday.

Employee Testimonial: WHY ISE?

Ellie Isted, Consultant on our temp desk says: "Firstly, building relationships, customer service, working & helping people, being surrounded by people who want to do the same. The idea of helping someone progress in their career was so enticing & one of my favourite parts is still being that voice in my candidates’ ears saying, ‘You can do this’. Secondly, I wanted to use my degree & market knowledge. Because of ISE’s investment / professional services client base, this is the perfect environment for me. Thirdly, there's both structure & space to innovate at ISE – I am a natural problem-solver, & I strive to be the best I can be; I wanted to find like-mindedness amongst colleagues, plus have access to the support I would need to achieve. Finally, it’s rewarding! Everything from giving feedback, to getting ‘thank you’ flowers, to closing the deal & earning the commission; to partaking in the share save scheme. We also enjoy lots of team incentives and socials, which is great."

CELEBRATION TEAM BREAKFAST!

CHEERS TO SUCCESS!

We can't wait to welcome you into our team of marathon runners, netball players, cyclists, linguists, cooks, mothers, globe-trotters, nutritionists, reality TV watchers & current affair enthusiasts!

REWARDING SUCCESS!

WE LOVE THE COMMUNAL SPACE!

REGULAR CATCH UP MEETINGS

DOING OUR BIT FOR CHARITY #WDSD18

Award winners!

Recruiter Awards 2018

In May 2018, the team were delighted to attend the glittering Recruiter Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel. We were even more excited when our name was announced as the winner of our category: Best Candidate Care. This was one of the most hotly contested categories and the judging panel commented: “The winner demonstrated themselves as genuine and transparent. Their deep knowledge of clients was reassuring to their candidates.”

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