LPA Group Case Study

Jonathan Lee Search & Selection finds and attracts the very best candidates to deliver executive, director, board level and managerial appointments

About LPA Group

LPA Group Plc is a renowned global leader in the design, build and supply of LED lighting, electrical connectors/connector systems, and high-performance electrical components. With a history spanning several decades, LPA Group has consistently demonstrated their commitment to excellence in technology and innovation.

Guided by its unwavering commitment to quality and a 'design for life' ethos, LPA offers economical solutions aimed at enhancing reliability, decreasing maintenance requirements, and minimising overall life cycle expenses across global markets, including rail, aerospace, defence, aircraft support, infrastructure, marine, and industrial sectors.

The Challenge

The business needed to appoint a new Financial Controller, an important strategic position for them, but were struggling to find and attract the right calibre of candidate with their standard finance recruitment partner. Following on from the successful delivery of several senior leadership placements during a significant growth period for group subsidiary LPA Connection Systems, Allan Binstead, Managing Director of LPACS approached Jonathan Lee Search & Selection to see if we could help with this critical appointment..

The role itself required a real leader for their finance team that could also contribute to the wider leadership team and who had a combined skillset encompassing both management accounting and delivering improvements to process controls and systems, equally strong in BAU finance as in finance change management. After a detailed briefing, we decided on a market strategy to deliver the right candidates for the role.

The Solution

  • Embarked on a salary benchmarking exercise of local talent that matched the brief, which enabled us to quickly establish the correct salary and benefits package for the skills required and provided evidence of this to LPACS.
  • An extensive campaign of targeted, anonymised advertising and search, presentation of shortlist including detailed candidate reports and reasons for suitability of each candidate from our screening process.
  • Support of video and face-to-face interviews, working with internal hiring stakeholders as a neutral party to assess candidates against requirements.
  • Support of offer management process and negotiation

The Results

“After experiencing considerable success in recruiting top-tier technical talent through Jonathan Lee Recruitment for our expanding business, we turned to their specialist in finance recruitment to address a critical need within our Finance leadership team. The role had proven challenging to fill using our existing recruitment channels.

The service we received from Jonathan Lee was not only highly professional but also deeply consultative, addressing our unique requirements effectively. Four months into the journey, we can confidently affirm that our hiring has been a resounding success. I wholeheartedly recommend engaging Jonathan Lee for any finance and accountancy staffing needs."

Allan Binstead
Managing Director of LPACS

Benefits of Working With Jonathan Lee

Reduced risk – Jonathan Lee Recruitment is well established and has a track record of successful placements.

Customised search and selection of candidates – Jonathan Lee Recruitment provides a tailored approach to meet your specific needs from the placement of adverts to evaluating candidates to find the right fit through rigorous screening.

Access to a vast talent network – With over 45 years of experience in the industry we have established a network of high-calibre candidates in various industries and roles allowing us to quickly identify and connect our clients with potential candidates.

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Since 1978 Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been providing a premier recruitment service to the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors.

Our specialist team of recruiters, many of whom are experienced industry professionals, work closely with our clients to identify their needs and provide them with the best possible solution. We offer permanent and contract recruitment, temporary and project-based staffing, interim management, executive search and design services.

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