Innovation Group

The Client

Innovation Group (IG) is a global business process services and software provider. They help organisations in the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries across the globe. 

Innovation Group (IG) was incorporated in the UK in 1996, and has grown to a company with 2.637 employees and annual revenues of £204.4m in 2013. They serve 13 of the largest insurance markets in the world, spanning North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia.

The Assignment

Atherton Stone were engaged in January 2015 on a 10 role retained assignment.  IG had secured a new software client win with a Tier One UK Insurer and needed to make a number of key hires in the Professional Services division.  Due to the specialist nature of the transformation project, insurance and software domain experience was essential as was time to hire due to aggressive deadlines.

The Result

Atherton Stone delivered on the original retainer and went on to place over 25 candidates with Innovation Group in 2015 across 2 divisions and a range of technical disciplines.  The relationship between the two companies has been a crucial factor in the success of the project as Atherton Stone were given the opportunity to meet line managers and fully understand what each area of the business did and how they operated.  This reduced the time to hire and provided clear qualification criteria for each role.


Positions recruited include:

  • Programme Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Development Manager


The Clients view

Simon Hunter – Product Owner

Mark is very knowledgeable and worked with me to get the right person when recruiting for a technical author. He focused on the type of person we were looking for and only put forward suitable candidates. It was a pleasure working with Mark throughout the recruitment process. I would recommend Mark and look forward to working with in the future


The Candidates view

Steve Abbott – Programme Manager

When looking for a new and exciting job opportunity I found Mark to be the most professional recruiter I have worked with over the past 15 years. Mark’s courteous approach, attention to detail and industry knowledge are all excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as the recruiter to work with, as in my view he clearly stands out from the rest of the field.