Fractional Directors

Fractional Directors

A Fractional Director is a Director who works part-time (or at a fraction of full-time) for your business. When you choose to hire a Fractional Director for your business, you are likely capitalising on some of the very best talent available.

Fractional Directors generally have extensive experience working at Director-level in a full-time capacity but have switched to working part-time or at a fraction of full-time. They now work for businesses who don’t need or can’t afford a full-time Director but who need the same level of expertise and knowledge that a full-time Director has.

This arrangement can provide a win-win solution for both parties and is getting increasingly common especially with scale-up businesses and SMEs

Boardroom Advisors are highly qualified fractional directors covering a wide range of specialisms. Click below to learn more about each role:

Fractional Managing Directors

Fractional Operations Directors

Fractional Commercial Directors

Fractional Strategy Directors

Fractional Sales Directors

Fractional Finance Directors

Fractional Marketing Directors

Fractional IT Directors

Fractional Export Directors

Fractional HR Directors

We do not provide Fractional Directors in Legal but have partners in this area which we can introduce you to.

If you can’t necessarily afford these individuals full-time, hiring an extremely qualified person on a fractional basis can help both make the most of your budget and their skills.

It may also be that you are considering making an interim appointment. “Interim” often means full-time and short term so it may be to work on a specific project or to fill a gap created by an absence. Have you considered whether your need for an Interim Finance Director for instance, could be more efficiently covered by a part-time Finance Director?

What a Fractional Director can offer you:

Experience – If you’re considering bringing on a Fractional Director, your candidate likely was a Director in a similar industry, meaning that they’ll have knowledge of your field and its specific challenges.

Flexibility – Hiring can take a number of forms, starting as low as one day a week, making it easy to suit your budget.

Strategic insights – Your Fractional Director should be able to survey your business, assess your current performance, and determine what changes need to be made to best position you for success.

Contacts – Your Fractional Director will have an extensive network of contacts and should be able to make introductions as your business needs them.

Collaboration – A Fractional Director will provide leadership when needed, helping you to address organisational issues and contribute when you face challenges.

Ethics – A great Fractional Director won’t overstretch themselves, nor will they work with your competitors without an agreement in place that explicitly permits them to do so.

Additional value – You will be able to rely on your Fractional Director to provide advice, feedback, and guidance.

Coaching and leadership – As your team needs mentoring, your Fractional Director will be able to help them grow, thrive, and flourish alongside your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are fractional services?

Fractional services are used when a business needs an ongoing service, but doesn’t have the time or budget to hire a full-time employee. In this case, a fractional worker can be hire on a part-time basis.

What is a fractional leader?

For a business, fractional leadership is using leadership experts – via a part-time employment – to take on director-level responsibilities, such as help guide strategic planning. Fractional leaders are expert consultants in their fields.

What does a fractional director do?

Fractional directors fill a director level position in a part-time or short-term capacity. They are typically former executives with sucesses in growing businesses, and can be a great option for small businesses and scale-ups.

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