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Duncan KeilManaging Partner CNA International Age Positive

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Duncan has more than 20 years of senior management experience and is heading CNA’s Age Positive franchise brand. He has a passion for the business and this area of the market. Populations are ageing across Europe, we live longer and in better health and are both keen and able to work longer. Governments are suffering from pension deficits as the ratio of tax payers to pensioners declines and are beginning to legislate to keep people in work longer and encourage others back to work. At the same time the UK job market is experiencing serious skill shortages, gaps that could easily be filled by employing more mature candidates who are either approaching retirement age, retired or semi-retired.  Our more mature candidates are more experienced, more flexible, less exigent about pay scales and are much less likely to jump ship.  The market is crying out for this service and Age Positive focusses on finding the right people for mid to senior management positions in a variety of markets.  This tremendous and growing resource is under-valued and under-utilised and Age Positive is the only Executive search firm specialising in this part of the market.

Duncan and his partners have joined forces with CNA International to offer Age Positive executive search franchises to experienced business professionals in the UK and throughout continental Europe. Age Positive specialises in retained business and the brand is trusted and highly regarded.

This business model takes advantage of significant changes in population trends and working practices and answers the needs of employers, governments, and candidates. The UK government has appointed Andy Briggs as champion for ‘older workers’ who is tasked with getting 1 million over-50s back to work by 2022. Mr Briggs said “we are asking employers to consider the overwhelming benefits of having a diverse and representative workforce, and then to act on it”. 

CNA Age Positive offers you the opportunity to build your own recruitment business in a new and fast-growing sector with the support and network of an experienced and trusted brand, CNA International and their parent company Pertemps, the UK’s biggest independent recruitment company. CNA and Pertemps have offices all over Europe, with a strong presence in the CEE & CIS region. In 2016 the network expanded into Asia and the USA.

 Age Positive is growing quickly into a global brand, so whatever your aspiration – to start up a business, to be your own boss, to build something of value to sell on in the future, to expand your existing business and build a team around you or to achieve a better work/life balance and work from home – we have an exciting brand to suit you.