Midlands Enterprise Awards 2019

12 | SME NEWS - Midlands Enterprise Awards 2019 Multi-award winning, owner-managed Astute Recruitment Ltd is an innovative accountancy recruitment specialist supporting clients across the East Midlands. We invited Co-Founder Mary Maguire to share the latest developments the firm has undergone over the last twelve months and how these helped it to win one of this year’s coveted Midlands Enterprise Awards. Originally created when Founders Sarah Stevenson and Mary Maguire were made redundant in 2009, Astute has since drawn on their experience to flourish and support a range of candidates and companies from across the Midlands and throughout the corporate market. From the beginning, Astute set out to be unique in a competitive yet flawed market, as Mary is keen to highlight. “Here at Astute, we genuinely have a distinctive way of working consultatively and collaboratively with our clients and candidates, and this has been the key to our success over the years. Our ability to build really great, honest relationships with candidates and clients has helped drive us to the success we enjoy today. We have won pitches to work as preferred suppliers to amazing new companies across the East Midlands on the strength of our proven track record of success and hard-won reputation. “Over the years, we have created a unique brand which strives to be truly innovative whilst delivering educational advice on recruitment processes to everyone. To be acknowledged as a true ‘Market Leader’ by SME News is the icing on the cake after a record 12 months of business for us. We have increased our turnover by 50%, branched out to leading businesses across the region and secured some brilliant staff. The key to any business’s success are outstanding service, amazing staff and inspirational leadership. All of these are the ingredients for Astute’s success and remain our core focuses.” Today, the firm’s unique service offering includes its Triple-Point Guarantee - a first in the recruitment sector. This works to give clients the confidence to know that if the firm fails to deliver the right candidate subject to agreeing exclusivity and timelines, it will pay them £500. Such a service is unheard of elsewhere, as no other recruitment business has the confidence to offer this unique guarantee. Astute are also the only accountancy recruitment business Astute Recruitment Ltd Best Bespoke Accountancy Recruitment Firm 2019 - East Midlands in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to have achieved over 75 ‘five star’ google plus ratings from their satisfied candidates and clients. Providing temporary, permanent and temp to permanent staff across all levels of accountancy and finance, Astute have become the trusted ‘go-to’ agency for SME businesses across the region. Astute are also the only East Midlands recruitment business to have received over 15 business awards from recognised peers in industry, including the IoD, ICAEW, Derby Telegraph and many more. Central to the firm’s achievements over the years has been its dedicated team, all of whom are driven to success by Mary and her Co-Founder Sarah, as Mary explains. “Since the beginning, Astute has worked hard to achieve a strong record for bringing experienced recruiters into our team and also identifying new trainees who we have been able to train, develop, mentor and encourage. These trainees have gone onto receive promotion and receive our range of innovative benefits and incentives. Sarah and I have strived to reward success, provide support and guidance when our team have gone through personal, emotional difficulties and basically create a family friendly and emotionally supportive culture. We always strive for excellence and the fact that that 90% of our clients go onto use us time and time again all work towards our increasing success.” Ultimately, Astute is on a mission to be the best accountancy recruitment business in the Midlands, and this will drive the company towards even greater success over the years ahead. Company: Astute Recruitment Ltd Contact: Mary Maguire Website: https://www.astuterecruitment.com/

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