UK Enterprise Awards 2021

281 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 UK Accountancy & Finance Recruiter of the Year 2021 Specialising in accountancy and finance recruitment, Hamilton Woods Associates realises there’s nothing more important than the way organisations of every size and sector depend on talented individuals, teams and leaders to make a business realise its success. Having established a network and formed long standing relationships, Hamilton Woods Associates believes it can bridge the gap and develop key partnerships to address the need when sourcing and headhunting for the most talented qualified professionals. Having worked for a variety of SME and corporate recruitment firms as an adviser to all middle management, Director and Board Level qualified professionals, founder, owner and visionary, Vijay Patel, has a real passion for recruitment and people. He decided to combine both sport and recruitment to create Hamilton Woods Associates, with a focus on providing a value- adding, bespoke recruitment solution and career management service to all of its clients and high calibre active and passive professionals. “Our unique and exclusive approach to recruitment needs is engaging and consultative,” explains Vijay. “We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our clients’ requirements before we advise them on the best course of action.” Hamilton Woods Associates operates as a specialist recruiter and search firm, differentiating itself from much of the competition. Its five specialist divisions provide both clients and candidates with a comprehensive and in-depth market knowledge of the roles they specialise in, underpinned by the company’s market expertise within accountancy and finance, plus a combined 50 years of recruitment experience. The five specialist divisions include: Interim; Practice; Executive search; Qualified; and Public Sector. Having developed and invested heavily in the best technology and people, to search for track and engage with candidates, Hamilton Woods continually reviews the changing landscape of talent attraction and retention to lead from the front. Vijay himself has more than 18 years contingent and retained accountancy and finance sector experience. Juggling between being Managing Director, Vijay also leads the Executive Division continuing to grow his truly vast network with respective leaders across the Midlands, London and Internationally. The Executive Division delivers bespoke senior and executive leadership mandates on an exclusive and retained basis, servicing Director, Board Level and C Suite qualified finance professionals within commerce and industry and professional services. “Our success in the market is the result of long- term relationships which have evolved for over a decade,” Vijay continues. “We’re proud of the fact that the majority of the work undertaken is repeat business, and both our clients and candidates benefit from this deeper level of understanding about their backgrounds and businesses.” Speaking of success, the latest string to the company’s bow came in the form of a UK Enterprise Award as it was recently crowned UK Accountancy & Finance Recruiter of the Year 2021 – a prestigious accolade indeed. Contact: Vijay Patel Company: Hamilton Woods Associates Web Address: Hamilton Woods Associates is a full-service, boutique head-hunter and financial recruitment consultancy. Passionate about securing the best candidates for its clients and the best opportunities for candidates, Managing Director Vijay Patel tells us more about the firm’s unique approach. May21612