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Our client, a top-rated family company in Gloucestershire, were looking to recruit a commercially astute Head of Finance to maintain and develop effective financial control across the business. Taking ownership and responsibility for the finance function, the successful candidate would need to work closely with the operations side of the business to provide strategic, commercial decision-making support.

The Context

The client had been advertising the position themselves in conjunction with another recruitment consultancy, but without success. We were in the run-up to Christmas, so the pressure was on to move quickly.

The Solution

With over 20 years’ experience covering the Gloucestershire market, Emma has developed extensive candidate networks, locally. Her profound knowledge of the senior finance market meant she was able to headhunt from those networks to identify four high-quality candidates within 24 hours of being approached.

The results

Within a week, the client made an offer to a candidate who lived in the same village as the company’s headquarters. As it was the week before Christmas, everyone involved went the extra mile to ensure a successful outcome was achieved.

“Our experience with Seymour John was smooth and professional, from the moment we approached them. Emma was extremely helpful and efficient in sourcing candidates and arranging interviews at very short notice. After offering the role, the interaction with Emma and Rhian was great, too ensuring we were able to move forward quickly. And once the candidate was in post, regular check-ins, to ensure all parties were happy, demonstrated a genuine care from start to finish. We would have no hesitation in using them again.”

Matt Sale, Head of HR, Badham Pharrmacy Ltd.

Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Emma has over 20 years’ experience connecting clients with the game-changing Finance talent they need for the next step of the journey.

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