Financial Recruitment in Bristol

As a business owner based in Bristol, you will already know that our city is a great location for those looking to expand. The pool of talent available here in Bristol gives any business a head start when it comes to scaling. You know that the right people are out there, but where do you begin when it comes to financial recruitment here in Bristol?

Whether you are looking for a Finance Director, a Head of Finance or even need to consider the future format of your finance team, Artemis Clarke can help.

Business in Bristol & The Surrounding Area

Bristol, with a population of roughly 500,000, occupies a unique geographical location: within easy reach of the bigger cites of London and Birmingham, yet the coast and glorious countryside can be found just a few miles away. Bristol has long been the top choice for those looking for a quieter life outside of the big smoke but with the advantages of an exciting, diverse city.

Bristol has always been bursting with innovative thinkers; from Airbus to Bristol VR Lab, from the BBC to the science and technology centre FutureSpace. The creative media, technology, electronics, and aerospace engineering sectors are the foundation of Bristol’s thriving modern economy.

Outside of London, Bristol has the most robust digital media supply chain in England, as well as being a hub for startups and new businesses. Bristol’s SETsquared, which UBI Global named the finest business incubator in the world, has aided more than 2,500 UK start-ups. We love to support fast growing businesses and our founder, Kate, acts as a panel member for SETsquared.

Bristol’s success is largely due to a culture of enterprise and collaboration, with projects like the Engine Shed offering a venue for interaction between entrepreneurs, corporations, academics, and students alike. It can’t be a surprise that Bristol is a city linked to innovation and creativity – Ribena was invented just outside the city in Long Ashton, and the much loved chocolate brand Fry’s was created right in the heart of Bristol.

More recently, Wallace and Gromit were born in Bristol at the Aardman Studios where high-, and low-tech filming techniques are developed and go on to reach a global audience.

Such an explosion of creativity always needs good financial sense, and that’s where we come in; helping your business to grow with the right finance team in place. 

How Artemis Clarke can help

With our network of fully vetted, experienced Finance Directors we can usually source a part-time or interim FD or CFO within a tight timeframe if the need is urgent. If you are a growing business looking to recruit your first in-house Head of Finance or Finance Director, then we use our Executive Search Process to source the perfect candidate.

FDs can be recruited on a full or part time basis; if you are a business with turnover of less than £20m we recommend considering the part-time FD option first. If you already have a competent finance team in place, a PTFD can provide all the benefits of an expert full-time FD at a fraction of the cost. You can choose whether you recruit them in-house on a salary or via Artemis Clarke on a day rate.

You may need a part-time FD to oversee a specific project, to put in place some systems and controls, or to build or mentor an effective finance team within your business. They may stay with you for months or even years, delivering high-level strategic oversight to help your business scale and meet its growth objectives. Over time they could also become your in-house full-time Finance Director as your business grows and your requirements for their expertise increases.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you find the perfect senior finance professional for your Bristol business.