Testimonials

You can read about our tailored approach to financial, tax and accountancy recruitment on the Clients and Candidates pages – you’ll find below a selection of professional recommendations: From candidates we’ve helped to achieve their next career goal and from clients with whom we’ve found and placed great finance professionals.

If you’re an employer with an immediate financial role to fill in Bristol, Bath or the South West, or a team to develop over the medium term, let’s talk.
And if you’re a finance professional ready to find your next accountancy, tax or finance role, or you’d like to connect with potential future opportunities, please get in touch.

IN OUR CLIENTS’ OWN WORDS

“The careful approach to recruitment was exactly what we had been looking for. The quality of candidate CVs arriving emphasised Kate’s very clear understanding of our brief. Kate already knew which ones would be most likely to fit with our existing team, reducing time wasted at interview stage.”
Gary Horswell, MD at Ntegrity Insurance
“Kate is refreshingly different to other recruitments agents that I have worked with. Her industry experience specific to the market area she services sets her apart from the pack. She is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Kate for your accountancy and tax recruitment needs.”
Maria Lillington, Associate Director at Coutts
“Kate responded to my brief to find a new trustee to take on the Treasurer role for the charity I run, the Bluebell Care Trust, with real attention to detail and immediately grasped the qualities and skills we were looking for and found someone who is exactly the right match for us. I would thoroughly recommend Kate’s services as reliable, professional and extremely effective.”
Ruth Jackson, Director at Bluebell Care Trust
“Kate found us a great shortlist of candidates for our Finance Manager. She took time to meet us and understand our business and our specific requirements. Her approach was sensible, realistic and very professional. She found candidates that we could never have found ourselves. She vetted all candidates using bespoke tests relevant for the role. She kept us informed of her progress at all times ensuring a clear and transparent process. The turnaround was speedy despite it being the Christmas period. Kate is great to deal with and all in all it was a well-managed and fruitful experience.”
Miranda Jacobs, Director at Waterside Holiday Park

CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS

“Kate helped me to get the best job I’ve ever had. She made every step of the way easier: – coming to meet me nearer to my home, really listening to what I needed to balance any future job with my family responsibilities, meeting my future boss in person, making sure I was super prepared by arranging for a mock interview with feedback (which was much harder than the real one), negotiating a better salary for me, wishing me luck on my first day and making me aware of the positive feedback she received about me from my new boss a few weeks later. I am now involved in recruiting new staff and Kate was my first call.”
Libby Sharman, Client Manager at HSJ Accountants
“Having worked with many financial recruiters, I have found Kate’s conduct to be exemplary. Kate comprehensively researched and thoroughly assessed both candidate and client to ensure a high-quality match was achieved.”
Steve Pyburn, Finance Manager at Waterside Holiday Park
“I would highly recommend Kate for anyone looking for either their next career move or simply to give support to preparing or updating their CV. Kate is not only well connected but has the relevant work experience and qualifications to really understand the industry and the demands of roles. This is an unusual quality for someone in her chosen field and I found her advice in preparing my updated CV invaluable.”
Alistair Robinson, FCA, CTA interim finance manager
“I cannot thank Kate enough for the excellent advice she gave me during my search for a new role. Her commitment to finding me exactly the right position was outstanding in the field of Financial Recruitment. She was the only consultant who gave me advice on improving my CV and she gave me some excellent tips on my interview techniques. I would thoroughly recommend Artemis Clarke to help any organisation with their recruitment needs and I would certainly contact Kate again if I am ever looking for a new position in the future.”
Zoe Thomas, Management Accountant – Strategy at The National Trust
“Kate has been of great assistance in helping me secure my new job. She is open and honest which helped in setting expectations on all sides. Throughout the process I felt she cared about getting the right person for the organisation and she was excellent at keeping in touch and informing me of any developments. She was understanding of my needs and I felt we worked together to make sure that I was making the right decisions. I recommend her services highly.”
Mirjana Skrba, Financial Controller at Carbon Tracker Initiative
“Kate took a refreshing approach to the recruitment process, which differed to that of the other agents. Her advice specifically with regards to my CV was invaluable and her tenacity at helping me find work was welcomed.”
Eleanor Charlton ACA, Finance Analyst
“Kate has provided valuable assistance and insight from a recruiters’ perspective, as I wished to update my CV to make it more professional and focussed. Her comments were always constructive and concerned with ensuring the message I wished to deliver via my CV, was appropriate and succinct. This revised CV has assisted with my securing a new role as Head of Finance for a Government entity, with UK wide responsibility.”
Mark Woodward, Head of Finance at Crown Commercial Services
“Kate was great to work with when finding my most recent role. I will most certainly work with her in the future should I have recruitment needs in my own team.”
Stuart Thornton, Group Financial Controller at Premier Vet Alliance
“Kate’s approach to recruitment is refreshingly different. She treats all of her candidates as individuals which is very rare. Although Kate did not place me, she took time to listen and highlight skills and thereby identify the type of role that would be suitable rather than pushing me into an unsuitable role. Kate is extremely professional and very personable whilst taking exceptional pride in the service that she delivers.”
Jo-Anne Hewitt, Finance Professional

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