• We are proud to have a team of dedicated and professional staff working for Astute Recruitment, and you can find out more about them below.

    Sarah Stevenson

    Managing Director

    Sarah is one of the founders of Astute Recruitment, and has built an unrivalled reputation placing candidates in this market since 1997. Recent winner of the East Midlands ‘Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year award and the Derbyshire Times’ Entrepreneur of the Year award.

    Expertise
    All levels of fully qualified and qualified by experience interim and temporary recruitment across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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    Mary Maguire

    Managing Director

    Mary is one of the founders of Astute Recruitment, having worked the qualified market within the East Midlands since 2003. She has an excellent network of business owners, Managing Directors and Chief Executives not only who she has placed staff to, but also given consultative advice and support. Mary also develops the marketing strategy and organises Astute’s successful series of business breakfasts.

    Expertise
    Qualified, qualified by experience & senior part qualified recruitment, on a temporary, permanent and contract basis across Nottingham, Derby and South Derbyshire.

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    Jennifer Fitzgerald

    Consultant

    Following her education & A-Levels, Jennifer began her career in accountancy and finance within accounts payable. Astute Recruitment successfully placed Jennifer to a great client where she embarked on her AAT studies reaching level 3. A few years later, Jennifer decided to explore the world of recruitment with Astute in September 2018 and we are delighted to have her!

    Expertise

    All permanent non-qualified accountancy and finance positions across Derby, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire. Positions Jennifer recruits for include: – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Assistant Accountant, Part-Qualified Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Bookkeeper, Payroll and more.

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    Richard Bowe

    Senior Consultant - Interim Division

    A highly respected and experienced recruiter, Richard joined the Astute family in September 2019 as a Senior Consultant. Richard’s successful recruitment career spans some 22 years including the provision of fully qualified accountants across the East Midlands before specialising in Financial & Accountancy recruitment in 2003.

    Expertise

    All fully qualified interim, temporary to permanent and fixed-term contract appointments across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. Interim appointments include Interim Finance Director, Interim Financial Controller, Interim Management Accountant, Interim Financial Reporting Manager, Interim Company Accountant

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    Annie Adams

    Senior Consultant

    Since joining Astute in 2017, She has just achieved her Senior Consultant promotion! Annie joined Astute after spending 6 years in recruitment within the finance and social care sectors.  Her passion and enthusiasm to be able to work for an SME recruitment consultancy sourcing temporary workers for local companies really shines through. Working for a company that cares about placing the right people in the right company at the right time is really important to Annie.

    Expertise

    All Temporary, Temp to Permanent and Contract/ Interim assignments across the East Midlands including all ledger clerks, supervisors and managers, bookkeepers, assistant accountants and aspiring part qualified accountants

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    Rose Heppell

    Commercial Consultant

    Rose joined Astute in 2017 following a great introduction to recruitment for twelve months in a different recruitment sector. Her infectious sense of humour and great ability to communicate with candidates and clients at all levels has meant in a short time she has become a valuable member of the team. She has a great knack of truly understanding client’s requirements for a wide range of non-finance positions and a broad level of experience from trainees to experienced managers.

    Expertise

    All non-finance office positions including supervisors and managers from administration, marketing, customer services, HR and Personal Assistants on a temporary, permanent and contract basis across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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    Tom Norton

    Consultant - Qualified Division

    Following his 2:1 Degree in Education, Tom chose a change of direction career wise into professional consultancy. Following a further successful few years in search and selection at C-Suite, Director level, Tom has recently begun his career at Astute focussing on Senior Qualified Permanent recruitment across Derby, South Derbyshire, Notts and North Leicestershire.

    Expertise

    Permanent qualified accountancy recruitment including Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Financial Accountants, Management Accountants and all other roles.

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    Charlotte Sproat

    Consultant

    Charlotte began her career pursuing the performing arts. Successful A-Levels and a distinction in Technical Theatre Design & Technology from Nottingham University led to jobs including working at the Edinburgh Fringe. Whilst media and the arts remain a firm passion, Charlotte was offered the opportunity to work in recruitment in the Middle East, gaining a grounding across finance, operations and general management. After returning to the UK, Charlotte joined Astute in January 2019 where she has been highly successful placing permanent candidates across all non-qualified finance positions.

    Expertise

    Placing permanent non-qualified accounts assistants and clerical/ transactional finance staff across a number of roles including: Part Qualified Accountant, Accounts Payable/ Purchase Ledger, Credit Control, Payroll, Assistant Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Assistant Management Accountant, Bookkeeper. Areas Charlotte focusses on are Derby, South Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Leicestershire and South Nottinghamshire.

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    Andy Lilliman

    Senior Consultant - Qualified Division

    Andy joined Astute at the beginning of 2018 as a Senior Consultant working on permanent fully qualified accountancy positions across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. With a career spanning 11 years in recruitment across London and the East Midlands, Andy’s in-depth knowledge of the local market and his ability to provide an efficient 360 degree recruitment service has complimented the existing Qualified team. Andy is able to provide confidential career advice to candidates and honest market intelligence to clients.

    Expertise

    Andy is able to source all levels of qualified accountants from newly-qualified management and financial accountants in C&I and Practice through to Finance Managers, Commercial Accountants, Auditors, Financial Controllers and more.

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    Tiarna Boler

    Office Administrator

    Tiarna has been with Astute since May 2016 when she joined us part-time whilst completing her photography college course.

    Expertise

    Office administration. Tiarna keeps abreast of all the CVs that need adding/ amending and helps out with payroll and projects. A talented photographer she is also helping us on the marketing side with our events

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