• 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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    Sarah-Louise Wykes

    Director

    Sarah-Louise originally joined Astute in 2012 after a successful career as an Assistant Accountant. With her hands-on experience in accountancy, she has developed excellent relationships within the local market. From starting as a Trainee Consultant, Sarah-Louise achieved 4 promotions at Astute. After a break to follow an opportunity to recruit finance professionals internationally, we are delighted to announce that Sarah-Louise has been promoted to Director in 2021 after resuming her career with us in 2020! A well-deserved promotion.

    Expertise
    All interim and temporary to permanent assignments for ledger clerks, including supervisors and managers, bookkeepers, assistant accountants, and aspiring part qualified accountants on a  within Derbyshire,  Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, and Leicestershire.

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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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    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, North & South Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire 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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    Andy Lilliman

    Recruitment Manager

    Andy joined Astute at the beginning of 2018 as a Senior Consultant working on permanent fully qualified accountancy positions across the East Midlands. With a recruitment career spanning 11 years across London and the East Midlands, Andy’s ability to provide an efficient 360 degree recruitment service complimented the existing Qualified team.  2020 saw Andy’s well deserved promotion to Recruitment Business Development Manager.

    As part of our exciting growth plans, Andy has returned to Astute after a short break, to head of our new London Executive office from August 2021! We’re delighted to welcome him back as Recruitment Manager for this new chapter in Astute’s growth plans!

    Andy is able to provide unique knowledge and confidential career advice to senior candidates coupled with honest market intelligence to clients. His new role sees him combining his experience of executive recruitment, and collaborative style to introduce Astute Recruitment Ltd to a whole new London audience!

    Expertise

    Andy is able to engage with clients for all levels of executive and senior managerial finance positions, developing long-term relationships. Providing advice and expertise from managing hiring processes to implementing bespoke recruitment strategies, his knowledge of London and experience in appointing executive candidates to corporate global businesses and growing SME’s brings a unique blend of skills to ensure a smooth, efficient recruitment strategy to any hiring process.

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    Matt Morgan

     

    After a successful recruitment career spanning 20 years, we are delighted to welcome Matt as a senior consultant to our growing permanent qualified team at Astute. Matt has been able to develop long-term relationships with candidates and clients within the IT, Engineering and Construction sectors, sourcing talented qualified professionals across a range of disciplines. His experience includes working on international senior hires, executive headhunting, retained and contingent recruitment.

    Happily married with two children, Matt is the third member of our team to be a parent with a busy family life! He is also a keen footballer!

    Expertise

    All levels of fully qualified permanent recruitment across Nottingham & Central Nottinghamshire areas.

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    Harry Langridge

    Consultant - Qualified Division

    Harry joined Astute late in 2020 after relocating to Derbyshire from East Sussex. He has worked in consultancy for a number of years. His previous experience working in search and selection at Director & Partner levels ensure Harry is able to liaise with Qualified Accountants regardless of seniority with ease. His ability to build trusted relationships with clients is priceless too.

    Expertise

    All levels of fully qualified permanent recruitment across Derby, North Derbyshire, and North Nottinghamshire.

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    Josh Dunn

    Following a successful career working for two great Derbyshire businesses and gaining promotion, Josh wanted to utilise his proven customer service and client engagement skills within the recruitment sector. We are delighted to welcome him to our permanent team and look forward to watching him develop!

    Expertise

    All permanent non-qualified accountancy and finance positions across Derby, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire. Positions Josh 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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    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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