• After being made redundant in 2009, Sarah Stevenson and Mary Maguire decided to set up their own bespoke accountancy recruitment business. Between them having nearly 40 years recruitment expertise plus unrivalled knowledge of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire accountancy recruitment markets at all levels, this was once in a lifetime opportunity that they couldn’t miss.

    Starting in the middle of the recession within 12 months the business has gone from strength to strength to be recognised as the go to financial recruitment specialist in the area. Wins at the IOD Director of the Year Awards and the Derbyshire Time’s Business Awards have been recognition of all that’s been achieved to date and their growth plans for the future.

    From individuals to business it’s critical for a company to inform, educate and inspire its existing and potential clients and candidates.. For a recruitment business like Astute, that’s what they been doing for many years.

    Who are we?
    The leading independent Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire accountancy and finance recruitment specialist.

    What do we do?
    For organisations we find the very best talent in the market. For individuals seeking their next career move, we present the best opportunities.

    Why does that matter?
    For your business to grow, you need the right people, not just any people, but the right people!

    It’s our belief that everyone has the right to fulfilling career, not just any job but the right job!