• Astute Recruitment and the Local Business Accelerator Awards

    Astute Recruitment have been proud to help the Derby Evening Telegraph in promoting the Local Business Accelerator Awards in Derby and have featured in the paper several times. This is a local award in which 3 companies are selected to receive mentoring by some of the best MD’s in Derbyshire and 3 months free advertising with the Derby Evening Telegraph.  One company is then selected to go through to the national final, where the winner with be mentored by Dragons Den Deborah Meaden !

    Astute were selected as one of the 10 finalists and we were asked to pitch to a board of about 8 people in a Dragon Den Style. Please see below for the write up about us featured in the DET on Wednesday 11th Jan

    “Probably the most assured and confident performances in the board room came from Sarah Stevenson & Mary Maguire co – directors at Astute Recruitment. Our team of experts when deliberating who should benefit from the Local Business Accelerators, were of the opinion that the Astute Directors had the drive, intelligence and experience to achieve there goals without the added boost of the scheme.

    The Astute presentation centred on how the company only sends a candidate if it is certain they are right for the job.

    Sarah said “98% of our customers have used us more the once because we don’t waste there time with candidates that are not suitable ”

    The  honest approach is paying of because in just 2 years, the business has grown the employ 7  people and is looking to take on more consultants. ”

    While obviously were are dissapointed at not making the top 3 this time, what positive feedback we received from the board of judges.  We are looking forward to an exciting time during 2012, where we are hoping to build on 2 fantastic years we have had since forming Astute Recruitment.

    Thank you to the Derby Evening Telegraph and everyone involved in the Business Accelerator Awards.