• Picture of Mary Maguire, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Astute Recruitment Ltd

    MY WORKING DAY – MARY MAGUIRE – MD OF ASTUTE RECRUITMENT FEATURED IN BUSINESS LEADER MAGAZINE

      As the leader of a company, you are there to set an example, to lead and inspire a team of individuals to achieve a series of business goals. But, how do these business leaders go about their daily routine? Business Leader spoke to Mary Maguire, MD of Astute Recruitment, about her working day.   […]

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    Are you married to your career?

    Are you married to your Career?

      As it was Valentines Day on 14th Feb, I thought I’d ask – Are You Married to your Career? Just like a relationship, do you find your job sapping all your energy? Is it all-consuming with you giving and giving with no gratitude in return? Do you feel that no-one is listening to you? […]

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    Why cash flow is THE most important issue facing SMEs and UK PLC.

      Why cash flow is THE most important issue facing SMEs and UK PLC. If the sudden collapse of Fly BMI on the weekend ignited my curiosity on this subject, the disturbing news today of JLR’s £4bn losses fanned the flames. Cash flow. The lifeblood of all business. Whether an SME business or an iconic […]

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    Life is a series of little successes. Make sure you celebrate yours.

    “Life is a series of little successes. Make sure you celebrate yours”.

      “Life is a series of little successes. Make sure you celebrate yours”.   A quote from the latest life coach/ business guru? Nope. My husband said this to my 10 year old son.   We all have the power to inspire and encourage others in work, rest and play.   Who are you going […]

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    How to turn last year's regrets into this year's successes

    How to turn last year’s regrets into THIS YEAR’s SUCCESSES!

    How to turn last year’s regrets into THIS YEAR’s SUCCESSES!   As Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’”   HOW can you turn the regrets of yesteryear into a brilliant New Year? First, it is about understanding what makes you truly happy. […]

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    Astute Recruitment - Triple-Point Guarantee Client Testimonial - Mayfield Yarns

    Triple-Point Guarantee Testimonial – Mayfield Yarns

    Triple-Point Guarantee Testimonial – Mayfield Yarns “As a highly regarded SME manufacturing specialist with a reputation for excellence, it was key for my senior management team, Finance Director and I to utilise a local Derbyshire accountancy recruitment specialist specifically working with other SME businesses. With a proud reputation for staff retention having had long-serving staff […]

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    Client testimonial on our Triple-Point Guarantee from Weight & Partners

    Triple Point Guarantee Testimonial – Dale Topco

      Triple-Point Guarantee Testimonial – Dale Topco (owned by Weight & Partners Capital LLP)   I’m a partner at a specialist London based Private Equity Investment company. Nearly a year ago I needed a Financial Controller for one of our newly acquired SME Business Investments in Derbyshire.  Key was to get someone who was hands […]

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    What attracts great candidates, builds trust and cements client relationships?

    I met a great candidate the other day. I like to understand why people looking for work reach out to me specifically. So, I asked him. He said that when he was using me to hire an accountant last year, I was so passionate about one particular candidate and confident in that person’s ability that […]

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    Why your business needs a great Management Accountant

    Management Accounts: Why Your Business Needs A Great Management Accountant….

    The dictionary definition of Management Accounts: “A set of summarised accounting data (balance sheet, cash flow and income statement) prepared and presented (usually every month, fortnight or week) specifically for a firm’s management. The objective of management accounts is to provide timely and key financial and statistical information required by managers to make day to day […]

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    Leigh Timmis talking about the power of positive thinking and mental health

    Brilliant Feedback and more from our successful ‘Cycling for Success’ Business Breakfast with Leigh Timmis – Thanks to everyone who came!

      The 18th October, just 3 weeks after Leigh Timmis smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest cycle across Europe – 16 days 10 hours 45 minutes; over eight days faster than the previous record! All of us were delighted to have Leigh talk about how to deliver a world-class performance. His powerful presentation […]

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