• Astute Recruitment's Andy Lilliman with our team celebrating his promotion from Senior Qualified Consultant to Business Manager!

    Astute Promotion! Andy Lilliman promoted from Senior Consultant to New Business Manager!

        Congratulations on your promotion to Manager Andy! Much deserved!   Andy Lilliman joined our team here at Astute Recruitment, as a Senior Consultant two years ago, after a deeply successful career in Accountancy Recruitment straddling London and the East Midlands.   In that time he has been instrumental in the growth of our qualified accountancy […]

    Help Astute Recruitment Ltd Help Doorways make everybody feel like a somebody

    ‘Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody’ how 2 of our team are making a difference to a marvellous local charity – Doorways

    Jennifer Fitzgerald and Rose Heppell in our team, have dedicated spare evenings helping a great local charity called Doorways distributing food, hot drinks and packed lunches to the vulnerable and homeless in Derby. You can read their heartfelt blog HERE which they wrote themselves. Our Directors, Sarah and Mary, have decided to support Doorways as our […]

    'You are not alone' Stress Awareness Day 2019

    ‘You are not alone’ Key message on today’s Stress Awareness Day

    Its National Stress Awareness Day 2019.   Some stats from the Health and Safety Executive Department figures   The UK’s economy lost a total of 12.8million workdays in 2018 solely due to stress 602,000 UK workers suffer from work-related mental issues such as depression and anxiety 44% of work-related sick days were caused by depression and […]

    Astute Recruitment Ltd celebrate their 10th anniversary in business

    Astute celebrate their 10th anniversary with a birthday party this week!

    Celebrating our tenth business anniversary, the Astute Team are looking forward to hosting our Birthday Party in Derby this Thursday evening. We are trying to get round to as many candidates and clients who have supported us to say a huge thank you and celebrate with us over a couple of complimentary drinks and some […]

    From left, Mary Maguire & Sarah Stevenson, MDs of Astute Recruitment Ltd with Lisa Spencer-Arnell

    Great photos & feedback from our latest Business Breakfast Event – Unlock Your Potential

    Once again, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground proved to be a perfect setting for our latest Business Breakfast Event. Our guests were welcomed with teas/ coffees and welcoming breakfasts on arrival. Andy Lilliman, our talented Senior Recruiter, proved he is also a talented photographer and we’ve popped some of the photos he took below on here. […]

    Mindfulness - Unlock Your Potential with our next powerful business breakfast

    Mindfulness – Unlock Your Potential With Our Next Powerful Business Breakfast Event

      Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence – How to unlock your potential   Come and enjoy our complimentary Business breakfast with guest speaker & published author Lisa Spencer-Arnell at Derbyshire County Cricket Club WHERE: –  The Pattonair County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA WHEN: – from 7.30am, Wednesday 15th May 2019   Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence […]

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


      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.   […]

    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? […]


    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 […]

    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 […]