WELCOME TO GIFFORD AND PARTNERS
Gifford and Partners Recruitment Ltd (GAP) specialise in offering a truly bespoke and tailored recruitment service to the accounting and finance sector.
Different to any other ‘recruitment agency’ approach, GAP takes a more holistic and consultative approach in offering a bespoke and tailored service. By offering a knowledgeable, honest and empathetic outlook, GAP can truly explore career profiles whilst giving constructive feedback in helping to navigate what options are available to both candidates and clients using a partnership approach to attempt to bridge a gap in the market.
OUR CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Wendie GrovesBusiness Support manager at Primary Care Commissioning
I worked with David recently on recruitment to a senior position and found him extremely knowledgeable and approachable throughout the entire process. He was flexible and accommodating ensuring that we had a good selection of candidates to consider. This was the first time we have used David as a recruiter and I would not hesitate to contact them again in the future.
SEAN DONKINMANAGING DIRECTOR AT THE INN COLLECTION GROUP
‘ICG appointed Dave Gifford / Gifford & Partners in order to recruit a CFO who would be capable of dealing with an expanding regional business backed by Private Equity. Dave approached this task by researching our business in advance, on a personal basis which was an unexpected but invaluable part of our selection of Gifford & Partners. The time invested early days by Dave allowed a quick understanding of our requirements, of which the correct cultural fit was essential. Dave liaised with my team, as well as our Private Equity investors in order to ensure a best fit for all was achieved. The process with Dave ran to schedule and the quality of personnel put before us was of the correct quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave & his company for anyone seeking to recruit in this area.’
Harriet PeacockSupply Chain Accountant at Symington’s Ltd
Contacting Dave to discuss my next career move was an excellent choice, from our first meeting to securing a new role, he did a great job listening to my requirements and ensuring I had a thorough understanding of the client, my transferable skills, detailed knowledge of the business and the client I would be meeting/interviewing with. From end to end and a perfect recruitment partner.
Kristian SuttonFinance Director at Acumen Waste Services
David has given me some very good advice, provided excellent candidates and is always available when required. He has a deep knowledge of his market place and understands our business requirements. He is not in your face or constantly on the phone just there when required.
Max CawthraGroup Finance Director at Tracsis Plc
I have worked with David for many years and from leaving my professional days with EY as a candidate, leading through to my career as a client and now Finance Director within a Plc. David has been nothing but professional and consultative throughout this time, and consider him to be a true business partner in the way he approaches his work. On recently engaging the services of Gifford and Partners, David came out to our offices to help us structure a new role giving informed and knowledgeable direction based on his experience of servicing other clients and tailoring a solution specific to Tracsis Plc. David was able to give honest feedback on how to position our role, absorbed himself in understanding our business needs and showed patience in seeing a complex process through to a satisfactory close. I have no hesitation in referring Gifford and Partners to others and will be sure to continue using their services with future engagements in my finance team where required.
Lucy WardChartered Accountant
I have worked with David since my relocation to the North East as both a candidate and an Employer. David assisted me into my previous role and provided career advice during a time when I changed direction. I have high regard to the advice that David can offer not only candidates but also businesses particularly at times of change and expansion. David is very honest and has a good knack at helping you work out what you want or need and is first on my list, whether I am looking for a role myself or recruiting staff.
IAN GOULDINGNON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - HEALTH | RETAIL | HOSPITALITY
I have worked with David on two senior financial hires. Both were for businesses of which I’m a NED, and one was a headhunt for a CFO role. Effective planning, efficient execution, excellent candidate identification for the brief, as well as being cost effective are my main take-aways. Would not hesitate to use Gifford and Partners Recruitment Ltd again on other senior assignments.
THOMAS BOSZKOPRIVATE EQUITY PARTNER AT ALCHEMY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES LLP
In my capacity as a partner at Alchemy Private Equity, I have worked with many recruiters. I recently worked with David on a CFO search and was hugely impressed, despite it not being an easy mandate. David took the time to really understand the needs of the various stakeholders and to get under the skin of the business. He then worked quickly to propose a short list and after a few rounds, we were left with a final 3 candidates, all of whom were more than capable of the role. Having the luxury of choice, and so quickly, is rare indeed. I would very strongly recommend David