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
Geoff ClaridgeCIMA Management Accountant
David was very helpful through a challenging recruitment process. He dealt with me in a professional and friendly manner at all times, keeping well informed at all times and offering guidance and advice along the way. I would thoroughly recommend him to others.
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.
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.
Mike RicePortfolio Director at Endless LLP
When I was first considering leaving practice a number of years ago, I approached David on the recommendation of a former colleague. I found the conversations we had to be extremely useful both in regard to specific opportunities I could look at, but more importantly through David’s ability and willingness to get to the heart of what I thought was important for my career and to help me shape my view of what I was looking for. A great chap and someone I would happily endorse for other people to speak too.
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.
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
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.
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.’