CONNECTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE WITH THE RIGHT JOBS AND THE RIGHT JOBS WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE
How can you benefit from using GAP as a candidate?
Our experience and thorough market understanding enables us to add value to a candidate search experience, not only increasing the success rate on CV to interview but also sharpening your delivery at interview. As a result of 17+ years experience in this field, this offers our candidates an accelerated knowledge of target clients, a more thorough understanding of roles, structures and a more likely opportunity to map how a target role can truly benefit their long-term aspirations.
How can you benefit from using GAP as a Client?
With our clients, we are able to capture not just the best talent on the market but also within the market by using advanced search techniques and by mapping the market. This unrivalled knowledge and approach allows us to make suggestions and deliver results. We do this not by using ratios, increased volumes or acting as a simple mediator, but by acting as a business partner and extension of your own internal team! GAP truly do attempt to explore options of how a process can be simplified or on the reverse to that, taken to the next level in ensuring the right ‘fit’ and longevity in each and every piece of recruitment.
Are you a client who wishes to see a strong return on investment or wish to consult on a GAP in your team? Maybe you just want to explore what options could be available or benchmark the team. Please get in touch to find out more.
If you are a candidate who would like access to some of the best and most prestigious clients in the region, or if you would like a consultative overview of the market and how best to bridge the GAP to your ideal career goals, then let us help accelerate the journey and put us to the test!
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Steve BurnettExperienced Senior Finance Professional
Great service from David in a problematic recruitment. He had a keen grasp of the sensitivities and offered insightful advice on how to handle matters, which helped secure a successful outcome. Many thanks.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annabel GrattonExperienced Finance Professional with LEAN Six Sigma 'Green Belt' training
David placed me in my current role and was very helpful throughout the application and interview process. He kept me updated regularly and took the time to get to know me personally before putting me forward to any of his clients. Once I had received an offer from my now current role, he encouraged me to still attend other interviews I had already secured both through himself and through another agent in order to give me more choice and make sure I was making the right decision about my career. I hadn’t experienced this attitude from an agent before and felt that David did have my best interests at heart.