Commerce & Industry

Human Resources

Fiona Desmond leads our HR Practice for roles in Industry & Commerce, Public and Not-for-Profit sectors.   We offer permanent, contract and interim resourcing and prioritise building long-term, meaningful relationships to our clients and candidates, delivering a personalised, authentic and bespoke service.

Our specialist consultants:

Typical Roles

Chief HR/People Officers

HR Business Partners

HR Operations & Shared Services

Performance, Reward & Payroll

Employee & Industrial Relations

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Organisation Development, Design & Effectiveness

Leadership & Talent Management

Learning & Development

Talent Acquisition & Resourcing

HRIS & Data Analytics

Global Mobility

Employee Comms & ESG

HR Project Managers & Business Transformation


A finance career in the UK can offer a wide range of benefits. These can include a competitive salary, career progression opportunities, and the chance to work in a highly sought-after sector. Additionally, finance roles often require a great deal of responsibility, and the potential to make a real impact in the industry.

Many accountants and auditors in the UK will require a professional qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or ACA. The ACA tends to be the option available for those who train within an accountancy practice, with CIMA and ACCA typically pursued by those working in industry. It is beneficial to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a good understanding of financial markets and accounting principles. Additionally, it is important to have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to use relevant software and systems.

The benefits of using a recruitment firm include access to a large network of potential candidates, experienced recruiters to help with the recruitment process, quality services, a positive reputation, and access to the latest technologies.

Successful HR professionals typically have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. They also need to be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of labor laws, payroll and benefits administration, and HR software systems is also important.


The best format for a CV is the reverse chronological format, which lists the most recent experience first. This format allows employers to easily see your most recent experience and qualifications.

To determine if a recruitment firm is right for you, it is important to assess their specialties, network, experience, and services. Additionally, you should evaluate the firm’s reputation, the feedback from their existing clients, and the type of technology they use.

A CV should include the following sections: Contact Information, Professional Summary, Work Experience, Education, Skills, and Awards/Certifications. You may also include volunteer work and publications/presentations.

Yes – We do. We offer contingent and retained solutions for permanent roles and we also offer temporary or fixed term recruitment solutions.