For almost 30 years now, Howett Thorpe has been servicing the accountancy and finance recruitment industry from our base in Farnham — where we first moved to back in 1991!
But did you know we also have an office in and recruit for a range of finance jobs in Weybridge?
Just like Farnham, our Weybridge office is ideally positioned to service the Home Counties. Despite being surrounded by Surrey countryside, the long-standing commuter hub is well connected to the capital — offering frequent trains to and from London Waterloo in under 40 minutes — and is just a short drive from the M3 and M25.
Building long-lasting contacts
Our Weybridge team is headed up by Director Sam Morgan, who has been working in recruitment for 19 years — 16 of which have seen her specialising in accountancy and finance.
Ever since starting her recruitment career, Sam has always operated in the Surrey market and, over the years, she has worked with some of the world’s largest brands to build teams and develop contacts.
Thanks to her three mantras — treat people how you want to be treated, today’s candidate is tomorrow’s client and always trust your instincts — Sam has built a solid reputation of providing the highest level of service to both candidates and clients.
Sam’s sole focus is collaborative, long-term client and candidate relationships, which has resulted in her retaining close business relationships that have spanned over a decade. In fact, she is still working with quite a few people from her early days in recruitment!
Having previously worked as an Office Administrator for a franchise cleaning business (a role which was similar to running a temp desk but without the luxury of having time to find the perfect candidate!), Sam now specialises in the interim and contract market across the Weybridge area.
A wealth of experience
Alongside Sam in the close-knit team is our Associate Director, Nick Luke, and Senior Consultant Marc Taylor, as well as our Administrator Lucy Carballo.
Combined, the team has almost 50 years’ experience in recruitment — so they’re well versed in the ways of the industry. Lucy supports the team in managing the office which enables them to do what they do best, and she is rapidly developing her recruiting skills and getting to grips with the career routes people take to get to the top of the ladder.
As well as finance, Marc also has experience in the healthcare and HR sectors. He now specialises in part-qualified and transactional finance positions within Surrey.
Nick has always had an involvement in accounting and finance — from starting as a Junior Temp Consultant in financial services to managing retained searches, managing teams and leading businesses. He currently recruits for permanent qualified roles up to Director level.
Finding the perfect “fit”
Our expert consultants in the Weybridge team offer a full range of recruitment solutions. This could be anything from qualified and senior roles including Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Finance Director, Head of Finance and CFOs to part-qualified, non-qualified, transactional, public practice, specialist, interim and temporary roles.
No matter what the solution, we will always work closely with candidates to discover their motivations, ensure they have the relevant qualifications and find out precisely what they are looking for. This approach ensures we can represent them appropriately and help them to overcome any interview fears or misconceptions.
For clients, we understand that top talent is hard to find. Good candidates will be snapped up, so the recruitment process needs to be fluid and move as quickly as possible — or else risk losing them! This is why we always get to know our client’s reporting cycles, so we can anticipate their pinch points and be more proactive than reactive when it comes to finding new candidates.
We also can’t stress enough how important it is not to put all the emphasis on CVs. The best candidate, in reality, is not always the best candidate on paper, so we’ll always look beyond the basic qualifications and job titles to find the right “fit”. There’s also nothing stronger or more satisfying than a glowing recommendation!
To find out more about our Weybridge office and how we can help find your ideal role or candidate, get in contact with the team today!