5 reviews
16:04 13 Mar 23
Highly recommended! Josh and Sarah have been fantastic at Astute. They've found and placed me in 2 jobs now between them, both really responsive and excellent at keeping you up to speed with things. Very knowledgable about the roles and happy to talk to companies with any queries you have.
C R.C R.
10:45 27 Jan 23
Great agency one of the best ones I've worked with! Liz has been a great help and support in helping me towards a new direction in my career life. She is very attentive and keeps me in the loop at all times! She makes the extra effort to work with my preferred requirements for work and even if it isn't completely attainable she meets me in the middle and does as much as she can to help! Also Liz is very funny might I add 😂 and I'm happy that I can now put a face to the name after all these years! Thank you again Liz for all your help and support! 😊
10:32 20 Dec 22
Josh and the Astute team was very swift to help me to find roles that matched my profile. They are really reliable and will help through every step of the recruitment process going out of their way to assist and follow up when needed. Could not find a better recruitment agency!
Helen PinegarHelen Pinegar
16:19 18 Dec 22
Fantastic recruitment agency.. Josh was extremely enthusiastic, encouraging and clearly knowledgeable about what was needed from both the employee and the employers point of view. Extremely supportive especially in regards to interview preparation and endeavoured to procure feedback promptly. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Astute in the future to both candidates and recruiting businesses particularly for the right fit for the role!!!
Lisa LeighLisa Leigh
11:56 30 Nov 22
I have worked as a candidate for Astute and they have been excellent. Super friendly service and professional agents keen to fit the right person to the right job. It has been a pleasure dealing with them and I would happily work for them again in the future. Highly recommend this agency.
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Our thanks from all of us at Astute to everyone who came to our business breakfast event this morning on Emotional Intelligence for Business Success. We have already had some great feedback from some of our guests. If anything some of them said it was over too quickly so we are looking at another event on this topic but allowing our great guest speaker Lisa Spencer-Arnell to go into more detail on this fascinating topic!

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Lisa managed to provide a great insight into emotional intelligence and the power of everybody’s potential to influence their relationships professionally and personally. Her ability to promote the benefits within business while being engaging were deeply appreciated by everyone. We’re looking forward to the next event and will keep you posted.

The team at Astute were thrilled for Sarah Stevenson and Mary Maguire to have received Highly Commended SME Emerging in 2016’s prestigious Forward Ladies Women In Business Awards (WIBA). The awards took place in Birmingham’s superb Regency Hyatt hotel last week in wonderful surroundings. It was a real honour for Sarah and Mary to have been part of an event hosted and presented by such a wonderful group of inspiring businesswomen across the Midlands Region. Here are some great pictures of the event including some very deserving winners.


The annual WIBA honour and recognise the pioneering women from enterprise and business across the UK. There are 4 regional heats and provide women a unique opportunity to acknowledge their success and become credible and inspirational role models for others.