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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Astute Recruitment's 3 new consultants. From the left: Annie Adams, Guy Draper and Rose Heppell


Astute Recruitment's 3 new consultants. From the left: Annie Adams, Guy Draper and Rose Heppell
Astute Recruitment’s 3 new consultants. From the left: Annie Adams, Guy Draper and Rose Heppell

DERBY-based recruitment agency Astute Recruitment has expanded its team with the addition of three new hires to support the business’ plans to diversify.


Rose Heppell joins the team having spent two years working in recruitment for non-finance positions, such as administration, HR and marketing, which she will continue to do in her new role as commercial consultant.

Rose said: “I’m really excited to be joining the team. Astute does great work for local businesses, which is what attracted me to the company in the first place. 

“This is a brand new area for Astute too, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.”


Annie Adams and Guy Draper also join the team as consultants. Together they bring a total of 10+ years’ experience with them and will be working with clients across the East Midlands.

Annie specialises in a range of financial positions including ledger clerks, bookkeepers and assistant accountants, while Guy’s experience lies predominantly within sourcing fully qualified accountants for executive roles.


Mary Maguire, managing director said: “We’re thrilled to have Rose, Annie and Guy joining us. In the past we’ve always focused on recruiting for the financial sector, but with Rose on board we’re now in a position to expand the services we offer to our clients.

“All three are bringing some fantastic experience and knowledge with them, and we’re confident that they’ll be a great asset to the team.”


Astute Recruitment is a multi-award winning accountancy recruitment agency offering bespoke solutions to clients and helping candidates to find suitable positions in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and North West Leicestershire.


About Astute: 

Astute Recruitment is a specialist accountancy and office support recruitment consultancy. Working from its head office in Derby, the firm recruits permanent, temporary and contract staff across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Website: www.astuterecruitment.com

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