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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We are delighted to announce that Sarah Stevenson, one of our MD’s, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2022!

More than 150 organisations from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire have been recognised in the 2022 edition of the annual awards, celebrating the region’s world-class businesses. Mazars are once again the principal sponsors.

The awards are split into three events for each county and feature 14 categories, ranging from Community Impact and Excellence in Collaboration to Excellence in Innovation and Commitment to People Development.

The Derbyshire award winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 11th November at Reach at Riverside Court, Derby. The night is a great chance to network and get to know the other finalists and sponsors. It’s also a super opportunity for businesses to come together and celebrate everything they have achieved in the last year.

Awards night promises to be an evening to recognise the winners in each category, and applaud the wonderful local business communities that makes our East Midlands region so successful for entrepreneurs.

Finalists will now have a chance to state their case for winning at a virtual judging day in which they will be interviewed by a panel including sponsors, a Chamber board member and a representative from the Chamber’s senior leadership team.

We’re all keeping our fingers crossed for Sarah, but we wish the best of luck to all the finalists this year, who have all done amazingly well to be shortlisted!

Entrepreneur of the Year

This Award recognises the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary business leader. It seeks to define the qualities of successful entrepreneurship – from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, creativity, inventiveness and confidence.

The finalists are:

  • Sarah Stevenson, Astute Recruitment
  • Vicky Critchley, Bam Boom Cloud
  • Natalie Bamford, Colleague Box
  • Jillian Thomas, Future Life Wealth Management
  • Andy Ball, Great2

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