Sara Clark.
Nick Hill

Leeds-based finance recruitment firm announces launch of new division

Woodrow Mercer Finance, a joint venture between the Yorkshire-based financial consultancy and recruitment expert FDYL, and Birmingham-based Woodrow Mercer, has launched new division specialising in the recruitment of entry level and part qualified finance staff.

Sara Clark has been appointed to lead the launch of the new division, which will focus on the search and selection of less senior administrative positions in transactional finance, suited to part and newly qualified candidates and recent graduates.

Sara will be based at the Leeds office of Woodrow Mercer Finance, and joins the firm just a month after the appointment of Martin Hibbert as fellow associate director. She has worked in recruitment for seven years having held a number of positions with Page Personnel in Leeds, moving from consultant to business manager of a six-strong team.

Neil Muffitt, Woodrow Mercer Finance managing director, commented: “Our planned expansion following the joint venture with Woodrow Mercer includes launching an entry level finance recruitment arm, and we intend to bring the FDYL ethos and approach to the recruitment of less experienced accounting staff for the first time.

“With Sara’s experience in account management, business development and growing teams, she brings a wealth of knowledge to this new role. She shares our values in terms of building strong relationships with clients and providing a bespoke, personal service.

“Given her strong track record in recruiting for more junior finance roles, we expect Sara to quickly grow a team to support this part of our business and we are confident that she will play a key role in our continued growth.”

In addition, Abby Langstaff has been appointed as sales support manager in the new division as Sara begins to grow the team. Abby joins from CSG The Global Talent Experts where she worked as a recruitment consultant.

FDYL is continuing to expand after partnering with £12m turnover Birmingham-based Woodrow Mercer in November to launch its new senior financial recruitment division.

Woodrow Mercer Finance has offices in London, Birmingham and Sheffield as well as its Leeds head office.

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