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Sep25th 2020

There are some questions that everyone dreads in an interview scenario. Probably top of the list is the where do you see yourself in five years, and running a close second is the one about self-development. Perhaps it is because we find it difficult to talk about ourselves, or maybe it is because we feel...

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Aug25th 2020

Mental wellness, post Covid, is a much-discussed subject right now, and we are all trying to understand what we need to do to help our colleagues and teams. There is a balance to be found now things are heading back to normal. A new equilibrium to be set where the after-effects of lockdown need to...

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Jul23rd 2020

One of the unexpected results of the lockdown has been a sort of mental gear shift about the validity of working from home (WFH) as accepted practice. Even the most resistant of managers had to embrace the principles of WFH during the worst of the pandemic. There was no choice, so there it was, live...

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Jan22nd 2020

As we approach the end of January 2020, many companies across Lancashire shall start to focus on their Financial and Accountancy Recruitment. A new year often brings new budgets, new growth plans and therefore… new staff. However, this often comes with complications. In todays job market some employers are find...

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Sep11th 2019

The finance industry is highly competitive. With roles ranging from Credit Controller, Management Accountant and all the way up to Finance Director level; ensuring you prepare for an interview is vital to succeed in your job search. Here at AFR Consulting we advise candidates seeking a career in accountancy daily wit...

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Jul19th 2019

Finance Directors from North West England gathered in Leyland last week to share knowledge, expertise and solutions to their day-to-day struggles. The networking event, hosted by AFR Consulting, was an opportunity for Finance Directors (FDs) and CFOs to discuss their frustrations and find solutions with the help of t...

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Jun7th 2019

Having worked with jobseekers in the accountancy recruitment sector for over 20 years I’ve seen candidates labelled as terrible by one employer then work out very well with another.  Just because someone didn’t perform well in one role, it doesn’t necessarily make them a poor candidate for the next.&nb...

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Mar7th 2019

IWD 2019: IMF research finds that more women in finance could boost economy by 35% Ahead of International Women’s Day 2019, which is held on Friday 8th March, we’re taking a look at how the impact hiring more women in the global finance sector could have.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently p...

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May9th 2013

CEO Dez Derry tuned the audience in by starting off with some startling facts. Over 50% of world’s population under 30 If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s largest A new member signs up to Linked in every second More than two-thirds (69%) of all Internet users going online through mobile devices...

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May2nd 2013

Typically three types of investor:  Venture capital or Angel investors; Private equity capital or large buyout groups. Mid-market private equity firms, like Gresham PE, look to invest in profitable and proven businesses with an enterprise value of between £10-100 million. These investors can vary by sector and how ...

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K Sereice
K Sereice
15:00 15 Oct 20
I would rate this company well for supporting me. I was needing professional advice to know if I was going in the right direction, for a future job role. Sarah helped me with alot of advice. Thank you
Adele Gaskell
Adele Gaskell
19:11 03 Sep 20
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Jack Croft
Jack Croft
15:56 06 Aug 20
After completing university during the current global pandemic I thought it would be near impossible for me to get employment, However after finding a very interesting job online and with Tammy guiding me though the interview process I was able to feel more confident in myself and abilities.Again thank you Tammy! 😁
James Thomason
James Thomason
15:36 06 Aug 20
Tammy from AFR was brilliant friendly polite and proffesional. Tammy kept me updated and informed with the progress and feedback for my appication and interviews and I secured the position with the salary I was looking for.Thanks
Magda W
Magda W
18:47 15 Mar 20
I would like to use an opportunity to thank for the support that both Tammy and Sarah gave to me throughout the whole interviewing process. They both made me feel confident in myself to go to the interview as tbh if it wasn’t for them I would have struggled a lot more during the whole process ( never been to one before). Tammy Smith was absolutely amazing !!!!!She made me feel comfortable, provided me with all information I needed to succeed!She is also very warm, super friendly and... approachable, very reliable and informative. Honestly, I cannot thank them enough as they are just perfect career match makers!!!!!AFR Consulting/ Tammy Smith - you are a life changer!!!!Thank you very much!!!!read more
Jo English
Jo English
18:33 12 Mar 20
I had an email to let me know about a job opportunity and after a chat and a video interview that seemed to go really well, I was offered an interview.I cant praise them highly enough as they gave me the self confidence and information I needed and got the job.Three months later, yes it was the right job for me thank you everyone for your hard work.
Karina K
Karina K
23:01 07 Nov 19
Really impressed with AFR Consulting and their speedy effort to find me suitable employment. Tammy and Sarah really had my best interests at heart and the whole experience was much more of personal service than a business transaction as found at other recruitment agencies. I would certainly be using them in the future after trusting them to find me the perfect job.
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