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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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Apr17th 2013

At our NWFD Manchester event in March we welcomed Jonathan Boyers, Corporate Finance Partner at KPMG and winner of the 2012 NW Insider Dealmaker of The Year award – to give an analysis of the current M&A Market. Before the credit crunch the deals market was buoyant, even racy, with companies regularly buyin...

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Apr5th 2013

At our March FD event we focused on ‘Growing Businesses’ and had a presentation from Dave Wilson, Finance Director at GB Group & winner of North West Finance Director of The Year, 2012 Quoted Company Awards – Finance Director of the Year HOT 20 FDs in TMT who shared his experiences of growing businesses...

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Mar28th 2013

A well-structured job description is vital for attracting the right candidates for your role. Beyond the recruitment process, it then helps employees understand their responsibilities and helps you evaluate their performance. The job description allows you to showcase the job and is your opportunity to attract the mo...

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Mar14th 2013

In a busy jobs market like the one we are currently experiencing, competition for roles is higher than ever and so differentiating plays an integral part in getting the job you really want. The CV is the crucial starting point, it is the first representation of you to an employer or recruiter and so you...

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Feb28th 2013

So many factors effect supply chain efficiency and so many FDs have experiences to share; it made for a lively discussion in the workshops at our recent NWFD Network events. The most popular scenarios that effect supply chain efficiency include;  Elements coming from many different suppliers No spare parts or reserv...

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Feb22nd 2013

At our Manchester NWFD event recently we welcomed CLB Coopers who presented to the network updates on tax and audit issues which may affect their businesses. Changes to the Audit threshold, effective from October 2012 mean that some companies will no longer have to partake in an audit that previously did. The criteri...

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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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