December 2016 Newsletter

For The Record…

It has been an exciting year at greenwellgleeson and we are proud to announce that 2016 has been our most successful year since our inception in 1994. This success is down to a number of key factors internally, as well as having worked with more new and exciting clients than ever before.

In working with more and more of a variety of clients in the area, we are continuously reminding people that we’re a key recruitment partner in the Accounting and Finance arena, evidenced further by a record number of placements in both well-established areas of the business as well as some new up-and-coming areas.

Our ethical approach to recruitment, our robust search and selection process and our transparent and detailed service offering remains key to delivering top quality candidates to top quality organisations – both on a temporary and permanent basis – across the whole spectrum of finance. Remember this doesn’t just cover the Assistant Accountant to the Finance Controller, this covers the Transactional and Shared Service element of finance through to the Senior Professional Executives in C Suite roles.

In continuing this success, we would like to thank all of the candidates and clients that we have engaged with in 2016. We truly look forward to working with you into 2017 and the future thereafter.

A Time For Giving

We are well and truly in the Christmas spirit and at this very busy time of year with Christmas Parties, networking events and quality time with family & friends – it’s easy to forget about those less fortunate than ourselves.

Being based in the heart of the second city, we have been shocked by the dramatic increase of homeless people over the last couple of years.

To try and give a little back to the community, we decided to donate some essential kit to St Basil’s charity; who work on a number of projects around the city to provide shelter, warm clothing and food to young homeless people.

Leanne & Barry will be delivering the hampers this week and hope that this small contribution will make a big difference to some unfortunate souls over the cold and harsh coming winter.

The Final Quarter

We are now looking ahead to a busy start to the year, particularly on the permanent side of things. Lucy, Tom & Karl of our Part/Newly/Post Qualified team lead the way with clients keen to seek first-time movers from Medium-sized practices. Speak to one of the permanent team to discuss the market.

As a business, we continue to be well spread across the whole finance spectrum for AP/AR Clerks to Finance Director. The Transactional team (headed up by Paul Hancock & ably assisted by Barry Sheldon) have really come into their own this year, and are currently working on a variety of Payroll, Credit Control and Purchase Ledger vacancies. At the other end of the scale, our Exec Division (headed by Steve Rai) have been kept busy with a variety of Finance Director opportunties that have come from our Corporate clients and also the VC/PE backed space.

Should you require an Interim resource to bridge any staffing gaps, or fill in specific project assignments, then please speak to Rob Lawton, Rebecca Cooper or Leanne Guest.

We are coming to the close of a busy 2016 and we hope that the economy remains resilient to any post-Brexit pressure into 2017. Should you be looking for a career change or to recruit then please drop an email to or call 0121 233 9911.



Frankfurt Christmas Market

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Birmingham without the Frankfurt Christmas Market and as a business based locally, we always like to do our bit. We had a great couple of evenings with clients and it was a good opportunity to have a casual catch up over some Weizen or Gluhwein especially as the evening were dry and relatively warm.

The infamous singing Moose joined us for a bit of entertainment if the conversation wavered, although given everything that 2016 has thrown at us this year, there weren’t many drops in the conversation.

If you do find yourself in Birmingham between now and the 23rd let us know – we will pop over and buy you a beverage of your choice.

That’s all folks

From all at greenwellgleeson, we would like to thank you for a fantastic 2016, we would like to wish you a very merry Christmas, and an equally, if not more fantastic, 2017.