AFR goes national with relaunch

Specialist financial recruiter AFR Consulting is rebranding its executive division as FD Recruit ahead of national expansion.

The new brand FD Recruit will focus on placing solely finance director and CFOs in roles nationwide, with AFR Consulting remaining focussed on the junior to mid management level roles across Lancashire and the North West.

FD Recruit will be headed up by Phil Scott who co-founded AFR Consulting with Simon Speak in 2004. Phil will resume the role of managing director.

Phil said: “This was a logical and natural step for us, the nature of the top level roles that we place means working with very specialist skill sets on highly competitive roles and the right candidates for these roles can be based anywhere.”

AFR launched a sub brand last year as a response to the trend in the market for part-time FDs and that will now be absorbed as a division of FD Recruit alongside full-time FDs, interim FDs and FDs for private equity businesses.

Simon will continue to focus on roles in practice and industry for part qualified and qualified accountants.

Fellow director Tammy Smith will focus on placing roles such as credit controllers, purchase ledger clerks, accounts assistants and transactional managers both on a temporary and a permanent basis. AFR are also founding partners of the North West Finance Awards and supporters of the HR Exchange as well as having partnerships with leading professional bodies the North West Society of Chartered Accountants and CIMA.