Market Update – April 2015

With the weather taking a positive turn in mid-April, Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners have likewise looked to turn up the heat in the recruitment sector. The month of April has seen further development on previously secured assignments, including a UK & International Tax Manager role at the outdoor lifestyle retailer, FatFace. As well as progressing with previously retained roles, Chilworth and Venture have managed to place another 4 candidates on an interim and permanent basis to a selection of reputable clients.

With the impending May General Election uncertainty has increased within the job market. In the latest Deloitte CFO Survey, the General Election is of some concern to major organisations. When asked to rate the level of risk posed on a scale of 0 to 100, CFOs attached a 63 rating to the General <strong>Election – significantly higher than the 56 attached to deflation of the Euro or the 39 points awarded to further cuts in spending. However, despite a pessimistic outlook for the imminent future, Anne Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing), explains that this is very much a short term issue.  Swain states that there will likely be a “flurry of hiring activity in the early summer months”. The fact that Deloitte has found that CFOs believe business investment in the UK will rise by 9% this year – higher than other major industrialised nations – indicates real optimism in the future of the UK economy.</strong>

The Business Breakfast to be hosted by Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners is now little over a month away and places are being reserved at a rapid rate. Therefore, we stress that you will need to book your place as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Our business speaker, former RAF pilot Mandy Hickson, will be giving a presentation which focuses on how to cope with pressure in highly demanding situations.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – March 2015

As spring quickly approaches, Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners have continued to make steady progress through 2015. The month of March is proving particularly exciting, as the businesses have been exposed to new opportunities, including some interesting retained branded assignments with Hillier Nurseries, FatFace and Trimline. These three clients alone have given us the opportunity to advertise and market two Finance Director roles and one UK & International Tax Manager role. The response rate has been outstanding in terms of quantity and quality.

On an interim basis, Chilworth Partnership were delighted to introduce a dedicated senior Finance Integration Manager at CooperVision. The business required project management in the integration of a recent acquisition, Sauflon. On the Venture side, our consultant, David Hodges, was particularly excited when he managed to place a candidate at Southampton Football Club, his boyhood team. All of these companies join a growing list of reputable local businesses in which Chilworth and Venture are working in partnership with.

In terms of general market trends, both businesses have noticed that although job opportunities increased in the first couple of months of the year, the market now appears to be slowing slightly. This may be due to the looming General Election in May, as many businesses are holding back on important financial decisions until the next government is confirmed.

In other news, Chilworth and Venture are now just a little over two months away from hosting their next Business Breakfast, as former RAF Tornado pilot Mandy Hickson plans to give her presentation on “Realising Goals in High-pressure Situations”. An invitation for this event is scheduled to be circulated soon.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – February 2015

As the post-Christmas blues begin to retreat for another year, Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners have been seizing fresh, New Year opportunities in the recruitment market. Despite the fact that we are yet to reach the halfway point in February, Chilworth & Venture have picked up new clientele, expanding on previous success the businesses prospered from in January.

The market upturn for the sister businesses not only signals an improvement in the recruitment market, but also brings a wave of good news to accountants. The Financial Times reported at the end of January, that for all the gloom which has surrounded the wider economy, 2015 is expected to be “another bright one for accountants seeking a job” – across all sectors of experience. This positivity is allowing Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners to push on in 2015 with excitement and confidence.

Further to last month’s update, Chilworth & Venture are delighted to announce that Mandy Hickson will give a presentation, titled “Realising Goals in High-pressure Situations”, at their next Business Breakfast, which is scheduled to be hosted on the 21st May 2015. Mandy is a former RAF pilot and was one of the first female pilots to serve in a front line Tornado GR4 squadron, taking an active role in the Iraq conflict. More details about this to follow.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – January 2015

The month of December filled both Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners with Christmas cheer, as it proved to be a bumper month. Despite being regularly perceived as a quiet time of the year for recruitment, Chilworth and Venture managed to place seven permanent accountants, as well as three on an interim basis.

As both Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners push on through January, both businesses continue to receive an influx of opportunities, with several new roles becoming available. As recruiter.co.uk informs, January and the rest of 2015 looks “brighter, particularly in some areas, for accountancy recruiters and accountants themselves so employers cannot be complacent about hanging on to and attracting the best talent”.

In other news, due to the success of the Business Breakfast in late November 2014, both Chilworth and Venture are in the early stages of organising their next breakfast event, bringing a lot of excitement to the office! More news in relation to this topic will appear in due course.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – November 2014

As we lead up to Christmas the market shows no signs of slowing at The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners.

On the contrary, November has already shown a peak in activity. With a string of prestigious clients keeping both sides of the business incredibly busy, we are pleased to announce that The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners are enjoying a successful month.

With local companies now turning on the tap to recruit new talent, both our businesses have found the market to be candidate-driven over the past few months. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation states “Candidate availability continues to fall sharply” (October 2014). These conditions are ideal for the few businesses like ours with their own in-house research functions. The burgeoning confidence in the market has seen The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners placing six permanent candidates and five new interim candidates. More importantly, there is a growing order book which will enable us to finish 2014 well and start 2015 with a high degree of optimism.

Furthermore, with confidence growing in the local business community and with more candidates moving into new roles the interim market is blossoming. Companies are looking for more immediate solutions to deal with new project requirements, staff shortages and longer lead times in identifying and securing good permanent talent.

We are pleased that places at our highly anticipated Business Breakfast on 27th November with Dr Steve Bull, Sports Psychologist and inspirational speaker have been in high demand. If you are unable to attend or have been unsuccessful in securing a place at the breakfast you will be pleased to hear that a write-up of the event will be posted on our websites in due course.

If you are looking to secure your next senior accountancy role or interim assignment please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – October 2014

With the UK job market growing at its fastest rate in 43 years, it is no great surprise that Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners are confident that business is going to be buoyant over the coming months.

This expansion in the job market is reflected in September’s activity for both Chilworth and Venture; with four candidates being placed into fully qualified accountants’ roles and a further three interims being introduced to new assignments.

We are also excited to announce that The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment Partners will be hosting a major breakfast event on the 27th November 2014. Dr Steve Bull, one of the UK’s top Sports Psychologists and business speakers will give a presentation about high performance culture and change – “Acquiring the Winning Edge”. More details to follow.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil its recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk www.vrpartners.co.uk.

Market Update – September 2014

Based on early activity so far we are confidently predicting that September is going to be a very busy month for Chilworth and Venture.

Whilst the thought of summer ending is not a desirable one- the increase in job opportunities within finance and accountancy certainly is!

Although there was a slowdown in activity during August due to the summer holiday period, The Chilworth Partnership and Venture Recruitment still managed to place 4 qualified accountants into permanent roles. A further 2 interims have been introduced to assignments across the Hampshire and Dorset area.

In the coming months we expect to see more roles becoming available on an interim, contract and permanent basis in comparison to last year’s figures. With reports showing that business expansion is at its fastest in over two years, it is no surprise that there is a noticeable increase in demand for qualified accountants.

If you are looking to secure your next opportunity in the executive and qualified accountancy sectors, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details of all the roles we are currently handling. Jobs can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

We have a number of exciting events planned for the latter part of this year. Watch this space for further updates and details.

For information about how we can help your business to fulfil it’s recruitment needs, or to seek advice on your next career move, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk andwww.vrpartners.co.uk

Market Update – August 2014

The usually unpredictable British weather has provided us with one of the most glorious summers to date- all just in time for the school kids 6 weeks holidays! With this sunny weather comes a fleet of exciting events surrounding the Hampshire area; from the Boat Show in Southampton, to the Bournemouth International Air Festival this summer is one that is heightened by the exciting activities our area has to offer.
Despite the temptation to bask in the sun, Chilworth and Venture have remained in the office  hardworking as ever, instead channelling this brilliant positive weather through our respective business over the last month.

However as summer has kicked in, the financial recruitment market is showing the traditional tell-tale signs of slowing down. Despite this fact, Chilworth and Venture have not fallen to this trend; instead, in July  five qualified accountants have been placed in roles that have furthered their career. Furthermore, two interim managers have been introduced to assignments across the Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley areas, supporting the growth and development of our clients.

If you are looking to secure your next opportunity in the prestigious qualified accountancy sector, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details of all the roles were currently handling. Jobs can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visitwww.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpa

Market Update – July 2014

We’re now into the height of summer and the weather has been surprisingly good these past few weeks.  Also, the World Cup is nearing an exciting conclusion, Wimbledon, the Isle of Wight Festival and the British Grand Prix have come and gone and there have been – and continue to be – numerous other cultural and social events going on in and around Hampshire, Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Despite all these distractions, Chilworth and Venture have managed to reflect the weather’s sunny disposition in our respective businesses over the past couple of months.  Although the market is showing signs that the customary summer slowdown is starting to kick in, Chilworth and Venture bucked the trend in June by helping eight accountants to take their next step on the career ladder.  We have also assisted four interim managers in finding their next professional challenge, in the process actively helping businesses across the Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley to grow and develop.

If you’re looking to secure your next opportunity in the qualified accountancy sector, please get in touch or for details of all the roles we’re currently handling – check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us onFacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visitwww.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.uk

Market Update – May 2014

Financial year end has passed, and we’ve had our first Bank Holiday weekends of the year, which must mean summer is just around the corner!  In the period since we last released an update the market continues its upwards momentum.

These past few months we have noticed a dramatic upturn in instructions, having made several interim appointments in the month whilst securing permanent offers for a number of happy accountants.  If you’re looking to secure your next opportunity in qualified accountancy or IT, please get in touch or for details of all the roles we’re currently handling, check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

This is the first significant change we have seen in market conditions over the past few years, which has brought increased success for the Chilworth Partnership, along with our sister company Venture Recruitment Partners.  For information about how we can help your business fulfil your recruitment needs, visit www.chilworthpartnership.co.uk and www.vrpartners.co.u