Headstar announces appointments & growth

We’re delighted to announce we’ve made three appointments and a promotion to further strengthen our team of recruitment experts and associate finance directors, following a record year of growth which, despite the challenging backdrop, saw our revenue increase by 25%.

Alex Law has joined us as a senior consultant in our growing transactional finance division. A well-known name in the Yorkshire transactional market, Alex arrives with a four-year track record of building long-term relationships.

He’s joined by Ross Wallace, who has been appointed as a consultant in our accountancy practice division. With over seven years’ experience, Ross specialises in advising and placing accountants in practice and he will play a key role in helping our burgeoning accountancy practice division to grow further.

Completing the trio of appointments is Jordan MacDonald, who has joined us as an associate consultant. He’ll focus on the recruitment of permanent qualified and part qualified accountants, advising companies on how to attract the best of this highly sought-after candidate group as well as guiding individuals on their career options.

We’re also pleased to announce that Linda Garrett, who joined Headstar on a training programme in 2019, has been promoted to the position of consultant in our transactional finance division. In her new role, Linda will focus on helping businesses to invest in a strong transactional team, an area of the finance function that’s often overlooked by many companies.

The appointments and promotion come as demand for our range of SME-focused finance consultancy and recruitment services continues to surge. We recorded our strongest quarter to date between January and March 2021, fuelled by 15 new client wins and the placement of 39 candidates in a variety of interim and permanent finance roles.

Commenting on the appointments and promotion, our commercial director Natalie McGregor said:

“Demand for our straight-talking, evidence-based advice in both the management and recruitment of finance teams has never been higher, with our 14-strong team providing clients with reliable finance people when they’ve needed them most.

“The appointments of Alex, Ross, Jordan and Linda, who each bring the same down to earth character that we look for in our consultants, mean we’re now better placed than ever to connect businesses with good finance people to help them through the challenges ahead.”