Record year for Headstar due to post-lockdown hiring boom

We’re pleased to announce that Headstar has achieved record growth of 35% in the latest financial year, driven by a post-lockdown hiring boom in finance professionals.

As a business that recruits all areas of a finance team from entry level to CFO, we experienced surging demand for our services in 2021, with growth-focused SMEs increasingly looking to recruit finance professionals to help guide them through challenging times.

We achieved record revenues, up £600,000 on the previous year, while profits also grew by 80% year-on-year.

Our talented team placed more than 200 people in finance roles across the UK last year and we added an additional 79 clients, attracting a wide range of SMEs, as well as larger businesses including Capita, Eversheds and A-Safe.

2021 also saw us expand our own 18-strong team of recruitment experts and associate finance directors, with four appointments and three promotions – and we plan to grow the team by a third in 2022 to ensure we’re best placed to meet growing demand for our services.

While all of our specialist recruitment and finance consultancy divisions saw a significant increase in demand in 2021, our part-time and portfolio FD services performed exceptionally well, with businesses of all sizes seeking senior level finance expertise as they looked to grow.

Our transactional finance division also saw a surge in demand following the end of the last lockdown, as employers looked to strengthen their finance functions through the hiring of credit controllers and payroll managers in particular.

Commenting on the current recruitment landscape and the company’s record performance, James Roach, managing director of Headstar, said:

“In the wake of a job market where vacancies reached record levels last year, competition for talented people is fiercer than ever, particularly in the finance sector.

“As a result, our mix of recruitment and finance consultancy services have never been more in demand, with businesses increasingly recognising the importance of having strong finance functions during these turbulent times.

“2022 has started strongly for us and we believe it will be our most successful year yet. We plan on adding six people to our talented recruitment team, ranging from consultants to heads of divisions, as well as expanding our portfolio FD team, as we look to ensure we’re better placed than ever to connect businesses with quality finance people.”

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James Roach

Managing Director

James Roach