Identified a great candidate for our business, and actually "listened" to what we were about, solid, professional service by Ross Wallace.
10:40 20 Oct 23
Ross has been super helpful with my move to a different job in practice. He really took the time to understand my needs and show me options that would suit me best! He’s kept me up to date with progress consistently and answered any questions I had!
I would highly recommend Alex @ Headstar for your recruitment needs. He really understood what we were looking for and kept up to date with the rapidly changing landscape in a fast paced environment. Alex did all the hard work for me and I was presented with a shortlist of high calibre candidates who had been well vetted for capability and cultural fit. The engagement didn't end when the offer had been accepted and he has continued to engage with both myself and the successful candidate through their notice period which has really taken the risk out the hiring process.
Olivia is charming in every way and makes you feel so comfortable in her company.I first got to know Olivia when I received an email asking if I was interested in a role which fitted my CV and profile perfectly.Initially I said 'No' to Olivia as I was in a very well paid contracted job, even though I still needed to travel to get to it.Olivia ran through the details of the JD with me on a Teams Call, and I became very interested.Olivia managed my expectations and those of her Client .....and I am delighted to say that I interviewed for the role and I am due to start my new job next month.If it was not for Olivia representing Headstar so thoroughly and managing her Clients and my expectations so precisely; I may never have taken a very general interest in the Clients Company, and the role any further. Thank goodness I did. You placed me well Olivia and I am grateful.
Absolutely amazing. I can't put to words where i can start thanking Headstar for supporting me in finding the right role for me as a winter graduate of 2023. Rachel deserves a massive thank you for making this easy, whether it was a quick catch up call or a drop of an email, she thrives in every aspect and is a brilliant asset to the Headstar team. I wish her and Headstar good luck to the future and would love to stay in touch as i progress with my new role 🙂
The Headstar team has brilliant individuals but more importantly works as a team. The team understands how to prepare candidates for their next role.
Jenny and James did a great job. Took a detailed brief from a long first discussion, and came back with a great set of candidates. Couldn't be happier with the service.
Rachel has been absolutely amazing through the whole process of my job search, she has kept me updated and given great advise for each interview.
Life is complicated and when we don’t know, we rely on those that do. Headstar have never let us down. They took the time to understand us as a client but also our culture. Recruiting the right skills and experience is important, recruiting the right cultural fit is just as essential.Taking time to listen to the experiences of the business and where it is heading, along with real life case studies of our experiences, focussed the brief. James and Jenny got down to the essential requirements very quickly, then we added the ‘nice to have’.Receiving targeted CVs with a clear supporting synopsis allowed the process to flow quickly. Seamless back office support and engagement from Jordan meant we were never hanging on for candidates or delaying the process.Recruiting senior finance staff is a challenging time, but not so with Headstar. We quickly came to rely on their quality work and effort. Navigating the fine line between job description and business need seems to be effortless for the team at HeadstarJenny and James deliver with patience and empathy exemplify their understanding of the requirements; they got the right fit with the right skills. Would I use them again?, we already are!
19:56 09 Jul 23
Working with Jenny at Headstar has been amazing since the first time we spoke she has understood what I was looking for to put me forward for the right roles and communicated with me every step of the way.I now have my dream role and can’t wait to start.
A finance recruitment agency like no other. I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Ross Wallace and the team at Headstar again. Very approachable and hugely knowledgeable *****
10:47 20 Jun 23
Olivia was amazing at securing my fabulous new job. From the first meeting to understand what I was looking for in a new role to securing the job took exactly one week! Amazing efficiency! Thanks again Olivia 🙂
11:33 18 Jun 23
Worked with Ross Wallace and found him to be exceptionally helpful and professional. Would absolutely recommend getting in touch with him if you're looking for a practice role.
13:22 16 Jun 23
Working with Rachel has been a dream. She has been unbelievably supportive, friendly and professional.The overall experience has been fantastic, especially since I landed the role !! I couldn't recommend Headstar more !!
Headstar did an excellent job of understanding our brief for the FD role and finding a candidate with the relevant experience, qualifications and alignment of values. Thank you.
Can't sing Niamh's praises enough she has a a very professional approach, she makes a point of making sure Headstar understands the requirements of both Candidates and Employers. Niamh always returns calls promptly and politelyLiz Forster & Chris Hudson
I would recommend headstar and Rachel in particular as they were fantastic in helping me get the role I was looking for
I used Headstar for a senior recruitment recently and was very impressed. The candidates which they selected were all well picked, relevant and a good fit with my requirements. This is testament to the efforts and dedication provided by Jenny Martin and team.
The approach of Olivia and Jordan was very professional and efficient in securing my first move from practice to industry. Many Thanks
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05:41 24 Mar 23
I've had a great experience with Headstar! Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a job in finance/accounts. Mohammad Rahman really listened to what his client required and paired me up perfectly with the job I have now. It started off as a temporary job and within two weeks the company took me on board as a permanent member of staff. Thanks Mohammad!!!
Very professional recruitment services. I was impressed with the friendliness and dedication of Rachel to helping me do my best in my interview.
19:22 10 Mar 23
Recruitment seems to be a bit like a matchmaking service between the recruiting Company and the Candidate, balancing the needs of both. Responsible to the recruiting Company as a paid service provider, but a duty of care to the individual Candidate as well, to ensure that they are making a career move that is right for them. Work is such a massive part of your life. It fills so much of your time and is central to your financial and mental wellbeing, it is important to get it right. Plus moving jobs is a big deal! You go from being the expert to the newbie, with not just the new role to learn, but new faces – people who need to get used to you too. There is a bit of bravery needed to make such a significant change. Not many people move jobs when they are happy– some do – but often a job move is looking for something better – be it work/life balance, personalities, variation in the day to day activity/conversation or something more significant that is no longer working for you. This whole process becomes so much more enjoyable and fruitful with the right help and representation.I came to Jordan at a time when I was quite unsettled in my career. I’d had years of stability in a role I loved. Varied and exciting work but consistent in all the ways you want an employer to be. A change in ownership and small incremental changes in ethos over a period of time resulted in it no longer being the role for me. I tried a couple of different things after that but they didn’t stick. I knew what I didn’t want but wasn’t overly sure what I did and I was wary of putting my faith in the wrong company again.Jordan worked with me to get to the crux of what I wanted and needed out of my work. He managed to be many things for me throughout the process of acquiring my latest role; a therapist, a life coach, an agent and a recruitment expert too of course. He understood my priorities and championed my worth, successfully matching me with a company and a team who made me feel instantly at home.Thank you Jordan. You are approachable, genuine and fun to work with. You push candidates to be ambitious but always keep that realistic perspective. Keep doing what you do!
18:51 10 Mar 23
Jenny was great in a recent process, understood requirements and what next steps may be. She was informed about the business and new role. Jenny remained supportive of my choices throughout. I will look to reach for any future recruitment plus recommend to wider team.
In Janaury we came to Headstar for support on recruiting thress new finance staff. Rachel Porteous & Mohammd Rahman came to see us. They wanted to meet the current team and understand the business structure before excuting any recruiting plans. Whithn 2 weeks Mohammd found us 2 great temporary staff, which 1 of them have now been made permanment. Rachel also took on the task of finding 2 more permanment staff, which she did within 6 weeks. Both consultants did a great job, I will contact Headstar again, if I ever need recruitment solutions.
Niamh has been immensely professional in helping me secure an interim FP&A analyst position at a pharmaceutical company in Leeds. Niamh has been instrumental in supporting me throughout the recruitment process, her in-depth knowledge of the job description, matching the employer expectations and her key pointers in preparing for interview was key to success.I look forward to using Headstar again to secure my future roles.
Excellent agency and would highly recommend.
Great experience with Headstar, Rachel was super kind and supportive just brilliant
Mohammad was really helpful and supportive whilst we were recently recruiting for a vacancy. I would definitely recommend Headstar to any organisations wanting to find suitable candidates quickly.
14:09 16 Feb 23
Ross was extremely helpful in assisting me in securing a new job role. Following an initial meeting he understood what I was looking for with regards to a new opportunity and only suggested roles which were a fit with my criteria. He provided relevant information relating to the potential employer ahead of going to the interview and at the same time, throughout the whole recruitment process, he kept me informed. He was also always available at the other end of the phone to be able to discuss the role and answer any questions I had. Overall Ross made the whole recruitment process seamless.
Rachel has been absolutely fantastic from start to finish. She went above and beyond to offer support and took the time to check in with me throughout the recruitment process. First class service ⭐️
Very impressed by the service. Mohammad was very proactive and supportive throughout the process, giving me confidence and interview advice. Would definitely recommend Headstar to anyone looking for work.
The service at Headstar has been great for me. They quickly helped me get connected to an employer and it was an instant match! Highly recommend them if you're looking for a new role.Thanks very much Alex!
15:55 10 Feb 23
Ross is genuinely the best and he's literally looking out for your best interest.Thank you so much Ross W for going extra mile.
Good quick placement, kept up to date by Niamh at all stages. Well facilitated. Thankyou
Couldn't recommend a better agency. Wonderful people to work with and have always got me the best candidates!
15:25 02 Feb 23
I would highly recommend Headstar to both candidates and businesses. Jenny in particular helped me to secure a great new role. I was impressed with the focus on getting to know me and understanding my key motivators, experience to date and ambition before matching me with a fantastic business. Thank you!
Faultless service in challenging circumstances, both the interim staff and candidates for the permanent positions are all first class. I would not hesitate to recommend Headstar.
The team at Headstar was able to provide a list of good quality candidates in a relatively short timeframe, which made for a strong process. The team had clearly understood the brief and ensured that all the candidates were suitably briefed and appropriately selected. Communication was excellent throughout the process ensuring that the process ran smoothly and efficiently from start to finish. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Headstar.
Headstar were extremely helpful in helping me find a job in finance. I received a lot of support from Alex Law as he provided me with some great job opportunities that suited exactly what I was looking for, as well as some strong interview advice that was very useful. I am very appreciative of what Alex has done for me throughout this process.
Headstar are one of the best recruitment partners I have ever come across. As a recruiting manager they consistently match my company's requirements and always go above and beyond in service levels. They simply have the right candidates and the best balance between professionalism and practicality in the Leeds market.
17:40 17 Jan 23
I cannot recommend Rachel at Headstar enough she has been absolutely fantastic from start to finish, I was nervous as I hadn't an interview in such a long time and within a month I am now starting a new role, thank you again for everything Rachel you have been a fantastic help and I am already recommending people get intouch with you keep up the amazing work and the approachable non pushy approach works wonders and that's what made me stay with you and most importantly made me trust you. Thank You Again for everything
Ross has been extremely helpful on my career move from a big 4 firm to a small practice firm. His well written article about why practice trumps industry convinced me to progress my career in a small firm. He makes sure that I’m up to date on the progress of my applucation, always available to answer my queries and he made sure that my application was progressing even he’s on a holiday. Thank you very much Ross! 👍
Mohammad at Headstar promised he would do everything he can to get me a job that suits me, and he definitely stuck to his word. Within 2 weeks I had 2 interviews and an offer that I eventually accepted. Mohammad is a great guy and gave me lots of help and advice going into the interviews so I felt fully prepared. I would highly recommend Mohammad as a recruiter and Headstar, they went above and beyond what I expected them to do to help me secure a job. Thank you.
I had the pleasure of having Karis being my contact at Headstar. She was professional and friendly at all times and always kept me updated.Karis's support was extremely helpful and her interview prep was excellent.She is definitely an asset to the business.I want to say a big thank you for helping me find my dream job and I would definitely recommend this service to anyone looking for a job.P.S already passing her contact details onto fellow colleagues.
Rachel placed me into my new role quickly with a lot of attention to my needs in my new role! I highly recommend Headstar as a recruitment agency
17:47 02 Nov 22
I would like to thank Headstar on helping me securing my new job. Niamh from Headstar was very professional and kept me up to date with every stage of the process.
I would highly recommend Alex at Headstar. He has worked hard to find me a perfect role. He is very friendly, professional and not at all pushy. Thanks for all your help Alex!
I've worked with Headstar on both sides of the fence, as a candidate and then using them as a recruiter and in both scenarios, they were first class. Having worked with other recruitment firms what makes Headstar really stand out is their people and knowledge of the finance sector, professional but with a human touch, at all times their communication was excellent keeping me informed all the way through the process, which is not always the case in finance recruitment. If you are looking for a role in finance or have finance recruitment need's I would highly recommend.
I dealt with Alex Law ……Very attentive. Great communication. Professional and Friendly.
Amazing service, spoke to Alex Law and he made the process a lot easier and smoother for me.
Very helpful, informative and came back to me when he said he would. I would definitely recommend Alex to other people looking for work.
Headstar are much more consultative than other recruitment agencies and this means they are able to understand and identify the needs of our business and the role. Only good quality, suitable candidates are referred to us by Headstar. As a result, they have consistently found the right candidate for us.
Excellent service from both Jordan and Jenny in securing me a new role. Always on the end of the phone and kept well informed throughout the whole process. Thanks guys
Headstar helped me find my dream job.Thanks go specifically to Ross Wallace for listening to what I wanted from my next role and somehow finding everything I wanted. I couldn’t recommend Ross and the business enough.
09:45 21 Sep 22
I would highly recommend Headstar to anyone. The team recently helped me to secure an exciting new role. Olivia particularly was very supportive, guiding me through the process from start to finish. She made me feel like I was her only client! Thank you Headstar!
Ross really stood out amoung the many recruiters that approached me after I became exam-qualified. He took time to understand the drivers of my job search and his knowledge of the market meant he was able to suggest firms that I would never have considered, yet were a perfect fit.Was very pleased to receive three good offers and now can't wait to start my new job. Ross has continued to keep in touch to make sure things are going smoothly.I will certainly be recommending Ross and Headstar to any of my colleagues and friends who may look to make a move in the future.
22:22 01 Sep 22
Headstar is a professional recruitment firm based in Leeds. They are very responsive, understand your requirements and work with a large number of good companies.I would specially like to thank Ross Wallace for all his support and guidance in finding the right role within accounting practice. He is super responsive and find you roles which match your expectations and requirements. He is very good in presenting your case to potential employers, clarify expectations at the outset, help prepare for the interview and negotiate the right package.I also spoke to Olivia and Jordan who are equally helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Headstar if you are looking for your next move.
Niamh has helped me secure my first job role as a graduate from University. Niamh is so lovely and has been so supportive, giving great advice. If I ever need help in the future I will definitely use Headstar again.
Working with Headstar was such a refreshing experience. Having worked with several recruiters over the years, both for my own career moves, but also to recruit into my finance teams, Headstar has really impressed me. Jenny in particular demonstrated great skill in understanding and interpreting the client brief and more importantly was able to find that ever-important 'personality fit'. The process was efficient, professional and pragmatic. I'm delighted with the outcome. Thank you Jenny!
The support Ross at Headstar gives to me in the market, my future ambitions and career plan is second to none, always recommending roles which appeal to me.Top notch service and would recommend to Ross to anyone striving to have career goals and are keen to develop in your industry.
We recently used Headstar to recruit a Management Accountant role within our team. Our main point of contact was Olivia. She was helpful and supportive throughout the process. We needed to fill the vacancy quickly and despite the current difficulties in the recruitment market, Olivia was able to shortlist a strong list of candidates within a week allowing us to offer the role within 2 weeks of going to market. Headstar are a fantastic firm to work with, they really take time to get to know the business and candidates to make sure they are placing people in the right roles. I would highly recommend them and look forward to working together again in the future.
12:58 13 Aug 22
Nothing but praise for Ross Wallace. From our first meeting Ross was professional , polite and enthusiastic. I look forward to working with him in the future and cannot recommend him enough.
We worked with Headstar recently on a role we had been struggling to recruit for quite some time.Our main contact was Alex Law who was successful in finding the right person to join our business.Alex was professional and communicated well through out making the process working in an easy and efficient way.
We recently worked with Headstar for an FD role and the service was excellent. Natalie was friendly, helpful and really understood what we were looking for. Happy to say we found a great person for the role!
Excellent service and very proactive, cannot fault our experience with Ross at all
Olivia has worked very hard to get a job for me at a new company.The whole process went very smoothly beginning with a friendly introductory chat with Olivia and making final arrangements following me receiving the job offer.I would happily recommend this recruiter to anyone!
15:37 25 Jul 22
I would like to thank Headstar and especially Niamh for finding me my new role (which I love) and for all the help and guidance she gave me along the way. She kept in regular contact even after I had started the role and would defiantly recommend. Thanks again.
Excellent service and company
My tutor at Headstar was Niamh Hellewell. She was informative and helpful throughout the process of getting me employed. The process was so quick and she broke it down for you which made it really easy.
13:59 24 Jun 22
As a start-up in need of financial and business support, I cannot recommend Headstar enough. Paul Warren’s part-time FD services have been absolutely invaluable. Paul’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and has made the financial-side of the business a lot less daunting.
Jenny Mayer at Headstar has been outstanding. She offers helpful, pragmatic advice on candidate searches and has been really honest in helping us find what we need. Would highly recommend
Highly recommend both Olivia and Jordan from Headstar. They are both extremely professional and friendly, made an effort to get to know me well and understand exactly what I was looking for from a new role and made sure I was well prepared for any interviews I attended. Really impressed with the fantastic level of service I received from Headstar!
I cannot recommend Headstar, and Ross Wallace in particular, highly enough. Within two weeks of my first call with Ross I had received a fantastic offer from a Top 10 professional services firm for more money than I was ever expecting, thanks largely to Ross’s great connections and fantastic negotiating skills.From the very start, Ross made the process simple. After a discussion about what I was looking for in a new role, Ross booked multiple interviews for me at companies that matched exactly what I was looking for. He also provided me with background information on the companies and the roles to help me better prepare for each interview. All I really had to do was show up!Thank you Ross (and Headstar!) for all your help. If you’re looking for a recruiter, this is definitely the company to go to.
Very quickly and expertly found our company a brilliant consultant FD. We were impressed by Natalie's warm and intelligent manner...and her depth of experience meant she found us the right person instinctively.
Ross has been absolutely amazing. He put in the time and effort to get to know me, my requirements, needs and expectations in a role that I was looking for. He was always quick to respond to any queries I had and got me many interviews and that too very quickly. All information was always emailed over to me with no detail missing. Ross has just been amazing and I couldn’t thank him enough for my journey through the interviews to now securing a good position in a reputable firm. He shows genuine care and interest in each of his clients which is very supportive of him and makes you as an individual feel at importance too. I would 1000% recommend Headstar & as per my experience I would more than willingly always recommend Ross! Thankyou Ross!
I would highly recommend Jenny and the team at Headstar. They are both professional and personable.They listened to what I wanted and as a result only presented me with suitable and credible opportunities.Jenny was always on hand to answer any questions and provide advice when sought, whilst keeping me fully informed of all stages of the process.
Ross was amazing, he secured me a position with in my dream role with a great pay increase. His attention to detail was spot on, he left no stone unturned and all details of interviewer, venue times etc were relayed seamlessly. He also gave me some very useful hints around interviewing, what they would be looking for etc. Ross put me forward for 2 roles and I secured both of them …… what a great position to be in having a choice. Ross you will deffo be my first port of call next time. Thank you 🙏
09:18 17 May 22
Ross from Headstar was the best recruiter I've met so far. The man’s an absolute Legend. He got to know me so well and without a doubt he kept true to his word and got me interviews straight away. He was always on hand whenever I needed to speak to him even if it was a little question. He helped me gain a position at vert respectable firm and I couldn’t recommend anyone else if you’re looking for a role in the accountant sector. Contact Headstar and ask for Ross. You won’t Regret it! Thanks again Ross!
12:55 03 May 22
I was in contact with one agent Niamh and from the first email she was so professional and helpful towards me and the roles I was applying to. Would give her 10 for the role she played in getting me the position. If all of the agents working for Headstar are nearly as great working with people I would recommend them x 100.
15:04 11 Apr 22
Excellent service. Expertly chosen candidates that matched the brief leading to a smooth and quickly concluded search process.
Natalie approached me some time ago in relation to a role.Natalie helped me understand the drivers for the company, and worked with me to see how my personal beliefs and values aligned to the business. She was genuinely interested in making the fit work at both a personal and professional level. I am happy to report that her reading of the personal fit was spot on and the role was an interesting challenge.Ultimately the decision on my part was to decline the role due to personal reasons. Natalie challenged me around my decision and made me think the decision through, but did not press or try to convince me go against my instinct and was hugely professional throughout.I would happily recommend the team at Headstar as a personal, professional agency that are working very hard to reach the right outcome for both the employing entity and candidates.
Very pleased with the service that Headstar and in particular Ross Wallace provided. Ross took the time to understand our business and what we were looking for
14:59 22 Mar 22
Cannot thank Niamh enough! Found me my perfect role very very quickly. Headstar are super professional but also personable will highly recommend to other job hunters. 5 stars
Thank you Niamh Hellewell for reaching out to me and helping me find my new position. Brilliant communication throughout the process. Niamh was so attentive, got to know me and my needs and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. Would definitely recommend Headstar!
Very friendly and professional from start to finish. Olivia’s attention to detail and rigorous interview prep certainly helped me secure my new role.
If you're looking for a recruiter that takes the time to get to know you and has a genuine interest in helping you secure a role that's right for you then look no further. Ross Wallace at Headstar was incredibly patient throughout the whole process and he really took the time to understand what I was looking for and as a result he helped me to narrow down my search. You don't get the pushy sales pitch that I've experienced with other recruiters before which was really refreshing. Ross has helped me secure a fantastic new role that ticks all my boxes and I'd definitely recommend him to any finance professionals looking for their next move.
Niamh has been great from the start.She has been very professional and understanding. It didn't take long to decide on the shortlist of candidates aswell. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Ross Wallace from Headstar was the best recruiter I've met so far. He got to know me well and quickly found interviews at many suitable firms. He was always very supportive and positive and took an active approach. He helped me gain an offer from a great firm and I couldn't have been happier with the service I received. I recommend Headstar to everyone looking for a new role in the accountancy sector.
When looking for an Semi Senior/Senior accounts team member Ross Wallace at Headstar took the time to understand our needs as a firm and found us the perfect fit with our new recruit. Would recommend chatting to them if you have any recruitment needs.
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Ross Wallace in my job search, Ross spoke with me in relation to what I was looking for, where I was willing to travel and what I expected from a potential new employer, and came back to me within a couple of days with a vacancy that matched everything I mentioned, absolutely delighted with the end result and Ross's hard work to present this opertunity, could not have asked for more, Fantastic service from start to finish. nice work Ross 👏Impressed.
We recently worked with Headstar to help us recruit for a Finance MI role. Jordan was our main point of contact, and was a pleasure to deal with throughout. Always helpful and professional and kept in touch throughout the interview process to make sure everything was running smoothly. We successfully appointed somebody and they are now settled in the role. We needed somebody in position quickly, and Jordan enabled this for us, which removed a lot of pain! Thank you Jordan and Headstar for your assistance and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Niamh Hellewell is amazing really please that she took me on and help me find a job.
Jordan MacDonald reached out to me a few weeks ago about a job opportunity, throughout the whole process from application to job offer Jordan has been great. Jordan answered all my questions with honest advice and has been a pleasure to deal with. Changing jobs and industries can be a scary process and Jordan’s friendly approach has put me at ease throughout. Thank you Jordan.
Great recruiting company work with Jordan who was professional and kept me in the loop at all times. He maintained contact throughout my interim post which was great. Highly recommend using this company
An excellent recruitment agency, very thorough with a personal touch. Met all the requirements asked and most importantly provided candidates with the requested skillset & qualifications. Would certainly recommend.