Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness are a successful, top 20 firm of accountants, with a long history and a strong proposition to attract the very best candidates.

The Pratap Partnership team have a long and valued history with the firm. Elise Walsh has known Jon Davis (Partner) there for many years and they have built up a very strong relationship.

We have successfully recruited a number of candidates to the team and are always on hand to offer market advice and guidance. Jon was very supportive towards our business as we were setting ourselves up and we will always be grateful for the advice and opportunities that we received then.

The Pratap Partnership team have a long and valued history with the firm. Elise Walsh has known Jon Davis (Partner) there for many years and they have built up a very strong relationship.

We have successfully recruited a number of candidates to the team and are always on hand to offer market advice and guidance. Jon was very supportive towards our business as we were setting ourselves up and we will always be grateful for the advice and opportunities that we received then.

Overview of the Requirement

We were approached by the firm to act as a recruitment partner to help strengthen their audit team. There was an urgent need to recruit an Audit Manager and the audit market within Yorkshire is extremely competitive for quality candidates. The location of the Saffery Champness office in Harrogate sometimes narrows the pool of Leeds-based candidates even further. Consequently, it was vitally important that we used all of our network and resources to grow the candidate pool and communicate the strength of the proposition.

Overview of the Requirement

We were approached by the firm to act as a recruitment partner to help strengthen their audit team. There was an urgent need to recruit an Audit Manager and the audit market within Yorkshire is extremely competitive for quality candidates. The location of the Saffery Champness office in Harrogate sometimes narrows the pool of Leeds-based candidates even further. Consequently, it was vitally important that we used all of our network and resources to grow the candidate pool and communicate the strength of the proposition.

Our Process

Elise Walsh led on all aspects of the recruitment campaign which included the following aspects of our service:

  • Filing and presenting one of the very first Video Campaigns for a practice firm in Yorkshire, which communicated all aspects of the job opportunity effectively and allowed the personalities of the partners to be seen. This can be viewed on our Saffery Champness campaign page.
  • A branded advertising campaign to position the Manager advert before every other advert and with more impact.
  • Networking and approaches within our extensive professional practice network

Our Process

Elise Walsh led on all aspects of the recruitment campaign which included the following aspects of our service:

  • Filing and presenting one of the very first Video Campaigns for a practice firm in Yorkshire, which communicated all aspects of the job opportunity effectively and allowed the personalities of the partners to be seen. This can be viewed on our Saffery Champness campaign page.
  • A branded advertising campaign to position the Manager advert before every other advert and with more impact.
  • Networking and approaches within our extensive professional practice network

The Result

The unique campaign site attracted a lot of attention and helped to promote the Saffery Champness brand within the market. We considered a small pool of suitable candidates for the opportunity and successfully attracted an experienced manager from a top 10 firm.

The Result

The unique campaign site attracted a lot of attention and helped to promote the Saffery Champness brand within the market. We considered a small pool of suitable candidates for the opportunity and successfully attracted an experienced manager from a top 10 firm.

"Elise and the team at Prataps play an important role in our recruitment in Yorkshire and they are always keen to help us adapt our approach to ensure we attract the very best candidates – even in an extremely difficult market. They take a collegiate approach to working with us and, importantly, take the time to get to truly understand our need and our culture - only putting forward relevant candidates who will add to our practice".

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