The number of appointments is consistent with the previous period (September to November), but we need to factor in December which usually sees only around 60% of the number of starters to other months.
Much has been reported on the increased levels of deal activity – triggered by the (ultimately false) deadline of changes to Capital Gains Tax and increased appetite from private equity to invest from their existing funds.
As always, I have analysed the whole market (not just our placements) and have included some of the key headlines below:
It would be an exaggeration to say that our network is excited about the future, but not to say that business leaders are optimistic. We still have a lot of work to do but with the lessons we have learned, the reserves of fortitude that we have all developed and with a gathering momentum, it will make for a fascinating and positive next quarter.
We have known Lindsey since she moved to Yorkshire and have built up a great relationship as her reputation has grown. It was great to spend some time with her and to find out what pulled her from the United States to South Yorkshire.
Part 3 of our articles focuses on the thoughts of some of our regions best private sector finance leaders, to understand what's creating the increased demand for strong technical accountants within the Yorkshire region.
Lyndsey is a Director at Brown Butler Chartered Accountants and a really close friend of our partners.
With the unprecedented rise in demand for technically strong accountants for the 2nd part of our articles we have spent some time talking to some of the best technical accountants who have made the move to industry across the region
The candidate pool of technically strong financial accounts is falling short of the demand by as wide a margin as we have seen in 20 years.