Karen Caswell

Director

Karen has a strong reputation and excellent track record of recruiting for transactional and part-qualified roles, built on many years’ experience of working in the financial recruitment sector. She takes time to understand the needs and requirements of both clients and candidates and offers honest, straightforward advice based on her immense market/industry knowledge.

  • Karen has 22 years’ experience working in the financial recruitment sector in Yorkshire.
  • Throughout her career she has worked with some major PLC’s, PE backed businesses, FTSE companies and SME’s and has been instrumental in winning major pitches.
  • Karen’s specialism lies in recruiting for transactional, part qualified, temporary, contract and permanent roles, something she has been doing for the last 7 years.

Quick facts about Karen

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Family

Karen lives in North Sheffield with her husband, Philip, and teenage daughter, Paige.

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Fitness

Karen enjoys keeping fit but due to ongoing back issues is limited to what she can do.  She is a regular at the gym attending several classes and swimming. She attends yoga classes several times a week which helps physically and mentally.  She loves walking but is well known as a “fair weather” friend by those closest to her!

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Travel

She has a passion for travelling having visited Turkey (several times), Canada, Australia, Barcelona and Rome to name a few with a much longer wish list of places to visit.

Connect with Karen

karen@pratappartnership.com
07851 258653

"I have worked with Karen on a number of occasions and she is always professional in her approach to recruiting, listens to the business requirements, and consistently delivers results."

Working in financial recruitment since 1998

Karen has been working in financial recruitment since 1998 and is one of the most reputable and long serving recruitment consultants, at this level, in the area.

After leaving school Karen worked as an administrator in the welding industry for 12 years before ‘falling’ into recruitment. Whilst looking for an alternative role, she applied for an administrator job, working for a small privately owned boutique agency. They immediately spotted her natural talent for recruitment and her career grew from there. She set up a temporary desk, and from nothing, became one of the top billing consultants in the business.

She spent 17 years there, but in 2014 she moved to a privately invested independent business, recruiting for transactional and part qualified roles, as well as for temporary and contract positions. It was there that she first met Nik.

At the beginning of 2020, Karen was given the opportunity to join Nik again, at Pratap Partnership.

This was an easy decision for her to make, as she already knew they worked well together, and was excited about joining a team of forward thinking and dynamic people, working alongside Gillian, Elise and Nicola once again.

Karen leads on all aspects of non-qualified financial recruitment and works with key clients on professional support campaigns. She has made a significant impact since joining and has confirmed our belief that she is indeed one of the best accountancy and finance recruiters in the region.

“I would say Karen has always combined an understanding of both the role requirements & our culture to put forward suitable candidates, we always end up with a difficult decision between strong and well fitted candidates at shortlisting and low turnover of new placements as a result.”

Matthew Bycroft, Financial Controller, Cranswick Convenience Foods

"I have worked with Karen for a significant part of my financial career. In that time I have had many ups and downs and Karen has always made herself available not only to assist with potential new job opportunities but also listen and advise. It is rare to meet an individual working in the recruitment industry who genuinely takes the time to understand what you want from your next career move and ensure they address what is important to you on a personal level. Karen has and continues to be my first contact for any recruitment requirements I have both individually and in a business environment."

"Karen has delivered time & time again, genuinely bespoke recruitment of the highest quality, based on listening to our needs and getting to know how we 'tick'. She has an excellent knowledge of the sector and this was demonstrated in the quality of the candidates provided. I would never use anyone else!"

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