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Finance

  • Having worked with Rowan Finance on several occasions, I find the service first class. Their ability to interpret our needs, find quality candidates and fill the vacancy in a timely manner, is second to none.


    Chris Welsh, CEO, Saturn Communications Group

    I have worked with Peter and Paul as both a candidate and recruiter. From the candidate side they made sure they clearly understood what I was looking for from my next role and I was very impressed with their network...


    Lynda Elliott, Financial Operations Manager, Manchester United

    I worked with Peter on the recruitment of our Financial Controller. He came to see us within a couple of days of making the initial enquiry, asked good questions at that meeting and quickly understood our business and the skills...


    David Hutchinson, Finance Director, Alphin Pans

  • I have found with many agencies, I have worked with previously, they do not understand the role and requirements, bombard you with irrelevant cv’s and push you to interview inappropriate candidates, promising that they are of good quality. You simply...


    Lynsey Taylor, Senior Business Unit Accountant, Volker Stevin

    The values of honesty, integrity and the desire to build long-term relationships, are evident not just in Sarah but in the wider team at Rowan Finance. After providing a brief, I was presented with a frank assessment of what we...


    Graham Wilkinson, Finance Director, Ribby Hall

    Katie  took time to understand exactly what we were looking for including personality fit and has a very good understanding of our business and how we operate. The candidates that she put forward in the short space of time were...


    Louisa Hesketh, Financial Controller, Brand Addition

  • After visiting our offices and getting an insight in to the business, Katie was able to fully appreciate and understand the type of personality that would fit in the team.We only asked for a small number of quality CV’s and...


    Adam Prickett, EMEA Financial Controller, AppSense

    I had been recruiting four senior finance roles requiring a very tight criteria using a number of NW agencies with limited success.  Rowan quickly provided a high quality shortlist with a great deal of effort clearly having been put into...


    Jon Sharrock, Finance Director, APPH Ltd

    Whilst I was an Investment Director at EV, Rowan Finance didn’t just match candidates with a list of technical requirements – they spent time with each member of my team in order to gain a thorough understanding of what makes...


    Richard Young, Director, BVCA

  • Whilst at Bensons for Beds I ran a Preferred Supplier Arrangement, and had no hesitation in making Peter my tier 1 supplier, after discussions with all major NW recruiters. My faith in his personal abilities has been repaid, as he...


    Mike Roberts, Finance Director, Dabs.com

    “I worked with Rowan Finance to fill an Accountant role within our business. They took the time to understand the business culture and values, as well as what we were looking for to complement to existing team. Some agencies ‘snowfall’...


    Karen Mansfield, HR Manager, John Turner Construction Group Ltd

  • Having worked with Rowan Finance on several occasions, I find the service first class. Their ability to interpret our needs, find quality candidates and fill the vacancy in a timely manner, is second to none.


    Chris Welsh, CEO, Saturn Communications Group

  • I have worked with Peter and Paul as both a candidate and recruiter. From the candidate side they made sure they clearly understood what I was looking for from my next role and I was very impressed with their network...


    Lynda Elliott, Financial Operations Manager, Manchester United

  • I worked with Peter on the recruitment of our Financial Controller. He came to see us within a couple of days of making the initial enquiry, asked good questions at that meeting and quickly understood our business and the skills...


    David Hutchinson, Finance Director, Alphin Pans

  • I have found with many agencies, I have worked with previously, they do not understand the role and requirements, bombard you with irrelevant cv’s and push you to interview inappropriate candidates, promising that they are of good quality. You simply...


    Lynsey Taylor, Senior Business Unit Accountant, Volker Stevin

  • The values of honesty, integrity and the desire to build long-term relationships, are evident not just in Sarah but in the wider team at Rowan Finance. After providing a brief, I was presented with a frank assessment of what we...


    Graham Wilkinson, Finance Director, Ribby Hall

  • Katie  took time to understand exactly what we were looking for including personality fit and has a very good understanding of our business and how we operate. The candidates that she put forward in the short space of time were...


    Louisa Hesketh, Financial Controller, Brand Addition

  • After visiting our offices and getting an insight in to the business, Katie was able to fully appreciate and understand the type of personality that would fit in the team.We only asked for a small number of quality CV’s and...


    Adam Prickett, EMEA Financial Controller, AppSense

  • I had been recruiting four senior finance roles requiring a very tight criteria using a number of NW agencies with limited success.  Rowan quickly provided a high quality shortlist with a great deal of effort clearly having been put into...


    Jon Sharrock, Finance Director, APPH Ltd

  • Whilst I was an Investment Director at EV, Rowan Finance didn’t just match candidates with a list of technical requirements – they spent time with each member of my team in order to gain a thorough understanding of what makes...


    Richard Young, Director, BVCA

  • Whilst at Bensons for Beds I ran a Preferred Supplier Arrangement, and had no hesitation in making Peter my tier 1 supplier, after discussions with all major NW recruiters. My faith in his personal abilities has been repaid, as he...


    Mike Roberts, Finance Director, Dabs.com

  • “I worked with Rowan Finance to fill an Accountant role within our business. They took the time to understand the business culture and values, as well as what we were looking for to complement to existing team. Some agencies ‘snowfall’...


    Karen Mansfield, HR Manager, John Turner Construction Group Ltd

HR

  • We were very happy with the high quality shortlist that they provided and were impressed with their effective management of expectations throughout the whole process, both with us and with the candidates involved. We had total trust in them and...


    Richard Storah, Finance Director, Qualtex UK

    Rowan’s ability to support SME business leaders in designing a performance management framework and setting objectives as part of the induction process for new hires is an extremely useful added value service.


    Sally Howard, Head of HR, A4e

    Rowan’s network in the North West business community is, in my experience, outstanding and would be of benefit to anyone looking for in-depth third party referencing as part of a recruitment process.


    Gary Palmer, HR Director, Waterfall Services Ltd

  • Summayya and John wanted me to pass on their positive feedback about Rowan and Julie. They have found the process so slick and professional and Summayya can not believe the accuracy with which Julie.


    Claire Elliot, Castlefield

  • We were very happy with the high quality shortlist that they provided and were impressed with their effective management of expectations throughout the whole process, both with us and with the candidates involved. We had total trust in them and...


    Richard Storah, Finance Director, Qualtex UK

  • Rowan’s ability to support SME business leaders in designing a performance management framework and setting objectives as part of the induction process for new hires is an extremely useful added value service.


    Sally Howard, Head of HR, A4e

  • Rowan’s network in the North West business community is, in my experience, outstanding and would be of benefit to anyone looking for in-depth third party referencing as part of a recruitment process.


    Gary Palmer, HR Director, Waterfall Services Ltd

  • Summayya and John wanted me to pass on their positive feedback about Rowan and Julie. They have found the process so slick and professional and Summayya can not believe the accuracy with which Julie.


    Claire Elliot, Castlefield

Sales

  • We used Louise at Rowan Sales, to fill a key position with in our senior management team.  As a niche player in the interior design and FFE consultancy market, our needs were quite broad and required some real understanding of...


    Paul Cunniff, Space Zero

    Things moved quickly in a short space of time from initial contact to role appointment which is testament to Louise’s desire and professionalism to move things forward as quickly as possible. Louise’s approach from start to finish was thorough and perfect including the highly...


    Scot Bairstow, TVS Solutions

    With Louise’s motivation, encouragement and transparency I was able to secure a senior management role in a short period of time. She advised and guided me through every stage of the recruitment journey with encouragement and support as well as providing clear...


    Sales Director, Manchester

  • We really struggled to find quality candidates when trying to find new members for our origination team. We turned to Rowan and Julie provided a shortlist of candidates helping us to find someone who has proved to be a great fit...


    Daniel Crossland, Client Engagement Manager, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

    Rowan’s network in the North West business community is, in my experience, outstanding and would be of benefit to anyone looking for in-depth third party referencing as part of a recruitment process.


    Gary Palmer, HR Director, Waterfall Services Ltd

    I selected Rowan to search for a new Group Sales Director after receiving a couple of unsolicited recommendations from business contacts who had previously used them. David took time to thoroughly understand our brief and put together a comprehensive search...


    Darren Waters, Chief Executive, Grouphomesafe

  • Rowan managed the assignment for us to appoint a new Sales & Marketing Director, a critically important succession planning role for the company. The briefing stage was conducted well and ensured they knew exactly what we were looking for…. This...


    Mike Gatenby, Joint Managing Director, CD Medical

  • We used Louise at Rowan Sales, to fill a key position with in our senior management team.  As a niche player in the interior design and FFE consultancy market, our needs were quite broad and required some real understanding of...


    Paul Cunniff, Space Zero

  • Things moved quickly in a short space of time from initial contact to role appointment which is testament to Louise’s desire and professionalism to move things forward as quickly as possible. Louise’s approach from start to finish was thorough and perfect including the highly...


    Scot Bairstow, TVS Solutions

  • With Louise’s motivation, encouragement and transparency I was able to secure a senior management role in a short period of time. She advised and guided me through every stage of the recruitment journey with encouragement and support as well as providing clear...


    Sales Director, Manchester

  • We really struggled to find quality candidates when trying to find new members for our origination team. We turned to Rowan and Julie provided a shortlist of candidates helping us to find someone who has proved to be a great fit...


    Daniel Crossland, Client Engagement Manager, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

  • Rowan’s network in the North West business community is, in my experience, outstanding and would be of benefit to anyone looking for in-depth third party referencing as part of a recruitment process.


    Gary Palmer, HR Director, Waterfall Services Ltd

  • I selected Rowan to search for a new Group Sales Director after receiving a couple of unsolicited recommendations from business contacts who had previously used them. David took time to thoroughly understand our brief and put together a comprehensive search...


    Darren Waters, Chief Executive, Grouphomesafe

  • Rowan managed the assignment for us to appoint a new Sales & Marketing Director, a critically important succession planning role for the company. The briefing stage was conducted well and ensured they knew exactly what we were looking for…. This...


    Mike Gatenby, Joint Managing Director, CD Medical