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5 Years of Savant

Five years ago, Savant was born. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we take a look at some of our key successes over the years as well we hear from some of our clients and staff on their journey with us so far.

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At Savant we strive to build and maintain an environment where people who share our passion are given the inspiration and opportunity to excel. Our expert teams work hard to get to know their clients, understand their culture and challenges and then connect them with the people they need. But it’s not just about sourcing great talent, it’s about making sure the leaders we recruit are the right fit for your organisation and able to make a positive impact right from the start.

Our specialist teams and their deep market insight ensures we're already connected to the industry's top talent. This focused approach enables us to quickly source the people you need and provide an exceptional service, unequalled by anyone else.

With access to over 300,000 job seekers, we are trusted by organisations of all sizes to source the best talent for their workforce.

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What People Say About Us

 Savant is a pleasure to work with. Always very personable and professional...taking the time to understand the recruitment requirements of the role but also the culture fit. They understand the demands of a HR team and accommodates with patience and a smile. Long may we continue to work together!  
HR Assistant Manager at a Top 50 Practice
 We would be happy to have Savant to provide candidates for new roles through our contractor desk. The roles in question required a specific skill set and experience in terms of development of core IT architecture, for which we know we will only find a limited pool of suitable consultants in the market. Savant sent us 12 CVs from which 42% of candidates where selected for a 1st interview, which was one of the top performers compared to the other suppliers were in contact with. Savant was able... 
Project Manager for a leading global Investment Bank
 Professional, not pushy and behaving like a top end executive search company rather than a run-of-the-mill recruitment agency. Savant listened to and correctly interpreted the brief, quickly and painlessly identified and closed the process with an excellent candidate, with regular, but not pushy, communications with all parties throughout. I would use Savant again and highly recommend thier services.  
CFO for a global branding, marketing and design consultancy
 I would recommend Savant as we have used them in the past and this was a quick placement. in just two weeks Savant were able to find different (suitable) candidates, set up an interview and finalise everything. They carefully select the most suitable candidates and do not inundate us with too many CVs. Savant is very attentive to their customers' requirements and provide a very one of a kind service, overall they are friendly, professional and personal.  
Finance manager for a leading entertainment company
 Would definitely use Savant in the future because the service provided was not only professional but personal too and efficient. The temp they provided was productive and efficient and I had no issues with the administrative procedures. I would rate Savant's service high. Perhaps more importantly I liked the fact that the communication was kept to the minimum. No weekly/biweekly checks on the progress of the temp. This can be a nuisance especially during busy periods.  
Financial Controller for a leading UK Charity
 I would use Savants services again as Savant was fast, attentive, and they provided me with a wide range of candidates on a short time scale. I would recommend them as in this recruiting job, time was a real focus as we wanted to employ someone as soon as possible. Thanks to the great work from Savant we were able to get a bunch of candidates sent over, run a series of interviews, and make a job offer all within a fortnight of meeting Savant. Other recruiters I have used have been very salesy... 
Senior Finance Manager for UK's leading shopper media agency
 I would use Savant again as the service I recieved was honest and more personal than other agencies I have used. The best aspect of the service was the attentive approach and the understanding of the practice.  
Head of Tax for a leading chartered accountancy firm in London.
 I have found Savant to be a very straightforward and honest recruiter and I appreciate their friendly and upfront approach. They were very responsive throughout the process, coming back quickly on queries and I would happily work with them again in the future.  
HR Manager for a Mid Tier Practice
 I would use Savant in the future as I found the consultants proactive, they tailored the candidates they submitted to match our size and scale. There is plenty of competition however, the personal relationship is key. With Savant we have this and I would highly recommend their services.  
CFO for an AIM Listed PLC
 I have worked with my contact at Savant over the past 12 years and he has placed more than 10 audit professionals with me. He fully understands my requirements, is hugely collaborative and presents his candidates extremely well. I would absolutely recommend Savant to my colleagues and contacts as I get a great service and a friendly and personable approach above other recruiters. Savant take the time and effort to build a relationship and to understand the needs and requirements of the... 
Director of Internal Audit for an IT Hosting company
 I would continue to ask Savant for support with recruiting members of the team as they have found good candidates in the past and have shown commitment to understanding both my requirements and a good fit for our company. I would recommend Savant as they have shown commitment to understanding my industry and business and the skills we would need for developing a first rate Audit & Assurance service. Ultimately there were good candidates identified for the roles on offer. On a personal... 
Head of Internal Audit for a leading Utilities firm
 We have been impressed by the way that Savant have operated in the short time that we have been working with them. From the outset, they spent time to understand our requirements, even travelling to the north to meet us on a face to face basis to ensure that they fully understood our culture and role in detail. The domain that we operate in can be challenging in regards to recruitment but Savant show a great understanding of this market and they continued to search actively for candidates and... 
HR Business Partner for a Telecommunications Company
 I have known Richard for over 15 years and he has placed me at some of my best roles as a candidate, Richard has always really listened and taken onboard what I was looking for finding opportunities that would help me grow and develop. I knew when we had a challenge finding the right candidate to fill a senior accountant role that Richard would be able to help. Richard didn’t disappoint, the attributes I relied on as a candidate Are equally valuable as a client. In a short time frame, with a... 
Finance Director - Global Pharmaceuticals business
 Shirin has worked with me to source two outstanding qualified financial professionals. I am the Recruitment Manager at Robert Dyas, but I also have responsibility for group roles. Shirin worked with me to find a Senior management accountant and a group financial accountant. For one of these roles Shirin worked in competition with another agency, but always ensured she took a full brief, visited our premises to understand the role and then ensured the applicants were fully briefed on the... 
Recruitment Manager - A leading UK retailer
 Over the past 5 years, I have regularly called upon Savant for assistance with filling roles from junior auditor up to Director of Internal Audit. Their hallmark has always been a deep desire to understand not just the parameters of the role and the required candidate skills required but the culture of the business, the styles of the key stakeholders and what characteristics would be needed for a candidate to thrive and succeed long-term. This has meant that candidates put forward for... 
Director Of Internal Audit - UK's Leading Gambling Company
 I’ve worked with Paul Clutton for over 10 years in a number of Risk, Audit and Compliance roles who’s been on hand to provide a range of candidates - from senior experienced professionals with relevant experience, right through to entry level graduates looking for their first job in industry. What I like about Paul is he understands that a modern business assurance function needs more from an applicant than just a strong CV. Softer skills such as communication, personal resilience and the... 
Head of Internal Audit & Risk - UK leading housing developer
 I have known Malcolm Stokes for many years and he is the first and only person I call when recruiting. He is a perceptive recruiter knowing that you don’t hire paper you hire people and is keen to understand the elements that aren’t on the JD, be that team fit or the fact that I need an Excel guru who is “bombproof” and can hit the ground at a gallop. He has a comprehensive understanding nuances with the accounting world and is comfortable working at all levels. Without fail he provides great... 
HR Consultant - Consulting Firm
 I chose to become a professional contractor as the flexibility and variety suited my skill set. By contracting, I am able to concentrate on providing a professional service without the hinderances that impede permanent roles, such as office politics, fear of redundancy and trying to prove you are better than your peers. By working in different organisations, I am able to obtain a variety of experiences and apply them to future assignments, enhancing the benefits for both the client and myself.... 
Finance Manager
 Paul and the Savant team have taken the time to understand our organisation, our culture and our people. Paul has found a number of great candidates, many of which are now part of my team. Paul takes the time to keep in touch, to ask how people who have joined are adapting to the business and to provider a wider view of what is happening in other sectors. Recruiting for good risk and internal audit professionals can be a challenge, but Paul is one of a small number of my ‘go-to’ people’ as he... 
Head of Business Assurance - A UK leading Utilities business
 I have been working with Savant Technology for resource augmentation on a large Digital Transformation Programme for a Telco in the UK for 2+ years. This was a complex greenfield stack implementation in which the best of breed products were integrated for the first time in the world. So the challenge was to find the right set of SMEs who could (i) guide the various stakeholders in niche technologies and (ii) demonstrate right behaviour to execute complex transformation programmes in multi-vendor... 
Head of Customer Delivery - On site at a large Telecoms Company
 I have used Savant Technology for a large Digital Transformation Programme with multiple stakeholders as well as 3rd parties, making the programme challenging and complex. They supplied me with resources across the digital landscape covering: Programme Director/Manager, Business Insight Consultant, UX Programme Manager, UX/UI Experts, Technical Architect, BI Consultant Savant Technology met our challenges throughout the programme, supplying credible candidates with the relevant... 
VP Digital Transformation - On site at a large Telecoms Company
 Savant Technology secured a Technical Architect opportunity for me on a large Digital Transformation Programme with multiple stakeholders as well as 3rd parties, making the programme challenging and complex. I have found my communication with Savant Technology to be extremely helpful in all aspects of our relationship. They have been able to support all of my various queries, even in very complex areas such as IR35. I have been engaged with Savant Technology for over 2 years now. During this... 
Lead Architect supplied into a Consultancy
 Savant Technology secured me a Solutions Architect opportunity on a large Digital Transformation Programme. The programme itself is highly complex and challenging, as it covers the telco's end to end BSS and OSS transformation with multiple stakeholders and integrators. Why Savant Technology? Savant’s communication during the interview stage of the engagement was exceptional, they kept me informed and were helpful in providing me as much information as possible to ensure that everything went... 
Solution Architect supplied into a large Telecoms company
 Webinar was excellent. Many thanks Zoe and Mark. Impact of current situation on finance in particular! 
Head of Accounts for a Large Financial Services Business
 I found Savant webinars and consultancy services very relevant as I manage a team of 24 people across 4 locations and due to Covid 19 we are all based at home and I have found the managing more stressful and challenging, so there are things that I have learned that I will implement. 
Finance Director for a Financial Services Company
 Savant offers useful practical tools. I'll aim to find opportunities to embed them in my behaviour. 
Owner and Investor of a FinTech Businesses
 I did find the webinar really helpful, and certainly picked up a lot of good tips as well as a deeper understanding of EI. I would normally jump at the chance to take up 30 minutes of Zoe's time 
Senior IT Professional
 Peter and the team at Savant Recruitment were brilliant in helping me recruit for a very niche area within my business. The communication, the speed of response and efficiency in connecting me to a high level calibre of candidate, and the team’s knowledge in the Salesforce area filled me with great confidence from the first conversation. I am very pleased with how the whole process went, from start to finish, and although we have started our new Senior Salesforce CPQ Developer and things are... 
CEO of a Global Sales Intelligence consultancy
 Outco was going through a period of extensive change driven by organic growth and acquisitions. Richard's thoughts on the structure of the team, the allocation of tasks within it, and the seniority/salaries of the individuals were invaluable. Richard supported us in finding a strong Group Financial Controller as well as two other appointments. He was knowledgeable, diligent and always willing to be flexible. I would be happy to recommend Savant to anybody looking to recruit into their finance... 
Alistair Miller, CFO, Outco Group
 Savant understood our business and took the time to really get to know our culture. Richard presented a strong shortlist, having met and assessed each candidate beforehand to gauge their suitability. The interview process was effectively managed and alternative profiles were provided as we further developed our thoughts on the key requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Savant to any organisation looking to recruit finance staff at the senior level. 
Stephen Coxhead, CFO, Invenio Business Solutions