On 4th January 2016 – the Finance recruitment team was just Ryan, who has led and managed teams of Clerical, Part-Qualified, and Qualified finance recruiters for several years. Covering recruitment of all finance roles across all locations from Payroll to Heads of Finance was... a busy time! Ryan established PSL relationships across a mix of Blue Chip and SME businesses and today specialises in Part-Qual & Qualified finance market. He's also our UK Operations Director and co-runs the East Midlands Finance Awards.
As the Distinct brand grew, the need for a dedicated temp recruiter continued to build. Fortunately, through sheer luck many years ago and a random houseshare, Ryan first met Michelle – aka The Vegan. Michelle joined us in August 2016 and amongst many Vegan stories, developed our interim offering brilliantly. Michelle has over 10 years of experience and now specialises in the Part Qualified market in the East Midlands, looking after salaries from £20k-35k on a perm and interim basis.
In January 2017, we were joined by a former colleague from our old business in Ian Hallam. Ian specialises in finance recruitment between £20,000-£55,000 and with 7 years worth of experience in this area, adds a wealth of knowledge to the team. Ian and Ryan share the Part-Qual & Qualified finance market at Distinct – so at this level, whether you’re recruiting or looking for a new job, you have two heads rather than one looking after you! Ian also looks after Business Intelligence and Analytics recruitment.
In March 2018, Michelle’s partner in crime joined the finance recruitment team. Claire (AKA Fletch) came armed with 20 years of recruitment experience. Claire heads up interim finance recruitment in Nottingham and Derby upwards of £250 per day, or £85,000, and is our driving force of interim recruitment across the business.
Matt joined Distinct in the latter half of 2020 as our new Head of Finance for Milton Keynes & the Southern regions. It’s great to have Matt on board to support the ongoing development of our brand in this market. Since joining, Matt has set up camp in our second office and is gradually growing the Finance team down South.
After a successful 3 months in the business, Laura joined team Finance to work in the growing Clerical Finance market. Having previously worked in HR and recruitment, Laura enjoyed the people-focus side of her previous role and wanted to join a company with a great company culture where people are at the heart of its drive to succeed.
January 2022 saw us welcome another member to the Finance team in our Milton Keynes office. Will has joined Matt to look after Part Qualified, Clerical, and Transactional Finance, having worked in the space previously. Will covers roles across Milton Keynes and the Home Counties.
July 2022 saw us hire Ben Love to the finance team at Distinct. An exceptional operator in the market, Ben brings a wealth of finance recruitment experience to the team and will be supporting our senior finance recruitment in the business from our Nottingham head office.