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About Pendragon

Pendragon is revolutionising the automotive industry. Its vision is to transform automotive retail through digital innovation and operational excellence. Pendragon has been keeping customers on the road for more than 30 years and is recognised as a trusted partner to many organisations in the automotive industry. They have c140 dealers based across England, Wales and Scotland.

Sarah Greaves, from Pendragon, recently partnered with us to recruit a couple of Finance Business Partner roles. Below she shares her experience of working with us as both a client and candidate.

The recruitment brief

Following my promotion, we needed to hire an experienced Finance Business Partner to backfill my previous position. Recently, our team has expanded and I decided to work with Distinct again to recruit a junior FBP.

Choosing an agency

I have worked with Distinct as a candidate for a long time, so I trust their judgement completely. Having had conversations with Ryan and the team when I have been on the job market myself, I never felt as though I was put forward for a role that didn’t match my own values and ambitions. So, when it came to deciding who to partner with in order to fill my own vacancies, I didn’t hesitate to contact Distinct.
Distinct’s senior talent acquisition, Sebastian Hannelly, sat smiling at a colleague who is off-camera.

Recruitment challenges

I had taken annual leave not long after the recruitment search had started and Ryan had contacted me to say he had “found the perfect person”. We ended up having a quick conversation and he managed to get the candidate booked in for an interview for the day I returned from leave.

Campaign outcome

Ryan was spot on, he really had found the perfect person for the role.

Our business now has a very capable and ambitious Finance Business Partner who has been instrumental in many business projects and decisions – we’d be lost without them!

Recommending Distinct

The relationship I have with everyone at Distinct is very different to other recruiters. I feel like I am talking to a good friend rather than a salesperson. The EMFAs (East Midlands Finance Awards) that Distinct organise are also a great way for us to socialise without talking shop!

Sarah Greaves, Senior Finance Business Partner at Pendragon

If you’re looking to find the perfect candidate for your vacancy, our team will be happy to help you. Contact us below to get started.

Distinct’s internal talent acquisition partner, Jo Sanderson, smiling across a meeting table at a colleague who is off-camera.

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