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About us

We're not your typical staffing agency. Distinct originated in the UK in 2016, introducing its people-first approach to talent acquisition to the East Coast in 2021.

Established from a desire to create a truly great place to work, our international team of 50+ is divided across the USA and UK, with offices in Boston, London and Nottingham. We firmly believe that people make the difference and have grown our business by striving to do the right thing for our employees and our customers. Today, our dedicated USA divisions specialize in public accounting, finance and legal sectors.

Distinct public accounting recruiters Arran Jaiswal and Lucy Weibel

We take pride in delivering a quality service that is built on trust and measured by results. Our journey includes:

Team growth

From five to over 50 employees, our internal teams collaborate with 16 dedicated recruiters to serve clients across North America.

Enhanced offices

Starting with satellite offices in New York and Boston, in 2024, we opened our new Boston office to better serve our USA clientele.

Extensive support

We have grown our back office from just our CEO doing the accounts to three internal teams across finance, marketing and HR.

Client partnerships

We’ve partnered with over 900 businesses, ranging from large multinational firms to smaller local businesses.

Job placements

We’ve successfully placed over 4,000 candidates, spanning permanent, contract and contract-to-hire roles

Challenges, investment and international growth

Our journey hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows. Like many businesses, we were confronted with unprecedented challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. Proudly, we supported our team through these tough times. As opportunities arose, we resumed investing, fostering business growth and securing jobs for our team.

The surge in remote work enabled us to broaden our candidate network, representing talent across North America, catering to remote, hybrid and on-site opportunities.

Our areas
of expertise:

Our business values

At Distinct we firmly believe people make the difference. Our exceptional team provides an outstanding 360 service to our candidates and clients. However, as a business, we are not content with standing still. Exciting plans are in the works, beginning with our new Boston office.
Meet the team

With a blend of experienced partners and junior trainees, we’re always moving to champion more equality in the workplace. As part of our employment package, we offer the following:

  • Part-time working contracts
  • A transparent career path and bonus scheme
  • Internal mental health aids
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Board meeting agenda and actions accessible to all staff

As part of our equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) strategy, our team is taking active steps to continue to improve our workplace for all present and future employees.
Following our US expansion in 2021, we made it our mission to become carbon neutral. We’re fortunate to have sustainability ambassadors in our team who continue to drive everyday change, including some of our proudest achievements.
  • We plant a tree for every permanent placement to reduce carbon in our atmosphere
  • Our local suppliers range across organic, Fairtrade and zero-waste businesses
  • We are carbon-neutral certified.

We successfully offset 120% of our emissions and removed 2.5k items of plastic from the ocean in 2022. In addition to this, we have officially started our journey to become B Corp certified.

Want to know more?

Let’s talk. Our prime locations and continued investment mean we’re perfectly placed to match talented individuals with the best roles across North America.