Our Team of Specialists

Sam Oakes

Sam Oakes

Recruitment Director

Sam has over 10 years financial services experience, working as a trainer and new talent spotter for a leading product provider and later transferring these skills to financial services recruitment.

Stuart Leaney

Stuart Leaney

Operations Director

Stuart has 12 years recruitment experience predominantly specialising in regulated sales, stockbroking and wealth management positions.

Stuart has 12 years recruitment experience predominantly

Louise Sheppard

Louise Sheppard

Recruitment Director

Louise is a specialist in recruiting for operational roles within the financial services sector; focusing on Administration, Office Management, Paraplanning, Compliance, T&C, Pension and Employee Benefits roles.

Louise Bibb

Louise Bibb

Head of the South West Desk

Louise heads up and manage the South West Team at Recruit UK and also recruits for the Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Swindon and South Wales area. Louise specialises in helping Financial Planners/ IFA’s/ Wealth Managers find their ideal next role within the financial services industry and no task is too big!

Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Andrew’s determination to deliver a first class quality offering derives from a rich rewarding career in Financial Services: Financial Adviser for major blue chip companies; Freelance Property and Mortgage Consultant; International Finance Adviser. This first-hand knowledge is key to understanding both candidate and client needs in an ever changing industry.

Thomas Barton-Howarth

Thomas Barton-Howarth

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Thomas covers the South East, specialising in recruitment for Financial Planners and Investment Managers. He takes an holistic approach to recruitment, always aiming to offer candidates bespoke opportunities, utilising his in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Russell Davies

Russell Davies

Recruitment Consultant

Russell specialises in front facing Financial Planning roles. He is a strong relationship builder, with an extensive reach across The Midlands. Russell’s niche specialism is Financial Planning. Being a perfectionist Russell always aims to enhance both the candidate and client experience.

Keely Parsons

Keely Parsons

Recruitment Consultant

Keely specialises in the recruitment of financial services professionals in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire and Southampton. She actively represents Financial Advisers, Administrators, Paraplanners, Pension and Investment specialists in The South West.

Ryan Bartlett

Ryan Bartlett

Recruitment Consultant

Ryan specialises in the recruitment of financial services professionals in South Wales and has an intimate knowledge of the area having been born and bred there.

Natalie Cox

Natalie Cox

Digital Marketing Manager

Natalie’s expertise in marketing enhances the traditional search and select recruitment methods. She utilises digital strategies to attract the top 30% of talent in the passive candidate market, ensuring our reach to find top talent is further extended in the digital age.

Lacey Catley

Lacey Catley

Recruitment Consultant

Lacey specialises in recruitment for back-office financial services roles as well as Mortgage Advisers and Administrators. She works in the Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Swindon, Gloucestershire area, helping her clients to find the best possible candidates. The type of candidates she deals with on a daily basis includes Administrators, Technical and adviser support and a variation of mortgage candidates.

Melissa Meakins

Melissa Meakins

Recruitment Consultant

Melissa has over 15 years of experience within the Financial Sector and 2 years of previous experience within the recruitment industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge, which she uses in the recruitment of Financial Services professionals in the South East.

Daniel Nottage

Daniel Nottage

Recruitment Consultant

Daniel represents some of the leading financial advice and wealth management firms in the South East, specialising in helping Financial Planners/ IFA’s/ Wealth Managers find their ideal next role.

If you are hiring financial advisers in the region, feel free to contact us on 01179-450450. If you are looking for your next career move, it might be time for a market review.

Chris Ingham

Chris Ingham

Recruitment Consultant

Chris is an experienced Recruiter, with over 4 years of experience within the industry. Chris heads up The Midlands for Recruit UK, specialising in helping Financial Planners/ IFA’s/ Wealth Managers find their ideal next role.