E-Newsletter, Issue No: 12
Sister company to Interim Partners, Brightpool is a specialist recruitment consultancy matching
talented, proven Financial Services professionals to contract and permanent positions within organisations across the UK and international markets. The team grew by over 50% in 2011, and now with a groundbreaking new website, similar growth is estimated for 2012. Several new contracts have
been won in Retail Banking, Investment Banking and Insurance.
What does Angela Hickmore, Managing Director of Brightpool, put down this success to?
“People are at the core of all that we do. Our consultants are highly experienced at working with both
clients and candidates to establish the detailed information needed to place the right people or multi-
disciplined teams in the right jobs. This requires us to be fast and effective at establishing a 360-
degree view of our clients and their resource needs. Equally, we are passionate about understanding
our candidates and their career aspirations. Matching resource need with the best possible talent is
what drives us and enables us to deliver great results.”
During 2011 Brightpool noticed certain trends which are likely to continue in 2012. Says Hickmore:
“For Financial Services contractors earning between £250 and £500 per day or permanent staff
earning up to £100k per year, the market in 2011 saw some distinct trends. A high proportion of our
roles were focused on Risk (39%) but this encompassed a wide selection of skill-sets such as
operational risk, credit risk and regulatory risk. Core finance was also a high priority (34%) although
these roles were often linked to projects based on cost reduction or efficiency improvements. A
number of our clients are involved in significant change programmes at the moment and this will
continue into 2012. I expect a busy first quarter where key areas of recruitment will be in regulation,
finance, risk, and compliance.”
If you are a Client looking to hire temporary or permanent staff, or a Candidate looking for your next
role, please call Angela Hickmore on 020 7936 3011.
Please click here to go to the BrightPool website.