we have worked with Sainsbury’s since 2016, partnering their recruitment team on find candidates for their Commercial and Group Finance teams at a range of levels from newly qualified to Director.
Finding the perfect candidate for a high-level position at short notice is a problem many companies experience. When Wagamama’s Chief Financial Officer approached us with a request for an urgent interim to head up his Commercial Finance team, we were happy to help. Our specialist experience within the finance sector enabled Wagamama to stay ahead of the competition by securing a highly sought-after individual who is well-respected in the hospitality industry.
Baker Charles were initially instructed by the newly appointed CFO of this fast growth PE back menu box company to recruit a Finance Manager. We have subsequently recruited additional commercial finance roles and a new Financial Controller.
SG Digital instructed Baker Charles to hire a Senior Commercial Finance role for their Chief Financial Officer. We successfully completed this task within the set timescale. Due to the success of the 1st task, we managed to work with and support their rapid expansion over two years by placing a further seven financial roles. These roles have encompassed both Commercial Finance and Financial Control from mid-level to senior positions. Baker Charles is now valued as SG Digital’s ‘1st choice finance recruitment supplier’.
BladeRoom needed assistance in hiring a new Head of Finance. We began with a meticulous search to source finance professionals with the requisite skills and experience to match such a demanding role. Our recruitment specialists then worked closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer to deliver a highly targeted candidate shortlist. With a tight timeframe, the Baker Charles team successfully completed the task within a three-week period.
Baker Charles successfully placed a key member of the Group Accounting team in 2019.
In 2017 we were instructed and successful placed a Head of FP&A in a newly created position, reporting to the CFO of this VC backed tech business. As the business expanded rapidly, we recruited a new Head of Commercial Finance, a team of Senior Finance Analysts and an interim Group Finance Director. When the business embarked on an ERP implementation in 2020, Baker Charles placed a team of consultants to the manage this major project.
Having advised the Finance Director in his early days at Glint, Baker Charles was his first choice when it came to sourcing his replacement. With an exacting position to fill, our experienced recruiters liaised closely with the Founder and Chief Executive Officer in order to source the perfect candidate – one who had both the technical expertise and key personal attributes to take on this pivotal role. Since then, we have continued to work with the company, successfully helping them develop a strong finance team.
An introduction to Global’s Head of Financial Reporting by another client heralded the start of our long-standing relationship with Global. Following our initial instruction to fill an Associate Chartered Accountant position, we continued to work with their finance team, placing both permanent and interim roles. By forging strong connections across the business, our recruitment experts have built an impressive and carefully tailored talent pipeline, providing high-calibre candidates who add tangible value to the Global team.
Baker Charles were instructed to find this PE backed retailer a new Financial Controller and Interim Head of FP&A reporting to the CFO.
Baker Charles were first instructed to hire for a senior FP&A and strategy role reporting to the Finance Director which we placed successfully in 2018. As the company has rapidly expanded the CFO instructed us to find a Group Finance Director and we have continued to place key members of group team. We also recruit for the business internationally and our placement include a Country Financial Controller based in the Middle East.
Our commitment to building positive relationships across the business has seen Baker Charles become Entertainment One’s first choice financial recruitment agency. The dedicated experts in our London recruiting team have supported the group finance function on an exclusive basis. While our initial mandate was to assist the Group Financial Controller in placing a very particular systems role, our subsequent remit has involved filling everything from Financial Planning and Analysis positions to more junior and contract roles.
When News UK were struggling to find a new Finance Analyst, they turned to our experienced financial recruiters. Since this initial task, our specialists have worked closely with the News UK finance and talent teams on finding the right candidates to fill variety of positions at all levels. Our effective working relationship has resulted in Baker Charles becoming a Preferred Supplier to News UK.
The Ivy Collection
We’re always ready when time is of the essence. Getting the job done promptly yet thoroughly was the priority when The Ivy Collection’s Chief Financial Officer approached us for help with an urgent hire for a senior interim position. After successfully placing a suitable candidate, who quickly converted to a permanent contract, we worked with them on a project basis for another senior interim post as well as placings within the Commercial Finance team.
Owing to our long-standing relationship with the new Chief Financial Officer of Fitflop, our team’s extensive expertise was called upon to help re-develop the company’s finance function. By listening to the client’s specific requirements and employing our unique search strategy, we were able to create bespoke recruitment solutions that resulted in the successful placement of high-calibre permanent and interim Project Accountants.
“I have worked with Baker Charles over the past three years because Robert has spent time understanding the culture and requirements of our business. This means that our success rate is high and we do not waste time interviewing many candidates. I have never worked with any other recruitment business who really understood our requirements as well as Baker Charles.”CFO, Create
“We instructed Baker Charles on a vitally important assignment to fill our CFO role at Boxpark. The quality of highly relevant candidates delivered to us at shortlist stage was impressive. It resulted in us making a great hire who is proving to be a success.”Chairman, Boxpark
“Robert’s advice and preparation both prior and during the interview, and then onto offer stage, was second to none. He is very thorough. He is extremely diligent and transparent. Baker Charles is certainly the first recruiter I would call if I was looking to move.”Finance Manager, Pret a Manger