Recruiting for a well-regarded accountancy firm in Lincolnshire

Benjamin Edwards retained to hire accountants and support staff for a highly regarded accountancy firm in Lincolnshire.

The problem

This accountancy and professional services firm is a dominant brand in Lincolnshire and a regional heavyweight. With offices in Lincoln, market towns in Lincolnshire, the Wolds and coastal outposts.

Whilst the brand is well known to Lincolnshire residents, they had struggled to attract seniors and semi-seniors. With Lincolnshire salaries in finance traditionally lower than Nottingham and London, mid-career accountants resistant to the perceived backwaters of Lincolnshire.

The solution

As always, we started with building up a picture of what it was like to work there. What was the client base, what was the reputation, what would the career prospects be like? How much business development would be required?

We pulled together packs for each location, looking at the local environments and talking up the advantages of working in a smaller community than a crowded urban setting. Lincolnshire is a hidden gem of a county with affordable housing, free grammar school places and easy access to the east coast.

We started to get an in-depth understanding of each branch office and the job requirements.

We agreed terms with the HR team and signed a non-compete agreement. This provided peace of mind and moreover – an idea of the schedule of costs that enabled budgeting – there would be no nasty surprises.

We handled all of the first stage interviews, compliance checks and due diligence of every candidate we put forward. We negotiated terms that were acceptable for both parties.

The project was then rolled out to include support role vacancies in IT, payroll, and marketing and have freed up time for the in-house HR team.

“I have worked with Claire for several years and have always found her professional, timely and sends us high calibre candidates many of who we have appointed. Claire understands our requirements and delivers a high quality service. I can recommend Claire to anyone.”

So why choose Benjamin Edwards?

  • We are great listeners and offer an honest, refreshing and ethical approach to recruitment
  • Solid local knowledge of both candidates and companies in Lincolnshire & surrounding areas
  • We combine old school recruitment with new-age technology
  • Full end to end recruitment process
  • Advertising
  • Free local market analysis & advice
  • Free remuneration package advice
  • Search & Selection
  • Retained services for senior appointments
  • Outplacement support if making redundancies​
  • CV advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Proactive candidate promotion


If you want to know more, or have a difficult recruitment issue please do get in touch!

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Group Finance Director

Claire offers a truly personal service that is very different to the CV pushers of this world. As well as a unique understanding and insight of the local market, she has that special skill of getting the cultural match right. Her hit rate has been 100% so far. The candidates I have recruited through her range from excellent to outstanding!

Gregg Fawcett

- SME in Lincolnshire

Recruiting for a Finance Manager “I recently worked with Claire at Benjamin Edwards when we needed to recruit a Finance Manager due to business expansion. We spent time detailing the vacancy and the type of person we were looking for to fit in with the rest of the team, and Claire was quickly able to suggest a number of candidates for consideration. Most of those put forward were a great match for our business, and I was impressed by how well Claire had understood both our requirement and the candidates she was representing. Following further discussions on the suitability and experience of the individuals concerned, we were quickly able to identify a short-list of candidates for interview, all of which were more than capable of successfully undertaking the role we had available. Thanks to Claire’s input in identifying and selecting candidates, we were able to appoint the most suitable person for our specific role. Based on this success, we will definitely use Benjamin Edwards again in the future.”  

MD – Engineering business in Lincoln

- Engineering business


From the initial meeting through to each successful conclusion Claire has been delightful to work with. She is a great listener, goes to the crux of what is required and seems to have a magic approach to sourcing candidates, even in a really hard to fill position such as law. Her experience and creativity really put her apart from any other recruitment solution I have ever used

Alyson Evans

- Well regarded Solicitors

Benjamin Edwards Recruitment Lincolnshire