Welcome to Ignata finance

Attract. Retain. Develop.

We’re a boutique recruitment firm committed to diversity, excellence & deep-rooted relationships.

It all starts with a conversation

The talent consultancy for finance professionals

Bringing together the knowledge, relationships and expertise of some of the most recognised and well networked recruitment professionals in the finance industry.

We help build outstanding finance teams with one eye on the future. Succession planning, identifying niche skill sets, and talent development or retention are critically important throughout our partnership.

All about the stats

We're proud of our track record of success when it comes to our clients and candidates.

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Of our clients are happy with the service & outcome

This may surprise you, but if we don’t get a 100% score from each client, we will not pay ourselves 100% of the commission.

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Placements in 2020

Our strategy is to do more with less. Interestingly we have more than 2 placements per year with over 50% of our customers.

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Are still in their role we placed them into over 12 months later.

Interestingly, 37% have been promoted inside their 2nd year in the company we place them into.

Our events

  • Deal Readiness: the outlook with LDC, PwC and Ignata Finance
  • Virtual CFO Webinar - Networking for Retail Leaders (date TBC)
  • Diversity & Inclusion - an introduction to embedding best practice (date TBC)
  • CFO Q&A with Mike Wroe, ex-CFO of Just Eat plc 
  • CFO Q&A with Neil Catto, CFO of Boohoo Group plc 

Latest case studies

Lyle & Scott

Scope: Lyle & Scott were expanding and needed help rapidly, so exclusively reached out to Sam to source their next hires. A few months earlier, Ben had recruited the Head of Finance.

Solution: Working in an exclusive mandate, Sam quickly established a clear understanding of the business’ needs and created a talent pool of retail-specific candidates.

Results: Credit Control Manager & Management Accountant roles both filled within 3 weeks. These strategic hires will help carry the business forward into their next phase of growth.

Testimonial from Simon Howes, Head of Finance: "Sam helped me fill a role at speed, keeping me well informed throughout the search and providing me with candidates that also came well-prepared for the role. Thanks!"

Testimonial from Janelle Thomas, Management Accountant: "Sam helped me secure a new role and was a pleasure to deal with throughout. From the beginning he listened to what I was looking for and kept me up to date with only relevant roles and continually kept me informed of my application progress. After I accepted the role he arranged a lunch so I could spend time with my new manager before starting. When the COVID-19 situation began a month or so before I was due to begin he kept in touch, making sure he was passing on any information he heard as soon as he did and checked in as it got closer to the start day and after I was due to start to ensure everything had been smooth. Throughout the process Sam was professional and friendly, making himself easy to approach and minimising any stress in the situation - I would highly recommend."

Crew Clothing

Scope: Crew Clothing had been looking for a Finance Director for some time, previously using another search firm and not finding the right individual.

Solution: Ben met with Rupert Hay, HR Director to fully understand the brief and gauge what had been going wrong so far. Working with his research team, a very bespoke search was undertaken with over 30 potential candidates being met by our team.

Results: This was by no means an easy role to fill, given that we were operating throughout COVID-19 with numerous candidates getting close, Crew having to (understandably) put the role on hold but in the end a successful hire was made and Alison is really enjoying her first few months. Patience from all involved was required!

Testimonial from Alison Nieuwoudt, Finance Director: "Ben helped me secure a new role during this incredibly difficult Covid time and was very supportive both in preparing me for every stage of interviews but also checking in to see how I have settled in. Despite this being a longer than normal process Ben kept me informed at all times (even when having some difficult personal times himself). I would absolutely recommend Ben."