Baker Tilly is an independent national firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. It is one of the three principal mid-market accountancy firms, with almost 3,500 partners and staff generating a fee income of over £300 million. Baker Tilly is a national firm with a network of offices across the UK, making them a local firm with national strength.
Stephen Duffety, the Managing Partner of Baker Tilly’s Bury St Edmunds office, recognised the need to further strengthen the Indirect tax team with the appointment of a Partner. However as VAT is a niche field and those individuals who can combine the technical know how with client facing skills and the ability to lead a team are very rare, he realised it may present a challenge.
This key strategic senior appointment for Baker Tilly presented a substantial challenge to identify an individual with the specialist technical background along with a good cultural fit. A detailed search highlighted the strongest person and it has proven to be an excellent appointment.
Pure helped me identify potential candidates and demonstrated considerable knowledge of the local market and who the key professionals were in the sector we were looking to recruit in.Stephen Duffety, Managing Partner
Traditional attraction strategies were utilised by Pure, including online advertising, networking and the creation of a microsite on www.prs.uk.com. In addition, Pure also used a variety of resources to comprehensively map the market for indirect tax professionals in the region with the aim of sourcing suitable candidates. Through this process Pure were able to identify a high calibre candidate who had moved from the Eastern Region to work with a Big Four firm in the Midlands. Pure then worked with Baker Tilly and the candidate, providing guidance and support to ensure it was the appropriate move for both parties. This particular assignment took 12 months, from Pure initially identifying the successful candidate to them joining Baker Tilly.
Pure helped me identify potential candidates and demonstrated considerable knowledge of the local market and who the key professionals were in the sector we were looking to recruit in. Throughout the recruitment process Pure were very “hands on” identifying and resolving potential issues. I found them to be responsive at all times; they ensured that our recruitment sustained a momentum by anticipating potential delays and they were pro-active in suggesting possible solutions. Pure regularly contact both me and my new partner to check how things are progressing – this is unusual and very much appreciated by us. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Pure.- Stephen Duffety, Managing Partner