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Acumen Resources UK rebrands to Argyll Scott

The UK arm of specialist actuarial recruiter, Acumen Resources was acquired by Argyll Scott in 2014 and since that time, Acumen has been integrated into the Argyll Scott business. The name change from Acumen Resources UK to Argyll Scott is the last step in bringing Acumen fully into the Argyll Scott family.

Clients and candidates will see no change in the day to day service they receive apart from the brand name. Going forward however, they will benefit from the actuarial team being part of a larger established recruitment firm with a strong brand name and market presence.

Under the Argyll Scott name, the team will combine the specialist actuarial market focus of Acumen Resources with those of Argyll Scott in developing an ambitious specialist function servicing the Insurance, Asset Management, and wider Financial Services market.

Steve Leeson, previously MD of Acumen Resources UK, will continue in his role as Head of Financial Services – Perm at Argyll Scott and Bethany Kopiski has joined Argyll Scott’s management team and will work closely with Steve to drive the growth of this team. Bethany has been a specialist recruiter within the insurance industry for more than 10 years, working with clients in London, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. She has extensive market knowledge and an in-depth research-led approach as well as key business relationships across brokers, syndicates, dual-paper companies, life and general insurers.

Acumen Resources will continue to operate as a separate entity in the Irish and European Markets.

Caroline Hudson, managing director of the Professional & Commercial division at Argyll Scott, commented, “Acumen’s name change to Argyll Scott is the natural next step in the development of this specialist actuarial team. The business fits seamlessly into our business model and our strategy of building a series of complementary specialist recruitment practices. The actuarial team will be an integral part of Argyll Scott’s expansion plans for the future.”

Steve Leeson, head of financial services – Perm, at Argyll Scott, said, “Being part of Argyll Scott provides us with the infrastructure, technology and manpower to support further growth within this specialist actuarial market. We are now fully integrated into Argyll Scott’s financial services division and with Bethany Kopiski on board, I am excited about what the team can achieve in this next phase of our development.”

 

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