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Astute changes for Midlands recruitment agency

Astute Recruitment has launched a brand new website alongside a complete re-brand of their business.


The website was previewed by friends of the business at the end of last year, during a celebration evening of Astute Recruitment’s success over the past six years at the Derbyshire County Cricket Club.


Mary Maguire, managing director at Astute Recruitment, said, “Sarah Stevenson and I launched Astute at the end of 2009 in the height of the recession after facing redundancy. It was tough initially – as people who had always had a guaranteed salary each month, to go from that to the uncertainty of relying on cash flow to pay ourselves and our staff caused a few sleepless nights! However, we are really proud of the fact that six years on we remain 100% owners of our business and have not diluted our ownership.


“Many long-standing clients were delighted to use us again and we were also able to capture new businesses who have not used us previously. The definition of Astute is the ability to accurately assess situations and I think that’s a great description of what we do every day!”


Simon Gray, the firm’s non-executive director, has helped to support Astute Recruitment during this period of growth.


Gray said, “Both Sarah and Mary have worked hard to make Astute stand out from its competitors. They understand the requirements of SMEs. Through the rebrand they are communicating a different message to the market, and their journey is something I’m very proud to be a part of.”



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