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Astute Recruitment appoints divisional manager

Derby- based Astute Recruitment has appointed Vijay Patel as a divisional manager to support the launch of its new executive offering.

Patel joins the team as a divisional manager, with over 19 years sales experience. He previously worked in America as a divisional director, and has 13 years’ recruitment experience.  Patel has worked for a variety of SME and corporate recruitment firms delivering sub board and board level appointments across the East and West Midlands.

Patel’s responsibilities in the role will include driving the strategic growth of Astute’s new retained executive search, utilising his passion for networking, building an enviable network across heads of functions and board directors. He will also be managing Astute’s established qualified finance division across Derby and Nottingham.

Patel (pictured) said, “I’m very excited to be joining the Astute Recruitment team to help them continue to expand its business and client base within the senior market. Having worked across the sector both in the Midlands and internationally I’m delighted for this opportunity and ready to get stuck into this new challenge.

“I’m very proud of my previous sales track record and recruitment career to date - I can’t wait to see what my future holds at Astute.”

Mary Maguire, managing director, added, “We’re thrilled to have Vijay joining the team. With a wealth of experience and a track record of high billings, he has already made an instant impact with some impressive deals under his belt! As we continue to grow as a business, it is crucial that we continue to expand our network – Vijay will play a vital role in this development.

“I’m very excited to have such a proven talent working with us and I’m sure his addition is going to help develop our wider team and the business.”

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