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I highly recommend Clare for her recruitment services; excellent communication, takes time to truly understand needs, proactive, provides great candidates and a pleasure to work with. An excellent partner for our business.

Finance Director

Working with Clare was an absolute pleasure. Her dedication, professionalism, and keen eye for matching talent with opportunity truly sets her apart. She not only found me a job that perfectly aligns with my skills and career goals but also provided invaluable support throughout the entire process. Clare is a superb recruiter who I would highly recommend to anyone seeking their next career move or looking to expand their team.

Financial Controller

Clare went above and beyond to help me prepare for my interviews for my new role. She made the whole process very easy, was really personable and encouraging throughout and was congratulatory when I got the position. I had a completely different experience with Clare than I had with other recruiters - she was always available when I had questions or wanted to get in touch, and she came across as very honest and supportive. I'd absolutely recommend working with Clare for any job hunting, and would like to give another huge thank you for her help and for introducing me to my new role!

Finance Manager

Clare is an absolute superstar! From the outset of my job application process, Clare's warmth, enthusiasm, and approachability shone through. Her unparalleled passion, expertise, and dedication to her work were evident throughout. Her unwavering support and assistance were invaluable every step of the way. Clare's blogs, insights and tips were outstanding and practical, particularly as I prepared for my first interview in nearly a decade! It was evident that she genuinely cared about finding the perfect fit for the role, going above and beyond to provide personalised feedback, guidance and support. I would highly recommend Clare to both job seekers and potential employers. I am immensely grateful for her support and would not hesitate to seek her assistance again in the future.

Assistant Accountant

I have worked with Clare twice and each time she succeeded where other agencies (much larger ones) failed! On the most recent time in December 2023, Clare found me 5 great candidates for 1st interview and I understood why she had put forward each one. She achieves this by listening carefully to what you are after and taking time to understand your organisation culture, the team fit requirements and the technical side. The candidates were spot on and much more suitable than the other agencies selection.  Going forward, Clare will be my first point of call! Thank you.

Financial Director - SME Bournemouth

I would recommend Clare for her work as a search agent for senior finance roles. We recently engaged Clare at Vardey Recruitment and worked together in an exclusive partnership on a role we were struggling to fill for months! The specification was challenging but Clare persevered giving us options till we narrowed down the real spec of the role. Despite set backs with candidates Clare kept at the role giving us further options to be considered. A real success..

HR Senior Professional with a PLC in Dorset

I would recommend Clare whether as a candidate or employer. Clare was extremely professional and supportive in securing me a new role, her communication throughout the process was excellent which is really important as a candidate. Clare brings a high level of enthusiasm into the candidate relationship and continues to keep in regular contact post securing my position. If you have a role available and are looking for someone to find your ideal candidate for your business I would recommend Clare as the person to go to. Equally, if you are a candidate looking for your next opportunity, Clare will work closely with you to secure a role you will thrive in.

Group Financial Controller

Clare was so helpful and supportive throughout the whole process, going above and beyond giving up time on the weekends and evenings to help. She made sure to give lots of interview tips and provided feedback as soon as possible at every stage. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new role.

Assistant Accountant

Clare has been fantastic! So responsive and friendly, giving great guidance on interview techniques. I feel without her help, I would have felt very anxious, however she helped me to feel prepared and confident. And it must have worked because I got the job! Unlike other recruitment agencies I have worked with, I felt Clare was genuine and honest about the role and the company I was applying to. I was not left waiting for responses as Clare kept me informed and up to date with everything. Thank you so so much!.

HR Administrator

Clare is a great recruiter, very professional and friendly. She was very supportive, actioned everything as she said she would and always quick to come back to me if I had any queries. I would highly recommend Vardey Recruitment.

Assistant Accountant

Clare was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the process and understood exactly what I was after. Cannot recommend or thank her enough!!

Part-Qualified Accountant

Clare was an absolute delight to work with. She took the time to understand our requirement and prioritised our search as she knew it was time sensitive. Clare was refreshing honest and was as enthusiastic about finding the perfect candidate as we were. I would highly recommend.

Finance Manager

Honestly the best recruitment agency! Clare literally got me a job in three days of her finding me. The advice and interview prep was really helpful. Thank you Clare.


Clare was great in my job search and provided more than would be expected and was always on hand for any questions I had, providing brilliant additional information on the company before my interview. I have worked with many recruitment agents over the years, but have never come across one so thorough and helpful with such a personal touch. Clare is friendly, very approachable and from the first contact you will feel like she was someone you have known for a long time, thank you Clare for everything. I wish you all the best and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Part-Qualified Accountant

Clare was my recruiter for the past 2 months and there are no words to describe how good she is at her job. A recruiter who always stays in touch with her clients to ensure they are prepared and confident enough to attend the interview. I would recommend Clare to anyone who wants to look for a job in finance and accounting.

Accounts Payable Specialist

We needed to recruit quickly and Clare came to our rescue. We successfully recruited a quality Finance Manager, what’s more, within the first two weeks the role was taken on and fully grasped, now contributing to the continued growth of the company. Clare has since assisted with the recruitment of a Finance Assistant, we’re so pleased with both new members of the team. I’m not sure we could have achieved all of this without Clare’s contributions. Professional, on the ball and effective, thank you Vardey Recruitment!

Managing Director

Clare supported me recently when applying for a job. The commitment to help me was unbelievable. I’ve never experienced an agency work the way she did! There was no such thing as 9-5 with Clare, she was very approachable and went above and beyond to help research the job I needed to know. I just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work.

Account Assistant

Clare was fantastic, she was fully invested in making sure the role was the right fit for me and the company, she kept me informed throughout and I was always able to get ahold of her. Thank you Clare

Credit Control Specialist

Cannot recommend Vardey recruitment highly enough. Clare is such a friendly and helpful person, a real professional who really made the whole experience so wonderful! Can’t thank you enough Clare for all your help and I can’t wait to start my new role!!.

Accounts Assistant

Amazing recruiter. Thoroughly understood my requirements and gave the perfect options available. Always helping when needed, easy to communicate with and would highly recommend to any other individual looking in the Finance & Accountancy Fields.

Financial Accountant

Being an independent recruiter, Clare brings all the benefits of a more personal feel to recruitment. Whether it be her vast experience in placing people in roles, her tailored advice throughout the process, or the ability to think outside of the box, you know you are in good hands. Not a one stop shop, but an important asset to your social network throughout your career.

Financial Analyst

Clare was excellent throughout the process of finding my new role. Enthusiastic and helpful every step of the way, providing helpful interview tips and regular insights. From our very first interaction Clare was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone.

Management Accountant

Clare was amazing to work with! She secured me interviews for some great roles and was so helpful during the whole process. Clare went above and beyond to make sure I was prepared, knew exactly what the challenges of the role would be, how my skills matched what they were looking for and how to best approach each round of interviews. Clare secured me an amazing offer (everything I had asked for!) and I can't thank her enough. Clare was so friendly and professional and easy to work with and I'm looking forward to hopefully working with her again in the future.

Financial Controller

Amazing to reconnect with Clare after nearly 13 years since she placed me in my first role in the UK and to have her expertise on hand to fill a vacancy we’ve had for over 18 months was great. She got the job done!

Head of Treasury

Clare provided a professional, efficient and effective service. Working within a short time period, Clare quickly identified the company’s needs and recommended to me her top 3 candidates for me to interview. The skill set and culture fit was so accurate I found it hard to decide between the shortlisted candidates!! This saved me so much time not having to interview lots of people or even look through CV’s as Clare understood exactly what I was looking for. Throughout the whole process, from understanding the role through to recruitment, Clare was always available for professional support and guidance. A would highly recommend contacting Clare if you need support with financial recruitment.

Financial Director

Brilliant services, positive, supportive and the most important of all is that you made a miracle happened to me. Thank you very much for your help. I will recommend your services to others... best of luck!

Practice Accountant

I had tried many other recruitment consultants in the past, however I found Clare to be a cut above the rest. She very quickly understood the company culture and the type of candidate I was looking for. Every person put forward for interview had the relevant experience and the right attitude. As well as delivering results, Clare is very personable and a good listener. I would recommend her to anyone looking to recruit.

Finance Manager

Clare is an excellent, hardworking, and professional. My experience is that she listens very attentively to the brief but also seeks to understand the culture of her client's business as well as the personal characteristics of both the candidate and the prospective boss, to find a strong mutual match. She is also a delight to work with and possesses the enviable quality of always leaving you feeling better for having spoken with her.

Financial Director

Clare helped me find the perfect role within an organisation I feel hugely passionate about. It was wonderful to work with her - she is bursting with enthusiasm and is a caring, supportive individual, who goes above and beyond to help as much as she can. I would highly recommend Clare to anyone looking for the next step in their career.

Marketing Manager

Clare was fantastic during the recruitment process, preparing insightful information about the role and being really supportive throughout the whole process. She is so professional and friendly and just puts you at ease. It was the personal touch that I found most impressive, she really worked hard to find the right candidates to put forward, and was very honest with feedback all the way through. I would recommend her to both candidates and employers.

Financial Controller

Clare, thank you for being incredibly thoughtful when helping prepare for interviews. The great tips and advice through every step were invaluable. Yes, I did get the position in the end but that doesn’t sway this recommendation. You go that extra mile for the individual searching for work and it shows. Would highly recommend your service to anyone looking for a change in employment. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Part-Qualified Accountant

Clare is very friendly, supportive, encouraging, energetic and professional. She has gone above and beyond. She talked me through every step of a recruitment and ensured that I was equipped for the challenge. Thank you so much for finding me the perfect role! I would highly recommend Clare to anyone looking for the next move in their career.

Assistant Accountant

Clare has provided recruitment services with absolute professionalism. Clare really takes time to get to know your requirements and to challenge where she believes individuals you might not normally consider could add to your organisation. I have worked with her over many years and have always been satisfied with the service provided.

Finance Director

Clare, I cannot thank you enough for listening to me, understanding the direction I am looking to head in for my career, guidance and advise to understand what is expected of myself with Accountancy firms, explaining my attributes and putting me in front of the right people. This whole stressful process has been extremely seamless and for this, I could not thank you and Vardey Recruitment enough.

Trainee Accountant

Clare delivered excellent results against a very demanding recruitment remit, on time and effectively. Her personal effort, out of hours, to ensure client satisfaction was much appreciated.

Chief Financial Officer

I would not hesitate to recommend Clare, she is efficient, offers great support and has excellent contacts. Nothing is too much trouble and will always go the extra mile for you. Excellent feedback and really understands your requirements.

Partner at Accountancy Firm

Clare worked tirelessly to find me a job whilst I had just relocated to Bournemouth from London. She went the extra mile to find out more about me to match me with companies based on the personality and career aspirations and not just on my experience. The placing is all down to Clare's hard work. I would highly recommend her.

Customer Services Manager

Clare demonstrated her insight into the local and regional market place making her invaluable to me looking for a good career move. Clare is honest, reliable, and thorough so she builds trust both with her candidates and the employers. It’s good to find a traditional consultant who can grasp the needs of her clients quickly and is committed to meeting and getting to know her candidates. Over the years I have been both a recruiter/employer and a candidate seeking employment and I would get in touch with Clare in both cases.

Financial Controller

Clare puts so much effort into everything she does. She's organised and provides detailed information on the roles, companies and people she represents. On top of her amazing work, she is the friendliest person and instantly makes you feel at ease, making the whole process so much calmer and easier.

Accounts Supervisor

Clare is a vibrant and proactive recruiter who we tasked with finding people for roles outside of her usual specialism. She not only delivered this but also went above and beyond to ensure that she did. I would recommend Clare to anyone who needs to fill positions both quickly and where team fit is also of real importance.

Commercial Director

I cannot recommend Clare and her expertise enough. She has been fantastic in helping me find new employment and supporting me throughout the whole process. She understood exactly what I was looking for and helped me achieve that. Clare is a real pleasure to deal with.

Commercial Finance Analyst

Clare has always been a strong deliverer and great relationship builder, having built a loyal client base over the years through her reputation of bringing the best results quickly and efficiently, knowing her market and being good fun to work with! Clare provided a targeted short list, that perfectly matched the brief, in a location that has proved difficult to find suitable candidates.

Finance Director

Clare has the unique ability of matching requirements with the solution. I have always found her energy motivational and her direction clear. Clare is the first person I call when I need to recruit or if I am looking to move on in my career as I know the response will be professional and relevant and is much valued.

Head of Finance