15. Hamlyn Williams

The ‘niche’ agency seeking to become the world leader in financial services recruitment

Founder: Nick Vaughan
Founded: September 2010 (launched November 2010)
Website: www.hamlynwilliams.com

Operating in one of the most difficult markets, Hamlyn Williams is one of the fastest growing financial services recruitment companies in the UK. Labelled as a ‘boutique service’ by founder Nick Vaughan, the agency specialises in placing corporate governance and front office professionals, from associates to managing directors, in roles across the UK, Europe and the Americas. Working with a range of major brands and clientele within the professional services arena including RBS, Lloyds and KPMG, Vaughan credits the company’s ‘wide ranging and comprehensive’ service for its success to date. Having recently expanded to new offices in St James’s Park, the agency is on target to increase its headcount to 30 people over the next year and has a series of ambitious growth strategies in place following projected revenue figures of £3.7m. With plans to have an office in New York by year end 2013, the long-term goal is to become the leading global recruitment provider within the financial services industry.

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