Testimonials.

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The gold standard in recruitment

"I reached out to Andrew in early January 2020 and we had an initial conversation outlining the type of opportunities that would interest me. Immediately I had a positive feeling about the process - one that I hadn’t felt before from meeting other professional recruiters.

I was specific in the type of Job I was looking for; from the job role to the structure and values of the business. Throughout the year, Andrew and I had constant dialogue regarding potential opportunities and the ongoing recruitment landscape. These were informal conversations which would entail a coffee in the park or a quick catch-up call - but importantly, every interaction showed Andrew was invested in the process to ensure my next job was a perfect fit.

Once an opportunity arose which met my criteria, Andrew was very efficient in presenting my CV to the prospective management team. I felt he did it in a manner that was honest to who I am while highlighting the qualities that I would bring to their team.

This meant when going for the interviews I felt that the CFO and CEO had a clear picture of the type of individual I was, allowing me to build and further demonstrate these qualities in the interviews.

Upon receiving the offer of employment, I felt Andrew handled my contract negotiations with impartiality, ensuring the terms were right for both myself and the business. The process of finding a new job took 11 months but the whole time I felt confident and reassured that Andrew was passionate, diligent and determined in getting the right fit for my specific requirements.

Andrew is the gold standard in recruitment, and I am so thankful I reached out to him as I don’t believe I would be moving into such a role without his involvement."

Financial Controller

CLIENT

Best in class

"Best in class !

I cannot stress how easy and effective Recruitment is with Vero. Working as an extension of your business, Andrew and Becca make the whole process from understanding what the business needs to scoping the role plus presenting and prepping candidates for interview appear seamless…..however as an ex recruiter I know that this is never as straightforward as it seems!

Always a professional, friendly service from Andrew & Becca who effortlessly manage and exceed your expectations, plus their knowledge of the marketplace and candidates is phenomenal.

Vero are the epitome of how recruitment should be carried out for both the employer and the candidate. Highly recommend Vero you will not be disappointed!"

HR Director/Consultant

CLIENT

Boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with elite professionalism

‘I have worked with Andrew and Becca for a number of years, both as a Finance professional looking to advance my career and as a hiring manager looking to attract talented professionals for my team.

Their approach is genuinely different, they care about each and every individual they meet and take the time to understand individual and business motivations and personalities. They consider all aspects of an individual and team fit not just a CV and a job spec.

Their pre-screening approach has provided me with high quality and targeted candidates that have made the choice of hire difficult. A great position to be in while saving hiring managers valuable time in a busy and ever changing environment as we deal with the pressures of COVID-19.

Their personal and engaging manner is refreshing and inspiring and there genuinely is an 'above and beyond' manner about Vero.

They make you feel like part of the extended family and as such have now become a necessity in my life for my own personal career development and for managing my team requirements. Boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with elite professionalism.

What more could you ask for?’

Head of Finance

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Truly first class

"Right from the initial brief, through to interview strategy, feedback and manging expectations of the role, Andrew provided an exceptional and very personal and professional service...truly first class"

Financial Controller

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Vero solves all the usual challenges when recruiting

“I have worked with Andrew for many years when I needed to recruit a new team member. Andrew understands my requirements and ensures that the candidates that are selected are in line with the brief. Andrew is incredibly trustworthy and I appreciate the honest and open communication that you can have with him. This was the first time I recruited with Vero – what a great experience! The process, overviews and delivery were at the top level of professionalism. Andrew and Becca have built a great brand in Vero that solves all the usual challenges when recruiting – Congratulations!”

Finance Director

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Above and beyond

"Andrew and Becca went above and beyond to help and support me during my pursuit to make the next move in my career. Andrew has great knowledge and experience of the accounting discipline and offered fantastic and honest advice.

Andrew took the time to really understand what sort of role I would be interested in and only ever presented me with roles which would be a suitable fit. Andrew and Becca were very hands on and always available for a call and took the time to help prepare me for interviews which really helped calm my nerves and boost my confidence.

I was very fortunate that Andrew managed to place me in the perfect role."

Corporate Finance Analyst

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Completely different to other recruitment firms

"After having an initial discussion with Andrew in March, it was clear this service was going to be completely different to my experiences with other recruitment firms. Andrew took the time to understand me, not only as a professional but as a person too. This ultimately resulted in the first role that Andrew sent being the perfect one.

The level of support and guidance throughout the whole application process is exceptional. Recognising this was to be my first move in my career, Andrew took the time to understand and ease my apprehensions and really boosted my confidence throughout the process. He maintained regular and honest communication throughout which was both refreshing and reassuring.

Vero is a true value-add firm, checking in and providing recruitment and local market insight even when not engaged with you on a specific role application process.

Going forward, Vero will unquestionably be my recruitment firm of choice and one I would recommend in a heartbeat."

Finance Lead

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A pleasure and a privilege

"The care that Andrew and Becca put into finding the perfect role for me was evident from the start.

They aren’t just interested in the role title but in the fit as a whole, from my career aspirations to my personal circumstances in order to make sure that they found the perfect fit for me.

Whilst other firms may inundate you with multiple roles, with Vero it really is quality over quantity, so much so that I found the perfect job with the first role they sent me. The level of support they provide through the application process really goes above and beyond, it not only helped put me at ease but also improved my confidence.

I cannot recommend Vero enough, it was a pleasure and a privilege working with them."


Financial Accountant

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The whole process runs like clockwork

“The breadth of experience that the Vero team have built up over the years most definitely shines though, the whole process runs like clockwork and their model of placing roles on an exclusive basis really helps add that personal touch. Andrew is genuinely interested to find out what it is you’re looking for in a role so that you can work together to find a new one that’s just right for you, his advice is spot on! Would I recommend Vero Recruitment? In. A. Heartbeat!

P.S. it’s pronounced “vey-ro” as in “pharaoh”...although maybe it should be “vee-ro” as in “hero” because that’s what they are!"

Financial Controller

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A level of professionalism and care I’ve never experienced before

"Andrew was the most supportive recruiter I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

I was always at ease speaking with Andrew and he displayed a level of professionalism and care I’ve never experienced before when working with recruiters.

Andrew had clearly taken the time to understand his clients’ requirements and from first contacting me, he maintained regular contact to provide as much information, support and advice as he could. He is a great listener and made sure he knew not only my career aspirations but also my personal situation to ensure any roles he brought to me would excite me.

The team at Vero are extremely approachable and continued to keep in touch with me throughout the process, and quickly supported me with any queries I had. Having now secured my new role through Vero, Andrew has kept in touch with me regularly to make sure I am happy and settling in.

Andrew and Becca are evidently passionate about what they do and their modern approach is genuine, honest, personal and refreshing. I wouldn’t hesitate to turn to them again should I need to, or recommend them to anyone looking for an expert in financial recruitment.

Thank you Andrew for your support and friendship."

Finance Manager

CLIENT

Recruitment partner of choice

"Andrew’s pragmatic and considered approach makes him the recruitment partner of choice for candidates and clients. A great listener who takes the time to understand issues and devise a tailored solution, shaped by his technical expertise, interpersonal skills and sound judge of character. His open and transparent communication is refreshing and for that reason I have no hesitation in reaching out to Andrew to seek his opinion. Andrew is a valuable business and recruitment partner for anyone in the accounting and finance sector"

CFO

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The process was seamless...we couldn't be happier

"Andrew was professional from the outset of our working relationship to find a suitable Accountant to join our organisation. The process was well thought through, I was impressed by the time Andrew took to understand our business and the type of person we were looking for, which was quite a niche set of skills. The process was seamless from start to finish and we couldn’t be happier with the candidate we have secured. I look forward to working with Vero again in the future."

HR Advisor

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Vero ARE different

"My experience of a traditional recruitment firm is that they are aware of some key 'buzz' words and phrases, that these specifics are on your CV, and the recruiter will match these to a position. Vero are different. They have a deeper understanding of the finance discipline; and it's clear they recognise how the sector works and how each position fits into the wider picture within a business/team.

From a candidate perspective, Andrew took the time to understand my technical capability, strengths and my planned career path. After our first meeting Andrew kept in touch regularly and then only proposed a role to me which was a very close match to what we had discussed. This person centred approach made me self-reflect on 'what does success look like' and his guidance and trust was pivotal to finding a position that aligned with this vision.

Becca and Andrew are passionate and driven recruitment consultants with a concept that will create unrivalled business partnerships between clients and candidates."

Senior Accountant

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It's that personal touch that really makes Vero stand out

"Deciding to change jobs at anytime of your life is a daunting process, you feel torn between the comfort of what you know and wanting something different, worrying if it will be the right move for you. Working with Vero really alleviated this worry for me. Andrew gets to know you as a person and doesn't just send you every available position which may loosely fit your experience. He really looks at the bigger picture, considering the culture of the business and your personality, the team fit and the prospects for you within the role. It's that personal touch that really makes Vero stand out from other recruitment agencies.

In my previous job moves I have used agents and although they were never negative experiences, working with Vero just felt different. The whole process went smoothly, I was kept up to date throughout the whole process. You really get the impression that Andrew and Becca really care about your move and making sure it is the right fit for all parties."

Tax Manager

CLIENT

Second to none

Having worked with Vero both as a client and a candidate, I can confidently say that the service they provide is second to none. Andrew and Becca have a genuine passion for getting to know people and businesses, and their holistic approach to recruitment is a breath of fresh air.

Finance Director

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The most trustworthy recruiter I've ever worked with

"It was clear from the second I started dealing with Andrew that the approach Vero takes to recruitment is totally different.

Not only does Andrew have a great deal of experience of recruiting within the accounting field, making him an expert at picking the right talent, he is also an expert judge of character which enables him to find the right company for his candidates or the other way around.

Andrew’s approach is super friendly which makes him a delight to deal with. He is transparent and honest which makes him the most trustworthy recruiter I have ever worked with. He also made himself available prior to the 2 interviews that I had with the company which was super helpful in preparing to meet my new employer.

It is my view that the way Andrew does business is the way every other recruiter should do business as well."

Accountant

CLIENT

For over ten years I have relied on Andrew and Becca

"For over ten years I have relied on Andrew and Becca for my finance recruitment. I consider them an extension to my team and trust them implicitly. They understand the culture and requirements of the organisation and have an unrivalled understanding of the oil and gas finance market in the area. A combination that make them my go to team."

HR Manager

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Efficient process from start to finish

"Straight forward and efficient process. Andrew listened to what we were looking for, understood the job brief and provided a shortlist of candidates that met our brief and requirements.

We have been disappointed in the past with other agencies proving long lists of the same candidates.

The process from start to finish was efficient, even whilst in "lockdown" mode."

CFO

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Committing to their values

"Vero's competitive advantage lies in committing to its values.

Many people have praised you for your consistency in delivering a quality and personal service, but I think the secret lies in always reinventing yourself/the business through another dimension, to find the motivation and the purpose to provide the same level of service.

From our interactions, I find the things that should be present in all the other recruiters, but unfortunately they're not: good understanding of the role specs and how it fits into the wider company strategy/growth path, being approachable for the interview prep and answering any concerns, following up on the result and listening to the candidate's feedback to learn more about what drives him/her (it's always easier with candidates who know what they want!, if not, leading them to realise themselves what they want), providing regular updates while waiting for the employer's decision etc. I think it's building up the trust and just as with a new role, you know pretty soon if you click or not with the person sitting in front of you/on the other end of the line. As I experienced, even if you know the role is right, you still need that emotional comfort to let go and start a new path, it does help when there is trust.

I am recommending Vero to anyone looking to change jobs, I'm hoping once they have a taste of your way of recruiting, they'll be able to request/expect a better service elsewhere."

Group Finance Manager

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Refreshing

"My experience with Vero has been a positive one throughout. Andrew's personal approach to recruitment is really refreshing.

The support I received in preparation for the interview was invaluable and thereafter I was kept up to date every step of the way.

What Andrew and Becca are doing with Vero is unique to recruitment in Aberdeen making them really stand out as being different. They strike the balance of being extremely knowledgeable and professional while maintaining a friendly and understanding manner."

Tax Manager

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It was joy to partner with Andrew

"When looking to re-locate, finding an employer that was a good fit for me as an individual was of immense importance. This is something that Andrew's person-centred approach accounted for as he took plenty of time to understand me and my values. It was joy to partner with Andrew through a process where it felt like finding the best fit, rather than the lowest common denominator, was his goal."

Senior Accountant - Practice

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Exceptional approach to recruitment

"Vero’s approach to recruitment is exceptional. Throughout the process I was deeply impressed by the way in which they took time to fully understand and articulate the motivations for change. Andrew and Becca equally have a clear passion for what they do, and their ability to offer guidance in a trusting manner is a refreshing approach. I felt communication and guidance was transparent and honest which is key, and I can tell that they genuinely care about the long term relationship with their clients."

Financial Controller

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The attentive approach provided to both candidates and clients really is second to none.

'Andrew is an absolute pleasure to work with and delivers an outstanding service. The attentive approach provided to both candidates and clients really is second to none.

Andrew has taken the time to get to know me over the years and truly understands my aspirations and motivations. I trust him completely, value his honest and open communication and appreciate that he has been with me every step of the way.

Thank you very much for your support. All the very best with Vero.'

Financial Controller

CLIENT

Excellent service again

"We have been working with Andrew for more than 4 years and his service has always been excellent. Andrew’s understanding of the business needs and culture of the organisation enables him to provide us with high calibre applicants. Andrew has always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending Vero to anyone."

Head of Human Resources

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Recommended as THE experts in financial recruitment

“I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Andrew over the past seven years, and have no hesitation in recommending him as THE expert in financial recruitment. Andrew has been instrumental in helping my career develop through the last two moves I have made, and remains an extremely trustworthy source of advice and guidance in my career to this day. My last move was a difficult decision to make given market conditions, but Andrew helped me realise that remaining passive in a job with few development opportunities was not where I wanted to be. As a result I moved into a much more challenging role, in a more dynamic organisation, and have since taken advantage of fantastic career development opportunities.

Over the years Andrew has never approached me to discuss a role that wasn’t in some way attractive, and I think that’s the mark of a results driven recruitment professional who takes a genuine interest in his clients.

More recently, I have worked with Andrew to recruit new candidates into my current team, and have seen first-hand the way in which he can leverage his extensive network to source candidates who are not known to other recruitment firms, and who may not even be actively looking to change role. His approach in understanding our organisation and specific team requirements has led to candidates being proposed on a very selective basis. Personally, I firmly believe that my personal career and recruitment needs are best served by Andrew and Vero.”

Senior Accountant - E&P

CLIENT

Highly valued and trustworthy recruiter

"I have used Andrew for recruitment for many years and have found him to be a highly valued and trustworthy recruiter.

He has an expert knowledge of the Finance market and takes time to understand your specific needs and organisational culture before providing a very selective and well researched shortlist. This thorough approach ensures that the recruitment process is as targeted and efficient as possible and I can thoroughly recommend him."

Finance Director

CLIENT

Successful finance placements

"I have worked closely with Andrew on a number of successful finance placements and have always found him to be consistent in terms of the quality of candidates that he presents. It is clear that Andrew takes great care and time to build meaningful relationships with candidates to fully understand their career aspirations and motivations. Andrew also takes pride in sourcing the right candidates for his clients using his expert knowledge of accountancy recruitment. Personally, I have also found Andrew to be hugely supportive to me in my own career as a trusted individual within my professional network. I have no doubt that Andrew has built similar relationships with others in his network which, in my opinion will give him the ability to find exceptional candidates.”

HR Business Partner

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Vero’s professional yet friendly manner put me at ease immediately

"I contacted Andrew when I was searching for a position in the Financial sector. He was very accommodating in setting up an online consultation with me. As a professional moving to the UK from abroad, he gave me a clear idea of what to expect of the industry in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, something I wouldn’t have been able to gain without his insight. I recommend Vero Recruitment for anyone who is looking for a personalised and in-depth service".

Financial Controller