Tuesday, August 16, 2022
BusinessScots finance recruitment specialist announces boardroom shake-up

Scots finance recruitment specialist announces boardroom shake-up

A SCOTS finance sector recruitment specialist has announced a string of boardroom changes in a new ambitious growth strategy.

Core-Asset Consulting has announced a number of important promotions in their boardroom shake-up.

Founder Betsy Williamson will relinquish her Managing Director position and moves into a Chief Executive role directing overall vision and driving the business forward as Core-Asset prepares to release its latest financial results later this year.

Co-founder Louise Powrie takes on a joint Managing Director role with a focus on Permanent Recruitment, while Mike Stirton becomes joint Managing Director responsible for the Interim, Temporary & Contract business streams.

The Edinburgh-based company was founded in 2005 and quickly expanded into the wider financial services market to include accountancy, legal and fintech specialisms.

Louise Powrie, Betsy Williamson and Mike Stirton.
Louise Powrie (L) and Mike Stirton (R) will be taking a joint Managing Director role as Betsy Williamson (C) moves into a Chief Executive role.

Betsy Williamson said: “Now is the ideal window for me to take a more strategic role in guiding the business to the next level, while handing over the day-to-day management of our operations to Louise and Mike.

“The new structure and promotions recognise the sterling efforts of both Louise and Mike in successfully navigating the business through two of our most challenging years and steadying the ship during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Their wise counsel and extensive management experience helped ensure the business not only survived, but emerged stronger and is now thriving, and I am confident that Core-Asset will reach new heights under their stewardship.”

With 22 years of experience in recruitment, 17 with Core-Asset, Louise Powrie has developed the company’s specialities in asset management, private wealth management, accounting and finance, fintech, platforms and pension sectors across the UK.

Mike Stirton has 20 years’ experience in temporary, interim and contract recruitment services, with a focus on investment management, financial services and accounting and finance sectors in Scotland.

Other staff who have contributed to Core-Asset’s success have been rewarded with promotions.

This includes Rachael O’Neill who becomes Director in Investment Operations and Accounting & Finance, and in Interim, Temporary & Contract.

Ian Greep moves up to Business Manager while Christopher Wright is appointed Consultant.

Completing the round of promotions, Kamilla Mathias is now Senior Consultant in Front Office Asset Management and Laura Murchie becomes Finance Manager.

CEO Betsy Williamson added: “For a business whose reason for being is to recruit the best available talent for clients across the financial services sectors, I am delighted that we have, within our own business, the market’s most able recruitment specialists.

“These promotions reward the enterprise and innovation that they individually contributed to our success.

“The ongoing skills shortage and resulting hiring crisis means we have to be at the top of our game.

“But, I have no doubt 2022-23 and the following years will be a rollercoaster of year-on-year growth as we add to 15 years of continuous achievement.”

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