SFR Business Partnerships

Specialist Financial Recruitment has established Business Partnerships with leading recruitment technology, marketing and online advertising consultancies along with the largest network of independent recruitment and employment businesses in the UK.

Our Business Partners help us to offer an enhanced service and delivery to both clients and candidates and remain true to our words in staying ahead of the curve.

If you feel that there may be benefit in partnering with Specialist Financial Recruitment please contact the team on 01462 656453 or email


Firefish Software

Recruitment Software for Professional Recruiters

Firefish Software was born out of a high performance recruitment team. The software was built around real recruitment businesses and the Firefish team know the recruitment industry inside out. Firefish Software provides everything we need to successfully run and excel the performance of Specialist Financial Recruitment.

Having implemented Firefish Professional, a fully integrated website and recruitment system, we are able to significantly improve the engagement with our candidates, through the use of custom candidate registration pages, pre-screening, candidate portal logins, talent banks, bespoke reports and email marketing lists. We are able to market Specialist Financial Recruitment’s vacancies with social media and automatic job alerts, manage our jobs with a full, intuitive Applicant Tracking System, review our business performance, attract more candidates and successfully fill more placements.

By working in partnership with Firefish we can ensure Specialist Financial Recruitment stands out to candidates.


Candidate Source

Online Recruitment Marketers

As part of our Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and in order to achieve the best results from online advertising, we have chosen to work in partnership with Candidate Source. With an experienced team of online recruitment marketers, Candidate Source offer a unique skillset that means they can precisely write (or rewrite) our adverts to maximise job board exposure and appeal to the right candidates.

With years of experience working with online job boards, Candidate Source have established strong relationships with all of the key mainstream and niche websites, providing expert advice on which job boards will provide our clients the best online recruitment results.

Working in partnership with Candidate Source, within just four hours of receiving our clients brief, we are able to:

  • Research the role and which appropriate job boards to post to
  • Write the advert and tailor it to those boards
  • Advertise your vacancy for you


Silverback Consultancy

Financial Services Business Consultancy

Paul Miles is an industry authority and the Principal of Silverback Consultancy. Capitalising on his long established and extensive network of contacts he is able to help businesses in the financial services sector lower their risk, become more efficient and profitable. He offers advice and support to Financial Adviser / Wealth Management firms having successfully established and sold his own practice.

Having previously led sales teams and taken responsibility for distribution and business development across leading Platform and Investment Management firms, he is able to offer expertise in areas such as strategy, business development, marketing, CRM / back office systems, data migration, DFM due diligence, outsourcing and investment propositions including advisory / discretionary and robo.​

We are privileged to work in partnership with Paul as he offers SFR invaluable industry insight and expertise along with his extensive network of contacts.



Network of Independent Recruitment and Employment Businesses

SFR is recognised as a member of Team, the largest network of independent recruitment and employment businesses in the UK. With an aggregate turnover of £1.5 billion and over 3500 employees our membership enables us to harness the combined networking power throughout 650+ locations across the UK. In addition, we have agreed to certain commonly accepted principals which form the 'Charter of Excellence' and help provide further peace of mind when you choose to engage with us.



Video Screening Technology

To further help in our efforts to secure the right candidates on behalf of our clients, Specialist Financial Recruitment has partnered up with Optimize and adopted their Video Screening technology. We have found that our clients have been able to gain a greater sense of a candidates personality and communications skills that sit behind the individual's CV. The Video Screening technology refines the overall selection process, saving our clients both time, money and ultimately helping us to deliver an improved service. 


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