Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Angela Bolton

Financial Controller

We used Heyland Recruitment for the first time this month, Jack came to site straight away to meet me to gain an in depth understanding of my requirements.

The role we needed to fill was quite bespoke, not your run of the mill Accounting role so my request was a tough one to fill.

Jack fully understood our requirements and sent over only relevant CV’s for me to review.

I ended up with 2 really strong candidates whom I would be happy to have recruited either as they were both perfect fits in very different ways.

I was extremely grateful to Jack as he took the pain out of the process for me taking ownership and saving me valuable time and energy.


Lindsay Gray

HR Officer

HB Leisure have worked with Heyland Recruitment for a number of years, assisting us on all of our finance and HR recruitment.

We have worked closely with Flora, Dan, Ellie, Stuart & Helen. Each of the team have taken the time to come to site to discuss the roles in full, so they can fully understand our requirements.

We have found them all extremely professional and overtime, we have built up an amazing working relationship, making them feel like a valued member of the HBL HR team.

I would have no hesitation in working with or recommending the Heyland Recruitment team in the future.


Mike Cartwright

Head of Finance

Having used Heyland Recruitment previously on a number of occasions, they were first choice for two recent requirements. Ellie understood my requirements (role and culture) and provided only candidate details that met the criteria. Both the recruits are flourishing and adding value to the Company after a few months in their roles.


Mike Wilson

Business and Marketing Manager

We had an unexpected and extremely urgent accountancy role to fill. Our experience of recruiting for accountancy roles, due to low turnover, is minimal.  As a result we contacted Heyland, along with a number of other recruitment agencies, and were pleased to speak to Stuart.  Stuart very quickly familiarised himself with our requirements and immediately suggested a potential candidate he felt would be ideal for the role. Within 48 hours we had met with Stuart, completed an interview with his suggested candidate and successfully filled the post.  The whole process could not have gone more smoothly and we have been delighted with the result.  We thoroughly recommend Heyland and truly appreciate Stuart’s crucial role in helping us recruit successfully.


Jayne Hardisty

Office Manager/PA

Katie has been extremely helpful placing candidates in different positions within the company.  Katie has only forwarded CVs that she knew had the skills and ability to do each of the different roles whilst taking into account the people who were likely to be a good fit for the company.  Thank you for the time you have taken looking for suitable candidates, it was very much appreciated.


June Manock

Head of Controls

Betfred have recently dealt with Heyland Recruitment to fill a number of vacancies within our Finance Team across the course of this year, working closely with Jack Wiseman in particular. 

We found Jack to be professional and courteous at all times, he was also very quick and thorough in his responsive to our Company’s requirements. We recruited into our finance team on both a permanent and an interim basis and we found Jack to be very efficient in understanding our needs for all of  the vacancies and in sourcing suitable candidates for each of the roles. We would have no hesitation in working with Jack and Heyland in the future, and would certainly recommend to other Employers.


Louise Towers

Finance Director

For me what differentiates Flora/Heyland from other recruiters is they really ensure they understand the role, nature and culture of the business. So the quality of the candidates put forward is spot on, and I have great confidence that those candidates are really a good match to my requirements.



Ronnie Buckley

Head of HR

I have been dealing with Judy Bradbury from Heyland Recruitment for some time now. I have always found Judy to be professional and friendly.

The whole team at Heyland Recruitment are a great bunch of people and I had the pleasure of spending a day at Chester races with them as their guest.

Judy has a good understanding of the local Practice market and has recruited a number of very good calibre candidates  to join our team.

I have no hesitation in recommending Heyland Recruitment and look forward to working with them again in the future.


Heidi Nickson


I had advertised my vacancy for a Human Resources Manager on Indeed, and also with another recruitment agency.  I was knee deep in application forms, and getting very exasperated.  We employ over 250 staff, and getting the correct person in such a trusted position was very important to me.

Katie Fox, approached me regarding filling my requirement, and she offered to come and meet me face to face (which the other recruitment agency had not).

From the initial meeting, I was very impressed with the way that she tackled our vacancy.  Katie came to site, and went through our requirements in person.  She then provided CV’s of suggested candidates, all of whom she had personally met.  I interviewed a number of very good potential fits, and indeed offered the position to one of these people.  However, the candidate was offered better terms at her original company and therefore did not join us. 

After interviewing a few more candidates, I took, the decision to get Katie and her boss – Andy – to interview  candidates at my site on my behalf.  They spent the morning with us, and took the individuals around our factory, so that they could get a feel for our business.  They then narrowed this down to two, and asked me to second interview.  This I did, and the successful applicant – Michelle joined us after working her notice period.  Michelle is a superb fit, and in the short time she has now been with us (3 months) she is already making a valuable contribution to our business.  I feel that Katie’s approach to how she managed the recruitment process, and the hands on approach gave me a great deal of confidence.  I am generally pretty sceptical of recruitment agencies, and often feel that they get a large payment, for doing very little.  I can honestly say that for the very first time, I feel that Heyland deserved their placement fee.  I would highly recommend.


Jo Beer

Director of Finance & Operations

Heyland Recruitment recently supported us with two vacancies. From the first phone call we found the team to be efficient, professional and to have a clear grasp on the requirements of particular roles. Jo and Stuart took the time to come out to our office and following our meeting, they pulled together a well-considered shortlist of candidates who demonstrated the technical experience whilst also being an excellent cultural fit with our organisation. Within a week of first contact we had shortlisted, interviewed and were in a position to make offers. I was impressed with the efficiency and quality of understanding which Jo and Stuart demonstrated, they made themselves available at very short notice and I think what stood them apart from the other agencies is that they really know their candidates and can clearly articulate their strengths and motivations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Heyland recruitment and look forward to working with them in future.


Marlon Armstrong


I had the pleasure of working with Judy Bradbury of Heyland Accountancy last year when our Firm was looking to recruit a number of roles.  I found Judy to be very knowledgeable of the local Practice market in Chester, we enjoyed working with her & she successfully recruited 4 positions for the Firm. All these individuals have been a very welcome addition to the team here.  We look forward to working with Judy and Heyland Accountancy again in the future.


Kayleigh Hewitt

Internal Recruiter

Comms-care have been working with Heyland now for a few months, initially with Jo & Flora filling a vacancy that we had struggled with. Both ladies built a fantastic relationship very quickly which then lead to them being contacted for more vacancies. Stuart quickly came on board and has replicated the fantastic service. I would recommend Heyland to any company looking to recruit or any candidate looking for a placement.


Emma Pickering

Finance Director

I had the pleasure of working with Heyland Finance earlier this year when we were looking to attract a new Management Accountant into the Business.  The recruitment process was managed in a professional & efficient manner that resulted in a successful conclusion and a valuable member of staff was hired.  I was delighted with Heyland Finance and would not hesitate to recommend them to any prospective Employers in the area


Mark Waring

Finance Director

I have known and worked with Dave for over 10 years and not once during this time has he failed to deliver anything but the highest quality of candidate. Dave’s desire and ability to understand what a client requires really is second to none.  Dave’s approach is both honest and open, and he is never afraid to challenge when necessary. I find this approach refreshing and I have complete faith in the advice that he offers.  Dave is a man of extreme integrity and he will only ever put candidates forward for a role if he believes it is a right fit for both them and the client.  Dave is my first port of call with any recruitment needs and I would have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending him to others.


Steve Westhead

Financial Controller

Dave is somebody I have known for many years, and have always appreciated his open and honest style.  We recently had a requirement for a senior finance position, and contacted Dave at Heyland Finance to assist. He took time to understand the role, and exactly the kind of candidate we were looking for. I wasn't bombarded with CVs, but was given a select shortlist, and summarised reasoning for each one. We maintained good, open contact with each other during the process, and we managed to successfully appoint one if his candidates.   Dave has a wealth of experience in financial recruitment, and takes time to understand the requirements and best fit for both candidate and client. I would highly recommend Heyland Finance for any financial recruitment.


Lorraine Astbury

Head of HR & Performance

The last 12 months have seen our Business grow significantly and in the process we have relocated to new purpose-built offices.  During this time, we have worked closely with Heyland Recruitment in sourcing a number of new employees who have been a welcome addition to our team.  I have always found Heyland Recruitment to be very efficient & professional, they have a very strong local presence and a good team of consultants.         


Karen Warwick

HR Manager

I have been dealing with Jo, Flora and Andy from Heyland Recruitment for some time. I have found them to be extremely professional and reactive to our recruitment needs and am happy to say that we have built a good working relationship.  The team at Heyland has a good understanding of what we as a business need and how they can provide a quality service to us.  I have no hesitation in recommending Heyland Recruitment to any candidate or client.


Jane Lewis

Vice President, Treasury & Shared Services

I have worked with Jo Marsden for the past four years on a number of recruitment projects. I have found Jo to be professional and efficient and the team at Heyland work very well together.

They offer an honest view and a good calibre of candidates. I would recommend Heyland Recruitment to others looking to recruit finance personnel in the area.


Liam Wignall

Divisional Finance Manager

Heyland Recruitment have assisted us on a number of occasions and have always been professional and helpful.


I value their honesty with the candidates available and their suitability to the vacancy, as this saves time both when looking at CV’s and at interview.


Jon Dorsett


Having previously worked with Heyland Recruitment I was keen to re-engage their services again when we were required to recruit a Finance Manager into the Club.  I found the service provided by Flora Hamilton was extremely efficient and professional; the end result was that we sourced an excellent candidate who is proving to be a real asset.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Heyland Recruitment to any other businesses in the area looking to appoint Finance professionals


Malcolm Joyce


I have known Andy Heyland for a number of years and as a Business we have used Heyland Recruitment as our preferred supplier to build our Finance team here in the UK.

I have always found their approach to be very honest & open and they have continually supplied us with high calibre individuals.

I would thoroughly recommend the services provided by Heyland Recruitment to any other Businesses.


Richard Jarvis

Finance Director

We have worked closely with Andy Heyland and Heyland Recruitment over the last 5+years as we have looked to increase our headcount within the Finance team here in Chester. During which time they have recruited a significant amount  of roles at various levels and as expected they delivered only relevant and local candidates for the vacancies that have proved to be invaluable members of the GBG team.

I wouldn’t hesitate to engage his services again or recommend Heyland Recruitment to any companies looking to recruit in the local area.


David Strahan

Finance Director

Dee Valley Group plc recently engaged Andy Heyland to recruit a Qualified Financial Accountant.

We were very impressed by the service offered by Andy who displayed an immediate and detailed understanding of our business and requirements.

The calibre of all the candidates presented to us was exceptional which demonstrated a true understanding of our complex needs.

Andy managed the process from start to finish in a professional and courteous manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.


Fiona Hyde

HR Manager

Hoya Lens UK Limited have recently utilised Heyland Recruitment, working closely with Jack Wiseman, to recruit an Assistant Accountant.

We found Jack to be professional and courteous at all times, he was also very quick and thorough in his responsive to our Company’s requirements.

We would have no hesitation in working with Jack and Heyland Recruitment in the future, and would certainly recommend to other Employers.


Richard Armstrong

Finance Director

I worked exclusively with Andy Heyland in 2012 when the Business was looking to recruit two senior finance individuals into the Business as part of our on-going growth strategy.

Andy handled the vacancies from inception through to successful conclusion in a professional manner and with continual updates on progress.

We were very happy with the service provided and we look forward to working with Heyland Recruitment again in the future.


Harvinder Azad

Finance Director

I have worked with Andy Heyland for nearly 10 years, during which time he has sourced a number of high calibre Qualified and Part-Qualified Accountants into the Business.

Time and time again he has delivered appropriate candidates for the different positions I have been recruiting for.

In my opinion he offers a professional and efficient service, always managing the process from inception to completion, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to recruit within their finance team.


Karl Naylor

Managing Director

I worked with Andy in 2011 when we were looking to source a Qualified Finance Manager into the Business.

I was very pleased with the way he managed the process, keeping in regular contact and providing us with a short-list of relevant candidates.

We successfully appointed into the position and they are working out well; as such I would have no hesitation in re-engaging Andy’s services again in the future.


Esther Davies

HR Manager

I engaged the services of Andy Heyland in December 2010 when we were looking to source a new fully Qualified Head of Finance for the Business.

I was impressed at the speed and efficiency in which Andy operated; the end result being that we successfully found the right candidate for the job and they started with the Business soon after.

I would definitely recommend Heyland Recruitment to other Businesses looking to recruit at the Part-Qualified or Qualified level.