Today Heyland Recruitment celebrates its 10th year anniversary, although clearly it is not under the circumstances I would have like to have acknowledged it.


There are a number of people & organisations who have helped us along the way – Steve Marsh and the team Aaron & Partners our legal advisers who have been a constant support to us, Chris Bond and the team SBCA and the invaluable accounting advice you have given us over the years, and special thanks for your tireless work over the past two weeks providing us with updates on the governments initiatives to help us all through recent events. Libby Entwhistle & Jane Entwistle and her amazing team Entyce Creative who have done so many great things with our marketing and are still supporting us with the imminent launch of our new website.  Mel Cross at Ginger Pixie who has taken some wonderful shots of our team over the years, Steve Harris and the team at Polymorph who provide a 1st class IT support service and Jaimie Creek at Pro-digital who really is a master of the dark arts of SEO!   And a huge thank you to all the numerous Candidates and Clients we have had the pleasure of working with over the years, too many to name personally but you know who you are.


Finally to the team…  I am so lucky to have such a professional, engaging and fun team to work with.  The relationships you have nurtured over the years have been exceptional, the feedback I receive from our Clients & Candidates on what a 1st class service you provide makes me very proud.  We will bounce back from these difficult times stronger & wiser and we will cherish the inane conversations across the office that we took for granted until a couple of weeks ago. I know a few of you have already looked to volunteer for the NHS over the coming months while the recruitment market is a bit quiet, which is testament to the selfless way you conduct yourselves.


The celebration is on hold for now, but you all know when we get the chance to, we definitely will. Trying to squeeze 10 years into 9 photos isn’t easy… but here are a few of our best memories!



A huge congratulations to Flora Hamilton, who has been with us at Heyland Recruitment for 4 years!


Flora joined us in 2016 after having spent 12 successful years at Hays recruiting across the North West. She has since become a key member of the team, working hard to fill permanent qualified positions across Chester and the North West.


“Since Flora joined us she has become a leading figure in recruiting senior finance staff across North Wales & Chester;  it is probably no coincidence that our business has grown significantly over the same period, her work ethic & working practices are an inspiration to us all and we are very lucky to have her on our team.”

Andy Heyland – Director


Other than being incredibly talented at her job, Flora has a passion for interiors, gardens and the countryside. We all love seeing the updates of her beautiful house renovation and latest wildflower bouquet!


If you want to have a chat with Flora about filling a position in your company or your new role in Finance, please call 01244 333060.


A huge congratulations to Dan Jones, who has been with us at Heyland Recruitment for 3 years!


Dan joined us in 2016 after having spent 5 successful years at Hays recruiting across North Wales, Cheshire and The Wirral. He has since become a pivotal member of the team, working hard to fill permanent finance positions across Chester and the North West.


As well as working incredibly hard from our Chester office, Dan is the proud father of (as of November 1st) two beautiful children, Lewis and Jessica and an equally proud Liverpool Football Club supporter.


Stay tuned for an update on Jessica!


If you want to have a chat with Dan about filling a position in your company or your new role in finance, please call 01244 333062.




Last Wednesday our Director, Andy Heyland and HR Business Manager, Helen Berry, attended a very enlightening event on Wellbeing at Work. This was co-hosted by the amazing teams at Moneypenny Ltd and Natwest and delivered by My HR Crew.


The event brought together experience from lots of award-winning business leaders which resulted in both Andy and Helen taking away plenty of helpful information. One of the biggest take-aways was the astonishing cost to the UK that is caused by employee illness. A good working environment can significantly reduce these sickness days, resulting in a smaller cost to the UK and overall better workplaces.


Thank you again to Moneypenny and Natwest for hosting another great event, we look forward to the next!

At Heyland Recruitment we have a team of experienced and successful recruitment consultants on hand to help you get the most out your candidate search. We are here to help you take the stress out of filling your position. Here are just some of the things we can offer you:


Confidence – Putting your trust in somebody else is difficult when it comes to recruiting the right candidate. Our consultants have over 65 years of combined experience, so we can guarantee that your recruitment process is in safe hands.


Variety – Our vast, and constantly growing, database of over 8,000 candidates means that we will have the relevant person at our fingertips to send over to you.


Guarantee Period – If in the rare occasion that a candidate we have placed were to leave within a 12-week period, we will find you a replacement completely free of charge.


Temporary Employees – Should you need a temporary position filling at your company, we will take the stress of the payroll off your hands entirely. We will pay all temporary employees and simply invoice you each week. We have a wide range of temporary candidates, ready to fit straight into a position with as little disruption as possible.


At Heyland Recruitment we have a team of experienced and successful recruitment consultants on hand to help you get the most out your job search. Here are some of our top tips for you when working with a recruitment agency, to help you take the stress out of job hunting.


Perseverance – Staying determined and working hard is so important when job hunting, it’s the determined candidates that go far in their job hunt. It is a very desirable trait, apparent to both the recruitment consultant and company recruiting.


Attitude – Your attitude can be one of your most valuable assets and can often be a huge factor in getting you from being just another applicant to being a standout applicant. Stay positive and show your willingness to work hard and you’ll already be on the way to success.


Research – Make sure you’ve done even just a basic amount of research before your interview. Have a look into the company and their ethos, this could give you an idea of the types of questions they’ll be asking you and will also let you decide if it is the type of company you can see yourself working for. Research the role that you have applied for, if the role is asking for certain skills, ensure that you’re up to date with your knowledge.


Honesty – Tell the consultant what you’re looking for – the things you’re willing to negotiate on and more importantly what you’re not. If the consultant talks to you about a job and you’re not interested, just say, the consultant won’t be offended and will be happier you were honest. Keep lines of communication open and transparent and keep the roles discuss with you confidential if requested! Finally, keeping the consultant up to date with a clear picture of your personal recruitment process will help them and you with your journey.


Integrity – Integrity plays a key part in any recruitment process. Heyland recruitment operate