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    BWD Salary & Benefit Census 2017

    Your definitive reference source of salaries and benefits in UK financial services, including sector issues and recruitment trends.

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    BDM Quality Census 17/18 

    Exclusive insights into how Business Development Managers are perceived by the wealth management sector.

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BWD: Specialist recruitment consultants for the UK financial services sector since 2006

Because we recruit only for financial services jobs, you'll find we have a genuine understanding of exactly what you need.

Candidates: You benefit from our niche expertise, personal service, and opportunities you won't find elsewhere.

Clients: Thanks to our in-depth experience and industry contacts, we can look deeper and wider to help fill your vacancies.



  • I was delighted with BWD's approach. They understood the brief and put forward a well-researched group of candidates. Most impressive was the quality of information sent with tailored CVs and brief email summaries of qualities relevant to the role.

    Adrian Chapman

    Head of Sales, Capita EB
  • The service we receive is exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. By recruiting the highest calibre of individuals we have been able to grow significantly, and in both 2014 and 2015 appeared in the Citywire Top 100.

    Quentin McCormick

    Pavis Chartered Financial Planners
  • The level of service you’ve provided has been the best I’ve experienced. (1) I’ve never felt better prepared for an interview, [allowing] me to go in and perform confidently. (2) You called when you said you would, kept me updated, and been flexible in your channels of communication to allow me to get on with my day job. (3) You’ve been pleasant to deal with all the way through the process.

    John Cresswell

    Vice President Recovery & Resolution, BNY Mellon