With 20 years’ senior level recruitment experience within the market, Iain has now established himself as a vital partner for clients and candidates across the Pensions and Investment markets.
Having built the Actuarial and Investment practices for one of the biggest players in the Employee Benefits Recruitment industry, Iain joined BWD in October of 2017 with a mandate to drive the growth of the Employee Benefits Division.
He has, over the years, developed a reputation for candour, professional expertise and delivery that is unmatched in the market, as well as for building high-performing teams of professional and respected recruitment professionals.
Testament to this, Iain has accrued a 100% success rate on retained search assignments over the last 20 years, further evidence of his ability to understand and evaluate the professional, personal and cultural needs of clients and candidates alike.
A family man, devoted to his wife and 2 children, he is passionate about most sports, cooking, and fine wine.
- Qualified actuaries - 2-6 yrs post qualified
Attractive and highly progressive mid-tier consultancy in Manchester WLTM qualified actuaries for long term relationship, fun and fulfilment! If you are an ambitious qualified actuary with a yearni...
- Qualified Pensions Actuaries seeking progression and variety
Post-qualified pensions actuaries, I have been exclusively retained to build a team for a rapidly-growing mid-tier firm, and I'm keen to talk to you! Our client is one of the most talked-about firm...
- DC Pensions Consultant
Do you have strong DC Pensions experience, but find yourself as an auto-enrolment monkey? Are you simply churning out some fairly standard and basic advice to a number of SMEs and owner managed bus...
- Principal Scheme Actuary
Our client, the fastest-growing Pensions Consultancy in the UK, has retained us to help them identify and attract a Principal / Partner level Scheme Actuary. Described by the CEO as their most impo...
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 CresswellVice President Recovery & Resolution, BNY Mellon
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 ChapmanHead 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
Harry was extremely friendly, proactive and helpful from the outset and really listened to my needs and what I was looking for. Therefore finding a new job became somewhat seamless and it felt like a very personalised experience from start to finish. Within a few weeks I received an offer from a company which feels like the perfect fit. As someone who usually avoids recruiters, I would definitely recommend BWD
I just wanted to take the time to write and to thank you for all your help in securing my new role as Compliance Manager at Rice Whatmough Crozier.
You couldn't have been more supportive or professional, ensuring that I was kept up to date on a regular basis.
Jo, you even went to the trouble of calling me within 1 hour of each interview and checking in on me even from your holiday.
No-one could have done more, and I am very grateful.
1st Class service from a 1st Class lady.
Julie KennaCompliance Manager, Rice Whatmough Crozier
I would have no hesitation in recommending to other leaders in our profession who are seeking true quality candidates. Graeme gives an honest appraisal and holds a high standard when putting candidates forward. Graeme has a strong network and market intelligence. It doesn’t harm that he is thoroughly nice guy too!
Nicholas BanksDirector, Coutts
James is an excellent recruiter with incredible interpersonal skills. His work was very professional and he was always available to speak and answer questions. I found James to be very proactive during the recruitment process and that he represented me well. Ultimately, James's hard work paid off and he helped me obtain an excellent new role. I would highly recommend James Woods if you are considering leaving your employer.
Mike RomatowskiChartered Financial Planner, Barclays Wealth Management
James took the time to not only understand my current personal and professional position but also helped me see a new future in a rapidly changing Financial Services Sector. James understands both the company and the candidate he represents resulting in a great personal and cultural fit. The advice, guidance and discussions gave me the confidence to make the next step in my career. James knew the opportunity was the right move for me before I did and this is testament to his skill and experience in the sector. I would highly recommend James to anyone seeking a new role or a company looking to build their team.
Ross CoombesFinancial Planning Director, Investec Wealth & Investment