James Woods has 17 years recruitment experience, the last 15 years spent within the financial services sector. He joined BWD in early 2008 to develop the firm’s coverage in the South. James' area of focus is the financial planning market in London and the South East. He specialises in recruiting mid-senior level client-facing wealth management professionals for Private Banks, Investment Houses, Wealth Managers and Professional Practices.
He operates on both an engaged and contingency basis and is account manager for some of our most prestigious clients. He is without doubt one of the market leaders in the Financial Services recruitment sector and his ability to get the job done means he is well favoured by our clients and candidates. There are very few recruiters who can offer the same depth of knowledge, experience, network or level of professionalism as James.
- Private Client Financial Planner - Northampton
The Wealth Management arm of a leading financial services group is looking to add a Financial Planner to their team in Northampton. Working with the internal referral network, as well as external i...
- Senior Private Banker, Cambridge
A highly respected International Private Bank are undergoing an expansion drive and are looking to recruit an additional Private Banker into their Cambridge office. The firm has a very good brand a...
- Wealth Planning Director - UHNW clients
One of the most highly respected names in the wealth management market are looking to appoint a Wealth Planning Director in London. Working closely with investment management colleagues you will pr...
- Paraplanner - Investment Management firm - Belfast
The Belfast office of a global Wealth & Investment Management firm is looking, due to expansion, to recruit an additional Paraplanner to support the Financial Planning Directors. Candidates must ha...
James proved himself to be extremely well organised, very attentive and with a sharp mind. In terms of preparing potential candidates, he is quite simply the best recruitment consultant I have come across.
Nick Roe-ElyInvestment Director, Rathbones
After 8 years at my previous employer, I asked James to help me find a new role that fitted well with my needs. James was relentless in his efforts and together we were successful in that search. James was persistent, determined and very helpful in his dealings with me.
Peter AllenFinancial Planning Director
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
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