Jon Garrod joined BWD in March 2015, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of the contract finance market. He was brought on board to establish and develop a contract division for BWD and his specialist area is in recruiting contractors within Finance, Risk and Change Management. This has been a great success and now the division works in partnership with many of the UK’s leading banks, financial institutions, life, pensions and investment companies, as well as boutique firms.
In a short period of time Jon has developed a vast network across the UK, and is seen as a true subject matter expert by both his clients and candidates who value his advice for any contracting or niche roles within his market place.
- Graduate - Investment Operations
City Of London
Are you a recent graduate with a minimum 2:1 in a financial field, i.e mathematics, economics, finance, business management etc? Do you have an interest in Finance & Finanical Services and looking ...
- Compliance Officer
City Of London
Are you an experienced field-based Compliance professional with a background in Financial Services? Have you worked in an IFA environment within file quality standards, risk assessment and supporti...
- Middle Office Trade Support
City Of London
Are you an experienced Trade Operations Administrator with securities back office experience, i.e equities, bonds etc? Are you a strong team-player and excellent communicator looking for a challeng...
- Company Secretarial Manager
Bournemouth/London, £500 - £700 per day Are you an experienced Company Secretarial professional looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you currently manage a small team or looking to step up int...
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Jon over the past few months. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions and made the whole process run very smoothly, from our first call to checking how my first day at work had gone. I wish there were more recruiters like him, thanks Jon!
In my experience BWD are a professional and friendly company. They recognised where others didn't how my skills perfectly matched their client's needs. Jon has been wonderful and so easy to work with, thank you Jon!
Jon Garrod was helpful, patient and supportive. All of these qualities were required for my situation as it was my first step into a 'contracting' environment.
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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