After graduated from London Guildhall University with a degree in Business and Marketing in 2003 I began my recruitment career. Several years down the line I joined Oakleaf Partnership, the market-leading brand within HR recruitment in 2012. It’s been home since.
Specialising in recruiting core HR roles, mid-senior level within the Financial Services sector I also manage two heroes who dominate the more junior end of the market.
Outside of work I like to travel, run and scuba dive when I can. Between 2008 to 2010 I travelled extensively in Europe, South East Asia, Australasia and South America. It was a great experience and thoroughly rewarding!
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Half of businesses in the financial services sector anticipate increasing their headcount by the end of 2014, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits.
"It has been a pleasure working with Alan. He helped to secure my current role and was professional but engaging throughout the whole process. He takes time to understand candidate profiles to search for the correct role rather than selling roles that are not suitable. Alan is there through all stages to support his candidate's search including the aftercare piece once someone has started their new role which is much appreciated during the current pandemic. I would definitely work with Alan again."
Anneeka Patel, HR Manager UK, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
“It took just 5 weeks from Alan and I first speaking about my job search to me securing an offer, which I think speaks for itself in terms of service, particularly in these unusual times! Alan was great at fully understanding what I was looking for and making sure that I was well prepared for the unusual virtual interview process. He also played a key role in keeping me upbeat through the search and managing through to an offer I was happy with. I have worked with Oakleaf in the past too as a candidate, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend again.”
Alan is a professional and yet personable recruiter who stands out from the initial introduction, through to completion and securing a of new role. He's consultative approach through understanding a person's level of employment, to supporting them throughout their search is something that should be taken by example. Without doubt, I'd recommend and be happy to work with again in the future.
William Chu – Recruitment Advisor, Elevate
I truly believe Oakleaf/Alan are the best HR Recruiters as I have been on both sides with them, as a client and as a recruiter. They stand head and shoulders above the rest
Nasser Hussain, Senior HRBP, Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality
Thanks so much for all your help so far. You have been really great to work with and so efficient. I don't think I have met a recruitment consultant like yourself that's so good at their job.
Alan successfully recruited a role for us. Alan had great knowledge of his candidate’s abilities and he very quickly presented us with a short list. We were pleased to make an offer to one of his candidates. Thanks Alan!