Recruiting top talent for UK financial services firms and global professional services firms
Meraki Talent is a recruitment and selection business focused on supporting the hiring needs of international professional services firms and financial services firms across the UK. We have two separate but congruent product offerings – a comprehensive recruitment service to firms operating with the UK's financial services market and a service focused on the global mobility of professional services talent.
Investment management & asset servicing, governance, risk & compliance, accountancy & finance, tax, audit, technology & change, marketing & distribution and business support.
Our financial services team recruits on a permanent, interim and temporary basis UK-wide, operating on a preferred supplier basis for many leading organisations.
Our international accountancy business specialises in the mobility of audit, tax, transfer pricing, forensics, M&A and offshore funds professionals globally. Our key locations include the Caribbean, Channel Islands, France, Malta, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and Scandinavia.
Andrew has been in financial services recruitment in the UK since 2001, and founded Meraki Talent in January 2015.
Andrew’s extensive market knowledge has enabled him to develop an enviable track record in senior hiring and establishing teams providing multi-functional recruitment services to financial services firms across the UK.
Laura initially trained as a chartered accountant before moving into professional services recruitment in 2001. Laura is recognised as one of the foremost experts in the mobility of talent for Big Four and top 10 firms having set up and established the largest international recruitment business in the UK. Laura won “Glasgow business person of the year” in 2013 and is a mentor for the Career Ready programme.
Meraki Talent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting equal treatment in employment, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
As a recruitment business, the role we play in supporting our client partners to achieve their diversity and inclusion objectives is at the forefront of our minds. We achieve this through specific ad targeted attraction, careful selection, well thought out offers and well established working practices.
We have a range of policies, procedures, training and controls which educate our people to ensure our approach to hiring on our client’s behalf is inclusive and non-discriminatory, providing a diverse range of candidates.
We are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion which has given our team access to a range of resources to increase awareness and ensure our working practices are always inclusive.
We are also a Disability Confident Committed Employer and our Director Laura is a Career Ready mentor, championing the social mobility aspect of diversity and inclusion.
Meet Nicola Martin
Nicola is an associate director and shareholder of Meraki Talent. She is our diversity & inclusion champion and drives value from our relationship with ENEI.
I'm passionate about diversity and inclusion and am proud to be helping shape Meraki’s approach to this very important topic. It's important to me as a business owner that our team feels safe and included and that we're able to work with a diverse candidate base."
Accountancy & Finance
Risk & Compliance
Technology & Change Management
Accessing a flexible talent pool is crucial for financial services businesses to deliver tactical change and strategic plans. Meraki Talent's interim solutions provision gives clients efficient access to interim talent, with limited risk.
At Meraki Talent we have a team of consultants who specialise exclusively in providing interim and temporary staff across a range of functions including:
Pre-qualified flexible resources
Our team are trained in employment and industry regulations relevant to the hiring of interim resource including Agency Worker Regulations, Employment Agencies Act and IR35.
Additionally, we have an internal compliance manager who undertakes candidate vetting of all candidates before they go onsite with your business. As standard these checks will include:
We also to undertake enhanced disclosure checks upon client request. Quality, qualified and pre-screened interim talent is available to you at short notice, UK wide.
We have experienced significant growth since launching in 2015 and are set for further expansion in new office locations and sectors. These plans will lead to many unique and exciting opportunities for our consultants to grow and progress. We understand the importance of having great people in our organisation, who are all striving for the same goals and work as a team to support each other in achieving them. As much as we are growing and working with some of the largest organisations in the world we still maintain the family environment and approach to how recruitment should be done.
Alongside our candidates, we want to see our consultants succeed, and so we do everything we can to help them achieve their professional goals. Although consultants run their own desks autonomously, they never feel stuck if they have a problem as we’re always on hand to give input and advice. We lay the foundations for our consultants to grow and develop in line with the business. That’s why we provide continued support with training and encourage a supportive and collaborative office environment. There is no such thing as a silly question; our highly experienced management team are regularly and easily accessible.
Here at Meraki we do recruitment slightly different to other agencies. Because of our culture and personality as a business, people like working with us. We adopt a fully consultative approach to get to know the smaller but often important details about our candidates and clients. Knowing them better and really understanding what makes them tick, makes a big difference to the outcome and ensures greater satisfaction for everyone in the long term. We care about our candidates and support them in finding the perfect job; seeing them progress throughout their career and taking pride in knowing that we were a part of their success is why we do what we do.
Our office is a friendly, inclusive, supportive, result-focused, engaging, fair, exciting, energetic and most of all fun place to work and progress. We’re not a large global listed agency or a high street recruiter, nor do we want to be. We have a unique culture where people are treated as professionals and given a huge degree of autonomy. With that of course brings responsibility and ownership, as well as learning opportunities for all.
Hear more from our team as to why they enjoy working at Meraki.
If you would like to find out more or think you would make a good addition to the team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Trainee Recruitment Role in London office
Meraki talent are delighted to be continuing our support for the CISI in Scotland by being a gold sponsor for their upcoming awards dinner at The Principal Edinburgh Hotel. We look forward to hearing on member’s success and catching up with clients and contacts on the 13th of September.
Founding director, Andrew Welsh started Meraki Talent back in 2015 and since then the company has gone from strength to strength, and now operates out of 3 offices!
The consultants here at Meraki Talent are experts in financial services in the UK and professional services globally, so if you are a professional in one of these areas and would like to discuss your next career move get in contact with a member of the team.
Are you excited to see our new logo and website?
After the successes we have had in our Edinburgh and Glasgow office and with the opening of our London office last month, we decided it was a great time for a brand refresh.
We’ve been working hard over the last few months on a complete overhaul of our brand image.
Stay tuned to see our new logo and website next week.
In the meantime, if you are looking for your next career move have a look at our live roles.
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This month the Meraki Talent team continues to grow with us welcoming two new members to the company.
Tiffany Celice has joined our busy international division here at Meraki Talent with a focus on Audit, Advisory and Tax roles in France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Belgium. Tiffany is an experienced recruiter and has been working in Singapore for the last six years. She also marks our first bilingual employee!
Deborah Foley is joining the team as our compliance and business support manager and will be working out of our Edinburgh office. She is bringing a lot of previous business support experience with her to Meraki Talent and we are excited to have her on-board.
Welcome to the team Tiffany and Deborah!
Are you interested in becoming a part of Meraki Talent? Get in contact with us for a chat. +44 (0)131 297 2700
+44 (0)141 648 9415
merakitalent.com/work-for-us . .
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It’s no secret that international experience is valued highly by employers. In an increasingly interconnected world, the capability to work effectively in a diverse workplace is crucial.
Nicola Martin heads up the international recruitment team here at Meraki Talent. Read her top 10 reasons why you should consider an international move... Click here to read the post: http://ow.ly/82QG30lzsQm
Given the recent change in CASS regulations, the success of platform businesses and the evolving distribution landscape, the past 12 months have been a great time to be a CASS professional.... Click to read more about CASS in our blog.
Did you miss our big announcement last week?
We opened up our London office!
Don't worry if you missed it you can read all about it in The Scotsman here: http://ow.ly/1ne330lqHbI
Leading the London team is Nathan Macfie, Get in contact with him if you are looking for your next career opportunity in the City of London.
T: 0207 101 5360
Here at Meraki Talent, our approach is different from your standard recruitment agency, as we really do care about finding the role that suits you- not just at a superficial level, but deep down.
In our first 3 years, we have placed over 400 professionals, helped over 115 companies find talent, hired into 22 different countries and provided interim resource to 43 firms.
If you're open to exploring new opportunities in financial or professional services, click the link in our bio to explore our website and please request a call back and someone will get in touch.
T: 0131 297 2700
T: 0141 648 9415