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References / Testimonials

Landed Estates / Private Client Partner – Top 20 Firm

I worked closely with Clark Wood when I was looking to progress my career in 2014. Given my area of practice I had a niche list of potential accountants I wanted to work for.  Thankfully Clark Wood had the necessary contacts to arrange interviews for me with them, which ultimately led me to starting work at my preferred company and I haven’t looked back since

HR Partner – Top 100 Firm

Clark Wood has been successful in introducing quality candidates to our Firm, particularly into positions which have historically been difficult to fill.   Jack and his team do take the time to ensure that they understand the requirements of the role, in addition to our business culture, which means that we do not waste time meeting unsuitable candidates. I feel we have built up a good working relationship and they remain proactive in forwarding great candidates to us.

VAT Director – Top 10 Firm

Clark Wood introduced me to my current role at RSM in June 2016.  I was contacted by another recruiter regarding the role but their aggressive approach was off-putting and made me doubt whether they would present my position in a professional and balanced way during any discussions about the scope of the role, opportunities for progression and reward.  In contrast, I found Clark Wood very approachable and professional. They were quick to respond to emails and calls, kept the discussions moving and provided regular updates on progress.  I was impressed by the level of support they offered during the numerous rounds of interviews and presentations – my impression was that they worked hard to understand who would be involved, the format, expectations about content as well as providing their insights and experiences about dealing with the firm more generally.  As with any offer, there were areas that were subject to negotiation or further clarification.  I found that they were very balanced in these, both in terms of advising me what he thought might be achievable and if it was not, how this might be balanced out in other areas.  This gave me confidence that he would approach the discussions with RSM with a view to finding the right answer for both sides.  Ultimately I was very happy with the offer I received – Clark Wood’s approach made it a positive experience overall.  I would be very happy to use Clark Wood again.      

Senior Manager Tax (Specialist with charities, social enterprise and not for profit)

Clark Wood assisted me with finding my new role as a Senior Manager at a Top 50 Firm, they were helpful throughout and I would go to them again if I were job hunting.

Corporate Tax Manager (SME’s / OMB’s)

I would highly recommend Clark Wood. Their extensive knowledge of the sector enabled them to easily and swiftly match me with a Top 100 firm thus satisfying our respective requirements.

Corporate Tax Assistant Manager (M&A Tax)

Clark Wood came for my rescue after three months of my hopeless job hunt. Clark Wood were very friendly and upfront from the beginning. They have a very good understanding of the accountancy sector; they placed me in a brilliant role in one of the largest practices in the UK. I would recommend Clark Wood to anyone who is looking for a consultant who takes candidates as individuals and help them shape their careers.

Director of a Larger Independent (Specialists in Agricultural and Farming Clients)

Clark Wood has worked with us once before. Even though they are not the firms first choice recruiter they kept an eye on our needs and were able to find exactly what we needed and successfully filled the post. What I especially like is that they didn't waste my time with people that didn't fit the profile.

Private Client Tax Partner At Large Regional Firm (Agricultural Client’s / Offshore / UHNWI’s)

I whole heartedly recommend Clark Wood for assisting me with my appointment at Large Regional Firm.

Director of VAT Services at Top 20 Firm (Specialist in IPT)

I have dealt with Clark Wood for a few years now and always found them enthusiastic, efficient and very knowledgeable about the local marketplace. If you are looking for assistance with any recruitment matters, I would recommend contacting Clark Wood.

Resourcing Manager - Senior Talent (Partner / Director Hires UK) at Top 10 Firm

Over the last 5 years Jack and Clark Wood have continuously been the first recruiter I will go to when I have a hard to fill vacancy. Jack is dedicated and committed to his clients and is always the one who succeeds in filling those bespoke and very specialist roles that most consultants shy away from. Jack is very flexible in the roles he is able to assist with from Graduate Auditors to Tax Valuations - Associate Directors. Lastly, Jack always goes above and beyond the call of duty which is a breath of fresh air in this industry, from travelling miles to attend agency briefing meetings to providing in-depth market information whenever requested. I would highly recommend Jack as a professional services recruiter.

Tax Consultant (Corporate & Private Client Tax) – Small Regional Firm

Clark Wood is genuinely interested in helping clients.

Head of Private Client Tax – Top 4 Firm

I would be happy to say that you have always provided a first-class service and are very strong at marrying candidates and roles to ensure a productive and lasting relationship.

Partner – Small Independent Practice

It has been a pleasure working with Clark Wood on a couple of projects this year. In the first we were able to find and recruit an excellent new manager with ease and the route through reading the CV's, interviewing and offering the role was seamless. The second role is proving more difficult to fulfil but Clark Wood’s work has been first rate in trying to bring to our attention high quality candidates when we are being very exacting in our requirements. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Partner – Small Independent

We used Clark Wood to recruit for us in 2012. We were very happy with the service provided and we would use them again.

Partner and Head of Tax Investigations at Top 100 Firm

Jack is easy to deal with and kept me up to date with developments throughout the process. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services.

Head of Recruitment – Large Regional Firm

A quality recruiter with good contacts. Clark Wood provide both cost effective solutions coupled with quality candidates. Very happy to recommend to any looking for new staff.

Tax Partner (Corporate Tax / OMB’s / International Tax)

I have worked with Jack and Clark Wood both as a candidate and also in the process of looking for candidates.  Jack’s approach is always tailored to the particular requirements and not the scattergun approach adopted by many agents.  He took the time to understand what I was looking for from both perspectives and, as a candidate, presented a number of alternative opportunities all of which were very suitable alternatives, including the role I currently occupy.  When looking to recruit again Jack takes time to understand the requirements and clearly has a strong pool of candidates to draw from.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Jack and Clark Wood generally, whether it be to a candidate or an employer.

Director of Sales and Marketing at a Large Tax Boutique

Jack is extremely professional and a well-connected. He has placed me in my last two positions and I have also enlisted his expertise when I have needed to recruit within my own team. He has exceptional understanding of the sector and is able to quickly identify candidates that meet my requirements. I would high recommend Jack his fresh perspective and knowledgeable approach makes him one of the best in the sector.