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Equity FC is exclusively focused on financial controller recruitment.

The Contemporary FD 2016

We had a great day at our 2016 Summit which focused on the FD as value creator and which we held in partnership with Smith and Williamson.

Over 100 CFOs and FDs attended and we produced a brochure to accompany the day, highlights from which can be viewed here

Looking forward to next year’s event!

Established since 2004, our client base comprises owners, entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs and FDs looking to recruit a new financial controller or head of finance.

The businesses we recruit into are predominantly SMEs on a growth path often with a degree of leverage and/or private equity/VC backing.

We look to work with only the most entrepreneurial candidates who are seeking truly challenging, truly commercial roles with real profile in a business.

EquityFD sponsored the First Women Summit 2016. First Women is the UK’s premium programme focused on

Here is some video from the day, including Sarah’s piece to camera!

Contact us if you want to discuss an assignment or your next career move

We believe in really getting to know our clients and our candidates, not virtually, actually.

So you won't find Equity FC on social media/networking sites. The fact is, if you are reading this we've found each other and we should talk!

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Testimonials

  • "I was placed into my role as Director of Finance at Time Out Market by Paul at EquityFC. They were straight forward to work with and did an excellent job of keeping me up to date as we went through the process. They ensured my requirements for a really commercial role were delivered! "

    Sarah Grainger, Director of Finance, Time Out Market
  • "I own and run an exciting technology enabled services business and I needed to hire a Head of Finance to complete the top team Paul at EquityFC delivered a well thought out shortlist from which I felt I could confidently make this key appointment. A job well done! "

    Oliver Richmond, Director, Servicing Stop
  • "I worked with James at EquityFC to recruit a new Financial Controller into the rapidly growing  VC backed  tech business where I am CFO. James executed a swift and thorough search , enabling me to hire a great number two who is proving a real asset across the operations… "

    Stuart Rogers, CFO, Lineup
  • "We worked with Paul and Sarah at EquityFC /FD to recruit a new Director of Finance for Time Out Market – an exciting  international leisure roll out. They were quick to grasp the requirements of the role and the growth plans for the organisation. Paul delivered an excellent  shortlist and subsequent appointment within a very efficient time frame and the new hire is..."

    Victor Vadaneaux, Managing Director, Oakley Capital
  • "I worked with Paul at EquityFC to source a new financial controller for the rapidly growing private equity backed business  where I am CFO . Paul was very focused on the process and took the time to fully understand my needs and those of the business resulting in the hire of a great right hand woman for me in finance. "

    Jake Emerson, CFO, Bread Holdings
  • "Sarah , Joanna ,Paul and Ray worked together to source us a great CFO , his number two , and an interim solution to cover the new Financial Controller’s notice period.  They clearly understood our requirements as a PE owned business and matched the culture and dynamic of our management team perfectly with the candidates they presented for each of the roles. I would recommend..."

    Jo Tomlin -Sims HR Director Jeyes Group
  • "I was referred to EquityFC and EquityInterim by my investors as I needed to hire a key senior financial resource quickly . Ray and Paul were extremely swift to react, and I was able to onboard a hire within a couple of weeks.The candidate is proving to be a great team member. "

    Carmen Carey CEO, Big Data Partnership
  • "I am the Managing Director of a Private Equity  backed  cutting edge cleantech business and we used James Magee at EquityFC to hire a new head of finance to work alongside me and help support the operation’s exciting growth. James delivered against an evolving brief and we have succeeded in hiring  a really excellent candidate who is already adding significant..."

    David Brookes, Managing Director, PlasRecycle
  • "We are a fast growing property crowdfunding platform with over 150 associated SPVs. We were desperately in need of someone to manage our complex finances and help steer the company in the right direction . Property crowdfunding is a very new industry and we expected to have trouble finding someone suitable as nobody would have direct experience in what we do.  In the end it turned..."

    Frazer Fearnhead, Founder and Team Captain, The House Crowd
  • "I was placed into my CFO role by EquityFD and turned to their colleagues at EquityFC when I needed to hire a new Financial Controller to support me in my role. They identified a comprehensive shortlist of candidates giving me a great choice from which I was able to complete a successful process. As my preferred candidate had  a notice period, I also used..."

    Lee Colliss, CFO, Style Research
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