Whether you’re looking to hire a finance director, audit manager, HR business partner, marketing assistant, CIO or tax specialist, our multi-disciplinary team has the experience, specialist expertise and established network to help you find the perfect hire for your team. Because we only operate across Essex, East Anglia and London, we are true local recruitment experts, so you can be assured we know our markets inside out. Many clients use us because we offer a different and fresh approach to the bigger recruitment firms…are you ready to see for yourself?

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finding you the perfect hire

When you decide to make a new hire for your team, it's a big investment and one that you want to get right. Hiring the right person can make a huge difference to your business (and costly if not done right!). It's vital that they not only have the right skills, but the right attitude and cultural fit. We understand that, and it's why we take the time to look beyond the job description to find you the best person. We’re consultative in our approach, with value-add as standard. We also understand that you’re busy, so you’ll only ever see CVs of people we truly believe are worth seeing.

our specialisms

We work with accountancy practices, blue-chip corporations and SMEs across multiple sectors, to deliver exceptional customer service and recruitment expertise in the following specialisms: 

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long-term relationships

The very foundation of our business: strong relationships built over the long-term, with many of our clients returning to us again and again for their recruitment needs.


We act as true partners and trusted advisors - you'll come to see us an extension of your own team. We take the time to understand your business needs and culture, offering meaningful advice and doing all we can to succeed.

shared success

You are more than a recruitment fee to us - our relationships with our clients go far deeper than that. We share in your success, and your pain. We strive to always deliver above and beyond - we're genuinely passionate about finding you the perfect hire.

client testimonials

I have dealt with three consultants now at Rutherford Briant and all have been helpful & professional.  I found other agencies a bit overbearing and pushy but this has not been the case with Katie understood the job role and what we needed so only put forward candidates that were suitable. I have been very happy with the service. Rutherford Briant. Communication was good, just enough that was required.
Stefanie Wright, Magic
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I recently started working with Kelly on a new role. She really took time to understand what we were looking for. Kelly presented some great candidates that fitted both the needs of the role and our culture. We are absolutely delighted with our new Financial Accountant and really enjoyed working with Kelly.
Jo Bethwaite, UK HR Manager, Cobb Europe
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Rutherford Briant are recruitment professionals who have genuine interest in their clients. Their personal touch and honest approach stands them out from their peers and is now someone I can recommend and I know they have the individual’s best interests at heart. We were very pleased with Rutherford Briant’s understanding of the regional firm within the accounting market, the ability to reach a good number of potential candidates and the grasp of our ethos and the role which resulted in very good candidates being put forward for interview.
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After struggling to fill a vacancy with several recruitment agencies, I reached out to Melanie to see if she could assist in our search. From the outset, Melanie was friendly, professional, and eager to do the best possible job she could. Where other recruiters had failed to find good applicants and fallen back on sending us candidates who were very clearly wrong for the role, Melanie was astute enough to realise the counter-productive nature of doing so. Instead, Melanie focused on searching diligently to find viable candidates, keeping us informed throughout the process, regardless of the le...
Cormac Scanlon, CTO, Fleximize
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executive search

We find and deliver the best executive talent with exceptional speed, quality, reliability, and personalised services all across Essex, East Anglia and London. Our Executive Search team takes pride in using their exclusive network of candidates, many years of recruitment experience and a headhunting approach to consistently deliver talent to our clients that other recruitment firms cannot. Due to the confidential nature of many roles at this level, we operate with absolute discretion when it comes to your executive hire. Talk to us about our track record and how we can help. 

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insights & news

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Finding the Perfect Fit: A Recruitment Success Story

Recruitment is a complex and challenging process, especially when it comes to small businesses. As a recruitment consultant, I understand the importance of finding the right talent that aligns with a company's unique needs and culture. In this case study, I want to share how I, as a recruitment consultant, partnered with Lasered Components, a fastgrowing manufacturing business based in Braintree, to overcome their recruitment challenges and achieve exceptional results.

Returning to work after paternity leave

Returning to work after paternity leave as a first-time dad can be challenging.

Is a job description always necessary?

It's a chance to think outside the box and identify candidates who might not fit the typical job description but possess the right skills and experience to excel in the role.

Making the jump from FC to FD

I have spent the last few years offering experienced and newly qualified candidates career planning on what exposure and responsibilities they need to gain to be able to move up the pyramid to become number one in finance.

Work Life Balance

In today’s fast-paced world, establishing a balance between work and personal life has become more important then ever before. All the technology in the world with the constant connectivity has made it increasingly difficult to disconnect from work and focus on personal life which can lead to stress, burnout and poor mental health.

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