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Fast-Growing Finance Recruiter Opens Hull Office


Leeds-based finance search and selection consultancy Woodrow Mercer Finance is continuing to expand with the opening of a new office in Hull.

The move will enable the business to extend its reach into the Humber region from its new offices in Ergo House, Hull’s £4m business centre on the Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle.

From its Hull base, Woodrow Mercer Finance will offer its full range of specialist financial consultancy and recruitment services from the search and selection of portfolio finance directors and financial controllers to full-time interims and permanent FDs and FCs. The firm also has a division providing entry level and part qualified staff.

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The consultancy’s four-strong team in Hull will be led by partner Emma Dutton who manages the firm’s senior finance division in the city. Having initially joined Woodrow Mercer Finance 12 months ago as a portfolio FD, Emma has 20 years’ experience as a CFO/FD for a number of SMEs and large corporates.

James Roach, managing partner of Woodrow Mercer Finance, said:

“With our roots in Yorkshire providing senior finance personnel originally under the FDYL brand, we have now established a strong presence as part of the Woodrow Mercer group and extended our offering across the full spectrum of finance roles.

“Our vision is to take our specialist offering nationwide, building on our offices in Leeds, Nottingham and Birmingham and opening a network of regional offices. We are excited about our new presence in Hull and confident that Emma and her team will quickly prove their value to businesses in the region.”

Emma Dutton added:

“Woodrow Mercer Finance has a strong reputation across Yorkshire for its ability to provide finance personnel from FDs and FCs through to more junior positions and we are delighted to be extending our expertise into the Humber region.  Having been brought up in Hull and seeing first-hand the development and investment over the years, it’s a really exciting time to bring this type of specialist financial expertise to the vibrant business community here.”

In 2016, long-established financial consultancy and recruitment specialist FDYL joined forces with Birmingham-based recruiter Woodrow Mercer to expand its financial leadership recruitment offering nationally, as part of the Woodrow Mercer Finance division.


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