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Our ethos – that people are the most important part of everything we do.

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We believe in empowering people. Helping them progress, achieve and grow.

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People give companies their edge, their identity, their success.

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The unique qualities of each person is our main focus. We champion talent and help it flourish.

Meet our people...

 
Ryan Jaiswal Ryan Jaiswal

Ryan Jaiswal

Head of Accountancy & Finance

Ryan Jaiswal

Head of Accountancy & Finance

Ryan has over 6 years recruitment experience covering finance recruitment across in the East Midlands.

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Ryan Jaiswal

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Ryan has over 6 years recruitment experience covering finance recruitment across in the East Midlands. He has previously worked for a leading recruitment business as a Regional manager where he managed teams across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire covering Clerical, Part-Qualified, Qualified and Senior Finance positions.

Ryan has experience of directly recruiting Part-Qualified and Qualified Finance Professionals into a range of SME businesses, Charity Organisations and Blue Chip Businesses such as Boots, Experian, Vision Express, Speedo and Next.

Outside of work Ryan is a keen traveller and enjoys visiting new places across the world. He is also a keen Arsenal fan and enjoys going down to the Emirates when he has a free weekend.

Some of Ryan’s Testimonials: 

James Corlett
Finance Manager at Speedo International

I have worked with Ryan for nearly 6 years now as a candidate and also a client.
Ryan has always been really helpful and provided me with relevant roles and helped me progress with my career.
From a client point of view Ryan always takes time to understand the business needs and what type of candidate will fit the business.
Ryan is always the first recruiter that I ring.
Highly recommended.

Paul Constantinou
Finance Manager at Boots UK

Ryan has been fantastic throughout the whole process of helping me with my move out of practice and into industry. He’s very personable, great to work with and has a solid understanding of the local market. Ryan was able to line me up with some great opportunities but more importantly has a taken great efforts in understanding what I was looking for in a role and employer, and was able to assist in finding me my perfect role with my preferred employer! I would highly recommend Ryan and indeed Macildowie.
Thank you Ryan for all of your help

Curtis Armstrong
Finance Manager – Business Information at Experian

Ryan is always very professional to deal with and he totally understood my requirements when looking for a new role through his diligence. Ryan is also very knowledgeable when discussing career options and always gives good advice.

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James Calder James Calder

James Calder

Chief Executive

James Calder

Chief Executive

James has 16 years recruitment experience and is Chief Executive Officer of Distinct Recruitment.

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James Calder

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James has 16 years recruitment experience and is  Chief Executive Officer of a Distinct Recruitment.  James launched Distinct Recruitment with a simple of goal of creating the No 1 professional service recruitment business in the Midlands to work with and work for.

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Charlotte Woodhouse Charlotte Woodhouse

Charlotte Woodhouse

Head of HR

Charlotte Woodhouse

Head of HR

Having spent over 9 years working as a HR professional in retail in a variety of different roles from L&D to transformational change projects, HR Partnering and Talent management.

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Charlotte Woodhouse

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Having spent over 9 years working as a HR professional in retail in a variety of different roles from L&D to transformational change projects, HR Partnering and Talent management, I have been given the opportunity to head up the recruitment of HR Professionals for Distinct Recruitment, a new start up recruitment agency, basing its ethos around high quality candidate and client care.

As I have walked in the shoes of HR professionals, I believe I intrinsically understand the complexities and challenges of a HR department and I truly believe this will really help me provide the highest quality service to both candidates and clients alike.

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Michael Dawson Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Non-Executive Investor

Michael Dawson

Non-Executive Investor

Michael’s a professional footballer and ex England international who was part of the England Squad for 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Michael Dawson

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Michael’s a professional footballer and ex England international who was part of the England Squad for 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He spent his early career with Nottingham Forest before joining Tottenham Hotspur for 10 years where he made over 300 appearances and was club captain. He currently captains Hull City as they embark on trying to return to the Premier League.

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Joel Stevenson Joel Stevenson

Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Joel heads the Procurement & Supply Chain division and has over 5 years recruitment experience.

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Joel Stevenson

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Joel heads the Procurement & Supply Chain division and has over 5 years recruitment experience. Joel recruits a cross section of roles including but not limited to Demand Planning
Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Materials, Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Management and Supply Planning.

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James Hales James Hales

James Hales

Head of Marketing

James Hales

Head of Marketing

James has 3 years recruitment experience covering Sales & Marketing recruitment across the East Midlands.

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James Hales

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James has 3 years recruitment experience covering Sales & Marketing recruitment across the East Midlands.

James has experience of directly recruiting Sales and Marketing professionals into a range of SME businesses, Charity Organisations and Blue Chip Businesses such as Local World, Pera, Saint-Gobain and Wilko’s.

Outside of work James is a keen footballer having previously played for Scunthopre United. He enjoys socialising with friends and family whilst expanding his culinary experiences.

Some of James’s Testimonials: 

Magill Wheeler
Business Development Manager

As soon as I met with James I was immediately put at ease because like all good recruitment consultants James was able to make me aware that the process would be as seamless as possible.

From the excellent questions James asked me and the excellent relationships he has with his clients James was able to find me the perfect opportunity.

I would highly recommend James to all my contacts.

Adele Hitches
Regional Business Development Manager

I have recently worked with James and was very impressed with his service as a recruitment consultant.

James understood what I was looking to do and listened to the aspects of then my current position and how I wanted to take the parts I enjoyed and utilise them. James quickly secured an interview with a new firm and helped with the process until I was successful.

Having come from a recruitment background, I was interested to see how a competitor would work. I was incredibly impressed and would recommend him highly to other candidates looking for work within this expert specialism.

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Paul Macildowie Paul Macildowie

Paul Macildowie

Chairman

Paul Macildowie

Chairman

Paul is a chartered accountant with over 30 years recruitment experience.

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Paul Macildowie

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Arran Jaiswal Arran Jaiswal

Arran Jaiswal

Director

Arran Jaiswal

Director

Arran invested in Distinct Recruitment in February 2016 and works closely with James Calder providing leadership to the fantastic bunch we are privileged to work with at Distinct

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Arran Jaiswal

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At weekends Arran can be found running around after his two little ones (Leela & Avi) and during the week his focus is simple – trying to earn more than his wife, Shivani, can spend. (That one is still a work in progress!)

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Claire Fletcher Claire Fletcher

Claire Fletcher

Senior Consultant – Finance and Accountancy – Interim

Claire Fletcher

Senior Consultant – Finance and Accountancy – Interim

Claire has 15 years recruitment experience and handles our senior interim finance recruitment at Distinct

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Claire Fletcher

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Claire has 15 year’s recruitment experience in Procurement & Supply Chain. Having previously established and grown the Procurement & Supply Chain team for a well established brand Claire has a wealth of experience in this sector.

Some of Claire’s Testimonials

Katie Smith Supply Chain Business Partner

“I can recommend Claire as a recruiter who is committed to learning about her clients needs and building a long term relationship with them. She is an effective listener, who is able to use feedback to continuously improve on the service she delivers.”

Paul Andrew Senior Procurement Professional

“I can recommend Claire as a recruiter who is committed to learning about her clients needs and building a long term relationship with them. She is an effective listener, who is able to use feedback to continuously improve on the service she delivers.”

Simon Cuthbert Global Purchasing Executive at Rolls Royce Marine

“I have never failed to receive service of the highest calibre from Claire as a successfully placed candidate.  She consistently combined exceptional knowledge of her sector with outstanding professional CV, interview advice and practical career guidance during all stages of the placement process. Claire has added further value by maintaining contact post placement and has become a key contact within my network. I would not hesitate in recommending others to experience a quality of service and network of contacts that I believe sets Claire apart from her peers.”

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Ros Day Ros Day

Ros Day

Finance Manager

Ros Day

Finance Manager

Ros has over 20 years banking & finance experience, 10 years within the recruitment sector.

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Michelle Cracknell-Leafe Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Michelle has 5 years Accountancy & Finance Recruitment experience.

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Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

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Jaimee Bishop Jaimee Bishop

Jaimee Bishop

Head of Office Support

Jaimee Bishop

Head of Office Support

Office support recruiter with 10 years experience recruiting entry level to senior appointments in the Midlands.

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Jaimee Bishop

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Ian Hallam Ian Hallam

Ian Hallam

Senior Recruitment Consultant Finance

Ian Hallam

Senior Recruitment Consultant Finance

Ian has over 4 years finance recruitment experience working with SME's and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

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Ian Hallam

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Ian has over 4 years finance recruitment experience working with SME’s and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

Christopher Spencer Senior Management Accountant

“Ian recently helped me in my search for a new role, and found me one that I am very happy with. The recruitment process was a fairly long one, but Ian was very helpful and always happy to deal with my queries all the way through. Ian is always very positive, helpful and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Ian’s help and guidance turned what could have been a stressful time, into an enjoyable and exciting one!”

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Amy Walker Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Office Manager

Amy Walker

Office Manager

Amy is the organiser of the office, if something needs doing; she's the one to go to!

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Amy Walker

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Amy started her career in recruitment 5 years ago. She now manages the office, answers the phones and generally looks after everyone.

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Lauren Hulme Lauren Hulme

Lauren Hulme

Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Lauren Hulme

Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Lauren has 6 years experience working within marketing.

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Lauren Hulme

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Lauren has 6 experience working win Marketing most recently as Brand Manager at Vision Express. Lauren specialises in the recruitment of marketing professionals across the midlands.

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Clare Sheehan Clare Sheehan

Clare Sheehan

Assistant Accountant

Clare Sheehan

Assistant Accountant

Clare has over 10 years finance experience, the last 5 being in the recruitment sector.

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Alex Alcock Alex Alcock

Alex Alcock

Director

Alex Alcock

Director

Alex is responsible for the ongoing growth & development of our Accountancy & Finance brand.

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Alex Alcock

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Alex is responsible for the ongoing growth & development of our Accountancy & Finance brand. Alex has 10yrs experience working with Finance customers across the Midlands, working with both Blue Chip & SME customers, many on an exclusive basis.

Alex is a proud Dad to Summer and Flora May. When he’s not busy running round after the ladies in his life you’ll find him in his lycra cycling in the Nottinghamshire countryside. He’s a big Man Utd fan (actually from Greater Manchester, to be fair and he once got stuck in a lift with Ron Atkinson.

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Becky Downes Becky Downes

Becky Downes

Head of HR Recruitment

Becky Downes

Head of HR Recruitment

Becky has 6 years HR recruitment experience.

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Becky Downes

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Becky has 6 years HR recruitment experience working with SME’s and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

Some of Becky’s Testimonials:

Adam Morrell Head of Resourcing

“Becky is a dedicated Recruitment professional who goes the extra mile for her candidates and takes the time to ensure the personal well being of candidates she has placed long after appointment.
In my line of work I have spoken with hundreds of Recruitment Consultants and I have found Becky to be one of the most genuine and honest; and works to find the right role for the right people.She manages the expectation of her candidates well to ensure best fit with the organisations in which she is placing the candidate.
She is a pleasure to work with, and would add value at any organisation.”

Hayley Tarrant Leadership Coach

“I’ve worked with Becky during the past three years both as a candidate and a client. The number one quality Becky brings to the relationship is consistency. Consistent in behaviours which matter to me in doing business: Acting with integrity, sincerity, efficiency, knowing and doing her job well – all of which fill me with confidence and appreciation for her expert opinion in the market. This expert opinion and knowledge has also provided great results for BWB in a number of our recruitment campaigns. I have an enormous amount of respect for Becky and hope we will continue to work together in the future.”

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Aynsley Buggy Aynsley Buggy

Aynsley Buggy

Head of Tech

Aynsley Buggy

Head of Tech

Aynsley is responsible for our Tech division.

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Aynsley Buggy

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Aynsley is responsible for our Web Technologies division and has over 10 years recruitment experience. Aynsley spends his days networking with top web and software development talent across Nottingham, Derby , Sheffield and sometimes further afield :0).

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Imogen Talbot-Slack Imogen Talbot-Slack

Imogen Talbot-Slack

Recruitment Consultant - Clerical Finance

Imogen Talbot-Slack

Recruitment Consultant - Clerical Finance

Imogen has worked in the recruitment industry for over 3 years.

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Imogen Talbot-Slack

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Imogen has worked in the recruitment industry for over 3 years. Imogen works along side Jaimee in recruiting for Clerical Finance positions across the midlands.

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Jo Sanderson Jo Sanderson

Jo Sanderson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Jo Sanderson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Office support recruiter with 5 years experience recruiting entry level to senior appointments in the East Midlands.

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Jo Sanderson

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Office support recruiter with 5 years experience recruiting entry level to senior appointments in the East Midlands.

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Jack Rowland Jack Rowland

Jack Rowland

Recruitment Consultant - Marketing

Jack Rowland

Recruitment Consultant - Marketing

Jack has 2 years experience in recruiting and has recently returned from 2 years teaching english in China & Colombia.

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Jack Rowland

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Jack has 2 years experience in recruiting and has recently returned from 2 years teaching english in China & Colombia. Jack looks after all Marketing roles based in Leicester and Northampton.

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Harriet Elvidge Harriet Elvidge

Harriet Elvidge

HR Recruitment Consultant

Harriet Elvidge

HR Recruitment Consultant

HR Recruitment Consultant with 7 years management experience within financial services sector.

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Harriet Elvidge

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HR Recruitment Consultant with 7 years management experience within financial services sector.

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Selena Allwood Selena Allwood

Selena Allwood

Senior Consultant - Office Support

Selena Allwood

Senior Consultant - Office Support

Selena has a wealth of knowledge within the Office Support division.

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Selena Allwood

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Selena has a wealth of knowledge within the Office Support division. Selena works along side Jo recruiting for Office Support roles.

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Joe Mason Joe Mason

Joe Mason

Administrator

Joe Mason

Administrator

Joe is our super star Administrator

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Joe Mason

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Joe has joined us from University where he studied ‘Live and Technical Events’.

Joe is a superstar in the office, no job is left undone! Joe is your man for any admin tasks including references.

In his spare time you will often find Joe out and about around Nottingham and at various festivals dancing to techno tunes and often draped in sequins!!

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Tom Stimpson Tom Stimpson

Tom Stimpson

Recruitment Consultant - Clerical Finance

Tom Stimpson

Recruitment Consultant - Clerical Finance

Tom recruits for finance professionals in Derby.

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Tom Stimpson

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Tom looks after all Clerical Finance roles based in Derby.

Tom started his career in resourcing and since then has become a full time consultant specialising in Clerical Finance.

Tom enjoys a night out in his spare time and can often be found at his friends’ student digs in Sheffield on a weekend!

If you are looking for your next career move or think Tom may be able to help in you recruit someone please give him a call on 0115 8700 300.

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Rachel Watson Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Senior Tech Contract Recruiter

Rachel Watson

Senior Tech Contract Recruiter

Rachel recruits contract and permanent Tech placements across the midlands.

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Rachel Watson

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Rachel recruits contract and permanent Tech placements across the midlands.

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Jemma Tarr Jemma Tarr

Jemma Tarr

Office Support - Recruitment Consultant

Jemma Tarr

Office Support - Recruitment Consultant

Jemma is our latest addition to the ever growing Office Support Team!

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Jemma Tarr

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Also known as Jem, joined us in October 2018 and looks after the temporary positions on the Office Support side of the business.

Jem works Tuesday – Friday on a Monday she can be found around Nottingham with her gorgeous little boy Chester.

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Our specialist sectors...

Distinct Finance recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including  Ledger Clerks, Management Accountants, Financial Accountants, Commercial Accountants, Financial Analysts, Auditors, Finance Managers and Finance Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Human Resources recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including HR Administrators, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Talent, HR Managers, Employee Relations, Reward and Policy, Change Management and HR Director. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Procurement & Supply Chain recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including but not limited to Purchasing Managers, Buyers, Demand Planners, Procurement Directors and Supply Chain Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Marketing recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including but not limited to Marketing Managers, Communication Managers, Copywriters, SEO Executive, E-commerce Manager,Event Managers and Marketing Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Office Support recruit a wide range of roles across the midlands including purchasing assistants and clerks, accounts assistants, administrators and communications assistants in a variety of temporary and permanently fixed jobs. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT, Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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