Client Testimonials

As an accountancy firm it is important to understand your client; what makes them tick and what is important to their business or themselves. It is the same when it comes to recruitment. 

See what our clients say about their experiences working with us:


We have worked with Austin Rose for many years and in my experience, they are a consultative, considered agency. They do not blanket email candidates to every firm and therefore, you:

a. End up with a candidate who is well matched and is far more likely to stay with your organisation

b. You have a better chance of getting the offer over the line, because time has been taken to consider what boxes are being ticked on both sides

Austin Rose is honest with their advice and if a role needs to be challenged or changed to account for the labour market, this is the feedback you will receive. We consider this agency a preferred supplier to our business, and they are a pleasure to deal with.

Leanne Wilkins, Head of Talent Acquisition and Resourcing, MHA


Moore Kingston Smith have been in a successful recruitment partnership with Austin Rose for over 5 years. Over these years they have delivered excellent talent & been trusted advisors to us in the talent market.

Recruitment Assistant Manager, Moore Kingston Smith


Kat and the team at Austin Rose have placed several people with us over the past few years and are one of our main agencies for all Audit and Business Support recruitment.

I feel confident they know exactly what we are looking for, highly professional and knowledgeable – I trust they will deliver for us.

Lauren Nicoll, Talent Acquisition Manager, haysmacintyre


I have worked with Austin Rose for over a decade and have always found them to be responsive, helpful and friendly. They have placed some great candidates with us for various roles within the business, and applications they send are relevant to our requirements. There is definitely a quality over quantity approach. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Michael Fraser, Senior HR Manager, HW Fisher


Austin Rose have always provided ZEDRA London with quality candidates by taking the time to understand our needs as a business and our team culture as a whole package. It's clear they care about what they do, offering continual market advice and much valued feedback throughout the recruitment process. 

Overall, a pleasure to work with! 

Alexandra Womphrey, Operations Manager, Zedra London


Austin Rose has always demonstrated a great understanding of how we operate and drive as a business. They have continued to show a determination to source candidates who fit both our technical requirements and the culture of the firm. Their consultants can be trusted to only present those individuals who closely match our needs, and over the years they have supported us in recruiting many key hires from Partner level through to trainee as well as within our back office functions. Their knowledge of the practice market has proven extremely valuable and their no-nonsense approach to recruitment has been greatly received. 

Matt Perry, Managing Partner, Haines Watts


Austin Rose, and Scott Lavery, know their clients and they rarely send over a prospective candidate who would not be a suitable employee. This is refreshingly different from so many other recruiters. It is quality over quantity, which is the reason why I have used Scott for over a decade.

Sudhir Rawal, Partner, Gravita


Having worked with Austin Rose for years, we can safely say that Scott and his team are our kind of people: highly professional, straightforward and dependable whilst providing a friendly, personalised service. We’ve been pleased to tell our own clients about Austin Rose and would strongly recommend the team as a quality recruitment resource. 

Jason Appel, Partner, BKL


In all of my dealings with Austin Rose I have found them knowledgeable, professional and consultative in nature. Not only have they recruited a number of excellent individuals for our growing firm, always close to the given brief, but have also provided detailed insight into London’s practice market. A trusted and valued business partner.

HR Manager, Lubbock Fine


I have worked with Austin Rose for a number of years for both Audit and Tax vacancies. The team are highly professional, listen to our requirements and do not bombard us with cvs for the sake of it. Quality rather than quantity is what you get from Austin Rose which makes a HR Manager’s job much easier!  They understand the market, our business and give honest feedback and advice.

HR Manager, Haslers


I have worked with Austin Rose for many years, both in my current and previous roles. They always listen to our requirements and genuinely understand both the industry but, more importantly, our firm.  They are responsive, informative and an agency I can really rely on to support our business.

Senior HR Manager, SRLV


Having worked closely with Austin Rose as both a candidate and a client, I am continually impressed by the quality of their services and their market knowledge. Not only did they secure me a move into a Partnership role, they have continued to source excellent candidates for our firm. I would highly recommend Austin Rose to any candidate or client.

Marino Achilleos, Partner, George Hay & Co


Having worked with Austin Rose for 6 years on all manner of practice recruitment I would describe them as a trusted advisor. In a market place that is increasingly difficult to navigate they are always there with genuinely suitable candidates as well as honest and sensible advice.

Austin Rose set themselves aside from other recruiters by being true experts in their field. The top quality candidates that Austin Rose have continued to provide us with have definitely helped contribute to Charterhouse Accountants new top 100 listing!

HR Director, Charterhouse 


Should you be seeking a trusted agent within the public practice market I would not hesitate in recommending Austin Rose. They are the go-to recruitment firm for good quality candidates and market knowledge with a consultancy, not sales, focus. I have great trust in Scott Lavery and his team. It is great to have an agent who understands our business, who knows which candidates will be a good fit, and who actually cares. A pleasure to work with and a reliable business partner.

Francis Corbishley, Partner, Moore Northern Home Counties


When it comes to recruiting talent into our firm, we always know that Scott and his team can help us identify a great selection of candidates. They have been a pleasure to work with over the last few years, having taken the time to understand our culture and guided us in portraying the firm’s personality and offering within our job specifications. We trust Austin Rose with our searches and look forward to working with them time and time again.

Kate Barekati, Partner, Ecovis Wingrave Yeats


Adler Shine continues to grow rapidly and has a great story to tell. We’re advisory in nature and extremely client focused. As such, we recruit those individuals who possess commerciality, drive and an advisory nature – true general practitioners. Austin Rose understands our requirements and only provides those candidates who match our ethos. They have successfully recruited at levels up to and including Partner and remain a trusted source of good quality candidates and market insight. We will rely on their support as we continue our exciting expansion plans.  

Rakesh Patel, Senior Partner, Adler Shine


Time and again, Austin Rose have been able to provide us with top quality candidates demonstrating the attention that they pay to our requirements and a thorough understanding of this firm and its culture. Such a targeted approach saves us wasted hours sorting through candidates, and enables us to move quickly when we identify the right person. 

Matthew Ashwood, Partner, Two Matts LLP 


Austin Rose have worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for several years and have placed many high quality people into our team. In a challenging talent market 

Austin Rose can be relied upon to offer the best advice.

Recruitment Manager, MHA


I have worked with Austin Rose for the past two years during a period of significant growth and change for our business, which saw us grow from a Top 70 to Top 50 Firm.

Austin Rose have not only supplied us with high quality candidates but have also provided expert advice and support, above and beyond that which you would ordinarily expect from a recruitment partner.

Lucy Rippon, HR Manager