Professional services recruitment specialists With a network of regional hubs, our specialists have in-depth local sector knowledge.
REGISTER SECTOR SPECIALISTS We specialise in professional service recruitment, from finance and accountancy to admin, HR and marketing. LOCAL EXPERTISE Operating from dedicated regional hubs our teams have developed in-depth local sector knowledge and extensive candidate and client networks. NATIONAL CAPABILITY With the backing of Bluestones Investment Group, and 18 locations throughout the UK, we resource nationwide with a genuine national capability. Professional services
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Exclusive referral scheme We recognise the importance of reputation and good quality networks.
It's why we trust our candidates and clients to know the best people in the market.
So we elect to pay an exclusive, sector-leading referral bonus as our way of saying thank you.
MAKE A REFERRAL FAST PAYING You've made your referral, complied with the terms and we want to make sure you get your bonus payment as quickly as possible. SECTOR LEADING We value the referrals our network makes and want to repay that trust in us with a sector-leading bonus scheme that pays the best rates. UNLIMITED Unlike other referral schemes, there's no limit to the amount you can earn with NC Associates as our referral scheme is completely unlimited. Exclusive
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Trusted recruitment partners Our clients respect and trust the work we do.
Find out how we can help you and your organisation by contacting us today for a confidential discussion.
CONTACT US TRUSTED Clients and candidates trust in us to support their professional services recruitment. PROVEN What we do has tangible results, with people matched and placed, and roles filled quickly and efficiently. ADDED VALUE We add value through our knowledge, expertise and network of clients and candidates in the regions and sectors in which we operate. Trusted
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Welcome to NC Associates 

At NC Associates we don’t consider ourselves as ‘another recruitment agency’. We consistently strive to be Partners in Business with the companies we are lucky enough to call patrons, providing the level of service and reliability our clients and candidates have come to expect from a personally managed professional company. It is this ambition to provide the very best personal service of a smaller organisation, coupled with the high level of professionalism our team has accumulated through years of experience in the recruitment industry, that has resulted in the continued and growing success of our business.

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I would like to say a huge thank you to Rosie for helping me find my dream job. She was so easy to talk to and always kept her promises in terms of keeping me updated and ensured one of the team at NC Associates was there to support me in her absence. I didn’t feel like just another person and she took time to get to know me and what type of role I was looking for which was very refreshing! With other agencies you feel like just another CV but I always felt that Rosie was looking for roles for me. I would definitely recommend NC Associates to friends and family based on my experience and if I ever need to use an agency in the future I will certainly go back to NC Associates.

S. Wright

I’d like to commend Helen Garcia and the team at NC Associates who have been nothing short of exceptional during my six months with the agency. From the day I met with Helen I felt confident that she would quickly help me find an employer and that I would be a successful candidate during my interview. It was Helen who called to give me the good news following my interview, and I could tell she genuinely delighted for me. From an administrative perspective, NC Associates have dealt with everything smoothly and professionally, and I’ve had no concerns whatsoever, allowing me to focus my attention on my new role. I’d strongly recommend Helen and the team at NCA to anybody currently looking for employment.

Simon - Progress Planner

NC Associates is a recruitment agency unlike any other – professional, courteous and they take a genuine interest in the people they recruit.  Before my interview, for example, Mark took the time to take a train to meet up with me and give me a full brief on the company I was going to see.  Not just the usual “go check out the website” speech you get from most agencies, he knew what he was talking about.  He’d read my CV and told me which of my experiences to concentrate on during the interview while giving me detailed information on the company that I put to full use in my interview.  It didn’t stop there though.  On my first day at my new job, he sent me a message wishing me good luck, something I wish to him and everyone at NC Associates.  Seriously, if you’re looking for an agency that actually cares about you, then NC Associates are the only ones you should be speaking to!


I contacted Wayne to help us to recruit a Finance Manager position; this is quite a complex position and one that other Agencies found difficult to fulfill.

On contacting Wayne, he came to see me within hours of my request. Wayne was very inquisitive and thorough at our original meeting and went away with a true understanding of who we are and who we were looking for. As a result, soon after we were presented with a number of candidates to interview; most of which hit the criteria perfectly.

Thanks to the effective management of the interview process all parties knew exactly what was going on and when. Wayne was very vigilant at making sure that his candidates met our needs. This was highlighted when he withdrew a candidate after having reservations about their commitment; an honest approach that we felt was refreshing and saved time and effort on our part.

Wayne helped us find our new Finance Manager within weeks; she has now joined the company and is already proving to be an asset to the business.

I would like to thank Wayne for his commitment and professionalism and I would have no hesitation in using him again for any future recruitment needs.

Commercial operations manager

NC Associates helped us in sourcing a senior role within our finance function for our business. They provided a shortlist of candidates within a very short deadline which was fantastic!

Their ability to quickly understand our business and how we work has been a credit to them. For future roles I know where we will be going.

HR director recruiting a financial controller position

During my search for a new role I often came across recruitment consultants that were inattentive and almost lazy in their approach. Helen Garcia [at NC Associates] couldn’t be more the polar opposite of this. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and focus not only helped me, but was critical in finding me the right role. To say that Helen caused me to review my opinion of recruitment consultants would be an understatement, and she is a credit to that profession.

Fraser - Business Development Manager

Whilst there may have been issues with previous recruitment [companies], my personal experience with NC in particular, has been excellent, in fact, I’d go as far to say it’s the best I have had in recruiting.

Credit Manager / Global Shared Services in Manchester

I just wanted to thank Helen for the two excellent candidates sent for me to interview.

She understood very quickly what I was looking for and this is so important when you are incredibly busy and simply can’t waste time interviewing candidates not suitable.

She always does exactly what she says she’s going to do and has made my latest recruitment process so much easier.

On top of the professional service she’s also a pleasure to deal with and for me, this is an added bonus.

I will definitely be in touch as and when I have any further recruitment needs and won’t hesitate to recommend NC Associates.

Commercial Sales Manager

Your team did an excellent job in finding appropriate contract staff when I needed them, despite a very limited number of suitably-qualified people being out there that would fit the available budget. I was kept informed throughout the process and regularly updated on progress as contractors worked through the stated assignment. The team showed a great understanding of their field and always dealt with me in a very polite and professional manner.

Graeme Taggart, Credit Underwriting Team Leader (EMEA & APAC) at GE Industrial Finance-Working Capital Solutions

It is always a pleasure to deal with Helen. She is very professional and positive with excellent communication skills. She has been always very helpful but most importantly landed me an opportunity with a reputable company. I would definitely go back to her if I need any office jobs in the future!


I am dropping you this e-mail just to say how impressed I was by the service offered to me as a candidate when I dealt with Wayne at NC Associates It’s true that the good agents see today’s candidates as tomorrow’s clients. Excellent service does not go unnoticed, and in my new position, as Head of Finance I will certainly welcome a call from NC Associates.

T. Wiggins