How we work with clients

The whole team at NC Associates is proud of the strategy and business approach we have created. Our daily goal is not to fill multiple individual roles for various one-off clients, which is so common in the marketplace, but to build a relationship, founded on trust, with our clients that makes us integral to supporting their business and making their work life easier.

At NC Associates we make it a matter of principle to understand the internal fabric of our partners, to understand their values and culture. This passion for gaining a greater understanding of the inner workings of the business allows us to guarantee we find the very best candidate that, not only meets the academic criteria needed to fulfil a role, but also ensure they are the right personal fit for the organisation ensuring a long and successful career.

Our passion for providing the right candidate to match client needs, competitive pricing and good customer service has formed the cornerstone of our company’s day to day approach and that is something we are very proud of.

Dedicated account management

Dedicated account management

At NC Associates we understand how frustrating it can be to deal with several people within an organisation. That is why we introduce dedicated, knowledgeable account managers that are on hand to deal with any questions you may have.

Executive search

Executive search

Looking for a particularly skillful, experienced and senior candidate? Our extensive network means we can carry out an in-depth executive search with a confidential approach. We utilise our developed resources to find the best candidate for the role.

Pre-screening interviews

Pre-screening interviews

Ensuring we meet candidates before we send them over to our clients is a key aspect of what we do as a business. Candidate’s CVs can look good on paper but they are not a replacement for meeting and getting to know about their experience first-hand.

Volume recruitment

Volume recruitment

Are you launching a large recruitment drive? At NC Associates we have dedicated account managers that will organise comprehensive bulk recruitment methods, screening tests and assessments.

assessment days

Assessment days

Using in house assessment days we can carry out tests and analysis of specific skill sets of candidates applying for roles. With accountancy and finance testing we can determine the level of a candidate’s knowledge before sending them for interview.

Bespoke service

Bespoke service

If you have a specific recruitment requirement NC Associates provides a bespoke recruitment solution. We tailor our approach to suit your needs and source candidates based on your detailed instructions.


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

Gavin has successfully placed numerous quality candidates with us and has specific strength and expertise in the finance space. He is adept at understanding role briefs and is determined, tenacious and thorough in his approach.

Beverley - Resourcing Manager at a national building society

Gavin at NC provides a straight-talking, no-nonsense recruitment service. He only puts forward candidates that in his view would be the right fit both technically and culturally, which is extremely important to us at Expect. Gavin came to see me in person to understand what we required and filled me with confidence that the candidates put forward would be relevant to my requirements. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gavin to anyone requiring a recruitment service you can trust.

Matthew - Logistics company in Yorkshire

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

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

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

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

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