Women-led recruitment company launched to support Scottish businesses facing staff shortages

A women-led research company was launched to serve corporate clients, public sector finance functions and accounting firms.

Millyard Peoples co-founders Amy Peoples and Georgie Millyard have together spent 20 years working with clients in a variety of different industries.

They decided to start the company to focus on areas that they believe need specialist support due to the current staffing shortages that many companies are facing and the changing work habits created by Covid-19.

The focus will be on placing professionals in finance, tax and treasury, internal audit and assurance, and corporate finance and consulting.

While staffing crises in sectors such as hospitality and logistics have grabbed the headlines, senior finance professionals are also in high demand, with many vacancies for several months due to multiple offers. candidates; including heavy counter-offers.

Amy Peoples, co-founder and director of Millyard Peoples

“With changing work habits due to the continued work of the home culture and the increase in quitting, candidates have even more opportunities to explore,” Millyard commented.

“Our success in our careers to date is down to a mix of hard work and our strong networks within the Scottish financial market – this combination allows us to partner with businesses to cut through that noise and find the people and teams best suited to add value and ultimately help them grow.”

Millyard Peoples serves the entire Scottish market, with a range of finance, tax, treasury and audit roles.

The start-up aims to achieve a turnover of over £150,000 in the first year.

Both are currently home-based, with Millyard in Edinburgh and Peoples in the West. It is expected to find offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow over the next six to twelve months.

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