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Howard Bentwood

Howard Bentwood

CEO

Howard Bentwood is the Founder and CEO of Cedar and has worked in recruitment for over 30 years.Howard’s focus has been on building Cedar into a strong and respected brand since 2003.  As a result, Cedar is now renowned for its professionalism, flexibility, and ability to deliver recruitment solutions that genuinely add value to its partner clients. Howard is an enthusiastic advocate for authen...

Josef Aiston

Josef Aiston

Associate Director

​Josef joined Cedar in 2022 as an Associate Director in the Interim Qualified Finance Team. He has eight years of experience in the industry and has established a reputation as a highly reliable ‘go to’ recruiter for interim hires.Josef is highly driven to find the right solution for his clients and was the winner of multiple awards for exceptional performance in his previous agency. He’s work...

Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes

Senior Associate - Procurement

​Dan has joined Cedar with 4 years’ recruitment experience, all of which have been specialising in indirect procurement recruiting across permanent roles in the private sector.Dan has experience working with a variety of FTSE 100’s, as well as start-ups and growing businesses within a range of industries. This includes strong relationships in the retail, FMCG, financial services and professiona...

Robyn Bergmann

Robyn Bergmann

Head of Finance

​At Cedar, Robyn is part of the Fully Qualified Interim team with a resolute commitment to providing clients with top-quality interim finance professionals.Robyn has been supporting CEOs, CFOs, and FDs as a trusted recruitment partner for over 14 years and with this, has built a deep understanding of the finance landscape. She has built long-standing relationships with clients and candidates al...

Hamza Bhimani

Hamza Bhimani

Associate - Tax

​Hamza joined the Cedar Tax team as an Associate, recruiting across all practice tax and on a perm basis. Hamza started his recruitment career in a graduate consultant role working exclusively within the Finance sector where he specialised in the source and supply of experienced professionals covering a wide range of functions, as well as gaining experience in recruiting Business Support roles...

Giuseppe Borsellino

Giuseppe Borsellino

Head of Supply Chain

​Giuseppe has joined Cedar to head up the supply chain practice across the UK, with 11 years of experience recruiting for technical supply chain roles. Giuseppe is a specialist within the industrial sector having worked within automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing across the UK and Europe. Giuseppe is a self-proclaimed supply chain geek and loves how supply chains work from concept t...

Kirsteen Brannigan-Hughes

Kirsteen Brannigan-Hughes

Director - Tax

​Kirsteen has been recruiting exclusively within the in-house tax market for over 15 years and has built an established network of clients and candidates Throughout this time she has placed permanent and interim candidates across corporate tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing and human capital from Head of Tax/Tax Director level to Tax Manager.

Ed Browning

Ed Browning

Delivery Consultant – Public Sector

​Ed joined Cedar at the start of 2022 as a Research Associate, supporting the procurement team recruiting in the public sector. Having recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in history, this is Ed’s first recruitment position. Ed has recently completed an internship as a marketing researcher where he was able to develop his analytical mindset, amongst other skills. Ou...

Antoine Carlier

Antoine Carlier

Financial Controller

​With extensive experience in tech, biotech and recruitment, Antoine joined Cedar as Financial Controller in 2020, just as Covid struck. Recruited to provide greater structure and depth to Finance as Cedar’s high growth dictated greater expertise, Antoine’s calm and methodical approach paid dividends as Cedar rapidly adapted to very new challenges and new ways of working, without any disrupti...

Jordan Cheadle

Jordan Cheadle

Senior Associate - Qualified Finance

Jordan has over six years’ experience recruiting accounting and finance professionals across London and the Home Counties. Specialising in the Recently Qualified space, he has a strong network across the Commerce & Industry sectors. Priding himself on his direct and solution-orientated approach, Jordan has a track record of partnering startup/growth stage SMEs with key finance hires, as we...

Struan Connor

Struan Connor

Associate – Tax

​Struan joined the Cedar Tax team as an Associate, recruiting across all practice tax and in-house roles on both a perm and interim basis.Struan started his recruitment in a graduate role working exclusively within the Transportation & Logistics sector where he specialised in the source and supply of experienced professionals covering a wide range of functions. As well as gaining experience...

Aimee Corley

Aimee Corley

Internal Operations Support

​Aimee joined Cedar in 2018 as Contractor support, reporting to Kirsty McBean and gained 3 ½ years of experience in this role supporting the contracts team and several consultants. Aimee re-joined the back-office team in January 2022 as Internal Operations Support. Having taken on more responsibility in her new role, Aimee is now in charge of front of house, with IT and desktop support and ever...

Holly Dean

Holly Dean

Business Manager – Payroll Management

Holly heads up the Payroll division at Cedar and has gained 8 years of recruitment experience, which includes 2 years heading up the payroll division at Cedar and 6 years focusing on part-qualified finance.Holly currently specialises in all levels of Payroll from entry to Senior Director Level, across all industries internationally. These roles include Payroll Administrator, Payroll Assistant, ...

Georgina Denslow

Georgina Denslow

Director - Finance

​Having begun her recruitment career at Cedar, now 6 years later, she heads the Interim Qualified Finance team. Placing candidates ranging from newly qualified accounts through to Finance Directors and CFO appointments across a range of industries and in locations as far afield as Barbados. GG as she’s know to the team, is happily married and lives in Essex, but is originally from the NE and re...

Lorena Frangiamore

Lorena Frangiamore

Executive Assistant - Finance

Lorena joined Cedar as an Executive PA to the Finance Team, supporting Jayne, Chris and the wider finance recruitment function.She has 4 years of previous experience as an EA. In her previous role, Lorena provided administrative and secretarial support to 5 Vice Presidents. Her role included extensive diary management, including complex travel arrangements, organising client and internal meetin...

Louise Gapp

Louise Gapp

Head of Procurement

Louise has over 14 years’ experience in the procurement and supply chain industry and holds an executive personal network spanning multiple categories and industries. Her specialisms include tailored relationship management, bespoke sourcing solutions and matching best of breed talent with like-minded clients. Louise’s integrity has built long standing and trusted relationships with both client...

Edward Gavigan

Edward Gavigan

Senior Associate – Transformation

Ed works in the Change & Transformation team placing mid-senior top-quality interim Change professionals, specialising exclusively in assignments to source permanent and interim candidates with expertise in Finance Systems, ERP, Business Change, and Finance Change. He started his recruitment career at Michael Page delivering in Interim & Permanent Technology Transformation recruitment....

Stephanie Grainger

Stephanie Grainger

Senior Associate - Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

​Stephanie has over 6 years recruitment experience, specialising in interim transactional and part-qualified level roles (from entry-level Graduate up to Finalist Accountant level) within Commerce & Industry and the Public Sector. Over the years, Stephanie has built up an exceptional and exclusive talent pool and network of outstanding candidates to successfully deliver appointments acr...

Keiysha Greer-Simpson

Keiysha Greer-Simpson

Associate – Transformation

​Keiysha joined the Interim Finance Transformation team as an Associate, contributing a background in Interim IT & Finance recruitment.Having previously specialised in both areas, Keiysha has established a strong understanding of the link between finance and tech within the Change & Transformation space. In addition to this her love of working at a fast pace and learning as much as poss...

Kabir Gulabkhan

Kabir Gulabkhan

Director – Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

​Kabir joined Cedar with over 10 years of recruitment experience within the PQ Finance sector specialising within the Credit Management field. In his previous role, Kabir looked after a national specialism that consisted of 25+ consultants across the UK.At Cedar, Kabir now heads up our PQ & Transactional division, which focuses across all areas of non-qualified and part-qualified finan...

Harriet Hall

Harriet Hall

Associate - NQ Finance

​Having joined Cedar in August 2022, Harriet sits as an Associate on the Newly Qualified Finance desk where she recruits for permanent positions across Commerce and Industry businesses. She contributes a years’ worth of recruitment experience working exclusively with UHNW, high-profile clients to source high calibre private household staff. Although a niche sector, it required Harriet to have a...

Jayne Halperin

Jayne Halperin

Managing Partner – Finance

A graduate from the University of Birmingham, Jayne joined Cedar in 2017 to spearhead the Finance Practice and drive the growth of the company. Her key focus is to further enhance Cedar’s client portfolio and fortify existing relationships, providing the requisite support to ensure the team reaches its full potential while maintaining Cedar’s unique culture. Jayne believes the added value from ...

Suzanne Hathaway

Senior Consultant – Procurement
Ellie Heanue

Ellie Heanue

Associate – NQ Finance

​Ellie has over 3 years recruitment experience in Finance, starting her career recruiting permanent placements across all levels. Since joining Cedar, she sits in the Recently Qualified, permanent team recruiting into a range of Commerce & Industry organisations. Outside of the Cedar offices, Ellie is a keen netball player and has an unhealthy obsession with Salt & Vinegar crisps.

Asma Hussain

Asma Hussain

Finance Assistant

​Asma has joined Cedar with 8 years of experience in the finance sector. As a financial assistant within the back-office team, her main duties will include expensing, ap processing, payment runs, and month-end processes. Asma will also be working towards her ACCA qualification alongside her role here at Cedar.In her years of experience, Asma has picked up many skills such as working with differ...

Nikhil Jethwa

Nikhil Jethwa

Associate - Finance

​Nikhil joined Cedar as an associate within the finance team, contributing 7 years of recruitment experience. Having started his recruitment career in 2014, Nikhil has worked across several sectors including real estate, property, and financial.At Cedar, Nikhil specialises in qualified finance specifically recruiting for permanent roles.In his spare time, Nikhil loves both playing and watch...

Prim Kambhato

Prim Kambhato

Research Associate – PQ&T

​Prim joined Cedar in October 2022 as a Research Associate in the Part Qualified and Transactional Finance team, recruiting from junior to PQ levels.Having recently graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Mathematics, this is Prim’s first job in recruitment. Previously, Prim had worked as an online Mathematics tutor which strengthened her communication skills, which she will ut...

Matthew Langley

Matthew Langley

Managing Partner – Procurement & Supply Chain

Matt has 14 years’ experience recruiting in London and Sydney, spending much of his earlier career in senior financial recruitment, working closely with CEOs, CFOs and Finance Directors to provide top quality interim professionals at speed. At Cedar Matt has joined the leadership team and become an accomplished Procurement recruitment professional.Internally and among clients Matt is known for ...

Jade Lucas

Jade Lucas

Marketing Administrator

​Jade joined Cedar at the end of 2021 as a marketing administrator to help support the marketing team. Having recently graduated with a joint honour’s degree in Business Management and Drama this is Jade's first full-time marketing role. Jade has previously completed marketing modules and internships and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge within this role. Jade’s company when working...

Simon Lythgoe

Simon Lythgoe

Marketing Director

​Simon joined Cedar at the beginning of the global pandemic to bring some rigor and process to the company's branding and marketing. Simon is an experienced recruitment Marketing professional having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry all over the world.Having worked as a Solutions Director across numerous global MSPs and RPOs, and managed multiple Employer Branding campaigns...

Cheyanne Mason

Cheyanne Mason

Associate – PQT

Cheyanne specialises in Interim Part Qualified Finance recruitment across various sectors including Retail, Legal, Property and Energy. She will be recruiting across roles from Accounts Payables to Management Accountants. Most of Cheyanne’s experience lies within the education sector. She has shy of a year’s worth of recruitment experience, although has already made an impressive impact on the ...

Cameron  McBean

Cameron McBean

Contractor Support

Cam joined Cedar on a temporary basis in 2016, straight out of college, but soon proved his worth and joined permanently as Internal Operations Support later the same year. Whilst his job title remains unchanged, Cam’s role has grown extensively and he combines front of house, with IT and desktop support and everything to do with candidate registration and candidate care. Cam’s flamboyance and...

Kirsty McBean

Kirsty McBean

Head of Internal Operations

Kirsty joined Cedar in 2007 as Administration Assistant, when it had but 9 employees. Since then, as the company has grown, Kirsty has worked in facilities, IT and finance before becoming Cedar’s Internal Operations Manager, responsible for all back-office functions, with the exception of finance. Kirsty thrives in this wildly diverse role, where every single day brings something new and dif...

Pete McNulty

Pete McNulty

Head of Direct Procurement

Pete has joined Cedar with over 12 years’ experience in the recruitment of procurement and supply chain professionals across the UK and Europe. Joining the procurement team, Pete is enthusiastic about growing Cedar’s manufacturing practice as part of our aim to be the market leader in this space.  An industrial expert in Direct Procurement, Pete has a real passion for Automotive, Aerospace and...

David Mendonca

David Mendonca

Director – Finance

​​David Mendonca is an Associate Director on Cedar’s Senior Finance desk with a strong network in the TMT space, with proven success securing Senior Finance talent for a diverse client base ranging from startup/growth stage to global FTSE 100 companies.

Curtis Millington

Curtis Millington

Business Manager – Finance

​Curtis heads up the Investment & Fund Finance practice at Cedar, specialising in the Alternative Investment, Private Equity and Financial Services space.Over the past 5 years, he has gained a wealth of international experience placing top-caliber individuals into some of the most established investors and asset managers in the world, partnering with C-Suite Executives and Directors to hel...

Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Managing Partner – Finance

​Chris has over 11 years experience recruiting finance professionals across the UK. Having joined the Cedar in 2017, Chris quickly elevated himself to become a key member of the Executive Leadership team. Working closely with CEOs, CFOs and FDs, Chris is a pragmatic solution-driver, with an excellent eye for detail and an ability to deliver large-scale, strategic recruitment projects. Chris ...

Andy Myerson

Andy Myerson

Director - Finance

​Andy is a senior-level financial recruiter with over 23 years' experience in the London & Home Counties markets. He recruits qualified accountants (from newly-qualified up to Financial Director/CFO level) into roles across the commerce & industry, financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors. He is experienced in temporary & part-qualified recruitment and ...

Sheyda Ozturk

Sheyda Ozturk

Associate - PQT

​Sheyda has joined Cedar as an Associate within the Part Qualified Finance team, recruiting across all levels of Credit Management roles on both a permanent and interim basis.  Contributing over 2 years of finance recruitment experience, Sheyda has previously worked with numerous industries across the UK. Her market knowledge is a great addition to the team as well as her ability to deliver pr...

Stephen Perrin

Stephen Perrin

CFO

Stephen is a qualified accountant and portfolio Finance Director with more than 35 years financial experience. As a trusted advisor to Cedar, Stephen provides support in commercial and financial decision making, drawing on his more than 15 years’ experience in the recruitment sector and his passion to help drive sustainable growth even in the most difficult commercial environments, of which he...

Robert Philips

Robert Philips

Head of PQ Perm Finance

​Rob joined Cedar in June 2021 to head up the PQ permanent team, bringing with him 14 years of recruitment experience. The PQ team focuses on the recruitment of entry-level through to part-qualified and finalist Accounting positions.Having previously worked for a global recruitment agency, Rob gained a wealth of knowledge which he now contributes to the Cedar team. Before entering the world of...

Vicky Power

Vicky Power

Head of Procurement - Public Sector

​Vicky has nearly 20 years’ recruitment experience within the Procurement space. Following her very early career recruiting into the private sector across a range of clients, Vicky has subsequently spent most of her time supporting a range of organisations across the public sector Procurement, Commercial, and Contract Management disciplines.Outside the office, Vicky follows lots of sports and i...

Alex Pughe

Alex Pughe

Associate Director – Finance

​Alex has joined Cedar contributing 25+ years of valuable experience within the commerce, media and fintech industry. He will be recruiting across senior-qualified finance roles, covering, chief financial officers, financial directors, financial controllers etc. All of which will be across the commerce & industry, financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors in the...

Daryl Riley

Daryl Riley

Head of Finance Transformation

​Daryl started his recruitment career in 2003 delivering in Interim finance recruitment. Over the past 19 years, Daryl has delivered across various disciplines. Finance, technology, data and, change and transformation in both contingent and SoW delivery models. Daryl always takes an authentic and human-first approach with honesty, transparency, and integrity as qualities he holds in high regar...

Jasneel Sehmi

Jasneel Sehmi

Senior Associate - Finance

​Having recently accomplished her second year with Cedar, Jas joined the team bringing 7 years of recruitment experience in business support. Jas places candidates starting at newly qualified accounts through to Finance Directors and CFO appointments within West London, Greater London. Jas enjoys the fast-paced nature of recruitment and whilst working hard she feels rewarded by the thrill of c...

Kilian Skinnader

Kilian Skinnader

Senior Associate - Supply Chain

​Kilian has joined the Supply Chain & Procurement team within Cedar. Contributing 4/5 years’ recruitment experience, he will be recruiting for senior-end supply chain and procurement roles across the UK within the consumer goods space. He will cover roles from Supply Chain Manager through to Supply Chain Director.  Prior to Cedar, Kilian gained 3/4 years of experience in the Supply chain an...

Erin Smith

Erin Smith

Associate - Interim Finance

​Erin has joined Cedar as an associate within the interim finance team, contributing 5 years of recruitment experience. Erin has worked across several sectors including industrial, health care and business support, covering both temp and perm roles. Within the team, Erin will be specialising in fully qualified contracted roles. Prior to recruitment, Erin gained six years’ worth of experience in...

Eilidh Sproul

Eilidh Sproul

Senior Associate – Procurement

​Eilidh joined Cedar with 4 years recruitment experience across the UK and Internationally. She has an established network of clients and candidates and is focussing on Procurement Recruitment in the Public Sector at Cedar. She is honest, hard working and prides herself on delivering exceptional service to her clients and candidates. Outside of work, Eilidh loves sports (especially running, cy...

Staci Taylor-Black

Staci Taylor-Black

Associate – PQ Finance

​Staci joined Cedar as an associate within the Part Qualified and Transaction Team. At Cedar, Staci will be recruiting across Credit Control and Accounts Receivables as an interim consultant. Staci contributes close to 5 years of recruitment expertise in Office Support as well as Accountancy and Finance. Her specialist areas previously included Financial Services, Accountancy Practices, Retail...

Shenelle Thompson

Shenelle Thompson

Finance Assistant

​Shenelle joined Cedar in 2012 as an Administration Assistant.  Shenelle wasn’t very good at that, so because she owned a calculator she moved into finance.  Shenelle started in contractor payroll and billing, but the introduction of electronic timesheets gave her some free time and now she is also responsible for all aspects of client billing, credit control, supplier payments, expenses and ...

Graham Thornton

Graham Thornton

Director - Finance

Starting his recruitment career in 1997, Graham worked for a small number of leading international recruitment organisations before joining Cedar in 2004 shortly after its inception. The majority of his career has been spent sourcing mid to senior level finance professionals, working closely with a diverse mix of clients. Graham’s success is based on creating robust, long term relationships wit...

Joe Tooley

Joe Tooley

Associate Director – Interim Finance

I have over 7 years of experience in the recruitment of interim transactional and part qualified finance roles within Commerce and industry.I've built a successful career by nurturing relationships with clients, navigating them through the complexities of an ever-changing industry, and delivering interim solutions in a quick time-frame with excellent candidates.I have an excellent trusted base ...

Ben Whyatt

Ben Whyatt

Business Manager - Procurement

​Ben joined Cedar in 2020 building on his background working in a procurement consultancy, where he personally set up and gained first-hand experience, of supporting recruitment for a wide range of clients, successfully filling interim, permanent and fixed-term contract roles in both the private and public sector in the UK and internationally.More specifically, Ben’s expertise covers the full e...

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

Recruitment Co-ordinator

​Alice joined Cedar in March 2022 as a Recruitment Co-ordinator, supporting those in the Public Sector Procurement team.Prior to joining Cedar, Alice worked in the marketing team for a top 40 UK legal firm, taking ownership of all administrative and support tasks to ensure bid writers could focus on writing winning bids. Before this, she spent five years living in Australia working in various c...

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Senior Associate - PQ Finance

​Highly motivated and passionate generalist 360 Recruiter, Lisa has been in recruitment for over 14 years across a variety of sectors. Having recently moved to specialise in finance, Lisa’s focus is now on Part-Qualified and Transactional Finance, recruiting for temporary and fixed-term contractors. Lisa is relishing the new challenge in such a thriving and buoyant market, soaking up the exp...