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SF are proud to partner with Advanced

By Mike Lattimer
SF are proud to partner with Advanced

Advanced Partners with SF Recruitment to Fuel West Midlands' Economy through Multiple Finance Roles

Advanced, a leading software and services provider, supplying clients such as the NHS, local Government as well as commercial businesses such as Harvey Nicholls, has joined forces with SF Recruitment, the Midlands' leading specialist recruitment agency, to fill multiple finance positions across the West Midlands. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone in Advanced's growth plans following the relocation of its head office from London to Birmingham in October 2022.

As part of its expansion strategy, Advanced is actively seeking to strengthen its finance teams in Birmingham. Through its partnership with SF Recruitment, Advanced aims to swiftly recruit qualified professionals for a range of finance and fintech roles, with competitive salaries ranging from £35,000 to £105,000 per annum. This ambitious recruitment plan will be executed over the next few months, contributing to the thriving local economy.

Unlike traditional hiring approaches, Advanced prioritises aptitude over academic achievements and potential over previous experience. Embracing a hybrid work model that aligns with current industry trends, Advanced provides its employees with the flexibility and work-life balance they desire. The latest Global Talent Trend Report by LinkedIn highlights flexibility and work-life balance as key priorities for job seekers, which positions Advanced favourably as an employer.

At Advanced, nurturing an engaged and diverse workforce is paramount. The company invests in its employees, recognising their role in its success. Advance fosters an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and fulfill their potential. In addition to flexible work arrangements, Advanced demonstrates its commitment to employee well-being through various benefits, including the Top Achievers Club trip, quarterly Advanced Values Awards, spot bonuses, volunteer days, and daily peer recognition. By acknowledging and rewarding the exceptional contributions of its staff, Advanced cultivates an environment of excellence.

Renowned for its exceptional software and services, Advanced proudly serves prestigious clients such as the NHS, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), London City Airport, Virgin Money, Café Nero, Harvey Nichols, Woodland Trust, and Norwich City Council. The company's growth has been fuelled by both organic expansion and strategic acquisitions. Striving to become the leading software and services provider in the UK, Advanced aims to double its revenue within the next two years. With a strong emphasis on employee engagement and investment, Advanced aspires to be the employer of choice within its industry.

The partnership between Advanced and SF Recruitment not only demonstrates the commitment to growth but also brings significant benefits to the city of Birmingham. Yiannis Maos, CEO of WM Tech and Board Advisor supporting tech businesses' scaling efforts, expresses his satisfaction with the collaboration. Maos comments, "I truly believe our city, Birmingham, has the potential to become a global Tech Hub. To reach this vision, collaboration is key. The partnership between Advanced and SF Recruitment, the Midlands' leading specialist recruitment agency, brings us closer to this goal. This is excellent news for the region, as a career in tech offers immense possibilities. Birmingham's diversity, innovation, and growth are evident, and the relocation of head office functions from London to Birmingham reinforces this."

‘Quote from Mike Lewis, West Midlands Growth Company and Henrietta Breirley, CEO – Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’

Mike Lattimer 2024
Mike Lattimer
Managing Director – SF Technology & SF Recruitment (West)