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About us

CMA Recruitment Group was established in Southampton in 1980 and over the subsequent 40 years has built a reputation for its open and honest approach, working collaboratively and in the best interests of our clients and candidates. The business was founded by our Chairman Peter Clarke (pictured below in 1980) and has grown into a team of 45 with offices in Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Guildford as well as Southampton. CMA is now the South’s leading independent Accountancy & Finance, Executive, HR and Financial Services recruitment consultancy.

What makes us different? How have we placed over 20,000 candidates into career enhancing roles and why do we have over 200 preferred supplier agreements with businesses in the region, working with 467 clients last year alone?

We think it’s down to two key factors. Firstly our team of specialist consultants, and secondly, the quality of our candidates.

Our Team - The CMA team is highly professional and experienced, working at CMA for an average of 8 years, some for over 20 years. This tenure is 11.5 times the recruitment industry average and means our specialist consultants have unrivalled knowledge of the Solent and Thames Valley recruitment market, in each of their respective divisions. The team is therefore best placed to provide honest and consultative advice, supporting our clients and candidates in achieving their goals.

Our Candidates - At CMA we work hard to identify and attract the most talented professionals in the region. We do this by utilising our long-standing relationships with the professional advisory community as well as being a major corporate sponsor of key student and member societies. This is supported with an extensive online presence, comprehensive in-house database and continuous social media campaigns. Representing the region’s most talented candidates attracts the best jobs, often on an exclusive basis, and so the virtuous circle goes on – continuing to attract the best candidates.

For more information about how we can support your job search or recruitment campaign, please contact one of our experienced team.

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Meet the team

Our team’s tenure and experience are two of our key differentiators. This wealth of knowledge means we’re uniquely placed to support you in achieving your goals.

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Whether you are an experienced consultant, a Finance or HR professional, or a graduate with a sales background seeking a fresh challenge and would like to be a part of CMA’s success, we want to hear from you.

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