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Who is Four?

We’re the team that will get you the role you deserve, find you the candidates you’ve always been looking for, or be the work colleagues you’ll call friends. We’re here to invest in you, so at Four, you’ll never just be a number.

The founding directors, brother and sister, Claire and Phil Sofield established the business back in 2008 with an aim to create a brand to be proud of, focused on quality and a desire to do a great job. A brand that has a genuine interest in helping businesses find great staff to grow and flourish, alongside supporting individuals careers.
 

 
 
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Finance

Having recruited for this highly competitive area since our founding years, we have the expertise needed to ensure your aspirations are met or even exceeded. We’ll find you the finance whizz kid of your dreams, or if you’re looking to enter the finance world for the first time, we’ll guide you every step of the way.
 

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HR

We never take the robotic approach; with Four you’ll always get the personal touch, so we can ensure you receive the best guidance and support when searching for your next role in HR or discovering the next superstar perfect for your company.
 

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Executive

We never take the robotic approach; with Four you’ll always get the personal touch, so we can ensure you receive the best guidance and support when searching for your next role in HR or discovering the next superstar perfect for your company.
 

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Project

Our proven track record gives us the expertise and infrastructure necessary to work with large or growing businesses who need to fill volume roles. With a focus on support, office administration and operations, our specialist team are equipped to offer a personalised and quality service for businesses that are experiencing a period of growth, a change of location or the opening of a new division. By working with us, we can help take the stress out of volume hires and ensure you have the best team to support you through the change. 
 

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Practice

We’ve worked with every kind of accountancy business, from smaller advisory practices, to larger firms. Our experience in this area makes us the best recruiters to find you fresh new talent looking to start a training contract, or the more experienced accountant looking to take on a management/director role. With our ear to the ground and our knowledge of this competitive industry we can ensure you get to the best roles in the quickest time. 
 

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Business Support

We can source and secure candidates for every size of business looking to fill office management, customer service and administration roles. Crucial for supporting the structure of every great business, we understand the importance of finding the right people for these positions and so will dedicate time to getting to know your aims, aspirations and must haves. We will never send you candidates to make up numbers, only ones that can make a positive difference.
 

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Finance

 
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Four people

Our brilliant team are at the centre of everything we do.

Like any business we are reliant upon our own colleagues to deliver against the high standards we have set from day one. Here you can find out a little bit more about what makes them tick and how they’ll help you resolve your next recruitment conundrum, whether you’re looking for work yourself or looking to recruit a new member of staff. 

 
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Management Team

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Claire Sofield
Owner / Sales Director

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 Phil Sofield
Owner / Operations Director

 
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Abbie Smith
Business Manager – Finance Lancashire

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Gemma Sofield
Associate Director - HR

 
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Manchester Team

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 Chris Smith
Senior Consultant - Finance 

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Jessica Louise Blackburn
Business Manager - Finance 

 
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Emma Louise Roddy
Consultant - Finance 

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Daniel Kay
Senior Consultant - Finance

 
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Lancashire Team

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Louis George
Consultant - Business Support

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.Neil Whitaker
Head of Four Executive

 
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Rebecca
Senior Consultant - Finance

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Administration Team

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Claire Hextall
Marketing & PR Manager

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Shannon Dixon
Marketing Executive.

 
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Phill Heald
Accounts & Admin Manager

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Management Team

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Manchester Team

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Rebecca 

Senior Consultant - Finance 

“Travelling South East Asia – 13 flights and travelled from Malaysia to Thailand by bus”

 

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Lancashire Team

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Administration Team

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Claire Hextall 

Marketing & PR Manager  

“Personal wise it has to be my three girls, I had twins when my eldest was two and worked throughout, blooming tough but wouldn’t have it any other way (now anyway!!)."

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Our Culture

Whilst we know it’s a bit of a cliché, we definitely live by the philosophy work hard, play hard. We’re always organising social events outside of work, from black tie dinners to quiz nights to team away days. Our staff are the reason we’re still standing strong in a very competitive sector, so we make it our priority to bring a little fun into their everyday. Check out our Instagram for a sneak peek into what we get up to in our spare time. 

 
 

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