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Welcome to CB3 Associates
CB3 Associates Ltd are a specialist recruitment business to the Financial Services sector, who from their head-office based in Leeds offer a hugely consultative approach to candidate attraction and talent sourcing, as well as the candidate job search as and when the need arises.
Servicing a Northern geographic inclusive of Yorkshire & Humberside, the North West, the North East and the Midlands area we recruit roles for all types of businesses across the breadth of the Financial Services industry spectrum. From Director level appointments to Technical Administrators including Financial Planners, Sales Managers, Compliance, T&C, Training & Development, Paraplanning and Business Development, as well as aforementioned Administration and Support Staff we offer a bespoke, quality-driven recruitment service aimed at building long-lasting, trusted business relationships.
In particular, CB3’s area of expertise and ultimately its USP is that focused, targeted, regional recruitment offering to local people. With the ability to be so close to both the job market, and the candidate pool day to day we offer up to date, regional financial services sector market awareness not often associated with a dedicated recruitment service.
What Our Users Say
Corey – Senior Paraplanner @ Sandringham FP
Would highly recommend Chris when searching for a role, great communication skills and positive attitude. Managed to place me in something within a week of our first conversation. Really knows his stuff and has contacts to some brilliant companies. Cannot recommend enough
Kayleigh – Paraplanning Manager @ TFAS
Chris is excellent to work with. Very professional and attentive!
Kath – Operations Manager @ BBT Group
Chris really took the time to listen to me and to understand my requirements for my new role following redundancy. He gave me helpful tips and hints to prepare for my first interview after 17 years and was always on hand when I needed him. He didn’t ‘blanket Mail’ my details to anyone and everyone- he was selective and sounded me out about potential positions to obtain my permission to send my details on to prospective employers. Chris is definitely on my shortlist of my preferred recruiters.
Lisa – Financial Planner @ The Pension Planner
Chris yet again hit it out of the park.
I’ve dealt with Chris for many years now, and he recently placed in a new role (he previously placed me in another brilliant role back in 2014).
It was a company I hadn’t considered and probably wouldn’t have, had Chris not understood exactly what I needed and exactly what the company I am now happily employed by needed.
I have recommended Chris to friends and colleagues previously, and I cannot speak highly enough of him. Top of his game, as always.
David – Admin Manager @ Quilter PCA
Chris made the whole recruitment process effortless and was very supportive at every step. I would recommend CB3 Associates to anyone looking at moving firms.
Omar – Financial Planning Manager @ True Wealth FP
Chris has always been a great recruiter/ consultant .. He is open, honest and always tells you the facts of the exact positions and their requirements. Never does he push a role but rather consults with you and your requirements. I have worked with Chris on many opportunities and my last role was obtained by him. I’m now happily employed with a company that matches my values and my future ambitions.
Steve – Recruitment Manager @ Kingswood Group
When selecting agency partners to utilise, I look for expertise in their field. There’s no doubt that Chris is just that. He takes time to listen to clients, understand their needs and provides suitable candidates, readily prepped and briefed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris to any organisations within his field of expertise.
Nina – Company Director @ PenLife
We have worked with Chris for a number of years and have always found him to be very professional and reliable. Providing really high quality candidates. would highly recommend
Aimie – Talent Acquisition Partner @ Armstrong Watson
I have worked with Chris for a long time now, and he has placed a number of very experienced candidates into our firm’s Financial Planning Team. His ability to source great quality candidates, in line with our need and requirements, is excellent. I look forward to continuing to work with him for many years which are still to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
CB3 Associates Ltd are a reputable, reliable recruitment agency with many years’ experience working within the financial services sector across the North. We have in-depth market knowledge and will therefore be aware of many vacancies that are not advertised elsewhere, but also offer a proactive job search service which is enabled by the extensive client contact network we hold. We also manage your application from cradle to grave and will liaise with the client on your behalf throughput any application process, from interview prep to salary negotiations.
We cover the following geographical areas across the M62 corridor and the North:
- Cheshire and the Greater Manchester area
- South Yorkshire and the North Midlands
- Newcastle and the North East
If you are applying for a particular role, from the point of application your CV and details will be reviewed by our team of experienced Consultants against the role you have applied for, and also against any other suitable positions. If you are to be progressed, we will contact you directly within five working days to discuss the role further. If you do not hear from us within five working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. We would however like to keep your CV details on our confidential database, meaning you will be considered for every suitable new vacancy we receive in the future
No. We will only present your details once we have spoken to you in detail about the vacancy, and fully assessed suitability for all parties.
If you can’t find a suitable vacancy, we strongly recommend that you register with us – you’ll be added to our confidential database and will be contacted as soon as something that matches your requirements comes available. For more information, please read How can I learn about the live vacancies that Focus Management Consultants are working on?