About us

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Verridian is an award-winning recruitment and training provider specialising in financial services. In over 20 years serving the financial services sector we have built an enviable client list and act as trusted partners to many of the world’s leading retail and private banks. Our success lies in deep knowledge of the markets we operate in and the quality work of our long standing recruiters and training consultants.

In order to achieve the depth of understanding necessary to help candidates into their next role, we recruit the very best recruiters available. Our senior team have years of experience operating in their sectors, most of which has been spent at Verridian.

If you are a recruitment consultant looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

Our dedicated trainers include chartered financial planners, CII trainers and CII question writers offering the highest calibre of training in the industry. We understand that everyone learns differently which is why we offer an extensive range of learning materials. Our renowned Complete Solution and course material has been designed in order to ensure that you pass your exams first time, every time.

Meet Our Head Office Team

Bill Haynes
Bill HaynesDirector
Bill has a dynamic track record in spearheading successful corporate change, performance improvement and achieving rapid new business growth. He is an inspiring and supportive leader, with substantial experience of aligning distribution, marketing and customer services for major financial services organisations including; Just Retirement Solutions, Barclays Premier Banking, Britannic Assurance, Sun Life, Commercial Union and City Investors. At Verridian his contact book and long experience of working as and working with senior executives at financial services companies makes him an excellent lead for our executive search team.
Bill Tomlin
Bill TomlinDirector
Bill has spent over 20 years working in financial services training and recruitment. He gained management development and sales development experience with Legal and General before joining Barclays where he spent 15 years running major training and recruitment functions. At one point he headed both training and recruitment for Barclays’ high net worth business before being appointed head of recruitment for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. It is no exaggeration to say that he has been responsible for the recruitment of thousands of financial services personnel both in the UK and across EMEA. Now as joint owner and co-director at Verridian, he brings that in-house experience to drive Verridian’s volume business.
Kay Hemsley
Kay HemsleyAccount manager
Kay is account manager for key clients in the financial services sector for Verridian. She manages and supports the wider recruitment team to maximise income and develop new business whilst growing current relationships. With previous experience in project management in the public sector she knows all about how to build and manage effective process with an eye on the commercial realities of small business success. Kay is also an effective recruitment consultant in her own right and runs a successful desk focusing on Verridian’s retail banking clients.
Kath Hicken
Kath HickenAccount manager
Kath is account manager ensuring that Verridian client briefs are correctly interpreted and then delivered to the wider recruitment team. Her background is 24 years in generalist, engineering and financial services recruitment. She also spent 4 successful years advising on mortgage products giving her great insight into what is required from a successful candidate in that market. Kath has specific responsibilities with respect to a number of key Verridian clients and splits her time between key client management and running her own successful desk.

Our Clients