Compass Corporate Services

Award-winning HR, Finance & Accounting and Support Services Recruitment Specialists. Brighton based, with a national reach.

“Simply the best recruitment agency service I have ever received. Your communication and contact is second to none, you are stars and a credit to CCS and the recruitment industry.”

“I have always valued your support, found you to be responsive, communicative and well connected with high calibre, appropriately experienced candidates. I would readily work with you again – thanks for all your help.”

“I would recommend any professional looking for their next career move to look to Compass Corporate Services to help them secure it.”

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Michael Wilkinson-Shaw FIRP

Divisional Manager - Corporate Services
  • Senior and Executive Management Appointments
  • Corporate Services recruitment
  • Business Support Practice: Informatics; Intelligence; Analytics

Adam Hodges MIRP

Senior Consultant - HR Practice
  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Organisational Development
  • Senior and Executive appointments

Jamie-Leah Taylor BA (Hons), AIRP

Consultant - Marketing Practice
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Philanthropy
Alex Christie of CCS Finance and Accounting team

Alex Christie AIRP

Consultant - Finance & Accounting Practice
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Middle to Senior Management Appointments
  • Service Delivery
Lucy Gill CCS Finance & Accounting Division

Lucy Gill AIRP

Consultant - Finance & Accounting Practice
  • Finance & Accounting Appointments
  • Entry, Middle to Senior Management
  • Health, Social and Service Delivery Sectors


Chris Hannam - CCS - HR Practice

Chris Hannam BA (Hons), AIRP

Consultant - HR Practice
  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Organisational Development
  • Service Delivery
Headshot David Bland, CCS

David Bland BA (Hons), ACIM

Head of Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing (strategy, digital, content, advertising, analytics)
  • Communications (internal and external)
  • Events co-ordination

I have used recruitment agencies from both sides of the fence; to seek credible candidates and recently personally to find the right next career step.  It can often be a challenging process following both routes, but especially finding that next move.

Jamie Leah contacted me following interest in a position and following discussions and a face to face meeting, I have to say she has been the best recruitment consultant I have ever worked with.

Jamie Leah is extremely professional, demonstrated honesty, integrity and has a great personality that compliments her role very well.  But I believe her biggest asset is her ability to communicate effectively, her listening skills are second to none, she asked all the right questions and retained what she had learned during the conversations to better the process. She always kept me up to date with developments and I feel did a great job of balancing the needs of CCS, the employing company and myself.

I have no doubt I will come to Jamie-Leah in the future when I am looking to recruit and in my opinion is a real credit to CCS and thank you.

Senior Marketing ManagerGlobal Tech | International Investors

Simply the best recruitment agency service I have ever received. As an experienced HR professional I have dealt with many in the recruitment industry both as a candidate and client and can honestly say that Compass Corporate Services stands out a mile.

Jamie-Leah Taylor and Michael Wilkinson from Compass Corporate Services are brilliant, they got to work quickly and secured me a fantastic role making the whole process look easy. Your communication and contact is second to none, you are both stars and a credit to CCS and the recruitment industry.

Thank you and I recommend you without hesitation.

Head of HRElderly and LD Care

Adam provided excellent support and was always on hand with updates and any information that was needed. I’m really impressed with the service received and he was a credit to CCS.

Project Manager eRecruitmentLuxury Elderly Care | International Investors

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Compass Corporate Services – particularly Alex Christie; the whole process was handled very professionally. I felt he performed at a much higher level than most consultants I had come across. I will recommend CCS and Alex in the future without hesitation.


Financial ControllerPrimary Care | Independent Provider

I would like to say thank you to Chris who has provided me with an exceptional service. From the initial contact both through and following my interview, I have received the greatest support, the little touches make all the difference when going for an interview, I really do appreciate all the help I have been given.

HR AdvisorMedTech | PE Backed

I have dealt with many employment agencies over the years, but I have to say that Compass Corporate Services and especially Lucy have been outstanding. She always keeps me informed of what is happening, even if there’s no change. She kept me reassured and made me feel important. She is always friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend Lucy and CCS to anyone needing their services.

Purchase Ledger ControllerMedTech | PE Backed

I was introduced to Alex and his team 6 months ago and I have been very impressed with the level and quality of candidates that I have been asked to interview as well as Alex’s full understanding of the clear brief given. Recruitment agencies come and go but the success of an agency is that attention to detail, speed of response and meeting the brief and Alex has been extremely professional in his work and CCS have so far been my go-to agency.

Finance DirectorChildren's Specialist Services | PE Backed

Alex provided a selection of highly competent candidates and managed the process smoothly and efficiently. His specialist NHS / healthcare knowledge was evident especially in comparison to another agency we were using. Would use Alex again on an exclusive basis based on this work.

Head of RecruitmentPrimary Care | Independent Provider

Alex has been a valuable external member of a team that successfully secured an additional team member. He maintains great communications with me both verbally and via email. He listens to what we require and then puts forward candidates that meet the job spec. He provides feedback after the interviews and works with us until an appointment has been made. I am pleased that we work with him and am happy to continue to do so.

I am sure that the feedback he has from the candidates themselves would also be positive.

Lead Finance Business PartnerLuxury Elderly Care | International Investors

Adam approached me about the opportunity which I am shortly due to undertake, and throughout the engagement process offered a great candidate experience. Nothing was too much trouble; I did ask a lot of questions! Adam kept in regular contact and I couldn’t have asked for more from an agency.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the services of Adam and Compass Corporate Services.

Thank you for finding me the perfect role for my next career move!

Head of HRElderly Care | Independent Provider

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Adam to secure my next role.

Adam is obviously proficient and uses his flair for people management to an optimum, striking the perfect balance in quickly building rapport whilst remaining professional and efficient at every stage.

Demonstrating enviable excellence, he has represented his organisation and indeed profession, admirably.

I am confident that once in post, I will be able to further develop the obviously effective working relationship he has established with the Client.

Thank you, Adam, for your invaluable support and guidance.

Group Head of HRAdult Social Care | UK PE

Compass Corporate Services have been really supportive in helping me to find employment. Adam Hodges has been extremely helpful and succeed in finding me a really good role. Adam always maintains contact and keeps me updated with any developments which means I have never had to chase him.

I’m really grateful to Compass Corporate Services, especially Adam.

Head of HRElderly Care | Social Care | Independent

I have always valued your support, found you to be responsive, communicative and well connected with high calibre, appropriately experienced candidates. I would readily work with you again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you to other clients. Keep in touch. Thanks again.

Interim Director of People & PerformanceNursing and elderly care | Health care

Michael is one of the few Recruitment Consultants I would recommend to both organisations and job seekers. He cares equally about providing professional service and finding the best fit for both sides. Michael worked really hard to get to know me as a person, my skill set and industry expertise to ensure I was put forward for the best opportunities.

Thanks Michael – keep up your great work!

Learning and Development ManagerConstruction | Property & Care

I have worked with numerous recruitment consultants in the past and have found the whole process very frustrating. Michael however has been very effective in finding high calibre people for our organisation. He listens to what we want, filters candidates and then gives good aftercare. He is very personable and understands the priorities that we have and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other companies.

Company DirectorHealthcare | Private Equity

I was fortunate enough to work with Michael on securing my new role. Michael understood completely my desired role and then expertly matched me to the role and organisation that was the best fit. Throughout the recruitment process Michael kept me informed and up to date. I would recommend any professional looking for their next career move to look to Compass and Michael to help them secure it.

HR DirectorSocial Care | Privately Owned

Jamie-Leah’s support provided during my recruitment journey was extremely compassionate, inspiring, professional and thorough. She took a personal interest in knowing me as a person, what I was looking for in my career and what success was in my recruitment journey. When things didn’t go to plan, as they might sometimes, she was very supportive and full of ideas. A great person to have on your side during a career change.

Head of Communications and External AffairsHousing | International Charity

ADAM IS THE BEST RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH! During the several months I was looking for a suitable position, Adam kept Compass Corporate Services foremost in my mind, with regular contact and updates on activity. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Adam.

If I had any questions, he always strived to provide answers and is hugely knowledgeable and passionate about his sector. Adam always went above and beyond to ensure that my career search remained on-track.  I always felt that Adam was as committed to my career search as me – if Adam promised to ring or email me, he did – even when he was on holiday!

Looking for the right opportunity can be a job in itself, but Adam made it a lot easier and I couldn’t have found my perfect job without him. Adam is a consummate professional, and I have recommended several other candidates to Adam and Compass Corporate Services.

Thank you ever so much for all your assistance, Adam, you’re one in a million!

Quality and Training LeadElderly | Social Care

Jamie-Leah provided a very efficient and effective service. She kept us up to date, whilst at the same time acknowledging that our time is also busy with other things and therefore not making demands on us to respond to things immediately. She took time to understand our needs and also the nature of the role and the organisation. As a result the candidate she sent us was just right for the post. Thanks Jamie-Leah!

Head of HREvolve Housing & Support | NFP