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Meet the team

Every member of our team of experienced consultants not only harnesses specialist knowledge and expertise, but has the drive, integrity and understanding to ensure an effective solution to your recruitment need.

Dedicated teams ensure that no matter what your requirement may be, we will have somebody who is immersed within that particular area and can offer you the pertinent and relevant guidance that you need.

Chris Sharp


Chris founded Sharp Consultancy in 1992 which has since grown to become a leading presence in the Northern marketplace.  Chris now operates within the highly experienced Main-Board executive search team identifying, selecting and placing candidates in financial and non-financial senior level positions within a broad range of small to medium sized enterprises, owner managed businesses and major global organisations throughout Yorkshire, the North of England and beyond.

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Mark Wilson

Managing Director

Having previously been a non executive director of the business, Mark took over the day to day running of Sharp Consultancy in 2002 and is responsible for the financial performance and continued development of the company.  A Chartered Accountant who qualified with KPMG, Mark has held a number of challenging Finance and Operating Director roles within the service, manufacturing and construction sectors.

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Lee Sweeney

Executive Director

Lee joined the Sheffield office of Sharp Consultancy in 1996 and opened the firm’s Leeds operation four years later. He advises major accounting practices, venture capitalists and banks in the North of England on the appointment of senior finance professionals in roles within corporate finance, corporate recovery and restructuring, audit, tax, leveraged and structured finance and private equity.

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Jamie Caulfield

Regional Director

Jamie joined Sharp Consultancy in 2005 as a researcher and his excellent performance saw him gain promotions to Regional Manager through to his current position of Regional Director.  He is focused upon the sourcing and placement of qualified and part qualified candidates for companies in the West Yorkshire area, as well as having strategic involvement in the daily management and performance of the team and future growth of the business.

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Aaron Pepperday

Regional Director

Aaron began working in recruitment in 2002.  He joined Sharp Consultancy in January 2011 and now manages the part qualified and qualified team in South Yorkshire as well as having responsibility for the recruitment of senior finance and accountancy professionals.  Aaron works with a large client base on both an exclusive and contingency basis, ranging from SME to Plc within the South Yorkshire region and surrounding areas, typically handling the recruitment of middle management through to Director level.


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Andrew Walker

Regional Manager

Andrew brings more than 13 years’ experience in recruitment to his role and joined Sharp Consultancy in 2010. As Regional Manager he is accountable for the overall performance of the South Yorkshire clerical team, specifically heading up a team that handles temporary and permanent finance support placements across South Yorkshire and the surrounding area.


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Mike Ball

Business Manager

Mike joined Sharp Consultancy in 2013 and specialises in the placement of qualified accountants into permanent roles within West and North Yorkshire.  He has more than 15 years’ experience within the recruitment industry having held key roles at a number of national and global agencies.

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Stuart Douglass

Business Manager

Stuart joined Sharp Consultancy in 2016 and brings a wealth of experience having worked in the recruitment industry for more than 17 years.  Stuart is focused on the placement of qualified interim finance candidates for the industry sector across West and North Yorkshire.

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Ben Graney

Business Director

Ben joined Sharp Consultancy in January 2014 and has quickly established himself as a key member of the Part Qualified and Qualified team through a consultative and personalised approach with candidates and clients.  He works with businesses – both on an exclusive and contingency basis –  throughout the South Yorkshire region and surrounding areas ranging in size from SME to global PLC.


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Alex Law

Managing Consultant

Alex joined Sharp Consultancy in 2017 and is a key member of the Transactional Finance team; he places candidates at all levels – including senior level roles – using his considerable sales management experience to work with clients across Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax.

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Karen Pitchforth

Executive Consultant

Karen is a highly experienced recruiter and works with senior qualified accountants within the interim market.  She joined Sharp Consultancy in 2013 having worked in the recruitment industry for more than 13 years.

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