Founded by Chartered Accountants Simon Hayes and Serdar Osman, Handpicked Recruitment specialises in the placement of high-calibre, qualified and non-qualified accountancy personnel, with a particular focus on the Shipping and Oil & Gas sectors.
With the in-house expertise to go that extra step, Handpicked ensures that candidates are technically and personally suitable for a role before recommending them to hiring managers. Our ethos is to find smart, spirited and supportive talent to meet our clients' requirements, and to locate the right opportunities for our candidates where they can thrive and develop.
Over the years we have successfully placed accountancy personnel for our clients which include established industry names such as Lomar Shipping, Seadrill, Archer, Frontline and Golar LNG.
Simon became ACCA qualified in 2010. Having worked as Finance Director for personal injury claims specialists, Accidents Direct, Simon experienced great frustration in trying to recruit for his own finance team. This inspired him to form Handpicked Recruitment.
Serdar became ACCA qualified in 2010 having worked as Senior Management Accountant at Golar LNG one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of Liqufied Natural Gas carriers.
In 2012 Serdar joined Oslo Bors listed Oilfield Services provider Archer as Corporate Controller before co-founding Handpicked Recruitment.