Press Release: RFS acquires recruitment firm Essentia

Regulatory Finance Solutions Limited (RFS) has acquired City recruitment firm Essentia.

The investment further enhances the RFS offering, by providing permanent recruitment solutions to the group’s financial services client base.

Essentia Consulting Limited (Essentia) specialises in the permanent recruitment of senior professionals in risk, compliance, operations and technology. Founded in 2002, the firm has built a strong reputation for recruiting industry leading experts in candidate scarce markets. An ability to consistently deliver against their mandates has secured longstanding client relationships with organisations across professional and financial services.

Essentia Founder and CEO, Seb Wright, who will step down as CEO later in the year, said: “I take great pride in the achievements of the company to date, and am grateful to everyone that has helped us to get to this point. I am very much looking forward to the coming months, and working with the team at RFS as they scale the business.”

RFS Strategy Director, Anthony Howitt, who joins Essentia’s Management Team said: “We are thrilled to add Essentia to our group of companies. In a relatively short period of time, Essentia has established itself as a preferred supplier to an impressive number of internationally recognised brands, which are additive to our existing client base. We intend to enhance Essentia’s delivery function over the coming months to meet the increased demand from our combined client base.”

About RFS:

RFS is expert in helping regulated firms create better customer outcomes. We operate across retail banking, investments, insurance, consumer credit and utilities; sectors which are all having to manage in the emerging regulatory landscape. With our regulatory knowledge, our operational expertise and our specialist associates we can partner with our clients to deliver in the areas of Outcome Testing, Complaint Handling, Remediation, Financial Crime, Technical Resource and Project Management. Our solutions help to alleviate regulatory pressure, mitigate against future problems and support our clients in building loyalty and advocacy with their own customers.

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