Financial Services recruitment specialists


Recruitment, differently

Based in Bristol, and covering the South West region, we’re a couple of likeminded ex-colleagues with over two decades of recruitment experience between us. Uniquely we’re not career recruiters – our background is in senior leadership within a FTSE100 financial services firm.

With responsibility for the professional aspirations of hundreds of people in our care, we learnt to coax the absolute best out of everyone. We are acutely aware that poor appointments can be both damaging and expensive and maintain the belief that great recruitment can be transformational.

At Skilling Gate we challenge the recruitment status quo and deliver value to both clients and candidates alike.

Our principles are simple and honest; to listen, to be ethical, to persevere, to deliver outstanding service and to put people first.

Alexandra Butler
Alexandra Butler

After graduating Alexandra spent over 17 years at Hargreaves Lansdown, gaining broad experience in several business divisions, including marketing, training, HR and latterly recruiting and managing large call centre and operational teams. She holds a post graduate diploma in marketing and CIPD qualifications in Employment Law and HR.

Stuart Raison
Stuart Raison

After a stint working in account management and sales post-graduation, Stuart joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2002. He has recruited, developed and managed large, complex operational teams for the last 10 years. He knows first-hand the benefits of successful recruitment and has many years’ experience identifying emerging talent.


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0117 428 6388
07711 622 676

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Skilling Gate Group Limited
St Nicholas House
31-34 High Street
Bristol BS1 2AW