Financial Services recruitment specialists.

Behind everything we do is our enthusiasm for your culture, your people, your business.

A recruitment agency experience with an in-house feel.

Employees are your business’s most important resource. Poor recruits are a barrier to growth and improvement. To succeed it’s vital you have the right people. Skilling Gate are well placed to assist you.

Unlike most recruitment companies we have a unique insight into, and understanding of, the industry you work in, the challenges you face, who your clients are and the regulation you must negotiate. Our expertise was acquired sitting on the same side of the table as you. We want to champion what makes your business special, why you’re successful and what keeps your existing team engaged.

With a combined 30+ years at market-leading financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, recruiting and leading some of the company’s largest and most complex teams, we know what success looks like. 

We don’t want to sit on the side-lines, we want to become a seamless extension of your business. We want to be your first choice recruitment company.

Let us transform your recruitment.


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