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LMA Recruitment
9 Cloak Lane, London EC4R 2RU

Tel: +44 (0)20 7236 4999

Welcome to LMA - Big enough to find the best. Small enough to really know them

It’s easy to get pompous about what we do. To name drop our global clients or wax lyrical about ‘pioneering psychometric testing’. But if you’re not careful, you lose sight of what’s really important; relationships and people. We are proud winners of the Recruitment Agency of the Year award awarded by the industry leading Recruiter Magazine.

Without relationships, you don’t truly understand the client, their business culture and who they really need. You miss the nuances of each candidate, the human behind the CV and what makes them tick. And the ‘right fit’ slowly starts to blister.

Since 1999, LMA has supplied great candidates to blue-chip businesses in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. We draw on in-depth market intelligence and use industry-leading tools to search, screen and select. We have specialist consultants and a global network. And we’re professional beyond measure. 

But we never lose sight of what matters; how important the right people are to businesses, and the right careers are to people. 

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Finding the best people in the world isn’t always easy.

But it should be exciting – it’s what drives your business forward.

So our market nous, well-connected consultants and networking flair give you a real edge in the professional marketplace. Which means you can relax and get ready to meet your future stars.

Who’s in the best position to find you the perfect Compliance Manager or HR Director? The answer is a consultant who’s actually worked in that industry – someone who knows who to look for and how to sell the opportunity.

Our consultants are experts. So we offer a true consultancy service, guiding you through the briefing process and candidate choices. Tricky decisions that ultimately make a world of difference.

  • No death by CV: Recruitment consultants who don’t know their sectors have no idea which candidates are really right. And consultants ruled by KPIs are just trying to hit targets. The result is that you get buried in a mound of CVs that are mostly irrelevant to the role. At LMA, we only employ sector specialists. And our consultants have absolutely no targets. They focus on one thing – finding you exactly the right candidate by providing an uncomplicated, professional service.
  • We think long-term: You are our growth strategy. So we promise to be by your side for the long run – knowing your business, understanding your culture and using our smarts to find people who’ll help you grow.Our low staff turnover means that some of our consultant-client relationships date back to when we started. By dealing with the same person, year after year, you’ll enjoy personal service from someone who really knows your needs.
  • Trust. And a great sense of smell: Ultimately, it is about trust. Trust in our people, trust in our integrity and trust that we’ll always sniff out the cream – in the right time-frame, at the right salary. Many of London, Singapore and Hong Kong’s leading businesses trust our nose above anyone else’s.
  • So how do you find the right people?: To get the best candidates in competitive markets, you need to sell the opportunity. Our team is made up of sector professionals – many of whom have worked in the industry for which they now recruit. This means they can communicate the role clearly, giving you much more chance of engaging those prime candidates
  • Sometimes you need to look in all the wrong places: From the on-brand receptionist to the ingenious Finance Director, the perfect fit doesn’t always hang out on a database. So we look elsewhere. By being sociable, alert and deeply entrenched in our sectors, we get to the people that job ads and search engines miss.
  • Knowing each candidate: Our philosophy is simple yet effective: we combine the best consultants with the best tools. As part of our rigorous selection and screening process, we interview and reference-check every single candidate and provide bespoke tests on request. It’s just another layer of certainty that saves time and keeps your business moving forward.


Human Resources: Generalist | Specialist | Change:  

  • Turning your HR department into a real competitive advantage means finding those niche skills. Someone who knows your sector. Someone who understands the relationship between people, processes and technology.
  • LMA’s consultants are HR specialists, deeply entrenched in their sectors and following market trends. So whether you want an HR Director fluent in financial regulation, a talent acquisition leader in digital tech or a business partner with strategic expertise influencing a commercial sales team, we have a global network and bespoke relationship-led approach to find a person who can help you grow.
  • Compliance In an era of rapidly changing regulation, competition can be fierce to find and recruit the best Compliance talent – those unique candidates who protect your organisation while maintaining your competitive advantage.
  • At LMA, our Compliance consultants are industry experts (our team manager was one of the first specialist Compliance recruiters in London). We recruit at all levels across KYC, AML, Transaction Monitoring and Financial Crime. And being entrenched in the market, we keep pace with the regulatory environment. It means we can offer an expert consultancy service, advising you on the right skills as well as sourcing the best talent from our global networks.


  • Did you know that Accountancy & Finance hiring is what started the recruitment industry in the first place? So it’s an advanced industry, with big players and complex methodologies. At LMA, instead of relying entirely on processes and machines, we focus on people: really getting to know candidates and business cultures.
  • Most importantly, we’re specialists. We only recruit for the sectors we know well enough to provide an insightful advisory service, as well as a global search. Which is why we make successful matches first time, time and again.


  • Whether you are a client looking for a key hire or a candidate looking for their next move, at LMA we attract highly skilled professionals with drive and passion who maximise business performance.
  • Our remit covers the complete secretarial support framework including Office Managers, Executive Assistants, PAs, Corporate Receptionists and Administrators, providing temporary, contract or permanent staff.
  • For clients, we are committed to establishing long-term relationships, becoming an advocate of your business and providing culturally matched staff.
  • For candidates, it’s about understanding your motivators, career aspirations and making sure you achieve your potential, every step of the way.
  • At LMA Recruitment we inspire vision, recognise your ambition and deliver an excellence of service provided by easy-going consultants who look forward to working with you.


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