West End Private Equity House

Anna is by far the best recruiter I have ever come across. Thorough, efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and most importantly, honest.  She helped me to secure two great roles in a very competitive field.  A real gem in the world of recruitment.


Senior Finance Manager c£80k Neg + Benefits Central London

The Client:  One of London’s most exciting players in the field of lead generation, my client has established themselves as the world’s leading financial performance marketing company.

The Role: An accountant (qualified or part qualified) with true entrepreneurial spirit and guts! As a key figure within the senior management team you can expect to provide high level financial reporting and real time advice, monitor financial operations and ensure things run smoothly over a vast portfolio of brands and markets.

The Ideal Candidate:  Someone who has come from a similar environment, ideally online gambling and gaming, where it is essential to think fast on your feet, tackle situations without guidance or leadership and not be afraid to make mistakes!  A real ‘get on with it’ type looking for autonomy within an exciting and growing market place


  • Monitor day-to-day financial operations such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Oversee the sales/purchases ledger and credit control functions
  • Contract and work with outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary
  • Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
  • Research and analyse financial reports and market trends
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making, including cashflow analysis
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
  • Present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives and clients in formal meetings
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company

Essential Characteristics and Skills

  • A true ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ – creative, innovative and can think quickly on your feet in a fast paced, growing environment
  • Reactive NOT Proactive
  • Highly articulate, confident and assertive.
  • Self-motivated, emotionally resilient and constantly trying to go the extra mile
  • Results driven and with the aptitude to work on your own initiative to strict deadlines and targets.
  • Qualified/Part Qualified Accountant
  • Strong IT skills and a keen interest in the fast-moving world of online trading

Boutique Investment Bank

Anna is a delight to work with. She is a no-nonsense, no-fuss recruiter who gets things done!

Anna and I have been in touch for a number of years and I recently called upon her to find temporary support cover at very short notice – she delivered on the requirement both swiftly and effectively. A first-class and hassle-free service. An expert in her field, she is highly professional yet very personable and fully understands the needs of her clients’.  I highly recommend Anna to clients and candidates alike.

Quite simply – she knows her stuff!

HR Manager

West End Private Equity House

Just a few weeks ago I applied for a role through Altana Recruitment. The whole process was a very quick, professional and no nonsense event – from the time I applied for the role to the final stages of interview process with the Company – everything was seamless. The manner in which she communicated to me throughout the whole process made me feel like I wasn’t just another number.  I was subsequently offered the role and am very happy and content and believe I am a perfect fit for the role – I can therefore safely say that Anna is an expert at matching the right people with the right job.  On my first day I was surprised to receive a package in the mail from Anna – it was a little gift from Anna. Sometimes little gestures can make a very big difference.

I would definitely recommend Anna to potential candidates and corporate businesses. I can honestly say it was the most proficient recruitment process I have ever experienced..

Office/Operations Manager 

Real Estate Research & Advisory Firm

Anna is like no other recruiter I have come across within the industry. She has a unique touch both personal and professional. She was extremely supportive throughout my whole journey and kept me fully informed every step of the way.  Anna knows exactly who is right for the role which meant there was no waiting around for any answers. She is direct and to the point which is what you need whilst searching for the perfect job. She filled me with confidence and I am now in a job that I absolutely love and feel I fit perfectly into.

Anna has kept in touch which I think is wonderful. I would highly recommend Anna to anyone.

Thank you Anna!

Administrative Assistant

City Based Private Equity House

We worked with Anna to recruit a new PA for our team. She quickly sourced us good quality candidates and the individual we’ve hired has proven to be a real asset to our team. We’ve worked with Anna before and would certainly do so again.


Asset Management Group

Anna is an excellent recruiter. She responded within a few hours of my application for one of the jobs she had advertised. I am from South Africa and my CV was tailored to the South African employment market, but Anna took the time to help me transform/translate my CV to be better suited for the UK, as I had only arrived in London a short week before I had my interaction with Anna. She provided me with resources and a greater insight into the UK markets. Which in turn made the interview easier as I knew a lot about the job and the job market I was applying for. When you work with Anna, she really takes the time to get to know you and find the best fit for your personality and aspirations. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for new job opportunity.

Team Assistant 

100 days until GDPR takes effect

With less than 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, employers have been reminded to take stock of their data collection policies and consider how data security is approached by their employees.

GDPR, which will take effect on 25 May, will give people greater control over how their personal data is used and provide them with the “right to be forgotten”.

Dean Forbes, CEO at technology firm CoreHR, said businesses should view the regulation as an opportunity to review their current policies around collecting and storing data, rather than as a burden. “For HR teams, the major implication is the need to gain explicit consent from employees and candidates for the storage of their information and to allow for the right to be forgotten,” he added.

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Real Estate Advisory

It has been a great pleasure working with Anna. She has provided an exceptional level of expertise and guidance, with both a personal and professional touch, proven by the quality of the candidates she has sourced for us.”

Operations Assistant

GDPR is Coming

Due for implementation in May 2018, GDPR promises to be a wake up call for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  Luckily, there are plenty of organisations out there with information to guide us through.  From consultancies who will offer a tailored service, to journalists and bloggers who are generating a wealth of open discussion.

The Information Commissioners Office, who are charged with upholding and regulating information rights in the UK, offer comprehensive information free of charge.

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Residential Conveyancing Executive   to £35,000 + Bens Buckinghamshire

A Residential Conveyancer is required for a brilliant opportunity with a well established and award nominated law firm in Buckinghamshire.  My client was established more than 30 years ago and is a thriving and expanding legal firm providing a comprehensive range service . Their ethos has always been to serve their clients with skill, tenacity, good humour and to provide a platform for talented people to learn, develop and flourish. There is a strong culture of teamwork and this applies within teams and across different departments – providing a seamless service to Clients.

As a Residential Conveyancer, you will be managing a caseload of conveyancing matters, such as buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, and equity release. This role would suit an individual who is experienced as a Conveyancer and ideally be ‘qualified’ – Solicitor / Ilex or CLC.  It is essential that the individual can produce high quality work and be able to bring wonderful communication and client-care skills to the table.

Residential Conveyancing Secretary/Paralegal   to £24K Buckinghamshire

My client is a major legal practice with an enviable reputation and a passion for what they do and who they employ!  They are looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancing Secretary to provide typing and administrative support to a Senior executive and occasionally other fee earners as required.  A varied role combining the traditional support role (answering the telephone/taking messages, arranging appointments, producing completion statements arranging, sending and receiving e-mails, filing, photocopying, sending/receiving faxes) and a more admin based focus relating to conveyancing matters (dealing with clients, progressing cases, liaising with third parties, file maintenance etc)

The successful candidate will need to have strong secretarial skills including audio typing together with previous experience within the conveyancing sector.  A high standard of English grammar and spelling together with strong time management skills and the ability to deal sensitively with clients are all essential. 

Trading and Investment Firm

Anna has excellent judgement as a Recruitment Consultant, largely due to her style of approach but most importantly her ability to listen thoroughly to both job seeker and client.  I have found her extremely effective to work with.

HR/Office Manager

International City Bankers

Anna is a great professional and has an outstanding personality. I have worked with her for the last few years and I have to say that she is extremely knowledgeable and reliable.

Head of Human Resources

West End Private Equity Advisers

Anna is a very driven individual from the work hard, play hard school of thought with a great sense of humour. Anna’s expertise in her field make her worth listening to and I would usually consult her for the general market view regarding any specialist role I would be looking to fill. Anna is a therefore a valuable business contact.

HR and Executive Services Manager

Mayfair Private Equity House

When I was looking to change my career, I contacted several well-known recruitment agencies throughout London and the Home Counties. I had to deal with a lot of young girls barely out of school and with little work experience themselves or girls with no London experience recruiting for London roles. I was offered roles completely opposite as to what I was looking for and in locations I specifically did not want to work in. But then I met Anna and was recruited into my current role almost instantly! Anna listens, knows her clients and is a straight talker. Highly recommended (which I have subsequently done!)

EA to Senior Partner

Events Specialist

As well as being personable and straight-talking, Anna’s knowledge of business support roles is unparalleled. She has great contacts and maintains relationships with recruiters at superb companies, and she is the first person I ring for advice on moving roles.


Executive Coach and Outsourced HR Company

I first worked with Anna in 2006 when she sourced a Recruitment Manager for me. I have always been able to rely on Anna to source high quality candidates in a short space of time. She is always my first phone call when looking for Administration or Facilities roles. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

Business owner

Investment Management company

Anna is both professional and personable. She has good relationships with her clients and understands the requirements for the roles that she is recruiting for and takes time to get to know her candidates. Anna has been most helpful in my job search and has recently placed me in my current position and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Executive Assistant

London Marketing Company

Anna is a brilliant Consultant and this is why I have returned to her time and again to help find me new employment. She is a great communicator, consistent and trustworthy. She is also very nice! Most importantly she gets results. She talks you through the whole interview process, providing great tips and unbiased knowledge. I would highly recommend Anna to any candidate or indeed employer, looking for an honest, straight forward, hardworking consultant.

Office Manager and PA to the MD