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We’re a specialist recruitment consultancy, we have deep expertise within the Insurance and Legal sectors and have also developed a niche Tech recruitment practice, this puts us in a unique position to offer a one stop solution to clients in these industries. We excel at matching skilled professionals to tech and industry specific roles. And we do it with honesty, integrity and a sense of fun. With ProFound, what you see is what you get. What you hear is straightforward and true. And the way we work is flexible, open and collaborative.

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What we do - and how we do it - makes us great to work with...

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We’re truthful, trustworthy, straightforward and straight up. We always tell it like it is. And we always do what we say we’ll do.

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When it comes to recruitment, we know our stuff. And we dedicate our time to understanding your business sector and specialism.

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Our expertise and input create value. We work with you to understand your needs, align with your goals, add value and enhance your business.

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We want all our employees, clients and candidates to enjoy their experience with us – so we bring a sense a fun to what we do, while remaining true professionals.

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About the profounder

Meet down-to-earth Yorkshire lad Richard Townsend. Recruitment is all he’s ever done – with years in the insurance, financial and legal industries under his belt. As the need for tech expertise in those areas has grown, so has Richard’s passion and skill for recruiting to these specialist fields.

Manchester based for over a decade, Richard has consolidated his experience by creating the ProFound recruitment consultancy. With an honest, no-nonsense and fun approach, ProFound excels at matching skilled professionals to Insurance, Legal and Tech roles staying true to the years of experience gained within the Legal and Insurance industries.



We are specialists with a laser sharp focus on our favoured industry segments

Insurance recruitment

We work from trainee to the board and have a network of talent and opportunity spanning the UK. With a diverse client base of insurance businesses, we can offer unique talent solutions and opportunity.

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Tech recruitment

We specialise in LegalTech and InsurTech recruitment. We can build an agile squad from the ground up, or source you a killer UI designer to bring your product to life.

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Other industries

As methodologies and programming languages are universal, we can place highly skilled candidates in any industry. We understand the "what", "why" and "how" of various tech stacks and roles.

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The proof
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Managing Director, Specialist Technology Broker

"We are quite an unusual insurance business, with a different way of working. We approached ProFound with a very specific brief regarding the individual we required to help us grow. Richard took time to get to understand us and what we were trying to achieve before suggesting anyone."