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Alastair McLean



Lucas McLean Recruitment is an Accountancy and Finance recruitment business specialising in the the Accountancy Practice, Insolvency, Corporate Finance and Commerce & Industry sectors. Having specialised in these areas for nearly 20 years we are confident that our clients and candidates have access to the very best knowledge and recruitment expertise in the Accountancy and Finance sector and are guaranteed to receive an informative and high quality service.

Our business has been established with the principal aim of becoming a true Recruitment Partner to businesses within the Accountancy Practice, Insolvency and Corporate Finance markets. The vast majority of our business comes from existing clients who we have worked with for many years and also referrals from satisfied customers. We frequently work with clients of Accountancy, Insolvency and Corporate Finance Advisors and are sensitive to the needs of SME and Owner-Managed businesses where service levels and fees are concerned.

The business is led by Alastair McLean and based from offices in Central Manchester and Lancashire.


Nearly 20 years experience recruiting at all levels within Accountancy & Advisory firms and at FC / FD and MD / CEO level within SME’s and mid-sized corporates. Strong links with many firms within the Accountancy and Advisory sector, currently engaged in recruiting up to Partner level for independent, mid and top tier firms within Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax across the North.

Working with SME’s and corporates on referral from accountants / advisors to secure key board personnel within finance and operations.

Senior Appointments made in past 6 months include:

Head of Business Development – Large Lancashire chartered practice
Partner, Audit Services – Large Lancashire chartered practice
Senior Manager, Restructuring – Top 10 Firm
Head of Business Development – National Corporate Advisory firm
Salaried Partner – Independent Lancashire Practice
Associate Director – Expanding Northwest Chartered Practice
Corporate Insolvency Partner / IP – National insolvency firm
Senior Audit Manager – Top 10 Firm
Insolvency Director – Northwest based Insolvency Practice
Managing Director – £8m t/o FMCG Distributor
Director, Corporate Finance – Top 10 firm
Manager, Corporate Finance – Independent Practice
Insolvency Practitioner – Small Lancashire Practice
Partner Designate – Small Lancashire Practice

Specialties: Recruiting up to Partner level within Accountancy / Advisory firms across Audit & Assurance, Tax, Corporate Finance (Lead Advisory & Transaction Services), Corporate Recovery & Insolvency.
Recruiting at Board Executive level within SME’s and mid-sized corporates on referral from Accountants and Advisors.
Connecting MD’s & FD’s with firms of advisors at the relevant time on a referral basis.