Supporting High-Calibre Professionals


We have extensive knowledge, network and over 13 years experience in the UK Financial Services, Accountancy and Finance sector and are happy to share this knowledge and experience with you. ​

We live by our values of integrity and trust and aim to be impartial in advice, guidance or support. Coupled with strong delivery we are well placed to support your career.

Please get in touch on 0131 370 8487 or hello@ceresresourcing. We are also happy to speak outwith office hours.

Andrew Murphy


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After studying Economics and Accountancy at Edinburgh University, Andrew started his career in recruitment in 2007 and has a strong track record in successfully sourcing high-quality accountancy, finance and technology professionals for leading organisations across the UK and Europe.


Andrew has extensively supported some of Scotland's most ambitious accountancy practices from sole practitioners to Big 4. Previously he has supported high-growth start-ups including Skyscanner, Xing and JustEat and worked with a range of FTSE 250 organisations and several of the UK's leading financial services organisations.


A former competitive athlete, Andrew has represented Scotland and GB at cycling. These days he enjoys distance running and is a member of a local running club

Andrew is based in Edinburgh with his wife, 2 children and dog. He enjoys travel, and following football and rugby.

Derek Blackhurst


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Derek began his career in recruitment in 2005 and has worked for some of the UK's leading consultancies and in-house with Dell. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of the UK professional services technology market.


Derek has extensive experience of creating tailored hiring strategies and solutions for a varied client portfolio including the Big 4, international blue chips such as Barclays, JP Morgan and Aegon, and high growth startups.

A keen sports fan, Derek enjoys following football and regularly attends games. He is an enthusiastic follower of the NFL and has a vast collection of American sports memorabilia. 

Derek is based in Glasgow with his long-term partner and their daughter. When not spending time with his family, Derek enjoys keeping fit and is currently training for a half marathon.


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