A fresh, focused and forward thinking approach to Accounting & Finance recruitment


Our Senior Team

Our team are thoroughbred Accounting & Finance recruitment specialists, our experience and market knowledge enables us to live by our values and deliver our vision “To offer innovation and become your trusted recruitment advisor”.

Ed Stevens - Founder

Ed Stevens

Ed is a highly successful recruitment entrepreneur, all his experience being within the Accounting & Finance recruitment market.

After graduating from Loughborough University, Ed joined an AIM listed recruiter, quickly became their top performer within the Accounting & Finance practice and was then promoted to lead this practice.

In 2008 Ed founded a recruitment group, which he led for 8 years and grew to revenues of £21M, with operations in UK, Middle East and Asia.

In 2016 Ed exited this business via an MBO and founded 94 FINANCE to focus on utilising his commercial and industry knowledge to fill the gap identified and build a market leading Accounting and Finance brand. 

Ed had the opportunity to offer something back to the recruitment sector by being invited to co-chair the industry body APSCo. This role focused on enabling recruitment businesses to be forward thinking and overcoming challenges within the sector.

Please feel free to contact Ed directly:

Email: ed.stevens@94finance.com

David Higgins - Non-Executive Director

David Higgins

David spent circa 20 years building Harvey Nash plc into a £500m turnover global professional services organisation. David's roles have encompassed Managing Director, Chief Executive, Executive Deputy Chairman and most recently Non-Executive Deputy Chairman. As a highly effective senior international business leader, his past successes have included growing Harvey Nash significantly in terms of size, revenue and profits as well as expanding a previously UK-centric business into a global organisation covering Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA.

David has a proven track record in creating growth, both organically and via strategic acquisitions. He has also taken a private business through to a successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange. He currently advises entrepreneurs and owners of SME companies.

Please feel free to contact David directly:

Email: david.higgins@94finance.com

James Bass - Learning & Development Expert

James Bass

James's career has been purely within the recruitment sector, after graduating from Leeds, he joined what was then a start-up and is now an AIM listed recruitment agency. James worked for this organisation for 8 years and was one of their top performing individuals, he rose through from consulting to operational leadership roles and this experience was all within the professional services market, mainly focused on building and developing market leading teams across a range of industry sectors.

James found that he had an exceptional skill set in hiring, training, developing and retaining consultants and that this was where his long term passion lay. As a result in 2005 James founded his own Training and Development Consultancy "McMillan Bass" and since this time James has delivered structured learning and development training and coaching to the recruitment sector. 

James is 94 FINANCE's Learning & Development Expert; he is responsible for the training and development of our team from Graduate through to Director Level. This training comes in a wide range of different models dependent on the objective of the training and also the level of the team member.

Please feel free to contact James directly:

Email: james.bass@94finance.com