Essentia is part of management consultancy and specialist resourcing firm, Regulatory Finance Solutions Limited (RFS).

For over a decade we’ve been sourcing mid to senior level candidates across a number of roles within the IT and business sector.

In the beginining our aim was to offer a unique, back to basics recruitment service that’s honest, trustworthy and transparent, with a focus on relationships and attention to detail. Something that’s often lacking in our industry.

Many of our clients have been with us for over 10 years because we deliver a consistently outstanding level of service, and our placement ratio is well known.

But we don’t rest on our laurels.

We constantly analyse what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, and look for innovative ways to be even better.


We’re well known for our low CVs sent to placement ratio. How do we do it? More >


Ambitious? Experienced? Looking for the next move up? We want to hear from you. More >

To find out more about RFS click here to visit the website.

Our Team


When we’re hiring people to join the Essentia team we don’t mince our words. We tell potential applicants exactly how hard the job is going to be. If they’re looking to earn their fortune in the first year – they’re probably in the wrong place.

To do something well takes time. So all our recruiters follow an extensive ongoing training programme that teaches them the job in stages, we call this our mastery concept. This then gives some substance to them being experts rather than this just being assumed because of their time on the job.

We also ensure that everyone that works at Essentia is creative in the way they work; our teams are encouraged to use different approaches to get different result. It keeps us one step ahead of our competitors.

Our dedicated teams skills cover relevant blends of sectors and functions. Whether it be a retained assignment, mapping project, contingent search or competitor analysis., from Resourcer to Director we have been successfully delivering against requirements and projects for many years.

We hold annual internships for overseas students who require time within a corporate and commercial environment in order to improve their business level use of the English language. We have had some incredibly talented students from the across Europe and continue, to this day, to maintain close ties with them as they develop their careers around the world.

We have always appreciated that our staff work hard in their jobs. We work closely together and therefore it is important that they feel valued and as part of the company rather than just an employee. Our MD’s simple Moto is “look after the company and it will look after you”. Over the years as a sign of our thanks to our teams they have experienced a multitude of adventures….

Essentia ski trips – 7 in total
Champions League qualifier box tickets
Corporate Day – F1 Qualifying at Silverstone
Lea Valley white water rafting
Welsh mountains biking trips
Trips to Rye House go-Karting track
Annual Christmas / Company Birthday events
Buggy and quad bike racing
Shooting / Archery
Supercar day driving
Team Essentia Royal Parks half marathon
Team Essentia Standard Charter – City 5k
Bowling – All-star Lanes



Consistency, honesty, directness, an ability to listen and say no (occasionally) and focus on quality delivery.  These are all attributes that I’ve valued from Seb and his Essentia team over the years and roles.  For over 14 years in senior management positions in 3 companies, I have turned to Essentia to fill challenging roles across Sales, Solution Architecture and technical consulting.  As a hiring manager Seb has been my first port of call and has filled more than 80% of vacancies I have been the hiring manager for.  With a good brief and his tenacity they have delivered with just the right number of candidates per role and attention to detail through the process to assist and secure new team members.  He continues to perform and remains my first calling point for any new role.

VP EMEA – Software Solutions product firm in Crime, Threat and Corruption domain

I have had a supplier relationship with Essentia now for over 5 years, They have not only hired into my teams across my last 3 companies, but they have supplied probably the highest calibre of Consultant on a constant basis. They have also worked well with all of my associated recruiting teams providing accurate and detailed information on each candidate which is noted. In my last company I was aware that Essentia were responsible for around 30 hires in my area before I left.

Director, Risk Analytics – Big 4

Luke recently placed me into my role within a Big 4 firm. From our first conversation onwards he demonstrated his knowledge of my area of expertise, as well as a true understanding of his client’s requirements and the recruitment process. Luke gave me an expert level of knowledge on each interview stage and was diligent in moving the process forwards. I would happily recommend Luke to anyone considering their options in the marketplace. A pleasure to work with.

Manager – Technology Consulting – Big 4