Phil Topper


When his clients call him ‘Mr. Shropshire’, it’s not because Phil is the region’s reigning bodybuilding champion; it’s because he dominates its search and selection market. He’s a specialist and has been at it for a long time.

In fact, Phil has the best part of 20 years’ experience specialising in senior finance recruitment, centred in Shropshire and spreading out across Powys, Staffordshire and the Black Country. His sustained focus within these geographic markets has resulted in him being perceived as the most well-networked and trusted operator in the local accountancy and finance community, helping over 600 people make lasting work connections.

Building on these foundations, he joined Seymour John, in 2013, with the vision of establishing a highly credible team in the Midlands. Never one to set unrealistic targets, his goal is to the best in the marketplace. The tenacious terrier that he is, we know he’ll achieve it, after all, his clients view him as the ‘industry benchmark’.

Phil cares deeply about both clients and candidates and his focused, hard work is always in their best interests. Profound understanding comes with experience and expertise; Phil has it in bucketloads and perhaps this explains his uncanny knack for always finding the right cultural fit.

Outside of work, Phil is happily married with two children who are growing up scarily fast. His main hobby is within a volunteer role as a coach for one of Shrewsbury Rugby Club’s youth teams. He even plays a bit himself, but these days sticks to touch rugby, which, you’ll realise if you’ve met him, is a wise move!

Contact details


Telephone: 07929 159674

Phil Topper