Basildon, Essex, UK

Basildon, Essex, UK

Antal International-UK opened its doors in December 2015 and is run by Imo Etuk - Executive Recruiter / Managing Partner. Imo is a Chartered Accountant; he had his career in Banking where he rose up to an Executive Director level. This explains the choice of Finance, Financial Services, Banking, Fintech, Information Technology, Accounting, Internal Control, Audit and Compliance amongst others as core of the business.

Antal International-UK is interacting with some well-known multinationals including but not limited to Banks, Insurance firms, government parastatals with emphasis on Finance Roles within United Kingdom and EMEA. We are building a reputation on filling the hard to fill niche Finance roles that most general agencies struggle with.

Our client’s confidence in us stems from over 26 years long built reputation of Antal International, the leader in EMEA & Asia Executive Search & Selection. Our network comprises over 150 fully-staffed offices in over 50 countries, recruiting talent in a range of industry sectors & skill functions. Since inception in 1993, Antal has placed executives in over 75 countries and offers staffing solutions from Retained Executive Search, Search & Selection to Contingent Recruitment in Permanent, Interim & Contract / Temporary staffing. 

The reason for our success in this field is occasioned by the background of Imo Etuk and the team having a much higher understanding of Finance, and the application of Banking, Fintech, IT, Accounting, Auditing, Systems and Controls in the Financial Services environment.

Having traded through a double dip recession in one of the hardest hit areas of the country, Antal International has demonstrated its staying power and has retained clients over many years which is testimony to the business as usually in recruitment long term relationships are a thing of rarity.

The Antal International UK office is set to boast of a number of large projects over the years for Financial Services Institutions / other Institutions that may require its expertise financial roles placement.


The services we offer include:

  • Headhunting: We have in-house researchers and consultants with extensive industry contacts. Over 70% of our placements come from candidates NOT active on job boards or replying to job adverts.
  • Contingent: If the position required doesn’t require a full scale headhunt we provide a contingent (success fee only) service, still utilizing our full unique four-way methodology. This still means we access in inactive market as well as more traditional candidate sources.
  • Master Vendor: Due to the nature of our relationships some of our clients ask us to handle all of their recruitment needs, from junior to CEO level, leaving us to engage 3rd party recruitment companies, if required, to save them the time, hassle and pain of dealing with many agencies.
  • Projects: We can help recruit full teams, from finance and operations, to sales and back office support. For companies opening UK facilities, or expanding operations significantly.

Our specializations include:

  • Banking:

This includes entry, mid-senior level managers, the C-Suites Executives covering:

Relationship Management
Corporate Governance / Risk Management
Internal Control
Compliance / AML / KYC
Customer Services functions

  • Insurance / Other Financial Institutions:

Within these markets we recruit across the following disciplines:

Corporate Accounting
Customer services
Human Resources
Information Technology
Investment Department
Financial Control
Finance Manager
Accountants / Bookkeepers
Tax Consultants etc.

Imo Etuk - Managing Partner

Imo Etuk is an innovative leader with notable accomplishments in all aspects of Domestic and International banking operations. Currently, I am serving as the Managing Partner Antal International, London, United Kingdom and Managing Director/CEO of Global JIIK Associates Limited in the United Kingdom.

Given my strong background in directing high-profile financial and business operation projects with key internal and external stakeholders, I believe I am in an advantageous position to make a significant contribution to self employed individuals, small businesses and corporate Clients.

Throughout my career I have demonstrated a consistent success in applying my skills in order to achieve high-reaching organizational and personal objectives.  Highlights of my career include:

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for all business support units. Responsible for ensuring service excellence for key internal and external Bank customers.
  • Serve in an executive leadership role with responsibility of guiding performance functions in business units including Information Technology, Treasury, Domestic & International Operations, Service Quality, e-Banking Support, Branch Operations, Corporate Services, and Card Center and Security.
  • Served as primary liaison between branch and Bank headquarters, and maintained compliance with all established policies and procedures.
  • Undertake "360" degree Marketing and Recruitment Strategic Direction for Banks / Other Financial Institutions, Finance, Risk Management, Audit, Internal Control, Compliance and Accounting Firms.


Imo Etuk a motivated and solutions-oriented leader with a keen eye for directing complex business operation projects from initiation to completion, and it is my goal to render these services to progressive clients and organizations that value a commitment to excellence.

Imo Etuk
+44 7960 88 41 75
Office Address
8 Swanstead, Basildon, SS16 4PE, UK