Steve Ritson

Senior Partner & Franchise Development Training

07914 384 830 

01215 169 904


Steve Ritson along with his business partner Chris Dawson is responsible for the Financial Services & Specialist Banking search business within CNA but additionally works within the CNA corporate business, assisting his Franchise colleagues in growing and developing their businesses too.

Steve has been within financial services recruitment since 1998, initially working within large recruitment organisations as a National Account Manager, Regional Manager, Internal Recruitment Manager and Executive Search Consultant, before originating his own Search company which he ran for ten years before merging this into his CNA franchise in 2017. Steve has extensive experience in assisting his clients businesses to select the right people at the right time for the right price.

Steve takes a consultative approach to his work with both clients and candidates to assist in securing meaningful collaborations. Steve is primarily an operations recruiter, having recruited within multiple sectors; HR, Digital Marketing, Payments & Financial Crime, Risk, Mortgages and Regulated Financial Services, in addition to roles at the Executive Committee level.

Steve also acts as Business Consultant to clients looking to establish or develop their own Internal Recruitment departments, supplying them with a strategy for origination, implementation and growth. His service includes advice on the development of a CRM Database (recruitment software), recruiter hiring, on boarding and training and development, within IRP codes of practice.

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