About Keeler Recruitment

Mark Keeler
Founder & CEO​

“Even with twenty years
experience in the recruitment
industry, I still believe that
there’s something new to learn
every day. When I decided to
launch Keeler Recruitment,
I wanted to create an innovative
consultative agency, offering
first-class service on the
simplest of terms.”

– Mark Keeler, Founder & CEO

Mark leads the business and leads on recruiting for Levels 1 to 5.

After a short role in finance in the food industry, Mark enjoyed an outstanding career in accountancy and finance recruitment in Norfolk and East Anglia including as the former Business and Regional Manager of a national recruitment business.

He was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ in recruitment eighteen years ago and went on to coach, manage and lead one of their most successful branches in the UK, serving both accountancy and business candidates.

Mark is known for developing and valuing long term relationships, and for his rapport with people. In 2019, after twenty years in the corporate sector, he decided to follow his dream and set up his own business approaching his old finance lecturer and mentor Nigel Cushion to help him set up Keeler Recruitment. He works full time in Keeler, and aims to inspire the next generation of recruitment professionals. 

Mark lives in Norwich, and has two young sons. Outside family, he loves kite surfing.


Nigel Cushion BSc (Hons) FRSA
Consultant & Mentor​

“Having worked in Finance
myself at senior and board level,
and having recruited finance
staff, I believe I have a good
understanding of the client side.
In addition I have strong views
on what makes a good finance
person from the perspective
of the chairman, the CEO,
the board and the shareholders.
I am delighted to be joining Mark
in this innovative new venture.”

– Nigel Cushion, Consultant and Mentor

Nigel leads on recruiting for Levels 6 and 7, and provides the mentoring for these Senior Level roles.

Nigel has 35 years experience in business. He is a former accountant at KPMG, and
has held nine board roles in the last ten years, including six as Chair and one as Financial Director. He is the former Chair of the Institute of Directors in Norfolk, former Lecturer in Business and Finance, and visiting Enterprise Fellow at UEA.

He came runner-up in the national NED awards by the Sunday Times. He has been listed in the ‘Who’s who of Britain’s Business Leaders’ and his work in Finance has been cited as best practice by HM Treasury, The Bank of England and The Institute of Directors.


Today Nigel works as a Chair, Mentor, Speaker, Author and Angel Investor. He is the Executive Chairman and Founder of mentoring business Nelsonspirit, and is currently working with over fifty CEOs and MDs across Norfolk, and internationally. He has a degree in Business Economics and Accounting from Southampton University, is a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, and speaks all over the world on business and leadership. He has recently published his first book ‘Action Stations’. Nigel works part time at Keeler Recruitment, supporting Mark and leading on Financial Controller and Finance Director Recruitment.

He lives in Norwich and has two grown up sons. Outside family, he loves playing sport.