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Our Values


We technically assess candidates and only put them forward if they demonstrate appropriate competence for the defined role. We continuously review and improve our processes to ensure that The Acuity MethodTM is consistently at the vanguard of technical assessment and validation. We encourage and facilitate our employees to achieve their full potential and recognise outstanding contribution.

We conduct our business in accordance with the highest ethics of the accounting profession.

Community Responsibility

It is our mission to engage with the wider community and participate in charitable activities.


  Ben Mekie  •  Principal and Founder • 

Ben was educated at St Paul’s School, London, followed by Southampton University where he majored in Economics. Ben began his career at Deloitte in London.
In 1995 he moved into the music industry working variously in finance, royalties and marketing.
In 1997 Ben started his first venture “Carbon”; growing the business from a single retail outlet into a chain of 7 shops and associated record label.
In 2000 Ben joined Firstsource as their 5th employee. By engaging FTSE 100 clients and major corporates Firstsource grew from a standing start to 13,000 employees in 6 years under the watch of Matthew Vallance. Ben became European CFO and Compliance Head in 2003. Firstsource floated on the Mumbai Stock exchange in 2006.
After the float, and frustrated by the inability of recruiters to provide consistently competent candidates, Ben founded Acuity Associates in 2007.

  John Sills  •  Operations Director  • 

John is Acuity Associates’ Operations Director and leads the Technical Assessment Team.
A commercially oriented Finance Director John has worked successfully in businesses at all stages of development including start-ups, maturing small businesses and established multi-nationals.
John has held senior finance and operational positions at Action for Children (Director of Finance), Econet Wireless (Finance Director), Orange (Finance Director: B2B mobile), Wanadoo / Freeserve (CFO and Director of Operational Finance / CFO) and the Dixons Stores Group.

  Alysoun Stewart  •  Non Executive Director • 

Alysoun combines skills as a Corporate Finance partner of one of the major accounting firms with the experience of hands-on delivery gained from ten years in commercial director roles.
She has a successful track record of board level management of businesses and, more recently, of working alongside management teams to achieve clear strategic focus and to support the implementation of the commercial and operational changes necessary to deliver sustainable long-term success. Sectors of particular experience include hotels, restaurants and leisure, recruitment and professional services.


Our Vision

Acuity Associates provides, and will continue to provide, market leading technical assessments and skills validation of accounting personnel. The provision of The Acuity MethodTM will be done at consistent fair prices with constant regard to the best standards of professional service to our clients.
The Acuity MethodTM will be applied to provide best in class outsourced accounting, permanent and interim recruitment, and consulting services to a global audience.

Our Mission

Acuity’s mission is to strengthen finance teams through the application of The Acuity MethodTM


© 2015 Acuity Associates, All Rights Reserved.
© 2014 Acuity Associates, All Rights Reserved.

+44 (0) 20 3405 3080

2nd Floor, Centenary House
Palliser Road London W14 9EQ