About Abacus

Our vision is to be a world-class, high growth recruitment business operating in multiple specialisms and markets. The pandemic has delayed us but not stopped us.

We are…

…a group of talented, motivated and competitive professionals who care deeply about helping people secure great opportunities.

We take great pride in supporting organisations to achieve their goals through the talented people we introduce.

Our Mission


To train and develop our people so they are recognised as motivated, knowledgeable and best-in-class.


To provide the advice, support and access needed to candidates to ensure that they secure the best possible opportunities.


To deliver results for our paying clients that makes their businesses stronger, faster and more efficient.

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Our Clients

NI Top 100 Businesses, International PLC’s, Start-Ups, Local SME’s, Foreign Direct Investors, and more.

Size and sectors may be different, but all our clients realise that their success comes from their talent.

Helping people is in our DNA

I have worked in the legal sector for the past four years, and unfortunately the firm which I worked for closed down. I began searching…

Colin contacted me straight away after applying for a role. He was very helpful through every stage of the interview process. Very approachable and friendly.…

Clare Casey

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After many months of searching for a new role during the pandemic, I got in touch with Colin McAlinden at Abacus. He helped me find…

Ann Fitzpatrick

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Colin is by far one of the best Recruitment Manager’s in the market right now. Incredibly talented, never misses a follow up call and a…

Sohaib Waqar

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A professional service that helped source a role that was a good fit for me, supporting me throughout the interview process and beyond.

John Bolleboom

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I 100000% recommend Leon McHugh. She really went the extra mile in terms of helping me apply for my dream job. We all know the…

Hannah McElhill

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I have worked closely with Colin in differing capacities for around a year now. In March he helped me find the job I am in…

Ellen McDowell

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I was extremely impressed with the dealings I had with Abacus Careers, specifically with Justin who first picked up my CV and then Adam who…

Chantal Saunders

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Having been handed a redundancy by my previous employer thanks to covid, I hadn’t had to search for a job for over three years and…

Alasdair Macleod

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Never used an agency before, but have to say very professional, haven’t had an issue, and enjoying my time with them 😀 keep up the…

Aaron McKendry

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The Abacus Group

Talent is at the centre of everything we do.

Abacus Talent Group

The go-to venue for talented people and progressive businesses

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Uniting the Northern Ireland diaspora community and highlighting all that is needed to persuade relocators to come to our great city.

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Better Belfast

Our programme that connects the local business community with initiatives that are great for the city and all that work there.

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