Sharp & Carter Specialist Recruitment
Sharp & Carter Specialist Recruitment

Our History

History of Sharp & Carter


Tim Sharp and Stephen Carter established Sharp & Carter. Stephen worked for almost ten years with Michael Page and both were Australia's biggest billers for Michael Page Finance across different years.

After Tim moved to Robert Half and Stephen into a different discipline within Page, they thought that they could do it better than the bigger listed recruiters and decided to start their own business.

Sharp & Carter began in a two by four metre serviced office in Melbourne East. They worked from trestle tables and used a shared spreadsheet which had been build by one of Stephen's friends that managed their clients' and candidates' information, and focused purely on the Accounting & Finance market.


Anthony Holdstock and Christian Keogh joined the Sharp & Carter business as partners, replacing Tim Sharp. Anthony spent four very successful years at Michael Page and was the fastest promoted manager in Michael Page history. Christian Keogh spent ten years at Michael Page working in London, Wheelers Hill, Perth and Melbourne. Christian was Michael Page Australia's best consultant in 2007 and managed the most successful team in 2007.


Opening of Melbourne CBD office in Collins Street. Legal & Compliance Recruitment Division launched in Melbourne.


Property & Construction and Sales & Marketing Recruitment Divisions launched in Melbourne. The Melbourne CBD office also relocated from Collins Street to Bourke Street. Sharp & Carter launched in Sydney with offices in North and West Sydney, headed up by Simon Cust and Damien Miller. Simon had extensive recruitment experience, having led and managed teams within a large international recruitment firm and was recognised as Michael Page's Top Performing Consultant in the Asia Pacific Region for 2012. Damien had partnered with some of the world's leading corporates, in providing Accounting & Finance recruitment. Over this period, Damien had established and led teams, accomplished a broad network of professionals and had been recognised through industry awards.


Business Support Recruitment Division launched in Melbourne.


Sydney opened its second office in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney. Sales & Marketing launched in Sydney and Digital, Projects & Technology Recruitment Division launched in Melbourne.


Sharp & Carter opened in Brisbane inclusive of Finance, Executive, Sales, Marketing & Digital and Professional Services Recruitment Divisions headed by Tim Turner and Simon Marks. Digital, Projects & Technology Recruitment Divisions launched in Sydney. ​


Human Resources Recruitment Division launched in Brisbane. Accounting Clerical Recruitment Division launched in Brisbane.


Digital & Technology Recruitment Division launched in Brisbane. Supply Chain & Operations and Engineering & Technical Recruitment Divisions launched in Melbourne.


Sharp & Carter opened in Perth with a Finance & Accounting Division.


Human Resources Recruitment Division launched in Melbourne and Sydney.