Testimonial Grid

"We had an urgent need to hire a temporary finance manager. I decided to get in touch with Joe as he has a good reputation for finding quality candidates quickly. He was able to give me an insight into the market place and he set realistic timescales.

During our first call he was able to give me 5 names of quality candidates who were immediately available for work and a brief background on them. He made sure he knew our company and the type of person we wanted to hire. He was transparent throughout the process and saved us a lot of time and money."

Hr Business partner
"I first met Joe in 2014 after I had left the organization where I had worked for more than 30 years. I was impressed by Joe’s approach in getting to know me personally to understand the person behind the CV.

This approach turned out to be very useful when Joe was sharing my CV with a potential employer.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with Joe in the future when I am looking at finding a new role."
finance director &
finance consultant

"Joe has successfully worked on a number of roles for me over a period of several years. He has always been a pleasure to deal with and has successfully recruited a number of roles at various levels.

He takes the time to gain an excellent understanding of the organization he is working on behalf of which means not only does he get someone who has the correct level of technical ability but also a good fit to the team and organization culture."

HR manager

"I have worked with Joe on more than one occasion and found his commitment and work ethic to recruitment excellent. Not only has he helped me find the right candidate but has also helped me secure a new position. Joe has helped mainly from taking time to listen and fully understand your needs."

Head of finance
“I have worked with Joe for the last 5 years, as both a candidate and recruiting manager, and he has always been my preferred recruitment manager in both aspects for several reasons.

As a candidate, Joe took the time to understand me - my strengths and weaknesses, my career objectives and me as a person in order to find roles and organizations that he knew would be suitable and a perfect fit. My appointments through Joe have been highly successful and rewarding.

As a recruitment manager, Joe’s approach to finding candidates meant that I only received credible CVs from candidates with the relevant experience and skills we were looking for.

Joe has what I have found to be a unique talent in the world of recruitment, which is listening to what your requirements are and providing quality CV's – not bombarding you with lots of CV's in the hope that one will be right.

This has saved me a considerable amount of time in what can be a time consuming activity as a manger. The candidates appointed through Joe have always proven to be successful appointments, which is why Joe is always my first choice when it comes to recruitment. “
Head of finance

"Joe is extremely professional and knows his industry well. I relocated to Scotland in 2011 and found Joe to be reliable, honest and effective. I found Joe’s approach extremely genuine and highly recommend."

Tax VP

"Very impressed by the professionalism displayed by Joe. The pre-interview briefing and guidance he provided far exceeded anything I have encountered from other recruiters. I would recommend him unreservedly."

Finance Business Partner

"No buzz words, no pandering, no nonsense. Joe provides an personalized, honest and fantastic recruitment service."

Senior Hr Advisor

"I have worked for Joe on a contractual assignment over the last year. I have no hesitation in recommending Joe for his enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism - and he is a great listener. I can not recommend him highly enough!"

Senior Hr Advisor

"There’s no escaping that the recruitment market is saturated with sales people, not interested in our business, mission or values. Its too often that I receive a sales call from generic recruitment consultants that have not even researched the company and are only interested in the bottom line.

Joe immediately separated himself from the crowd as a breath of fresh air. I remember first dealing with Joe and was impressed with his person tailored approach, market knowledge and his open and honest communication.

Joe helped fill an executive level vacancy in a seamless fashion; when I briefed him on the role, he knew exactly who to contact. What I appreciate most about Joe’s approach is that he doesn’t pander, say only what I want to hear or send long lists of candidates.

He takes the time to truly evaluate the role to find out what’s essential, what’s desirable and comes to me with a couple of options within budget. I have no hesitation recommending Joe as the most highly skilled, knowledgeable and honest recruitment specialist I have had the pleasure of working with"

hr Business partner


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