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As a professional HR Consultant I am often asked to manage recruitment for a variety of clients and so it is essential if I refer to recruitment agency that they deliver the same high standard of service.

Emma and Strand Recruitment have worked on a number of vacancies on both a permanent and temporary basis for my clients and have, without exception, offered impeccable service with honest professional advice.

I would not hesitate to recommend Emma and Strand Recruitment for any businesses needing a value for money, quality candidates and a very supportive and professional recruiter willing to do the best for your business.

S Birkenshaw
Quest Consulting

Emma is a true visionary who brings immense levels of enthusiasm and energy to everything she does. She is a vastly experienced recruitment professional who adds value to every aspect of her work with clients and candidates alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emma as a hardworking, passionate and very talented recruitment professional.

S Jay

We have used Emma on a number of occasions for different positions that we have recruited for. I found Emma at Strand to be highly professional, articulate and very honest, something we have often found is lacked with other agencies. Emma listens to exactly what we want and need, which is always a specific skill set with our company, and puts forward excellent candidates each time. We have found using Strand much easier and less stressful than using other agencies or recruiting ourselves. We would have no hesitation in recommending Strand for your recruitment needs. Excellent Agency. Thank you.

C Bane
Strikes Collections

I am writing to show my appreciation for the help and support you have given me in the recruitment of my recent customer service executive.

Recruiting a new employee is costly both in terms of time and money and when you are small business these can be the two things that you are short off.

I chose Strand Recruitment as my recruitment partner for three reasons:

1 – They completely understand my business and the values that we stand for

2 – They save me time in the whole selection process by ensuring that only the people with the right qualities attend an interview

3 – They understand the recruitment process and know how to seek out the right calibre of applicants

I would not hesitate to their services again and have already started to recommend Strand Recruitment to other business owners.

Many thanks for your help.

R Jones
Business Communicate

I’ve worked with Strand over the last two years on several temporary appointments. Mostly at very short notice. Their dedication, efficiency and speed of finding appropriate candidates is exceptional. They take the time early on the question about the roles and responsibilities and then scan suitable candidates before putting them in touch with us. I’d highly recommend their services.

A Ford
Project Coordinator

We have used Strand Recruitment for a number of years and they understand our business needs. As a result, our recruitment needs are fulfilled in a timely manner with candidates of fantastic quality. The candidates referred to us by Strand are a great fit for our business which results in longevity for all concerned.

HR Manager

Boundless Networks is a growing company providing rural businesses and communities with access to high speed internet. This growth has provided a requirement for recruiting additional staff. We approached Rachel Locke, of Strand Recruitment, and arranged a meeting to explain our requirements and timeframe. Rachel’s conduct was professional, knowledgeable with a keen sense of understanding of our specific requirements. Rachel also made time to see the working environment and get a sense of the existing team in order to help with the candidate vetting process. We agreed to start with Customer Service Level 1 Support. Rachel came back with potential candidates within the week and we agreed to hold interviews the following week. Rachel’s attention to detail meant the candidates put forward matched what we were looking for and this made our work that much easier. This also included arranging the appointments for us and following up on the outcome of the interview. We are pleased to say that one of Rachel’s candidates was successful and is now employed by the company. Boundless Networks have been very pleased to work with Rachel and we will certainly be putting our future recruitment requirements to Rachel and will definitely recommend Strand Recruitment to other businesses.

S Hayhurst

We refer to your recent recruitment of a marketing manager for Michael Lewin Solicitors.

At Michael Lewin Solicitors we are very conscious about the importance of brand recognition and increasing awareness of our profile in the legal industry. For this reason the position of Marketing Manager within our business is particularly important.

When we instructed Strand Recruitment to market for the position we were fully aware that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a suitable candidate who was able to combine the kind expertise we required in both online and offline marketing.

Strand Recruitment took all of the pain out of the recruitment process by pre vetting the candidates and only putting forward candidates that met our demanding criteria. Strand Recruitment went above and beyond and actually found two candidates who were ideal for the particular role when we had reservations as to whether we would even find one suitable candidate.

Both candidates were excellent and we found it extremely difficult to decide between the candidates. Strand Recruitment offered impartial advice to assist in that decision and their involvement in the entire process was invaluable.

I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Strand Recruitment to any business with recruitment needs who are looking for a recruiter who will go that extra mile to ensure that businesses are not just provided with a selection of candidates but they are actually provided with a selection of candidates who meet the criteria of the role.

R Coulthard

We recently decided to employ a Business Development Manager within our business, and after careful consideration, we decided to use a recruitment company for the process.

We approached Strand Recruitment who we engaged to carry out the process. Rachel recommended a number of candidates and two of them fit our profile and we chose one of them. However, the candidate decided to move on after a couple of months so he could work closer to home. Therefore, we decided to exercise Strands three-month no quibble guarantee, where another candidate would be found at no additional cost.

Rachel quickly found a new candidate for us who we engaged employment with, he has since exceeded our expectations and targets and fits very well within our team. Our business is in a highly competitive industry, where customer service is key, it makes it easy for us to identify other organisations and individuals who have the same attitude as ourselves in this area, and it is safe to say Rachel and the team at Strand Recruitment have met all our expectations and have gone above and beyond all of them and have left us very pleased we engaged a recruitment specialist to carry out the process for us.

Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to say, I would have no hesitation in recommending Strand Recruitment to my friends, family or other businesses who may need a recruitment specialist.

P Lohan

As an independent financial advisor, I fully understand the importance of acting with efficiency and integrity in everything I do, delivering a great service to my clients is paramount and I am absolutely delighted to see that Strand Recruitment share the same values.

After a crucial member of our admin team left, it was important for us to replace her as quickly as possible whilst at the same time ensuring we had the right person for the position. Sarah and the team were extremely professional through every step of the process resulting in the placement of a candidate within a month.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Sarah for all her efforts; you have a really talented team who clearly take as much pride in their work as you do.

I would have no hesitation in continuing to recommend you in the future.

N Robinson
Financial Planning Consultant

At Ruddock Associates, we take pride in the service we provide our clients. We are committed to doing the right things to help clients achieve results and not just delivering on our contractual commitments.

Through supporting me with a recent recruitment for my client, Burbank Fresh Produce, you have demonstrated the same dedication and service excellence.

The client had exhausted all their informal methods of recruitment without finding any candidates whatsoever. At that point I drafted a job spec, which I have to say was more of a disparate “wish list”. I had no expectation that you would be able to find matching candidates as I wasn’t sure they actually existed! Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised when you found 2 candidates that matched the brief and we were able to start interviewing less than 48hrs after instructing you.

Subsequently, one of the candidates was offered and accepted the position. The whole process took less than 4 days.

I felt compelled to write this testimonial as the speed and quality of your response was exemplary.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Strand Recruitment for your professionalism and the willingness to “go the extra mile”.

K Ruddock

I have worked with Sarah Wake on numerous recruitment requirements over a period of more than 10 years, service provided has always been of a consistently high standard, candidates put forward are only those which not only meet the criteria of the role but have the key element of team fit. Team fit has always been the most important element for me, and the fact that Sarah spends time understanding more about your business and the office environment ensures that we only see someone who will slot easily into the team. Honest, professional, approachable and personable are just a few key words I would use to describe Sarah Wake, from my own personal experiences would highly recommend.

S Cronian

I have recently utilised Strand Recruitment to help me find my first permanent employee and three things in particular stand out in my mind as examples of how Strand have really impressed me. I was initially wary of the recruiting a permanent employee and I was unsure of how to proceed. When I first mentioned to Emma that I would need to recruit someone she immediately put me at ease and made me feel like a valued customer from the offset.

Sarah at Strand then worked with me over the following week to help me determine not only what type of person I needed but more importantly she helped me to clarify the purpose of the role which I intended to create. Sarah struck me as someone who wanted to help me solve my business challenge rather than just providing a resource. I saw her as a partner in the process rather than an external consultant. This I believe came from her deep recruitment experience and the knowledge that rushing a process will only cause unnecessary rework, time and expense. Sarah guided me through the process of specification, interviewing, selection and on boarding and was always one step ahead whilst being understanding of my busy schedule and not being too pushy.

I cannot speak more highly of the totally professional service I have received throughout the whole process and look forward to using Strand again in the future as my business grows.

P Allanach
Project Plan Services

Fraser Projects were urgently looking for a field sales member of staff after our appointed new starter was involved in a tragic accident. We approached strand very last minute as we needed more candidates for the assessment day we had planned just 4 days later. Even though we approached Emma very last minute, our enquiry was dealt with swiftly and professionally. I had a call back from Sarah within 1/2 hour saying she had a few candidates which fit the bill for the role. All the candidate slots were filled for the assessment day and the candidates supplied were at the standard we were hoping for. All in all I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending strand to any of my contacts as their attention to detail, enthusiasm and professional approach sets them apart from other recruitment companies we have used in the past.

T Fraser
Fraser Projects

Emma is a pleasure to work with. At the HR Dept we value great service and our clients and their people are at the heart of everything we do. It is with pleasure that I can say that Strand Recruitment share these values. Having recently worked with Emma to find a purchasing manager for one of my clients, it has been reassuring to have Emma’s advice and knowledge to help us advertise in the right place and find appropriate candidates. This hiring has also been unusual in that the client wanted me involved and Emma was flexible in understanding and accommodating my involvement in the process. I am delighted with the candidates we have found and the process and would recommend Emma and Strand’s services to anyone looking to find new staff.

R Richards
HR Department

We set out to recruit one good, experienced customer services person, something we have tried to do ourselves for many months without success. The initial shortlist of people you gave to us was okay on paper and we were able to choose a few to meet for an interview, The two people we chose to meet were beyond okay: they were absolutely excellent! They were well briefed about the role, our expectations and our business and we were so impressed we would have liked to employ them both.

We would be delighted to speak to and of your prospective clients to tell them what a fabulous experience we had working with you. We always ask people at interview how they found the process and they all spoke highly of your personal touch and friendly manner. We echo this and look forward to working with you again.

P O'Sullivan
Managing Director

Quick response time and ability to provide good quality candidates at short notice, this is why Poundworld continue to use Emma at Strand Recruitment.

M Bamford
Poundworld HQ

Victoria possesses high level emotional intelligence in the selection of the right candidates for roles in Edvonomics. We are absolutely delighted with her service.

E Wilson

I moved from Australia to London and was dealing with various recruiters as I tried to find a role in HR. Victoria was by far the most pleasant recruiter to work with. Her communication, commitment and genuine nature, helped to land me a role in a company that I really wanted to work for. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who was looking for the right role, in the right company. Thanks for your help, Victoria!

A Rao
SG Digital