We recently employed Brand Recruitment’s services to recruit a senior member of the marketing team at Cheffins, we found them incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable in their specialist field from the offset so opted to use them exclusively. They adapted their processes to suit our requirements and provided a very strong shortlist of candidates for us to review, ultimately we were luckily enough to source the successful candidate through referral but were that not the case there were 2 candidates via Brand that we could have pursued. Overall it was a professional and courteous process, and we will definitely work with them again next time we are looking.
Brand has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Most of Hogarth’s recruitment is done internally and when we are required to use agencies we expect them to represent us as if they work for Hogarth themselves. In the short time I have worked with Ben, he has managed to place three great candidates with us. With all the odds against him (me being picky, start dates being tight, etc) he has managed to come up trumps.
Hogarth Worldwide, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
We have used Brand Recruitment on two occasions to fill a Marketing Executive position for the London office. On both occasions, the process was straightforward and successful. One of the prerequisites I have when using an agency is that they fully understand the brief and don’t inundate me with CVs from candidates who clearly do not fit the requirement. Dominic at Brand took the time to understand the job description and the candidates that we interviewed were of high quality.
Ashtead Technology, General Manager
Ben was a thoroughly competent consultant when given the challenge of sourcing a new member for my team. I was somewhat demanding (and very picky!) and Ben was always calm, friendly and accommodating. Pleasure to work with.
St Helena Hospice, Head of Marketing and Communications
Hannah and I worked together when I was recruiting for eCommerce vacancies at Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook were relocating their team from London to Peterborough, and there was a sense of urgency to fill the roles. I engaged with Hannah from a recommendation from a colleague.
Hannah was engaging and friendly, and as she had worked with Thomas Cook before, knew the business well. Hannah also had good knowledge of the skills and experience we were looking for and very quickly delivered on the briefs given. I would happily use Hannah and Brand Recruitment again.
Thomas Cook, Senior Resourcing Consultant
Brand recruitment provided us with a prompt response in our quest to find a candidate for our digital marketing role. Time was of the essence and yet the agency still provided us with a selection of high calibre candidates, all of whom would have been well suited to our company. It was then we wished we had a bigger department which would have allowed us to employ several rather than just the one! We are extremely pleased with the professional service we received from Dominic and would not hesitate in using Brand recruitment again.
Mick George, Marketing Manager
I recruited two Marketing Executive positions in early 2014. Although I had previously worked with Brand Recruitment, I hadn’t worked with Hannah before. I found Hannah to be extremely competent. She kept me informed of the process at all stages, provided advice where necessary (particularly around salary and what skill sets we should expect at different levels) and followed up all my contacts and requests for information immediately. Although we were initially looking to make one appointment, in fact we found two excellent candidates and appointed both as a result. Hannah was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Thanks Hannah, and well done Brand Recruitment.
Anderson Group, Marketing Director
I had struggled to find suitable candidates for a specific Press and PR role for almost five months, but Claire was able to source strong candidates with well-matched skills within a few days.
The candidates she found all interviewed exceptionally well and were exactly the calibre my company was seeking. Our new employee, found by Claire, joins the team tomorrow (24th June) and I am very grateful to Claire for all her help. I will definitely be recommending her and Brand Recruitment to industry contacts.
Grandstand Group, Head of Marketing
I was very fortunate to have worked with Hannah during my recruitment campaign for a marketing manager within PPG. My first impressions of Hannah were that she was a very professional person who listened intently and paid attention to detail. She left me with no doubt that we can work well together and provide me with the support I needed and importantly some fantastic candidates to consider. Hannah really understood my requirements and the type of person I was looking for in terms of skills, experience and culture fit. The candidate I hired through Hannah, although still new in the role is looking to be a top performer.
Hannah was a true pleasure to work with and I will not hesitate to work with Hannah again should the need arise and highly recommend her to anyone looking for marketing professionals.
PPG Industries, Human Resources Manager
I’ve used Brand Recruitment successfully on a couple of occasions for senior marketing positions within my team, I found that they really listened to what we wanted (and helped us find it) and rather than just bombard us with dozens of speculative CVs, they have a tailored approach and delivered great results. Also when it was required they were not afraid to tell me where I had gone wrong previously and how to fix it.. And it worked!
Papworth Trust, Director of Marketing
I’ve worked with Hannah several times over the past few months and she has provided a great service; she always listens carefully to our brief and focuses on delivering really solid candidates. Hannah has the ability to build lasting relationships through her friendly personality whilst maintaining a professional outlook and high service levels. It has been a pleasure to work with Hannah and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Anglian Water, Senior Recruiter
Mobas has worked with Brand Recruitment for some years now. It has only been since the introduction of our Account Manager, Sarah Rhodes, that we decided to use Brand Recruitment on a exclusive arrangement. We felt reassured and confident in Brand’s ability to deliver high quality candidates with the right personality that fits the Mobas culture. Brand assess all candidates before sending across the details. Brand go a step further in this process, our Account Manager understands Mobas, the culture and the specific vacancy requirements so well that she first interviews all candidates, I have never come across this level of understanding before with recruitment agencies. This is such a powerful offering to companies like ours. It saves us time, time where we are working with clients. I would highly recommend Brand Recruitment. They are a company that understands the value of being a partner, not just a supplier, which in today’s world is paramount.
Mobas, Managing Director
We have worked with Brand Recruitment for over 5 years now and have always found they provide a high level of quality PR candidates, that have historically been difficult to source in our part of the Buckinghamshire region. They have a really good understanding of the type of personality and dynamic that fit within our company and we can always rely on them to send people that match our criteria. I would and have recommended brand to organisations seeking marketing or PR candidates in the Buckinghamshire regions.
Hannah helped us fill two positions earlier this year, one of which was brand new. After meeting every single candidate she then made honest and accurate recommendations which resulted in two quick appointments, showing a solid understanding of our needs. During a complication with one of the candidates, Hannah remained positive and proactive and quickly solved the problem. I would definitely use Brand again.
Premier Holidays, Marketing Manager
I have been working with Joby for the last four months or so. I found it easy to build a good working relationship with him straight away. He gives very open and honest assessment on roles we have given to him and his ability to source candidates as well as feedback on the market place. When we have partnered with Joby on vacancies, he has put through only relevant candidates and he has been quick to respond to requests for interviews and any questions regarding candidates. He has placed four roles with me in the period I have worked with him and we are really excited about their careers within our business. I would not hesitate to use Joby again in the future as I found his service to be truly consultative and helpful.
Dunnhumby, Lead Recruiter
Sarah has been a superstar in CWT recruitment. Sarah immediately ‘got it’ and understood who we were looking for, which meant the two final candidates were both Brand’s. They stood above the rest in their writing and grammar, as well as being the right culture fit with our team. This made it a difficult decision, but it’s the best position an employer could ask for.
With Sarah’s dedication (involving time after hours) we had one of the final candidates in late on a Wednesday afternoon, and Sarah helped us invite her back for an interview first thing the next morning. This resulted in a job offer a few hours later. The process from the candidate’s CV being recommended by Brand to the offer from CWT was less than one week!
I felt confident working with Sarah, knowing she was sending us the right candidates and that she was always available to answer my questions and coordinate the details with the candidates. On top of that, she’s a true pleasure to work with. We will continue working with Sarah and Brand for our future briefs based on her excellent service.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Marketing Director
I have only recently started working with Brand Recruitment and have been extremely pleased with the fast, friendly and efficient service that I have received. Louise Ashford-Hodges provided me with an excellent candidate who fully met our vacancy requirements. I look forward to a long and successful partnership between our companies and would recommend Brand Recruitment.
Mothercare, Recruitment Manager
We have been using Brand Recruitment for nearly two years now and we haven’t looked back. We are a large graphic design studio that, through ongoing growth, has had frequent recruitment requirements across offline and online creative. Unlike our experience with some other agencies, we genuinely feel that Brand take the time to filter candidates to our exacting requirements, yet still manage to get a substantial amount of candidates to us for review. They are incredibly receptive to feedback and now we trust them implicitly to know exactly what we’re after in terms of skill sets and personality. Louise is always a pleasure to deal with and she takes the hassle out of the recruitment process! We have successfully recruited several creative team members through Brand and there is no doubt we will continue to use them as our main recruitment agency.
Bourne Leisure, Studio Manager
We have used Brand Recruitment for a number of years and they have become one of our primary sources of marketing candidates. They stand apart from their competitors, as our consultant, Ursula, has ensured that she fully understands our culture and always provides a professional, cheerful service, sending only carefully screened candidates. Even when a CV doesn’t sell a person well enough, we have taken their advice and seen the recommended candidates and have not been disappointed with the results! Brand is always my first port of call.
Altro, Senior HR Advisor
I have now placed two Marketing fixed term contract positions with Alex Carter of Brand Recruitment. Having not recruited within Marketing for a number of years, and never within the Automotive sector, I didn’t have any known recruitment agency contacts and had no idea whether Alex would be able to deliver the candidates that I needed, but he did. The first vacancy was offered within 3.5 weeks, and the second within 6 weeks. Having a limited knowledge of Marketing myself I found it hard to explain the key responsibilities within the role however, due to his knowledge of Marketing, Alex was able to gather what he needed from the job description and was willing to contact our senior Marketing managers for a further brief. Alex only sent over the CV’s of candidates who he felt may meet our criteria and from reading them I could understand his rationale. Additionally Alex would also ask for initial feedback to ensure that he had understood the brief and was following the right track.
Overall I have found Alex’s service prompt, supportive and reliable and would not hesitate to recommend him and the team at Brand.
Saab GB Ltd, HR Manager
I have recently used Dominic at Brand to recruit 2 roles, I found his attitude and enthusiasm second to none and he was also able to find the perfect candidates for the role very quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend Dominic’s services to anyone.
20:20, Financial Controller
As a Cambridge based organisation, we recently used Brand Recruitment’s services to help us source a key role within our marketing department. Being a local marketing and creative specialist, they provided us with a high calibre of candidates to interview where we appointed a talented professional to join our team. We were impressed with the efficiency of the service and look forward to working with them in the future.
Bell Worldwide, Recruitment Assistant
Having worked with Brand recruitment on a number of marketing vacancies, I have found them to be responsive, knowledgeable and only send us candidates that fully fit the brief that they have been given. Candidates have always been well briefed on the vacancies and have a good understanding of the Group.
BGL Group, HR
Due to the demand of our growing marketing team, we have used Brand Recruitment on a handful of occasions to provide us with marketing professionals. Our consultant, Louise understood our needs and succeeded in providing some high quality CVs. She was very good at keeping in touch and also keeping candidates informed and motivated throughout the recruitment process. I would be more than happy to work with Louise and Brand again in the future, as I am very confident she will deliver again on our expectations.
Butchers Pet Care, HR Manager
I have had the pleasure of working with Brand Recruitment since September 2008 whilst responsible for recruitment at SCA, but also previously with my former company.
Ursula Colman and Alex Carter, together with the wider team at Brand, have remained focused on the business requirements of SCA during our vacancy processes. Our Marketing recruitment crosses sectors to encompass commercial & healthcare B2B, and retail FMCG, and Brand have been outstanding in their approach to candidate selection and management.
They take time to understand our brief, and work with us as a partner to deliver exceptional results. The success ratio of hires from Brand is testament to their hard work and commitment to SCA.
SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd, HR Advisor
We had never come across the company before but felt that we might have better luck with an agency focusing on candidates in the Eastern region. I called and spoke to Aisling who, instead of taking the initial brief over the phone followed by an emailed job description, suggested that she came and saw me the following day so that she could understand the company and our requirements properly.
At our first and only meeting Aisling displayed excellent interpersonal skills and a very quick grasp of the type of person we were looking for even though she has had no direct experience working in an advertising agency. Her personal presentation and mature conduct gave me confidence that of all the headhunters I had spoken with she would work hard to find the right candidates.
At our meeting I had requested that I should not be sent CVs willy nilly, regardless of whether the candidate had appropriate experience or not so it was with considerable pleasure that I read the first or second CV from Aisling and found what seemed on paper to be the perfect candidate. We took her on at first interview as an interim and she has proved to be one of the best employees we have ever had.
AL Marketing, Managing Director
When writing a testimonial for Alex I can only base my thoughts on the experience I’ve had when dealing with other recruitment consultants. I would have to say the Alex has been a pleasure to work with and in fact the best I’ve worked with. He has always understood the types of candidates we need for each role and has not wasted our time sending irrelevant, under qualified CVs. The candidates have always been of a very high standard. Alex also understands that we’re busy people so keeps his level of contact at just the right level, which is important as often consultants can over contact. I’m sure we’ll work with Alex again in the future and look forward to it.
TUI, eCRM Manager
Having used Brand to help us fill a number of marketing vacancies over recent times, we have found that they have supplied us with a strong selection of candidates that have been a good fit against the skills, experience and personal attributes that we’ve been looking for on each occasion.
The Silver Spoon Company, HR Manager
Since using Brand we have been impressed with the efficiency of service. Our consultant listens to our brief, asks for clarification if necessary and then sends over candidates that closely match our requirements. The candidates sent over first time have always been the ones we ask to interview, regardless of whether we wait for other possibilities from another source. The consultants understand their candidates, understand the industry and it’s quirks, and most importantly they understand the clients requirements. We have found this attentive service results in the speediest and most effective matches. We look forward to working with them again in the future for our marketing roles.
i2, HR Administrator
I have recently used Brand Recruitment for a number of vacancies within Scott Bader UK. I have worked with Joby on positions such as Distributed Products Manager and Product Manager Composite Sales.
With both roles I received high calibre candidates, and both roles were appointed through Brand Recruitment.
On a day to day basis I deal with a lot of employment agencies, and at Scott Bader, we have a Preferred Supplier List we use when recruiting for new vacancies. However, following a conversation with Joby, due to the excellent customer service and way of working portrayed by Brand, we decided to work outside of the PSL, and we have been very satisfied with the service provided by Brand Recruitment, and will definitely use their services again.
Scott Bader, European HR Business Partner
I have worked with Brand Recruitment on a number of our Marketing opportunities and have always found that they provide a comprehensive search and selection process. Candidates’ details are always well presented and all candidates are well briefed on the role they have been put forward for.
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, HR Consultant