Steve is an exceptional executive recruiter. He takes time to thoroughly understand the brief and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with both parties to ensure a great outcome all around. I often feel like I’m Steve’s only priority given his generosity of time - always available, never rushed and absolutely focused on the matter at hand. Truly great partners are sometimes difficult to find in the recruitment industry. Steve is without doubt the best I’ve dealt with and working with him is a genuine pleasure. I can’t recommend him highly enough to job seekers and employers alike.
Mike Moyes (Finance Director)
I have worked with Steve both as a candidate and client side when I have needed to recruit into my teams. He is commercial, practical, and really cares about good fit to ensure a successful long term hire. He is very knowledgeable about the businesses he recruits into, in terms of structure, culture, personalities and workloads. He makes the process easy and is open and direct, enabling frank conversations. He is also well tapped market with a good network of potential candidates and companies to place them into. I recommend Steve highly.
Claire Burden (Partner)
I have worked with Steve for more years than either of us would care to remember. And in that time 'officially' both as client and candidate. But describing our relationship in those simple terms may have fitted in the early part of our careers but over time it has simply developed into business partnership. For my part, I no longer see Steve as a recruiter, and it's been a while since I have. Put simply, he is one of my go to contacts who I know will give me thoughtful but also no nonsense feedback. Which is always appreciated!
Alistair Harrison (CFO)
I can highly recommend Steve. He has provided some great opportunities to me via his network and relationships with businesses in the South West. I’ve felt I’ve had a truly personalised search process tailored to my specific requirements.
Will Mallott (CIPFA)
I had a fantastic experience with Steve helping to source my first career move away from the Big 4. Moving to the right business, in the right location (London) was key, and when the opportunity to work at Sky presented itself so quickly in the process, it was one I could not turn down. Steve was quick to asses what would be right for me - not simply flooding me with roles and just presenting the Sky opportunity - and was instrumental throughout the recruitment process, keeping in regular contact throughout and at all times ensuring I felt comfortable going into the interviews. Steve has also been great at keeping in touch since I started my new role to find out how things are going. I can highly recommend his services when looking to make a move to a new role.
Alex Stevens (ACA)
Steve is a fab recruiter- I couldn't recommend him more. He listened carefully to what I was looking for and made sure to tailor his search to this exact area. He also worked very quickly, finding the right contact for a great opportunity for me within a few hours and lining up a first interview within a day or two. He stayed in regular contact and was there at the end of the phone to catch up on progress and feed back from interviews. I'd really recommend him to anyone looking to make a hire or find a new role.
Emma Reffold (ACA)
"Steve has built up a relationship with me over a number of years and that dedicated, long term perspective paid off when he was able to secure my recent contract assignment. Steve took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for which is invaluable in today's market. Steve also worked tirelessly to keep the recruitment process moving forwards. I wouldn't hesitate to use Steve's services again and would very much recommend him".
Jon Hollingbery (Finance Director)
"Steve's support through the whole recruitment process was first class, taking the time to really understand my career goals and then giving me all the insight he could into the company and role and what they were looking for. Briefing me before each stage and ensuring to follow up after each one to get feedback. Really appreciated the proactive and positive relationship".
Benjamin Tipping (Head of Shared Services)
"Steve is a people person. He has an excellent commercial understanding and a genuine human touch. I have enjoyed recruiting with him as a partner, and look forward to doing so again. More than prerequisite technical skills, Steve has always understood what kind of people would fit well in our business. He gets us, and always has. Our best recruits always came through Steve. I'd recommend him, and the teams he has led, as recruitment partners in a heartbeat".
Julian Pickles (Head of Finance)
"Steve was exceptionally helpful in facilitating a job change. Professional in every way with a thorough knowledge of the local market, challenging me when I needed it and giving me confidence when needed to. Truly a different class of recruiter".
Paul Hooton (Head of Business Planning)
"During my recent job search process I was consistently impressed by Steve's commitment and support. From the start he understood my brief and provided insightful feedback as well as identifying several highly attractive companies and roles. Steve provided a genuine and highly professional consultative service throughout and the outcome has been perfect - an exciting and stretching new role. I can thoroughly recommend him".
Ex Big 4 Chartered Accountant
"I've worked with Steve a number of times over the years both as a candidate and as a client. He has an uncanny ability to match candidates to jobs. This comes from a genuine understanding of both the employer and the individual. As a result I know I can trust his judgement, and I'll always listen to his advice. Steve has a passion for recruitment and it's always a pleasure to work with him".
FCA Head of Finance