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TESTIMONIALS

Client & Candidate Testimonials

Here are just a few examples of what Resourcery Group’s candidates and client have had to say about us…

"Allison Hodgkinson is one of the best recruitment consultant's that I've met in 30 years. From a candidate's point of view, she finds what you're looking for and gets it for you. When there's nothing suitable around she keeps in touch so you know she's looking for you, there's not many who do that. I was contracting for 10 years looking for the ideal perm position and Allison was the one who found it for me. I'd recommend her to anyone."

Senior Candidate – Financial Services

"I have worked with Allison over a number of years and can highly recommend her. She delivers because she works on my wavelength understanding my needs using her network and experience to provide what I am looking for. Working with Allison has had a positive impact on my business." 

Chief Operating Officer - Public Sector & Not for Profit Organisation

 

"Allison has regularly provided me with excellent interim resources and responded to our business in an attentive and flexible manner. She is skilled in matching specific business requirements to the candidate pool available. I would have no hesitation in recommending Allison to anyone looking for strong interim candidates quickly." Finance Director - US owned Manufacturing Company

"Allison spends a lot of time understanding her client’s business and requirements and uses that knowledge to provide a very short list of candidates, all of whom are suitable for the assignment. Allison’s contact during assignments is also commendable – the right balance of assurance and support." Senior Finance Manager, Global Chemicals Company

 

"I worked with Resourcery Group on finding my new role and I was offered the first role I applied for with their help.  They're both very positive and encouraging, giving me the confidence to show my new employer what I have to offer at interviews.  Stuart was also never too busy to take my call and did a fantastic job keeping me up to date!  I would recommend Resourcery Group to anyone looking for a recruitment company that listens to its clients."

Senior Management Accountant, Fintech SME

 

"I have been really impressed with the way you have worked with me over the past few months.  I think your level of communication has been spot on and you were one of the very few that has listened and heard what my preferences were in a role - thank you."

Senior Manager, Big 4 Practice, North West

 

"I worked with Stuart at Resourcery Group and secured a great finance post with a training company.  It took some time to organise the logistics or interviews as it involved co-ordinating busy diaries of others located in London.  Stuart did a great job keeping the process moving but in addition was very supportive and provided useful incite for the interviews.  It was a pleasure to work with Stuart and resourcery Group."

Finance Director, SME training company

 

"Josh and the Resourcery Group team have helped us full 2 positions recently.  We found it a positive experience from start to finish on both occasions.  Josh puts a lot of effort into understanding the role, the type of person we are looking for and gives honest upfront advice on what we can expect from him.  The CVs and options he gives us are tailored to our needs and of a high quality.  The team are flexible and quick to respond to our queries when arranging interviews and getting feedback from candidates.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Resourcery Group team."

Operations Financial Controller, listed Manufacturing Group

 

"A refreshing change from the usual high street agencies.  Resourcery Group offers the personal touch, offering support, encouragement and professional opinion to help you be your best self on applications and interviews.  Deciding to change roles after 10 years with a company, Josh ensured I was equipped with all of the information needed for both the application and interviews and provided encouragement and confidence throughout the process.  I would recommend Josh and Resourcery Group to anyone looking to make a change."

Finance Business Partner, £300m global FMCG Group

 

“I secured an interim contract via Resourcery and found the service and support provided by Josh and Allison to be first rate.  I was kept informed regularly and received value adding input that was candid, down to earth and realistic.  Josh checked how things were going after I started and has a long-term relationship view of our contact rather than a one-off transaction approach.  I would be happy to recommend Resourcery to other people.”

Interim CFO, FinTech Start-Up, Financial Services

 

“I worked with Josh in my recent search to find a new role that would allow me to take the next step in my career. Josh was very helpful and supportive throughout the process and offered honest, constructive feedback. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Josh again in the future and would happily recommend working with the Resourcery Group.

Divisional Financial Controller, €3bn European-listed Business Services Group

 

“Josh placed me in a role early in 2017. I found working with Josh a great experience, he was always professional, had a clear knowledge of the company and the role as well as building a deep understanding of me and my needs.  Throughout what was quite a long and at times bumpy process Josh was always in regular contact keeping me informed as to progress”.

Business Unit Financial Controller, listed Pharmaceutical business​

 

“What stood out more than anything for me though was how much Josh listened and always put me and my needs and my career development front and centre of the process and often ahead of his own needs. He was totally impartial and offered his own thoughts and opinions without ever feeling like he was pushing me in a direction I didn’t want to go. We got there in the end and it’s certainly worked out for me and hopefully Josh and Resourcery Group too.  I would thoroughly recommend Josh”.

Divisional Financial Controller, PE-backed Pharmaceutical Group

 

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Josh at Resourcery Group. It was clear after our first meeting that Josh had all of my best interests in mind and was able to find a role for me which matched my skill set and ambition. Without the hard work behind the scenes that is done at Resourcery Group it may have been difficult to get that initial foot in the door. I would highly recommend anyone looking for their next career move to consult the excellent services offered at Resourcery Group”.

Cost Accountant, NYSE-listed, Global Manufacturer

 

“Working with Josh and the team at Resourcery Group was a real pleasure. They took time to understand our culture and our team as much as the requirements of the role we were looking to fill which made finding the right candidate a whole lot easier as we progressed through the recruitment progress”.

Chief Financial Officer, PE-backed, US Global Engineering Group

 

“Josh was instrumental in my first job search as a Finance Manager when I moved to the region back in 2010, finding me an excellent role which perfectly matched my recruitment goals and those of my employer where I stayed for 7 years.  Throughout this time Josh and I remained in contact and I found him an extremely professional recruitment agent with an unmatched understanding of the North West marketplace. We spoke about a number of opportunities, and he also provided invaluable career advice with an impartial view which meant a lot – to take that time with me when it was not leading directly to any fee for him. I think that this candidate focus is a rare thing in his industry.  With my second Merseyside job search in early 2017, now looking at a Finance Director level, Josh was the first person I spoke with and again I found him to be a step ahead of the other 10 to 15 agents I interacted with during my search. I really felt that he invested the time and the effort to find me a fantastic new opportunity.  Now that I am in my new role, I am already reviewing potential recruitment demand that we have and Josh was already the first person I have spoken with. 

I would happily recommend Josh to both candidates and employers, and I wish Resourcery Group every success – they deserve to do well!”

Chief Financial Officer, Insurance Tech Business

                                                             

“I have known Josh for a number of years and found him to be a very engaging professional recruiter, who takes time to understand his clients and what they are looking for. He goes the extra mile to ensure all bases are covered, and I thank him for helping my career progress.”

UK Finance Director, £Bn t/o Pharmaceutical Group

 

“I have worked with Josh over the last 9 years as a client and cannot recommend his services more.  For me as client the recruitment process is a timely and expensive process. Expensive in that the wrong appointment is far costlier to the business than any initial fee.  Attention to detail in securing the right candidate is key and Josh has always gone above and beyond to match not only the skillset to the job spec but equally as important, the cultural fit of the individual, giving strong consideration to the requirement of the candidate as well as to the client.”


“Balanced, pragmatic and effective is how best to describe the partnership and service that Josh provides. I will certainly continue to use Josh as my recruitment partner and would recommend him to any other FD's who are looking for a long standing and honest approach from a recruitment consultant.”

Group Finance & Operations Director, European-listed Medical Group

 

“Josh builds his business based on trusted relationships. That was the message Josh gave me when I first met him 10 years ago and that is the reason Josh is the first person I call for recruitment advice today. It is this trusted relationship approach that puts Josh streets ahead of any other recruiter - he always seeks to understand what I'm looking for, why, and only ever puts candidates forward if he knows them well enough to say their character and skill set matches my requirements. Josh delivers on promises and on the rare occasion when things don't quite go as planned, he is the first to contact me and suggest alternative solutions. In summary Josh is a rare breed of recruiter, someone who gives you his personal, expert advice & commitment in the want to build a trusted relationship. As Josh told me 10 years ago, it is this trusted relationship which form the basis of repeat business.”

Chief Financial Officer, Global Pharmaceutical Group

 

“I found the experience of finding my next role with Josh to be a breath of fresh air. Other recruitment agencies that I’ve worked with didn’t take the time & effort to understand my background, and they would often pigeon-hole based upon job title. Josh was the complete opposite of this. He listened and understood where I was and what I wanted from my next move. He was able to see my transferrable skills and apply them to vacancies. He provided me with constructive feedback on my CV which really added value. He was the first recruitment agent in 10 years of work and progression to present me with two interviews, in quick succession, for roles that fully matched my aspirations. His knowledge of the two clients really helped me prepare thoroughly for the interviews, which ultimately landed me the successful progression. Without his approach to recruitment, I doubt I would have been able to secure a move from Financial Services to the Retail industry. Resourcery Group are my number one choice, and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in asking Josh to help find my next role or fulfil any future recruitment requirements.”      

Planning & Reporting Manager, £3bn+ Retail Group

 

 “Josh picked up an exciting new role in one of our manufacturing divisions. It wasn't clear the exact person fit we were looking for but Josh worked well with our business to identify what type of person would fit into the culture of our business but also provide robust commercial challenge. Josh then kept our favoured candidate engaged in the process to allow us to investigate the market fully. Josh presented himself in an honest and professional manner and the execution of the negotiation process was swift as a result. In addition, Josh has also introduced our business to some significant private equity businesses in the North West which may well create real funding routes for the Group later this year.”

Group Finance Director, £100m t/o OMB

 

“I worked with Josh recruiting for a Financial Controller role. He worked closely to my person specification and was able to introduce a great FC for the role I had. Josh takes the time to understand the business and your needs as a client and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”

CEO, UK-subsidiary, Global, listed Retail/Wholesale Group

 

“Josh worked closely with me on the brief, reflecting on the reasons why I wanted certain skills from the candidates in terms of how this matched our culture of high performance, and then ensured he delivered a small number of recommended individuals that closely matched the brief - therefore an ideal partner to me for sourcing good people.”

CFO, UK Business Services Group

 

“Josh helped us to appoint a great new Head of Finance, he took time to understand our business and gave us an excellent short list of candidates. It has been a pleasure working with him.”

Managing Director, SME, Professional Services

 

“From a candidate’s perspective Josh was extremely knowledgeable about his client and was extremely thorough and professional throughout my recruitment process.”

Group Finance Director, OMB, FMCG business