We have worked with Blakemore recruitment for the past two years. The reason they set themselves apart from there competitors is they listen to your needs rather than tell what you think you need. I have been in recruitment for over 20 years myself and I would not hesitate in recommending Desmond at Blakemore.
Lisa ButlinDirector @ Accendo Wealth
I would highly recommend Ash to any financial professional seeking a new opportunity. I felt like Ash genuinely cared for what I wanted out of my next career move, rather than trying to shoehorn me into and sell me on positions that might not have been 100% what I was looking for.
Tom DesboroughFinancial Planner @ Menzies Wealth Management Ltd
I was going to write a big speech on how great Ash is (he is really great). But actually the best recommendation I can give Ash is my thanks. Thank you for really taking the time to get to know me and for helping me understand what steps I needed to take to reach the next level in my career. I wish you great success in the future and any candidate would be lucky to have you representing them.
Ash was supportive during the recruitment process giving honest and friendly advice throughout, whilst taking in consideration my requirements. Given that Ash has worked in the finance industry for a number of years, he has in depth knowledge of the various roles and has built up a number of contacts. I was able to use this to my advantage in helping to make sure I made the right decision choosing which company was right for me and whilst moving into my new role. I am more than happy to recommend Ash to friends and I will certainly contact him if the time is right for me to move into a new role in the future.
Charlotte Elgar APFSChartered Financial Planner @ Arbuthnot Latham
When Ash was at Hillman Saunders, he found me a job where I stayed for eighteen months and that provided me with good foundations for my career. When he was at Clark James, he placed me in my current role at Charles Cameron Financial Planning, a role that suits me perfectly. I have recommended him to friends and would certainly approach him if I were to ever consider another job in the future.
Louise SharmanParaplanner @ Charles Cameron
Ash helped me gain employment at Buzzacott Financial Planning about 5 months ago. Ash and his team were professional at all times and kept me fully informed all the way through the recruitment process even when there were delays and there was no actual news. He was upfront and honest which is so refreshing these days and gave me a realistic description of what the role entailed and its future potential.
Tom Kendall DIPPFSAssistant Manager @ Buzzacott Financial Planning
The first time that Amanda contacted me, I immediately knew that I was in capable hands. Amanda was able to understand my needs and requirements from outset. Dealing with her was enjoyable and refreshing- something which, in my experience, is a rarity with many recruitment agencies. She kept in regular contact at all vital stages of the recruitment process and even called me after my interview to see how it went, a welcome phone call after a stressful day. Amanda went the extra mile and thanks to her I managed to secure my current role which I am extremely happy in. Good luck in all future ventures and if I ever get myself into another unwanted job search, expect my call!.
Jessica RobertsClient Relationship Manager @ BC&E
While my general opinion that recruitment consultants are a necessary evil has not changed I would say that Des is the most professional I have worked with. I judge people that I work with by the maxim "they should do what they say and say what they do". Des passes this test with flying colours. There will always be a nagging doubt in your mind as to whether your recruitment consultant has your best interests at heart or if he is just steering you towards what gets him paid. Looking for roles within the financial planning industry can be quite a minefield due to the myriad types of companies with many different structures and models. You need someone who is experienced and knowledgeable as well as interested in listening to and acting on your specific needs. I felt that Des listened to my very strict criteria and stuck well to my requirements when suggesting and putting me forward for opportunities.
Marvin assisted me in securing a position and a great step forward in my career. Throughout my job search he put me forward for highly appropriate and interesting roles. I found him very professional and he demonstrated great interpersonal and communication skills. He is the kind of recruiter, who will go the extra mile to match the right candidate to the roles he is working on. I would recommend him to any company seeking to recruit candidates with the right skill set and personal attributes matching the company's ethos.
Timea LehoczkiSenior IFA Administrator @ Fleet Street Financial Ltd
Ash handled the recruitment process in a highly positive and professional manner, keeping me updated all the way. The role was described exactly as it should have been and feedback and encouragement very forthcoming. Ash is a pleasure to work with and comes highly recommended!
Nirmla HingoraniBusiness Manager
Ash was integral to securing my latest role successfully. I have known him for a couple of years and he understood exactly what I was looking for. Whenever I needed to reach him, Ash was always contactable and a real pleasure to talk to.
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