Senior Appointment Testimonials

"I have been working with Julie O’Neal for many years; Julie is friendly, efficient and has provided me with an exceptional service.
Julie demonstrates professionalism, great understanding of my needs and has always been helpful and patient.
I have been given some amazing opportunities and now changing to Interim, Julie has found me a perfect position
within the education sector, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for the right job.

With high Level of Integrity and having worked with McCall Ltd for many years, I have no hesitation in recommending Julie and her team for their excellent, pro-active and first class approach."

Yvonne Willis - Candidate

"Having recently utilised the services of McCall Associates it was an absolute pleasure to deal with a recruit to recruit company who spend time to get to know what you are looking for, why, and most importantly providing relevant opportunities so nobody wastes time. Excellent candidate care, always made aware of the progress around each application, and never pushed to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.

Julie O’Neill was superb throughout the process and a real credit to her industry sector. Honest, reliable and committed."

Mike Brooksbank - Candidate 

"Since leaving my previous role Julie has been a constant ‘mentor’ sharing both market and different companies’ insight along the way. Her network is far reaching to which end Julie has put me in front of several senior industry leaders, allowing me to understand different company cultures and strategies.

Her style is direct and very business like which has helped keep my own business focus during this process.

Finally upon securing the right role Julie has remained supportive right up to the starting date and beyond.

Julie knows her ‘stuff’ and I would use her talents again!"

Simon Edwards - Candidate

"Nick is a true recruitment professional. Having worked with Nick both as a client and a candidate, his humour, honesty and integrity is of the highest order.

Nick’s knowledge of the market and industry is unrivalled. His breadth of experience speaks volumes. His determination to get the project over the line is admirable. I would have no hesitation in using Nick’s services or recommending him."

Julie Greenwood - Candidate / Client 

"Julie was fantastic, a true breathe of fresh. After taking the time on a number of occasions to discuss my career and experience in depth, she then created a personal profile highlighting my strengths and accomplishments to market to her clientelle.

Within 24 hours of sending my profile to an agreed client list she had successfully secured me two exceptional senior level interviews. She worked tirelessly throughout the process to ensure I was prepared and confident at each stage, she followed up with clients to gain specific feedback regarding roles and interviews. Through Julie, I managed to secure a position with the company that I truly wanted to work for, in a position I love and with with my next career step internally already agreed.

I cannot thank or recommend Julie enough, if she says she can help - then she can.

Thank you Julie" 

Scott Lintern - Candidate 

"I have known Julie for a number of years, during which time any dealings with her and the wider McCall team have been consistently excellent. A detailed understanding of the market, refreshing honesty and professional approach, has delivered the very best rec to rec experience I have come across in over 25 years in the business. Recently, I was contacted about an opportunity that was being exclusively handled by Julie, which culminated in me starting a new role for which I am extremely grateful. I would highly recommend Julie and McCall’s to both Candidates and Clients alike." 

David Rowley - Candidate 

"When the time was right to make a career move after 13 years tenure with the same agency, Julie was recommended to me by a trusted senior colleague. From the outset Julie and her team showed professionalism and care, taking an interest in both the type of role and organisation I wanted. They offered appropriate guidance along the way and kept me updated on all responses from the short list of agencies we had created.

From the work Julie and her team did, I was in the fortunate position to have 3 great job offers.

I would highly recommend Julie and her team for senior appointments, the whole process was handled in a highly professional way, gaining the desired outcome and securing a great new career." 

Debra Watson - Candidate 

"Julie is a real pleasure to work with as she is one of the best in the industry in terms of aligning a candidate's skills and experience to the client's requirements. She took time to review my qualifications, skills and experience to ensure that the opportunities she presented would meet my expectations. During the 3 week interview process, Julie was very quick to respond to emails and took a proactive approach to keep me informed of any communications with the client. Julie is the epitome of good recruitment practice and I highly recommend her to both candidates and clients." 

Su Konganda - Candidate 

"It was essential that Outsource appointed the very best person into our newly created COO role, and to that end we retained Julie and team to proactively search the market. I believe that no one knows as many people at this level in the marketplace as Julie. Julie got to know our leadership team and determined the personality that would fit and what wouldn't. As hoped McCall created a comprehensive shortlist, including many candidates who were not activity looking, and from the shortlist we appointed Nick Dettmar who had the desired corporate experience, entrepreneurial flair and personality that fits our business." 

Paul Jameson - Outsource

"Julie has recently successfully helped me with my job search. Her knowledge of the recruitment industry and network of contacts is excellent. In addition, Julie's approach is most professional but at the same time personal, taking time to get to know me as an individual. This developed into a mentoring and advisory role which I greatly appreciated. I am pleased to be able to publish this recommendation on Linkedin."  

Antony Mann - Candidate 

"I would just like to take this time to thank you for your assistance in helping me find my new and exciting role as National Sales Manager for the Parasol Group. I found the experience of liasing with Mccall a smooth and easy experience. Thanks again and good luck for the future." 

Jason Plom - Candidate 

"It has been a pleasure working with you. I must say your resourcefulness and drive is second to none, your advice encouragement, professionalism and enthusiasm was prevalent through out our meetings and discussions. I had been registered with another agency and the difference in service and professionalism from McCall was abundantly clear. Julie, you restored my faith in the industry and proved that Mccall is truly a step above all others. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for a senior position. Thank you for all your help and encouragement, and let me take this opportunity to wish you all the best in all your future endeavours." 

George Khoury - Candidate 

"When I decided to make a professional move I contacted Julie as I knew of her reputation in the senior appointments sector. I was immediately impressed by Julies’ depth of industry knowledge and her wide network of contacts. Julie understood the opportunity I was looking for and immediately introduced me to a number of companies which all converted to meetings with a successful outcome. Julie has an excellent reputation with the industry and I would recommend Julie to any candidate looking for a senior/board level position. Her professionalism, knowledge and expertise are second to none." 

Catherine Delaney - Candidate 

"Julie O'Neill at McCall is a one-woman dynamo - she is able to identify opportunities that you, as a candidate, never thought about! She knows her markets and who's who within them, opening doors and making relationships work. If you are looking for Rec-to-Rec jobs or candidates, you really need look no further - she'll get you sorted out. Thanks, Julie, for everything." 

Avril Dexter - Candidate 

"I have known Julie for over 8 years and in all my dealings with her as a client, I have found her to be first class. Her diligent and tenacious manner on behalf of her candidates coupled with her excellent senior level network in and around the recruitment industry convinced me to avail of her services as a candidate and I was so pleased I made that decision. I would wholly recommend that you consider Julie O' Neill whether you are seeking a new challenge or looking to recruit key staff for your organisation." 

Peter Flannery - Candidate/Client

" I have always had excellent service when dealing with McCall over the years, as a client and candidate. In search of a new challenge in a very difficult market my first choice as a recruitment partner was always going to be McCall. Their honest approach, well established network of contacts and deep understanding of the recruitment industry nationally and internationally give you the confidence to leave your search in their capable hands.
I was ready for the possibility of a drawn out search, with very few roles available at the Partner level and even fewer that would interest me and fulfil my career aspirations. Any concerns were unfounded. Nick was swift in identifying a suitable role that ticked all of the boxes, unsuitable roles were not mentioned, the process with the client was well managed and moved at a positive pace. Two weeks later I have accepted an excellent offer. I look forward to using their service in the future to recruit for the office that I have been tasked to develop. In a world where Rec 2 Rec's have at times attracted poor press based on bad service or lack of professionalism, you need a business who you can trust and who deliver results. McCall have delivered on both counts time and again. In summary the overall experience was yet again exceptional. Thank you." 

Mike King - Candidate 

“I approached Nick as a candidate and was immediately impressed at the speed of which Nick at McCall operated. Within days I had multiple meetings set up. Other Rec to Rec companies called me about Senior Appointments but not one of them came up with anything that McCall hadn't already covered off with me. If you are Senior Management/Director Level and looking to move, or in reverse looking to hire at this level Nick would be my first call.” 

Richard Fisher - Candidate

“In terms of the rec to rec market, Nick is head and shoulders above his competition. Nick has both represented me as a candidate and as a resource partner to find senior people for me. In both capacities Nick provided an exceptional service, always knowledgeable, speedy and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend him.” 

Nigel Gordon-Johnson - Candidate and Client

"Since I worked with Julie at Ajilon over ten years ago she has continued to develop her network and expertise in the recruitment market place. She is now one of the best connected people to work with whether it be to recruit senior level staff or to give advice on mergers and acquisitions. She is always enthusiastic and energetic in everything she does and I have no hesitation in recommending her." 

Ian Hardy - Owner,Onyx Recruitment Associates

“I have only good words for Mccall work. My process has been a bit atypical involving 2 countries with 5 hours difference. The process has run for almost 4 months during which Julie has been in contact with me providing me with immediate feedback and always taking into consideration my comments and concerns when speaking with her client. The negotiation of my contract was not easy and she showed a great conciliation skills. I have been working in the recruitment industry for a while now and I can truly recommend Julie and the Mccall team. Thank you!!!!” 

Eduardo Perin - Candidate (placed in Chile)

"I have found Julie and Vicky at McCall to be the most professional and efficient rec 2 rec specialists I have utilised in my 16 years in recruitment. Within 2 hours of discussing my role requirements and experience with me they had arranged two interviews, and three more within 2 days. They supported me through the process, offering valuable guidance and feedback. They made sure that when I did accept a role, it matched my original criteria. I believe their biggest strength lies in their vast list of contacts within the industry such that they are able to discuss details at the appropriate decision making levels. I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone looking for their next role within recruitment. Thank you ladies" 

Paula Taylor - Candidate

"Nick was very proactive in his approach to finding me a new position in the City Recruitment Market during the Credit Crunch and has an in depth understanding of who all the key players are.He is quick off the mark and provides realistic and well informed advice." 

Richard Griffiths - Candidate

"Having taken a career break I didn't hesitate to contact Julie when I was ready to enter the world of work again. She contacted me immediately with a variety of suitable and exciting positions straight away, quite a feat considering market conditions and my specific requirements. I have just started in one of the roles Julie put me forward for and am thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks Julie." 

Lindsay Jackson - Candidate

“I was very impressed with both the professionalism of Nick and his knowledge about the market place. He approached me for a specific role and listened carefully to what I wanted before he presented me with the opportunity. He fully supported me through each stage of the recruitment process and has kept in touch since I have started my new role. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for another role in recruitment."

Helen Porter - Retail Staffing Director, ID STAFFING - Candidate 

“I approached Nick as a candidate and was immediately impressed at the speed of which Nick at McCall operated. Within days I had multiple meetings set up. Other Rec to Rec companies called me about Senior Appointments but not one of them came up with anything that McCall hadn't already covered off with me. If you are Senior Management/Director Level and looking to move, or in reverse looking to hire at this level Nick would be my first call. In terms of the rec to rec market, Nick is head and shoulders above his competition. Nick has both represented me as a candidate and as a resource partner to find senior people for me. In both capacities Nick provided an exceptional service, always knowledgeable, speedy and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend him.” 

Nigel Gordon-Johnson - Candidate and Client

"Within the UK rec2rec industry I have yet to deal with anyone as good as Julie O'Neil. She possesses a unique insight into the UK recruitment industry and goes about her business in a highly professional, diligent and ethical manner. I have dealt with Julie as both a Candidate and a Client for over 7 years and have no hesitation in recommending her services in both areas.Thanks for all of your help (on both sides of the fence!)" 

Andrew Robson-Graham - Candidate 

"I am pleased to say that Julie O'Neill provided an exemplary service to me as a candidate, ensuring I was given a proper brief of the position, with prompt feedback on the interview and offer process. I have no hesitation in recommending Julie and McCall." 

Simon Hudson - Candidate 

"I have known Julie for a good number of years now and she never ceases to amaze me with her deep understanding of our business, her ability to spot a deal and her extensive contact/networking list is second to none. Having been involved in front end recruitment and having now operated my own recruitment agency for over 15 years Julie is by far one of the most experienced Rec to Rec people I have ever dealt with, she is direct and to the point, extremely concise in her advise and most importantly she delivers." 

Ian Dobrin - Candidate

“I approached Nick as a candidate and was immediately impressed at the speed of which Nick at McCall operated. Within days I had multiple meetings set up. Other Rec to Rec companies called me about Senior Appointments but not one of them came up with anything that McCall hadn't already covered off with me. If you are Senior Management/Director Level and looking to move, or in reverse looking to hire at this level Nick would be my first call.” 

Richard Fisher - Candidate

“Julie is the best connected senior candidate recruiter in the business. I would not hesitate to recommend her for advice on senior roles or mergers & acquisitions.” 

Jon Smith - Client

“Intuitive, focused, efficient and charming. An excellent recruitment sector knowledge with unrivalled contacts and an honest approach in a tough industry.” 

Paul Canal - Managing Director, Charity People

“Julie has provided me with good candidates for roles in the companies that I have managed and has good all round knowledge of the sector.”
Peter Lowman - Client

“Julie is one of the best networkers in Recruitment. I have used to Julie to not only find me key Recruitment Professionals, but also to suggest new area's of business to move into. Julie is one of the "key contacts" in the industry & was the first person I turned to when looking for a new role for myself.” 

Darren Browne - Candidate

"As Joint MD, when you deal with Julie, you deal with the Essence and Values that makes McCall Associates the leading Rec to Rec provider in the UK market. She understands how to manage Recruitment owners' expectations and the culture of each client.” 

Gary Dewhurst - Candidate

"Julie is a very keen eyed senior management recruiter. She is very well connected and always seems to come up with the candidatures that I need, when I need it. Great personality and really result orientated.” 

Laurie Percival - Candidate

"Having been with my employer for almost 10 years, I had to think long and hard about whether or not leaving was actually the right thing to do. To be honest, I took a chance when I contacted Nick - just to sound him out about the market. His approach, and that of his colleague Julie, put me at rest, and opened my eyes completely. There were no promises of immediate success. Instead was an honest outline of the market and where they believed I would be best suited - given my own ambitions. To cut a long story short, they narrowed the choice down to two or three organisations who, at the time, were not "specifically" recruiting - however, given my own requirements seemed a close match. I interviewed with two of them - having agreed with Nick that the third might not be suitable, and after two further interviews accepted an offer. I have been with my new employer for just over three months now and am delighted that everything that I was told at interview has proved to be true. There is life after the "top players!" 

Paul Shannon - Candidate

"Julie I have found you both professional and efficient. McCall catered to my needs instantly - they instantly found me the position that I wanted and craved. Nick and yourself have always been a pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in recommending McCall to any candidate or client."

Dan - Candidate

"You have been FAB...really appreciate all the time and effort......great job" 

Penny Lee - Candidate

"I would like to say a big "Thank You". You've been truly fantastic, can’t really say much more than that." 

Greg - Candidate

"Julie has been fantastic. She listened to what I was looking for, recognised my skills and made me see what options I had in front of me. Julie was never too busy to speak to me and really showed an interest in helping me finding a new job. Thank you." 

Zoe - Candidate

"I was impressed with the professionalism and understanding I received from Julie of McCall in that she spent time interviewing me, assessing my curriculum vitae and actually listening and understanding what role I required to meet my career aspirations and by doing these things I have now secured an excellent role with great prospects for the future." 

Colin - Candidate

"I approached Julie in October with what I thought was a difficult brief both in terms of the role sought, location and culture of a prospective employer. Julie listened and advised of the type of companies McCall would approach on my behalf. Within two weeks I was at interview and within the month an offer meeting all my needs. Obviously I realise that this isn't always the case for everyone, however, the market knowledge and network that Julie has established worked for me. Julie and the McCall team dealt with me promptly, professionally and discreetly and I wish to thank them for this." 

Keith - Candidate

"I appreciate a service that has been tailor made to my requirements and McCalls is a company that has taken time to get to know me and find the best possible match in my next job. They offer an enviable and extensive knowledge of the recruitment sector, a sector they are obviously passionate about serving, and I benefited from their ability to discuss broader options for career development and their professional management of the recruitment process. If you are looking for a job at any level within the recruitment sector then I would have no reservation in recommending McCalls as a company that will work for you with utmost professional integrity and that will provide you with ideas as well as opportunities." 

Royston - Candidate

"Having found myself unexpectedly made redundant just prior to Christmas, I needed a speedy turnaround within the job market. The service I received from Julie O'Neill & her team was fast, efficient and tailored to my specific needs and expectations of a new role. I thank you for your honesty, integrity & pure professionalism throughout the process." 

Doran - Candidate

"I'd like to thank you, Andy Shewring & the team for the effort and support you provided to me. For the record, I approached five rec 2 rec agencies. Three of them talked the talk but failed to deliver and a fourth provided a very good service. McCall's service was 'head and shoulders' above all four. It comes as no surprise that you're No.1 and a great example to the industry." 

NM - Candidate

"Thank you to Julie for being persistant pursing my new job opportunity as initially the client had felt my location was not suitable for the role on offer. However Julie did not give in and successfully secured an interview for me and now I have been successful and have a new job to start which will offer me new challenges and a great opprotunities". 

Amanda Davis - Candidate


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