Testimonials

"Andy Shewring is by far the most efficient recruiter I've worked with. In the space of 3 working days he met with me and arranged 3 interviews with good clients, out of which I had an invite for a second interview with one of them and 2 job offers from the other two. Essentially, thanks to him, I actually had the luxury to pick between companies and get my dream position."

Tanya Howard - Candidate


"I recently found myself looking for a new recruitment position, and was contacted by a number of Rec2Recs including Alex. I found a lot to be forceful, some even a little rude but Alex was completely different. She sent me a polite message, brought opportunities to me she thought would be of genuine interest and took the time to understand the key things I was looking for in my next position. Alex also researched the local market for me (which I am very new too) to find other suitable roles, and of those I did then interview with, the Recruitment Agencies were also very complimentary of her approach. Alex always called when she said she would, was at the end of the phone when I had any additional questions, and was knowledgeable about all opportunities she presented to me. Thanks Alex!"

Melanie Fletcher - Candidate 


"Alex provided an exceptional level of service and was very helpful throughout the process.

She presented me with companies that matched what I was looking for moving forward.

She gave me all the time I needed to make sure I made the right career decision and was happy. I would recommend Alex to all friends, family and colleagues and feel confident in Alex providing the same service."

Lee Matthews - Candidate 


"I couldn't have asked for a better service off Andy. His market knowledge is impeccable and his client list unparalleled. He took the time to meet me before every interview and managed the process so that my offers came through at the same time. 100% would recommend!!!"

Hamish Pitkeathly - Candidate 


"I’ve worked with Andy to secure my last 2 positions, as a recruiter it is easy to identify if another recruiter is taking all the necessary steps in providing not only a high level of qualification of the candidate but also the service all candidates going through a recruitment process should receive. I know and have dealt with many other recruiters but none in the “rec to rec” market provide a service close to Andy’s hence why he is always my first point of call.

I would highly recommend Andy to any other recruiter in the market who is keen to progress in their career with ongoing support and a truly great service.

Thanks for all your help Andy, long may our relationship continue!"

Billy Towner - Candidate 


"After returning from Sydney I partnered with Alex to help me find a new recruitment role in Leeds. I very much appreciate the way Alex conducts business and handled the processes I was involved in. She was informative, to-the-point and professional; and I would certainly advise both, businesses and potential applicants to reach out to Alex! She makes working together very easy!"

Zach Zervos - Candidate 


"I was incredibly impressed by Andy's market knowledge, insight and network. He supported me from our first conversation until I secured a new role providing me with a number of options and clearly had excellent relationships with his clients. I would recommend Andy to anyone looking for a new role."

Walker Wares - Candidate 


"Nick was a pleasure to work with, managing to marry efficiency and expediency with a personal and consultative touch. He maintained good communication throughout the process and always got back as soon as possible if not immediately available. With his connections and can-do attitude, I'd definitely recommend Nick."

Eion Canty - Candidate 


"Want to know about the recruitment industry? Andy is your man! I have never worked with a Rec2Rec who has as much insight to Recruitment Companies/teams as Mr Shewring!

Not only that, Andy really listened to what I wanted not just for the market but the type of company I wanted to work for and landed me a great role with a great company.

If you are looking for a new role who to scale up your recruitment team, I couldn't recommend Andy enough!"

Chris Canning - Candidate 


"Alex is an absolute gem of a recruiter. From her down to earth personality to her high level of communication, she made looking for a job as enjoyable as it can be! She was contactable at any time and provided support and advice throughout the whole process - ensuring I have secured a brilliant role! I would highly recommend Alex for anyone looking for a role. Thanks Alex!"

Georgia Bartopp - Candidate 


"Darren helped me secure my current employment and really listened to what was important to me in my next role well before suggesting who to send my CV across to.

I was surprised to find that the company was exactly as described and exactly what I was looking for as I had found many other agencies were not what the recruiter had sold to me.

He was attentive through the interview process and I would recommend talking to him if you are looking for a new role." 

Matthew Roff - Candidate


"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’ve known Nick Bancroft for many years and I am always super impressed at the time and dedication he attributes to his candidates.

Nick really understood what I wanted and presented me many opportunities, each and every one matching my criteria carefully. Because Nick really gets to know his candidates the opportunities were all fantastic and it became a tough decision to choose. Nick coached and guided me to what I initially said was ultra important and now I have the best job with the best HR Consultancy in London.

I would highly recommend Nick when searching for your next career move. He’s professional, honest, incredibly knowledgeable about his market and above all consultative and fast. I had ideas presented to me within 24 hours!

Hugely grateful to Nick Bancroft and the team at McCall, I would highly recommend their services”

Penny Rutledge - 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


"Julie was recently working on a retained brief for an NED role for one of the largest, most respected staffing firms in the Middle East. She introduced me into the process believing my International and recent experience with Phaidon International would be beneficial to her client's needs. Suffice to say-she was spot on and I commenced this exciting position three months ago."

Stuart - Candidate


"I have known Julie for a number of years after she was recommended by a colleague of mine. Julie has taken the time to get to understand my requirements in what I wanted in my next role whilst marching this to my skill set. Julie is consultative in her approach and very knowledgable and this was a great help during both preparation for interviews and feedback following interviews.I would recommend Julie to anyone looking for a new role as her service is up there with the best rec 2 recs I have dealt with on both sides of the process" 

Tim - Candidate 


"I would like to say a big thank you to Julie at McCall for helping me find a new job. She was so easy to talk to and always kept her promises in terms of keeping me updated and ensured a colleague was there to support me in her absence. I didn’t feel like just another person and she took time to get to know me and what type of role I was looking for which was great. With some agencies you feel like just another CV but I always felt that Julie was looking for roles for me. I would definitely recommend McCall to family and friends based on my experience and if I ever need to use an agency in the future I will certainly go back to Julie."

Craig - Candidate


"I cant recommend McCall's enough! From the very first time I spoke with Julie, there was nothing but professionalism and integrity. Julie was extremely up front and honest about what I was to expect and never misled me in any way. I knew it was going to be difficult in finding a job in Dubai but Julie made the process extremely painless, obtaining me a firm and great job offer within 2 weeks! Needless to say I am extremely happy with Julies work and McCall's as a whole. I will most definitely be recommending in the future"

Omar - Candidate


"After 13 fantastic years with Syntax, Julie was one of the three Rec2Rec's who I approached to help me secure my next career move. Julie was by far the most knowledgeable, connected and most importantly, proactive Rec2Rec I worked with. After discussing and interviewing for multiple roles, I decided upon a great opportunity at Shorterm Group. I would highly recommend Julie for any Senior level recruitment professionals looking for their next move."

Jeremy Gibson


"May I take this opportunity to thank yourself for your professional and prompt response once again and so far have had an excellent rec to rec experience with yourself clearly you stand out from the crowd of other rec to recs."

Sally Johnson's candidate - Wakefield 


"When the time was right to make a career move after 13yrs 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


"I would like to thank you for all your hard work and efforts and were by far the best R2R companies I dealt with."

Carl Stenning  


"I'd like to thank Sally for all her help with my recent offer of employment. I had other opportunities and accepted the offer you set up, a large factor to play with this decision was Sally's continued support with the process. I felt all my questions and queries were answered professionally and quickly.

I would like to thank Sally and McCall for there help and rest assure if for what ever reason I am looking for employment in the future I know where to come."

Kieran Cawley


"Once again McCall have come up trumps and delivered a first class service. I would recommend Sally and the team at McCall to anyone looking for their next move whatever the level of placement. Thank you Sally."

Andy Wales

 

"I made a bad move in my last role and was very clear on what I wanted now which was different to what my previous career had been. I was using two agencies which sent me on lots of interviews initially but seemed to give up when I did not want them roles and tried to pigeon hole me into my old industry and level. I contacted Nick feeling quite depressed and within days he had arranged over 10 interviews within the specialisms I wanted and with roles I wanted. When I discounted companies he was great and did not try and pressurise me. I had a short list of four roles I was interested in and got good offers from them all. He called me in late evenings, bank holidays, when he was on holiday himself and weekends to brief me. If I was looking again, I would  contact only him with complete confidence. Thanks Nick and McCall, really an exceptional service. I would say McCall seem to have the widest range of contacts within the industry and really do listen to what you want even if its not the obvious or easiest placement for them."

Claire Strandling

 

"McCall provides a very personal service, I met with Julie O'Neill one of the Managing Directors and we went through my background and the sort of opportunities I was seeking. Julie immediately mentioned a number of companies to rule out any to which I might have already applied or would not be interested in joining. Julie made the appropriate level of contacts within suitable organisations to explore their consideration of me for both specific roles and generally. I was delighted she made contact with the UK HR Director of Randstad upon which a series of interviews ensued before I was successfully offered a position within Randstad  Sourceright. The role operationally is a fit but resulted in the added advantage of working on a green field Managed Service provider implementation across the UK with a global client, resulting in regular collaboration between my Randstad colleagues in the US, across EMEA and even more recently Asia Pacific. I would like to thank Julie and McCall and would not hesitate making a recommendation of them to others."

Rachel Cordingley

 

Having worked with McCall as a candidate and a customer I can speak with confidence to their service. As a candidate it was a very professional and personally tailord experience and as a customer it has been fast, professional, cost effective and most importantly successful everytime. I have worked with many Rec2Rec companies in my 20 plus years in Recruitemnt and I have no hesitation what so ever recommending McCall as one of the best I have worked with.

Phill Thomas

 

"I was contacted by McCall re a postion overseas, I found them professional in there attitude from the first contact.They understood the confientality of the situation and handle the negations between myself and the future employer with utter professionalism. I would certainly use and recommend there services in the future."

Graham Wood

 

"I would highly recommend McCall if you are looking to relocate JUlie has great knowledge and contacts within the Recruitment arena and makes the transactions smooth and stress free."

James McNeaney

 

“Julie and McCall Ltd provide a great Rec-to-Rec solution. They have an in-depth and detailed knowledge of the industry combined with a highly consultative approach” 

Simon Trippick

 

"Vicki is a very helpful and efficient person. She listens to and understands your needs as her client and endeavours to deliver against your criteria. She communicates regularly and ensures that she has the information you need when you need it, regarding available candidates - current market situations and availability of specific skill sets - She understands her market and is a pleasure to deal with."

Rob Everist

 

"When I was looking for my new position I was recommended to get in touch with Vicki first, and I'm glad I did!
Vicki took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for in my next role and identified two very suitable positions that matched my expectations and skill set. Vicki kept in touch with me throughout the entire process so I was never left in the dark. She is professional, understanding and an absolute joy to deal with.
If you are Irish or a UK based consultant who is looking for a move, Vicki is the only person you should speak to.
Thanks again Vicki, you're a star!!"

Mark Paterson

 

“I have recently got a job through Mccall, Vicki was my first point of contact, she has been very helpful and in continued contact with me during the process. I thank her for helping me to secure this position. Thank you" 

Eduardo Pering

 

"I have found Julie and Vicki at McCall to be the most professional and efficient Rec-to-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." 

Paul Taylor

 

"I can recommend Sally Johnson at McCall to guide you to a new job. Sally was efficient, kept in touch, let me know what was happening and ensured that the company made a speedy decision.Thank you Sally!" 

Jan Treacher-Evans

 

"Dear Vicki and Sally, just a quick note to say thank you for all your help and support in finding my new role. You have both been professional throughout, listening to my concerns and requirements, never once pushing me into making a decision. Additionally you have both been great not only in sourcing a role in the current financial climate but also in relating my issues back to the client. I have always felt throughout the process that you have both mine and the clients needs in mind and have represented me honestly. I will be back but hopefully not soon!!" 

Jason Paterson

 

"I have spoken to loads of recruitment consultancies and Vicki Stevens really did motivate me into believing I could get into recruitment. I think that is important, she gave me belief in me. She was positive when others were negative. I would recommend her in a flash."

Dean

 

"Andy is one of the best Rec-to-Rec Consultants I know of in the city. He placed me in my current role and has also helped friends and ex-colleagues in their new positions. An excellent listener, he really understood my needs and related them to the companies I went to see through him. He worked with me in a very professional way and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any other friends or colleagues that may be looking for new opportunities. Needless to say, as I am building up my new team, Andy will be central to my recruitment needs.”

Fahad Ansari

 

"Thank you very much for your help and brilliant service. I probably wouldn't have thought to apply for this position without your insight and guidance and I feel that I would have missed out greatly as a result. I will have no hesitation to recommend Vicki Stevens and McCall to friends and colleagues in the future. Thanks again."

Iain 


"McCall have now successfully found me my third job in the recruitment industry and as a candidate the service I have received has always been first class. McCall have demonstrated an ability to understand a candidates requirements and provide a consultative and knowledgeable approach throughout the recruitment process. Kerry McCarthy underlined his expertise in the industry by organising a number of interviews with targeted clients which resulted in me securing 4 employment offers. His work ethic and assistance was exemplary."

Andrew H


"I would like to thank you for getting back to me so soon and being able to organise what you have so far! I e-mailed my CV to eight other companies and McCall Ltd are the only company to respond! (you must be good at your job!)"

Simon Joice

 

"I am writing to thank you for your help and advice in securing my recent appointment. Your input and advice has been invaluable. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to you and your staff who have demonstrated a high level of professionalism in all my dealings with McCall Limited. I have used the services of several Rec-to-Rec companies over the years, both as a client, and as a candidate. I have to say I have been thoroughly impressed by the standards that you as a company set yourselves and the advice and guidance I received were absolutely spot on. A refreshing change I can assure you. Please rest assured that I will be using the services of McCall Limited when recruiting staff for my new venture, and I look forward to establishing a long and successful relationship, as a client this time. Once again, thanks for all your help." 

Phill Joyce


"I would like to comment on the standard of service I have experienced whilst dealing with you both. As I mentioned I have "registered" with a good number of so called Rec-to-Rec agencies over the last couple of months and frankly the service and skills of those companies is amateurish and unprofessional to say the least. I have been liaising with yourselves for a couple of months and I have always found you both to be extremely professional in your approach. In what is a competitive market you stand out as the best operators I have encountered. Thank for your effort so far and lets see if we can make sure you generate a fee in recognition of all your efforts."

Mark Hunt


"Having started as Business Manager with Reed Social Care in Nottingham, I am thoroughly enjoying my new position, the company has lived up to every expectation you perceived it would. Thank you for finding me the position and giving me all the help and advice needed along the way, I was particularly impressed with the after sales service, in fact the whole process from start to finish was very professional and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends looking for a career change. Once again thank you for all your help and wish you all the best for the future."

Daniel


"Your resume and analysis of me is spot on. Many thanks, it's a pleasure to be working with such a professional organisation."

David

 

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much! I am delighted that I have been offered a position at Select Financial Group and can't wait to start my career. Both of you have provided great support and also advice. I have found the past two weeks to be very informative and have really enjoyed it. It has been completely exhausting but well worth the effort with this result. I would have no hesitation in recommending McCall and yourselves to any of my friends that may be looking to get into recruitment or indeed move within it."

Mike Lattimer 
 

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge thank you for all of your help over the last three weeks - including the housing advice! Your patience to listen and build a 'cracking' candidate portfolio, your ability to 'sell' someone's personality over the telephone, your attention to detail and interview preparation and your ample candidate contact is second to none. You are 'unique' in the recruitment industry and I aspire to have the same influential rapport with my clients one day. Many thanks once again for your encouragement, patience, persuasion, influential ability, attention to detail and just 'bloody hard work'!!!"

Claire Blenkinsop - NATF

 

"I thought I would write to thank you so very much for your excellent service with securing me my new start with Holden Jones. Your service has been seamless and highly professional from start to finish. For that I thank you so very much. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with you all at McCall. From meeting with Nick in the first instance, you have proved that you are the very best in the market and highly professional. I would not have any hesitation in recommending your service in the future. Best of luck to you all at McCall in the future. Absolutely A-Class service - thank you very much." 

Derek Ludlow

 

"I have dealt with the excellent Sally Johnson now for a number of years, both as a client and candidate, and have always found her to be engaged, energetic and enthusiastic. By listening to my requests and looking at the detail Sally always goes the extra mile to make sure the right candidates are offered, and on the other side of the fence she always ensured I was offered roles that were interesting and appropriate in terms of package. I have no hesitation in recommending her." 

Justin Sharp 

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