“Clear Edge were appointed as our retained recruitment company for the placement of 3 regional sales managers. This was based on an earlier placement of a National Account manager with our business at the end of 2011. Unlike other recruitment companies, Clear Edge took the time to visit our business and understand our very specific needs. A great deal of time was spent researching our market and searching for the ideal candidates that would fit with our culture and all 3 placements are performing well and have integrated themselves well within our business. I would have no hesitancy in recommending Terry and his team to other organisations looking for a personal touch and not just the usual barrage of CV’s without consideration for the role or company.”
“Due to the upcoming retirement of our Group Sales & Marketing Director it was vital that we chose the correct recruitment provider to help us in sourcing his replacement. This is a role of critical importance within the Portmeirion Group and as a result we met with a number of executive search firms and carried out a thorough selection process. Having met with Terry and Ben of Clear Edge on two occasions we were confident we had found the right business. We appointed them as our retained recruitment partners where they carried out an executive search on our behalf.
We chose Clear Edge because of the level of detail and due diligence that they undertook to provide and I’m pleased to say they delivered what they promised. Throughout the process we received regular updates on the progress being made and the communication in general was excellent. Before meeting any of the candidates, Clear Edge themselves had conducted thorough face to face interviews and used the information gathered to provide detailed profiles and feedback on each candidate which was of great help in our interviews. In addition to this we were provided with three detailed references on each candidate prior to meeting with them. These references were provided from a customer, former employer and former employee. We took advantage of the service Clear Edge offer to have one of their Directors sit on our interview panel. This helped to assess consistency between our interviews and those previously carried out by Clear Edge.
In the main the candidates we met were of a high standard and matched the brief in terms of skills, experience and cultural fit. When we decided on our preferred candidate, Clear Edge were effective in assisting us with the offer process. With their help we secured a top calibre Sales & Marketing Director.
We would use Clear Edge for similar assignments in the future.”
“We have used Clear Edge to fill a number of our Sales Development Manager roles and I have found them to provide a very professional service. They understand the need to provide only quality applicants that meet the stated brief, rather than forwarding large numbers of inappropriate CVs which wastes everybody’s time. This approach has allowed us to recruit a high percentage of the people that they have forwarded to us for interview and I will use their services again in future recruitment campaigns.”
“We recently retained Clear Edge to help us recruit a Retail National Account Manager for our business, Aidan communicated clearly throughout the process and offered useful advice and notes on all candidates presented at shortlist stage, and has helped us deliver a strong candidate that is now working for the company Should we require further recruitment support in future, I would certainly consider instructing Clear Edge again.”
“We used Clear Edge’s services to help fill a recent vacancy within our commercial team. Aidan proactively contacted us with a very strong candidate who proved an ideal fit from both an account experience point of view and with previous knowledge of our categories.
Throughout the process I found Aidan very professional and attentive. The successful candidate has now spent 4 weeks with us and we are delighted with the output, ultimately he will prove a great asset to the business. In short, a really first rate placement.”
“Aidan was extremely helpful in the recent piece of recruitment I conducted. He made a point of understanding the role required and went about his business in a very efficient way that yielded us a successful result.”
“Ben at Clear Edge recently managed the recruitment of a Key Account Manager role at Curver. From our initial contact it was clear that Ben and the team there understand the market we operate in and had an excellent resource of networks to call upon. Throughout the process he kept in constant contact, and was able to provide a number of very good candidates for first stage interviews. We had no doubts about offering the strongest candidate the position, and Ben handled the offer and counter offer process for us making sure that we secured the best person for the job.
“We used Aidan to assist us with our recruitment needs. Aidan kept in constant contact with us and the CVs he sent contained the skills and experience we were looking for. We would definitely use Clear Edge again”.
“Tom has been very proactive with the recent placement into Puma UK. Tom showed great market knowledge putting together the candidate with a position that was vacant but not widely advertised in the industry. The individual was correctly accessed and filled my recruitment brief for the role.
At all times we felt that Tom worked hard for his candidate but was approachable from a Puma point of view.”
“I was approached by Ben regarding a role with one of the UK’s leading brewery businesses. Ben took time to understand my personal and work situation, and was quickly able to arrange an interview with his client. As he had a good relationship with the client, he was able to progress at pace with the application and interview process and it wasn’t long before I was offered the position.
Ben acted professionally on my behalf and helped me throughout the interview process, including preparing me well for the interview and negotiating a salary I was very happy with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben as a consultant to other people within the FMCG industry.”
“Tom has placed me in a fantastic new role and was a pleasure to deal with during the recruitment process. He communicated with me throughout and took the time to fully understand my objectives and match them. I would recommend him for any recruitment assignments.”
“I would like to thank you for the service you provided me at Synpart in the recruitment of our new UK National Account Manager. As always you & your colleagues supplied only résumés of candidates that you knew would fit well with our company culture, had the background as requested & personalities you knew would work well with me. The retained search has made the recruitment process much easier and quicker and your commitment to find strong candidates has always been fulfilled.
Thank you once again, I know XXXX will work well in our company and I hope to work with you again in the future.”
“I was introduced to Tom by someone that had been approached by him for a position. From a candidate point of view they found Tom to be professional and have a very good understanding of the market place. Since this introduction I have placed a number of roles with Tom that I had been struggling to fill.
“I have found the company to be very professional to deal with and also really understand what Umbro as a company are looking for. I feel Tom understands the feedback and the nature of the positions I have placed with him and have been more than happy with the service to date.”
“XXXX has now been with us eight weeks and has settled in extremely well. I feel we owe a big part of this to the exclusive search that you carried out for us on a retained basis. Your search presented us with a candidate that could really hit the floor running by having a strong wealth of experience in our market sector.
In truth, your search presented four great candidates that made the selection process somewhat harder but I suppose that was a nice problem to have, it was reassuring to know that you had clearly listened to our requirements. I look forward to working with you again when the next opportunity arises.”