When deciding which recruitment company you want to partner with, personal recommendations may well prove an influential factor, as with any service.

Here is just a sample of testimonials from candidates we have supported:


"I would like to thank you for everything that you have done. You have been helpful, supportive and the best interaction I have had with an agency whilst looking for a new role."
Jenny Baker 


"I can’t speak highly enough of my experience working with Dan at Specialist Financial Recruitment. 

I contacted Specialist Financial Recruitment having seen a few interesting roles on their website. I submitted my CV along with a note outlining my situation and the kinds of specialist roles I was looking for. 

Dan got in touch and spent time listening to my motivations, aspirations and what is important to me personally before considering and recommending opportunities to me. He offered helpful advice on things to research in preparation for interviews and kept me well informed throughout the process.  

I experienced absolutely no ‘pushiness’, just a truly professional service, matching me to a role which is aligned exactly to what I was looking for both in terms of the role itself and, just as importantly, cultural fit with the organisation (which couldn’t be said of some other recruitment firms I’ve worked with in the past!).  

All in all, I’d recommend Specialist Financial Recruitment to anyone looking for their next specialist role in Financial Services." 

Ian Taunt - Head of Technical Services - Willis Owen Ltd.


"Dan is an outstanding recruiter, his professionalism from the start was shown through out the time whilst dealing with him. He took me seriously as a job hunter from the beginning and quickly found me an interview in a role I was very interested in.
He has detailed knowledge of the financial industry and guides you through the entire process whilst quick replying and assisting with queries.
I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who is looking for assistance with a new job!"

 Michael Steyn - Sales Executive - Premier Asset Management


“Dan's approach was incredibly professional from start to finish. Whilst I wasn't actively looking for a new opportunity, Dan had obviously taken time to understand the particular market I work in. Dan was also instrumental in allowing me to access critical information I felt I required prior to making my decision. I am so pleased Dan contacted me, and patiently persevered (without over-stepping the mark), as I am now in a role where I am completely engaged in my business, and I feel valued”.

Tony Sime – Business Development Manager – Downing LLP


"Over the past few months I have worked closely with a lot of financial marketing recruitment consultants as I looked for my next role, and I can say without reserve that Dan was my favourite. He took the time to listen to what kind of role I was looking for and never wasted any of my time. He made sure to keep in touch with both myself and the client at every stage of the process and has found this very fussy candidate a brilliant senior role".

Katherine Blackler – PR & Communications Manager – Parmenion Capital Partners


“Dan is very professional and a pleasure to work with. In my experience, he stands out in his diligent approach, advice & support. I would strongly recommend both him & his business to those looking to recruit and candidates looking for new opportunities".

Alex Wilcox – Sales Development Manager - Old Mutual Wealth


" I was first introduced to Dan back in 2006 when I was the Divisional Sales Manager for Winterthur Life covering London and the South East region. He subsequently helped in all my recruitment activities and I found the consistent delivery of candidates and the quality of service he provided to be excellent.

Following my redundancy from Winterthur, I secured a role at Praemium as UK Sales Manager and had no hesitation in referring Dan to the Managing Director when there was a need to expand the Sales and Operational support functions. Over a 2 year period, Dan successfully placed 6 individuals into a variety of business critical roles including a Business Development Manager, 2 Platform Implementation Managers, Head of Dealing and Operations Analysts.

Following a recent restructure within Praemium I was approached by Dan, when he became aware of my imminent departure. He took the time to listen to my career aspirations and in doing so, helped me secure a role as a Business Development Manager in the Private Client Wealth Management space with Bordier & Cie. Throughout the whole interview process he kept me well informed and always made himself available.

Over a 10 year period I have worked with Dan as both a client and candidate and would have no hesitation in recommending his services to individuals seeking career guidance or a new role and employers wishing to expand their headcount ".

Peter Chamberlain – Business Development Manager – Bordier & Cie

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