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 clients that we have supported:
“Until our introduction to SFR, we had relied on national, high street agencies to support our recruitment activity. We had grown increasingly frustrated with the overall support and suitability of candidates, particularly given the rigid fee structure that was being offered. When we were initially recommended to SFR we were pleased to learn that as a business they specialised in recruitment across the financial services industry. Our hopes and expectations were quickly realised, when we first instructed SFR to help recruit Mortgage Advisers with exposure to the ‘New Build’ sector and a Protection Specialist to support the wider team. Working together on an exclusive arrangement, a competitively priced fee structure was agreed, which has subsequently proved excellent value for money. We were presented with a shortlist of candidates which closely matched our expectations and before long had successfully filled both roles. We have engaged the services of SFR on several occasions over the past couple of years and have always found the team to provide an open, honest and fully committed approach to our recruitment needs. We appreciate that as a business, they do not rely on online advertising, but take a more proactive and focussed strategy by researching the local market and targeting individuals directly who match our needs. It has been a pleasure working with Specialist Financial Recruitment and we would highly recommend the team to any Mortgage Broking business that is looking to replace or expand their headcount.”
Andrea Cottier-Whitehead - Founding Director - Town & Country Mortgage Services
"Our company has worked with Dan for a number of years. The service is second to none, the team are very available, and critically ensure the roles are fully understood. As a result, CV's we receive are of good quality, which saves time and the proportion of CV's received leading to a first round interview is very high. We have filled a number of roles with Dan and his team, and have been thoroughly satisfied."
Cedric Bucher - Chief Executive Officer - Hearthstone Investment
"We've recently engaged with SFR for 2 quite different assignments that have historically been incredibly difficult to fill. They immediately understood the brief and have delivered quality candidates in good time. SFR aren't pushy, they're easy and professional to deal with and they offer flexibility with their fees. To cap it all, they've introduced video pre-screening capability which is very impressive at no extra cost. A clear demonstration that they're embracing technology. We've been delighted with the service and will definitely be in touch with future requirements."
Lucy Lait - Senior Consultant - Time 4 Advice
“I was recommended to Dan and the team at SFR in 2019 when I was seeking to recruit a Mortgage Adviser, to operate from our offices in Dartford, Kent. It was reassuring to know that they had previously recruited Mortgage Advisers that specialised within the ‘New Build’ sector. Following our initial discussion, I was soon presented with a number of suitably qualified candidates who progressed through the interview stage. Within a month of the initial instruction, we had made an offer to an individual who has since become a valued member of our team. Throughout our dealings, the communication has always been excellent. We recently engaged SFR again, when an opportunity arose for an Administrative Support person to provide maternity cover. I would have no hesitation in recommending Specialist Financial Recruitment to any other Mortgage Brokers who are seeking to recruit Advisers or Administrative Staff.”
Ian Clark - Founding Director - Clark Marshall Associates
“I was introduced to Dan back in 2014, following a recommendation from one of my current Senior Relationship Managers. Having recruited for other tax efficient Investment Companies, Dan clearly understands the market in which we operate and has played an instrumental part in helping build our intermediary sales team. His committed approach, personal service and flexibility in terms of creating a bespoke fee structure to meet our business needs, have led me to retaining Specialist Financial Recruitment on an exclusive basis. I very much see Dan as an integral part of BlackFinch Investments and would have no hesitation in recommending his services to other individuals and businesses.”
Richard Cook – CEO – Blackfinch Investments
“I have worked with Dan and the team at SFR for the past 4 years and have always found them to provide an excellent service. Over this time, I have called upon SFR when I have been seeking to appoint part time Administrators and an Office Manager. When recruiting staff, it has always been important that individuals are able to demonstrate a cultural fit given the requirement to work within a small close knit team. The staff at SFR have always taken this aspect into consideration and coupled with their speed of delivery, the ease of communication and flexible pricing model, I will always turn to them when recruitment opportunities arise within my business.”
Gerry Sexton - Founding Director - Sexton Financial Services Ltd.
"Dan took time to understand our business objectives and specific brief for our new sales roles. He focused on key targets within our industry to find the right motivated people who would fit our culture as well as deliver on the role requirements. I recommend Dan to any young Fintech organisations seeking talent to expand."
Sim Sangha - Business Development Director - Moneyinfo Limited
"We have been incredibly impressed with Dan and Specialist Financial Recruitment. Within a very short space of time, Dan introduced us to multiple excellent candidates all of whom were good fits for the role. As well as being efficient and hard-working, Dan is thoroughly professional and a pleasure to interact with. We have no hesitation in recommending Dan to anyone looking for a role to fill."
Josh Knight - Partner - Mariana Capital Markets LLP
“I worked with Dan as my preferred search consultant for many years and found the service offered to be excellent. A quick head counts tells me that Dan has placed eleven of the current Downing sales team and a couple more historically. This is probably about the best endorsement that can be given. What’s more the feedback I get from these recruits is also always extremely positive.”
Laurence Callcut - Partner & Head of Sales - Downing LLP
“Having been introduced to Dan in 2014 he has made a great effort to really understand our business and the markets in which we operate. Over the past three years we have developed an excellent relationship and we now work as close business partners. As Compliancy Services has grown and evolved, Dan has played an instrumental role in helping recruit a number of senior individuals including our Head of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, HR Manager and Payment Services Director. In total Dan has helped recruit 12 people into Compliancy Services, which is testimony to his flexible and committed approach and the high level of service Specialist Financial Recruitment is able to provide. I would happily recommend Specialist Financial Recruitment to any individual seeking a career move or any financial services business that has growth plans.”
Ben Mason – CEO – Compliancy Services
"I’ve recently engaged with SFR on both an interesting and challenging brief of multiple business development vacancies. Dan did an excellent job, he took time to understand my needs and requirements and then presented me with a very strong list of potential candidates of which 2 were successful and subsequently placed. Dan’s attention to detail, understanding and communication was first class and along with his modern and flexible pricing terms which made our engagement with him a very productive, efficient and enjoyable experience."
David Beacham – Head of Distribution – Goji Investments