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Unique Industry experience, focus and understanding

Expert recruitment service delivery

Passionate consultancy

Long term focus – building partnerships and value

Andrew James are proud members of the REC. We are fully REC compliant having passed their rigorous auditing process and met all their criteria. Jobs transform lives and REC plays a crucial role in ensuring businesses find the right talent and people find the right jobs. Being a member of the REC means being among the best. REC membership offers the tools needed to build a compliant and productive recruitment business.

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What people say about us when we help

“The ITF worked with Andrew James Specialist Recruitment recently to assist with the search for an HR Manager. Andy presented a thorough and diverse shortlist of candidates and the selection was very much in line with our discussions around the role and what we were looking for.   Andy takes the time to ensure he understands the priorities and the way the client works before presenting candidates for review plus will ensure he knows the individuals well enough to be secure in presenting them.  We are delighted with our successful candidate and the process was very smooth.”

Jane O’Sullivan – HR Director

What people say about us when we help

“Andy recruited our new HRD and our CEO, senior colleagues and myself, could not have been more pleased with the service we received from Andy.  The whole process was personal, of the highest professional standards, efficient and constructive.   We would pick out in particular, just how much Andy made the search his own; he immediately built a close and effective working relationship with us and made us feel that we were really important to him as a client and that our needs were his needs.  Communication between us couldn’t have been better and we were regularly updated and consulted as the search progressed to a successful conclusion.  We were introduced to some outstanding candidates, were given great advice as we progressed and every detail was set out and well, taken care of.  Care is the key word here, we felt totally cared for as a client and that so seldom happens during a search.  We cannot recommend Andy and the service he and his team give, highly enough.    A thoroughly professional, caring and demonstrably effective service, which made the whole process both productive and enjoyable.  Thank you from BMT, and here is to many future searches.”

Anne Segall – Director of Human Resources, BMT

What people say about us when we help

“Andy is extremely diligent and knowledgeable in the world of recruitment. Andy is one of the most professional recruiters I have had the pleasure of working with. The most important thing to Andy is making sure that he places the right candidate with the right company. I would highly recommend Andy from a client and candidate perspective.”

Rachel Stedman HR Manager (Generalist)

What people say about us when we help

“As a hiring manager, Andy is one of those recruiters who doesn’t just fill jobs but looks to find candidates who will be an asset to a team/business. He takes time to understand the type of candidate you’re looking for and when presenting a candidate gives real insight. He gives information quickly, isn’t afraid to challenge convention and above all is great to deal with. I’ve used Andy to recruit for sales roles that are different in terms of skills/behaviours, background requirements and salaries.”

Rob Thomas UK Sales Director

What people say about us when we help

“Andy stands out from the crowd! He is honest, hard working and very personable. I have known Andy for several years and would recommend Andy as a business partner to any HR professional looking to start a long-term relationship with a dedicated HR consultancy/agency. Andy gave me solid professional advice and helped me make better decisions for my long term HR career.”

Richard Sliwinski (FCIPD) – HR Director

What people say about us when we help

I have known Andrew for many years, and throughout he has stood out. Completely genuine, and clearly determined to ensure people and companies come together, for lasting working relationships. I highly recommend working with him, both as an individual and as an organisation.”

Simona Hamblet – Leadership and Lifestyle for Lawyers

What people say about us when we help

“Like most people in sales management roles you end up with a lot of connections from the recruitment industry as you never know when you’ll need one. For a couple of years I didn’t need to actually recruit anyone, but I did have contacts who were looking for work and I shared Andy’s details with them. The feedback from them was very positive, with relevant roles, interviews, great communication and finally new roles. So when it was my time to add to my team I met with Andy and two other agencies and gave them the same brief. Two failed miserably, guess who succeeded. The next time I needed a role filled I repeated the process, same results. Next time I need someone for my team, Andy will be top of my list.”

Simon Kitto – Head of Sales at Gilchrist & Soames

What people say about us when we help

“Andy has been a superb support for SHL’s Commercial recruitment needs over the past few years, placing some really strong candidates and working diligently and tirelessly to understand our requirements and match them! It is always a pleasure working with Andy, his professional service but also personable nature is second to none. I look forward to continue to work with him in the future and would highly recommend!”

Emma Banyard Assoc CIPD

What people say about us when we help

“Andy has helped me on several occasions to find interesting new roles. If you’re looking for someone to open doors to Sales or HR roles then he has a wealth of contacts and some very good employers that he deals with. He takes his time to speak with you and really understand what you want, what you’re interested in, and also what you don’t want. He makes working with him feel like a very personalised experience and you feel he has a real passion to place you into the right role. He comes highly recommended.”

Richard Smith Senior Consultant, HR & Human Capital Management

What people say about us when we help

“I’ve experienced both sides of the coin working with Andy; as a candidate seeking a new challenge and as a recruiting manager seeking a new addition to our growing L&D team. On both occassions, to work with Andy is to have a truly reliable partner on board. He takes time to fully understand the scope of the search and works with you in a flexible and responsive way as the recruitment process evolves. When speaking to Andy, you always feel as though you’re the first person he has spoken to that day. He genuinely seeks to add value to his clients at every turn. I highly recommend Andy and HR Heads for your search, especially if you are looking for a unique L&D professional that doesn’t fit the standard profile.”

Adam Cartledge – Global Head of Sales Talent at Reed Exhibitions

What people say about us when we help

“I worked with Andrew as a candidate and found him to be relentless in his support and guidance. He made me feel as though he truly was working for and with me. An insightful judge of capability and character, he is a savvy recruitment industry professional. Andrew’s openness and integrity make it easy to work with him on a long term basis. I have no hesitation in commending and recommending Andrew in the fields of high level professional recruitment / headhunting.”

Paula Martins – Learning and Organisational Development Manager, International at Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd

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