Connect Recruitment Testimonials

What Our Clients & Candidates Say About Us

Listed below is recent feedback on our service. This is always gratefully received and provides us with encouragement as we strive to ensure the best possible experience for us clients and candidates.

“Connect Recruitment have been providing temporary and permanent staff to Hitachi Europe Limited and associated companies for the past eighteen years. Following a thorough selection process they were chosen as 1 of our 2 preferred suppliers.

Over the years Connect have been very helpful and professional, and are responsive to our needs for staff in a variety of roles. Connect have built up a good knowledge of our business and culture, and are therefore better able to match their candidates to our roles.

I have no hesitation in recommending Connect Recruitment as a preferred recruitment partner to any company seeking a professional resourcing solution.”

Michelle Watts

HR Business Partner, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

“My initial experience of Connect was as a candidate, when through them I secured my first role in Design. It seemed only natural when I started my own business some years later that I should approach them to recruit for me.

In the years since they have brought on board a host of key people including Designers, Developers and Account Managers.

In a business like ours team fit is as vital as skill set, and the small, long-standing team Connect have developed a depth of understanding such that I trust them implicitly to provide us with the right people, time and again.”

Jerry Barnwell

Managing Director, InDzine Ltd.

I first met Sarah Holley in 2008 and was so impressed by her passion that Connect Recruitment have remained on our PSL ever since. During this time we have developed a really strong working relationship, I know that when I call regardless of who answers the phone they will be fully briefed on the role I am recruiting for.

The team are all professional and friendly yet still manage to offer that personal touch that sadly seems to be missing in so many agencies these days, they are a real pleasure to work with.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Connect Recruitment to any organisation, they really do understand the importance of quality over quantity.

Wendy Patterson

HR & CS Manager, MaST International Group Ltd.

“I have known the team at Connect and particularly Sarah Holley for around 15 years now. Connect have always been responsive to my needs. I have used Connect in the past to recruit a range of roles and more recently within my own team, for experienced HR professionals.

Connect are extremely collaborative and have always succeeded in providing me with candidates that exactly match the specification.
I hold my relationship with Connect in such high regard that wherever I can, I will recommend them to all companies that I work with and for.

Connect is a company that work with you to build the relationship and maintain it for many years to come.

Vanessa Wakefield

HR Consultant & Director, GemHR Ltd.

“I came to Connect at the recommendation of my mother, who was an HR Manager and was impressed by their quality of service. I had recently become responsible for recruitment at a start-up, Triton Business Finance and was looking for a local supplier able to source local talent quickly and effectively, in line with our business needs. So began a great working relationship which has now spanned more than twenty five years.

I have maintained Connect as a key supplier throughout my subsequent roles and have never been disappointed by their ability to understand diverse industries, cultures and briefs, and always affect appropriate matches to each. Notable successes include active involvement in the recruitment of high volumes of staff for a leading US technology company setting up European HQ in the local area; and volume recruitment for a Finance company relocating headquarters to Reading.

Fundamental to the success of our relationship is my trust in the level of commitment, quality of talent and speed of response I receive from all the team at Connect. As a small independent they value their clients highly, understand the nuances of the organisation, think outside of the box and operate with enthusiasm and integrity at all times.”

Dee Allgood

Allgood Associates Ltd.

“I have worked with Connect for a number of years now and am always pleased with the level of service I receive.

They understand our business requirements and therefore understand the type of candidates that will fit.

They are always a pleasure to deal with and have a personal approach which I know works well not only from our side but also from a candidate perspective. I would definitely recommend them to others looking for a friendly, professional recruitment agency that delivers.

Ruth Upton

Senior Recruitment Specialist HR, Lonza Biologics

“Excellent – Professional and friendly.  Connect Recruitment have found temporary full time employment with local companies that fit my skills well. Never needed to use any other company.

Tracey Sowood


Connect Recruitment were simply outstanding throughout all the recruitment process that led to finding my next role.  Very supportive, professional and friendly, they took the time to get to know ‘me’ which is something that I have not seen with other agencies in a long time.

I would thoroughly recommend Connect to other candidates looking for their next role.

Connect Recruitment added the ‘personal touch’ to recruitment.

Michelle Nolan


“Thank you all so very much for all your support.  You have been absolute professionals, friendly and extremely efficient!  I will highly recommend you to all!

Bernie Garfitt


I am writing to thank greatly Claire and the team at Connect Recruitment for finding me the right job, after I had been looking for some time. I needed a change but at the same time wanted to utilise my previous work experience.

I was impressed by the way you concentrated on all my experience and put me forward for jobs that I may not have considered myself and the manner in which you represented me.

I have been with lot of other agencies but didn’t find any as good as Claire and her team. I found their approach very honest and professional. I will happily recommend Connect Recruitment to anybody who may be looking for work.

Paree Chauhan


“I have found my experience with Connect Recruitment a very pleasant one as they understand my needs in a job and have matched me perfectly with a great company.  Polite, friendly and very professional I recommend Connect Recruitment if you are looking for the “right” job and not just any job.

Maria Mestre


“As a  golden oldie I would like to use the following quote about my experience with Connect:

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Well I got so much respect and amazing support from them all.

Thank you so much.”

Sue Robinson


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