I worked with Patrick and Edenbrook for much of 2017 in respect of a number of positions in the Finance team. I was very happy with the service provided and the fact that we were able to fill the relevant roles !
“I had an excellent experience working with Katherine. She offered me great advice and support during the recruitment process and dealt with me as an individual, making her stand out from any other recruiter. Katherine found me an exceptional role in a great insurance company. She has also kept in contact after my placement to make sure I am settling into the role. I would highly recommend her as a recruiter.
Thanks for all of your help.”
“Katherine set herself apart from the majority of recruitment professionals I was in contact with during my job hunt, she was always the consummate professional, and made me feel like she saw me as a person and a partner rather than a commodity.
Following on from the above she always ensured that I had the tools and information required to prepare myself for each stage of the recruitment process allowing me to be calm and confident for every task and interview.
Partnering with Katherine through this process was an excellent experience that I would recommend to all professionals.”
“Michael not only provided me with a short list of excellent candidate CV’s, but took the time to discuss each candidate with me and why he believed they would be good for the role.
His insight in to the London market and specialist knowledge of finance roles allowed us to accurately pitch the positions available at Neon Underwriting and attract the right people.
I can highly recommend Michael as a recruitment consultant and look forward to working with him again in future.”
“Having worked with Simon over a number of years both in an employer and candidate capacity, the continuity and understanding of the way you work and your requirements gives a unique insight into who you are and what you want. It can often be overlooked in the recruitment space that this is a relationship business and candidates are not commodities. Simon spends time with the individuals involved and ensures compatibility not only for the role and the skills but also the personalities. His approach ensures a strong success rate in placement.”
“I had the initial pleasure of working with Simon when I was hiring candidates into my team while working at Aviva. Simon took the time to understand the role requirements and matched this with the needs of the candidate. Over the years Simon and I kept in contact and when the time came for me to search for new opportunities, Simon was there. Simon knew my background, experience and capabilities in financial services and was able to match this to several opportunities. Simon has a wealth of experience in financial services and negotiating skills.
I would highly recommend Simon and Edenbrook Partners to any organisation looking for valuable candidates and at the same time I would recommend any potential candidate to approach Simon for career progression and opportunities.”
“I worked with Simon as both a client and a candidate and will consistently turn to him as my trusted point of call for recruitment. This is due to his ability to listen to what I am looking for and give honest feedback as to how realistic that is, alongside his market knowledge.
Over the years I have tested this many times and Simon has always been straight to the point and reliable. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
“Michael is by far the best recruitment consultant I’ve worked with. From our first conversation he understood what my skills are, which type of organisation would be the best fit, while encouraging and supporting me throughout the whole process. He is the only consultant that actually arranged a meeting before the interview and gave me a background of the company and the interviewer.
I truly recommend Michael to anyone who either wants to change their career, is looking for further progress or is in need of advice.”
“Simon has an outstanding knowledge of the insurance industry, a wealth of experience and extensive list of contacts. He has good understanding of what each role entails and therefore great at placing individuals to a right role.
A pleasure to work with, I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon to colleagues in the future.”
“I have known Simon professionally for almost three years and I would highly recommend Simon as a leading recruitment professional.
Simon has the knowledge and industry experience to help professionals find potential roles that fit their needs and career aspirations. I have been in my current role for over a year and am delighted with the opportunities it has created.”
“Kat was extremely professional, responsive, and worked hard to secure an excellent career opportunity for me. She kept me updated throughout the interview process and ensured I was well-prepared, which made the whole process smooth and seamless. Her guidance and commitment made the difference as she really took the time at the outset to understand what I was looking for.
Working with her was a great experience and I would highly recommend.”
“I would highly recommend Michael for anyone looking for a new career move.
He is very dedicated professional with great people skills who cares about the needs of his clients and is committed to finding the right roles for both for his clients and the company recruiting.
The preparation he gave me before my interview gave me a huge boost of confidence.”
“Sam is an excellent recruitment consultant. He did an excellent job in helping me recruit 3 candidates for my finance team. Sam really listens to what you are searching for in a candidate and does all the hard work in finding the right candidate for the role. Sam delivered high quality accountants for my team and was able to help with finding unique specifications required for the role as well including fluent Spanish speaker for one role. Great help! Much appreciated.”
“Patrick was personally recommended to me through a number of sources when I was looking at potential opportunities.
I found him an excellent person to deal with on both a professional and personal basis. He knows the market extremely well, is honest and open in his views and regularly provided insightful updates throughout the process. I have already provided his details to other contacts and would have no hesitation in recommending him for any recruitment related services.
“Over the recent weeks of an intensive interview process Patrick kept me constantly up to date on the process and ensured that I was fully prepared for each of the interviews. His efficiency and efforts were much appreciated as I successfully found the role that I had been seeking.
Patrick clearly has an excellent knowledge of the market and I would feel totally confident in recommending others to Edenbrook.”
Edenbrook’s consultants have been great in my job search. The things I look for in a recruiter were all ticked off.
Only roles that were relevant based on previous conversations were sent through to me. Because of this there was no sense of pressure that you get from some agencies to proceed with positions that are not right. Relevant opportunities were sent to me even when I was in the application process for another job, which made me feel like I was important and getting the best service. I felt in control to choose what was right for me, without being judged or pressurised.
The level of contact is a difficult balancing act that I feel Edenbrook got right. I never felt ignored and did receive calls occasionally when the only update was just that there was no update. This allowed me to relax knowing that all that could be done was being done without feeling the need to chase. This is rare.
The team have always been very keen and energetic whenever we have spoken. This meant I never felt like I was a nuisance or a distraction.
Overall very happy with the level of service received and I will definitely use Edenbrook Partners again.
“Simon did a great job in helping me find the right opportunity to return to the insurance market. To me he stands out in his ability to match the needs of a placement on both its technical and cultural fit.
I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
“I am a senior management contractor and I have recently secured a role through Simon Godfrey at Edenbrook. Simon is a very knowledgeable of the the financial sector within the Insurance industry which has made the process very smooth. We discussed my requirements and he ensured he only approached me with roles that were at the appropriate level. Once my CV was sent to the company he ensured I was kept up to date with the current status at all times. While the duration of the whole process is governed by the company and the candidate, Simon was the reason for the speed it was completed. It has been a pleasure dealing with Simon and I will be definitely using him again in the future.”
“Edenbrook listened accurately to my history and requirements and matched me to a role that suited me perfectly. That doesn’t happen by accident. Their ability to listen to an individual’s requirements and their technical knowledge of the market is second to none.
I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Edenbrook to a friend or colleague as they certainly would not waste their time trying to fit them into somewhere that wasn’t right for them or send them to pointless and demoralizing interviews.
Edenbrook make the job move seamless.”
“I have known the consultants at Edenbrook for well over a year and was a Candidate for an Executive Level position within this time frame. From first contact I have found all the team to be very professional, well informed, consistently helpful, and employing a detailed and methodical approach in every way. They are very diligent and excellent communicators; these qualities combining to create the genuine sense that one’s best interests are always very much at the forefront in all dealings and undertakings. With a friendly, supportive and engaging style, Edenbrook Partners are very adept at evaluating skills and personal characteristics. Honesty and integrity are further notable attributes.
Edenbrook’s approach fosters complete trust in return and I think it is this which really validates the keen and particular skill in the profession in which they so evidently excel.”
“Having been impressed by the passion of the team at Edenbrook in pitching for a search assignment, we were then impressed by the focus and dynamism they brought to the project once they were appointed. They were able to distil our requirements into a clear and transparent approach that demonstrated both their knowledge of the market and an ability to adapt to more specialist briefs. We were able to secure a top quality appointment a lot quicker than we had anticipated. We will certainly be using Edenbrook again…”
“I have worked with Edenbrook for a number of years now and they are one of the few in their industry who genuinely understand how we operate and can translate that into meaningful, class leading results”
The team at Edenbrook Partners are knowledgable, very enthusiastic, hard working and came back to me as promised on time at each stage of the recruitment process. It was a pleasure working with them and I would have no hesitation in recommending Edenbrook in the future
“Edenbrook Partners are a highly professional and friendly business. After an initial interview with my consultant, he arranged a telephone interview for me that same afternoon. I was in my new position within two weeks with a fantastic day rate. I would like to thank him and Edenbrook Partners for making the process a pleasure and I look forward to a long working relationship with them.”
“The consultants at Edenbrook Partners take a real interest in finding the right role for you. When I had to prepare a presentation for a second interview they offered to be an audience for a dry run. I would definitely recommend contacting Edenbrook Partners to help you secure a new position.”
“I have been in touch with Edenbrook Partners over the last 6 months as I was looking for a job in Risk Management and they demonstrated to be a highly passionate recruiter, with great competency in insurance and risk management.
The team have great connections with CROs and Senior Management of the major insurance companies in the City of London. The consultants really provide ad hoc advice to candidates with a review of your CV, interview preparation and continuous follow-up of the ongoing applications.
If someone would ask me about strong recruiters in the City, I would definitely give Edenbrook’s details.”
“I was contacted by Edenbrook Partners about a position they thought I may be interested in. The service Edenbrook provided was first class; they were helpful, considerate and prompt whenever I asked questions or required information.
Furthermore, my consultant was always friendly, knowledgeable and quick to help with any issues no matter how small. Edenbrook work in a professional and proactive manner and I am very pleased with my working relationship with them.
I think Edenbrook are a very professional firm and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Edenbrook for helping me to find my position.”
“In my opinion the most positive aspect of my experience with Edenbrook Partners was that he proficiently considered both the requirements of the employer and employee. My consultant’s personality assists him to excel as an agent where he uses his strength as a good listener to read the situation from both parties’ point of view. He endeavours to match not just the technical specification but also the personal element, for example, corresponding the ambition of the candidate with the role’s potential career progression and complementing the dynamics of the existing team with a candidate of suitable temperament.
My consultant displayed professionalism and commitment throughout the recruitment process as he was instrumental in assisting me with my research for interviews. He provided me with a well-prepared background which included additional detail regarding the job specification and a description of the current systems and processes. He also advised me on the short-term personal and team development plan and the personality and approach they were looking for in the successful candidate.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Patrick over the last nine years, providing his teams with Antipodean professionals seeking employment in the UK. I don’t think you could meet a more passionate insurance recruiter, with an indepth knowledge of the London insurance market and recruitment as a whole. His passion and enthusiasm inspires those who meet him and those who work with him”
“Having recently met with Edenbrook Partners they immediately mentioned a number of roles that they were responsible for.They spoke to me on a regular basis about each of the roles and provided useful advice about interviews and my job search in general.
Without doubt, Edenbrook Partners are one of the best recruitment firms I have dealt with in the last 10 years and cannot recommend them highly enough.”
“As a candidate, Patrick had a great selection of excellent roles which suited my expertise and reflected my stated career direction. When I came into the market, without recent interview experience, Patrick guided me through the process to reach a very successful conclusion.
More recently when I have recruited, Patrick has offered a targeted selection of very relevant CV’s, whilst not bombarding us with candidates who clearly don’t meet our requirements to simply “make up the numbers”. Patrick has also proved valuable in providing information on the state of the market , and also suggesting alternate skill sets which could also meet our requirements”
When looking for my first newly qualified role, I spoke with several recruitment consultants. Simon was by far the most knowledgeable, personable and honest. Throughout the process, I genuinely felt that Simon had my best interests at heart, directing me only towards roles that were suitable for my background. If I decide to look for a different role in the future, Simon will be the first person that I will contact.
“This is a very challenging employment market where employers can be very selective, hesitant and cost consious. I was not just trying to secure a new job, but a real opportunity that would both challenge and stretch me whilst fully using my skills and experience. I found many recruiters simply interested in “what have you done that we can get you to do in a new place?” – the easy option. Patrick goes beyond this as I felt he saw through just what’s on the CV and by deeply understanding his clients needs he believed in the opportunity – not just the job. He was able to bring together suitable candidates and worked at building strong rapport and relationships with the employer as part of the recruitment process. This meant there were no nasty surprises later on.”
“Simon has done an excellent job in helping me find the next challenging role within my career! I would highly recommend Simon and Edenbrook Partners. Simon is great at building strong relationships and is excellent at placing candidates with the right companies. He takes a strong interest in ensuring a good fit between employees and employers.”
“I have been working with Simon for the past three months and he successfully placed me into my latest position. His professionalism and success in generating interviews for me was in stark contrast to competitors who were recommended to me but who were comfortably outperformed by Simon. I was extremely impressed with the regular communication, candidness and forthcoming nature of Simon and I am confident anyone that works with him will be as impressed and as successful as I was.”
“I have known Patrick for many years and have worked with him in the recruitment of several roles. I have always been impressed with the professionalism of the service provided by Patrick. It is clear that he researches the roles and the firms very thoroughly. The quality of candidates put forwarded by Patrick has always been high – this is one of the key aspects that distinguishes his services. His knowledge of the insurance market is one of his key strengths, enabling the identification of key people to aid the search process. I also admire Patrick’s tenacity – he follows through with an exceptional level of service throughout the recruitment process.”
“Patrick has helped me with a lot of recruitment assignments over the last 10 years covering a range of disciplines: Financial Reporting, Financial Control, Financial Systems Development and Tax. Patrick has always interpreted the candidate briefs I have given him well so that the candidates presented not only have the required technical skills but also the personalities and motivations to fit into the teams I have been building.
Most recently Patrick has helped me source a Tax Manager. Patrick presented me with a short list of people that included more than one person that I was very interested in. I am very pleased with the quality of the candidate I selected.”