June 2017 – Client - £100m t/o International Food Wholesaler
I cannot speak highly enough of Alex and all the team at Strive Recruitment. They provide an extremely friendly and professional service and always listen to the needs of their client and continually strive to provide candidates who can seamlessly fit into business needs. The level of care and commitment from Alex is second to none and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Strive to any prospective client.
K.C. Head of HR
June 2017 - Client: International Drinks Manufacturer
Good Afternoon Alex
I would confirm that you have been a pleasure to work with.
I feel you are committed to the job in hand, you are always efficient and extremely reliable and would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.
During our working relationship, I have found you to be honest and genuine in every way and feel that our business together has been extremely successful.
June 2017 – Client: Senior Supply Chain Consultant
Having worked with Alex and Javed on a number of recruitment projects I have always found their approach both energetic and pragmatic. They work hard to really understand the briefs and get under the ‘skin’ of the roles. Strive have consistently provided high-calibre candidates, sometimes within testing timescales and always with exacting requirements. They fully understand the disparate roles within supply chain functions and are therefore well-placed to begin their searches with a high degree of cognition. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Strive.
C. Smith Supply Chain Consultant
September 2016 – Multi-site food logistics
‘I have used recruitment agencies on numerous occasions, however, James from Strive was a complete professional throughout the entire recruitment process and the standard of candidates I received were excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Strive during your recruitment process’.
S.D. Head Of Operations
2016 Sometimes it’s better to let our Clients & Candidates do the talking on our behalf…
Strive continues to make huge strides across the UK’s Supply Chain & Logistics sector. Our natural instinct of course is to tell the market how unique the ‘Strive Way’ is…it’s a message that simply needs to be heard! However in this case we have decided to hand the promo drum to 1 client & 1 candidate to speak on our behalf. It also sets the standard for our expanding teams at both offices on what levels of service are expected.
Sent to : James Duckworth [Partner] New Client: Subsidiary of a £400m T/O business opening a new state of the art site in the South East. “I haven’t worked with Strive for a number of years but have just commenced a project which requires the appointment of a number of senior operational managers. The requirement is immediate and the location difficult. It was for this reason that I selected Strive to support our recruitment process as my former experience of working with them indicated that they could work at the appropriate pace. Once again, I have been impressed by the speed at which James Duckworth and his organisation have been able to identify suitable candidates who match the brief. The first key role has been identified, interviewed, shortlisted and commenced work within three weeks of my first contact with Strive. This is a first-class service which we would not have been able to execute internally and a reminder to me that Strive are the best in their field”
R.F. Chief Executive
Sent to : Lee Hamilton [Senior Supply Chain Consultant] Candidate: Placed as a Logistics Project Manager "My experience dealing with Strive and Lee more specifically was how professional the service was, you always maintained a good line of communication to me during my application through phone and email. I found you also didn`t over pester me! This is a really bad trait of other recruitment/ supply companies. You gave me direct and honest feedback and advice and I thought you were extremely helpful with the interview advice and prompts. I always felt that should I need a quick word of advice you would be there to help me. I am not just saying this but you offered the only recruitment/ supply service I have ever used that wasn`t condescending, dis-interested and un-knowledgeable about what the candidate does and is looking for. I would definitely recommend your services and Strive in general. Good luck in the future and hopefully catch up again soon"
Thanks Ross P.
May 2014 Fashion Logistics
I would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention the performance of Lee Hamilton
Last Thursday evening, late, I called Lee and asked for support for a junior management role. We had a brief chat around requirement
Within 4 hours I had 2 CVs and within 5 hours I had interview dates and times organised
Both candidates arrived fully informed about the role, my company and were able to match their experience to my requirements
I have since pursued one candidate to a successful conclusion and potentially will have an interim solution for the 2nd
Basically this success has been down to Lee Hamilton understanding me, my Company and the roles I have
A complex job very well executed in astounding time
November 13 National Food Mfr
Hi, you seriously want me to write a testimonial?
It’s always a pleasure to place roles with Strive as you know that the experience will be a positive one. I find it refreshing to deal with an open and honest recruitment Company which is why we continue to use Strive. Strive continues to put forward candidates with solid foundations who match our job criteria and experience required. Regular contact is maintained throughout the recruitment process and feedback from candidates following interviews is always received.
Hope this helps.
Kind Regards Rebecca
October 2013 High St. Retailer
It was a pleasure working with Strive to help us fill some much needed vacancies which we`d been struggling with for quite some time. They extremely knowledgeable about this field of recruitment and provided us with high quality CV`s. It was a pleasure to work with you recently and I would recommend the team to anyone. Thank you for all your hard work and I am confident we will work closely again in the future.
Sara Senior HR Advisor
October 2013 High St. Retailer
I have worked with James on a number of assignments over the last decade. James commits to understanding the task in hand and his enthusiasm and attention to detail supports well the drive toward securing a successful appointment. James invests time in understanding the role but also the cultural fit that is imperative is ensuring success.
June 2013: Medium Sized Packaging Manufacturer.
Client Job Title: Production Director
I have worked with Strive for several years now from both a candidate and an employer aspect. I find them very structured and committed in finding the correct candidates that meet our requirements. Within minutes after interviews we receive candidate feedback and equally employer feedback is given to the candidate. I can say having been a candidate through Strive; they are very thorough in their selection process going through the job spec ensuring you meet the criteria, then equally giving you the support at interview stage and following through the early stages of your employment.
It is always a delight to talk to James and the team at Strive.
They really do cut the mustard! truly recommended. ….Best regards
June 2013 - Multi-site non food FMCG client.
Client Job Title: General Manager.
Hi Lee, Feedback: Great: 1. Communication 2. Pitched at right level (serious fun) 3. Friendly and approachable 4. Couldn’t ask for anymore
Area’s for improvement: 1. Estate agent haircut’s 2. Should be able to climb higher and quicker with all that practice!
On a serious note, we are really happy and you’ve exceeded expectations and everyone speaks very highly of you. You are one of my favourite suppliers to deal with.
I’m in the NDC now and am very happy with the 2 new people recruited through you. We have doubled output today and came in at 2.15am so we’re all a bit tired now.
Thanks for all your support.
MAY 2013 - Own Brand Food Manufacturer.
Client Job Title: HR & Development Manager
“I have always received a fast, efficient and friendly service. Once I have briefed Strive with the position requirements, they work quickly and efficiently, and send me good quality candidates that match my job specifications, every time.”
May 2013 - National Non Food FMCG Distributor
Client Job Title - Group Supply Chain Director
If there was a problem with your customer service I would not be talking with you, let alone recommending you as our “recruiter of choice”!!
April 2013-International Parcel Carrier
Client Job Title - Depot General Manager
My experience with Strive has been a good one, they helped me recruit a Quality Manager in Newbury who is top drawer and have recently started to look to fill a Shift Manager position in Bristol for me.
Communication is good and they always strive to meet the clients needs.
February 2013 - International 3PL
Client Job Title- Site General Manager
I felt confident that you (Strive) had a good understanding of the role and the pool we were recruiting from. Communication was accurate, concise and timely
All in all a pleasant experience
January 2013 - Multi- site non food FMCG Distributor
Client Job Title: HR Director
….I have worked with Strive on three key projects within our business, each very diverse in their nature. The first project required the placement of a senior manager to our National Distribution Centre and it was vital we found a candidate who was a great people motivator, inspirational and someone who could lead the business through a key transitional period. I knew that finding such a candidate would be difficult and so also engaged with other recruitment companies, something in hindsight I didn’t need to bother doing! James spent time with me understanding the culture of the company and my own personality to ensure a match could be found, and the candidates James placed in front of me were significantly stronger compared with what the other agencies presented. As such, after interviewing a select few, there was a clear favourite, who had been found by Strive.
The second and third projects required the placement of Operations Managers, but at either end of the country. Following previous working relationships with James, he knew exactly the traits I would be seeking and quickly found our man for our Scottish operation. In the South West, James provided interview facilities at the Strive offices to ensure this process could be completed confidentially due to the scope of the project not truly being known. Whilst this did not come to fruition, the flexibility and support offered by Strive and James in particular was second to none and Strive will always be my first port of call for Logistic recruitment needs…..
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