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Testimonials from candidates

‘ When I decided to make a slight change in my career path I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of recruitment companies out there, how was I ever going to choose the right one to work with and what could they offer me. Rockford recruitment solved that problem for me. Andy Freshwater contacted me directly after seeing a copy of My CV and quickly set up an initial Skype interview. Having worked for a number of years in out sourcing of occupational health I decided I wanted to go to the next level and work on more complex bids with a much higher contract value, Facilities Management was the ideal choice. With his knowledge of recruiting specifically for the FM sector, Andrew took me through an in depth interview to see if my skills would match up with what this sector required but more importantly which company in this sector I would be most suited to. Very quickly Andy secured me with an interview and was on hand to guide and support me through my first FM assessment centre. Further interviews were subsequently arranged and as ever Andy was supportive throughout the whole process. Due to holiday commitments in the process Andy introduced me to his colleague Marilyn who again was diligent and constantly in contact throughout the process. Changing career paths can be daunting but at every stage Andy was available to talk through any concerns I had and offer support when needed. I can highly recommend anyone wishing to work in this sector to contact Rockford Recruitment, their services are second to none. ’
Shelley West, Business Development Manager, Sodexo

‘ I met Lee Williams at the Rockford Offices last year in response to a vacancy that they had placed on a recruitment website. By the end of the 20 minute conversation Lee was in a position using his experience to accurately assess my strengths, offer candid feedback, and mentally to have married me to a role different to the one I had originally applied for. Two months and three interviews later I accepted what I can only describe as my dream job. I dealt with many agencies in my job search, and two things set Rockford apart for me; the knowledge of and experience in the hospitality sector complete with an understanding of the character traits required to succeed therein, and the tenacity that was sadly lacking at competitor agencies. Thank you Lee, when I need to build my team, you'll be the first to know. ’
Andrew Mugliston, Director of Hospitality, Notcutts Ltd

‘ Andy is a true professional, he has a motivational style and is an excellent communicator. I felt very confident in the way Andy dealt with my application, the constructive and positive feedback he gave throughout our partnership was invaluable, I would recommend Rockford recruitment to all prospective candidates ’
Sarah Wass, Client Relationship Manager, Elior

‘ Rockford Recruitment - 1st in class.. The service received from Lee on behalf of Rockford Recruitment has been exceptional. From the outset of our dialogue to the present day (some 10 months since commencing my new post), perfect I must add! The advice and service have been carried out meticulously yet personally. There are many hospitality recruitment organisations to choose from, however I highly recommend Rockford as your number one choice. I have personally known Jo Morgan for over 10 years and her expertise and passion continue to shine through via her teams ethos and attention to detail! Congratulations and thank you. ’
Gayle Pollard , Account Manager Aramark,

‘ Lee is very professional, he was supporting me through the recruitment process, providing great practical advice, and prompt feedback. I would easily recommend Rockford to anyone who is looking for a great hospitality recruitment firm ’
Anna Wojsznis, Account Manager Compass

‘ I have recently secured a Senior HR position with the ISS Defence Division through the services of Rockford Recruitment. I found Marilyn Goodwin to be very professional, keeping me fully informed throughout the process. She demonstrated a very good knowledge of the business that she was recruiting for. I found her to be very approachable and built an honest and open relationship with her very quickly. I would recommend Rockford to my colleagues and friends. ’
Claire Wilkins ,HR ISS Defence

‘ Rockford actually knew I was the right candidate before I did! they saw my profile on the web and asked me if I would be interested in an interview. Tom from Rockford was very knowledgeable about my sector and was able to give me lots of detail regarding the new post. I really felt looked after. Even now, 3 months into the job Tom still emails to check things are going OK. It really feels like they genuinely care about whether it is the right job for me personally. ’
Sally Boffee , Facilities manager, Farnborough College of Technology

‘ Lee Williams has been an exceptional support to me over the past 12 months, both as an dedicated consultant working on my behalf and as an loyal and efficient recruitment resource for me in my role as an employer with Elior UK. We have a constant dialogue and to me he is a great advisor. Cheers Lee. ’
Darren Elliott , General Manager Elior

‘ In the past I had always been approached by employers to join them so, when I wanted to move on after having been with the same company for over 7 years I found myself somewhat ‘stuck’. Then, fortunately, I remembered Marilyn at Rockford. Because she had worked in the catering industry for many years she asked all the right questions, gaining from me the information needed to identify what I would be most suited to. She then talked me through the companies that Rockford thought I would be most suitable for. I believe that this thorough groundwork by Rockford helped me secure my current position after only one interview. I have now been happily employed with Elior for over 1 year. ’
Petra Raglan, Operations Manager Elior

‘ From my very first interaction with Rockford Recruitment, I found them to be very professional & efficient. Throughout my interview process (which was quite an extensive process!) Tom was always there with a phone call before and a phone call after to 'check in' with me and how the interviews went. The service was personal, friendly and consistent. Rockford understood my needs and the direction I was looking to progress into and acted superbly on my behalf. I would recommend Rockford Recruitment to anyone who is serious about their career and is looking for a first class Recruitment Agency. ’
Renier Oosthuizen , Account Manager Allen & Overy, OCS

‘ Having been a recruitment consultant myself for many years at the start of my career I have pretty high expectations! Lee was very honest with me from the first conversation we had and didn't go in for any of the sales patter many consultants like to employ. He took the time to understand what makes me tick and what my career aspirations were, as did Jo. It was a real pleasure to deal with consultants that treat you like an individual, remember who you are and only talk to you about roles that are suitable. Coupled with this genuine interest in what was right for me, the communication throughout the process was exceptional. I was kept informed at every stage of the process and can not recommend the Rockford team highly enough. ’
Lindsey Arnold , Learning & Development Manager, Lindley Venue Catering

‘ From the moment I spoke to Marilyn and to the moment that I landed my new job, I knew that Rockford was the agency for me. Marilyn took an active interest in both me as a person and me as a candidate. She called me every day to ensure I was kept informed and what progress she was making whilst looking for that perfect job for me.
She managed to match me to a position perfect not only for my career and ambitions but also my personality. I have no hesitation in recommending Rockford, in particular Marilyn, to anyone looking for a new job opportunity. ’
Vasos Lazarou, Area Manager, ISS Education,

‘ I always will be thankful for the Rockford Agency and especially Deborah who helped me to find my recent job. She was always positive and helpful from the first time we met. Thank again for all your advice and great support. ’
Tamas Konya , ETC Venues

‘ Lee and the team at Rockford were simply great when I was searching for my current position. I met him on a Friday, had the interview on Tuesday, second interview Thursday and the job on the Friday! He always kept me up to date with proceedings and probably had a good word in their ears! ’
Rhodri Adrian

‘ I have worked with Tom for over 4 years and I have always found him very efficient, approachable and able to provide me with the information I need quickly. The candidates that Rockford have introduced have been perfect for the roles available. I would definitely recommend working with them. ’
Sarah McQueen , Sales Manager , Gherkin Searcys

‘ Rockford are 1st class. Supportive in every aspect from my first phone call to placement within my new role. Cannot recommend a hospitality recruitment firm more.’
Hector Ross

‘Rockford recruitment provide a seamless, informative and supportive service through out an employment application. At all times I found both Tom and Lee accessible and genuinely keen to ensure both the client and candidate 'fit' would be successful. It is clear that Rockford maintain very good working relationships with both client and candidate alike, and I will continue to recommend them without hesitation. ’
Darren Lord

‘The Rockford team are quite simply outstanding recruiters! Adept at identifying the best talent and responsive to the needs of both recruiters and candidates, they offer the recruiting manager/client only the best candidates while for the candidates they provide frank, open and honest feedback, support and encouragement. ’
Les O'Gorman

‘It�s not easy to find recruitment agencies that immediately understand the needs of the individual���unless of course you go through Rockford Recruitment. From the moment I made contact, they immediately recognized opportunities that would suit my background. The process that followed was seamless from beginning to end��..fully informed at each stage until that final call, Congratulations!!’
Mark Tucker

'Rockford Recruitment (as I have said before) provide a professional, personal and individual service, they are attentive and most of all caring. I have no hesitation in advising candidates to get in touch at once!!'
Simon Robinson

‘Rockford Recruitment helped me find my ideal job in event sales. They actually listened to what I was interested in going into and they didn’t just put me forward for any old job. The team there was very helpful and very supportive. A real, personal, professional service. Thanks again!!’
Andrew Wadsworth

‘May I say that it has been a pleasure contacting Rockford. As I have been out of work for some time I have approached many recruitment agencies and yours is the first I have come across that treats an applicant like a human being. This is a refreshing outlook and long may it last.

‘It is my belief that your company is working hard to find a suitable position for me and not just trying to gain the commission. I would, without any hesitation, say to any job seeker “try Rockford – they will work for you” and if you screen all applicants as thoroughly as you did me then I would assume that anyone with a position to fill could feel confident in the services you provide.’
Arthur Jackson

‘I have worked closely with Jo and Lindsay [at Rockford Recruitment] over the past few years, whether being the candidate myself or looking for a candidate. They are exceedingly professional at all stages through the recruitment process and there is never anything that is beyond them. They not only seem to get the best jobs but also the best candidates! I can’t recommended them highly enough to employers or employees.’
Jane Govey

‘In an industry that can sometimes feel like a meat market, it is rare to work with a recruitment agency that actually cares about the people they look after. I have dealt with Jo Morgan and her team for five years now and will always go back to her, be it as a recruiter or looking for the next challenge.’
Bernd Conrad

‘My experience with Rockford was excellent! They responded to my emails quickly and professionally and they found me a job quickly.’
Sanna Parkkunen