Testimonials

What our clients and candidates had to say about us!


Having known Emma for several years in both the capacity as a client and also a candidate I cannot recommend Emma enough. She goes out of her way to understand both her clients' and her candidates' needs and strives to get that perfect match of not only skills & experience but also personality & team fit. I look foward to continuing my business relationship with Emma for many years to come and can only thank her for all her hard work over the years.

 


 

Dear Helen

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "Helen sought me out for a position at a great company, job match was perfect and she kept me up to date with any new developments along the way. I would definitely recommend Helen to any person seeking employment in the recruitment sector as she listens to what you are looking for rather than telling you what you should go for! Thanks for your help Helen!" 


 

 

Dear All,

 

I have been meaning to write this email for a little while.

 

I want to say that your recent support has been nothing short of exceptional. You have found us consistently good candidates at very short notice. Due to your efforts we now have a significant number of excellent people, in important positions, working for us. Thanks to all three of you - you've been brilliant.

 

As an aside I also challenged another Rec2Rec to provide us with candidates during the same time. They managed to place nobody.

 

You remain our number 1 choice of supplier and if you ever need a reference on your service then don't hesitate to forward my name.

 

Kindest Regards,


Tony

 


 

Dear Emma,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

"I was extremely impressed by Emma from the offset, personable and passionate Emma very quickly understood what our requirements were as a Client and delivered on them. I'm looking forward to working closely with Emma on future assignments. I would highly recommend her to any organisation!" 
Service Category: Recruiter

Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity


 

Dear Emma,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "Emma has been the key factor in helping me find my dream job in the Middle East, From day one Emma has been nothing but friendly, helpful, professional and has always gone that extra mile. In such a big move for myself Emma has done everything she can to make me feel comfortable, providing excellent support and communication along the way and always relaying messages and going the extra mile. I would always recommend Emma for any recruitment needs you may have or opportunities your looking for as she has given me the opportunity of a lifetime and I hope that one day I can return the favour. Thanks Emma."


 

Hi Emma

I have used Emma to recruit staff for me on a number of occasions and whenever I have a vacancy she will always be my first port of call. This is due to her understanding of me and my business. Emma has great attention to detail and will always endeavour to go that extra mile. I would not hesitate to recommend Emma to anyone looking for a new role or looking to hire "the right candidate"!!”


 

Hi Kay,

 

I will be there for 10am I have all the information.

I would like to bring to your attention Emma has done a great job for me in getting me back into the industry after a year out, I have found her to be very professional and informative each step of the way. Emma is a credit to your organisation and I would have no hesitation in recommending friends to your organisation I would be happy for my comment to be used on your web page or if you would like something else please let me know.

 

Kind Regards

Pete

 


Dear Helen
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "I have been exceptionally happy with the service that Helen has provided to me, from initial recommendation through to securing me an excellent opportunity. I feel Helen really listened to me and took the time to understand what i was looking for from a future employer, to match me to suitable roles and organisations.
I have found Helen to be incredibly supportive and professional, and would have no hesitation to recommend her to anyone seeking to recruit, or to secure a new role. I will be certainly using Helens services to recruit for my own team and feel that she is a credit to Ashley Associates."
Emma
I have used Emma to recruit staff for me on a number of occasions and whenever I have a vacancy she will always be my first port of call. This is due to her understanding of me and my business. Emma has great attention to detail and will always endeavour to go that extra mile. I would not hesitate to recommend Emma to anyone looking for a new role or looking to hire "the right candidate"!!”

Dear Helen
I would like to thank you for all your help when I was looking for a new challenge I am very happy in my new position. The professionalism you showed me was second to none, I wanted to thank you for listening to what I really wanted and securing me a variety of interviews, which enabled me to have real comparisons and make and informed decision, knowing what was available to me.
I would strongly recommend you to any consultant looking for work and any business that is seeking new staff as they can be sure you will listen and find the right role or person for them.
Thank you for all your help
Melissa

Hi Helen
“I have found Ashley Associates to be a first class recruitment agency, and Helen in particular an excellent recruiter, who found an excellent placement for me.Helen was friendly and committed to finding me a suitable placement. I am delighted with all aspects of the service that Helen provided. I would recommend any of my colleagues to contact Ashley Associates in terms of finding work placements. 
Thank you very much for all you help,

Hi Helen,
Here is my testimonial:
Helen provided an amazing service.  She listened to exactly what I wanted, was patient and understanding.  She provided sound advice for my interviews, and was refreshingly honest and open. I would reccomend Helen and Ashley Associates to any recruiters
 
If you want more/me to change it/add something no probs!
 

Hi Helen
I have found Ashley Associates to be a first class recruitment agency, and Helen in particular an excellent recruiter, who found an excellent placement for me.Helen was friendly and committed to finding me a suitable placement. I am delighted with all aspects of the service that Helen provided. I would recommend any of my colleagues to contact Ashley Associates in terms of finding work placements. 
 
Thank you very much for all you help,


 

Emma
Whilst recently seeking a move back into commercial recruitment, I was contacted by Emma who from the outset of my dealings with her was at all times professional and supportive. Emma has now secured me a Consultant role with a rapidly growing, professional and friendly firm based the West Midlands. She was at all times consultative in her approach - she took on board my requirements as a candidate, and provided sound advice which was both welcome and based on her own experience and good judgement. Above all she simply is a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emma to anyone working in the field of Recruitment who is seeking a fresh challenge.

Thank you Emma”

 


 

Hi Emma,
Thanks very much for all your hard work. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate your professional approach. I am very happy with the position with Personnel and Care Bank and look forward to starting on Monday.
Kind regards

 

 

 


 

 

Helen
Things have changed in the last few days. Ive found out im pregnant so am no longer looking for work.

Thank you for all your help. Having applied with many agencies for work you have been the most consistent consultant i have found. Always emailing to check availability, always offering me a variety of roles that are available. Its service like that the makes me believe you are a successful consultant and work for a very well organised and structured company.
Wishing you all the success for the future

 


 

 

Kay
Having been placed in a vacancy before through Ashley Associates, I have found the company to be professional at all times and always make sure you are happy during the probational period.
More recently Kay (Director) placed me in a new role, due to relocation to Manchester, and within 1 week of phoning me found me a new position with the salary that I was looking for.
I found that Kay works for the candidate just as much as making sure the company was happy with me, and has kept in contact with me on a regular basis.
I would recommend Kay to work for any new client and found her to be approachable, understanding and committed to me as a candidate.
Many Thanks for all your help and advice Kay.

 


 

 

Kay
I have worked with a number of rec to rec agencies for over five years and have traditionally found it very difficult in establishing an honest and straight talking relationship…….. until now!
The entire team at Ashley Associates are simply defined as a breath of fresh air! I appreciate the accuracy of detail taken, and given, at all stages of their endeavours to help me add experienced and passionate consultants to my sales teams. There is a genuine desire to find the right person for the roles that I have asked for help with. I completely believe that Ashley Associates are not just in this industry to make a quick profit. The service is professional, reliable, friendly and most importantly successful ! Balfor Recruitment Group had no hesitation in agreeing to a sole agency agreement with Ashley Associates!
Thank you to every member of the team and I look forward to working together in the months and years ahead.

 


 

 

Dear Helen  
Just want to write a small testimonial for you!   I have worked within the recruitment industry since 2001 since this time I have used rec to rec both for myself and  to find consultants etc...for the organisations I have worked for.   I can honestly state that I have never had dealings with such a gem as Helen!......... and believe me I have used a few!!   Helen is methodical in her approach ensuring all the i's are dotted and the t's crossed, she keeps in constant contact ensuring you are updated with any developments (even if there has been none!) and her communication skills are second to none keeping to her word about returning calls and following a job through to the end.   Helen has now restored my faith in rec to rec's and I for one will be strengthing our relationship for future staffing requirements as the business grows.   Your an asset to ashley associates and again thank you for your dedication to getting the job done!  

 


 

 

Dear Emma,
I came back from travelling this year and spent 5 months looking for the right job. From the very first moment I spoke to you I felt very confident you would find the perfect job for me. You were sincere, genuine and could not have done more for me. You even came to meet me to prep me for an upcoming interview, something that I think is very rare in the recruitment industry. I could not speak more highly of you and the team at your office for helping me through the whole process and making me so happy. Thank you so much.


 

 

Hi Emma,
Thank you so much for all of your help. I'm made up, I can't even tell you how much I appreciate what you've done for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you...
I look forward to hearing from you


 

 

“I have had a lot of experience in dealing with Recruitment to Recruitment agencies and have on occasions been cynical of the whole process. However, having now worked with Ashley Associates for a number of years, I have come to release that you can receive outstanding service from a Recruitment to Recruitment Agency. The team clearly work closely together and have managed to provide Westaff with suitable candidates across a variety of openings. I know I can count on the Recruitment Consultants at Ashley Associates to get back to me when they said they will, and to have the courtesy to call with regular updates, even when there was no new developments. I am convinced that personalising customer service in the recruitment to recruitment industry is definitely the way forward and that all at Ashley Associates have mastered the art.”

 


 

 

Hi Emma  
I just wanted to say Thank you for all your help and support during the time I have been looking for the ideal job. You took time to listen to what I wanted what my experience was and sent me for interviews. This all happened very quickly resulting in me being offered a position that was ideal.   You are very good at highlighting what the needs of both client and candidate are.   Well done, you helped me through that process. You always feed back and communicate when you say you will.   Many thanks, I will not hesitate to refer anyone to you. 

regards    


 

 

Emma  
After leaving University I was desperate to get back into the world of work. I searched long and hard approaching lots of different recruitment agencies and uploading my CV onto various websites. It was with much delight when I had a phone call from Emma who worked for Ashley Associates. Throughout all my dealings with Emma she has been very polite and has always made sure I had everything I needed whether that was information or interview details. After being in recruitment myself I believe I had the honour of one of the most "quintessential" recruitment consultants and I would advise every client and candidate that Ashley Associates is certainly worth using.  


 

 

I have been using Ashley Associates as my preferred Recruitment to Recruitment Agency for the past 5 years or so. I have received a consistently good service, high level of attention, and most importantly, excellent calibre of applicant short lists during this period. After 5 years of loyal custom, Kay Coles and her team still manage to walk that fine line between giving me that high level of personal attention, without taking my account or goodwill for granted. To me this is one of the most important factors of keeping the same primary supplier. All too often (and I have seen some of my own employees fall into this trap) a recruitment consultant begins to believe that an account will be theirs forever – and whilst a degradation in attention or applicant
quality is never intentional - the service suffers as a result. Ashley Associates
manage to avoid this (how I do not know – and do not care!)
I cannot recommend their service highly enough and would be pleased to proof this reference via email or telephone should you wish.
Yours truly,

 


 

 

Emma
Whilst dealing with Emma I have found her to be professional, helpful and honest. Emma knows her candidates, and prepares them well for interview, she got to know my needs and wants and her tenacious attitude has meant that what could have been a difficult situation was not. I would recommend her to any busy MD/Manager looking to recruit and to any consultant looking to receive a good service.
Jayne Coles

 


 

 

Hi Helen
“On a personal note, I must confess that I had been approached by a number of rec2rec agents as I am sure you are aware.  However I found your approach both friendly and extremely professional.  Of course I understand that everyone has a job to do but there are always ways and means of reaching these goals, but as I said your thorough manner and professionalism is outstanding.
I am not telling you this just because we both had a result, I have no problem making this known to your Divisional Manager if you ever need a recommendation.  “


 

 

Dear Kay
I have known Kay Coles for well over ten years, as an employer and subsequently as a Client of her company, Ashley Associates.
As her employer, I always felt confident that Kay was highly commited to achievement of goals and was prepared to work hard and go the extra mile to ensure those goals were achieved. She quickly gained a "can do" reputation amongst her Clients, and her candidates regarded her with high esteem also.
In relation to my dealings with Kay at Ashley Associates, again Kay has demonstrated a deep-seated desire to deliver as expected. We are a very "choosey" Client and as such I can imagine that we are difficult to please, however Kay has been successful on several occassions and has introduced a number of applicants to us that were very appropriate to our needs. The fact that she (and her colleagues) do not badger me with high volumes sales phone calls and speculative emails also stands her in good stead, as she realises that these are things I do not want.


 

 

Helen
Helen has succeeded in finding me a placement with a fantastic company, with whom I hope to spend many years. During my difficult resignation process she has gone the extra mile in supporting me with professional information that I have used to help me through my final days.
Helen has always contacted me when she said she would and I have genuinely felt a top priority during this process. Helen really has been an inspiration and  I will carry forward things I have learnt from her in my role as a Permanent Consultant.
Once again, thank you for finding me my new job. You were fantastic and I shall recommend you to friends/family.

Take care, Sukhy.

 
"As a previously registered candidate of Ashley Associates I can say that I found their Service to be highly Interactive and Supportive. The Consultants listen to your requirements and make every attempt to make candidate client match. I am very happy in my new permanent post and have referred Ashley Associates to various departments within the company I work for. Ashley Associates have also helped my department to grow by placing two consultants with myself. I would recommend them to external agencies who would benefit from having the "Ashley Associates Touch."


 

 


 

 

Hi Emma,  
I just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to address the fact that I'm more than impressed with the level of professionalism and attention that you have provide over the past couple of weeks.   It's fair to say that there are a lot of recruiters out there that will give up very quickly, but you certainly are NOT one of those!   Thank you very much for the opportunities that you have presented to me to date. I'm very much looking forward to successfully securing a position through yourself.  
Thanks  


 

 

Hi Emma  
I hope this email finds you well.  I would like to express my sincere apologies for not getting in touch with you.  I had a bit of a personal crisis and had to fly out to Australia. Thank you so much for all of your help.  You restored my faith completely in Rec2Recs.  
Speak soon.  

 


 

 

Hi Emma
I worked with Emma as a candidate (searching for work) and as a client (searching for candidates for my division), Emma demonstrates a number of excellent qualities: Experienced in asking the right questions - Actively listening and responding to all of my concerns/questions - Empathy - Skill in directing the recruitment process - Skill in Setting up for the next interaction (turning a candidate into a client).
Out of what seems like millions of “cowboy” / “bedroom” recruitment companies, Emma & Ashley Associates stand out. From the outset they delivered on their promises and managed my expectations effectively. Emma helped me secure a suitable position and is now working with me to fill my internal vacancies. It’s been a pleasure working with Emma and I hope we can continue to work together."