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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. See what our clients, candidates, and those we work with us as both, have to say!!

Client feedback

"I found Tom's approach particularly genuine; he contacted me to touch base and to see how things were going in my world. This rarely happens with recruiters but I found the meeting useful and it gave me a better insight into the market. Tom continued to keep in touch and send me useful articles so when, a few months later, I had a vacancy for an HR Manager, Tom and Purple House immediately sprung to mind. The search had extremely tight timescales with some complexity which Tom and his team overcame with ease and integrity. Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented five extremely credible candidates for interview. I am pleased to say we offered to one who has now started and I'm sure will make a huge difference to us here at Twinings! Thanks Tom, I really couldn't have done it without you."
Bridgett Marshall, Head of HR UK & Ireland, Twinings

"Tom at Purple House has provided an excellent service. He has been great to work with and really took the time to understand our business needs before starting the search. This process has added a much needed 'personal feel' to recruitment and has also given excellent results with successful placements. My thanks to the team and I'm more than happy to recommend."
Rob Parker, Operations Manager, A-Gas International

"I have worked with Fiona at Purple House since 2006 to source all my difficult-to-fill HR and L&D vacancies. Fiona always takes the time to really understand the role, our strategic business needs and team culture. I've recently used Fiona's services to recruit an interim HR Generalist and she found the ideal candidate for me, not only in terms of the skillset but also a great behavioural and cultural fit. She saved me both time and effort by submitting only her top candidate - who was the right candidate. Using Fiona to recruit your HR staff on a sole supplier basis means you receive great value and a service tailored to your exact needs."
Ruth Ovens, HR Director, Quadriga Worldwide

"Purple House took the time to understand our business and sent through quality CVs that fitted with our culture and capability requirements. We really appreciated the effort put in and the excellent customer service we received."
Heather Angus, HR Director, 3663

"I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the team at Purple House. I have used them to fill several vacancies over recent years and they have always delivered. They take time to understand our organisation and the brief. The candidates they put forward are excellent - we're often spoilt for choice! Above all, I have been impressed by their sensitivity to our requirements, the openness of their approach and the efficiency of their service. Many thanks."
Lindsay Allen, HR Department Manager, Honda of the UK (Manufacturing) Ltd

"Ecclesiastical worked with Purple House following the restructuring of our HR & L&D areas, to recruit five seasoned professionals. Purple House took the time to fully understand not only the role requirements but also our culture and values to ensure a good fit in terms of culture as well as skills. Their understanding of our distinctiveness as an employer enabled them to attract and inspire strong candidates about the prospect of working for Ecclesiastical. The thorough pre-screening and competency interviewing meant we had a strong field at assessment centre, particularly for the more senior roles. 

Feedback from candidates suggests that Ecclesiastical's approach to the assessment centre was another significant element that attracted candidates to us: it was very much a two-way street with candidates and company both getting to evaluate each other, visible business involvement and challenging exercises."
Caroline Bruce, HR Manager (Strategy), Ecclesiastical

"We have used Purple House exclusively for all of our HR Recruitment over the past four years. They have been a key partner working alongside to support us in reshaping our team. They have taken the time to get to know our business, and they understand the importance of getting the right cultural fit with our team. That knowledge has fed through to results and an exemplary success rate with TLT. However it's not only the results that are important to us, the quality of the no-nonsense consultancy advice that we receive has been outstanding; they are head and shoulders above the competition."
Graham De Guise, HR Director, TLT Solicitors

"A very thorough and quality service, resulting in a successful recruitment. I have dealt with many recruitment companies, and the high level of professionalism from Purple House was 'refreshing'."
Andrew Smith, UK MD, Fiskars Brands

"Having worked within the recruitment industry for over ten years, I can honestly say that Lindsey is one of the best people I have met. She really takes the time to understand the situation, the person and the company far better than most. Lindsey works hard to understand the details and to communicate them effectively to everyone involved. Lindsey acts in a consultative manner at all times, which is so refreshing in a hard-sales industry. She's a pleasure to work with and I thoroughly recommend others to work with her."
Adam Kohl, Resourcing Manager, Babcock International Group PLC

"Lindsey is extremely personable and professional, and I was impressed by the effort she made to write a very comprehensive brief. I felt immediately confident in her approach and abilities to position the company and the vacancy in exactly the right way to produce suitable candidates, and she did! Lindsey made it easy for us at a very busy time and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her."
Annalise Brooks, HRD, Lantmannen Unibake

"I first used Lindsey to recruit into my HR Department when she was Associate Director at Carr-Lyons. Lindsey's understanding of the challenges facing our business and of the HR recruitment market, were key factors in the resulting quality short list and appointment. Since she formed Purple House these qualities combined with her strong values, integrity and personality (friendly but business-like) have helped build a strong, highly professional recruitment consultancy."
John Dolton

Candidate feedback

"I have been working with Fiona, following a recommendation from a colleague, on my own career development and job searches over the past 18 months. During this time, she has helped me with developing a professional CV, career guidance, suggestions on areas for personal growth and preparation for interviews. Fiona works exceptionally hard to develop long-term, positive relationships, focusing on matching cultures, knowledge and skills between employers and candidates, by taking the time to get to know what everyone's needs are.

All of the interaction and feedback that I have received has been absolutely first-class and I would always turn to Fiona first (as employer or candidate) in any new recruitment situation, trusting her to work in mine and the other party's best interests at all times."
HR Manager - Utilities

"Throughout my own search for a new opportunity, from initial contact and conversation to placement and commencement in the new role, I have thoroughly appreciated the genuine, professional and personal nature of the relationship with Purple House. I was able to have full confidence that roles put forward were firmly in line with my future career aspirations, and that the key aim was win-win for all parties concerned".
HR Business Partner - Utilities

"Thank you so much for your help and generous support. It was the session with you that instilled in me the impact of what I've done in the past and made it possible for me to secure this amazing role."
HR Director, London and Bristol - Services and Public Sector

"Thank you for taking the time to send through the sample CVs, and for providing such excellent feedback in regards to my own CV. I've found your feedback extremely constructive and helpful." 
HR Advisor - Services Sector

"Thank you so much for all your hard work, support and encouragement with finding my new role at this Law firm and supporting my relocation to Bristol to boot."   
HR Business Partner - Professional Services

"Thanks again for everything, Fiona, I'm so happy and for the first time in ages looking forward to going to work" 
HR Advisor - Manufacturing

"Thanks for meeting with me yesterday, I found it really useful and productive and it really helped me to think about things in a different way and think more positively about myself. I have been to a couple of recruitment agencies recently but I didn't really get anything from them, it was simply a case of registering. I just wanted to say I found you to be very professional and it was nice to be with someone who appeared to be so genuinely interested in me and created quite a buzz around my potential." 
HR Shared Services Manager - Public Sector and Call Centre

"First of all, I would like to thank you for all your support and help with my job search. I would like to stress that you are the most professional recruitment consultant I have ever worked with in the UK"
HR Advisor - Utilities

"May I thank you for all your support over the last six months or so - I have found Purple House to be very professional and I will have no hesitation in approaching you again should my circumstances change in a few years, or indeed other people are looking for support in their job search.  You really have given me some valuable feedback and a great deal of confidence in my abilities, so thank you very much."
HR Manager - Education

"Thank you for all your support, Fiona, I wouldn't have got the job without your help."
Head of HR - Financial Services

Client & Candidate feedback

"I have worked with Purple House in recruiting T&D talent here at Deutsche Bank, and in previous roles with The NEC Group and Siemens. I have found them to be clearer, more honest and more accessible than any other recruiters. I genuinely feel that they understand what I'm looking for, and each candidate I meet has impressed me - particularly how well Purple House have described them to me.

I have also used them over the years as a candidate - and on the other side of the equation have felt best prepared for interviews by Purple House than anyone else. I'd always call Lindsey first, and would have no hesitation in recommending them!"
Catherine Eaton-Terry, Head of Development and Talent, Deutsche Bank

"Fiona brought me to my current role in 1999, and since then has helped me build a team of HR consultants and specialists. I particularly value her attention to understanding the cultural and team fit that I look for. She only presents candidates who could genuinely do the job, and she never wastes my time. That's why I call her first when I want to add more people to my team."
Rachel Stone, Director People Management, Smith Williamson (2009)

"Fiona is one of the few excellent HR recruiters I have had the pleasure of working with. On all assignments at Synergy Healthcare she has clearly understood my requirements and stuck to them even if this has only meant presenting me with one candidate (who was the right candidate). All the recruits I have hired from Fiona have been excellent members of my team.

I have also used her on a personal level and whilst have not been placed by her, she has demonstrated high levels of professionalism and provided support and advice. She is the first person I would turn to for my own job search as well finding new members of my team."
Judith Chadwick, Synergy Healthcare

"Lindsey and her team at Purple House are one of a very few recruitment/search businesses that I would highly recommend. I have had a long-standing relationship with them, both as a candidate and as a client. On every occasion I have felt valued, listened to and had my expectations both met and exceeded. They offer more than the norm and provide real added value on both sides of the fence.

In a large pool of businesses offering this type of service Purple House, and the people in it, stand out. They offer some very important qualities that are different from many others, their style of operation leads to a sustainable, relationship-based business model where honesty, quality and high quality delivery remain the focus."
Paul Mulholland, EMEA HR Director, Pharmanet/i3

"I have worked with Lindsey as an applicant as well as an employer. She is an excellent relationship builder and has a wide and deep network of contacts. A pleasure to work with."
Anita Calverley

I have never failed to be impressed by Lindsey's professionalism and knowledge of the market. She has a unique ability to interpret individual and organisational requirements to deliver high quality results. I have been a client of Lindsey's several times now, both as a direct client and as a recruiter and have never failed to be impressed by the quality of service provided. It is a pleasure to do business with Lindsey, and I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Jackie Noorden

"Lindsey is highly professional, experienced and effective recruiter. She takes time to understand her clients and candidates to ensure an effective partnership. Her focus is on building a long term relationship with the people she deals with by providing a valuable service."
Caroline Barry

"Lindsey takes time to fully understand the organisation and the role before finding appropriate candidates. She is willing to challenge the brief and isn't phased when circumstances change. She operates with integrity both to the client and the candidates."
Andrew Wilson

"Lindsey found my replacement at Triodos Bank in 2004 and we have kept in touch ever since. Lindsey is very approachable and knowledgeable in the HR recruitment field and this helps to get great results. Lindsey is meticulous in getting under the skin of a role and organisation to ensure the right match is found for the organisation and the individual. I can highly recommend her."
Sarah King

"I have worked with Purple House HR on several occasions, both as a candidate and as a client.  They are a great team who  differentiate themselves by focusing on quality (service, relationship and candidates), investing time in not only getting to know the candidate, but also in understanding the culture and  corporate psyche of the client.  They are responsive, professional, clearly know their market and are one of the few recruitment organisations who seem to consistently follow-through on their promises. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them."
Brad Bennett