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Success Stories

Success Stories

Fiona’s supportive and dedicated approach to helping candidates seeking new roles is really impressive. When she commits to working with you she really means it – and she really puts in the effort to help. Fiona provides honesty and candour in her advice, she tells you what you need to hear rather than what you think you want to hear – her very extensive experience always enables her to do this in a careful, supportive and constructive way.

Fiona will help you focus with confidence on what you can aspire-to and to sort out the valuable from the mass. Fiona has a tremendous work ethic. She will work with you to create the plan of action to get you where you need to be. Quite rightly – she expects you to put in the effort too. I recommend Fiona very highly to support you in advancing your career.

Robert Gwynn

Ex Head of HR for Thales for 14 yrs, Design and Development Lead for HMRC

“Fiona Vennbrook is an outstanding recruitment consultant and a real champion for the profession of HRM. Fiona’s way of working and in my personal experience, really shines a light on where other recruitment companies so often fall short. Her communication is timely and thorough with her processes and attention to detail being exactly what candidates and employers need.

Either a candidate or an employer, you can be assured that Fiona delivers a robust service and spends a healthy balance of time and attention on both. I genuinely have never experienced this level of service either as a candidate or an employer from any other recruitment company. On behalf of the profession, please keep doing what you are doing!”

Louise Bevan

HR Director , Xpansiv Environmental Products

“I had the pleasure of working with Tom recently to find a new role and it was such a lovely experience. Tom is extremely professional, understood what I was looking for and matched me to the most perfect role.

I felt extremely well prepared during the interview process thanks to Tom’s detailed explanation of the role and the company which really helped my confidence and I was delighted to be offered an amazing new role!

I can’t recommend Tom and Purple House highly enough, simply one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with.”

Allie Warren

Head of HR , The Boutique Workplace Company

May – 2020
We may be living in extraordinary times with limited opportunities, but vacancies still need to be filled – and even if we can all only commit to three-month contracts rather than taking on permanent new staff, the quality of the candidate is still key. Been super impressed with how recruiters like Fiona Vennbrook at Purple House have pivoted to fill this need – the role requirements may have changed but her attention to detail and commitment to getting under the skin of a business to match the right people to often very temporary positions is still 100% on point.

Faye Galvin

Head of Communications, Future Plc

Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented 5 extremely credible candidates to me 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.

Bridget Marshall

HD Director, Twinings

Having conducted a thorough research process, Purple House provided us with a well-considered short, from which we were able to make a first class appointment for a Head of HR. We were delighted with Fiona’s work and would certainly recommend her and Purple House

Tony Taylor

CEO, British Ceramic Tiles

Tom 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. I’m happy to recommend

Robert Parker

Operations Director, A-Gas

I started working with Fiona at Purple House in 2006 & have asked her to source all my hard to fill HR and L&D vacancies. Fiona takes the time to obtain an in depth understanding not only of the challenges of the role but also makes a point of getting to know the business needs and who would fit the company & team culture.”

Ruth Ovens

HR Director, previously of Wilts Wholesale Electrical & Quadriga Worldwide

Fiona always provides me with a well thought through short list of candidates for each role we have placed with Purple House and on each occasion each candidate is more than suitable for the role. Of all the individuals we have found by working with Fiona, each has remained with the business and are progressing very well within our organisation.

Ash Meakins

HR Director, Kohler Mira

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Contact us

For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100