• SFR RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS

Category: Testimonials

Testimonials – 2022

“Thanks again for the great job you do SFR”

I just wanted to thank you Matthew for all the help with finding me the job at Frisco.

A great company to work for and I’m really enjoying the new role. Best choice I’ve made career wise. 

All thanks to you for contacting me. I hope you and the family are all well.

Thanks again for the great job you do SFR. 

Aaron Hobbs – Business Development Manager – Frisco UK

“Matthew was in great contact from start to finish”

SFR have been outstanding in getting me my new role. For a few years I was in a rut looking for roles to get me back into the area I was in before Covid.

SFR picked out my CV and matched it to a role they had. Matthew was in great contact from start to finish.

I had a presentation to do and Matthew even reviewed it beforehand and was genuine in making comments which were great and once adjusted, made the presentation the best it could be which aided in me getting the role.

I am now so much happier and looking forward to my new adventure! Thank you to all at SFR.

Phil Blake – Business Development Manager – SKS/JMA

Throughout the process Matthew was the consummate professional

Throughout the process Matthew was the consummate professional. Keeping in regular contact, supporting and assisting with interview techniques, content and valuable insight into the business.

Having experienced recruitment professionals previously, I would have no issue highly recommending both Matthew & SFR for any professional individual looking to find a new role.

Chris Pike – Business Development Manager – ABLOY UK

“Matthew has been personable and professional”

Matthew has been personable and professional in his approach to my situation and the requirements of my job search. 

He was knowledgeable about the role and company and had actually read my CV to know that it would be an ideal fit for me. 

He coached me through the various interview stages and shared in my enthusiasm as I progressed. Thanks to Matthew I am now looking forward to beginning my new role. 

Thanks again! 

Fern Rossano – Midlands Territory Manager – Dormakaba

“Matthew has been courteous and professional throughout the entire complicated process”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Matthew for going the extra mile and believing in a stranger from South Africa! He worked tirelessly to to get my CV in front of his clients. Matthew has been courteous and professional throughout the entire complicated process. I owe him a tremendous amount of gratitude

Wayne Lowe – Access Control Sales Manager, MidlandsABLOY UK

“Throughout the process I was kept updated at all stages and felt Matt and his team would go above and beyond to make sure the employer and employee are a great fit.”

My recruitment process via SFR was seamless and professional. Within two weeks of first speaking with Matt at SFR I was interviewed by two of my preferred companies and offered my desired role within this period. 

Throughout the process I was kept updated at all stages and felt Matt and his team would go above and beyond to make sure the employer and employee are a great fit. 

I would highly recommended to anyone seeking employment, but also to employers seeking a hard working and professional team to manage your recruitment requirements. 

Kimberley Scott – Business Development Manager – Dormakaba

“I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jamie and or the SFR team. As a candidate, I felt there were no unanswered questions, no push to explore roles that didn’t match my “wants” and excellent communication and support throughout the process. “

Jamie proactively approached me to discuss my employment situation. In this very natural conversation, we spoke in depth about my motivations, aspirations and what roles and cultures would be the best match for these. Using this profile, Jamie was able to advise on a number of suitable roles, but together, we selected a company that mirrored my values. 

I was supplied with a very compressive job description, a good overview of the company and where I would fit into this. I felt that I understood what the client wanted and how best to match my skills to this. The interviews went ahead as scheduled with good and timely feedback provided at every step of the journey with no unreturned calls or emails at all.  With his advice and assistance we secured a great role with a great company working for a great manager with an above expected package offered!

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jamie and or the SFR team. As a candidate, I felt there were no unanswered questions, no push to explore roles that didn’t match my “wants” and excellent communication and support throughout the process. Everything happened when and as it should do; as a candidate, this is exactly what I wanted….thanks Jamie!

Stuart Meaney – Business Development Manager – FAAC Entrance Solutions

“I would have no hesitation recommending Matthew and the team, thank you for all your help!”

“Matthew and the SFR team are fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and the communication throughout the process was excellent!

I would have no hesitation recommending Matthew and the team, thank you for all your help!”

Ian Miller – DAS Academy Manager – ASSA Abloy

“The process in total was completed in less than a quarter and I would definitely recommend SFR for anyone who wishes to take on a new challenge.

A massive thank you to Matthew and SFR for helping me secure my new role as Marketing Executive at DOM UK.

I initially became aware of SFR via Linkedin and Matthew has been in touch ever since. He is very knowledgeable about the industry and understanding with all issues work related.

As I was new to the process and the job market in general he gave me the information and confidence to move forward, he supported me every step of the way.

The process in total was completed in less than a quarter and I would definitely recommend SFR for anyone who wishes to take on a new challenge.

Tom Grainger – Marketing Executive – DOM UK

Testimonials – 2021

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“This is my first experience with a Recruitment company and it’s been a pleasant one.

Matthew has been very helpful in preparing me for interviews and answering any questions I needed to ask promptly. We have been keeping in contact regularly and he has helped me secure a new job role. This is my first experience with a Recruitment company and it’s been a pleasant one. Thanks for the support.

Ben Morcroft – CliQ Technical Support

“I would definitely recommend yourself and the company service to any of my friends and family.

I would just like to say a massive thank you to SFR who helped me to secure two interviews and job at a large lock company. Not only did they organise the interviews, but also supported me in getting prepared for the second interview – this was much appreciated. I would definitely recommend SFR to any of my friends and family. The help and advice throughout the process was invaluable and I wish SFR all the best for the future.

Manjit BirdiASSA ABLOY

“Literally nothing is too much trouble! He is extremely insightful in recognising the right roles and managed the process with a professionalism and understanding not always found in other agencies.

Thank you to Matthew and SFR for helping me secure my new position at Mul-T-Lock UK. Matthew has kept in touch over many years and I have always found him to be proactive, knowledgeable and respectful in his approach. Literally nothing is too much trouble! He is extremely insightful in recognising the right roles and managed the process with a professionalism and understanding not always found in other agencies. I cannot recommend Matthew and SFR highly enough!

Katie Leese – Mul-T-Lock

“I would refer him to anyone looking for a position. Thank you Matthew.


I want to thank Matthew for going out of his way to assist me in looking for a position, he has been excellent in his communication and the professionalism he has shown has been exceptional. I would refer him to anyone looking for a position. Thank you Matthew.

Jason Linklater – Sensor Security Systems

“Matthew and the whole team at SFR Recruitment are fantastic. I have known Matthew for over 6 years now, he has always checked in with me over the years to understand my career ambitions and he has recently help me secure the perfect role for me.


From both a recruitment and candidate point of view, I would not pass them by lightly. Matthew is a very thorough recruiter and always goes that extra mile. 

Thank you for your support over the years and your most recent help in securing my new role. 

Nathan Martin – Marketing Manager – APECS

“Matthew was always been very understanding and gave me confidence that he would search for roles fitting of my goals.

I would like to thank Matthew and SFR for helping me secure my current position.

Matthew has been speaking with me for over 3 years now and has always touched base with me to see how I was and what my career plan was. Matthew was always been very understanding and gave me confidence that he would search for roles fitting of my goals.

I can’t recommend Matthew and the SFR team highly enough.

Ifazaad Liaqat – Abloy UK – Technical Sales Manager

“Matthew and Jamie were very professional and friendly. They were prompt with replies to emails and were thorough and useful in their replies.

The job that they invited me to apply for was ideally suited to my experience and skill set.

I am looking forward to starting my new job soon, and would like to thank Jamie and Matthew for recommending me to my new employers and all the support they gave me.

Sally Cooke – Trade Counter Manager – Lincoln Security

“My experience with Matthew has always been a great one, he has taken the time to really get to know what I was looking for, what I was capable of and matched me with employers that were suitable for my skill set.”

Matthew has placed me with two fantastic employers over the last few years (one I’m currently with) and I couldn’t be more grateful for the help he has given me to achieve my goals, thank you for everything Matt, you are one in a million!

Vicki Hawkes – National BDM – HOPPE

“Very knowledgeable of the industry, they have some excellent contacts and have sourced both employees and employers, all of which have been excellent matches.”

I’ve known SFR Recruitment for some years now, they have helped me out both as a candidate and as an employer.

I have used agencies in the past and Matthew and the team’s knowledge of the market sector has enabled them to put forward candidates who were a good “fit” for the role, they were selective and understood the requirements and the job specification, this was also prevalent when I was personally seeking a new role myself.

Matthew had recently contact me regarding a candidate, unfortunately we were not in a position to offer anything, however the candidate in question would have been an ideal solution, if there was a position available.

I would definitely recommend that you at least, have the conversation with them, I can assure you that they are extremely proficient and professional in the way they manage both candidates and clients.

Pat Calvey – Sales and Operations Manager – Ironmongery Innovations

“Absolutely superb service from initial consultation to securing my new role.”

Matthew helps and advises on all aspects from CV tips to interview preparation. SFR are very professional but with a friendly outlook. Highly recommended.

Michael HawkinsArea Sales Manager, Avocet Hardware

“I can honestly say Matthew is the best recruiter I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Matthew has taken on board exactly the kind of role that I was best suited to with my current skillset and previous experience paired with my personal attributes. Only bringing suitable roles to consider and always being available for support and guidance, has not only given me the opportunity to progress in my profession but given me the step-up both financially and my career. I cannot recommend Matthew enough he has an extensive range of established clients and is well respected. I am so excited to start my new role and cannot thank you enough for all your help and personal support.

Shaunna Kennedy – Area Manager, YALE

“I would strongly recommend SFR to anyone that is looking for alternative opportunities.”

Thank you for all your help in finding me a new job. I found you amazing to deal with and valued your advice throughout the process. I would strongly recommend SFR to anyone that is looking for alternative opportunities. You have supported me through my journey and I don’t think I could have done this without you.

Julie HarrisonCustomer Service Manager

“SFR are a fantastic recruitment company, with great contacts in their specialist areas.”

They really opened up a lot of opportunities for me and offered great advice. They were hugely proactive and professional throughout. I would highly recommend people get in touch!

Dale Smith– YALE DWS

“I would like to start by saying this has been a fantastic process right from the beginning to the end.”

“The level of detail and care I have received from SFR Recruitment Solutions has been overwhelming. I would definitely recommend this recruitment business without a question.”

Carlton Hepburn, ABLOY UK

“Matthew’s regular updates throughout the interview/recruitment process were very professional and his advice very much appreciated”

‘The prospect of looking for a new role in the current COVID climate was a daunting prospect. Matthew at SFR has been very patient with me as rather than jump in to the first opportunity that came my way, I wanted the ‘right job at the right company’. Matthew’s connections within the industry and the general SFR updates on sites such as LinkedIn meant that I was kept updated with available opportunities within my area and as a result found my new opportunity.

Matthew’s regular updates throughout the interview/recruitment process were very professional and his advice very much appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone looking for their next challenge within the industry.’

Matt McGowan – Allgood

“He is the go-to guy who is not only respected but well connected!”

Matthew should be your absolute first point of call for any vacancies in the sector. He is the go-to guy who is not only respected but well connected! Speaking with Matthew has made my job search enjoyable and my best interests were his concern from the outset.

Bryony Matthews

Candidate

“You were very informative and contactable throughout the whole process!”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamie for the help and support I received from him and the company as a whole, whilst I was looking for work. You were very informative and contactable throughout the whole process which enabled me to feel confident whilst job searching. 

Paula 

Customer Service Administrator

Testimonials – 2018

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“I cannot speak highly enough of Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions and would recommend them to anybody looking to recruit and replace staff”

Recruiting new staff is always fraught with difficulties. Selecting the correct candidates with suitable profiles for your business, timescales, references and cost or issues which must be considered when replacing or creating new positions.

I have over the last few years had dealings with SFR Recruitment Solutions and in particular Matthew Robinson.

Matthew has recruited my last free area sales managers and have no hesitation in saying that this was carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions discussed with me the details of the job specification and job description, along with detailed discussions on what I was actually looking for. This is great help when looking for staff, as far too many agencies simply send candidates who they think are right for the job. The initial consultancy carried out at the front-end of the process by SFR Recruitment Solutions insures that in the longer term the whole recruitment process is for shortened to a minimum. An important factor when I look for a possible agency, with which to work. 

The communication aspect of SFR Recruitment Solutions is in my opinion the most important area when looking for new staff. Matthew and the team did this in an extremely professional and timely manner, along with a negotiated cost, which when compare to other agencies is more than competitive.

In short Matthew did what it said on the tin, he listened, acted and supplied me with initial candidates whose profiles were right and whose experience enabled them to join the existing team and perform.

I cannot speak highly enough of Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions and would recommend them to anybody looking to recruit and replace staff.

Keith Parry

Sales Director

Ex Assa Abloy and Alpro Architectural Hardware.

“Matthew listens and takes time to understand what is really needed in the ideal candidate.”

“I find Matthew to be very engaging, dependable and high in integrity. He’s identified several people for our company successfully. Matthew listens and takes time to understand what is really needed in the ideal candidate.

He is very effective at is job and it’s a pleasure to recommend him as a trusted and professional recruitment partner”

L.M.S. Managing Director (Client)

“I find SFR to be very engaging, dependable and high in integrity”

“I find SFR to be very engaging, dependable and high in integrity coupled with excellent insight and knowledge of the industry we both operate in. I would highly recommend to other candidates or business with recruitment requirements that they contact Matthew.”

Jennie Cleaver

Area Sales Manager, Yale

“Put your trust in Matthew”

“Matthew’s level of knowledge, integrity, honesty and helpfulness are second to none. He assists and advices at every level of the recruitment process ensuring that you are fully prepared for the interview stages. Put your trust in Matthew and you won’t go far wrong!”

  John Evans                                                           

“I would highly recommend that you contact SFR”

“I have known Matthew for a few years and he has a superb knowledge of what his clients are looking for, both from an employer perspective.

Matthew recently found me a recent position and acted with great professionalism and integrity throughout the whole process.

I would highly recommend that you contact SFR if you have either a position available, or you are an individual seeking a new opportunity”

DR

“Matthew was a pleasure to deal with”

“Matthew was a pleasure to deal with, I received frequent communication throughout my 12-week notice period. Very professional throughout especially aiding in negotiations, this helped smooth the transition after leaving a company I had been employed with for 24 years. I would certainly recommend”

Terry Groot

Key Account Manager, Yale

“The feedback from Matthew post interview was very open and honest, to ensure I had the best information to make an informed decision.”

“Having worked with Matthew to recruit for numerous roles within the commercial sales team for the last 2 years, I have found him for easy to work with. After issuing a brief for the role, SFR Recruitment Solutions sourced a range of suitable candidates for me to shortlist for interview. The feedback from Matthew post interview was very open and honest, to ensure I had the best information to make an informed decision.

Ken Mercer – (Client)

“Polite and highly professional”

I have worked with Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions to fill many vacancies. I have always found Matthew to be courteous, polite and highly professional. Would highly recommend!

Lisa Carnell – HR Manger (Client)

“Rarely have I ever come across a recruiter with such talent, understanding and humanity”

“Matthew I would like to say a massive thank you for all your work in recent weeks. Rarely have I ever come across a recruiter with such talent, understanding and humanity”

JP

Testimonials – 2019

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“Jamie made the transition into my new role an absolute breeze”

“I would just like to thank Jamie on how much of a pleasure he was to deal with. Jamie made the transition into my new role an absolute breeze. Very informative, with my best interests at heart. Plenty of advice and encouragement along the way, and I even received a card of congratulations from himself once my new role was confirmed. Those little touches are why SFR Recruitment Solutions and more importantly Jamie, stand a cut above the rest.”

Aaron Zavada

Area Sales Manager

“I would like to thank Connor and Matthew for all of their support”

‘Really looking forward to starting an exciting new role next month thanks to SFR Recruitment Solutions. I would like to thank Connor and Matthew for all their support over the past few weeks. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process from telephone interview through to the job offer. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody looking for a new job or businesses looking to recruit new staff.”

Paul Waterhouse

Regional Sales Manager, HKC

“I had a great experience working with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions”

“I had a great experience working with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions, he quickly matched me with a position that I may not have applied for independently but was a good match for me and hopefully for my new employer.”

Gary King

Specification Consultant, SDS London

“I would recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone who was looking to work in the door industry”

“It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions , a painless process from start to finish and job secured within 2 weeks. I was kept constantly updated with any news and Matthew always answered any questions that I had, and to top it off a nice card in the post to congratulate me on my new job.

I would recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone who was looking to work in the door industry.”

David Scraggs

Business Development Manager, IG Doors

“Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions has been absolutely amazing in finding me the right job”

“Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions has been absolutely amazing in finding me the right job. He prepared me extremely well for interviews and kept in constant contact.

SFR and Matthew in particular are experts in their field and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to find a new role in the construction and building products industry.”

John Ball

Business Development Manager

“Working with SFR Recruitment Solutions has been excellent”

“Matthew kept me up to date with any information required and had the answers to all my questions with ease.

All opportunities discussed were relevant to my career path and goals. Matthew kept my fully informed throughout the recruitment process and gave me all the information I needed to research to prepare me for the interview.

Working with SFR Recruitment Solutions has been excellent and I would recommend them to others.”

David Payne

Specification Consultant, Allgood

“Worked extra / after hours to accommodate my recruitment needs and always picked up the phone”

“I am currently about to start my new role which was advertised through SFR Recruitment Solutions LinkedIn Business page. I cannot thank Matthew enough at SFR for his help and support through the recruitment process to land my dream job.

Matthew was extremely professional and helpful and answered any of my queries regarding the post. He worked extra / after hours to accommodate my recruitment needs and always picked up the phone.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending SFR to anybody out there who is thinking about a change in career in the security products sector. My advice is if you are thinking about a career change, don’t think, just go for it!

SFR Recruitment Solutions will certainly help you achieve your goals!”

Lee Mitchell

Regional Sales Manager, Mul-T-Lock

A truly amazing recruiter! Matthew’s skills in listening carefully and precisely matching candidates to roles are exemplary

The support Matthew gave during the process was highly professional, personal and proative. I would highly recommend SFR to companies looking to fill roles and job seekers within the fenestration and construction sectors.

Wendy Feeney

Marketing Manager, HOPPE

“I owe them a massive thank you and would highly recommend”

“Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions were able to get me a dream job, a pay rise and progression!

Throughout the whole recruitment process dealing with Matthew he was very helpful, responsive and flexible. I owe them a massive thank you and would highly recommend.”

David Grant

Specification Consultant, Assa Abloy

“I would recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone not only looking for a change or challenge but a role that suits their interests and qualities

“I have been working in the security industry for 9 years covering ironmongery and access control requirements including various residential and commercial sectors, focusing on driving standards and compliance. Once I decided I wanted a new challenge I contacted Matthew who was known through the industry and came highly recommended.

Through previous experiences I was sceptical as some recruiters can be unapproachable and unreachable. Matthew was very polite, kept me updated throughout the whole process and was very helpful and contactable. I would recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone not only looking for a change or challenge but a role that suits their interests and qualities.”

Sabrina Bettles

Project Manager, Assa Abloy

“Connor has been absolutely superb, really professional and supportive during the entire process.”

“This is the first time I have had any dealings with SFR recruitment and I have to say they have made a fantastic impression. Connor has been absolutely superb, really professional and supportive during the entire process. He has shown real dedication to helping me secure a position, nothing is too much trouble.

I was particularly impressed when he sent me a text message one evening to check my prep was going well for the following morning and said to contact him if I needed anything, even on the evening.  I even got a congratulations card through the post from SFR upon securing my role, the first time this has ever happened in over 20 years, a nice touch.  Connor’s been fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him or SFR to any company/candidate.” 

Richard Adams

Account Director

“Right from our first conversation Jamie was professional and easy to contact and deal with”

“My experience of SFR Recruitment Solutions was a very positive one. I had originally sent my CV and was contacted by Jamie regarding an opportunity at a company local to me. Right from our first conversation Jamie was professional and easy to contact and deal with, he kept me updated through every step of the process and subsequently I gained employment. I would personally rate SFR Recruitment Solutions and Jamie very highly.”

Stuart Rowley       

Estimator, Laidlaw

“With Jamie’s friendly guidance and fantastic industry knowledge I felt comfortable that I was in good hands”

“I’ve had a great experience these passed few weeks working with SFR Recruitment Solutions. With Jamie’s friendly guidance and fantastic industry knowledge I felt comfortable that I was in good hands, when it came to pursue and then successfully landing my new position.

I would definitely recommend the help of Jamie and the team at SFR Recruitment Solutions!”

Callum Noble

Estimator, Laidlaw

“Professional and kept me informed of all developments right to the point of my job offer”

Hi Matt I would like to thank you for helping me in my search for my perfect Sales job. You were professional and kept me informed of all developments right to the point of my job offer, even though you were in a different Country at the time. Many thanks to the  hard work and support of SFR Recruitment Solutions. 

Michael Hawkins 

Area Sales Manager, ERA Home Security 

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Paul Tween

Business Development Manager

Testimonials – 2020

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“I 100% recommend Matt & SFR Recruitment Solutions!”

Matt has been a fantastic help, I wouldn’t have been in the position to being considered for a great role without his help and support. I 100% recommend Matt & SFR Recruitment Solutions. Thank you again, Matt, speak soon.

Luke Carrol

Technical Sales Manager – Abloy

Matthew from SFR Recruitment Solutions found me, which demonstrates that they are proactive in the search for their clients!”

My experience with SFR Recruitment was straight forward, open and honest. As a candidate, that is exactly what you want. Matthew from SFR Recruitment Solutions found me, which demonstrates that they are proactive in the search for their clients.

I had several conversations with Matthew before my CV was put forward, to ensure the opportunity was “right” for both parties. There was constant support throughout the entire process, this was especially grateful in this difficult, interesting and unique year (2020).

I would not hesitate to recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions and/or Matthew to any candidate or recruiter.

Chris Lawson

OEM Channel Manager – Abloy

“Matthew supported me through the whole process and kept me up to date every step of the way!”

My experience with Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions has been amazing, Matthew supported me through the whole process and kept me up to date every step of the way! It has been a delight to speak with Matthew and his upbeat positive professional attitude really perked me up after every conversation, I can’t thank you enough for finding me the perfect job.

Leanne Proffitt

MasterKey Analyst – Abloy

“I can’t thank Jamie enough for making the dream become a reality!”

Thank you to Jamie for helping me find work in Nottingham. Moving down from the North East was always going to be a challenge, but Jamie made it a lot easier in helping me find a job. I managed to get into a similar role within the door industry to what I have been doing in previous years. I can’t thank Jamie enough for making the dream become a reality. Highly recommended!

Ben Hope

Customer Service Advisor

“Jamie is a true professional!”

I would like to thank Jamie for helping me with getting a job after I was made redundant due to Covid. Jamie is a true professional, working hard behind the scenes for me, a real asset to the company!

Stephen Hulston

Manufacturing Operative

“If you’re looking for work give these guys a call!”

Many Thanks to Jamie at SFR Recruitment Solutions for securing me a full time permanent job back in my preferred engineering industry. I had only moved to Nottingham 3 weeks ago as well. If you’re looking for work give these guys a call, extremely professional and helpful.

Mark Harley

CNC Operator

“You have found me a fantastic position!”

Hi Matthew, I would like to personally thank you for all the help and support you have shown me during my hunt for a new position. You have found me a fantastic position. Many thanks, Neil. 

Neil Hancock

Warehouse / Factory Floor Support – Entrance Composite Door Solutions. 

“During these difficult times, you stand out as a recruitment professional with tenacity, optimism and the ability to get things done”

Thank you Matthew for your committed and determined assistance in helping me secure a new role. During these difficult times, you stand out as a recruitment professional with tenacity, optimism and the ability to get things done. I would not hesitate to recommend you to other job seekers who need someone ‘on their side’.

Stephen Badgery

Area Sales Manager – Poole Waite 

“Professionalism, diligence, positivity and encouragement”

Matthew’s unique ability to put the right candidate in front of the right client saves all parties from wasting valuable time and effort. 

I cannot thank him enough for his professionalism, diligence, positivity and encouragement.

Liz Bilton

Sales Executive – Poole Waite 

“We have gone on to employ not one but two sales managers because of the work that SFR Recruitment Solutions have done for us”

We haven’t needed to use recruiters or specialist headhunters in the past but this new role within our business benefited from Matthews knowledge and contacts within our industry. We have gone on to employ not one but two sales managers because of the work that SFR Recruitment Solutions have done for us. 

Matthew is easy to get along with, he listed carefully to our plans and the needs of the business and was helpful all the way though the process. 

I would highly recommend using Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions to anybody looking to hire within our industry.

Maxine Mamas (Client)

Poole Waite

“SFR Recruitment Solutions found numerous opportunities for me during an extremely difficult economic climate”

Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions found numerous opportunities for me during an extremely difficult economic climate. If you work in the Architectural Ironmongery industry, SFR should be the first call you make if you find yourself looking for a new job.

Jean Louis Bramwell 

Dip GAI, Reg AI

“I have worked with Matthew Robinson for over 5 years. What I like is the way he listens, learns and so understands the type of employee I am looking for, probably better than I do”

In any business recruiting the right people is one of the most important but difficult tasks, yet many of us try to go it alone because we believe as managers that we somehow have the skills, time and contacts to do so. I have learned over the years, but especially over the last 7, whilst leading the Truedor and IG Doors sales teams, that getting help from real experts like SFR Recruitment Solutions is both vital and cost effective.

I have worked with Matthew Robinson for over 5 years. What I like is the way he listens, learns and so understands the type of employee I am looking for, probably better than I do. I always know that by the time I get to interviewing a shortlist, Matthew will have made sure that they are the ”right fit” for our business, our team and the role – this actually makes my final decision even harder as I only get the best to choose from!

Every one of my recruits via SFR Recruitment Solutions has proved to be exactly the right character for the team. I strongly recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions for getting you the best shortlist of candidates.

Richard Kirman (Client)

National Sales & Marketing ManagerIG Doors

“I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and continuous dedication”

Thank you so much for all your efforts on my behalf. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and continuous dedication, it is not easy what you do but you do it well, with the upmost professionalism. 

These are unprecedented times but with your excellent reputation and contacts anyone within the Architectural Ironmongery trade with an ounce of sense should contact SFR Recruitment Solutions. 

I really wish you all the best in your own career because whilst we are so absorbed with worrying about our own future, we forget that you have one too. 

Tina Salter

Sales Representative – South

“All the staff at SFR Recruitment Solutions were excellent to deal with”

I had the occasion to replace a very well loved area sales manager earlier this year and engaged a number of recruitment operatives, all were very capable and put forward, in the main, very decent applicants for us to interview. Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions had the advantage of understanding the industry that I work in but not relying wholly on this he engaged with me to talk about the character needed to “fulfil” the role rather than “just be in” the role. He listened to me and we debated anything he needed clarification on.

I am not sure how many unsuitable applicants he did not put forward to me but the selection he gave us as a company were of a very high standard. The choice was not an easy one. Matthew had briefed them well as to what we as a company are about, as well as the rudiments of the roll requirements. 

This consulting approach was indeed very welcoming as selecting a particular person for a role in such a specialist industry is not easy and can be expensive to get wrong. All the staff at SFR Recruitment Solutions were excellent to deal with and with Matthew I have a recruitment expert who I can (and will when the opportunity arises) engage with again, meanwhile we have regular catch up conversations, not along the lines of “ got any vacancies coming up” but on a B2B stance which is really refreshing.

Tim Goss (Client)

National Sales Manager – Simonswerk 

“I have worked with other agencies and recruiters, but none have come close to his professionalism, communication or commitment”

I have found SFR Recruitment Solutions to be an outstanding agency. Matthew has been exceptional throughout the recruitment process. He maintained frequent contact and took the time to keep me up-to-date every step of the way. I have worked with other agencies and recruiters, but none have come close to his professionalism, communication or commitment.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending SFR Recruitment Solutions and their team.

Helen Nicks

Croft Architectural Hardware

“After losing my job due to COVID-19 I did not have a clue on where to start with my CV”

I just wanted to say what a big help you and SFR Recruitment Solutions have been during this troubled time for me. After losing my job due to COVID-19 I did not have a clue on where to start with my CV, you have provided great advice on not only structuring my CV but making me realise I had missed a lot of key information off as a result. I have already recommended some of my contacts to you in case they decide to seek help with their CV, so once again thank you very much for your help!

Ryan Holmes 

“Matthew has kept me informed and guided me through the process every step of the way”

I just want to pass on my immense gratitude for what Matthew and the team has done for me over the last couple of months. From our initial conversation right through to the offering of my contract Matthew has kept me informed and guided me through the process every step of the way. Not only just that but Matthew has been there to offer support and knowledge unlike no other recruitment service.

I now have my dream role working for a fantastic company, and that wouldn’t be possible without your industry knowledge and experience.

To top it off I have just received a new job card from the SFR Recruitment Solutions team! Absolutely amazing work and would recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions to anyone!

Mark Beardsmore 

Area Sales Manager – Simonswerk

“I was kept in the loop constantly being advised what the next step would be”

May I take this opportunity in complimenting SFR Recruitment from the moment they made contact with myself their professionalism was tremendous, within 3 days I found myself with a contract with Sevenday Windows.

I was kept in the loop constantly being advised what the next step would be, and follow up asking how my new role was progressing and how I was being treated, and if the job was as advertised by SFR Recruitment Solutions.

I would recommend SFR Recruitment to find the right individual for any Company.

Mark Rolfe

Branch Assistant – Sevenday Windows

“He reassured me when I was doubting myself and found me the perfect job!”

I would highly recommend Mathew to anyone seeking employment/ trying to fill a position. He was very helpful and easy to get along with, he listened to what was important to me in my next role, reassured me when I was doubting myself and found me the perfect job! I can’t thank him enough. 

Sarah Parker

Area Sales Manager – Midlands, Alpro Architectural Hardware

“Excellent!”

Matt was excellent throughout the process, both pre and post interview.  He kept me well informed and was very helpful.  I would highly recommend.

Area Sales Manager – South, Alpro Architectural Hardware

“I would highly recommend them to people looking for the next move or those looking to recruit!”

I first spoke to Matthew at the end of 2018 where he thought there was some roles that would be of interest to me, at the time I chose not to move. However we stayed in touch throughout 2019, where in November another role came up that was exactly what I was looking for.

Matthew was fantastic throughout the process, knowledgeable about the security industry and attentive through the process.

I’ve always been a little sceptical with recruiters due to a few bad experiences, I can say that SFR Recruitment Solutions and Matthew in particular have been fantastic and I would highly recommend them to people looking for the next move or those looking to recruit. Also the congratulations card at the end was a nice touch.

Simon Jeff

Market Development Manager, Abloy

“The team are bright, commercial, insightful and operate as true recruitment consultants!”

I have worked closely with Matthew, Jamie and their team for a year across many vacancies in different business functions. I cannot recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions highly enough. The team are bright, commercial, insightful and operate as true recruitment consultants. I receive a short shortlist of candidates that meet my brief and often place me in the rare position of picking between excellent candidates.

Poppy Drake (Client)

HR Business Partner

“Cannot recommend highly enough!”

Everyone in the door hardware/access control industry should speak to Matthew and SFR. They are exactly what a recruitment company should be. Proactive, helpful, great communication. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Phil Rice

Market Development Manager, Abloy

“Go above and beyond”

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help since Laidlaw went into administration, you really did go above and beyond and I will absolutely recommend you and SFR Recruitment Solutions to all my colleagues in the Architectural ironmongery and door-set industry.

Joanne Fellows

Ex Laidlaw

“Matthew is great at communicating updates”

“Thanks to Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions for all his help and advice through my first new job experience in over 20 years, his advice was brilliant in helping put my nerves to one side and enjoying the whole journey, I would definitely recommend SFR Recruitment Solutions, Matthew is great at communicating updates and takes a real interest, which makes a big difference”

Mark Taylor

Specification Consultant, Relcross

SFR Recruitment Solutions