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Testimonials – 2020

Jan 6, 2020 Testimonials

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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

One thought on “Testimonials – 2020”
  1. Many Thanks to jamie at sfr recruitment for securing me a full time permanent job back in my preferred engineering industry. 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.

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