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What Our Customers Say
“highly dependable, refreshing, sincere”
I have worked with Richard for many years and he has always been my go to professional to assist in recruitment of a variety of roles. He is highly dependable, thorough, always understands the way in which a business works before engaging and does not bombard you as the client with unnecessary chase-up’s when you are in the midst of making key decisions. He is very refreshing in an industry that can lead to business and individual frustrations. Richard is sincere, friendly but also fiercely determined and damn good at his job
“highly dependable, refreshing, sincere”Jon Bance - Global IT Director
“extremely smooth, great communicator, efficient”
Sarah contacted me about a role she was recruiting for, now my current role and I remember the process from start to finish being extremely smooth.
A great communicator and being efficient in what she does shines through. Sarah comes highly recommended and a great asset to any company.
“extremely smooth, great communicator, efficient”Vishal Shah - D365 Data Migration & BI Consultant
“perfect job for me, I couldn’t be happier”
After working for the same company for 14 years I felt the time had come for a change. I reached out to James at the Talent Locker and he found the perfect job for me. There were 3 interviews which James helped me prep for and then gave me feedback from the Client after each one. I’m now in my fifth month with my new employer and I couldn’t be happier.
“Perfect job for me, I couldn’t be happier”Nic Lewis - Space Planner
“partnered, strong appreciation and understanding, high quality candidates”
Martyn has partnered Engine helping to fulfil our resourcing requirements for our D365 implementation, which has not been easy. He has shown a strong appreciation and understanding of our environment and has subsequently been able to translate that need to into the provision of high quality candidates filtering out those that don’t necessarily fit. I would be happy to recommend him to both prospective candidates and clients.
“partnered, strong appreciation and understanding, high quality candidates”Rob Donlan - Group CIO
“best recruitment agents, exceptionally proactive”
Richard is one of the best recruitment agents I’ve dealt with. He is exceptionally proactive and keeps you up to date at all times and always with relevant feedback. Having worked with Richard on both sides of the fence I can thoroughly recommend him for both employers and candidates alike.
“Best recruitment agents, exceptionally proactive”David Tecke - Head of IT
“very attentive, kept me informed”
I would highly recommend anyone looking for roles in workplace change or occupancy planning to take a look at The Talent Locker. I found James to be very attentive, working closely with me to find appropriate and interesting opportunities. James kept me informed on progress with applications and stayed in touch after he secured a role for me.
“Very attentive, kept me informed”Anne Wilson - Workplace Change Consultant
“fantastic, very personable”
Sarah is fantastic, very personable and understanding.
“fantastic, very personable”Philip Lloyd - Senior Project Manager
“highly professional, high quality”
I’ve worked with Martyn for over ten years and have always found him to be highly professional, providing high quality candidates for a variety of roles. I’m more than happy to recommend him.
“Highly professional, high quality”Grant Mason - Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
“consultative, genuine, impeccable”
I have worked with Richard for many years as both a candidate and client. His consultative and genuine approach meant it was always a pleasure working with him. Richard’s communication throughout the process is impeccable which instantly gave me the confidence that I could trust him with sourcing high calibre candidates in my hiring role. Highly recommend as the go to person for your recruitment needs!
“Consultative, genuine, impeccable”Sam Bradshaw - Head of Commercial Support
“honest and transparent, refreshing change”
I’ve worked closely with Sarah for some time now, both as a hiring manager and as a candidate.
During this time, the quality of the candidates presented as been notably high – focusing equally on the needs of the role as well as the needs of the candidate. We’ve always been able to discuss things in an honest and transparent manner, providing feedback to adjust the role profile to increase the contribution of the potential candidates. I continue to use Sarah and the team Talent Locker and recommend that others give her the opportunity to showcase her approach – you’ll find it a refreshing change from the norm.
“Honest and transparent, refreshing change”Steve Trench – Programme Manager
“understood the client, took the time to listen and understand”
All too often the recruitment process fails to match you and a suitable role together. James obviously understood the client he was working for and then took the time to listen and understand my experience before linking us together. It was refreshing to be put forward for a suitable role and then supported the whole time that I was in it.
“understood the client, took the time to listen and understand”Lynn Gilbert - Workplace Consultant
“calm professionalism, takes great care, recruit excellence”
Martyn’s calm professionalism inspires confidence in both clients and candidates. He maintains a genuine interest that every placement should work for both recruiter and candidate. I work with Martyn because, he takes great care in understanding our ethos and the real needs of our roles. I have worked with other recruitment agencies that have come and gone; Martyn remains our first port of call for my talent recruitment needs. I would readily recommend Martyn to any employer looking to recruit excellence.
“calm professionalism, takes great care, recruit excellence”Jeremy Ward - Head of Consulting - CRM
“first class service, truly sets them apart in their field”
Richard has always provided a first class service, placing me personally in some brilliant perm and contract roles and then also in supplying quality candidates when I have needed to recruit resources.
Richard and the indeed the whole Talent Locker team have been very quick in turning around CV’s at short notice – usually to minimal specs. The professionalism, experience of the field and drive they offer in providing a service, rather than just a resource – truly sets them apart in their field.
“first class service, truly sets them apart in their field”Kevin Philips - Senior Business Analyst
“hassle free and enjoyable experience”
James is a very personable recruitment consultant and made finding my new role a hassle free and enjoyable experience.
“Hassle free and enjoyable experience”Helen Gowland - Real Estate and Strategy Consultant
“always very professional”
I have worked with Martyn in both the capacity of recruiting candidates and finding a new role for myself. He is always very professional, timely and has a good understanding of both the skills and personality required to fit the position you are recruiting/looking for.
“Always very professional”Andy Bush - Principal MS Dynamics Consultant
“a pleasure to work with”
I owe a lot of my career progression to Richard, he has placed me in two separate roles. Each time fully understanding both my needs and the needs of the company he was recruiting for. A smooth process, kept informed throughout, a pleasure to work with and an all round decent guy. I would highly recommend Richard as a recruiter.
“a pleasure to work with”James White - Online Project Manager
I am very pleased that I have had the pleasure of working with James since the inception of Strategic-Move. James has always demonstrated a unique ability of being able to manage his team effectively by using a structured yet inspirational approach, whilst still leading from the front and being one of the leading consultants in the business with regards to placing contractors consistently month on month. In summary James is a born leader, proven biller and a great manager.
“inspirational approach”Ashley Lawrence - Co Founder
“personal feel, very proactive”
I was recommended to Martyn and the TL team, and signed up to their services straight away. Martyn contacted my directly and continued to be the only person I dealt with, giving the whole process a much more personal feel. From the outset I was consulted on every single job opportunity before my CV and details were sent to any prospective employer, and Martyn helped tailor my CV for every opportunity. He even went so far as to give me coaching on interview techniques and practice questions, and was happy to speak to me out of normal working hours before late interviews. I found Martyn and the TL team very proactive, and never had to chase for updates – would highly recommend!
“Personal feel, very proactive”Andrew McMenamin - Manager CRM
“only put forward quality candidates”
I worked with Sarah to find a suitable Project Manager for our D365 NAV implementation. I interviewed the shortlisted Project Managers. Sarah provided two relevant profiles who were both very credible candidates, and I felt either of them could have come in and run the project. We were looking for proven success with a track record within ERP implementations. The two candidates both ticked all boxes.On a personal level I’ve enjoyed working with Sarah and Talent Locker, and feel they really do understand the requirements well, and only put forward quality candidates for consideration.
“only put forward quality candidates”Dave Jones – CIO
“researches the clients needs, widely respected”
I have had the pleasure of working with Richard as both a client and as a contractor. Richard placed me in my current role. Once I was in the client role, I continued to use Richard as I knew how he treated candidates but I quickly realised how well he researches the clients needs. Richard has placed some very senior positions, many of whom turned out to be long term contractors who are widely respected in the organisation. I have no hesitation in using Richard to fill my resourcing needs and, if the situation ever arises, to apply for work through Talent Locker
“researches the clients needs, widely respected”Craig Chapman-Smith - Global Head of PPMO
“helped secure me success”
Sarah is undoubtedly one of the very best recruitment consultants I’ve worked with. She knows her job very well and provided advise and recommendations that ultimately helped secure me success. She was so passionate about my interest that I felt as if I was her only client. I will highly recommend Sarah Moody to anyone looking for a clever, dedicated and helpful recruiter.
“helped secure me success”Bismark Asamoah - Consultant
“the following day I had my first interview”
Mark contacted me regarding a role that fitted what I was looking for. The following day I had my first interview, which enabled me to understand what was required and present my skills and how they could be applied. The next day I had my second interview which was successful, and a week on I’ve done my first week and already working with my team and completely involved.
“The following day I had my first interview”Hybrid Project Manager / SAP SME
“matches you to roles that really suit you”
James is rare in the field of recruitment in that he listens to what you are looking for and time and time again matches you to roles that really suit you. Having been contacted by others for totally unsuitable jobs in the past, it’s really refreshing to work with someone who really cares about what they do. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a well-matched contractor for their needs, or a contractor looking for the perfect role.
“matches you to roles that really suit you”John Bull - Director
“approach that gets results”
Martyn has a calm and very professional approach that gets results. He is highly respected by both candidates and clients alike and has a deep understanding of the needs of both. I would not hesitate to contact Martyn if I ever needed to as a client or candidate.
“approach that gets results”Steve Allen - Sales Director
“upper quartile, diligent, humorous, credible”
If you do a google search for “recruitment consultants are”, Mark is absolutely none of these! As a seasoned contractor, you speak with and meet a lot of recruitment specialists and I found Mark to be well within the upper quartile of these specialists. He’s diligent, humorous, credible and more importantly to me, genuine. A true credit to Talent Locker. Looking forward to working with Mark again in the future!
“upper quartile, diligent, humorous, credible”Jason Matthews - Contract Business Analyst
“approached me about the perfect role”
Martyn approached me about the perfect role via LinkedIn and throughout the entire hiring process he was informative, knowledgeable and approachable. He ensured that the role and company was a good fit for me, he supported me throughout the interview process and even provided detailed feedback, he also called back when he said he would! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Martyn to anyone looking for a new role.
“approached me about the perfect role”Colette Carruthers - Senior Dynamics CRM Consultant
“very professional, one-to-one approach”
I met James when he was recruiting for Kantar Worldpanel. I must say that James is very professional, and his recruitment style is little different than others in market. One important thing I liked about James is his one-to-one approach with candidates. He arranged a meeting with me to go through job spec in detail where he went through client’s requirements, my CV and job spec much more in details. He also kept me updated time to time with client’s feedback. Considering his one-to-one and professional approach I would recommend James to all job seekers in market.
“very professional, one-to-one approach”Milind Barve - Solutions Architect
“a step above, provided me with multiple opportunities”
Martyn is a step above all the other recruiters I have dealt with previously. His communication, relationships and knowledge of the market place provided me with multiple opportunities. I would highly recommend Martyn, he is diligent in his approach which is positive to both the candidate and the business recruiting.
“a step above, provided me with multiple opportunities”Zoey Johnson - Senior Project Manager – MS Dynamics
“the consummate professional”
I would to take the opportunity to recommend Mark. Having recently gone through the process of looking for a new role. In my dealings with Mark, I found him to be the consummate professional, he took the time to understand what it was that I was looking for, but also ensuring I was the right fit for his client and vice-versa. He kept me fully updated during the interview process, which I’m please to say concluded with me being appointed.
“the consummate professional”Gary Goulder-Perks - Service Delivery Manager
“swift and professional, sound industry knowledge”
I got to know Martyn when I was looking for my 1st job in IT consultancy almost 6 years ago. Martyn has a very swift and professional manner in doing his job. I received job offer for my application in an amazing short time. This could not be done without thorough understanding of client’s requirement, expertise of scanning candidate’s profile, sound industry knowledge and good relationship with his clients. I have enjoyed my job since then.
“swift and professional, sound industry knowledge”Lan Nguyen – MS Dynamics Consultant
“knowledgeable guidance, helped me achieve my dream job”
Thanks goes to Martyn whom started my career in Microsoft Dynamics consulting. Through taking the time to listen and with knowledgeable guidance Martyn helped me achieve my dream job. Martyn takes the time to get to know you as a person, listens to your concerns and expectations and makes it all happen. Not only did he take the time to get to know his candidates that he puts forward for a position, but also takes the time to get to know the interviewers and the companies’ history of whom he will be placing you with.
“knowledgeable guidance, helped me achieve my dream job”Gené Barthus -Senior Finance Consultant D365 Finance & Operations
“a reliable no-nonsense recruitment consultant with good morals and ethics”
Martyn is a trusted source for insuring the right person is in the right role. Also the right consultant matches the skill set required to fulfil a role within the end user space. I have had the pleasure of working with Martyn for almost 15yrs. a reliable no nonsense recruitment consultant with good morals and ethics. Martyn is not the type of consultant who places you in a role and then fishes you out to suit his pockets! a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended as the go to recruitment expert without the bs!
“a reliable no-nonsense recruitment consultant with good morals and ethics”Buz Rahman – MS Dynamics Solution Director
“kept me well informed”
Mark successfully recruited me for a great Business Analyst position. He kept me well informed throughout the process and was able to turnaround my placement within a short amount of time. All in all Mark’s soft skills with people is second to none and he conducts himself with the up most professionalism.
I would recommend Mark and his agency ‘Talent Locker’ to anyone serious about moving they career forward.
“kept me well informed”IT Retail Business Analyst
“always been able to find me some really great people”
I have worked with Martyn for many years. Martyn has always been able to find me some really great people to work in our team. Martyn’s ability to understand his clients requirements, gives him a real edge in ensuring he matches the right candidates to the right jobs.
“Always been able to find me some really great people”Nicola Hall - Managing Director
“keeps long term relationships”
Martyn has been an exceptional recruiter for my experience. He likes to keep long term relationships with his customers and this is an amazing plus in this market.
“keeps long term relationships”Luca Pellegrini - Dynamics Technical Architect
“highly trustworthy and reliable”
“Martyn is a highly trustworthy and reliable Recruitment Consultant who will keep you informed every step of the way.”
“highly trustworthy and reliable”David Singh - Principal Project Manager
“knows his market and contacts very well”
Martyn is one of the few recruitment consultants who is really working hard to place you with the right company:- He knows his market and contacts very well and as such is able to position candidates correctly. I thoroughly recommend him to other Dynamics Consultants looking for the right position.
“knows his market and contacts very well”Kevin Beel - Dynamics 365 Functional Business Analyst
“maintained full confidentiality”
Sarah has made great effort to engage the Dynamics community in the best way possible by actually getting out there and meeting people. This has multiple benefits as she is not just another voice on the phone pitching potential roles but someone with whom there is a genuine professional relationship. She’s always maintained full confidentiality in all my conversations with her and has reflected well when I have recommended her to clients who’ve been hiring. Really glad to have met her and look forward to continued engagement. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with her
“maintained full confidentiality”Bhaskar Dandona – D365 Architect
“my experience was exceptionally delightful”
I have interacted with Mark recently and my experience was exceptionally delightful for the reason; his proficiency in understanding the requirement was crystal clear. His technical and functional knowledge is so comprehensive that he could discuss and understand my recent project deliveries to its width and depth. His approach to keep the communication transparent and detailed makes him stand out from all other agencies I have dealt recently. I would highly recommend him to those looking for their next move.
“My experience was exceptionally delightful”IT Service Now Digital Consultant
“thoroughly evaluates, ensure a ‘best fit’
“I have worked with Martyn on a number of assignments over the past six years and I have always found him to be the complete professional. He thoroughly evaluates the roles for which he is recruiting both in terms of the job and potential candidates, to try and ensure a ‘best fit’ for the client and the candidate. This, taken with his knowledge of the ERP market in the UK, makes him a very effective recruitment consultant.”
“thoroughly evaluates, ensure a ‘best fit’Alasdair MacLeod - Senior MS Dynamics Finance Consultant
“strongly recommend, key contact in the ERP/CRM sector”
Having worked with Martyn on and off for over 15 years I would strongly recommend his services. He’s a key contact in the ERP/CRM sector and very well connected. Martyn is always a professional and pleasure to deal with.
“strongly recommend, key contact in the ERP/CRM sector”Richard Uphill - Business Analyst
“stands out, integrity and skill”
As a consultant in the Dynamics market, I come across many recruitment specialists, however Martyn stands out as been one of the few recruiters with integrity and skill. He has successfully placed me in the past and through the entire process he remained transparent and the result was a fair negotiation that was managed professionally and efficiently.
“Stands out, integrity and skill”Tashiani Padiachy Dhir - Microsoft Dynamics Trade and Logistics Consultant
“deliver with a great deal of success”
Having worked with Martyn over the last 6 years or more I am always very confident that his professionalism, attention to detail and understanding of requirements is why he is able to deliver with a great deal of success. I would highly recommend Martyn for any future resource requirements anyone may have.
“deliver with a great deal of success”Alex Micallef - Client Success Manager at Oracle
“provided several key resources for my team”
I worked with Martyn whilst managing the SAP Programme at McLaren, where he provided several key resources for my team, and my experience of working with Martyn in this capacity was very positive, with quality candidates being presented to me on a timely basis. The communication with me during this process was exceptional, keeping me informed throughout. Martyn kept in touch frequently but not too often, and overall the quality of the service he provided and the sustainable relationship we created was, and remains, fantastic, therefore, from both a candidate and client perspective, I would always seek to utilise Martyn and his network.
“provided several key resources for my team”Steve Carr - Business Transformation Consultant
“visibly work hard, Nothing is too much trouble”
I have worked almost exclusively with Martyn for our recruitment requirements. Martyn visibly works hard to establish our needs and only recommend candidates whose profile is a close match. In particular, Martyn simply understands the relationship between customer and supplier – I know it sounds corny but he is easy to work with. Nothing is too much trouble, the candidates are a close fit, things get done on time with no apparent pressure, but we always move forward at a good pace and get results. No hesitation in recommending both Martyn and his company.
“visibly work hard, Nothing is too much trouble”Rob Harrison - Digital Sales Leader
“personal based service, one of the few I trust”
“Martyn has over the last 16 years provided a personal based service, based upon my requirements and skill sets which has enabled both of us to secure numerous roles in the Pharmaceutical, Consulting and Project Management sectors. He is always willing to listen and understand the feedback of prospective clients/employers and this enables him to narrow his search to facilitate a successful outcome. I thoroughly recommend Martyn as he is one of the few I trust in his industry sector
“personal based service, one of the few I trust”Christopher Rumble, Transformation & Rescue Programme Manager
“most valuable people”
He was fantastic to work with. Martyn is one of the most valuable people I have ever dealt with
“most valuable people”Armando Cappello - SAP Basis Administrator
“believed in me”
Martyn was great and believed in me hence put me forward for a role which he thought I was suitable for. He helped me prepare for the interview and obtained detailed feedback from each interview which helped my confidence level.
“believed in me”Shahnaz Begum - Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant
“seamless and efficient process”
Martyn, contacted me inquiring about my current role and if I was interested in a new role that would mean a new career path. He helped me secure my current job in a seamless and efficient process over only a fortnight.
“seamless and efficient process”Nuno Rupino - Solution Consultant
- March 10, 2020