Dave Allen, Business Unit Director – Bureau Veritas
"The first five to ten seconds of any initial call are so important. I don’t know what it was that caught my interest about the call from Martin. It was probably the personal touch - which was really good. He knew quite a bit about me, which was a surprise. They’d obviously done their homework and made me feel like I was the only candidate, which felt good.
I didn’t feel there was a hard sell, it was a gentle approach over several months and they were good at keeping in touch, keeping me interested. When the green button was hit, however, it was a very fast interview process and it fell into place very quickly. Mallory Partners are very good at preparing you for the interview. I was primed in a very personal way about who I was meeting and they called me straight afterwards for feedback, keeping in touch throughout the rest of the process. The whole process was handled confidentially, which was good for both parties.
Bureau Veritas is undergoing an exciting period of growth and I am looking forward to making a contribution to the continued success of the construction consultancy division. It’s a role which offers me a wealth of opportunity, which will enable me to continue my own professional development - and I have Mallory Partners to thank for making that initial introduction.
Mallory Partners were proactive, prompt and professional from start to finish. It also feels like we have built an ongoing relationship, rather than a transaction that’s now concluded. They’ve kept in touch, both to check how it’s all going and to ask my advice on potential candidates for other searches.”