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Testimonials

We've helped many wonderful companies and candidates over the years. Here's what our client's say about us:

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I spoke to Chris and John after spotting a role Mallory Partners were advertising on LinkedIn. We arranged a call and, in fact, that first conversation absolutely epitomises the way that Mallory Partners works. They were very easy to chat to, they were open and transparent about the role and the nuances of the employer. They were also genuinely interested in hearing about my experience. In fact throughout, they were

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Ian Thomas, Group Operations Director – Node4
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To be honest, Mallory Partners were absolutely brilliant and the whole process was very positive. I responded to an advert on an executive website and spoke firstly to Martin and then, in more detail, to both Jeremy and Martin. They went through my CV, talked through the nature of the role and we discussed my aspirations and private equity experience. Ahead of my first meeting, they provided me with a

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Manprit Randhawa, Chief Financial Officer – Juniper Education
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I applied via LinkedIn and was quite surprised when I had a call within 24 hours. That’s not typical of recruiters. I actually ended up taking a different role to the one I applied for, with the same firm – and it was Jeremy who guided me towards it, as it was much more suited to me; Jeremy had taken the time to get to know me and find out

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Sarah Cramer, Chief Financial Officer – Whiteleaf Furniture Ltd
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Mallory Partners are a breath of fresh air. John first approached me in January or February 2019. The role was absolutely ideal but, unfortunately, for personal reasons I couldn’t make the geography work. Some six months later, he approached me again with another role which was absolutely ideal. The fact that he kept me in mind and remembered exactly what I was looking for was really impressive. He communicated really

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Paul Ceaser, Chief Technology Officer – Gradwell Communications
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I have been both a client and candidate of Mallory Partners so have been on both sides of the fence. I met Jeremy in 2010 when he placed me as CFO in a Sovereign Capital-backed business. Jeremy was only just starting up Mallory Partners at the time and was building a network using his private equity contacts in small and medium tier firms. He contacted me and I liked him.

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David Hogg, Chief Financial Officer – Cannaray
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Mallory Partners support us with our C-suite resourcing needs across new investments and our existing portfolio companies, so we speak regularly. We always have in mind a particular type of individual, skills and experience profile for each investment situation. Mallory Partners combine a strong understanding of SMEs with the needs of private equity investors extremely well. They appreciate that many of the SMEs that we invest in typically don’t have

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Tom Phipps, Partner – Chiltern Capital
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Mallory Partners placed me in my current job and, having experienced being a candidate with them, I’m now using them to recruit for key roles in the business. When they approached me about the role, I dealt mostly with Jeremy and he was very professional from the outset. He’s clearly used to dealing with senior people and operates to very high quality standards. Mallory Partners are very well connected in

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Gareth Jones, Finance Manager – Cannaray
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I’ve known Chris for some time. We’ve kept in touch over the years and I’ve introduced him into other businesses I’ve been involved with, in the Private Equity space. Chris introduced me to Rosslyn Data, who were looking for an interim Chief Revenue Generation Officer to help them figure out their future market strategy. Chris was very useful in terms of briefing me ahead of the meetings and giving me

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Mark Williams, Interim Chief Revenue Generation Officer – Rosslyn Data Technologies
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This was my first time working with Malory Partners and, from the outset, their responsiveness was quite striking. They were very quick and efficient throughout and I liked that. Given the timeframe and logistics, it didn’t make sense for Martin and I to get together and so we did a Skype call which was really great. As a candidate, you often feel, that you aren’t important in the process, particularly

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Karen Morris–Lanz, Interim Shared Services Director – University Of Warwick
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This was my first experience of working with Mallory Partners and it was a very quick process, concluded within three weeks – as Redeem Group needed a new Group Financial Controller on board as soon as possible, to support the business following a refinancing. As a consequence, my contact with Martin was restricted to emails, calls and the occasional video conference. However, this didn’t make the process any less successful;

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David McAvoy, Group Financial Controller – Redeem
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This was my first experience of working with Mallory Partners and they were like no other recruitment agency I’ve worked with. They were very responsive, both immediately and throughout the process – and they clearly have significant expertise in looking beyond simply what’s written on the CV to identify the precise capabilities that their clients are seeking. Often it’s a bit of a numbers game with recruiters; if the CV

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Paul Mahoney, Finance Director – Gradwell Communcations
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I wasn’t actually looking for a job, but this role ticked all the boxes. The whole process happened very quickly and, due to the locations involved, it was all handled by phone and email – which I don’t think is typical of the way they work. However, I felt well supported and briefed throughout and I don’t think Martin could have done any more than he did. He negotiated very

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Bruce Hall, Finance Director – Perfect Image
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I first came into contact with Mallory Partners in 2015, when they placed me in my dream job. It was a contract role and it went really well, with the contract being extended – before I moved on to another position. What I liked about Martin, Jeremy and the team from that first experience was that, instead of just slotting you into a role – as is so often the

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Lynette Gilbey, Head of Business Intelligence – RICS
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This was our first experience of working with Mallory Partners and we were impressed by their professional and personable approach. They supported our Non-Executive Director search – helping us to shape our campaign to attract a wide range of candidates, questioning carefully what we needed and then developing a pragmatic and insightful approach to shortlisting the huge candidate response. They effectively and attentively managed both the candidates, and us the

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Hilary Hume Smith, Head of People – The Carbon Trust
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The fact that Mallory Partners has significant experience in recruiting, at a senior level, in private equity-backed businesses was a real benefit. They understood the unique mix of skills I was looking for in a Chief Financial Officer. Martin was gently persistent with me, encouraged me to be more flexible or lateral in my thinking and he drilled down into the detail to get a sense of who the right

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Simon Curry, Chief Executive Officer – Gradwell Communications
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“This was my first experience of dealing with Mallory Partners, in fact I hadn’t actually heard of them before. If I had, I would almost certainly have contacted them because they’re a Midlands firm offering a search-based service and they focus on the kinds of organisations and roles that are relevant to me. I’d seen notice of the role on LinkedIn and gave them a ring. They were personable, professional

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Karen Terry-Weymouth, Director of HR Strategy – University of Warwick
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From the outset, Mallory Partners were incredibly responsive, there was no waiting around after I’d expressed an interest in the role. Martin arranged an hour-long video call with me, which I thought was really impressive and a great addition to recruitment process. It’s not always possible to drop everything and meet up with a recruiter, particularly if geography is a factor – but the option of a video call is

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Joanne Ratcliffe, Chief People Officer – SpaMedica
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Horizon Private Equity has a portfolio of 14 companies today and we are an active investor, making two to three new ones each year. We generally need to hire around 10 board level positions each year for the new deals and to strengthen existing teams, as the companies we invest in are high growth. Mallory Partners understands our business model through the full investment lifecycle very well and they have

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Simon Hitchcock, Managing Partner – Horizon Capital
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I hadn’t heard of Mallory Partners before they placed me in my current position. I’ve always instinctively leaned towards the larger recruitment firms but, when you’re looking for a particular role type that’s what you search for, and their name came up against this particular one. From the word go they were very responsive. Martin was always accessible and provided me with one of the most detailed specifications I’ve ever

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Ben Williams, Group Finance Director – Learnlight Software
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This was my first experience of Mallory Partners. I’d spoken with them a few times in recent years, but either the role or the timing was not right. But this one was. I liked that they listened to my career and what my priorities were. They shared not only details of the role, but what the university really wanted, the people, values and culture. They were up front about the

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David Plumb, Director of Innovation – The University of Warwick
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I’ve been with my current business for nine years and it’s been a highly successful period in a market that hasn’t seen much growth. As a consequence I’ve been approached by head-hunters pretty regularly, on behalf of competitors, but none of them were of interest until Chris called. The fit was great with my experience and Gradwell sounded exactly what I was looking for in a next move. Looking back,

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Jamie Ward, Sales & Marketing Director – Gradwell Communications
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Mallory Partners is the most proactive and engaged recruitment agency I’ve worked with. I responded to an advert they’d posted on LinkedIn and, within a week, Martin had followed up with me and arranged an initial interview. He gave me really useful feedback about how I positioned myself, not just in the context of this particular opportunity, but more generally too – which I found valuable. It continued to be

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Anonymous, CIO – Healthcare business
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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

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Dave Allen, Business Unit Director – Bureau Veritas
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“Having had an extremely positive previous experience with Mallory Partners as a candidate, they were my first choice when I need to recruit two senior directors for Bureau Veritas. As a candidate I found them to be responsive, professional and genuinely interested in me as a candidate – they kept me informed throughout and I never once had to chase them, which was a real differentiator to other executive search

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Kathryn Dolan, HR Director – Bureau Veritas
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“When we needed to recruit a Chief Technology Officer, we were recommended to Mallory Partners by someone else in private equity who’d used them previously. What immediately struck me was the level of dialogue and responsiveness. They made themselves available whenever we needed them and, no matter how tricky we could be as a client at times, they got straight on with things and kept us informed. I also liked

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Mike Wardell, CEO – Giacom World Networks Ltd