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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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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
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“Crossword Cybersecurity have been growing rapidly and in February 2018 we took the decision to increase our Sales team by four.  We set ourselves the challenge of having all four start on the same day in early April.  Finding four great Business Development Managers with the right experience, in such a short period of time meant that we needed to turn to specialist recruiters and our first call was to

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Jake Holloway, Business Development Director – Crossword Cybersecurity
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“Chris Jennings, Head of the IT & Technology practice at Mallory Partners placed me into my new role as Sales & Marketing Director at The Bunker, part of Cyberfort Group, and has subsequently assisted me in restructuring my team. Having decided to take a step out of permanent roles early last year, I’d just started my second interim contract when Chris approached me about a possible full time role. I

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Michael Clifford, Sales & Marketing Director – The Bunker
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“Having worked in private equity for a number of years, at board level, I found myself in the common position, post-acquisition by a larger corporate, where I no longer had the level of authority and decision-making capability that I was used to.  Open discussions were had about the fact that I wanted to move on and, around this time, Chris made contact with me in respect of a couple of

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Scotty Morgan, Chief Sales Officer – CSI Ltd
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“I’d used a number of agencies prior to Mallory Partners. They reached out to me on a couple of occasions, including for the interim role I am now in. It was a typically quick process, as interim recruitment tends to be. Organisations who need an interim need the right person in fast, so the interview process is truncated and is more about you as an individual – the agency checks

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Ian Jarvis, Interim CFO – SCCL
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“I was urged to call Mallory Partners by a trusted former colleague when the University decided to look for an Innovation Director. At the time we had already gone to market for a Commercial Director too. At the first meeting I was struck by how intently Martin and Jeremy listened and the perceptive nature of their questions. By this point, we’d had some initial interviews for the Commercial Director role

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Rachel Sandby Thomas, Registrar – The University of Warwick
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“Both Martin and Jeremy are hugely personable and easy to work with. They worked in a collegiate and supportive way to understand us as an organisation and how to articulate what we were looking for – honing the brief for both roles to ensure we attracted the right candidates. They proposed a process to us and were flexible in adapting to the way we worked and meeting our timeframes. I

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Geraldine Mills, HR Director – The University of Warwick