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  • ​I wanted to take this opportunity to send you some feedback about Gemma Watmough. She has been fantastic. I have dealt with a few recruitment agencies before, both for myself and in a professional capacity, and I have been so thoroughly impressed with Sewell Wallis. That is down to Gemma. She is so friendly and professional, whenever I've had any questions (no matter how silly they were) she's always been there to help. She talked me through every step of the process and made me feel so much more confident during the interviews and even helped me resolve some issues I had with my onboarding paperwork. She has already arranged to follow up with me next week, which I would never have expected, and has assured me that if I have any problems she will still be there to help. Gemma is an amazing asset to your team and I would (and will) whole heartedly recommend Sewell Wallis to anybody, based on my experience with Gemma. 

  • "We have built a strong partnership with Sewell Wallis over the past 8 months. Kayley has managed our account through a challenging period and has played a key role in assisting with our decentralisation transformation and achieving our business objectives.  Providing the majority or our new Finance Team Sewell Wallis understands our business demands and requirements and demonstrates this by matching relevant candidates for our vacancies, this has led to them becoming our Tier 1 supplier. I have no hesitation in recommending Sue, Kayley and the team."

    Liberty Speciality Steel
  • "I have worked closely with Sewell Wallis' Leeds Team on several roles within our team over the last year. They took the time to really understand what we wanted from a candidate and just as importantly, how we wanted to manage the recruitment process. As requested, she only gave me 1 or 2 CVs that they genuinely believed would fit the criteria. They really did listen to our feedback on each candidate and take that in to account going forward too. Due to them listening and understanding what we wanted, we were able to offer and secure 2 quality candidates, to join our team. I have recommended Sewell Wallis to other colleagues as I felt the level of service and support given was, and continues to be, amazing."

    Premier Farnell
  • "We have worked with Sewell Wallis for the last 4 years and we find Sewell Wallis to be very professional, personable, with a desire to achieve the results we require, their attention to detail frequently delivers the calibre of candidate we are seeking saving us hours of valuable time."

    Arnold Laver
  • "I have worked with Kayley and the team in Sheffield for a number of years. They go to great lengths to understand the business, the requirements and the personalities in order to marry up the best candidates within the region. I am happy to recommend them for all Accountancy & Finance requirements. The team show a fantastic passion for what they do, with an excellent follow up service."

  • "I’ve only worked with Gaynor in recent months on a position within our Auditing team however, I have found her to be very professional and organised, and someone easy to engage with. Gaynor’s approach to client support is very flexible, striving to achieve the best results for the client in terms of quality, impact, alignment to the client's business needs. I'm sure she will continue to do extremely well and would have no hesitation in working with Gaynor again, or recommending her to others."

    SIG plc
  • "We were pleased that Sewell Wallis spent the time to learn about our practice, visiting our office and listening to what we wanted in our team. More than that, they delivered a candidate who we value because they are a great fit with our existing employees and culture."

    UHY UK
  • "I have worked with Lucy and her team on a number of occasions and on both sides of the recruitment search and have always had good experiences. I always feel that Lucy listens to the type of candidate I need and pulls together a shortlist accordingly. Likewise, she would only discuss potential roles with me if she felt I would genuinely be interested and be a good fit. Lucy and her team are always professional to deal with and I would recommend using Sewell Wallis without hesitation."

    Lowell Group
  • "I've now worked with Lucy on a number of assignments. I find Lucy to be v personable, hardworking and honest. Traits, which I believe make a great recruitment consultant. I would certainly want to work with Lucy in the future..."

  • "Lucy and the Leeds team has helped us recruit exactly the candidate we needed for the tough job of FD. She listened clearly to our requirements and worked closely with us during the process."

    Community Links
  • "I have had the pleasure of being represented by Lucy and the Leeds team over the past year and am constantly impressed by their highly professional and personable approach. Lucy's links and understanding of the local marketplace make her the ideal “go to” consultant for both clients and candidates alike."

    JSR Farming Group
  • "I would highly recommend working with Matt. Matt placed me in my current role. He took the time to identify what I wanted from a role and what I didn’t want, rather than pushing forward to every role that crossed his desk."

  • "I would like to place on record my sincere and heart-felt thanks for all the hard-work, advice and support Farah has given on my behalf during my search for employment. She has been proactive, tenacious and extremely personable and kept me regularly informed with new opportunities and developments. The level of service provided has been extremely professional and comprehensive and I am very appreciative of her efforts.  It has been a real asset to have Farah fighting my corner."

  • "It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Faith when I was looking for a new role from the start of the process right the way through to the end.  She’s professional but at the same time very approachable and easy to talk too. I found her to be extremely supportive throughout and she kept me updated at all times which was a great. Highly recommended!"  

  • "You have been absolutely brilliant with aiding my job search. You gave me all the information I needed in prep for the job and the interview. You have a lovely demeanour and I am very grateful for all the help you have given me."

  • "The service I received from Sewell Wallis has been amazing! Natalie has always kept me up to date with any applications and has made sure I was okay with the process. I would definitely come back if I need to in the future as I know that there will always be someone there that will look after me."

  • "Sewell Wallis had lovely staff who made me feel at ease in the first interview/meeting with them and we always nice when speaking to me on the phone. They called me regularly to check on how I was getting on with my search and to give me updates on what opportunities they had up and coming. After they submitted my CV or after I had attended an interview they were always sure to ask employers for feedback which really helped me and my confidence in the search for employment."

  • "Sewell Wallis have been fantastic for me. It took one phone call, to Farah who arranged for me to visit the Sheffield city centre office, a phone call from Farah to me a few days later to visit an employer needing help, and a placement for me there and then, in a job that I absolutely love. It was all so smooth, straightforward and very professionally handled and it’s great that I can give back my knowledge and experience to an employer who reached out to Sewell Wallis." 

  • “Hannah has been an absolutely amazing recruitment consultant. From the very first phone call we had, she was highly professional, supportive and extremely helpful. Following bad experiences with several other recruitment agencies, I was privileged to have Hannah work on behalf of me, which has resulted in me being offered an amazing opportunity. Throughout the whole process, Hannah kept in touch and showed a real commitment to ensuring everything ran as smoothly as possible, and gave a first class service whilst doing so.   I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend Hannah to anyone looking for a new challenge or new career opportunities, as she naturally rises to the occasion to help others. Thank you so much Hannah!”

  • "I have worked with Kayley at Sewell Wallis for several years when recruiting accounts and commercial staff.  On every occasion she produced a choice of quality candidates, one of whom was perfect.  Kayley really understands our business – indeed she always knows who we will choose before we do!  The recruitment process is always smooth and efficient, and Kayley’s 100% success rate means I always turn to Sewell Wallis when I’m looking for new staff."

  • "After using Lucy for one of my first moves, I have never used anyone else. Lucy gives an exceptional personal service which for me sets her apart from her competitors. She ensures the move is the right one based on your criteria, she doesn’t just throw any job at you, again setting her apart from her rivals.  I would not hesitate recommending lucy to any of my colleagues or friends"

  • "I have worked with Lucy as a candidate over the last few years looking for the ‘right’ next role. Lucy is fantastic at making sure she understands exactly what the candidate wants and only approached me with roles that really are the right match."

  • "When it comes to recruiting for your team/business, I think that honesty and understanding of your teams needs  and how a new starter would fit in from the recruiter is the most important thing. You don’t want a recruiter pushing someone who is not either the right fit for the team or does not have the ability. Gemma always knows what I am looking for in terms of team fit, and skill set. Rather than sending a shortlist of all active candidates Gemma takes the time to filter out the best and most reliable candidates who meet the spec and will give me an honest breakdown on each candidates merits. This honesty was shown recently when a candidate SW had was proving difficult to get in for interview, knowing that I had a short timeframe to recruit, Gemma pulled the candidate and the business was able to make a quicker decision. This honesty stands out within the recruitment sector and is the primary reason I go back to Gemma each time I recruit. I have worked with Gemma across the last two businesses that I have worked for and I look forward to continuing  to do so in the future."

  • "I have worked with Gemma and Lucy at Sewells for 5 years now as both a candidate and a recruiter. When dealing with Sewells as a recruiter, they work hard to understand my requirements and ensure that they find the correct candidate to match the business culture as well as the needs of the business. When dealing with Sewells as a candidate, Sewells only put me forward for roles where they know the company is fast paced and where I will thrive-they really get to know their candidates. I look forward to working with Sewell Wallis for many years to come."

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the work and everything you've done for me to date. I feel that out of all the agencies that I'm registered with, Sewell Wallis - specifically you Hannah - have always kept in touch with me and kept me in the loop with my job searching and how things are progressing not only on my end, but your end as well. I feel that you've really focused in on my needs and what I want for a career and have specifically selected jobs that would suit me. You've been truly fantastic and I feel privileged to be registered with you.

  • At first I was skeptical. Nothing personal, but I've dealt with agencies before and never been impressed, so my hopes were low. However, after the initial meeting with Hannah I was left with a positive feeling, and that this could be interesting. After my first interview, where nerves got in the way, I was gutted. But Hannah remained positive and we moved on together to the next opportunity. Despite my best efforts, it wasn't to be a couple more times but Hannah stayed with me where I have had others bail before. I was then introduced to Natalie, another ball of energy and positivity, who presented me with another chance. After a little prep and coaching, I was finally successful in my endeavours. I've rambled a little bit, but I am very grateful for all the efforts the girls put into me and fully intend to repay them by ensuring this is the beginning of something amazing. Thank you, ladies, for remaining positive and believing in me throughout the last couple of months.

  • Over the past several years I’ve used Sewell’s, including under its previous structure, on the recommendation of a good friend and I have always found success.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of receiving guidance from a number of your consultants, Kayley & more recently Faith. I feel that the efforts are always personalised and about finding the right role...not simply shoving you into a job as I’ve experienced with other agencies. Truly personalised, without pressure.  The information to aid preparation of interview is great, and insight into the potential employers as people (personalities etc) extremely helpful.  I’ve also had the pleasure of using Sewell’s services to place temporary staff within my team. The same level of support, information & key relationships continued in this area also.  I have recommended on several occasions and will continue to do so as I believe Sewell’s is set apart from the rest and happy to have the opportunity to give feedback on the great work.

  • I have had a great experience working with Sewell Wallis. Gemma was incredibly on board with everything! She kept in constant contact and was able to locate me a job, an interview and a placement within an excellent company within in the space of a week. Gemma was incredibly engaging and I would be perfectly happy to use Sewell Wallis in the future. I have spoken nothing but praise about Sewell Wallis to everyone that has as asked how I got so lucky! I tell them no luck was involved just incredible service from your agency. 

  • "I found Hannah to be very efficient in every aspect of her role in recruiting candidates from the beginning to the end as she kept me updated all the way through the process.  I also found her to be very polite and very well mannered. I would like to thank all of Sewell Wallis, who were very polite and friendly if Hannah wasn't available. I'd like to say a massive thank you for finding me my future role at                                        , and I'm really excited to start working there. "

  • "From my personal perspective as a candidate when Chloe offered me the opportunity at my new company, and also as a client since I have been working here, she has provided the very best customer care, always being available if I needed her, responding super quickly to any request or query. Chloe is always very friendly and polite and goes out of her way to make things as easy as possible for me and provide me with all the answers I need. She always makes time to ask how I’m doing and goes the extra mile in terms of the service she provides, I could not have asked for better service. The other thing that I wanted to mention which is very different to any recruitment consultant I have dealt with in the past, is the time she spends on aftercare and follow up after a candidate has been placed, it is an extra touch that I have been really impressed with and have really appreciated."

  • "Over the past several years I’ve used Sewell Wallis, including under its previous structure, on recommendation of a good friend and have always found success. Over the years I have had the pleasure of receiving guidance from a number of your consultants, Kayley & more recently Faith. I feel that the efforts are always personalised and about finding the right role...not simply shoving you into a job as I’ve experienced with other agencies. Truly personalised, without pressure. The information to aid preparation of interview is great, and insight into the potential employers as people (personalities etc) extremely helpful. I’ve also had the pleasure in using Sewell Wallis' services to place temporary staff within my team. The same level of support, information & key relationships continued in this area also. I have recommended on several occasions and will continue to do so as I believe Sewell Wallis is set apart from the rest."

  • Zara "I have only very recently started looking for a new position after moving to the Sheffield area. I have found the team at Sewell Wallis really friendly and approachable.  They have managed to find me a position that matched everything I was looking for, Natalie was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of info to give me when dicussing the company and the position. I have really enjoyed working with the team at Sewell Wallis and I'm looking forward to starting my new position."

  • Caleb "During my time working with Sewell Wallis Natalie has made sure I am happy at every stage, giving me regular calls to check on my situation, prior to starting with my new employer I was well informed and offered all new opportunities applicable to what I was searching for, Natalie has been very helpful and has made sure I can always contact her with any quiries."

  • I just wanted to thank you for all of your help this summer. I got in touch with quite a few recruitment agencies, and you were by far the most helpful!  I haven’t decided what I’ll do next summer, but if I am looking for a couple of months work again, I’ll be in touch. 

  • I would like to thank Jamie on how professional and supportive he has been over the past few weeks. He was very flexible with me through the process, and I really appreciate that he could accommodate talking with me outside my working hours and on weekends, in order to ensure success at interview.  I particularly liked how Jamie altered my CV to make it more appealing to your client. He is very focused, to the point and lets candidates know the information required so they excel at interview.  My preparation with Jamie impressed the interviewers so much, that they surprisingly offered me a higher starting salary than suggested - I am over the moon!  I hope that I impress your client when I start on the 26th of November 2018, and I hope that Jamie's efforts are recognised at Sewell Wallis and in the future with his other candidates.

  • I would like to thank Natalie for her help in getting me back into work after taking some time out to start my family. She understood what opportunities would be right for my skillset and personal circumstances. I found Natalie professional and friendly, and she did a great job at keeping me in the loop. I'm now looking forward to starting my new job in a few days time!

  • I found Natalie and her team extremely friendly and professional. They found me work very quickly and I was kept up to date with everything throughout the process. I couldn't have asked for a better service.

  • "I cannot thank Natalie enough for all the dedication and hard work she's put in from day one. Due to her exemplary professionalism throughout my experience with Sewell Wallis, Natalie was instrumental in finding the perfect job for me in less than a month of our first meeting.  Sewell Wallis cannot be recommended highly enough, with particular regard to its no-nonsense, positive and solution-based approach to finding you the right job."

  • "Hannah, I would like to take the time to thank you for your help. I have dealt with many different recruitment agencies and gained a lot of experience and I can say that by far you have been the best recruitment agent as you were effective and efficient whist being friendly and achieved the results that I wanted.  You’re a huge credit to Sewell Wallis and I hope your potential is recognised."

  • Always received an excellent professional service from Chloe for recruitment requirements over the past few years. A good selection of candidates has always been put forward and has proved to be very successful in filling positions. A delight to work with.

    Burning Night Group
  • Chloe Wilford assisted me in finding my current employment position. Chloe was an absolute professional, gave perfect advice and totally found a role which suited me.  She gave excellent pre interview advice and preparation dialogue. I know she had other clients, but she made me feel that I was her only client.  She also placed someone else in my current organisation and felt exactly the same.  Chloe is an asset to Sewell Wallis and I do look forward to working with her again on completion of my contract.

  • My experience with Sewell Wallis has been great.  I put my CV on a job board and was contacted by Scott who was professional and very helpful. He spoke with me to get a clear understanding of the role I would be interested in and then set me up for an interview. I also met with Chloe before my interview who talked me through the business and the role and really helped me prepare for the interview.  Gemma was great, she got me as much information as possible and still keeps in touch with me. I would definitely recommend Sewell Wallis to anyone looking to further their career within the finance industry.

  • Hernan provided an exceptional experience from start to finish and has been the best recruitment agent I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He was professional and helpful throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone and I couldn’t have been happier with the result, advice and help provided by Hernan. Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

  • I was contacted by Natalie regarding a vacancy and initially was unsure it was for me as it was only temporary for 6 months. Natalie was very friendly and professional and we decided I would think about it overnight. I decided to apply for the vacancy and was informed by Natalie every step of the way which was lovely. I have successfully received an offer for the role and look forward to starting my new venture thanks to the amazing staff at Sewell Wallis especially Natalie. If it wasn’t for you and all the helpful information I would not be starting this amazing journey. I would highly recommend Sewell Wallis.

  • Sewell Wallis have been fantastic in helping me with my job search.  They clearly listened to my requirements, and then advised me of any position fitting them.  When putting me forward for positions, they provided accurate information about the actual position, clearly communicated any details regarding interviews, and always gave feedback regardless of the outcome.  Natalie has been absolutely amazing, I cannot thank her enough for all the help she has given, she has at all times kept me well informed and updated on matters relating to the position I have been successful in getting.  Hopefully this position will be long term, and I won’t require any further help with employment, but if I ever do, I will definitely go back to Natalie, and Sewell Wallis first to aid any future job search.

  • Natalie, I feel like the communication between myself and you two has been excellent and the roles I have been shown are extremely catered to what I was looking for. I will definitely recommend both yourself and Matt to my University friends who will be graduating in 2020. Thanks again for all the help

  • I would recommend your company to anyone looking for employment. The help and encouragement I received from Hannah was exceptional. I met Hannah at the Sheffield office, and after a relaxed chat she seemed to know the exact position I was looking for and worked on my behalf to find a suitable role. She became more like a friend than a recruitment agent through our various telephone conversations. I was initially looking for a role in credit control, but after looking through my CV Hannah decided to broaden my opportunities, and I could not be happier with the role she found which encompasses all my previous work experience. So I have nothing but good things to say about the agency, and Hannah in particula

  • I'd like to give feedback on Hannah Bateman, she's been brilliant for me, she's always kept me in the loop with what's happening with vacancies and always had feedback really quickly after interviews. She's also been good at understanding what sort of role I'd be best suited for, in my career path and what companies I would work best in. I've been very happy with the relationship between myself and Sewell Wallis and I'd happily come to yourselves again for future opportunities.

  • Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy that I was successful on this occasion. I would also like to add how fantastic Camilla has been throughout my job search journey. This young lady is a credit to your business with a great spirit, approachable and always kept me updated and for someone so young, has a brilliant work ethic. Once again many many thanks for your help and support.

  • As you will be aware I have dealt solely with Gemma Watmough, who has been nothing short of fantastic. I've dealt with agencies as a recruiting manager and also as a candidate so I'm qualified in saying she is up there with the best recruiters I have dealt with. What Gemma does particularly well is communicate on a regular basis, any bit of news and Gemma kept me updated. I never once had to chase her and actually she found herself chasing me! Her communication style is friendly yet formal and she took an interest in all things we discussed. I was made to feel assured she always had my best interests at heart. I could also be completely honest with her. Overall I was very happy with how your company performed and treated me.

  • Chloe, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help and your advice when I needed it. You were amazing throughout my whole job searching period and if my situation ever changes, hopefully not, you will be the first person I contact.


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