What our clients say about PA London

"Elaine was recently commissioned to find a PA for our Group CEO & CFO, also providing support to the Chairman of our Group board.

The shortlist of candidates provided by Elaine were a good selection of high calibre candidates.  The candidates offered breadth of skills.  PA London clearly know their market and nurture strong relationships with both candidates and clients.  Elaine commits to meet each candidate, face to face.  This is often spoken about by recruiters, however in my experience is less practiced.  In Elaine’s case she knew her candidates well allowing her to act as advisor to us,rather than simply presenting seemingly suitable CVs. 

Her candid approach allowed the opportunity to assess the strengths and challenges presented by each candidate ourselves, and further narrow the shortlist down to 4 candidates, for our CEO and CFO to interview.

The field of candidates was strong, so much so that we ended up modifying our job requirements and recruiting two candidates!

As an ex recruiter myself I was keen to understand Elaine’s process.  I found her model to be well thought out, with a clear rationale behind each step, working to a discrete timeline.

I have no hesitation in recommending PA London as a recruiting partner, in particular in recruiting PAs for the Executive suite."

TM. Corporate HR Manager, Global Manufacturing (client details on request)

"Having been a novice in the field of recruitment and dealing with several agencies recommended to me, I had some real horror stories.  Candidates were arriving without the qualifications needed or wanting to work different hours etc and it was a steep learning curve until I was introduced to PA London.  A breath of fresh air was my experience.  PA London are a professional body who care about what they do.  Candidates are bright, sometimes different from the usual "run of the mill" but always at the level required.  Elaine invests her time in the business which clearly shows.  In my experience Elaine makes certain she understands what is needed from the client before finding the right person.  PA London never waste my time which is crucial.

Christine Brooks, Dispute Resolution Team

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

"Elaine has supported me with the recruitment of Personal Assistant staff.  She has an excellent understanding of Freshfields' culture and has consistently provided candidates who are of good quality and match the criteria requested. Elaine is professional, prompt and excellent at keeping me informed of candidate and market activity. I am happy to recommend Elaine, and think she provides a bespoke recruitment service."

Leanne Seewoonundun, Recruitment Manager

FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER

I just wanted to write a quick note about (candidate). I have been really impressed with her on many levels.

She is really efficient and comfortable asking questions - yet she never has to be told things twice. She appears to have got her head around everything that we do here quickly, she has helped herself by working extremely hard and often staying late,

Plus she is always helpful, always smiling and seems to care about what we do here.

Good hire!

Peter

DIRECTOR, EUROPE (MEDIA COMPANY)

(Candidate's) doing well - we threw her in the deep end and she's swimming rather well.

Many thanks for a job well done. It was a pleasure dealing with you on this recruitment.

Emma Jinks

CFO, OPEN FUNDRAISING

I felt PA London was the best choice for consultancy/search help and that you of the three people I saw understood most clearly what I was looking for. This has been proven right with the candidates you have put forward and I am delighted we have found such an excellent candidate.

Rupert Howes

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

 

PA London really do spend a lot of time getting to know the company including the culture, organisational structure and the individuals.  For that reason I only get 2 or 3 CV's and always find a fit; they save me a lot of time and their candidates are always the best of the best""

Deborah Parker, Office Manager

ESAB Holdings Ltd

"PA London really know their client's needs, which means I don't have to trawl through stacks of CVs, and the candidates that we meet are good fits. We are spoilt for choice."

Lorreen Pross

FTI Consulting

"I have no hesitation in recommending PA London. The service they provide is tailor-made to our needs. In each instance they provide us with a quality shortlist of candidates and ensure we get the right person for the job."

Secretarial Coordinator

LECG Ltd

"What can I say; they sent me the perfect candidate. One CV, one interview and they are still with us. Fantastic."

Liz Frankland

Office Manager Cambridge Mineral Resources Plc

"PA London have always taken the time to understand our requirements before supplying excellent candidates. I have found them to be helpful, friendly and a pleasure to do business with. If only all agencies could be as professional."

Amelia Fleming

PA Tiger Developments

"One of the best things about PA London is their excellent understanding of our requirements; it really sets them apart in the market place."

Brian Tappenden

Operations Manager - Medibureau

"Using PA London made everything so much easier for us, and I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to our business partners"

Iain Forsythe

Faldo Enterprises

"I have to tell you that (candidate) is an absolute godsend! Not sure how we managed without her"

Cath Willers

Provident Financial

"Just to let you know that (candidate) has been wonderful - very helpful and a pleasure to have around"

Claire Hawthorne

PA to Nick Faldo

 

 

"I have no hesitation in recommending PA London. The service they provide is tailor-made to our needs. In each instance they provide us with a quality shortlist of candidates and ensure we get the right person for the job."

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