Candidate Testimonials

I have kept contact with Mark and the Harcourt Matthews team over a number of years as I have moved across several organisations. I have found them to be very good listeners, who will then advise on and attempt to meet your brief in an honest and insightful manner.
Quentin Brocklebank
Finance Director
Mark diligently placed me in a renowned firm and supported me through every step of the recruitment process. He was incredibly supportive, provided thorough interview preparation which was beyond my expectations. I thought that Mark was determined and persistent when finding out what the outcome of the interview and subsequently ensuring I was made the best possible job offer.
Serena Saini
Commercial Finance Analyst
Guy and the team at Harcourt Matthews helped me secure my current role. I was impressed with the attention to detail - clearly knowing his client and culture, which really helped me decide whether this role would be a good fit. He and his team were impressively quick, the whole process took a matter of weeks!, yet each stage had quality feedback, counsel and guidance. Thanks!
Liam Dolan-Barr
HR Director
I wanted to grab the opportunity to reflect on your work because I really do appreciate the care, attention and support you always provided to me. From my perspective, you are head and shoulders above your competition (believe me, I know what I'm talking about!), and if it was only up to your contribution, I'm certain I would have had that job in a heartbeat....but this doesn't change the fact that I think highly of you:  the standards of your services are exemplary, and I hope we can work together again in the future.
Gabriella Toth
Qualified Senior Finance Manager
I was very impressed with Guy's professionalism and his knowledge of the companies with whom he arranged interviews for me. It was good to work with an experienced recruiter. 


Placed in a Global Magic circle law firm

Caroline Mason
Financial Accountant
It was a pleasure to speak to you earlier. I have not been asked such valuable questions by a recruiter for a very long time...
Andrew Garth
Financial Controller
My relationship with Harcourt Matthews began in June 2007 when I responded to an opportunity that I saw on the Internet. From my very first contact with the consultant, I found Harcourt Matthews to be a friendly, approachable and highly professional company. My requirements for my next position were quite specific and not easy to fit. Unlike most other consultancies, Harcourt Matthews listened to what I was looking for and only consulted me on best-fit opportunities. Even when my initial contact left the company, there was a seamless hand-over and my dealings with the company continued with the same high standards. I eventually liaised with 3 main contacts, but at all times there was someone available to keep me up to date with the progress of current opportunities. I am glad to say that after all their hard work it was the Harcourt Matthews team who placed me in my current position in July 2008, a year after I first registered with them. They were a total support throughout the whole process and delivered a truly personalised service. I would definitely use them again both as a Candidate and as a client and have gladly recommended them to friends and colleagues.


Placed in a FTSE 250 Facilities Management Plc

Jackie Tong
Commercial Financial Manager
I have known Guy for over 15 years. Initially he helped me recruit several staff and we have kept in touch over the years. Most recently, he helped me find a new position. He was extremely helpful to me throughout my job search, from the outset to completion and beyond. From discussions with my new colleagues, Guy listened to their needs, understood well what they were seeking and kept in good communication with them throughout the recruitment process. I have no reservations in recommending Guy and expect to use him for any recruitment needs in the future.


Placed in a Global Magic circle law firm

Sandy Clark
Through dealing with Guy at Harcourt Matthews, he took the time to discuss, up front, whether a role is suited to me rather than throw various opportunities at me with the hope of making one stick. So much so that I was successful at first interview and looking forward to a new exciting role much faster than expected! He also took the time to discuss and advise me on my new direction which was much appreciated.


Placed in a Private Equity backed FM Services provider

Kenny Walker
Financial Controller
At one point I was dealing with around 10 different recruiters in my search for a new role. After my first telephone conversation with Guy I was convinced I could trust the entire process to him and he delivered within a month! Guy understood exactly what I was looking for and landed me my perfect role.


Placed in a FTSE 250 FM Services provider

Michael Wright
Management Accountant
Having registered with 4 employment agencies in the last 4 months I can with a clear conscience state that Harcourt Matthews have delivered the best service to me as an applicant. I was pleasantly surprised at a few aspects of Harcourt Matthews: the level of both personal care and commitment I as an applicant received from the consultants; their balance of professionalism and friendliness; their efficiency, always calling when they said they would (something many other agencies can improve upon). I initially had the preconceived idea that because they weren't as large as other agencies that they would not have the big blue chip clients, and that most of their clients would be the small to medium size enterprises. I was surprised to find that they had a healthy balance, and for a smaller size recruitment agency they had some really impressive clients. Obviously a big credit to Harcourt Matthews management.

Placed in a FTSE 250 Retail Plc

Andrew Bokhorst
Harcourt Matthews are great professionals who exhibit great interpersonal skills in their work relationships with clients and colleagues. A great working relationship was developed whilst working on a couple of projects over the last year and I hope to be able to work with them in the future while also being able to recommend them as business partners.
Josef Ihonde
The Consultants were a pleasure to work with during my recruitment search and subsequent Project Management placement within a well renowned FTSE 100 company, providing a quick, pain free, and highly-efficient service, alongside exemplary results. On this basis I would wholeheartedly recommend Harcourt Matthews for any recruitment needs you, or you company, may have.
Jon Batchelor
The consultants were always very proactive and had some good ideas about different potential roles. They also took the time to understand what type of roles I was interested in and searched for those types of roles.
Deborah Leighton