Testimonials

'Neil’s help in finding the perfect candidate for our vacancy was invaluable. We are a not-for-profit, learned society with specific requirements. We were recruiting for a Publications Development Manager. Neil listened to our ideas and ensured that the candidates he selected for our role were suitable. All the candidates put forward were all of a high caliber. We are extremely happy with our choice, who has settled in perfectly within our environment.' Carol Chessis, EA to Executive Secretary Fiona Nixon, London Mathematical Society

Sarah was a delight to work with throughout a recent recruitment process. Her knowledge and understanding of the roles, the type of person required with regards to skills, experience and personality was outstanding. Always prompt to follow up with excellent feedback and understanding I'd recommend her without question. Jon Moreby, UK Sales Manager - Higher Education, Pearson

'Having recently worked with Neil on successfully placing a Regional Sales Manager - APAC, I would like to say that he has shown the upmost level of professionalism and integrity at every stage of the recruitment process. His knowledge of the book industry and the talent within it is impressive. Neil has the ability to partner with the business and build relationships with candidates, to find the right person for the role. I would highly recommend Neil and Telfer Partners to any organisation wanting to find high quality talent matched to their needs.' Enza Andrews, HR Business Partner, Dawson Books

'I worked with Neil to recruit for a new, specialised role. After one quick phone call he had a clear idea on the kind of candidate we were looking for and soon he was sending through some interesting CVs. I met with a variety of different recruitment agents to get the role filled but he was the one who came through with the results with the minimum amount of fuss and sales patter. When we were able to open up a second position Neil was quick to help and both positions are now filled thanks to his help. I'd work with him again and he comes highly recommended.' Helen Baillie, Lead Strategist - Marketing Automation, John Wiley and Sons

'Telfer Partners delivered a great recruitment service and simultaneously filled two vacancies for new roles at our company. Neil's excellent communication and professional demeanour were very welcome. I will use them again. Thanks.' Paul Carey, Chief Financial Officer, Pastest Ltd. 

'I worked with Neil during my time with Connect Books while conducting a campaign on recruiting a new Regional Sales Manager for APAC. Neil provided us with very knowledgeable and professional candidates who fittet well into our expectations. During this process, Neil was very supportive and patient, and communication between the candidates, him as recruiter and us went very well.' Ronald Jaeger, Sales Director, Dawson Books

'Neil worked with us extremely diligently and efficiently. We engaged Neil to help hire for a key role within the team. Neil took time to truly understand the brief and present a range of good candidates for the role. He is focused, professional and keen to understand any potential concerns- all completed within a calm and assured way. I would absolutely recommend Neil's services.' Martin Mullin, Head of Acquisitions UK, Better World Books

'Neil has always delivered a first class recruitment service on the roles he has filled for me over a number of years.  Candidates are of a high quality, come prepared and on every occasion have been great additions to my sales team.  All are still with Wiley and continue to deliver results across the board.  If I have vacancies, Neil will be the first consultant I will turn to.' Julian Wilson, EMEA Sales Director, John Wiley & Sons

‘I would highly recommend Neil who made all the difference in helping us appoint the right person for a pioneering and senior training role. Neil provided a better service than competitor companies by a combination of really listening to our needs, a deep and detailed knowledge of the higher education and publishing sectors, and a great work ethic.’  Sarah Phillipson, Director of Customer Experience, Pearson HPE

‘Neil is one of the best recruitment people I have worked with, and as a result many of my staff have come through him. He takes the time to get to know our needs and learn our culture really well. Once embarked on a search, his service and communication are excellent - you really feel that there is individual, personalised service being given. I have always felt that I am able to trust Neil's personal honesty and integrity 100%, and that is so important when it comes to recruitment. I'd recommend him highly to anyone looking to recruit sales, marketing or editorial staff at any level.’  Ben Ashcroft, Vice President Sales & Marketing, De Gruyter

‘Neil understands the market place and crucially, exactly what I am looking for and thus his candidates are always on the mark. Working with Neil means I do not spend time sifting through CV's of inappropriate candidates and once things are in motion Neil is communicative and efficient, ensuring the entire recruitment process runs smoothly.’ Mike Done, Head of UK Sales for Higher Education Learning Services at Pearson HPE

‘Neil has always surprised me with the inventiveness and energy he displays in discovering talent. He has been of great service on several occasions and I think would reward anyone who used his services. He made himself an expert in our field and outclassed bigger London agencies.’ David Harrison, International Commercial Director, Publishing, Cambridge University Press

‘Neil has helped Numérique Premium in recruiting its new sales manager. He brings his expertise of the academic market to the process as well as a solid network. Both enable him to introduce carefully selected candidates in record time. We will be happy to work with him again!’ Yannick Dehée, Owner, Nouveau Monde éditions and Numérique Premium 

‘Neil and his team have supported my management team and I for more than a year to source and recruit great people to join the Content, Production and Logistics department at Pearson. It doesn't seem to matter what the timeframe is that we are working to Neil and the team deliver. Neil supported me just before Christmas 2013 to source and successfully recruit a new Operations Manager at a time when many people were saying that I should wait until the New Year. I would recommend Neil and his expert recruitment talents unreservedly. Thanks Neil.’ Helen Coleman, Head of Production, Content & Logistics, Pearson Qualification Services