‘Rachel is an outstanding professional. She helped me through the interview process for my new position and took me step-by-step through the whole process. She was quick to reply to any of my queries, gave me excellent advice and clearly knew what the employers were looking for for this role. I would definitely recommend Rachel. She is not only a professional and very well prepared, she also takes a personal interest and assists for the best outcome for each candidate. Thank you Rachel for your support and help.’

Alice Gatsouli, ELT Managing Editor, British Council

‘Adam Matthew has worked with Neil for several years and he has successfully recruited a number of our existing workforce. Neil is always approachable and easy to work with. He has excellent knowledge and understanding of the publishing sector but has also been able to help us with a number of other roles because he understands our company culture and business needs. I enjoy working with Neil and would recommend him as a great recruiting partner when looking for new employees.’

Alex Hemns, Senior HR Manager, Adam Matthew Digital

‘Neil has been an absolute super star during my recent recruitment. His friendliness, professionalism and support was most certainly the best I have been privileged to during my entire career. His early morning and late evening phone calls and emails made me feel that I am not just a number, but that Neil and his organisation applies real compassion, understanding and true care for any candidate they deal with. Neil’s recruitment experience was self-evident throughout the recruitment process and his guidance and assistance has proved to be invaluable to me. I shall gladly recommend Neil and Telfer Partners to any potential candidate, as well as any organisation planning on recruiting, without much effort. Neil and Telfer Partners, you were absolutely amazing and such a pleasure to deal with, thank you. I hope to enlist your services in the future, as recruitment opportunities arise.’

Stephan Terblanche, Regional Sales Director – Central & Southern Africa, Wiley

‘I had never been through a recruitment consultant for a role before and I cannot praise Neil’s support as an applicant enough. From advice on how best to present yourself (on paper and in person) to how to get the best offer for your circumstances his counsel was the best. Now I am on the other side of the table and recruiting staff I can see how his approach of really understanding the needs of the client and the applicant have a massive impact on the recruitment process.’

Esther Jubb, Head of Academic Services, Pearson

‘Neil was the consummate recruitment advisor and I would recommend him to all who are looking for a new role in medical publishing. From first inquiry to final congratulations, Neil was supportive, efficient, and friendly. His knowledge in the area of medical publishing was clear and it was refreshing to deal with a recruitment expert who understood my role and could advise on important elements for my application.’

Zena Nyakoojo, Senior Managing Editor, F1000

‘My experience with Telfer Partners and Emma Graham in particular was excellent. The role I was contacted about was exactly what I had been looking for and suited my professional experience and career expectations. Emma shared information and provided support throughout the application process and interview stage in a way that exceeded my expectations and previous experience with other recruiters, obtaining clarification for a task and giving excellent feedback and recommendations. She went way beyond what is traditionally expected, in a calm, informed and generous way. I am very grateful to Emma and would recommend working with her and Telfer Partners, if approached and the opportunity is appropriate.’

Jorge Freire, Educational Technology Specialist, University of Westminster

‘I had the pleasure of working with Emma throughout my application journey, the experience was professional, productive and really enjoyable. I was kept right up to date with information and details as soon as they became available- through email and over the phone. Emma really listened to me and took on board any questions or queries I had and worked hard to resolve them. She provided me with support from initial contact, right through to contract signing! I would recommend Emma to anybody looking for a recruiting partner as my experience was extremely positive!’

Geraldine Murphy, Lead Learning Designer, Pearson

‘Neil supported me throughout my recent recruitment. This was a recruitment into a new sector and the first time I have used a recruitment consultant and it was a very positive experience throughout. From the outset Neil was friendly, accessible, supportive and constructive. He was great at keeping in touch and providing useful advice at all stages of the process, which was invaluable. It is clear Neil understands the STM sector in detail and understands how to help candidates prepare for success. I am thrilled to have secured my new position and would recommend Neil and Telfer Partners to anyone thinking of joining or moving in the sector.’

Kate Tonge, Director Communications & Marketing, Royal Society of Chemistry

‘Neil provides a very professional end-to-end service for executive recruitment. He establishes requirements carefully, thinks laterally about attracting the right range of candidates, is judicious through the offer stage and checks in through the onboarding stage to ensure the recruitment was sound.’

Myles McGinley, Director of Regulation & Business Performance and Responsible Officer, OCR

‘I was introduced to Neil by one of our owners to help locate 2 senior sales executives in the UK. Neil is one of the best partners I have worked with – not just in the recruiting area, but across a wide spectrum of consultants and partners. He internalized our vision and needs very quickly, located ideal candidates through targeted contacts in his network, thoroughly screened and prepped the candidates prior to sending us resumes, and most importantly kept us on task when we were distracted. It was the last part that really set him apart from other recruiters – he had just the right sense of urgency to keep us focused without coming across as being impatient or overly aggressive. I will engage Neil again if I have future openings in the UK. Thanks for a job well done Neil.’

Michael Conner, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Safari Books Online

‘Sarah is fantastic to work with. She gave me great tips for applying for my position and helped me feel prepared for the interviews. She also had good advice when it came to salary and benefits. Sarah was hugely supportive and encouraging at every step, and I felt that she really championed me with my employer (and vice versa!). I really appreciated her professional approach; it helped me feel confident that the job would be a good fit for me.’

Emily Chenette, Team Manager-PLOS One, Public Library of Science

‘Neil has worked with us on a number of positions including senior hires. He has a great network in STM Publishing and is always very professional and courteous. Neil will always be very honest about whether he can support you with your requirements and he also provides me with valuable insights to the industry. I would happily recommend Neil as a recruiter for other publishing companies.’

Katherine Hyett, International HR & Recruitment Manager, Royal Society of Chemistry

‘Neil runs an excellent executive service business focused on the executive space. He is highly knowledgeable about education and adjacent industries including edtech – and all the relevant roles that come as part of them. I have known Neil for a number of years and I can vouch for his professionalism, his due care, his attention to service and detail. Most importantly, he delivers. Most recently, I commissioned Neil with a unique requirement to source candidates out of industry and he delivered with great candidates and an excellent final match. The whole team really put in significant effort to find the right candidates with the right experience and within budget. If you are looking for an executive search firm for the education space, speak to Telfer Partners first.’

Rahim Hirji, COO, EtonX