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What others say about working with Sandringham Wood

Consistently providing the highest level of service to our clients and candidates is of utmost importance at Sandringham Wood. Formal feedback is gathered on an ongoing basis so that we can continually monitor and improve the way we work. We have received express permission to share all the testimonials that feature on our website.

Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to write a summary of their experience with Sandringham Wood and for allowing us to share these comments.


Bridget Greenwood LinkedInAE in a Box Company Logo

"I’ve not been through the hiring process since the 90’s, either on the recruiting side or on the job searching side, so when we decided to build a 12 strong telesales team from scratch I knew I needed help. Thankfully I knew Jess at Sandringham Wood by reputation and working with her, so it was a natural choice to turn to Jess for assistance. We had a conversation where Jess asked a lot of intelligent questions. Very quickly she was able to understand what we were looking for in terms of candidates, how limited our experience in the recruiting field was in terms of basic procedures to follow and good etiquette in responding to applicants. Within 24 hour Jess had put forward our proposal, which took care of everything for us from the adverts on job boards being placed, to the design and wording of the vacancy, to sending us template emails to follow as part of the communication process with candidates from first contact through to either acceptance or rejection. Truly invaluable to the process has been Jess’s knowledge of the market place and the quality of candidate we should be looking for. In less than a week we’ve been shown 8 cv’s of which 6 are attending our training day with the view to joining the team, all of whom are highly experienced and motivated to work with us. What I thought was going to be a burdensome task has been an absolute delight and such an easy process for me, purely because we turned to Sandringham Wood and the team for help. We’re working with Jess and the team on an ‘engaged’ model basis and I can’t recommend this enough. With seemingly very little work on my part we’re already half way to building our full team in less than a week. Thank you Sandringham Wood."

Bridget Greenwood, Director - AE in a Box

Glyn Hazell LinkedInThe Clifton Business Consultancy Company Logo

“In over 40 years of my experience in financial services and recruitment I have found Jess and her team at Sandringham Wood have an exceptional grasp of all aspects of the financial services industry and are the most professional & skilled recruitment organisation I have met and worked with. Jess spends the time and fully researches the requirements, ethos and culture of the existing and potential employers taking care to prepare an accurate and exact brief of the position, and also fully screens, and understands the skill sets, career history, aptitude and career aspirations of candidates so that she can accurately match both parties providing a shortlist of the very the best candidates to fill the role, thereby avoiding expensive misfits. Sandringham Wood then stays in touch with both parties to assure that everything works out well. I highly recommend them as being very focussed, knowledgeable and organised and a pleasure to work with”

Glyn Hazell, Director - The Clifton Business Consultancy

James Marchant LinkedInSovereign IFA Company Logo

"Jess and her team have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Jess took a great deal of care to understand our recruitment needs and provided invaluable insight on how to position our vacancy in the market. Within a matter of days of appointing Sandringham Wood they came up with a number of first class candidates to interview and we had an extremely difficult job in choosing which candidate to employ. Thankfully we were able to make a decision and as a result we have secured an excellent addition to our team. I would definitely use Sandringham Wood again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services."

James Marchant, Director - Sovereign Independent Financial Advisers

Emma Hanney LinkedInFinancial Express Company Logo

"I have been incredibly impressed. I am approached by an awful lot of agencies in my line of work and work with a number but there are only a few that really impress me by the fact that they treat the interests of both candidate and client with respect and integrity. To date they have shown a true understanding of the value of effective screening, recruitment processes and actually invest time in all relationships so that each party feels they are being listened to and getting value - it is a shame that so many agencies promise this difference but fail to deliver - Sandringham Wood has proved to be the exception."

Emma Hanney, HR Manager - Financial Express

Ross Cains-Razeq LinkedInParmenion Capital Partners Company Logo

"I currently deal with Jess, and I have to say, in comparison to all other Recruitment Consultants that I have dealt with, it is always a pleasure to hear from Jess/Sandringham Wood. Jess is extremely confident and this is highlighted by the high quality candidates that are passed to us. We have recently had quite a few positions to fill within the Operations team and Jess has tended to our needs exceptionally well! The candidates that are passed to us via Sandringham Wood are always great and present us with difficulties when selecting the successful individual. This is a testament to the fact that Jess is a great listener and always takes on board any specific requirements that we are looking for, whether they be professional or personal qualities. We have used other recruitment companies in the past but none (that I have dealt with) have even come close, both in terms of professionalism and screening of candidates. I wouldn't even consider another company for our recruitment needs within the Operations team! Jess very often takes the time to visit us here in the office and regularly likes to be updated on changing requirements and circumstances. This has proved to be invaluable when recruiting for the roles recently. Jess is a great character and I would recommend her (Sandringham Wood) to anyone and everyone that I meet, whether that be other businesses or friends and colleagues. I am 100% confident that Jess portrays Parmenion and it's proposition in a positive light and clearly explains the roles that we are currently offering. Jess is honest and straightforward which is a refreshing change - I love working with Jess!"

Ross Cains - Compliance Manager - Parmenion Capital Partners LLP

Dawn Pearce-Herzberg LinkedInVines Row Company Logo

"Whilst I was operations director at Bellpenny Sandringham Wood helped to employ 117 staff in various roles from Director level through to administration staff and applied the same consistent commitment and humour to all of the appointments. Jessica and her team provide an outstanding recruitment service which is completely unique in the market. Jess strives at all times to keep both her candidates and her clients up to date and provides a personalised service to everyone she deals with. Interviews and appointments are followed up consistently with detailed descriptions of venues and greeting information and after sales care is second to none. If you want someone to take the time to understand what your needs are and to then recommend a course of action before taking on the job, Sandringham Wood are for you."

Dawn Pearce-Herzberg, Managing Director - Vines Row

Stephen Willis LinkedIn Piercefield Oliver Company Logo

"Jess is a dedicated professional, who is willing to invest the time to understand the business needs before selecting suitable candidates. Jess was extremely helpful during the whole recruitment process and I would have no hesitation in calling upon her services again."

Stephen Willis, Director & Certified Financial Planner - Piercefield Oliver

Gareth Evans LinkedInMonmouthshire IFA Company Logo

"Jess has proved a very reliable source of good candidates for our business. She is very easy to deal with and has an excellent understanding of the industry. In addition, she has a great sense of humour and sense of perspective. I would recommend Jess without hesitation."

Gareth Evans, Former Sales Manager - Monmouthshire IFA

Bruce Sawyer LinkedInBusiness Improvement Marketing Company Logo

"I've known Jess for some years. She has a reputation for finding the correct solution for both candidate and employer and in my experience always goes the extra mile and exceptional customer service"

Bruce Sawyer, Owner & Founder - Business Improvement Marketing


Tim Blowers LinkedIn

"Jess was a great help in matching me with a company that fitted with where I wanted to work. She then helped get me to an interview and the help provided preparing was very useful. I also had great help from the rest of the team and was supported throughout the process and was able to successfully be offered a role"

Tim Blowers - Paraplanner
Matt D'Souza LinkedIn

"I can't recommend Jess and the team at Sandringham Wood enough for all the kind help and efforts in my recent career step. Finding the right job is seldom an easy task but with the key advice and guidance provided from Jess and the team the transition has seemed more simple then ever before in my experience. They spend time to get to know you and have a greater understanding of what the client is genuinely searching for which they then deliver the most useful aids and guidance packages I've ever received to help to ensure your success throughout the interview stages. Once again thank you so much Jess and team!"

Matt D'Souza - Relationship Manager

Rubita Jaspal LinkedIn

"To Jess and the team. Thank you very much. Your service is friendly, professional, committed and reliable. Sandringham Wood are the best recruitment company in this sector. Best wishes & thanks."

Rubita Jaspal - Senior Relationship Manager

Andy Willmore Photo

"I can only say great things about Jess and everyone at Sandringham Wood, they provided a great service and all for free. They go out of their way to ensure you find your dream job and will guide you through the process from application to acceptance. They called me regularly (including when I was on holiday) to ensure that everything was ok and that I was fully prepared for both the interview and when it came to taking up employment. Their depth of knowledge in the industry is unparalleled and the service is amazing. I would recommend everyone to use Sandringham Wood as I can guarantee they will not give up until they have helped you find the job you were looking for."

Andy Willmore - Compliance Auditor

"Jess has been a fantastic help in securing me a job role that I need to match the career path I have chosen. Jess understood the position I wanted and where I aim to be in the future, using her experience to match me to the role I have now been offered. I have been very impressed by the efficiency and knowledge that Sandringham Wood have provided me with throughout the recruitment process and would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a job in the financial services industry."

Daniel Limb – Technical Assistant

"Jess Wood (Sandringham Wood Recruitment) was fantastic from the beginning. Passes on feedback, chasing the employer and makes a lot of effort to secure the job. She was friendly, easy going and professional. Highly recommend."

Roger Robertson – IFA Administrator

"I have always found Jess's approach to recruitment unique and this approach is what led me to work with her exclusively. Rather than try and fill the position's on her books by sending as many applicants to interview as she can, she takes time to discuss what you require/desire as an individual and then matches the roles she has available around your needs. This is very refreshing as I have dealt with recruiters in the past that do not take this approach. Jess will do the best job possible for you and is superb at negotiating the best deal on your behalf - she is very kind and is viewed more as a friend than a recruitment consultant. If you work with Jess she will do her best to make sure you get what you want."

Lewis Langmead – Compliance Manager

"I would just like to say that I have been blown away by the level of service I have received. The entire process from initial contact to securing a new role took just over two weeks, including two interviews. I was supplied with everything I needed to prepare, and everything has gone extremely smoothly. Very happy indeed."

Chris Dunne - Back Office Administrator

"Sandringham Wood exceeded my expectations of any recruitment company. They clearly understood my situation, experience and which roles I would be best suited for, along with which roles would be most desirable for me."

Tim Ewins - Paraplanner

Rob Keogh LinkedIn

"It was very refreshing to deal with a company who described the position accurately and spent a lot of time and effort making sure I was more than adequately prepared for the interviews. My enquiries were always answered quickly and I was kept up to date at every stage. I was also very impressed that Jess phoned me at 7pm to give me the good news that my application had been successful and she was extremely genuine with her excitement at delivering the good news. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Sandringham Wood."

Rob Keogh - Telephone Based Financial Planner

Julian Bowen LinkedIn

"Very efficient and friendly service. Took account of my situation and acted accordingly. Prompt replies to emails and queries. Recommend for sure!"

Julian Bowen - Financial Planner

Kathryn Lines LinkedIn

"I can't thank you enough for the help, support and advice you've provided during the brief time I've spent working with you. From the very beginning, to receiving my congratulations card for my new job, I've been guided expertly and my application handled so friendly and professionally. Compared to number of other recruitment firms I've had to work with, your company has been without a doubt the best in every aspect. Once again, thank you!"

Kathryn Lines - Client Services Consultant

Kimberley Warburton LinkedIn

"I would not hesitate to recommend Sandringham Wood to friends/colleagues looking for a professional recruitment service. Jess and the team have been outstanding from day one, from bringing to my attention a role that was right for me at the right time, to providing pre interview information and feedback/contact all the way. Thank you for being different to the rest! :)"

Kimberley Warburton - Financial Planner

Luke Denham LinkedIn

"I found Jess extremely professional and very approachable. She listened to what my career path was and found a highly suitable job which I am very satisfied with. Very honest and helpful, would definitely not hesitate to recommend! Thanks again Jess"

Luke Denham - Team Leader

"Sandringham Wood were very impressive, personable and easy to deal with. Listened well to my requirements and provided an extremely relevant opportunity. Gave me confidence that my future employer was employing somebody properly and competently represented and in turn I felt they knew the employer very well through their direct face to face relationship with them. Literature provided was relevant, useful and clear."

Matthew Tyrer - Internal Compliance Auditor

Karen Wright LinkedIn

"I am delighted to recommend Jessica who stands out among her peers as a true professional: effective, reliable and ethical. She takes the time to understand the career objectives of her candidates, is diligent in her research, enthusiastic and certainly proactive. Jessica clearly has an excellent network of connections which together with her integrity puts her in the best position to work on your behalf, whether a candidate or employer; Sandringham Wood are second to none."

Karen Wright - Head of Business Development

Stewart Housden LinkedIn

"During my recent job search I have come into contact with over 15 different recruitment agencies and I can honestly say - not just because they were successful in finding me a job! - that the care and attention Sandringham Wood give to their candidates is second to none. Everyone at Sandringham Wood with whom I have had contact - Jess, Tanya and Vicky - has been not only professional, but also friendly and engaging. Their candidate communications have been comprehensive without being over burdensome but at the same time personalised."

Stewart Housden - Corporate Administration Team Leader

Mike Heffernan LinkedIn

"Once again, thank you for your help and your phone calls etc, you have been a huge breath of fresh air in comparison to a lot of the other guys that I have dealt with in your field. If you don't mind, I'd like to stay in touch; it seems that good recruitment guys are difficult to come by in this day and age!"

Mike Heffernan - Paraplanner

Dominic Rose LinkedIn

"I highly recommend Jess and the team at Sandringham Wood as unlike many others in the recruitment sector they consistently deliver on their promises and proved invaluable to me personally and professionally."

Dominic Rose - Director

Mike Porter LinkedIn

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to recommend Jess and her Company. Having dealt with many similar organisations over the years it has been a refreshing experience to work with Jess and she has been professional and knowledgeable throughout but more importantly she has approached our relationship with honesty and integrity. These are qualities sadly lacking in many areas these days and they are particularly important in the sector in which Jess operates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jess and her colleagues and am grateful for all the help she has given me in my recent search for a new employment opportunity."

Mike Porter - Head of Acquisitions

Andy Mutton LinkedIn

"Jessica and her team at Sandringham Wood took the time to listen to my career aspirations and what I wanted from my next role. Unlike other recruitment agencies, Jessica genuinely wanted to ensure an employer was suitable to me and vice versa. I was a person and not just another number to her. From start to finish of the process Jessica kept me fully updated and contacted me a few weeks into my new job to make sure everything was working out well for me and to see if I needed anything. It was a pleasure working with Jessica, and I would certainly have no hesitation recommending her and Sandringham Wood's services."

Andy Mutton - Paraplanner

Mark Jeffs LinkedIn

"I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jess. From initially going through my CV, to the interview stage, Jess actually made the whole process enjoyable. Jess helped me through the interview process. Every interview I attended, the job was perfectly suited for me and Jess had fully updated the relevant company with my relevant qualifications and experience. Jess offered really valuable advice and support along the way."

Mark Jeffs - Paraplanner

"You understand what people are looking for from a role and are able to marry the two together. Thank you."

Jamie Fellingham - Paraplanner

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