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Client Testimonials

Underwriting Operations Manager of a Global insurer

I have known Nicola since 2001, during which time she has provided me with excellent support whenever I recruit. She takes the time to understand my needs and match the person to the role, saving me time and effort. The candidates are always of high calibre. I can confidently recommend Nicola as an expert in the field of insurance recruitment at all levels.

Schemes Underwriting Manager within an Underwriting Agency

I have worked with Nicola on numerous vacancies for a number of years. Throughout she has been very professional, pro-active and reliable. She has a great knowledge of the insurance industry and an extensive network. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola to anyone seeking to fill an insurance vacancy.

Underwriting Manager now working within a Lloyd's Syndicate

I have worked with Nicola both as a client insurer and as an individual. Often with an only outline briefing of the role, she would make sure the candidates put forward interview were carefully pre selected and as a consequence they were usually high calibre and always appropriate for the job. In a busy environment where interviewing can be a time consuming process, the amount of time this saved was very much appreciated. On a personal level, following redundancy with one employer for whom I had worked for a number of years, Nicola was able to quickly find me a suitable role with another Company, which I hadn't previously considered, but thoroughly enjoyed.

Senior Commercial Underwriter placed within a specialist Property Owners Team

Nicola is highly client focused in exactly matching the needs and requirements for both prospective employer and candidate. This is derived from a combination of specialist knowledge of the insurance industry, contacts within the industry, and tuned interpersonal skills. This means that results from time spent in the recruitment process are optimized for all parties. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola's work.

Operations Manager, National Broker

Nicola is that rare thing, a recruiter who really understands insurance. She has excellent relationships within the market and is creative, thorough and hard working. Nicola is great at understanding her client's needs and business culture and her candidates' skills and personalities; devising creative solutions to match the person with the organisation & vice versa. Her refreshingly honest approach means you can trust her judgement which saves time and effort in the recruitment process. Nicola is great fun to work with and I'd have no hesitation in using her services again or recommending her.

Casualty Underwriting Manager placed within a large UK composite

I was introduced to Nicola by a colleague and from the start noticed an immediate difference in her approach to that of other recruiters.

Nicola is a true professional characterised by her well organised approach and willingness to help. Nicola is extremely personable, interested, knowledgeable, connected and genuinely looks after the interests of both her candidates and the employers she’s working with. She is my first choice whether as a candidate or to meet any future resourcing requirements and I would have no hesitation whatever in recommending her to both employers and candidates.