Testimonials

Daniel Barrett

“I had a very positive experience recently working with your colleague Daniel who helped me getting into a fantastic new job. Daniel was very professional from the start, his energetic and positive attitude made me very interested in the role.  He then supported me with very useful advises for the interview and after the successful interview he negotiated really great terms for my contract. In addition Daniel has been supporting me thorough the entire process of ‘getting started’ up until even now to see how things are in the new job.  I would and will definitely recommend Holt Recruitment to my friends as I am very impressed by the professionalism that I experienced working with Daniel.

Hopefully I will stay in my new job for a while but if anything changes I will be in touch!”

Logistics Co-ordinator, Norwich

 

Steve Bennett

“The service I got from Steve was exemplary within a couple of hours of registering he had arranged an interview for the following day.  After the interview he contacted me to let me know the feedback, the following day again Steve phoned to let me know they were offering me the job. The service has been second to none and I will pass my comments to anyone who wants to listen. Thank you.”

Service Manager, South West

 

Naomi Irvin

“Thank you for all your help and assistance in helping me through the process to get the opportunity to work for such a big Company in Volvo Truck & Bus UK. Its a massive opportunity for me and one that I will grab with both hands to make a success of the position. At the age of 27 stability and a position with a view to long term with a company is what I was looking for, bearing in mind that myself and my fiancee are looking to start a family soon it couldnt have came at a better time.

With regards to your help and assistance its made the whole recruitment process easier and as a point of contact you have been brilliant. You kept me up to date and chased the Volvo HR department til we got the outcome we needed. I would highly recommend you to anyone else who is looking for your services. I cant thank you enough! Please forward this email on to your manager who I hope knows how tirelessly you work to get the best for your applicants. Thanks again.”

Ross, Truck Sales Executive, Volvo Truck and Bus

 

Steve Bennett

“Stephen contacted me recently when I was looking for a new job opportunity. He did a thorough job of understanding exactly what I was after, and then had the contacts in the market, and the knowledge of the commercial motor industry to get me several interviews within a short space of time. Although I did end up actually taking a different role, I was extremely impressed with Stephen and his professional manner and I would definitely recommend him to others, and would contact him again myself should I find myself in a position where I am looking for a new opportunity.”

Angela, Van Sales Executive

 

Steve Bennett

“My past experience of recruitment agencies has not been particularly enjoyable, so I have always been a bit reluctant when receiving calls or emails about jobs from them for potential roles, but Steve has been an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. The whole process has been very smooth and professional and Steve has been very helpful and understanding when I had a bereavement to deal with along the way. Thank you for all of your help, I would highly recommend!”

Vicky, HGV Service Advisor, Essex

 

Richard Haigh

“Thank you for all your efforts in getting me this job. Your approach was professional yet comforting, you made me feel looked after knowing you were going to find me the position I was looking for. I just wanted to say a big thank you, I’m now 3 months into my probation and I’m really enjoying it :-)  It’s all too easy to criticise and say when things are going wrong, it is not often people get praised enough for what they do. Hope you’re enjoying your time at Holt and have nice plans for Christmas 🎄.”

Matt, Service Advisor, West Midlands

 

Scott Bailey

“Really pleased with the help I got from you and the agency!  Helped me with any questions I had and guided me in the right direction and now have a new job because of it. Again thanks very much, really appreciate what you have done!”

Jordan, Technician, West Yorkshire

 

Pete Boyes and Steve Bennett

“MAN have given Holt Recruitment various roles in the past 12 months and they have always delivered a high calibre of candidate. This is achieved by understanding our organisation and team requirements. I work closely with the recruiters especially Pete Boyes and Steve Bennett who are always helpful and make the effort to not only source candidates but provide communication about the job sector.”

Nicky Kent, HR Officer, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd

 

Pete Boyes

“I started today and I would like to thank you for helping me with the right decision.  The next time anybody asks me I will recommend your agency with 5 star service thank you very much!!!”

Cristofferson, HGV Technician

 

Scott Bailey

“I would just like to say how impressed I am with Scott Bailey and Holt Recruitment.  I had before dealing with Scott Bailey a very bad perception of recruitment agencies. In the past I had always been the one chasing and mythering for things to be done.  Right from the start Scott has been very professional and really worked hard for me not only finding me one role but four!!! I will definitely be recommending Scott and Holt Recruitment to my colleagues in the business.  Can you please pass on to Scott my well wishes and wish him well with his future, hopefully he will stay where he is, I will keep in touch with Scott if I ever feel like changing jobs again. Well done Scott, you have changed my perception towards recruitment agents.”

Andrew, Sales Executive, Manchester

 

Stuart Holt

“I have used Stuart for Automotive Recruitment for many years and have been totally satisfied with his expertise in finding the right clients consistently.  I will be using Stuart again on many occasions in the future.”

Alan Robb, Aftersales Manager, Super Veloce Racing

 

Mark Kamester

“I have used Holt Recruitment agency for some time and have worked closely with Mark Kamester for a number of years. We have always managed to find some superb employees in a difficult market. I can honestly say I can rely on Mark to select candidates that fit the role I have extremely well. Holt and Mark are always helpful informative and above all professional in everything they do.”

Dave Figg, Service Manager, Trust Ford, Gillingham

 

Steve Bennett

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Stephen Bennett for helping me secure a fantastic role within the motor industry.  He actively sought me out and made me aware of the role, something I hadn’t considered.  From initial information to job offer I felt I had his undivided attention and support. Especially considering there are lots of recruitment agents out there Stephen set himself apart by being enthusiastic, professional and always quick to respond. I never once felt ignored or undervalued and would comfortably recommend Stephen to anybody looking for a new role.

Thank you very much for keeping things straight forward, smooth and actually quite enjoyable.”

Michael, Commercial Vehicle Sales Executive, London

 

Piam Pishgoo

“I can recommend Piam as a very thorough business manager.  He has sourced 2 excellent VDA positions for me over the years I have dealt with him and both jobs proved to be excellent opportunities and have forwarded my career.”

Kelton, Vehicle Damage Assessor, Oxfordshire

 

Peter Boyes

“I wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with my dealings with Pete, he is a consummate professional and a real credit to your firm.  I would highly recommend your company based on Pete’s friendly and approachable nature.  He is a true asset to your team.”

Chris Figg, Sales Professional, Surrey

 

Piam Pishgoo

“Piam is an enthusiastic recruitment consultant who we always turn to first to help us with our staffing needs.”

Dave Clarke, Group Accident Repair Centre Manager, Foray Motor Group

 

Peter Boyes

“We have recruited many successful candidates through Holt Recruitment.  Pete will talk through our requirements and deliver a variety of high calibre candidates.  Pete keeps in regular contact with myself which is one of the reasons why I would go to Pete with my vacancy”.

Nicky Kent, HR Officer, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd

 

Piam Pishgoo

“Reliable and professional at all times”.

Carlos Perez, Accident Repair Centre Manager, Harwoods Ltd

 

Stephen Bennett

“We have been working closely with Holt Recruitment for almost a year and have always found Steve and his colleagues to be very professional, friendly and supportive when it comes to our recruitment needs.  The knowledge of the motor industry and their experience ensures that they are able to provide quality candidates for our business needs”.

Rachel Byers, HR Manager, Adams Morey

 

Pete Boyes

“Many thanks Pete for all your hard work we finally got there.  Good luck in your new position with Commercials.  Holt Recruitment you are the best in your trade”.

Tim, Service Advisor, North Oxford

 

Piam Pishgoo

“When I need to use a recruitment agency I’ll always call Piam first.  He works hard to find the right candidates for my business and, more importantly, I trust him; he’s honest and he’s consistent.  There are many recruitment agencies to choose from but the old adage is true that people buy from people.  Piam conducts business in a very professional, personable manner and works hard to produce the results his clients expect.”

Georgina Heritage, Managing Director, Parkford Coachworks

 

Richard Haigh

“I’ve recently started 2weeks ago at Land Rover and I was pointed towards the job by yourself mainly Richard.
On which point I would just like to say how helpful Richard was not just setting the interview up but ringing before I started etc I thought he went that extra mile and would recommend anyone to use your company in future.
Thanks for all your help”

Stephen, Workshop Controller, Hull

Piam Pishgoo

“Piam has supported my business with staff through my busy times and has always aligned the candidates with the vacancy, he has always been efficient and reliable, I would highly recommend using his services.”

Paul Cunnigham, Commercial Director, Fix Auto Dagenham

 

Stuart Holt

“I would just like to once again express my thanks for all the help and support I received  from your company with my search for a new challenge in my career and subsequent job offer with the Rac.

I have now been with the Rac for a couple of months and can’t express just how much I enjoy the job, The training I received was first class and the job is better than expected.  Once again thank you so much for all of your time.”

Stephen Stuart-Turner  –  RAC Patrol Technician

 

Andy Gosling

“May I also thank you for all your personal help in the recruitment of Amanda, it goes without saying that your professional approach from start to finish was very impressive, I never found it necessary to chase you at any point your communication is superb, even outside of office hours, I know this convinced Thompson First, that your company along with your candidate were the right people to help drive our business forward.

I also appreciate the fact that we were able to adjust the fee’s slightly to accommodate our requirements, this has convinced us to change our employment provider to Holt Recruitment, thanks to you and the service you provided.”

Phillip Laitt – General Manager, Thompson First

Neil Taylor- Smith

“Neil always suggests / puts forward exceptional candidates matched very closely to an agreed specification.

Neil has a very clear understanding of the motor industry within the UK and uses this knowledge to good effect.”

Gary Dean – UK Engineering Manager Northgate PLC

 

Mark Kamester

“I have worked with Holt Recruitment and Mark over the past couple of years and have been impressed with their thorough level of service and professionalism. They take their candidate screening process seriously and listen to their clients requirements providing an effective candidate shortlist to work to that meet the requirements set. Mark delivers his job with a great level of enthusiasm and realism and is always on hand to support his clients. ”

Chris Learmonth – Head of Business Inchcape East Kent Audi

Neil Taylor-Smith

“I sent my details to various recruitment companies and Neil called me upon receipt, ran through a few questions and from start to finish of the recruitment process he was fantastic, calling every day, emailing idea’s and tips for the interviews and generally provided me with a first class service. I would not hesitate to contact Neil or pass on his details to friends and colleagues looking for a new job or role within the automotive industry.”

Scott Hadley – Candidate now the UK Business Development Manager JC Payne

Mark Kamester

‘Mark’s knowledge of the motor industry on the whole is a real benefit, and his ability to find the right people at the right price is second to none. I have worked with Mark for several years, and not only has he successfully sourced many good candidates but he has done so with enthusiasm, humour, and professionalism. In the sometimes frustrating task of finding additional or replacement staff, Mark makes my life that little bit easier!’

Dan Jamieson – Sales Manager Mercedes Benz Hertford

Neil Taylor-Smith

“I have worked with Neil for a number of years now and he has always come up with the goods when required.”

Kevin Sainsbury -Director Solent Body Builders

Piam Pishgoo

“Piam has the key and rare ability to take the required brief and deliver on the specifics required…. A valuable asset in todays busy world when wasting time is wasting money….”

Mark Stuart – Bodyshop Manager M&S Coachworks

 

Piam Pishgoo

“I always enjoy working with Piam as I find him professional, consistent and only sends me candidates who he feels will improve my business.”

David Fellows – Group Bodyshop Manager, Ridgeway Group

 

Piam Pishgoo

“Piam has assisted in our skilled staff recruitment. Piam has always shown great knowledge in deciding which staff will suit this business “

Kevin Tucker – Bodyshop Manager Poole Accident Repair