"One of the few recruiters who understands the tech world"

I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan as part of my latest quest for a great new opportunity. Jonathan understands that everyone has their own needs and works with every person to find a suitable position. Had Jonathan not been so attentive to my needs, I probably would have settled for another development role instead of progressing onward into the Cloud and Ops world. For me, he is way more than just a recruiter since his career guidance helped me immensely.

Jonathan's biggest strength is that he is one of the few recruiters who understand the tech world. Following our first discussion, he knew precisely the most suitable team and the role I would fit in. It took us just three days from our first interaction to the moment I signed the contract, which is a statement of his quality in the recruitment industry.

If you are passionate about what you are doing and seeking new opportunities, I wholeheartedly recommend having at least a discussion with Jonathan and his colleagues at BetterPlaced.

Darius Duta - DevOps Engineer, SingleView

"The communication in particular was standout!"

Big thanks to Jonathan for helping me find my new role, and supporting me through the application process. An overall excellent service, but the communication in particular was standout!

George Craggs - Front End Developer, Singleview

"A very smooth transition, thanks a lot for your hard work!"

​I had the pleasure of having Jonathan as recruiter for Beauty Bay, he helped a lot for sorting out my cv and answering any questions regarding with the new role, it was very smooth transition, thanks a lot for the hard work!

Esly Lescano - Javascript Engineer, Beauty Bay

"My Go-to Recruiter!"

I've worked with Jonathan on multiple roles over the past few years. He has always found great candidates quickly when others have struggled. He's my go-to recruiter!

Sebastian Green - Head of Technology, Fox Group International

"Finding us the right people at the right time"

Jonathan has been a fixture on my limited, trusted list of recruiters since 2018. He’s someone who understands the cultural fit of an employee and employer as much as the business one. He’s done an amazing job of finding us the right people at the right time. Always available, nothing’s ever too much trouble and has been able to produce results against the odds or with limited information to go off.

Ian Austin - Solutions Director, Ascend
Nothing was too much

Nothing was too much

Jonathan recently helped me land a new role. From my initial message Jonathan was super responsive & helpful, nothing was too much and he was a joy to work with. I look forward working together in the future to help me fill positions in my team.

Joshua Hornby - Head of Software Engineering, Housemates

"He was there every step of the way"

Ben was a great recruitment consultant to work with. He was there every step of the way through my interview process and always available to answer any questions I had. He even called me on his day off to tell me I had received a job offer!

Holly Fanthorpe - Software Developer, Iceland

"The best recruiting process I have ever participated in"

I'm so grateful that I can barely put it into words. Jonathan helped me get my first job as a software developer. It was the best recruiting process I have ever participated in. He was very professional, he knew what he was talking about. I got tremendous support during recruitment. You're great at what you do. Thank you Jonathan!

Katarzyna Zur - Software Developer, CANDDi

"Professional, friendly and extremely communicative"

Jonathan took the time to see and understand the potential in my skillset and advise me on my approach to applying for positions. He successfully secured me in an exciting new role that I may have overlooked without his support and confidence. He has been professional, friendly and extremely communicative throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend and work with with him again.

Kris Oliver - Head of Design & Development, Six & Flow

"​Extremely professional and helpful"

Extremely professional and helpful, Jonathan has been amazing to work with. I have worked with a broad spectrum of recruitment and placement specialists, it is rare to find someone who is interested only in your best interests and takes such a composed and professional approach to helping you find your next role. Nothing but positive experience with Jonathan, cannot recommend enough.

Zayed Ismail - Front End Developer, Current Body

"I use them because of their in-depth knowledge of marketing"

​I have used Better Placed to recruit a number of positions for me at varying levels in roles I have held throughout my career.  I choose to use Better Placed, and in particular Rachel, because of the in-depth knowledge she has of Marketing, which helps me find the most relevant candidates for the job.

Steve Seddon - Brand Marketing Director, On The Beach

"They are a brilliant bunch!"

I've worked with Better Placed for over 10 years from both a candidate and client perspective and have recommended Rachel and her team to many of my friends and colleagues. They are a brilliant bunch who really take the time to get to know what you are after and truly care about finding you the right role or the right person to join your team.

Cherie Cook - Director of Marketing, AO.Com

"He has an excellent network"

​I’ve worked exclusively with Jonathan for four years now. During this time he has sourced the majority of our software development team. He has an excellent network and has unearthed some great developers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Always willing to go the extra mile and provide detailed market knowledge I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to any tech business looking to scale up.

Tim Langley - CEO , CANDDi

"The did an excellent job"

Having had bad experiences with a recruitment company I was reluctant to engage again, however Jonathan and his team visited our business twice pre engagement and I felt they understood our wishes, we explained what we thought we wanted. After careful consideration they asked us to reconsider the candidate's entry level . We interviewed several good candidates, then they turned up trumps. Whilst we broke the bank to fill the role what they predicted is happening the more senior role has added value immediately and we are delighted with the result. I’d have no hesitation to recommend Jonathan and his team. They did an excellent job!

John Broderick - Managing Director , Broderick Group Ltd

"I couldn't ask for a better relationship"

​I've worked with Beth for the past 2 years, and I couldn’t ask for a better relationship between Better Placed and Moda In Pelle. Beth helps us prospect and recruit best-in-class talent from across West Yorkshire allowing us to not only grow as a business but have the best, most suited employees within our team. Beth understands the candidate that suits our business and our ways of working with ease, providing us with quality recommendations for any role within digital marketing. I can’t thank Beth enough for all her hard work over the years, and look forward to growing with Better Placed  in the future. 

Gianni Casagrande - Digital Marketing Manager , Moda in Pelle

"Great to work with"

Kate helped me get my latest role and was really great to work with! Kate has loads of energy and is extremely passionate about what she does. During my job hunt she really took the time to understand what I was looking for in my next career move and helped me to identify a role where I could maximize my experience but also develop skill set further. Thanks again for all of your help!

Katie Taylor - Senior Marketing Manager , Costa Coffee

"Extremely impressive"

I have worked with Kate in her role at Better Placed, where she helped me gain a role at a major FMGC firm. Kate is an extremely impressive person and has been a pleasure to deal with. Kate made the recruitment process a breeze for me with great communication and flexibility. I believe that Kate's greatest attribute is her relaxed, positive and approachable personality and her passion and drive to achieve her client's best possible outcome. I highly recommend Kate and wish her all the best in the future

Astrid De Jong -Global Marketing Manager , Cloudy Bay Vineyards at Estates & Wines

"Straight-forward and transparent"

Always positive, straight-forward and transparent, a real partner whether you are going for a new role, or recruiting for your team. They work collaboratively with both candidates and clients simultaneously.

Rafi Arkin - Go To Market Lead , B&Q

"I would recommend Kate to anybody"

Kate was extremely helpful and supportive of me during a particularly challenging job hunt. In my experience a lot of recruitment consultants make a lot of the right noises but are not especially supportive. That is the exact opposite of how Kate was with me. It felt invaluable to be given encouragement during times when I received rejections and feedback which was constructive and useful. I would recommend Kate to anyone who is looking for a recruitment consultant to help them find a role within FMCG. Kate will not let you down.

Andrew Eagle - Senior Client Manager, Nielsen

"Refreshing to deal with"

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Simon and Better Placed for over 15 years, on the candidate side from placing me as a young marketer to my latest position at Sky Bet, he has also recruited for me on a number of occasions. It is refreshing to deal with a recruitment consultancy, and in particular Simon, who listen to your requirements, deliver good quality candidates and who wrap it all up with excellent customer service.  His knowledge of the local market and his network have always meant he presents me with great quality candidates.  He is my first point of call if I ever need to recruit, I can't recommend Simon highly enough.

Davnet Reid - Marketing Director, Sky Betting and Gaming

"Friendly and professional"

​I have worked with Better Placed as both a client and a candidate, they pleasantly combine marketing knowledge, understanding the importance of connecting people not just to job descriptions and do so in a genuine, friendly and professional way. They listen well, asks insightful questions, respond in a thoughtful way and they are not afraid to offer an opinion or a reality check to keep things on track. I'd recommend them to anyone either looking for their next marketing adventure or if you need help in bringing more talent to your business.

Simon Spicer - Head of Strategic Partnerships, IRI

"A sheer delight to work with"

​I’ve always found Better Placed a sheer delight to work with. They are always on the ball whether They are helping you with a career move or finding you great people in the industry to come and work with you. They take time to listen and understand your brief, and shows boundless energy and patience, when going the extra mile to meet your needs.

They have been spot on for me and wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to anyone looking for their next move or an employer looking for an honest, ‘tell it how it is’ recruitment expert. Better Placed always demonstrate a great understanding of the roles we seek to recruit for.

They certainly put in the time learning about our business requirements and the briefs we put to market. As a result, before an interview with their candidates I will always be confident that I will be meeting an individual of the right calibre.

Alison Kildunne - Head of Brand, Emerald Publishing

"Tailors his approach accordingly"

​Rowan has a clear understanding of the Vanquis Marketing team and tailors his approach accordingly.  You know that when he puts a candidate forward that they are going to be a good fit, both for the role and for the team.

Lucy Holland - Head of Marketing , Vanquis Bank

"Hard working and dedicated"

​Alex is a personable and friendly person. He's very hardworking and dedicated. Working with him to find a new job was easy and he made it a pleasure. He kept me updated with progress, made sure that I was prepared for each interview, and was genuinely interested in how things went and what I thought of each company.

Senior Category Manager at 2 Sisters Food Group

"Stood out from the rest"

​I have worked with Better Placed Recruitment, on both sides of the fence, having first of all been a candidate and most recently whilst recruiting for a position in my team.

When I decided I was looking for an external move, I spoke to a couple of recruiters, but Rowan at Better Placed stood out from the rest. Put simply, he listened. Sounds simple, but often a rare commodity! He listened to exactly what type of role and company I was interested in moving to, he challenged me to make sure it matched by ambitions and skill set and he also ensured that he only contacted me about roles which would challenge and develop me further. It was more than refreshing to work with someone who wanted to work with me, and not just for their own agenda.

When I later had a vacancy in my team, I had no hesitation in working directly with Rowan again. I knew he would ‘get it’ and I knew he would find the most suitable person, both in terms of role requirement and company fit.

Mark Dixon - Head Of Client Services, Experian

"True to his word and pro-active"

​I would highly recommend Alex - from our initial discussion through to me landing the role I wanted, he was professional and a pleasure to work with. He understood what I was looking for and which companies to contact; he was also true to his word and pro-active, which was refreshing compared to others. Alex kept me updated every step of the way and was always there to answer questions or provide feedback. I would have no hesitation in using Alex in the future.

Henry Craven - Shopper Marketing & Online Manager , Dr Oetker

"An extremely useful resourcing partner"

​I find Rowan an extremely useful resourcing partner. He takes time out to really understand the organisation and the specific requirements of the role. His approach is very needs-based and consultative and candidates are well considered. When Rowan submits a candidate I know they are likely to be a very good match for the role and, of course, vice versa.

Dominic Hanson - Head of CoBrand, Vanquis Bank

"A real desire to understand the function"

​Rowan makes a great effort in understanding the requirements of open roles we are looking for and as a result puts forwards candidates with the right level of experience and skills. He’s a great people's person and is very easy to build relationships with. Rowan has an appreciation of our busy times and works around ensuring that level engagement and activity is outside of it. He has a real desire to understand the function and business including the key stakeholders and deliverables thus ensuring that candidates are fully prepared prior for interview.

Jon Cohen - Associate Director , Barclays

"We highly recommend"

​We worked with Rowan on recruiting for our new Head of sales and business development position. It was a pleasure working with him. He kept us up to date at all times and gave good recommendations along the process. We highly recommend him and would definitely work with him again.

Robin Lycka - Head of Product & Supply Chain, Zentuvo AS

"Professional, reliable, supportive and well connected"

​Rowan was instrumental in my job search which resulted in a wonderful opportunity to join Barclays. He has developed a wealthy client network that includes the major players within the Banking sector and it was his perseverance that helped me secure a dream move into Banking. He was pivotal along each step of the selection process, ensuring I remained positive and well prepared to face all the challenges. I can fully attest that I have found Rowan to be professional, reliable, supportive and well connected and given his skills, knowledge and experience in the field he is no doubt someone I will turn to immediately for any future opportunities.

Sujay Balasingham, Barclays

"A keen eye for detail"

​Rowan demonstrated a keen eye for detail when he found my CV online and paired it to the role I have just landed - where the fit may not have been immediately obvious.

Rowan was exceptionally supportive, helpful and, vitally, knowledgeable about the process and his client. This made the rounds of interview rather more agreeable than comparable experiences have been in the past.

I am extremely glad I called Rowan back, considering that it is very easy to ignore recruiters' phone calls. He was a complete professional and a pleasure to deal with.

Will Elgood, Barclays

"Goes above and beyond!"

​Rowan is a fantastic recruitment consultant. He has the ability to analyse exactly what his candidates needs are and is able to match these to specific business requirements. Rowan goes above and beyond to ensure that his candidates are fully briefed and prepared for interviews and assessment centres, which leads to successful placements being made. Rowan is personable, knowledgeable and tenacious, which ultimately makes him one of the best recruitment

Yusuf Aleem, HSBC

"Very helpful, professional but personal"

​Rowan was very helpful, professional but personal at the same time and showed a good understanding of what his clients and candidates were looking for.

Rowan always kept me updated with the progress of my applications – even when there were no changes, making sure my application went smoothly and supported me each step of the way from interviews to dealing with my queries once I received the offer.

As a candidate, I really appreciated he always sent me job specs within my brief – not trying to make me settle for something I would not like.

Tina Munda, Lloyds Bank

"I have no hesitation recommending"

​I had the pleasure of working with Rowan whilst I was searching for my next career move. He really understood what I was looking for, listened intently and kept me in the loop at every stage. I have no hesitation recommending Rowan and have already done so. He has a talent for what he does and his professionalism is an asset to his career.

Rosalynn Margalli, Experian

"Challenged my thinking"

​I met Rowan out of the blue at a time when as a candidate, I had met and spoken to a seemingly endless number of recruiters.  The first thing that struck me was how different he was from the rest – what set him apart was the fact he focused on really getting to know me and understand what I was looking for – he asked a lot of questions, really listened to the answers, and challenged my thinking about my next step in my career.

Having been in the position of being a hiring manager many times in the past (and working with a number of recruiters), Rowan’s approach gave me the confidence that recruitment is not just a sales pitch and a numbers game for him – he’s genuinely interested in understanding the needs of the client and candidate, and is invested in making sure he gets that match just right.

Samantha Inger, New Day

"They clearly recognises the importance of building strong relationships."

​"I've had a number of dealings with Better Placed and have always found them to be proactive and professional. Importantly for me, they strikes the right balance between keeping on top of our requirements without being overbearing or intrusive. They takes a realistic view, only referring potential candidates that are relevant and of the requisite quality, and they clearly recognises the importance of building strong relationships."

William Gill - Senior Mortgage Product Manager , Skipton Building Society