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  • A job well done! Many thanks SmithCarey for all your help and advice with securing my perfect role. Right from the initial conversation you identified my suitability for the company and the position. The company information and job spec was clearly defined which really assisted in my preparation for the interview process. You kept me informed throughout with honest feedback. I would certainly recommend you to both clients and candidates with the confidence that you will supply a best in class FMCG recruitment experience.    
    Best regards, Ben
  • I started my new job this week and they are a really nice bunch of people. Thanks for all your help and support Maria in finding me a job I know I’m going to enjoy - Kate
  • Smith Carey are an important partner within our International Sales Academy program. They understand and support our need for a truly tailor made approach, whatever the subject, to ensure the value of any coaching is fully maximized and achieves positive behavior change - David
  • We have just completed a major training and development programme that has changed our whole approach to working with customers. MD Banded FMCG - Food and Drinks
    MD - SHS Sales & Marketing
  • The impressive fact for SmithCarey is their understanding. They understand the markets they work in, they understand the businesses they are recruiting for, and most importantly they understand the requirements of their candidates. In my experience this understanding allows them to recruit the right person in the right position.
    Simon - Kallo Foods
  • Having identified the need to fully comply with the Competition law requirements Paul Carey from SmithCarey brought together a first class training and compliance programme across the total business. Their clear assessment and understanding of the Aunt Bessies business needs has led us to a policy and procedure review and has now established new standards. The use of the an experienced lawyer and the practical yet challenging training, has brought to life the realities and helped establish an effective compliance level, whilst at the same time support the team in being able to confidently work effectively within the law. An excellent SmithCarey programme - fully recommend!   Finance Director - Frozen Food
    Finance Director - William Jackson
  • If you thought a whole day session with your team on Competition Law would have the effect of just putting barriers in the way of growing your business, think again. Our whole day session was delivered to our National Account Team which was described as being an excellent day by all participants. Aside from the positive feedback we received, which was mostly about how enjoyable it was (yes I know the law enjoyable!), We have already begun to see value added to the business agreements that are being negotiated within one week of that session with Paul and Malcolm. We believe that we have had excellent value for money and that the ROI will be easily attained in the first year. Sales Director Drinks
    Sales Director - FMCG Cider
  • From a candidate perspective, working with SmithCarey has been a unique experience. Based on cultural fit, integrity and Mark's inate ability to understand the clients business and turn their brief into the person with the best fit. They have stood out above any other executive search agency by treating the client as a person and being honest at all times. The process was handled with complete professionalism based on total commitment to both parties. They have provided invaluable support and reassurance in every detail at every stage
  • Smith Carey have run a series of courses for our commercial teams and I have found them to be really energizing and thought provoking.   Happy to say that the energy has not been lost after the courses have ended and real life intervenes, thanks to embedding sessions and a strong focus on role play to reinforce behavioural change
  • I would like to say ‘thank you’ Maria for how you handled the screening / first interview process. You have been open, honest and kept me updated all the way through – it has been a breath of fresh air in today’s recruitment market – Simon
  • Having made the decision to further my career elsewhere, I started to contact several different recruitment agencies. However, there was only one stand out agency that I would recommend. When Smith Carey first contacted me and wanted a face-to-face meeting, I was a bit reluctant given the long drive required. I could not shout loudly enough about how beneficial that meeting was. They took the time to understand me and my needs but also gave me direct, constructive feedback that proved crucial when it came to interviews with prospective employers. Smith Carey are a friendly and personal agency and I will definitely be keeping in touch in the future.
  • I just wanted to pass on my excellent experience with Colin! I was ultimately unsuccessful for the role I had applied for but I have nothing but respect for Colin and the way that he handled the whole process. There are a lot of sharks out there but people that work for your company are a cut above the best and i just wanted you to know that. The whole job search procedure is very stressful and Colin did everything to keep me updated and broke the bad news in a very fair and even handed way. I will keep in touch with Colin and continue to kiss frogs, hoping that one day it will turn into a prince and I will land the dream job - James