Testimonials

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    Phil is a very good headhunter, who cares passionately about what he does – finding great candidates for the client, but equally ensuring that the roles he presents to his candidates are right for them. He is a quick learner; understanding the importance of both cultural and values fit, as well as the technical capabilities aspect, and once he knew what kind of profile was right, he was extremely effective at finding great people. He is always honest and upfront, a really dedicated and caring recruiter.

    Amanda – Talent Acquisition Lead, Johnson & Johnson

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    Top Dog Executive recently placed me at my current position with The Ingenious Group. Through a long interview process (due to summer holidays), Phil was extremely positive and gave great feedback. He was thorough across the process and I felt he really was on my side. I’m now extremely happy in my new role and really grateful for Phil’s advice. I can recommend using Top Dog Executive to find successful candidates and jobs.

    Caroline – Investment Manager, Ingenious Group

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    With Phil’s help, I got a fantastic new job at Fremantle. He helped me prepare thoroughly for each stage of the interview process, and kept me focussed when necessary. Phil was always genuine, supportive and conscientious – exactly what you want from a candidate’s point of view.

    David – Senior Marketing Manager, FremantleMedia

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    We used Top Dog Executive to help find a key exec from within a very closed industry. Phil and the team did a great and thorough job of identifying and connecting with potential candidates which was invaluable in the hiring and negotiation process. I would highly recommend them.

    Simon – MD of Slim Film + Television

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    Phil is a driven manager, who goes the extra mile to ensure that he delivers absolute clarity of roles and expectations for both clients and applicants. I found Phil very much had my requirements to heart when going to speak with his clients. Phil gave excellent feedback, enabling me as an applicant to make the best possible case for being hired.

    Paul D – Global Negotiation Specialist

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    Phil is a worthy choice for any recruitment scenarios which require a little more “out of the box” creative approaches. When trawling through CVs and a scattergun approach won’t get the results you need, this is the time to get hold of someone like Phil who can go and specifically get the resources you need. He is consistent in approach and a good communicator when liaising between your business and potential candidates – I’m happy to recommend him.

    Richard – Sales Director, Belvoir Fruit Farms

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    I’ve worked with Top Dog Executive on a few recruitment projects and am always impressed by their creative, highly focussed approach. Phil’s resilient sense of humour and charm are invaluable. A real joy to work with.

    Claire – Chief Operating Officer, TV Production Company

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    Phil is clearly very knowledgeable about the industry that he recruits for, only approaching me with opportunities that he felt would be a good fit for my career and personality. This ensured that I got a perfect match first time. He was easily contactable throughout the whole process and kept me fully informed every step of the way. Phil’s friendly and accessible approach made the process easy from start to finish, and I would highly recommend this recruitment consultant to those looking for a change in the future.

    Elise – Marketing Manager, Global Consumer Products Business

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    Phil worked with me in pursuing my career in FMCG. Phil had a great ability to identify strengths and personality traits and apply these to recommending opportunities where individuals would be ideally placed. Phil is approachable and friendly and worked with me every step of the way.

    Jess – Customer Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson

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    Great recruiters, who found me a job suited to my experience and personality. Very proactive and would highly recommend for anyone looking for a change of career.

    Rachel – Senior National Account Manager, Mattel

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    Phil was fantastic in securing me my new career within Hasbro. As soon as I alerted Phil to my requirement of a new role he worked tirelessly in finding me a role that not only offered career development but one that also suited my personality. He was contactable during evenings and weekends when most would clock off which to me was essential due to the long hours of my previous position. His professionalism did not stop there either. Once I had secured my role within Hasbro he ensured that the transitional period between the two positions was as seamless as possible from the day I handed my notice in to even now a month into my role. I would highly recommend working with Phil when looking for the next step in your career.

    Kieran – National Account Manager, Hasbro

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    Phil placed me at Mattel last year on an interim contract which subsequently became permanent. Soon after being approached by Phil, his strong ability to match people to his clients became very clear. He proved to have high integrity throughout the process and I cannot rate him highly enough.

    Dal – Retail Space Planner, Mattel

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    Top Dog Executive listened to my requirements and provided interview options that related to my requests. Very prompt in getting back to me on both the phone and email as well as being very useful with both background information and relevant material for interviews.

    Stewart – National Account Controller, Empire Bespoke Foods

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    Having chosen to use Phil to source the next role in my career, I can honestly say that I would recommend him to anyone. Phil has a true ability in understanding people, their needs, and roles that are truly a great fit for the individual, in all of his key clients. Phil’s approach to the market is best described as refreshing and inventive, and I would just like to say on a personal note, thank you Phil for all your hard work!

    Nathan – Senior National Account Manager, Global Toy Manufacturer

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    I first had contact with Phil as I was beginning the search for a new role, and right from the first conversations we had it was clear his incisive approach was driven by his passion for finding the right role for my skill set.

    Within 2 months of my first conversations with him I had been put forward for, interviewed for and accepted a role at BP. Phil’s insightful questioning allowed him to quickly identify best match companies for both my skill set and my core personal drivers, and he delivered on his promise of finding only the right companies to meet my needs.

    I strongly recommend Phil. His forthright approach, passion, candidness and single minded focus drive a strong track record of success.

    David – National Key Account Manager, BP

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