Simon Procter – MD – Procter and Co, Chartered Accountants

“This is the first time for a number of years that I have used a recruitment agency and immediately contacted Andy File Associates. I knew Andy socially and professionally so I asked if he could help find the right person for an accounts assistant for my small accountancy practice.  Andy introduced me to Debra, one of his associates, and she was very helpful in understanding what I was looking for and also the professional requirements for the role. This resulted in finding the right candidate in a fairly short space of time.  I would not hesitate to use Andy File Associates again and would highly recommend them – quick to respond, professional and understanding”

Natalie Abel – Apprenticeship Recruitment Supervisor – Sheffield College

My experience with Andy File Associates began when I started looking for a new role within apprenticeships when I had been made redundant from my previous role. Rebecca Thomas contacted me about a temp to perm role as an Apprenticeship Recruitment Consultant at The Sheffield College which suited me down to the ground. Then I met Dan Owen to discuss the role further and worked with me on my CV. They organised an interview with the recruiting manager at within a week. During this process Dan was very professional and kept me informed at every step of the way, safe to say I was very pleased when I was offered the position.

I now have the pleasure of working with Andy File Associates as a client rather than a candidate helping to recruit the right people in to our team here at The Sheffield College. So far we have had 2 more apprenticeship recruitment consultants from them and would recommend their services to local businesses within the area.

Faye – Customer Care Agent

I uploaded my CV onto the internet when I was looking for work, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Daniel at Andy File Associates, Daniel had found a job matching my previous experience and arranged an interview straight away, he kept in constant contact and informed me throughout the whole process.

It was the first placement I was sent for and was successful in my interview, even though I was now working, Daniel continued to stay in contact and offer help. I am happy to say this position has now become permanent.

I have to say should I ever be in the position where I need to look for employment again Andy File will be top of the list to assist me, they were professional, friendly put most important, got me a job.

Katy Edmonds – HR Manager – Independent Forgings and Alloys

“I have worked with a number of agencies in my career in HR but none have them have been able to develop the working relationship that I have with Andy File and Dan Owen. They have spent significant time understanding our business and both guys are really excellent at sourcing candidates that are suitable for our vacancies. Dan is extremely helpful and is keen to meet and screen the candidates before our initial meeting with each candidate and will go the extra mile to make sure that they are effectively set up for any meetings. His sum up of candidates is useful and honest and his ability to work as a go between for candidates is personable and professional. It is a pleasure to work with these guys and they are an integral part of our recruitment strategy. I have and will continue to recommend their service to anyone who is needing to recruit in the local area.”

Tara Gough – Sales Manager at Premier Storage and Office Solutions

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Andy File Associates for many years now. We first met when I was myself looking for a new role. Dan had more than enough time to spend with me which was brilliant considering this day and age every recruiter is interviewing over Skype and email. Dan found me the perfect role and he will continue to be my first point of contact if I ever need recruiting again!

Since starting my role now over 2 years ago, I have been involved in the recruitment side of things from a hiring perspective. We didn’t deal with Andy File as a company initially but they were one of the companies I wanted to use as they had been so thorough with finding me the perfect fit. We have used Andy File for recruitment ever since and they have found us some fantastic key members of staff always taking the time to come in, see us face to face and learn about which part of the business we need to expand.

Keep up the good work!

Mark Jackman – Director at MKM Building Supplies

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“MKM Building Supplies was recommended to contact Andy File Associates when we needed a new member of staff to work here in branch. Andy came and met with me and the team to get the feel of the working environment. They created a accurate job specification for we were looking for. They advertised the role and shortlisted to 3 suitable candidates for us to interview. The successful candidate was offered and is working out fantastically. Since then we have used Andy File Associates again for a temporary assignment got the same great level of service. We would highly recommend Andy File Associates.”

Tom Thurlow – Company Director at Ninehundred Communications Group Ltd

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“Ninehundred Communications have worked in partnership with Andy File Associates Limited in relation to our recruitment requirements for the past 6 years and have previously worked with Andy for many years before that.  Andy and his team have successfully placed a wide array of staff to include a Business Development Manager, CCTV and Security Installation Engineers, Accounts, HR Manager, Field Sales and Telesales.  The main reason that we have continued to use Andy File Associates Ltd exclusively is the quality of the candidates, the speed they turn things around and their prices are very reasonable.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy File Associates Ltd and if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

 

Lawrence Della Valle – Director New Business, Professional Services at Countrywide

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“Being able to attract good talent to your business  is key.   Yet talent without the right cultural fit can cause you just as many problems.  So finding the right recruiting partner is vitally important to your business.  A good recruiter is like having your own scout.  I don’t mean campfires and canvas tents but the professional sporting type of scout. 

These are the men and women who spend long lonely hours looking for new talent and bringing them to your attention.  They are out there day in day out meeting new and exciting people and assessing if they would be right for your business and then bringing them to your door. 

It  is all about matchmaking.  So what do I look for in a recruiter?  Well firstly they are not all the same. Some are genuinely happy to get you anyone just so they can fill that seat but I am looking for ‘the’ person not only for today but also for tomorrow.  Anyone will  just not do.  Then, I want to know “do they get the business”  and “do they understand the culture”.  Finally are they in it for the long term or are they just in it for today?

At Countrywide we have been dealing with Anne Braithwaite at Andy  File Associates for over 10 years now and for me Anne is that professional field side scout.   Anne and the team spend time making sure they understand my business and the type of person I am looking for.  They meet the people I go on to hire and do all those delicate but detailed things before I need to make the final decision.  In short they assess the cultural fit as well as the operational fit.

Andy & Anne have become one of the team.  Our relationship has lasted the test of time and has endured many changes of leadership.  What has continued is their understanding and investment in our business.  They have seen our business change and know the reasons for it.  They also make time to listen and are patient whilst we finally decide. 

For me, Andy File Associates are those field side scouts that add value to my business & talent to my teams.”

 

 

Gail Morris – Senior Manager, Conveyancing Services at Countrywide

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“Andy File Associates are the perfect business partner for our recruitment needs. Anne Braithwaite has established a wonderful relationship with me, in the 12 months that we have been specifically working together. Anne is very unique with her approach to ensuring we receive exactly the right candidates. Saving us valuable time by speaking directly with candidates, calling them to run through their CV’s and the job specifications and once they have been triaged by her they undertake a competency based interview before being submitted to us for consideration. She is very knowledgeable of our business having spent time personally with us to understand exactly what our requirements are and acts with the upmost of professionalism.

The end result is quality candidates come through the door and our vacancies are always filled by Anne. But, the service from Anne doesn’t stop there. Anne will call us periodically to check on the recruits and ensure all is going well.”

 

 

Candidate – Natalie Moore – Procurement Administrator

“Andy File Associates were recommended to me by a friend who had utilised their services before. I was unfortunate to be made redundant unexpectedly and was worried about the prospect of becoming unemployed.  They arranged a meeting with me and by the end of the same week they had found me a Temporary Position with an immediate start date.  I was therefore out of work for less than a week.  When the position was due to end, they found me another position which began straight away. This position has since developed into a permanent job and new and exciting career. I can’t thank Andy File Associates enough for their excellent service and support in helping me begin my new career – and I would definitely recommend them to anyone seeking employment.”

Candidate – Ian Lovelock – Sales Manager

“After deciding recently to change my career I uploaded my CV to a recruitment website and was contacted by Anne Braithwaite at Andy File Associates with a potential role that Anne had selected me for. The initial contact was very professional with enough information about the company for me to decide if I was interested which enabled me to make a decision. Anne was very communicative and informative throughout the process and, more importantly she was friendly and helpful. I was offered the role and accepted it which was entirely through the hard work and professional attitude of Anne at Andy File Associates. I would gladly recommend Anne Braithwaite and the company to anyone looking for a change of role as she was faultless throughout the whole process.”

Candidate – Alfred – Quantity Surveyor

“I have been with Andy File Associates for seven months and I am pleased with their services.

From my experience, I can firmly say they are a top notch recruitment team who value their candidate clients. I have been fortunate enough to have Anne Braithwaite as my direct point of contact. With her excellent communication skills and timely response to all queries, I have always been provided with the necessary information I have required. I am very pleased with their services and words can only say so much. So, for anyone seeking a new job opportunity, I would say Anne at Andy File Associates is the way to go.”

Pauline – Practice Manager at Grainger Appleyard Solicitors

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‘We have worked with Anne for the past few years for all our recruitment needs.  She is always attentive to the job in hand and communication is excellent.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to any of my contacts should the opportunity arise.’

 

Mike Pound – Director at Qualsys Limited

We have used Andy’s service regularly over the last 6 years. His team are always very professional and provide a focused service. They understand both the candidates we require and the company ethos ensuring appropriate candidates are proposed. I would recommend Andy File Associates to any prospective employer.

Sarah Beck – Business Manager at Allurban

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“Having known Andy from working for him in recruitment I had no hesitation in giving him a call when I needed someone within my team.  Andy found me a good selection of candidates saving me valuable time and resources.  I have no hesitation in recommending Andy File Associates Ltd and hope to use their services again in the near future as the business continues to grow”

 

Tom Yates – Active Moulds

My experience of working with Andy File Associates has been pleasurable if I am honest the response I get from AFA staff is nothing other than brilliant they are all efficient at what they do. I would recommend Andy File Associates to any one and will always aim to use Andy File Associates for my staff requirements in the future.

Kate Levick – Business Centre Manager at Aizlewood’s Mill

At Aizlewood’s Mill we have excellent staff retention so don’t often hire additional staff.  However when we needed a handy person we turned to Andy who is a tenant within the Aizlewood’s Mill.  The process was quick, easy and a good price, the only problem was to select from the decent pool of candidates put in front of us.  With Andy’s help we made the right selection!

Candidate – Allison – Internal Communications Executive

Dear Debra,

Andy File Associates are truly first class in providing a recruitment service for candidates.  The level of service given along with the support was excellent.  Communication between candidate and client is efficient and effective throughout the whole process – before, during, and after interview.  I fully recommend this company for all candidates seeking the next move in their career.  I was initially unsure of the recruitment process but was guided throughout by a friendly, approachable member of the team – I was very impressed .

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“Having used many recruitment agencies in the past, we were very impressed with the speed that candidates were identified and the quality of the candidates put forward, with Andy File Associates having already done a detailed filter so saving us time. So much so we have recruited one new member of staff already and are looking at another opportunity as we speak! Speedy service and great for finding the right ‘fit’ for our team!”

Candidate – Stuart

Hi Kelly,

I have worked with a number of agencies over the years but it has been so refreshing to work with someone who actually reads your CV and takes the time to understand a candidate’s background and aspirations. You made me feel like I was the only and most important candidate you were working with, which I have not experienced with other agencies where their attitudes have leaned towards just filling positions rather than filling with the correct calibre person. My new role matches the level I was looking for with plenty of room to grow and draws on lots of my previous experience with more to be gained.

Anyway the brief version, enjoying the new challenge and don’t be a stranger next time you are in London.

Thank you

Stuart

Hugh Davies – Managing Director – Beta Engineering

“After an informal introduction it was refreshing to come across the approach from Andy File Associates in regards to recruitment. Our industry was new to Andy at the time, but his in depth research quickly resulted in appropriate candidates being presented and employed. On a new assignment all we now need, is a quick call to define the role and experience required, and await the candidates. I have already referred Andy to several of my colleagues and would not hesitate to do so again in the future.”

Sarah Mitchell – HR Manager – Stauff

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“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy and his team for their assistance with our recruitment over the past 4 years. During this time Stauff has gone through a period of growth from 90 – 140 staff and Andy and the team have been a pleasure to work with, finding the right candidates with the correct skills, ability and personality to fit.”

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Paul Collings – Managing Director – Timberplay

“I have used Andy for our recruitment needs over many years and have always been impressed with his service. He has a knack for understanding our requirements and provides a small number of good quality suitable candidates, thereby streamlining the recruitment process. We have no reservation in recommending him to other potential clients.”

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