Hi Andy – thought I’d send this to you personally – didn’t want to make our Rebecca blush!!!
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Rebecca whilst we worked together on a role for me within an Engineering Company in South Yorkshire on a temporary basis.
I have always found Rebecca to be courteous, supportive and kept me informed all the way along the process. In a challenging market currently, it was paramount that communication was key and I personally am extremely grateful to Rebecca in particular, but to all at Andy File Associates who are a real credit to their profession. I will always keep in touch with AFA and Rebecca and consider myself to have developed a friendship with them.
I just had to send this email to say how impressed I am with one of your staff, Debra Foster.
Debra, to me, has been fantastic. Attentive, thorough, thoughtful and professional. I have had many dealings with recruitment agencies and I am honest when I say Debra has been by far the best I have had dealings with.
Please, please take this into account when Debra’s appraisal comes in etc.
Thankyou too, to your firm. This experience has been a huge boost for me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you ( which I already have).
“I’d just like to take this opportunity in thanking Anne at Andy File Associates for your utmost professionalism, communication and the personal factor in securing me employment at the first hurdle. The world we are living in, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is one of stress, uncertainty and concerns for the health of yourself and loved ones but not forgetting, the financial implications that coincide.
You have provided me with a wonderful opportunity to forge a career at a strong and able company to which, I am entirely grateful.
“Would really recommend Andy File if your looking for work. Dealt with Kelly and Andy and their help was much appreciated. Looking for work during the pandemic has been so tough, but they always kept me upto date. As soon as companies started to open I had interview opportunities. I’ve now been placed in what I hope will be an amazing role. Thank you so much.”
Andy and his team has provided several members of staff over the last few years. They always goes the extra mile to help both us and the candidates. They certainly ‘break the mold’ for recruitment consultants. Highly recommended, and will certainly be the first persons I call when I need more staff. – Director and Owner of the Burley Group / Burley Financial Services
“Having worked with Debra and the team at Andy File Associates, I rarely enlist the services of another recruitment specialist. The team here are great at getting to know you as a hiring manager and your business to send the best candidates for you which saves sifting through loads of unnecessary and irrelevant candidates. The support for the candidate and the customer once a selection has been made is also second to none.”
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Andy File Associates and their fantastic associate Debra Foster, and would like to provide a letter of recommendation.
Debra was the consummate professional from the word go. She handled both the requests of her client and the needs of me as the candidate with great care, constantly maintaining contact with both parties and keeping us well informed. She showed a genuine interest in me and my aspirations, and therefore made sure I fully showcased my abilities, all whilst supporting my applications with well-tailored advice.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debra from start to finish and could not be more grateful for all her help.
‘I have worked with Kelly Blunt at Andy File Assoc. this year on various vacancies and she has been great in respect of communication, understanding our requirements as a business and providing suitable candidates for interview. A professional Company Andy File Associates come highly recommended to assist any business in finding the right candidate for the job. Kelly’s approach to recruitment is both refreshing and thorough, all candidates provided by Kelly had been well informed in relation to the vacancy and she provides excellent feedback post interview, all in all Kelly makes my job easier and I couldn’t ask for better service.’
“I have recently completed a short assignment for Andy File Associates at a company based in Chesterfield and it was a wonderful first experience of working for this agency. Debra has been very supportive and I would recommend them. I hope to do further assignments for them in the near future”
I have been working with Rebecca Thomas at Andy File for a couple of years and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Rebecca and her associates. Rebecca is a valuable extended member of the Magtec team and I could not do my job without the confidence knowing that she is working on our behalf and representing us in the market place. Rebecca has invested time in understanding us as a business and spent time developing good relationships with us all. I trust Rebecca 100% to do a great job for us and so well done Andy File on your 10 year anniversary.
Our company “AAG IT” uses Andy File Associates exclusively for all our recruitment needs. When we require additional staff, we contact Andy and Dan, who will personally visit our office. They will sit with the teams, listen and make notes, ensuring that they understand and can fulfil our staff needs; both experience and in a person. Dan sourced a fantastic 2nd Line Engineer; not only did the candidate fit the skill set but fits into the team culture perfectly. We would highly recommend Dan and the team at Andy File Associates.
Anne is genuinely the most personable and efficient
recruiter I’ve dealt with. She is very approachable and was extremely
effective in helping me secure a fantastic new role. She continued to provide
support and assistance throughout my notice period and during the first days
with my new employer to ensure a smooth transition. Anne will certainly be my
first call if I ever require a recruiter in the future.
After working with Anne and the team at Andy File Associates over the last 3 – 4 years, I can safely say that the team at AFA are highly capable at sourcing the correct candidates for us. Anne and her team have played a significant part in helping us to grow our business from 70 to over 190 staff within the last 2 years. Anne has a broad spectrum of knowledge, personality and a great ability to spot raw talent that is right for our business.
was contacted by Dan from Andy File Associates as he found my CV online and he
was recruiting for a role that he felt that I was suitable for. After meeting
Dan he explained the role and company in detail and then helped me with my CV.
I was interviewed by the client and took on a 12 weeks temp to perm assignment
and after 3 weeks I was took on permanent. I would recommend Andy File
Associates to anyone looking for work
We have used Andy File Associates on 3 separate occasions across
the group and on all 3 occasions they have found us the right candidate
for the role. They took the time to come down to our offices and visit
the team who they were recruiting for to understand exactly what
skillset and type of person would best fit in to the team. The
candidates that were submitted to us had been pre-interviewed and deemed
suitable for the role which made our job much easier. We are really
pleased with the service provided and would highly recommend Andy File
Associates for recruitment
Having used Andy File Associates in my previous companies
within a Production and Manufacturing environment, I felt with the support they
had given me in the past I could rely on the team to support my urgent
requirements for temporary labour in my current role at AVK Bryan Donkin
Valves, due to an upsurge in business requirements.
I contacted Andy File, Debra Foster and Rebecca Thomas who I
had worked with previously and we discussed the requirements and outlined the
suitability of candidates required to suit our business, within 24 hours of
discussions the team had lined up suitable candidates to meet our requirements
which was ideal given the urgency of our requirements.
I am delighted with the service we receive from Andy File
Associates and would recommend them to all industries.
worked with Andy File Associates on a couple of occasions in the last 8 years. The
leading consultant was Dan Owen who sourced my details on one of the job boards
and placed me in my current role. Dan worked with me on my CV, highlighting key
points that would be beneficial for the role I was applying for. He was in
constant contact, informing me of roles suitable to my skill set and available
at that time.
After one interview,
I was offered a position at an engineering company on a four weeks temporary
assignment. Three weeks into the role, I was taken on a as a permanent
I first met Andy
in 2011 and after dealing with Dan recently, I know if I needed an agency
again, Andy File Associates would be the one I believe would get me in
“We have used Andy File Associates for our recruitment purposes for numerous years. The caliber of candidates is excellent and they always ensure they meet our recruitment needs and demands. I would highly recommend any company to use Andy File Associates if they want a friendly and professional service.”
“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.”
“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”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Anne you were very supportive and persuasive in getting me to look at a role I wouldn’t normally have done. You took the time to get to know me and to understand me as an Individual that I felt able to make the move.
“Great service, quick and easy access to the right talent at competitive rates – I will use Anne and Andy at Andy File Associates again for any future work requirements and would strongly recommend to others”
“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.”