Brooke – Candidate – Sales Executive

“I just want to say how wonderful Debra has been throughout the process of finding me a job. She really has been amazing and I would like to get her a gift as she went above and beyond for me.”

Paul – Candidate – Buyer

“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.

Thank you once again, Anne. “

Beckie – Candidate – Accounts Assistant

“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.”

Steve Burley – Director/Owner – Burley Group Financial Services


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

Emma – Candidate – Customer Service Advisor


“I would like to thank Anne so much, I just want to say that I have dealt with recruitment agents before and not one of them has been half as friendly and efficient as you have been for me.”



Michael Holmes – Sales and Service Manager – Exclusive Networks

“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.”

Candidate – Liam Parker – Estimator

It was a pleasure to deal with Daniel Owen, very professional, always had time to talk and made sure I felt like his only client at all times. Can’t recommend them enough!

Candidate – Richard Say – Investment Financial Advisor

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.

Sarah Grice – Finance & HR Manager – Centurion Europe Ltd

‘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.’

Candidate – Jessica Brailsford – Receptionist

“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”

Sinead O’Neill – Magtec – Head of Culture and People

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.

Charlie Griffiths – AAG – Head of Engineering

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.

Candidate – Sally – Auditor PI

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.

Claire Charlton – HR Manager – ITM Power

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.

Candidate – Russ – Hard Facing Welder

I 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

Matthew Mawson – MD – The Burley Group

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

Andy Powell – Production Manager – AVK

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.

Andy Powell

Jon Blewitt – Financial Controller – Kingspan

I have been thoroughly impressed with you and your staff. You have provided very good candidates for the roles we have had and in a timely, detailed and professional manner.

I am recommending Andy File Associates to the Senior Management here at Kingspan and I am suggesting that we use Andy File Associates across multiple sites including Ireland.

Thanks again to you and your dedicated team.

Candidate – Corey – 2nd Line Engineer

“Applied for a position though Andy File with the help of Dan, everything was easy and straight forward. Dan found me the perfect role, kept me up to date at all times. Highly recommend”

Candidate – Ruth – Commissioning Administrator

I recently came to Andy File Associates on the recommendation of a friend who had used their services to secure a new role.

Andy had an initial chat with me to get an overview of my skill set as well as the type of role I was looking for.

Anne then followed this up when a position became available and negotiated the interview and secured a financial package which met my needs. 

The role is exactly what I was looking for in a larger but very friendly progressive company who invest in their employees.  

I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy File for anyone looking for a recruitment agency that ACTUALLY matches their candidates to a role that is suitable.  

Candidate – Craig – Quality Inspector

I have 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 employee.

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 employment ASAP.

Thanks again everyone!

Mango Pay



“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.”

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.

Candidate – 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


“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


“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.