Client Services Director
4D Design & Display
As a leading exhibition design agency, 4D Design & Display is home to an outstanding team of design and project management professionals. Since 2003, James has helped us maintain our competitive advantage by introducing high calibre candidates that are a great match for our needs, by removing much of recruitment ‘hassle’ and by charging a fair fee to do so. MAD Staff is our recruitment partner of choice and I am happy to recommend them.
Senior Account Manager
James listened to my career ambitions and took time to understand my skills before helping me to develop an effective CV clearly communicating my strengths to a number of creative organisations. James was able to quickly arrange meetings with key decision makers and was on hand to offer professional advice and guidance throughout the recruitment process, resulting in a fantastic career placement.
I have worked with James over the past few years, he and his company have supplied superb senior account management team members to Avvio. He knows my company, he understands our ethics and needs and saves huge amounts of our time by only putting forwards great candidates. I am happy to answer an questions on James's behalf.
I am more than happy to recommend James to anyone who is looking for the right job. He went through my skills and experience in some detail, listened to what I was looking for in my next job and then introduced me to a fabulous marketing agency where I landed the job.
James is probably the best recruiter I've come across in my professional life. He really understood my skills, experience and personality and was therefore able to place me in the perfect position and company. Superb integrity, always available to take phone calls and give advice, extremely honest and great at prepping for interviews.
I've known James for a number of years. He has always kept me in the loop with new opportunities that might interest me in the development of my career. He recently brought me an overseas opportunity in a large international company. James helped me through the whole process including the move overseas. He is always at the end of the phone day and night to help with those little questions that play on your mind when making such a move. I would not only recommend him as a recruiter for the individual but hope to use him in the future in my new role to expand my team.
Business Development Director
I would have no hesitation in recommending James. I found him to be professional, proactive and most of all, genuinely interested in my requirements, plans and aspirations. He is not a "numbers" person, looking to place anyone anywhere for his own benefit. Rather, through excellent relationships on both client and candidate side, he matches the person to the best role. If you are considering moving, then you should contact James now.
Senior Account Manager
When I first approached James he took time to understand my skills & experience and what I wanted to do. He came up with jobs to match, helped tune my CV, briefed me thoroughly prior to interview and marshalled job offers openly and effectively. Consequently he’s placed me in my last two jobs. James is direct, if you’re not right for a job he’ll tell you why, but he’s friendly with it. And, whether you want it or not, he’ll offer any advice that he believes will improve your chances.
Very happy to recommend James. Took some persuading for me to use a recruiter as 'the many' tarnish the reputation of 'the few'. James is the latter. He understands what I want from a 'Voyage person' and the flourishing culture that exists here. He recruits individuals with drive and passion for their art - whether it be Account Directors or Creatives. And he understands that a small business like Voyage can't pay hefty fees, so he runs a scale tariff based on turnover. This makes his talent affordable to us and guarantees I will continue to use him as our primary source for new talent.