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Testimonials

David Atkins – CEO, Hammerson PLC

From the outset Ravi totally committed himself to the culture and values project and quickly gained the trust and respect of the senior team. He is professional and technically strong but in addition he is able to use his strong sensory and people skills to connect with the team and establish quickly their drivers. His style is warm, good humoured and balanced but he doesn’t pull any punches. I have never seen our senior team so engaged in a training programme. Personally I have found him extremely supportive and always willing to offer advice even beyond the bounds of the programme. He is the strongest person in this field that I have come across.

 

Tamara Page – Head of Diversity, Crowe Horwath International LLP

Ravi is a rare professional that brings a combination of business knowledge and a sense of intuition to his work – a combination which gives him the ability to connect with business leaders in an impressive way. Our C-suite executives have felt able to open up to Ravi, voice their concerns, and be receptive to new ideas – all as a result of his expertise and service orientation.

 

Fiona Potter – HR Director

I have found Tansel really does stand out from the crowd because of the way he operates. Tansel has supported me as a candidate looking for my next opportunity. He always delivered on what he promised. I never had to chase up feedback or was left hanging not knowing the outcome of an interview. He really took time to get to know me and understand my career history, skills and experiences and what I was looking for. There is no hard sell with Tansel. I genuinely believe he works ethically and to the best interest of his client and candidates and I have no hesitate in recommending his services for senior HR recruitment.

 

Jan P. de Jonge – Business Psychologist

I saw Marie in action on several occasions, training a group of delegates (including me) in the understanding and use of personality assessment tools. Not only does Marie seem very experienced and knowledgeable in these tools, she also is very personable, holds the room with confidence and enthusiasm and keeps a lovely pace going throughout the course(s). I feel she creates an atmosphere that is conducive to getting the most out of the training sessions for the delegates. For any psychometrics-related CPD, Marie (as part of PCL) comes highly recommended by me.

 

Justin Phish – Managing Director

Sarah has all the skills, attributes, knowledge, personality and experience that a career coach requires. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering reaching out to a coach.

 

Virgin Media – Manager

Andrew was instrumental in supporting my personal growth as both a mentor and later as a coach. His ability to listen and have empathy, allowed me to explore and challenge my thinking on problem-solving issues or challenges I needed to address.

 

Polly Isaac – Vice President HR

Tansel recently helped to place me in an interesting interim role and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Tansel differentiates himself from other recruiters by demonstrating great integrity, keeping me informed and always calling or providing information as agreed. He has a genuine desire to get to know his candidates and understand the types of role you are looking for. He was creative in negotiating alternative proposals in order to place me in the role and ensure the arrangement worked for both parties. A great recruiter who I fully expect to work with again in the future.

 

Sally Learoyd – Group HR Director, Hammerson PLC

This was as much about helping the CEO bring about cultural change as well as developing skills.  Thanks to Ravi’s guidance and support we have taken huge strides forward in both. Our senior managers now have the confidence to take on the leadership mantle and both the management & Exco teams have developed a real sense of unity and common purpose.

 

Lauren Brownlow – HR Director – HCML

I connected with Tansel and engaged him exclusively to find my replacement at a private healthcare firm several years ago. Tansel priced the search competitively, regularly provided honest candidate feedback and ultimately placed a qualified candidate under extreme time pressure. We have remained in touch throughout the development of his coaching practice, I’d be delighted to recommend Tansel or work with him again as either an employer or candidate.

 

Samantha Mckendrick – People Director

Tansel was responsive to the needs of our recruitment requirements at Bupa. He spent time to really understand the culture of the organisation and what type of people we were really looking for. The results so far have been great.

 

Telecoms – Marketing Director

I worked closely with Andrew when he was assigned to support leadership development within the marketing department as part of a wider organisational development and change programme. He was both insightful and practical in the way he approached the task and also personally very supportive. He’s not afraid to be tough when necessary, whilst remaining fair and personable at the same time. I valued his contribution and enjoyed working with him.

Paul Brereton – Director of HR

Tansel is a very professional and experienced recruiter who is particularly adept in ensuring both his client and his candidate pool are given all the support and information they need during the recruitment process. He also has a strong network from which he can source suitable candidates at very short notice! Tansel is also personable, always available and someone I have enjoyed working with over the last couple of years.

 

Beth Aarons – HR Director

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Tansel as a recruiter. He followed through at every step of the way in the recruitment process, providing detailed information and feedback. He ensured that regular updates were provided to both parties and that a positive outcome was achieved. I would happily work with him again and hope that I have the pleasure of doing so in the future.

 

Phil Knight – HR Director – Serco

Tansel is an exceptionally well networked individual, is extremely professional and very tenacious. He has supported me on a number of interim and permanent vacancies, with a 100% record of filling a variety of roles – including some challenging one offs! And often against very short deadlines.

 

Anthea Besser – HR Director

Tansel has supported a number of senior hires, as well as work on recruitment projects- each time applying a bespoke approach, which is incredibly customer centric. He uses his solid understanding of the healthcare market, as well as his extensive network to get the best outcomes. He is highly intuitive, with emotional intelligence that enables him to understand both the client and the candidate, and develop relationships based on solid trust.

 

Hilary Pearl – Interim HR Director

Having been an interim for over 6 years, I found all of my work, apart from my very first assignment, directly until I met Tansel. Tansel worked quickly and efficiently, understanding his client and his candidates and matching them well. He keeps in touch during an assignment making sure that both client and candidate are happy. I found him professional and personable and would recommend him to client and candidate alike. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

 

Claire Day – HR Director

I have worked with Tansel over many years now, from my time at Balfour Beatty, which is a testament to his sage advice giving, industry knowledge and ability to deliver. Long may the relationship continue.

 

Tony Rogers – HR Director

Tansel offers a very personal service. As a candidate, meeting me was important and he stayed in touch throughout my job search. He listened to my needs and approached me with jobs that fitted my skills and experience. He is an excellent example of how a recruiter can add real value to the recruitment process. I will be happy to contract Tansel to recruit for my future HR needs.

 

James Penny – Learning and Development Manager

Tansel is something of a rarity. Not only is he extremely diligent in his work, very professional and well connected he is also a great communicator, making sure he kept me informed of progress at every stage of the process which is sadly not always the case in my experience of other recruiters.

 

Hayley ProctorInterim Resourcing Lead

Tansel has consistently maintained a strong relationship over the years. He is open, honest, focused on successful outcomes and understands his clients requirements and challenges effectively.

 

Jason PriceLearning and Development Manager

Tansel helped me to secure a dream job. From our very first conversation, Tansel proactively offered support, insights and preparation for each stage of the recruitment process. He promptly followed up all of my meetings with my new employer to find out how I got on as well helping him to hold conversations with the recruiting manager to further support my application.

 

Tracey Lambert – HR Business Partner

Tansel has helped me on 2 occasions when I’ve been searching for my next career move and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to those looking for their next career search or to recruiters trying to find their next hire.

I have dealt with a number of recruiters over the years whether for my own personal search or hiring into the business I’ve been working in. It is refreshing to find someone who is able to match the person to the organisation and understand both the person and business needs. When working with him recently he was regularly in contact, always followed up promptly and showed a genuine desire to make sure he had done a good job.

 

Trudy Scarborough – HR Systems Manager

Tansel works hard to ensure that achieves the right person for the job and the right job for the person, understanding the needs of both potential employees and the recruiting company. Tansel is a total professional in his work and appearance. I would have no hesitation in contacting Tansel if I needed to find a new position, or for any recruitment needs that I may have in the future.

 

Nicola Calladine – HR Director

Tansel is a true professional in his field. Having worked with him recently, I was impressed by his determination to match the right candidate to the right role, often working out of hours and communicating with all parties in a professional, friendly and timely manner to ensure that that the process went as smoothly as possible. Qualities that I value highly. A real delight to work with, Tansel has a warm, personable nature and I would not hesitate in recommending him for recruiting HR professionals in any business.

 

Debra Baker – Interim Senior HR Manager

I have worked with Tansel for the past few years both as a client and more recently as a candidate. Tansel takes the time to get a good understanding of both the client and the brief and as a result always delivers excellent results.

Paul Whelan – CFO, O2 Ireland

A truly excellent coach, I worked with Ravi over many months and gained a huge amount of personal insight. He quickly fosters a relationship built on trust. His experience allows him to ask the right question at the right time with the right tone but always ensured I was uncovering a deeper understanding of the challenge & its solution.

 

Ivo de Maddalena – Tenant Attraction Manager

At a crossroad in professional life and in a difficult personal situation Tansel helped me a great deal structuring my thinking. By redefining my values with a top-down and bottom-up approach together with him, I took a lot of learnings. Essentially, I landed my dream job right after. Tansel is a great listener with loads of empathy and I would definitely recommend him as the go-to guy if you don’t know where to go in life. Thank you, Tansel, and let’s keep in touch!

 

Caroline Mayers – Brand and Marketing Strategist

My initial consultation with Sarah couldn’t have come at a more apt time in my career journey. I was at a crossroads and had choices to make. Sarah’s calm, considered approach helped me work through what I needed and why, so I could hear my own voice. As a result, she helped me work out what I needed to do – it seemed so simple and was already inside of me! Sarah helped me to unlock my potential. From that focused session, I have now set up my own business and am excited by what’s to come next. Thank you Sarah and I look forward to future coaching sessions.

 

Pharma – Senior VP
Andrew was instrumental in helping forge a group identity for a large Regulatory Affairs team. His strategy was to conduct personality and group behaviour activities which served to unite and solidify the staff, allowing us to achieve far beyond what we would have done otherwise.

 

Alex Cooper – Managing Director

I’ve been working with Tansel for the past 9 months since assuming some new leadership responsibilities and have found his input to be invaluable.  Tansel has helped me to develop both self-awareness and awareness of colleagues regarding style and approach as well as the methods that I can use to help guide us through various situations.  While I most certainly feel it has helped, more importantly my colleagues and peers do also!

 

Organisational Effectiveness Consulting – Business Owner

I worked with Andrew on the Effective Leaders Programme and would be happy to work with him at any time. His platform skills are excellent. He creates a connection to each participant, engages and moves them along their development curve. One of the most wonderful things about working with Andrew is that he is so secure in his contribution to the learning experience, he has no ego in the room. Saying this is huge….I’ve worked with so many who I would not consider colleagues.

 

Richard West – Director of Creative

Tansel has been coaching me for six months and I can already see how this has impacted my career and business in a positive way. Tansel has exceeded expectations – helping me focus and work towards my professional goals and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend that anyone who is trying to develop themselves professionally spends some rewarding time with Tansel.

 

John Mulqueen – Executive Director, CBRE Global Investors

Working with Ravi was a revelation. He shared a very deep understanding of people and their motivations. He has a strong and genuine interest in others and works selflessly to enable them to achieve their full potential. I gained a lot of insights from my time with Ravi which I use in my day to day life both in and outside work.

 

Katherine StewartService Development Manager

Tansel’s coaching is excellent.  He is approachable, professional, and knowledgeable. He is empathetic, non-judgemental, and ensured he established my needs, and learning style. His expertise helped me to address problems I had around managing my workload and having to be responsive to a variety of communication methods. He also helped me to develop sales and marketing skills, which were very new to me. I am more confident since his support.

 

Esther O’Halloran – HR Consultant

As Vice-Chair of the HR Retail Circle London networking group, I am really pleased to see how well our collaboration and sponsorship is working. They recently supported us with co-hosting an amazing event on ‘facing personal challenges head on and coming out the other side stronger and creating a powerful personal presence’ held at the Penthouse suite New Connaught Rooms, Holborn, they were incredibly well organised and took care of all the registration, food and drink at the venue and even ensured a beautiful notebook gift was left for each of our members attending the event, which is a really nice gesture and appreciated.

 

Carrie Knapp – Compensation & Benefits Manager

Tansel placed me in my current role. He took the time to understand what I was looking for, and what role would be best for me. He was responsive and kept me updated throughout the process. I also felt like he represented me well to my now current employer. I would highly recommend him.

 

Dawn Curzon – Senior HR Business Partner

Tansel is an experienced and exceptional Recruiter in the Senior HR professional sector. In the many years I have known Tansel he has always provided me with a solid and prompt service. He is pragmatic and very astute in aligning the needs of the candidate and the client. I have no hesitation in recommending Tansel to work with you, albeit your new career move or engaging your next talent!

 

Urmish Patel – Head of HR

I have known Tansel now for many years and have found him to be very detailed person who will spend the time to truly understand my business needs to ensure that any candidates that he refers to me are suited to my business and team. Away from the day to day recruitment solutions I have found Tansel’s knowledge of the market to be well informed and have used his guidance and expertise to understand and test the market. I can only highly recommend Tansel.

 

Steve Richards – HR Business Partner

Tansel recently assisted me in the process of securing an interim senior HR role. He is professional and accommodating and was keen to ensure that working with him was smooth and effective. As a candidate I can recommend Tansel as a first class recruiter.

 

Luan Moorshead – HR Business Partner

I’ve known Tansel for 3 years and we met when I was between jobs in 2011. He took time to understand my requirements and skills and although I moved into a new role Tansel remained in regular contact with me.

We got back in contact recently when I decided to leave my role at Thales and he identified a role that he felt I was a good match for. Tansel acts quickly, is highly professional and I always feel confident in his ability to understand and match both mine and the employers requirements – such an important and often over-looked skill.

 

Nicky Machin – Interim HR Consultant

Tansel has been excellent in sourcing interim roles at the top end of the HR spectrum. The great things about working with Tansel are that he listens to requirements in detail and understands the brief, and then acts on it; and he keeps in touch with you all the way through the process, returns calls, gives honest and constructive feedback and really takes care to be available and supportive – nothing is too much trouble…. this is a quality that can be lacking in some recruiters all too often these days, but not Tansel. I really recommend him if you are looking for an experienced HR resource or if you are an experienced HR professional looking for your next role.

 

Nita Kamdar – Interim HR Consultant

Tansel is a first-class recruiter with great interpersonal skills who I would have no hesitation in recommending to other HR professionals and clients. Being a freelance professional, I’ve been in touch with countless recruiters and agencies over the years, and I’m sad to say that unfortunately a lot of the people I’ve dealt with in recent times have been not particularly pro-active or helpful when I’ve been looking for assignments.

 

Paul Carpenter – HR Business Partner

During my recent recruitment process I found Tansel to be incredibly professional, he kept a great feedback flow going between myself and my prospective employer in such a timely manner that I rarely see in other recruitment professionals. It made the entire process relaxed and stress free. I would without doubt recommend Tansel to both employers and candidates alike.

 

Vince Mewett – Head of HR

Tansel placed me in my current role at the Study Group. Throughout the recruitment process Tansel kept me updated and provided support advice and encouragement. This was really appreciated as changing roles is never an easy decision, and Tansel was on hand to support and offer honest feedback.
Tansel has a very strong reputation within the Study Group and I am aware that he has placed several HR professionals into roles here. I have no hesitation in recommending Tansel as he is hardworking diligent and acts with the utmost integrity.

 

Justine Martin – HR Business Partner

I got to know Tansel when I was between jobs and we have remained in contact. Although he has not placed me in a role, I would be more than happy to approach him or recommend him to any fellow HR colleague. He is extremely proactive and is a good communicator.

 

Zoe Murphy – Head of HR

Tansel was absolutely brilliant during my recent role search. I feel like he tried to properly understand me and my search criteria and then did his best to present me to companies that he felt were relevant for me.

He was also amazing at keeping me updated on progress, even when things were quiet, which seems to be rare amongst other agents.  I would strongly recommend Tansel.

 

Richard Wright – Head of Learning and Development

On first meeting Tansel it is clear that you are dealing with a complete professional. He has polished manners and communication skills combined with an incisive intelligence and dedication to whatever task he is working on. Tansel stands out in the recruitment world in terms of his breadth of knowledge, his business skills and also his willingness to “go the extra mile”. I had the pleasure of working with Tansel to secure a position which he was representing for a client, and the level of support which he provided was unprecedented.

 

Libby Karbow – HR Project Manager

Tansel was conscientious and provided an extremely high level of candidate care and support at a time in the market where this is often a lost. He was extremely professional in his approach to his work and very accomplished in managing the complexity of both relationships and negotiations between an employer and candidate. A pleasure to work with.