Brian Murray – Managing Director
“We are one of the most prestigious furniture manufacturers in the UK with global operations with a turnover circa £ 50 million. We have been very satisfied with the overall service of Northwood Recruitment in recent years and would happily recommend them as long as you’re not the competition”.
www.boss-design.co.uk / 01384 455570
Neil Clark – Sales Director
“I write to thank you for the work you have undertaken for Ocee Design over the past 3 years. We have built an excellent sales team in that time and the candidates that we have taken on board with your help have been of a very high quality indeed”.
www.oceedesign.co.uk / 01604 674674
Jim Brondenberg – Allermuir Sales Director
“Michael is an excellent recruitment specialist and has worked successfully to provide quality candidates against the exacting job descriptions I given him, not an easy task in the Furniture Industry as we know. I would recommend him to anyone either looking to make the next step in their career or planning to recruit sales professionals into their business.”
www.allermuir.co.uk / 01254 682421
Scott Davis – Director of International Sales Bisley Office Furniture
“I have worked with Michael and have found him to be of trustworthy character, responsive in his communication and most importantly, aware of client/applicant dynamics in placements and introduction”s.
www.bisley.com / 0207 436 7111
Craig Sanderson – Managing Director
“Michael is a no-nonsense recruitment professional, he knows the market, understands what his clients want and puts forward candidates that match the criteria required. As an employer, I have confidence that Michael will not waste my time and will get the job done”.
www.oktra / 0207 553 9500
Oliver Ronald – Sales Director
“After a period of time spent trying to use my own network of contacts to recruit, I decided I would broaden my search by using an agent. Michael was recommended by a couple of colleagues and in all honesty I wish I has involved him at the start.
He was quickly able to understand the brief and provided a short-list within a week. The candidates all appeared suitable I met with them all a short time later. They were all credible and well suited to the role but there was one in particular that appeared to be the best fit. Michael added real value in the negotiation stage, managing the expectations of both parties and an offer was agreed promptly and most importantly, both parties were left feeling satisfied with the outcome.
I would recommend Michael to anyone thinking of recruiting and can vouch for his professionalism and integrity”.
www.boss-design.com / 01384 455570
James Kuhler – UK Sales Director
“Michael was great to work with as after sending him the job spec then having a meeting with him he only put forward the candidate that he felt would fit perfectly into our team and new role. We have now employed the one candidate he put forward and are extremely happy with the result. Michael is honest and straight forward to work with which made the process really easy. Will definitely be using him again for future positions.”
www.dauphin-group.com / 0207 253 7774
Richard Ryan – Managing Director
“Michael is a person of high integrity dealing with confidential matters in terms of recruitment and has an excellent depth of knowledge in his subject and this has benefitted Ecospace in achieving exactly the right candidates at both interview and final selection stages of staff recruitment. To be recommended”.
www.ecospace.co.uk / 01869 278 002
Rachel Godwin- Business Development Manager
“I have known and worked with Michael on several occasions and can only describe his level of service, integrity and professionalism as 1st class. I would recommend his services to anyone who is currently looking within the office/interiors or furniture industry”.
www.orangebox.com / 0207 837 9922
Phil Jones – Managing Director
“It’s been a real pleasure working with Michael. He pays close attention to what you say during the fact finding stage, looking to match high quality candidates to your brief. Then proceeds to meet that expectation”.
www.james-tobias.com / 01278 437 300
Silvia Jackson-Proes – Workplace Consultant
“I have known Michael for several years and he placed me both at Bene, where I worked for nearly 6 years, and in my new position.
He is a pleasure to work with, very attentive and responsive. I would strongly recommend him both as a candidate and as a client”.
www.steelcase.com / 0207 421 9000
Andrew Cloggie – Furniture Account Manager
“I can highly recommend Michael as the consumate professional he has always been in his dealings in helping me to secure a new role. If you are looking for a new employee or as an employee looking for a new challenge I would suggest contacting Michael”
www.overbury.com / 0207 307 9000
Rachel Woodhouse – Regional Business Manager
“Michael helped me secure a role at VITRA in 2006. This was my No1 choice and he was extremely efficient, helpful, respectful and kept me informed at every stage of the process. I would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Michael to anyone either looking for a new position or recruiting for a new position within the Office Furniture Industry.”
www.vitra.com / 020 7608 6200
Nick Shann – Operations Manager
“Michael Pollard has been our dedicated recruitment consultant for over 10 years. Michael’s unique and refreshing approach to recruitment has been invaluable to developing the strength and quality of our national sales team.
Recruitment consultancy is a saturated market and we are constantly bombarded by inappropriate candidates from companies who do not understand our business. When Michael pitched their tailored strategy for our employment requirement it stood head and shoulders above the competition.
The fact we have retained Michael for over 10 years is purely down to the quality of candidates that Michael and his team have placed. This really is all you can ask from a recruitment business.
Our national sales team is key to our business and the hardest area to recruit quality candidates. The strength and depth of our sales team has been critical to the growth of our business especially over the past 3 years. There is no doubt Michael has made a positive and important impact on our business.”
www.wagstaffgroup.co.uk / 0203 119 3144
Stephen Russell – Sales Director
“We have used the services of Northwood Sales Recruitment on more than three occasions, working with Michael Pollard to secure sales positions within our company.
On all these occasions the quality of the candidates supplied were of a high calibre, with an appointment being made on every occasion, and the candidate going on to be a real asset to the company.
I have no hesitation in recommending Michael Pollard and Northwood Sales recruitment for solving your recruitment needs.”
www.pledgechairs.com / 01525 376181
Paul Wade – Sales Director
“Michael Pollard is a very good recruiter. We have found 2 major differences between him and other people ostensibly offering the same service. Firstly he has a very good judge of quality sales people-the standard of the short listed candidates we were interviewing increased noticeably once we started working with him. Secondly, he doesn’t just act as a mailbox-he interviews all candidates personally and face to face meaning that he really is performing first interviews on our behalf-saving considerable amounts of time and helping us focus our efforts. The quality of our sales team has increased significantly since we started working with Michael.“
www.ellisfurniture.co.uk / 01484 514212
Chris Sibley – Sales Manager
“Michael placed me at Gresham in 2005 and was highly professional in his approach and conduct. I would happily recommend him to any company needing a recruitment service.”
www.gof.co.uk / 01204 66 44 22
Daniel Torcha – Dealer Manager
“Michael expertly guided me through the recruitment process helping me to secure a fantastic position in a growing and forward-thinking company. Michael understood exactly what I was looking for in my new role and provided excellent communication, advice and feedback from start to finish. I would highly recommended Northwood as both a candidate and a client”.
www.connection.uk.com / 01484 600 100
Richard Hill – Sales Manager
“Michael is very professional , ensures he understands exactly what position you are looking for and endeavours to secure a position that is right for you and the company on offer. He does not hesitate to promptly clarify anything required and the whole process was very smooth , thank you Michael would not hesitate to recommend you”.
www.godfreysyrett.co.uk / 0191 268 1010
Germinal Sene – Sales Manager France
“Michael has a perfect knowledge of our industry which means that the way he has interviewed me was based on intelligent and relevant questions. This approach is pretty rare in recruitment process which makes Michael a great asset for candidates and company looking for the right profile”.
www.senator.com / 01282 725000
Francesca Giovannetti – Sales Manager
“Michael is professional he helped me to find a new job. He understood my requirements and exceed my expectations providing me with great suggestions for my career. I will definitely use Michael’s service again and for sure I will recommend him, Thank you Michael”.
www.poltronafrau.com / 0207 589 3846
Stephen Fitzpatrick – Sales Manager at Humanscale
“Michael is a focused Recruitment Manager with a high level of experience in his field. Throughout the process of recruitment, Michael was reassuring and positive in his outlook, which I found extremely helpful. His desire to find the right business for me to work in was invaluable”.
www.humanscale.com / 0207 566 7990
David Huntingford – Account Manager
“I have found Michael to be an honest, hard working professional within his sector, his straight talking approach was a breath of fresh air. I would not hesitate to use Michael again, or to recommend him to other clients looking for a career change. Thanks Michael!”.
www.interstuhl.com / 0207 250 1850