"I have recently worked with Daine who helped me secure a prominent Digital Programme Lead / Product owner position at Marie Curie Cancer Care. His knowledge of the organisation, scope of the role and individuals involved in the Charity assisted me greatly both in inspiring me to apply and also in my preparations throughout the process. His regular communications and total honesty at key moments were vital and played a very critical part in securing a successful and happy solution".
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Daine for a number of years, having initially engaged his services as a client; latterly, being placed as a candidate by him in my current role. During that time, and having been on both sides of the proverbial fence, I have come to value and trust him implicitly for his counsel, straightforwardness, personal approach, unwavering support, tenacity and momentum. He is incredibly adept at reading between the lines and flexing his approach to ensure that his representation of both client and candidate best interests is balanced, thorough and second-to-none; throughout the process. Moreover, he has a genuine passion for his craft and – somewhat refreshingly – takes a long-term view of his collaborations and partnerships, as opposed to the model that so many of us would be familiar with: fast connections and fast commissions. I look forward to working with Daine again in the future, whether it’s representing me or my business”.
FTSE listed Business
“My consultancy works with clients undertaking digital transformation programmes and talent strategy is often core to the brief. I have no hesitation introducing Daine to our clients to support their search and recruitment activity. He takes time to understand the business, proactively supports and develops the candidate briefs using his extensive experience and provides invaluable insights to the client in terms of the candidate landscape and organisation structures. He always delivers strong candidates, taking time to understand their motivations and aspirations and whether there is a genuine fit to the role. He operates with great integrity, respecting the needs of clients and candidates alike, whilst being highly commercial in his approach to delivering the right talent solution. Daine is professional, open, honest and a pleasure to work with. I’d have no hesitation in recommending his services and look forward to continuing to work with him”.
Director & Founder
“Daine was our recruitment consultant for five or six years when I was at the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Daine provided a superb and very professional service. He took the trouble to really understand the nature of the RFU and the specific needs of each role. He sourced excellent candidates for the various roles that I was recruiting for and took care to provide very detailed analysis of candidates that greatly aided the interview process. Daine kept in touch regularly and came to know the RFU team very well. I have dealt with many recruitment consultants over the years (of very different capabilities and attitudes) and Daine ranks with the very best!”
Leading National Charity
"Daine helped me secure a significant marketing and business development position in the communications market. I found his approach thorough, proactive and insightful. It’s refreshing (dare I say rare!) to work with a recruitment professional who understands his client’s business and, as a result, added real value to my preparation. Combine this with Daine's good humour and personable approach and the result is a happy and successful partnership”.
“Daine is to recruitment what Henry Kissinger was to Shuttle diplomacy. He always knows what to ask and who to call to get the best results”
"If you haven’t worked with Daine, I urge you to.
Professionalism, thoroughness, effectiveness and focus – yes, with Daine you’ll get all of this. However, what makes working with Daine special is his spot on intuition, his grasp of knowing what’s going to work culturally and role-wise for everyone concerned together a pro-activeness and attentiveness that is true testament to his genuine passion to get it right.
Working with Daine gets the result you need, whether you’re searching for someone or searching for your next move; it’s also a real partnership and a great pleasure"
MD (Creative Communications agency)
“Daine Ferguson is a cut above most recruitment consultants in appreciating the client and candidate perspectives in recruitment. The combination of a personal approach with a highly professional service is a real asset in building a strong relationship and achieving a result that works for everyone”.
Head of Communications
Anthony Nollan Trust
“I first met Daine shortly after returning to the UK in mid 2011 following a long stint working abroad in New York, Australia and Hong Kong. I was immediately struck by the marked difference in Daine's approach to recruitment consulting which sets him way way apart and ahead of the industry here in the UK. He takes a very personal and keen interest in what makes a candidate "tick" and to understand where their career interests and aspirations lie. Importantly (and very differently to so many of his industry colleagues), Daine really delivers what he promises through diligent follow up, professional advice and counsel, as well as wise insights and a trusted industry network. I have no hesitation in recommending Daine to qualified candidates or to client companies seeking best in class talent”.
Head of Client Services
"I have known Daine for just under 10 years during which he has helped recruit a number of talented specialists into my teams. I have come to value Daine's straightforward and honest approach and the diligence he provides to make certain a successful and long term solution is achieved. Daine always represents the most impressive candidates with the correct skills and culture who are not only inspired by the organisation but completely committed to the recruitment process. This is no mean feat in the charity sector. Daine combines his professional work ethic with good humour and I look forward to working with him again in the future"
“A genuine diamond; speaking as a client, Daine makes the recruitment process very easy"
Head of Resourcing
FTSE listed business
Credibility is key to any business and although we are very proud to be holders of the following testimonials we are only as good and reputable as our next assignment. As such we have eliminated laurels from our mindset because when it comes to successful recruitment we have little time to rest.