Testimonials

At Ad Idem we take pride in our work and value our client and candidate feedback. As part of our commitment to be true recruitment business partners, we ask our clients and candidates how we are doing in terms of service levels and customer experience. Enclosed are examples of recent testimonials! Don’t take our word for it …

 

Candidate Feedback for Henry Lenehan

Client: AKO Capital

“Henry is an exemplary recruitment consultant who I had the pleasure of working with this year. What I appreciated the most is that he made it a priority to consider my expectations and find an organisation that would match them. He was very supportive, providing interview prep material and feedback and also continued to check in and catch up with me to ensure a smooth transition into my new role. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking for a new role”.

Channell Henry

 

Client Feedback for Ann Radford

Client: McNab

“We had an executive level of role to fill and wanted to ensure that our search for the right person was international, not just local. Ann came highly recommended to us and didn’t disappoint. There were some differences between how we were used to operating with recruiters locally and how the UK operates, but Ann was able to listen to our needs and tailor her approach so we could work collaboratively. She was very easy to work with, understood the brief well, and presented some very solid options of people who were culturally aligned to our business. We would use Ann again if we were to recruit internationally”.

Celestine Willmott | Recruitment Manager, McNab

 

Client Feedback for Ad Idem

Client: EQT

“Ad Idem – and specifically Ann and Sam – have been extremely diligent and responsive. Very fast and to the point selection of candidates, diligent reference checks and close support with all logistical issues at hand. I feel that both client as well as candidates were supported very well and kept up to speed regarding all issues along the process. With their  support we found very a suitable candidate in a very narrow timeframe”.

CFO portfolio company EQT

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: AJ Bell

“I told Jim that i wanted to have a career working in operations with limited experience in this field, having just graduated from university with an economics degree. Jim sat down with me and was extremely personable and helped me modify my CV so that it stood out more when placed in front of potential employers. Due to Jim’s vast experience in the field I have managed to pursue a career in operations and realise my potential. I will forever be grateful for Jim’s help”.

Anthony Kayne | Senior Operations, AJ Bell

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Vanguard

“Jim was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so glad! Great to work with – provided direct, honest and incredibly valuable feedback which helped me secure my dream role. Forever grateful, thank you Jim!”

Ella Turnbull | Investor Services Associate, Vanguard

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Ruffer

“Working with Jim was a pleasure. I found him to be very responsive, passionate, and he clearly loves what he is doing. Any queries raised were dealt in a professional manner with clear communication. Having worked with other agencies, I can honestly say Jim was one of the best and I am glad to be writing a recommendation. If I would be looking job market again, Jim would be the first person I’d contact”.

Jiten Patel | Client Reporting Analyst, Ruffer

 

Candidate Feedback for Henry Lenehan

Client: Willis Tower Watson

“Henry may be the best recruiter I’ve worked with. He was brilliant at communicating and was always avaliable for a call to answer any questions I had. He got me feedback back quickly after each interview, which I really appreciated. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a new role. Thank you for all your help Henry!”

Vaiga Visniauskaite | Fund Accountant, Willis Tower Watson

 

Candidate Feedback for Henry Lenehan

Client: NEXTAM Partners

“From the offset Henry was professional, friendly and incredibly helpful. He was precise and clear with any information he gave to me and was always free for a call if I had any problems. Couldn’t have asked for a better agent to work with and I’m sure if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t of landed the amazing role that I did. A really top bloke!”

George Keefe | Middle Office Analyst, NEXTAM Partners

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Vanguard

“Jim provided me with a very supportive and warm experience in my search for a new role. Without his expertise and encouragement I would not have had the confidence to apply for the role I did – he has helped me change my life for the better. His passion for what he does in undeniable! I will continue recommending him to friends and can’t recommend him enough”.

Milly Watts | Personal Investor Services Associate, Vanguard

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Wellcome Trust

“I can highly recommend Jim’s services as a recruiter to candidates and clients alike. He placed me into a role within two weeks of making contact with him earlier this year and has proven himself to have a strong network across the financial services industry nationally. His approach as a recruiter sets him apart by taking time to understand the motivators of candidates and hiring managers and he provides a seamless process for both, maintaining strong relationships along the way. It has been a pleasure to deal with Jim”.

Martin McCabe | Due Diligence Manager, Wellcome Trust

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Fidessa

“I would thoroughly recommend Jim’s services to any candidate seeking a new role. For the duration of my search, Jim was honest, intelligent and professional. Jim simplified the whole experience and put me in the best position to secure a new job”.

David Hornby | Data Operarions, Fidessa

 

Client Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: Citi

“Having worked with Jim for a number of years I can honestly say that he is consistently a friendly, professional, and knowledgeable person who is great to work with and who knows the market extremely well”.

Steve Boreham | Perfromance and Risk, Citi

 

Candidate Feedback for Jim Gervaise-Brazier

Client: BlackRock

“When I was out of work, a mutual connection referred me to Jim so I emailed Jim a copy of my CV signing of saying that I hoped to catch up with him soon. Almost immediately, Jim called. We talked at length over every detail within my CV. Jim was very engaging from the word hello, and I could tell he wanted to help as much as possible during my job search. He methodically, made numerous suggestions as to how I should format my CV. Following a few amendments, Jim assertively told me my chances of employment were very high. Sure enough, before I had spoken to Jim, I had mostly received rejection emails. Following the reinvention of my CV, the calls and interviews started to come in. When I received an interview for BlackRock, Jim more or less told me I would “easily” get the position. He based this upon his remarkable knowledge of the Financial Services sector and coupled it with my listed experience with my CV. He was not wrong, I got offered the job. Jim has truly outstanding knowledge of the Financial Services industry. He really wants to help any jobseekers who are reaching out to him and will make sure you are in the best position to succeed with gaining new employment. To anyone who lives/wishes to re-locate to London and wishes to work in FS, go straight to Jim. He’ll sort you out”.

Chris McCabe | Client Invoicing Analyst, BlackRock