Leanne Manton Finance Business Partner
Dentsu Aegis Network
"Refreshing was a breath of fresh air for my job search, it was great to work with a recruitment agency which goes against what I have stereotyped as the norm.
I believe Refreshing has a genuine interest in their candidates and this is reflected by the regular contact I still have with them.
Most recruitment agents would contact you once a year to see if you were looking for something new, Refreshing has contacted me much more regularly just to see how things are going and to catch up.
I have, and would continue to, recommend Refreshing to anyone in the job market, both from a recruiting or candidate position."
"Refreshing ooze class: from first contact succinctly explaining how they've a new approach to the market, arranging coffee at a quality hotel where a proper discussion could be had, Charlie's engaging nature and explanation of what Refreshing is all about, to the varied nature of the social events (and Joe's linkedin updates) and their subsequent advice regarding roles.
Refreshing are exactly that: a calm, considerate, thoughtful and quality offering, in a market saturated with quantity."
"We had been searching for a Financial Controller for several months, to take up a new role as we grew. Our Head of Recruitment suggested this new company 'Refreshing' - one candidate supplied, one very happy customer"
"Refreshing have been an exceptional help in assisting in our hiring process at Agilisys. Joe has bought us candidates that not only meet our role requirements, but match with the personality and culture of our company.
Having great knowledge of our company and processes he allows the hiring process to be easier as a whole. Joe’s approach is consultative not sales driven which is what attracted me to working with him in the first place. "
Group Finance Director
Interim Finance Professional
“I was looking to get back into the UK job market after a spell abroad and found that all the Recruitment Agencies I’d dealt with 10 years ago had changed, largely for the worse.
I lost count of the number of inappropriate roles I was sent......but then I came across the team at Refreshing.
Finally! People who not only listen to what you are saying, but understand that keeping in regular contact and building relationships (especially when there’s no job on offer) is the key to retaining the best people. In addition to this, they put on regular networking events where the emphasis is as much about having fun as it is meeting new people.
In an industry where mediocrity is commonplace, they truly stand out. I can’t recommend them highly enough”.
Head of Finance
I really appreciate Refreshing’s unique approach to networking and bringing people together. When working in an SME environment you often don’t have finance peers you can bounce ideas off. The refreshing network makes it feel like you work in a finance department that is 1,000 strong.
Senior Finance Business Partner
They focus on people and relationships which, in my opinion, is so much more powerful and relevant than purely filling roles.
Refreshing have really adopted a new and different approach to supporting businesses with their recruitment and talent management needs. They work hard to develop meaningful long term relationships and go out of their way to help. They stand out as being different in an industry where the others are lost in the crowd.