What Our Clients Say

Informa Group PLC

“I have been working with Alison on a number of recruitment campaigns during 2016. Her enthusiasm, drive and much needed sense of humour set her apart from others in the recruitment agency field. Best of all, she delivers consistently on high quality candidates, with minimal fuss and ceremony, which is exactly what I need to make my hiring managers happy.”

Stephen, Recruitment Manager


“I first met Alison in 2014 when I was looking for a new role myself, I found her to be a professional and friendly recruiter. When I then started my new role I started working with Alison on a professional capacity based on the way I had been treated as a candidate. Alison has taken the time to learn what we look for at IMCD. Now when I receive a CV from her I know the quality of the candidate is going to meet what we are looking for.”

Kind regards
Claire Blackburn, Human Resources Advisor

VBS Building Services Engineers

The Recruitment Network is a relatively new agency to Vulcan Building Services Ltd PSL, however our HR team have welcomed their refreshing approach with open arms. They always listen carefully to our needs and then match or more often, exceed on our expectations. Many of our vacancies require quite complex, industry related experience, but this does not seem to deter Alison and her team. She will always conduct her own research to fully understand the specific technical elements of a role, so she can then seek ideal candidates with the relevant experience.  We often require temporary staff at very short notice and we are confident in the knowledge that Alison is always willing to work outside of her normal office hours to source these candidates for us.  Professional, communicative and above all, very attentive, she displays all of the attributes that we at VBS Ltd require from our preferred agencies.

Alan Mitchell, Director

What Our Candidates Say

Holly Says

“I have provided feedback below, mean every word

My experience with Alison and the Recruitment Network has been exceptional. The Recruitment Network is one of a kind, and throughout the process of successfully placing me into a role, they consistently supported me in my applications. For a reliable, considerate service, with recruiters who genuinely care about your application, I would look no further than Alison and the Recruitment Network.”

Hollie Says

“I have worked with Alison for a number of years now and she never ceases to go above and beyond to find a role that is the perfect fit for me! Her colleagues at The Recruitment Network were always on hand through my placement period to answer any questions I had and chase things up for me. I can’t thank Alison enough for all her hard work not only placing me in one, but two fantastic roles! She is warm, professional and with a proactive approach. She takes time to understand my wants and needs and is always honest about my expectations. I would have no hesitation about recommending her to other candidates or companies looking to recruit.”

Kate Says

“The Recruitment Network were amazing in finding me a new job.  Alison had got to know me as a person and also what I wanted job wise and never just sent any job spec through, she listened to what I wanted, unlike other recruitment companies. Alison explained exactly what the job was, best ways to prepare for the interview and was there through every step of my journey. It’s always a little frightening when your changing a job and to have such a fantastic recruiter there through every part of the process was great. 

Alison was on annual leave at the time I had one of my interviews and still kept in contact with me, which is such a great service and really did come across that she genuinely cared and really wanted this for me. Alison had made her other colleagues aware of what stages I was at before she went on annual leave and it helped as they all knew who I was when I called having had my final interview and getting the feedback and verdict of whether the job was mine or not. They truly are a great team and can communicate with each other really well, which is hard to come by in any company these days.

Alison knew about every company she worked with which shows how well she can build rapport with her clients and really understand what the Company want and aware of the type of people that would fit within the companies culture too.  I can’t thank Alison and the team enough for all their help in finding my dream job at Informa.” 

Clodagh Says

“As a Candidate seeking my next role, I approached The Recruitment Network as they are an independently run Agency. I’d had so many previous disappointing experiences with your average franchise Agency who left me feeling like just another number.

The Recruitment Network helped me by taking the time and effort out of their day by meeting with me in person locally to where I live and leaving me after our meeting feeling that they genuinely wanted to get to the root of the exact role I was looking for and that it mattered to them and to myself that we were on the same page with regards to my career requirements and expectations.

They kept in constant contact with me following our meeting with updates on how my application was progressing and never left me feeling I didn’t know where I was in the selection process.

The one thing I liked was their friendly, caring and really ‘give a damn attitude’ that they wanted to place me in the right role and achieve the same results that I was hoping for. They exceeded that and more.

I found the whole experience meeting with Alison Crane (Business Manager at The Recruitment Network) so enjoyable, professional and worthwhile and for that reason I would thoroughly recommend The Recruitment Network as the preferred Agency of choice to anyone out there who is looking for their next career move.”

Josh Says

“Alison and Oly at The Recruitment Network have been excellent in helping me find work. They are both personable and professional and go the extra mile. I am confident in the business and the recruitment service as I have had a handful of positive interview experiences through them. I would recommend TRN to a friend if they were searching for work.”

Nancy Says

“The Recruitment Network is a great agency, available, focus and connected. They are attentive to details and get to know the candidates in order to match them with suitable roles.
Their approach is friendly and professional.”