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I would like to thank Alessia Williams for going above and beyond my expectations. She’s extremely professional, fantastic with her follow-ups, and makes the candidate feel very valued. She’s an asset to A & D Recruitment, and it’s been an absolute pleasure working with her.

Katrina K Admin

I had the pleasure of being called by Darren regarding an employment opportunity. I found Darren to be very knowledgeable of the industry and he forwarded me for an interview based upon my level of experience and ambition.

The communication thread and professional manner was matched by his attention to detail in placing me in a new role, to which I am very happy.

This guy is the “Matchmaker” when it comes to recruitment…

Thank you again Darren for your help and guidance all the way in making sure me and my employer were right for each other !


I would like to thank you for all you have done for me since starting last April and all of your advice prior.  It’s been an absolute pleasure.  A&D have been the only recruitment agency that have genuinely really helped me.

Katie P Sales

Darren is the best recruiter that I have ever met! Darren supported me by providing me with an insight into the industry and demonstrated how my skills would be transferrable – which in turn made the interview easier – it must also be noted that Darren contacted me before my interview, which in my opinion made a huge difference. When you work with Darren you also have his personal number and email address and is contactable via Skype for interview just incase you can’t meet in person. I would recommend Darren to anyone who is looking to get into Eco industry, as he has the right tools and experience within industry to make sure he can land you with your next role. Darren has a hands on approach and communicates at a level rarely seen nowadays. I have used recruitments guys for the past 20+ years and I recommend Darren!

John R Project Manager

Darren was approachable, understanding, knowledgeable and efficient in helping me secure the right role for me. As well as being a great guy, he is passionate about working hard and getting people not only what they want, but what they deserve. I would recommend him without a hesitation.

Jamie A Sales Manager

From day one Darren took care of everything, was very informative and kept me up to date with all of the details I needed to make the important decision. I would not hesitate to use Darren and his company as I found the whole experience was a good one.

Darren R UK Sales Manager

Darren helped me move on to the next stage of my career demonstrating his insight into what I required as an individual by matching me with a company that mirrored by beliefs / expectations and provided me with a future career path that I follow to this day.

Mark B Sales Manager

I am proud to recommend Darren, for the service he provided in Recruiting me at the right place with the right package. He gauged me well not just with my CV , but his telephone interview and then Skype made everything clear and personnel, It also made the Employer confident of his selection. Thank you once again for the opportunity to recommend such a special and impressive young man.

Riaz S Estimating Engineer

I cannot recommend Darren highly enough – he was so thorough, so professional, so very helpful and made me feel extremely confident in my own ability to do the job prior to interview.

Kim R Business Development Manager

I cannot recommend Darren highly enough – he was so thorough, so professional, so very helpful and made me feel extremely confident in my own ability to do the job prior to interview.

Lyndsey O Administrator

Highly recommend! Very helpful and friendly. Alessia is an asset to the company and went the extra mile to find me the perfect placement. Was always at the end of the phone when I needed her!

Lyndsey O Administrator

I first engaged with Alessia and Darren at A&D Recruitment early in March 2011. Initial contact reassured me that A&D were no run-of-the-mill recruitment agency; the company presented a far more consultative business style, reassuring me that I was working in partnership with a focused team rather than just being “another candidate”. Darren’s immediate and clear understanding of my skills facilitated a meeting with one of his most valued clients which, in turn, resulted in a very exciting engagement for me. It was Darren’s ability to think strategically on behalf of his client that led to this successful conclusion. Therein lies the value of working with a professional recruitment consultancy such as A&D. Alessia and Darren demonstrate a natural ability to think strategically – seeing the “big picture” by taking a consultative approach to understanding their client’s business needs. They share a great mix of commercial and technical skills, coupled with an excellent business ethic and strong moral compass, all of which build trust and respect in those they work with. Alessia and Darren are also very personable, which helps to foster their “easy to do business with” style. I have no hesitation in recommending A&D and I look forward to working with them again, hopefully as a client and not a candidate!

Martin A Director

I recently found myself looking for a job and in the current climate the options didn’t seem great. Having drawn a blank with the internet and newspaper, A&D was the first recruitment agency I tried. I was treated like a real person and not just a number, and after two interviews I was accepted by the company. Thank you, A&D!

Rishi L Sales Manager

A&D Recruitment is a cut above the rest. They offered a personal and efficient service which makes the candidate feel top class. Amazing experience! Thank you so much for all you have done for me.

Gill A PA