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It's been a pleasure working with Kelly and F1rst Commercial and we will definitely be doing business together again. Kelly promptly found a fantastic candidate for our advertised role and made the process of recruitment so smooth and efficient from start to finish. Thanks so much and we look forward to our future endeavours together.

Kind regards

Erin P
Studio Manager November 2017


"F1rst Commercial Recruitment have been a pleasure to engage with on a recent recruitment assignment. The staff (and Kelly in particular) engage you (the client) from the outset - utilising professional conversation to establish your needs and clarify all issues to enable an unambiguous understanding of the brief.

Kelly's upbeat interactions with you, as the client, make it easy to call with updates, even if you have "bad news" and her patience and good humour encourages you to see the task through to its conclusion.

All in all, it is an absolute pleasure to work with the whole team and I would not hesitate to utilise their excellent services again!"

Jonathan Y
HR Consultant July 2017


F1rst Commercial are not an agency / supplier to our company – they are a partner and a true extension of our internal recruitment team.

They took the time to visit and fully understand us as a business, our values and our culture before starting to work on our vacancies. We have only worked with F1rst Commercial for a short period of time, and they have already demonstrated their skill and passion for our partnership – filling a variety of crucial roles quickly and with true gems.

We are thoroughly enjoying working with the team and cannot wait to see what the future holds, they truly are Super Recruiters and very much part of our company's family!

Tasch B
Recruitment Manager February 2017


F1rst Commercial Recruitment has reinstalled my faith in agencies. From start to finish they have proven themselves very professional and even when issues arose (which when dealing with people, always do) they were quick to resolve them and always made sure communication wasn’t a problem.

Any agency who face to face interviews the candidate first; you know is going to spend a great deal of time learning about their applicants.

Big thanks, Sharon, Kelly and Ilana

Rinchin T
Operations Director September 2016


We offer two people a job through two agencies. The other agency came back along the lines of “nice one, thanks”. F1rst Commercial formally confirm, offering referees and committing to following up beyond getting paid.

There’s a chasm between you and your rivals in terms of quality and service.

You’ll go far F1rst Commercial!

Garry H
Sales Manager September 2016


It has been a pleasure working with you and Rebecca. I appreciate the time you took to understand our business and its personality in order to be able to recommend the most suitable candidates.
It is really refreshing to know that the candidates we see have already been through your interview process and that you only recommend candidates who match both your and our standards – such a change from the usual practice of being buried under a pile of tenuously associated CVs.
Your approach shortens the recruitment process drastically and therefore allows us to give our best attention to quality candidates at interview.
Your candidate assessment was spot on and fitted the brief – every time. Thanks again and we’ll be back soon.

Steve P
Director June 2016


F1rst Commercial Recruitment has got to be Manchester's finest recruitment service provider. We have used f1rst commercial over the past 3 years and continue to hire through them for our product design and marketing needs.

Sharon is extremely client focused providing a professional and friendly angle on the recruitment sector and has helped us select and fill various positions at our company.

Both Sharon and her team of highly skilled consultants never cease to impress us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tom Q
Product Design Manager April 2016


Would just like to thank the F1rst Commercial Recruitment team who have worked hard and efficiently in finding us numerous candidates over the last few months.

We appreciate this was a difficult position to fill and also understand we are quite difficult to please. However, Sharon and the team did not deter from the task in hand and provided us with numerous brilliant candidates. This was due to the team understanding and taking a keen interest in what we actually required from a candidate and not just sending anybody through to us.

We now have a new starter but we are still recruiting and are looking forward to F1rst, finding us more ideal candidates.

Phil M
Surveying Manager February 2016


Thank you for the candidates contact details [for offer purposes] and please thank Sharon and the team for being so efficient in finding us good candidates.
Kind regards

Karen H
Head of Finance December 2015


Having recently used F1rst Commercial Recruitment, once again I have nothing but praise for the professional service and support they have given our company in filling the difficult vacancy we had.  The combination of friendly, knowledgeable staff, sensible recruitment fees and commitment to go the extra mile without question, is something that is to be admired and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

John R
Group H R Manager September 2015


Hi Sharon

I just wanted to say thanks and give you some positive feedback.

I found your service to be exceptional and refreshing. Right from the start it was obvious that you listen closely to your clients and look to get it right first time.

Working with yourself and James was a very comfortable experience. I know that we look for a unique applicant type and we can be quite demanding, so for me the swiftness with which you delivered a suitable applicant was very impressive.

10 years of hiring and I think I have found a company I am 100% comfortable with!

Colin L
Customer Service Manager July 2015


This was the first time that our practice had used an agency to fill a professional post. (Chartered Building Surveyor). We have been very pleased with the service overall.

Thanks
Ian

Ian K
Director July 2015


Hi Sharon,

Just a note to say that we are very pleased with the placements you have helped us with recently. We were really please with the way that you thoroughly vetted each candidate and we only had to see the ones who fitted our requirements exactly. This saved us valuable time and we only saw people who were ideal for the role we were offering. Thanks again and we will definitely use your service in the future.

Barry S
Sales Director June 2014


We selected F1rst Commercial Recruitment on the basis that they really seemed to care about what we wanted. They took the time to visit us and get a feel for the type of company we are and who might fit in.

Each time we have used F1rst Commercial we have received a first class selection of candidates and have been delighted with the calibre put forward and the level of service we received.

Janet B
Commercial Director February 2014


As a company we have traditionally not used recruitment agencies as we have been disappointed with the quality of the candidates being put forward. However my experiences with F1rst Commercial and Sharon in particular, changed my views completely. She worked with us over a lengthy period until we found exactly the right person to fill our position of Sales Director.

He has settled in very well doing a good job for us, and on this occasion I am very happy to eat humble pie as I was proved to be wrong, as demonstrably not all agencies are the same or as good as F1rst Commercial.

Alan Y
Managing Director January 2014


I cannot recommend F1rst Commercial highly enough. We previously worked with another agency who took months to put forward a selection of mediocre candidates.

With F1rst we got two great placements in the space of two weeks. Just tell them what you want and they will go that extra mile to find you the right candidate.

Our contact was Emma who's commitment and enthusiasm was outstanding and real pleasure to work with.

RTB
Design Manager January 2014


I cannot recommend F1rst Commercial highly enough. We previously worked with another agency who took months to put forward a selection of mediocre candidates. With F1rst we got two great placements in the space of two weeks.

Just tell them what you want and they will go that extra mile to find you the right candidate.

Richard B
Design Manager


We have a great relationship with F1rst Commercial Recruitment and they have been by far the best performing in terms of successful candidates and understanding the types of people we look for. Jade works very hard for us.

Karen M
Manager October 2013


My first experience of working with F1rst Commercial has been both a pleasure and a success. Jade and Sharon took the time to understand our business and what we were looking for in a candidate. Their approach was refreshing and collaborative.

I would certainly recommend and I will be using their services again in the future.

Ashley L
HR Business Partner October 2013


This was the first occasion that I decided to utilise the services of a recruitment agency for sourcing new staff for our business and was very impressed.

From the beginning I had the support and direct assistance from Emma Harrison one of F1rst Commercial’s recruitment consultants. Over the duration of my time spent working alongside Emma, she and F1rst Commercial have shown the highest level of help, support, and assistance with the main aim of trying to attain the best possible outcome for myself and our Company.

We have now successfully achieved our aim of recruiting new members to our creative team and I would not hesitate to utilise their services again if required in the future.

Paul M
Product Development & Marketing Mgr October 2013


This was the first occasion that I decided to utilise the services of a recruitment agency for sourcing new staff for our business and was very impressed.

From the beginning I had the support and direct assistance from Emma Harrison, one of F1rst Commercial’s recruitment consultants. Over the duration of my time spent working alongside Emma, she and F1rst Commercial have shown the highest level of help, support, and assistance with the main aim of trying to attain the best possible outcome for myself and our company.

We have now successfully achieved our aim of recruiting new members to our creative team and I would not hesitate to utilise their services again if required in the future.

Paul M
Product Development & Marketing Mgr October 2013


My experience with F1rst Commercial has been first class from day one. I received a call from the agency and their approach was friendly, consultative and far from the usual pushy sales calls I had received.

They sent over two CV’s, one of which was a very good match to our vacancy. The agency took the time to find out about our Company, to ensure they found a candidate who not only had the skills and ability to do the job, but someone who had the right personality too. We interviewed this candidate, and within 24 hours we offered her the position.

F1rst Commercial took away the headache and the hassle of scouring through endless applications and they managed to complete the entire process of sourcing, selecting and placing a candidate in less than two weeks. We look forward to our Investment Manager starting with us next week and have confidence that she will be a huge asset to the company.

As a business, we have been skeptical about using agencies in the past, however from our experience so far, F1rst Commercial have restored our faith. I would recommend their services to other companies alike.

Kay K
Manager July 2013


I appreciate the time and effort you have put into sourcing candidates for us and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Steve P
Services Director September 2013


Just a quick email to tell you about the refreshingly pleasant experience I received from F1rst Commercial Recruitment.

The consultant was pleasant, thorough and did exactly what she said she would, when she said she would!

The CV’s and candidates received for interview were of ex

Louise S
Operations Director June 2013


We found F1rst Commercial Recruitment very responsive to our needs in fulfilling our recent vacancy. They acted most efficiently and professional at all stages of the recruitment process, and we would certainly utilise their services again for any similar positions.

Peter B
Managing Director May 2013


I have recently had the pleasure of liaising with Jade from F1rst Commercial Recruitment in order to fill a vacancy for a Sales Administrator.

Jade fully understood our brief and interpreted our requirements perfectly. The result being that the candidates submitted were just right for the role and we were delighted to fill the vacancy very quickly.

I would recommend the services of F1rst Commercial Recruitment without hesitation and I would certainly use them again.

Caroline R
BDM March 2013


Having used F1rst Commercial Recruitment for the first time, we have been extremely pleased with the approach they took in providing us with quality rather than quantity of candidates. They quickly established an understanding of our business and culture which resulted in a successful outcome and offer. Based on this experience, I would definitely recommend their services to others

Nicki C
HR Manager January 2013


“I have been extremely impressed with the work that F1rst Commercial Recruitment has carried out for us. The consultants are professional, thorough and yet friendly and they always take the time to understand our business needs. The candidates we hired through them are just perfect for the roles we offered and this is because the team spent a long time interviewing them for us and asking all the right the questions, hence saving our time and efforts! I would highly recommend F1rst Commercial Recruitment”.

Michela P
HR January 2013


We have recently had the pleasure of working with F1rst Commercial Recruitment to recruit a new customer care team and found the candidates to be of high standard and matched our requirements. The on-board process was also made a lot easier as all referee contact details were collected for us in advance so that the referencing process could start as soon as an offer was made, allowing for new employees to start quicker.

I would recommend F1rst Commercial to other organisations and will continue to use them for future recruitment.

Hannah P
H R Generalist December 2012


I have been very pleased with the service of F1rst Commercial Recruitment Limited; they listened to what our requirements were, visited our premises and then sent over exactly the right calibre of candidate for the roles we were looking to fill.

They understood the brief immediately which saved us time when reviewing CV’s. Polite, friendly and very easy to deal with making the whole process so much easier.

I will definitely let you know if we have any further vacancies Jade, thank you.

Joanne W
Executive to the Board of Directors July 2012


F1rst Commercial, and in particular Sharon and Emma have been extremely helpful in assisting me with my recruitment needs. They have offered not only a professional service, but also a friendly, personal and fresh approach. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who has recruitment needs.

Natalie B
Sales Operation Manager March 2012


I recently used F1rst Commercial Recruitment for the first time and I was delighted with the standard of candidates they put forward. Both Sharon and Emma were excellent and understood our needs completely.

I would not hesitate to use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a well managed recruitment process.

Claire S
General Manager December 2011


Thank you for all of your assistance to date with the recruitment process for our recent position. You have been more than helpful and I will most definitely keep your details on record.

I would certainly recommend you as a point of call to other colleagues that are looking to recruit externally in the future.

Olivia
Manager November 2011


I have recently used F1rst Commercial for the first time and was impressed with Emma’s understanding of our business and the way she took time to fully understand the role and our requirements.

We have successfully recruited from Emma referrals.

I would recommend Emma and look forward to using F1rst Commercial again in the future.

Yvonne
Talent Acquisition Manager November 2011


Having worked extensively with Sharon and F1rst Commercial at my last Company she was the first person I contacted when I moved to a new Organisation and they had recruitment requirements.

Sharon was as thorough and professional as ever and worked with us to get the right person for the role.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending F1rst Commercial to either clients or candidates, having experienced the service from both sides and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Rachel
HR Manager September 2011


I would like to thank you personally for your understanding and all the effort you have put in trying to help me fill this vacancy.

When we come to recruiting again I will most definitely be in contact.

Hannah
Customer Service Manager September 2011


I am happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by F1rst Commercial Recruitment. I have recently used the firms’ services and found Sharon and Emma to be extremely attentive and efficient.

They were extremely knowledgeable and approachable at all times, and I would have no hesitation in using F1rst's service again as the quality of the candidates offered made my selection program a lot easier.

Cliff
Operations Director September 2011


I have recently used F1rst Commercial for the first time and was impressed with the way Sharon took time to understand our business and the vacancy we were looking to fill.

She provided a good mix of candidates for interview and we were able to successfully appoint one of them.

I would recommend Sharon and will certainly use F1rst Commercial for future recruitment requirements.

Carol H
HR Manager July 2011


I would like to take the opportunity to thank Sharon for her professional service and support during our recent recruitment needs. You have been a pleasure to work with and the service has been timely with efficient communication throughout the process.

Sharon listened to the requirements of the role and was able to interpret and match our job description to source an excellent candidate.

I will certainly contact you again in the future and recommend your services to our sister sites for any forthcoming recruitment needs within your sector.

Neema
HR Advisor March 2011


I cannot speak highly enough of the help f1rst commercial recruitment have provided us with.

I have no doubt that I will use f1rst commercial recruitment again as they are a friendly, down to earth and extremely helpful Company.

It is a delight to talk to Sharon regarding our vacancies as I know she will always try her hardest to find someone suitable for us.

Thank you.

H G
Management Assistant February 2011


Our Company have been utilising the services of F1rst Commercial Recruitment for approximately 12 months now. Sharon and Deborah have been excellent at understanding not only the requirements of the roles that we are recruiting for but also our business and culture.

The approach taken to get the right candidates to us is extremely thorough and Sharon and Deborah are so enthusiastic about our business and the candidates that it's a pleasure to work with them.

I would definitely recommend F1rst Commercial. It's difficult to find an agency where you receive the consistency of approach regardless of who you deal with and the confidence to know that the consultants really care about your business and the candidates that they are placing.

Rachel
Principal HR Officer February 2011


I thought that I would take the opportunity to thank you, and Sharon, for the excellent professional service that you have provided to us during our recent search for a Business Unit Manager.

You have correctly interpreted our brief, carried out a thorough vetting process to avoid unnecessary abortive interviews and introduced us to an excellent candidate.

I appreciate your friendly, timely and efficient communication with me throughout the process.

I can assure you that I will contact you should we have any other recruitment needs within your sector and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services.

Nikki W
Group Operations Director January 2011


Over the many years I have been using recruitment companies I have seen the good and the bad, so what a refreshing day it was when I took a call from Sharon at F1rst Commercial. An excellent approach to the needs of my business and an attention to detail that has made me have Sharon as my first port of call when I have an office vacancy.

Peter C
Branch Manager August 2010


I have been working with F1rst for six months and throughout this time they have successfully filled many of our vacancies. As a result, whenever we are required to recruit, F1rst is always our first point of contact.

Their success is due to the fact that they have taken the time to get to know our organisation and our requirements thoroughly. They knows the type of people and skill sets that we look for and as a result they always sources the right candidates for our roles. I have the utmost confidence in F1rst, they save us a lot of time within our recruitment process by only sending through the details of appropriate candidates.

Sarah
HR Officer April 2010


I write this testimonial borne out of the pleasure I have experienced in my business dealings with Sharon of F1rst Commercial Recruitment.

Sharon's professionalism coupled with her sunny nature and further backed up by her ‘can do’ attitude makes the perfect ingredients which contributed to me being able to put my trust in her and her abilities to support the recruitment needs of my business.

I have had complete piece of mind and to repeat myself 'IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE'

Michelle H
FD March 2010


F1rst Commercial Recruitment understood my business requirements incredibly well and did a very good job of not only matching up the skill set needed for our position but also the right ‘person fit’ for our business as well. Clearly they interview all their applicants well and don’t waste anyone’s time. It has been a refreshing change to work with F1rst and I have put them at the top of our preferred agency list. Well done to the team.

Iain M
Manager March 2010


I have been very impressed with F1rst Commercial Recruitment and their approach to my need to recruit staff. They speak with a clarity and understanding that in my experience seems to be sadly lacking in today's recruitment agency world. Because of this, I got what I needed and my time wasn't wasted.

Well done!

C L
Partner January 2010


We needed a recruitment partner to handle, review and shortlist sales candidates for a national campaign we were launching across the UK. Due to the urgent need to the business and the stretch on internal resources, it was decided a recruitment agency should be sourced.

F1rst Commercial Recruitment presented us with a seamless package which fitted into the requirements of the campaign operation and specific requirements. They made sure they had a clear understanding of our campaign objectives. The result was high quality candidates recruited from a targeted national campaign and an end to end solution for the client. Very impressive service.

Melanie M
Managing Director November 2009


F1rst Commercial is a refreshing change in the world of recruitment. Their approach is always professional but their service is personal and I feel they take the time to understand the needs of my business.

Jan D
Office Manager September 2009