Efficient, cost-effective operations is at the heart of every successful organisation
We’re all being asked to do more with less. With cost-cutting high on everyone’s agendas, from procurement to production and distribution and the myriad functions in between, operations has become a critical driver of business success. In such a climate, having the right strategic leaders, who have a handle on the latest technologies and can collaborate across the whole of an organisation, is imperative for sustainable growth and profitability.
We work with fast-growing start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public-sector organisations to secure the leadership talent you need for:
Ours is an integrated approach to people and performance. As well as search and selection, our People & Change strategic HR consultancy can help you improve efficiency by harnessing the full potential of the latest technologies, developing effective business processes and implementing transformative operating models.
Darren was recommended to me by a previous client I had completed some work for whilst working in consultancy, always a good sign. After a lengthy chat, which did not feel rushed or a roll out of the usual questions, he found out why I wanted to leave my current role, seemed to fully understand the reasons behind this and grasped the type of role and direction I was looking for. The result being a great interview with a great company and eventually a great job offer which I hope will be the start of the next stage of my career. Seymour John has the personal touch I was looking for which is difficult to find these days and the level of communication was outstanding.
Risk & Regulatory Manager, RAC
I would like to recommend Phil Topper to anyone looking for the best possible advice, support and guidance when facing any career decision. His detailed understanding of not just what I wanted for my career, but also what I needed for my work/life balance was very refreshing and exactly what I was looking for. Phil helped me make the best career decision possible for me, and I would call on his expertise again in the future without any hesitation.
Margin Analyst, Autoclimate Ltd
Recruitment at its best.
John and his team recently placed me in my perfect role, and I have to say their recruitment process is the best I’ve come across. They took so much time to understand what I was looking for and to ultimately ensure the role I was placed in was a perfect fit.
As an employer, I wouldn’t use any other agency now I’ve been through their process as a candidate. They do so much of the work the employer usually would, saving you precious time, but more importantly giving you peace of mind you’re employing the right person. I look forward to working with them more in the future and highly recommend them to both candidates and employers.
Assistant Director of Finance, Gloucester City Homes
Lee has been a great help in orchestrating my latest career move. He’s provided appropriate leads and has talked me through each step of the process, ensuring I was well briefed and confident for interview. He has gone out of his way to ensure that all my queries were answered and provided honest advice. I’d highly recommend Lee as a recruitment consultant.
Accounts Manager, Heywoods Chartered Accountants
Seymour John were absolutely great, always there to help with anything I needed and gave me great support in the whole process. This really is a people person firm. I found a really great role that I am enjoying enormously and they have continued to support me to this point. If you are in search of a new role then this is a firm that will really get to know you as a candidate and find the role that you are looking for. They go above and beyond which you really come to appreciate.
Treasury Accountant, Secure Trust Bank
Having Seymour John represent me was a smooth transition in finding me a placement and I felt highly valued throughout the whole process from start to end. Should the need arise again, I’d have every confidence to use them again.
Management Accountant, Henry Howard Finance
Phil has both an extensive detailed knowledge of businesses in the local area and a large contact base. However what I really like about Phil is that he is very personable and works so very hard to secure you the opportunity that is right for you. He takes the time to get to know you and then maintains regular contact with updates and potential opportunities. He has an excellent communication style with prospective employees and you know you are in very capable hands as he sells your skill set. I can honestly say that he is the best recruitment agent I have worked with and am very pleased to say that his efforts secured me my new role where I am very happy. Thank you Phil.
Director of Finance and Information, Severn Hospice
I already had a strong relationship with Simon as a client so when I decided that it was time for a career move he was the obvious choice for help and guidance… he found the right business, with the right culture and people, in the right location and got me face time… now I am Finance Director of that business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Simon to anyone in my network.
Finance Director, McAuliffe Group
Phil’s professionalism and integrity sets the bar among recruiters, he really renewed my faith!… I’ll definitely be in touch when I am recruiting myself.
ReAssure, FP&A Accountant
I worked with Seymour John for a year on a contract in Cardiff. They were regularly proactive in their contact, with some lovely touches such as bottles of wine or a meal out. It truly does feel like they value you as a contractor. Emlyn, Mark and Louisa are definitely people I would trust and recommend, which is very rare in their line of business.
Inspiring Evolution Consultancy Limited