“If you are looking for salespeople, especially IT hardware/software salespeople then Howard Jackson is the company for you! Why do I say this? Quite simply, on a recent assignment they overperformed threefold.
My company is a successful IT services outsourcing company based in Manchester and we have been lucky over the past 20 years to build up an enviable NHS client base in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Having decided in October 2022 that 2023 was going to be the year to expand southwards, taking in London, Southeast, Southwest and the Midlands – all NHS of course, we approached HJ at that time and discussed the possibility of them finding us 3 x professional IT salespeople. One for London, one for the Midlands and one for our Manchester office.
I particularly liked talking with Adam and his team as it became obvious, they understood IT / sales etc. We said we didn’t necessarily need existing NHS experience as we could teach them our products and services.
Within a very short space of time, they found us 5-6 good candidates, 3 of whom were based near London. Whilst all the candidates were good, the 3 “London” candidates were the best!. My Sales Director and I had a full day of interviews and presentations from each of the candidates who were told there was just one job in London to go for.
One thing about hiring is that you have the advantage of meeting all the candidates separately whilst they usually do not know each other. This was the case on interview day, just before Christmas. It soon became apparent to both of us that HJ had provided us with three excellent candidates, and we believed they would make a great team. And that is exactly what we have done. We now have 3 experienced IT salespeople on board and on paper we have all bases covered in the South and London. We are very excited for 2023 as we get our team of 3 to “spread the word” and build our business.
Thank you very much HJ – the whole experience has been brilliant.”
Managing Director, IT Services provider
“We have really enjoyed working with Howard Jackson on a number of roles, they care greatly about building a strong client relationship and have always presented us with excellent candidates.”
HR Manager, Payment Solutions provider
“Howard Jackson have been a fantastic help to us in finding both an Account Manager and a Business Development Manager (New Business) in the past few months. In what is a very difficult recruitment market they were able to provide strong candidates and we successfully recruited for both roles. Adam Goodes in particular is professional and a pleasure to deal with.”
HR Manager – UK, Tier 1 ERP vendor
“From my first hire to my last, Stuart has consistently taken the time to understand my requirements fully and then presented me with hard decisions to make from a short list of top quality people. Not only have we had an outstanding track record of recruiting, we have also retained everyone who Stuart has introduced over the last 6 years.”
Sales Director, Global Storage vendor
“Howard Jackson was instrumental in finding the right role for me, taking time and care to understand what I was looking for and providing useful advice and input along the way. They are an extremely motivated and professional recruitment specialist and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone considering their next career move.”
Strategic Accounts Director, Siemens
“As always Howard Jackson were professional in their approach, understanding our needs and requirements and providing me with shortlist of top class sales candidates. Their understanding of my requirements made my job easier, and in no time I was able to offer a sales role to the best candidate. I would definitely have no hesitation in working with Howard Jackson again.”
Head of Sales, leading Microsoft Dynamics partner
“It was a real pleasure to engage with a recruitment agency that ran my career move like a sales campaign and throughout my recruitment process, Adam and the Howard Jackson team provided value, rarely seen among their competitors. The attention to detail, foresight and dynamism made the difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending these guys.”
Business Development Director, Dimension Data
“I have known Stuart for a number of years and have worked with him on some demanding and complex projects. Stuart has always delivered and spent the time to fully appreciate my requirements, the profile of the candidates I required, and the alignment of both skills and cultural fit.
Stuart will always be the person I call regarding requirements as his experience and knowledge of aligning the right candidates, to a specific role, has been first class.”
Director – E.M.E.A Partners & Channels, Tier 1 Networking provider
“I would recommend Howard Jackson to anyone looking for a career move. The specialist help provided by Adam Goodes, Stuart Evans and their team is far better than the average recruitment company. Each candidate is treated as an individual and Adam tries to match them with a company based on skills, experience and culture.
Rather than being placed in the usual box and managed through a ‘conveyor belt’ process based on Job Titles alone, HJ take the time to learn about each client and understand their full capability and potential. Guidance and support is provided every step of the way from job selection, interview preparation and the final agreeing of t’ and c’s.”
Account Manager, Access Group