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Maxwell Stephens - FM Recruitment Service Testimonials
What our Clients have to say...
“I got in contact with Peter when a first round of recruiting had not identified any suitable candidates. His experience was invaluable in getting the process back on track very quickly, and we were able to appoint in a relatively short space of time. He also went the extra mile to accommodate special invoicing requirements for charity VAT zero rating purposes, and I have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Maxwell Stephens to others."
Chris Straw BA ACA, Director of Finance and Resources, The Academy of Medical Sciences.
“I was very impressed with the service provided by Maxwell Stephens as a Company in the recent successful recruitment of a Facilities Manager for St Christopher’s Hospice. Following the first briefing meeting, they produced a plan and draft advertisement, and then ran a strong recruitment campaign. We had a strong field and a very apt shortlist of whom at least 3 candidates were appointable. Throughout the process they were highly proactive in responding quickly and effectively to any issues I raised. They was also very sensitive to the environment of the Hospice and how patient and staff consideration are such a major factors. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and we’re very pleased with our new Facilities Manager."
Arthur Tanner, Personnel Director, St Christopher's Hospice
“Peter supported me in my search for a Facilities Manager in 2010. He was a pleasure to work with and acted as a true consultant; quickly understanding our business and using his technical knowledge to advise and challenge on role requirements and recruitment strategy. I found Peter to work with real integrity. He was consistently reliable, and importantly delivered results."
Helen Fell, Talent Manager, Western Europe, PepsiCo
“Peter and his team have consistently produced good quality recruitment, quickly and effectively. Very easy to work with, they do what they say when they say. Would recommend to anyone!"
Alex Nicholls, Director, Babcock International
"We found Peter and Maxwell Stephens to be very responsive from the first phone call, Organised and proactive (he wrote the draft job description); Prompt and was v. Business-like. The shortlist provided was relevant and had good candidates. The terms were reasonable and all was completed with a time frame. Overall - we would recommend to others on the basis that you have done what you said you would."
Robin Thompson, Partner, Redburn
“We had an urgent recruitment requirement which was executed in tremendous fashion by Peter and his team. He stuck to our criteria and sourced an excellent candidate who has now become an invaluable member of our team. Thank you Peter!”
Yonni Abramson, Third Sector Property
“Maxwell Stephens provided an excellent service for Weatherbys. They sourced very quickly some top candidates for interview and saw the process through to the end efficiently and professionally. Would highly recommend!”
Jane Olds, Human Resources Manager at Weatherbys
"Peter has provided recruitment services to support the search and selection of FM experienced personal and has completed the recruitment process for me to a high standard each time. I would not hesitate to work with Peter again.”
Graham Brown, Director, Brixton Estates / SEGRO
”Peter has delivered a highly professional service time and again, in an industry often not renowned for actual care and interest in your actual requirements. He has the highest integrity and works hard to understand and thoughtfully deliver the right person each time.”
Peter Carr, Director of Facilities Management, Lee Baron Group Limited
“I have known Peter for many years and have recruited through him on a number of occasions. His knowledge of the market and ability to present a selection of excellent matches is unrivalled. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Peter Titus, Head of Facilities, Field Fisher Waterhouse
”Peter has assisted me to find excellent FM staff. He is always one step ahead of the game and makes it his business to understand the business he is working to help. He is highly professional and doesn't bother you with those annoying "keeping in touch" phone calls. When he calls you it is because he has something interesting to say! For the size of Business he runs, Peter brings in the highest calibre of people I have seen. I definitely recommend him!”
Lynn Rozier, HR Manager, Europa Services
”I have always found Peter to be very professional. He always seems to go that extra mile to find the right person in the right location for the right job!”
Jonathon Hawkins, Regional Operations Manager, CB Richard Ellis
“I have known Peter professionally for a number of years on both sides of the recruitment fence. Time after time Peter has delivered. He has an ability to accurately convert needs and requirements, seek out opportunities and deliver quality candidates. Peter's knowledge of the industry is excellent and I would recommend that if you haven't come across Peter or Maxwell Stephens before, you give them a go.”
David Marsh, Head of Operations
”Peter is a great recruiter who I personally recommend!”
Richard Frost, Talent Acquisition & Development Director
”Peter is one of the best recruiters in FM today globally. His contacts are great his professionalism, client focus is second to none. I would have no hesitation in working with peter again!”
Mick Dalton, Past Chairman BIFM
”I've known Peter or many years and in all this time he has been consistent in providing high calibre professionals when the need has arisen. I would not hesitate in using his services.”.
Maxcene Crowe, Program Manager
”Peter is a great guy. I have known Peter for at least the past 6 years both as a professional provider of FM staff and as a supporter of my own career. Peter's great strength is that he listens before he acts - this results in getting the right solution first time, every time. Having tracked Peter business success over several years, I continue to support him and wish him every success in everything he does. He certainly deserves it!”
Keith West, Managing Director, PEMCO
“Working with Peter was a great success on two levels. Firstly, Peter has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the FM marketplace and is very well connected. He puts forward credible candidates saving time and effort which is often not the case when working with less effective recruiters. Secondly, Peter is extremely personable making the whole process seem less like work. Highly recommended!”
Matt Horridge, Director
“I have worked with Peter over many years now and cannot fault the level of service and integrity he provides. Peter knows his market better than anyone I have worked with and gets results”
Kieran Healy, Director of Education
”I would thoroughly recommend Peter and Maxwell Stephens as both a client and a candidate. Peter displays the knowledge and understanding of client needs that clearly enables better placement of excellent candidates within the right roles. It's also always a pleasure to deal with Peter at all levels!”
Tim Hysom, Director, MITIE
”I have used Peter for numerous recruitment searches over a number of years and will continue to do so in the future. Peter takes the time to fully understand the clients brief, ensures he vets candidates and puts forward only those that meet the criteria. This saves valuable time for both the client and candidates. He has an excellent knowledge of the FM market and provides sound advice. I have no hesitation in recommending his work!”
Jack Finney, Senior FM Manager
“Peter has always been open, honest and happy to offer advice and support when I have been seeking new team members.”
Julie Jackson nee Mackmurdie, Head of Change Management EMEA
What our Candidates have to say...
“Dear Peter, As I continue into my second week here at Institute for Government, I feel that I must take five minutes from my schedule to say thank you! I was impressed from the beginning when we first met at interview back in May, and you and your colleagues have continued to impress throughout this process. You stated at the beginning the type of role that would be suitable and you have maintained that focus throughout. I send my sincere thanks to you and your team, not only for your commitment, diligence and professionalism in finding and putting me forward for this position, but for the support you all have provided throughout........and the card was a very nice touch also."
Mark Haythorne, Venue & Facilities Manager, Institute for Government
“Peter and his team helped me through the interview process to achieve my new role. I found them all to be knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and I am very grateful for their excellent assistance."
Luke Portelli, Assistant Building Manager, CB Richard Ellis
“Peter and his team, namely Dominique and Rebecca, between them found me my current role. They dealt with everything in a swift and professional manner and had the tenacity not to give up when things were going against us. Maxwell Stephens deliver exactly what they say on the tin and I would have no hesitation in recommending them."
Gwendoline Murray, Head of Facilities, Aegis Media
"From a candidate perspective Peter is exactly what you need when looking for new employment. Extremely knowledgeable of the FM function. An expert in recruitment. Invests time in you as a person not your CV, coaches and advises you through the process. Knows the client, knows the role. Looks to match you and the job. If he doesn't think you are suitable he takes time to explain. In summary, thoroughly professional and a nice bloke too."
Nick Beadel, Client Development Manager
“I have used Peter's service more than once as a Recruiter and each time he has been more than willing to assist me in finding the right role. Peter is flexible, deeply knowledgeable and passionate about his work. The vast majority of contacts I have made in my career have either heard of or used Peter to find their current roles. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services, which in fact I have to a number of colleagues and friends in the time I have known Peter."
Jennifer Davies, Customer Relations Manager
“I first met Peter Forshaw when I was looking for a new job (4 years ago)... he found the perfect opportunity for me, understanding my career aspirations, my long term goals and most of all the requirement for me to work for a company that I could progress my career further. After four years working for CBRE I am now in the middle east and I truly could not have done it without the support of Peter. I would highly recommend him in the future."
Rachael Jones, Building Manager, CB Richard Ellis
“Peter is a trustworthy individual whom I would happily work with again, he is honest and has a positive approach to problem solving and has been of great assistance at various stages in my career.”
John Dony, Regional Facilities Manager
"Peter - I am thoroughly enjoying being at the firm, one of the friendliest companies I have ever experienced. So happy, I am hoping that I never have to leave. Thank you so much for considering me for this position."
Katrina Musson, Facilities Manager
"Peter contacted me regarding a vacancy that he thought might interest me and within two days of submitting my CV to his client, I had an interview arranged. He provided me with some excellent 'intelligence' about the prospective employer and that coupled with my preparation proved to the winning formula. I started in my present role six weeks after the interview and to a large extent; Peter was instrumental in securing the role. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Maxwell Stephens to an individual, company or organisation looking to recruit new staff."
Peter Gaynor, Centre Manager
“Peter is a very professional recruiter. He is a good ambassador for his firm. If you are looking for a new facilities management job, look for Maxwell Stephens.”
Jane Anderson, Facilities Manager
“Peter understands his clients well and is able to match them to the right candidates whose careers he follows long term. Peter is supportive throughout the recruitment process and makes sure that when you are ready to make your next move, he is the recruiter of choice to go to.”
Jason Roseaman, Interim Head of Facilities
"Peter/Adrian - Thanks to you both. You’re personable, professional and prompt approach over the last few weeks is something I greatly appreciated."
Glenn Fry, Soft Services Business Development Manager
"Once again, I can't thank you enough for your help and support. You deserve to do well, as Maxwell Stephens has a different approach from any other agency I have come across (which is most as I was out of work for exactly a year), Recruitment is the ultimate people business and you have an understanding of what makes people "tick" as individuals, from both the client and candidate side and that is very refreshing. In short - you care!"
Peter Forrest, Procurement Specialist
“I recently carried out an assignment for Peter Forshaw during that time he always showed a keen interest in my wellbeing as well as the assignment, I would certainly recommend him as an individual and Maxwell Stephens as a company to do business with."
Peter Carnegie, Interim Senior Manager
“Peter has a fresh and highly customer focused approach to the recruitment industry. His commitment to quality by always going the extra mile always shows dividends whether as a candidate or a recruiter. It is always a pleasure to work with Peter as you know his advice is amongst the best you can receive from within the industry.”
James Denny, Project Manager
“Peter initially contacted me to discuss my work situation and what my immediate professional ambitions were. After a brief conversation on the Friday, Peter had arranged an interview for a position that was a promotion opportunity the following Tuesday at the end of which I was hired. What Peter did was match my ambition with a company and opportunity that offered a perfect match. I couldn't be happier with the result of Peter's work and expertise and would highly recommend him.”
Simon Melia, Contract Manager, Kier Facilities Services