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Don’t just take our word for it…  Below are a small selection of recommendations that our fantastic team of recruiters have been given by real life clients.  We take pride in our work, we care and its always nice to know we are delivering an excellent service!

Gaurav Sharma - Programme Director - Claims Transformation at Zurich Insurance

Having worked with Mark at The People Network on both sides of the equation (first while searching for job and then as his client), I can confidently say that Mark is one of the few recruiters I have come across who really takes the time to understand the requirement and asks questions until he is sure he gets it. A few years ago, Mark helped me find a job and from the candidate side, I was pleasantly surprised that Mark actually sat down with me for a couple of hours to understand my skills, capabilities, but more importantly my expectations from my ideal role. He also took facilitated really good and transparent communication with my prospective employer. I ended up recommending Mark as a recruiter to my previous employer as a result. As expected, Mark and his team managed to successfully place a good number of hires after we started using their help

Adam Warwick - CIO UKGI Aviva (Previously Head of Business Change & IT at Zurich FS)   

The People Network has been a key member of the team during the Guidewire Claims and Duckcreek Policy programmes at Zurich. Mark’s and his team’s ability to translate a role specification into candidates which both match the spec and anticipate the wider challenge reflect his deep understanding of both the client and market based on their extensive mapping of potential candidates across the whole sector. Through close attention to relationships with HR and preferred recruitment partners The People Network quickly became the first point of call for niche skills in tough locations across the Guidewire and Duckcreek programmes and latterly across the whole of the business change and IT function.

Harry Etheridge – Resourcing Business Partner, Dixons Carphone

Chris has proved to be a trusted supplier to Dixons Carphone, responding to our requirements quickly and efficiently.  The quality of candidates he presents is always high and that is probably a result of the time he takes to truly understand our vacancies, culture and the needs of our hiring managers.  Whether it is digital, infrastructure, security or presales, Chris has always delivered and I can highly recommend his quality-led, professional approach and expertise within the retail sector.

Tracey Guichard, HR Manager SciSys.

SCISYS has worked with Vikesh and The People Network for over 8 years. They have always been an important part of our PSL and have consistently performed very highly.  Vikesh and his team have provided us with many staff across our business including Software Testers, Test Leads, Project Managers, Application Support Staff, Build Mangers, Developers (various flavours), Help Desk Staff, DBA’s etc.  The People Network are honest and professional and above all always provide the highest levels of customer service which meets our very high standards.  I would be happy to recommend The People Network as valuable recruitment partners.

Sam Batters – Head of Recruitment at BJSS Consulting        

Mark possesses a deep knowledge of the IT sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines including Developers, Architects, Project Mangers Analyst and alike. What I value the most is that he always listens but is never afraid to push back when he feels that someone is the right fit for our business. Having a partnership with Mark and The People Network has significantly improved our time-to-hire on several key roles and saved us money. I wish more suppliers were like Mark and could not recommend him and The People Network team more highly.

Andrew Michitson - Head of Architecture at Amazon Web Services (previously BJSS Consulting)     

Mark at The People Network is easily the best recruiter that I have ever worked with - he is articulate, thorough, professional, prepared and has all facts in hand - an A+ business communicator. He represents his clients very very well. The People Network helped me to secure a US to UK role and did a great job bridging all aspects of the differences in approach between both sides. Mark and his team is the best choice you could make in selecting a recruiter to procure top level professional staff.

Pam Dodrill – VP Customer Success, ServiceMax

I've recently joined ServiceMax and was delighted to find Chris as an active recruiter for our business. I had an urgent need to backfill a role and Chris brought in fantastic candidates. He knew the role, what we were looking for and managed the process wonderfully. He was proactive, provided all the necessary details and reached out to the right people at the right time. This was one of the smoothest candidate searches I've ever experienced. I highly recommend working with Chris Kent for your recruiting needs!

David Hayter - Director of Analytics, AT&T Big Data | iQ Insights

I can thoroughly recommend Chris as a recruiter. He's professional, friendly, easy to work with, flexible and most importantly finds good candidates!

Robin Spira. CTO, FanDuel.

I have been responsible for building teams for a number of leading organisations such as, Chemist Direct and more recently at FanDuel where we underwent a significant amount of growth in the UK, growing the business by hiring over 50 people in 6 months in engineering and 100’s more across the business.  Vikesh and The People Network have been an invaluable in their assistance in sourcing first class candidates for some very difficult to fill vacancies on both a permanent and contract basis in all of these businesses.   Vikesh and his team take the time to really understand our requirements, are happy to change their approach if the right candidates are not forthcoming, and are professional and a pleasure to deal with.  I have no hesitation in recommending them and expect to continue to use him.

John Smith – CIO (Consumer) at Royal London Insurance (prev Ernst & Young / Prudential GHO)         

The People Network has supplied key resources to my teams over the last few years, providing guidance and insights on role details, reward and competition in a professional and balanced manner.  All in all a breath of recruitment fresh air!

Pietro DeBlasi - Senior Talent Partner, Adobe Global Services, EMEA at Adobe (Formerly

I inherited Chris as a supplier when I joined, he has in my time working with him been an excellent avenue to quality candidates in a busy and competitive space, he is almost exclusively the only agency I use in the UK and has delivered against each opportunity he has been presented, he has not filled everything we have given him but his candidates have always stood up to scrutiny and none have made us think twice about his service.  Chris is a personable and honest individual and I'd recommend him to any of my peers.

Rob Aylward – Client Partner (Alexander Mann Solution – Zurich FS)      

We have been working with Mark and The People Network for over 6 months now and he has been instrumental in finding us some talented, niche candidates for extremely hard to fill roles in the business change and IT arena (ie: Guidewire/Claims, Duck Creek/Policy Admin, etc). His market knowledge, networking and sourcing capabilities are some of the best in the market which, when coupled with his offer management expertise, make him and excellent recruiter.  We continue to enjoy a strong relationship with The People Network and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Richard Sant – Change & Transformation Programme Director, Project One

The People Network did a fantastic job recruiting for Project One - they acted as a real ambassador for the company and really sold what they were looking for, what it was like working for them and so on. As a recruiter they were exemplary in providing insight, information and support and keeping me informed throughout the process.