Client Testimonials

Metzger has built its valued reputation on the delivery of first-class quality customer service to a broad client base ranging from industry market leaders to new, dynamic smaller businesses. Our comprehensive, yet individual approach is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client. Here’s what some of our clients and candidates say about us:


"I have known James Flew and the team for over 10 years, during which time they have provided me with a rich variety of new talent and successful placements. James makes absolutely certain that he understands the business he is talking to, and the drivers for success. James and the whole Metzger team go to considerable lengths to ensure the outcomes are successful, and that both the hiring organisation and the new appointee maintain a constant dialogue so that the new situation works effectively for all concerned. On a personal level, James is a trustworthy confidant and experienced advisor when dealing with a wide range of business issues. I have absolute confidence in his integrity and professionalism."
Andrew Leach, Managing Director, Sodexo Defence


"Over many years Metzger have provided invaluable management level services for the Reliance businesses and were a strategic partner in growing our businesses to 17,000 employees."
Brian Kingham, Chairman, Reliance Security Group


"I have worked with James on the appointment of a number of senior hires and have been delighted with his knowledge of the industry and his interpretation and understanding of my requirements. His approach often involves bringing forward highly capable candidates from different backgrounds in a way that has helped me to develop my thinking around the real requirements of a role before appointment. "
David Mathieson, Managing Director, Mouchel


"We’ve been working with James Flew of Metzger for 10 years. Over that period he has made significant efforts to get to know our business and is therefore very proactive in helping to meet our resource needs. He has made many friends in our team through his measured and genial approach to his work."
Graham Cowley, Chief Operating Officer, Capita


"I have worked with Metzger on both sides of their business, as a candidate for my current role as Managing Director and as a client when Lorraine recently sourced a Sales Director for me. From a candidate perspective, I found Lorraine very respectful and supportive, always offering feedback at every stage of the interview process, resulting in confidence and trust in Metzger's search and selection methodology. From a client viewpoint, Metzger don't take the easier option of just head hunting from our business sector, but looked to source the right calibre of candidate from a  range of different sectors, to ensure not only the relevant credentials and skills set for the position, but a cultural and team fit as well. I am very happy to be represented in the market by Metzger." 
Andrew Marshall, Managing Director, Julius Rutherfoord


"James Metzger and Lorraine are extremely professional and offer the highest quality of service. For the last 4 years, I have run my own HR business; whenever my clients need recruitment services, I am confident to put my own personal reputation on the line by recommending Metzger". I have worked with Metzger for 20 years, during which time they have successfully sourced high calibre candidates for me across a wide range of senior roles to my clients, in the knowledge that they will do a very precise job and never let me down. They listen very carefully to the clients’ requirements, not just the role, but also the context of the business, what it does and most importantly the culture. Metzger are easy to deal with because their standards are so high. They work very closely with me, keeping in touch with regular updates and offer great support to my business. I trust them to do a great job."
Pat Stringfellow, Managing Director, Human Resources Solutions


"I have had the pleasure of working with James Flew for over 4 years, and prior to that, with a number of his colleagues at Metzger. James has supported me in securing a series of UK Board Directors for our business during a three year journey of restructuring the organisation. James has worked closely with me to understand the roles in detail so that he can present a fantastic shortlist of candidates that I have then gone on to make appointments from. The roles have been varied, including Managing Directors, Procurement and Health & Safety. It is great to work with someone who really wants to understand the business, our leadership style and culture, and what the 'right' appointment will bring to the table. James has helped shape our business and I look forward to continuing our business relationship."
Ellie Kenyon, HR Director, Spie UK


"My relationship with Metzger spans over 12 years during which time I have found them totally professional, flexible in their approach, focused on my needs, readily available and always offering a reliable, efficient and friendly service. Benefitting from the complete breadth of their services as a candidate, a recruiter, an interim and a consultant partner is a thorough endorsement of an excellent experience on all levels."
Richard Haddon, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive


"Metzger’s straightforward, trustworthy and professional business approach puts them ahead of the rest. Morna’s comprehensive research to identify the most relevant candidates has enabled Metzger to successfully recruit personnel for BBCS over the years, at both director and manager level."
Gary Stevens, Managing Director, BBCS


"Very importantly, Metzger doesn’t waste our time. Karen is always interested in the development and expansion of our business, and has a solid understanding of our market and perhaps most importantly our company culture. She uses this knowledge to undertake thorough research and accurate screening of potential candidates to ensure that they meet the job specification and any other requirements. This simplifies the interview process our end and saves everyone precious time."
Mike Field, Sales Director, UK and Ireland, Office Depot


"Metzger are always very professional and easy to work with. They take a pro-active approach to all assignments, undertaking thorough research to ensure all candidates are not only first-class calibre in relation to the job specification, but are also a good cultural fit with our business. I get regular updates and I know that I’ll never be chasing them for CV’s or feedback."
Richard Bent, Managing Director, Lakethorne Group


Their attention to detail and speed of response is greater than we have experienced elsewhere. They have also demonstrated their ability to manage a number of sensitive appointments with considerable skill and care.

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