Testimonials from our clients
Collingwood was commissioned to recruit a Director of Learning Disability, a new position within the organisation and one that represents significant investment. Collingwood provided a professional, responsive and insightful service throughout the recruitment process. We enjoyed regular communication and their professional advice led to a successful search for an important senior team member.
A project to determine clearer roles between operational & commercial was complemented with a focused programme to improve the sales capability in the commercial team. Collingwood spent significant time developing an understanding of our needs; designing the programme specifically for Peel Ports. They balanced first-class knowledge with participative sessions which kept the process fresh & alive.
This change process gave everyone a fundamental understanding of why we needed to change. The resulting organisation was built to maximise opportunity whilst reflecting on risk. Without Collingwood’s expert facilitation the process of defining a Vision, Culture & Organisation Structure would have been more difficult, taken longer & wouldn’t have had the same staff engagement & understanding.
Collingwood were impressive, not just by the end result – which was a high calibre candidate to fulfil our exacting demands for a key role – but in particular their tenacity, though always professional, was clearly key to a successful outcome. Furthermore, their honesty in presenting possibilities was refreshing, especially by comparison with traditional recruitment agencies.
Collingwood have worked on three assignments in the last six months and on each and every occasion we have recruited from the candidates they have submitted - not because they were ‘compromise candidates’ but because they were the best we had seen.
Collingwood provide frequent and honest feedback throughout the search and provide supporting information alongside the candidate’s CV at shortlist stage. This includes detailed interview notes and behavioural profiling results. I would have no hesitation using Collingwood again and recommending them to other organisations.