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“Worked extensively with Alex over an 8-9 year period. It was a time when CPA was going through a period of significant growth and Alex was always professional, responsive and took the time to get to know what we were really looking for. He was also flexible enough to stay positive and focussed when we changed our minds! He produced results for us and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others and would certainly work with again"

Alan Merry - Director Collinson Consulting
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“I met with Alex when he recruited me on behalf of CPA Global. I was impressed with Alex's deep understanding of CPA which allowed him to "sell" the company to me. As a candidate I was constantly being kept informed by Alex what was happening which kept the process moving smoothly."

Derk Kropholler - ex International Sales Director , Thomson Elite 

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“Alex has a good rapport with both customers and individuals whom he is screening for recruitment. He operates in a very professional manner and can be trusted to operate for the best interests of the business in the work he performs. The type and skills of individuals he sourced for me in the past were of good quality and represented good talent investments for the business"

Matt Hives - General Commercial Manager CPA Global
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“I have had the good fortune of working with Alex on "both sides of the fence", insomuch as many years ago he headhunted me for a role and more recently I worked with him in the recruitment of senior managers. From both viewpoints, Alex is extremely professional and pragmatic. From a recruting perspective he is very good at understanding requirements and in refining this understanding as the process moves forward. He is easy to work with as he adopts a highly proactive approach"

Owen Espley - ex Senior Manager, Quality & Compliance , CPA Global 
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“In my experience Alex is unique in the recruiting field, he manages to strike a balance between detailed & professional at all times; and open & accurate communication. I’d happily approach Alex again and I’d recommend him to friends and colleagues"

Matthew Groves - ex head Global Network Services CPA Global  
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"I've known Alex for many years and have used him on several occasions including the recruitment of key senior members of my team on start-up. He has a great depth of knowledge of the mortgage market and practitioners within it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alex and am sure I shall be using him again." 

Tony Ward - CEO Home Funding Limited
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“Alex is very thorough and thoughtful in his approach. He always ensures he deeply understands our needs - not just for the particular position but for business as a whole. As a result, the inividuals presented and hired don't just provide the immediate skills and experience required but fit with and add to the goals and culture of the business. Alex is honest, utterly professional and a genuine pleasure to work with"

Simon Collingridge - MD Structured Finance S&P
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“Alex is great at checking back to ensure he has a good understanding of the role and tenacious in finding candidates who fit  the role well"

Ronan Fox - MD Structured Finance S&P
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"I believe Alex Steele should be recognized for his efforts as head hunter he is always professional and knowledgeable"

Michele Trentadue - ex  Portfolio Manager , Pirelli RE 
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“I have always found Alex good to work with as he has a great contact base and level of understanding of the requirements within our Industry"

Trevor Pothecary - ex CEO Mortgages plc
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“Alex is a consummate professional with an exceptionally strong network of financial services contacts. He has a thorough understanding of the market place and is a reliable partner for both candidates and clients"

Alison Beech -  ex Business Development Director , Rooftop Mortgages Ltd 
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“My professional experience with Alex reflected that of highly-skilled and seasoned executive level recruiter, whom delivered results beyond the industry norm. Superlative work from start to finish, hence my unqualified recommendation"

Dennis Pitocco - ex CEO Preferred Mortagages UK Ltd
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"Alex is a seasoned operator in the recruitment space and well connected. He has a very professional approach, balanced by a personal style that is practical, supportive and commercial in outlook. As both a recruiter and previously a candidate in the financial services space and mortgage lending specifically I am pleased to endorse Alex's work and recommend his services to both prospective candidates and clients."

Mark Davies - ex Finance Director Rooftop Mortgages
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“Alex is an authority in his field able to convey market dynamics into a real life context and communicated with the highest level of professionalism. His enthusiasm for his market comes over with a sincerity and integrity which enhances the whole relationship. He is thorough and precise in managing a project and always strives to keep the information flow at an optimum. Trust and confiedntiality are at a preimum in this market and Alex is able to demonstrate maximum competency in these areas"

Mark Blackwell -  ex Intermediary Sales Director , Alliance & Leicester
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"Alex is well connected, highly professional and discreet"

Richard Farr -  ex Head of Marketing Communications , Portman Building Society

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“I have known Alex for over 20 years and have always been impressed with his quiet and considered professionalism. He has a rare gift as a headhunter of making candidates feel important while at the same time ensuring that the client companies for which he works are introduced to the most likely subjects for the roles which need to be filled. Alex provides a masterclass in how to run a Search and Selection practice.” August 25, 2009

Chris Fleetwood -  Partner , Paradigm Consulting
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“I have worked with Alex on several occasions. He is a top-quality head-hunter & recruiter. Alex has an uncanny knack of identifying the perfect match of vacancy to client. Within his sphere of operation he is second to none in attracting the right candidate. I would have no doubts in recommending him"

Malcom Parker - Project Manager , LTSB 
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“I used Alex in a previous life when I was an HR Director in the Financial Services Sector, primarily because Alex know's who and where everyone is. He is the consummate professional and does not bluster about what he can do with nothing to substantiate it. You can trust Alex because if he doesn't know, he will tell you - mind you that doesn't happen very often. As someone who is 'still around' it says a lot for his tenacity for sticking to what he knows best in the both the good times and not fleeing in the more difficult times. I would thoroughly recommend him"

Lynn Burgess
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“I have worked with Alex on a number of activities and he is a highly respected specialist working with the financial services arena. Therefore it follows that he is well known throughout this market with very good contacts at a senior level within businesses. Alex’s provides a service that is professional, discreet and diligent to ensure that his candidates match the very complex profiles required by his clients. His integrity ensures that only the most appropriate candidates are presented to clients and he provides very constructive feedback and career advice to candidates when required"

Paul Clampin MICM -  ex Head of Credit Risk & Compliance , Britannic Money Plc
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“Alex is a brilliant recruiter - he really excells at matching the brief to the candiate and is great at doing that in a proactive way - finding people almost before you need them!. His network is superb"

Mike Walker - ex Credit and Operations , Lombard Direct

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