We have worked with Estelle Davis and Brightwater Executive for over 10 years now. A key part of our business strategy is the recruitment and retention of top talent and Estelle and Brightwater Executive have helped us achieve that. They have developed an in-depth knowledge of our business and culture over the years which has enabled them to consistently screen the market and put forward a shortlist of strong candidates. We are demanding and very particular as a client with a number of our placements being specialist roles which they were still able to deliver upon. They were also able to provide clear guidance on remuneration packages. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brightwater Executive and Estelle.
John Calvert - CEO, BCP Asset Management
ORLA BRENNAN & ESTELLE DAVIS
I write this recommendation in my capacity as Chief Executive of the City Colleges Group of companies, which incorporates Progressive Education Limited (trading as the College of Progressive Education). Brightwater Recruitment was engaged in November 2015 to assist in the recruitment of a managing director for Progressive Education Limited. We had a limited budget, both in terms of the recruitment process and the salary available to the successful candidate. We had an exceptionally positive experience with Brightwater Recruitment. Team members Orla Brennan and Estelle Davis were enthusiastic, engaged, friendly and completely committed to the project from the outset. Having carried out a detailed analysis of our requirements and aspirations for the role in line with Progressive Education Limited’s strategic objectives, the team presented a long list of strong candidates which was then expertly reduced to a short list of five, any one of whom could, in my opinion, have met and indeed exceeded the job specification. By actively involving themselves in the minutiae of our business, and by continually engaging (on a sometimes daily basis) with our team, Brightwater Recruitment succeeded in identifying an excellent candidate who has already had a significant positive impact. No request was too onerous and the Brightwater team always made us feel that they were as invested in a successful outcome as we were.
Client Private Education - Appointment Managing Director
I found Brightwater Executive very accommodating and understanding in assisting me with the type of challenge I was looking for. The roles they identified and discussed with me were interesting and ultimately I feel my career is in a good place currently. With respect to my current role as Managing Director I believe a combination of my significant industrial management experience together with my leadership experience within the education sector was a perfect combination.
I have known Anne Marie for a number of years and when I decided to look at a career in a different industry she was the first person I reached out to. I had my eye on number of opportunities and Anne Marie was there to advise at each step, and she spent considerable time assisting in finding the right fit. This was done through a number of face to face meetings, a careful understanding of my career history, and suggesting a number of roles that I may not have necessary looked at initially. When it came to interview stage Anne Marie provided plenty of background and updates throughout and even sat through a dry run of full management presentation that I had to give to the interview panel. I was subsequently offered the role and Anne Marie was involved through the negotiation stages up to the first day of commencement. We still keep in regular contact as now I will be looking at filling roles and I have no doubt that Anne Marie will be able to place the right candidate, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her both to candidates and employers.
I was recently placed by Anne Marie with an established international company setting up an operation in Dublin’s IFSC. I’ve known Anne Marie for a number of months while I was hunting for a new role. Anne Marie was immediately one of those rare recruiters who takes the time to understand her candidates, to understand what they are looking for in their next role and definitely not bombarding them with roles which are only tentatively appropriate. Anne Marie went out of her way to meet with me initially in a suitable location and to understand my requirements. When my new opportunity arose, she was immediately able to explain the role and its match to my expectations. She understood the degree of fit and was clearly able to distinguish between my role and other roles being recruited for. Her understanding of the organisation, the corporate culture and the industry, together with her knowledge of the technical details of the role was central to me applying for the role when I would probably have not considered it under another recruiter. Throughout the relatively brief recruitment process Anne Marie was regularly in touch, both with myself and the company, advising on progress and providing valuable feedback. I have dealt with a number or recruitment companies over the last six months and the experience with a number of them was less than impressive. The support and service received from Anne Marie was of the highest professional standard and I would have no hesitation in recommending both her and Brightwater to other employers and candidates.
We have worked with Estelle Davis and Brightwater Executive for over 10 years now. A key part of our business strategy is the recruitment and retention of top talent and Estelle and Brightwater Executive have helped us achieve that. They have developed an in-depth knowledge of our business and culture over the years which has enabled them to consistently screen the market and put forward a shortlist of strong candidates. We are demanding and very particular as a client with a number of our placements being specialist roles which they were still able to deliver upon. They were also able to provide clear guidance on remuneration packages. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brightwater Executive and Estelle”.
John Calvert - CEO, BCP Asset Management
In an ultra competitive market where we rely on client service to differentiate ourselves, we value our culture and personal accountability as high as anything else. It is for this reason that we use Estelle Davis and the team at Brightwater Executive, to help find the right candidate who will succeed in our environment. The nuances of the skills that we value are often not easily discernible and it takes a dedicated partner like Estelle and her team, to understand your business and find the right fit for both sides. We feel that they truly appreciate this and we have been delighted with them to date and will continue to use them in the future.
Mark Hedderman, CEO - Custom House Fund Services, Ireland