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Testimonials

  • Having worked with Cedar for a number of years they have become the first port of call when I am looking to fill a position. They have consistently delivered a selection of high quality and well vetted candidates to the business and most importantly candidates who are appropriate for the role on offer. Clearly a lot of thought and time goes in to this process and it is the mark of a great agency when the candidates are not only very targeted to the role but well prepared for interview. I have sourced both interim and permanent candidates and on the interim side, Cedar have the bench to be able to provide quality individuals quickly and efficiently. The absolute key to our relationship has been the deep understanding by Cedar of our business, what we are looking for in people and being able to provide candidates who fit the roles and culture of our company.

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

    David Bridgford, Corporate Finance Director at Merlin Entertainments  discusses how finding candidates with the right cultural fit is a key  challenge for the business.

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

  • I have worked with Cedar for a short time but we have forged a very good working relationship. Cedar take the time to understand the needs of my business and work tirelessly when required. Cedar have proactively sought to include me on Cedar events - which are highly recommended - as a good opportunity to get to know Cedar, their staff and also as a networking opportunity.

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

    I have worked with Cedar for a short time but have quickly forged a very good working relationship. Cedar took the time to understand the needs of my business and worked quickly and accurately to fill any vacancies that they have worked on.

     

    May 2018

    I have been working with Cedar on couple of roles and they are an outstanding recruiter. I am so grateful for all the help that Cedar has given me and how patient the team have been with us. I would highly recommend Cedar for any candidate or company.

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  • We look for consultants who want to be the very best version of themselves

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  • I’ve never come across an employer with a more people orientated culture. Cedar truly cares about their employee’s development, enjoyment and life generally. You really get the opportunity to be yourself, make a difference, have an impact on the business, and be a valued part of their ambitious plans.

    Laura Paterson,

  • Two things: 1. There’s not a member of the team that I couldn’t socialise with outside of work and, 2. Everyone helps each other - You’re surrounded by people that want to succeed, but that also want to see everyone around them succeed.

    Luke Blair,

  • Cedar gives every consultant the opportunity to be themselves. Everyone is different and Cedar embraces that allowing everyone to build their own unique relationships with candidates and clients.

    Mike Trollope,

  • Cedar is a business that values everyone’s input, this really is a place that you can grow in your career if you want to do so.

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  • The people at Cedar from the top down are positive, collaborative, friendly and helpful with the philosophy of a truly fun yet professional atmosphere

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  • I like that we work extremely hard and we’re supportive but we don’t take ourselves too seriously - I know that there will always be something to laugh about

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  • Cedar always do their best to support me and give me the backing I need to succeed. I know I have a management network that I rely on and trust in and the opportunity to progress to a level where I am involved in business strategy and decision

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  • I love the fact that we are a fun bunch of people and we all work as a team and support each I love the fact that we are a fun bunch of people and we all work as a team and support each otherother

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  • Working for Cedar makes me feel appreciated; not like I'm just a cog in a wheel – I am given the opportunity to make a real difference

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  • Cedar always do their best to support me and give me the training I need to succeed

    Kirsty McBean,

  • At Cedar we unite for one common goal – everyone is pulling in the same direction

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  • I feel privileged to work for a company like Cedar in a very collaborative and dynamic team. My department offers me support and development to progress in my career

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  • Everyone at Cedar is genuinely passionate about doing the best job that they can and we don’t take ourselves too seriously

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  • I worked with Cedar on my placement at a pretigeous Football Club and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for a seamless and well planned recruitment proces. I would most definitely recommend Cedar as a credible and committed recruitment partner, they were both professional and supportive at all times and I hope to work with them again in the future.

    Financial Controller,

  • The Cedar team has been very helpful and efficient  in helping me secure my latest career move. They have really taken the time to listen to my requirements for a future role and to build a solid working relationship with me. They have been both professional and friendly in all our conversations. I highly recommend them.
     

    Finance Director,

  • I am very pleased to recommend Cedar for their professional, seamless and genuine approach and recruitment process. Given that I had recently moved to the UK and was seeking my first role in London, Cedar’s consultative approach helped me land an exciting job that totally met my expectations. I was most impressed by the role Cedar played in contract negotiations and the follow-up Cedar’s team does post placement. Keep up the great work!
     

    Finance Manager,

  • The role that Cedar found for me was ideally suited to my requirements and was progressed swiftly and efficiently. Their communications were always friendly, timely and professional. I would not hesitate to use them again.

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  • I would like to thank Cedar for being extremely helpful in securing me a new and exciting opportunity and a great company. Cedar offered outstanding help, support and encouragement throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other candidates.
     

    Financial Analyst – Global Operations,

  • Cedar contacted me and invited me to meet with them to discuss my career opportunities. As I was immediately available, I registered with Cedar on both an interim and permanent basis. The process was extremely rigorous and they really took the time to get to know me and what I wanted from my next move. I quickly secured an interim role with Strada and as soon as I started the role, I knew that it was mutually a very good fit. Soon after, I was offered a permanent position which I gladly accepted and I have never looked back. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cedar for their seamless recruitment process and ability to accurately match candidates and companies on their culture and personality as well as their technical ability.
     

    Finance Manager,

  • I have vast experience of dealing with recruitment consultants over a number of years and have found Cedar to be a first class recruitment consultancy.  Cedar possess a positive and approachable manner and are reliable and professional.  They took the time to understand my experience whilst obtaining an insight into my strengths and the type of role that I wanted and that would suit me, offering valuable advice along the way.  Due to this approach Cedar were able to find me a role that excites and challenges me in a great company. Due to my positive experience of dealing with Cedar as a candidate, when my role provides an opportunity to recruit I will refer the vacancy to Cedar as they have a knack of finding the right candidate to meet the client’s needs which is of paramount importance. I would recommend Cedar to any of my colleagues.

     

    Finance Operations and Change Manager,

  • Cedar were a really supportive team, helping me with my next career move. From discreet enquiries as to my current situation, to securing me my interview, everything was conducted with professionalism. They were particularly skilled in guiding me through the interview stage, with tips and advice on techniques to handle the difficult questions. When a offer was sourced I found Cedar to be an excellent confident when deciding if this was the best move for me, regardless of the impact this may have had on thier commission. Even when the search was over and job secured, they ensured that my friend, who had recommended Cedar to me, received a thank you gift. Classy touch. Excellent all around service that I would definitely recommend.

    Financial Analyst,

  • The Cedar Team really practices what they preach.  First, they listen and understand your career aspirations and requirements and only then they approach you with right job matches. This refreshing style is miles away from the impersonal hard sell approach which can be so frustrating. They are straightforward and very approachable. Dealing with them is always efficient and friendly so I could not have asked for a better partner to help me progress with my career. I hope to work with them in the future either as a candidate or client.

    Head of Financial Planning & Reporting,

  • As a Cedar candidate, this recruitment agency immediately defines itself as different – sourcing specifically on how people work, the mindset and compatibility with the client is a refreshing approach, which while might take longer, ultimately should ensure a solid choice and higher degree of long term success for all parties.

    European Treasury Director,

  • During my recent successful dealings with Cedar Recruitment I was impressed with the pro-active approach displayed by that organisation. Cedar employees demonstrated thorough understanding of their customers – both at the demand as well as the supply side. Their advice and conduct throughout were impeccable.

    Senior Financial Analyst,

  • A Partner at work recommended I go to see Cedar when I began to think about a move from practice.  Having already met with a number of recruitment consultants, I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshing approach that was taken at our first meeting.  Cedar took the time to build a career profile for me based on numerous factors, many of which I’d never even considered and was able to advise me on the type of role that would be good for me, as well as potential career paths.

    Following this, Cedar went to work finding the role for me based on what had come out of our initial consultation.  They really listened to what I wanted and didn’t try to force roles on me that weren’t right for me.  This shouldn’t be unusual for a recruiter, but it sadly is. I can’t recommend Cedar enough. Thank you!

    Financial Accountant,

  • I’ve worked with Cedar on a number of recruitment opportunities over the last few years which, in an industry where the maxim that ‘you are only as good as your last assignment’ is particularly relevant, is testament to the quality of service that they provide. Cedar has made a conscious effort to understand my management philosophy and the things that are important to me. They also take the time to understand the corporate culture and the environment into which I am looking to recruit. This results in an efficient recruitment process, a relevant short list and appointments that have a fighting chance of success.

    Associated British Foods,

  • Hugely impressed by the way Cedar go about their business in sourcing candidates and the matching process they go through which has proved to be an astounding success. We have over the course of the last 18 months brought in ten new people and it’s safe to say, the candidates we see from Cedar are always top of the pack. They are the ones that impress the most in the room and on the job, with some exceeding expectations and on the path to being our leaders of tomorrow. I’m genuinely really impressed in their methods on understanding the role, the recruiting manager and team and likewise candidates to really make sure the match it right.

    We continue to deepen our relationships with them in areas such as devising recruitment and people strategies to make sure we ultimately make the right decisions and get the best for our business and its future; they have truly become a trusted partner of BT.

    BT,

  • Recruitment Challenge: finding quality candidates with the right cultural fit

    Richard Kozlowski, Jimmy Choo, discusses his biggest recruitment challenge: finding quality candidates with the right cultural fit quickly.

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

  • We worked with Cedar while recruiting for a senior finance position. I think two things separated Cedar from the rest; first was their ability to match candidates with the position; and second was the quality of discussion we had with them. It was really about finding the best person for the role rather than them selling a person into a position. It was our first engagement with Cedar and we will definitely be using their services again.

    Pfizer,

  • Having dealt successfully with Cedar in the past, I was confident in appointing them to deliver this project and they again exceeded expectations. From start to finish they delivered a consultative and value added service, the culmination of which has meant we hired three great candidates. I have no hesitation in recommending Cedar.

    Liverpool Football Club,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

    Nick Sambridge, Finance Director – IT and Transformation, explains that his biggest recruitment challenge for Post Office Ltd is attracting senior finance professionals with commercial experience.

     

     

    Post Office,

  • I am very impressed with the way that Cedar treated me when they registered me as a Candidate. They were very professional and gave me confidence that they would find the right role for me, which they did. They ensured that I was always kept up to date and their one point of contact system ensured they provided excellent feedback, even when other members of the team were dealing with me.

     

    Even though I initially applied for contract roles, Cedar went the extra mile and put my profile forward for other roles with colleagues in the permanent division, which resulted in me being placed in my permanent role.The whole team gave me excellent support throughout the process and I felt that they put my application across to my new employer in a very positive and professional manner.

     

    Once again thank you very much for everything that you did for me.

    Candidate 6,