Testimonials

Deborah Stump - Head of HR

"It was a real pleasure to work with Martin recently as part of my job search. He helped enormously, challenging me in a professional and constructive way. I felt Martin genuinely wanted to secure the right outcome for his clients on both sides - and he made a significant contribution to that success through timely and effective communication."

Derek Brookes, Chief Operating Officer

"Jonson Beaumont were pivotal in my gaining my role. I was looking for a new position with more responsibility and to use a wider range of skills. Anne Harnetty initially met with me to discuss the role and vet me for the client. Anne had a detailed understanding of the client's requirements and interviewed me with a view of trying to find the best person and skills to fit. As I went through the process, Anne kept in constant touch and offered advice and assistance at each stage. With Anne's help and feedback, I was offered the role of Chief Operating Officer. I would strongly recommend Anne and Jonson Beaumont."

James Searle, Director of Infrastructure

"Martin takes the time to really understand his clients. As a result he matches Firms and people. Through Martin and Jonson Beaumont I have secured the right role in the right firm without compromise. This is due to his unwavering support, professional advice and guidance. Martin genuinely cares about the quality of service he offers to Firms and clients equally; refreshing in this sector."

Mark Jones Finance, IT & Facilities Director

"At last, a recruitment consultant who fully understands the legal profession! Anne Harnetty has a unique ability to keep pace within an industry that is constantly changing and evolving; her understanding of the legal market and individual attention to candidates is second to none. Unlike many consultancies, Jonson Beaumont act as a true business partner for candidates and employers alike and deserve recognition as one of the market leaders in legal recruitment."

Mark Day -COO

"Working with Jonson Beaumont was simplicity itself. Anne Harnetty cut straight to the chase. I liked Anne’s no nonsense communication style. Their service was fast and effective and there was absolute honesty about the suitability of candidates for our Head of Finance role. I only wish they recruited lawyers!"

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Roland Millar FD

“As a candidate, I was very impressed with Anne’s thoroughness and thoughtfulness. She was as concerned to make sure that the role was right for me as she was to fulfil her client’s brief, and I appreciated her frankness as much as I did her evident knowledge of the legal sector. Anne was instrumental in ensuring that I was well prepared for each stage of the recruitment process and was very quick to pass on feedback and update me on progress, making the whole process far less stressful than usual.”

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William Trower QC

“Anne took immense trouble to understand the way in which our set of chambers functions and the aspirations we have for its future development. She guided us through the unfamiliar process of recruiting a new chief executive with great skill and gained the immediate trust and respect of all involved.”

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Andy Smeaton - Head of IT Security

"Martin is one of the best executive recruiters that I have worked with. His direct approach, attention to detail, timely and in-depth background information and astute analysis help ensure a good fit between the candidate and the hiring organization both from a skill set as well as cultural perspective. I have no reservations in recommending his very professional and prompt services."

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David Burndred -Finance Director

‘Anne provided me with first rate service as a candidate. From our first meeting she clearly understood my career aspirations and was able to highlight the role most likely to achieve these. Throughout the selection process she kept me fully appraised of progress and I really appreciated her guidance, clear briefing, insights on the business and what to expect at each stage. When an offer was made Anne supported me to effect a swift acceptance and conclusion resulting in a contented candidate. With that positive experience I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne for senior appointments from a candidate or employer perspective’.

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John Raimbach - Director of Finance

"I like working with Anne. She has a through understanding of the professional services market in general, and legal in particular, and that's important in matching candidates to positions. Further she has a wide network and is well acquainted with an array of senior management and their broader advisers across the City, so is well up to date with current topics and trends. She makes recruitment easy."

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Paul Breakwell -Chief Operating Officer

"I have known and used Anne for a number of years and more recently have got to know and use Martin. Their understanding of the Director level recruitment market in Professional Services and their commitment to high quality service from both the client and candidate perspective is exemplary. Some recruitment professionals specialise only in one discipline. However, Anne and Martin provide a unique combination across Finance, Marketing, HR and more broadly Operational roles. Their depth of knowledge and insight into the real business and their ability to challenge and innovate is outstanding. All in all, they provide huge value to the client and the candidate. I look forward to continuing our relationship and in recommending them to others."

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Jean Young -HR Manager

'I have worked with Anne for more years than I care to remember! The quality of service she offers is second to none - professional, efficient and timely. She knows her clients and candidates and has the experience and instinct to marry the two."

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Mark Dembovsky - Chief Executive, Law Firm

"Anne’s deep industry knowledge combined with her unique people skills put her in a league of her own. She is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market space."

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Sejal Shah - Head of Marketing

"Anne is a different kind of recruitment consultant. The kind I wish I had met much earlier on in my career! She put me completely at ease during our first meeting and really took the time to find out what made me tick not only as a professional, but also as a person. She posesses a unique ability of matching personalities as well as skills and this to me is one of the many things that make her such a stand out consultant. I cannot recommend Anne highly enough to both candidates and recruiters."

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Jonathan Freedman- Chief Executive

“Anne Harnetty has been my preferred recruiter for a dozen years. She combines great service with a professional and commercial approach, she knows my business and is that rare commodity, a totally trustworthy recruitment agent. She even manages to make the process fun”

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Nigel Trevelyan- Head of Accounts

"Anne at Jonson Beaumont is much more than just a recruitment consultant. She has a thorough understanding of the legal sector and has been excellent in advising on opportunities in the market that are most appropriate to my career path"

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Ian Shaw- Business Manager

“Anne Harnetty is the best recruitment consultant that I have worked with in over 20 years. She has a thoughtful and personal approach, which I find rare in the search and selection business, and a real strength in matching personalities to organisational cultures. Anne moves assignments rapidly to a conclusion, with an honest, no-nonsense style.”

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William Wright- Finance Director

“I would, without hesitation, recommend the Jonson Beaumont to both candidates and clients. They actively managed the process on my behalf: professionally presenting my CV to the client and preparing me for interview. Anne Harnetty understands the role of creating a recruitment market place and has the integrity and the credibility to act as an honest broker between the parties. I look forward to working with them again, either as a candidate or as a client”.

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Andrew Webb- Finance Director

"As a candidate, I found Anne to be one of the best agents I had ever dealt with. She kept me informed at every point, and moved the process on rapidly. The whole thing from initial meeting, CV review, through three interviews was done and dusted in three weeks, with a contract waiting on the mat within 24 hours of the final meeting. Anne fully briefed me on every aspect of forthcoming interviews and presentations I had to make to my future employers. There was never a feeling of turning up blind, I felt relaxed and able to deal with whatever was thrown at me, and a great deal of this feeling has to do with Anne being totally thorough in researching every aspect of the job for me."

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Finbar White - Data Centre Manager

"I worked with Martin while applying for a post he was advertising during January '09 and March '09. He is, without doubt, the most professional and thorough recruitment consultant I have ever worked with. At all times he was attentive and considerate, never making me feel that I was part of the numbers game that so many recruitment consultants play. I only wish I could tick all the attribute boxes above."

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Jonathan Evans - Finance Director

"I have known Anne Harnetty for over 15 years as both a candidate and as a recruiter. So many consultants merely act as a post box between those looking for positions and organisations looking to recruit. Anne is certainly different and genuinely takes the time to find about the needs and requirements of both parties. Anne is also very frank and professional with any feedback, and you can tell that she is interested in long term relationships with both her clients and those she places. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to candidates or recruiters."

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Caroline Roberjot- Partner

"We cannot recommend Anne Harnetty highly enough! From the moment that we met Anne in order to discuss our needs for the business she showed incredible insight both into our work and the personalities of the partners and staff. Anne is an extremely good listener and communicator and we felt that within a very short space of time she had determined exactly what we required in a candidate. Anne followed up our meeting almost immediately with three excellent candidates that she presented to us, each of whom would have been perfect for our team and it was clear that she had understood us and the assistance we needed, and also knew her proposed candidates very well. This meant that no time was wasted in seeing unsuitable candidates, and we felt comfortable that Anne had carried out her vetting process meticulously. Anne was happy to guide us in the entire process and we now have an exemplary accounts manager who has happily fitted into the structure of the business and made a huge difference to us. Anne manages to combine utter professionalism with a warm and friendly personality and a brilliant sense of humour. We very much enjoyed working with Anne and would not hesitate to do so again. Anne actually made the entire recruitment process a pleasurable one!"

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