Testimonials

Robert Chambers - COO

"I have worked with Anne for a considerable number of years - probably more that we both want to remember - as a client and a candidate for permanent and interim positions, principally in the legal sector but more recently in the accountancy sector. She has a superb ability to get a real grasp of what is in the best interest of both the client and the candidate and the confidence to advise you if you need to reconsider your initial thoughts. This approach combined with an exceptional set of contacts and knowledge of the areas in which she operates enables her to provide first class candidates, who not only have the required technical skills but, more importantly, are a good cultural fit. The most recent assignment on which I worked with Anne was to recruit a COO for an accountancy firm. She narrowed down an extensive list of applicants to a shortlist of high calibre candidates and we were able to make an appointment within a few weeks. Anne is a class act and always my first choice when asked to recommend a recruiter for professional services. "

 

Neil Middleton - COO

"I’ve worked with Anne on a couple of senior Finance assignments over the last five years and she has always impressed me with her depth of knowledge and network of contacts in the legal sector. She is keen to find the best solution for us as a client and not afraid to provide challenge where appropriate. I also really appreciate her pragmatic and no nonsense approach, saving us time and helping us secure the best outcome. "

 

Steven Allen - Global Head of Legal Service Delivery

"As Anne would do herself, I am going to cut straight to it. As a candidate, Anne is the best recruiter I've ever worked with. She's interested in you (not just your CV) wanting to understand your drives and motivations. Then, with what I can only imagine to be some kind of alchemy, she makes links others would fail to see and introduces you to people and opportunities where there is a genuine meeting of minds/culture. Added to that, she is honest - she will tell you as it is, be prepared; she is great at keeping you in the loop - when there is news she will tell you; and she will work with you to meet your challenges in terms of timing, etc. Having worked with her as a candidate, I would not hesitate to do so when recruiting. I can not commend her highly enough. She is a rare and special thing. As are Jonson Beaumont "

 

Sue Ball - Director, Employment Law

"Like many organisations, finding the best candidate as our new CEO was of the utmost importance, and therefore the decision to use a specialist recruiter was an easy one. Ditto the decision to use Anne – we approached four agencies, and Anne immediately impressed me with her depth of knowledge, easy to approach attitude and general helpfulness. She guided our Board through the process with expert ability and competence, and excellent care. I have no doubt that our approach to the whole process would have been a great deal more clunky had we not had the benefit of Anne’s expertise! "

 

 

Clive Knott - IT Director

"Martin takes the time to really understand his clients and has excellent industry knowledge and contacts putting them to good use at every opportunity. His professional advice and guidance has secured a perfect role in the right firm without compromise. I would not hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone who is seeking a senior IT management role within a professional services environment."

 

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."

Sue Shale - Partner, Chief Financial Officer

"Anne and I first met many years ago and I have watched her grow Jonson Beaumont from its beginnings. She now has a huge network of contacts in the legal sector and seems to have an innate sense of cultural fit when assessing candidates for senior finance roles in law firms. Certainly she came up trumps for us last year and I would highly recommend her."

 

Ian Harvey - CEO

"Jonson Beaumont has provided me with an unparalleled level of service and, more importantly, an understanding of my recruitment needs and precisely the kind of person I want to recruit. Over the last year, they have successfully found and placed four...yes four... very senior people in my organisation. They have achieved the impossible by finding exceptionally high calibre candidates in a very fast timescale - I have asked the impossible and they have delivered, every time. They have a very thorough understanding of the professional services market and what makes it different from other types of business. Without doubt the best recruiters and recruiting organisation I have ever dealt with.... and I've been around a very long time!!!"

 

Roy Campbell - Senior Partner

"Anne worked on a very senior placement for us. She was highly proactive and resourceful. She gave our firm very good advice when we needed it and was always open, honest and realistic. She is very professional, hardworking and gets results based on her unparalleled market knowledge. We would be more than happy to work with her again."

 

Nicola Swann - Director of Human Resources

"Fulfilling the role of “trusted advisor” throughout assignments with us, Anne’s knowledge of the demands of the professional services sector and the relative strengths of her candidates allowed her to guide us through the risks and opportunities of the executive appointments process."

 

CFO - Management Consultancy

"I have known and worked with Anne for over 10 years as both a client and a candidate, permanent and interim. Her level of service is outstanding and is driven by her ability to understand the situation and often to challenge it. When I need any aspect of senior level professional services recruitment, it’s reassuring to know that the best outcome will always be delivered by Anne."

 

Rob Lewis - Business Analyst

"Martin has been a great help in the process of securing a new job in the Cayman Islands. He has been constantly available and open to my many questions throughout, without complaint, and has dealt with everything in an open, honest and professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone and be happy to work with him again in the future."

 

Arif Kamal - CFO

"When I decided to make a career move from the Property Sector (where I had been a Group FD for over 10 years), into the Legal Sector a number of people in my network of professional services firms immediately recommended Anne Harnetty of Jonson Beaumont. I found the whole process of Jonson Beaumont's philosophy extremely professional , balancing my needs and competencies with that of the recruiting firm and the main emphasis being on the 'right fit' for both. Anne's approach is relaxed, with no ambiguity and prime importance is given to relationship building. I was successful in securing a CFO position with a niche international law firm and I attribute this almost entirely to Anne's honest guidance at every stage and counsel throughout. Anne is rightly regarded as the best in her field for both, employers and candidates and her knowledge of the legal sector is unrivalled."

 

Michelle McGuinness - Financial Systems

"Martin recently helped me to secure a new role overseas. During that process, he took the time to understand the business requirements and the finer details of the role to ensure that the match would work for both me and the firm. Martin has been in regular contact throughout, offering advice and feedback. In my opinion, he is an excellent example of how recruiters should work and I hope to work with him again in the future."

 

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."

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!"

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.”

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.”

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."