ITO World was a business in its initial stages when Recruiterz started working in partnership 5 years ago and as an early stage start-up it has gone through rapid growth. Recruiterz has sourced many key people including:-
Chief Operating Officer
Commercial and Delivery Director
Business Development Manager
Data Partner Manager
Niche C++ Developers
Transport Data Analysts
Peter Miller, CEO of ITO World said:-
"Recruiterz has helped us considerably during an important period of our development. Simon understands our business well and has worked hard to identify and then recruit some excellent individuals into senior positions.
We appreciate his understanding of our needs, his tact, commitment to the business and his persistence. We expect to benefit from this relationship well into the future."
Some other Recommendations
Director of Design and Build at Intergage Ltd
Through integrity and diligent work Simon managed to fill a design role for Intergage that had become a huge frustration for us. Simon managed to grasp the key skills for the role and send through well qualified CV's which quickly led to an appointment that we are really happy with. Thank you Simon!
Sales Development Manager at CafeMedia
Simon is a talented professional who provides insightful business solutions to specific recruitment needs. Although he juggles an impressive portfolio, Simon maintains the ability to make each client feel as if they are his only priority. While Simon's proven experience in the industry speaks for itself, I can attest to the fact that his tremendous character and business intuition would make him an asset to any organization lucky enough to have him on board.
Recruiter - Imago
We are enjoying working with Simon; a like-minded recruitment professional who genuinely puts the best interests of his candidates first. He took our brief for a field sales individual and kept us up to date on all aspects of the process, and identified someone he was confident would fit the bill. We were unsure at first, but Simon pressed on and this resulted in us recruiting this person. I appreciate his efforts and persistence which landed in a great result, hence we are happy to work with him again on future requirements.
Manager - Solid Recruit
We hired several rec-to-rec consultants to work our vacancies...we must have received 30+ CV's from other agents. None were suitable...Simon then started working the role...submitted 4 CV's...all of which were excellent and came to the interview fully prepared. Next time I won’t bother with any other agent and will approach Simon directly! Excellent recruiter and found me candidates that no other agency had! Thank you Simon. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Mark Edward Smith
Head of EMEA Recruitment at Caterpillar Inc.
Simon is one of the ‘good guys’ to have in your team. He is loyal, committed, hard-working and exemplifies high integrity in the workplace. Simon is personable, fun and a fantastic listener. Simon is a strong manager and is very capable at managing relationships and teams remotely. Teamwork, team development and communication are key principles in Simon’s business approach.
HRMS Director at Wyndham Worldwide
I have worked with Simon on a number of projects designed to improve efficiency or service levels for his client. He exemplifies the notion of "continuous improvement", ensuring that chances are implemented smoothly and that benefits are achieved. He is great to work with. Simon is eager, practical and always keen to learn.
Account Manager at Randstad In House Services
Simon is an innovative leader with a pro-active approach to management and problem solving. Promoting strong team values whilst encouraging leaders to grow within his business, Simon leads in a way that both challenges and enables development. He influences his teams to be the best they can be, fostering the desire to achieve top results on behalf of the company; his legacy is a team of top performers with record breaking results measured on all performance indicators including GP and Sales.
Head of Continuous Improvement
I worked with Simon at Randstad Employment Bureau where he was involved with the day to day management of a major client within our portfolio. His remit was a nationwide one that had a number of challenges. During this time, he has proved himself to be highly conscientious in all things, he has a “real can do” attitude and he leads from the front. He is always thinking of what is next and how can I help both my team and my client to get over this obstacle.
Group Director of Talent Development
I worked with Simon at Select Appointments, where he proved himself to be highly conscientious in all his activities. Always willing to be of assistance, Simon would go out of his way to support his team as well as other people across the company, regularly putting the business before his own needs. In my role as Head of Learning & Development, I was consistently encouraged by Simon’s appetite to learn and further his skills – an attribute that will benefit him throughout his career.
Software Developer at Eton College
Simon is a great communicator, and has taken care to provide detailed and well thought out specifications whenever he's needed me to work on a project. He is a pleasure to work with, and remains calm and focused even under great pressure. He is a great asset to any project - skilled at what he does, at how he relates to people, and how quietly and efficiently he gets things done.
I would be delighted to work with Simon again if the opportunity arose, and am pleased to recommend him as a valued colleague.
Divisional Director at Staffline Recruitment Group Plc
Simon worked within the On Site Solutions team servicing one our largest and most prestigious clients, during this time when we worked together Simon demonstrated a knowledge of the recruitment industry and the needs of the client which far exceeded that you would normally expect. Simon was extremely hard working with a 'get the job done' attitude. Simon is very ambitious and as a result will always go the extra mile. A real asset.
Senior Research Analyst at Aramco
I worked with Simon supporting him working on a number of different contracts with Select Appointments. I always found Simon to be very helpful always willing to offer advice and on hand to answer any questions or help anyway he could. Simon was very professional 100% committed and motivated and a pleasure to work with.
Carole Blake FIRP
L&D Recruitment specialist. (retired December 2012)
I have been involved in the development of Simon Prestney since he first joined the company, and have always found him to be extremely keen to learn and wanting to further his own development. He is totally committed to his role within our National Accounts Division, and to the Company.
Sales & Recruitment Manager - VoIP Unlimited
I met Simon during a Management Training Camp and was impressed with his attitude and mature approach to work. I hope that I can work with Simon again and is a credit to our group.
Dawn Collier Chartered MCIPD
Talent Acquisition Manager
"I have worked with Simon Prestney over the last 6 years in my role as the Recruitment Manager for UK Power Networks. Simon knows our business exceptionally well, and has built excellent relationships with our management and HR teams across the UK. He has been successful in placing high volumes of temporary workers across our different geographical locations. Simon is a senior recruiting professional, who has demonstrated a good understanding of our business and its resourcing requirements and I would use his servies again if required"
Business Advisor at MidKent College Business Services
Simon and I have worked together on various projects throughout our careers in Randstad and Select and I have found Simon to be a real professional in our industry. Simon has worked hard to establish effective working relationships with clients and other suppliers which have resulted in increased levels of business for the group. He manages his time well and offers a consultative approach to find positive solutions to client's requirements. I recommend Simon with the highest regard.
Project Manager at Creative Instrumentation
I worked for Simon for a short time at Randstad on the EDF Energy account. Simon is extremely passionate about recruitment and people. Simon's key strength is his positive attitude and motivating techniques.
Regional Operations Manager at PMP Recruitment (formerly Prime Time Recruitment)
I worked with Simon on a specific major contract that involved providing and managing a very large temporary workforce. Simon's willingness to learn and become self sufficient always stook him in good stead. He was not afraid to ask for help and took advise easily. He continually strived to gain as much experience within this industry as he could to enable him to manage a very demanding client.