Testimonials

Please find our collection of testimonials from our clients and candidates over the years.

Should you wish to speak directly with any of our clients regarding these testimonials, do give us a call and we will happily organise.

Candidates

“Probably the best recruitment agency I have worked with. A big thank you to the Team, especially Nicki. Highly recommended.
They are professional and friendly and listen to you, what you are looking for, your needs, likes and dislikes and come back to you with relevant roles only.
Their communication, updates and follow ups are excellent. They are very personable and it’s like you become one of the team.
Thank you for helping me find my new role.
Don’t waste your time with other agencies candidates!

Jo 


“I would like to say a great thanks to all the Debbie Burbage Recruitment team, especially to Lisa!
Lisa was my recruiter. She found me a fantastic job, the job of my dreams! She was always there when I needed her. We had a backlog from the employers side and sometimes the waiting was a bit stressful, but Lisa was always there – first thing in the morning she would call me and kept me informed. I’m very grateful to Lisa and Debbie!”

Kate


“Nicki and Lisa both were amazing in my experience, they found me such an amazing role! I never expected my next role to be so good and with such an amazing company! They kept me in the loop with every step of the recruitment process and with any update regardless of whether it was small or big, they would always keep me updated. They really help you with the preparation for interviews and they schedule a call the day before to go through everything, which was really nice as nerves and the pressure can be a lot so having that call was really beneficial.

I highly recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment as they always find what’s best for you, and don’t just put you forward for roles for the sake of it, which is really good and honestly goes a long way!

Keep up the good work and thank you once again for helping me secure such an amazing role.”

Hussan


“I can’t recommend Nicki at Debbie Burbage enough.

When Nicki reached out to me with a job offer it was something that was exactly what I was looking for.  Throughout the recruitment process she was extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. She went above and beyond to support me during the entire process. I’m really grateful for the job opportunity that I’ve got thanks to her.”

Agnes


“To Nicki and Debbie

Thank you so much!

1.  For contacting me

2.  Considering me for this role

3.  Putting my CV forward for this role

4.  Support leading up to my first interview

5.  Support leading up to my 2nd interview

6.  Feedback over this period

7.  Guidance, caring, support, understanding

8.  Having someone who understands

9.  Checking all is well when the offer came through

10.  Checking on me before I start and my first week!!!!

I can’t thank you enough Nicki for just listening to me; the genuine care and understanding you have shown me over the past few weeks has been so appreciated.  It’s been a tough year for me and to end it settled in a new job that I can foresee future and the added bonus with the people being so nice means a lot to me.

I would definitely recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment to my family and Friends.  I would also use your services in the future if I were hiring administrative staff.

Love Kelly”

Kelly


“A massive thank you to Debbie and Lisa for helping me find a permanent job. Contacting your recruitment agency was one of the best decisions I have ever made. You have provided me with support, warmth and efficiency from the very beginning and I will be certain to recommend you to anyone.

They care for you as an individual and take the time looking for a position that is totally suited to your skill set, abilities and personality. They kept in contact with me during my time seeking employment, offering roles, feedback and helping to prep for interviews. I was over the moon to hear the great news when I did get a new job with a fantastic company. If I ever find myself out of work in the future DBR will be my first point of call.”

Julija, Assistant Accountant


“What separates Debbie from the rest is that she listens, she learns about you and then puts that knowledge to matching you with the right role and with the right people. Her positive support and guidance is constant; always there, any time, before, during and after the process. She has helped me to achieve a fantastic new opportunity with a great business. I cannot praise her professionalism highly enough and it is that, combined with her friendly approach that sets her apart. Debbie is more than a recruitment specialist. Anyone can help you get a job, Debbie will help you get the right one.”

Steve, Company Accountant


“I have known Debbie for over 20 years and in all that time she has always impressed as someone you can trust from the perspective of both employer and candidate. She is people orientated and puts relationships at the heart of the recruitment process.  She makes an effort to get to know and understand both her clients and candidates and it is this personal touch that separates her from the crowd.

She is staunchly loyal and has proven many times that she is the human face of recruitment.

I would thoroughly recommend Debbie and her company to anyone in the recruitment process and in my opinion it provides the best people led service in the area.”

Jonathan, Finance Director


“I have known Debbie in a professional capacity for over 15 years.  She is always a pleasure to work with and has an enthusiastic and open personality that’s builds confidence and trust with both employers and candidates.  She is knowledgeable of the market and gives clear opinions and good advice. I would recommend her services.”

Adrian, Finance Director


“After 30 years of working for the same company it was extremely daunting for me to face job hunting and interviews.  However as soon as I started dealing with DBR I knew I had made the right decision.

The whole team is very friendly, professional and encouraging which put me at ease straight away.  I would like to say a big thank you for their support and regular contact throughout the whole process of finding me a new position.  I would highly recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment for seeking new employment.  Their personal, reassuring approach tied with a clear understanding of the importance of finding the right fit for both the candidate and employer puts them ahead of others.”

Natalie, Receptionist


“Having enlisted with various recruitment agencies Debbie Burbage was the only agency to listen and take on board the type of role I was looking for.  Recognising that it wasn’t just about the skills I had listed on paper Debbie took time to get to know me and match me to a company she knew I would fit well into.  It was nice to feel I was not just a “potential candidate”.”

Mary, Senior Administrator 


“They go above and beyond to help you find the job most suitable for you. Nikki, Is one of the friendliest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  Going with this company for your recruitment opportunities will always leave you with a positive result.”

Cassandra, Manager


“Debbie has played a vital part at this extremely difficult time in finding me two temporary roles. She had the unique ability to match the client and the candidate perfectly. Her personal touch goes above and beyond, sending email at 2am, keeping you up to date with every step of they way. Debbie is so professional and absolutely lovely. Thanks so much.” 

Steph, Accounts Assistant


“Debbie Burbage team were fundamental during my process of relocation to East Midlands. The team’s knowledge and experience of the finance job market in this area was key to find me a job in line with my qualifications and expectations. An absolute pleasure to work with – would totally recommend to anyone trying looking for the right job.”

Pedro, Finance Manager


“I would like to express my gratitude to you and your colleagues for the services provided in helping me to find employment. Over the last few months of seeking employment and engaging with various recruitment agencies I can sincerely say that working with you and your team was the most professional, courteous and responsive organisation that I engaged with.

The value you give to candidates in the preparation and guidance for interviews is second to none and the personal advice offered to candidates such as myself who have not been through a recruitment process for a long time is invaluable.

My experience with your services lifted my confidence in finding employment, offered a personal but professional approach and I would certainly recommend your company to anyone seeking employment or employers. They provided excellent service and were very professional and encouraging throughout.”

Barry


“A big thank you to all of you for helping me find a permanent job. Contacting your recruitment agency was one of the best decisions I have ever made. You have provided me with support, warmth and efficiency from the very beginning and I will be certain to recommend you to anyone.”

Susan


“I would most certainly recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment to anyone seeking employment. I received excellent customer service throughout the process commencing with my initial telephone conversation. They instantly realised I was feeling a bit down after being made redundant after a long career with the same Company and having to adapt to job hunting and CV writing. They told me ‘there is a job out there for everyone’ and I kept this thought with me and it certainly made me feel happier and keep positive. I have now secured a position (Thank you), but should I ever be in the job market again I would definitely return to Debbie Burbage.”

Lynne, Office Manager


“Debbie put me forward for an excellent interim assignment. Throughout the process she was thorough and very professional, and kept me regularly up to date with developments. She then remained in regular contact after the assignment began to ensure all was well from my perspective as well as in the interests of the client.”

David, Interim Executive


“I have worked with Debbie for many years, I have to say, she is very professional and approachable. Within days of our initial meeting I was offered several challenging positions and always arrived for interview with the knowledge that the client had been totally prepared for me. As a result of Debbie’s indubitable professionalism I secured a very good position.”

Tony, Group Financial Controller


“Debbie is a first class recruitment professional and manager, who doesn’t let her attention to project detail get in the way of an appreciation of the bigger picture. I am grateful for her professional support and guidance during the time that we worked together.”

Stephen, Finance Director


“Debbie Burbage Recruitment have helped me more than I can put into words if I’m honest, Debbie and her team are not just a recruitment agency they are much more than that, they care for you as an individual and take the time looking for a position that is totally suited to your skill set, abilities and personality. Debbie has kept in constant contact with me during my time seeking employment and I’m now very excited to start a new career with a fantastic company, I honestly couldn’t be happier.

I have a lot to thank Debbie Burbage Recruitment for and I’m very grateful for all the support, advice and always being the friendly, approachable person at the end of the phone.  I have a bright future and you have made this possible with your expertise and hard work. Thank you very much,  Cheryl.”

Cheryl, Finance Manager


Clients

“Since our partnership began in 2017, Debbie Burbage Recruitment has been an integral part of our finance team’s growth and success. Their expertise has been pivotal in bolstering our Finance Team with key positions including our Head of Finance, Management Accountant, and Accounts Assistant. Beyond this, they have adeptly provided interim\temporary solutions and also HR support.

What sets Debbie Burbage Recruitment apart is their authentic approach to communication and their keen understanding of our company’s ethos. They consistently present candidates who not only fulfil our technical requirements but also seamlessly align with our company culture. This unique blend of professionalism and personal touch positions them as our first choice for our finance recruitment needs.

Their mindful communication strategy, characterised by a balance of thoroughness without overwhelming us, has been deeply appreciated. It is with complete confidence that we wholeheartedly recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment for any organisation seeking a recruiter who truly understands the nuances of fitting the right people into the right roles.”

David – Managing Director


“We have been associated with Debbie Burbage Recruitment since 2012, and our experiences have been nothing short of excellent. In 2018, when our company was in need of a Financial Controller, Debbie’s expertise stood out. Of the four top-notch CVs she provided, we interviewed three candidates. Each candidate was impeccably matched to our requirements, making our final decision particularly challenging. I’m proud to mention that the professional we chose continues to excel with us, even after 5.5 years.

Throughout our partnership, Debbie has maintained a perfect balance of communication — always available, yet never intrusive. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and focus on long-term compatibility set them apart. I wholeheartedly recommend Debbie Burbage Recruitment for their outstanding service.”

Steve – Managing Director


“Debbie and her team have been fantastic in securing us the “right people” to add to the “Moon Team” They have recruited for our finance and administrative teams and provided us with our HR Advisor, which has allowed us to give additional support to our teams. They understand the nature of our business and have always recommended candidates that have the qualities we look for in our staff. In essence they make the selection process very hard for us (because they are all great candidates), in fact we have had occasions when we have taken on additional staff as the candidates were too good to turn down.

The team at Debbie Burbage are an extension of the Moon Team. They are always professional, have great integrity and listen to us. They even go the extra mile when we throw them a curve ball.

I have no hesitation recommending Debbie Burbage and the team, Nicki, Lisa and Dawn.

May they continue to provide the right people, at the right time for us.”

Dawn – Office Manager


“From our initial discussions in our search for a replacement Financial Controller, Debbie played an active and supporting role in both considering and understanding our needs and then subsequently presenting candidates of a high calibre. Unfortunately, as often happens in this day and age a further challenge was thrown in our direction when we thought we had the ideal candidate ready to start but then couldn’t. At this point Debbie’s response was simple – ‘let’s take the opportunity to re-evaluate and consider alternative options?’

The result is within a week we have a new Financial Controller on board who fits our brief and requirements perfectly. Many thanks to Debbie for her continued positivity during the process and for presenting us with our ideal candidate. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone for their financial recruitment needs.”

Darren, Managing Director


“Debbie has supported me in the recruitment of three permanent positions within our finance team along with one temporary position that was needed at very short notice.

Not only has Debbie found me great candidates with first class attitudes, but she has worked to ensure that all fit into the team culture we have. This has meant that the new team members have fitted seamlessly into the team. This is beneficial to both the candidates and also to the team as a whole.

This is where I feel that Debbie is a cut above other people in her industry. Debbie really thinks about the individual and takes pride in ensuring that the role is the right career choice for the candidate and that the individual’s personality is a good fit for the employer.

Many agencies send far too many CVs for consideration, whereas Debbie’s approach is to only present a select group of people that she can personally testify would be a complementary fit. In addition, Debbie meets all her candidates and knows them as individuals with their own unique aspirations, hopes and fears.

From what I’ve seen Debbie really cares about people and I can see from the new team members I have that they really care for her. I’ve never seen this depth of feeling between candidate and agent before. It inspires confidence in me to continue to work with Debbie, and with Debbie alone, as finding the right individual for my team and providing the right opportunity for the candidate is critically important.”

Darren, Finance Director


“Debbie Burbage Business Solutions offer an excellent people selection service with their unique approach. I met Debbie originally when she was working for a global recruitment company, in a senior management role. I recently had a confidential assignment, which she undertook with huge success. With her extensive knowledge of the recruitment market, understanding company cultures and how to select the best profiles, she sourced a quality candidate at short notice.

Thoroughly recommend DBBS for your next recruitment.”

Chris, SSC Director, Europe


“Debbie and her team have been instrumental in securing us the “right people” to accommodate our exponential growth.  They have recruited both qualified and non-qualified staff for our finance and administrative teams, and also provided HR support to the business. It is clear that they understand the culture of our organisation, as the CV’s we receive will lead to an interview being offered. Essentially, they do the selection process and first stage interview on our behalf, saving us valuable time.

 The team at Debbie Burbage work with us closely and we see them as an extension of our business and not an external recruiter.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Debbie and her team, they operate professionally, with integrity and listen to us.”

Emma, Head of Finance


“After many years of dealing with other recruitment agencies, both large scale national firms and smaller local ones, a set of unforeseen circumstances meant I had reason to engage with Debbie for the first time recently.  I only wish I had met her years ago!  My initial scepticism as yet another agency claimed they did things differently and would offer me a personal service was soon dispelled.   To paraphrase that well-worn slogan – she really does do exactly what it says on her home page. 

What is particularly impressive is the way she applies equal emphasis to the needs of her candidates and the needs of her clients  – all done with empathy, care and an acute awareness that she is really acting as a matchmaker.  A genuine professional who will do her absolute utmost to secure a positive outcome, whichever side of the recruitment fence you happen to be on.”

Alan, Finance Director


“We recently used Debbie Burbage Recruitment to facilitate us in finding a Financial Controller., Debbie was able to offer guidance and support in finding the right person. We were sent 4 CVs, we interviewed all of them and, if I’m entirely honest, it was a tough call between all 4.

Debbie took the time to understand who we were as a company and as a direct result of that found us an outstanding candidate who has made a significant impact on our business.

We appreciated Debbie’s honesty, she made the whole process so easy and her team in the office also always knew where we were in the recruitment process, which also instilled confidence.”

Steve, Managing Director


“We have been using Debbie Burbage Recruitment for the last few years as they always find the best candidates that don’t seem to be registered anywhere else. It is always a pleasure to join forces with them and our main point of contact is Nicki – she has a history of finding key people for those pivotal roles and has never let us down. Debbie manages her business exceptionally and Nicki and the rest of the team offer professional, passionate and confidence to the difficult task of finding the right person for the right role and their dedication and commitment is second to none.”

Jonathan, Training and Resourcing Manager


“I have been recruiting staff for 35 years and as a consequence have used multiple recruitment agencies in that time.  I can say without hesitation that Debbie and her team are as good if not better than any I’ve ever worked with.”

John, Dealership Accountant


“Debbie has the ability to quickly understand what the employer is looking for, the personality, culture , skill sets and applies the same skills in understanding candidates.

As an employer this gave me great confidence, and my time was not wasted, as I received well vetted candidates.

As a candidate I experienced the same excellence. I have no hesitation in recommending Debbie Burbage FR.”

Brad, Finance Director


“Debbie Burbage Recruitment by far excel in providing the right candidates for our positions. DBR take away the process from a busy office environment. We actually held first interviews at DBR offices in Blisworth, thus alleviating the pressures of interviewing in-house, this is an excellent additional service, and I would certainly take up this offer again.

We have selected both qualified and non-qualified staff and have been extremely pleased with the calibre of individuals selected.

They offer a very friendly and professional service, they met with us to ascertain our requirements, taking time to learn about our company and its ethos. They always interview all candidates, and only provide the very best in each sector for our perusal to take forward for interview. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for all of your recruitment needs.”

Marie, Group Finance Director 


“Debbie worked diligently to ensure her agency delivered the right candidate for the position available in our UK subsidiary. From taking the time to ensure she fully understood the brief for the person we wished to employ through to her patient and thorough matching, this enabled her to deliver the right candidate for the job.

Debbie takes the time and effort to find the right person for the role and throughout, we knew she was working for us and not just putting anyone she felt has an outside chance of getting the role. It was a pleasure dealing with her and her company.”

Paul, Group Managing Director


“Debbie has successfully placed a number of senior staff with our business, including myself as Group Finance Director, the Group Finance Manager and Financial Controller.

She is able to match candidates to the available position with a great deal of intuition, and perception, matching both the personality and the skill set. Debbie is extremely personable and puts everybody she deals with at their ease. I work with Debbie on an exclusive basis and she has never let me down.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anybody looking to recruit senior finance staff.”

David, Group Finance Director


“Debbie fulfils the company expectations every time at both senior and junior level. She totally understands our needs when it comes to recruiting the right people and I completely trust her judgment. She is proactive in understanding the culture of the company to ensure the “people fit” with culture and team and they bed into the business quickly and smoothly. Debbie is ethical, professional and I can highly recommend her.”

Anne-Marie, Finance Director


“I have worked with Debbie for many years, having had bad experiences with recruiters not understanding our business I tarred all recruiters with the same brush and I was a tough nut for Debbie to crack! But she is a true professional, totally trustworthy and transparent and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.”

Debra, Group Financial Controller


“I have known Debbie for a number of years, both as an employer and a candidate. Debbie does not only put her name to the Company but her heart and soul into finding the right fit for both sides of the table. I would not hesitate in recommending Debbie and her team at a corporate or candidate level. The service provided is 1st class, honest and effective. Debbie invests time in the candidates; which pays dividends in achieving the best business fit and a smooth recruitment process. As a candidate her honesty is second to none, a rare gem in the recruitment world.”

Chris, Head of FP&A


“From the beginning Debbie impressed me with her unique individually tailored approach to recruitment. She actually listened to what I wanted and never pressured me into making rash decisions. Her honesty and compassion made me feel important and not just a number.

From both a candidate and client perspective her refreshing honesty and non-pressured approach allows you time to make the right decisions and she has an exceptional talent of matching the right people to the right roles. This is why I would always guarantee her exclusivity in the first instance.

She is the best Recruitment Consultant you will ever meet and fifteen years later I still can’t recommend her enough, whether you’re looking for a new role or need to fill one.”

Susan, Financial Controller


“Debbie has placed me in two roles and assisted in the placing of a number of candidates for positions I have been recruiting for. I have always found Debbie very easy to work with and have confidence in her ability to provide the right candidate to meet the requirements of the role, or in placing me in vacancies which fit my career aspirations.

The approach that Debbie adopts is based on her looking at much more than just the details of a job spec, but also in taking the time to listen and understand the environment and culture of the employer to ensure that candidates will fit in from day one. Similarly, when placing me for roles, I have always felt that Debbie has tried to look at companies that not only suited my skills and ambitions, but also have suited my personality and outlook. This is a crucial skill which I value highly and is refreshing change to the recruitment by numbers often seen elsewhere. I always feel that Debbie has devoted the necessary care and attention into looking after my best interests as an employer or as a candidate, and really spends the time to understand what my needs are. At the same time, I have always felt that this approach has not been at the exclusion of ensuring that she has a thorough understanding of the technical requirements of a role and that these needs are met.

Debbie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that I have been able to place reliance on during the time I have known her, confident that she is ethical in her approach and that the advice and assistance that has been provided, genuinely has my needs and requirements at its heart. I look forward to continuing to work with Debbie in the future.”

Neil, Group Finance Director


“Debbie and her team, particularly Lisa provided us with an excellent service, proving to be proactive and professional.

We were looking to place 3 new members to join our finance team and Debbie understood exactly the type of candidate we were looking for.

I would certainly recommend her services, a lovely friendly recruitment company.”

Kerry, Finance Manager


“Having work alongside Debbie many years ago I decided to approach her directly for a key role in my team. She took time to understand the line managers preferred ways of working, the culture of the organisation particularly given the niche industry, and the key personal attributes we needed in this key role above and beyond qualifications and experience. Debbie took her time to ensure she provided a strong selection of very capable and very suitable candidates reflecting the needs of the role balancing values, knowledge and personalities, a hard task made all the harder whilst in the midst of the first lockdown. Debbie is very engaging, supportive and always thinks outside the box too, giving Katie and I the confidence that we were in safe hands at all stages in the process. I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough at having that rare art of matching perfectly technical skills, personality and values to the role. Thank you!”

Linda, Assistant Director Of Finance


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