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I have worked with Debbie for about 10 years in her role as recruitment consultant, and she has never failed in finding me the perfect candidates for my vacant positions.

She takes a lot of trouble to get to know the people and culture of your business and as a result has a very good understanding of what the business needs. This also enables her to find a suitable candidate that will be a good fit for the business and the people they work with. She also follows up with new candidates placed to ensure that they have fitted in and are meeting the requirements of the business. 

Financial Controller

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.

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.

Finance Manager

"Debbie was amazing at finding us the right person. She took the time to listen about what we thought we needed, learnt about the team they would be working in and then matching the right person. She was always positive, even in these very uncertain times. She was always available for support and guidance. Her professionalism throughout was of the highest level, but always with a combined sense of friendship.I have never worked with a recruitment consultant as helpful, caring and attentive as Debbie."

Finance Business Partner

"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!"

Assistant Director Of Finance

"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."

SSC Director, Europe

"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."

Finance Director

"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." 

Company Accountant

"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."


"Having worked with Debbie as a candidate and employer, I cannot recommend her highly enough. From a candidate level she listened to everything I was looking for and delivered every point. It is nice to work with someone who listens and genuinely cares whereas other agencies have tended to be more sales driven. As an Employer, Debbie has also managed to find us candidates that fit well in the team and one in particular who has made a real impact to the business recently."

Financial Controller

"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 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."


"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."


Head of Finance

"We recently used Debbie Burbage Recruitment to facilitate us in finding a Financial Controller. It was a new role within our company, 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. Unlike the 6 candidates we’d seen prior, with a very sales driven recruitment agency, who did not seem to grasp our company and values.

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 in the short time she has been with us.

We appreciated Debbie’s honesty, she was clear that if she didn’t feel she could find us a suitable candidate she would not have taken on our campaign. 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."

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."

Training and Resourcing Manager

"I have known Debbie for a number of years. She is always cheerful, honest and professional. I have used her for me and for the companies I worked for. Always with great success."


"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"."


"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."


"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."

Dealership Accountant

"I have known Debbie for nearly 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."

Finance Director

"I have known Debbie in a professional capacity for over 7 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."

Finance Director

"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."

Finance Director

"I've known Debbie for a number of years, both helping me to recruit team members and helping me with my own career.

Debbie has always taken the time to come to my office, get to know the business I'm working for and to understand what the strategy for the department is, once she's understood what I'm striving to achieve she then starts to think about what candidates she knows would be a good fit, if she hasn't got anyone she tells me so and runs campaigns to ensure I'm meeting like-minded candidates who fit the business. 

She's open, honest and very loyal, something which can be very rare in her industry.

I've absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a great recruiter either for your business or as a candidate."

Head of Finance

"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 cost 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."

Head of FP&A

"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."

Finance Manager

"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 Fleur I knew I had made the right decision with DBFR.

The whole team is very friendly, professional and encouraging which put me at ease straight away.  I would especially like to thank Fleur for her 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."


"Top tip for 2017! If you are in the market for a new job or have recruitment needs of your own look no further than Debbie Burbage. She placed me here at Global Pacific over 18 months ago now and what a fantastic move it's turned out to be, and it wasn't the initial role I applied for through her. It's as if she knew me better than I knew myself! I have since used her recruitment services for my new company as well. First rate!"

Group Financial Controller

"Debbie Burbage Financial Recruitment by far excel in providing the right candidates for our positions. DBFR take away the process from a busy office environment. We actually held first interviews at DBFR 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.

DBFR, 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 DBFR for all of your recruitment needs."


"Debbie Burbage contacted us having seen our advert for a company accountant. Having struggled to reach good quality applicants we accepted their approach.

Debbie Burbage put forward top quality candidates that fitted our business culture. It didn't take long to choose a suitable accounts person to fit our business. We always choose attitude and behaviour above skills, it is easier to teach skills than change peoples character. Since appointing Rachel we have been delighted with her performance and attitude."

Ashley Warren – Managing Director,
Bell Plantation

"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.

Could I also pass my thanks to Marina who provided excellent service and was very professional and encouraging throughout"


"Thank you for your best wishes, Marina, I am absolutely delighted to have been selected for the position.  The team there are very friendly, and I am looking forward to my start date.

As I have previously said to you, I have never experienced such support in finding a job, not only are you totally professional, you also have such a genuine personal touch, your encouraging words have been a real boost to my confidence. Right from our first introduction, your advise, and  useful notes for the interview, to the follow up and feed back, I found to be beneficial.

Thank you again, and I wish you and the team continued success."


“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”


"Debbie Burbage team were an absolute joy across the whole recruitment process. Excellent people who would go out of their way to find the right job for your career prospects. Would definitely recommend Debbie Burbage to anyone wishing to find the right job"


"I have no hesitation in recommending Debbie Burbage Recruitment. I received excellent service, professional at all times.  Fleur found us the right person for the job and made the process stress free.  There was no pressure at any time, Fleur had our best interests at heart to fill the job with the right candidate and she certainly did that.  If Fleur was not there when I rang the office, there was always someone who could help and update me with the current situation.  I would definitely use their services again"


"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 with Marina. She 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. She 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 but should I ever be in the job market again I would definitely return to Debbie Burbage."


"Debbie Burbage Financial Recruitment has placed both temporary and permanent candidates within our finance team, at varying levels of seniority; we will continue to use them in the future as and when the need arises and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Debbie and Penny are both incredibly professional and took the time out to establish a correct fit for our business in terms of personality, by fully understanding the culture and team; as well as the job description and skills/experience needed. They delivered quickly, but with quality, every time we needed and also kept in good touch with their candidates after they joined us."


"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."

Group Managing Director

“If you’re looking for a dependable and credible person to source your next finance candidates then I have no hesitation in recommending Penny Robson from Debbie Burbage Financial Recruitment. Having known and worked with Penny over the past 20 years, I can vouch that she has a solid disposition. Penny is a very good judge of character and this coupled with her excellent knowledge and hands-on experience of finance is a massive benefit when recruiting. I am confident that she can be relied upon to find you a candidate that firstly, will meet your expectations but better still, exceed them.”

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.”

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”.

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.”

Group Financial Controller

“I have worked with Debbie for the last 6 years and in that time she 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 always 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.”

Financial Controller

“I have been a client of Debbie’s and always found her to be proactive and interested in her client as a person and not a number. This is very important in the current job market and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Finance Director

“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 seven years later I still can’t recommend her enough, whether you’re looking for a new role or need to fill one.”

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.”

Finance Director

“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.”

Interim Executive

“I have worked with Debbie for the last 4 to 5 years and have always found her to be very astute with many contacts and always able to give sound advice. I deal with many recruitment professionals and Debbie is one of the best in the field.”

Strategic Finance Manager

“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.”

Group Financial Controller

"I just want to say a massive thank you to all of the team at Debbie Burbage. I have spoken to all of the ladies and they have all been so helpful and friendly especially Marina and Fleur who helped me find my current job. I would thoroughly recommend the agency to anyone. They clearly care about their employees/clients which isn't that common these days. I will miss working for them and if i ever find myself out of work in the future they will be my first port of call. Thanks so much for everything "

Natalie- Candidate

"Excellent service. Took away all the hassle of recruiting. Debbie only supplied one candidate so we only had to interview one external applicant. She was offered the job straight away and is a perfect fit into our organisation.  Many Thanks"

Jim Mead,
Hospice of St Francis


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