Our candidates and clients are testament to our service so let’s hear it from them.


Excellent service provided by Pete. He was in regular correspondence and really friendly. He found me a job I really like and it's exactly what I wanted. I Would definitely recommend Calibre Search.
Lucy ED,
March, 2017
Simon did a great job with finding me my next job; he kept me informed of progress, organised a new role for me quickly and I would certainly recommend him.
Gary N,
September, 2016
We have used Pete Gillick on a number of occasions who always offers an excellent service. Pete always thoroughly vets his candidates well before offering them to us. Often, agencies send unsuitable CVs through and put pressure on us to take on candidates, knowing full well that they would not be a good fit for our company. I would definitely recommend Calibre Search as a recruitment agency.
Savan R,
June, 2016
Louis Briggs is one of the most personable, professional and insightful planning recruitment consultants that I have met. When I moved to Manchester from Australia back in February 2015, I was eager to find a new planning role and to ensure that I was not out of employment for too long. As a result, I began to apply for a variety of planning positions and I ended up being contacted by numerous recruitment agencies. However, out of all the consultants that I spoke with, including the large recruitment firms, Louis stood out from the crowd. From our first conversation, I knew that Louis was the kind of person I wanted to work with as he was honest, realistic, informed and helpful. I always felt that Louis had a genuine interest in helping me to find my ideal position and the personal approach that he adopted was above and beyond what I got from other recruiters. Ultimately, Louis did get me the position that I was seeking and I am thankful for the role he played in helping me to attain my current position and for the advice that he gave me throughout the process. I can’t commend his efforts enough and I would highly recommend him to any planning professional who is also searching for their ideal position.
Paul M,
December, 2015
Pete & Mike - I would like to thank you and your team for your support over the last four months. Your latest placement has settled in very well.
E. Jones,
September, 2015
John is one of the most driven consultants I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. His customer care and attention to detail is second to none and I have found him to be nothing but professional throughout our dealings.
Dawn B,
May, 2015
Matthew at Calibre Search is a joy to work with. We have probably been working together for three years and in that time he has worked tirelessly on our behalf and supplied us with high quality candidates. He answers our queries immediately and keeps us informed of how his searches are progressing. We are never left having to chase him.
Heather W,
February, 2015
I have worked with James for over five years. In an industry where new recruiters and new agencies appear daily, James has been a consistent and constant example of how recruitment should be done. James has a measured, calm approach to recruitment that works perfectly for me, and the kind of people I want to recruit. James always finds the best candidates that meet my requirements perfectly and works diligently to get them on board. I would not hesitate to recommend James.
Neil D,
February, 2015
I would highly recommend Simon as a recruiter. As well as being friendly, incredibly helpful and enthusiastic, Simon helped me decide between two job offers with sensible and considerate advice and answered any questions I had thoughtfully resulting in a great position for me which I am extremely pleased with.
Rhianne M,
February, 2015
Matthew has filled numerous positions within my team over the last four years, and I have always found Calibre to be a professional recruitment partner, sending only appropriate candidates and providing timely updates and feedback following interviews. Matthew has developed a strong knowledge of not only the skill set required but also the right personality fit for our fast growing company which helps ensure the right candidates are recommended for interviews. They are our first point of contact whenever we have recruitment needs within the business.
Alison H,
February, 2015
Every time I have contacted or dealt with John at Calibre, I have received a totally friendly and professional service. John has always kept regularly (but not overly as to be annoying) in contact and has carried out a search to the criteria I want and not just bombarded me with any old candidates as many other agencies do! I cannot stress enough how much time and effort this saves me in the long run and can only recommend Calibre’s services!
Shaun C,
January, 2015
We have used the services of Calibre Search on numerous occasions and the service has been excellent. John Cassidy works very hard in sourcing engineers in the right locations for us and takes out the hard work of arranging interviews, often at short notice. We will continue to work with Calibre on numerous vacancies we currently have.
Colin C,
December, 2014
Calibre Search have been a preferred supplier for our recruitment requirements for some time now, they have successfully placed field and office based staff within the air conditioning division and have an excellent understanding of our requirements matching suitable candidates to the required job spec.
Costas I,
November, 2014
We have worked with James for a number of years and were keen to continue the working relationship with him and Calibre. During this time our organisation has experienced significant growth and diversification in our recruitment requirements. During this period Calibre have always taken time to understand our resource requirements and provide high quality candidates which fit the brief across a range of technical roles and levels of seniority.
Calibre have a strong conversion ratio and deliver quality rather than quantity when it comes to CV’s. They take personal pride in ensuring that successful candidates have a good understanding of what our organisation can offer to ensure that they are keen to join our company. Calibre offer a personal touch to recruitment and can be relied on to deal with us and candidates in an open and honest way. We look forward to continuing to work together as both organisations grow.
Laura L,
October, 2014
You have proved a true professional at your job and communicate very well in all aspects. You have provided candidates as requested and only supply those that meet our criteria which saves a lot of time and allows me to put faith in your selection process. At all times you assist in every way you can, even through to induction and beyond of newly recruited engineers. Very easy to work with.
Tom H,
October, 2014
I always speak to Calibre first if I have to recruit. They understand the market, know individuals' circumstances and spend time to develop relationships. Calibre provide a focused and efficient response to your recruitment needs.
Darren P,
February, 2013
I have used Pete Gillick as my recruitment provider now for a couple of years with our company. He is always personable and extremely efficient. He has learnt our requirements as a Company and he provides the service that finds the right candidate to fit our business. I would not hesitate in recommending Pete as a recruitment agent.
Anna E,
February, 2013
Simon is a real advocate for things he believes in and goes out of his way to help people. He's been a fantastic supporter of Great Insiders and has helped swell our members and followers considerably. He's very well connected and seems to know everyone who's everyone in the construction industry. I can rely on Simon to keep me up to date on everything that's happening. He's introduced me to really relevant people and found me opportunities to speak at events. He's not your typical recruiter - he's so much more and well worth knowing.
Louise E,
August, 2012
Mark consistently put forward good quality engineers for interview, many of which were employed on permanent contracts. I would recommend Mark and Calibre to any potential recruiters in the HVAC industry.
Simon B,
November, 2011
I would like to recommend Simon for his excellent interpersonal skills and dedication in placing people with suitable clients. I was looking for work on a Sunday evening after 8.40pm and before 9pm I got an email from him saying he would call me in the morning regarding a job, which interested me. True to his word, I was called at 8am the following morning, then an telephone interview was arranged within three days with his client. Seven days after this, I had a face-to-face interview and was offered a job on the same day. Simon listens to your aspirations and reflects on your current qualifications and experience. He gives excellent advice from his extensive experience within the industry. Thank you Simon for your efforts in my new placement. It is greatly appreciated.
Daniel H,
November, 2011
When Simon first contacted me he was very enthusiastic and professional. He is very informative and I have enjoyed the conversations I have had with him regarding motorbikes as they are my big passion. He would be the first person to recommend if someone was looking for a new challenge. He has just joined Calibre and I was his first post, a great addition to any team. I know he will continue to be a great asset to Calibre. Well done.
Jason J,
November, 2011
I used Matthew to recruit our last vacancy and found the service to be second to none. Matthew was informative and trustworthy throughout the process and I would recommend his services to anyone looking to recruit.
David L,
November, 2011
Richard is an energetic and reliable business professional who has a deep understanding of both the structural engineering market and recruitment within this sector. I have always been pleased with the results that Richard provides and confidently recommend him to others.
Barry C,
September, 2011
Richard has the ability to quickly locate the right candidate, not only in terms of technical ability but also with consideration to personal suitability. If I need someone the first person I call is Richard as I know I can rely on him to respond quickly and to have the right contacts at the right time.
Adam H,
March, 2010
I have worked with Richard on a number of occasions to both advance my career and to provide staff. Richard has always given balanced and impartial advice whilst providing high calibre candidates for interview.
Stephen B,
March, 2010

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