"Colette's knowledge of the legal market is second to none and she has a keen awareness of the specific attributes and skills that particular firms are looking for. She took the time to build a relationship with me to understand what was important, which meant that I only ever reviewed suitable roles. Both her and Giles were extremely responsive and I felt that they were 'on my side'. When looking for a new job it is so valuable to feel like you matter and that's what you get with Leighton Taylor."
Kaye Harrison Marketing & Business Development Manager, Dundas & Wilson, January 24, 2012
"I have had two big moves in my career to date and Giles successfully placed me in new roles each time. Giles was able to find me the opportunity that I was looking for by understanding the context of my career aspirations and suitability of employer. Moreover, Giles is evidently well connected within professional services and I can unreservedly recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking for marketing and BD roles in that environment."
Richard Samuel, Business Development Manager, Simmons & Simmons, January 21, 2012
"Colette was fantastic at finding me my current position as a Business Development Assistant. She took the time to find out what I was looking for in a role and made the whole application process very simple. She was also very good in helping me prepare for the interview process, giving me advice that showed a deep understanding of the sector and the competencies necessary to demonstrate. I definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for work in the professional services."
Emma Baddeley, Business Development Assistant, SJ Berwin, January 17, 2012
"I would recommend Leighton Taylor - time was taken to consider which role, and as importantly, which firm would best suit my experience and skills set. I really appreciated the guidance and preparation leading up to a successful interview - getting in the right 'mindset' for a career move is essential and Giles helped me along the way".
Lee Katipunan, Client Relationship Manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, December 2011
"Colette has been instrumental in securing my current position for me. From my CV, she was able to determine that I would be a good match to the role. In addition to liaising with the company, she went the extra mile by providing key information on the interviewers, company culture and responsibilities. Without her guidance, my chances at acquiring this position would have been greatly reduced. Thanks Colette!"
Louise Lim, Marketing Executive, Taylor Wessing, December 1, 2011
"I was recently appointed Director of Business Development at the College of Estate Management. Leighton Taylor handled the recruitment on behalf of the College. I dealt with Colette Norfolk and Giles Taylor and found their approach very professional from initial contact all the way through to the conclusion of the process. Working as a team, they gave me helpful advice on the Collegeâ€™s requirements and kept me informed at each stage. This helped me to prepare effectively for interviews and ensured that my experience as a candidate was positive throughout."
Stephen Bartle, Director of Business Development, College of Estate Management, November 26, 2011
"Giles is a thoughtful and interested recruiter - he is well connected with the market and evidently puts time and effort into researching candidates to meet a brief, as well as advising on the brief itself with the benefit of many years experience. We will definitely use Leighton Taylor again for our next hire."
Paul Jaffa, Managing Director, Myddleton Communications, July 1, 2011
"Right from the start I was struck by Giles' effective and professional manner when I was looking to return to a role in the professional services industry. He clearly has a good understanding of the industry and provided excellent guidance and feedback from meetings which helped in finally securing a position. Throughout the interview process both Collette and Giles kept me up to speed with developments and I would strongly recommend Leighton Taylor to those who are looking to secure a business development position within professional services."
Brian Long, Senior Business Advisor, KPMG, April 28, 2011
"I worked with Giles to find a new marketing role and was thoroughly impressed by the professional, flexible service I received. Giles quickly understood what I was looking for and was able to work around travel and work commitments to get job spec's to me, answer questions and set up interviews. I felt supported and encouraged throughout the whole process and would recommend Leighton Taylor to anyone looking to find the right role for them."
Jenny Shaw, Channel Marketing Manager, Cushman & Wakefield, March 18, 2011
"Colette introduced me to my current employer, US law firm Reed Smith. She was very thorough from the very beginning and wanted to ensure there was a good match from both parties' point of view. She is not one of those consultants who focus on the number of candidates they put forward but really ensures that there is adequacy. Colette was very methodical throughout the process, giving me a detailed briefing before each meeting and prompt feedback thereafter.
She is also very personable and definitely goes the extra mile to ensure her stakeholders have all the information they need, in a timely fashion. I have had dealings with a number of recruitment consultants, but Colette stands out as one of the most professional, focused and efficient individuals I have met. She is a pleasure to work with."
Business Analyst, Reed Smith, February 9, 2011
"Giles provided sound advice that was straightforward and concise throughout the recruitment process. Honest and reliable, he is very good at identifying roles that were right for me. Giles listened to my needs and acted accordingly. I can recommend him wholeheartedly."
Tom Horigan National Marketing and Business Development Manager, Baker Tilly, January 10, 2011
"Giles was instrumental in helping me identify and pursue my next career decision. My experience in using his service was very positive. He has great contacts and brings a level of maturity to negotiations which sets him apart from others. I have no hesitation in recommending Giles."
Tim Graham, Global CRM Manager - Allen & Overy, November 1, 2010
"Leighton Taylor were recommended to us because we were looking to appoint a new Marketing & BD Manager. After meeting to discuss our requirements, they selected and sent across an outstanding candidate who we interviewed and who has recently started with us. The whole process was very straightforward and I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking to recruit in this area."
Mike Stones, Partner, EA Shaw, October 28, 2010
"I recently availed of Leighton Taylor Consulting services to find a new job. Colette ensured all roles I applied for were applicable to my specific career path and fully prepped me for interviews. I would recommend Colette on this basis and also because she is approachable and is able to match the personality of the prospective employee to the employer."
Jennifer Paybody, CRM Assistant, Linklaters, October 26, 2010
"I had the delight in working with Giles recently on a mandate, he came highly recommended by one of my clients. His enthusiasm and integrity is matched by his expert knowledge of the professional services arena, I would strongly recommend you engage with Giles whether a corporate or a candidate."
Waheed Aslam - Director, Cushman & Wakefield, September, 2010
Leighton Taylor were a pleasure to work with. They gave me detailed and insightful information for all of my interviews and negotiated extremely well for me when I received an offer. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to further their career in professional services."
Arquette Hirani, Business Development Advisor, Linklaters, August 2010
"I registered with Leighton Taylor earlier this year in order to find a new CRM role. The advice that I received throughout the whole process was always insightful and I was particularly impressed by Giles knowledge of the market and his ability to identify roles that fitted with my particular needs. I felt well supported throughout the process and succeeded in securing an excellent new role pretty quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking for a new marketing, BD or CRM role in the professional services sector."
Cynthia Tokura, CRM Manager, Norton Rose, July 2010
"As a recruiter, Giles is a considerate, strategic and wholly tactful. He goes beyond the norm to ensure his clients are both well positioned and prepared for interviews. I thoroughly appreciated the efforts Giles went to in order to help me secure employment and will certainly seek his support in future."
Zoe Pink, Business Development Manager, Grant Thornton May 2010
"Giles really makes sure he understands both client and candidate to ensure he gets great results. He provided me with a very good opportunity in the legal sector, gave some useful interview hints and offered helpful advice throughout the process. I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor Consulting if you are looking to find a marketing or business development role in professional services."
Barbara Spoors, Marketing Communications Manager, Speechly Bircham, April 2010
"I have worked with Giles over the past 10 years from both a recruiter and candidate perspectives. I have found him to have an outstanding knowledge of the marketing and business development market within the professional services sector. His insights have been helpful in shaping our recruitment strategies and reward structures as well as gaining a good understanding of the availability of good candidates. Leighton Taylor is able to deliver results quickly and efficiently and would be an essential call if you are looking to recruit in the sector."
Katherine McPherson, Director, Big 4 Accountancy Firm
"I found Leighton Taylor, to be extremely helpful and thorough. They took the time to fully understand my background and requirements in order to match me to the most suitable role. They provided guidance and support throughout the recruitment process. I found them very responsive compared to other firms and felt that they were genuinely interested in my career path.
Sinead Allen, Marketing Communications Executive, December 2009
"Giles worked with me to find a new position. He ensured that he understood my skills and career aspirations, before matching me to companies and roles that were ideally suited. Giles is very thorough in his approach, and doesn't miss any details that will assist in making interviews and first contacts with prospective employers go as smoothly as possible. Overall I have been very impressed with the depth of knowledge of Leighton Taylor and have found the end-to-end experience to be insightful, highly professional and extremely organised.
Amanda Colman, Senior Proposals Advisor, Big 4 Accountancy Firm, October 2009