“As a market leading manufacturer with Head Office in mainland Europe, it was essential for us to find a UK based partner we could trust and lean on for the key appointment of Managing Director for our UK site.
Alex Cooper at Cooper Edwards took us through a highly efficient process focused on the “fit” with our business culture: she did not rely solely on her own extensive network, we were comforted by a very thorough search and knew that we had access to the very best talent on the market. We were presented with a high quality shortlist of senior talent.
Her communication throughout the process was very smooth and transparent, she always made sure that we kept the momentum and got the right candidate over the line. Alex included all senior stakeholders in the process throughout, regardless of their geography or cultural background.
We are delighted with the result, and we know that we now have a reliable and robust search partner in the UK for the long term. We have no hesitation in recommending Cooper Edwards for senior appointments.”
K. Goedkoop, CEO, Fayat Environmental Solutions
“Thanks a million for your great input and support today. You were so good in facilitating the session, giving us some helpful background about the candidates and in making this a really enjoyable process.
You made the process so seamless and really relaxed which I think got the best out of everyone. It felt like you were part of our organisation today and you really understood what we are about, and that’s fabulous to have someone selecting candidates for such a fundamental role with your knowledge and expertise. Thanks for helping us to continue to be as amazing as we are.”
Sarah Wickham, Placements and Contracting Manager, Team Fostering
“Really appreciate your great work, now in a position that absolutely has its challenges, but more importantly its rewards. Thanks for your professionalism in getting me this role.”
Strategic Procurement Manager, Manufacturing
“With their multicultural background and understanding of various business cultures, Cooper Edwards were the ideal partner to source an International Sales Manager for us to expand our market share in mainland Europe. They efficiently and successfully placed a multilingual Polish national with the exact experience we were looking for. After only a few months she is already making a difference, leveraging her strong exposure to our target key accounts across Europe. “
“We have been using Alex Cooper’s executive search services for a good 7 years now. Alex has placed key talent in our organisation, both at middle management and board level in Operations, Quality, Sales, Customer Service, Procurement and Supply Chain. We always found that Alex takes the time to understand our business and requirements; she has spent a lot of time on our site meeting relevant stakeholders over the years. We always find her search process smooth and painless, she always presents high quality relevant candidates, keeps the communication lines open throughout and always manages our expectations. When time is of the essence, the speed of execution never compromises the quality of the process. She takes the time to follow up post placement in person and takes pride in delivering a faultless candidate care as well. We see Cooper Edwards as a solid recruitment partner to our business. For a large, multinational business, it is still easy to work directly with Alex, she hasn’t lost touch with her roots!”
Max Crosby-Browne, CEO, Home Decor Ltd
“Alex at Cooper Edwards was recommended to me by a Marketing Manager she had placed at a machinery supplier. As soon as I made contact Alex found a way to accommodate our requirements for an international Sales Manager and a Marketing Executive to build up our commercial team. She took the time to meet us and visit the site, getting to know our business and the culture as much as possible. She conducted a thorough search and came up with strong shortlists for both assignments. She had “sold” the opportunity to potential candidates realistically and always managed their, as well as our, expectations. She kept in touch throughout the process and organised all interviews and reference checks. We are very happy with our new recruits and subsequently commissioned Cooper Edwards to source a Finance and Operations Director for our ever expanding business. Again, a smooth, efficient and robust process secured our new board member seamlessly. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex’s services and the professional manner in which she represents our organisation at all times.”
Dr Phil Rumsby, CEO, M-Solv Ltd
“ I have dealt with Alex Cooper as a client of and also as a candidate and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to either, in fact, this is something I have done on more than one occasion. The qualities that set her apart from others in her profession are her integrity, depth of understanding of matching candidates to specific roles and, of course, her process in recruiting. This involves a far greater level of research and, as a consequence, is more likely to lead to a successful outcome. She is, by some margin, the most professional in her field that I have encountered in over thirty years of corporate life”.
David MacArthur, Managing Director, Be Modern