The Recruitment Link



"On a personal level I am really pleased with the way you have handled this and the way we have looked at this.

It’s just sheer coincidence that a great candidate knocked on the door of their own accord and it was too good to say no to.

I will certainly return in the future when I have further candidate requirements as I have been really pleased with the level of service you’ve offered and the way you’ve handled it. Genuinely, I’ve had about 4 recruiters chasing me and every single one I’ve asked to leave me alone due to the pushy and un-personal, clearly target driven approach to getting numbers through, and I genuinely hate being pushed so I’m really pleased with the way you’ve handled it so you will be the first I return to in the future and I will be recommending you to other persons within the business where appropriate.

Really appreciate all the support."

Carl Slater, James Walker UK Ltd, (February 2019)

"I have worked for Freudenberg Filtration Technologies now for 11 years and during that time I have worked with a few recruitment companies for varying levels of vacancies with varying levels of success.

 Over the last 7 years I have always use Recruitment Link specifically for our general recruitment and have always received an honest, professional and reliable service from their recruitment consultants.   As our two companies have built a relationship I can trust AND I now use Recruitment Link for all our recruitment needs.  Recruitment Link are our recruitment professionals of choice and are seen as a partnership which I, as a HR Professional, can rely on."

Nigel Fletcher, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies UK Limited (August 2017)


"I have known Sandra (Recruitment Link) for over 5 years now. My first contact with  Sandra was as a candidate. From the very first conversation I found Sandra very professional but also extremely helpful, friendly and approachable.

I first worked with Recruitment Link as a service provider with Sandra as the main contact when I joined Alstom in 2011. Although we dealt with many various agencies on a daily basis, Sandra was always somebody who we found very reliable, approachable, professional and most important always very honest.

I still work very closely with Sandra now at Leoni Wiring Systems UK Ltd. Sandra is always available to take on a new challenge and help us with our recruitment needs. I find her really trustworthy and I know she will always work with our best interests in mind. Sandra is a very dedicated person and I would strongly recommend her services. The same goes for the whole Recruitment Link Team: when Sandra is not available, the rest of the team are always ready to help and support."

Mirella Riley, LEONI Wiring Systems UK Ltd (August 2017)

"I just wanted to confirm that I have worked with Recruitment Link for the past 9 years in my previous role of HR Officer. During that time Recruitment Link have introduced the company to quite a large number of high calibre candidates, and have successfully filled many manual (blue collar) vacancies, technical roles and clerical/administration roles. The staff were always polite, professional, eager to help and quick to react to any vacancies that arose."

Gareth Bevan, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (July 2017)


"I have worked with The Recruitment Link with main point of contact being Sandra Fleming for 5+ years in my previous role as HRBP working with Alstom and, most recently GE, up until my leaving the organisation in December 16.

Many times when asked I have expressed my thoughts on the service provided by Sandra Fleming in terms of the high level of professionalism, conduct, enthusiasm and dedication to the job in hand.  I would have no hesitation or reservation in using The Recruitment Link for any future recruitment needs I have in my role within Airwave/Motorola Solutions especially when we need an urgent focus or dedicated service on a particular vacancy.

The thought process followed, and the conscientious approach even when busy on other matters or on annual leave, is absolutely second to non by Sandra and her team.  Certainly one of the top agencies I would go to when I want a job doing well."

Hilary Evans, Motorola (July 2017)


"I have had the pleasure of working with Recruitment Link on many occasions whilst working for GE (previously Alstom).

I worked with Recruitment Link on both permanent and temporary support and they  successfully supported the company in recruiting high level employees for a wide variety of both blue collar and white collar workers.  Sandra and the team always worked with professionalism and speed to ensure that the recruitment needs of the company were met in a timely manner and to the required level.

Recruitment Link were one of our Preferred Suppliers at Alstom and continued to remain a Preferred Supplier even when we radically reduced our Preferred Supplier list down to approximately 10. 

I would happily recommend Recruitment Link to any Company to support with their recruitment needs."

Rowena Neville, GE (July 2017)


"The staff from the previous agency we used have always taken much longer to do similar jobs so I thought we’d have enough work for the rest of the week for both of them. These two guys are super quick, they’ve just got on with the jobs without complaints or dawdling."

Abigial Robertson, IDS (January 2017)

"Although we did not use your services this time, I’d have no problem in recommending your services and you will definitely be the first company I call in the future. I was impressed with your professionalism and the real care you show for the candidates you place, this is a real breath of fresh air in the industry."

John Gittins, Allett Mowers (January 2017)


"Many thanks again Sandra for everything you've done to enable Victoria to join us, she's already very much one of the team.

 I really appreciate all your help and professionalism."

Susie Garner, Keele Unviersity (March 2016)


"As per conversation, I would like to offer your candidate a position within the company permanently please.

I would also like to thank you on finding me this excellent candidate"

Allan Somerville, Bibby Scientific Ltd. (February 2016)

“I would like to seize the opportunity while I can and thank everybody at Recruitment Link for all their support and the excellent service provided during 2013. May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. I look forward to working with you all in 2014. HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS!!!"

Andy Parkin, Sims Metal Management (December 2013)

"Penny [Lawton] was extremely helpful when we needed to fill a role with a wide range of skills. Penny listened to our needs, went away and sourced the perfect candidate.  I cannot recommend Penny and Recruitment Link highly enough and look forward to working with her in the future."

Carmel Turner, Office Manager/PA to Head of Office, Keele University (August 2013)


“Dear All, I would like to thank you all for the hard work and support you have offered to us once again this year. It is always a pleasure to talk with you all as you are so polite and helpful. Once again the vast majority of the new intake has come through your business, we do try others from time to time but the levels of service don’t match those that your agency offers. Sandra and Carole it was very nice to meet with you again yesterday, I hope you found the tour useful. It was good, Carole, that you noticed the change and investment in the business, you both can see how we intend to grow and prosper in the coming years. Investment in the right people with positive attitudes is crucial and I am grateful for your hard work in vetting the candidates you put forward. Penny [Harper] once again thanks for your continuing support.”

Christopher Alcock, Works Manager, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (December 2012)

"Sandra has provided recruitment services for my Company for many years, going back prior to me joining in 2008. Sandra has and always will do her best to find the right candidates for any vacancy we have, and will always be honest with me about the even the tiniest detail. During 2011 we engaged Sandra in many recruitment campaigns in order to take our Company headcount from 80 to 92. I have a great working relationship with Sandra and I know I can trust her judgement as she knows our business, our managers and our requirements so well."

Elizabeth Halls, HR Manager, Tennants Fine Chemicals (June 2012)


“I would like to thank all of you at Recruitment link for your continuing support. Once again our business has grown and we have needed both temporary and permanent staff. Where other agencies have failed to supply staff your determination to provide personnel has been apparent, the vast majority of our recruitment needs have been provided through your company thanks to your hard work. Because you have taken the time to come and see our business in operation you have been able to assess our needs and then supply people who actually match our requirements, as importantly you have also looked at the character of the people put forward and wherever possible tried to get someone who will blend in with our ethos. Your selection and vetting process has saved many valuable hours, freeing up our time to further develop the company. Once again it has been a pleasure to do business with you, it is nice to deal with people you have met and know, you remain my first choice for all future recruitment needs, I would not hesitate to recommend you to other businesses.”  

Christopher Alcock, Works Manager, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (December 2011)

 "I have known Penny [Lawton] on a personal level for many years.....When I approached Penny there was no hesitation from her that she wasn't able to deliver what was required. Her approach was professional and personable, her technical knowledge is refreshing and I wouldn't hesitate in contacting Penny for further recruitment needs."  

Kim Bowman, HR Manager, SES Ltd


"With a personable and confident approach, Penny [Lawton] has always gone out of her way to find out about the business I work in and each of the roles I have required assistance in recruiting. Understanding both these, Penny has provided me with excellent candidates."  

Nadine Pendry, Employer Engagement Officer, Keele University


"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you [to Sandra and Penny] for the excellent candidates we've received regarding Engineers and Administration staff. After using several recruitment agenices, I've come to rely on your knowledge and judgement, and the standard of interviews has been excellent............"

I have hired Penny [Lawton] several times and she has never failed to produce great results. In our business we need the right candidate for very demanding job roles. Penny has the experience and knowledge to know exactly the people we are looking for and I would recommend her without question."

Jean Inskip, Director, Sibco


 "Sandra, it was really good meeting with you this morning, you were very knowledgeable and professional and if this is a reflection of the Company then I hope we will be able to do business in the near future."

Pauline Hope, Country Buyer Indirects (Interim), Autoneum




"Yes that’s correct I officially go permanent on Monday :) I’m so pleased and it wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t got my foot in the door in the first place so I am very grateful and really impressed, Recruitment Link is a fantastic agency and you are a real credit to it also :).

All the best to you also and the others at Recruitment Link, Charlie etc, you’ve all been really helpful."

Thomas D (June 2021 2020)

"I have used the Recruitment Link a few times and have always found the staff very helpful, professional and friendly. Would not hesitate to use again. Highly recommended."

Steve C (October 2020)

"The Recruitment Link staff are experienced, lovely to communicate with and their service is above expectations. They are proof of customer service becoming a phenomenal customer experience and cannot thank them enough for all their support during my employment with them."

Natasha R (June 2020)

I have worked for the Recruitment link the staff are great if it wasn't for them I would of not got a full time job thank again for letting me work for you. 

Phil G (July 2019)


I have been with Recruitment Link for some time and find them very professional, helpful, accommodating and approachable. They have provided me constant appointments over several years. Highly recommended

Janice C (July 2019)


"I am just writing to you to compliment Sandra Fleming regarding my experience with her during my job search.

 Sandra contacted me after finding my c.v. online. From the first phone call onwards she was excellent. She was very detailed, listened very well, was very positive and sold the company “Gradient” very well.

 Sandra was in constant contact with me throughout my interview process providing me with updates, tips and feedback from the company. I found her extremely supportive and by far the best recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. She is fantastic and a credit to your company.

 After having some personal issues which culminated in leaving my last position, Sandra was the perfect person to get me a job and with a brilliant company."

Ben Corbett (April 2019)

"Dear Carole Bennett and members of Recruitment Link,

I would like to thank you for all your support throughout the last several months. You showed exceptional service that certainly over delivered and exceeded my expectations.

I am impressed by the way you deal with your customers and especially with me. Being new to the the UK, you made me feel like at home here.

I will definitely share my experience with others about you and highly recommend your services.

Keep up the good work and all the best for the future

If ever in need, I will be happy to contact you."

Velislava Bacheva (March 2019)


"Good morning carole, Just a quick message to say thank you, thank you for taking a chance on me and finding me work, Yours sincerely Gary."

Gary Bourne (October 2018)


I'm writing this review on behalf of my husband Craig. He thought you were outstanding at Link Recruitment so deserving of 5 stars. From the moment he was Interviewed you kept him updated with any information. He would definitely recommend you. Craig is doing really well in his job and is so grateful. Many many thanks especially to Carole.

Sharon C (2017)

"Thank you Sandra,
Many thanks to you personally, you've been by far the best recruitment company I've worked with. Unfortunately  new opportunities came up at the end of last year."

David Bennett (January 2017)


"Dear Ms Fleming, thank you most sincerely for your time, effort and the inspiration you gave me to launch my career"

Pawel Wieczorek (November 2015)


"Hello Sandra, It was really nice to deal with you all that time. Thank you for your professionalism, support and advice during the entire process."

Egidijus Baliunas (October 2015)


"Dear Sandra, I just would like to say thank you so very much for all the support and help you have provided during this process and it has been a pleasure. I am very excited to start the job and I can't thank you enough for the opportunity."

Adrish Ahmad (October 2015)


"I would not hesitate in recommending Recruitment Link as an excellent agency to register with."

Sally Farrer (March 2015)

"Thank you again for your help and efforts [Gemma Johnson], you are a credit to the Recruitment LINK. I have never met such a thorough,  profesional, and friendly Recruitment Consultant before! I would certainly recommend you!"

Sara Venables (December 2014)

"Since Gemma finding me a contract positon in August 2014 with Johnson Tiles, they have now given me a permanent contract!"  Thanks for contacting me about the role, and for your encouragement and information during the process of getting the job; taking a risk really did pay off!"

Rebecca Barrs (October 2014)


“I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you [to Sandra] for everything you have done from the initial phone call, sorting out queries and putting up with my ever later timesheets you have been an absolute star :-). I wish you all the best for the future.”

Carl Arcus (September 2014)


“Dear Carole and all The Recruitment Link Team. Firstly, I must thank you for your kind words of support. It has been pleasure to work for The Recruitment Link and the permanent position that I have now is down to you. I am more than grateful for all of the help you have given to me.”

Grzegorz Kret (August 2014)


"Gemma Johnson is very reliable and trustworthy; I would recommend anyone looking for employment to contact her." "She recently placed me in a new role and I will definitely use her services in the future."  

Rebecca Barrs (August 2014)

"Penny [Lawton] successfully recruited me as a Data Analyst for JCB Finance Ltd. Penny maintained consistent communication throughout the recruitment process, was easily accessible and even provided support with my pre-interview preparations. I'd recommend Penny/Recruitment LINK to any career minded individual; her assistance and experience bolstered my successful application, and I'm now looking forward to establishing myself within this aspiring organisation."

Richard Knott (March 2014)

"After suddenly find myself out of work in the summer of this year, I registered at Recruitment Link.  I had a very open and helpful conversation with Penny (Lawton) and within a short while I found myself in employment.  Throughout my time with Penny & Recruitment Link I found them all supportive and helpful.  Should I ever find myself out of work again I shall make sure they are top of my list to contact.  Keep up the good work."

Louise Blea (December 2013)


"My time working with Recruitment LINK has seen me through a period of great change following my redundancy after 28 years service. I will promote and recommend your Agency as providing a very professional and efficient service. The agency have always responded promptly to any queries I have made."

Alison Baskeyfield (October 2013)

"Penny Lawton has been extremely helpful with my recent job search and has helped me secure an amazing graduate scheme. She went above and beyond to make sure I had the best possible chance and I am very grateful for everything she and The Recruitment Link have done. Thank you very much."

Laura Shutkever (August 2013)

“Thank you so much to everybody at The Recruitment Link, especially Penny Lawton, for all your help and support over the past year.  It has been a pleasure temping for you and I really cannot recommend The Recruitment Link enough to anybody looking for employment.”

Daisy Chapman (August 2013)


“Thanks [Sandra] for all your help during the difficult period finding a new position. Your professional approach and tenacity was commendable. I spent many hours discussing opportunities with various recruitment agencies but your approach of remaining in constant contact was without doubt appreciated and more over distinguished you from the competition. Should I ever be in the unfortunate position of having to look for alternative employment again I would not hesitate in contact you directly or recommending you to fellow colleagues in a similar position. A most sincere thank you for your help and support.”

Jonathan Ball (July 2013)

“I would like to thank you [Penny Lawton] and the Recruitment LINK for all your ongoing help in finding me temporary assignments whilst being unemployed. You are a recruitment agency I would definitely recommend. If I am ever in the unfortunate situation again of coming out of work I will look forward to getting back in touch with yourself. Once again thank you very much Penny and it’s being a pleasure to know you.”

Kate Proud (July 2013)


“Thank you so much [Penny Lawton] for helping me get back into work twice both in October and in the New Year. I am very grateful for your help. It’s been an absolute pleasure to temp for you. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know who is looking for work. Thanks again.”

Claire Warren (July 2013)

"Penny [Lawton] was recently responsible for securing my new position in June of this year. From the first initial phone call regarding the post she followed through with the Employer & HR and kept me up to date all the way. When we met before my interview she was very efficient, supportive and encouraging. Thanks Penny [Lawton] and very best wishes. I hope you can find my next contract!!"

Judie Farmer (July 2013)

"Working with recruitment link has been efficient and stress-less and I will definitely contact you if I am ever back in the area."

Kate Stewart (June 2013)

"I would just like to thank you and everyone at Recruitment Link for the last three years it has been great working for you."

Angela Brassington (June 2013)

"The recruitment Link have made me feel welcome and valued since our first meeting. I thoroughly recommend this service. I have struggled to find full time work since graduating in 2009. Penny Lawton immediately found me a temporary position in a role that was relevant to my degree (Mathematics), since then I have had my contract extended and now I have been taken on by my employer on a 12 month contract. I received a professional service from The Recruitment Link who were always available when needed.  If I ever found myself looking for work again The Recruitment Link would be my first port of call. Thanks again!"

Daniel Kilgallon (April 2013)


"I would like to say a big thank you to Penny [Lawton] and everyone at Recruitment Link for finding me a temporary position within days of registering with you. This position has since progressed into a permanent role which I couldn’t be happier about. Penny was always quick to reply to any questions or queries I had and consistently provided an all round excellent service to me."

Kelly Allatt-Hogg (April 2013)


"I met Sandra via the Recruitment Link in 2012 when looking for a new employment opportunity. Not only was Sandra able to find excellent career opportunities with some impressive companies for me but she also gave me some invaluable CV advice which in turn helped me gain more interviews.
I used many different agencies over the past months and none of them offered the service that Sandra of The Recruitment Link provided, she always gave me the relevant information to prepare for interviews and kept me up to date with any news from potential employers without me ever having to chase her up and often going above and beyond to provide me with any help I needed. I will be recommending Sandra and The Recruitment Link to anyone who may find themselves in the position that I was in above all other recruitment agencies."

John Tomkinson (February 2013)

"Thankyou Sandra, you are the most genuine Recruitment Consultant which I have had the pleasure to meet with.
Recruitment Link are very lucky to have such a true professional working for them."

Joe Jordan (January 2013)

"I would like to recommend The Recruitment Link to anyone who is looking for work or a change of employment. I have found their service exceptionally efficient and professional and it has been a joy to be on their 'books'. I was actually approached by Penny Lawton, who, after seeing my CV online immediately found me a temporary position in the field I was looking for. This post lead to another temporary post within the same establishment - Keele University, which has, I'm very pleased to say lead to a full time permanent post for me.

Having been on the books with a few other recruitment agencies during this time, I have to say that the Recruitment Link, in my opinion, offers a far superior service, and they found me work immediately. I have never been in a temporary position before with an agency, so was unsure what the processes and procedures were, but Penny and her team made the whole process easy and seamless. They were always at the other end of the phone if I needed them, and were exceptionally prompt in getting back to me. Penny is also very adept at matching your skills with vacancies, leading to jobs that you love that you may not have even realised existed! If I ever find myself looking for work in the future I would would go direct to Penny and her team at Recruitment Link Newcastle-under-Lyme. I would recommend them to everyone!"

Joanne Leake (December 2012)


"I registered with Penny [Lawton] when I was made redundant from my job. I made an appointment with Penny and we discussed my CV and positions that would be applicable to myself. Within weeks Penny had placed myself in a position that was perfectly suited to my qualifications and experience and within a month my employer offered me a permanent full time position. I am very grateful to Penny as her expertise led to a placement which enabled me to show my full potential to my employer and gain permanent employment very quickly. Penny turned what was a very worrying time for myself into gaining a brilliant new position in weeks and I would like to thank her very much. My new employer also told me that they are very impressed with the service that Penny provides and that she is their preferred recruitment choice. Once again thank you Penny, I would highly recommend Recruitment Link to anyone looking for employment. I found both the service and advice given by Penny to be excellent."

Louise Jaram (October 2012)

"I would like to thank you [Carole] and the whole staff of the Recruitment Link Agency for the work opportunities you have given me during my time at the agency. Your assistance has been great."

Arvin Agulto (October 2012)


"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Penny [Lawton], both for recruiting for a previous role and in gaining my current position. The service that the team at Recruitment LINK provided was excellent, they were always available to offer advice and support throughout the recruitment process. In particular the service that I received from Penny was exceptional; she understands her candidates' key skills, requirements and aspirations, professionally respresenting them with potential employers. Without the help of Penny, I would not be employed in the position I am today. I would highly recommend using Penny and Recruitment LINK, whether looking for work yourself, or hiring new staff for your business"

James Sidley (July 2012)

“I’m very impressed with the service Sandra & The Recruitment Link supplied. Sandra was extremely helpful, all my questions were answered quickly, and I was given constant feedback and information. I would use Recruitment Link (Sandra) if i required any further such service.”  

Danny Draper (May 2012)


"I received my permanent contract today and would just like to thank you personally (Sandra) for all your efforts on my behalf in getting this postion"

Andy Clowes (March 2012)

“Everything you have done for me could not be higher. The professional manner in which Recruitment Link (Sandra in particular!) have worked for me has been perfect. I can assure you that I would have no reservation in recommending you to anyone on any level, as I know the service received would be first class. Again a huge thank you from me, to you and the team for everything.”  

Lee Matthews (November 2011)


"I can`t begin to thank you enough for all the hard work that you have undertaken in helping me secure my position. In some respects it seems as it was meant to be as you plucked my CV from your computer purely by chance. It really inspires confidence for people like me knowing that there are agencies like yours overseeing our interests. Once again thank you so much and if I am in Newcastle I shall pop in to see and thank you personally."  

Kevin Bailey (February 2011)


"Thank you very much for all of your help at Recruitment Link and helping me secure my fixed term contract with Keele University. You're a really great recruitment company to work for and I wouldn't be in my new role if it wasn't for you. Thanks again." 

Rebecca Barbour (2011)