“Some recruitment agencies can be very challenging to deal with, from leaving you hanging, not chasing leads, not supplying the correct information and treating you like a number. My experience with GPA and dealing with their recruitment consultant, Alex Steel, has been second to none. Alex is professional,  understanding of your needs, personable and very supportive throughout the recruitment process. I not only felt that I was listened to, I also felt important. I would personally recommend GPA to any job seekers who may or may not have lost some confidence being out of the job market for a short time, because this agency will make sure that you have a pleasant experience. In my dealings with Alex, she made me feel as though she was working on my behalf and this is a rarity in the world of recruitment agencies.”

Beverly Titioso (October 2018) 

“Looking for a change in career path was a daunting prospect following a career break, however with the support of Giles and the team I felt very much supported from the start to finish.  From the first contact I trusted GPA and my needs were taken into account for the duration of my journey.  I ended up securing a great role with a fantastic company with great prospects and am thrilled with the new challenge.  Thanks GPA!”

Michael Anastasiou, Procurement Manager – Ingredients, Premier Foods (March 2018)

“Giles and his team helped find me the perfect job. They know the industry, listened to what I wanted, and helped me make the right career move for me. At no point did I feel like just a number to them, and was impressed with their acuteness in connecting me and my future employer.”

Erica Scott (November 2017)

“I have worked closely with Giles Sinclair and his team from GPA Procurement since December 2015, on a variety of senior Commercial leadership roles across DWP’s Commercial Directorate. Giles has been a trusted partner to the business, providing high quality candidates, market intelligence and general candidate management. His team have been highly efficient in managing the operational aspects of multiple campaigns, and have dealt well with the sometimes ambiguous and evolving environment within Commercial. We used 3 specialist Procurement suppliers over the past 8 months, and GPA has materially outperformed the others during this period. I would not hesitate to use GPA again, in both a private and public sector context.”

Craig Morling, CD OD and Transformation, Commercial Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions (July 2016)

“Alex has proven to be an excellent recruitment partner during my time at Serco. She has easily outperformed her competitors, not only in her ability to find us talented procurement professionals but also in the way she has serviced our account. She has shown tenacity when persevering with hard to fill roles and has always given an honest appraisal of the state of the market which has been useful when I have to communicate back to the business. Overall I would recommend Alex to anyone looking for a hardworking, honest recruiter who can deliver procurement talent. “

Neil Pollington, Recruitment Manager at Serco (August 2015)

“Giles has been able to understand my situation and proposed me roles that helped me moving forward in my career. He has an excellent knowledge of his customers and has given me advice that was key on how to approach the different stages of the recruitment process.”

Marie-Agnes Magalhaes (January 2015)

“I was really impressed with GPA and their approach. They were friendly and professional, gave me pointers for the interviews and followed up afterwards. I was approached through LinkedIn, they rang me before and after each section of the process and were really open and honest throughout. They really listened to what I needed and asked lots of questions to build their own understanding of KC, their organisation and interview process.”

Katie Coaker – Purchasing Manager at Kimberly-Clark (January 2013)

“Alex is a highly knowledgeable procurement search and selection professional who is delivery focused whilst maintaining excellent working relationships with both clients and candidates. She is a pleasure to work with and consistent produces the required outcomes. Highly recommended”.

David Rowell FCIPS – Director of Global Procurement, Metropolitan Police

“I am very happy to recommend Alex. I’ve been impressed by her ability to balance the needs of her client with those of her candidate. She possesses a strong understanding of the markets she works in and is a strong communicator. She delivers success even within the most challenging and ambiguous environments. I find her honesty and persistence refreshing and hope to work together again sometime.”

Erik Van Kampen (January 2013)

“Giles has provided professional and supportive representation for me, ensuring that my recently secured position was one that would provide a match on both sides. He took the time to fully understand my goals and requirements, providing feedback and advice, and presenting only the most suitable opportunities. I would happily recommend him.”

Susan Godfrey (October 2012)

“Gail has a very good intuition and a deep knowledge in Procurement. She knows exactly what her stakeholders need and has good feel for what they want. The results she provides are fast and very good. And on top of that, it is an absolute pleasure working with her. She really cares. Thank you and all the best.”

Michael Nef (September 2012)

“Thanks again for your help with this and I just wanted to say it has been good dealing with you in terms of your level of professionalism and advice.”

Anon candidate (August 2012)

“I really appreciate the work you have done, on my behalf, over the past few weeks and will not hesitate in contacting you again should I be searching for a future position. I will also recommend you to others.”

Anon candidate (July 2012)

“GPA acted on my behalf during a change of role. The situation with the new employer threw up a number of challenges and issues. GPA dealt with these in a professional, constructive manner which resulted in the timely finalising of an agreement between myself and the employer which was mutually beneficial. All throughout GPA appreciated my position on a number of items and through this and a full appreciation of the recruiters position they managed to come to a conclusion.”

Anon Candidate (May 2012)

“Following the………..quite frankly……..excellent candidate experience that I’ve witnessed so far over the past few weeks from GPA, I felt compelled to provide the this feedback to you………….and before you ask, no I haven’t had one too many gin and tonics! ;-)

You’re probably aware that I’m working with other agencies and I can honestly say that GPA have totally eclipsed the other agencies as regards quality, candidate management and communication……………..please keep up the good work!!”

Anon candidate (21st June 2012)

“Alex is a highly knowledgeable procurement search and selection professional who is delivery focused whilst maintaining excellent working relationships with both clients and candidates. She is a pleasure to work with and consistently produces the required outcomes. Highly recommended.”

David Rowell (August 2012)

“Gail is one of the nicest people in procurement; an unusual adjective to use for a recruitment person perhaps but very appropriate here. She is also extremely knowledgeable and expert in her field, and 20 years experience has given her a real understanding of what makes an effective procurement professional – an understanding she applies to the benefit of her clients.”

Peter Smith, Procurement Excellence (May 12, 2012)

“I have recently been looking for a new job role and have “signed” up to various agencies. By doing this I have therefore had contact with several different personnel from different recruitment agencies. I can honestly say that the team at GPA throughout the last couple of months has been exceptionally professional, given good advice, always phoned back when they said they would and have kept me in the loop every step of the process whilst applying for a role within client ABC. They have outshone all other personnel from all the other agencies I have dealt with.”

Anon candidate (June 2012) 

“Thanks for all your help on this, it’s been so refreshing to work in partnership with a recruiter who is professional and adds value so you will be the first to know if we need any help with any other vacancies.”

Recruitment Manager, Molson Coors (Oct 2009)

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