We believe that it is important to be able to back up what we say about ourselves.
Listed below are comments from you, our candidates and clients and your thoughts
on our service:-
From Contractors and Job Seekers
"Hi Colin, Just a quick & probably final update. I have been liaising with the client and agreed that my official start date with them. I am really looking forward to it. May I thank you for your work that helped in securing this position & for the professionalism shown by both yourself & the other staff when they dealt with this in your absence. Best wishes."
"May I take this opportunity to thank you Tina, Miles and all at Summit firstly for the introduction to the client and secondly for handling my assignment in a thoroughly efficient and professional manner. I am of course delighted to have secured a longer term position here, and in the nicest possible way hope that I will not be requiring your services to place me in the future. If I do, or indeed if the client need to find some new talent, I would not hesitate in recommending Summit. With sincere thanks and very best wishes"
"Dear Colin and Dawn, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the assistance
you provided to help me secure the job at -----. You been one of the best recruitment
agencies that I have ever had contact with; I particularly appreciated your regular
updates during the process."
"Many thanks for your feedback. I just wanted to highlight how pleased I am
that you and your colleague Alex have taken the time to keep me informed along the
way and to come back with feedback. There are so many Agencies out there that are
very poor in the area of candidate feedback. I will certainly remember your organisation
as one to contact when I find myself in a role and I am looking to recruit. Once
again thank you and I look forward to working with you in the future."
"Summit do not apply pressure, but are keen to help and invest the time in
getting hold of me for a chat (which earns Kudos in itself, I am notoriously difficult
to get hold of at times). As a result, I will elect to use Summit where possible
"Summit came recommended to me by another independent consultant and since
then Simon has regularly been in touch from both client and candidate dimensions.
"Many thanks Simon, I really do appreciate the prompt response; it is so refreshing
to exchange with a recruitment consultant who is on the ball and takes the time
out to mail back to candidates. There is obviously a very different, much more professional
culture down in the west country."
"I am just sending a quick email to thank your company and Dawn Gregory in
particular...Dawn has been both professional and supportive throughout this whole
process. She has always endeavoured to update me with any progress on the matter
in a timely manner... I have decided to email Summit directly rather than Dawn so
that you are also aware of her good work. "
"I have been very impressed by the efficient handling of the end-to-end recruitment
process by Summit. I felt that I was treated in a professional and responsive manner
throughout the engagement protocol. I would also like to take this opportunity to
reiterate the fact that Summit have been great at alleviating the tensions and stresses
that could possibly result from such a process, by being extremely sensitive and
through streamlining it."
"I would like to point out how pleased I am with your professional attitude
and consideration whilst briefly dealing with you yesterday. It is very rare in
today’s job seeking environment that someone such as yourself is willing to go that
extra mile for people like me. I have had dealings with other recruitment agencies,
and there attitude and professionalism is no where near yours. One guy who replied
to one of my job applications via email even got my name wrong! So once again I
would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment. A true professional."
"Finally, thank you for all you help in securing this position for me, your
service has been excellent. If you ever over in Amsterdam we should definitely grab
a beer! "
“How refreshingly different. I have been in the contracting market for about 4 years
now and this is the first time that an agent has ever got back to me with feedback
to let me know how things are going. I must thank you and encourage you to keep
up the great work.”
“It's been a pleasure to work with you over the past year and I'd like to wish you
all the best for Christmas and the New Year.”
"Thanks for the understanding reply. Indeed, most agency people wouldn't take the
time to do that…"
"Interesting that in ten years of contracting you are the first to keep me informed.
I hope we can work together in the future."
"Many thanks to you both; Simon for helping me find the role and with your advice
throughout on matters relating to the job itself and on wider things."
"Thanks for your mail. It's nice when a recruitment consultant actually takes some
kind of interest once a placement has been made!!"
"As you know, it is not unusual for contracts to disappear in a lot less than a
puff of smoke. What is unusual, is the fact that an agent actually lets you know
this has happened. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Maybe something will
crop up in the future."
"If I don't see you before happy Christmas and Happy new year and thanks again for
the highly professional work you have done and your persistence for convincing me."
"Thanks again for your quick feedback last Friday, although I was quite disappointed,
I appreciate you being up front…"
"Thank you for your efforts on my behalf. It's good to meet an agent who operates
"I am very much looking forward to meeting you. The support you gave me in preparing
for the interview was exceptional."
"I can honestly say that you are the only agency that I have used who has maintained
such an informative and high level of contact with clients."
"You can pat yourself on the back as being the only Recruitment Consultant in the
UK that bothers to keep their contractors informed. Well done that man!"
"Very happy with the service received, speed accuracy and the provision of good
candidates. In addition, ease of operation with Simon, necessary information, accurate,
speedy and no hassling for information. Happy with the relationship."
"So, I’d like to close on a positive note by saying that not all recruitment consultants
are of this ilk: Simon Dunscombe of Summit is an excellent example of an agent that
strives to build relationships on both sides."
"I appreciate your work so far, the candidates have been very appropriate and you've
been very helpful in organizing the different meetings."
"I am pleased to confirm that we have used the services of Summit Computer Recruitment
since the year 2000 for the provision of contract and permanent IT staff. Agencies
are not known for their quality of service but during that time we have had superb
service from Summit, so much so that from May 2001 we entered into an exclusive
supplier relationship with them which was recently renewed for a second year. Exclusivity
has not only brought the benefits of Summit's skills but also allowed us to deal
swiftly with the intrusions that inevitably arise from other agencies touting for
business. Throughout all our dealings with Summit we have found their service to
be very professional and dedicated to our needs. Our requirements have covered a
variety of technology backgrounds and Summit has always provided an exceptionally
fast turnaround in finding IT candidates particularly with a development background.
By using Summit on an exclusive basis we have found the process to be very cost
effective, not only in terms of fees but also in saved management time and money
by not having to review inappropriate CV's. We can wholeheartedly recommend Summit
to companies thinking of recruiting IT contract or permanent staff in the future
on an exclusive basis, as they have provided exactly the excellent service to us
that we seek and we look forward to them continuing to do so."
"Another great find! Thanks for your help."
"I have been very impressed by the quality of service you have provided. When another
requirement arises I will certainly seek your assistance again."
"That's such a quick response, genuinely impressed!"