Justin is a highly professional, and efficient recruiter. He has helped me to find my latest position within 8 weeks! He really pulled out all the stops for me and phoned me every day to report on progress. For this, I was extremely grateful. He operates in the most ethical manner, never doing anything without his client’s express permission. This is a complete breath of fresh air in the recruitment world! Not only is he an excellent recruiter, but he is also a really, nice, kind and personable man. I have absolute faith in him and would recommend him wholeheartedly."
Nicola Bryan – Tax Director
I have used Barber McLelland both as a Tax Professional looking to recruit new staff and as a candidate seeking a new role. The service I have received has been both professional and efficient. Justin listens to my requirements and gains a good understanding of what I am looking for in a candidate or a role. I am always sent relevant CV’s and, if there is a candidate who doesn’t tick all the boxes but whom Justin feels would be worth seeing, he will call to discuss.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Justin to both those wishing to recruit into their business and to those looking for a new role.
Jane Symonds – Private Client Tax Assistant Manager
"I hadn’t been job hunting for about 18 years and was given Justin’s name by a friend. Justin is very easy to chat to on the phone, but he’s also very thorough in vetting a potential candidate. Whereas other recruiters just spoke on the phone and sent off my CV in what felt like a scatter gun approach, Justin wanted to meet me before putting me forward for anything. At the time I lived in Sussex, so we had a “meeting” on Skype. He discussed a potential role, put me forward and I got an interview and eventually the job. I was very nervous about my first interview in 18 years, but Justin put me at ease beforehand and also sent me as much information on the role as possible. I’ve also had several follow-up calls to ensure I’m happy and settling into my job, which I’ve been very impressed by."
John Hartley - Accounts Senior
"Justin was a great recruiter to work with. He was really efficient at finding an accountancy role, understood my requirements straight away, and only contacted me with roles that would be suitable. He kept me up to date with how leads were progressing and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Rhian Cooper – Senior Accountant
"After an initial telephone chat with Justin, I met him to discuss how he could help me in my search for a new position. He took the time to make sure he fully understood my requirements, even helping prepare my CV.
Justin has a very proactive, professional approach and a great understanding of the accountancy market across Yorkshire and the East Midlands. He provided regular updates with relevant positions and liaised with potential employers throughout the process. Within 2 weeks of first speaking to Justin, I’d accepted an exciting new job opportunity."
Patrick Lynch - Corporate Finance Executive
"When seeking a new finance position, Justin’s took a proactive approach to seeking suitable roles throughout the Yorkshire region. Within days of meeting Justin, he had provided a portfolio of ideal roles, all of which met the specific job requirements I had outlined during the single meeting.
After discussing the options with Justin I selected the preferred role that suited my objectives and personality. Justin’s communication, regular updates and professional approach throughout provided me confidence he would find the right role for me."
Helen Needham - Qualified Accounts Senior
"Justin helped me to get four interviews and two job offers in the space of a few weeks!
He helped me find firms that would be the right fit for me. I’m now settled in my new job and loving it.
I would highly recommend him to anyone in the accountancy profession looking for a new position.
Zahra B - Qualified Accounts Senior
"The services offered by Justin at Barber McLelland were impeccable and made what is a very difficult process so easy for myself. I felt that he crucially analysed my criteria in order to make sure that I was matched as close to my ideal job as possible.
Justin assisted me throughout the process from day one by understanding what I was looking for and then constantly keeping me updated throughout the whole process. I felt he went over and beyond a standard recruitment agency and cannot credit them enough for helping me get my ideal job.
Justin made sure to check upon pre-interview as well as post interview, throughout it all and assisted with interview preparations etc .