“Recruitment is the number one problem for any high-growth business and Catherine has played a leading role in helping us meet the challenge. She has a rare combination of commercial nous, contagious enthusiasm and hustle which makes her effective at engaging bright young people and drawing them into orbit around entrepreneurial businesses. Not only that, she has shown a genuine interest in onefinestay and has invested significant time in ensuring that she understands the type of candidate who will be successful here. She has helped us recruit several people who are now playing key roles in the business, and we have every confidence that she will continue to be a key recruitment partner as we grow.”
(CEO & Co-Founder – onefinestay)
“We retain Lovework because they have had a 100% hit rate in finding candidates who fit. In contrast to many recruiters, who try to get you to accept the first candidate they come up with, Lovework have been relentless in learning about our (slightly quirky) culture. The result is that we often have several candidates to choose from, all of whom can do the job and more importantly, will thrive in the Naked culture”
CEO & Co-Founder – Naked Wines
“Catherine has been an absolute joy to work with for the team here at Mind Gym. We pride ourselves on the robustness of our recruitment process to ensure we get the best possible talent – Catherine has been a great asset in that regard and has hugely differentiated herself from many of the other recruitment consultancies we have worked with.
She has fielded some exceptionally high calibre candidates, demonstrating the breadth and quality of her network and search capability. We often find that recruitment consultants don’t ‘get’ us in terms of finding people with the right mix of intellect, experience, character and what we like to call ‘sparkiness’. Catherine worked so hard to make she ‘got under our skin’ to understand the nuance of our culture and roles – and then went on to find people that were simply a great match. Even the people we ultimately did not hire provided us with really stimulating interactions – and in some cases lead to different ongoing conversations and relationships with Mind Gym.
With Catherine’s help we have just filled 3 of our most senior and strategically important roles with fabulous people – we are very excited about what these leaders are going to bring to the next chapter of Mind Gym’s evolution. Catherine has simply delivered when so many other agencies/consultancies were unable to.
On a more tactical level, Catherine is very swift to respond to all interactions and requests – and has been consistently excellent in keeping me appropriately updated throughout what has been a lengthy recruitment period for us. Catherine is highly personable and takes a very tailored ‘personal’ approach to all candidates – and to us as a client. She has also been admirable in her honesty – as quick to point out candidates’ flaws/challenges as well as their virtues. In one or two instances further exploration of individuals’ backgrounds/approaches has led Catherine to suggest they might not be right for us (despite the impact on her ultimate commission!)
What Catherine has created with lovework is a great example of a highly talented individual spotting a need in an over-crowded marketplace – and filling that need in a nuanced, meaningful and robust way. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone – and only wish she could go global so that she could help us with our searches beyond the UK!”
(Global Head of Solutions – Mind Gym)
“Catherine has consistently understood the entrepreneurial dynamics and requirements of our businesses when it comes to finding great talent. Having proactively equipped herself with a good understanding of the business and each roles requirements, she has then consistently provided high calibre, well screened candidates many of whom have been successful in securing roles with our businesses. Great to work with a partner who can deliver so strongly when it comes to finding and attracting good talent into the businesses.”
(CEO Vita Coco/ Founding Partner – BEAR Nibbles)
“Catherine is brilliant at what she does. We are a high profile business with an entrepreneurial culture and ambitious plans. It is important that we recruit and develop the most talented people we can in our area. These are exciting times for Bay Media and we look forward to working with Catherine as our business continues to grow.”
(Director – Bay Media)
“Catherine has the knack of finding exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for. She combines true understanding of our business’s needs along with a thorough and committed approach to networking and vetting potential recruits. This ensures only the highest calibre and most suitable candidates make it through to us. She has a superhuman ability to find that needle in the haystack we’re looking for!”
(Managing Director and Founder – It’s Only Natural)
“Having exhausted all avenues myself many times over the years, I am truly perplexed by Catherine’s unique ability to find such a consistently high calibre of candidates for my business. Her understanding of a brief and culture, and then finding people that match that criteria is second to none. If you’re an entrepreneurial business looking for a recruitment partner and not a quick-fix, I can’t vouch for her enough.”
(Managing Director and Founder – Raconteur Media)
“Catherine only sends candidates that are really worth meeting. She’s also a pleasure and not a quick-fix, to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
“Catherine has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She thoroughly understands the requirements of young, entrepreneurial businesses and is acutely aware that quality candidates are never more essential than at the start-up stage. She has a supreme grasp of our needs for each role so we know that only the most suitable candidates will be presented to us.”
(CEO- Vivid Drinks)
“I am so incredibly glad we found you. I’m delighted with the quality of the service you provide. It’s been a genuine pleasure recruiting with your support.”
(Head of Brand- Abel & Cole)