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What it’s like working with Forward Role

Here’s what some of our clients say about us…

Nick Bamber, Digital Director

I’ve engaged Forward Role on numerous occasions to help build up our digital teams. Forward Role demonstrate really strong expertise across the different levels I’ve been recruiting for and are able to conduct nationwide searches to cover many locations (including London and Manchester) to find the best digital talent. Their breadth of market knowledge across data, product, digital marketing alongside their ability to conduct screening interviews is invaluable. Thank you to the team for their hard work and success to date.

Jamie Gibson, Head of Trading at CurrentBody

The recruitment process for the 2 roles mentioned above was absolutely seamless. Max took on board everything we went through in the really useful introductory call, from salary bracket and experience to how this role sits within the structure and the potential progression on offer to ensure we had suitable candidates who had had their expectations managed effectively. For both roles we were presented with really strong candidates. The process was clearly communicated and progressed quickly due to Max's communication speed and collaboration with both the hiring team and the candidates. He was also able to leverage people in his existing network, and as such it's no coincidence that we placed 2 candidates so quickly. The weekly updates from yourself were also really useful, particularly given the multiple departments and disciplines which we were recruiting across.

Sam Kearsley, Marketing Director at Brabners

Really great experience. Dan got to know what we needed and presented some really good candidates. He didn’t bombard us and the CVs we got were pretty much on the money. I was impressed.

Julie Thompson, Head of Change at PGL

I would highly recommend recruiting with Ric Marshall at Forward role. He made my recent call for 3 new staff a very easy process. His understanding of my requirements was spot on and all the ones he referred got taken onboard. The quality of the candidates are also very good.

Lara Booth, Talent Acquisition Manager at SamsonVT

Ric has been great to deal with - he hasn't over or under communicated with me. Unlike some other recruiters he doesn't hide behind emails and will pick the phone up for updates which I much prefer.  

Harry Mirpuri, Head of Client Insight at Irwin Mitchell

Sophie was great. She managed the process between us well and I ‘d have no hesitation in putting other roles out to Forward Role as a result.

Mark Botham, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Tom was excellent, not too pushy or overbearing. Sent good profiles in a tough market and kept me updated.

Millie Butler, Recruitment Partner at The Frasers Group

It has been great working with you all at Forward Role, the process is super smooth and always transparent, which is exactly what we look for in our agency partners! As a result, we have 2 amazing product guys in/ joining our team!  

Elliott Digital

I thought the process was simple and quick.

I thought Belle was professional and great to work with. She understood what I was looking for and nailed it with the first candidate she passed me.


Working with Charlotte has been great, she’s sent us some really strong candidates and now we’ve hired two people in the team because of her. She has been super easy to work with and knows exactly what I’ve been looking for so nothing but positive things to say!

Michael Core, UK Marketing Manager at Össur

We needed to recruit for two brand new roles in a short space of time and Forward Role were fantastic in delivering a number of exceptional candidates for us to interview leading to two job roles filled and two very exciting additions to the team.

Lisa Meadows, Head of Marketing at Ripe Thinking

Guy is a superb recruiter and his knowledge of the digital marketing landscape and ability to pick out the right people has always shone whenever I’ve worked with him. He puts a huge emphasis on listening to exactly what you’re looking for and making sure the candidates he puts forward match both the requirements of the role and the fit of the team and the company.

I’ve never had to sift through disappointing or poorly matched CVs and the candidates he sends over for interviews are always really well prepped. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him whether you’re a candidate looking for a new role or a client trying to fill a tricky or pivotal position in your team.

Michele Trusolino, Co-Founder and CEO at Debut

It doesn't happen every day to work with top-notch recruiters but when you find one it's such a pleasure. Izzy is certainly one of them and she delivered a truly outstanding service!

We hired Izzy and FR Executive to help us with the search for our Marketing Director. We were on a tight schedule and therefore had to rely a lot on Izzy's ability to understand our needs, organise and execute the search, screen candidates and deliver to us only a handful of top professionals for the final stage of selection. Tick, tick, tick and tick. Within a few weeks and after only a few interviews we had found our new (fantastic) Marketing Director!

I enjoyed very much working with her, Izzy is hard-working and committed, very personable and a great communicator and has a real desire to over-deliver. Cannot recommend her enough!

Fahad Jabbar, Head of Software Development at BPP 

Over the past 2 years, we have worked very closely with the Forward Role team for filling most of the roles within the IT team at BPP. Each time we found the Forward Role team to be very knowledgeable, quick and proactive in the search. The Forward Role team have also met us in person on several occasions to discuss new roles and better understand our requirements in terms of culture fit and the right candidates. They’ve done market research, explored alternative options and headhunted the right candidates even for the most difficult roles which required rare and specialist technical skills. They’ve always delivered to our expectations in both permanent and contract areas, and have gone above and beyond on several occasions which has led to us working exclusively with them on new roles. We continue work with Forward Role very closely and highly recommend them for any recruitment activity

Kieran Innes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Tootoot 

Mike is a great guy, he kept in constant communication at all stages and ensured both he and his team worked hard to find us the right candidate. Definitely a pleasure to work with.

James Lawton-Hill, Head of Marketing at Brother

Steve and the team from Forward Role have worked with the Brother UK marketing team for several years now and they have contributed to some considerable success in regards to the talent that they have recruited for the team. They are a highly professional outfit and can be relied upon to deliver when needed.

Natalie Marshall - Foxwell, Managing Partner at PHD Media

Becky and Forward Role are a brilliant recruitment partner, with a great track record in helping us source the very best talent to bring into our business. Becky brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to her role, always taking the time to really understand what sort of candidate we’re looking for so the quality of applicants tends to be very high. There is also a genuine desire to make sure the placement is exactly the right move for both the business and the candidate, which makes her such a trusted ‘go-to’ recruitment partner.  

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