Matching talent with talent since 1997.
Here's what some of our great & talented candidates have to say about us!
Thank you for your help along the way, Simon. I’ll certainly recommend yourself and Straco to anyone who asks.
Assistant Creative Artworker
GIVE PAUL A RAISE!!! Not only has he managed to secure me the job that is too good to be true, I've managed to get the guts to end a bad relationship, managed to finally make the scary move and get a flat somewhere completely new and where I know no-one nor the area. Not often people get given this opportunity and actually go through with it, alone.
Excellent service and extremely efficient. I needed information quickly as I had another job closer to my home being offered.
Thank you for changing my life forever.
Found a dream job with amazing people. Paul was great at communicating all the way through with updates and correspondence with my new employer! Super happy, thank you.
Senior Project Manager
Very impressed with Simon and the team at Straco Recruitment.
The team got me placed very quickly and I would recommend Straco to anyone looking to find a new role.
Georgia Rose Martin
Visual Merchandising Manager
When I started my search Simon was the most proactive and helpful. So thank you very much for that.
Paul was efficient in finding a suitable role for me and kept my in the loop at every step.
Would recommend. 👍
Junior Project Manager
I have been in touch with the team at Straco for a few years now; they are all very friendly and extremely efficient together. I have always received the best service as they actually go above and beyond to listen to your needs and match you to a suitable role. Everyone is excellent at communicating from start to finish, providing you with their very best support.
I feel very privileged to have known Paul Taylor for a few years now and I would highly recommend him. He is a professional with kind and understanding personality.
Paul has always been altruistic naturally as he recently helped me in changing career directions. I cannot believe that this was all done in a matter of a couple of weeks! I am grateful that Paul has been available for a chat when I have needed his support anytime of the day. I want to say a big thank you to Paul for all your continued help, you really do deserve the very best.
Overall, I have always had a positive experience with the Straco Recruitment Team.
Retail Strategy & Customer Insight Consultant
I would highly recommend Simon to anyone wishing to fill a retail vacancy. Simon possesses a fantastic understanding of the shop fitting industry and takes the time to really understand your vacancy needs and their association to wider corporate goals. Through his proactive and dedicated approach he goes that extra mile to deliver a candidate selection that always exceeds expectations.
HR Manager, Office Twelve
I have found Straco Recruitment to be excellent to work with and have provided the business with a pool of candidates for us to consider their CVs.
Consultant, Paul Taylor, has been responsive to any queries and a pleasure to work with. I have been impressed by the number of CVs supplied, especially as I have worked with other agencies and have received a smaller pool of candidates to choose from.
Brilliant service and super responsive. Paul Taylor helped me find the perfect job, which I absolutely love.
Since starting in November, I have already been promoted. I wouldn't have had this amazing opportunity If Paul hadn't found me this job.
Straco advertised a role on Linkedin which seemed appealing.
Before I could reach out, Simon beat me to it and made it his mission to ensure I got myself into a role, close to home and in the same industry, by the end of 2021!
Fast forward it was such a relief when he called to say I got the job, just 2 weeks out from Christmas.
3rd week in and still smiling.
Thank you so much Simon.
Key Account Manager
The Straco Team did great, always in contact and getting me a role that suits my skill set.
Sustainability Director - Global Brands & Retailers
I cannot recommend Simon & Straco Recruitment more highly.
I am a senior executive who found himself looking new position and the service I received off Simon & Straco was second to none. They completely set themselves apart from other recruitment companies by their personal & professional approach to searching for a new role. They listened to my brief, where my skills were, they understood what I wanted and more importantly treated me with complete respect throughout the whole process. Their communication was fantastic and when you are going through the difficult, transitional process of finding a new role this is extremely important.
I would not hesitiate in recommending Simon & Straco Recruitment to anyone thinking or looking for a new position. If you are a company looking to appoint a recruitment company then look no further.
Well done guys in finding me a fantastic new role, absolutely fulfilled the brief, thank you for all your hard work & support in finding me a new role!
HR Manager, The One Off
Whoever we place, I will make sure to introduce them to you so that hopefully the relationship between Straco and The One Off can be maintained. You have helped us to place some great candidates, and I have really appreciated all of your support and enjoyed working with you!
Simon and the team at Straco did a fantastic job of matching my experience, skillset and ambition with my new role.
I'm looking forward to my new position and would recommend Straco to anyone looking to take the next step in their career.
Group Recruitment Manager, JD Group
Since first establishing our recruitment relationship almost five years’ ago, Straco Recruitment have continued to provide myself and the JD Sports Recruitment Team with a first class service where both the client and candidates are put first. Going above and beyond, Straco strive to provide JD Sports with strong and compatible candidates from all walks of life. Paul and the team are always on call to advise and assist when needed. I can proudly say that I am happy to be a recruitment partner of Straco Recruitment.
Paul was really helpful in getting me a new role, and was instrumental in helping me change sectors!
He went above and beyond to help me with my applications and even viewed the presentation before hand to give me feedback.
I have been in my new role for 2 months now and I'm really enjoying working in digital marketing, would highly recommend to everyone.
Professional and friendly experience.
Kept up to date throughout the process and managed to agree a solution with employer that suited my requirements.
Would definitely recommend.
Simon, as a recruitment expert has find me a great contract position that I will hope go permanent in the future. I have use Straco on and off over the years and they have always be helpfully in providing me with new opportunities and getting me in front of the right people.
Thank you again for the candidates this year, they’ve been fantastic.
The service provided to me by Paul was flawless to say the least.
Not only was he fast and efficient during the service he was also a brilliant communicator who made me feel like I was speaking to a close friend.
The after care was what made me give the 5-star review.
Paul went out of his way to ask me further questions and provided further help post employment.
Growth-oriented CEO, Advisor and Non-Executive Director
Simon provides an excellent, workmanlike recruitment service for discerning clients who know what they are looking for. In recent years he has consistently identified successful candidates in response to middle management briefs which have been shared with multiple providers.
Business Development Manager
I could not recommend Straco enough if you are looking to change your role or indeed looking to recruit. In my new senior role I have been tasked with growing the team in the near future and I know exactly who I will be calling to help me find the right people.
Assistant Retail Designer
I have been really pleased with the service provided, particularly the contact I've had from Straco in helping me secure my first role as a graduate after university.
Business Development Manager
My experience with Straco was very professional and of a very high standard. There was no pressure & I was well informed at every step of the process.
Junior Development Designer
I would recommend Straco to anyone looking for a supportive and professional recruiter.
Having dealt with many creative recruiter’s, Straco stood out from them all. Supported from the beginning to the very end - thank you for a great result,
Straco are friendly, efficient and enthusiastic and they exactly met my requirements. x
Business Development Manager
Straco were very attentive and a pleasure to work with. xx
Great service and very glad they introduced me to my new employer.
The staff are very pleasant and go the extra mile, I would highly recommend Straco to anyone looking for a new challenge or a change in their career.
Very professional and helped all the way through to get my new position - I can't thank Straco enough.
Junior Project Manager
Straco could not have done more for me, the support through the whole process gave me so much confidence and comfort.
Without the correct information and help I doubt if I would have been successful in gaining the position - thank you Straco..
Graphics Project Manager
Really helpful, good at communicating & if I asked them to chase something they got me an answer within the same day.
Straco is a real pleasure to work with, they thoroughly understand the market place and their service levels are impeccable.
Head Of Client Services
I highly recommend Simon and his company, I worked with him earlier this year and from initial briefing through to organising of acceptance I was given full communication, guidance and support. I had been with my current employer for a long time and thankfully Simon factored this in to how he dealt with my transition into a new company.
Senior Project Manager
I've dealt with other recruiters before and I have to say Straco were the most efficient, positive and pleasant I've dealt with.
Outstanding recruiters...the Straco team provide a high level of communication at all times whilst demonstrating total integrity & honesty.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
I found Straco to be really helpful and kind.
Owner at Grace and Favour
I have known Simon for a number of years and he has always been friendly, professional and able to understand the needs of someone who can be very particular !
Simon has found me a role within a new company that sits exactly with what i was aiming for.
I wouldn't hesitate to reccommend Simon to any individual or company looking for a confident,approachable and committed recruitment partner.
You have placed me in front of some great companies, helped me along and to forge ahead. It’s nice to know not all agencies operate in the same way.
Following redundancy, Straco was absolutely amazing, totally supportive and I would never have found my new company or role without their experience or connections.
Senior Production Manager
I found Straco to be very professional in securing me my new position. They were always very communicative, helpful and knowledgeable.
Straco were very helpful and personable and I could not rate the service higher.
Straco were helpful, detailed and very efficient in finding answers or replying to emails, I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough.
Group Head of Structural
Straco contacted me and represented me to my now new employer. They are a great dating agency for employers and employees. Thank you.
3D Creative Designer
Great every step of the way, kept me up to date with any progress made. Always had regular contact. Great service, thanks Straco for my 2nd successful placement!
Paul was always in contact with me to reassure me that the process was moving as smoothly as could be. Really appreciated the effort he put in to finding me the job I wanted!
National Account Manager
Straco were fantastic and provided a great service. Good communication throughout informing me every step of the way. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Client Services Director, ITAB
I have been working with Straco now for a couple of years, what makes them different for me is the value they add and the great work ethic, always willing to work hard to deliver with an honest and down to earth approach.
Eduardo Gomez Recio
Senior 3D Designer
From day one Straco and Paul were really involved and helpful, always in touch and definitely the recruitment agency you can count on to your next move.
Rob has been excellent in assisting me with this procedure and I have appreciated his advice greatly. Maintaining regular contact with me throughout.
Lead Project Director
I worked with Simon as his client, which successfully led to recruitment into my latest Interim Role. Simon was professional from the first point of contact.
Paul has been outstanding. I've never worked with a recruiter that has communicated so well. I would 100% recommend Straco for any opportunities.
Paul found a perfectly matched job for my skills. During the process I did not have to worry about a thing because of his efficiency and quick response.
Straco’s personable approach and effort to actually get to know the candidates to find the right role for you is exceptional.
I've always found Straco to go above and beyond. After deciding to make the switch into a new role I was presented with some fantastic opportunities and found my perfect position.
I found Straco to be, by far, the most proactive recruitment agency I dealt with during my job search. Would highly recommend using them.
During the period of looking for a new job, I was contacted by multiple recruitment agents, but none so personal and productive as Rob Fothergill.
I was in contact over the course of a couple months, he was articulate and unlike other agents he was considerate and he was the only one who I thought actually cared in regard to my career.
Freelance Project Manager
Great energy, passion and professionalism shown from team Straco throughout the recruitment process, with a special thanks to Simon and Lisa for all their help.
Simon was fantastic to work with and found me the perfect job! Quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for and putting me forward for exactly the right job. I could not recommend Straco enough. Thankyou.
Highly recommend Straco, extremely friendly and proactive team, after deciding to return to the UK I contacted Straco in an effort to start looking for work Asap, the team couldn't do enough to help and kept me up to date along the way, after speaking with the team they fully understood my requirements and within 2 weeks of my return I landed my dream job, a huge thank you to Rob.
Operations Manager at FATHOM
Simons knowledge of the industry and analytical approach to recruitment alows him to place the right people together. I have worked with him a number of times and he has achieved great results every time.
Junior Project Manager
Straco were super helpful and friendly whilst working to help me get a job. If i'm looking for a role in the future I won't hesitate to contact them again for advice. Thanks very much for all your help.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Straco from start to finish. Paul was excellent throughout, in particular keeping me updated with progress and advising on next steps based on my requirements. Would highly recommend.
Senior Creative Designer
A fantastic service with a brilliant team who go above and beyond to help you out. Paul Taylor was great throughout, contacting me with updates as soon as he received them, and was always contactable if i had any questions.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Straco. Simon was always present and supportive throughout the recruitment process, keeping me regularly updated.
Straco was recommended to me, and I will recommend the team without hesitation.
Junior 3D Designer
I would definitely recommend Straco - they are really friendly and attentive. They made my job search extremely easy- from my first phone call with Straco I had been offered a job within three weeks!
Great service from start to finish. Friendly and efficient team who I would recommend to everyone. Delighted with the service, Straco had me extremely well prepared for my interviews and helped me secure my new job within a couple of weeks. Would 100% recommend Straco.
I would strongly recommend Simon and his company.
As we all know too many recruitment firms have little time for the candidate, failure to provide updates following interviews, returning calls and just that odd call to say they are still alive and working for you.
The service level from Straco and Simon is far superior to all other recruitment companies I have dealt with. I received those regular updates and calls out the blue just to give me that confidence they are promoting you.
Simon, many thanks for driving the 150 miles + to buy me a coffee and spend time discussing suitable opportunities.
The end result was worth it.
Simon is the consummate professional, always keeping you informed of progress whether you are utilising the Straco services as an employer or as a candidate. You can rely on Simon to work in your best interest, to fully understand the brief and deliver great results. Simon is trustworthy & reliable and would highly recommend both Simon and the great team at Straco Recruitment.
Project Manager: UK & Ireland
Simon and his team opened up a fantastic opportunity to work with Coty, a global cosmetics and beauty company. Thank you so much.
Business Development Manager
Within hours of sending my details in, the team at Straco were on the phone and going through my profile and what I was looking for. Within 24 hours I had been matched with a perfect role. I had my first interview a week later, 2nd a week after that, job offered in week 3. I've not dealt with a recruiter for 7-8 years, but Simon made life very easy, lots of communication/updates over emails and phone. Faultless really. Highly recommend.
Senior 3D Designer
Had a great experience with Straco in getting me into a new job. They were always in contact and letting me know exactly what position I was in throughout the process.
Super friendly & proactive team. Simon checked in with me regularly and dealt with any queries quickly. A smooth process start to finish, I would definitely recommend.
Senior Project Manager
I have been in touch with Straco for a few years going through my career. All the staff have always been perfectly balanced between professional and personal, providing an excellent service. Thanks to Simon, I have just got a role in the company I admired for a long time. Couldn't wish for a better recruitment agency!
Creative Project Manager
I've been privileged to work with Paul Taylor, looking for a creative Project Manager role.
Paul has been available, approachable, a great communicator and always very professional.
Straco definitely are ahead of their game and are straight talking recruiters, a pleasure to work with!
Freelance Senior Account / Project Manager
I have used Straco on a number of occasions and have always been amazed at how easy they make the process of securing a new role. Simon is extremely knowledgeable on the POS industry, especially with regards to company culture and who would fit well where. His expert and professional advice has always been spot on and I would recommend Simon and his team @ Straco to anyone who is looking to further develop their career.
3D Retail Designer
Paul was very helpful throughout the entire recruitment process, quick to respond and sent through and put me forward to interesting, relevant roles. Thank you!
I've worked with Simon for years, in our industry I would say that his company are probably the leading recruitment agency. They always work hard to get you the best staff. I would recommend Simon and his team to anyone.
Head Of Business Development
Simon is an excellent recruiter and always provides exceptional feedback and attention to detail. Coupled with is knowledge across the retail, display, exhibition and event sectors I have no problem at all in urging you to call him.
Director Of Operations
Simon is an outstanding recruiter who is extremely efficient. I found Simon exceptionally friendly & personable. He provides a high level of communication at all times whilst demonstrating total integrity & honesty. I would highly recommend Simon to any client, candidate or future employer.
I have worked with Simon and his colleagues over many years now and he/Straco will always deliver suitable candidates for our company to consider. From the initial brief and throughout the employment process we are always kept fully informed of the search progress with feedback returned from the candidate following an interview on the suitability of our company. I believe that the 360 feedback process that Straco provide is invaluable in candidate selection. I would strongly recommend Simon and his company to any business that is searching for true professionals that are would be complimentary to there existing structure.
Retail | Exhibition | Marketing | Virtual Expos
Simon is one of those chaps that we like! He does what he says he will do. He doesnt let us down. When we ask him to recruit us a great person, he does that and i can say that he has sorted all our recruitment needs out in the past 2 years, and i can only highly recomend him to anybody. Thanks Simon!
Senior Level Strategic Experiential Thinker
Simon managed to find me a new position with the leading company in the market. The process was handled with professionalism and tact. I was very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Simon was my first port of call and it worked! Great service and a pleasure to work with.
Business Development Manager
I have known Simon for a few years and have found him very easy to work with. Simon has a good understanding of my requirement and abilities together with good contacts in the industry. I only hear from him when he has something relevant. Simon is persistent while getting the balance of contact right. I'd recommend using him to others.
Simon has been a brilliant and discreet help whilst helping me look for a new position. His industry knowledge and discretion are second to none. Thank you so much for your help :)
New Business Development Manager
Simons industry knowledge and understanding of clients specific requirements produces excellent & accurate results quickly.
A true industry professional that achieves results.
Brand and Environmental Designer
Working with Simon couldn't have been any easier. His helpful insight, advice and networking makes him a joy to work with.
Simon is a great guy who works hard to provide a good service, always professional and personable and would be happy to recommend him and his company to anyone.
After meeting Simon and discussing my next career move, he found me the role and I was hired the week after. Top service and industry expertise!
Senior Account Director
Simon is an honest and up front recruiter, the likes of which are often hard to find in this industry. As an ex recruiter myself, I appreciated the prompt response to all my phone calls (from both him and his team) and I found all of my interviews through his company to be a positive experience. Added to all this he has helped to find me the job of my dreams! I would definitely reccomend both Simon and his team.
Business Development Executive
Out of all of the print agencies I used when I was in print, Straco Int was the only one that you felt they were working for you. Simon regulary kept me up to date with what was happening or not as in some cases and regulary past possible opportunities by me. Even now Simon does keep in touxh!! After 26 years in print I have left the industry, however if I needed to get back in, Simon and Straco would be my first port of call. Many thanks Simon and good luck.
Head of Advertising & Sponsorship New Business
Simon differentiates himself from the majority of recruitment consultants by seeking to understand what his candidates are seeking to acheive.
Strong negotiator and an excellent closer, I would recommend Simon to anyone who is looking to make the right move for the right resons.
I have engaged Simon on several assignments and found both him, and his team to be very effective in sourcing high calibre individuals for our teams. Simon is an expert in recruiting the right people in this competitive and results oriented sector.