Testimonials

Here are at Nixon Allen we are proud of the track record we have established in delivering a market leading service to our candidates and clients. Please find a selection of testimonials from some of those that we have recently worked with.

The whole process with Richard from Nixon Allen was brilliant and his knowledge has made me recommend others in the insurance industry to contact him. Richard only put me forward for one role, but the role was exactly what I was looking for. I was also the right candidate they were looking for so I got the role. I have now been with my new company for three months and am so happy in the role with no plans to leave. I’m confident that Richard and the rest of the Nixon Allen team will find anyone the right role for them, and the best part for me was knowing if they put you forward, or recommend a role, it’s because you have a suitable match.

Debbie Pearson - Account Handler

In my experience recruiters often seem rushed and not all that interested in you as a person – they ring you about roles that are £10k below your current salary “but with great opportunities” and actually expect you to be interested. Richard was very calm, asked lots of questions, took the time to get to know what I was like as a person, and only recommended roles that suited my experience and desired next move. Cannot recommend them enough.

Rachel Greener - Claims Handler

Having worked in the same job for over 30 years since leaving school, I suddenly found myself being made redundant. Not having any experience of recruiters I found the whole experience a minefield and really quite stressful. Richard Coyle of Nixon Allen was a star, someone who I could rely on and is a complete professional.I would have no hesitation in highly recommending to him anyone searching for a job.

Jennifer Brennan - Account Handler

We have used Richard at Nixon Allen on a number of occasions over the last few years. We have always found Richard to be knowledgeable, adaptable and more importantly honest. We would have no hesitation in using him in the future or recommending him to others

Karl Evans - Operations Manager SJL Insurance Services

Towergate hold a long standing relationship with Nixon Allen. In my capacity as CEO of our Towergate Insurance Brokers I have personally worked with them on numerous occasions and they have supported me with recruitment at all levels across The UK. They have consistently delivered for me in securing top quality individuals. Their consultative approach and time taken to understand our brokerage and drivers, combined with their market knowledge and connections has resulted in a number of successful introductions of high calibre individuals. Nixon Allen have undoubtedly helped strengthen our team.

Joe Thelwell – CEO Towergate Insurance Brokers

As a leading UK MGA it is critical to our continued growth and success that we hire the right individuals. The benchmark we set is high in that we seek experienced underwriters that are technically capable, but also have an entrepreneurial and development focussed approach and mindset. Nixon Allen have taken the time out to get to know me and understand my business and its requirements and only supply me with high quality candidates that fit my needs. This has resulted in a number of successful hires.

James Wheddon – MD R&Q Commercial Risk Services

I have worked with Nixon Allen for many in years in my capacity as Area Director. They have consistently supplied me with quality candidates of all levels. From junior account handlers up to senior level positions. A number of my existing team members and long-standing colleagues were introduced to me by Nixon Allen. During my recent search for a senior vacancy – a key hire for the future growth and success of my business- it was Nixon Allen that I approached. Their knowledge of the market and capability was key to making a successful appointment.

John Simpson – Area MD, Towergate, Leeds

It would be fair to say that my perception of recruitment consultants as a profession is not a high one. This has stemmed from previous bad experiences of low levels of professionalism and integrity displayed. However, the one exception I make to this is Dean Nixon who is excellent and consistently meets my expectations of a valued business partner. Dean has supported us with a number of key appointments, adding significant value in supporting our growth plans.

Nick Houghton – MD, JM Glendinning

Nixon Allen were instrumental in the recruitment of my team when starting up a specialist broking business in Leeds. The quality of candidates presented and service offered throughout was exceptional. Subsequently I have also worked with Dean as a candidate where his knowledge of the market, network of contacts and consultative approach were key to me securing my current role. This has proven to be an exceptionally good fit and of high value to both myself and employer/business partners.

Jake Fox – Director, Professional Risks

In previous dealings with recruiters I had not had a good experience at a personal level, so when Dean Nixon approached me with a new opportunity, I was very sceptical. However, it was clear that he had done his homework and knew what was important to me and more importantly that the opportunity he was presenting was a really good fit for me. I went along to the initial meeting with a view of nothing ventured, however I was really pleasantly surprised, and following that initial connection. Dean then supported me through the whole process, I had been at my previous employer for a very long time so this was a huge decision, but I never felt any pressure, and now some 3 years on I am very happy and glad I made the move, and in the process Dean has restored my faith in recruiters.

Tracey Threlfall – Regional MD, Global Broker

I have known Dean and Nixon Allen for a number of years and have worked with them both as a candidate and client. Dean has both sourced me opportunities as an individual and also recruited for me at various levels from account handler to senior account executive. The key attributes I seek in any business relationship are trust and integrity, qualities which Dean and Nixon Allen consistently display. Moreover, they have taken time to understand me, the business and what I want and need. The success rate of the work we have undertaken together has always been high from offer stage and acceptance. As a trusted partner Dean is willing to challenge me when necessary but always with my interests at heart. I have achieved a high financial return and value from using Nixon Allen.

Matt Stuttard – Director, JM Glendinning Blackburn

Investing in talent is key to the continued success of our business and a top priority for management. Identifying and securing talented individuals in order to meet our ambitious growth plans whilst maintaining the calibre of individuals we employ is a challenge. We recognise doing recruitment well requires considerable expertise and experience. Dean is a valued and longstanding business partner to Bartlett. We have found him to be highly professional and consistently able to deliver to our exacting standards on a number of key appointments.

Andy Bartlett - Director, Bartlett Group
Why Choose Us
3:1 Interview to Hire Ratio

For every 3 interviews we organise one candidate gets offered a job

Quality Led Approach

85% of mid-level/senior appointments remain in
the role after 2 years

Free Online Technical Testing

Free technical testing of candidates in partnership with Wiser Academy

High Retention
Rate

90% of junior level appointments remain in the role after a year

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