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Testimonials

Ali approached me 6 years ago about an interesting role. It was a perfect fit and has allowed me to grow and progress my career at the pace I wanted to.

He's remained a great sounding board for industry context and keeping tabs on the marketplace. He has always had good talent available and a handle on where the new opportunities lie.

My go to man for serious talent conversations.

Damian Moran - Director, Media Arts Lab

Unlike a lot of recruiters, DNA Recruit go the extra mile to truly understand the needs of both candidate & agency. Where many measure their success on monthly commission, DNA Recruit take real pride in fostering long-term partnerships to ensure a great candidate/agency fit. As a candidate looking for new challenge after 5 years at my previous agency & a 6 month career break in South America, I found DNA Recruit's had an unrivalled knowledge of agency land (from the big networks to the small independents) & invested a lot of time in giving me an honest insight into each vs my brief. Another massive pull with the guys at DNA Recruit is that they cut the spin and always give it to you straight down the line. Needless to say, I'd definitely recommend DNA Recruit highly.

Sam Sheterline - Client Services Director, ODD

My brief was quite challenging, I was looking for a senior digital marketing role in the South West, I had been looking for around 4 months (by myself and with other recruiters) and jobs at that level were few and far between. Ali's approach was brilliant, he asked me for a wishlist and made me prioritise my demands and called me after a couple of weeks with a potential opportunity.

What was really clear when he presented me with this opportunity was that he had really listened to me, and had worked really hard to find the right thing. But his efforts didn't stop there, both Ali and Poppy were proactive and helpful the whole way through the process. Without DNA Recruit I would never have landed my new role, which also happens to be my dream job

Lucy Downing - Senior Account Director, Zone

I have known Ali for many years now and the good thing about him is he understands our business and what we are looking for, I have come to trust his judgement and he works hard to make things happen

Nick True - Chairman & Founder, TLC

Having worked with DNA Recruit for over 5 years, I’ve been continually impressed with their tireless efforts to put both candidate aspirations and client needs first. Smart tuition clearly sits at the heart of the business – consistently placing the right people in the right home. An absolute pleasure to work with.

Nick Stickland – ECD and Founder at ODDLONDON

When we as a family decided to make the move to the UK from South Africa starting to look for work in a foreign market was a very daunting thing. Until I met Ali and the crew at DNA Recruit. Far from being a recruitment agency they took the time to understand the person first and the need second and with that helped build a solution for me. They organised the initial calls, the follow ups the trip over and the final negotiations and helped make what could have been a very stressful process and lot easier! A pleasure to work with and - without doubt – the best agency I have ever worked with. Period!

Chris Wildish - Operations Director, Geometry Global

The key word that I would use to describe DNA Recruit is proactive. Ali was fantastic at going out to approach the type of organisation that would make a perfect fit with my aspiration. He did so from a point of real understanding. He spent time to really understand my experience and what I could bring to an organisation and what I was looking for from my next appointment. Ali understands the business and the role and I found him to be really insightful as we discussed my next move.

Ashley Patterson - Executive Planning Director, WDMP

Ali and the team at DNA Recruit are a force of nature. They are passionate, driven and highly professional. Their energy and dedication sets them apart from the crowd – and it’s all backed up by genuine market expertise and contacts. A pleasure to deal with.

Richard Glasson - CEO, Hogarth

Working with DNA Recruit has really opened our eyes on the importance of working with a trusted headhunter - Ali and his team provide a combination of in-depth sector knowledge and long-term vision. And they’re genuinely decent people to work with. They’ve given Geometry Global a real value and insight into determining what we really need in a candidate - and found us the right people, quickly and without fuss. Without hesitation I would recommend DNA Recruit as a key strategic partner to any agency needing to invest in new talent from senior through to grads.

Simon Heath - Global HRD Geometry Global

I approached DNA because they were recommended by a friend. They have a relaxed but informative approach which puts you at ease before the interview process. I could also easily reach out with any questions or issues that I had thought of before my next interview. My DNA recruiter Natasha clearly knew the process and what to expect next; I found the whole experience very engaging and actuallyy enjoyable. I would recommend DNA to my friends and professionals looking to further their careers within the advertising space. DNA can provide the advice and contacts to make the step up.

Chris Sheward - Account Manager, Crispin Porter & Bogusky

DNA is different from other agencies I've worked with because of their ability to react quickly with what I need. They are experienced and passionate resulting in 4 client service employees in the last 12 months. DNA really get to know a business - they didn't just send me CVs to hit a quota/target, they only sent me CVs of potential candidates who accurately fit my brief. I found the whole experience professional from start to finish and we will keep using DNA as our preferred recruitment agency.

Stuart Bradbury - Managing Director, Avantgarde
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“It has always been a pleasure to work with DNA Recruit both as a client and a peer. DNA Recruit is considerably more than an average recruiting consultancy.

They are headhunters with a distinctive ability to spot opportunities and connect the right talent with the business. Ali and his team are incredible judges of character, highly committed, insightful, considerate and knowledgeable. DNA Recruit will put you forward if you are the right fit for the role and will guide you through the recruiting process from A-Z.”

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“When I signed up with DNA Recruit 5-6 years ago, I was expecting to receive the same mediocre treatment that is a common practise within the recruitment sector. However Ali and the rest of the team @DNA Recruit went to huge lengths to meet my specific requirements for my new role. From the initial meeting, to the interviews, they provided every aspect of support, interview tips & encouragement, to quick follow up with the employer and feedback to me. Thanks to DNA Recruit I got my job @Mercieca Ltd nearly 5 years ago and I never looked back.

And needless to say, DNA Recruit have been supporting Mercieca Ltd recruitment needs for many years now. They have provided us with sound and consistent recruitment solutions for our Advertising and PR Personnel. Their approach has always been to understand the exact needs of our business to ensure the calibre of candidates presented reflects their professional yet flexible service. I highly recommend the services of DNA Recruit.”