All my interactions with Francesca have been wonderful. She has been professional, thoughtful, and transparent. She is a person of her word, and has never let me down. I am so lucky to have made contact with her, as I know she has worked so hard in finding me a position and at a great salary and brilliant company.
CAND – June Lawrence, Senior Garment Technologist
My experience with recruitment agencies in the past has always been quite difficult, from miscommunications to simply inconsistency from the agencies’ side. However, I’ve found that my experience with Francesca Hedger, at dSb Recruitment has been phenomenal. It is quite obvious to say, that Francesca has a great eye for detail and is excellent when it comes to pairing both job and candidate together. Within a week, I’d secured my interview with Brand Machine Group for the role of Sample Co-ordinator, thanks to the flawless experience with Francesca and was later on to my in-person interview. Throughout the whole interviewing process, I had been receiving consistent calls and emails from Francesca, to check up on how I was doing, and to ensure all important information was communicated between candidate and employer. It is safe to say now, that if I find someone who is in need of a vacancy, or is after a reliable and reputable recruitment consultancy, I shall most certainly recommend Francesca here at your company. Endless thanks again, for providing me with my dream role at BMG, I am highly appreciative and I feel Francesca should be rewarded accordingly for her efforts.
CAND – Mikaat Khan, Sampling Coordinator
It is a genuine pleasure working with Francesca to source talent for Proud Robinson. The brief is always clearly understood, the calibre of the candidates excellent, and the communication pitch-perfect.
CLIENT – Creative Services Director, Proud Robinson
Francesca and the dSb team have at all times been very professional and supportive of my career goals needs and constantly delivered to expectations. dSb is very well organised, able to manage professional relationships and collaboratively engages with clients on either end to find the ideal match. I am very grateful for the help they provided to me. Not only am I excited about my new role, but it is refreshing to see my new colleagues and management delighted too. Thank you Francesca and dSb.
CAND – Lowell Baricanosa, Ecommerce Coordinator
It was an absolute pleasure working with Francesca. The communication was smooth from the very beginning and she was really helpful on arranging better working conditions for me. She was available for the chat all the time and was very supportive during the whole application process. Would certainly recommend 11/10.
CAND – Ilma Barbaroviciute, Customer Service Executive
Francesca was fantastic to work with, throughout the recruitment process she kept me up to date with the progress of my application and was always available to help with any questions I had. Best recruiter I have ever worked with! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
CAND – Rhiannon Jenkins, Production Coordinator
Thank you Francesca for helping me find my ideal role so quickly! Thank you for keeping me updated all the time and for making me feel important and not ‘just another cv’. Also I appreciated your follow up to make sure my first day went well. Thank you for being kind, encouraging and supportive. I definitely recommend dSb Recruitment to anyone!
CAND – Lara Fiammenghi, Executive Assistant
I am so happy that I came into contact with Francesca at dSb Recruitment. Francesca supported me in securing a fantastic new job opportunity, and I will be forever grateful for the help that she gave me throughout the recruitment process. I value how she’s proactive and a great communicator. Francesca gave me the extra confidence and the reassurance that I needed. It was truly a pleasure working with Francesca, and I have no hesitation in recommending. Thank you again!
CAND – Esmee Robinson, Account Executive
Honestly it’s great partnering with you as I feel you truly get what is needed in our team and it’s great to leverage your support in finding new people for JW Anderson.
We are looking forward to Alice & Amaryllis starting with us!
We value working with you and will surely reach out if we need your support.
CLIENT – Head of HR, JW Anderson
Francesca has been absolutely amazing from day one throughout the whole recruitment process. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable from explaining to her my current situation to having the confidence I needed in the interviews. Thank you so much for your support and for this great opportunity.
CAND – Amaryllis Frangia, Operations Manager
As someone who’d taken a long break from the professional world due to personal circumstances related to the pandemic, I struggled to find the right opportunity within a company that would be understanding of my situation but also would be quick to value my set of skills. Francesca made this happen within just a few days from when we first talked. She was an absolute superstar, always communicative, diligent in setting the tone for my interviews as well bridging any concerns.
CAND – Alex Estanislau – Head of Sales
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support with my job applications. You’ve been so friendly and helpful, I really appreciate all your advice and prep meetings before each interview. It was also lovely to know that you genuinely cared about each step along the way, and I’m so excited to start working with Brand Machine Group!
CAND – Amelia Collins – Social Media Executive
Francesca is an amazing recruiter and someone I would recommend if anyone is in need of looking for a new challenge. She is so down to earth and LISTENS to what you want in your career.
She also offers help and guidance to where you need to be. I couldn’t recommend her enough!
CAND – Sophie Abreu – Sales Executive
My time with Francesca at dSb Recruitment has been a pleasure. She was able to get me into work in a matter of weeks, keeping me updated with interview feedback every step of the way. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Francesca again should I require work in the future. Thanks!
CAND – Adam Stokes – Paid Campaign Manager
Francesca has been such a delight to work with and has supported the business with multiple hires who have been of outstanding quality. She is personable and efficient and I would go as far as saying, that she is one of the best recruiters I have worked with during my 16 year career.
CLIENT – Head of Communication at Capsule Comms
Francesca made the recruitment process really comfortable. She had the perfect opportunity I was looking for. (Remote working)
Showed a high level of professionalism, communication and care I haven’t seen before.
CAND – Donata Daujotaite – Paid Campaign Manager
My experience with dSb recruitment has been so positive! Francesca was extremely helpful and informative and helped me with every step of my employment process. I am so grateful for how easy and enjoyable Francesca and the rest of the team made securing the right job and company for me!
CAND – Sophie Malandrinos – Front Of House
I was looking for a new role after feeling a little stuck, until Francesca came along with a role that encouraged me to come out of my comfort zone. She took the time with me when preparing for the interviews, provided constructive feedback and guidance thereafter. With this, I realised the role she had offered was what I have been looking for. She secured me my new role in just a few weeks and I’m ever so grateful. I’d definitely recommend dSb Recruitment and Francesca herself, as her approach is personal, friendly and she is a fantastic listener. If you are looking for a new role, I would put your trust in Francesca – I am so glad that I did.
CAND – Hazera Ali – Sales Executive
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Francesca! Throughout the process, she has been very supportive, responsive, passionate and overall very helpful at every stage. Undoubtedly, this made the application process easier and more pleasant for me.
CAND – Ilya Melnikov – Production Executive
My experience with dSb Recruitment couldn’t have been better. Francesca was absolutely amazing and I will be sure to recommend her to everyone.
She was extremely caring and supportive throughout the whole process, constantly checking in and managing my expectations. Thanks to her I have secured a great role with a dream company. I’m very excited for my new journey and it’s all thanks to her!
CAND – Djamila Afonso – Showroom Coordinator
It was an absolute pleasure working with Francesca from dSb Recruitment. She was incredibly friendly and welcoming and really ensured she constantly kept in touch, as well as ensuring all details for any upcoming interviews were shared well ahead of time. Landing a job for an expat is no easy task, but she assisted with ease and ultimately helped me land a perfect position for my skill set. Thank you so much to a wonderful company!
CAND – Lee Venter – Brand Manager
Francesca was more than helpful and most importantly kind and understanding.
She facilitated meetings and prepared me before hand with useful information in order for me to succeed.
The process was easy and smooth. Thanks Francesca!
CAND – Celestine Laurin – Studio Manager
Sophie is by far the best headhunter I have had the pleasure of working with. She is organized, incredibly thorough and most importantly honest and transparent when it comes to providing her insight & input. Sophie made sure to follow up and check in with me every step of the process, and even weeks after myself accepting a position, she made sure to touch base with me and check the well-being of myself and family. I cannot recommend Sophie highly enough, and I hope to work with her again in the future!
CAND – Farhan Qureshi, Head of Buying Womenswear
Sophie is a rare breed of headhunter; Sophie placed me at Lyle & Scott back in 2011. Since then Sophie has kept in touch every six months or so to check how I am, where I am at and through these conversations has got to know me, what makes me tick, where I would be a good fit and just as importantly, where would be a good fit for me. It is because of this that I have since used Sophie to successfully recruit numerous positions within my own teams. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sophie and dSb recruitment to any company or candidate, in a time where relationship and personalisation are key to success.
CAND – Johanna Senior, Product Director
Sophie matched highly suitable jobs with my personal profile, organised fantastic interviews and provided great feedback and advice throughout the whole process – a great person to work with!
CAND – Lucy Robinson, Ecommerce Manager
dSb is one of the most professional and caring recruitment agencies there is. Sophie’s personal and caring approach made the complete process of job hunting a breeze, right from the search, through the interview process, and settling in. Their Consultants have placed me a number of times in my career and what I value most is that they always listen and connect with the candidate, and using their knowledge of the industry and insight of potential Companies, they always find a successful match.
CAND – Amit Tulsian, Clothing Product Technologist
Sophie was helpful, thoughtful and very professional in supporting me in my search process. She was able to provide me with regular updates and information around the process and negotiations with the client etc. Her speed, professionalism and communication skills made the whole experience very easy and quick.
CAND – Simon Taylor, International Business Director/Consultant
The whole process and experience of working with Sophie and dSb on my new role has been positive and very smooth. Very good communication and feedback at every stage. I found Sophie proactive, helpful and fast to react to any questions and provide clarity where needed. A company I would happily work with again.
CAND – Jo Penny, Planning and Merchandising Director
Sophie has been the most professional of headhunters. From the first moment and all throughout the process she has been informative and supportive. I have had many a bad experience with headhunters and recruiters but Sophie made me feel that she was there to support me on my journey in getting a new role. I felt so much more comfortable going into the interviews thanks to Sophie’s knowledge and support and once finished she was there at the end of the phone to discuss how it went.
I can’t thank Sophie enough as I am now due to start a dream job with a dream brand. Thank you so much.
CAND – Mark Redding, Business Development Manager
Amazing throughout process!!
Always available to help and give advice, helping to ensure the interview schedule run smooth.
CAND – Reiss Speight, Menswear Sales Manager
I highly recommend Sophie and dSb consultancy if you are looking for a good opportunity. I am happy that Sophie was my contact person in the process of interviews and getting the offer and job as her professionalism and her efforts to make it smooth and efforts to get what you deserve is commendable.
I wish you great success for future and keep hunting :-).
CAND – Sami Zaman – Packaging Technologist
Annabel is a pleasure to deal with and has supported me with a number of successful placements.
She works tirelessly to get the right candidates and really listens to the brief. Her determination to deliver at pace and with a real “can-do” attitude is a real asset and is much appreciated”.
CLIENT – Head of Commercial, DFS Home & Dwell
Annabel is the most connected recruiter I have met and did a fantastic job for us. She placed an amazing candidate who is a perfect fit for the role we were recruiting.
CLIENT – Commercial Director, Hunter Price International
As always, it’s an absolute pleasure to work with Annabel, although this time I was sitting at the opposite side of the table as a candidate rather than an employer. During my recent months of job searching, I have been in contact with a number of recruiters, as you may well imagine, but I have to say Annabel’s approach is completely different and so refreshing. Annabel’s knowledge of the industry along with her many contacts (and I say contacts, but she really does invest time to get to know everyone she deals with) makes the whole process so personal and the roles presented to me, as a candidate such a better fit.
This also works in reverse when Annabel has helped me with selecting candidates for roles I have been recruiting for in the past. She takes time to send the right candidates forward for the roles on offer, which is such a time saving exercise when you are looking for the right person to join your team. It goes without saying if in the future I need help recruiting for my new team she will be my first port of call.
CLIENT – Head of Merchandising, Hedges Direct
I’ve had such varying experiences with recruitment agents, and I have to say Annabel is the most lovely and genuine by a long way. Her communication is excellent & I was kept up to speed throughout the whole recruitment process. It is surprising how many recruiters don’t do this. I was well briefed on the interview requirements which enabled me to prepare thoroughly & Annabel’s honesty was, quite frankly refreshing. I have dealt with other recruiters who are no so open or transparent and I welcomed this approach. Annabel goes the extra mile which seems like a small deal but actually makes her stand out from other recruiters & would make Annabel my go-to choice for any future work requirements.
CAND – Joanna Burnham – Senior Buyer
I had an amazing experience with Annabel from dSb recruitment. Right from the initial phone call, Annabel was professional and very friendly, providing me with all the information I needed. She was also very good at listening and understanding my needs. She was there for me all the way through the recruitment process. In the past I have been frustrated by other recruiters due to lack of communication, however Annabel has restored my faith as she was always contactable and was in frequent contact with me! She was always on hand to answer questions and queries and to give me advice and update me on any progress.
I’m very grateful to her as she helped me secure the job of my dreams and would definitely recommend her!
CAND – Rachel Nimz-Taylor, Buyer
Annabel is a joy to work with and as a result has become my go to recruiter. She’s friendly, down to earth and works tirelessly to get you the right candidates. When it feels the odds are sometimes stacked against success, her determination to deliver is most appreciated. She gets the right results by listening to what’s needed and is a great partner that I can’t recommend highly enough.
CLIENT – Head of Digital, HTI
We cannot recommend Annabel highly enough when it comes to recruitment. We had a key position to recruit that was proving extremely difficult in a very tough market; 4 months in with another agency and we had just not met the right person for our business. Within 3 weeks of working with Annabel her understanding of our business, tenacity and determination delivered an excellent shortlist of candidates that allowed us to successfully fill the position.
CLIENT – Commercial Director, Joe Davies
I have worked with Annabel on a number of recruitments and find her to be incredibly thorough in her candidate search. Annabel goes that extra mile to fully understand our business requirements and as importantly cultural fit. She is incredibly passionate, clearly loves what she does and is a great recruitment consultant to work with.
CLIENT – Commercial Manager, Sambro
Annabel is a diamond recruiter. She listened, kept me informed every step of the way and matched me up with a company that suited my skills and talents. If you get the chance to work with Annabel I would highly recommend her services.
CAND – Lisa Vigour – Brand Administrator
Such a pleasure to work with Annabel Plowman, she was professional, always available and supported me at every stage of the recruitment process. She negotiated efficiently on my behalf once an offer was made to help tailor a package that was a perfect fit for both the company and myself. I would definitely recommend her to both job applicants and businesses looking to recruit.
Thanks again for all your help Annabel – you really have been great throughout this whole process!
CAND – Sukh Klair – Merchandiser
Throughout the whole recruitment process I have found Annabel to be both professional and transparent. She is an expert in the market and goes the extra mile for you. I would have no hesitation in recommending Annabel as my recruiter of choice.
CAND – Emma Bowers – Senior Buyer
Huge thanks to Annabel for helping me find a role suitable for what I was hoping for. She’s been amazing at keeping in contact throughout the entire process and had some great words of encouragement for my interviews.
Thanks again Annabel, can’t wait to start my new role.
CAND – Jessica Sammon – Graphic Designer
My goal for 2022 was to find the right job that suited my skill-set, that I was passionate about.
Nick was very consultative in his approach and helped me find that perfect role.
I recommend dSb recruitment to anyone that is thinking of making the right career move.
CAND – Lyndsey Preston, Engagement Partner