June 4th marks the 14 year anniversary of Bond Williams Professional Recruitment! March & April 2018 were our most successful 2 months ever, placing more people into new jobs than any other months in our history. Over the past 14 years the business has evolved from a generalist agency into a specialist in four specific divisions (Accounting & Finance, IT, HR and Office & Commercial), serving both clients and candidates throughout the south coast region. We take a quick look back over the last 12 months to reflect on some of the highlights…
New Southampton office
In March this year we were thrilled to announce the opening of our new office in Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Southampton. In April we announced the appointment of Christopher Anders to our Accounting & Finance division as Business Manager for our new branch, to support the opening of our new offices.
Team growth In July 2017 Bond Williams appointed Michelle Turner as Recruitment Consultant within the IT Division. Recently we appointed Grace Gibbons to the role of Associate Recruitment Consultant in the growing IT team. In January 2018 we were delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Wilkins to our Office & Commercial division as Associate Recruitment Consultant and June has seen the welcome appointment of James Graesser to our Accounting & Finance team as Senior Recruitment Consultant.
Record breakers Bond Williams Professional Recruitment and our team of consultants continues to expand to accommodate our continued growth and success, with January – March 2018 breaking new records for the business based on numbers of successfully filled jobs.
March 2018 also saw Bond Williams Professional Recruitment place more people into new jobs than any other month in the firm’s history, a 12.5% increase on our previous high. We have enjoyed consistent growth in the number of people placed in jobs year-on-year which is something the whole team are very proud of.
Praise for the team We are lucky enough to work with great candidates within today’s competitive recruitment marketplace and at the heart of what we do is our core belief to go the extra mile for both candidates and clients alike. Here are some of our favourite reviews of the year:
“I used Bond Williams and Suzie and Charlotte were excellent. Very helpful and professional. If you are looking for an office job permanently or temporarily in Bournemouth, Bond Williams is the place to go. They won’t just file your CV, they will help you get the job you want.”
“For the first time dealing with the recruitment agency I have felt that they had a true invested interest in making me successful. Hanna is very personable and I felt like I have gained a trusted adviser and almost a friend by the end of this process. Good news for me, I got the job, which is great! So if you would like to have a nice experience whilst looking for new career, Bond are your team to help!”
“I received an efficient and friendly service from Charmaine. Very happy :-)”
“Very good experience with the company, in particular, Charlotte, Leanne and Charmaine were positive and proactive in sourcing a temporary role for myself during a period of uncertainty where many other recruitment companies disregarded myself due to my situation with only being available for a short space of time. I look forward to working with the company next year when looking for a permanent role.”
“People all too keenly today, write and comment when a business, whatever the nature, fail to deliver. However, it is equally important to document reference when someone goes far and above the requisites of their role to ensure the company they represent deliver and make the client experience the very best. Michelle Turner has assuredly delivered an excellent service, consequently commendation is duly appropriate.”
Thank you to all of our employees, customers, candidates and partners
Robert Bond, Director at Bond Williams, comments:
“The last 12 months have been very eventful with many exciting developments including strengthening our team of consultants, technology updates and engaging with many new clients. Our new offices in Southampton are perfectly placed for us to build and strengthen existing relationships with our clients, provide an even better service to businesses and job-seekers in the Hampshire area and will also open new doors to the future of our Accounting & Finance division.”
Claire Bond, Director at Bond Williams, says:
“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved as a team over the past 14 years. The new office has already proved beneficial in our ability to place professional, high-quality staff into work with clients across the UK.
We are delighted to be able to celebrate our 14th year of business in a confident and positive position and as always we would like to thank all of our employees, candidates and clients for their continued support over the years.”
Robert Bond FIRP
Rob has a background in Sales and IT recruitment with over 25 years of experience in these sectors. He heads up the IT and Accountancy Divisions of Bond Williams and is also responsible for Bond Williams internal Operations and Finance. Alongside Claire, he is responsible for the overall growth and …