Dave Harrison – Framework Manager
Nowadays I only contact a couple of agencies with my roles and it’s usually Cathryn at TSA first. I feel she has taken the time to understand our business and us as people and she looks at each individual before sending over any possible candidates.
I get inundated by agencies and try to avoid taking their calls. If one does get through, I give them an email address, I generally get bombarded by rubbish and I’m busy enough without having to sort through all the chaff just to organise interviews – that’s the service I want my agency to do prior to sending me anything. I would rather receive nothing than anything and everything!
I believe the level of interest Cathryn has taken in our business makes the difference to the calibre of candidate we receive from her. It doesn’t always go to plan as we’re dealing with people but I feel my time spent explaining our requirements to her is time well spent.
Tim Brown – Interserve
I got to know Cathryn when starting a challenging scheme that required very technically competent and experienced candidates.
Due to her hard work and successes there, I have continued to work with Cathryn for several years now.
She has in depth industry knowledge and can tell the difference between a candidate that looks good on paper and a candidate who is actually right for the job.
There have been a couple of difficult situations when the occasional candidate has caused issues on site.
However, when I seek her advice on problems, Cathryn listens and understands the potential repercussions for my business and helps me work towards a solution.
Situations do happen but the important part is to know that Cathryn will support me when they do.
As a result of this, I always go to her first with any requirements I have on site and trust her recommendations.
Peter Jackson – Executive Director – Proposals – North Midland Construction PLC – Estimating / Proposals
Since the beginning of our formalised relationship with TSA, the level of service provided by Cathryn has been without precedent. We have always struggled to recruit Estimators at any level, and finding candidates with the correct degree and area of experience has been more of aspiration than an expectation. Through Cathryn’s diligence, skill, attention to detail and flair for unearthing individuals who on paper look less than a perfect match, we have filled roles in a way that has not been the case with previously employed agencies. When candidates are offered, we know that the background checks, suitability and potential have been properley considered and will be worthy of interview. A first class service.
The level of service received by Cathryn has been absolutely excellent. I have the short straw of recruiting for Estimators who are notoriously difficult to find and in very high demand. I have only ever been able to recruit the right individuals through Cathryn at TSA and I think this is testament to the level of effort she puts in as well as the attention to detail in looking for individuals who could suit our business without necessarily being the perfect match on paper. This is very different to just receiving anything and everything from other agencies hoping that something will stick.
Stewart Green – (Construction Planning Engineer
For several years now, until retirement, Cathryn has been my Agent in a number of posts over those years.
I have always found Cathryn to be the most conscientious and dedicated Agent I have ever worked with. She always achieved results quickly, and without any unnecessary or time-wasting introductions.
If anyone is considering engaging Cathryn as their Agent, I would not hesitate to recommend her, and would suggest they need look no further.
Dave Tonge – Regional Commercial Manager within the Water/Civil Engineering Sector
During initial discussions and the subsequent interview it was clear that Cathryn had an approach and vision rarely seen from others in her profession. She possessed a very precise knowledge of the Construction sector with a level of detail only possible through careful research.
We agreed on a series of actions that she completed thoroughly and with surprising speed, at each stage providing good feedback and considered advice where necessary. Her enthusiasm and energy to get the best result for me was clear, I was left with the feeling that the service offered was very personal and tailored to my specific needs.
In summary Cathryn is very knowledgeable about the industries and companies she represents, and works tirelessly to get the right result for all. I have no hesitation in recommending her to others who are recruiting, or looking to be placed in the right organisation.