Candidate Testimonials

  • Business Development Manager, March 26, 2020
After working with a number of recruiters and getting no closer to determining what I wanted to do next. Then I met Michael. He’s a patient, knowledgeable and trustworthy individual, who helped me took his time with me to identify a path I should take. He helped me identify companies which would be good for my progression and rather than promote suitable roles from these, used his connections to source vacancies at these companies. He helped me along every step of the way and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone unsure about their next step. Use Michael, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Business Development Manager, June 21, 2019
Michael placed me in my current role. I went to him because of word of mouth within the industry as the go to guy. Always professional, clear, honest and knowledge of the industry made sure I was being put forward for the correct roles. Michael helped me throughout the process, making sure I was fully prepared going in to all of the interview stages. I would certainly recommend him to anybody within the industry or anybody who is looking to move in to the industry.
  • Global Partnerships Manager, November 24, 2018
Michael was quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for, recognised my strengths and put me forward for exactly the right job instead of sending me 100s of unqualified job openings like a job boards which unfortunately is what many recruiters do these days and on top of it he made it a seamless process. He was always there to help throughout the process, professional, thorough and ready to go the extra mile. I could not recommend Michael and Media steps more highly. Thank you!
  • Commercial Content Manager, November 14, 2018
Michael placed me in my current role. I went to him because I value his judgement. Always professional, honest and courteous he takes the time to get to know his candidates and clients. He will never place a square peg in a round hole, the fit has to be right for all concerned. His integrity sets him apart. It is the reason I have have sought out his advice on numerous occasions and have recommended his services to many close friends and colleagues.
  • Account Director, May 2, 2018
  • It made a nice change to sit down with a Recruiter who really listened and understood what I was looking for in my next role. Too often, you feel like you are just hitting someone’s candidate registration target or being lined up to hit an interview target. With Michael, as this is his own business, he takes a genuine interest in matching you with the right role in the right environment. He has a great understanding of his clients and is honest when discussing potential roles with you. If he doesn’t think you’re suited to a particular environment, he’ll tell you, rather than just putting you forward for all and sundry. He also makes sure that to get feedback and keeps you informed throughout the whole recruitment process. Michael’s a good guy and was a pleasure to work with. I’d have no hesitation in recommending him.
  • Business Development Manager, October 30, 2017
I spoke with Michael when I was looking for a new challenge after seven years within the same industry and desperately needed a change. He was very personable and really took the time to work with me to find an opportunity that would be a perfect fit. There was fantastic communication throughout the interview and recruitment process and I can’t recommend him highly enough
  • Head of Marketing, October 12, 2017
Michael was superb at identifying my skill set with the needs of his client who were recruiting for a senior marketer. We spent some time talking through my skills, experiences and wishes for my next role. At each step during the interview process Michael secured timely feedback and provided great support and advice to progress to the next step, and we were both delighted when I secured the role.
  • Business Development Director, October 12, 2017
Michael has been one of the most effective and consistent recruiters I’ve had the opportunity to work with both as a candidate and employer. Always eager to ascertain the best fit for all parties, and never willing to risk the relationship on either side by trying to force a mismatch, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michael as a recruitment partner.
  • Key Account Director, October 12, 2017
Micheal Leake has been a real pleasure to work with, he did an exceptional job on finding me the best position aligned with my needs and wants from a new role. Micheal was very attentive and supported me through every step of the interview process. Highly recommended!
  • Partnering Director, October 10, 2017
Michael found me my current role at Reed Exhibitions. Throughout the recruitment process Michael was really knowledgeable, answering any concerns I had about moving into a new sector. He was also very reassuring, never putting me under any pressure like other consultants I had worked with in the past, and has followed up with me since ensuring I’m comfortable in my new role as well. I’ve recommended a couple of other potential people to Michael, and will continue to do so in future.
  • Key Account Director, October 10, 2017
Having known and worked with Michael for a few years, I have to say that without a doubt he is one of the best recruitment partners in the market. He has an empathetic and personable approach that offers candidates a sense of reassurance and gives them the necessary guidance when making career choices. He has built an incredible list of clients, who trust his ability to thoroughly source, prep and refer them the right candidates for their business. Michael has personally been a huge influence in shaping my career to this point and I will continue to request his support in the future.
  • Business Development Manager, October 10, 2017
Michael took a personable approach to the process and got to know how I liked to work before putting me forward for any roles. This meant they were always of interest and it was refreshing to work with someone who handled the whole process so efficiently.
  • Business Development Manager, October 8, 2017.
After speaking with a lot of pushy recruiters it was a real breath of fresh air meeting Michael. He understood straight away what type of job I was looking for and quickly managed to get me an interview. As well as securing me an interview he gave me a lot of help and guidance so that I was fully prepared. I’ve been in this company a year and a half now and am really grateful for all the help Michael gave me. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is fed up of pushy recruiters