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ECW Search


"I highly recommend Lyle from ECW Search. Lyle has great knowledge within the FMCG industry, is responsive and is very proactive in keeping me updated throughout recruitment stages. He ensures to listen to the employers requirements and needs, along with understanding the culture/working environment to source the best suitable candidates that match our teams.
Having only started working with him and ECW since May last year, Lyle has played a key role in supporting our recruitment and filling our key positions with great candidates. He's a pleasure to work with and we are grateful to continue to partner with him and would recommend him to anyone seeking a authentic, dedicated and skilled recruiter."

Francesca Hall - HRBP EMEA - Spin Master

“From the moment I met Chris, his professionalism, dedication, and genuine passion for helping individuals find their ideal roles stood out. Initially, I was hesitant about transitioning to a new position, but Chris saw the potential and expertly matched me with a company that aligned with my aspirations. Rather than just filling a vacancy, he facilitated a dialogue that led to the creation of a bespoke position tailored to my skills and the company's needs. His exceptional negotiation skills ensured I not only received a competitive salary but also a title that truly represents my value. Beyond the placement, Chris's commitment to my well-being and success is evident through his consistent follow-ups. I am deeply grateful for his unwavering support and can confidently say that Chris has made a profound impact on my professional journey. Anyone fortunate enough to work with him will undoubtedly benefit from his expertise and thoughtful approach."

Albert Parnell, EV Group Lead, Aston Barclay

“Mark recently supported me with a significant change in my career and his support was key to my final decision. From start to finish Mark was excellent to work with and always completed what he committed to do. Mark always kept in touch and was extremely flexible. Mark's communication is of the highest quality and I have to say he is a real pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mark to others, keep up the great work. Thanks again for everything, Mark."

Mark Thomason, Board Director (Quality and Service), Renault UK

“Very pleased with the professional & quality of service from ECW, especially Jamie and Chris. Having used their services for 3-4 months I can highly recommend ECW.
Having sourced 8 new members of staff for us successfully, these guys always kept in touch step-by-step and are incredibly pro-active in updating me throughout the recruitment process. Should we ever require the need to hire in the future, we shall definitely use ECW again."

Carl Scott, Claims Manager, WSG

“I recommend Mark to candidates and businesses looking for recruitment consultants that will enhance their reputation with potential talent. Mark took the time to get to know me properly, ensured I was a strong match to the role he was recruiting for; and was honest, transparent, and responsive throughout the whole process. I recommend Mark to candidates and businesses looking for recruitment consultants that will enhance their reputation with potential talent. Mark took the time to get to know me properly, ensured I was a strong match to the role he was recruiting for; and was honest, transparent, and responsive throughout the whole process."

Dan Batley, Compliance Advisory Manager, BMW Group

“I have exceptionally high praise for Lyle - he is an extremely personable, knowledgeable and proactive individual who I had the pleasure of working with.

Lyle took the time to understand my aspirations and tee'd me up to succeed with a company that is the perfect next step in my career. Throughout the interview process his support and knowledge was second to none - sharing the appropriate insight and direction which ultimately assisted me in landing a great new role.

I would 100% use Lyle again in the future and would highly recommend his services."

James Sweeney, Senior Customer Development Manager, Kenvue (J&J)

Lyle has been great to work with over the last 6 months, I've not met any recruiters that have the knowledge of F&D that Lyle has. Really approachable but direct so our comms were always quick and to the point, how refreshing!

John McManus, Marketing Director,
Kind Snacks

"Chris contacted me for a role that was available and from start to finish he was outstanding! He is professional, accurate and his understanding for various roles is remarkable! Someone I would highly recommend! Absolute legend!"

Ryan Williams, Regional Manager, Yamaha Finance

“Would happily recommend Chris to anyone (and have done). He was really supportive and clearly understood his client, candidate and the relationship sought. Easily the most professional recruitment consultant I have ever worked with."

Emmet Wrafter, Head of Business Services, The AA

“Mark is an excellent communicator as well as being able to match my skills and career aspirations to the right job opportunity. Mark was able to set himself apart from other recruitment companies by only suggesting an opportunity that he knew would be a successful fit for both me and the employer. He guided me through the rigorous interview and selection process and I would use Mark myself when I need to recruit."

Andrew Walker, General Manager (Mobility Solutions), Leaseplan

“Lyle has been brilliant to work with. He goes the extra mile to understand what you want, and ensures you are matched to the appropriate role both in terms of skillset and cultural fit. He provides great coaching and feedback throughout the hiring process, and is fantastic at building relationships and ensuring you are not just another number on a spreadsheet. Highly recommended."

Andrew Lusher, Head of Commercial Insight, BT

“What do you want from a recruitment consultant? That they take the time to understand you, your company culture and needs, and then put the effort in to put the right kind of people in front of you so you can fill the vacancy with a high level of confidence. The above describes Mark's way of working perfectly. Mark takes the time to really understand the role vacancy, and constructively challenges you to help determine the best candidate profile for the role. Mark is also extremely flexible and has worked with me in the past to fill some quite challenging roles across the US, EU, and UK with very tight deadlines. I can also recommend Mark if you are looking for a new role yourself. Mark applies the same rigor to help you assess what you are looking for from your next role and then tirelessly seeks out matching companies for you."

Ray Creamer, Senior Vice President, Chevin Fleet Solutions


“What does a candidate need from an Executive Headhunter? I would say the answer is empathy, a good understanding of the candidate's competences, their experience and potential so that they can be matched to opportunities. Permanent, transparent and open communication is also at the top of the list - especially during long processes and precisely when it is bad news. In essence, it is the humanisation of a process that could ignore that people are at the core of it. What does an organisation want from a head hunter? They want them to find great candidates fast! They expect them to understand their business and needs, to be well connected, to follow a process that demonstrates equal opportunity and respect. Working with Mark and his firm, I found all of the above!"

Gerardo Montoya, Managing Director, Automotive at Experian

Chris reassured me after years of being miserable at work that he would find me a job that would suit my skills and the fact I was a working mother of 2 young children. 
He didn’t disappoint and as promised I work for a company that treats me like a person and I finally love my job. 


Thanks Chris you have helped me more than you know."

Natalie Ross, Business Development Manager, Santander Consumer Finance Europe

“We'd really struggled to find the right calibre of candidates to fill 2 Foodservice Senior Commercial Manager roles. I turned to Lyle as we'd worked together before on grocery roles with a good level of success. I'm happy to say that Lyle presented several really good candidates & we've filled both roles with two outstanding candidates that I'm sure will be a great success here at Pukka Pies."

James Foster, Head of Commercial, Pukka Pies

“Lyle was a fantastic support when looking for a new role. He was diligent in his support and approach and maintained a high degree of communication throughout the recruitment process. This opportunity came via his close network and a speculative enquiry which he encouraged me to investigate. I would be more than happy to work with Lyle again and would recommend others to reach out to him to gain the support that I did. Many thanks Lyle and look forward to staying in touch in the future."

Neville Saunderson, Head of OOH & Online, Bennett Opie Ltd

"Mark and his team are very professional and personable, their open and transparent approach is what sets them apart - not to mention great quality candidates!"

Lucy Jones, previously HR Director, Groupe Renault

“I would highly recommend Chris for his professionalism, knowledge of the Automotive Industry and great interpersonal skills. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Chris throughout my appointment!"

Paul Nagra, Head of Rental Services,
ALD Automotive

"Mark helped me secure a great new role and was a pleasure to work with from the first contact, throughout the interview process and then following up after my first few days. Highly recommended."

Matt Saunders, Direct Tax Manager,
BMW Group

“I have worked with Lyle a number of times and he always proactive, knowledgeable and focussed on achieving the best result for all parties involved. He takes the time to understand clients and candidate needs ensuring there are no hidden suprises and from my experience facitilitating perfect matches. I will look forward to working with Lyle again in the future and would reccomend him to anyone in the job market either as a candidate or a recruiter."

Mike Redfern, Head of Sales, Waterbomb

“I've known Mark for the best part of a year. A year during which the pandemic accelerated transformation across the automotive industry. As a recruiter, Mark differentiates himself with a deep understanding of both the traditional automotive, and evolving mobility sectors. Mark provides strategic content to his clients; enabling business and organisational development. Mark has a powerful network of talent, and is an individual I would both recommend and collaborate with in his new role."

Jason Milton, CEO, Toyota Insurance Services UK

“Lyle went above and beyond to help me land my current role. Unlike most other recruiters he took the effort to meet me face-to-face to get to know me so that he could best represent me with the clients. His continuous feedback and detailed preparation helped me to perform at my optimum during the interview process. I would absolutely recommend Lyle to anyone seeking FMCG employment at any level!"

Christopher Ong, National Account Controller, Hasbro

"Lyle has proved time and time again that he is one of the best in his field. He listens to the business requirements, seeks to understand the culture and works with you to find the people that will not only deliver today but grow into the future leaders of tomorrow. Aside from his ability to find talent I place high levels of value in the consultative discussions we have had covering a range of topics from leadership, team building and business planning."

Lee Tibbit, Commercial Director, McCormick

"Mark is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him."

Group HR Business Partner, Talent & Engagement, Renault Group

"Excellent service, great to work with."

"Chris was great to deal with. I highly recommend him for securing a new role within the Automotive industry."

Col Moroz, Project Manager,

"Chris contacted me for a role I'd applied for via ECW. He was professional and personable throughout the process, he was able to make me feel at ease transferring my skills to a new industry by providing coaching and feedback where required. I was successful in securing my role in which I feel Chris played a big hand in, and the support didn't end there he often checks in occasionally to see how things are going...simply outstanding. I have had nothing but positive interactions with Chris and long may they continue. I highly recommend Chris for all your resourcing needs."

Tsahai Malemo, Network Technical Training & Quality Manager, Renault UK

“Lyle was instrumental in giving me the support and confidence I needed to get a new job in a great company. He didn’t just seek out vacancies, he helped me through the entire process from updating my CV to handing in and negotiating my notice at my old company. If you’re looking for a new job in the FMCG world I highly recommend Lyle."

Lucy Dray, Senior Sales & Revenue Planning Manager, Mondelez

"Mark went above an beyond to make the process as smooth as it can be from start to finish- kept in regular contact, providing tips, guidance and support throughout. With what can be a complicated process, Mark removed the barriers and smoothed the way- Mark worked with me, leading to a successful placement and job change and at all times professional and painless."

David Breen, Head of Production, Cazoo

What a pleasure it was to deal with Mark! Had a clear understanding of requirements and took time to learn more- providing advice and regular, useful updates throughout- highly supportive, adding extra insight and shared thoughts- highly professional but very personable service (a key skill during the challenge of recruitment!)

Caroline Sandall-Mansergh, Manager, Consultancy and Channels, Alphabet GB (BMW Group)

"Lyle is one of those rare breed of recruiters who actually bothers to match the right person with the right role! I have known him for many years and he continues to impress. He is always happy to give advice even if there isn’t a relevant live role available. He provides honest feedback which is critical these days, when no feedback at all seems to have become the norm."

Naomi Walters, Head of Retail, McCormick 

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