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  • Candidate testimonials

  • “I would just like to say thank you to the team at New Leaf Search who helped place me in my current role. I found them very professional and extremely helpful in providing me with all the information needed for my interviews and they always kept me informed during each part of the process."

    Area Sales Manager, UK - Global Captive Finance Organisation

    “Thank you for a very efficient and attentive service. I was fortunate to find a perfect job in a perfect location with the help of New Leaf Search. I really appreciated the updates and follow up during the rather lengthy recruitment process. Definitely the best experience I have ever had with a recruitment agency!”

    Regional Finance Specialist, France - Global Captive Finance Organisation

    “From a candidate's perspective, a recruitment specialist should have a thorough understanding of the skills needed in a sector; extensive contacts within that sector, and sufficient knowledge of the recruiters' environment to ensure a good fit of both experience & culture between candidate and employer.  By offering me a number of openings and helping me to select the best, New Leaf Search have demonstrated they possess all these essential qualities."

    Consultant, London - Global Financial Services Software Organisation

    “Through their connections throughout the Financial Services Sector, New Leaf Search act as an extremely effective conduit to match employer and employee.”

    Regional Director, UK - Bank Based Asset Finance Organisation

    “I was really impressed by the professionalism and the attention that was given me in the whole recruitment process. I believe that New Leaf Search has shown their worthiness as an international recruitment company that can be relied on."

    Country Sales Manager, Denmark - Global Equipment Financing and Leasing Organisation

    “For me working with the recruitment agency based outside of my home country was first in a life experience. The way how the communication between my prospective employer and me was built by the agency is 100% professional and positive. I am totally satisfied with the process and results of the recruitment process. Will definitely recommend the agency to others.”

    Country Sales Manager, Russia/CIS - Global Captive Finance Company

    “The 3 things I like about New Leaf Search:
    - They keep you updated with the status of the recruitment process; they call you on a frequent basis even if there is no progress yet
    - They are straightforward and trustworthy; you feel comfortable and may rely on them; they will call you when promised which makes you feel secure
    - They have a great sense of humour - this helps a lot as changing jobs is very stressful with a great deal of uncertainty about the future
    All this makes New Leaf Search a recruitment specialist like no other. They’re the best incarnation I know of the famous concept differentiate or die."

    Programme Manager, Poland – European Vendor Finance Organisation

    “When looking for a position I contacted dozens of agencies, and after a few weeks had selected a handful that I felt gave me a realistic chance of getting the kind of position I was looking for in a 'buyers' market. Most agents are content to fill in the blanks, matching skill sets on a CV with requirements on a Job Spec. I needed a more personal approach, someone who took the trouble to get to know me and what I was looking for, to represent me to the market and to build a solution rather than fit a square peg in a round hole. The job I finally was offered and accepted has more than met my expectations. That is 'value-add' and I would recommend New Leaf Search to anyone else who feels that they are more than just one of the sheep.”

    Regional Sales Manager, UK – UK Technology Financing Organisation

    “The team at New Leaf Search adopted a realistic and imaginative approach to helping me secure my new role, against the backdrop of uncertainty in the financial markets in 2008. By giving real thought to my qualities and the culture of my new employer, they helped me to visualise the fit between us. As a result, I have found a challenging and exciting new role that I wouldn't have identified without New Leaf Search's depth of contacts and their talent for bringing together the right people. A 'win/win' for all involved in the process."

    Business Development Manager, UK – Global Equipment Financing and Leasing Organisation

    “I have been successfully placed by New Leaf Search on two separate occasions now and what strikes me the most is their high level of integrity. On each occasion I was closely matched to one or perhaps two vacancies based on my skills, experience and expressed employment aspirations. On each occasion I was eventually offered the role by each client that I attended interview with.  Throughout the hiring process I found them to be highly personable, responsive and communicative and they helped me to get through the various client specific issues with ease and without strain.  If I were to look for a new career opportunity in the future then I would start my search with what I consider to be the leasing industry’s premier and professional agency, which is New Leaf Search.  I sincerely recommend them and believe that they would operate on both sides of the client/candidate spectrum with the same high level of professional conduct that anyone should expect."

    Sales Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation

    “New Leaf Search is for me a professional and focused company. Wherever you are in the recruitment process - whether you are a company in the process of employing new people or a person in the process of being recruited - you always know where you are and know the next step to be taken.”

    Country Manager, Denmark – European Vendor Finance Organisation

    “Through New Leaf Search with their excellent relationships with Asset Finance providers, I have been able to take up a new exciting role which will fulfil my ambitions within the AF industry. I found them knowledgeable in the sector and they actually seem to care!”

    Development Manager, London – Bank Based Finance Organisation

    “I had very specific employment needs and wanted to make use of my 20 years experience in a part time role which would still be challenging. New Leaf Search were very selective about the roles they put forward during the search and quickly found a great role which was a perfect fit. They were supportive when negotiating the package and I was very pleased with the outcome.”

    Sales Public Sector, UK - Independent Leasing Organisation 

    “I have known New Leaf Search for some time and although initially they were unable to find me a position, unlike many agencies they kept in touch with me and only contacted me when they had an opportunity which was worthwhile. I would have no hesitation in recommending New Leaf Search to anyone seeking their next career move.”

    Collections Manager, UK – European Vendor Leasing Organisation

    "In New Leaf Search I found the best job opportunities, professionalism and integrity.”

    Program Manager, Italy – Global Captive Finance Organisation

    "I found New Leaf Search to be one of the most professional recruitment consultancies I have ever dealt with. They kept me well informed during the course of my application and their service never included the typical job agency issues of late notice interviews etc. They ensured their client came first and worked with them to get the job they desired. I would wholly recommend New Leaf Search for their professional service to anyone applying to one of their job vacancies and would happily use them again myself."

    Trading Platform Support, London – International Inter-Dealer Broker 2008

    "The support provided by New Leaf Search throughout my job search was instrumental to my success. They responded to my need for career progression and gave me the opportunity to find the job that was right for me. Their communication skills, market knowledge, proactive approach and efficiency, enabled them to target my ideal job very quickly. This instilled a great deal of confidence in me which I believe is essential to this process."

    Financing Executive, France - Global Captive Finance Organisation 2008

    "… also want to thank you for your professional attitude and work done… Thank you once more for your time and effort.”

    Area Sales Manager, Russia – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2008

    “I enjoyed meeting you yesterday and it was really interesting to hear about your future plans for New Leaf Search. The enthusiasm and commitment that you demonstrate will be powerful drivers for your future success and I wish you well. All the best...”

    Operations Director, UK – Independent UK Financing Company 2008


    "I had been out of the Asset Finance market for almost eight years. Just before Christmas 2007, I decided that I would like to make a return. I found the New Leaf Search website and forwarded my CV.  On that same day I received a callback from the consultant to arrange a meeting to discuss my experience and any suitable opportunities. Within a few days of this meeting, a first interview had been arranged for a role we agreed I’d be most suitable for. The interview went well and I was progressed to second interview stage. Within a couple of days thereafter, I secured a job offer! So in less than two weeks, thanks to New Leaf Search, my fortunes changed from having limited options to securing an excellent position with a progressive employer.  I can't thank the team enough for their help and support in what turned out to be an excellent Christmas present!"

    Account Manager, UK – European Asset Leasing Organisation 2008

    "I wanted to send you a personal email to thank you for your support and effort you put in to finding me a position. You more than anyone empathised with my plight and I wanted you to know I appreciated it. I will of course highly recommend you whenever the need arises."

    Midlands Sales Director, UK – UK Independent Finance Company 2007

    "Recruitment agencies are often a much maligned species and when you find one that really goes all out to make you feel special then I believe that praise is due. I had the good fortune to work with New Leaf Search and found both the consultant and the agency to be a committed team who assisted me in every step of the way in achieving the role I now hold. I would gladly recommend them to anyone who intends looking for a position and is looking for professionalism and a sense of ‘caring’ for you as a candidate.”

    Operations Director, UK – Global Captive Vehicle Finance Company 2007

    "Right from the outset of my job search I felt that New Leaf Search really listened to why I was searching for a new challenge and what was important to me in order to push my career forward at this critical time of my life. They took the time to discuss potential positions available to me and through a structured process worked with me to find the perfect match. I could not be happier with the outcome."

    Area Finance Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "New Leaf Search came to my attention via a friend. As I was looking for a good Headhunting company with whom I could make my next career move. Immediately after my first call to them I got a positive and professional impression. During the weeks following our first contact the service was simply superb. Calling back ASAP, mailing, providing me with all the needed information. What a relief to work with New Leaf Search… Within 2 months, they found me the best next step I could take in my career. With thanks to New Leaf Search I now have a challenge I really am looking forward to. I will keep on using New Leaf Search for future opportunities for sure."

    Central European Sales Manager, Netherlands – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2007

    "The consultant provided an outstanding job to ensure that the requirements from the client and the expectations from the candidate match together very well. Her engagement, responsiveness and good knowledge about the client’s business are very much appreciated. Working with New Leaf Search is certainly something I will continue in the future in the recruitment side of the business."

    Central Region Sales Director, Germany – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "New Leaf Search is the most professional and personable recruitment company I have ever dealt with. They take the time to fully understand your requirements, desires and dislikes and have a readily available source of opportunities that fit the criteria first time. This can be proven by the fact that I was offered 5 interviews and the opportunity to move to my new company within 1 month of contacting them. Without any hesitation I would recommend using New Leaf Search to anybody looking for their next career move."

    Account Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "I would like to thank you for your superb support before, during and after the process. I had never thought that such a good job could be done despite the geographical distance and “business-cultural” differences between the UK and Spain. From the very beginning, my career needs were understood perfectly, and based on my profile, various very interesting opportunities were presented to me. The team was very professional and kept me and the hiring company perfectly and punctually informed. At the very end their participation was crucial for closing the negotiations in the best possible way. I will undoubtedly refer New Leaf Search to colleagues and would not hesitate to contact them again whenever and wherever I require further advice to progress and develop my professional career. Gracias!"

    Financing Sales Manager, Spain – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "After my initial call I always felt that New Leaf Search not only set up interviews but they always provided me with exceptional support and advice throughout what can be a very stressful time.  Their knowledge of the industry and market are invaluable and ensure that the opportunities that they discussed with me were completely relevant to my experience and expectation. They fully understood my reasons for looking for a new challenge and because of this they were able to match me with the ‘perfect’ opportunity that I was looking for."

    Sales and Business Development Manager, UK – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2007

    "I have known the consultants at New Leaf Search for a number of years and during that time they have been brilliant at identifying the right opportunities for me. I have had every confidence in them to help me with my next career move and have never been let down. Their thoroughness in both understanding my needs and also understanding the job role they are putting me up for has meant that I have always had a very easy time when looking for or moving to a new job. I am sure that the next time I consider a career move New Leaf Search will be the company I use to find me that new job. Their extensive knowledge of the Finance and Leasing Industry is second to none so I know they will have no problem finding the opportunity that I am looking for."

    Sales Support Team Leader, UK – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2007

    "My experience with New Leaf Search can only be described as excellent. The recruitment and placing process was fast and extremely efficient with high integrity from all involved."

    Senior Credit Analyst, UK – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2007

    "I have been working with New Leaf Search during the past couple of month as I look to return to a senior leadership position in the UK leasing market following 8 years working in the USA. I have found the consultants to be a 'breath of fresh air' in the leasing recruitment space and have been particularly impressed with their market knowledge and network of contacts. I am working exclusively with them and am very confident of a positive outcome to UK return."

    Vice President, USA – US Banking Organisation 2007

    "New Leaf Search successfully placed me in a senior position with a global captive within 10 weeks of our first discussion. They took the time to really understand all of my personal career needs and I was impressed in their ability to quickly penetrate the target clients. My advice to other candidates would be to choose only one recruitment agency to work with and make it New Leaf Search."

    Group Manager, EMEA – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "New Leaf Search has a wealth of contacts within the finance industry, built up over many years, and has worked hard at building a strong reputation amongst both candidates and hirers. Their approach is professional, and consultative, yet friendly - they don't waste people's time by putting forward unsuitable candidates, and they genuinely take the time to find out your strengths and types of opportunities that may suit you - rather than just put you forward in the hope you'll earn them a commission. I would unhesitatingly recommend them both to Candidates looking for a move, or for Employers looking for a pool of suitable people to interview."

    International Business Development Manager – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "I have enjoyed a great relationship with New Leaf Search over the past 3 years. In that time, I have found them to be very professional and their knowledge of the finance market is excellent. Most importantly they focus on developing a long term relationship with both the clients and candidates they work with. This means that they take the time to understand the position I am looking for and find the right fit every time. I highly recommend New Leaf Search to both prospective clients and candidates. You won’t be disappointed."

    Sales Account Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2007

    "New Leaf Search has placed me twice now and on both occasions has been very professional, efficient and always listened to what I wanted.  All opportunities that were presented to me were well matched to my criteria and I was never in that awkward situation where you can sometimes feel pressurised into going for an interview that perhaps you wouldn't particularly be interested in. New Leaf Search works in your best interests and always call you back when they say they are going to!  I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new career within the finance industry."

    Internal Account Manager, UK – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2006

    "The Consultants at New Leaf Search strive to best match a role to the candidate's requirements. With some agencies I've spoken to in the past there is a tendency to put forward jobs without much thought as to the fit with the client's experience and aspirations which can lead to a number of pointless and somewhat disheartening interview or application processes. What most impressed me about New Leaf Search was how they asked me about my previous experience but more importantly what I wanted out of my career and found what I consider to be the perfect match the first time of asking. I would (and indeed have) happily recommend New Leaf Search to my friends and colleagues who wish to pursue or progress their career in the finance industry."

    Credit Manager, UK - European Vendor Finance Organisation 2006

    "I was very pleased with my contact with the New Leaf Search team when I was recruited to an executive-level position with a multi-national asset-based finance company several years ago. Since then, I appreciate the team's industry insight and use them for recruiting purposes myself."

    Commercial Director, Europe – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2006

    "New Leaf Search was instrumental in landing an Asset Management role for me with a leading equipment lessor in London. I found New Leaf Search to be incredibly efficient and supportive. They made what could have been a very stressful process relatively painless and I'm now looking forward to the next phase of my career with great enthusiasm.  I'm extremely grateful to the team and would wholeheartedly recommend them to others."

    Head of Asset Management, UK – Global Corporate & Investment Banking Organisation 2006

    "I dealt with New Leaf Search over a period of 9 months. During this time I was very impressed in the consultant’s knowledge of the industry and more specifically their knowledge of the specific sector they were recruiting for. Throughout the 'New Leaf Search' experience the consultant worked hard, always delivered what was promised and tried to give a balanced view to assist my final decision. I never once doubted the information offered to me and felt they would always go that extra mile to ensure both their client and I received a quality service. New Leaf Search is, in my opinion, the No 1 independent finance recruiter in the UK - by far."

    Director, UK – Global Captive Vehicle Finance Organisation 2006

    "New Leaf Search was exclusively involved in completing my current career move. I was delighted when they made me aware of the open position. I was coached by them during each step of the interview and hiring process so I always was well-prepared at each hurdle. In the end, I have a highly challenging and rewarding position and I am thankful to New Leaf Search for all their support in getting me here."

    EMEA Operations Director, Netherlands – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2006

    "I found the service provided by New Leaf Search fully professional, helpful and upfront in providing information about prospective positions. I did not feel the sales pressure associated with many other recruitment consultants. Rather emphasis was placed on ensuring that the correct job match was found."

    Portfolio Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation  2006

    "You are doing a fantastic job out there. Unlike your Warsaw based competitors, you keep the candidate well informed during the whole recruitment process. This gives you a competitive edge over the crowd. Just keep it up!"

    Senior Relationship Manager Poland – Central European Finance Organisation 2006

    "In an industry where everyone knows everyone else(!) discretion is of paramount importance, not only do New Leaf Search understand your concerns they act with a high level of professionalism throughout the entire interview process. New Leaf Search look to place candidates rather than just introduce them, saving time for the candidate and the employer.  My experience from both sides of the recruitment fence has been an extremely positive one."

    Operations Manager, UK – Global Vendor Finance Organisation 2006

    "Thank you for your kind wishes and all your hard work over the last few months. (A colleague) described you both as a "breath of fresh air" in the leasing recruitment industry and I wholeheartedly agree. I hope your business grows from strength to strength."

    Director, UK – UK Investment Organisation 2006

    "If it is of any help at this stage, my general feeling on the discussions we had and the information you have sent me is a very positive one. Thank you for being so professional"

    Operations Manager, Netherlands – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2006

    "I have had dealings with New Leaf Search over several years now and have found them to be extremely insightful and efficient. They ensure that they are not only well versed with their candidate’s capabilities but they also understand their clients’ requirements and in particular the nuances of the client’s business to ensure that they get the right match for both parties. 
    This fact alone ensures that when New Leaf Search approach you as a potential candidate to discuss a role, you can be confident that
    a) they have undertaken the appropriate steps to ensure you can perform the role effectively
    b) you are the right cultural fit for the client
    c) they have taken your current circumstances into consideration (i.e. location, home life, salary range) so as not to set false expectations.
    I was recently placed into my current role by them and can only say that the support, guidance and practical approach given was greatly appreciated in what can be a very stressful time. I particularly like the fact that they check in with me every now and then to see how I am getting on.  New Leaf Search without doubt will be my first call in the future as and when I need to recruit staff or look to further my own career."

    EMEA Operations Manager, UK – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2005

    "I just wanted to say thanks for all your help and support recently. It was very refreshing to deal with a recruitment agency that really wanted the best outcome for me and I really appreciated your honesty and advice. I’ll be sure to give your details to anyone looking for a new role and when the time comes for me to do the same, I’ll definitely give you a call. Thanks again."

    Account Manager, UK – UK Bank Owned Invoice Discounting Organisation 2005

    "I would like to use the opportunity and also thank you for your support with the new position in Poland. I know it was not always an easy situation and believe that everything was handled very professionally."

    Area Finance Manager – Austria & Poland – Global Captive Finance Organisation 2005

    "I have known New Leaf Search for several years now. The company is very hard working, trustworthy and care about doing a first class job. I would have no hesitation referring them as I have every confidence in their recruitment ability."

    Sales Director – UK – UK Bank Based Finance Organisation 2005

    "Having dealt with new Leaf Search, I have been impressed by their professional and courteous service; their expert knowledge of the finance and leasing industry; and their willingness to provide career advice. Their key priority is to build relationships, and consequently I have found that they are always looking beyond that specific placement, and aim to build on those relationships with candidates and clients in the future."

    Credit Manager – UK – Bank Based Finance Organisation 2005

    "I've worked closely with New Leaf Search (both as a candidate and a recruiting customer) over the past few years. During that period, they have exhibited a talent for quickly grasping your business and technical requirements together with the team dynamics thus enabling a successful match of candidates with potential employers. I have always found them to be open, honest and hard working and personally wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services."

    Operations Manager – UK – Corporate & Investment Banking Organisation 2005

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