I have been connected with Paul for a number of years. He is an excellent communicator and does a great job of staying connected. I worked with him recently to hire two sales managers for my team. He was quick to find the right candidates for the positions and presented them in a thoughtful way. I will not hesitate to work with Paul again in the future.

VP Sales
Ingredients & Flavours Sector

Paul has been a pleasure to work with on various recruitment opportunities across the commercial and technical functions. Excellent attention to detail and really takes his time to understand the culture fit needed alongside skill set and experience. We have successfully hired over 5 open positions in the last two years with excellent candidates who have onboarded and assimilated quickly, bringing value to the organization and helping us deliver against our strategic objectives.

Group Vice President
Ingredients & Flavours Sector

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work and care Connect Search have put into my job search. Your expertise and commitment to finding me the right opportunity are greatly appreciated. I am confident that with your network and industry knowledge, we will find the perfect fit for my career goals and experience.

Grocery Retail Sector
Central Europe

James and the team at Connect Search did an excellent job placing a senior finance executive with Avara Foods.

Their understanding of the business, our culture and the experience required linked with their extensive network meant they were quick in their delivery of an impressive shortlist.

They were supportive navigating a few changes to the brief along the way, adapting their search, making them a pleasure to work with & I could not recommend more highly.

Debbie Foster
Finance & IS Director
Avara Foods

Sarah Engstrom
R&D Manager
Grande CIG

Connect Search are one of a kind. They build a professional relationship that goes beyond connecting you with the right opportunity. They understand your interests, have an amazing network and maintain great levels of communication.

Global Business Leader
Grocery Retail Sector

Connect Search was a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial partner during my transition between PepsiCo and Ferrero. They proactively approached me, understood the types of roles and companies that would interest me despite my not being actively looking, facilitated the introduction to Ferrero based on that input, and managed well the complexity of a relocation from the US to Europe.
Their insights on the company’s culture and benefits/challenges of the move were extremely valuable, and led to what has been a very smooth and positive transition.

Michael Lindsey
Chief Business Officer (G.M.)
Ferrero Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Kevin Pope
Vice President Human Resources - North America
Meriuex NutriSciences

Connect Search have been great to work with for the last 18 months. They are very thorough and communicative and I have particularly appreciated their quick responses on all occasions. Connect are highly knowledgeable across a range of sectors and are well connected. Their advice is worth listening to which is delivered in a positive constructive way with a pragmatic approach.

Managing Director

Jayaraj Alappat
Regional Technical Director-Chemistry

I worked with Connect Search during my most recent job transition through to my joining of the Ferrero group. Connect proactively identified a potential match between me and the company even when, as is in this case, there was not a specific opening/active search. They took the time to make the critical introductions and facilitate the connection while keeping me fully informed and well prepared every step of the way. Thoroughly professional approach with great follow up. Recommended especially for US executives interested in connecting with Non-US based companies

Brian Blanchard
Global President - Biscuits Category

Paul Turner
Global Account Director
Kerry Taste & Nutrition

We meet many people every day, but only some leave the marks, and one of them is Paul ! Paul is an expert in recruiting people in Ingredients & Flavours industry with very good knowledge of the European and the international market. His network is so well developed that it allows him to find the right candidate for the position sought.

When in charge of a recruitment, he always helps to build a trust relationship with his clients and candidates. He is a real facilitator throughout the candidate recruitment stages, facilitating the organization of interviews and the exchange of feedback between candidates and their future employer.

I warmly recommend Paul for your next recruitment !

Jean-François Mathy
Senior Product Manager
EverGrain Ingredients

I’ve worked with Connect both as a candidate and as a client. Their understanding of the industry and ability to deeply understand the company, culture, and leadership experience needed for the role results in providing the highest quality candidates that actually fit with the culture.

Julie Francis
Schwan's Consumer Brands

David is a great professional and probably one of the best in his field. I was impressed by his great expertise in finding a perfect match when he was headhunting me. He understood very well the culture of the company and required expertise of the role. With his great support the selection process went very smoothly and the role was a perfect fit. Strongly recommended!

Peter van Buren
Interim Integrated Business Planning (IBP / SOP) Lead, Asia Pacific

Vivien Amoravain
Senior Global Procurement Manager Flavors
McCormick & Company

Connect Search placed me in my current role. They were professional , open , gave clear guidance and listened to my personal needs. Connect made the whole process run smoothly and always had my interests at heart. I would confidently recommend Connect to anyone looking for their next career move or to a company looking for the right ‘fit’.

General Manager – Europe

Paul is the most conscientious search specialist that I have worked with. He was completely on-point with what the hiring company was looking to accomplish and he was very open with feedback. Paul was also very quick to respond and clearly had a strong connection to the hiring company to get answers very quickly. In a field that tends to be very volume based and impersonal, I found Paul very adept at developing personal relationships that I believe make the search process a much better experience for the candidate and hiring company.

Brian Gray
Executive Vice President, Commercial, North America
Mérieux NutriSciences

David is an accomplished Investor Director with an impressive record of building businesses in an entrepreneurial environment. He has been a highly-valued business partner in his role as Non-Executive Director with Connect Search, and I have no doubt he will continue to challenge, guide and influence the business as our international expansion continues.

Andy Naylor
Managing Director
Connect Search

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Connect Search for your help during my job search, I am extraordinarily grateful for everything you have done. This stressful process was made much easier because of your professionalism, interest in my candidacy, follow up and guidance.

Director of Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics
Grocery Retail Sector

Paul is the best search specialist I have ever worked with ! A world class professional with empathy, deep understanding of the needs, great sense of urgency without compromising on the quality, and a fantastic ability to make things happen. Paul is the best solution provider when it comes to hiring : excellence at every steps of the process !

Frédéric Veil
Commercial Director Foodservice

Andy not only demonstrates deep sector knowledge, he offers impartial and credible advice based on many years’ experience of recruiting executive positions. I have found his honest, open approach to be refreshing and supportive, and would highly recommend his ability to build strong relationships and deliver the end result.

Chris Storey
Corporate Finance Director
House of Fraser

I recently had the opportunity to work with Paul on an employment opportunity for which I was a candidate. Paul is one of the best recruiters, of the many I’ve worked with over the years, on either side of the recruitment process. A few words that come to mind that I would use to describe Paul are- trustworthy, respectful, professional, engaging, and personable. Paul’s follow-up and management of the process from beginning to end was most impressive and timely. I highly recommend working with Paul on any recruitment project and am confident you’ll be glad you did.

Greg Niemann
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Sean is a very dedicated and focused professional. He goes the extra mile to fulfill the brief and provide deep and detailed research. He is very passionate about his work and I enjoy the energy he brings to the table. Sean is one you can rely on to keep pushing until the job gets done.

Gary Tickle
Hain Celestial

David is a very professional and honest recruiter. He invests time up front in really understanding the client’s needs and providing the right level of capable talent at the right time that have all met or exceeded my expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for interim and permanent supply chain solutions – both professionally and personally.

Simon O’Neill
Director S&OP
GlaxoSmithKline PLC

The great thing about Andy is his focus on creating long term relationships and accordingly he invests his time and effort to achieve that. Andy is proactive in his communication and kept me regularly updated on assignment progress without prompting. His professionalism is a given as is his integrity. He is never afraid to engage in sensitive discussions and will give you his honest assessment. Andy is a recruitment partner I have no hesitation in recommending.

Peter Nwosu
Executive Director