A selection of Candidate testimonials:

“Charles has kept in touch with me over the past 10 years or so, during which I remained with one firm so not exactly a recruiter’s dream! Charles was patient and invested the time to get to know me and my career aspirations, offering suggestions and presenting opportunities along the way. He didn’t waste my time with roles that were too speculative or not in line with my ambitions. When the right position came up, Charles hand-held me through the process and towards the end, helped me to negotiate a very attractive package. I’m pleased to say I have no regrets and would wholeheartedly recommend Charles to those contemplating a move. ” M&A Partner, Top 10 Firm, Birmingham
“Charles provided seamless support throughout the entire recruitment process, as well as excellent after care once I was offered the role. Charles’ professionalism, attention to detail, and support was invaluable and I would recommend his services to anyone. ” Business Development Executive, Top 20, London
“ I’d met with Charles on several occasions over the last few years.  Each time I was happy in situ, but he patiently stayed connected and when I was ready to make a move he sprang into action on my behalf with enthusiastic vigour.  This was my first career move using a recruitment consultant.  Charles not only found me my dream role but was on hand to offer friendly advice and guidance throughout the process. ” Head of Capital Allowances, Tax Boutique, Birmingham
“This was my first move within the accountancy profession, and I found Charles to be professional and understanding. Charles took the time to understand the role I was looking for and only contacted me about those which really fit my criteria. I was kept very up to date with on any news with regular contact. I felt very supported with my transition and felt like I could ask any questions whether about the process or in general. ” Assistant Tax Manager, East Midlands, Independent firm
“I have been placed twice by Adlestrop now and Charles would always be my 'go to' for advice and information on the market. Charles promptly arranged several interviews with high quality, well-matched firms and thoroughly prepared me to attend these meetings. Charles truly goes above and beyond in understanding the requirements and priorities of both clients and candidates like I have never seen with another recruiter. I have no hesitation in recommending Charles as the best connected and informed recruiter in the Midlands region. ” Corporate Finance Associate, Corporate Finance Boutique, West Midlands
“Charles contacted me about a few roles over a period of a few years and accepted my rebuttals with good grace as I wasn't looking for a move. The difference I sensed with Charles to some other recruiters was that he was selective in the roles he approached me about. I therefore had no hesitation in working with him when the time came that I was ready to listen to opportunities. Charles was friendly but professional throughout the process, proactive in moving things forward without being too pushy, contactable, willing to listen and talk things through as I wrestled with the decision of whether to move or not. I'm enjoying my new role - thanks Charles for the help in getting there!  ” Senior Tax Consultant, Independent Firm, Midlands
“My expertise is niche within the Professional Services environment and consequently it is difficult for the right opening to be identified and materialise. Charles and I met several times and he maintained regular contact with me. My confidence in Charles that he fully understood exactly what I needed never faltered. Charles identified a potential role, but key to successfully securing the role was his regular dialogue with my new employer and firming up the approach and obtaining their commitment at exactly the right time. Charles resolute approach succeeded, and he differs from many recruiters, who over promise and under deliver. I cannot recommend Charles highly enough. ” Risk Director, Top 50, Birmingham
“Charles was great to work with, clearly very knowledgeable of S&W, their recruitment process and the role that he supported me to get. I had a few challenges with going due to Covid-19 and regulator processes, Charles helped steer me through these and was always available to support me. I would definitely recommend him! ” Corporate Recovery Partner, Top 10, Bristol
“I highly recommend Charles in sourcing the perfect role for anyone looking to move. Charles took the time to listen to what was important to me and only presented opportunities that he genuinely thought would be a great fit. Charles' experience and connections meant that he was able to find me a fantastic position even during a global pandemic. Throughout the whole process I found Charles to be friendly and supportive, he kept me in the loop at all times and was really helpful with interview preparation and feedback. ” Senior Audit Manager, Top 10, London
“Charles and I first met for a casual coffee 3/4yrs ago to discuss a position that wasn't of interest to me at the time. However, Charles kept me in mind and called earlier this year with an opportunity to move to a great firm in a unique position and in a role that I was very well suited to, even though it was a change of industry and job role for me Charles knew I was the right person for the job, based on our earlier meeting. Charles has great tenacity and is direct in his style, which I appreciate. I am grateful to Charles for enabling me to make this recent move. ” Director of Business Development, Top 10, Bristol