What People Say - References.
Kate Mills, Head of HR, SAB Miller
"I have known Janice for many years and worked with her recently to fill two senior roles in SABMiller. Janice is extremely professional in the way she engages with her clients with an open and honest approach which gives confidence with senior management. Janice takes time to find out not only the role requirements but also to understand the culture of the business, resulting in two excellent hires who were immediate fits in the business and have been very successful in their roles."
Richard Rundle, CIO, BAA Plc
"They take the time and trouble to really understand what our business is about and the challenges we face thereby providing informed expert advice to both us and prospective candidates. Thorough, challenging and with great insights, they proved successful on every assignment placed. How refreshing in such a competitive market."
Executive Director, Financial Services
"We have worked with Janice on two key senior appointments and found her expertise and support invaluable. Janice made sure that she understood our values as an organisation as well as our requirements for the roles and the approach required of her for the brief. Janice helped us through the process working closely with us at each stage from placing the advertisements and reviewing responses, approaching potential applicants, conducting preliminary interviews through to shortlisting and liaising with applicants after interview. Janice produced detailed and insightful applicant assessments to help us in our decision making. Recruitment can be daunting for both employers and applicants but Janice's thorough and professional approach put both us and applicants at ease. In each case, through working with Janice, we succeeded in attracting the right candidate"
Steve Coussins, As CEO GS1 UK
"They have an excellent understanding of our business, culture and specific requirements. They carried out the assignment in a very professional manner and we ended up with an excellent short list from which we filled the position of Chief Financial Officer."
Michael Collins, Chairman, Click Travel
""Worth every penny."
David Wragg, Partner, Saffery Champness
"I have recommended them to a number of my clients and they all rate them as excellent."
Richard Gigg, Owner, Shirlaws UK
"If you are looking to build or replace executive level skills then make contact with them, the process they have for ensuring you get exactly the right person from a skills fit and cultural fit is quite exceptional, you won't be paying London fees but you will get a London service. They simply are exceptional in finding the best person for your business and they are really really nice."
Gary Lynch, in his former role as Deputy Chairman, GS1 UK
"We selected them from a competitive tender to help us recruit our next Chief Executive. The assignment was well planned and researched, professionally conducted and included expert evaluation of candidates' key competencies for the post. It ran very smoothly indeed through to a successful conclusion and I have no hesitation in recommending them for their total commitment to producing the right result."
David McNally, Group Sales Director, Gossard
"Riches Consulting is very professional and extremely effective in ensuring that the job is completed. They work to strict deadlines, managing us if necessary to achieve this, and are good at ensuring that the brief we put together is realised."
Alan Winsbury, Sales Director
"Janice's approach is to fully understand her corporate clients' needs and provide a closely tailored service. She is professionally diligent in dealing with both the recruiting organisation and the candidates, taking care to ensure the matches she makes are appropriate for both parties. I would particularly recommend her to anyone looking for senior level management candidates in the IT sector."
Antony Dale, Director, Customers & Lifestyles
"Janice is an insightful resourcing specialist who can see the business need in addition to the required candidate skills. A consummate HR professional with very adaptable entrepreneurial capability."
Neil Partlett, Managing Director, CalaChem Ltd
"I first came into contact with Janice in July 2013 as a candidate for a Managing Director's position. I found Janice very approachable and professional right from the start. She clearly understood the client's brief and was able to clearly articulate this to me in a way that was very helpful and constructive. Therefore, she is able to appropriately match candidates to a brief and provide a suitable shortlists for her clients. Most impressive was Janice's honesty and responsiveness. It is the first time in my experience that I have been informed of progress every step of the way during the recruitment process. I was successful in the appointment and the follow-up, once appointed, was excellent and welcome. I would wholeheartedly recommend Janice to others."
Marc O'Brien, IT Investment Director, BAA Plc
"I have worked with them for some years now and have always found their understanding of our business to be unrivalled. They invest a lot of time with us gaining an insight into our culture, and as a result have filled some key executive positions."
David Salisbury, Managing Director, David Salisbury Joinery
"I have found the service so far to have been excellent. Everything has happened on schedule, as promised and the response to our advert seems to have been at the top end of expectation. I have found Janice's grasp of what we require to be impressive, she has taken the brief, developed it and sold it to the candidates in a way that we could never have done on our own. I have felt the approach to have been 100% professional and imagine particularly useful to a company like us which has no formal HR function and no one trained in recruitment ... I should say that I am generally highly critical, not easily impressed and it is rare for me to have no reservations!"
Matt Wright, European CIO, SAB Miller
"As a candidate, I was genuinely impressed with the time taken to really get under the skin of me as an individual, my aspirations and experience and ensure these mapped accurately to the opportunity. The initial meeting was nothing short of motivational - I left the briefing wanting the role and knowing I was the right candidate for the role. I knew from the comprehensive briefing, where the Client would need me to be effective to deliver their business outcomes and how my capabilities would match their needs. The post interview debrief was accurate and added value to my development ... the experience certainly made me feel like I had a mentor helping me take the next step on my career journey. I would thoroughly recommend them for their values based approach for helping their candidates and clients get the best outcomes."
Andy Marshall, Managing Director, Industrial Division, Andrew Mitchell Group plc
"I have appointed two senior managers thanks to the efforts and experience of Riches Consulting, and on both occasions the recruitment process was handled very professionally, working closely to the brief. The final assessments of each candidate were accurate, precise and very revealing. As importantly, these assessments also included comments on how well the individuals would adapt to the culture of the business and fit in with the rest of the team. Consequently, both individuals made their mark and the Director of Sales has secured significant new opportunities for the business."
Senior HR Manager, Transport for London
"Riches Consulting successfully met all of our requirements throughout the assignment in terms of professionalism, reliability, meeting deadlines and achieving our objectives. Their service is excellent."
Russell Fowler, Human Resources Director
"Janice is a thoroughly professional individual with a passion for meeting client and candidate needs to ensure the right match and not simply filling a role for the sake of completing an assignment."
Paul Fox, Terminal 5 Integration Director
"Responsive, timely and accurate Resourcing."
Noel Adams, Head of Personnel, Rotork plc
"I have worked with many recruitment consultants over the past twenty years. The majority have done a reasonable job, I guess. Some have done less than that: I think I could have spent my money better elsewhere. A select few have done an excellent job - they are the ones I would use again. Riches Consulting are definitely one of the select few."
Gary Lynch, CEO, GS1 UK
"I first retained Janice Riches to fill executive vacancies at GS1 UK over 8 years ago and am still doing so today. I have always found Janice to be an extremely good and professional business woman, with lots of integrity who delivers results."