Client Reviews

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"5 stars for everything"

Charlie Johnson


"Orchard are great to work with, accomodating, aware of our needs as well as our culture and values"

Aruna Tak

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"Kelly found the perfect candidtae for our team and our company"

Jane O'Brien


"The service was excellent"

Nicholas Charles


"Very good overall, was a tough one"

Tim Young 


"Great process from start to finish! Thank you!

Jason Coombs 


"The more personable service offered definitely shows through in the quality and suitability of candidates offered. By coming to the office and meeting us, it gave a much better picture of the type of person we wanted, hence leaving us with 2 very good candidtaes. Very pleased with the speed in which we have found someone, who we are very happy to offer the job to"

Becky Bone

AT Bone & Sons

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"This is the second time we have been sent potential staff by Orchard, and it will be the second time we will have hired their first choice of candidate. Profiling and vetting procedures are excellent"

Keith Barnfield



"We have used the support of Orchard on a couple of occasions to successfully hire key Logistics Managers, and both times they have come up trumps! Providing a friendly and professional service whilst submitting relevant candidtaes. We wouldnt hesiste in recommending Orchard Recruitment to other businesses."

Rob Knee

Macfarlane Packaging

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"On this particular occasion, we did not have a lot of time to fill the vacancy. Kelly quickly found us a candidate who we felt (after an interview) would be a good fit in our team. We feel that we have benefitted greatly by having one point of contact at Orchard, who has taken the time to get to know a bit about us, our key managers and their expectations, and our corporate culture, which helps to ensure that the right type of candidates are referred to us. Thank you, Kelly!"




“When we need to add to our team, Orchard Recruitment are our only point of contact. We simply do not need to browse our  contacts databases for the many recruiters we have met along the way of building and growing a business.


Time is vital to us and at Orchard our recruitment needs are heard carefully and in detail, then only few handpicked CVs are presented to us for review, within hours.


Skills and experience are very important but personality, work ethics and general attitude are just as important too, and at Orchard I feel the candidates presented to us are nor simply matched to our needs on grounds of skills.  I feel they are carefully selected to make sure they will fit in with the team too.


I cannot recommend Orchard Recruitment highly enough.


Maria Pitney

DMP Accountants Limited



Dear Graham Martin


You re cently placed this young lady with my organisation as temporary secretarial support.

I write simply to record my complete satisfaction with the quality of Anne’s work quick, accurate and demonstrating initiative.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne for any similar position and considering her for a permanent post should a suitable vacancy arise in future.

Thank you for you assistance in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

“I write simply to record my complete satisfaction with the quality of Anne’s work…”


Obi – OJN Solicitors "I think you a very professional company and I give you 4/5 for your communication, the calibre of candidates submitted, your level of professionalism, your speed of response and added value to my business."


James – Dannell's "It was a really good experience! Kelly and Natasha came to visit us following our interest in a candidate they had emailed us about. They quickly understood the kind of candidate we required and also vetted us to ensure that we were the right fit for the person they had in mind. From that point Natasha has been fantastic. Professional, responsive and very flexible in meeting our needs as a manufacturing company in the process of modernisation."


Geraldine – Mountview Estates "Graham has now found 8 members of staff for Mountview over the last 4 years. Graham and his staff know the calibre of people we require at Mountview and don't put people forward for interviews unless they are vetted by them first. Orchard always give us feedback on how the averts are working etc. I wouldn't use any other agency other than Graham and his team due to his commitment and professionalism."


Ingrid – Big Green Door "Kelly was really good in finding a temp placement for some urgent work. She also thought about the role and our company and was great at matching Ayan to Big Green Door. From a temp need, we realised that Ayan could easily be a permanent member of our team and she already has been so helpful in taking pressure off our strategist team."


Gill – SA Law "Good candidate at a time when candidates were few and far between. Process smooth and interaction with Orchard was good!"


"I wouldn’t change a thing! Just keep being you!"

SW Bruce
March 2016


A very proactive recruitment agency. Professional & Personable.

Karen Young
Hamilton king
April 2016


Brad and I had just reached our one year anniversary with Click Return and felt that it was time to recruit a full time member of staff.  We were very clear about what sort of person we wanted and the skills they would need but actually putting the time aside to advertise was proving to be a problem and we kept putting off a job that would ultimately give us the resource to get more done madness!

“Graham has been spot-on with his recruitment for us –
we are extremely happy with the member of staff we have employed through Orchard Recruitment.” 

Graham stepped in and organised us and took on the job of recruiting for us.  Fantastic!  Any questions I had, he answered promptly, and there were quite a few as I had never recruited before!  I know that Graham had a tough time finding candidates for us that really suited our needs but in a relatively short space of time he had narrowed down his research, thoroughly vetted the candidates and provided us with invaluable information.
Graham helped us find a skilled person, that could do the job but also crucially that he felt would fit in perfectly with our small team.

Graham has been spot-on with his recruitment for us – we are extremely happy with the member of staff we have employed through Orchard Recruitment.  The impact of having an additional member of staff who has ‘hit the ground running’ is that we are more productive as a business already.

It is a pleasure communicating with Graham, his years of experience in the field of recruitment make you feel like you are in very capable hands and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone with recruitment needs.

Bradley Bishop


To whom it may concern:
Re: Recommendation – Orchard Recruitment.

Firstly, I would personally like to thank Karen and her staff on behalf of the Scientific Instrument Division Management Team here at Hemel Hempstead for their ongoing support with all our local recruitment needs.

“In my opinion Orchard Recruitment is how all recruitment agencies should operate however as we all know many don’t.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a global and extremely complex organisation with over 35,000 staff worldwide. One of my biggest challenges is finding recruitment partners who understand our business when sourcing both temporary and permanent staff.

Karen and her team have taken time to understand our Business needs, Key Hiring Managers, Complex Departments and Systems which enables them to provide exceptional staff within our tight and demanding time frames.

On many occasions we’ve needed temporary staff within hours and to complicate matters they must come with specific skill set! Orchard on many occasions have managed to fill these bookings within hours and never once have we had a problem with a member of their staff due to their exceptional screening processes.

In my opinion Orchard Recruitment is how all recruitment agencies should operate however as we all know many don’t. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Karen and her team to other independent or corporate organisations. You have the enjoyment of working with Karen and her team, small enough to know everyone you speak with however all staff have the business acumen to deal with corporate matrix organisations such as ours.

Once again Karen – Thank you!

Best regards.
Charlotte Howe
EMEA Recruitment Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific.


“We were delighted with the quality of the applicants CV’s sent through by Orchard Recruitment. Having tried to recruit staff ourselves, unsuccessfully, we found that once we’d given Karen a detailed brief, she shortlisted suitable applicants and we found the right person for the position”

“We were delighted with the quality of applicants…”

Simon Morrison
Managing Director.



Orchard approached us to offer their services, not in a pushy way. We were attracted to give them a try owing to their offer to replace an unsuccessful appointment free of charge

“She is an experienced and warm person…”

Karen Leggett made an appointment to come and suss out the companty in general, and what we were looking for in particular. She is an experienced and warm person. She carried out a thorough search, screened applicants according to our brief and presented the information in a user friendly format. Karen’s judgement was good and appointments made with her assistance have proved successful.

Happy Holiday.
Valerie MacDonald,
Office Manager.


Nine years ago I had been out of work for 6 months and despite sending CV’s and contacting various websites I was beginning to despair. By chance I telephoned Orchard late one day and found Graham still at his desk. We had a long and exhaustive conversation and the following day found me in his office. He had what he thought was the ideal position for me. Sure enough it was and nine years later here I am still with the same company.

“I cannot recommend Orchard too highly. They fit the right individual to the right job.”

In my time here we have used Orchard for our recruitment and looking around the office now there are four of us here placed by Graham and his team.

My story does not end there. When my 17 year old daughter hit me with the bombshell that she did not want to carry on through to the second year of her ‘A’ levels and certainly did not want to go to university I was naturally taken aback. She argued her case well. She hated academic study and had no desire to study for another four years and end up with a £30,000 debt and potentially no job. Rather, she wanted to go to work in an office, she had no idea doing what, and learn about working life on the job and earn money at the same time. We agreed that if that was her decision then I would back her but explained that it would not be at all easy to find a job particularly with her lack of experience.

I asked her to put a CV together and I sent this to Graham. In no time my daughter had an interview and was offered a temp to perm position in the accounts department of a highly reputable international company which after six weeks was made permanent.

I cannot recommend Orchard too highly. They fit the right individual to the right job. My family owes them a great deal.

Mark Blundell
General Manager
Quantrelle Pacckaging Solutions Ltd.


Hi Karen,
hope you are well.
Just thought I’d let you know how pleased I am with Celestine, he is a really good worker and is doing a great job.

“…thought I’d let you know how appreciative I am…”

I know from experience people are very quick to complain about a service but not so eager to congratulate so thought I’d just let you know how appreciative I am of the work he is doing.

Ben Perry
Branch Manager
Master Auto Glass.


Reference Orchard and Heroes Recruitment.
Since Porcelanosa opened it’s original showroom within Watford several years ago the recruitment team at Orchard have provided invaluable and cost effective support to our company through their professional and dedicated approach to recruiting exceptional staff on our behalf for both office and industrial roles.

“I am pleased to say that I will continue to work with Karen and Stavros at Orchard and Heroes…”

In 2005 the South East Region was formed and their support was invaluable to our business during the merger when the company centralised it’s logistical and sales support functions to a large state of the art distribution centre in Watford.

Orchard and Heroes were responsible for providing 25% of our total staffing requirement to replace and recruit around 65 permanent and 30 temporary staff during the transition period.

I am pleased to say that I will continue to work with Karen and her colleagues at Orchard and Heroes Recruitment because of their continuing support, and the honest and open dialogue they provide during the recruitment of quality staff for our developing business.

On behalf of Porcelanosa South East Ltd.
Roger Priest
Human Resources Manager.


Gilbert Pollard Sports

To whom it may concern:
I would like to inform you of our appreciation for the service provided by Karen and her team at Orchard and Heroes Recruitment.

“I would be very happy to let other organisations know about the great service we receive.

They have always been able to supply us with top class staff even at very short notice. They are also honest enough not to send us a candidate that they feel would not fulfill our needs. They are extremely proactive in assessing our needs, with frequent telephone calls and visits.

Because of the interest and support they have given us we have been successful in employing on a full time basis candidates he has provided for us. This we feel shows he has a very astute understanding of our needs and the capabilities of his candidates.

We have used the services of Orchard and Heroes since September 2003 and will continue to do so.

I would be very happy to let other organisations know about the great service we receive. If you are considering using a Recruitment Agency, for your temp staff or permanent recruiting, then please give me a call and I will tell you about Orchard and Heroes Recruitment.

Nick King
Warehouse Manager
Gilbert Pollard Sports.


Dear Karen,
I am pleased to confirm that Heroes is a preferred supplier for Mapac.

“…I have found the company to be a reliable and effective recruitment agency.”

I, having worked closely with Orchard and Heroes Recruitment for the past 12 months have found the company to be a reliable and effective recruitment agency. I would happily recommend Heroes Recruitment to other companies in the Watford area.

Yours sincerely,
Antoinette Maynard
Office Manager.


To whom it may concern:

I would like to formally record our satisfaction with the service provided by the team at Orchard and Heroes Recruitment.

“Karen has always acted quickly and efficiently when we were in desperate need of staff.”

Karen has always acted quickly and efficiently when we were in desperate need of staff. At short notice she has provided us with great candidates who not only were able to perform their duties satisfactorily but also did their work with pride and a smile.

Because we met and discussed our business, they have understood our requirements and our needs and therefore was able to provide the right candidate with the right skills and personality, a great combination.

I also appreciated the fact that they are honest enough not to send someone they felt was not suitable and informed us of his decision.

We have worked together with Orchard and Heroes since Jan 2004 and intend to look no further but to call them when we need support.

I would be more than happy to let other organisations know about the excellent service we have received.

Jadine Page
Hotel Services Manager


To whom it may concern:
We were relocating our central offices to Watford from North London and needed to recruit first class temps and perm staff. I had used all of the usual large recruitment companies over the years but really needed to find a company that could take all the time and stress away and provide the people we were looking for as quickly as possible.

“After our first meeting with Orchard I was very pleasantly surprised with their professionalism…”

After our first meeting with Orchard I was very pleasantly surprised with their professionalism and personal service. Their fees are very competitive: having spent many years in finance this is important to me.

Orchard have already helped us fill three positions with good personnel but the friendly, personal and professional service we receive is the icing on the cake.

Chris Woolfenden
General Manager
Howden Joinery Ltd.


Please thank your staff for their quite extraordinary help last week…they went to extraordinary lengths to try to provide us with assistance.

“…they went to extraordinary lengths…”

Norma Morris
Curwens Solicitors.


To whom it may concern:
I am pleased to announce the opening of our sixth North London office and I would like to record my thanks to your dedicated recruitment teams for their continued supply of top quality sales and administration personnel over the last ten years.

“…we are more than willing to continue to use Orchard as our sole recruitment agency…”

On current form, we are more than willing to continue to use Orchard as our sole recruitment agency and look forward to the continued success of both our companies.

Mike Franklin
Managing Director
Lanes Property Agents.


Just a quick note to thank you and your team for your help in filling our Client Service position. Your service was at all times professional and the candidates were of a consistently high calibre. We are very pleased with Jody and I really feel that we received excellent value for money.

“Your service was at all times professional…”

Jamie Richardson
Group Managing Director
Blaze Communication.


Orchard Recruitment are always quick and efficient, but, most importantly, listen carefully to our requirements and match them. You are always bright and cheerful to deal with, and we have every confidence in your recommendations.

“…always quick and efficient, but, most importantly, listen…”

Ian Allan
Managing Director
Clear Vision Video.


Orchard have proved extremely helpful with assisting our Administration Department in seeking permanent staff for our organisation. We feel that he has enabled us to achieve a high quality calibre of staff in order to satisfy our Clients’ requirement.

“We feel that he has enabled us to achieve a high quality calibre of staff…”

Lisa Goddard
Business Administration Manager
Swift Technical Services.


‘We have been using Graham and his team at Orchard since we started our business in 2004, for all our temp and permanent staff needs. Orchard know our business inside out; understand our culture; and can therefore identify the right type of people to fit in. They also have a fantastic comprehension of the local labour marketplace, which gives us the confidence of knowing they can fill our vacancies without a bother. I would not hesitate in recommending Orchard to any local business looking to recruit good people to get ahead.’

“They have a fantastic comprehension of the local labour marketplace…”

Marios Poumpouris
Managing Director
Chiller Box Ltd


Dear Sir or Madam:
I have dealt with Karen at Orchard for around 18 months now and have always received a high level of service from her and her agency.

“I have dealt with Orchard for around 18 months now and have always received a high level of service.”

Unlike other companies we’ve used in the past who bombard us with CV’s, Orchards ethics mean that they will work hard to find the right person for the role, interview them stringently, carry out tests if necessary, find out the candidates personality profile, get background checks from their previous employers before we get to know about them.

This effort and hard work means that we usually recruit 1 in 3 of the staff that we see from Orchard and the personality of the person means they fit into our organisation. And to top it off, the guarantees we get are second to none.

I have no hesitation in recommending Orchard Recruitment to ANY company wishing to review their current suppliers or even add to it.



Adele joined us 3 months ago and I thought it was about time that I thanked you and Charlie for your help in recruiting her. As you know, we had struggled to find a suitable candidate for this role. Indeed we hired three different people over a 9-month period before engaging your services.

It was interesting how you used Psychometric Profiling to create a thorough understanding of the personality type that would most suit the role and then matched this against the personality profiles of candidates submitted. It was also fun to have my own profile created. Whilst I know that there was a small charge levied for this additional service, it helped my colleagues and I understand exactly what type of person we should have been looking for; rather than hiring in our own image.

The candidates we saw from you were all exceptional; not only could they do the job but also we were provided with real information re their personality types as well as character strengths and weaknesses. By comparison the other Recruitment Agencies continued to bombard us with numerous faxed CV’s, some candidates of which did not have the requisite typing speed required or any relevant experience in a sales environment.
I appreciated your consultative approach too; coming to our office to discuss the role, talking through individual candidates and to debrief me after interviews ensured that I was always fully up to speed at all times and enabled me to discuss candidates in detail.

Please pass my thanks to Charlie also. Rest assured, whether we need temporary or permanent staff, Orchard would be our first point of call as quite simply the service you provide is personal and always researched and considered.

“The candidates we saw from you were all exceptional…”

Ian M Harding
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Orchard Recruitment
30 London Road,
Midx, EN2 6DT
Tel 020 8366 9014

Company reg number: 3684718

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Starting back in 1988 we’ve been based in Enfield Town for over 29 years. Recruiting for many different types of organisations including start-ups, established manufacturers and distributors, service businesses, sole traders, charities, large PLCs and FTSE listed companies

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