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  • What Our Clients Say...What Our Clients Say...

Liz Slater, Managing Director, Be Fuelcards Ltd...

"During our recruitment process, we found Ben to be friendly, professional and flexible in his approach to our requirements. In addition, Ben was easy to deal with and provided an efficient and reliable service. We would highly recommend Ben."

Andrew Hill, Finance Manager, Commercial Estates Group...

“Ben has taken the time to really understand the needs of the business when discussing available roles. This has led to consistently strong candidates who are a good fit for the key requirements of the role”

Jack Posner, Owner, Leon & Co...

“I have used Ben on two occasions to supply my firm with professional staff. He has always been most professional in my dealings with him and I would recommend him most highly”

Dawn Morton, Manager, Richard Smedley Chartered Accountants...

"Ben is unique among recruitment consultants in that he takes the time to understand what we need , he's never pushy , and offers the kind of advice that helps me feel confident in making the right decision"

Oliver Mennell, Co-Founder, Neom Organics...

“We had an urgent requirement for an experienced Company Accountant and Lyons Recruitment were able to find the right candidate for us within 24 hours. They organised the interview next day and we employed that person the following week. They gave exceptional service and I’d highly recommend them."

Louise Murray, HR, Trustmarque Solutions...

I have worked with Ben at Trustmarque Solutions and in a previous organisation and have always found him to be professional and helpful.  Ben always understands what the requirement is and responds quickly and efficiently.  He is tenacious, has integrity and produces great results for his clients.  Ben’s honesty is  a great strength and a rare quality in a recruitment professional these days.

Henry Cohen, CEO, Vektor Investments...

"Ben did an excellent job recruiting a suitable candidate in a relatively short timescale, in what was a painless process from our perspective."

Duncan Watling, Commercial Finance Manager, CPP...

"After our initial consultation and job specification, Ben showed a clear understanding of our needs by providing the CV of the ideal candidate. This proved very efficient as I then didn’t need to set time aside to assess people who were not appropriate for the role. I would have no hesitation in using Lyons Recruitment again and they will be the first agency I turn to next time I recruit."

Ashley Cohen, Managing Director, Pharm-Assist (Healthcare) Ltd...

“Lyons recruitment were instructed to find a Group Financial Controller to help with the expanding finance functions of my growing business. Throughout the whole process I was provided with updated progress reports and timelines. Ben Lyons was a pleasure to deal with. Professional, supportive and understanding the needs of the business. Ben provided a complete recruitment service from initial brief, to screening and interviewing candidates, through to negotiations on contracts of employment. They also provided invaluable support at every stage. We recruited the right person within 3 months of our initial meeting. An excellent bespoke service, and I would highly recommend him to other organisations.”

Adnan Velic, Divisional Finance Manager, Magnet Group...

“I have dealt with Ben as a candidate and now as a recruiter. On both occasions I have been impressed with his ability to understand my requirements and deliver against tight deadlines. He has now recruited two high calibre individuals for me and I would have no hesitation in using his services for all future vacancies.”

Daniel Lee, Managing Director Pharmacy2U Ltd....

"Pharmacy2U Ltd recently agreed an assignment with Lyons Recruitment to identify and secure a Head of Finance for our fast growing business. I was deeply impressed by the quality of candidates presented, the approach employed and the speed in which a successful candidate was identified and presented to the business."

Andrea Jetton, Managing Director Domus Healthcare Group...

"Domus Healthcare have worked closely with Ben Lyons to secure a key senior position within our expanding organisation. Throughout the process, Ben showed a clear understanding our of requirements and selected high quality individuals for interview. Communication between ourselves and Ben was excellent ensuring that the entire process was effective and met our tight timescales. Domus Healthcare would have no hesitation in utilising Ben’s services for any future positions we are seeking to fill."

  • What Our Candidates Say...What Our Clients Say...

Andy Wood, Head of Finance...

"I found Ben's approach refreshing and vastly different from all other recruiters. He carefully considers your personal traits and the "best fit" for candidate and client irrespective of technical abilities. Furthermore, his communication is first class and he keeps up-dated on roles, status of opportunities and provides you with all the company information to shine at interview. I would definitely recommend Ben to my peers and friends if they were looking for a new role."

Leanne Taylor, Project Accountant...

"I've spoken to various recruitment agents over the years and can honestly say dealing with Lyons Recruitment has been one of the few times I've been happy! Usually it's too much like hard work , so thank you for that."

Julia Holmes, Accountant...

"The service Ben @ Lyons Recruitment provides is second to none, he kept me fully informed and in the loop throughout the whole process from start to finish, and always had excellent advice and guidance when required, I would have no hesitation in using Ben`s services again and would highly recommend to anyone"

Rebecca Hannon, Financial Controller...

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Ben to secure my latest role. He was extremely professional, prompt, polite and worked hard to secure the right position for me. He made the whole process much easier and less stressful being on hand to offer support when necessary. I would definitely work with him again in the future and recommend Ben to others."

Lucy Bilbrough, Project Accountant...

"Ben listened very well to what I actually wanted in my new role. He is also extremely professional and shows a genuine interest throughout the process giving sound advice but not pressuring for decisions as previously experienced with other large agencies. Would happily use the service again, thank-you."

Tony Greenwood, Global Supply Accountant...

"I found dealing with Lyons Recruitment a refreshing change from many of the 'big name' agencies. Instead of sticking a foot in the door, the Lyons approach opens doors by being professional, pleasant, honest and as good as his word. This approach works for clients and candidates, both of whom will want to use him again. Ben Lyons placed me in my current role, I would use his services again and I would happily recommend him to anyone."

Scott Foster, Analyst...

"Always pleasant and professional, Ben helped me find my perfect job and I couldn't be happier with the way the whole process was managed. Above all, it was Ben's honesty and integrity which really made him stand out from other consultants and I felt that Ben always had my best interests in mind. I would not hesitate in recommending LYONS Recruitment to help others find their ideal position. Thank you Ben."

Natalie Wilford, Commercial Accountant

"Ben came highly recommended by a colleague when i found myself looking for work, this is perhaps in itself testiment to the professional and individual experience he provides. Despite the relatively flat market at the time Ben instils confidence and offers reassurance in the form of timely and as promised communication. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to others."

Edwina Ditchfield, Head of Credit Control...

"Thanks  for an excellent  candidate experience. Recently I feel I have been treated as just a number by  many of the High Street Agencies, but with you I was treated as an individual who took time to fully understand my experience and requirements. I have been really impressed by your communication and attention to detail at all stages of the recruitment process and would have been even if I had not got the job! I would be delighted to work with you again if I need to recruit staff."

George Powell, Accountant...

"Lyons Recruitment has to be one of the top agencies in Yorkshire and comes highly recommended.The entire process from start to finish was a pleasant experience and Ben kept me informed at all times. I was particularly impressed by the genuine interest he showed in my circumstances and he was keen to ensure that I was fully prepared for the interviews that followed. I have no hesitation in recommending Lyons Recruitment."

Lucy Liu, Financial Accountant

"I have been very impressed with the quality of service provided by Lyons Recruitment. Ben took the time to understand the type of position I was looking for and was very informative throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Lyons Recruitment to my friends." 

Melanie Fletcher, Group Risk Manager...

Ben was incredibly helpful during the selection process and kept me informed throughout. Always professional but very personable too. I'm hoping to use his services again when I'm looking from contract work in the future.

Vicky Jawara, Tax Accountant...

"Ben gave a superb service throughout the process, from responding extremely quickly when I first submitted my CV, listening to what I was looking for and being honest and realistic, giving interview advice and then guiding me through the process following a job offer. He even set up a further meeting with my new employer so that I was able to meet other senior staff before my start date. Ben will go out of his way to back you where he believes the role is the right one. I wholeheartedly recommend using Lyons Recruitment for your job search."

Ken Cook, Interim Accountant...

"I responded to an Internet ad on Wednesday with Lyons Recruitment. I was contacted on the Thursday, met with Director Ben Lyons on Friday, interviewed by his client on Friday, and offered and accepted the position on Monday. Now that is what I call service! During this short period I had several telephone conversations with Ben who kept me fully updated all the way through. Very impressive, Should the circumstance arise I will be using them again."

David Havercroft, Management Accountant...

"My next role was important from a career perspective but was made more important due to relocation from Norfolk.  Ben spent a lot of time understanding my role requirements and then tried to find an appropriate fit.  A role came up that was a perfect match and Ben put me forward for it.  Two interviews later I was offered the job and I couldn't be happier.  An extremely professional service delivered throughout, I would thoroughly recommend to colleagues and businesses alike"

Kris Andrews, Financial Controller...

From the very first phone call it felt like Ben was taking the time to listen to exactly the type of role that I was looking for.  As I went through the process, ultimately finding a great position, these initial positive thoughts were confirmed. Communication was always when promised and excellent.

Nicola Bailey, Treasury Accountant...

"Dealing was Lyons recruitment was a very rewarding experience. Ben was really prompt at replying to all my queries and questions. He was also really friendly and honest throughout the whole process, which made me feel like he had a good understanding of what role I was looking for. Throughout the interview stages he gave me really good tips, as well as excellent information about the company and the people I was going to meet. Ben was a real pleasure to work with and I would certainly use him again in the future."

Delia Prudence, Financial Controller...

"From the first moment I was introduced to Ben I was confident he knew exactly the position I was looking for.  Throughout the whole experience he gave nothing short of a first class, professional, service keeping me fully informed every step of the way to the ideal job. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Ben."

Louise Smith, Commercial Accountant...

"Ben was refreshingly different to other recruitment consultants I have used previously. His professionalism, honesty and commitment to really understand what I was looking for in my next role made him stand out from the crowd. Throughout the recruitment process, Ben made time to understand my aspirations and ensure I was fully prepared for interview, providing me with all the assistance I could possibly have needed. I would certainly recommend Lyons Recruitment to other finance professionals looking for a dedicated and committed recruitment agency who will not only help find you the right role, but do their utmost to ensure you're successful."

Stewart Slater, Financial Accountant...

“From start to finish, Lyons recruitment offered a very professional and personal service. Throughout my recruitment process, Ben was very reliable, honest and informative. I would be very happy to recommend Lyons recruitment first and foremost to anyone looking for a role within the finance industry.”

Angela Webb, Group Financial Controller...

“Following relocation to North Yorkshire, I met up with Ben, hoping he could assist me obtain the perfect job in a flat job market.  Ben is very different to any recruitment professional I have met, he is professional, honest and discussed my job expectations and experience in great detail.  He then put me forward for a fantastic opportunity, which I was lucky enough to receive an offer for. I would recommend Lyons Recruitment to any candidate looking for an agent who will put them forward for job opportunities perfectly suited to their experience and knowledge.”

Helen Jackson, Reporting Analyst...

"Lyons Recruitment were very effective in finding a suitable position for me and throughout the recruitment process. I found Ben to be very professional, personable and efficient, and would definitely recommend him to others. Thank you Ben."

Andrew Eyre, Group Financial Controller...

"Having used Ben Lyons and Lyons Recruitment to source my current job, I have no hesitation in recommending them for your recruitment needs. Their professional and personal service is second to none."

Shaun Joyce, Head of Finance...

"I have known Ben for a number of years as an experienced recruiter in the Yorkshire region and met up with him again recently for the first time as a candidate.

I was impressed by how Ben listened and quickly grasped what my ideal role would look like. Whilst he suggested that such roles do not come along every day, within a week he had submitted my CV to one company within his network, not against a specific recruitment brief but on the basis that he saw me as a good fit for the business and vice versa.

Three weeks and two interviews later, I am in receipt of a job offer and am eagerly anticipating a new challenge. I cannot give enough praise for how Ben sought out this opportunity and managed the process from start to finish and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services."