Candidate Testimonials

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Claire in securing my new job. She is kind, communicative, and honest, and throughout the whole process, I always felt like a partner with her rather than just another CV. It was obvious from the way the recruitment journey had been devised that Claire and the team really understood what my new employer needed. BTS is a true model of what recruitment agencies can and should be. I wish the whole team every success in the future as you continue to grow.” - Finance Business Partner

“Both Tracy and Claire are refreshingly normal and down to earth when speaking with them. I have worked with Claire mainly this last 12 months and her professionalism, thoroughness, understanding of people and enthusiasm really sets BTS apart from other recruiters. Just having the honest conversations with Claire and Tracy is really helpful and they’re genuine too which is rare these days. I wish them all the best for what I expect will be a very bright future.” - Head of Finance

“Well, I have lost count of the number of recruiters I have dealt with in my career - usually looking for staff but also my own career moves. Tracy is absolutely in a league of her own. She helped me find my perfect position, really added value on how I could excel in each recruitment stage, and showed a genuine enthusiasm for the entire process.  Tracy and I met in person shortly before lockdown, but the entirety of the recruitment process thereafter was done remotely which was obviously novel and disorientating. Every point of contact was helpful and reassuring when so often it's the case that recruiters go in for the hard sell. Hopefully, it'll be a while before I need recruitment services again personally, but I would thoroughly recommend BTS to anyone looking to recruit or be recruited.” - FD

“I've always found Claire to be extremely proactive - she will contact me about potential opportunities, rather than me contacting her. She also thinks outside the box - identifying opportunities that might not exactly match my previous experience, but which share the same skillsets. I've enjoyed working with Claire in the past and will continue to do so in the future.  I would also definitely contact her if I were working for an organisation that was looking to recruit.” - Financial Controller

“From first meeting Claire, I was impressed by her knowledge of the industry, her passion for matching talent and skills to roles, and her professional approach.” - Finance Director

“I found Claire really helpful, knowledgeable and supportive whilst I was looking for a new role.” - Finance Manager

“I'd describe my contact with BT&S as undoubtedly one of the best recruitment experiences of my career - and I say this despite the outcome of the process which was ultimately unsuccessful from my own personal point of view. I found the whole process to be conducted in the most professional manner, yet it always retained that "personal touch" which I can well imagine is one of their strengths. In a word, it was a "pleasure" to do business with both Claire & Tracy.” - Head of Finance

“Congratulations to BTS on your first-year anniversary. It is always a very brave move to branch out and establish your own company but once I found out I had every confidence that it would be a success. The launch of BTS gave me a great opportunity to reconnect with Tracy whom I have known for many years. In addition to bringing all of the skills that you would expect from an experienced recruitment executive, Tracy has those additional qualities that are over and above the normal expectation of an agency relationship. Tracy shows a genuine interest in her potential candidates regardless if there is a current market opportunity and has a selfless approach to providing information and contacts. Tracy also gives good advice especially in terms of critiquing the way you are presenting yourself to the market. I wish the whole team every success in the future which I am sure will continue given the work ethic." - Finance Director

“Claire and Tracy were amazing right from the start. Right from the first phone call they made me feel that they really cared about ensuring that the whole recruitment process was important to them. They worked so hard and also kept me fully informed at all times and always felt that they were honest and upfront throughout the process. They have been so supportive in not only helping me secure a new role but also have followed up on a regular basis ensuring that everything is going well and as they described. I am really grateful to them for their support and would not hesitate to use and recommend their services in the future. Have a fantastic 1st anniversary and good luck for the future.” - Finance Business Partner

“Claire contacted me for an interim position following a recommendation from a former colleague. From the offset, I felt very comfortable explaining my experience and my concerns that the job was at a higher level than I was capable of. Claire took the time to talk through the role and highlight where my experience would be of benefit to the business. After my initial reservations, I decided to apply for the role and during the time before the interview, Claire would contact me - often when she was at home - to check I was ok with the interview prep, if I had any questions etc. I felt reassured and glad of the contact especially before the interview. Following the interview, Claire rang to see how I had got on and the next day I was successful in getting the job! I am now working back in my chosen industry sector on a great salary thanks to Claire's patience and reassurance and I can't recommend Bayman, Topping & Smythe enough as a recruitment agency. The personal touch goes a long way!” - Finance Business Partner

“I’ve had the fantastic experience of working with both Tracy and Claire. Tracy recruited me in a previous life and working with her is a first-class experience, couldn’t ask for better. Have never actually met Claire, but she recruited me for my most recent position. Our communication has been by phone but very easy and straightforward to deal with. Tracy and Claire are my favourite recruiters, friendly, straightforward and unlike others I have dealt with, they actually know what they’re doing. Always a pleasure to deal with.” - Finance Director

“I’ve known Claire for over 20 years. For me, she was the standout member of staff at Hays in the early years as well as (forgotten the name of firm Claire moved to!!) and it is no surprise she and Tracy formed their own company. Each time I have met and been in touch with Claire she has been thoroughly professional, resourceful, and most of all for me friendly and approachable. She always makes herself available for updates and if one route proves unsuccessful for whatever reason - she is already onto the next one. She gives you great confidence at a point when sometimes your mood is low and prepares you well when the chance of a new start does come- as it always does. She’s great!” - Finance Manager

“From the first phone call, Claire was confident that she would be able to help me make the leap from a long career in the Private sector into a Not for Profit organisation. In fact, Claire immediately had a role in mind that she thought I would be great for. I went on to be successful in my application and I am now extremely happy with my new place of work! Claire was more than happy to thoroughly coach me through the interview process and answer my questions at any time of the day (or night)! I found both Claire and Tracey to have my very best interests at heart. They were trustworthy, honest and had great empathy for my requirements from a new role. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity they had guided me towards and hope to further my career with Bayman, Topping & Smythe at some point in the future.” - Finance Business Partner

“I have had only limited contact with Bayman, Topping and Smythe in the past – only relating to a single systems accountant vacancy in Stretford which I wasn’t successful in getting. I did meet Claire to prep for the interview and found her professional, cheerful and optimistic so wouldn’t hesitate working with her again in the future.” - Systems Accountant