Our clients and candidates said...

Whilst working with Nick I found him to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and supportive. He was reliable and kept me in the loop at all times. I am greatly appreciative of his help.

Doug Brown

Nissan Technical Centre

I had the opportunity to meet Paul in February / March of 2012. He has supported me in finding new job opportunities. Thanks to his professional and personal skills, he was able - in a short time - to offer me many and exciting proposals. Moreover, Paul provided me with a great amount of collateral information about my relocation to give me the chance of making a decision and radical change in my life. In few words, Paul is one of the most capable recruiters I have ever met.

Candidate, 2012

A lot of the roles that we recruit for are specialist automotive/technical which usually need to be filled yesterday! In every role that Gerrell & Hard has been passed in the last few weeks/months, they have produced ideal candidates and we have recruited the candidates that they suggested, as they know our business and the way we work. We recieve professional service from both Nick and Joel and would highly recommend them. Thanks Guys.

Client, 2012

Simon works hard to attain quick results; he managed to find me an interview in no time at all!

Toby Thwaites

Engineer, Nissan

As Head of HR for Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd, I have been working with Nick for the last five years and have always found him the best recruiter to deal with - he is honest, reliable and dedicated and I would highly recommend him.

Helen Cameron

Head of HR, Honda R&D

Paul works tirelessly to understand the requirement of the roles that I need filling, and has matched our requirements in a timely fashion. I certainly plan to work with Paul again to help meet our future recruitment requirements.

Tony Braddon

Tickford Powertrain Test

Nick's great personality takes the stress out of finding new career opportunities, with his prompt and continual support it feels like you are his only client. He is committed, determined and he will go far beyond the average recruiter to ensure you get the best position possible. His knowledge and professionalism ensures you are being represented at the highest level to prospective employers.

I strongly recommend Nick to anyone looking for a brilliant recruiter to represent them in the auto industry.

Nicola Fox

Colour and Trim Design contractor, Nissan Design Europe

I have been been placed by Joel twice in the past 6 years. Joel has excellent networks in the Automotive industry. He is thoroughly professional and I have always had prompt and efficient communications with Joel. He has provided invaluable advice for me in my career progression. I am confident that Joel has a very bright future ahead of him.I wish him all the best in his current business venture and hope to do business with with him in the future.

Michael Rohekar

Principal EDS Engineer, TATA Motors

Throughout the recruitment process, Nick has provided hugely influential and informative support. He has remained extremely forthcoming and mannerly both before and after employment had been secured, and he continues to supply help if and when required. His urgency in following up on available positions had a major bearing on my employment success despite the obvious difficulties in the job market at present.

I would highly recommend the services of his agency should you have a desire to work in the automotive industry.

Gavin Stout

NVH Engineer, Jaguar/Landrover

Joel did a great Job in finding me a work placement. He was in fact the only reliably useful recruiter I encountered after contacting in excess of 50! Friendly, personable and keen I have no doubt that his help and enthusiasm are one of the main reasons I have the post. I would highly recommend his services.

Candidate, 2012

From my first contact with Joel at the beginning of November when I applied for a position advertised on a job website and he very speedily responded by phone, I have found him to be thoroughly professional and an extremely pleasant gentleman to deal with - courteous, attentive, accessible. Joel has made the process of application, interviews and now the paperwork involved with starting the job easy, smoothing the way with his calm, patient style.

I would be saying all of this even if I'd been unsuccessful in my application, as I get the feeling that if I were still looking for employment he would be there to help. Thanks Joel!

Andrew Carter

Account Manager, Lear

Nick is above everything someone who really cares about people, this may seem an obvious attribute in his line of work, but in my experience it is quite rare. Nick is outstanding, and I believe he cares more about his clients, than most company HR departments.

Edward Foreman

Homologation Engineer, Contractor

Nick is a superb recruiter who helped me find a great new position in automotive test. Nick has a very positive, can-do attitude and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I can not recommend Nick highly enough to anyone looking to take that next step on the career ladder.

David Blanchard

Test and Development Engineer, TATA Motors

I have worked with Nick for a number of years now in my dual role as a candidate and a client at a number of Major OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers and I have always felt he has a very professional approach and is very efficient in what he does. In an industry that has a very strong bias towards the client’s needs, Nick’s approach has always stood out from the crowd because he tries to strike a good balance between Candidate and Client, which is very important in order to get the right results.

I would strongly recommend anybody to work with Nick in his new venture and if they do they will be very happy with the service he provides.

Mark McDonough

Candidate / Client

Joel has a quiet confident nature and is a very capable listener. He is able to translate his understanding of a need into a real "deliverable" action. He works with a high level of integrity. He is particularly knowledgeable of the market that he supports and is able to work within its strengths and shortfalls to very good effect. I would always opt to work with Joel in any future venture.

Anthony Batchelor

Director, Interim Business Solutions Limited

I have worked with Nick for many years and have found his recruitment abilities to be constantly exceptional. Nick’s approach is personable, honest, efficient and reliable. Nick has always developed and maintained good working relationships with Line Managers and has an excellent reputation within engineering recruitment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick.

Gill Matthews


Nick is a highly professional recruiter who listens intently to the contractor and works hard to align skill sets with opportunities. His integrity and diplomacy are a credit to his profession, and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Stephen Lucas

Design Engineer, Lotus Cars

I have worked with Nick on a number of occasions, spanning quite a few years and with various different companies. Nick is a diligent, hard working professional, whose integrity and honesty is never beyond question. Over the years working with Nick, he has continually demonstrated his ability in matching employers and potential contract support. He listens to contract staff and presents them fairly and honestly to future customers. I am always very pleased to work for Nick and can't recommend him highly enough.

Graham Sewell

Powertrain Design Engineer, Lotus Cars

Joel was a pleasure to work with, delivered good results every time. I have done and will do business with him again.

David Rumens

Group Quality Manager at Magna Seating

Nick is an excellent recruitment consultant. He listens and gains a good understanding of the role requirements including the behaviours and team fit required within the company. All candidates Nick supplied were well briefed on the position and organisation along with being suitably qualified for the role advertised and future positions within the organisation. Nick was able to respond quickly to the tight deadlines placed upon him to fill extremely difficult positions.

I would not hesitate to use Nick in the future to fill vacancies as he always delivers on the requirement along with offering a friendly professional service.

Zena Clark

Mercedes High Performance Race Engines

Nick is great recruiter, he got me the position as a contractor at Lotus Engineering and has been really helpful since the beginning. He is a very serious and responsible professional.

Rodrigo Salan Santos


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