Client Testimonials

It was a pleasure working with Claire Carrington-Smith on our recent recruitment. Claire provided a great service – she took the time to discuss and understand the brief fully and always responded quickly to messages. She was very proactive in her search and provided a great range of experienced candidates. I would highly recommend Claire and Atwood Tate to other publishers. Company: UCL Press, May 2021

FILS choose to work on a sole agency basis with Atwood Tate due to the unparalleled service and support provided. Having worked with Atwood Tate for many years, the quality and suitability of candidates, without exception, always meet the requirements and skills sought. The whole process, from initial consultation through to role fulfilment was conducted in a professional and friendly manner and completed successfully within a few weeks.

I would not hesitate to use Atwood Tate again for future roles nor hesitate to recommend to those in the educational/publishing sector.

Role: VLE Product Manager, Company: First Intuition Learning Solutions, Consultants: Karine Nicpon & Clare Chan, July 2020

We had a very tight deadline for recruitment of this particular role, and Karine/Atwood Tate more than delivered – the initial phone consultation made us comfortable that our requirements were understood, and we were pleased with the proposed plan of action. We were presented with a range of suitable candidates quickly and so were able to move forward with interviews within a short timeframe. The offer/negotiation process was handled with utmost professionalism and we were very satisfied with the outcome. We would definitely use Atwood Tate for future hires and would strongly recommend to any publisher looking for a quick and professional service and recruitment process.

Laura F. Simonite, Head of Business Development, EMS Press (European Mathematical Society), June 2020

I was impressed with the service received from Karine and Clare on the recruitment of our new interim Head of Publishing. It was not the usual recruitment process, they were very helpful and amazingly patient as the role was put on ice, warmed up and put on ice again. All potential candidates have great experience and all candidates we interviewed were appointable. Recruiting is normally a bit of a pain, but it was a pleasure to work with Karine and Clare, I can’t recommend them enough. Otto Balsiger, British Society for Immunology, July 2020

It is always a pleasure working with Atwood Tate. Claire always provides us with a high quality professional service and is the first person we call when we need new staff. One of the most important benefits is that we only get sent quality applicants with a good skill set fit to our business requirements rather than the scattergun approach that you all too often get from agencies today. The high level of pre-qualification that Atwood Tate applies to all candidates ensures that we only spend time reviewing CVs that are a good fit which is a big time saver. David Sweetnam, Keypoint Intelligence, January 2020

Atwood Tate stepped in to assist with recruitment for a post we were struggling to fill.  Our consultant, Stephanie Hall, was proactive in seeking suitable candidates and arranging interviews.  It was good to have such professional assistance with the recruitment process. Mary Purton, FEBS Press, January 2020

Parissa was excellent in helping us with our recent recruitment. Parissa did not settle on proposing unsuitable candidates and ensured only candidates with relevant skills were shortlisted. I really appreciated how responsive Parissa was and that she was always available to speak and was quick to set up interviews, gain feedback from candidates and ultimately deliver an excellent service. I highly recommend Parissa! Anna Clark, The British Pharmacological Society, October 2019

Novia was extremely quick to respond to our need for a three month interim editor and had a candidate prepped and ready to start within 24hrs. Business Development Director at a leading B2B Magazine, August 2019

We’ve found Atwood Tate really helpful and have hired all our team members through them for years. They’ve always found really good candidates, making the final choice difficult! Customer Support Team, Jericho Writers, August 2019

Clare was a great help in sourcing some very good quality candidates that met the brief and was easy to work with and always available for advice and questions. If we do require any more candidates I’ll definitely be in touch. Head of International Markets at an International Professional Education Provider, July 2019

Atwood Tate provided an excellent service and we now have recruited the people we need for our expansion. Richard Willis, MD at Swales & Willis, June 2018

As a small company, we had recruited directly in the past but decided to use a recruitment agency for the first time. Our experience with Atwood Tate was fantastic all the way through the process. Karine quickly understood what was required for the role and sent us a great selection of high-quality candidates. We were able to make an offer in under a month. Working with Karine saved us so much time and represents great value for money. We will have no hesitation in working together again on future hires as our business grows. Chris Nutt, InvestorComs, February 2018

I’ve worked with a lot of recruiters and I can say that working with Atwood Tate has been by far the better experience.   Many are relentless in their pursuit of responses and meetings with candidates, which makes it feel like you are working for the recruiter rather than the other way around.   I liked the fact you gave us the time we needed while fielding some strong candidates. Jason Cooper, Unbound 

Karine – many thanks for your help in the recruitment process. You understood our requirement well and worked on it. Your cheerful and positive approach made the process enjoyable. Thank you. Prabha Choubina,   Publications Manager and Deputy CEO, ACAMH (Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

David at Atwood Tate supported us throughout our recent recruitment drive making it smooth, efficient and pain free. The quality of the candidates supplied really matched the profiles provided. I will certainly be looking to David with any future recruitment needs we have. Rowan Marsden, Head of Programme Management and Acting Head of Digital Qualification Services, Pearson, June 2017

Our search for an Online Reporter was led by Karine Nicpon.  The service from Karine and the Atwood Tate team was flawless. Karine was always available to jump on the phone or respond to an email in order to keep the search moving forward. We were working to tight timescales due to annual leave, etc, but Karine made sure that we met our deadlines and found a candidate within the desired timeframe.  While recruiting for the Online Reporter, we wanted a shortlist of quality not quantity. Karine fulfilled this brief, sharing a impressive list of candidates that could demonstrate  relevant experience and had a good ‘fit’ for our business requirements. Having selected the best candidate, Karine was on hand again to tie up the all-important loose ends when negotiating the offer, start date, etc. I will use Atwood Tate without hesitation. Karine understands the needs of my print and online journal team, and is a pleasure to work with. –John White, Managing Editor of Optometry Today (AOP), June 2017

I can verify that the client’s requirements and expectations are of vital importance to this Recruitment Company. In the beginning of our collaboration with Atwood Tate experts scrupulously evaluated our recruitment expectations regarding potential candidates. I highly appreciate the professional communication skills of the recruitment consultants, before the interviews and afterwards. I would especially like to appraise the professional contribution of Helen Speedy. During the search we actively exchanged information… Helen informed us regularly on the process of search and selection, on potential job applicants in the labour market. This let us close the recruitment process within one month. We will definitely use this company’s professional services on similar project in the future. – Agnieszka Mizak , Publishing Director, APA Publications, January 2017 

The service from Atwood Tate has been really positive and David has listened to our requirements so that the right candidates are being forwarded for review. No hesitation with recommending their service. – Lorraine Aspell,  Atypon January 2017

The service we received from Atwood Tate was fantastic. Helen Speedy was extremely helpful in developing the right advertisement to meet our needs.  The level of candidates that we received was of a very high standard. – British Society for Rheumatology, November 2016

Over the last year Simon & Schuster UK have worked closely with Atwood Tate who helped successfully fill a number of positions. Their service has been excellent; they understand the unique Publishing Industry and the roles within it. I have worked closely with Kellie Millar and Olivia Constantinides and both have always been professional and reliable. I trust them to oversee recruitment campaigns from start to finish, including negotiating the package. I would not hesitate to recommend Atwood. — Jessica Harris, Human Resources Manager at Simon & Schuster UK, February 2016

The team at Atwood Tate provide an excellent service and have successfully helped HarperCollins with both permanent and temporary recruitment, always supplying the most suitable candidates quickly and efficiently. They are always available for friendly advice and to offer helpful feedback and spend time getting to know the company and culture to offer the best solutions possible for our vacancies. I would recommend Atwood Tate to any publisher looking for a recruitment agency to partner with. — Stephanie Hall, Resourcing Manager at HarperCollins, January 2016

Atwood Tate have been so helpful to our business over the years. They offer a reliable and professional service and have sourced a number of exceptional candidates for us. What sets Atwood Tate apart from other recruitment agencies we have used is their attention to detail, ability to understand the most specific of briefs and a friendly, personable approach – they are always our first choice. — Julia Thomson, HR Advisor at Bloomsbury, January 2016

We worked with Beatrice Harper at Atwood Tate to find an editor and found the experience to be stress free and really impressive. Beatrice had an immediate good understanding of the type of person we were looking for and sent us over relevant candidates really quickly. We would definitely use Atwood Tate again in the future. — Rory Black, Director, Dataloft, September 2015

I worked with Olivia Constantinides and was impressed by the standard of applicants Atwood Tate provided. Contact and response time was really good, and I would certainly use the agency again, and recommend them to others in my business. — Chris Branson, Head of Data and Inventory Management at Hachette (client), September 2015

SAGE Publications is an international publisher of academic and scientific books and journals, we often have requirements for Publishing positions. We have been using Kellie at Atwood Tate for all our Publishing recruitment and have found that they provide the quality and calibre of staff we need.  Kellie is incredibly enthusiastic and professional in her approach.  Kellie is great to work with and has demonstrated very quickly that she understands the demands of our business well and has managed to match candidates to our exact specifications. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. —Martha Crossley, HR Manager at SAGE Publications (client), June 2015

Responsive service, excellent candidates and really prompt follow up – I would definitely use Atwood Tate again. — Client, April 2015

Beatrice Harper took the time to understand what we were looking for, taking into account both the skill set and the personality of our ideal candidate. I felt she really grasped the company ethos, which is so essential in a small business. I found the candidate’s applications were very comprehensive, especially the in-depth covering letters and background information provided. Excellent service with that all-important personal touch. — Anna Westermann, Creative Director, PageTiger (client) April 2015 

This is the first time I have used Atwood Tate and I was very impressed with the quality of candidates we received, and the level of service from Claire Louise. I would certainly recommend Atwood Tate to colleagues for future recruiting needs. —Hannah Brierley, Marketing Manager, Pearson (client) March 2015

We really enjoyed working with Karine Nicpon when recruiting for the role of Publications Officer. We received some really strong CVs for this particular role. Advantages were: great communication, quick to respond, I always felt I had been kept in the loop with things, a good handover when Karine was out of the office, and a really good sole agency fee. — client, March 2015

Atwood Tate provide not only a professional service but also a personal touch to supporting the recruitment process. My personal point of contact Beatrice not only understood the skill set we required, she also took an interest in our company environment and culture as a whole to find suitable talent. Quick to respond with experienced candidates, they were all relevant and highly suited to our business. Constant contact and briefing to the candidates meant no confusion when interviewing and now I would always return to Atwood Tate for our recruitment needs as there was no hard sell, just great client service. — Christina Papadamou, Group Operations Director, TPG UK (client), March 2015

Our work with Susan Glinska and her team at Atwood Tate helped us to recruit a new Email Marketing professional for our Digital Marketing team. What we appreciated most was their ability to meet our requirements and provide a very strong candidate who was a perfect fit for the role. We are very pleased with their professional service and mindset. — Laz Tyrekidis, Digital Marketing & Audience Director, Metropolis International (client), January 2015

We needed to quickly recruit a new editor for our monthly B2B newspaper and website, and Atwood Tate soon found a very strong candidate who was the perfect match. Our thanks to Beatrice Harper, whose professional, efficient and proactive approach was integral in ‘selling’ the role and securing the candidate. — Rupert Gilbey, Managing Editor, Samedan Ltd(client), November 2014

Kellie was very responsive to my request for a temporary Journals Production Editor. I gave her a very short deadline (3 days I think), and she came up with several viable suggestions. When needing to renew the temporary contract for several months she suggested a financial solution which not only benefitted Atwood Tate but also ICE Publishing. I was very happy with the service she gave, and would willingly contact Kellie again when I need another temp. —Tamsin Cousins, Content and Production Manager, ICE Publishing (client) October 2014

We have found Atwood Tate a highly professional recruitment agency who understand exactly the calibre and skill set of the candidates we require. — Sandeep Chagger, Senior HR Officer, Scholastic Ltd (client) September 2014

It’s always a pleasure to deal with Kellie at Atwood Tate. She works hard to meet our challenging requirements and has a good understanding of the person we are looking for. She also understands when the recruitment process is held up or speeded up without warning and handles difficult issues professionally. — Jo Heath, HR Manager at Harlequin (client) May 2014

Kellie really knows Walker and will usually supply candidates which are both well suited to us as a company, and the role we’re recruiting for – she really tries to understand role before coming back with candidates. There have been a number of occasions where we have needed people very quickly and given quite a specific brief. In these situations Kellie successfully finds us someone we need, and it never feels like too much trouble for her, she is cheerful and positive through the process! I would definitely recommend Kellie and Atwood Tate. — HR Officer at Walker Books (client), May 2014

Kellie at Atwood Tate has provided an exceptional service. Candidates were consistently well matched to the specifications sent and I appreciated the regular communication about the progress of our recruitment project. Furthermore Kellie is approachable, quickly appreciates the needs of the client and has been a pleasure to work with. —Lisa Miles, Digital Production Team Leader, Nelson Thornes May 2014

Atwood Tate provides a first class and professional service on each and every vacancy, delivering high calibre candidates with relevant industry knowledge and experience. The consultants are professional and friendly and have an excellent understanding of our business requirements. I would highly recommend Atwood Tate for all publishing recruitment requirements. — Nicole Paddon, HR Advisor, Cengage Learning, June 2014

From my perspective, I was happy with the candidates that you sent us as they were all suitable for the role and worth interviewing. I have found in the past that some agencies have had poor filtering process in terms of assessing candidate suitability so we end up have to consider lots of unsuitable candidates ourselves; this certainly wasn’t the case this time… so thanks for helping to make the process this time really smooth and painless. —Head of Production, STM Society PublisherMarch 2014

Claire Louise Kemp provided candidates for the role of Editorial and Production Assistant. The service provided was rapid, and accurate. Our needs were clearly identified and the brief was followed. The number and suitability of candidates provided was perfect, resulting in perhaps the strongest field we have had for such a job at any time in the past two or three years. Claire Louise was excellent at responding to questions, setting up interviews, communicating with us and with the candidates, and eventually at making the offer and securing the best candidate. I find it hard to think how the service could have been improved upon. We will definitely use Atwood Tate again, and I strongly recommend them to other publishers. — Richard Hart, Hart Publishing, June 2013

Atwood Tate provided us with excellent candidates at very short notice for our vacancy for a critical commissioning position in our editorial department. Claire Louise Kemp was an absolute pleasure to work with, and organised interviews, contractual negotiations and start dates with our preferred candidate so efficiently that we went from contacting Atwood Tate to making a formal offer in less than two weeks. I would recommend both the agency and Claire Louise without hesitation to anyone looking to make an appointment where speed and assurance of quality are crucial. — Alex Hollingsworth, Senior Publisher, Taylor & Francis, March 2013

I continue to be impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of Atwood Tate in all my dealings with them. Claire and Stephanie have helped me to staff almost the entire publishing team at the British Institute of Radiology, and I am very satisfied with the results. I would definitely recommend them.– Jacqueline Fowler, The British Institute of Radiology, Feb 2013

Claire Louise supplied a very quick turnaround of very suitable candidates, matching them to our job description and needs. She was accessible and approachable (even with all the snow around, it didn’t stop us communicating with each other). Atwood Tate are very professional and really understand the industry. — Diane Hobbs, Osprey Jan 2013

Stephanie Hall at Atwood made the process of our new Publishing Sales hire a pleasurable experience. The candidates put forward were exactly to our specification and she understood the requirements, culture and environment of our business immediately. The candidate that we hired has fitted in here excellently and we can only thank Atwood for ensuring that they were the perfect match. We will be recommending and reusing Atwood for our future recruitment needs. — Jacelyn Sharp , Children’s Educational Publisher, Jan 2013

Atwood Tate offer excellent service – they communicated well and kept us up to date with their initial selection process. The candidates recommended for interview were well selected and met our qualifications/skills/experience requirements and we have been able to fill the post. We will continue to use their services in future. —  July 2012

[Helen Speedy] provided us with 5 very relevant candidates all of which we chose to interview as they matched our requirements. We had been concerned that our requirements of having knowledge of Dance and Music terminology/notation would prove difficult to find, but we were pleasantly surprised with the calibre of candidates put forward. —  July 2012

I don’t usually use an agency for entry-level vacancies, but Atwood Tate came up with a very strong candidate who was a perfect match to the job profile, and saved me a lot of time. —  Sept 2011

Helen helped us with the recruitment of two candidates for specialized positions in ISO. I very much appreciated her professionalism and strong client-oriented mind-set. It was a pleasure and a success to work with her! — Laurence Waeber, HR Business Partner, International Organization for Standardization (client), June 2015

I have worked with Atwood Tate and different consultants on various roles, my main contacts have been Helen and Karine. I have found them both to work at a very high standard and they therefore stood out in regards to other agencies. This has ensured that I have continued to call them for all my recruitment needs. They were both pivotal in the recruitment of a whole new publishing team in a very short space of time. Understanding the needs of the business seems to be a skill that Atwood Tate possesses and has proved difficult to replicate. —Kofo Balogun, HR Manager, The Biochemical Society (client), June 2015

Atwood Tate delivered an excellent candidate for me and were exemplary throughout the whole process – all-in-all they were a pleasure to work with, and I will be using them again next time I have a similar role to fill. –Editor-in-Chief, Educational Services Provider May 2014