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“I was lucky enough to connect with Michelle during my redundancy and from start to finish she was fantastic. She found me a fantastic job that was not only a great industry fit, but also a great cultural fit. She was professional, friendly and incredibly supportive. I’d highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a job.”

“Emma is quite simply a superstar! She has represented me as a freelancer for many years and she has a definite passion for what she does. She is incredibly personable, yet equally professional, her industry knowledge is second to none, her passion infectious, her help and advice freely given, and her feedback brutally honest. If you are a creative looking for work, or a company looking for creatives, I recommend Emma all day long,”

“Kaisa and the team at Beyond the Book helped me secure my first freelance job on-site at a Milton Keynes based design agency which has since turned into regular remote work. Kaisa has been great. She always keeps in regular contact and I've always found her to be friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Beyond the Book to any designer looking to take the plunge and begin a freelance career.”

“Having only started my freelance journey earlier this year, I got in touch with Kaisa after a friend's recommendation and I'm glad I did! Kaisa knew all about my skills, experience and the type of contracts I was after which meant she has consistently delivered the perfect opportunities for me. I will continue to recommend Kaisa to friends and colleagues, she's a pleasure to communicate and work with.”

“BTB are the best recruitment consultancy I have ever encountered as a candidate in the Marketing industry. The two words I would use to describe them are 'thorough' and 'authentic'. They take loads of time to understand the individual's skill set and personality, subsequently matching them to the most suitable openings, always providing communication and sound advice throughout the journey.”

“Kaisa is always so helpful and willing to offer advice on all areas of freelance work. She's really genuine and friendly to work with and makes time to be in touch whether I'm looking for new roles or professional advice as a freelancer. Thanks, Kaisa!”

“I’ve known Emma since 2013 while working at Tesco where I hired through her around 20 design and artwork people over a 2-year period. She has been by far the most professional, supportive and astute agent I have worked with to date. She knows her stuff, is diligent when recommending the right person for a role, and even when it comes to finding you work, actually puts in the time to talk to you, understand you and consults.”

“When I decided to take the plunge into the world of freelancing BTB were there to give guidance and advice. Team BTB are ridiculously knowledgeable in their recruitment field and are always striving to ensure they find “the right” placement for you. Most importantly - they care about you the candidate. So, if you are reading this review, thinking “should I, shouldn’t I?” YES, YOU SHOULD! Get in touch with them.”

“Beyond the Book were beyond fantastic! (I'm sure I'm not the first to do that pun!) Sam Ray was my recruiter and I warmed to her from the outset. She was friendly, clear in her communications and made sure I had everything I could need, and more. I would 100% recommend working with the team again!”

“As a recruitment consultant, Emma never fails you. She will help you as much as she possibly can, even working well into the evening if it means someone gets an important gig. Very aware of her client’s needs and which person is best for that client to hire. I personally cannot recommend Emma highly enough. If any company owner wants to be sure of a positive, rewarding and successful appointment then give Emma a call.”

“I was so happy to have Michelle reach out to me and find me my ideal job! We built a wonderful relationship during the application process as she was always happy to help me with any questions or queries and was just overall super lovely and a delight to work with. Her communication and recruiting skills are outstanding. I can't recommend her enough and anyone would be so lucky to work with her!”

“My experience has been excellent, helping me to find the perfect graduate role. I cannot recommend BTB enough. A big thank you!”

“Having found my position redundant just as the pandemic hit, I stumbled upon this agency and reached out. Not only did they put a huge effort into supporting me during the search, but they checked in regularly to share updates. I am now working for a much better company than before. Lastly a little side story - once I started the new role, I received a good luck card personally written by the team. That is a sign of real class. whether you’re looking for hires or a new job, I can’t recommend this company highly enough.”

“Tracey recently helped me secure a new job within the industry. She was committed to understanding the skills and experience I had, and her friendly, knowledgeable, supportive guidance played a pivotal role in my success. A lovely team that I would highly recommend.”

“I am so happy that I connected with Michelle in my job search! She's the kindest, most understanding and friendliest recruiter I've ever had the pleasure to work with. From the get-go, she was someone that I could trust, and she immediately understood what I was looking for, as well as what roles my skills were most suited to. I would highly recommend Michelle at Beyond the Book for any marketing, PR, content or communications roles. Thank you, Michelle!”

“Michelle has been an absolute delight to work with throughout the entire process. She’s personable and calm which made communication easy and natural. Michelle goes above and beyond in her role! I’m so thankful to have had this experience and I would highly recommend reaching out to Michelle at Beyond The Book if you’re looking to progress in your career.”

“I have had nothing but positive experiences of working with BTB, both as a candidate and as a recruiter. I worked with Tracey on both occasions, and she was an absolute joy: professional, helpful, supportive and really understood what I needed from the recruitment process. She placed me in my current role 15 months ago, and I am loving it. And our latest recruit has exceeded all our expectations. I can’t recommend BTB enough!”

“Before you get a candidate from Michelle you can rest assured that 2 things will happen! You will get a detailed overview of skillsets and she will have spent the time making sure that any candidate arrives prepared. Michelle imbues the core values set out by Anna at BTB in that they care about what they do and have detailed knowledge of the Digital Market. I would recommend Michelle and BTB to anyone looking for quality candidates to any business.”

“Working with Anna and her team at Beyond the Book has been, and always will be, a fantastic experience. Anna and the guys ALWAYS go above and beyond what I ask them for - giving me insights, suggestions, and inspiration on projects - not just some of the best candidates I've worked with... which is no accident either, as they align our way of thinking with candidates who work in a similar style - PERFECT for the creative sector.”

“Tracey is one of the rare breeds of recruiters who gets both sides. She has worked in good ad agencies herself and collaborated with great Creatives, so she has a really good understanding of creative skills and culture fit. She understands recruitment needs immediately and always goes above and beyond for her clients. She doesn't just fill holes as a lot of recruiters do; she matches the right candidate to the right role both in terms of aptitude and attitude. I've taken on two Creatives through Tracey, and both have turned out to be excellent hires.”

“We love working with BTB, they are always really helpful and have placed many brilliant people with us over the years. Definitely one of the best industry recruiters in the UK.”

“Finding freelancers at the last minute is often an impossible task but having BTB at the end of the phone is a huge weight off my mind as, more often than not, they can find me options at the last minute.”

“I have been using Beyond the Book for at least 8 years, to supply freelance resource, and have always found the team to be super helpful and professional. Finding freelancers at the last minute is often an impossible task but having BTB at the end of the phone is a huge weight off my mind, as more often than not, they can find me perfect freelancers at the last minute.”

“Beyond the Book have got to be one of the best, most attentive and knowledgeable recruiters in our field - and from experience, they are few and far between. I know I can trust them to put me towards roles that would be ideal for me. Their 'permanent' side staff are excellent, and I have used them before, but personally, for my last five months within freelance, help from Kaisa has been tremendous. Thank you so, so much for your help and immense industry knowledge.”

“As a recruitment consultant, Emma never fails you. Very aware of her client’s needs and which person is best for that client to hire. As a freelancer I have gained great personal and professional confidence from the belief shown to me by Emma which has helped me so much in other areas of my life. If any company owner wants to be sure of a positive, rewarding and successful appointment then give Emma a call or email.”

“Beyond the Book is a Relationship Recruitment Business. They are so much more than a Recruitment Company. I have worked with Kaisa for over 5 years, and we have built a good relationship, so we know the Freelance placements that offer the client and myself the best skillset and results. The placements with advertising agencies have always matched my skillset perfectly and always resulted in extended bookings because the client is pleased with the match.”

“Having worked with Anna, Kaisa and the team at Beyond the Book for a number of years I can honestly say how professional, accommodating and reliable they all are. I have used them to supply freelance cover and have also been on their books myself. From both sides of the fence, I cannot recommend them enough. They are always my first port of call for Permanent and Freelance positions.”

“I could not be more delighted with Anna’s thorough and tenacious attitude in finding the best candidates for our vacancy. She is an excellent communicator and immediately understood what I was looking for. I can’t recommend Beyond the Book enough for any business looking to recruit in the Marketing industry.”

“​Michelle has been a delight while helping me secure a new role. She was very attentive, professional and overall, a great point of contact. I would definitely recommend her support if you are looking for a new opportunity.”

“​Rebecca helped me from the get-go - consistently updating me on the process and being there on hand with any questions I had. She was clear about next steps and helped me get the role I'd been looking for! I have and would continue to recommend Rebecca to people looking for their new role!”

“At Radley Yeldar, our Birmingham office has doubled in size over a six-month period. The work was coming in and we quickly needed a mixture of skills on a freelance basis. We were fortunate to be introduced to BTB by a freelancer and, within hours of meeting them, we had relevant people introduced across our offer. I’m happy to say we’ve met some great freelancers and have been very well looked after.”

“BTB are the best! No matter the size of the brief, BTB manages to find the best talent at the drop of a hat. They go over and above to keep me updated on new talent coming through, as well as interrogating each brief to make sure the perfect person is placed.”

“I have nothing but good things to say about Beyond The Book. Simply one of the best recruiters out there.”

“BTB don't just look at the job vacancy but take the time to get to know you and your business so that they can gauge who is going to fit with your culture, team and business.”

“Excellent candidates who compliment our culture.”

“BTB are the best recruitment consultancy I have ever encountered as a candidate in the marketing industry.”

“Both as a client and a candidate I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beyond The Book to others.”

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