HR Director - Construction

“Our recent collaboration with Drake Darcy for multiple searches left us thoroughly impressed. Their unique personal approach and clear values are the fundamental principles of their service, making the recruitment process incredibly smooth and efficient. The candidates provided were exceptional, a testament to Drake Darcy’s thorough understanding of our needs. Chris led the process with the utmost professionalism and his commitment to matching the right candidates with the right roles shone through. We highly recommend Drake Darcy to any company looking for a recruitment partner who consistently goes the extra mile.”

Chief Procurement Officer - Energy

“Exceptional candidate management – Chris Drake is highly personable and a pleasure to work with. Through his extensive network of business leaders in the energy sector he rapidly placed me in an Interim Procurement Director assignment. Chris has remained in touch, and I have no doubt he will be able to place me into another role when this one comes to an end.”

Vice President - Infrastructure Investment

“Chris was a great help during my process. He reached out with a genuinely interesting prospect, was not pushy, and asked for and listened to my feedback on it before moving forward. He also shared as much information as he could at each stage and chased up the firm on my behalf on several occasions, which made the process so much easier for me. He was open, honest and patient throughout, which made it a pain free experience. The company were exactly as he described and the eventual offer was on the terms Chris noted at the outset. I’ve worked with several recruiters in my career and without a shadow of a doubt Chris has been the most straightforward and easy to work with.”

CFO - Property

“I had been looking for an important Divisional FD for some time but hadn’t found anyone I wanted to pass to second interview. Whilst not mandated on the role I mentioned our requirement to Chris during a general catch up and he sent me one CV. The CV was great and the candidate was perfect for the role. Having shot through the interview process, Chris’ candidate has now been in role for three months and we are delighted with how things turned out. Moral of the story seems to be… if at first you don’t succeed, a quick lunch with Chris can’t hurt!”

EMEA CFO – Facilities Management

“Chris provided a great service to us for the recruitment of several senior level finance roles, both in the UK and in Continental Europe. He took time to get to know our business and culture as well as the requirements for each of the roles. He provided high quality candidates that met the brief saving us a great deal of time in the recruitment process. I really appreciated his transparency, integrity and professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Chief Financial Officer - Logistics

“Drake Darcy supported our recruitment for a new Group Financial Controller. We had relocated most of the finance team and therefore, while we supported hybrid working, location was important to us, and we are not in the easiest area to recruit for! The long list I received was diverse and full of potential candidates that either hit the brief or challenged me on what we really wanted. Each candidate had been well researched with pros and cons summarised in a briefing document. Interviewing the short list both myself and the People team were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the candidates and even after narrowing down to two final options, both would have been strong in the role. I am delighted with our new GFC, really demonstrating the strengths that were highlighted in the process. I would certainly endorse Chris and Drake Darcy in their hands-on approach, regular feedback and the communication they ensure all clients receive through the process.”

Group FP&A Director - Technology

“Chris took the time to understand the role and how it would fit within the organisation. He was a great partner in testing the requirements and experience for a successful candidate. Throughout the process Chris was incredibly good at keeping us informed on progress and providing live feedback from candidates. It is a testament to Chris’ skills and professionalism that all short-listed candidates put forward were appointable to the position. It was a privileged position to be in to have a wide choice of great candidates in a very tough and competitive market.”

CFO - Oil & Gas

‘After a long and difficult search to find specialists in the Nordics, Chris delivered an excellent candidate at short notice. Chris is excellent to spar with and has a personal touch, offering impartial advice’

Deputy CFO – Oil & Gas

“I first met Chris in mid-2018 and he assisted me in bringing some very good candidates into the function and team I was trying to build. Chris took time to understand my requirements going behind the job description to understand the existing team and company culture. He is personally dedicated and devotes significant time to the client. I would not hesitate in reaching out to Chris in the future as first port of call.”

Global Head of Resourcing – Infrastructure Investment

Chris at Drake Darcy has successfully supported us on several engagements now and has been an excellent partner to us, he has deep knowledge of the Infrastructure Market and worked hard to understand our culture and match talent to it.”