Metzger has built its valued reputation on the delivery of first-class commitment and quality customer service to a broad client base ranging from industry market leaders to new, dynamic smaller businesses. Our comprehensive, yet individual approach is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client. Here’s what some of our clients and candidates say about us: 

  • “I have worked with James Flew and Metzger on a series of senior level searches both at a major construction consultancy and more recently at a medium sized, privately owned construction services provider. James has the ability and contact base to look across a wide range of different markets to find interesting and experienced candidates who bring different insights and expertise to the search. James is effective at understanding both the needs of the role and the cultural and behavioural fit required and he gives me his clear perspective on the candidates’ respective qualities, both before and after interview. He has completed 5 searches for me over the past 4 years and on each of those searches we have successfully filled the role with a strong, committed and well qualified individual.”

    David Mathieson, Managing Director, Swale Heating
  • Over many years Metzger have provided invaluable management level services for the Reliance businesses and were a strategic partner in growing our businesses to 17,000 employees.

    Brian Kingham, Chairman, Reliance Security Group
  • James Metzger and Lorraine Thomas are extremely professional and offer the highest quality of service. For the last 4 years, I have run my own HR business; whenever my clients need recruitment services, I am confident to put my own personal reputation on the line by recommending Metzger". I have worked with Metzger for 20 years, during which time they have successfully sourced high calibre candidates for me across a wide range of senior roles to my clients, in the knowledge that they will do a very precise job and never let me down. They listen very carefully to the clients’ requirements, not just the role, but also the context of the business, what it does and most importantly the culture. Metzger are easy to deal with because their standards are so high. They work very closely with me, keeping in touch with regular updates and offer great support to my business. I trust them to do a great job

    Pat Stringfellow, Managing Director, Human Resources Solutions
  • I have had the pleasure of working with James Flew for over 4 years, and prior to that, with a number of his colleagues at Metzger. James has supported me in securing a series of UK Board Directors for our business during a three year journey of restructuring the organisation. James has worked closely with me to understand the roles in detail so that he can present a fantastic shortlist of candidates that I have then gone on to make appointments from. The roles have been varied, including Managing Directors, Procurement and Health & Safety. It is great to work with someone who really wants to understand the business, our leadership style and culture, and what the 'right' appointment will bring to the table. James has helped shape our business and I look forward to continuing our business relationship.

    Ellie Armour, HR Director, Spie UK
  • My relationship with Metzger spans over 12 years during which time I have found them totally professional, flexible in their approach, focused on my needs, readily available and always offering a reliable, efficient and friendly service. Benefiting from the complete breadth of their services as a candidate, a recruiter, an interim and a consultant partner is a thorough endorsement of an excellent experience on all levels.

    Richard Haddon, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive
  • Metzger’s straightforward, trustworthy and professional business approach puts them ahead of the rest. Morna’s comprehensive research to identify the most relevant candidates has enabled Metzger to successfully recruit personnel for BBCS over the years, at both director and manager level.

    Gary Stevens, Managing Director, BBCS
  • Very importantly, Metzger doesn’t waste our time. Karen is always interested in the development and expansion of our business, and has a solid understanding of our market and perhaps most importantly our company culture. She uses this knowledge to undertake thorough research and accurate screening of potential candidates to ensure that they meet the job specification and any other requirements. This simplifies the interview process our end and saves everyone precious time.

    Mike Field, Sales Director, UK and Ireland, Office Depot
  • Metzger are always very professional and easy to work with. They take a pro-active approach to all assignments, undertaking thorough research to ensure all candidates are not only first-class calibre in relation to the job specification, but are also a good cultural fit with our business. I get regular updates and I know that I’ll never be chasing them for CV’s or feedback.

    Richard Bent, Managing Director, Lakethorne Group