At Gold Group, we always look to build long-term relationships with clients - this is the basis of all our Town Planning recruitment. Our prestigious clients need to know they can trust us to deliver high calibre candidates into the most senior positions within their organisations.
Below is a selection of testimonials from just a few of our clients.
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Town Planning Client testimonials
"Gold Group helped Core Connections Ltd. deliver a surge of work where, due to client illness, we could not start a project when I had expected to, and yet still faced a fixed end deadline. So we needed to rapidly increase our resource to complete the assisgnment to our usual innovative approach and high standard of delivery.
Gold Group reassured me at every stage and so I could in turn reassure my client that I have a stunning team. We met my deadlines and exceeded client expectations, whilst still delivering to my original cost profile. I will happily turn to Gold Group for help again, and use their knowledge of what I deliver. Gold Group are effectively now a key part of my corporate plan to meet emergencies."
Director, Core Connections Limited
"I would like to say how happy I am with the planning consultant which was placed in my firm through Gold Group. The entire placement process was handled professionally by Gold Group , with minimal disruption to our practice. Gold Group had the correct balance of providing excellent customer care without being pushy. I will be happy to recommend Gold Group as a contact to fellow town planning professionals looking to expand their workforce."
"This was my first experience of using a recruitment consultant and I was rather sceptical initially. However, in this particular case I have been proven entirely wrong. From the start Gold Group have been extremely professional in respect of the identification of a suitable candidate through to appointment. They were helpful at all stages of the process, from interview arrangement to feedback and negotiation. In particular I was impressed with the help they gave in relation to obtaining references and ensuring the quick and efficient clarification on an issue regarding the reference. Throughout the process I found Gold Group easy to deal with and helpful - I would hope any member of my team would show the same level of professionalism."
N. McBride, Development Manager - Lincolnshire Council
“Gold Group were able to provide a high quality Senior Town Planner at very short notice which has helped us through a short term staffing crisis. In all my dealings with Gold Group, they have consistently been very friendly and efficient.”
Raymond Crawford - Development Control Manager - Hastings Borough Council
“As the Development Processes Manager for Gloucestershire County Council I have been working with Gold Group on a search campaign to try to recruit difficult to fill senior vacancies in minerals and waste forward planning. I am very happy with the work that Gold Group has carried out on behalf of this authority and I consider that they have shown a high degree of tenacity and professionalism throughout the search campaign, and have identified a suitable candidate who will take up the Principal Planner post in the New Year.”
Gavin Jones - Development Processes Manager
“Having been seeking to expand our Planning team at WHE for some while, the right candidate remained elusive and we spent (and wasted) considerable time effort and money with other agencies. Faced with the same challenge, Gold Group always remained optimistic and enthusiastic during this somewhat time consuming exercise. Ultimately, her professionalism and dedication won through and we have an excellent Graduate Planner who has just started here. The Partners are very pleased with the progress we have been able to achieve with Gold Group”
Iain Dewar - Senior Partner – Wilks Head & Eve LLP
"Gold Group, is one of the most helpful and enthusiastic agencies I have come across in the recruitment industry. They are very selective about who they recommend to us and always takes time to read our job spec before forwarding any details. Gold Group successfully placed a candidate in our Manchester office a few months ago and we have been very pleased with the level of service they provided, both before and after the appointment was made. The Gold Group team are always polite and cheerful and I genuinely look forward to their calls."
Peter Triplow - Regional Director - Halcrow
“We were very pleased with the service offered by Gold Group, when we required a Temporary Planning Officer to cover a maternity leave post. Gold Group put forward one of their candidates, Ross Sutherland, who is excellent and has provided valuable support at a time when it was most needed. Gold Group was very helpful throughout the recruitment process and since then, they have regularly kept in touch to ensure that everything is going smoothly and that there are no problems.”
Martin Dando - Acting Planning Policy Manager - Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
“As Head of Development Control for a busy Planning Service on the edge of London, I am constantly in the market for agency / contractor planning officers. A number of my contractors have been placed with me via Gold Group and at present this current agency is only one of two that I regularly deal with for contractor placements. I have found Gold Group to be entirely professional in the understanding of the type of candidate typically required. Planning is a specialised field and it helps in the recruitment process to be able to rely on an agent with a thorough understanding of the specific requirements of myself and fellow planning managers. In addition, Gold Group can be relied upon to follow up requests very quickly and to keep me updated about possible candidates and the state of the market. Having other competing commitments, it certainly helps that I can trust Gold Group to chase me for responses and to ask whether I am happy with placements..”
David Scourfield - Head of Development Control - Slough Borough Council
“I have known of Gold Group for four years and have found that, during my time as a Planning Manager at Hertsmere and subsequently at Cherwell as an Interim Manager, Gold Group has been totally professional. Their organisational skills are excellent with quick response times, a selection of suitable candidates being submitted and a high level of support provided during the selection, interview and confirmation process for the particular submitted candidate. The support levels have been consistent and professional at all times. In a pressured environment it is important to receive correct advice about prospective candidates and on a personal level I would have no problem at all in instructing her to advise me when particular recruitment issues arise in the future.”
Robert Young - Head of Development Control and Major Projects, Cherwell District Council
“Whilst I am in contact with a number of other recruitment agencies, I have to say that you have not been as 'pushy' and 'pestering' as other agencies that may ring on a weekly basis and, frankly, are sometimes a real nuisance. You keep a respectful, professional distance, but I have had the confidence to know that when I have needed some assistance, Gold Group is available and contactable and has always returned phone calls and messages promptly. In my discussions with you, there has been a clear wealth of experience and knowledge of the employment market in this sector and you have often willingly shared this with me at very short notice, even when you may have been unable to help or provide the personnel to the timescale I was looking for. In addition, but perhaps more importantly, it is a pleasure to talk to you. Your attitude is bright, friendly and responsive you give the impression that we are the only people that you are searching for and that nothing is too much trouble. As you know, I have recommended you and Gold Group to my colleagues and to HR.”
Paul Edwards - Acting Head of Development Control - Selby District Council
“My dealings with Gold Group over the past few months have always been very satisfactory. The temporary staff that they have recommended to me have always been up to my requested specifications. They are extremely helpful, always contactable and returns my calls. I have taken on several staff through Gold Group and always found them to be reliable etc. The only reason they have not managed to supply me with more staff, is that our capacity at the moment is limited. I will continue to use Gold Group to resource any temporary vacancies that occur in the future.”
Peter Beagles - Planning Services Manager - London Borough Bromley
“Gold Group recently assisted with a placement of an Interim-Planning Officer who started here in January. Gold Group had led the information about the availability of this person well & in a timely fashion. They were helpful in giving me more information about the candidate & fixing up an interview. Once I had decided to take this person on, Gold Group were expeditious in getting the contract out & completing the arrangement. I would say that I have had very satisfactory service.”
Bob Evans - Planning Manager - Tandridge Borough Council