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I can strongly recommend Riana after working with us at Blue Prism to find that unicorn candidate - and she did! Really happy with all aspects of the recruitment service, from initial discussions and recommendations regarding the job description through to market positioning and finding and vetting the candidates. CVs provided were all very high quality, exactly what I was after, and we interviewed our perfect candidate who has accepted an offer. Overall very impressive service from Riana, highly recommended for recruitment and headhunting.

Blue Prism Lead Scrum Master

I've worked with Stephen over a number of years now, both as someone needing support in recruitment and also as a candidate. Having been on both sides of the fence, I can honestly say that out of the many recruitment agents and companies I've worked with, Stephen stands out as the best.As someone looking to fill a role, you get great service too. For me, when looking for people to join a team, culture and people fit is the most important thing. The unit of delivery is the team, and Stephen understands this perfectly and works very hard to make sure that the people he suggests are already a potential good fit. He definitely takes the hard work out of recruitment and makes an often frustrating process as smooth as possible. Overall, great to work with and would highly recommend.

Co-op Principle Delivery Manager

Confession: the recruitment process is not something I normally look forward to as a busy manager. In the North West of England there is an acute shortage of quality candidates looking for permanent roles. So, I have spent hours in the past on fruitless conversations with a multitude of recruitment agents - at one point I was engaged with 23 different agents for the same post! Then I spoke to StephenGame changer.

Stephen gets the fact that he can only place people successfully with me if he listens to what I need and to what the candidates want. More than that, he cares about getting it right from everyone's perspective as this is a long term transaction - the success of or otherwise of this will probably have a lasting impact on all parties, so Stephen dedicates his time accordingly. Finally, what makes Stephen even more exceptional is his understanding of how to communicate with his client - I get to know the right info at the right time, nothing more, nothing less.

CVS (Now part of Altus Group) Head of Data and Systems

Steven takes the time to understand the culture and vision of our company allowing him to select the right CVs for the role saving me time. More importantly the longevity of the employee is a credit to him and helping me and my colleagues make the right appointments and is a very honest and straightforward recruiter, which is unique in the industry.

Homeserve Transformation Director

Been good working with Lloyd Lowson from Maxwell Bond who’s helped fill our Lead SRE role. Lloyd’s shown he’s well connected within the DevOps market in the North West, helping find two exclusive candidates, that is not on the active market and via his network. I was hesitant to work exclusively at first, however, Lloyd’s proved his value finding exclusive talent in 4-6 period weeks and the process and communication throughout showcased this also. Would highly recommend Lloyd to help fill DevOps/Cloud roles within the North West

Sorted Group Head of Talent

It’s been 12 months since cinch’s business model pivoted to a faff-free online car selling platform (from a car classified website) and we started to seriously scale-up our teams. In that year we’ve hired 15 product people to create a product team of just over 20 spread across 3 tribes and 12 squads. During this epic year a couple of recruiters really stood out, one being Riana Butler of Maxwell Bond. They really took the time to understand the calibre of candidates we needed, didn’t get disheartened by our low interview:hire ratio and were patient enough to put up with my intermittent WhatsApp responses! Riana is one of the best recruiting product in the NW and have genuinely felt part of the cinch team, many thanks!

Cinch Product Director


Stephen assisted me in applying for and ultimately being offered my new role, he showed a professional attitude throughout and a good knowledge of his subject matter. Stephen helped me prepare for my interview, even taking the time to meet me to get to know me and answer my questions in person. Stephen kept me informed regularly of progress througout my application and was a great source of help always willing to answer any questions and offer advice.

Andy Bates Systems Team Manager

This is not something I have been asked to do but I want to express the appreciation I have for the way Jake has worked. I have been actively looking for roles since February 2020 and have come across loads of Consultants, and based on experience normally swerve them and prefer to apply direct. I gave Jake a chance from the first call and the way he came across was very professional and not too "salesy". I've not been under any pressure at all and he's been available when required. I'm now moving into a position in January 2021 that wasn't widely advertised and will excel my career, which has a massive impact on me and my family. Just wanted to express my thanks to Jake and Maxwell Bond.

Calvin Maher Cyber Security Analyst

Jordan is a professional recruiter that helped to land my first job in Manchester. He is able to focus on my career goals and tailor the best offer to me. He followed the whole recruitment process and has taken care of my needs on securing the position.

Chris Wong Web Developer

I have known Stephen for years and cannot recommend him enough. Usually I’m sceptical about recruiters but Stephen is so honest, transparent and helpful that it’s impossible not to work with him. He’s a great listener and immediately figured out what roles I’d be interested and which companies I’d fit into culturally. He perfectly tailored the positions based on my skills and interest after throughly hearing me out. Everyone I know who knows Stephen say high praise of him and I really can’t wait to start my brand new job thanks to him. Can’t recommend him enough!

Daniel Wardin Head of Production Engineering

I was recommended to get in touch with Stephen by another business and I haven't been disappointed. Stephen is always there to offer support and trustworthy advice and you can tell that he genuinely cares about the success of our business. He keeps in regular contact with me and is always hugely respectful of our process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephen and the team at Maxwell Bond, it has been a pleasure working with them.

Footasylum Head of Talent Acquisition

Jonny helped me secure a great Developer role recently. Jonny really took the time to understand my experience and culture fit so he could rule out unsuitable roles and put me forward for the right positions. So much so in fact, the first interview he sent me to was the perfect role and I got the job! Excellent communication from Jonny, kept me updated all the way through. Top man.

Harley Bartles Software Engineer

I've worked with Stephen over a number of years now, both as someone needing support in recruitment and also as a candidate. Having been on both sides of the fence, I can honestly say that out of the many recruitment agents and companies I've worked with, Stephen stands out as the best. As a candidate, it's obvious that Stephen is extremely dedicated to finding the right role for you. It's clear that this is the most important thing for him. We've had numerous conversations over the years around this, and he is always completely upfront and honest and has a really good knack of understanding people and their needs. He's also very efficient, you're never left wondering what's happening, Stephen is great at keeping you in the picture. Working for over 20 years in IT / Digital, there have been numerous occasions when agents have worked very hard to persuade me that I should take a role I don't want, and this way of working is so far removed from Stephen's approach. Now, whenever possible, I'll always go back to him to help me find my next role.

Kim Morley Principle Delivery Manager

Working with Riana has been nothing short of brilliant. Riana went above and beyond to help me find and secure a role. She kept in touch frequently and it was a lovely candidate experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Riana again.

Lauren Gibson Associate Product Manager

I would just like to take the time to commend Charlotte Waters on her outstanding work with me. She has helped me every step of the way with great enthusiasm. Even if it is on her day off or out of hours. Definitely the best agent I have worked with. I would like to extend my thanks to Maxwell recruiting for helping me get a job in this difficult time.

Louis Thompson Graduate Tester

Lloyd was a huge help in my search for a new role. He took the time to understand not only my skillset but the other general requirements and expectations I had for the new role. We had regular catch-ups throughout the recruitment process to provide guidance on expectations. The engagement did not end when I was successful with my application. Lloyd continued to liaise with me on the lead up to starting the role and even afterwards to ensure everything was going well. He knows and understands the industry well. Hopefully I will not need to use his services again but I would if the need arose. I would not hesitate to recommend them to my network.

Paul Maddocks Lead Site Reliability Engineer

Charlotte has far been the most helpful and professional recruiter I have spoken to. I wasn't the easiest person to get in touch with, but she was persistant and I'm so glad she was, as I have now found a dream role that she knew I would be perfect for. Charlotte was in contact pre interview to prep me for the meeting as well as provided me with feedback from the company post interview and was very swift at responding to my messages. Even after I had landed the role, Charlotte has kept in touch to check in and has been so knowledgeable of the new company, the role and where the company sees the future of the role, easing any concerns that I had. She was honestly amazing to have in my corner and I couldn't possibly reccommend her more. Thank you so much Charlotte for everything!

Roshni Versani Senior Business Systems Analyst

I was actively looking for a new opportunity within the BI sector where Chris called me with an exciting role. He was professional, honest and genuinely had my best interests at heart. I always knew where i=I stood and always offered advice where I asked for it. Would definitely recommend using if your seeking employment into the IT & Tech sector.

Jason Bonney BI Developer

Lloyd has been great in providing roles that fit with my aspirations and helped with interview preparations which made the whole recruitment process stress-free.

Graham Pye DevOps Engineer

I had the pleasure of being a client of Lloyd Lowson’s during my latest job move and I can honestly say Lloyd is extremely professional, hard working and knowledgable in the Manchester cloud and DevOps space. Lloyd’s advice was invaluable and he made sure to get the best possible outcome from negotiations. Lloyd kept in regular contact throughout the process and takes genuine interest in finding the right role for your career. I highly recommend Lloyd for finding your next career move!

Tom Cragg DevOps Engineer

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