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Case Studies

It is said that self-praise is no recommendation so we asked the people that matter – our Clients and Candidates. Here they walk us through their recruitment experiences and recount what it was like to work with us.

Through your eyes

A diverse educational publisher

Raintree Publishing

Raintree is a library and diverse publisher specialising in books and digital resources for the education market. Launched in 2004, to cater for reluctant readers and young people who need additional support to progress literacy skills, the company has established a trusted reputation with both librarians and teachers.

Visionary Technology


Oxford based OXSIGHT produce a range of high-tech, patented and approved glasses that are transforming the lives of visually impaired people around the world. Their aim is to give the visually impaired greater independence with day-to-day activities, and enhance the vision of people with peripheral vision loss caused by conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other degenerative eye diseases. Their glasses have also helped people with a visual impairment caused following a stroke, such as homonymous hemianopia.

A simple, streamlined and intelligent car buying experience


Established in 2016 as a disruptor to the car finance industry, Oodle’s vision now is to offer a seamless car-buying experience that is tailor-built to customers’ lifestyles. What truly sets Oodle apart is their innovative approach and streamlining process, ultimately putting the customer in control of finding their perfect car.

World-class academic experiences for students from across the globe

Oxford Royale

Founded by two brothers, William and George Humphreys, The Oxford Royale Academy is a top destination for ambitious, talented young people. Attracted by a long-standing reputation for high-quality education, every year, they are given the rare opportunity to experience life as a student in the best universities in the UK.

Enhanced Advice & Guidance for the NHS

Consultant Connect

Consultant Connect provides GPs, nurses and paramedics with access to instant advice and guidance from NHS specialists. Used by around a third of the NHS across a variety of specialities – from urgent care to mental health, Consultant Connect is arming thousands of professionals with the knowledge they need to make vital decisions.

International scientific, conservation and educational charity

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, ZSL is committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction.

Award-winning HealthScience communications consultancy

PharmaGenesis London

PharmaGenesis London was established in 1998 and since then it has grown to become recognised as one of the leading providers of health science communications to the global pharmaceutical industry. Having expanded into larger offices in the centre of Oxford, complementing their operations in London, Cardiff, Basel, Philadelphia and Melbourne, the company has enjoyed continued success in recent years.

Trusted accountants and advisors since 1906


Critchleys provides accounting and financial advisory services to private, business, education and charity clients. Based in Oxford, UK, we have clients across the UK and beyond.

A great candidate for a great cause

Catalyst Works

Established in Oxford in the mid-1990s, Catalyst Works meets the fund-raising, marketing and communication needs of the not-for-profit sector. The agency works with some of the best known charities and non-governmental organisations, including Amnesty International UK, Crisis, Raleigh International and the Royal Horticultural Society.

“Please send my regards to the team for all their efforts. They sent through some excellent candidates and have been extremely helpful throughout the recruitment process.”

Alex Evans, HR Manager, PharmaVentures Ltd

“Great meeting today with Constance Farthing and Hannah Bush from the number 1 recruitment agency in the area - Allen Associates. Professional and proactive service every time, I can highly recommend them.”

Debs Butler, Open Doors

“Your team do a great job with what is sometimes a difficult assignment to fill and do it with a smile.”

Callum O’Driscoll, Area Operations Manager, Thames Water Groundwork South (Thames Valley Area)

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