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The whole team were superb in helping me prepare for the various stages of the recruitment process. They were always very clear on what would be happening and the sorts of questions I could expect. They were very proactive in their communication so I always knew what was happening. Overall it was a very good experience and I would happily work with them again. Highly recommended.


Rob Jackson, Client Listening Research Manager, Allen & Overy

I have worked with Leighton Taylor as a candidate and a recruiter and have always found them to be responsive, consultative, and really good at listening to my needs. I had a long list of quite specific requirements when I began looking for my current role and they really listened and came up with suggestions that showed they understood that I was looking for. They made the process really smooth and easy and I couldn't be happier in my new role! 

Tamsin Porter, Director of Client Marketing & Communications, Frontier Economics

Leighton Taylor do more than just recruit, they put the right people in the right roles. Leighton Taylor show a depth of understanding of our business and culture that is quite unique. And I love that there is no hard sell with them, just trust, sincerity and professionalism. 


Lisa Spencer-Arnott, HR Manager, Conyers Dill & Pearman 

I have looked for two roles in the UK (15 years apart) and Giles has helped me to find them both. Giles has extensive experience of the industry and is most helpful in identifying suitable opportunities as well as providing support and guidance through the interview process. I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor looking for roles within the sector.

Megan Khan, Interim Head of Marketing and BD, Hogan Lovells

I have worked with Colette and Victoria for over 10 years now. They really understand our firm and what we are looking for in a candidate so never waste our time with people that won't fit in. Their response times are excellent and they are both realistic and honest at managing my expectations. They have placed the majority of our team now and I can't recommend them highly enough. 


Eleanor Attley, Head of Business Development, Macfarlanes LLP 

Giles and the team at Leighton Taylor were great to deal with from a candidate perspective.  They contacted me quickly with any opportunities and only discussed roles that would be suitable for my skills/requirements which was refreshing and demonstrated that they had understood what I was looking for in my next role - something that some other agencies fail to do.  They kept me informed of progress, provided some really helpful advice and briefing material ahead of any interviews and I felt promoted me to would be employers very effectively.  I would definitely work with them again when looking for my next role.

Senior Marketing Manager, Global Property Consultancy

The Leighton Taylor team were absolutely essential in getting my current role, from negoitating with the employer on my behalf and encouragement from the start that they would help me find the best role for me. The team not only did that but presented me with an opportunity to take the right step in my career. The experience I have had with agencies have not been great, but with Colette, Victoria and Giles, their quick response time, professionalism and assistance kept me assured. I will be forever grateful to them.

Victoria Da Costa, Digital Marketing Assistant, Linklaters 

Colette and Victoria made my job search very easy by regularly sending me job descriptions. I always found them to be incredibly responsive and approachable. They were also smart in choosing job specs suitable to my oersonal career development, and I am now very happy with my new role, which they secured for me this year.

Rachel Lambert, BD Executive, Clyde & Co.

I have recently been placed as Marketing and Events Manager by Leighton Taylor. Giles, Colette and Victoria are completely unlike any other recruiters. They spent a lot of time getting to know me and what I was looking for, before sending over many relevant and realistic options. They worked diligently and I got an interview for my first choice within weeks. Always just on the end of a phone, the team sent me preparation materials for the interview and fully prepped me on what to expect. When the pace quickened, the team worked outside of ordinary office hours to secure my new position, their communications timely and effective. They have been consummate professionals from beginning to end, even checking up on my progress as I've settled into the new role. I highly recommend Leighton Taylor, they have been a pleasure to work with.

Lucy Smith, Marketing and Events Manager, Cloisters

I have been very happy with the service I've had from Leighton Taylor. They made sure that the roles they suggested were the right ones for me and my career (which is rare in legal marketing!) and were extremely helpful throughout the recruitment process, from start to finish. I felt in safe hands.

Henrietta Wilson, Client Relationship Manager, Allen & Overy

Leighton Taylor are an exemplary professional service, providing applicants with comprehensive information to prepare for job interviews. They certainly helped me to get my current job – working as a Marketing and Business Development Administrator at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP – by sending me a pack of information of likely questions and key information to research. Their staff are so helpful and kind and they kept me in the loop with constant updates about my interviews. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! 

Molly Vickers, Marketing and Business Development Administrator, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Colette Norfolk and the team at Leighton Taylor have successfully placed me twice in recent years, and I would enthusiastically recommend them. They were a pleasure to work with, provided valuable advice through my periods of looking for work, understood which roles might be right for me and were at all times positive and responsive. They were able to put me forward for the highest calibre of relevant roles in the market, ensuring the roles were right for me and not just flooding me with whatever was on their books. Leighton Taylor also expertly managed negotiations with my future employers.

Charlie Birts, Client & Market Development Manager, Clifford Chance

Leighton Taylor recently helped me secure a position within a top twenty accounting firm. As a marketer who has specialised in professional services sector, I was delighted to find a recruitment consultancy aligned with the industry as there was an immediate understanding of my background and ambition with regards to a new role. I was most impressed with the service they provided and especially the briefing documents they sent across prior to an interview  as these were a valuable prompt to ensure I was well prepared for my interviews. They were professional, reliable and supportive. I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them to others.

Ruth Parkinson, Marketing & BD Executive, Kingston Smith

Colette and Victoria at Leighton Taylor Consulting are fantastic - friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. Their positive attitude, market knowledge and proactiveness meant I was sent opportunities that were right for me quickly.  I was put forward for interviews for roles that I expressed interest in within days and they supported me throughout the interview process, following up after each stage with feedback.  They even checked up on me after my first week at my new role!  I would highly recommend them. 

Stephanie Mark, Marketing Projects & Campaigns Assistant

Leighton Taylor Consulting definitely made finding a new job a lot easier than the usual job hunting process. They were very helpful in finding relevant roles for me, and the advice they sent me really helped me during the interview process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. 

Liv Klingert, Marketing & BD Assistant, Maucher Jenkins

Victoria and Colette were incredibly helpful and provided me with a service I have never experienced with other recruitment firms. They were professional, friendly and stuck with me every step of the way to help guide me through the process. Would highly recommend!

James Dickenson, Client Development Assistant, Kennedys

I would definitely recommend Leighton Taylor. Both my current and previous roles were gained through Leighton Taylor and I found them to be efficient, helpful and professional. Where other agencies may stop contacting you after they’ve put you forward for a couple of roles, I was impressed that Leighton Taylor consistently sent me great roles and got me interviews until I secured the right role. 

Victoria Durham, Senior BD Executive, Shearman & Sterling

The team at Leighton Taylor couldn’t have been more helpful in helping me find the right job for me. Right from the initial application through to final interview they were always supportive and provided great advice. Their recruiters were highly professional yet friendly and took time to find out what I was really looking for. I would highly recommend if you are looking for employment within this area. 

Kate Guckian, Marketing Assistant, 4 Pump Court

The best and most professional experience I've had with a recruitment company, very efficient, honest and great to work with. A whole-hearted thanks to you for helping me to find my perfect role! Would absolutely recommend.

Rebecca Fleming, BD Executive, Allen & Overy

I have worked with both Colette and Victoria from Leighton Taylor Consulting and have been pleasantly surprised with their efficiency and professionalism. Having worked with a few recruitment companies, they are by far my favourite.
They are extremely organised, always following up on calls and interviews and their communication skills are second to none which can surprisingly be quite hard to find. They always provide the relevant information in a timely matter and never put pressure on you – simply get you an interview that suits your schedule as well as the client, brief you the best that they can and wish you luck.
You can tell straight away that they are experts at what they do and you are certainly not working with people that have just joined the industry. They work hard to find the role that you want and have a wide range of reputable clients and strong relationships with them which makes you feel reassured. The company they placed me at they have been working with for 20 years so it gives you piece of mind that they know exactly what the client is looking for and can give you a really detailed brief of what to expect.
The interviews that they got for me were exactly the roles that I was looking for and all at top companies. If I look again, they will certainly be the first people that I contact. I cannot recommend them enough.

Emma Newman, Senior BD Executive, Simmons & Simmons

The help that I received from Leighton Taylor during my job search was excellent. They guided me through the recruitment process, helping to brief me before interviews and checking to see how everything had gone in a timely manner. They acted swiftly and professionally on my behalf to secure me the role and the salary I wanted hours after my final interview.

Victoria Leporiere, PR & Communications Manager, Macfarlanes 

I first worked with Colette many years ago when she helped me make the transition from financial journalism to professional services marketing. I recall her being one of the few recruiters at the time who thought it perfectly reasonable for me to want to move into in-house marketing communications. She was tremendously supportive, offering me lots of practical tips from how to adapt my CV for professional services to how to approach interterviews and showcase my transferable skills. I got the first job she put me forward for and have never looked back. I signed up with Leighton Taylor more recently and was delighted to work with Colette again. She, Victoria and Giles make a seamless team. They are all up to speed with all their candidates, so you never have to repeat yourself. They genuinely listen to what you say, always follow up and never strong arm you into anything. In fact, I trust them so much I actively seek their advice. Above all, they make you feel as important as the companies they're recruiting for, which speaks volumes for the type of agency they are. I cannot recommend them highly enough.


Layisha Laypang, PR & Communications Manager, Efficio

If you are looking for a job in professional services, look no further than Leighton Taylor. Victoria and Colette always know exactly what roles to send through and they have helped me secure two roles at two fantastic firms. I couldn't be happier to work with them.


Lydia Gerges, BD Advisor, Linklaters

Unlike other recruiters, Leighton Taylor really get to know you and care about your success. If one interview doesn't work or feel right they will continue to search for the ideal position for you. Their recruiters have a welcoming and chatty approach and are beyond friendly.


Yasmine Ravat, Marketing & BD Assistant, Maucher Jenkins

Colette and the team at Leighton Taylor Consulting were great at firing through relevant roles and pushing through my applications. Colette understood what I was looking for so that minimal time was wasted looking at roles that were not right for me. Thanks I'm looking forward to starting my new role!


Charlotte Judge, BD Executive, Trowers & Hamlins 

Giles was incredibly helpful in helping me to find my next role. His advice and that of his team was very useful. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. 


Caroline Mallen, Business Development Manager, Baker & McKenzie 

Leighton Taylor worked closely with me to secure a consulting project with an international law firm. They were thorough in their preparation and introductions for me and helped all parties get the contract over the line. A good firm to work with.


Dan Bright, Consultant, Fieldfisher 

Colette was absolutely fabulous in helping me find the right role. Colette took a lot of time to build a relationship with me and understand what I was looking for and gave very helpful guidance in prepping for stages in the process. Colette and the team at Leighton Taylor are very professional can I would recommend them fully for others in their search. 


Riddhi Patel, BD Advisor, Energy & Infrastructure, Hogan Lovells 

Colette and Victoria were a great help in helping me secure my next role. They took the time to understand my key drivers and kept in touch throughout the entire process. They understand the nature of marketing within professional services organisations and the challenges/opportunities. In short, they get it.


Jose Lucas, Marketing Specialist, Bain & Co.

I have worked with Giles and Colette for a number of years. They have a very good understanding of both the market and their clients' needs. Recruiting with Leighton Taylor is very straightforward and helps to lighten the load.


Jean Young, HR Manager, Goodman Derrick

Leighton Taylor were recommended to us because we were looking to appoint a new Marketing & BD Manager. After meeting to discuss our requirements, they selected and sent across an outstanding candidate who we interviewed and who has recently started with us. The whole process was very straightforward and I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking to recruit in this area.

Mike Stones, COO - Residential, CBRE UK

Giles has recently placed me as Global Marketing and BD Director at Turner & Townsend. He is a highly professional recruiter and has a genuine depth of knowledge of professional services. The recruitment process can be charged with tension. Giles will advise throughout and provide experienced guidance about how to handle the various challenges that arise.

Chris White, Global Marketing & Business Development Director, Turner & Townsend

I was recently appointed Director of Business Development at the College of Estate Management. Leighton Taylor handled the recruitment on behalf of the College. I dealt with Colette Norfolk and Giles Taylor and found their approach very professional from initial contact all the way through to the conclusion of the process. Working as a team, they gave me helpful advice on the College's requirements and kept me informed at each stage.

Stephen Bartle, Director of Business Development, College of Estate Management

Giles has recently placed me in my role as Head of Marketing. His advice and quality of service made what can be a stressful process very easy. He best understood the sort of role I was actually after and found positions that no-one else put forward.

I would not hesitate to use Giles again in the future.

Scott Evans, Head of Marketing at Savills Investment Management

I have had the pleasure of knowing Giles and the Leighton Taylor team for around 5 years. Whether I have been recruiting for top talent whilst at leading global law firms or supporting my own professional development, Giles has time and again proved to be proactive, engaged and someone who thinks outside the box in terms of finding the right fit for both employer and candidate.

Giles has facilitated two of my most significant career moves – most recently to Director at a top tier global management consultancy. His guidance throughout the recruitment process, hands on approach and knowledge of his client and the professional services industry has proved invaluable. Working Giles and the Leighton Taylor team guarantees you access to experienced and professional consultants who value quality and approach the recruitment process with integrity.

Olivia Vermaak, BD Director, Millman

What separates Leighton Taylor from other recruiters was their understanding of me as a client and their ability to consistently recommend appropriate roles. Their background knowledge of the interviewers made it easier to prepare and I couldn't be happier with my new job.

Eric Rugundu, Marketing & BD Manager, Cundalls

Colette and the team were really helpful at advising me on my move from a PR agency role to a position in house. Colette took the time to carefully analyse my CV and her expert knowledge in the professional services space and her relationship with my new employer were great contributors to getting me to where I am now. I was given a lot of support and helpful documents to ensure I was prepared for my interviews. I would certainly recommend Leighton Taylor to anyone looking for a new challenge in professional services.

Susanna Robinson – Senior PR Manager – Allen & Overy

Colette was fantastic to work with. She provided realistic advice as to my career prospects, and put me forward for roles which really catapulted my career. She also provided fantastic advice prior to my interviews, preparing me with everything I needed and more. I would highly recommend her.

Jonathan Edwards – Product Marketing Assistant – Linklaters

Colette is an exceptional recruitment consultant. Her knowledge of the professional services sector is outstanding. She builds strong, trusting relationships with clients and candidates alike. I have recommended her to other candidates and employers countless times and whenever her name pops up in conversations there are always strong nods of approval and praise for her outstanding integrity and determination to achieve the best solution by finding the right candidate for the role. She restores one's faith in a much maligned sector and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Clara Barber – Head of Bids & Proposals – Taylor Wessing

Colette was very fantastic with my job search. She took the time to build a strong relationship with me and provided me with roles that were applicable to my career path. Both Colette and Giles were very responsive and were always willing to help. They made sure I was fully prepared for the interview process and provided me with great advice and guidance on the role as well as the company. They have been really great to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new role.

Lucia Chow – BD Advisor – Browne Jacobson

I have known Colette for many years now dating back to my Marketing Executive days, she has placed me a couple of times and always takes the time to understand exactly what I am looking for to ensure a perfect match. She placed me at my current role at Shakespeares and I couldn't be happier. If you are looking to enhance your career, move on or head in a new direction, Colette is a great recruiter.

Sarah Constable - Head of Communications - Shakespeares

I recently decided to make the big move from London to Singapore. Because of her sheer hard work and practical advice, I have no hesitation in making Colette my first port of call in legal marketing recruitment. Her knowledge of the industry, attention to detail and appreciation of the nuances of each particular role ensure that candidates present themselves in the best possible light. My experience with Leighton Taylor as a candidate would make me seek them out in future both as a candidate and as a recruiter. 

Anthony Woodward, Business Development, Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)

Giles is the best. The secret of his success – spending the time to get to know his clients at both ends of the deal. Quite simply he really cares.

Carolyn Tiley, Business Development Manager (RE), Foot Anstey

Colette was extremely helpful in my job search earlier in the year, which was under pretty short timescales. She recognised the role that was perfect for me, and assisted me fully in preparations for the interview process (as well as making arrangements around a not-so-well timed two-week holiday). Six months down the line I am still very happy in my role, and am very pleased to recommend Colette (and Leighton Taylor Consulting as a whole), as one of the best recruiters I have worked with.

Jenny Bignall, Business Development Executive, Wragge & Co

Colette's knowledge of the legal market is second to none and she has a keen awareness of the specific attributes and skills that particular firms are looking for. She took the time to build a relationship with me to understand what was important, which meant that I only ever reviewed suitable roles. Both her and Giles were extremely responsive and I felt that they were 'on my side'. When looking for a new job it is so valuable to feel like you matter and that's what you get with Leighton Taylor.

Kaye Cousins, Business Development Manager, Freshfields

I have had two big moves in my career to date and Giles successfully placed me in new roles each time. Giles was able to find me the opportunity that I was looking for by understanding the context of my career aspirations and suitability of employer. Moreover, Giles is evidently well connected within professional services and I can unreservedly recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking for marketing and BD roles in that environment.

Richard Samuel, Business Development Manager - IMC, Norton Rose

Colette was fantastic at finding me my current position as a Business Development Assistant. She took the time to find out what I was looking for in a role and made the whole application process very simple. She was also very good in helping me prepare for the interview process, giving me advice that showed a deep understanding of the sector and the competencies necessary to demonstrate. I definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for work in the professional services.

Emma Baddeley, Business Development Assistant, SJ Berwin

I would recommend Leighton Taylor - time was taken to consider which role, and as importantly, which firm would best suit my experience and skills set.  I really appreciated the guidance and preparation leading up to a successful interview - getting in the right 'mindset' for a career move is essential and Giles helped me along the way.

Lee Katipunan, Client Relationship Manager, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Colette has been instrumental in securing my current position for me. From my CV, she was able to determine that I would be a good match to the role. In addition to liaising with the company, she went the extra mile by providing key information on the interviewers, company culture and responsibilities. Without her guidance, my chances at acquiring this position would have been greatly reduced. Thanks Colette!

Louise Lim, Marketing Executive, Taylor Wessing

I was recently appointed Director of Business Development at the College of Estate Management. Leighton Taylor handled the recruitment on behalf of the College. I dealt with Colette Norfolk and Giles Taylor and found their approach very professional from initial contact all the way through to the conclusion of the process. Working as a team, they gave me helpful advice on the College's requirements and kept me informed at each stage.

Stephen Bartle, Director of Business Development, College of Estate Management

Giles is a thoughtful and interested recruiter - he is well connected with the market and evidently puts time and effort into researching candidates to meet a brief, as well as advising on the brief itself with the benefit of many years experience. We will definitely use Leighton Taylor again for our next hire.

Paul Jaffa, Managing Director, Myddleton Communications

Right from the start I was struck by Giles' effective and professional manner when I was looking to return to a role in the professional services industry. He clearly has a good understanding of the industry and provided excellent guidance and feedback from meetings which helped in finally securing a position. Throughout the interview process both Collette and Giles kept me up to speed with developments and I would strongly recommend Leighton Taylor to those who are looking to secure a business development position within professional services.

Brian Long, Senior Business Advisor, KPMG

I worked with Giles to find a new marketing role and was thoroughly impressed by the professional, flexible service I received. Giles quickly understood what I was looking for and was able to work around travel and work commitments to get job spec's to me, answer questions and set up interviews. I felt supported and encouraged throughout the whole process and would recommend Leighton Taylor to anyone looking to find the right role for them.

Jenny Shaw, Channel Marketing Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

Colette introduced me to my current employer, US law firm Reed Smith. She was very thorough from the very beginning and wanted to ensure there was a good match from both parties' point of view. She is not one of those consultants who focus on the number of candidates they put forward but really ensures that there is adequacy. Colette was very methodical throughout the process, giving me a detailed briefing before each meeting and prompt feedback thereafter.  She is also very personable and definitely goes the extra mile to ensure her stakeholders have all the information they need, in a timely fashion. I have had dealings with a number of recruitment consultants, but Colette stands out as one of the most professional, focused and efficient individuals I have met. She is a pleasure to work with.

Business Analyst, Reed Smith

Giles provided sound advice that was straightforward and concise throughout the recruitment process. Honest and reliable, he is very good at identifying roles that were right for me. Giles listened to my needs and acted accordingly. I can recommend him wholeheartedly.

Tom Horigan National Marketing and Business Development Manager, Baker Tilly

Giles was instrumental in helping me identify and pursue my next career decision. My experience in using his service was very positive. He has great contacts and brings a level of maturity to negotiations which sets him apart from others. I have no hesitation in recommending Giles.

Tim Graham,  Global CRM Manager - Allen & Overy

Leighton Taylor were recommended to us because we were looking to appoint a new Marketing & BD Manager. After meeting to discuss our requirements, they selected and sent across an outstanding candidate who we interviewed and who has recently started with us. The whole process was very straightforward and I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking to recruit in this area.

Mike Stones, COO - Residential, CBRE UK

I recently availed of Leighton Taylor Consulting services to find a new job. Colette ensured all roles I applied for were applicable to my specific career path and fully prepped me for interviews. I would recommend Colette on this basis and also because she is approachable and is able to match the personality of the prospective employee to the employer.

Jennifer Paybody, CRM Assistant, Linklaters

I had the delight in working with Giles recently on a mandate, he came highly recommended by one of my clients. His enthusiasm and integrity is matched by his expert knowledge of the professional services arena, I would strongly recommend you engage with Giles whether a corporate or a candidate.

Waheed Aslam - Senior BD Manager, Simmons & Simmons

Leighton Taylor were a pleasure to work with. They gave me detailed and insightful information for all of my interviews and negotiated extremely well for me when I received an offer. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to further their career in professional services.

Arquette Hirani, Business Development Advisor, Linklaters

I registered with Leighton Taylor earlier this year in order to find a new CRM role. The advice that I received throughout the whole process was always insightful and I was particularly impressed by Giles knowledge of the market and his ability to identify roles that fitted with my particular needs. I felt well supported throughout the process and succeeded in securing an excellent new role pretty quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend Leighton Taylor if you are looking for a new marketing, BD or CRM role in the professional services sector.

Cynthia Tokura, Senior BD Manager, Norton Rose

As a recruiter, Giles is a considerate, strategic and wholly tactful. He goes beyond the norm to ensure his clients are both well positioned and prepared for interviews. I thoroughly appreciated the efforts Giles went to in order to help me secure employment and will certainly seek his support in future.

Zoe Pink, Business Development Manager, Grant Thornton

Giles really makes sure he understands both client and candidate to ensure he gets great results. He provided me with a very good opportunity in the legal sector, gave some useful interview hints and offered helpful advice throughout the process. I would highly recommend Leighton Taylor Consulting if you are looking to find a marketing or business development role in professional services.

Barbara Spoors, Marketing Communications Manager, Speechly Bircham

I have worked with Giles over the past 10 years from both a recruiter and candidate perspectives. I have found him to have an outstanding knowledge of the marketing and business development market within the professional services sector. His insights have been helpful in shaping our recruitment strategies and reward structures as well as gaining a good understanding of the availability of good candidates. Leighton Taylor is able to deliver results quickly and efficiently and would be an essential call if you are looking to recruit in the sector.

Katherine McPherson, Director, Big 4 Accountancy Firm

I found Leighton Taylor, to be extremely helpful and thorough. They took the time to fully understand my background and requirements in order to match me to the most suitable role. They provided guidance and support throughout the recruitment process. I found them very responsive compared to other firms and felt that they were genuinely interested in my career path.

Sinead Allen, Marketing Communications Executive

Giles worked with me to find a new position. He ensured that he understood my skills and career aspirations, before matching me to companies and roles that were ideally suited. Giles is very thorough in his approach, and doesn't miss any details that will assist in making interviews and first contacts with prospective employers go as smoothly as possible. Overall I have been very impressed with the depth of knowledge of Leighton Taylor and have found the end-to-end experience to be insightful, highly professional and extremely organised.

Amanda Colman, Senior Proposals Advisor, Big 4 Accountancy Firm