Client Testimonials


We are pleased to be able to provide a small selection of recent testimonials from hiring managers we have succesfully recruited for :


Sean has a deserved strong reputation in our sector and has introduced some great candidates to us over many years. We want to employ the best in our industry and Sean has helped that happen.

Neil Davies

CEO - Asset Finance & Leasing, Close Brothers - Provided October 2018 and applicable to work completed in the above capacity

We have used Robinson Toms Recruitment Ltd for many years both in the UK and Europe ,  in the last 3 years they have successfully sourced both our UK & IR VP of Finance and joint MD and most recently in 2018 our new UK & IR VP of Sales and joint MD.

We have found their service to be professional and timely , they were able to find and attract for both selection processes some excellent highly experienced applicants from which ,  on both occasions , we were able to secure our preferred candidate.

Ralf Behrning

Executive Vice President for UK , IR , Netherlands , Belgium & France, CHG Meridian - Provided September 2018 and applicable to work completed in the above capacity

We always use Robinson Toms as our first port of call for our Business Development Manager and Senior Management vacancies. Sean consistently matches our brief with high calibre candidates and it is no surprise that after the final cut his candidates are more often than not last person standing.

The success of our business has been built upon quality, highly motivated individuals and Robinson Toms has been a key part in building our success.

Peter Collins Chief Executive Officer

MAN Financial Services PLC , Provided July 2015 & applicable to work completed in the above capacity

Sean has helped me find a number of candidates over the years. He is hard working, persistent and personable. The candidates he puts forward have always been first class and well briefed. He is a pleasure to work with and having come from within the asset finance industry knows instinctively what I am looking for.

Alan Rhodes Sales & Marketing Director

Scania Finance Great Britain Ltd, Provided March 2012 & applicable to work completed in the above capacity.

I have worked with Sean on a number of UK and international hires, and I have always found him to be an enthusiastic, candid & creative recruiter. Sean continues to source good quality candidates, over and above those who are normally in the market place. He provides an exemplary service providing prompt & full feedback keeping the recruiter & candidate well informed each step of the way, and this separates him apart from other recruiters. I recommend Sean as a recruiter because of his ability to access quality candidates, his predisposition for full communication through each stage, and his creative closing ability.

Nick F Sales Director UK , Ireland , Benelux & Dach

Dell Financial Services , Provided May 2008 & applicable to work completed in the above capacity

I have used Robinson Toms Recruitment on many occasions and found Sean to be very knowledgeable in the leasing industry. Sean takes time to understand my needs as a client and matches us up with good quality candidates. He works hard to link candidates with the client even after introductions have been made.

Graham Wren General Manager France Italy , German & Alpine Regions

Cisco Capital , Provided May 2008 and applicable to work completed in the above capacity

In my position as European Sales Director Technology Finance for De Lage Landen Leasing I have recruited successfully in various European countries and to Country Sales Manager level via Robinson Toms Recruitment over the past 4 years.

Over this period I have found that the companies approach to be one of constantly striving to develop a successful long term recruitment partnership with ourselves.

Such a partnership has been achieved through their depth of industry knowledge and their professional, responsive and collaborative approach This has included providing candid and timely advice on any issue that may affect the timing or the success of a selection process, examples include such as remuneration and benefits, candidate restrictive covenants, notice periods etc.

The company’s careful pre vetting and selection of candidates, professional management of the candidate throughout the selection process and their support, as required, in contract discussion and resolution has lead to a 100% acceptance of offers made.

Post hire the company remains as actively involved as required by ourselves.

Graham Drew

European Sales Director Technology Finance, De Lage Landen Leasing Ltd<br /> Provided February 2009 & applicable to work completed in the above capacity


Thanks for the high quality searches you have performed for Xerox (Europe) Financial Services, both in Netherland, Italy and other locations.
Not only did you find terrific candidates with skills, you also found individuals that were good cultural fits for our organization and objectives.
I was particularly impressed with your ability to manage a process and timeline that was very organized.

Thanks for your great work and partnership support for us.

Bret Thomas

Global GM, Xerox Leasing Group - March 2009

ECS have worked with Sean for nearly ten years and he has placed many people with us.
The fact that all but one of my sales managers were sourced as sales people via Sean is testament enough of the calibre of individuals he finds.

Chris Labrey

UK & Ireland Sales Director, ECS United Kingdom PLC - March 2009

Thanks to a solid background in the IT leasing industry and a very good understanding of both the market and our company, Sean Toms has recruited most of the key people of our current sales team.

Philippe Segui

Eastern & Northern Europe Executive Director, ECS Group - March 2009

We are also pleased to be able to provide an example reference from a senior candidate we have placed more than once we have many others with similar supportive comments :

Hi Sean,

Happy to give feedback for you (this is not just for the ( name of employer removed ) hire by the way).

Uniquely when compared against your competitors I think you bring several things to the table:

1/ The level of briefing and feedback that you provide prior to a meeting. When first presented with it many years ago, I thought you were a bit over the top, but I have never been caught out in an interview in terms of role, personalities or probable direction of interview – and I cannot say that for any of your competitors. People ignore your briefings at their peril.

2/ I love the level of communication that you provide and your desire to nail everything down. I suspect it may occasionally wind up the companies that you are recruiting for, but from my side of the fence I find it reassuring that someone cares about the detail and clarity of communication. As with 1above I have never not understood what the next step in the process is and that is down to clarity of communication.

3/ You also come across as caring that your candidate does well – even when in all probability you have put up more than one candidate.

Speaking with other people who have been placed by you, the above are fairly consistent themes and I do think it separates you (in my experience) from your competition.

Thanks C

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