What our Clients & Candidates Say

  • “We look for commercial people with a rare blend of talents. They need to be able to advise our blue-chip clients on thought leadership strategy. They need to be highly strategic and purposeful in uncovering opportunity. And they need the hunger it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving business. Ross was quick to understand our need, he only delivered high-quality people for interview, and he succeeded in getting us a winning candidate incredibly fast.” 
    - Gareth Lofthouse, Founding Partner, Longitude.
  • I can't rate or recommend Ross highly enough. He brings a thoughtful, personal approach to the process, carefully matching opportunities with candidates, through a good understanding of their priorities and skills. Throughout, he keeps candidates up to date in an open, honest way. A genuine pleasure to work with.
    - Johnny Meredith, Senior New Business Manager, The Bio Agency.
  • Ross is the best recruitment agent I have worked with, he stayed in contact, kept me informed and was with me every step of the process. He also checked in with me during my first couple of weeks in my new role to make sure I was settling in. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
    - Karen Troman, Office Manager & HR Co-ordinator, VoucherCodes.co.uk part of RetailMeNot
  • I have worked with Ross over 4 years now and he has always delivered a really high standard of candidate both at senior and junior level. His online knowledge is second to none and all the candidates he has put forward over the years have only good things to say about Ross and his work ethic.
    - Neil Kettleborough, CRO & Co Founder, Chalk Social
  • Ross is a fantastic recruitment consultant -  extremely professional, meticulous, patient and supportive. Throughout the process, I felt he represented me really well and genuinely cared about my career and finding the right role. Thanks to Ross I am now in a role I love, working with a brilliant team. Very highly recommended!
    - Helen Rosemier, Account Director for Accenture, Longitude
  • I have no hesitation in recommending Ross. He is, by quite some distance, the best recruiter I have worked with. Perhaps unusually, Ross listens carefully in order to understand the needs of his clients and candidates, thereby ensuring that good matches are made; we are not talking 'spray and pray'. Likeable and on the ball, I hope to work with him again.
    - Pete Braham, Business Development, Longitude.
  • I cannot recommend Ross enough. He is by far the best recruiter I worked with during my job search. He really took the time to understand my work history and what I was looking for in a new role. He matched me with a great company and provided feedback and professional advice during every step of the process. Thanks again for such a pleasant experience.
    - Natalia Ramirez, Marketing Manager, Google
  • Ross always had my best interests in mind and is a refreshing change away from impersonal recruitment industry norms. He identified a role I would be highly interested in based on my background and went above-and-beyond with help for interview preparation and feedback. Ross was quick and timely with communicating next steps and expectations, always open to questions and checking-in regularly to make for a seamless process between myself, Ross and the agency. Could not have asked for more when looking for a new role.
    - Adam Rawlings, Planner, Rapier Customer Engagement
  • I have worked with Ross for over 5 years. He has successfully recruited on my behalf and has recently placed me in a new role. Unlike a lot of consultants I have had dealings with, Ross is consultative and prudent in his approach. As the saying goes, he does not try to fit 'square pegs in round holes' or vice-versa. He understands the brief. Through his extensive network Ross is able to pair suitable candidates with relevant-experience related roles so that ultimately, the candidate will be successful and an asset to the business. The impression I get from Ross is that the candidate is definably as important as the client which is certainly a refreshing approach. I have recommended Ross to both potential candidates and clients in my network and will continue to do so.
    - Mike Harrison, Senior Digital Content Manager, Press Association
  • I´ve worked with Ross and Clifford Associates Recruitment, now for over 5 years and we´ve always enjoyed a direct and honest working relationship. We need the best in International media sales executives and I appreciate that whilst this is challenging for Clifford Associates, we never receive CV´s that aren´t to the brief or in some way appropriate for us. We are a growing International Publisher and as we will continue to grow, we value as I´m sure Ross does, strong working partnerships in this ever-competitive marketplace. I would and do recommend Clifford Associates to others in the media world.
    - Andy Grimely, Commercial Director, Whathouse.co.uk
  • Ross was different from all the other recruitment agencies I had been with from day one. It was instantly apparent that he wasn't just interested in placing me, but making sure the job was right. Ross was open and honest about each role and how he thought it may suit me, or in some cases not. At no point was I pushed or feel obliged to do anything I was unsure about, I trusted his opinions and respected his honesty. I have been supported at every stage with Ross and always felt like I could ask anything. I was always perfectly prepared for each part of the interview process.The best praise I can give is that I have been hired by every company Ross has put me forward too...this isn't because I am perfect, it's because he just understands what is right for people. Alongside running Clifford Associates, Ross heads up our talent function which has been invaluable in our journey so far.
    - Tom Salvat, Founder & CEO at CONCURED
  • At Globespan Media we have enjoyed a long and harmonious relationship with Ross Clifford. In a crowded market it is rare to find a consultant who takes the time and effort to truly understand and appreciate a client's sales recruitment needs. Most importantly, Ross understands how our company ticks and will screen candidates on the basis he feels they are right for us. This saves a huge amount of time and as a result the candidates we see are, on the whole, of excellent calibre.I unreservedly recommend any media company who are considering utilising RCA for their recruitment requirements, and am confident that any candidate looking for employment in this industry will be well advised and successfully placed through them.
    - Ian Cunningham, Commercial Director, Whathouse.co.uk
  • Ross Clifford is a breath of fresh air in the current recruitment business. He worked with us to fill some difficult vacancies and drilled down to identify what we really needed from the individual and the role itself. I wasn’t inundated with calls or CVs instead I received a targeted and strong choice of candidates. Ross’s commitment is not just to fill your role, but to find the best match for your business and equally for the candidates – I know because I’ve heard it from the two excellent employees we have hired recently from him. He gets it spot on. He’s our preferred supplier.
    - Kalpa Joshi, HR Manager, Newsquest Specialist Media
  • “We look for commercial people with a rare blend of talents. They need to be able to advise our blue-chip clients on thought leadership strategy. They need to be highly strategic and purposeful in uncovering opportunity. And they need the hunger it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving business. Ross was quick to understand our need, he only delivered high-quality people for interview, and he succeeded in getting us a winning candidate incredibly fast.” 

    - Gareth Lofthouse, Founding Partner, Longitude.

  • I can't rate or recommend Ross highly enough. He brings a thoughtful, personal approach to the process, carefully matching opportunities with candidates, through a good understanding of their priorities and skills. Throughout, he keeps candidates up to date in an open, honest way. A genuine pleasure to work with.

    - Johnny Meredith, Senior New Business Manager, The Bio Agency.

  • Ross is the best recruitment agent I have worked with, he stayed in contact, kept me informed and was with me every step of the process. He also checked in with me during my first couple of weeks in my new role to make sure I was settling in. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

    - Karen Troman, Office Manager & HR Co-ordinator, VoucherCodes.co.uk part of RetailMeNot

  • I have worked with Ross over 4 years now and he has always delivered a really high standard of candidate both at senior and junior level. His online knowledge is second to none and all the candidates he has put forward over the years have only good things to say about Ross and his work ethic.

    - Neil Kettleborough, CRO & Co Founder, Chalk Social

  • Ross is a fantastic recruitment consultant -  extremely professional, meticulous, patient and supportive. Throughout the process, I felt he represented me really well and genuinely cared about my career and finding the right role. Thanks to Ross I am now in a role I love, working with a brilliant team. Very highly recommended!

    - Helen Rosemier, Account Director for Accenture, Longitude

  • I have no hesitation in recommending Ross. He is, by quite some distance, the best recruiter I have worked with. Perhaps unusually, Ross listens carefully in order to understand the needs of his clients and candidates, thereby ensuring that good matches are made; we are not talking 'spray and pray'. Likeable and on the ball, I hope to work with him again.

    - Pete Braham, Business Development, Longitude.

  • I cannot recommend Ross enough. He is by far the best recruiter I worked with during my job search. He really took the time to understand my work history and what I was looking for in a new role. He matched me with a great company and provided feedback and professional advice during every step of the process. Thanks again for such a pleasant experience.

    - Natalia Ramirez, Marketing Manager, Google

  • Ross always had my best interests in mind and is a refreshing change away from impersonal recruitment industry norms. He identified a role I would be highly interested in based on my background and went above-and-beyond with help for interview preparation and feedback. Ross was quick and timely with communicating next steps and expectations, always open to questions and checking-in regularly to make for a seamless process between myself, Ross and the agency. Could not have asked for more when looking for a new role.

    - Adam Rawlings, Planner, Rapier Customer Engagement

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