Real People, Real Success

At Classic Consulting, we take great pride in our relationships. And since we started in 2012 we’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of talented people and inspirational brands throughout the region, some of whom have taken the time to write us a review.

We hope you enjoy reading these accounts from our valued candidates and clients. And if you’re ready for your own career change, or to grow your company then please get in touch on 01273 607129 for a confidential discussion with a member our professional recruitment team.

'Classic are one of those rare breeds who take genuine pride in ensuring customer service is at the heart of their operation...'

“I would personally recommend Denise’s services and those of Classic Consulting to anyone who is looking for the highest calibre candidates, competitive prices and a personal and professional engagement.

Classic are one of those rare breeds who take genuine pride in ensuring customer service is at the heart of their operation. They are a tight team of professionals who take personal accountability in making sure you get what you need from the moment you engage with them. I would have no hesitation in personally recommending them to any business who are recruiting and want their agency to have their businesses needs at the forefront of their minds and actions.”
~ Romy Thorpe, Head of Delivery Assurance, Technology Enterprise Services at Vodafone
"Denise and her team are everything you could want from your recruiter. They are supportive, driven and always working with your best interests at heart. My experience with them was nothing short of fantastic and I would never look elsewhere for my recruitment needs."
Philippa R

'Best Consultancy In Sussex'

“Classic Consulting is the most friendly, considerate and efficient recruitment consultancy I have ever used. Denise and the girls take the time to get to know you and as a result only put you forward for opportunities that really suit you. They’re caring, thoughtful and extremely hardworking, which makes them the best recruitment consultancy in Sussex by a mile!”

~ Robyn S, Candidate

'Brilliant and THANK YOU!'

“After hearing numerous nightmare stories, I have always been very reluctant to use agencies of any kind. Reluctantly at first I used Classic Consulting: what a pleasant surprise! They did exactly what they promised to do, kept me up to date throughout and quickly found me my new position. I would never hesitate to recommend Classic to anybody considering a new career path. Take the gamble; I did and it paid off greatly. BRILLIANT AND THANK YOU!”

~ Jason O, Candidate

'On the Career Ladder'

"Classic have been so helpful in finding me full time work. I was only unemployed for three weeks thanks to them and earning during that time frame as they sorted me some temping work. I've now got a great job that's getting me on the career ladder and where I need to be and they've offered me support for the future to help further my career. Couldn't have done it without them... and completely stress free!"

~ Katherine C, Candidate
"I had the pleasure of working with Denise for a role I was very specifically looking for, referring to my needs and a career progression. She mediated very well between myself and the client from start to finish all while maintaining a very professional service which felt personable to me and not robotic.

I would highly recommend Denise to find anyone the right role for them in the future and will be passing my friends and family on to her if they are looking for a new career."
Dean Gilbert
Account Manager at HireRight

'From Candidate to Client...'

“I have known and used Classic Consulting both as a candidate and for the last 12 months as a client. I have used many agencies in my career as a HR Manager and found the personal service I have received over the years from Denise to be outstanding. Classic has never failed to fill a placement for me, keeps me updated at every point and provides an excellent, cost effective, friendly and professional service to both myself and my HR team. I have been so impressed with the service that when I moved company, I ensured that Denise and Classic were first on my PSL.

I would not hesitate to recommend Classic to any friends or family members, in fact I regularly do so and they all have advised me of the fantastic service that they have enjoyed. I would strongly recommend that other agencies look at the model used here and take on board some of the ideas and services that Classic offer.”
~ Kate Roper, Client and Candidate
“I have had the pleasure of working with Denise over the last few years for both permanent and temporary staffing requirements as well as short notice project work where bulk interim recruitment has been necessary. Denise and her team have always gone ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to deliver as well as providing innovative solutions to our needs.”
Robert Powell

'I'm So Grateful'

"I have to say they are the best recruitment agency I have ever dealt with. I had great support before and after the interview, I was sent all the necessary information about the assessment day, the company and the job itself. It is a great job, exactly what I was looking for and I am so grateful that Classic Consulting put me forward for the interview. They have even kept in touch with me afterwards to make sure the pre-employment procedures are going well. Based on my experience I would definitely recommend Classic Consulting to anyone who is looking for a job."

~ Elena M, Candidate

'Absolutely Incredible'

"Having dealt with every aspect of Classic Consulting as a result of being placed on an assignment with them as a temporary worker, I can confirm it is probably the best agency I have ever dealt with. Seamless contact, almost instant replies, making for a very convenient experience when dealing with queries with regards to working hours and pay slips. Also, being placed for numerous potential roles which I may be suitable for is second to none. It helps to maintain motivation and drive to achieve your own goals effortlessly. Absolutely incredible agency."

~ Mark S, Candidate

'My Dream Role'

"The lovely ladies at Classic recently helped me acquire what I would say is my dream role! They were always there when I needed them and frequently kept in touch to make sure I was ready for every stage of the interview process... they got excited when I got the job and I even got a handwritten card congratulating me! Which I thought was an amazing touch!

I would always promote them to any of my friends looking for a change. Thanks ladies!!!"

~ Amy M, Candidate
"Today, with the support and help of CC, I got the job I've been planning for for ages! Classic Consulting stood next me in everything I needed to be successful in the interview starting from the briefing documents about the role and target company and ending with guidance and answering my queries as well as their friendly attitude. Thanks Denise. Thanks CC!"
Fahed H

'Without you, I still would be looking...'

“I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you have put in, and all the help and support you have given me in my recent job search. Having been made redundant, it was a shock to the core to have to find suitable work in the current marketplace.

My early dealings with other agencies were miserable to say the least. I can honestly say that I hated dealing with every other agency before you guys at Classic Consulting contacted me – there was no interest in me as a person, all I was at best was a commodity that might be useful to them, and if I wasn’t, I wasn’t even worthy of a telephone call to discuss things.

So when I first spoke with you it was a surprise to say the least – a very nice surprise indeed. Your enthusiasm is catching, you listened to what I was looking for, and tailored our (emphasising *our*) applications to applicable jobs, not just throwing stuff out there to see what sticks. Your personal support and backup before and after the interview stage has been a great help as well. Discussing the interview and the feedback from the interviewers honestly and constructively definitely put me in the right place, and with the right frame of mind, to go out there and get the job offer I wanted. I can’t thank you enough. Honestly. It’s horrible not having a job, and without you, I still would be looking.”
~ Clive N, Candidate
“Classic Consulting has been nothing short of fantastic. Unlike other recruitment agencies they listened to the type of career I was after, and matched me to the perfect role. They've been outstanding; really good fun yet professional. I would recommend this company to any employer or employees.”
Andrew S

'Invested In My Future'

"Classic Consulting was a God-send while I was looking for work after finishing my degree. The consultants are all so friendly and really make you feel like they care about finding you a job while you chat - they are invested in your future!

I've never been interviewed (formally or informally) by such welcoming or professional people who really focus on what would make you good at the job and what you want to achieve in your career. The consultants balance friendliness and professionalism well so that you never feel interrogated; it's more like a conversation."

~ Emily A, Candidate

'Delightfully Refreshing'

“Classic consulting provided me with outstanding customer service. The recruiters were always friendly, helpful and very quick to respond to all my emails. They exceeded by expectations by seeing me outside of usual working hours, on a Sunday, to ensure that I was prepared for an imminent interview. The interview preparation given to me was invaluable in helping to secure my current job. Classic Consulting’s genuine enthusiasm for my career was delightfully refreshing after only receiving curt responses from other recruitment companies. I would heartily recommend classic consulting to any jobseekers as I feel the customer service level offered by Classic Consulting is unparalleled.”

~ Gabriella S, Candidate

'Job Within 24 Hours!'

"All communications were positive and efficient. I managed to be successfully placed in a job within 24 hours thanks to the outstanding service I received from Denise and her colleagues.

I moved to East Sussex from London very recently and have found that recruitment agencies have been extremely laid back and lackluster in the way they arbroath recruitment but Classic were great. Would highly recommend to any friends or family looking for work along the south coast."

~ Jamal S, Candidate
"My experience so far at Classic has been GREAT! The staff are fab and make you feel part of the team from the word go, which makes for a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend."
Sophie A

'You feel like your life is about to change...'

“Denise at Classic Consulting is an incredible recruitment consultant: a brilliant networker and an extremely likeable and personable lady. Her rapport with her clients is very inspiring and her love and passion for the job makes you as a candidate feel truly seen and understood.

Classic can get your foot in the door with the people you most want to meet and whip your CV into shape if need be. I highly recommend Denise and Classic Consulting as one of the best agencies I’ve ever dealt with, and over the years I’ve met many both in the UK and overseas. Denise is one of the best, and her team works wonders by going the extra mile.

I would highly recommended her for anyone looking for a new and exciting opportunity. Once you meet Denise you instantly feel like your life is about to change and opportunities are about to hit you at 100 miles an hour! She’s amazing”
~ Maddie W, Candidate
“Working with Classic Consulting was an experience I’ve never had with any other recruiting company. They were amazing with their unique approach towards me, and towards an employer. Not only THEY found ME online, but during my interview they managed to recognise my real potential and paired me with the best possible employer. The outcome? Company fortunate of a well-fitted employee who is building a long awaited career in IT.”
Vladimir H

'Epitome of Professionalism'

"Denise and her team have always worked tirelessly for me in my career search, providing me with support from detailed analysis of the companies and the specific roles to words of encouragement. They are the epitome of professionalism with the ability to put you at ease and talk to you whenever you need them. They are able to marry your skills with those of the roles available and will actively search out positions should they not have one that meets your requirements. The only recruitment agency I would recommend without hesitation."

~ Neil D, Candidate

'Simply Amazing'

“I have used quite a few recruitment companies in Brighton in the past, most of which have been unsuccessful. However Classic Consulting were simply amazing at what they do, within the first couple of days I was put forward for interviews for brilliant companies and within the week I had been offered my dream job. The office was friendly and relaxed and they fully briefed me on what to expect throughout the process. I’m aware the company is quite new, which is reflected in their determination and passion for what they do. So for those looking for work, I would suggest to use this company. I cant ever thank you enough!"

~ Leah N, Candidate

'Meaningful Employment'

"Classic consulting were amazing from start to finish in my search for meaningful employment. From the front desk, to the consultants and management team, I felt welcomed, listened to, and treated as part of a family. They are consultative, found out what I was looking for and then executed and advocated on my behalf to prospective employers. They helped me with my CV, interview preparation, and getting the job I wanted. I used a few agencies on my journey for employment and I can say, without a doubt, they are the best. Couldn't recommend them more."

~ Matthew B, Candidate
"I had an excellent experience with Classic Consulting as every step was clearly communicated and briefed. It helped me as I went forward with my interview I had a clear perception of what was expected of me. Thanks for the help and support!"
Rageshree S

'You Made Me Believe In Myself...'

“Denise at Classic Consulting helped me get my dream job! I am so grateful for the support and effort she put in with my application. I was so nervous for my job interview as I have never interviewed for a corporate company before. Denise provided me with a 5* service, she phoned me the night before my interview taking the time out of her evening to go through interview questions and business strategy. She made me feel so comfortable and believed in me, which made me believe in myself.

An amazing personality was really easy to connect and communicate with her on a professional level. I was successful with my application and got offered the job on the spot. Great service, highly recommend for anyone looking for a job in Brighton &Hove. Thank you, Denise.”
~ Zara Q, Candidate
"Great service, listened to exactly what I wanted and provided temp work in the mean time, also a pleasure to deal with what else do you want from a recruitment agency?!"
Joe G

'It has been an excellent experience '

"In all my dealings with them, I found Denise and her team at Classic to be friendly, helpful and supportive. They have always been willing to go the extra mile to provide information and feedback, and always make themselves available. Their level of service and speed of interaction is outstanding, going far beyond what you find at most agencies. It has been an excellent experience dealing with them."

~ Elie T, Candidate

'Supported Me To Increase My Salary'

"Working with Classic Consulting has been a really great experience. I started temping with them whilst I was at University and they were always extremely flexible and understanding of my circumstances. The staff are very friendly and have always provided me with jobs when I need them. They have also supported me in regards to aiming to increase my salary and expanding into different fields of work I've been interested in. I've been with them now for around three years now and have recommended them to many friends - very happy with my time with Classic."

~ Daisy M, Candidate

'Helpful, Friendly, Supportive'

"I have found my experience with Denise and Classic Consulting to be great. They are very helpful, friendly and supportive. They were very quick in getting in contact with me and always kept me updated. I felt there was great support for before and after an interview as well which I found key to helping you feel relaxed prior to an interview, I would 100% recommend Classic Consulting to people to use."

~ Purdy L, Candidate
“Denise is a fantastic professional and is more than willing to go the extra mile to provide first class recruitment service. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside Denise with her support whilst searching for a career. I highly recommend Denise and her team at Classic Consulting.”
Christian M

'You are a perfect fit for this role and I’m going to get you this job…'

“‘You are a perfect fit for this role and I’m going to get you this job…’ These were Denise’s then, seemingly mundane but retrospectively looking, empowering and belief-injecting words at the beginning of my application process. A few weeks down the line, her promise materialised and I have Classic Consulting to thank for. Prior to this, I had detailed communication about the role and the potential employer. Denise’s attention to detail was such that she wanted to know about me as a candidate as much as she knew about the employer, which I found comprehensive.

Throughout the interview process, the whole Classic Consulting team chipped in to give me the best preparation.As my interview was nearby their offices, I was actually escorted to the employer’s building by one of Classic’s team-members! Anecdotal but really what great client care! As she dropped me off, we joked that it felt like being dropped off on the first day of school but in actual fact, this to me is a perfect example of the prominent level of excellent stakeholder relationship and professionalism I have encountered – not limited to recruitment agencies but in general. I believe one of the main external drivers behind my doing well in the interviews to be selected for this role was down to the preparation and level of support I received from Classic before, around and after the interviews. Pampered with support does not cover it! You are perfect fit for this role and I’m going to get you this job…

A lot of what I have said is in the past tense but as a candidate taken on by Classic, I’d count myself lucky; as an employer, I know which agency I’d use for recruitment…one that gives a first Class service!”
~ Godwin, Candidate
“My team and I have consistently worked with Denise for many years. Simply, Denise is always contactable outside working hours and nothing is too much trouble. I have personally contacted Denise on weekends with urgent project work and she had always delivered. I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Emma Butler
Marketing Manager, CIPFA

Thank you for your time

Once again, we hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do! And if you’re ready for your own career change, or to add to your team then please get in touch on 01273 607129 for a confidential discussion with one of our friendly recruiters.