Client Testimonials

HFG work closely with clients and quality of service is everything to us. Please find some of our feedback below.

“Mark Dainty and Will Gallimore of HFG showed in-depth knowledge and experience of the actuarial recruitment market. Will worked with us tirelessly to provide high calibre candidates and his level of professionalism was superb. I found his honesty was refreshing and very much appreciated. They successfully placed a candidate with us and we will not hesitate to contact Will again for future hires.”
CHIEF RISK OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

“I have had the opportunity to work with HFG as a client and was impressed with the service I received. Candidate details were provided quickly and matched the job specification very closely. I was particularly pleased that they had taken the time to meet the candidates before sending them for interview.”
PROJECT MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY

“I have found Charlotte at HFG to be extremely helpful and efficient during our recruitment of a senior internal auditor. She invested time in gaining an understanding of our requirements and our company culture which helped source a number of high quality CV’s.  In addition, subsequent communications process in arranging interviews was handled in a professional and effective manner.”
HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT, SPECIALIST ANNUITY PROVIDER

“I found HFG and particularly Jason Sykes a very accomplished recruitment consultant who knew the market place and provided me with excellent consultancy advice which made hiring staff very easy. The recruitment project was a difficult assignment as the UK insurance company had not received FSA authorisation at the time. I have no hesitation in using HFG going forwards and can recommend them as a first class agency.”
FINANCE CONTROLLER, GLOBAL INSURANCE PROVIDER

“I have worked with Jason over the last six months on a demanding and complex search. Jason conducted a thorough initial session with us to fully understand our brief, our business and our candidate profile and then provided an excellent range of candidates for us to interview. Jason has kept us up to date on candidate feedback after interviews and equally importantly has worked hard to understand our feedback – this has enabled him to source additional candidates and help us to clarify our search requirements. At all stages of the process Jason has been supportive, responsive and professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, BERMUDAN REINSURANCE GROUP

“Mark Dainty at HFG has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Actuarial market and has proven to be a valuable member of our Actuarial PSL. The calibre of the candidates he represents is very high and I only receive candidates that are a very good match to our vacancies, which has resulted in some excellent hires.  Overall, Mark and his team provide a high quality service that I can thoroughly recommend, both for candidates and employers.”
RESOURCING MANAGER, GLOBAL ACTUARIAL CONSULTANCY

“My experience with HFG has been very positive; specifically Jason has proven to be a flexible and agile partner in supporting the recruitment of complex senior finance and management roles.
They are capable of delivering a highly proactive recruitment service, combined with deep knowledge of the Life Insurance industry. During a particularly difficult recent recruitment process they displayed an agile approach and sought mutually acceptable, win-win scenarios. I am pleased to say that I am still working with HFG on a key assignment and would recommend them strongly to other Human Resources professionals in this sector.”
HR DIRECTOR, FTSE 100 LIFE INSURER

“I am happy to say having dealt with HFG since January 2008 I have found the assistance they have provided me with as excellent, with focus in the areas of Finance, Actuarial, Audit and Insurance. In client meetings they have provided professional consultative advice, and have proven to be a reliable contact through the recruitment process having placed Senior and support staff throughout the business. HFG has been a major factor in my success, helping to make my current recruitment processes easier and manageable. I can confidently recommend HFG as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in their field.”
RECRUITMENT MANAGER, FTSE 50 INSURANCE GROUP

“I have found Mark and his firm to have their finger firmly on the pulse of developments in relation to recruitment of financial sector NEDs. They know the insurance universe well and understand developing requirements of the PRA and FCA regimes as these apply both to individuals and to boards collectively.”
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADING CONSULTANCY

“Will is my preferred recruiter due to his in-depth knowledge about the Actuarial and Risk sector as well as his reliability. I always give Will priority for finding candidates because I always get the best people around within my budget. He does a fantastic job in explaining the job requirements to prospective candidates and always conducts a balanced sales pitch for each role, saving me time and ensuring the perfect fit for the candidate. He has genuine passion and enthusiasm for what he does, knows actuarial recruitment inside out, understands my needs and is fun to work with. He is my top recommendation to anyone.
HEAD OF CAPITAL MODELLING, LEADING GENERAL INSURER

“Very happy with the relationship and commitment to our team.
HR MANAGER, LEADING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTANCY

“I have worked with Stewart on engagements and he is clearly an outstanding recruiting specialist. He adapts extremely well to situational requirements while leveraging his experience for the benefit of his clients. His knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance industry and related resource market is quite impressive and so I would absolutely recommend Stewart as a partner for global recruiting needs”.
HEAD OF ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS, INSURER, NEW YORK.