Testimonials

Public Sector

Aberdeenshire Council
“Tony, thanks for your time and help it is much appreciated and very valuable. You shone a light on what I thought was the shadowy art of social media in recruitment. I've gone from nought to 60 in 30 seconds since you've shown us how powerful social media is. On a personal note I'm now an ardent tweeter - so thanks for that!”
Kay Anderson, HR Team Leader (Recruitment), Aberdeenshire Council, August 2010

COSLA
“Tony is a truly independent media consultant, who is organised, dedicated and hard-working. With him there are no hidden agendas nor difficult to understand rationale. He consistently challenges what is widely accepted as the norm, and by looking at a problem in an innovative way, he has achieved significant results with stakeholders seeing the real benefit of having Tony aboard.

I have worked with Tony on a couple of projects now and his self motivation and drive to see the project through is refreshing, elements of which I have chosen to adopt in my own work. Our environment required someone we could trust implicitly and he has adapted well to the way in which the public sector works, and the value we derive from his services vastly outweigh his very reasonable daily rate. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Tony.”
Douglas Shirlaw, Service Delivery Manager, COSLA, March 23, 2011

Falkirk Council
“I have worked with Alastair over a number of years through my role with the Society of Personnel Directors (SPDS), which represents local government Directors of Personnel across Scotland. Alastair has undertaken numerous areas of work for SPDS. He is highly creative, excellent at finding solutions, brings a wealth of experience and contacts and delivers first class results within what are often tight deadlines. He is highly professional but still very personable. It is always a pleasure to work with Alastair and you can be sure he'll deliver what is promised.”
Karen Algie, Head of HR, Falkirk Council

NHS 24
“I've worked with Alastair for several years, over the period when print advertising was losing its dominance and other new media were coming to the fore. Rather than turn up and tell us what to do, he would always be prepared to listen and learn what our requirements were, and then to come up with imaginative and often bold ideas which, more importantly, delivered the results we wanted. He is prepared to have the courage of his convictions, arguing cogently for what he believes in and working in partnership with us as clients to form a relationship that proved as enduring as it is effective. He is also a firm believer in the importance of research as the foundation for good recruitment practice - a belief I share, and which makes an enormous difference to the results eventually achieved.”
Linda Lynch, Head of Recruitment & Development, NHS 24

The University of Edinburgh
“I would like to convey my very grateful thanks for all the work you did with the University of Edinburgh when you were a Director at Riley. I, and the HR and recruitment team, very much appreciated your willingness to listen to our needs, deal with matters promptly and responsively and put in place clear and efficient processes which facilitated a smooth and cost efficient recruitment marketing service for the University.”
Shelia Gupta, HR Director, The University of Edinburgh

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
“Alastair oversaw the RGU advertising contract and could be relied upon to keep things running smoothly. He was always involved in any creative project, ensuring every avenue was explored before producing ideas. He was always abreast of technological developments and was proactive in suggesting improvements to our processes that weren't necessarily within the scope of our contract. He skillset is vast and he will turn his hand to anything - from using the latest web technologies through to copywriting an advert when you find yourself with a fix. A talented individual with the means to generate great results.”
Julie Skinner, Resourcing Specialist