Testimonials


Derek and his team have done some excellent work over the years in not only regularly seeking strong candidates, but when asked to manage a bespoke and focused recruitment drive in a particular area they delivered a number of strong candidates all of which were new to the market. IRS remain one of our preferred and strongest recruiting partners and always a group we turn to for the more senior hires, or when a more specialist and tailored approach is required


I have worked with Derek Holland and IRS for 15 years. Derek truly understands our business, the qualities we look for in a candidate and the budgets we work to. He has a large pool of candidates and is always able to satisfy our needs. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them


I used Anthony at IRS some years ago. I had been employed with the same company for a number of years, so to move to a new company the opportunity had to be the right one. Anthony was totally professional and helped make the whole process straight forward. He was able to match my requirements and strengths to the right opportunity. Anthony is a breath of fresh air, and lovely to deal with


Derek placed me at my first job in the commercial insurance industry, something I’ve never quite forgiven him for…Joking aside I couldn’t recommend IRS highly enough. The approach taken by Derek and his team is genuinely different from the rest, with their top priority being on finding the perfect match for your intended career progression. Being so ambitious themselves and knowing the sector inside out gives them a distinct competitive advantage, so you can be 100% confident that they can put you in front of your ideal role. It’s not just in this space that Derek has excelled. Since using IRS to assist in adding to our expanding team, we have had nothing but a professional, rapid, tailored approach, which is exactly what you need when you have a business to run. Once the brief was delivered, Derek did the rest.


I have known Derek for over fourteen years, having joined my company via his consultancy in 2004. Derek is our recruitment consultant of choice as he wholly commits to providing us with candidates of the utmost quality in terms of technical ability and character that my company constantly demand, as we continue to grow and expand. We will only employ the best and nothing less, and Derek works tirelessly to ensure that the candidates presented to us are those that he knows will fit into that esteemed category


I have always found Derek and his team very professional. They listen to our needs, are innovative in their thinking and only put credible candidates in front of us. I would be happy to recommend their services to others


IRS have been our exclusive recruitment partners for a number of years, and I have dealt with Derek from day one. All staff from IRS are dedicated, understand our requirements and truly go the extra mile. Derek and his team really understand our philosophy and culture, and the talented recruits we employ through Derek has allowed us to build a forward thinking, innovative and a career driven team. Chris has recently been a superb addition to the IRS team, and I can truly call IRS a valued and trusted partner. I would not use another recruiter


My company have been using IRS for many years now, using their services to fill all roles at all levels within the business. Without fail the persistence of Derek and his team will always see that the right candidate is found for the job


I have been using Derek Holland’s service for our primary recruitment needs since 2002. I have always found him and IRS to be superb. In the years since then, I have often been approached by rival firms touting their services, but Derek provides me and my business with EXACTLY what I need from a recruitment service. I have no desire nor need to look any further. Loyalty is key to me in business. I would sum up Derek as follows: Extremely attentive, available whenever needed, highly organised and most of all, he has an unrivaled eye for what we need as a business. The service IRS provide is exceptional in all respects. In the years since we started to trade with Derek, we have grown from a staffing level of 18 to our current levels of 125. By far the majority have come from Derek. I recommend him and his business, without hesitation


As our business has grown over the last 15 years, it has been important to attract staff of the highest calibre. To enable us to attract the highest calibre of staff it has been important to use a recruitment consultant who understands our business. Derek Holland instantly understood what we were trying to achieve. We had previously used other agencies who would send speculative CV’s to us who weren’t suitable for us. We felt this wasted our time and that of the candidate and left the candidate with a bad impression of our business. IRS are our first port of call now for any recruitment requirements, whether this be a further addition to our management team, broking team, claims staff or additional support in our administration department. The process is simple with a discussion with Derek surrounding our requirements, a period whilst IRS identify and meet with potential candidates, and then supply us with our interviewees. We generally then make an offer as they are always credible candidates following the work done by IRS. I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek Holland and his team at IRS


I have worked with Tony for a good few years now and he fulfils all of my recruitment needs for my team. Since the moment we started speaking it felt like we had known each other for years. Tony and his team understand exactly what we need, the type of personnel that suits us and who would fit in with the team. We have recruited and kept some great staff with Tony’s recommendation, and this is a credit to his determination and understanding of our business. Tony will always go the extra mile, he will pick up calls when it is late at night, he will make sure we have everything we need to do the job well. Tony’s personality is fantastic, he always makes us laugh and makes the recruitment process fun! He is a credit to IRS Recruitment, he is a colleague, part of our team and a great friend


Derek and his team possess a deep knowledge of the Insurance sector and, perhaps more importantly, our business. IRS have taken the time to really understand our company and the experience and personality we look for in a candidate. Derek has always been available to us no matter what time of day, often getting candidates over the line late in the evening and weekends. If you are looking for a recruitment agency with the personal touch that’s stands out from the crowd I would highly recommend IRS.


The most professional yet down to earth recruiters I have ever worked with. Especially working so closely with Chris, he managed to secure me a job in the commercial sector when I came from a personal lines background. It seemed impossible to get that breakthrough but he found me an opportunity.


Since my initial contact with IRS Recruitment Services Ltd I have been constantly impressed. I have found all IRS staff to be very engaging, dependable and high in integrity. IRS have provided me with quality recommendations and referrals which have resulted in interviews for positions – not filler vacancies! They have an astute understanding of the Insurance industry’s requirements, and their professionalism is refreshing when faced with the daunting prospect of seeking a change / new career. Derek and his team possess a deep knowledge of the Insurance sector, and perhaps more importantly, our business. IRS have taken the time to really understand our company and the experience and personality we look for in a candidate. Derek has always been available no matter what time of day, often getting candidates over the line late in the evenings and weekends. If you are looking for a recruitment agency with the personal touch that stands out from the crowd, I would highly recommend IRS


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