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We have used Key start for at least five vacancies over the last two years and the Key start team have been consistent in their service. There is always a very quick turn around from request to live job ad. Keeley and the team always check in with us to see how things are going and offer help. I honestly don't think they could be any better!

I find that Key Appointments take a lot of the "leg work" out of the process of recruiting people but without taking any of the control away from the employer.

Thank you for all your help, we have listened to your tips for recruitment and this has shaped our policies.

Ruth Johnson

Little Green Frog

Children's Day Nursery

I’d recommend this to any business owner who thinks it is sufficient to ask around and advertise on Indeed. Work with professional people who know what they are doing and you will get value for money results. Use Key Appointments.

John Davison

Business Coach


Keeley and her amazing team look after all our recruitment needs and the holistic approach alongside their complete understanding and delivery of our requirements have been a joy to behold.

Andrew Bull

Managing Director

Client, Insurance Services

Put simply your company made recruiting staff easy. Key Appointments took the stress and worry out of finding quality candidates. The team have been very helpful in assessing our needs and checking our job description to optimise it for the best search results and to find the best candidates.

I would not hesitate in using your service again.

Abbie Keech

Managing Director

Client, Solicitors

I approached Key Appointments when needing to recruit a Receptionist / Administrator.  Key Appointments made recruitment far simpler than it has ever been for me in the past. Together we found the perfect candidate and she is now a valuable member of our team.

I would recommend Key Appointments to anyone who would rather focus on running their business whilst letting the experts take care of recruitment.

Xina Gooding-Broderick

Owner / Director

Client, Funeral Services

Before meeting Keeley we were very much at sea with hiring a new Sales person. The Key Start service was perfect for us and you understood our needs quickly, both increasing the number of candidates and finding the best ones for us. The job was filled with a successful candidate only a few weeks of engaging your services.

We found your team to be extremely professional and would highly recommend Key Appointments.

Dan Buchan


Client, Property

We have been recruiting for various positions and have utilised your fixed fee recruitment service. In a difficult market to recruit in, your team worked their magic. We were provided with great advice to increase applications and were very pleased with the response we got. Your filtering process makes our management of the applications simple and efficient. 

As always I have been very pleased with the service you provide and I'd have no hesitation in continuing to recommend you.

Andrew Firth

Managing Director

Client, Digital Agency

"A very professional and friendly service which provided me with an easy and effective way to acquire staff.

The up front costs meant no nasty surprises. Great value for money and would definitely recommend."

Laura Rust

Franchisee / Owner

Client, Coffee Shop / Mail Order

"As a business, we have had reason to use several different recruitment agencies on several occasions over the years, with varying success and often considerable cost. We have been delighted with the Key Start service and the way in which it has helped us manage our recruitment speedily and efficiently.

Laura has been professional, efficient and personable and we would not hesitate to recommend both her and Key Appointments to any business."

Greg Turnbull


Client, Financial Services

"After engaging your recruitment services recently to recruit an Electrician, I just wanted to say that the service I received was fantastic. You explained the process and provided help and support in writing the advert which was posted the same day. 

I would highly recommend the Key Start service to all small businesses who are looking to recruit cost effectively but also looking for support through the recruitment process."

Andrew Dixon

Managing Director

Client, Electrical Contractor

"We required Key Appointments services to provide us with suitable candidates to fill an engineer’s opening.

Their approach was very personal and informative, leading to three good candidates that had been pre-screened.  We are confident one will be more than suitable.

We will recommend Key Appointments to all of our business connections."

Chris Ingelson

Operations Manager

Client, Engineering

"A pleasure to work with and the key to our company’s success in relation to recruitment. Keeley is always on hand to give us the benefit of her knowledge and experience and always happy to help at short notice. We would thoroughly recommend working with Key Appointments.”

Chris Salisbury

Managing Director

Client, Manufacturing

Key Start has allowed us to substantially reduce our recruitment costs and still save time in the process. The Key Start 2 service enables us to target a wide audience, allowing us to have a good selection of candidates to choose from. 

The service provided is always efficient and we would happily recommend this to other businesses looking for a cost-effective way to recruit.”

Jonathan Goodrick

Managing Director

Client, Sports Events

“I am writing to express our appreciation for helping us to successfully recruit a top-class Operations Manager. You provided us with valuable insight and advice from the outset and throughout the recruitment process. 

The expertise of Key Appointments is outstanding and we would highly recommend your services to any business seeking a professional way to get the right people in the right seats."

Katharine Barnett

Finance Director

Client, Engineering

“Expert advice provided by Key Appointments in a very friendly manner is worth recommending to everybody looking for a job. Key Appointments have been really supportive during the whole process and even now, a few weeks after I've started the job, they keep in touch and check how I'm getting on.”


Export Sales Co-ordinator


“I am very grateful to you for finding me the vacancy. I have benefited professionally from the change in careers, but also personally. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and arranging the interview for me, it really has been a fantastic move and I have not looked back once. Once again, thanks for all your help and support.”


Sales Co-ordinator


“Absolutely brilliant to work with. Very professional and friendly. And, efficient. Couldn't recommend enough.”


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