Testimonials

Every search has its own specific challenges. Our mandate is to go further in our search process, to approach challenges creatively and to reach out to the best and most appropriate talent across our networks.

We give you a personal and direct service, one that builds into a long-term relationship through honesty and transparency. Commitment to your needs means we’ll always be in touch, and ready to give a straight answer. It’s an approach that has worked for our clients, large and small, across transport and infrastructure.

The approach we have taken is a mixture of search and advertisement, and in all instances success has been achieved. We consider Jim and his team to be an extension of our recruitment team rather than a supplier.

Human Resources Director, Crossrail

We have been consistently impressed with their deep market knowledge and their ability to build a strong list of candidates against a challenging brief.  What has really differentiated Newsom’s approach is the effort which they have made to understand our business and our specific requirements, meaning that they are able not only to source very qualified candidates but also provide valued insight on how we might refine our search to secure better results.

Senior Managing Director, Teneo

Thanks for supporting us in securing some of our industry’s leading talent. Your candidates are always excellent and I find you a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to furthering our partnership in the new year.

Managing Director (Transportation), Faithful+Gould

We recently worked with Newsom Consulting to recruit a key Director position for our UK leadership team. They understood our requirements well, spending time to come and meet with us so they could fully understand our needs. The longlist and shortlist reports were good and very user friendly. Assessment of candidates was accurate and we were presented with a good diverse selection of candidates with different backgrounds. The quality of candidates was first class and we were able to appoint a high-calibre candidate. The process was thorough and good value for money.

Managing Director, STRABAG UK

Jim has led the searches and from his considerable knowledge of the rail sector has each time provided TfL with an excellent list of potential candidates from which is has been able to make a suitable appointment.

Rail Development Director, TfL

We received a shortlist of diverse but well qualified candidates in a relatively short period of time and, unusually, had more than one good candidate to make a final choice from. Jim’s knowledge of the market and ability to probe and fully understand our requirements was key.

Head of HR, Heathrow Express

Jim is easy to work with and operates as an extension of our Talent Acquisition team. He works well in our complex organisational structure and has been able to bring great candidates for difficult to fill roles.

VP Global Talent Acquisition, AECOM

Newsom Consulting have delivered a number of high calibre people to the project, they always ensure they understand the brief and work to tight timescales. Given the choice I would always use Jim for future assignments.

Head of Human Resources, Crossrail

Newsom Consulting are real experts in the field of transport with an intuitive understanding of the precise requirements of our roles and who might be at the right stage in their career to be a great fit.  They are very easy to work with and very professional through all stages of resourcing, from scoping a potential role to delivery of long and short lists to supporting our selection and appointment processes.

Director of Policy, Rail Delivery Group

“Newsom Consulting have partnered with us on a number of key recruitments. On each occasion they have taken time to listen and understand the position as well as understand the culture and team fit, then through their extensive market knowledge have been able to field a number of high calibre candidates for each post. We will continue to work with Newsom Consulting in the future.”

Managing Director – Systems, Signalling & Infrastructure, Alstom

Abellio has used Newsom Consulting on several occasions to source senior and experienced U.K. Rail professionals. The service they provide is excellent with a deep and relevant understanding of the industry. Jim never fails to find appropriate candidates and is a pleasure to deal with.

Deputy Managing Director, Abellio Greater Anglia

We have partnered with Newsom Consulting to recruit multiple high calibre seniors in line with our ambitious growth plans. Newsom have been conspicuous in the effort they have made to really hear and understand the skills, knowledge, attitudinal attributes and cultural fit we are looking for – as well as the experience and qualifications. The very high conversion rate we have seen to interview and hence to offer and acceptance is a testament to the quality of their search for what we need, to put forward to us only the most prequalified of candidates. This has made this most vital selection process very effective for us as well as minimising time input and distraction from our demanding business focus. We will continue to work with Newsom Consulting in the future.

Managing Director, IPEX Consulting

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