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With a diverse client base that we're proud to work in partnership with, it is always good to receive positive feedback; below are some of the testimonials we have received from our clients. 
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Carole is absolutely amazing at what she does! She is able to bring so much insight and experience in terms of how to find the right job, how to get your strengths across and how to get your CV and presentation technique just right.

I’d strongly recommend Carole to anyone – both as someone who can help you find the right role, and as someone who understands people and will definitely get you the right recruit if you are hiring.

Thanks so much Carole, for everything!

I highly recommend Liz to anyone who is looking to make that next career move. Liz provided crucial advice and coaching support to help me navigate the various stages and challenges of a modern recruitment process.
Thanks to Liz support, I was able to find the perfect role at a fantastic company.

From the very start, Carole’s thorough understanding of our role meant that within a few days, we had not only seen some high calibre CVs but we had also recruited an exceptional candidate. We cannot recommend Carole and Carousel highly enough for their professional approach and attention to detail which made the recruitment process easy and totally stress-free.  We would use Carousel again without hesitation for any future recruitment needs.

Alyson was a genuine, professional recruiter and was phenomenal in her support through the recruitment process, which eventually landed me a brilliant role. Both her feedback and her support meant I felt as prepared as I could possibly have been for all interviews and various stages. Thank you Alyson!

I cannot rate Carole highly enough – I contacted her to express my interest in a Medical PA role and within 24hours I had an initial conversation with Carole, had been screened by the organisation I was applying for, had a formal interview and received my job offer with an immediate start (which is what I wanted).
Carole supported me throughout the process and offered valuable insight into the recruitment process!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much Carole and Team Carousel – You’ve helped me land my dream role and I’ll be forever grateful!

Carole is the most supportive recruiter I have ever come across. She has personally helped me to believe in myself again and coached me to be more confident, open and showcase myself properly during interviews. As a result of her help and support, I have landed a great new and exciting interim role which is a fantastic fit for my skill set. I cannot recommend Carole highly enough, she is a highly dedicated recruitment partner, enthusiastic in all aspects of business and I would not hesitate for one second to work with her or her company Carousel again in the future as a candidate or a client.

Liz has been working with me regarding a job I had applied for with a company in Dublin.Before I came into contact with Liz I’ll be honest I had a low opinion of recruitment as a sector and was not too fond of recruitment consultants. My past experience with them had not been great. I am happy to say that after dealing with Liz she has completely restored my faith in the above.From the start I found Liz very easy to talk to, someone that seemed to care about whether I got the job or not and very supportive in offering me as much detail about the company and the role before I attended the interview. Liz was so professional but made me feel like she was more of a life coach than a recruitment consultant.
After the interviews she rang me straight away and in the interim of interview and offers she rang me pretty much every day to keep me updated. Changing careers is already a quite stressful situation but Liz made it as effortless as it could possibly be.
Finally, I would like to say that Liz most definitely had a part to play in me being successful in securing the role. I cannot say enough good things about Liz and I wish her nothing but happiness in the future.

Dear Lea and Jen, sorry it has taken so long, but I wanted to say thank you for all your help finding this role for me and my interactions with you both throughout my experience with your service. The e-mails and the good luck card were a really nice touch and I have to say that you are the best recruitment consultants I have ever dealt with from an employee perspective. Thank you again and I would recommend you to any potential employee.

From the first contact with Alyson to the signing of my employment contract, dealing with her has been an absolute pleasure; she kept me up to date and the contact was always very professional. I am already very much looking forward to working with her in the future to find suitable candidates for my team.

From the moment we first spoke about the role I am now in until I received a lovely card wishing me well on my first day, dealing with Alyson was an absolute pleasure. She really knows and cares about her clients, and she is skilled at matching suitable candidates with them. She keeps you informed, keeps her promises and is so professional, whilst also being friendly and fun to deal with.
My experience with Alyson has been the best recruitment experience I have ever had (and I’ve been working a long time) and she has found me a position where I am the happiest I have ever been in a job. I cannot thank her enough! She is truly exceptional!


I have been working with Liz for over 5 years now. Understanding, professional, thorough and always with a smile – working with Liz has always been a pleasure. Carousel got really underneath the skin of our business – knowing what makes us tick and really understanding our culture is what has led us to using their services again and again. No role is too big or too small! Throughout the whole recruitment process, it is key to be able to put the trust in the agency that you use, especially as they also represent your brand – I cannot recommend Carousel enough. Thank you Liz and all the team! 🙂

Alyson and her team helped me so much in the search for a job. During the height of the pandemic, they managed to secure me a temporary position which led to a permanent contract. I’m very grateful for all the help I received.


Being introduced to Alyson at Carousel was a great recommendation at the perfect time – just as we were growing and expanding into Europe. Alyson’s innate ability to understand our recruitment requirements meant I could trust her to deliver, and she has done, time and time again. Alyson has been a crucial partner at a time of rapid growth. I would highly recommend both her, and the wider team at Carousel, to any scaling organisations.

Property 4 Media

Super energetic Alyson listens hard to a brief and is great at delivering quality candidates. Finding a recruiter who can cut through CV noise is a godsend, so Alyson is highly recommended.

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Enhance Media Ltd

I would have no hesitation in recommending Carousel Consultancy, and particularly Alyson Emmerson, to help any business with their recruitment requirements. They have this knack of understanding exactly what you are looking for and they manage to find great candidates.

I wanted to get in contact with you to express what a fantastic experience I had working with Liz Overall.

This will be my first job out of college and Liz was extremely supportive and professional throughout this unfamiliar process; she offered any aid I needed including links to practical interview prep material along with many phone calls and meetings to help me through the interview process.

I am so grateful to her and to Carousel and I will certainly recommend you to any of my friends who are seeking employment.

The team at Carousel are absolutely fantastic.
I found Owen in particular to be extremely helpful and honest when assisting me in finding a role that best suited me. His integrity and dedication to achieving the best outcome for me and my professional career really stood out to me.
I will definitely use Carousel again if I need to find a new role and I am certain that my experience will be just as positive as the first time.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Alyson for helping me secure my dream role. Alyson’s help and advice has been invaluable throughout the whole process and I would highly recommend getting in touch with Alyson or one of the team at Carousel if you are looking to find your next role. Thank you again.

Having been with Carousel Consultancy for over more than 8 years now, I can truly say that it has been the best agency I have ever worked for. Over the years I have been looked after by Lea Painter, who on a personal level is kind, thoughtful, and always going out of her way to help people. Throughout the years, Lea has provided me with consistent guidance and honesty about the roles I applied for. Lea always found a way of choosing the right company and role for me, which made me trust her decision every time. I believe in all my years I have not had one company or role I did not like. Although Lea’s choices were spot on, there were times where I was hesitant about a role, but I never felt pressured to accept the interview or job. Most of my work consisted of temporary assignments both long and short term, now Lea has found me the perfect role in a wonderful company that I work for full time.
If you are looking for an agency that truly care about you, then this is the one!

Hi Lea,

This is my last week with Carousel and I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your assistance over these past few years.

You always reached out to me before I was due back, set me up with some great bookings and even guided me on where to look for digital marketing jobs when I decided that that’s where I wanted to focus.

Thank you to all the team especially Jen for her patience when my timesheets were late.
This isn’t goodbye though (because you never know), but just a farewell for now…

The support at Carousel is so genuine, supportive and hardworking it really is like they’re your colleagues.
The level of communication, professionalism and structure they have in place is second to none.
They strive to get you the best opportunities in great places and are always in contact to ensure your wellbeing. The role they got me turned out to be a long placement which lead to me being taken on permanently and I couldn’t be happier.
I really enjoyed temping for Carousel and I highly recommend their agency as one of the best.

Dawn recently helped me through the process of applying for a receptionist/administrator role, and I just wanted to say how amazing she was.

Dawn consistently kept me informed throughout the entire process, organised the interview with minimal fuss and was very efficient. Unlike other recruiters I have used in the past, she gave the whole experience a personal touch which is quite rare to find in the fast paced, pressured environment of recruitment.

She was honest with me in regards to the company and what to expect which I really appreciated. Dawn ended up actually getting me a higher salary than I had asked for, which was also a great bonus .

I am coming to the end of my first week in this role and so far it’s been fantastic!

Highly recommend this company for anyone looking for the perfect job!
I met Carole and the team after weeks of applying for hundreds of jobs and getting no where. Even though I had the correct skill set for the jobs I was applying for, I wasn’t presenting myself in most efficient way. Carole did this for me, and was able to match me to opportunities I was interested in within a matter of days with amazing companies. In addition to this they went above and beyond in their duties, helped me build my confidence, to know my potential and ensured that I was perfectly suited for every role I was being put forward for.
Carousel works for the candidate as much as the companies they recruit for and, if like myself, you find yourself at a dead end in your job search this team will get you where you need to be! Thanks again to Carole and Team.

I just wanted to write and thank you so much for all the effort you have put into helping me throughout this process.  It’s been great to speak with a consultant who understands her candidates so well, and goes above and beyond with communication.  You have been a star.

It was truly a pleasure connecting with you this morning.

The world needs more Alysons! Energetic and truthful. That’s how you come across.

Absolutely brilliant! Carole was so helpful in preparing me for my interviews and making sure the role was well suited for me. Could not recommend enough. Very good at keeping in contact and making it super personal and individual to me. Thank you very much.

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, Liz, for your professionalism and approachability. Over the last few months I have had dealings with multiple recruitment agencies, and your service has by far excelled that of anyone else I have worked with. It is understandable in the area of recruitment that targets matter and drive the work, however, working with you never made me feel like a mere “number”. There was a consistent level of communication that made me feel involved and informed at all stages of the process, even to inform me there had been no progress whilst I had been waiting a long time. Additionally, any correspondence from yourself was always extremely friendly and warming, and really excelled your client service and thus satisfaction.
Overall, I am extremely happy with the service you have provided (and the job offer is just an added bonus).  Following my other experiences, this has really stood out as positive.

Have worked with previous recruitment consultants (names deleted) and they have all been useless. Max Armitage, at Carousel, came across my details online and rang me as I’ve desperately been looking for a new career for the past 4-5 months as I’ve been extremely unhappy in my current position. Within 3 weeks Max managed to change my life round and got me a job, not just any job, a job that I actually loved and never thought I’d get. Can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done! If you’re in a similar situation PLEASE give them a go, you have nothing to lose, can’t fault them in any way!

Profesional service from Carousel Consultancy. Gabi to whom I mostly communicated was amazing; she is very friendly, helpful and very responsive. She helped me all along the recruitment process and always responded to my queries very quickly. Very happy and grateful for your support.

Great professional friendly service, they are the best recruiters I’ve ever dealt with. They landed my dream job and negotiated a great package to start with in one month. This was my first time using a boutique agency, and I would highly reccomend to anyone.

Gabi contacted me out of the blue, when I was at a very low ebb, and put me forward for a post, for which I was unsuccessful. However due partly to her persistence, I was subsequently offered another position with the same firm. This has worked out so well, that I now look forward to going to work, for the first time in years. Through out she was very helpful, understanding and supportive.

Thanks to all at Carousel for finding me such a fabulous new job! I’d not come across the agency before, but once I replied to an advert, the service was second to none. Gabi was amazing, always quick to respond and so positive that she could find the perfect role. Both companies I had interviews with could have been “the one”, so Gabi and the team obviously knew their clients well both from hirer and job seeker’s point of view.
I can not recommend them highly enough. After 10 days in my new job, I already feel settled and can see the difference I am making, so have a happy boss too! Thanks again to everyone at Carousel.

Great and very supportive team, very straightforward application, Gabi in the Norfolk branch secured my new position in couple of days. Highly recommended!

I have worked with Carousel for just under 3 years and in that time I have always found them very helpful. I would especially like to thank Lea and Jen, they both looked after me very well and were always helpful with any queries I had. They made the transition into the agency work very easy and stress free. I would be happy to recommend Carousel and I would definitely work with them again.

Supportive, motivating and exceptional service.

Carousel Consultancy have been amazing. They prepared me for the interview, they were patient and kept in constant contact. Liz and her team make you feel like an individual and part of the Carousel family and not just another number on their books. I would like to say a big thank you to Liz, Dawn and Jen who helped me, answered all my questions and were there to make things easier.

Carousel has restored my trust in recruitment agency and I speak highly of them, would recommend them to everyone.

Gabi contacted me about a Design Draughtsman role in Norwich in an architectural metalwork firm. The position was right up my street and I felt confident applying for it. 

After a very positive interview I was offered the position on a trial basis through Carousel and, after 16 weeks, I have now been offered a permanent position. 

All the staff I have had contact with at Carousel have been most friendly and so helpful. Should I ever need to approach an agency again in the future, Carousel Consultancy will definitely be my first choice port of call. 

Thank you to all for what you have done for me in getting me back to work.

Captain Fawcett

Excellent service from Carole and her team thank you 🙂

On responding to a role advertised through Carousel I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Emma and her team. I found them very professional but with a deep personal understanding and we were able to build a rapport quickly.  I was placed in a temp to perm role within a few days and haven’t looked back. I  received all of the contract swiftly and during my placement they have kept in touch regularly, I really couldn’t have asked for more.

Sarah helped me a lot during my job search. Very informative, helpful and honest. She made everything so much easier for me and helped me when I had questions or needed any advice. Thank you for helping me secure a job!

Thank you to Sarah who tried so hard to help me find a job I had qualifications in. I am now in an amazing firm and I have started my career! Thank you for not giving up on me, and helping me every step of the way!

I was contacted by Gabi from Carousel Consultancy after replying to a job advert online. Gabi was very energetic and interested in my CV, my skills, my experience and what I was looking for in a new job. We also talked about the job offer, the location and what type of work environment I should expect. I really liked Gabi´s description and a 1st interview was scheduled. I was very well informed of all the steps that were being done, what to expect from the interview and what they wanted me to show them.
Everything went smoothly and I was invited to a 2nd interview where the Managing Director offered me the position.
All the process was really easy and I got plenty of phone calls to keep me updated and all the relevant information was then sent to me via email.
Gabi is an excellent professional from my experience. Very easy to deal with, always in a very good mood and always made sure I was informed and happy to proceed to the next step.
I don’t intend on looking for a new job in the near future but I would contact Carousel again if I suddenly needed a better position.
Thank you Gabi and Carousel.


Kingsley Napley

Carousel has always been one of our ‘go to’ agencies and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them, and in particular Liz Overall, to other Recruitment Managers.
Collectively they have a wealth of experience, and this is demonstrated in the way they understand their clients’ needs, culture and environment. For us at Kingsley Napley Liz has filled a variety of roles, at all levels, in our business support teams & legal practice areas, and I can trust that every candidate submitted has been properly screened and briefed for the role they are being put forward for.
What really sets Carousel apart is their level of client care; the frequent updates, hard work and honesty that they deliver every time, for every role they work on.

I found you more helpful and informative than other recruitment companies from start to finish.

I would recommend your agency to anyone, including companies wishing to advertise for staff, as I feel you look honestly and fairly to find the right person for the right position and company.

Thank you for all your help and assistance.


Alyson and the team at Carousel has proactively been supporting our recruitment needs over the past year. As an SME and growing business, it is important we have a strong senior team in place and I am happy to say that Carousel has helped us achieve this.

McGregor Boyall Associates

We have a longstanding relationship with Carousel of 20+ years and have always found them to be pleasant and professional. Some of our best staff members were introduced by Carousel and we would recommend their services without any hesitation.

Sarah has been one of the best and most professional recruitment consultants I’ve worked with during my job search. Throughout the recruitment process she has been informative, supportive and honest, providing really good advice and support along the way. Her regular communication was great too.

Arcadia Home Interiors

Our company Director always said he never wanted to use recruitment agencies to find staff – but after a year of very little luck using adverts and social media – we met Carole. What can I say… In less than one week she had found us three perfect candidates for three different roles.

Week two and two candidates have already started work with us – and needless to say, my boss has completely changed his mind about recruitment – all thanks to Carole’s enthusiasm, honesty and absolute professionalism.

I would not hesitate to recommend Carole to anyone looking to recruit – not only that, she is a real pleasure to work with.

CCL Label

Having struggled with a multitude of Recruitment Consultants and Agencies locally and nationally, Carole has come into the business and been a pleasure to work with. She appreciates the time constraints I have personally and works with me to provide an excellent service meeting the needs of the business. Carole works hard to understand the specification for the person required and recruits explicitly against this specification which has shown to be effective with an almost immediate success with our initial enquires.

Carole is now the first choice for my recruitment needs.


Sarah is a real pleasure to work with. Sarah has provided me with exceptional support with finding high calibre candidates for both temporary and permanent positions and then filling them too. Passionate, detail oriented with great interpersonal skills, she is an expert in her field and very thorough. I would highly recommend her.

Elizabeth Arden

Carousel and Elizabeth Arden (UK) have worked as partners for the past 6 years and I have found them to be extremely helpful and professional. They have a good understanding of their business and culture. Carousel has always been able to meet our needs. They do not operate as a typical recruitment agency; they provide a genuine and friendly service.

Cushman & Wakefield

I have worked with Liz at Carousel for approximately 15 years and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. She knows exactly what we need and is quick to deliver. Her integrity and tenacity is second to none!


Carole & Carousel Consultancy are our preferred provider. Carole is always helpful, polite and cheerful and reacts positively and promptly to our requests. It is a very real pleasure working with her and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other HR professionals.

Vantage Insurance

Since working with Carousel we have successfully recruited numerous account handlers for our growing niche broker business. The team at Carousel understands the needs of our business and the type of employee that we are looking for. I look forward to working alongside them in the future.

CEO Europe, Carlo Pazolini Europe

Understood my business objectives and working to strict timelines delivered a shortlist of correctly profiled candidates.

Clarion Events

I have worked with Valerie several times over the past 4 years. She has provided many quality members of staff and is the person I go to first when recruiting.

Paramount Properties

Our job profiles are understood very well by Carousel’s staff and all candidates sent to us were of a very high calibre. Carousel are very proactive in obtaining references on the candidates we were considering, which were invaluable in making final selections.

Assael Architecture Ltd

Simply the best candidates that are a perfect fit for our organisation.

I would like to thank Dawn Hamilton for the way she responded to my initial email, calling me in and finding me a job which she knew that I could do. It was very reassuring to finally meet a consultant who genuinely took an interest in my needs and interests about what kind of role I am looking for.

It was great to work with Sarah Ross who led me through my interview process confidently and successfully. I would highly recommend Carousel Consultancy to anyone who is looking for the next step in their career.

The personal care and attention I received from Carole and her colleagues at Carousel made the recruitment process seamless. Their depth of knowledge enabled me to explore and build a picture of the type of job I really wanted – it certainly isn’t a company that believes one size fits all. Thank you for making me feel like a ‘diamond’.

Carousel really takes the time to get to know you and dig down to find what you are looking for. Then work hard to find you a position that works for both you and the client. Excellent communication skills and a valuable asset to have in your court. A real star!

Having registered with many recruitment agencies when I first moved to London, Carousel stood out as by far the most helpful and honest. Carole was so conscientious and took time to get to know me as an individual before placing me in a temporary role within days of my initial interview. The role has since been made permanent and I have recently been offered a promotion. I would recommend Carousel to anyone.

Having worked in London for the past 6 years, I can honestly say that Carousel Consultancy is by far the best consultancy service I have experienced to date. The staff are warm and welcoming from the moment you first meet them and their number one aim is to make sure you get the job that you not only deserve but the one that you actually want. I never felt pressurised or inclined to attend an interview or accept a job offer if I didn’t want to. The pleasure of being involved with Carousel Consultancy is that it’s your decision as to what you do and that’s exactly how it should be. Carousel Consultancy helped me find the best job of my career to date and I’m hugely grateful for all their help and support.

Sarah, I would like to thank you so much for helping me find a role, your service has been fantastic from the first point of contact to the very end of completing a job role.
Once again, I can’t thank you enough for your hard work.

Thank you very much for helping me find a job. I really appreciate all your help.

I can’t even tell you how totally completely over the top delighted I am with you, your service, your staff and the match you have made for me with my new job.
I’m so grateful and this is absolutely the best thing to happen to me ever.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your own and your team’s efforts on my behalf, I am so very very grateful!

Elm Captial

Grasped our requirements quickly and proposed a number of suitable candidates, one of which was successful.

Chef at Home

Dear Carole

I can’t thank you and your team enough for the help and support given to me over the past few months. As soon as I met you all I was made to feel completely at ease and reassured that my problem would soon be over, and it was! Within 1 week I had a new chef who is doing very well.
Can I also give a big thank you to Gabbi for being attentive and keeping me informed every step of the way!
It was a pleasure to work with a recruitment company that displays such professionalism and passion for the work they do. I would highly recommend you all.

Thank you

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