Chris was instrumental in securing me an extremely beneficial contract with an employer in the Republic of Ireland. Despite it being initially for 6 months Chris was confident that it would get extended beyond that and he was absolutely correct. He was on the "preferred supplier" list for this particular company and I was the last in a long line of people he had placed there (they began 'downsizing' 2 years later) and was highly trusted by this global employer. Were I still in the market for contract work and Chris was still operating I would have had no hesitation in approaching him about finding a placement. Not only a trusted agent, but a good friend as well.
Chris persuaded me to take on a freelance assignment at Huawei soon after the company arrived in Europe. It wasn't the easiest time as their organisation was only being put in place so Chris took a lot of the hassle away, from both sides. I must give credit where it's due because there were dealings with on-shore and off-shore managers to be taken care of and complex contract admnistration to be done. At one stage I thought Chris might even learn Chinese to make progress!
In truth, I found Chris to be a hard-working recruiter who goes the exra mile for hs freelancers as well as his clients. Unusually for the sector, he doesn't just match keywords but wants to understand the technologies and project details in order to make the very best match possible. Which is probably why I ended up serving nearly 7 years at Huawei across Europe on a variety of projects va Chris.
His payments were always on-time, as promised. He'd regularly contact me to enquire about day to day activities in order to help out with any problematic situations as best he could. (And not just drilling for new opportunities, like most recruiters I've come acrosss.) So if you're a contractor unsure about working va Chris, don't worry on that score and if you're a client seeking top staff and want someone to do the legwork then Chris should be able to help you out. After all, he probably has the best book of contacts in the industry.
- Sincerely, Hugh McGowan, ICT freelancer since 1990.