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Great approach, extremely helpful and supportive at every step. The whole process was very professional, proper evaluation of the experience and skills for the position. And again - incredibly supportive. I wish that every employment agency was like this.

Well done and thank you



Many thanks, told you, you are the best!

Good Service!

Fiona A


I have received a very friendly and efficient service from Richard Johnson at Ba Recruitment.
Communication has been good throughout my employment.
I would recommend their services to other users.


Rebecca B


Thank-you for all of your help, your kind words and your encouragement. Great agency!

Professional, Helpful and Honest

Lisa B.


Having experienced working for a number of different recruitment agencies, I have found BA Recruitment to be one of the best. With their help I found work quickly and their friendly, helpful and honest approach made the whole experience much easier. I really appreciated the sincerity and openess that BA Recruitment offered me.

A Massive Thank You

Mark R.


I must say a massive thank you to Richard, within 2 days he got me a temp position which should last me Christmas. He conducted everything in an extremely professional and courteous manor. Thanks once again Mark.

Fixed Fee Recruitment

Julian M


For a reasonably low cost, we recently partnered with Ba Recruitment to find us a skilled Maintenance Electrician using their unique Fixed Fee Recruitment option. By advertising the vacancy across a plethora of UK jobboards and have them filtered down to a manageable level, we were able to save time and therefore money on this recruitment, I would recommend this service. Thank you

A big Thank You

Daniel W


To Richard and everyone at Ba Recruitment.

Just to say a BIG thank you for helping me get a job within the accounting profession.

I would recommend Ba Recruitment to anyone wanting to work in Accounts

A thank you to Ba Recruitment

Arron Alderson


Hello Richard and the team of BA Recruitment,

I would just like to pass along my thanks for helping me in finding a really good job. Your team was so helpful, friendly and always kept me in the loop as to the status of interviews and the progress of applications.

Your team also helped me find work that focussed on actual areas I had requested to work in, as well as helping me focus and create a better CV and interview set-up. You have my thanks and if I ever find myself hunting for work again in the future, I will be sure to use you again.

There is not enough praise or words that can say just how great your team is or how helpful yu were - I just want to say thank you!

Thank You

Sarah J


I would like to say a big thank you to Richard for all his help in my search for employment and for being extremely supportive throughout. I really appreciate all your time and effort.

Having dealt with other recruitment agencies in the past, it has to be said that BA is by far the best!

New Job Found

Linda H


It took just three weeks - from asking Richard to find the right job for me - to having an interview - to accepting a job offer. Well done Richard

Perfect Person

Paul S

Sept 2011

Richard's recruitment expertise produced the perfect person for us. The web based strategy we adopted worked well generating several candidates all who could have done the role. We hired Nickie who has turned out to be a real gem.

Great matching skills

Robert B

Sept 2011

“Richard can match the right people for the right job and this is key to successful recruiting. Honesty and integrity are very important to me and Richard has demonstrated he has both qualities over the years, together with a can do approach as sensible costs.”

Speedy Response!

Accountancy Practice, Derbyshire


Having contacted Richard at Ba Recruitment to see if he had any one with experience of working in an accountancy practice, within a week I had considered some CVs, interviewed and decided to appoint someone. To do this myself would have been extremely time consuming and I would probably only just be at the interview stage now, rather than have someone in place.

Definitely a worthwhile investment!

Job Done!

Mark T


Having co-ordinated with Richard during my personal recruitment to the position of Sales Office Manager at xxx xxx xxx, I found Richard to be an extremely commited, organised and professional individual. Guidance and assistance was offered throughout the recruitment process and I found BA Recruitment to be an excellent company to work with. Since my appointment I have maintained contact with Richard and will continue to use Richard to source future employees for my company.


Andrew M

Aug 2011

“Richard is a dynamo to work with. His energy and drive are an inspiration for partners and clients alike. Combine these attributes with a strong eye for detail, and a tenacious apprcoach to commercial activities and you have an individual who can bring real benefits to your business.” More from LinkedIn...

Job Seeker

Lisa G


I found the agency was very helpful, professional and caring. The advice given to me was very helpful and I always felt they had my best interests at heart.

Wow! That was quick


David B (Manufacturing Business in Somercotes, Derbyshire)

I was recently in receipt of one of Ba Recruitments “Wednesdays People” email. (It’s an email they send out on a Wednesday to highlight the people that they have met with during the previous week) I noticed the details of one particular person who had a good deal of Credit Control experience.

I contacted Richard @BaRecruitment and enquired as to whether this person was available.

She was and from the time I made the initial enquiry to offering this candidate a job took exactly 5 days from start to finish.

I would like to thank Richard and his team for being honest in his write-up about the candidate and for the speed of service that we have received.

I will certainly be using the services of Ba Recruitment for future recruitment, thank you.


Job Search Success


I was very happy with the service Ba Recruitment provided in helping me find and secure a part time position in accounting. I would definately use Ba Recruitment again!

Thank You


I would like to thank BA Recruitment and Richard in particular as I was put forward for this job by other Recruitment companies and never got any response back but Richard not only got me an interview but his professionalism in speaking to the company I believe helped in me having the position offered.

Thank You, Richard


I am very greatful to Richard at BA Recruitment for his help in finding me four jobs over the past six years. I have only met Richard once, but he comes across as somebody who is very professional, consistent, straight speaking and absolutely efficient.I would definitely contact BA whenever I am looking for a job.


Valentine Gift :)


About 3 weeks ago I came across a web job offer and I decided to apply for it.
Checked Recruiter before applying though - there were Testimonials encouraging to believe it is worth while doing it.
And ... it was a right choice:)
On 14 Feb it will be my first day at new place:))
I am pleased to recommend BA Recruitment without reservation. Applying for THEIR jobs is not wasting of your time!
Thank you Richard.
Quick and professional service.

Great Xmas Present !

Julie C


Having never been out of work in 25 years I was told I was being made redundant just before xmas - panic set in ! But within 2 days of speaking to Richard I was set up for an interview and was offered the position later that day. Now that's what I call excellent service. Highly recommended. Thank-you Richard.

Finance and admin manager

Brian M


We contacted Richard on the basis of a recommendation when we had an urgent need for an F & A Mgr recently.

Within days we had several suitable applicants to interview and a temporary person in place to maintain the systems. We subsequently made an appointment which has proved very successful and we are pleased to recommend BA Recruitment without reservation.

Merry Christmas

Jayne S


Signed up and within 2 weeks got a temporary job in the industry I want to work in. Thank you very much will be in touch when contract ends.

Merry Christmas


Well, I contacted Richard last Thursday 16th December with my request to find me a suitable Credit Controller for my business.

On Friday Richard emailed me to say that he had no-one.

Funnily enough, by this afternoon (Wednesday 22nd Dec) he had organised an interview with a very capable and pleasent person to which I have offered the position too.

As I have known and used Ba Recruitment for many years, I would recomend dealing with Richard and the team if you are looking for a communicative professional and straight talking recruitment professional.


Thank you Richard and have a great Christmas


Thank You!

Sarah H


I would just like to say thank you to Richard at BA Recruitment for finding me a great temporary role within 2 weeks!

I am really enjoying my new role and will definately be in touch at the end of my contract.

Was very impressed with the service provided by BA Recruitment and will certainly be recommending to friends and family.

Thank you!!!

Tarik H


Thanks alot, Really did alot for me and finally managed to get my career on the go Thank you so much, I love you all x

Fixed Fee worked!

Gary S


At first I was a little dubious regarding your Fixed Fee Recruitment but when you came to see me for my two vacancies, I considered the cost against our normal newspaper advertising and was well impressed. You know your Job descriptions, thank you, these will be used for future hires also.  Weekly reports were prompt and easy to understand, calibre of candidates was very impressive. Shortlisting was a great idea as I didn't want to go through 50 CVs myself.

We recruited for the Sales Admin role and are going to recruit for the Sales position.

I would recommend this type of recruitment for other companies as it is a simple method and offers value for money.

Thank you Richard

Thank you

Toni B


Yes xxxx is here, smart and punctual.  Seems very easygoing and nothing seems too much trouble. He is currently boxing some archiving for our move and will then be on phones/reception after that. Thanks for finding me someone soooooooooooo quickly.


Jessica T


I have recently got a full time position perm through ba recruitment. From registering through to receiving the job the service was brilliant. The help I received before the interview was good and made the experience alot easier knowing I had somewhere to go for queries etc. All in great service and am very pleased with the position I have recently obtained.

Thank You

Annabel G


To the Ba Recruitment team

Thank you so much for finding me work over the summer holidays, I have learnt so much and had such a positive experience all round.

You have been brill!

I hope you enjoy the chocs.



Cullum Detuners Ltd - CS


We were very impressed with the service afforded by BA Recruitment.
Rachel was extremely efficient ensuring that all of our needs were met with minimal effort on our part.

Rachel matched an excellent candidate for our temporary vacancy and kept in touch throughout the placement to ensure that we were happy.

Supportive & Profesional

T Breen


I have known this employment agency for many years and have contacted them several times when seeking employment. They listen to your needs, are supportive and match you to jobs which suit your experience and capabilities.
I dealt with Richard & Rachel both professional and curteous, if you are seeking a new role in life then I would not hesitate to recommend BA Recruitment.

Thank You

A Newton


I would just like to thank the team at BA Recruitment especially Rachel for all their help in finding me a new job.

Thanks, A Newton.

Help! I need somebody...

Choose Cycling

Sheridan P


I worked with Annabel for 3 days. She was responsible for actively marketing our Active Travel Challenge to businesses in the Erewash area

I found Annabel easy to work with. This was her first experience of cold calling, but by the second session, she had developed a relaxed and friendly manner on the telephone and was able to establish rapport easily. She handled unusual queries and rejections from businesses in a professional and courteous way.

I was particularly impressed by Annabel's energy, initiative and commitment to the task.

Many thanks to Ba Recruitment for providing us with an excellent candidate and service once again.



Rachel H

I would like to thank both Richard and Rachel for their help in finding me not one but two jobs on the same day (!) and persuading me that I could manage both together. Both jobs are marvellous and suit me very well. I have been very happy with the help and advice offered to me by BA Recruitment and would like to thank them for their on going help and support.

Thank You!!


Melanie T

In the times of recession and in times of panic, Rachel S (Recruitment Consultant) has helped me find a role of which I did not even go for, yet it was something that was on mind for the future.
Her help has been first class and would recommend BA Recruitment to anybody that finds most agencies useless.
Would like to express pure gratitude to all the staff at BA recruitment but especially Rachel who is an asset to that company (pay-rise for Rachel)!!!!


Paula B


I would like to say thank you to you all at Ba Recruitment.

Especially Rachel who has been working really hard in trying to get me work.

And for putting up with me calling every week.

I would reccomend BA Recruitment to any of my friends.

Thank you

Excellent Service

Sue M


A huge 'thank you' for finding me a job which perfectly matched what I was looking for.
As a mum returning to work it isn't easy to find the right job but Ba Recruitment understood my requirements and as a result I was lucky enough to get the first job which Rachel sent me for.
I'm hoping that my position will become permanent, but if not, then I will happily go back to Ba Recruitment and be a nuisance all over again!


Sara S

18 03 10

Just to let you I did get the job I went for yesterday!

I start at the end of March.  Thank you so much for all your help  over the last couple of months.  You really have been a star, in fact, I've already recommended you to my sister in law!


Tax help - thank you



...Hi Guys, just a quick note to let you know about my tax issues...New tax code XXXL for next tax year and also worked out that I'm owed around £100 tax back from the last three years so good result all round.

Just wanted to say Thank you to all of you at Ba Recruitment for looking after me whilst working through you.

You are very welcome :-) Just to let you all know that if you ever work through Ba Recruitment, we will look after you, sort out tax issues and pay you 100% of any holiday pay owing to you - ON TIME! Richard

Fab shiney new job I love



Just a quick note to say thank you to Richard for finding me a job I absolutely love. The companies lovely, the people are fab and its almost on my doorstep to boot! And the timescale from me rejoining BA Recruitment to securing a permanant job was excellent.

Thank you all!x

Just a quick note to say thank you


Hi Rachel
Since meeting you I have managed to secure more hours with the company I work for so am no longer actively seeking employment.
Thank you once again for your time.
Best wishes

New Year New Job

Sue S


I had made a decision that I was going to look for a new Job after christmas, so when out of the blue Rachel from BA Recruitment telephoned me
and asked me if I was interested in a position that had just come in I thought she must have read my mind. I had nothing to loose by listening to Rachel to see what the job was. Rachel organised the interview and from the start to the completion of me getting the position she was very informative. Rachel kept in touch with me continuosly through out each stage. she was on the ball the whole time. I am still in the position that she found for me and hope to be here for many years. I would not hesitate to recommend BA Recruitment. Thankyou Rachel, you saved my life.

A quick thank you

Zoe S


On getting my permanent job through Ba Recruitment, I'd just like to thank both you and Richard for all your help over the past year- i really appreciate everything that you've done for me.


Annette W


Rachel at BA recruitment is extemenly proffesional and helpful. Looking for work is often difficult, however Rachel made me feel positive about myself and highlighted my skills that I could offer to an employer. Rachel also gave sound advice on improvements to my CV. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rachel for all her help and support.

Thank you for recommending me for post



Thank you for your help and support in obtaining a full time position. I would recommend BA recruitment to anybody looking for full time employment.

A big thank you to CK for the above, permanent position, near to Alfreton, Derbyshire. Get in touch if you are looking for a similar position.

A permanent job!!

Chris B

Nov 09

I would like to thank Ba Recruitment for helping me to secure a new full time position in such little time.
Ba Recruitment are very effective in matching your skills and experience with relevant job vacancies they have available, i was also kept up to date on all developments throughout the interview process.
I would like to end by saying thank you to Richard and to Julia for being so friendly and helpful!

Best Regards
Christopher B

Great CV

Joanne B


Thanks for helping me with my CV, although I had the basics you gave me ideas to make it more eye-catching, and more about me!

Thanks very much!

Matthew H


After 6 months of unemployment BA Recruitment got me a job within a week of registering with them. Thank you ever so much


Alan G

BA got me my job at xxxxx after several months of unemployment on Monday 24th August

Joining BA was the best move of my life!!!

A huge thank you

Alan G


Richard and the team are so proactive and supportive which is especially welcomed in these tough times.

Richard was in touch with me regarding a position he saw on and suggested I apply for the role. I did and I got an interview. It's nice to deal with someone who isn't concerned purely about the money, he's got peoples interests at heart!

Thank you so much, I highly recommend anybody in search of work to contact them!

Highly recommendable

Sian H


I have received outstanding service from BA Recruitment and have been impressed with the amount of personal time and effort spent to find a job that suits my aspirations. The company keep in regular contact throughout the whole application process and give constructive feedback and advice so that you can improve your CV and interview style. They are incredibly reliable, proactive and personable, highly recommended!

Great service

Russell A

Great service, highly professional. Richard even took the time to review my CV and point out a few ways to make it stronger. I got placed in an extremely short space of time and Richard even helped me attend my interview at short notice.
(What he means is that I drove him to the interview ;-) Richard.
Top bloke, top agency.

Derbyshire Charity

A fantastic, professional, quick and helpful service. We managed to speak with Richard to outline our needs, interview the candidate and offer the position within 4 hours. We also got a reduction in the price to boot. Thank you Richard.

Continued temp role

Zoe S

Excellent service- very proactive and understanding. Always ensured that I was happy when I was working. Found me a brilliant temp job and I even got asked back! Thank you!

To all at Ba Recruitment

Mrs Fletcher

At last!
I've got a job!
Thank you for being so great!

Quick find

Suzanne O

Many thanks for helping me find a great job so quickly.

Your service is friendly, very professional and I shall be recommending you to all my friends.

First admin job

Laura N

To Richard and his amazing team of hard workers!

Thank you for helping me in the start to my new year!

I'm enjoying work at xxxx and the team are great. I'm progressing well in my new role and xxxx keeps finding me new stuff to do. I can see myself progressing well within the company, you never know I night be the next Financial Controller and take on some staff myself.

My Credit Control job

Melanie E

Thank you all very much, I really appreciate all your efforts and have already recommended you to several people.

Continued success

Ian B

I would like to thank you and the rest of your team for your assistance in my search for employment.

In several instances, you have found vacancies appropriate for my situation and requirements and on three occasions I have successfully been appointed in new posts, thanks to you.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated and I have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.

Moving away

John S

Dear Richard

It is with sadness that I have to tell you that I will be unable to do any more contract work for you as we are moving from the area.

I would like to give you and your staff my considerable thanks for successfully obtaining these contracts for me.

I wish you, your staff and all involved with Ba Recruitment all the very best for the future. I am also bringing in a small gift (it was some wine, yummy!) for you all to enjoy.

Temporary Position

Sarah A

To Richard and the team.

Thank you for the professional and friendly service you provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the job (temporary) you found for me where everybody was friendly and helpful.  It gave me the opportunity to experience work in an area of business I have not worked in before.

Thank you again to all at Ba Recruitment

You found me a job!

Jenny D

It's still going fine (I think lol) and I really do enjoy working here, don't think you could have found me a more perfect job.


CV Assistance

Mrs Campbell

I would just like to say Thank You for the information on your website about interview questions.

I am currently looking for a job and this information will be very useful.

(This is from a job seeker who was able to look through and benefit from our job seeker pages)

Derbyshire Mental Health Trust

Barney R

Thanks for all your support over the past four months. I would recommend you to any employer.

24-7 Support Staff

Katy D

Friendly and efficient with high quality CV's, all for a competitive price

Reynolds Broughton

Paul M

No problems with last appointment, good value for money

Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

Gail W

Good quality of candidates placed on a temporary basis at this trust with the help of Ba Recruitment who are quick to respond to our requests.

Derbyshire NHS

Mike B

Unequalled in my experience with recruitment agencies.

Hepworth Heating Ltd

Anna M

Without Ba Recruitment, business would have ground to a halt!

Vaillant Group Uk Ltd

Jose G

Friendly, approachable, not pushy, value for money

Ba Recruitment - Thank you

Arron A

Hello Richard and the team of BA Recruitment.

I would just like to pass on my thanks for helping me in finding a really good job. Your team was so helpful, friendly and always kept me in the loop as to the status of interviews and the progress of applications.

Your team also helped me find work that focused on actual areas I had requested to work in, as well as helping me focus and create a better CV and interview setup. You have my thanks and if I ever find myself hunting for work again in the future, I will be sure to use you again.

There is not enough praise or words that can say just how great your team is or how helpful you were. I just wanted to say thank you!

A permanent job!

I joined BA recruitment in February 09, they put me to work within a week, they contacted me often to see how I was doing and to check if I was enjoying the job, I have been with the same company they set me up with for 3 months. I was then offered a permanent position.

BA supported me throughout and always helped me if I needed advice; they were professional, understanding and always took the time to explain anything I needed to know.

I would like to thank all the staff at BA for all there help. I wouldn’t be were I was without them.

Thank you

Sarah H

Thank you for putting me forward for this job. I'm absolutely chuffed.

In this current economic climate finding a job can be tough. I contacted BA Recruitment and within just under two weeks they were able to secure me a job interview which has now led to me getting a job. The great part about BA Recruitment is that they actually listen to their clients concerning which area they would like to work in and they help them to gain a job in that area. BA Recruitment is professional and efficient and I urge anyone who's looking to get a job to contact them immediately.