Simpson Dean

London: 020 7082 8100
Kent: 01303 760 805
Bucks/Berks: 01494 419 192


I have been working with Simpson Dean for over 3 years now. I brought them on board to help source candidates for process engineering (and related specialist) roles to meet the requirements of our process engineering group at NOV (and as a predecessor company, Aker Process Systems). I am extremely impressed with the service that has been given to both the company and the candidate; I felt that the they listened to our needs and then found candidates that demonstrated a mutual fit for the the position (fit for candidate fit for company). Even though Simpson Dean is not a specialist in the oil and gas sector, I engaged the team because I was tired of receiving what seemed to be a lot of unqualified and generally poor responses from other recruitment companies. Simpson Dean worked to increase their knowledge in this field enabling them to seamlessly manage their service to us and effectively 'speak the language'. Based on this experience, I have no problem recommending Simpson Dean to anyone with recruitment needs, including within the Oil and Gas sector.

James - Product Line Manager – Produced Water; Process Manager

We have just had the pleasant experience of employing a new team member through Simpson Dean. Abigail was honest, enthusiastic and helpful. It was a pleasure to work with a recruitment company that showed me they wanted to

find the right candidate for us and the right employer for their candidate. Abigail really listened to our company needs and the skills/attributes of the candidates we received was excellent! I will be using Anthony and his team again to find the right team member for our future career opportunities.

Amanda - Head of Commercial Operations

Anthony and Shelly of Simpson Dean have been such a tremendous help in assisting my new career path. 

They were very genuine and cared about making sure I was placed for interviews that were appropriate for both myself and the employer.  They also ensured they had as much information about me as a person as well as my qualifications and career expectations. 

I greatly appreciated their help and sincere guidance and if I am ever looking for staff or seeking employment in the future I would be more than happy to discuss with them.

Kim Lewis

Discovered Simpson Dean after applying for a job and both Shelly and Anthony were incredibly helpful.

Their work ethic is a breath of fresh air and they both totally support your individual plan.

It has been a pleasure working with them towards finding my next job (which I start on Monday).

Good luck for the future both of you.

Joanna M

I/Clarity Copiers have worked with Anthony over a number of years and have found him to be an honest, enthusiastic and extremely capable recruiter. He has the ability to 'think outside the box' and present well considered and innovative solutions to our recruitment needs. I would highly recommend Anthony as a 'recruiter of choice'.

Terry Hunt, Managing Director, Clarity Copiers UK

I first met Anthony Dean when he worked at a Buckinghamshire agency that I have used for the last 10 years when I have had the misfortune of being out of work, or wanting a new role.

I dealt with Anthony on many of those occasions and always preferred to deal with him as he always took time to listen to what you were looking for and not just try and find you any job, which unfortunately a lot of agencies do. He always went that extra mile to find me temporary work when I needed it and kept in touch on a regular basis.

And I have Anthony to thank for finding me the job that I have now, that is perfect for me.

Thank you for all your help over the years. You are truly an inspiration and every recruitment agency in the world would benefit from a person like you.

Lisa R

I am the Managing Director of Consensus Planning Limited and have worked with Anthony for many years.

We set very high standards here at Consensus Planning Limited and I have found that Anthony has consistently performed to secure reliable and responsible staff for us. Not only that I find his positive approach highly persuasive in identifying suitable candidates.

I would highly recommend Anthony and wish him all the best with the continued expansion of Simpson Dean Ltd

Innes Gray, Consensus Planning Ltd

Anthony has helped me to recruit many temporary members of staff since 2007. He has a great knack of being able to listen to our business needs and place appropriate candidates into appropriate roles. Most of the staff have been Household Assistants, mostly hotel type cleaning staff, some for outside working and some for working in the Linen Room, all requiring different skill sets and different levels of English language skills. We have also required the occasional member of office staff and House Supervisor.
The cleaning staff do not require much in the way of English language skills and Anthony has always been able to communicate effectively and compassionately with all prospective candidates.

Anthony is adept at understanding both the needs of the client and the candidate/s and ensures that both are well matched whenever possible and that an acceptable compromise is made if necessary.
Anthony always follows through with placements and continues to ensure both parties remain happy. If there are problems of any kind, Anthony always deals with accordingly and appropriately. He is able to discuss & explore any sensitivities very well and to best effect and outcome for all concerned.

Anthony’s professionalism is second to none and I have absolutely no doubt that Anthony will continue to be successful and I wish him all the best.

Kate Manager

I found Shelly to be approachable, open and trustworthy and I really felt like she cared when I was looking for a new role.

I’ve worked with a number of recruitment consultants over the years and I can honestly say that Shelly is a recruitment professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Karen K

After a number of years out of the job market I didn’t just want a job, I wanted a career and Shelly worked with me to help me find a new and exciting opportunity.

She put me forward for a great role with a fantastic company and I’m delighted to say I got the job!

This opportunity wouldn't have happened without the input from Shelly and I can highly recommend the service, advice and support I received from her.

Chris K

We would recommend Shelly as we feel she possesses the attributes we look for in a recruitment partner.

She has integrity and an honest approach to her work and isn’t afraid to give advice where needed; which is refreshing and sets her apart from many recruiters, as you feel that she really is working to ensure she sources the right candidate for the job.

Wendy Williams, Head of Human Resources

Shelly is an excellent recruiter with a professional, honest and proactive approach.

Always focused, positive and communicative, Shelly successfully sourced excellent new talent for our growing business and it has been a pleasure working with her.