We pride ourselves on developing partnerships with our clients and candidates. Here below are a few comments about our services. For more testimonials, case studies or examples of our work - do not hesitate to get in touch here 

Simon at Standley Associates Executive Search is a diligent expert in his market, and understands the need for a sound understanding of your business and excellent service. Honest and straightforward are basic values in recruitment but very rare. Simon has both in spades                                                                                                                                                          

Jon Hull - Director of Resourcing - RS

Having known Simon of Standley Associates for many years, I was pleased to be able to call on him when I had a sensitive, challenging vacancy to fill. Standley Associates have helped us find the ideal candidate, which as I imagined would be difficult to fill, but this never put him off.

SA showed tenacity and ingenuity to find us the best candidates for a role that we have struggled to fill for a long time. Besides looking after our interests as a business, SA also made sure the candidates were kept informed and ensured they were well prepared and briefed. All round, an excellent recruitment company that comes highly recommended. 

Thomas Schilling- Head of HR - GL Oil & Gas


I've engaged in the services of Standley Associates because I wanted some key positions filled in the easiest way. Simon of Standley Associates has a simple approach to recruitment and always gets great results with the candidates he presents. He dedicates time to really find an ideal match and this has saved me lots of time in what can sometimes be pointless interviews. Simon's ability to really understand the client, the business and the requirements of the role, in my view, set him miles ahead of others.

Ian Williams - Head of HR Mercedes Benz

I have nothing but the utmost respect for Barry and his work. Put simply, if you are looking for a true subject matter expert, who approaches recruitment diligently, professionally and with personal vested interest in seeking out the right result for all parties, then I would wholeheartedly recommend Barry to you.Having made the move to in-house resourcing, Barry is now the supplier I trust the most.

Steven Rylett Head of Resourcing - J Murphy and Sons

I have found Simon (of Standley Associates)  very confident, efficient and understands the requirements of the roles at all levels of recruitment. He has supplied us with some great quality candidates. 

Jane Kenyon - Director Bedfordia Group



" Martin at Standley Associates has great experience – especially in our industry and this ensured the candidates put forward for the recruitment assignment in France were all credible and worth seeing. We were delighted with the pool of people and were able to complete the hiring within a tight timescale.

Sales and Marketing Director -  Hayssen Sandiacre

I have known and worked with Martin since 1986, both as a work colleague but also as a UK recruiter supporting him in Germany and visa versa. An extremely conscientious and hard working recruiter, Martin is a larger than life character. He is true professional who cares about doing the job properly. No half measures with Martin. A delight to work with, I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Senior Partner – Business Services Company

My consultant from Standley Associates had exemplary communication skills ensuring consistent delivery of the clients brief. Thorough and meticulous they ensured only the highest calibre candidates were presented and no time was wasted reviewing inappropriate selections. For all your pan-European recruitment needs I can recommend in the strongest terms.”

Sales Director DEC NV, Antwerp

“Standley Associates are a first class recruitment business, with an unparalleled knowledge of the industry and the key personnel within it. I would not hesitate to recommend them to clients, candidates or potential employees.”

Sales and Marketing Director Storage Technology.

I was looking for a professional and trustworthy recruiter who could understand senior technical and commercial roles and provide a high quality of customer service and satisfaction to my own clients.

Barry was recommended to me and tackled the challenge of recruiting three key members of the new senior management team for a very discerning technical services organisation with skill, dedication and perseverance.I would recommend him to anybody who wants to work with someone who "gets" technical and techno-commercial recruitment and wants to avoid high-pressure, slick agency types.

Chris Lonergan Haines Watts

“A very professional recruitment firm Standley Associates has proved to be a great help in supporting our search activities. I can thoroughly recommend them.”

Director Icore International Ltd.


I have known Simon for a number of years and have found him to be a consummate professional. He is always committed to providing an excellent customer service and treats both clients and candidates with a high level of respect. Simon gets results whilst maintaining business and personal integrity. Simon is completely trustworthy which is a rare quality in what can be a cut-throat industry.

Geoff Hutton Head Of HR Serco

Simon was very helpful and kept me informed at every step of the recruitment process - something that a lot of other recruiters don't do. He saw the whole process through from short listing to offer stage and then followed up  - a very thorough and helpful service.

Clare Farley HR BP Ricoh

Simon is a highly professional consultant who ensures that he understands the issues at hand and works to make the right talent match. His insight and focus made him a key figure and it was a pleasure to work with him.

Robert Chandler - HR Director - Diaverum

The great thing about Barry is the way in which he will only promise what he can deliver and will always manage expectations correctly. He will tell you how it is and not let you down. What more can you ask!!!


Miles Lloyd Founder & CEO Milestones