Candidate Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it… Here are a few testimonials from candidates we have assisted in their employment search:

“Katie & Lisa, I wanted to say thank you for everything that you guys have done for me. Since arranging my first ever interview way back in 2002, Lucy Bristow have always been the first agency I call. It’s been a pleasure to work with you throughout that time, and would recommend you to anyone.” – Jon

“Katie & Lisa, I just wanted to inform you that I have managed to secure a temp to perm Personal Assistant role.  If my circumstances should change you ladies will be the first on my list to call. I cannot high recommend Lucy Bristow enough to my friends. ” – Cheryl

“Lisa, I just want to say big thank you!  I had my first day temping today and like you said, it seems like a fun place to work! I’m so grateful for this job! Lovely people, great atmosphere and they brought chocolate yesterday! 😃 I think I’ll be happy here 😉. Thank you again for believing in me….” – Joanna

“Absolutely love Lucy Bristow and would recommend them to anyone. It was the best experience I’ve received from any agency. They gave me realistic expectations and encouraged me not to set my sights too low to find the job that I loved. They found me my perfect job, exceeding my expectations, and meeting every requirement I had – all within a week! I’m now in a job I love, earning more than I ever have before – a position I did not expect to be in after so many bad experiences with jobs from other agencies. If I ever am in a position I need to use them again, I would in a heartbeat – I won’t be using anyone else. Staff are also so great – friendly, and encouraging – and not pushy like so many other agencies I’ve used. You feel totally at ease that they want to find you the job YOU want and will love. Special thanks to Katie!”  – Ananda

“I would highly recommend Lucy Bristow to anyone looking for work. I have worked with most of the employment agencies in Bristol and I found Lucy Bristow the best by far.
The staff were always helpful, professional and seemed to really care that I was happy with my work assignment. I have now found a permanent job that I love and cant express my gratitude to the whole team at Lucy Bristow for helping me into full-time employment and would encourage others to give this agency a try. I would like this opportunity to say thank you to everyone there.” – Lee

“The team is absolutely lovely and were always great from the moment I registered. Friendly people, professional, always on time, honest (and beautiful ladies). Always replied to my calls or e-mails. I am proud to say I wasn`t much of a headache to them (at least I hope) but they were always very well informed and kept me on the loop.  I loved working with them and I am very grateful for all their help.” – Carla

“My experience with Lucy Bristow Appointments has been fantastic from start to finish. Katie Dawes looked after me and she took the time to understand my skills and experience but also what I actually wanted to do. She filled me with confidence about finding a job I would enjoy and she very quickly delivered with placing me in a perfect receptionist role. She kept in touch often to make sure I was happy and being treated well (which I was). This post turned into a full time role for me and I am still at the same company 3 years later on a full time contract with an excellent salary; all of this came from one day filling in for someone’s AL on reception. Katie and the rest of the LBA team are brilliant and I can’t thank them all enough for getting me started in Bristol when I was new to the city.” – Hannah

“Katie and Lisa at LBA have been absolutely fantastic, you could not ask for a more personable, supportive, caring and professional recruitment agency. They have matched me perfectly to roles over the last 16 months whilst always checking in to see how I am getting on. I am now working for a dream company of mine, and it’s all thanks to them for giving me the initial opportunity.” – Nicky

“I have worked with Lucy Bristow on various interim contracts and assignments over many years, I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are professional on all levels and have an impressive understanding of the roles that they fill for their clients. I have always been given excellent assignments, that match my skill set to the job in hand, as a result everything works smoothly and everyone is happy. Katie in particular has been very supportive and considerate in the projects she has given me, keeping in touch and making sure the relationships are working well for both parties.” – Caroline

“Lucy Bristow was my first choice of job agency as I’d heard great things from friends and family… and they didn’t disappoint! I needed a role that would accommodate me attending college every Friday – so either a part-time job or a full-time job that would be flexible while I completed my course. I’d had trouble finding a Monday-Thursday job which I knew would be ideal, but somehow Katie pulled it out of the bag within just a few weeks! She understood quickly what I was looking for and the type of role that would match my skills and personality. She kept me in mind, spotting the right role for me and contacting me straight away so I could have an interview quickly! Great team – dedicated, friendly and professional. I highly recommend!” – Sarah

“My experience of Lucy Bristow has been first class. Having struggled to get an entry position within a law firm and the prospect of actually obtaining work becoming ever increasingly vague I was invited to a registration appointment with Lucy Bristow in February 2016. My meeting was with Katie and Ben was extremely positive and I was put forward for potential positions immediately. Although I was not successful at the first attempt I was kept in the loop and put forward for others roles (Katie). Roughly one month on and I am now employed in a reputable solicitors on the first rung of the ladder (Katie). I would just like to thank everyone at Lucy Bristow including Heather and Ben for all their hard work, but my biggest thank you has to go to Katie as she kept in touch (phone or email), which when you are not employed is everything and I was also positive if any suitable positions became available Katie would put me forward without hesitation. So once again thank you Katie and everyone at Lucy Bristow!” – Roy

“Hi Katie & Lisa, I will really miss working for you!  You have always been so supportive and approachable and I won’t hesitate to come back to you in the future.  My very best wishes to the whole team and a big thank you for keeping me in well paid work.” – Liz

“Thank you for all your help Danielle. I have enjoyed my association with Lucy Bristow. You have been a lovely team to work with” – Lorraine

“Hi Katie, I am so happy with my decision and I can’t wait until I get started. The job is perfect and I know they are an amazing firm which will give me great career options over time.  I would like to thank you and your team for all their support and help over the last year, firstly for finding me the amazing contract I secured in 2014- it has been an amazing opportunity as the people are wonderful and has given me a lot of experience and the confidence to be able to apply for jobs such as my new one!  I would also like to thank you for getting me the interview for my new role and helping me to get the job. I am over the moon and none of this would have been possible with out yourself and your wonderful team. So THANK YOU.  I have recommended you to people and will continue to recommended yourselves as your brilliant.” – Emma

“Hi Katie, once again many thanks – you show up most of the agents in London with your loveliness and professional-ism!” – Clare

“Hi Katie,  I just received the lovely card and chocolates that you have sent over – thank you so much for that! Really appreciate all the work you have done for me, and I will be sure to recommend Lucy Bristow in the future. Thanks again!” – Tessa

“Hi Ben, Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and for continuously updating and supporting me throughout my job search. You have been fantastic!” – Merve

“Ben, has been a absolute star since I have signed up with your agency and I must state that with all the agents I have dealt with over the years he has been the best. He makes you feel very comfortable, he holds your hand through the interview process pretty much in regards to boosting ones confidence before the interviews and speaking to you afterwards, he always comes back with feedback and he genuinely comes across as though he cares and I can assure you that is missing from a lot of employment agencies. I appreciate there is targets to hit and so on for your team but I really am grateful for his support in finding a new job and the way he has handled my recruitment.  I hope you don’t mind the email and thank you for taking the time to read it – he is a fantastic member to your team” – Sara

“Katie and Lisa, Just wanted to say another big thank you for your help securing me work over the last few months – I have nothing but good things to say about Lucy Bristow.  It has been a pleasure dealing with you both, the agency is leagues ahead of the competition in terms of professionalism and friendliness!  Thank you again and all the best for the future!” – Matt

“Hi Katie & Lisa,  Just a quick email to say thank you for you help and support over the short time that I was temping with Lucy Bristow.  You found me temporary work within half a day of me signing up with you and were always on hand to answer any questions I had – Great service! So thank you very much I will be sure to recommend you to anyone in need of a recruitment agency”. – Emily-Jayne

“Lisa, you really took your time to find out exactly what it was I was looking  for and saw I have potential. Other recruiters tell me what I want to hear but don’t follow it up, or offer me jobs which was something totally different to what I had told them I am interested in, it’s people like them that give recruitment consultants a bad name. You on the other hand have been lovely and I’m so grateful to you for finding me this position.  Katie,  were so lovely on the phone and have been so good at communicating with me on behalf of Lisa. I will definitely be recommending Lucy Bristow to others looking for work purely based on you both.” – Jennifer

“Thank you ever so much for your help you are by far the best consultant I am dealing with! I want to end up taking a lucy bristow job just because you have been so helpful already!” – Jen

“Katie & Lisa, Thank you for everything!! Best wishes for the coming year and I will keep you in mind if we need anyone!” – Caroline

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Katie for taking me on your books in July.  After taking redundancy following 23 years of employment it was a scary position to be in, but none-the-less it was also an empowering decision, and a new chapter in my career, I haven’t looked back – all thanks to Lucy Bristow keeping me in work!”  – Mandy

“Hello Heather, Thank you so much for all you have done to make securing my new role possible. It simply wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t spotted the job and insisted that I try for it!  Once again, huge thanks for making it all happen” – Suzanne

“Hi Ben, Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say Thankyou for the card and goodie bag! And also for all your help these past 6 months!”  – James

“Dear Katie, Today I received my payslip and holiday pay from you. Possibly my final Lucy Bristow payslip….! I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you for all of your help and to the whole of Lucy Bristow over the years. You have always found me work and I’ve always appreciated all of your hard work. I remember coming back from studying in Paris thinking I would struggle to find a job and meeting with someone at Lucy Bristow and getting a temp job straight away. You have always been brilliant to me.” –  Victoria

Hi Ben, just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that my first few days have been great. Everyone is lovely and have been helping me to get settled in. Just wanted to say thank you, and that I will be recommending Lucy Bristow and you, to others I know who are job hunting.” – Sarah

“Hi Heather, Thanks for your text – I’m very excited about starting! Can’t thank you enough for putting this opportunity my way and supporting me through the process. I’ve found Lucy Bristow to be an absolutely excellent recruitment agency – you really do target the right jobs to the right people rather than just using the scatter-gun approach that other agencies seem to use. Thanks again!” –  Louise

“Hi Katie, Thank you so much for all your help over the last 5/6 months. No other agency is quite like Lucy Bristow!!” – Maddie

“Hi Katie, just a quickie, as I am now on the in-house payroll, to say thanks for your support and for getting back to me quickly when I had a query and for coming in to meet us all when we first started, I know we all appreciated that.” – Alice

” Hi Sophie and Ben, I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of you (specially Sophie 🙂 ) and Lucy Bristow Appointments for giving me an opportunity to attend this interview and return back to work after 3 long years. I really appreciate the way Sophie arranged our first meeting, understood my requirements and within one week I have been told that I have a job. Very happy and warm wishes to the team at Lucy Bristow.”

“Hi Katie, I cannot thank you enough for this job, it really is a dream come true :)”  – Lucy

“Dear Katie, I want to take this opportunity as well to thank you for everything. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and Ben and I can’t thank you enough or rate you any higher as an agency. You’ve made a real difference in the direction of my career and helped me get some great experience. I wish everyone at Lucy Bristow all the best for the future and hope you carry on in the same way!” – Lewis

“Hi Katie, Thank you for your text on Wednesday! Work is going very well I love it here, can’t believe I got a job in such a lovely firm. Am really enjoying the work so far! Thank you again for all your help” –  Jemma

“Hi Sophie, I have been meaning to contact Lucy Bristow to say how truly helpful and genuine I found yourself and your colleagues to be. I have contacted Lucy Bristow a couple of times since you found me work and your colleagues were honest enough to tell me whether you had work on your books to suite me and did not waste my time. – In short, a big thank you to you personally and to your colleagues. Keep up the good work. ” – Joanne

“Working with Lucy Bristow appointments has been such a pleasant experience. In previous dealings with recruitment agencies I was always left feeling unsupported and as if I was just a statistic but this agency has made me feel the complete opposite. My emails were responded to within a timely manner and no query was too much for them to answer. They regularly keep in touch asking if I am enjoying the job and if there is anything they can do for me. This is an agency where your requirements and happiness are met 100%. I would definitely recommend” – Jessica

“I am pleased to say very settled. It was definitely the right move and I thank you again for all your help.
If ever the needs arises you would definitely be the first person I contact in my search for a new position.” – Tracy


“The whole team at Lucy Bristow were really fantastic and have helped me to secure a great career. A special thank you to Heather without whom I would not be in such a great position with fantastic opportunities. I would definately consult them again if I should ever be looking again” – Jackie

“From the moment I registered with Lucy Bristow until the time I started my current role, I received nothing but excellent customer service from the whole team. Heather and Ben alike always returned my calls and kept me informed every step of the way. They both gave me honest feedback from interviews and gave sound advice prior to attending any interview. I am very grateful and impressed and would always recommend them to friends as my friend did to me.” – Kerry

“Heather and Katie were so helpful and supportive through a very tough time for me. I was made redundant and was desperately looking for another job. They put me forward for quite a few good jobs, gave me advice on what to wear and what the firm was like. They also text me before each interview to wish me luck which I thought was very thoughtful. I had many down days as it was a very hard time looking for another job during a recession but Heather was always so supportive and positive. I would definitely recommend them to friends and have done. I would also use them again if the need arose.” – Karen

“Ben, I just want to thank you and Lucy Bristow for all your help and support. I have been job hunting for months now and two weeks after meeting you I have a job. Amazing! Regards, Tracey-Leigh”

“Katie, Thank you so much for the time you spent with me a few weeks ago to register. Although the economy is tough, I see that your team is well placed to draw on core strengths and am encouraged that your business is also adapting (report in business section of Bristol Evening Post). You gave me a realistic view of the market but were encouraging; that was apt and valuable. It is indeed a tough market and a bit of chance is invaluable. Thank you for encouraging me” – Elaine

“Good morning Katie, I would like to thank both you and Lucy Bristow Appointments for the excellent service you have provided me during my search for employment. From our first contact the service has always been professional, efficent and friendly. Over my many years of dealing with recruitment agencies both as an employer and employee I have found your service to be the very best, second to none. On a personal note you have been fantastic, nothing has been too much for you and you have always been available to answer any questions I had and for this I am very grateful. Once again thank you for your help and I am really pleased to have been offered the job this morning.” – Jason

“Lisa, I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging my recent temping work. I really enjoyed the work and was really pleased at how simple you and your team made it for me. Thank you for the opportunity to represent you, I would definitely recommend you as an agency as I was very impressed with the service. I will not hesitate to find work through you should I need it again in the future.” – Cassie

“Hi Heather, I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and Gemma for the chocolates and card and for being so swift and helpful in finding me the job! I am very grateful and will highly recommend Lucy Bristow in the future.” – Samantha

Gemma, Thank you so much for the support and help in getting me a job of my choice. I am forever grateful” – Victoria

“Hi Ben, I wanted to drop you a line to thank you and the Lucy Bristow team – I love my Job! I feel very fortunate; 1 interview 1 job offer so thanks for everything! Hopefully (!) I won’t need yours services again for a long while, however, rest assured, I recommend Lucy Bristow to my friends.” Leann

“Thank you so much to both Bethany and Ben for helping me secure the role. I have been hugely impressed with all the support I’ve received from Lucy Bristow in the process of my job search and will certainly recommend you to any friends looking in the Bristol area” – Pippa

“Lucy Bristow have been brilliant throughout, being very supportive and helpful what with sending me interview questions and interview tips which were invaluable. They were so quick off the mark and secured me employment in a very difficult time!” – Katie

“I can’t thank you enough for all your help, you really have made such a difference to my life, thank you so much for your support” – Paula

“I was very impressed with our meeting yesterday, I really felt like you were listening to what I want from a job, and you are the first recruitment consultant to offer advice on my CV! Fantastic!!” – Sara

“I just wanted to thank you for your help so far, it’s much appreciated and you actually restored my faith in Recruitment Consultants! I will definitely be recommending you to friends who may be looking for work in the future” – Holly

“I am really grateful for everything you have done for me over the past few months and can honestly say you are the best agency I have dealt with since being made redundant, I will definitely be in touch if I need help finding work again and would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat” – Jenny

“I just wanted to write a short email to say thank you so much for finding me the perfect position in Bristol over the summer. I have to say that the organisation I was placed in are a very professional and amicable company to work for and I thoroughly enjoyed my role there” – Laura

“Just like to say thanks again, you’ve been the best agency by far and got me an interview with a decent company. I’ll recommend you to anyone looking for work” – Chris

“I was very impressed with the speed of which Lucy Bristow found me the role following my initial registration and your subsequent communication. I may well be calling upon your expertise in the near future -having enjoyed my summer so much in Bristol, I am now planning on making a move there on a permanent basis!” – Ruth

“Gemma, I have to say I have been very impressed with Lucy Bristow in particular you with your efficiency and effectiveness in helping me find a role (in the current climate). I have registered with a number of agencies over the year and don’t think any have been quite as good.” Cher

“Thank you so much for the card and chocolates, its so kind of you. The job is going great, it’s a really nice firm. I am really really pleased with it. Thank you for all of your help and support!” – Mirian

“Just like to say again how thorough, helpful and positive you were during my registration. Far and away my best experience with employment agencies” – Chris

“Just a quick email to praise you and your services. As a Customer Experience Manager, I can be quite critical of businesses in their delivery of customer service. The experience I received from Lucy Bristow was flawless. On arriving at the agency, your receptionist was warm and friendly, making me feel relaxed and comfortable.

You were punctual with our appointment and had prepared for the meeting, you ensured during our meeting that you had a good understanding of my skills and career experience and made me feel very confident in your skills as a recruiter. Before my interview, you ensured that I was fully prepared for the day, arming me with the job description, corporate values of the business and an excellent question bank for me to review. I was very impressed that you called after my interview to “see how it went” and to feed this back to the client. In summary, I was truly impressed with the service, delivered by professional, friendly individuals who have an eye for detail and understanding of the needs of the customer.” – Jacky

“Dear Heather and Katie,  just a little something to say thank you so much for the help and support you gave me through a very difficult time. Your enthusiasm and encouragement were very much appreciated and lifted my spirits.  I would definitely use your agency again in the future and recommend you to others (which I have already done).  Thank you so much” – Karen