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Testimonials

  • "James Roberts has been an absolute star by assisting me finding a job in London. I was based in Dubai and wanted to relocate in London. He understood my needs in terms of requirements and suggested the appropriate companies to me. He also supported me in the advises, from my CV review, interview tips, and after interview feedback, He was very professional and was able to find two job offers for me within a couple of months and within the salary range and the right company!! I will definitely recommend any person to use Progressive Travel Recruitment for any career move. Keep it up James." SR

  • "I had the best experience working with James. From the initial Skype interview to the interview with my potential employer literally 3 hours had passed! He is great at following up and stayed in contact with me throughout the hiring process. I am in the states and he is in the UK and he was still responsive when I know I was emailing him after hours. He was great to work with and I would recommend him for anyone looking for a position in the travel industry." TM, Executive Coordinator – Americas, Travel Technology – Texas, USA, Executive Coordinator

  • "James contacted me regarding a position as an Account Manager. He was very professional and always contactable. James has extensive knowledge in the travel industry and kept me updated every step of the way. His expertise in recruitment and his advice was very valuable throughout the recruitment process. I would highly recommend James as a recruiter." CH, Senior Account Manager – London, UK, Senior Account Manager

  • "As part of the executive management team, Ibrahim has worked hard to build authentic relationships with the customers and business partners. His efforts have created a happier and more productive team." AS, Managing Director, Tour Operator – Male, Maldives, Managing Director

  • “James helped to place me when I moved to the UAE from the UK and would highly recommend him for anybody else relocating. He listened to what I was looking for and approached well suited companies on my behalf. He timed the interviews well around my move and my other commitments to make sure I was starting work in August with an employer and role that I am very pleased with.” CM

  • “James has been assisting with the recruitment of a new start up business in Paris and has been a fantastic resource throughout this incredibly busy time. His dedication and commitment to the recruitment process has ensured that the company has been advised of any relevant and high calibre applicants. His support has been invaluable and has ensured that the senior team have been recruited within our tight deadline. He has been available consistently throughout the process, often within very short notice and has remained completely professional and also very personable. I have no hesitation in recommending him for future recruitment within and outside the UK.” NO, Senior HR – International Cruise Company, Senior HR

  • "At our European Call Centre in Wilmslow, we have been using the recruitment services of Progressive Travel Recruitment to support our own recruitment initiatives for over 18 months and very much appreciate the professional, prompt and flexible way in which James and his team operate at Progressive Travel Recruitment in both presenting suitable candidates, managing the interview invitation, job offer and administration process." KL, HR Manager -­ Emirates, HR Manager

  • "We are delighted that you have decided to work on travel vacancies in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The region is lacking in professional travel recruitment companies and we have every confidence in your ability to deliver the very best candidates." SP, Travel Operations Manager, Travel Operations Manager

  • "If you are recruiting or looking to be recruited. Fiona will get you the best outcome. She is dedicated to what she does. Fiona will offer you a personal service. She will get to know you as a person and will keep you up to date along your journey. I could not have asked for anything more from Fiona. She has helped me grab my dream job and helped my career progression. I recommend you contact her." NH, Flights Executive – London, UK, Flights Executive

  • "Fiona was extremely professional. She found me a job within a week and during that time, she always kept me informed and up to date on what was happening. I would definitely recommend Fiona when looking for a job." TF, Corporate Travel – London, UK

  • "Fiona is a passionate recruitment professional with a superb knowledge of the industry. She has an impressive amount of experience from both working in the UK and abroad. Highly recommended." BM, Online Travel Professional – London, UK, Online Travel Professional – London, UK

  • "James contacted me and got me a job at Lotsofhotels.com. During the entire process James was exceptionally professional and kept me updated of the process at all times. I would not hesitate to contact James for any recruitment needs in the future and found working with him a refreshing change form the normal travel recruiters out there." JC

  • "I have known James both personally and professionally for many years. I recently worked with him in a professional capacity when I moved roles within the luxury travel industry. James was amazing throughout this process, helping at every stage, offering support and really helping to get the result I was looking for. He's both highly professional and also calm and measured, and really understands what both his client and his candidate are in search of. I'd absolutely recommend him." JS, Product Manager, Luxury Travel – Manchester, UK, Product Manager, Luxury Travel – Manchester, UK

  • "I have found Fiona to be an invaluable partner for the expansion of Secret Escapes. It is a real pleasure to work with Fiona and her candidates are always well communicated with and relevant to Secret Escapes, skills-wise and culturally. She has really taken time to understand the business and our Talent Strategy.
I have enjoyed a true partnership with Fiona over the last few months and I am looking forward to our continued relationship in 2017." Cheryl Horn, CertRP, Talent Specialist – Secret Escapes, CertRP, Talent Specialist - Secret Escapes

  • "James has been great to work with over the past few months. He initially approached me with a few positions in mind. Obviously he understands the industry and my career history, he knew what kind of positions that would take my interest. He also had excellent knowledge of his clients history, growth plans and future career opportunities. From my first telephone interview, to the final written offer ­ James has been totally on the ball. As a candidate, I always trusted that he had my personal interests at heart. He has offered me honest feedback and solid career advice. I would happily recommend him to any candidate or client that is looking for expert recruiter in the travel industry." DC, General Manager – Dubai, UAE, General Manager

  • "James is the most professional recruiter I have ever known because of his key advices, fast responses and analytical skills. He knows which job and the company suits you the best, more than yourself. I am appreciated to you for my lovely position now... Thanks once again!" GD, Market Manager Turkey – Budapest, Hungary, Market Manager Turkey

  • “James is definitely the best recruiter I have dealt with during my career in Travel industry. He is fast in follow ups, helpful, supportive and always available if you need him. I highly recommend him as an extremely dedicated professional.” TK

  • "James is everything you could possibly want in a recruiter. From the very first time we spoke he was very articulate, professional and detail oriented. There was never a question that he did not know the answer to and he was very quick to respond. In the end, his advice and expertise helped me make my final decision. The world needs more professionals like James!" JA, Director of Sales – Americas, Travel Technology – Texas, USA, Director of Sales

  • "Throughout 2006, Progressive Travel Recruitment successfully provided Expotel Hotel Reservations with the majority of our agency staff. Our dedicated account manager is able to deliver high calibre candidates on a daily basis and we have been impressed with the commitment they have shown our business. We find them reliable, efficient and committed to delivering the very best. I have no hesitation recommending their services to other travel companies / call centres looking for a regular supply of quality candidates." JW, Head of Human Resources – Expotel Hotel Reservations, Head of Human Resources

  • "Fiona is the first person you should go to if you are looking to recruit or if you are looking for a job in the travel industry." HY, Cruise – London, UK, Cruise

  • “I didn't know James until halfway through a lengthy recruitment process we needed fresh input. At that time James' analysis, knowledge and ideas offered solutions which proved beneficial to us ­ and we completed the recruitment swiftly and efficiently. I very highly recommend him and would do business with James again.” CA, Sales & Marketing Director – Cruise Company, Sales & Marketing Director

  • "It is a pleasure to work with James. He is a very organised, proactive and focuses on delivering the right candidate to the right company in a very short pace of time. James is an excellent judge character and identifies quickly what personality fits into what company culture. I would definitely recommend James and will use his services again." AB, Head of Contracting, Hotel Wholesaler – Dubai, UAE, Head of Contracting

  • “James is the best recruiter in the Travel/Tourism sector that I've met. He's knowledgeable, supportive and very professional. He helped me to secure a great job! Thank you James.” SG

  • "James was a breath of fresh air in my recruitment process. He's highly efficient, knows his industry very well and always made me feel like he had my best interests at heart. He was in constant contact throughout the process and he found me a great job within two days. I have already recommended him to two of my friends and will continue to refer him as he gets great results." KH, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Professional, Online Travel – Dubai, UAE, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Professional

  • "James is a very proactive and results driven individual, he is very approachable and clear on the best route to follow. I would have no doubt in recommending James and his team to either a company recruiting or individual looking to progress." SM, Regional Director, Middle East – Dubai, UAE, Regional Director

  • "Fiona, I will pass your details to any colleagues who may be looking for something new in the travel industry. It has been a pleasure speaking with you and I appreciate everything you have done for me." Victoria

  • "Tony has always come up with top personnel for Traveleads. He listens to what your requirements are thus does not your time with unsuitable CVs. Tony is a great guy and it's always a pleasure doing business with him.” MM, Director of Sales, Travel & Tourism, Regional Director

  • "Fiona has been a real asset to Jacada Travel. Her extensive list of quality contacts are so perfectly suited to us as a company. We have placed a number of new "family members" at Jacada thanks to Fi, all of whom have fit in with our culture and share the same values as us. Fiona is incredibly responsive, and listens to what we need which means we usually interview every candidate put forward. Her exposure to South Africa, Asia and the UK mean she is our go-to person when we need help filling posts. I highly recommend Fiona for all your recruitment needs in the Luxury Travel sector." Samantha Kelly, Head of HR and Internal Projects at Jacada Travel, Head of HR and Internal Projects at Jacada Travel

  • "James has always been available and recommended efficient solution driven solutions." EE, Marketing & Communication Manager, Hotel Chain – Kuwait City, Kuwait, Marketing & Communication Manager

  • "Fiona was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and helped me to gain a new position which will hopefully be the start of my career. A lovely lady who is great at her job." CF, Online Travel – London, UK, Online Travel

  • “James has been fantastic to work with, on time, very personable and his knowledge is second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend both James and Progressive Travel Recruitment to both candidates and employers.” AH

  • "James was incredibly personable, supportive and motivating and I felt that he had matched my skills to the right position. He kept me up to date during the process and was dedicated in dealing with my offer of employment even during his holiday. I would recommend James to others seeking employment within the travel industry." SC, Team Manager at ATPI – Scotland, UK, Team Manager at ATPI – Scotland, UK

  • “I was given James name by a colleague as I had just been made redundant. James has astonished me with his hard work and time that he had taken out of his holiday to get me an interview, James was not contactable at the time by email but was able to make arrangements for me to go for an interview, sent me all the relevant information to prepay me for the interview in which I was successful in gaining full time employment. I went for the interview on the Wednesday and the position was offered to me on the Thursday and the confirmation letter sent on the Friday. 
I found James to be highly professional and he gets the job done in and very professional and timely fashion, my faith has been restored in recruitment agencies.” LR

  • "Fiona is the consummate professional when it comes to your recruiting/employment needs. She worked tirelessly to ensure I was on the radar of the decision makers within my industry. I would highly recommend Fiona in your pursuit of either been a candidate or finding a candidate." GB, Head of special projects, Online Travel – Cape Town, South Africa, Head of special projects

  • "Gold Medal Travel have been using Progressive Travel Recruitment since April 2007 and have found them to be reliable, efficient, a great knowledge of the travel industry and an understanding of what type of people match not only our requirements but also our culture which is a massive thing for us here in Preston. You have done a great job in finding people that match our needs and Preston is not the easiest of locations to recruit for. I would have no hesitation in recommending Progressive." BD, Head of Call Centre – Gold Medal Travel Group, Head of Call Centre

  • "I have very high regards for James. He is a professional recruiter as he understands the requirements of both the sides (Employer & Employee) very well. He is very helpful and supportive and provides you with the most appropriate information. He is easily approachable and a very down to earth person and that makes him an outstanding recruiter and a great person. His extensive knowledge in the Travel Industry is a valuable asset that he possesses. At every stage he keeps you updated with the progress of your application. I would highly recommend James to any client or candidate who is looking for an expert recruiter in the Travel Industry." AH, Senior Business Development Manager – Dubai, UAE, Senior Business Development Manager

  • "I have been in the HR industry since 2007 and honestly have never enjoyed working with recruiters. I started working with Fiona earlier this year and have truly found her to be a value adding person. She is on the ball with regards to feedback and sending through CVs. She presents her candidates with more than enough information leaving little room for further questions. Fiona has extensive knowledge and reach in the African markets which helps with anyone moving into emerging markets. Fiona is always available. Fiona is transparent. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiona and looking forward to a value adding partnership." SM, HR Manager Online Travel – Cape Town, South Africa, HR Manager Online Travel

  • "I have landed one of the most exciting roles in my career so far, with great help and support from James. I am on a contract for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, and feel this role and work environment have been tailor made for me. James was on the phone within 24 hours of receiving my CV, and roughly 3 days later I had confirmed my job offer. Needless to say I'm happy to recommend James." LH­E, Events Specialist, Event Management Company – Edinburgh, Scotland, Events Specialist

  • "I have all the respect to James work. James has been excellent throughout the recruitment process, He was efficient, hard­working and would always think 'out of the box'. Nothing was too much for him and he was always very positive. He believed in my capabilities and supported me to get the right job which I am enjoying every minute of it. He understands the needs of his customers and the strengths and weaknesses of his candidates. His determination to deliver the highest quality results every time makes him someone I would recommend without hesitation to any company looking for talents and anyone looking for job." SW, Business Development Manager, Travel Management Company, London, UK, Business Development Manager

  • "James has been completely professional throughout the recruitment process. A recruiter who sincerely understands the needs, requirements, business culture and corporate standards. James has proven to have the ability to match roles specifically to your background and experience. He has been helpful and attentive throughout, with a completely approachable manner." AA, Travel Operations Manager – DMC London, UK, Travel Operations Manager

  • "James was excellent in helping me find my new role in Business Travel. I was relocating and James not only secured 1 but 3 interviews for me on the same day. He was very informative and helpful from the initial contact stage to helping me make the decision of what job offer to go for. I would recommend James to anyone looking for a new job in the Travel Industry." SG, Travel Management Expert, Business Travel – Aberdeen, Scotland, Travel Management Expert

  • "James helped me find a job in Dubai during my move from the UK to the Middle East. He was very knowledgeable on the travel industry in Dubai and was extremely helpful in matching my skill set to a few roles which really appealed to me. He was also great at keeping me in the loop and communicating any updates. After only a few days of being in Dubai, I received an interview offer and within a week I had a job! Great recruiter, I thoroughly recommend." EL, Contracting Manager ­ Middle East – Dubai, UAE, Contracting Manager

  • “James has been fantastic to work with. He understands the travel industry, the people that work in it and has a second sense for what will work both for clients and candidates alike. He is incredibly tenacious and won't give up easily on something that he believes is right. His personal touch has been a breath of fresh air and I still haven't worked out when he actually sleeps, as he's always available to help, whatever the hour. Thanks for all of your help and support this year James.” SM, Head of Marketing & E­Commerce, Travel & Tourism, Head of Marketing & E­Commerce

  • "I've been dealing with Fiona for the past few weeks and I can say that she is one of the most professional and hard­working recruiters I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I cannot recommend, nor thank her enough for all that she's done for me in securing my new role. Thank you Fiona!" MC, Business Development Specialist Cruise line – Southampton, UK, Business Development Specialist

  • "Thanks for your efforts, and should we need more people in the future, I will gladly come back to you. I have to say that you’re the only travel recruitment company I went to who did anything pro­actively and actually came up with people." AD, Managing Director – Long-­haul tour operator, Managing Director

  • "James has been excellent throughout the recruitment process. He has dedicated his time and effort to organize my interviews and has given me all the necessary information, regarding the company and the audition process. His valuable advice and support played a very important role in boosting my confidence and setting the right mind­set for the interview. It was a pleasure working with James." PA, Yield Manager – Bedbank, London, UK, Yield Manager

  • “James first approached me in February 2012 regarding a new position and from start to finish, he has been exemplary in communication, assistance and knowledge of the whole process. His work is extremely meticulous and I thoroughly commend his work.” DU

  • "Out of all the travel recruitment agencies I wrote to in application for jobs Fiona was the only person who contacted me. She was excellent in her manner, professional and fully understood my needs. She did not send me a normal email with thank you but no, she gave me time. I would fully recommend Progressive Travel Recruitment because they had time of day where so many do not even bother. In the world we live in today it is nice to know that in the travel business there are still some fine people with a heart and not just those who do it because it is a job!!!" MB, Online Travel – Nottingham, UK, Online Travel

  • "James Roberts has been fantastic from start to finish. I would highly recommend Progressive Travel Recruitment and especially James if you are looking for work in the travel industry. Thank you for all your help in securing me a job, I can't wait to get started!" FC, Travel Consultant – Business Travel – Edinburgh, Scotland, Travel Consultant

  • "I have really enjoyed working with you. Do keep in touch as I will definitely recommend any colleagues who are looking at moving on to contact you. You are by far the best travel recruitment consultancy in the industry!" DW, Business Travel Manager, Business Travel Manager

  • “I have now secured a fantastic opportunity with a company who recruited through Progressive personnel. I found Progressive Personnel to be extremely professional in dealing with myself and their client throughout the interview process and I did not have to worry or chase for any information myself . They communicated with me on a regular basis , even out of office hours which was very helpful and reassuring . Communication between Progressive personnel , myself and their client was first class and very professional and I would have no hesitation in using this agency again or indeed recommending their services to other professionals looking for career opportunities." SD, Account Manager – Blackpool, UK, Account Manager - Blackpool, UK

  • "I highly recommend James, he is the best recruiter, he has helped me very much during the recruitment process and he was available to help at any time of the day, thanks to him I get offered the position He is very professional, approachable and a great advisor. Thank you very much James!!" MDC