abriko Testimonials

“Nicola and the team at Abriko bring a breath of fresh air to the world of recruiting.  Having had a successful career in FMCG, Nicola has “been there and done it” and therefore can relate to both candidates and clients alike; what they are looking for, how to interpret their businesses and what ‘good’ looks like.  I have found that this experience has meant an enhanced candidate pool to choose from and some very strong placements.  Nicola deals with everyone in a very professional way and really takes time to understand both clients’ and candidates’ needs and business to ensure a successful match.  The true test of class is that when the match is not successful, Nicola revisits the reasoning and approaches with the right questions and challenge to ensure continuous improvement.  If you are looking for a dedicated recruiter, who understands the needs of the roles in FMCG, then I would recommend you give Nicola and Abriko a call.” 

Andy Clifton, General Manager, Proximo Spirits 

“I can’t recommend Nicola enough for the support, advice and guidance she has offered me during the recent recruitment process. Nicola has supported on every step and I cannot think of a more suitable person to help with businesses looking to recruit the best employees. She is an asset to any organisation utilising her services and will only recommend the most suitably experienced candidates. I would like to personally thank her for all her support.”

 Darren Hill, National Account Manager

“It’s rare to find someone with so much passionate in what they do…having recently come to the market looking for a new challenge after years of sitting the other side of the interview table, I have found finding good support harder to come by than you might hope. 

So, when you find it, it’s important that you share…

Nicola has become a sounding board for all next steps in my career.  She has a fantastic knowledge of the market and seems to understand my needs before even I do, I’m sure having trodden a very similar path in FMCG before moving into recruitment is the key to this fantastic skill. She’s able to talk to me about her clients as if she had been a part of their business for years and brings a personable style that just makes her a pleasure to work with. 

I would recommend Nicola to anyone looking for their next career move and any business looking for a knowledgeable, passionate and personable recruiting partner.” 

Paul Brown, Commercial Director

“Nicola has been part of my LinkedIn network for a few years. I got my new job in the FMCG industry through Nicola, even though we were in the middle of a lockdown. Nicola is incredibly professional and I felt very well treated during the whole recruiting process. Nicola was able to answer all my questions quickly and reliably and has provided me with excellent support throughout. Overall it was a very pleasant process and I can really recommend to approach Nicola if you are looking for a new job.”
 Daniel Hertz, International New Business Manager, Germany

“Having never used recruitment services or agencies before in my career, I found the majority of them wouldn’t get back to you or acknowledge your job application, which was very frustrating after being made redundant.

An ex-colleague recommended Abriko and said Nicola had a lot of knowledge and contacts in the FMCG sector. On contacting Nicola, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the advice and support she provided.

I would recommend to anyone looking for an FMCG role to make Nicola their first point of contact!”

Zahir Islam, Regional Account Manager

“Working with Nicola at Abriko was an absolute pleasure. Having spent over 30 years in FMCG, I’d come across my fair share of recruitment consultants and recruitment agencies. It was immediately obvious that Nicola offers something different; something over and above the norm.

I was speaking with someone who genuinely cares and understands you as an individual; someone who really knows what it feels like to be in my shoes, which put me at ease and meant I could be truly open about what I was looking for and just as importantly, what I didn’t want.

Other important factors also came shining through … Nicola clearly knows FMCG inside out from her own personal experience. In addition, she has clearly invested time and care in the businesses with whom she works; understanding their culture and exactly the type of attributes they need.

In short, it’s a first class, bespoke and professional service for both the candidate and the employer… and yet you feel like you’re dealing with a friend.”

 Dave Wilson, National Account Manager 

“I am in a position to recommend Abriko as I was the beneficiary of their profiling work and recommended for a position.

Nicola was able to introduce me and make me want to get involved in an ambitious project that her client had entrusted to her, with the same determination and as solid an argument as if it had been her own company.

Passionate, enthusiastic and experienced, Nicola doesn’t stop at selling the project and the profile. She follows the people, taking care to keep the link with them several months later to ensure that they are well in their position and that their achievements are in line with the set requirements.”

–  Pierre Gruyelle, Country Sales Manager, France

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