TESTIMONIALS

Here's what some of our clients, both businesses & individuals, have to say about us.

Scott Fletcher

Scott Fletcher

Group Chief Executive Office, Crawford Scientific Holdings Limited

"We were really pleased with the personal aspect of it and the fact that the people at Drax had actually been there and walked in our shoes."

Scott Fletcher
Scott Fletcher

Scott Fletcher

Group Chief Executive Office, Crawford Scientific Holdings Limited

"The process was really positive and we were really pleased with it. It reinforced the progression plan that we already had in place and identified potential future gaps moving forward. We were initially all a bit sceptical as to what we could gain from the process, having been through these things in the past, but it far exceeded our expectations. The review was very specific to our needs and requirements, and the knowledge and expertise of the Drax team, especially around working in private equity-backed businesses, really made the process stand out and made it much more applicable than previous work we had done.

We were really pleased with the personal aspect of it and the fact that the people we dealt with at Drax had actually been there and walked in our shoes so they could apply their knowledge and experience directly to what we were going through and trying to achieve. That direct experience made the process just so much more useful and powerful. We had confidence and faith that they knew what they were talking about and that they understood what were trying to achieve, and we had confidence that they would give us the right advice rather than some generic formulaic advice. I would 100% use Drax again and I would wholeheartedly recommend them."

Sat Dhaiwal

Sat Dhaiwal

Chair of SRL Traffic Systems Ltd

"Drax were very approachable and down to earth and provided good communication and feedback."

Sat Dhaiwal
Sat Dhaiwal

Sat Dhaiwal

Chair of SRL Traffic Systems Ltd

“The people at Drax were very easy to deal with and were good at keeping in touch, which is always important. They were a lot more proactive and engaging than other recruiters I have seen and they were good at finding the right fit and looking at the overall skills of an individual. They were very approachable and down to earth and provided good communication and feedback. It was a good experience and I can’t think of anything they could do better. I was very pleased with the process. I have recommended them to other people as well as staying in touch with them myself.”

Ralph Catto

Ralph Catto

Chairman, Housing Partners

"I was delighted that we were able to make a unanimous decision on who to hire, and each day and week that goes by underlines that now."

Ralph Catto
Ralph Catto

Ralph Catto

Chairman, Housing Partners

“We needed to add resource in the Executive Leadership team; together with the existing management team and investors, we merged our ideas and created a long list of requirements under four headings: Values, Team Fit, Opportunity, Skills. We knew it would be a challenge to find the ideal candidate, especially to fit to the company values and team. How Drax responded was firstly to invest time with us; they came to visit our office to dig into our Values, the Team and the Opportunity. They separately interviewed the investors and Executive Team, gleaning insight to the interpersonal dynamics. They openly challenged any perceived weakness or unseen assets. We took their feedback which helped move our thinking towards what was needed in a candidate.  Drax suggested an alternative fuller approach to a normal interview process. First, we held informal meetings with a small number of candidates. Two very strong contenders stood out due to their views on Values and Team. Next the two candidates were exposed to the company, and interviewed by the management team. Drax collected the candidates’ honest opinions on the Opportunity and if they believed they could complement and make an impact by joining the Team. Finally, the candidates presented to management team and investors their thoughts on the business and areas identified as opportunities/challenges, to assess their critical thinking and natural bias of focus. I was delighted that we were able to immediately make a unanimous decision. We were confident of our selection, but each day and week that goes by underlines that now.”