Pure conducted a search for a Group Director of Tax at BT during the latter half of 2014. Chris Nelson had an excellent knowledge of the key people who were available in the market and by managing the first interviews he was able to construct a high quality short list . He clearly highlighted the key strengths and weaknesses of the individuals within the shortlist which helped in the interview process . His proactive approach and good understanding of the key drivers of the individuals helped BT navigate its way through what turned out to be a very complicated recruitment and on boarding process.
Tony Chanmugam, Group Finance Director British Telecom
Pure carried out two significant searches for Sky during 2015 – a Group Treasurer and a Group Tax Director. In both cases, Pure came up with a fantastic shortlist, showed a good knowledge of the individuals concerned, and were spot on in terms of who might be a good fit for Sky. I have worked with Chris Nelson and team for many years, and we use Pure time and time again because they have always delivered what we are looking for. Once again they have run a great process for us and I am delighted with my two new hires.
Tanya Richards, Director of Tax & Treasury, Sky plc
I have used Pure twice now to recruit my Head Of Tax. Firstly at Tesco and then more recently at DS Smith. Pure won a competitive pitch at Tesco showing clear leadership in their knowledge of the market and familiarity with all the potential candidates. Their global presence was particularly useful given our requirements. We were extremely happy with the process both in terms of quality of candidates and efficiency of the whole process. I have had a similar experience at DS Smith and was again impressed with the wide network of Pure and their ability to quickly prepare a shortlist of candidates, all of whom were of the calibre and profile required for the role.
Group Financial Director, DS Smith
Pure have always provided high quality candidates. They understand our requirement for excellent individuals who can cope within an extremely demanding and highly dynamic environment.
Tax Director, Future Capital Partners
I have always found Pure to be professional and responsive to any questions I have had impacting interim tax roles, and market conditions generally. Pure have an excellent relationship with potential employers, which provides access to the best roles.
TP Manager, Standard Chartered Bank
After having looked at the cost of a secondee verses the cost of an interim, it was an obvious choice to make. Not only was I making a considerable financial saving, I could hire an experienced specialist who had trained in a Big 4 firm and who was commercially astute due to gaining experience in several in-house tax functions. They immediately added value to the team!
Senior Tax Manager, BP
I have worked with several recruitment firms over the years from both a candidate and employer perspective and I have to say that Pure are among the best I have dealt with. I recently applied for a position handled by Pure and my experience of the process was that they were consummate professionals, guiding me through the various stages whilst at all times keeping the communication channels open. Clearly as a candidate it is the quality of the recruitment consultant’s book of clients that is of paramount importance and I have to say they seem to be very well connected. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pure.
EMEA Tax Director, Huntsman
Pure Search have been assisting us with several top hires for our tax department over the past 12 months. Apart from the speed at which they provided us with assistance, and their access to excellent candidates, they demonstrated a genuine interest to get to know our working environment, our needs and the team members. They do not just come with a list of candidates. They know them well, networks well and are also a great partner.
Head of Tax (Europe), Amazon
Pure has been instrumental in assisting us to build our European Tax department over a two year period. Their strength is in listening to the requirements and characteristics and they execute on them using what appears to be an exceptionally good network. In delivering the key requirements they communicate very well and on a timely basis.
European Tax Director, AIG UK
Pure’s knowledge of the interim tax market is second to none and the results they achieve for their clients and candidates is testament to this, I would recommend Pure Interim to both companies and candidates alike.
International Tax & Transfer Pricing Manager, Willis