Thorpe Consultancy Limited - Testimonials – What our clients and candidates say about us:-


I have worked with Bob on various recruitment projects over the last 25 years in a number of different companies I have worked for ranging from Generics, OTC and more lately in Biotech. I have always found that he is able to rapidly grasp the central purpose of the role that I needed to recruit and identify potential candidates that fit the profile I was looking for. In all the years we have worked together I have never known him fail to fill a role and always with excellent people who have contributed to the development of the organisation. Bob remains my “ go to “ guy for all my recruitment needs.
Steve Self, Commercial Director, Stream Bio Ltd

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd has worked with Thorpe Consultancy Limited on a number of hard to recruit for senior posts. We have always been impressed with the professional and succinct service that Bob and the team provide. They are happy to handle the trickiest of assignments and have always delivered a quality shortlist with just the right amount of detail. The individuals ultimately selected for the roles have always proved to be “ as advertised “ and this shows the level of detail that is gone into over pre-screening. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bob and the team.
Matt Dale, Group Vice-President Human Resources, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd

I have known Bob Thorpe at Thorpe Consultancy Limited for over 25 years and worked with him successfully on key recruitment projects on lots of occasions, in particular when I worked within the GSK organisation – initially in their UK Pharmaceutical business and latterly when HR Director within their international Consumer Healthcare operations. Bob provides a focused, in-depth and well targeted search and recruitment service, as well as ensuring strong communication, reporting and feedback to me and candidates. He always found, attracted and recommended highly suitable people for the senior roles he was retained to fill which were in functional areas including Finance, Formulation Science, Logistics, Engineering, Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Operations. Those appointed went on to contribute well and progress further in the GSK organisation. I have no hesitation in recommending Thorpe Consultancy Limited to others and would use Bob’s services again in my present organisation if the need arises.
Stuart McFarlane

Colorcon has successfully worked with Bob Thorpe on a number of senior management recruitment assignments over many years. I have always found Bob to be extremely open and professional in his approach, providing regular feedback and detailed progress reports on candidates. He quickly developed a good understanding of our organisation and the candidate profiles that would match our requirements which enabled us to fill key positions in a timely manner. He has been a great business partner and it has been a real pleasure working with Bob. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Tim Huckell, HR Director, Colorcon Limited

In my previous role as Supply Chain Director with a market leading Natural Healthcare company, I needed to build and strenghthen my team to cope with business growth demands. I partnered with Bob on several occasions for hiring key senior supply chain roles. He always provided a very personalised end to end and successful service, really taking care in each case to understand the role and business context of the hiring requirements. I would strongly recommend Thorpe Consultancy Limited and would use Bob’s services again if the need arises.
Colin Drummond

Thorpe Consultancy Limited is a professional and reliable agency who worked with us over the years to locate qualified executives to fill various positions involving customer interfacing in commercial and technical roles. Bob’s style of communication allowed us to easily follow the progress of our candidate search from the candidate selection, interview schedule and follow-up review and selection. We would definitely reach out to Thorpe Consultancy Limited again as the need arises and would certainly recommend them to others.
M. Hedman, CEO, Colorcon Inc.


Having worked with many recruiters at different times in my career, I found Thorpe Consultancy Limited to be one of the best. Most importantly I was given a clear idea on the role that was being recruited for; the job content, the context of the job in the company’s organisation and a good understanding of the company culture. Bob kept me fully up-to-date throughout the process and helped me through the final negotiation stage. The end result is that I am now in a role that I love and working for a company that suits me very well. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Thorpe Consultancy Limited to recruiters and job seekers for the professional, diligent and friendly service.
Richard Bowling, Quality and Regulatory Director, Natural Healthcare

Bob approached me via Linked-in recruiting for a role in my specialist area with a nationally recognised company. Following an in-depth, wide ranging and friendly discussion with Bob about the role, the Company and my cv to ensure there was a good fit on both sides, and after a further 2 exhaustive interviews, I was successful in being appointed to the role. This led to the next step in my career path, a unique and enjoyable role which enabled me to develop both professionally and personally. At each stage of the process Bob provided excellent professional advice, support and coaching. Bob’s extensive knowledge and network of contacts provided me with a career path that I doubt I would ever have been fortunate to gain otherwise. I have no hesitation in recommending Thorpe Consultancy Limited in seeking the next exciting step in your career.
Fiona Barnes

Thorpe Consultancy are the most professional recruitment company I have worked with. Bob himself is exceedingly knowledgeable with regards to locating and engaging with candidates as well as matching them with the ideal position.

My personal experience was as a candidate Bob located to fill a global business development role. The entire process was very well managed, I felt I was briefed and signposted throughout which led to the culmination of my acceptance of the position.

I would not hesitate to contact Thorpe Consultancy to assist in both my personal career path or to secure new members of my team.
Ian Winter, Business Development Manager, Safety Systems