Birgit Lenton
Group Transformation Director, Eleco


"I have worked with Drake International as both candidate and recruiter and have, therefore, experienced first-hand what a superb service they provide. Claire Collins and Niven Batchelor are dedicated, professional, insightful, organised - and most of all, they listen.

They were able to translate the role requirements and person specification into finding us a superb candidate. The P3 that is carried out by Drake International helps to shape the interview and provides real insight into what a person would add to your culture.

As a candidate myself, I have experienced first-hand how both Claire and Niven champion your needs, truly candidate-centric and client-centric at the same time - they are great match-makers! Keep doing what you are doing you two, you are great."

M. Danceur

"Claire and her team were instrumental in providing us the insight and research needed to scope the role and target the compensation properly.

We knew that we were going to need a local, well-connected partner to give us smart, innovative recommendations. Claire and her team provided that and more. 

Their keen market analysis and rapid response brought us qualified candidates in days, rather than weeks, which will enable us to exceed our customers’ timeline and needs."

Duncan Lennie
Site Manager, Origin Fertilisers
Stockton on Tees

“After not quite two weeks with us, your candidate has demonstrated to me that he is as qualified as his CV says and shows tremendous enthusiasm and energy in his role. I am fortunate to have him on site given his clear experience and work ethic, thank you for supplying him to us.”

Lesley Brentnall
Telesales Manager, Biffa Waste Services Ltd

"In the 6 years that I have been dealing with Drake International I have nothing but the highest level of praise for the company.

Dedicated and organised is the best way to describe the staff on a daily basis, I have been lucky to progress my way through the company and now deal with them regularly for our recruiting needs. They are a recognised brand for a reason. We have received nothing but the highest level of service and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.

I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all the team at Drake International - especially our dedicated consultant Sarah Evans. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff we have received from them have gone on to have very successful Biffa careers!"

Andy Skelton
Cyclops Electronics

"I have been dealing with Julie at Drake for many years now and she has always provided me with good quality candidates as she is careful when selecting candidates to get the match right for the role, company and furthermore and very importantly my team. This careful selection is much appreciated, as I don’t have time to sift through irrelevant CVs. I would highly recommend Julie for her dedication, professionalism and attention to detail."

Paul Paterson
National Sales Engineer, Solid State Supplies Ltd

"In a sea of recruitment companies Julie and Drake really stand out.

I was looking for a new position as the next stage in my career and rather than blindly trying to put me forward for every sales position available like so many other recruitment agencies, Julie took the time and effort to find suitable positions for me based on my skill set.

Julie is also now the preferred recruitment consultant for the company I work for, after proving that staff members she has placed have been of exceptional quality and perfectly matched to the roles. I am happy to recommend Julie to any company needing staff."

A. Woolley
Rosti Automotive

“We have found Sarah to be an extremely proactive Account Manager across both of our Manufacturing Sites. This is best demonstrated in the improved cooperation between my HR team and Sarah and her team, moving Drake from commodity supplier to business partner. Drake are now seen as an integral part of the HR team.”

D. Lennie
Origin Fertilisers (UK) Ltd

The guys are all doing really well and have learned the system quickly to the point I don’t need to have anyone with them now. They are willing to work overtime when needed and the quality of their work it of a high standard and they are not afraid to stop and ask for help and guidance.

I think you and I have a great working relationship and have found you more than helpful with the supply and quality of staff you provide for me. All in all I could not be happier with yourself and Drake.

Rob Ely
Production Manager, Dri-Pak

"“Drake have done a fantastic job - I am really pleased with the calibre of candidates presented to me. That we have chosen to take on a number of temps on a permanent basis, reflects this high standard. I will definitely be using Drake again!”

Deanne Dobrosky
DHL Global Forwarding Ltd.

"Drake is most efficient and has a great supply of workers."

Gerry O.

Turf King Hamilton

"The manager at the time Terry went through the process, asked a lot of questions as to what we needed in terms of qualifications, timing, hours of work, etc We have used Drake a couple of season for temporary help with lawn care. With Drake, we are able to concentrate on other matters and to leave the hiring of temporary help to Drake. I can only speak to the temporary labour market, but Drake seem to have the process of providing peace of mind labour help in a timely manner."

Chris M.
Terminal Manager

"We were having a difficult time finding staff, Drake was a great option. When I put my request in for a new staff member, Drake came through every time. Drake took the time to listen to my business needs and matched me up with the person they had that met my requirements, they didn't just send me a body. By using Drake, all of my business needs were met, allowing me to focus on other areas. Drake is not a company that just wants to make a buck, they are here to partner up with your company and they want to see your company succeed."

Kevin E.
Site Manager

"Our company has been using Drake for quite some time, and the candidates they sent for interviews all met the criteria we were looking for. The position we hire requires a lot of attention to fine detail the candidates have been quick to learn a difficult process. If you identify your needs correctly, they can work with you to find qualified individuals for every position."

Steve Reynolds, Site Manager
Tomlinson Environmental Services Ltd

"My experiences with the staff at my local Drake office have always been professional, and pleasurable. They go above and beyond in helping solve my temporary labour needs. I even had one position that required Drake to meet several needs and concerns and they took the time to research and develop a plan so I could fill that position. I most definitely would recommend my local Drake office to fill any labour needs."

Julie L. Clément
Human Resources Supervisor Sepracor

"We have been using Drake for a few months and have been extremely happy with the efficient, personal and professional services they provide."

Debbie Weaver
Human Resources Manager

Perth Soap Manufacturing Inc.

"Drake always supplied employees in a timely manner. When you need someone in a hurry, Drake is your agency."

Lori Kent
Office Administrator

General Maintenance Contractors

"Drake International has effectively provided General Maintenance Contractors with temporary employees for the past 7 years. They have always provided us with prompt, courteous service at competitive rates and are able to tailor to our daily demanding schedule to meet all of our employment needs. The quality of employees sent to us on a regular basis is outstanding coupled with professionalism and ability to know exactly what we are looking for when we call is a contributing factor in the high level of service we receive."

M. Anspikian
Great-West Life Assurance Company

"It has been a pleasure working with you. You have been able to have such a quick turnaround time for our requests that it has helped our business leaders greatly! I wish you all the best in your career and wanted to say thank you for the assistance you provided to us over the past few months. Thanks!"

Paul Wright


"Our new employee is already performing well, and we can definitely see the benefit of using the Drake P3 to help us select the person with the right personality and fit for our organisation, and we feel we have this.  I will be using you for our future recruitment requirements."

Sharon Rupal
Director, Human Resources

OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd.

"Drake P3 behavioural based assessment system is helping us to recruit and retain top talent. We are very pleased with the tool and the level of support provided by Drake International during the implementation of the system."

Sarah Zomer
Sr. Program Analyst

Cancer Care Ontario

"In the past year our team has grown significantly and we thought a Drake P3 assessment might be a good team-building exercise as well as act as a professional development workshop. We had 20 people attend a ½ day workshop that was customized for our unique team in the health care industry. The P3 assessment met all of our expectations, we all strongly agreed that Laura Plant was a knowledgeable presenter and was engaging. In a team survey conducted after the workshop, 50% of us agreed that the P3 report was an accurate reflection of our personalities, while the other 50% strongly agreed. This is quite high for survey results, needless to say that the workshop helped our new team better understand our strengths and weaknesses within ourselves and as a group."

"I would recommend Laura Plant and the Drake P3 and if you like any further details about the customize workshop that was put together for us I would be pleased to provide them."

Martin Traub-Werner

Raybec Communications

"I found Drake P3 to be a valuable tool to help me better understand the dynamic of my organization and select individuals to join our team. I leveraged P3 to better understand the personality styles of my candidates and how they would fit with our existing team. P3 also helped me predict success of these individuals and pointed out areas for me to pay particular attention to. Working with this tool helped me make the right hiring decisions and effectively integrate new members into our organization. Laura is a true expert in the area of personality assessments and talent management. She provides valuable insights that help me in my decisions and efforts to build a successful, strong team."