Testimonials

We’re proud to provide an impeccable service to all of our clients, large or small. But don’t just take our word for it, read what some of the most respected names in the industry have to say about London Talent:

  • “Looking forward to more success with you.”

    André Balazs
    CEO, André Balazs Hotel
  • “It is amazing that it was because of you that this project/collaboration came together!”

    Nuno Mendes
    Chiltern Firehouse
  • “Akashia’s  insight has been invaluable to over the past 6 years. Not only is she on the pulse and full of ideas for projects I am involved in, she has matched me to some amazing roles (including my current one as Executive Chef at Home House, where she saw that I was a perfect match before I did) She has also helped me recruit some really good candidate over the years and I find her upfront style and energy a total pleasure to work with. I couldn’t recommend her more.”

    Sophie Michell
    Executive Head Chef, Home House
    London Talent Candidate, generous human being. - Akashia
  • “Desperate times call for creative measures and Ms Carswell is that in spades. Not only has she dug us out of a rut, but she gave us a shovel to carry on with down the road.”

    Shaun Alpine-Crabtree
    Chef / Owner, The Table Cafe
    London Talent Client, and one mighty part of a superb team. Couldn’t be happier about hearing news of the second site, I told you we would get you there if we changed the remit! - Akashia
  • “London Talent and Akashia are the ONLY recruitment company that I use these days as she rewrote the rulebook on how to match you with an employer. No scattergun approach here, Just time and hard work spent finding the perfect match for me and I’m now enjoying my new position more than I could have hoped. Love you, London Talent!!”

    Tim Rawlins
    Carluccios Operations Director / ETM GROUP Operations Manager
  • “Akashia did her research…she painted a picture of opportunity then went and got everything I asked for. I now have a platform to showcase my dishes to a very diverse market with one of the coolest brands in the world.”

    Adam Rawson
    Executive Head Chef, Ground floor, The Standard Hotel
    Adam is an incredibly talented Executive chef whose skills, love of travel and take on different food cultures is widely appreciated and recognised amongst critics and peers alike. Once I met him and tasted his food we knew immediately he had to be at the helm for the ground floor of the Standard Hotel. - Akashia
  • “London Talent offered us an excellent rate bearing in mind the current climate. The first candidate was so perfect for us we hired her on the spot.”

    Iqbal Wahhab
    OBE, Founder Roast Restaurant, Patron Concern Worldwide
  • “Akashia at London Talent: cares, combines method, intuition, lateral thinking and gets under the skin of the place to understand what it is about.”

    Barny Taylor
    Managing Director, The Dysart Arms
  • “I have worked with Akashia on projects for many years, for the last three years with London Talent. As a PR and Marketing company operating in the hospitality sector we are often asked by our clients to recommend senior staff and head chefs to work in venues. I always go straight to Akashia and London Talent. She offers candidates of an impeccable standard. Akashia is attentive to client detail and puts together the right the teams. It’s a great plus in my book that her rates are the lowest I have come across; in turn my clients are even happier.”

    Jason Gale
    Managing Director, JJG Media Group
  • “Akashia considers every aspect when placing a candidate. Not only did she place an events manager and chef, she placed people I genuinely got on with which was a key requirement. London Talent is a necessity when I open a venue even if just for a chat about the market. To boot, Akashia is always, always great fun at my launch parties!”

    Nick Valentine
    Entertainment Consultant & Author
  • “Akashia’s way of supplying staff is the future of professional recruiting – London Talent managed over £70k of hires for a flat fee monthly saving us thousands over the year – who else does that? She understands business and the art of a good deal!”

    Ezra Good
    Manager, Dover Street Arts Club
  • “Thank you so much for making this happen…”

    Peter Sanchez Iglesias
  • “When we approached London Talent with a vacancy, they immediately understood the type of candidate required to fit the culture of our company and what we wanted long term. They were able to supply just the right person to help drive our business forward. Efficient and affordable – recommended.”

    Ben Walton
    Owner, Ben's Canteen