Clients / Candidates

At Placing Faces it’s YOUR faces we value the most, so of course we’re always happy to receive feedback from our Clients and Candidates!



Here at Metro Finance we’ve used Placing Faces for several years, recruiting numerous new colleagues for us. Brilliant service!

– Jon.L, Metro Finance – Director


Alex was so helpful after applying for a job, he got back to me really quickly and got me into the interview and now work for a really good company with the nicest people! Great communication and tips for the interview, wouldn’t have been able to do it without him. 

Thank you so much Alex and The Team at Exella x


– Rosie.E, Mortgage Case Manager


Placing Faces are an absolute pleasure to work with – their experience really shows through in the quality of candidates they put forward. Every aspect of the journey is always handled with professionalism – and I will certainly continue to work with them in the future!

– Russell.KInterior Design Business Owner


I would highly recommend Exella Recruitment Specialists. Ella is an all round excellent Recruiter and a pleasure to deal with. I cannot speak any highly of Ella’s professionalism. From our initial conversation through to placement, Ella was exceedingly supportive and highly efficient in the end to end recruitment process.

– Nicola.J, Mortgage & Protection Advisor


Placing Faces provided our business with a selection of high quality, pre-vetted candidates that were head and shoulders above those we had found organically. Working with Placing Faces saved us valuable time & effort while helping to grow our team with skilled people who’s values match our own. Would definitely recommend.

– Alex.EProperty Scanning Business Owner


Alex found me an ideal role when I was in need of a fresh start. The role that was found was best suited to my skillset and matched a job to me rather than trying to match me to a job. This seemed like a breath of fresh air compared to experiences with other recruitment consultants.

– OwnerRob.S, Quantity Surveyor


Ella Peabody from Placing faces was fantastic. I wasn’t really in the market for changing work, but she contacted me discreetly and professionally with an opportunity. It was local and appropriate to something that would be of interest. I turned down the first opportunity but Ella continued and re contacted me with a different opportunity for the same company taking into account previous feedback. I have now accepted that position, actually in the original role she pitched! She was in contact throughout and really supportive. Would definitely recommend and really impressed.

– Jonathan.KProtection Specialist


Ella and Alex have just helped me to secure a new role within a Mortgage broker. They were really helpful throughout the process, offering me information and support throughout, and checking in with me regularly to see how I was doing and to provide me with updates. They found the job quickly and really took my circumstances and goals into account when putting me forward for the position. It was really nice not having to search through pages and pages of jobs, as they do the searching for you, which saved so much time and hassle. They’re both so friendly and approachable, and obviously care a lot about their clients. They’ve done a great job and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new role within mortgages or protection!

– Emily.G, Trainee Mortgage Advisor


Had such a fantastic experience with Placing Faces, Ella Peabody looked after me from the first phone call and helped me secure my new role. Such a friendly and professional service, they really care about you as a person and not just another candidate on the books as I have felt with other agencies. I will miss my chats with Ella but have already recommended her to friends, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and the firm to anyone looking for a new role.

– Delyth.LInsurance Team Manager


The Placing Faces team offered us an unparalleled group of candidates with perfectly organised service! They went above and beyond for us in proactively searching for a candidate to fit a very, very specific niche. Unlike other recruiters we’ve used in the past they took the time to read and thoroughly understand the brief, searching externally rather than just looking at those on their own books already – an effort that has not gone un-appreciated. We’ve ended up with a great employee in record time! Highly recommend!!

– James.S, High-end Furniture Business Owner


Alex of Placing Faces contacted me and offered me a new opportunity which I had not even considered. After 30 years with the same employer, I was presented with a new venture and the encouragement to become my own boss. The price of freedom is amazing and very rewarding. Thank you Alex. 😊

– Fong.D, Mortgage & Protection Advisor 


These guys helped me land a fantastic job. I was in a bit of a rut in my old role and applied for one of the roles Placing Faces had listed. Alex actually suggested my current company over the firm I initially applied for as he thought it would be a much better fit. He was 100% right, I’ve been here 2 years and absolutely love it. Alex and his team really took the time to find the perfect role for me and I cannot recommend them highly enough!

– Charlie.K, Mortgage Advisor


Worked with Alex and the team over a 6 month period. They always listened to the brief and what I was looking for in a candidate to fill a role and then generated good quality candidates. Alex didn’t just put anyone in front of me, which was refreshing to see from a recruiter. Would definitely recommend Alex and Placing Faces.

– Geoff.ARegional Mortgage Manager


As a client of Alex he’s always been very knowledgeable and professional in all dealings with myself and candidates. He is a very pro-active consultant and has assisted in numerous quality placements.

– John.N, HR Manager – Commercial Mortgage Company


Having worked with Alex and Ella for coming up two years, I can confidently say if you want recruitment experts that feel like an extension of your own team, you should give them a call. Professional without being “corporate”, hard working experts.

– Liam.H, Director of IFA & Mortgages


Working with Alex has been excellent. His dedication to finding the right candidate was second to none and allowed us to leave it to him knowing we would get the right candidate for the job. I would highly recommend.

– Akash.D, Operations Director


As an ex-Countrywide Director and Director of a Mortgage firm, I have worked with a vast amount of recruiters – Placing Faces standout as the best. Honest, personable, thorough, and reliable. Their understanding of the property and mortgage market, for me, has been key to our great relationship.

– Paul.CCEO of Mortgage Practice


Alex at Placing Faces helped me move out of my previous role. Throughout the entire process he was professional, kept me updated and worked with me to find the right role. Highly recommended.

– Robin.TCommercial Mortgage Advisor


Both Ella & Alex helped me find the next step on my career ladder when I had found myself in a rut in my previous role. They were both extremely professional whilst also making me feel at ease during chats. I felt confident that they would find me a great role, that would take me on the path I wanted and they did! Thank you both so much for your help.

– Oliver.P, General Manager


Alex at Placing Faces was lovely & friendly all while staying professional, he contacted me and arranged interviews with my current employer which was a perfect employee-employer job match. My current work is amazing, they are like family and that’s all thanks to Alex! I couldn’t be more happier in my career. He couldn’t do enough for me and was amazing & efficient, after interviews he contacted me to see how it went which was great, and gave me feedback which then helped in a 2nd interview which led me to getting the perfect job. Thanks for all your time and effort Alex it won’t go forgotten, highly recommend your services.

– Poppy.O, Mortgage Administrator


Placing Faces provided an excellent service. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new role. This is a proper recruitment agency that really put your needs first. Alex at Placing Faces stood out as being professional, friendly but most importantly listening to what I was looking for in a new role and matching that up perfectly. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, always keeping me up to date with the latest developments and made what was a very stressful process productive and simple. Would highly recommend!!

– Farah.F, Mortgage Advisor 


I have had a couple of dealings with Placing Faces and I have to say on both occasions they went above and beyond to find the perfect candidates. I had regular communication with them throughout, even late in the evening where necessary. I’d highly recommend them!

– Jamie.BMortgage Director


Have been dealing with Ella who has been fantastic in finding a new role for me. Very proactive, professional and genuinely brilliant at what she does. Thanks again!

– Raj.B, Mortgage Advisor


Alex has been fantastic with finding me this role. Most recruiters I have spoken to discuss multiple roles available but Alex came to me with one specific role that matched what I was looking for because he took the time to listen and understand what I wanted within the role. Alex and Ella have both been superb at communicating with me throughout the process. Very professional and trustworthy. Thank you!

– Daniel.G, Protection Advisor


Obtaining your dream job in the midst of a global pandemic/recession (probably depression) is no mean feat, and would have only been possible with a business like Placing Faces. Alex was with me, providing advice and insight from start to finish. If I’m ever in a similar position he will be my first port of call. I was in recruitment, and recognised a good job – this is it.. Highly recommended. Oh, and I received a bottle of red wine to congratulate me. Spot on!

– Bradley.J, IFA 


I had a really great experience with Ella at Placing faces.

Ella sent me a message via linked in, we got on really well straight away. Ella asked me exactly what I was looking for and didn’t push me towards anything other than that of my criteria. She immediately got to work and presented options which were all suitable. And even made recommendations based on personal information.

All in all great experience and I would recommend Placing Faces as a first point of call.


– Reiss.BMortgage Advisor


Alex found me a position when I didn’t even know I was looking for one!

An easy and relaxed procedure which ensured I am now happily working as an Adviser via Alex’s contact. A very professional service from day one and is certainly worth that ‘phone call.


– Lee.M, Mortgage Advisor


Alex has got to be the nicest and most honest recruiter I have worked with. He found me a role that suited me and my skill set, he is very easy to speak freely to, and he took all my concerns on board from when we first spoke. I would now class Alex as a friend and if for some reason I choose to find another role in the Mortgage Broker world, I would not look any further than Alex and his team. I could not recommend Alex highly enough and thank him for all his help and support.

– Elliot.S, Mortgage Advisor


I was extremely impressed with Placing Faces, In particular, Ella Peabody, who was the recruiter helping me find a new role during the pandemic.

Instead of sending my CV out to 12 different companies and arranging 10 interviews she found one opportunity which was exactly what I was looking for and suited my needs and importantly, the employers needs as well.  

I spoke with quite a few recruiters during my time but Ella was by far the most professional, responsive and friendly out of all of them. I am now in a new role which I love thanks to Placing Faces and Ella and so I would recommend anyone looking for an employee, or new employees, to use Placing Faces. Five star service!


– William.SMortgage Advisor


We have used Exella Recruitment Services on a few occasions and they have always been extremely good to deal with, they are professional, communicate well and most importantly get results, we would have no hesitation in recommending Alex and the team to anyone that needs quality staff.


– Marcus.RMortgage Broker


I have worked with Alex and Ella for some time now and have found them to be extremely dedicated to delivering exactly the type of candidates that we need.  I cannot fault their help and support.  Top job – thanks!


– Paul Harris, National Director


I highly recommend using Placing Faces for your new job needs. Alex is extremely helpful and friendly, who goes above and beyond to make the job application and interview process easy ad comfortable. If I ever decide to change role in the future, I will certainly go back to Placing Faces first. Alex listened to me when I talked about what I was looking for and what my concerns and thoughts were. I did not get this experience from any other recruitment specialist! Very professional and responsive. 

– Ryan Derry, Business Development Manager 


I have had a truly excellent experience with Ella at Placing Faces. She was one of the only recruitment agents I have spoken to who actually listened to what I was looking for and found a role that fitted m circumstances perfectly. It was a pleasure deal with them and I cannot recommend Ella enough. I would recommend them to everyone looking for a new role. 

– Colm Sheehan, Mortgage Advisor


Ella was great, she really fought for me and was always available to answer my questions, even on her day off!

– Gary John-Charles, Mortgage Administrator


I would highly recommend Alex at Placing Faces, he is very friendly and professional. He made the job hunt process extremely easy.

– Nick Lamb, Paraplanner 


Thank you Ella Peabody for getting me my new job! You were brilliant through every step of the way. Any questions I had, you had the answers. I felt super comfortable to discuss my options with you.

There should be more recruitment people like you. You’re a credit to your business!

And thank you for the gift, Arthur really loved it ☺️

– Ren Simons, Insurance Financial Advisor

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