DCC have successfully engaged GrassGreeener Group to fill a number of business critical positions in the U.K & Europe over the last 3 or 4 years.

Paul and his team have recruited local sales people in the U.K. for our subsidiary business as well as senior management personal in mainland Europe for our core business.

Regarding the most recent assignment for, VP Global Sales, I actually commented both before and after physically meeting the candidates that “this is the best shortlist I have ever seen for any position”.

For my international colleagues and I, having the option to view candidates’ online i-intro® profiles from anywhere in the world eliminated the need for a “1st interview” and saved us time.

GrassGreener Group represent true value for money and we are about to once again engage them for a number of international assignments.

Any business looking to recruit should have no hesitation in reaching out to Paul.

Dr. Mark Vincent CEO of Dominion Colour


We recently engaged GrassGreener Ingredients to find us 2 UK Sales Managers, and we were extremely satisfied with the results. Their personal approach, the calibre of candidates presented, the efficiency in which they delivered, and the timely completion of both projects made the process effortless.

I initially contacted Jamie following a recommendation, following a short introductory call, Jamie arranged a trip to our site for a face to face meeting to learn more about our team and our requirements. Throughout my career this is the first time a recruitment business has taken the time to come and meet with me and my team, and it was certainly time well spent. From the results of the following search, it is very clear to see that they truly understood our business and culture.

Their in-depth candidate screening methods, presented through i-intro® gave us far greater knowledge of each candidate, which inevitably enabled us to meet with just 4 candidates. This not only saved us time, but ultimately it enabled us to quickly and confidently make 2 separate offers whilst eliminating the need for any further interview stages.

Angela Lofthouse Global Sales Director at Chaucer Foods Ltd


Working with GrassGreener Group has been a great experience. One of the key elements that really made GrassGreener Group stand out is their assessment approach. By taking the time in the preparation to get to know about our business, the culture we are building and the exact skill set of the individual we were seeking, Eli Barenholz was able to target the ideal candidate within a short time period. This resulted in a very efficient way of selection the best candidates for the vacancy I had in my organization. Also all the candidates liked the way of working. Next time I definitely work again with GrassGreener Group for my executive searches.

Mario Suykerbuyk Managing Director PostNL Data Solutions


This is my personal recommendation for Mr. Eli Barenholz. His services were contracted by Azbil Telstar S.L. for a period of 4 months. First, as a recruiter for a Managing Director vacancy in our subsidiary in Holland and, subsequently, during the process of recruitment of this position, he covered it personally with an Interim Management position.

As a recruiter, his performance was very efficient. He understood the profile we were searching for very well. Not only in terms of knowledge or technical skills, but also finding a person that fit with character and cultural aspects with our company‘s origins, headquartered in Spain. He ended up recruiting a Managing Director, the operations director and a senior sales. As per his function as Interim Managing Director, he soon became very close to both managers and employees assuming his role as leader of the company, motivating his team. He always defended our interests and he showed a big capacity to integrate himself very quickly in an unknown company for him.

In conclusion, I can fully recommend Mr Eli Barenholz for both recruitment assignments as well as interim management assignments.

Ton Capella  President & CEO Azbil Telstar SL


I have used the services of GrassGreener Group four times sofar, for fullfilling critical executive positions in my organisation, in the UK (Managing Director), in the Netherlands (Commercial Director and Quality Manager) and for the EU region (CFO)
As we all know, going through the process of hiring good people can be a nightmare. Its time consuming, the process can take very long and the outcome is many times uncertain.

How different is this with GrassGreener Group! Once you get in touch with them, they visit you in order to understand the position as well as the culture of the company.

Within a very short period of time, they present their shortlist to you via their i-intro® technology. A revolutionary system with all the relevant data per candidate, comprehensively combined together, including tests on how well the candidate fits into the job and fits into the culture of your company. They even provide you with a benchmark graph of the candidates that were put on your shortlist. You can check those data 24/7 online from any device. This has saved me a lot of time. I can highly recommend GrassGreener Group to anyone, looking for a recruitment partner and especially Mr. Eli Barenholz, who helped me find the right candidates.

His professionalism and efficiency is second to none.

Peter van Steen, CEO Revaho B.V. & Managing Director Netafim North Europe 


“I am able to say unequivocally that GrassGreener Group provided the most thorough and supportive process from start to finish than I have experienced with any other recruitment firm, ever.”

Ron Lyons, Vice President Sales and Business Development – Americas, Team  Simoco Ltd 


"In my experience recruiting for senior roles, this is the most comprehensive set of data about candidates that I have seen presented by a recruitment consultancy. Data like this helps business leaders to get the right person in the right job."

Optimal Hr


In an industry that has been somewhat devoid of innovation for clients, GrassGreener Group has changed the game by spearheading a whole method of talent acquisition with its revolutionary i-intro® process. In getting to know me personally over a number of years, the senior people at GrassGreener Group have understood that it is not about throwing a succession of candidates “over the wall” for me to then sift through, and i-intro® encapsulates this approach to recruitment. It is really this combination of smart software and in-depth assessment, combined with a complete set of tools, that has made i-intro® the most important recruitment innovation I’ve seen for many years. I highly recommend it.

Patrick Brian – Managing Director at Trolex Ltd


“I recently used GrassGreener Group to source a Management position for me in the Workwear and PPE Industry. They identified my key strengths and experiences and quickly linked me to a suitable position. This particular role was a little more complicated as it involved me needing to set up as a “self employed consultant ” however, Plamen and Nicky made the whole process simple and painless as they kept me informed throughout the whole process and they even instructed a law firm to draw up the contracts for me. Whether you are looking for a fully employed or self employed position in this Industry, I would highly recommend GrassGreener Group to anyone, they have the Industry knowledge and contact base to see you quickly placed into a suitable position.”

David Cross, Associate Consultant at Dassy Professional Workwear Europe


“On behalf of Venture Tape Europe, I would like to say that the caliber of personnel put forward for our sales requirements in the UK and Dubai have been of a high standard. The follow up and the day to day dealings with GrassGreener Group have been very good and will have no problem in using or recommending your services again.”

Steve Wyer, EMEA Sales Manager at Venture Tape Europe (3M Group of Companies)


“Just a quick note to let you know that our new Area Sales Manager started last Monday and everything seems to have got off to a very good start. I wanted to write to say thank you for the excellent service that you provided whilst we were looking to recruit earlier in the year. As we discussed on the phone at the time, I had been disappointed with the response from certain other recruitment companies who claim to be specialists in the coatings and coloration industries – the speedy, quality response from you was a breath of fresh air. Throughout all the contact we have had over the last eighteen months or so, I’ve been impressed with your knowledge of the companies and the people involved in the industries that JMB serves. I’ll certainly be in touch with you again in the future should the need arise.”

John Perrie, UK Sales Manager at JMB


Stuart is a rare entity, a recruiter you can rely on. He has an extensive network of high calibre contacts which extend beyond provision of candidates to potential business partners up and down the value chain. Stuart is a natural “connector” who understands mutual gain and I recommend him highly.

Stuart Cameron Managing Director at Maersk Training


I have no hesitation in recommending Darren as a recruitment specialist. Within the recruitment sector Darren is that rare breed who actually listens, acts with integrity and delivers what he says. Darren recently secured me a new position and throughout the process I felt well informed, well prepared and that the entire recruitment process was well controlled. The sign of a good recruiter – would I use him again? Yes, without hesitation…though hopefully not too soon

Steve Bartley  Regional Sales Manager – EMEA at ShopperTrak 


Tom is a true professional, he keeps you well informed throughout the recruitment process. He always follows up promptly after meetings have taken place, Highly Recommended

Neil Southam  Business Development Manager – Alliance Moulding Services / ADM Precision Tools


“I have worked with GrassGreener Group for a few years now. I get a very personalized service from them and they listen to my needs so that wasted time is minimized. I have found the use of video technology particularly useful as I often recruit for international postings. Nevertheless, the strongest point about this company stems from its people. They are well organised, very proactive, communicate clearly and often and in the end have a good track record of delivering the right candidates for me. I would highly recommend GrassGreener to anyone looking for a recruitment partner who can give a highly specialised and personalised service.”

Patrick Brian – Global Sales and Marketing Director, Terex Corporation


“As a senior executive in the betting and gaming sector for over 10 years I have become somewhat cynical when it comes to talking to recruitment consultancies. But I am delighted to say that GrassGreener Group proved to be an exceptional resource. Their approach was professional and their knowledge of our requirements and the industry sector was highly commendable. They understood many of the unique challenges faced in the gambling sector, including regulatory issues, and had a strong understanding of products and services. I can say that they have proved to be a fantastic source of top quality candidates and continue to be an ongoing sounding board on all staffing and recruitment issues.”

Mark Irvine, Managing Director – Online at Inspired Gaming Group Plc


“Ian Butler and the company he works for (GrassGreener Group) are excellent. From initial conversation to accepting an offer with a fantastic company took only four weeks. Most recruiters can’t even respond in this time frame. Ian works hard and consistantly on behalf of is candidates. If you are looking for work in the areas they cover then look n o further. If you have vacancies to fill these guys will find you the right person quickly.”

Andrew Swainston, National Sales Manager at AWS


“Our business in Europe now relies exclusively on GrassGreener Group for business-critical technical sales appointments. In a very short time we have come to trust their unique process and value their in-depth understanding of the market. GrassGreener Group has helped us build a substantial and responsive direct sales force in Europe. This has resulted in a significant and measurable increase in our European sales – it has helped us gain complete control of our distribution network while increasing our margins and profits.”

Mark Armitage, CEO at Cathay Industries Europe


“I would certainly recommend GrassGreener Group to anyone that is looking for a dynamic recruitment company. We were having great difficulty finding a suitable person to fill our technical sales vacancy and had tried several other approaches without success before coming into contact with GrassGreener Group. From the initial contact I felt sure that GrassGreener Group would deliver on their promises and was amazed at the short time taken to present a number of really good potential people within a very specialised field. I was also very impressed with the GrassGreener approach, specifically that I had made no commitment to pay for results at the beginning and they did a lot of work which could have been without reward if a suitable person had not been found. Without going on too much I am delighted with the result.”

Alan Woodrow, Operations Manager at Zepf Technologies UK (Diageo Group of Companies)


Stuart help me to be placed in my current position and his service and support were invaluable. The unique and value-added approach of GrassGreener Group was a clear differentiator in my job search and my successful placement. Now, in my current position, I have the pleasure of continuing the relationship with Stuart as I seek to expand my team. His support and his portfolio of high-quality candidates, vetted under the GrassGreener Group process, is invaluable for a manager filling senior positions.

Paul Shoemaker Director, Sales and Marketing at Bowman Power


Darren has proven his ability to actively seek, screen and send me only the best talent in the industry time and time again. Whenever I have open headcount, I know I can trust Darren to find the right candidates that not only meet the skill requirements, but also will fit into our company culture. Darren is a unique find in the recruiting industry and I would recommend him to anyone looking to add incredible talent to their business.

Jason B. Steuber Manager of Client Operations at ShopperTrak, EMEA


I was first introduced to Plamen by Mike Walmsley, as someone who had similar ideas around the future of recruitment consultancy services to myself and as an innovator within the recruitment space. I immediately warmed to Plamen, even in our first telephone discussion as we explored each other thoughts around the changes taking place in the recruitment industry. He is certainly a warm and generous character with incredible knowledge and foresight into where the recruitment industry is heading and what recruitment specialists need to do in order to adapt to this changing landscape. His i-intro® product will I am sure be an outstanding success, as it provides both the agency with a premium service offering and clients with a genuine benefit that will help improve the accuracy of their hiring decisions. I can recommend Plamen as a genuine and knowledgeable character with bags of energy and ideas, who I am certainly looking forward to working with in the future.

Mark Stephens  Founder | Recruitment Strategy | Online Recruitment | Recruitment technology & Innovation | The F10 Group of companies


Over the past couple of years Paul has developed himself into probably the premier recruiter/consultant for the European colour pigments industry based in Europe. Always working with honesty and integrity I would recommmend Paul, to anyone seeking new employees or representation as a candidate.

Andy White  Sales Director at Rockwood Pigments 


It is with pleasure that I recommend Stuart and GrassGreener Group. I have worked with Stuart on two projects over the last six months, using the i- intro system, allowing GrassGreener Group to locate and headhunt relevant and specific industry related candidates for senior sales executives and category managers relevant to our specific business. Using the on-line profiles allows a good insight and understanding of each candidate before interview, subsequently getting the right candidates first time, setting GrassGreener Group unique to others.

Stuart and GrassGreener Group have a hard working, pro-active and honest approach to recruitment, with Stuart’s experience and knowledge allowed the projects to move forward in the timescales planned. Always ready to put in energy and enthusiasm to get the job done, with an overriding ambition to succeed.

Alison Burrows  HR Manager at FWB Products Limited

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