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Testimonials

  • James has been excellent throughout the recruitment process, He was efficient, hard­working and would always think 'out of the box'. Nothing was too much for him and he was always very positive. He believed in my capabilities and supported me to get the right job which I am enjoying every minute of it. He understands the needs of his customers and the strengths and weaknesses of his candidates. His determination to deliver the highest quality results every time makes him someone I would recommend without hesitation to any company looking for talents and anyone looking for job. SW, Business Development Manager, Travel Management, London

  • You have sent me some great candidates over recently. I am glad we are working together. MD, HR Manager, Business Travel, Barcelona

  • I have found Fiona to be an invaluable partner. It is a real pleasure to work with Fiona and her candidates are always well communicated with and relevant to us, skills-wise and culturally. She has really taken time to understand the business and our talent strategy. I have enjoyed a true partnership with Fiona over the last few months and I am looking forward to our continued relationship" CH, Head of Talent, Global Hospitality Group, London

  • Fiona is brilliant and super efficient! Does what it takes to get the job done even if it means working late hours and weekends! She really took her time to understand my needs and requirements. In less than 1 week she got in touch regarding a new position, applied on my behalf, organized my interview, fed back, negotiated, and finally informed me about my offer! 🙂 Happy Days!!! This will be the second time I have used Progressive. The team are very professional, hardworking and honest. Progressive are most definitely the creme de la creme of the travel recruitment industry! Thank you Fiona and team. CA, Senior Luxury Travel Consultant, Tour Operator, Dubai

  • Fiona was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and helped me to gain a new position here in Bangkok, after relocating from the USA. A lovely lady who is great at her job. CF, Managing Director, Tour Operator, Bangkok

  • James is a very proactive and results driven individual, he is very approachable and clear on the best route to follow. I would have no doubt in recommending James and his team to either a company recruiting or individual looking to progress. SM, Regional Director, Hospitality, Dubai

  • It’s been two months now and I’m all settled into my new job! Lucy was super helpful and friendly from start to finish, helping to organise the interview and even checking in after my first week - would definitely recommend! CB, Sales & Reservations Manager, Travel Ancillaries

  • James is everything you could possibly want in a recruiter. From the very first time we spoke he was very articulate, professional and detail oriented. There was never a question that he did not know the answer to and he was very quick to respond. In the end, his advice and expertise helped me make my final decision. The world needs more professionals like James. JA, Director of Sales,Travel Technology, Texas, USA

  • I've been dealing with Fiona for the past few weeks and I can say that she is one of the most professional and hard­working recruiters I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I cannot recommend, nor thank her enough for all that she's done for me in securing my new role. Thank you Fiona! MC, Business Development Director, Cruise, Southampton

  • We have been using the recruitment services of Lee and her colleagues from Progressive Travel Recruitment to support our recruitment initiatives and very much appreciate the professional, prompt and flexible way in which the team operates in both presenting suitable candidates, managing the interview invitation, job offer and administration process. KL, HR Manager, Emirates Airline, Wilmslow

  • If you are recruiting or looking to be recruited, Simon will get you the best outcome. He is dedicated to what he does, and will offer you a personal service. He will get to know you as a person and will keep you up to date along your journey. I could not have asked for anything more from Simon.  He has helped me grab my dream job and helped my career progression. I recommend you contact him and the team at Progressive Travel Recruitment. NH, Flights Executive, Tour Operator, London

  • Dealing with Fiona - what a breath of fresh air. I was impressed by her emotional intelligence, efficiency and genuine desire to help. MS, Hotel Buyer, Travel Rewards, London

  • I have known James both personally and professionally for many years. I recently worked with him in a professional capacity when I moved roles within the luxury travel industry. James was amazing throughout this process, helping at every stage, offering support and really helping to get the result I was looking for. He's both highly professional and also calm and measured, and really understands what both his client and his candidate are in search of. I'd absolutely recommend him. JD, Senior Product Manager, Luxury Tour Operator, Chester

  • James is the most professional recruiter I have ever known because of his key advice, fast responses and analytical skills. He knows which job and the company suits you the best, more than yourself. I am appreciated to you for my lovely position now... Thanks once again! GD, Market Manager, Online Travel, Budapest

  • Out of all the travel recruitment agencies I wrote to in application for jobs Fiona was the only person who contacted me. She was excellent in her manner, professional and fully understood my needs. She did not send me a normal email with thank you but no, she gave me time. I would fully recommend Progressive Travel Recruitment because they had time of day where so many do not even bother. In the world we live in today it is nice to know that in the travel business there are still some fine people with a heart and not just those who do it because it is a job. MB, Market Manager, Online Travel, Nottingham

  • I didn't know James until halfway through a lengthy recruitment process we needed fresh input. At that time James' analysis, knowledge and ideas offered solutions which proved beneficial to us ­ and we completed the recruitment swiftly and efficiently. I very highly recommend him and would do business with James again. CA, Sales & Marketing Director, Cruise, London

  • I have known Nicola for a few years now and she is by far the best recruiter I have ever come across. One if not the only one who actually provides you with updates, feedback, pre-interview texts and so on. She proactively approached me for a role that I eventually got. The process couldn't be any smoother. I strongly recommend anybody looking for a role in travel to be in touch with Nicola. Thank you once again for your help. VM, Business Development Manager, Travel Technology, London

  • Fiona was extremely professional. She found me a job within a week and during that time, she always kept me informed and up to date on what was happening. I would definitely recommend Fiona when looking for a job. TF, Regional Operations Director, OTA, Hong Kong

  • It is a pleasure to work with James. He is a very organised, proactive and focuses on delivering the right candidate to the right company in a very short pace of time. James is an excellent judge character and identifies quickly what personality fits into what company culture. I would definitely recommend James and will use his services again. AB, Head of Contracting, Hotel Wholesaler, Dubai, Head of Contracting

  • Thanks for your efforts, and should we need more people in the future, I will gladly come back to you. I have to say that you’re the only travel recruitment company I went to who did anything pro­actively and actually came up with people. AD, Managing Director, Tour Operator, Singapore

  • James was a breath of fresh air in my recruitment process. He's highly efficient, knows his industry very well and always made me feel like he had my best interests at heart. He was in constant contact throughout the process and he found me a great job within two days. I have already recommended him to two of my friends and will continue to refer him as he gets great results. KH, Learning & Development Manager, DMC, Dubai

  • Nicola was excellent in helping me find my new role in business travel. I was relocating and Nicola not only secured one but three interviews for me on the same day. She was very informative and helpful from the initial contact stage to helping me make the decision of what job offer to go for. I would recommend Nicola to anyone looking for a new job in the travel industry. SG, Travel Manager, Business Travel, Manchester

  • Simon has been excellent throughout the recruitment process. He has dedicated his time and effort to organise my interviews and has given me all the necessary information, regarding the company and the audition process. His valuable advice and support played a very important role in boosting my confidence and setting the right mind­set for the interview. It was a pleasure working with Simon. PA, Yield Manager, Bedbank, London

  • I was given James name by a colleague as I had just been made redundant. James has astonished me with his hard work and time that he had taken out of his holiday to get me an interview, James was not contactable at the time by email but was able to make arrangements for me to go for an interview, sent me all the relevant information to prepay me for the interview in which I was successful in gaining full time employment. I went for the interview on the Wednesday and the position was offered to me on the Thursday and the confirmation letter sent on the Friday. 
I found James to be highly professional and he gets the job done in and very professional and timely fashion, my faith has been restored in recruitment agencies. LR, Digital Marketing Manager, DMC, Manchester

  • James helped to place me when I moved to the UAE from the UK and would highly recommend him for anybody else relocating. He listened to what I was looking for and approached well suited companies on my behalf. He timed the interviews well around my move and my other commitments to make sure I was starting work in August with an employer and role that I am very pleased with. CM, Regional Director EMEA, Airline, Dubai

  • Lucy was extremely helpful and supportive throughout all the recruitment process: swift in her responses, quick to follow up after the interviews, constantly updating about the feedback from the company, providing detailed information about what to expect during the interviews and overall just a very friendly and positive person to deal with. I felt very well looked after during the whole recruitment process and Lucy's successfully negotiation with my employers for the salary I was going for was just an icing on a cake. While Lucy was away on holiday I was contacted by Tony, who helped to finalise the final details of the contract and acquire references from my previous employers. He matched Lucy's professionalism in every respect (which I though was hard to match!). Once again, thank you Progressive Travel Recruitment for being so helpful and supportive. If I consider changing my career patch in the future, I'll be sure to contact you! MJ, Commercial Analyst, Tour Operator, London

  • James helped me find a job in Dubai during my move from the UK to the Middle East. He was very knowledgeable on the travel industry in Dubai and was extremely helpful in matching my skill set to a few roles which really appealed to me. He was also great at keeping me in the loop and communicating any updates. After only a few days of being in Dubai, I received an interview offer and within a week I had a job! Great recruiter, I thoroughly recommend. EL, Hotel Contracting Manager, OTA, Dubai

  • Nicola has supported me on a number of recruitment projects, and is always a pleasure to deal with. Nicola is always accessible, listens to the brief and role to be filled, and then always provides candidates who are the right fit and high calibre. I cannot recommend Nicola and Progressive Recruitment highly enough and they are my first point of call for any travel recruitment needs that I have. WD, Head of Sales, Marketing & Account Management, Travel Management

  • James Roberts has been an absolute star by assisting me finding a job in London. I was based in Dubai and wanted to relocate in London. He understood my needs in terms of requirements and suggested the appropriate companies to me. He also supported me in the advises, from my CV review, interview tips, and after interview feedback, He was very professional and was able to find two job offers for me within a couple of months and within the salary range and the right company!! I will definitely recommend any person to use Progressive Travel Recruitment for any career move. Keep it up James. SR, Senior Account Manager, Airline, London

  • I had the best experience working with James. From the initial Skype interview to the interview with my potential employer literally 3 hours had passed! He is great at following up and stayed in contact with me throughout the hiring process. I am in the states and he is in the UK and he was still responsive when I know I was emailing him after hours. He was great to work with and I would recommend him for anyone looking for a position in the travel industry. TM, Executive Coordinator, Travel Technology, Texas, USA

  • James contacted me and got me the jobs. During the entire process James was exceptionally professional and kept me updated of the process at all times. I would not hesitate to contact James for any recruitment needs in the future and found working with him a refreshing change form the normal travel recruiters out there." JC, Sales & Marketing Director, Online Travel, London

  • After spending 5 months looking for a new adventure with no luck,a quick chat with Nicola resulted me in securing an interview within a week. Months later after the quick chat, I am now working within a new and exciting role that was more than I had hoped for. Thank you Nicola for helping me gain this opportunity. PM, Business Analyst, Travel Technology, London

  • I have really enjoyed working with you, Lucy. Do keep in touch as I will definitely recommend any colleagues who are looking at moving on to contact you. You are by far the best travel recruitment consultancy in the industry. DW, Contracting Director, Tour Operator, London

  • I just wanted to say thank you for your help. Regardless of the job offer, you guys really are the best recruiters I have ever come across. CP, Account Manager, Travel Management, London

  • Gold Medal Travel have been using Progressive Travel Recruitment for years, and have found them to be reliable, efficient, a great knowledge of the travel industry and an understanding of what type of people match not only our requirements but also our culture which is a massive thing for us here in Preston. You have done a great job in finding people that match our needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Progressive Travel Recruitment. BD, Head of Call Centre, Gold Medal Travel

  • Fiona is the consummate professional when it comes to your recruiting/employment needs. She worked tirelessly to ensure I was on the radar of the decision makers within my industry. I would highly recommend Fiona in your pursuit of either been a candidate or finding a candidate. GB, Head of Special Projects, Online Travel, Cape Town

  • James has been fantastic to work with. He understands the travel industry, the people that work in it and has a second sense for what will work both for clients and candidates alike. He is incredibly tenacious and won't give up easily on something that he believes is right. His personal touch has been a breath of fresh air and I still haven't worked out when he actually sleeps, as he's always available to help, whatever the hour. Thanks for all of your help and support this year James. SM, Head of Marketing & E­Commerce, Travel & Tourism

  • Fiona recruited for us across both USA and Europe. She offers a level of service unrivalled, every candidate matched the criteria and specification requested. The candidates I saw were brilliant. Her work ethics, drive and willingness to go the extra mile to place the right person are impressive. A recruitment professional in all ways and a pleasure to work with. AE, Regional Head of Group Sales & Operations, Kuoni

  • Lee contacted me regarding a position as an Account Manager.  She was very professional and always contactable.  Lee has extensive knowledge in the travel industry and kept me updated every step of the way. Her expertise in recruitment and her advice was very valuable throughout the recruitment process. I would highly recommend Lee as a recruiter. CH, Senior Account Manager, Business Travel, London

  • James has been completely professional throughout the recruitment process. A recruiter who sincerely understands the needs, requirements, business culture and corporate standards. James has proven to have the ability to match roles specifically to your background and experience. He has been helpful and attentive throughout, with a completely approachable manner. AA, Operations Manager, DMC, London

  • As part of the executive management team, Ibrahim has worked hard to build authentic relationships with the customers and business partners. His efforts have created a happier and more productive team.  I've used him many times throughout our recruitment drives, and I thoroughly recommend him. AS, Managing Director, Tour Operator, Male, Maldives

  • I have been in the HR industry since 2007 and honestly have never enjoyed working with recruiters. I started working with Fiona earlier this year and have truly found her to be a value adding person. She is on the ball with regards to feedback and sending through CVs. She presents her candidates with more than enough information leaving little room for further questions. Fiona has extensive knowledge and reach in the African markets which helps with anyone moving into emerging markets. Fiona is always available. Fiona is transparent. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Fiona and looking forward to a value adding partnership. SM, HR Manager, Online Travel, Cape Town