Hi Toby. The advice you gave me 1 year ago was correct and I should have listened to you- I have landed in a workplace with a culture and team that doesn't fit. I've stayed slightly more than 1 year - it's time to move on, and i need your help.
Team leader now working in the right business

I met with two rec to rec companies this morning, I thought I was going to cry from their poor level of service…And this is why we only work with you Toby.
A happy MD of an agency in Hong Kong who has worked with Toby for 10 years

Toby, thank you for your help.
I really would not have been able to do this without you.
The entire process has been extremely professional and I think I have learnt a lot from you, on how to be a better recruiter.

Consultant now at Hughes Castell Singapore

Toby, you are definitely a STAR and I cant wait to tell you how much I enjoy working in Derwent, let me know when you are in Hong Kong and I will take you out for drinks/dinner.
Partner now at Derwent Executive

Thanks Toby for your professionalism and help so far. Quite refreshing to be dealing with someone as knowledgeable and professional as you.
Senior Manager formerly at Michael Page

It is has been a pleasure working with you Toby. I am so happy that I have found an MD i respect, a team i cant wait to work with, a business that makes me feel valued, and all because of your assistance.
Principal Consultant formerly at Hudson

Thank you so much for your fantastic support and approach with myself. Without a doubt the best rec to rec guy I have come across in 5 years of recruitment....all recommendations will be coming your way!
Richard formerly at Judd Farris Hong Kong

'I first heard of JWA Associates when I was just 2 months into recruitment and I wasn’t really looking for other opportunities at the time, so I asked Toby to call me a year later. I was really impressed with Toby’s professionalism when I got a surprise call from him a year later and help in assisting me in my next career move. He was very professional and informative throughout the whole process, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank Toby for all his hard work.'
Senior Consultant now at Morgan McKinley Hong Kong

'Great news on starting next Wednesday in Sydney. Thank you so much for your help in getting me this opportunity in Australia. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and your company, its been a pain free process and the communication has been perfect at all times, even with the visa delay which was out of your control as we both know. I look forward to keeping in touch with you.
All the best for the future Toby.'

Chris now at Ambition Australia

'I have great pleasure in recommending Fiona, Feroza and Toby whom I worked with during my career search. Finding that next role is particularly challenging. I met with Fiona and Feroza and they took their time to understand my motivations so that their recommendations were always spot on ! I would not hesitate to recommend JWA to my friends/ colleagues in the future.'
Charlie former PSD consultant

'From my initial meeting with Toby Thomas at JWA to the large bottle of Champagne I had delivered from them on my first day of my new job in recruitment - I found Toby's and JWA's services both highly professional and a success.

After speaking with numerous search agencies when thinking about changing jobs, it was refreshing to find an organisation who actually listened to what you were looking for in your next career move rather than only listening to their commission figures!

Toby was patient, honest and very proactive in his approach which led me to locate the ideal role for me.'
Sarah now at Oakleaf Partnership

'I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you Toby for your recent assistance in helping me find my new role. I was impressed with both your knowledge of the market place and the professional manner in which you conducted yourself - both rare commodities in the fiercly competitive market place that is Rec-to-Rec.

It was thoroughly refreshing to speak with a Consultant who actually took the time to listen to my specific requirements rather than trying to push me into interviewing with as many different companies and for as many different roles as possible on the basis that I would get an offer somewhere!

As a result, I have ended up in exactly the right job that is both a superb opportunity now as well as for the longer term. I am now looking forward to working with JWA as a client to help source Consultants across the business.'
Manager formerly at Proco

'The service that I have received from JWA Search has been exceptional. I feel that Toby Thomas- the consultant whom I have dealt with - really took time to understand my needs. I have only ever been contacted by him with the sort of opportunities that I have specified I would consider. I was kept really well informed at all stages of the process and advised on the current market trends. Above all, he has found me the perfect position and I am forever grateful. Keep up the great work!'
Resource Specialist now at
Alexander Mann Solutions

'In terms of a testimonial, I don’t really need to say too much really. It’s all very simple!! I met with you when I was irritated by my current company’s ethics and future plans, so I told you what I wouldn’t move for. You listened to exactly that and discussed only what I wanted. After meeting with only 2 businesses through you, I was offered a great opportunity and here I am!!

As recruiters go, (and being one for far too long) I know who I can and can’t trust. Toby always called when he said he would, had useful information to hand, and was not pushy but more conversational and understanding. From a business perspective, everyone I had contact with at JWA were all professional, informed and personable. Exactly what I would expect from a recruitment business, only some are far from that!

I will have no hesitation referring anyone to JWA.'

Nicola formerly at Astbury Marsden