What our clients think about us ...

Clients

"Alison Cannon is not just a highly professional consultant but also a valued and trusted adviser. She brings real enthusiasm to the selection process and combines a very responsive service with her genuine warmth to keep everyone engaged throughout."

Joy Baggaley - CFO - Riverside

"Resonate conducted a search for BFFF after their own extensive efforts had failed to find a credible shortlist. They delivered a quality shortlist with 3 appointable candidates being found. Throughout the process Resonate kept us well informed and consulted effectively at every stage. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services or using them again"

Brian Young, Chief Executive - British Frozen Foods Federation

"We engaged Martin and Therese on a confidential project for Northern Gas Networks. We did not give them a specific brief, but rather painted a picture of the person we were seeking to help us make significant changes in the business. None the less, they understood the brief and their mapping of the market to identify individuals was extremely detailed and appropriate for our needs. We felt that they quickly gained a grasp of the needs and dynamic of our organisation and they helped us to further shape our thinking on our requirements going forward. We would recommend them, their process is thorough, timely and they understood our business. I found both Martin and Therese very personable and easy to work with."

Susan Wareham - HR Director - Northern Gas Networks

"We were delighted to have a high quality shortlist of 7, and a distilled shortlist of 3 excellent candidates all of whom could have done the job, this was an excellent position for the company to be in. The "process management", candidate management, preparation work, with documentation and follow up were excellent."

David Salkeld - Chief Executive Officer - Symington's

"I have worked with Therese for many years now and can categorically say that Therese is in the top three of Senior Search and Recruitment professionals I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. In a large organisation such as Premier Foods with employee numbers at their peak of over 20,000 we are uncompromising when it comes to candidate selection. Therese has the knack of interpreting exact requirements with excellent candidates. Having recruited many individuals with help and support from Therese I am most impressed by the skill, knowledge and capability demonstrated time and time again by Therese to hit the target dead centre."

Bob King - Compliance & Operational Excellence - Director - Hovis Ltd

"I found Martin extremely expert at working out exactly what we wanted and also having the strength in depth of aligning our needs with the right individuals.  The shortlists were always on the money and (in my experience this is rare) we often get to a selection choice of several individuals who we would be happy making offers to."

John Sharkey - Chief Executive Officer - SECC Ltd

"We recently advertised for two new Group Board Members for 'The Riverside Group'. I was overwhelmed by the response which resulted in over 160 expressions of interest.  How on earth were the agency going to sort through this? I needn't have worried – Alison demonstrated her flair, skills and experience in non-executive recruitment by quickly getting down to 50 or so candidates.  She did the first interviews with speed and good grace, to the range of sensitivities around the candidates. She kept the company secretary and I in the loop at all times.  By the time we got to do the interviews ourselves, we were thrilled with the quality of the candidates and Alison navigated the Board members and I through a day of interviews to a successful outcome. I have been impressed by Alison's skills and she ensured I moved from fearful to a fan of a smashing consultant. I commend her to you."

Carol Matthews - Group CEO - Riverside Group

"We have used Martin on many occasions for our most senior appointments. He is well connected really understands our business and manages relationships well. He has an acute eye for talent and expertly matches this with our needs to ensure we only get the best candidates shortlisted. Delighted to endorse his services."

Julian Bell - Group HR Director - Muller-Wiseman Dairies

"Alison Cannon handled the process with professionalism and the utmost discretion throughout…presented a fantastic shortlist that provided real choice…challenged our thinking by demonstrating a real understanding of our business needs."

Debbie Robinson - Managing Director, Spar UK

"I am a Trustee of Keep Britain Tidy and was closely involved in the recruitment of two Board Directors, one Finance Director and one Partnerships Director. Alison Cannon worked with us to recruit these two Directors. These were crucial roles for us at a very challenging time. Alison provided an excellent shortlist and worked alongside us at every stage of the process sto appointment. Her unstinting support and professional advice to both Keep Britain Tidy and the candidates was appreciated by us all."

Peter Kent - Trustee - Keep Britain Tidy

Candidates

"I found Alison Cannon and the team at Resonate very professional, warm with excellent communication at all times. Alison’s knowledge of the food and retail industries meant that she was able to explain the role really well. Her insight was helpful at every stage. In addition they have a real breadth of industries and sectors, and place a much greater emphasis on culture, personalities and relationships compared to others in their sector, and I would recommend them highly."

John Hymen – Chief Executive of BFFF

"I met Alison Cannon and the team at Resonate during the process of applying for the role as Chair at WVHT. I was immediately impressed with the team because I had come in late in the process. This usually in my experience leads to a quick "no thank you" because all the candidates are lined up ready to go. Alison was completely engaged and set up a meeting early which as I know now gave time for me to then attend an open evening with the other candidates at the clients site. The feedback, communication and engagement throughout the process was superb and the team do genuinely stand out from the crowd. As a candidate and as a recruiter I would not hesitate in recommending you seriously consider Alison and the team at Resonate."

Alan Ball, Chair, Weaver Vale Housing Trust

"I have worked with Alison and Therese and known them for several years. Recently I worked with them on my current role. They stand out amongst head-hunters for their warmth, engagement, VALUES and understanding of the process. They are at all times honest and ensure that the opportunity is right for you the candidate. Their industry experience means that they can communicate the opportunity with real understanding and insight. Talk to the team at Resonate – you'll be glad you did."

Jason Kelly - Supply Chain Director - Chingford Fruit Ltd

"Therese worked with me to achieve a successful placement in a senior operations role within the food industry. Her first rate knowledge of the industry and her capability to quickly align my career aspirations with the needs of her client were instrumental in this process. She then followed this up with a well-balanced and intelligent approach to agreeing a personal package which allowed both parties to feel that their commercial value was maximised. On a personal level the appointment has been a tremendous success and opened the doors for me to achieve major career progression. I would not hesitate to recommend Therese from either a candidate or client perspective."

Steve Wood - Operations Director – Tulip Ltd

"I worked with Alison as a candidate in the recruitment process for a NED role. It was an unusual experience in that I felt throughout I was treated as an integral part of the process. I was properly briefed, the recruitment spec reflected what the client actually required and I was thouroghly and professionally interviewed. Subsequently, Alison went to great lengths to keep me abreast of the process and prepare me for final interview. Post appointment Alison continued to support through the induction period. In summary, no surprises, open straightforward and professional, sadly a rarity in my experience."

Paul Forster-Jones - NED - The Riverside Group

A different approach to others

We're pleased to introduce our senior team, you will always work alongside one of our founding partners during the search and selection process. We work with a transparent, open approach and in addition to introducing ourselves, we look forward to getting to know you better.

  • Resonate

    Alison Cannon

    Founding Partner

  • Resonate

    Martin Thayne

    Founding Partner

  • Resonate

    Therese Engall

    Founding Partner

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"Resonate conducted a search for BFFF after their own extensive efforts had failed to find a credible shortlist. They delivered a quality shortlist with 3 appointable candidates being found. Throughout the process Resonate kept us well informed and consulted effectively at every stage. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services or using them again".

Brian Young, Chief Executive - British Frozen Foods Federation

"Alison Cannon handled the process with professionalism and the utmost discretion throughout…presented a fantastic shortlist that provided real choice…challenged our thinking by demonstrating a real understanding of our business needs".

Debbie Robinson - Managing Director, Spar UK

"I have worked with Therese for many years now and can categorically say that Therese is in the top three of Senior Search and Recruitment professionals I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with".

Bob King - Compliance & Operational Excellence Director – Hovis Ltd

"We have used Martin on many occasions for our most senior appointments. He is well connected, really understands our business and manages relationships well".

Julian Bell - HR Director at Muller Wiseman Dairies

"I have worked with Alison and Therese and known them for several years. Recently I worked with them on my current role. They stand out amongst head-hunters for their warmth, engagement, VALUES and understanding of the process".

Jason Kelly - Supply Chain Director - Chingford Fruit Ltd

"Therese worked with me to achieve a successful placement in a senior operations role within the food industry. Her first rate knowledge of the industry and her capability to quickly align my career aspirations with the needs of her client were instrumental in this process".

Steve Wood - Operations Director – Tulip Ltd

"I found Martin extremely expert at working out exactly what we wanted and also having the strength in depth of aligning our needs with the right individuals".

John Sharkey - Chief Executive Officer - SEC Ltd