Drake East Midlands are very proud to show you just how happy our clients are with the service, quality and dedication that we provide to all the businesses we work with, no matter how big or small.

"I started permanently in June 2008, it must have been couple of months before June when I started via Drake, around March time. I started as a Sales Administrator in our busy international sales office, then Sales Executive dealing with over 50 Agents located all over the world and finally as a Country Manager I have been travelling and managing a selected number of markets, giving a better commercial and technical focus to the entire range of our products and services. Through this decade I went with the company through moving into the new premises, through natural progression of expanding the portfolio and acquiring new businesses, even learnt Russian in the past few years to better serve this part of the Eastern European market. I mainly deal with Shipyards and Shipowners. Very challenging but also rewarding job.

Candidate placed in Chesterfield

"Another position being advertised by Sarah Evans and the team at Drake, these are a first class recruitment team. On LinkedIn I hear far too much bad press and not enough positive feedback about the recruitment industry, they are NOT ALL that bad, speaking from personal experience."

Ian Pownall, Sales Consultant at XYZ

"...the quality and standard is excellent. We are very pleased, the quality of staff is fantastic, we have never had a problem."

Ninian Duncan | Mortgage Sales Manager, Scottish Widows


"In the years that I have been dealing with Drake, from 2006, I have found them to have a professional and honest approach to personnel placement, and always capable of finding the right person for my business needs.

I would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Drake East Midlands Recruitment to any small business, limited company or large PLC."

Robert Burman | General Manager, TNT Logistics


"Having been advised to consider using Drake East Midlands Recruitment for my recruitment needs by a colleague I contacted the local office. I was looking for a new Office Co-ordinator and was pleasantly surprised at the speed with which a potential candidate was made available, not only available but exactly the right person for the job. I was told this was down to the P3 Profiling system that Drake has developed.

The P3 Profiling system designed and used by Drake is fabulously accurate. As Divisional Manager I was so impressed that we had P3 profiles completed on our entire team to see how we balanced each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The information gained from this exercise has been more valuable than I could have imagined as a tool to help manage my people.

Needless to say when I have a need for more personnel it will be to Drake that I turn first; they are fast, friendly, and most of all, accurate."

Ian Pownall, Divisional Manager, Corrintec – Subsea & Industrial CP Services



"We have used the services of Drake East Midlands for a number of year and they have consistently provided us with excellent applicants for the job roles which we have placed with them for both permanent and temporary positions.

They have visited our premises on several occasions and understand our needs both for the technical and sales/administration roles.

We currently have several employees successfully working for the company who came to us through Drake.

We feel confident that they would offer this same professional services to all their customers."

GM, Chesterfield


"Drake has always given us the personal service we crave at Z.  Unlike other recruiters they really listen to your needs and only send an appropriate candidate which is vital when running a small business.

The team at Drake facilitates our recruitment needs and consistently do an outstanding job! Personal yet very professional they deliver great staff under tight and specific deadlines. They offer an honest and efficient service which is why we still deal with the company.

Great recruiters – I would definitely recommend their service!"

SA, HR Manager, ZE

"I would like to thank you for finding us temporary cover. This was handled in a very professional and efficient way, not only in obtaining every detail of a full job description and person specification, but also in carrying out profiles and visiting us to ensure you had the complete picture to meet our requirements."

Chris Harrison | Company Secretary, Industrial Contracting Services



"I have dealt with Drake for over two years. They supply us with warehouse staff, including FLT drivers and labourers. They also supply us with office staff. We can rely on them to provide us with the personnel that we need, sometimes with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Sarah Evans is exceptional in the service and support that we require to meet the needs of the business. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any business."

Carl Burgess | Warehouse Manager, NDL Heanor



"I would like to thank Drake East Midlands Recruitment for the support that they have given me during the past few months.

I have dealt with several agencies in the past where they have offered to help with the recruitment of Appointment Makers and Administrators. They are all very enthusiastic initially telling me “not to worry, to leave it with them and they will get back to me” – unfortunately very few actually do. It was like a breath of fresh air when you actually did just that!!

You matched my criteria as closely as you could and using your profiling system has, I’m sure, helped a great deal.

I’m confident that whenever I need to recruit for a new position or replace an existing team member, you will be there to help."

MF | Telemarketing Manager, B



"In the 6 years that I have been dealing with Drake International I have nothing but the highest level of praise for the company.

Dedicated and organised is the best way to describe the staff on a daily basis, I have been lucky to progress my way through the company and now deal with them regularly for our recruiting needs. They are a recognised brand for a reason. We have received nothing but the highest level of service and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.

I would like to place on record our sincere Thanks to all the team at Drake International especially our dedicated consultant Sarah Evans. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff we have received from them have gone on to have very successful careers! "

LB| Telesales Manager, BWS


"...it's been a great pleasure to of worked with you for over a decade. In that time, I've witnessed first hand your professionalism with candidates and clients, your team's commitment to delivering workable and affordable solutions and continuing to improve and develop work practices and support services. It is for these reasons, that your business has been able to develop new business as well as retain existing clients, from the quality of service, support and trust you and your team provide." 

Elena Tully, Drake International Head Office (Partner)

Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd. at the Clay Cross Plant, has called upon the services of Drake for its temporary services during its busy periods over the past 9 years.

During this period of time, Drake have extended a professional, swift, efficient and effective service. A good working relationship has developed between our two companies.

Carole-Ann Oberhauser - Sernior HR Officer Bosch

Drake provided me with the very best personnel to represent my company on a very important job. Each person was responsible and well turned out, followed instruction and carried out the work requested to a good standard.

I found Drake management to communicate well and appropriately, giving me peace of mind.

I would also like to commend Sarah at Drake for her commitment at short notice and over a weekend to go the extra mile, of finding me the personnel needed to complete one of my clients urgent requests within the NHS.

Graham Jones - Microtec Cleaning

After much time and expense spent in our own efforts to recruit, with disappointing results it was most welcome to find Drake, with whom we have had an impressive rate of success recruiting the right staff. This has been particularly impressive because of the unique nature of our business and the difficulty we usually have in finding suitable and appropriate candidates.

Drakes own members of staff are always friendly, helpful and attentive; we have formed a very good relationship over the past year. Drake offers a full class service which is both personal and professional

Alison Wills - Finance/Office Manager, Traffic Management Services

I can categorically state that we have tried at least three other local agency suppliers before asking you to take on our flexible staff contract, and all of them had failed to satisfy our needs.

You and your staff at Drake, have serviced this contract now for 8 months without letting us down, even supplying people at short notice for our promotional activity, which often doubles our normal staff needs.

Brian Waistnidge - Production Manager, The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co.

We have always found your diligence and promptness to reply a refreshing change, compared to other agents. Also it is notable that you are proactive in your approach and make regular contact to ensure we are happy with the temporary staff engaged.

As mentioned we are once again pleased with who you have provided and appreciate your efforts to match the appropriate person for the task.

PM - Director, MC

We have been using Drake on a regular basis for the last 5 years. We are very happy with the courteous and prompt service we continue to receive and would recommend Drake with hesitation.

Despite some of our requests being last minute, nothing is ever too much trouble and we are always provided with the services we require, given by polite, competent and cheerful individuals.

Sarah Preece - International Pipe

Being the person responsible for coordinating manning arrangement at Ondrives Ltd, I have had the experience of dealing with several different employment agencies over many years.

Drake have provided versatile individuals who have shown a genuine interest and commitment to their duties and responsibilities.  

The team at Drake have demonstrated to me consistently, the desirable qualities I have not been able to find in other employment agencies. Providing a reliable service, often at very short notice. Together with a proactive attitude, enables me to feel confident in recommending this employment agency. 

B.A. Fisher - Sales Manager, Ondrives Ltd


PMP Recruitment have been using Drake as a third party supplier for eighteen months. They have supplied us with Industrial/Warehouse and Administration staff on temporary and permanent contracts. During this period they have maintained excellent service levels and we'll continue to use them in the future.

Malcolm Grant - Recruitment Consultant, PMP Recruitment

We'd like to thank you for the highly professional way in which you supported us during the Martell Grand National Festival. You followed our specification to the letter, the staff you sent were personable, fair but firm and represented Drake, Constant and ultimately Aintree Racecourse admirably.

750,000,000 people watch the Martell Grand National live every year, China, Thailand, Japan, Australia, the US and many others take the race as it happens and it is essential that we do our job properly, we could not have done it without you.

Michael Lee - Managing Director, Constant Security Services

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent service that we have received from you throughout the past year, in particular during our busy period during the summer.

You have been able to provide us with a range of staff, including drivers, furniture porters and office staff, sometimes at short notice for which we are very grateful. Drake have provided a swift and professional service which has developed a good working relationship between the two companies.

Paul Harrison - Lawlers Removals and Storage

We are we grateful for the support DRAKE has provided during and after the recruitment of our current Youth & Families worker for our group of three churches.  

 Firstly, we were impressed by the number of applicants suggested to us,  within a few days of the job being advertised. It was helpful to have those applicants graded according to their suitability for the job. We were made aware of their strengths and weaknesses at the early stages of the process. This was pivotal in enabling our interview panel to make the right choice.

Secondly we have greatly valued the help received as far comparing the last two short listed applicants was concerned. The Information provided to us at that stage is still helping us manage the post at the moment.  Thirdly we were impressed by the service provided as far as the legal and practical aspects of the employment is concerned.  One of those aspects was matching the salary to the applicant’s education and experience. The assistance we received during the review of the probation period was also of a high standard.

After six months of employment, we are in a position  to say that we have been enabled to recruit one of the best suitable applicants available at that time.  We would gladly recommend DRAKE to any organisation which endeavours to recruit the right employee.

Rev Bachelard Kaze, Marlpool United Reformed Church

"All tasks we had planned for her were completed to a very high standard, and very efficiently. She completed everything we had planned for her, and also helped in other areas we hadn’t planned for her to complete (such as administration for the Quality department).

She worked well with the department and towards the end of the week she began to come out of her shell. Friday evening before she left I asked if she would consider coming back should we have anything else in the future, she would be more than happy to."

RM | Warranty Manager, C