Welcome to Hollington Associates
Hollington Associates is an independent specialist recruiter within the office support market, working with clients and candidates throughout Essex.
Based in Brentwood, we resource support professionals at all levels for permanent and contract roles.
We support both clients and candidates through the recruitment process, taking the time to really understand what both parties are looking for, to ensure we get the right person for the right role every time.
With Hollington Associates it’s personal, we meet every client and candidate we work with.
With Hollington Associates it’s about building long term relationships, based on delivering a service that is honest, open and professional.
- A full recruitment service, finding the ideal candidate for the vacancy
- Support during the recruitment process, to create a job specification, screen CV’s, conduct interviews, or assist at offer and pre-employment stage
- CV advice and interview coaching for school leavers, graduates and experienced support professionals
Hollington Associates is supporting the charity SNAP – Special Needs And Parents (Charity No. 1077787). SNAP helps Essex families with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities.
Reviews from our Clients & Candidates
"I used Hollington Associates recently to assist in my search for work. Having not used this type of service before, I was immediately impressed with the time and effort that Penny took to get to know me as a person and to understand my needs and requirements. I also felt that the same care and attention was taken with the prospective employer, as the job specification was both detailed and specific, and the company profile was well researched.
It has been several months now since I began working with the company, and Penny has been in regular contact, taking her cue from me as to how much follow-up is needed. I would recommend Penny personally, and Hollington Associates, as providing a highly professional and efficient service within the recruitment sector"
We recently used Hollington Associates to fill an administrative role at Labelnet and have found them to be a first class recruiter. They quickly and accurately identified the skill sets required for our role and were able to provide potential candidates that were an excellent match with our company culture.
I have no hesitation in recommending Hollington Associates and very much look forward to using them again as our business continues to expand.
Neil Southgate, Managing Director, Labelnet Ltd
We have used Hollington Associates on a number of occasions to assist in recruiting various members of staff at different levels. Penny has helped with initial calls to prospective employees, attending first interviews to give an independent perspective and carrying out follow-up calls.
Penny has assisted in our business by helping us to look at different types of people with fresh eyes. These new people have fitted in and been perfect for the role, when in actual fact we wouldn’t have initially considered them as they were different from ‘the norm’. The time saved in Penny helping us has been incredible, this alone makes it worthwhile to use Hollington Associates.
Jane Bennett, Managing Director, Bennetts Funeral Directors
SNAP is a thriving local charity where it is so important to get the right people to join our fantastic dedicated team. We have used Hollington Associates for all our recent recruitment. Penny has worked with us to make the best choices and ensure that all our applicants are given the time and careful consideration that they deserve. This is so important to us and often with over one hundred applications it can seem very overwhelming. Penny's time, insight and experience has helped us with four exceptionally successful recruitments and proved an invaluable support for SNAP.
Hilary Needham, SNAP Manager
Just wanted to thank you for your assistance in recruiting for the position of Office Manager and PA to the MD.
We found the whole experience working with Hollington Associates a pleasure. You listened to our requirements and after helping plan the advertising, screened and delivered a shortlist of high calibre candidates in a very professional and caring manner.
My entire management team and I would highly recommend Hollington Associates to anyone looking for a committed, passionate and effective recruitment team with sound expertise and solid reputation. We are truly pleased with the excellent job you delivered for Transeo Media Limited.
We would highly recommend Hollington Associates to any company wanting help in the recruitment field.
Neil Bather, Managing Director - Transeo Media
I used Penny’s services in September 2016 and throughout the whole process I found her professional and helpful at all times. I put out the advert for an Admin Assistant and Penny looked through the CV’s, drew up a shortlist and rang the prospective candidates. From that, Penny shortlisted them again and we interviewed 4 candidates together. We discussed the candidates and 2 were called back from which one was selected.
Penny was extremely helpful and kept myself and the other candidates informed at all times. I found this service freed up a lot of my time and I was able to get on with the day to day running of my business
Coral, Byfords Building Services Ltd
I have recently been dealing with Penny Hollington of Hollington Associates, and was very pleasantly surprised to work with a recruiter who actually did what she said she would do, and when she said she would do it. Her level and style of communication was spot on, she took time to build rapport with me, and remained in regular contact with me to ensure I was kept updated through the whole process. I would be happy to recommend her services, and have in fact already given her details to one of my friends.
We can’t thank Penny enough for the invaluable help, advice and support she has given our son. She has a gift of being able to relate to young people and parents alike, which definitely helped build the rapport required to work so effectively with our family. She took the time to really explore what our son wanted and how best to help him. With Penny’s help and support, we are delighted that our son has been successful in securing his ‘dream job’. Her professional services, with that special personal touch are very highly recommended. Once again, sincere thanks Penny-I’m not sure how we would have managed without you!