Tarka Talent

"Richard understands his market and has a communication style to get things done in the right way."

At Tarka Talent we work hard with every client to ensure we find the perfect candidate to help their business grow. Below are some our client and candidate testimonials for a range of different companies we have worked with.

"After an arduous attempt at finding talent through other sources, Richard was able to secure us the 'perfect' candidate in relatively short order. He fully understood the brief, and stayed close to the candidate throughout the interview process, so when we extended an offer, he ensured it was accepted quickly. A very smooth process overall, and we wouldn't have secured this hire without Richard's expertise"
Stuart Wales
Senior Recruitment Manager at Silicon Valley Bank
"Richard is an excellent recruiter and has been a great support to Berkeley over the past two years, providing a reliable and collaborative recruitment service. He has taken the time to build a good relationship with me and to understand exactly what Berkeley is looking for. He has extensive knowledge of the Consulting market and shows genuine interest in the candidates who he puts forward to Berkeley, clearly building a great relationship with them. I would highly recommend Richard to any in-house recruitment team and also to candidates who need a reliable recruiter to support them in their job search"
Harriet Surman
Recruitment Manager, The Berkeley Partnership
As someone who has actually worked in the industry they recruit for, Richard has both a wider sector appreciation and specific functional/practice area knowledge. Both of which commend him as a specialist, in an industry where specialists are rarely that. Furthermore he listens, rather than blindly selling/punting candidates. Richard was working to a tight, demanding, some might say picky brief and he consistently provided options that reflected this brief and presented us with choices around candidate backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Indeed I see Richard and the as being very much the modern recruiters, who try and work in partnership with clients to solve their problems.
Talent Acquisition Manager at Change Management Group
Sam is a very rare breed indeed. His highly professional approach, exemplary communication style and outstanding personable nature is somewhat refreshing to say the very least. I cannot recommend or commend Sam highly enough and thoroughly look forward to working with him again in the near future.
Director at Big 4
I had such a positive experience working with Rob and Will at Tarka! Will Bloomfield has found me a great role and was so friendly and supportive throughout the process. He was always on hand to answer my questions and offer advice. He coached me through every step of the process. Thanks so much Will!!
Placed Candidate
I have only been working with Richard for the last 4 months but in that time he put forward 6 candidates. We have hired 5 out of the 6 and if we had been able to we would have hired the 6th. Richard is a consummate professional who listens carefully to what you are looking for and then goes away and finds it. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to work with him again in the future
Talent Acquisition Manager at Be Group​
“Awais was very engaged and supported me throughout my application and was attentive to my requirements and situation. He showed professionalism throughout the process, and I am very impressed with his approach”
Placed Candidate
Baringa Partners
Couldn’t recommend Sam more highly. Sam helped me to get my dream role and made the process as straightforward as it could be. Sam is not just brilliant at what he does but he’s also a pleasure to work with. I’ve worked with lots of recruiters in the past, but I’ve only ever recommended Sam to friends and family. Extremely professional, strong communication throughout and trustworthy. When Sam says he is going to do something he actually does it. Rare breed!
Consultant at EV
What can I say other than Sam is brilliant and has set a very high bench mark for future recruitment consultants I engage with. Great person to chat with and has a real knack for building genuine rapport, with an attention to his clients and support that really came through.  
Chidozie Uruakpa
Scrum Master, Informed Solutions
Richard outperformed other recruiters who approached me about the same role. He had a better understanding of the job requirements, gave valuable advice regarding interview preparation, successfully negotiated a higher salary and secured my ideal start date.
Kariebi Eric
Management Consultant at Management Solutions
My experience with Sam couldn’t of been any better. He was clear and concise with what to expect throughout the process. He also went out of his way to ensure that I was well prepared and any queries I had were answered completely and efficiently. It was a pleasure dealing with him.
Pippa Burrell
Senior Consultant at Capgemini Invent