what our clients say
"Acorn has always been efficient and proactive in understanding our business needs and we are confident we can call on them at any time to fulfil our recruitment requirements for technical IT staff. The quality of the staff is always excellent and the follow-up service we get is also helpful and it is refreshing to have a recruitment company that care about the service they provide.
After using many agencies in the past, I would recommend them whole heartedly."
Operations Director, Wales largest IT support consultancy – Cardiff
"I have been using agency tradesmen from the Acorn Group since 2009. We are carrying out a multi-million pound refurbishment project and regularly need top quality temporary staff to support our large in-house workforce. I have found they go the extra mile on our jobs. A huge bonus is that they are cost effective.”
Improvements Manager, Community Housing Company - Cwmbran
"Since 2006 Acorn has provided my business with excellent temporary staff support in the areas of order assembly, product repackaging and payroll administration. Their work has been a major factor in our success, helping us achieve outstanding customer service to landlords of public houses throughout the South West.
I can confidently recommend Acorn as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in their field."
Warehouse Shift Manager, Drinks Logistics Specialist - Gloucester
"As a company Initial Packaging Solutions would like to pass on our compliments to Acorn and the staff you supplied to us on doing an excellent job, they all performed exceptionally well.
Furthermore as a note of our appreciation I can assure you that we will endeavour to use Acorn for all our temporary staffing needs going forward."
Production Manager, Initial Packaging Solutions Ltd - Runcorn
"We have worked with Acorn since 2007 and the relationship has progressed so that Acorn is currently our number 1 supplier of staff. Acorn has proven they can support us in maintaining high standards, through weekly and yearly audits.
Acorn is committed to supporting us, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Preston team to my contacts that were looking for a new recruitment partner."
HR Manager, Largest root producers in the UK - Preston
"The support and ease of using this service has been invaluable and I am happy to recommend Acorn to others who need to fill high level administrative posts quickly and easily."
National Registered Charity - Cardiff
"During the past few years I have used Acorn for trades staff. I have found the recruitment staff to be friendly and obliging. The candidates we have used have generally been very good, and keen to accommodate; willing to carry out what ever is given them."
Local Authority - Caerphilly
"Acorn has been supplying labour to the university for over 5 years. During this time we have we have taken advantage of their broad range of their labour pool by employing everything from ground staff, to supplement our gardening team during peak growing seasons, to CORGI gas engineers, electricians, carpenters and general all-rounders.
We have received a remarkably high standard of staff from ‘Acorn’ during this period, as well as excellent support from the office staff in placing trades at very short notice.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Acorn to supply the labour needs of any organisation."
Building Facilities Manager, university - Monmouthshire
"Acorn offers us a flexible first rate and professional service for a temporary work force supplying quality people to met the demands of a bespoke service based industry supplier.
They are both supportive and offer a level of expertise and guidance when recruiting for permanent managerial roles and specialist Engineering functions.
They take on the impossible and make it happen!"
HR Manager, metal industry - South Wales
"Acorn has provided us with temporary labour solutions for the past 4 years.
I was approached with a very competitive package and vast range of trades. Since then our relationship has gone from strength to strength, with them supplying all our temporary labour throughout the UK. The labour supplied is always of the highest standard, from both a Safety and Quality aspect.
I have never previously recommended an agency, but I would recommend Acorn."
Labour / Process Manager, ground reinforcement company - Basingstoke
"We are pleased to be associated with Acorn Construction & Engineering in providing our client with temporary labour and temporary to permanent labour as and when required. They have accommodated us to date and provided the correct calibre of skilled labour required, we sincerely hope this relationship continues into the future."
Director, electrical services company - Cardiff
"We have worked with Acorn since 2007 Acorn and now have a good relationship across several departments in our company. By providing the right people from day one this has enabled us to have a good retention rate and benefit on a long-term basis.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Preston team to anyone looking for a reliable Staffing solution."
Finishing Manager, Folding Carton Manufacturer - Blackburn
"I am happy to confirm that Acorn Recruitment are amongst our leading providers of temporary construction personnel and while remaining commercially competitive have consistently provided good quality operatives – often at very short notice."
Head of Procurement, construction company - Swansea
"We have been very impressed with the quality of the staff Acorn has supplied and the assistance provided by their Consultants."
Research Co-ordinator, Cardiff University
"We are very satisfied with the service that has been provided by Acorn and in particular, that provided by the Blackwood office which always do its best to provide us with suitable temporary employees, usually at very short notice.
We look forward to a continuing successful business relationship."
Human Resources Manager, food packaging / manufacturing - South Wales
"We regularly use the Acorn office in Blackwood to supply us with temporary labour at short notice. We have always had an excellent service from this office and found all the staff most helpful.
We have used this office for a period of 3 ½ to 4 years and have been very pleased with their continued support and service."
Unit Manager, restoration and cleaning company - Gwent
"The services provided by Acorn totally satisfy our requirements. They are very responsive and effective."
Baking Systems - Wrexham
"From the outset Acorn has showed fresh enthusiasm, dynamism and a good professional attitude without the hard sell. They have a good understanding of our requirements for temporary and temporary to permanent production staff.
Good quality staff has been provided the majority of the time and when problems have occurred they have been dealt with immediately.
Although I am aware Bonaprene Products Ltd is not one of Acorn's largest customers, we are always made to feel important. An excellent people supplier that I would recommend to other businesses."
Sales Office Manager, plastics component manufacturer - Wrexham
"I was impressed with the information Acorn gave me and the enthusiasm showed in getting to know how we operate and what calibre of person we were looking for.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Acorn to any future contacts."
Distribution Manager, clothing manufacturer - Ellesmere Port
"Acorn is friendly and obliging at all times."
Fire Lighter Manufacturer - Flint
"All the temporary contact centre staff supplied by Acorn has proved to be first class and have all been given full time contracts with the company.
I would therefore recommend Acorn to anyone. The team at Runcorn showed great professionalism and I would certainly call them again should the need arise."
Inbound Scheduling Office Manager, logistics / distribution Company - Runcorn
"The major benefit of working with Acorn is their attention to detail – their dedicated team of development executives and account managers make sure that everything they propose in an initial meeting is implemented to the last letter.
From having a local labour pool, dedicated account manager, to providing PPE and team leaders, everything that was initially sold has been followed through.
I would thoroughly recommend Acorn to any company looking for a new recruitment partner."
Production Manager, food manufacturer - Flint
"Acorn was one of several companies that had tendered for our business in 2005. After visits to companies that Acorn already supplied, along with a visit to their head office in South Wales it became very apparent that this company was very professional in its approach, to a point that I had not previously encountered in other recruitment companies. Needless to say Acorn was given the opportunity to supply us.
Our company and Acorn work in close partnership and we have experienced nothing but professionalism from them. They keep in regular contact, they supply staff on time in full, and nothing is too much for them, an all round excellent people supplier servicing our needs to the full."
Manufacturing Manager, beauty products industry - Flint
"Acorn is always very positive and you can always contact them at any time of the day."
Head Nurse, public sector - Gwent
"Acorn managed the whole permanent recruitment process from offer to acceptance, making the whole appointment process simple and stress free.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Acorn to anyone looking to effectively recruit permanent staff."
JBB Chairman, Lancashire Police Federation - Preston
"I have always found the staff at Thornbury office polite and professional with a good understanding of my needs. Any problems, which are few, are sorted out very quickly."
Personnel Manager, car industry manufacturer - Bristol
"We have always had a very good service with fast response times and good candidates."
Recruitment Consultant, global human resourcer - Bristol
"The service we received from the Pontypridd branch is exceptional."
HR Manager, global healthcare technology company - South Wales
"Acorn quickly understood our needs and overall it is a very positive relationship."
HR Manager, office furniture manufacturer - South Wales
"I have found all the Acorn staff to be very helpful."
Works Manager, engineering company - Bridgend
"Acorn has always been very professional and knows my vacancy needs to a ‘T’. I have tried other recruitment agencies but to tell the truth have always come back to Acorn because of their knowledge."
PA , furnace / oven manufacturer - South Wales
"I have found Acorn staff to be friendly, honest and approachable."
Branch Manager, building society - Gwent
"Acorn needed to be responsive to the needs of the section which changed in accordance with the flow of post from examiners across the world. The quality of the staff supplied was very high, and we encountered very few problems. Our requests were always understood and met with a ‘can do’ attitude at all times. The staff were friendly, positive, organised and efficient in dealing with all our queries and requests for help.
We also had a lot of positive feedback from the temporary staff supplied about their dealings with Acorn."
Acting Manager, provider of international education programmes - Cardiff
"All the staff provided to us by Acorn were great!"
Marketing Manager, public transport - Cardiff