Delivering good service is very important to us. We are always very grateful for positive feedback. Testimonials from clients and candidates that support our claims about how we do business, how we impact their lives and the difference we make is very valuable. This is what a few of them have to say about us.

“Stylistically very powerful! The information was well presented delivered in a clear and understandable format with great visuals”

–¬†–¬†Feedback from a change management session for senior executives, Parts Alliance

“I met Cathy when I was approached for a position she was seeking to fill, immediately she put me as ease, a very professional and calm approach and always with a smile. I found Cathy highly professional, well versed with an excellent ability to translate the clients needs to a prospective candidate. During the process of recruitment Cathy was dilligent and resourceful, ever willing to ensure I was kept updated on progress. I would certainly recommend Cathy and she would be one of the 1st I would contact, a very dependable provider to myself”

– Business Development Manager, Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

“I have met Cathy a number of times to discuss potential positions within industry. On each occasion I have found Cathy to be personable, professional and honest. Cathy always provides a high level of detail with regard to the position that is being discussed and has always ensured that I have been able to attend subsequent client meetings both fully briefed and fully confident of the important points to be discussed. I am always pleased to hear from Cathy and am delighted that Cathy makes contact from time to time regardless of market conditions and/or positions currently available. Cathy is a valuable professional and highly informed contact in the business world.”

– Quality Director, Automotive Tier 1

“I have always found Cathy to be highly professional, committed to people, meets deadlines and fulfils expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cathy’s work to others”

– Professional Business Consultant – Manufacturing

“We have worked with Cathy Richardson on several occasions to find sales people at different levels of our business. Cathy is responsive and pro-active, providing a high level of service and efficiency. Her knowledge of the aftermarket allows her to find candidates with skills very particular to our requirements, and her placements with us so far have resulted in 100% retention rates. Cathy is always honest and diligent in her customer service, and her good sense of humour makes it easy to deal with her.”

– CES (UK) – Automotive Aftermarket Parts Sales and Distribution

“Cathy Richardson is creative in her service delivery and able to grasp complex problems relating to particular recruitment issues, coming up with innovative and practical solutions. She has worked with us both in a retained search capacity, where she delivered a very strong selection of candidates for a problematic plant management role in the North East. We also used her services in a pure consultancy capacity to deliver an advertising response management project on a complex manufacturing program.

She knows the automotive industry well and this enables her to make sound judgements on candidate suitability. She is honest and pragmatic, always delivering a high standard of service and efficiency.”

– IAC – Tier 1 Automotive supplier (Trim components)

“CRA offer a dedicated, knowledgeable and professional service. Cathy Richardson clearly understands the requirements within our industry, and was proficient in presenting Bosal with a high calibre of qualified and competent candidates. Working in partnership with CRA enabled Bosal to secure the right individual through a seamless recruitment process.”

– Bosal (UK) – Manufacturer of Exhaust systems for the Automotive Aftermarket

“Cathy, I hope you are well …. I thought I would drop you a line to let you know I will be changing my job and moving to Singapore … I have been promoted to the Regiona President for Asia Pacific for the Automotive Aftermarket in — so really a great new exciting challenge, and a much wider span of responsibility, But I always remember the first connections with — and your support to help my path from —. Hope all goes well for you” Dated 2009, company information removed to preserve candidate identity”

– Region President – Automotive Aftermarket

“Thanks very much for the congratulations. I’m also very grateful to you for all your efforts in making this happen. Throughout the process you’ve really inspired confidence in me and I have at all times felt that you’ve genuinely had all parties best interests at heart. You’re a true professional and a credit to your industry.I’ve passed your details on to two of my colleagues and have strongly recommended they get in touch with you. For their sakes I hope they do!”

– Product Manager – Major UK Buying Group

“Cathy supported me on a recent senior level recruitment project for our Aftermarket Division. From the outset, Cathy provided excellent input and helped guide us to an extremely positive outcome. Throughout the whole process, Cathy demonstrated professionalism, dedication and an attention to detail that played a major part in helping us find a great candidate. I would not hesitate in appointing Cathy to help us with future recruitment projects.”

– Major Japanese Tier 1 / Aftermarket supplier

“I met Cathy for a role she was handling at the time. She was very professional as well as very personable with the ability to translate her client requirements to perfection to prepare candidates. Cathy is a valuable and well connected contact within the industry and exceptional in managing long lasting relationships at all levels”

– Key Account Manager – Well-known French Aftermarket distributor

“I thought it’d be good to let you know that all is going really well and have happily settled into corporate life once again. Everyone at — has made me so welcome and I’m extremely pleased to be working with such a good team.

I know it’s been said many times before, but thank you so much for everything you did for me, it will never be forgotten. I see a wonderful and exciting future ahead and for this I thank you.”

– Regional Sales Manager – Major Japanese Aftermarket supplier

“Cathy has recently placed me with a major on-line retailer as a Business Development Manager. She has been attentive and constantly in touch during a lengthy recruitment process. Cathy is both client & candidate focussed which is both rare and refreshing for all concerned. Her company will no doubt go from strength to strength which is no less than she deserves, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to others in my position”

– Relationship Manager – EBay

“Having worked with Cathy before, Cathy understood the brief very quickly and was able to translate that into credible candidates through to a successful hire. Cathy’s values are her personal integrity and attention to the client requirements. Cathy presents a broad range of industries and roles and has been able to expand into this Rail industry.
I would highly recommend Cathy for recruitment needs”

– Major Canadian Rail industry manufacturer

“Cathy is a very professional recruiter and manager who understands that there is more to finding the right candidate than just ticking a few boxes. She has vast experience in recruitment, knowledge of behavioural profiling and looks at candidates’ potential as well as current abilities. If you wish, she will help you retain your sales staff rather than recruit new people. She focuses on particular verticals to make sure you get people with the right experience. C R Associates will really look at what your department needs in staffing and if there is someone out there who can do the job well, they will find them!”

– Business Consultant, Sales Specialist