All Reviews

"​"Launched in 2017, Valens Medical Partnership is a patient led Primary Care Network group made up of 8 GP practices. We engaged NRG to carry out a search to identify suitable candidates for the role of Managing Director. We sought to recruit a values-focused candidate that could quickly and effectively establish and embed best practice principles around patient care - whilst also providing the strategic leadership necessary to drive the Partnership forwards.NRG conducted a detailed search, providing us with target candidates and the ability to shape the scope and direction of the search in line with our expectations around strength and suitability of the candidates shortlisted. The candidates presented for interview had backgrounds from outside the sector as well those with healthcare experience. NRG helped us undertake an effective and open assessment process from which we were able to select a strong candidate new to healthcare with strong logistics and supply chain skills with a specific focus on process and systems to underpin a high performing team.""

NHS Primary Care Network

"​NRG worked closely with our team to provide expertise in the marketplace and help secure the correct candidate for the role. Working with people like Adam who prioritised communication and the importance of finding the right candidate was encouraging, and ultimately resulted in us hiring a great fit for the team‘."

"Having known Gary for a few years and knowing how diligently he works for his clients and candidates I knew I’d get great support but I never expected how exceptional the experience would be. From the moment I made the call enquiring about an open position I knew I was in safe hands. Gary had exceptional knowledge of the role, knowing exactly what skills and experience the client was looking for. It was clear he’d taken time and interest in understanding the client’s values and culture to ensure that any potential candidates were a good fit. "

Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Northumbrian Water

"​I worked with Anne across a variety of roles, but she provided an exceptional acquisition for us within a Risk and Compliance role which was key within the business. Anne was able to defy all the odds to find someone who was able to come in within the budget constraints, within the capacity and skillset required. She made the entire process smooth and transparent and was an asset to the internal talent team."

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Brewin Dolphin

"I have worked with Gary for a number of years, in various organisations, lots of different roles and varying sectors and he always makes an effort to understand the business in depth and understand the culture before sourcing candidates. ​"

Head of HR
Head of HR

""Following early retirement from my chief executive job, my aim was to find a non-executive role, in a values driven organisation which would offer me new learning opportunities and challenges. Scot’s commitment to finding me my ideal role went above and beyond my expectations. He took the time to understand me as an individual and my previous experience to find that perfect role.Amazingly, the non exec role that he matched me with, was not just the right fit for me but (I hope) for the organisation that I joined also. It was the first time that I had been through a non-exec recruitment process and my experience of recruitment consultants had been that they tend to be quite remote. Scot isn’t like that, he really impressed me because he is someone that will always make himself available to you and he makes you feel like he’s looking out for you – thank you Scot!""

Non Executive
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust

"​This is the first time I’ve worked with Jack on any role and I was beyond impressed. He understood the candidates we were looking for from our initial phone call and sent over suitable candidates really quickly.We were looking for 2 new recruits and Jack filled both of those positions in a couple of weeks. I’m already working with Jack on another 3 roles and I will continue to use him as a first point of contact."

HR Director
Collingwood Business Solutions

"Peter was amazing, he helped me every second of the way - replied to everything quickly and even set up a video call before the second interview to help me prepare and calm my nerves."

"​I just wanted to say how fantastic the whole experience was, not just for the candidates, but for us too. The virtual assessment centre was really professional and fun - the presentation was inspiring, the exercises enjoyable, relevant to the role and the calibre of candidates were strong.  It felt like recruitment when we used to look after it in house and I was proud to be part of it!  I came out of the assessment with a spring in my step and I can’t wait for next week."

Operations Manager
Operations Manager
Tesco Bank

"The last festive trading period was deemed as our ‘best festive period to date’ further strengthening our relationship and our confidence in the greenbean team. The team’s ability to prepare, react and perform successfully to unprecedented demands, whilst providing high levels of customer and candidate service was second to none.​"

Global fashion house

""​We approached NRG with the task of identifying candidates for the role of Convent General Manager to work collaboratively with members of our order and be responsible for the preservation of the Convent and the various services it provides to the local community.The ideal candidate would take full responsibility for the structure; processes, systems and policies; the capacity and capability of the order and demonstrate an inspirational leadership style to encourage and support a sustainable future for the Convent.We were really impressed by NRG’s dedication and imagination which enabled them to present us with a range of high calibre candidates, each of whom were appointable. Their lead consultant Scot supported the panel through the entire assessment process from initial interviews to making the offer and onboarding the successful candidate, who was actually a former pupil of St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy.""

St Anthony’s Convent of Mercy, Oaklea

"​As a potential candidate at NRG, I was delighted to work with Sarah. She is incredibly efficient and professional. She was able to support me with a job search and provided me immediately with relevant vacancies. ​"

""From the moment that Scot at NRG contacted me about the potential NED opportunity the support was second to none! He briefed me on the role, what they were looking for and why he had thought of me, kept me clearly updated at each step of the recruitment process and was supportive and encouraging in helping me prepare. The selection process was itself enjoyable and gave me a good understanding of the role and culture of the organisation.  Consequently, there were no surprises when I took up the position.  I would trust Scot to support me again as a candidate for Executive or Non-Executive roles – I feel that he has a good understanding of what a client is looking for and is honest and open in matching that with what candidates can offer and their motivation so as to ensure a win-win!""

Non Executive
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust

"​Sarah's personal consultative approach made finding my ideal position a painless and rewarding process. Unlike other recruiters I have worked with, Sarah really took the time to consider my career objectives, offering feedback and guidance that ensured my next step was the right one. ​"

"​NRG are my first go to when looking to recruit for IT members of staff. Working with Peter has been a pleasure, he understood the role requirements immediately and sourced us an excellent candidate who is now an invaluable member of staff. I would not hesitate in recommending Peter, he delivered where other companies had failed to do so. "

Clarity Infomatics

""I contacted NRG when I saw the position of Non Executive Director for the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust advertised on NHS Jobs. I spoke with Scot from NRG who was leading the recruitment process on behalf of the Trust; he was able to provide me with comprehensive information and arranged calls with key executives prior to my application submission. Through the two day interview process I was well informed and supported by Scot and I really appreciated the congratulatory flowers from NRG on my successful appointment.""

Non Executive
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

"​'I would like to thank Ollie for his help with finding me the right job. He kept me up to date with phone calls/virtual calls/messages and emails. His support was really valuable as we did go through the company’s values and other information in detail. Ever since the first call from Ollie, I’ve improved within the interview process as he gave me his feedback on a mock interview that we had.Even after joining the company, he continued to check on me to see if everything was alright. I felt more confident and relaxed as I knew that there was somebody that I could talk to even after the hiring process. I can't thank him enough for his effort and time.'"

Graduate Software Developer
eQuality Solution Group

" I’ve worked closely with Gary for over four years and have found him to be a diligent and honest individual – and passionate about the job he does. "

Head of Talent
Head of Talent

"Within 1 week the greenbean team had sourced, interviewed, assessed and secured potential candidates in preparation for their start date. New candidates joined with clear expectations of the business and role, the calibre was exceptional, and the candidates supplied have been an asset to our business area during our most vulnerable time due to excessive customer demand. greenbean work exceptionally close to us and are always available for support and guidance where necessary."

Tesco Bank

"​‘Just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done - I've genuinely never had such a proactive recruiter in my experience and I've been glad to have you throughout this process.'"

Audit Manager

"​"When I wanted to establish a business with a brand new team of Executive level founders, James and NRG were natural partners to help us identify and recruit the wide range of skillsets we needed to ensure our success.They took the time to understand our requirements, timing and budget considerations to make sure we brought the right people on board." "

Business Finance Market

"I would like to send my thanks to Anne and NRG for finding me this role with Brewin Dolphin.Anne has been nothing but professional and also super friendly and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend to other people I know who are seeking a new role as I feel she will give them the confidence they need."

Onboarding Administrator
Brewin Dolphin

"We successfully partnered with greenbean as we recruited in the North East for the first time. greenbean’s knowledge of the local area, contact centre industry, their collaborative approach and access to a massive talent pool was instrumental in us securing huge numbers of amazing talent with short turnaround times. By successfully delivering this in what has been an extremely challenging market is a testament to how hard greenbean have worked to go above and beyond expectations."

Ocado Retail Ltd

"​I always have a positive experience when I reach out to NRG for support. They are a reliable source who consistently deliver. For some recent vacancies, Adam listened and understood our needs which resulted in positive outcomes with us being able to appoint two great candidates. Not only do they tackle each challenge with professionalism, they always bring a light hearted and friendly approach too. ​"

"​Whilst this was a project of many moving parts, for me it was flawlessly delivered by the greenbean team."


"​‘Dione has been extremely helpful with great communication, following up to see how I performed before contacting the company and keeping me updated after the interview. I was really happy when she contacted me saying that I had gotten the job. Follow up from the team has been really helpful as I waited for the start date and paperwork from the company. Last but not least, Dione made sure that I had everything I needed to start working as a contractor, making sure I had the right equipment.’"

Data Engineer
Morrisons Data Services (MDS)

"Sarah did a superb job in finding a top selection of great candidates for our Product Manager roles at Tombola. This was a difficult assignment, which involved Sarah truly grasping the brief and then putting in a tremendous amount of effort to ensure her candidates were 'on the money'. ​"


"​We recently worked with NRG on the appointment of our new Chief Executive at the Chamber.  This was a challenging appointment as our expectations were high and James Ramsbotham was an exceptional act to follow.  "

North East England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC)

""​In line with our continued transformation we asked NRG to help us appoint two Non-Executive Directors to complement our existing Board members, and who would crucially share our Trust values and a passion for continuous improvement.We were keen to identify people likely to engage and inspire our staff, as well as work as part of a strong executive & non executive leadership team. Across two separate projects we asked NRG to explore candidates with experience within i) senior clinical leadership to drive improvements to the quality of care we deliver to our patients; and ii) within human resources with knowledge of transformational change involving staff across a large organisation.NRG assembled strong shortlists in relation to both roles and helped with a virtual interview and assessment process due to the government restrictions in place at the time. We are pleased to say that the Trust were able to appoint high calibre candidates across both roles.""

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

"​Working with Adam and NRG was a pleasure! After our initial meeting to understand our requirements we were confident that we would only receive CV’s for the right candidates for True Potential. During the process we were kept fully updated by Adam - the process ran smoothly resulting in us getting the right candidate for the position."

True Potential

"Working with Catherine this year has been fantastic. In particular I had a non-standard Payroll & HR Systems Manager role to fill and knew it would be tricky finding a candidate with technical expertise who would also be a strong fit into the team and culture. ​The candidates selected by Catherine were all of a really high calibre and that's testament to the time she took to really understand the business and listen to what we needed. Not all recruiters do this and it was a pleasure to see. We couldn't be happier with our latest team member and don't know how we managed before she joined."

"​The agency temporary workforce is integral in the operational efficiency for Marelli, and we consider them part of our team. We are delighted to work in partnership with greenbean as our chosen staffing partner. They are integrated with Marelli teams and fully understand the operational best practice, efficiency and value we require to deliver total delivered cost savings to our customers."


"Catherine placed me into my current role which is something I'm very grateful for. Throughout the process she was organised, efficient and explained everything well to me. She valued my time, set me up for interviews and adapted when circumstances changed. ​The entire NRG team were also excellent too."

"I really valued Catherine’s support with our recruitment campaign – I felt she really took the time to understand the organisation and our culture, ensuring that we found a ‘good fit’.Catherine was easy to talk to, helpful to bounce ideas and suggestions around with, gave great advice and overall offered a really personal and high quality service. I will definitely use NRG’s Specialist Search support again."

Gateshead NHS