Client Testimonials

Group Innovation Director

Branded Ambient Drinks and Snacks SME Manufacturer

CPA were recommended to us back in 2012 after a challenging recruitment project came our way. Not only were they able to source us a talented Innovation Manager in a difficult location, this project was brought to a successful close within the timeframes we needed. Since then, CPA have sourced three new members for our team and they are all still happily with us. They clearly have expertise knowledge of the NPD market and bring a professional and focused approach to the most challenging of recruitment briefs.  

I have worked with Liane and CPA for many years recruiting the perfect candidates for our ever expanding technical team. I have very high demanding standards for my team members,and Liane has helped me in my relentless pursuit of these.

We have had many frank and open conversations regarding potential candidates and Liane always has made time to talk these through and respond to me in a timely manner.

CPA have also helped me managing other areas of recruitment , such as salary benchmarking.

Head of Food Technology

Leading Food Retailer

Human Resources Manager

Global Meat Processing and Supplying Business
North America

Since I started working with Jaimie Meisner, early 2017, she has been very knowledgeable, proactive, and a pleasure to deal with. She is very responsive to our needs, and changing parameters. If she is out of the office, there is a ready back up or she makes time to respond directly. She did a very good job assessing our culture and understanding our environment before she searched for candidates. To date, she has helped us fill the following roles:

Manager, Food Safety & QA (US and Canada)
Plant Supervisor (US)
Director, Product Development (Canada)
Maintenance Mechanic (US)
Regional Sales Manager (US)

As well as 2 other senior roles that we put on hold (General Manager, North America; Director, Procurement).

It has been a successful partnership to date, and I expect/hope to have Jamie as my go to recruiter for many years to come.

I have worked with James Constable over the past few months on several recruitment briefs for varied interim and permanent roles. It has been a pleasure to work with a recruitment consultant who has an excellent understanding of the food industry and the roles that we have been looking to fill. For senior level positions, James has conducted a thorough screening, including meeting the candidate face to face, and has therefore been able to provide an excellent shortlist. Some roles have also been urgent, due to an immediate requirement in the business, and James was able to prioritise and help source these roles, whilst not losing focus on the other briefs. I would wholeheartedly recommend James for an effective, efficient and friendly approach to recruitment. Many thanks!

Human Resources Manager

Leading Global Ambient Spices, Herbs, and Flavorings Manufacturer

HR Manager

Large Blue Chip Manufacturer
North America

I wanted to take a moment to express how happy my company and I am with Kelci’s and the services of CPA. Earlier this year I was very frustrated. I had engaged my regular recruiter in seeking an engineer with a background in agriculture. (Not an easy task.) After 3 months he had not been successful. I found Kelci on LinkedIn and contacted her. The first thing she insisted on was coming here and seeing my plant. (She was the first recruiter I have worked with who did this.) She wanted to know what the working environment was like here. From there she began her search and within 6 weeks I had my engineer with a background in agriculture. I then turned to her this fall to assist in finding me a maintenance supervisor. She provided me with a number of outstanding candidates and we have just been notified that our number one candidate has accepted our offer.

Kelci is now my “go to recruiter.”  

Over the past 15 years I have worked with CPA as a client using them for all areas of our manufacturing recruitment. They have a very good understanding of our business and the food industry and therefore are able to efficiently manage the recruitment process from initial sourcing of candidate’s right through to a successful completion, time and time again 


Operations & Technical Director

Large Meat Processor
Multi-sited UK

Group Technical Director

Leading Chilled Foods Business

CPA have been an approved supplier of recruitment to our business for the past 17 years. We have had a long standing relationship with CPA who have consistently been able to recruit candidates for our business notably but not exclusively in the area of technical.
As an agency they take time to understand the brief and provide us with regular updates on progress

I write this short email as will most of us running our own businesses time is so valuable and always too short. That is one reason why we are so please to work with and have CPA recruit for our business. We initially had someone to ones with our CPA account manager and have got to know each other over the past couple of years. The knowledge that their consultant has of our company has enabled CPA to hand pick candidates that have had a great initial fit and led to some very good interviews with new team members being employed.

Thank CPA we will be back again as we grow. 

Founder / Owner

Chilled Branded SME Food Business