“When deciding on an agency to help us find a replacement for our Head of Adult Social Care, we where keen to find a provider that understood the requirements of the role but also the Social Care Sector that we operated in. Pioneer evidenced this understanding in abundance, which is best represented by the excellent standard of applicants they were able to find.

The search process was efficient and effective, they were in constant communication with us in terms of progress, arrangement of interviews and outcomes – it was a genuine pleasure to work with the team. Ultimately Pioneer found us the perfect candidate who we are very much looking forward to starting with us.”

Kieran, Director - Care Sector Supplier

“I have worked with Pioneer Talent to undertake searches to develop our senior management and directorate team. Laura and Tom work with great care and have taken the time to really understand our organisation and culture. Each search has been comprehensive, timely, and tailored to our needs and ways of working.

Laura provided a full appraisal of the talent in the market and enabled a successful appointment in hard to place roles. I would highly recommend Pioneer Talent; the quality of our entire senior leadership team is thanks to them.”

Aliyyah, Owner - Specialist Care Services

“I have been delighted with the support we have received from Tom and the team at Pioneer Talent who have delivered a number of searches to expand and develop our C-Suite & senior leadership team for our growing care organisation.

Tom took great care to really understand our business and time after time delivers high calibre candidates that meet both the spec for the role, but more importantly match our values and desired behaviours that we look for with every hire.

Pioneer provides a diligent search process that can be depended on exclusively to deliver, and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who is considering hiring.”

John, Owner - Luxury Nursing Care Home Group

“As a sector advisor working with an overseas Family Office, who were operating a UK based SME care home organisation, I advised on the appointment of a CEO to lead the change agenda due to a lack of corporate structure and onshore attention. The portfolio was distressed and in need of turnaround prior to divestment.

I recommended Pioneer and was not disappointed. Tom and his team provided a diligent search process and brought fantastic candidates with a great track record to the table, which resulted in my associate finding exactly the right person to lead their organisation and deliver excellent returns. I would recommend Pioneer to any care organisation that is seriously looking to appoint to their C-Suite or senior teams.”

Simon - Care Sector Consultant & Board Advisor

“Working with Tom at Pioneer Talent was such a positive experience, his knowledge of the sector was second to none but equally his positive, encouraging and supportive approach was first class and made the whole process from start to finish run really smoothly.

I was not actively searching for a new role but was made aware of a confidential role which wasn’t advertised externally and Tom understood the sensitivities around this. He was professional and approachable throughout, always calling or emailing to make sure I had what I needed at every stage, I felt he really understood me as a leader but more importantly me as a person and what drove me.

I have now been given a fantastic opportunity with an amazing organsition that I would not have had without Tom and the team at Pioneer Talent. Would highly recommend getting in touch to explore your next career move.”

Edd, Managing Director - National Specialist Care Charity

“We used Pioneer Talent Ltd when looking to inject new leadership and create the right caring and commercial culture in our complex Learning Disability business.

We expected recruitment to be difficult with few suitably qualified candidates given the tight market conditions but were delighted with the number of excellent potential individuals presented to us.

Laura facilitated the shortlisting and interview process with great skill and we are delighted with the candidate eventually selected from the rigorous process.

We will definitely use Pioneer Talent Ltd again and have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking for senior talent.”

Justin, Partner & Owner - Specialist Care Group

“I have been a happy client of Pioneer Talent from both a candidate and hiring perspective. I was initially approached confidentially about an exclusive opportunity by Tom. He was warm, supportive, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable about both the organisation he was representing and how the sector operates.

Tom made sure to update me at every step of the process and was always available to answer any questions. I was fortunate to be offered the position that was discussed with me and now, ten months later, from a hiring perspective, I appreciate the commitment that Tom and his team demonstrate. They have supported us to develop the strong senior leadership team we have today.

Working with Tom and the team has been an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend speaking with them whether you are considering your next career move or looking to secure the next senior hire for your organisation. “

Vicky, Chief Operating Officer - Nursing Home Group

“We used Pioneer Talent to undertake a high-profile search for a Head of Sales which was a key role for us to support our next phase of growth. We had previously advertised and were overwhelmed with applications of low quality.

Pioneer presented with an impressive shortlist which resulted in the appointment of a really impressive candidate who already has an understanding of our client base and who is already having an impact. I would highly recommend Tom and the team to any colleagues.”

Steve, Healthcare Technology Business – Commercial Director

“From the moment Laura reached out to me, she was friendly, professional and enthusiastic regarding my job search. She made time to get to know me, my experience and the sort of position I should be aiming for. We quickly established a good relationship and she worked hard to ensure I was represented in the best way possible. She called when she said she would and provided regular updates. I was delighted to be offered my next role and this was due to Laura’s commitment to me.

I have been let down and forgotten by agencies in the past but this was an entirely different experience. Thank you so much Laura, you have been amazing!”

Emma, Head of People - Privately Owned Nursing Home Group

“Laura supported us with the recruitment of a Head of People as we were ready to develop our HR function to the next level. We wanted a candidate who had worked for a similar sector and already gone through a similar journey to us in another business so that they could bring their learning and experience of what works and what the pitfalls can be!

Our new Head of people matches the brief we gave to Pioneer and our new recruit is a brilliant culture fit; we are excited for them to start.”

Sharon, CEO - Supplier - care home equipment and supplies

“Laura at Pioneer Talent was professional, supportive and had great insight into the role she headhunted me for. What made Laura stand out was that she genuinely cares for the candidate and the business she is working for and her authenticity and passion stands out. At every stage, she took pride in her work and made me feel valued.

I would highly recommend Laura and Pioneer to anyone looking for their next management role.”

Mavrick, Operations Director - Specialist Care Service Provider 

“As a start-up working in the Health and Social Care sector, I was unsure how best to recruit a business manager to support my growing agenda. I met Tom at an event, and he gave me assurances that Pioneer could help and find someone who would fit in with my team. I hadn’t used a head-hunter before and I must be honest, I wasn’t sure what value would come but we found the perfect candidate. It saved me time and stress as Tom kept me informed at every stage, right up until the point of our manager starting with us.

We will definitely use Pioneer for roles in the future.”

Simon, Care Sector start up – Business Owner

“My whole career has been as a practitioner and manager in social care, I am hugely passionate about the sector but was ready for a change away from working with frontline teams. I wanted to use my skills and experience to impact more people on a wider scale but had no clue what jobs to go for!

I was headhunted by Laura who showed me a confidential role for a sector specialist within an organisation who has clients across the care sector. Laura really sold the job to me and built my confidence throughout the process. I am delighted to be working to share my knowledge with my new company’s team and clients and help to shape their product and market development.”

Jay, Candidate – Sector Specialist

“Working with Pioneer Talent was a great experience. I was introduced to a confidential role which wasn’t advertised publicly. Laura is a dynamic person who does her job sincerely. She was very supportive and kind throughout the whole process. She gave accurate information, advice and coaching when needed, understanding my skills and requirements patiently.

Thank you so much. I’m extremely grateful and so happy in my new role. I would highly recommend speaking to Pioneer Talent about your next career move.”

Esther, Registered Manager - Specialist Care Service Provider

“Pioneer is the single most professional search consultancy I have ever worked with. I recommend their services unreservedly. “

Barrie, Head of Maintenance - Luxury Nursing Home Group