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The Oval Partnership has proved to be an invaluable asset to Samworth Brothers for over 18 years, adding significant value and expertise in the areas of General Management, Commercial, Operations, Finance, Technical, Personnel, Procurement & Distribution.

Through a significant period of sustained growth for the business, The Oval Partnership delivered a bespoke professional service that has provided and continues to deliver high calibre individuals in a timely, confidential and trustworthy manner.  By completely immersing themselves in the vision, direction and culture of the business, The Oval Partnership truly understands the requirements of Samworth Brothers and consistently delivers against them. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Oval Partnership to and prospective clients of the culture.

Brian Stein – Former Chief Executive Officer
Samworth Brothers


Dan’s management of the process and support has been excellent. I have never had a recruitment consultant send me research articles on a company to help with interview prep! Despite being on holiday he still picked up with me in his efforts to lock down the interview.

His communication and commitment to the process has been great.




Over the period I have known Rachel, I have found her to provide a very thorough in depth service when matching applicants to roles. She definitely goes that extra mile in regard to this. At the same time however, she remains very friendly & always finds the time to invest in developing a role or candidate further. Due to this she adds to her extensive knowledge of the food industry with useful periphery knowledge of the function she is recruiting for, allowing her to offer alternative solutions to both clients & candidates

Interim Planning Manager


Dan helped with every stage of the process for looking for a new job, from help and tips with my CV to advice regarding interviews and presentations. I couldn’t recommend Dan and The Oval Partnership highly enough and thank them for assisting me in my new career opportunity.

New Business Manager
Daniel Thwaites Brewery


I am happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by the Oval Partnership. I have recently used the firms services and found both Fiona and Tim to be extremely helpful and attentive. The process was handled professionally and promptly and I will definitely speak to them again when I have another vacancy.

Managing Director


I found Dan to be extremely supportive throughout the whole recruitment process. This started with an initial interview, designed to ensure that the role in question was suitable for both the client and for me, which led to him securing me an interview with the clients Sales Director.

Throughout the process, he took a great deal of time and effort to provide me with the right background information, to ensure I performed as well as possible during the interview process. He sent me all the industry data I needed and a detailed profile of the client, with the offer to “phone at any time” should I have any questions. He took a genuine interest in my progress, along with detailed notes on my thoughts & views throughout the process, requesting feedback throughout, with a view to improving his own performance. I would strongly recommend Dan as a person & dynamic recruitment professional, with whom I would not hesitate to work with again.

Customer Business Manager
Bacardi Brown Foreman


I am happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by The Oval Partnership. I have used the firms services on several occasions and found both Fiona & Tim to be extremely attentive and efficient. They were extremely knowledgeable and approachable at all times, and I would have no hesitation in using the service again.

Sales Director
Tamar Foods


Dan helped me gain a job at Miller Brands as an Account Development Manager, I found him to be professional yet personable. Dan really took time to understand my personal and professional situation and needs.

He coached me through the interview process and found him to be very supportive in what can be quite a stressful time. I couldn’t recommend Dan highly enough and should I find myself looking for another job in the future he will be the first person I turn to.

I wish Dan all the best in the future!

Miller Brands


I was recently contacted by Dan regarding a position that he felt matched my skills with the clients needs. In my experience agencies can be really pro active when they first speak with you in order to get you to the interview stage but contact can then be minimal. Not so with Dan at Oval. He has coached me through the preparation for the interview with amazing dedication and has been contactable whenever I have needed him. I have found his empathy and communication skills a massive reassurance during what for me has been a big decision in even deciding to accept the eventual offer of a position.

I would highly recommend Dan without hesitation.

Thanks for everything

New Business Development Manager
Daniel Thwaites Brewery


Dan’s professionalism, dedication and personability was vital in helping ensure I was prepared at every stage for the role I have recently been offered.

From the outset Dan recognised what my skills were and how these matched the requirements of Miller Brands. Through our conversations he really helped me understand the role and how to harness the opportunity, in a way that was detailed, open and honest.

I am grateful for the support he provided throughout the process and felt he went above and beyond the perceived role of a recruitment agent, demonstrating real care and attention

Customer Activation Manager
Miller Brands