Connecting People

[ UMENCO CLIENTS AND TESTIMONIALS ]

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 Image Credit:  An Artist of the Floating World , shot by Tim Walker for British Vogue

Image Credit:
An Artist of the Floating World,
shot by Tim Walker for British Vogue

As a passionate people connector, UMENCO has supported brands including NORDSTROM, Rodarte, Apple Retail, alice McCALL, CAMILLA AND MARC, Assembly label, Scanlan & Theodore, LIFEwithBIRD, sass & bide, Helen Kaminski and Shoes of Prey not only to attract engaged, enthusiastic employees but also retain them. At UMENCO, the end goal is to drive a new dynamic in the workplace where leaders are engaged, employees feel empowered and the end result is profitable for everyone.

 
 
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"Angela and the team at UMENCO are able to provide our business with the utmost care whilst executing deliverables at the highest standards. 

Our partnership started with a recruitment strategy that swiftly lead into a long term HR development and implementation, as well as to executing programs to educate, empower and develop our team, and help them push through our growth goals.

The UMENCO partnership with Assembly label has exceeded expectations; a partnership with UMENCO is something that I would recommend any individual or business to be a part of."


- LEE THOMPSON, DIRECTOR,
ASSEMBLY LABEL

 

"Angela has helped me so much with various leadership recruitments. Her assistance and advice have been invaluable and reassuring. It's not just what Angela does, but how she goes about it that really makes her stand out; with professionalism, empathy and flexibility - never too busy to answer a query.

Angela has an intrinsic understanding of our company and our people, which has enabled her to present us with the most suitable candidates."


- ALICE MCCALL, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 
alice McCALL

 

"Angela is one of the most passionate, intuitive and earthy recruiting professionals I have ever met. Her profound understanding of the business needs and culture is second to none. Angela has the outstanding capability of matching the right candidate to the right job and the right company culture, which is fundamental to ensuring longevity of talent acquisition and retention.

Angela’s thorough approach in talent selection, superior customer service and attention to detail have set the industry standard."


- RAINBOW SAVVAS, GENERAL MANAGER,
CAMILLA AND MARC

 
 Image Credit: CAMILLA AND MARC Footwear, Spring 2018

Image Credit:
CAMILLA AND MARC Footwear, Spring 2018

 

"Finding a new career has been an absolute dream with Ange. From the first moment that we connected, she already had the perfect role in mind...which has essentially a dream job opportunity for me. Throughout the interview phase, Ange was always available and provided sound advice to help ease the interview process. I would undoubtebly recommend Ange and UMENCO when looking for a career move within the retail marketing space due to their network, service and chic website!"


- WILLIAM MITCHELL,
SENIOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
BULGARI

 

"Angela and the UMENCO team are brilliant! I’ve known Angela professionally over the past 6 years and without hesitation UMENCO are always our first port of call for any HR, Recruitment or Organisational Development requirements. Their ability to listen, understand and work efficiently is admirable, and for them diligence is paramount. At the heart of the business is their focus on people, and this shows through in every aspect of their work. If your business is people-focused then partner with UMENCO and your business will continue to grow."


- PHEBE BARTLE, HEAD OF RETAIL,
alice McCALL

 

"Angela and the UMENCO team are the best of the best. Angela's approach to recruitment is unique; she is not only incredibly professional and inspiring, she is exceptionally genuine, kind and passionate. Her dedication to delivering outstanding candidates who are aligned from a values perspective as well as skillset and experience is unwavering." 

- HARRIET FRASER, REGIONAL MANAGER,
alice McCALL

 

"Angela and the rest of the UMENCO team are top-notch recruiters. They jumped on the job and immediately hit the ground running by promising to source an initial batch of candidates in a very short timeframe. Each candidate was thoroughly screened and prepped on the role, the team, and our broader company culture. An exhaustive pre-screening questionnaire with detailed answers and notes also accompanied each referral. Most importantly, they delivered excellent candidates for a critical, senior level role at our firm. They were ultra-responsive and worked diligently to support us throughout the entire hiring process."


- MICHAEL FOX, CEO,
SHOES OF PREY



"I have continued to work with Angela Briggs and UMENCO on a range of different roles and placements. We have enjoyed a valuable and positive partnership with candidates presented by UMENCO, in addition to a valuable and positive partnership with UMENCO & Angela Briggs. The candidates engaged by UMENCO have been of a high calibre, and certainly represent the kind of talent that we are searching for. As a business, we are committed to engaging with a community of talent across a variety of different areas, and we value our partnership with UMENCO in achieving this. We look forward to continuing our relationship with UMENCO & Angela Briggs."


- XRISSA EFSTRATIADIS, HR AND TRAINING MANAGER, 
M.J.BALE

 

"It is rare to find a recruiter who genuinely cares about you and your career aspirations, as well as someone who has the right network of people and companies to open up the perfect opportunity. Angela possesses both of these attributes and also has a unique ability to connect with people on a more holistic level. If you are fortunate enough to have her working for you or your company, you can expect amazing results."
 

- TANYA GALIATSATOS, HEAD OF RETAIL AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING,
sass & bide

 

"Angela's work ethic is of the highest standard. She understands the business and the people in it, as well as having a kind and caring nature. I could not recommend Angela more highly. A pleasure to work with."


- ALETHEA FLYNN, FORMER COMMUNITY MANAGER,
sass & bide

 

"Angela is an incredibly talented professional who puts passion, integrity and commitment at the forefront of her business. Without her endless support and dedication, I would not have been able to find a business so perfectly aligned with my values and passions. She is one of the most caring and kind-hearted individuals I have ever met. What Angela and her team are capable of and achieving day in day out, is no doubt beyond inspirational."
 

- GRACE CHOI, HR COORDINATOR AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR,
ASSEMBLY LABEL

“I have worked with Angela on few occasions; either when I looked for a 'Unicorn'; the perfect candidate at work, or when I also looked for a career change and what direction to take. I have always had the most valuable recommendations, precious guidance and support from Angela. Angela is very passionate, thorough and has the most attention to detail and perfect understanding when it comes to company culture. I would recommend UMENCO to everyone who needs expertise in recruitment and leadership development.” 


- AURÉLIE JOUSSEAUME,
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER,
BENEFIT COSMETICS

 

"Angela is an absolute delight to work with, she takes the time to understand what we are looking for and has consistently delivered outstanding candidates. I can't recommend her more highly."


- MARK YOUENS, CEO,
HAVAIANAS


"The process from initial meet and brief to welcoming a crucial team member that was a great fit for both our product and our culture seemed effortless. Angela comes rightly highly recommended, she prescribed what was needed and quickly delivered an exceptional candidate who is now helping form our future. "


- JONNIE VIGAR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
CONTAINER and LEIF PRODUCTS

 

"Angela is undoubtedly the best in the business. She oozes warmth, professionalism, friendliness and authenticity. She is intrinsically motivated, clearly by her passion for connecting people and helping land the perfect fit for everyone involved. She is an active listener, deeply and authentically professionally networked and I trust her advice and commitment as I would a friend. Her unique approach is inimitable within the industry."


- EMILY MASHMAN, BRAND & SALES MANAGER,
LEIF PRODUCTS

 

"As a brand consultant I have worked closely with Angela and am constantly inspired by her passion and drive to deliver superior service and results to clients, matching their needs with the company’s culture ensuring long-term outcomes. Angela has a profound knowledge of this industry and a contagious enthusiasm that is incredibly motivating. She has provided me unwavering and continual support as a mentor and career coach. Angela is intuitive, creative, positive, and most importantly kind and compassionate."
 

- MARGOT DAVIES, BRAND CONSULTANT

 

"I have been working with Angela and the UMENCO team for over two years now and it has been a dream! Angela’s passion for leaders in the fashion industry is second to none, but what truly makes UMENCO my only choice is Angela’s commitment to understanding you: your hopes, dreams, passion and end game. This helps her connect candidates and companies alike for the perfect culture and role fit. The personal touches in Angela’s caring and kind approach are the cherry on the top; I cannot recommend Angela & UMENCO highly enough."
 

- KATE BURNS, RETAIL EXECUTIVE, 
LOVISA

 

"We’ve been so fortunate to have Angela Briggs and her team at UMENCO genuinely help us across several areas. UMENCO has radically improved our HR process, streamlining our entire business through organisational restructuring, up-skilling & dynamic recruiting. We are now in the best position to successfully reach our growth potential. The experience and efficiency of UMENCO has been incredible."


- NICHOLAS VAN MESSNER, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
LIFEwithBIRD

 

"Having recently worked with the UMENCO team on the placement of two critical roles at Helen Kaminski, I cannot be happier with the final result. Angela and her team have shown an uncanny ability to grasp the intricacies of the skill sets required for each of the roles and, more importantly, a clear understanding our complex culture. The shortlist we were given included a mix of candidates that were an exact match to the original brief, as well as a few that challenged us to explore outside of the square.

It is clear that we would not have been able to find such outstanding talent through more conventional recruitment measures. I am ever grateful to the team at UMENCO for this, and to Angela in particular for her ever positive and uplifting energy, as well as her sustaining professionalism."



- LEILA HIBRI, GENERAL MANAGER,
HELEN KAMINSKI