Testimonials Archive - Aldena Associates


We have successfully helped lots of people. Here's what some of them have to say about us...

  • I would like to give a special thanks to Darinka at Aldena Associates for helping me find my new position with Whitecroft Lighting. Darinka was extremely professional, kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process and made me feel comfortable with each step. I would highly recommend Aldena Associates for their services and wish Darinka and company the best of luck in the future!

    Christopher LaCourt – Senior Supply Chain
  • Highly recommended. Mark has that knack of matching the perfect job to the candidate. He spends time getting to know you and understand your expectations. He remains close to you throughout the process and always makes himself available to you. A great guy and very professional.

    Mark Osbourne – Head of Operations
  • Mark, was great and helped me get the role I was applying for.

    Matthew – Design Engineer Manager
  • Worked with a lovely lady called Darinka who helped me find a role as an Account Manager. Her communication with me was excellent, she kept me informed with everything she did. Definitely would work with her again, such an amazing person!

    Joy Mensah – Account Manager
  • I highly recommend Darinka for her fantastic communication skills and dedication! if you are seeking a proactive and communicative recruiter, Darinka is the one to choose…. friendly, helpful and exceptionally good at what she does! I feel she has matched me with the perfect role and I’m looking forward to the next step in my career.

    Samantha Bohee – Product Marketing Manager
  • I worked closely with Mark Polloway at Aldena Associates for my new position, and I cannot recommend him highly enough as a headhunter recruiter. Mark’s dedication to his craft, coupled with his keen understanding of the industry, truly sets him apart.

    Mark possesses an exceptional ability to identify and connect with top-tier talent. His strategic approach to recruitment, combined with a genuine interest in understanding both client and candidate needs, makes Aldena Associates an invaluable resource for clients and candidates. Mark consistently goes above and beyond to ensure a seamless and positive experience throughout the hiring process.

    His professionalism, strong communication skills, and commitment to delivering results make him a standout in the field of headhunting.

    Stephen Dixon – National Account Manager
  • I have finished my probation with Sylvania and was thinking about my journey with the company and was thinking of you and wanted to send a little thank you note! Thank you for connecting me to Sylvania.

  • Darinka has been amazing throughout the whole process. She contacted me about a job that she thought suited me, straight away I was interested and had an interview within a couple of days. Darinka made sure I was ok and prepared at each stage and kept me informed at all times. Great service! I started my new job as well 🙂 thank you so much.

  • Aldena is one of the most greatest agencies I ever had a contact with. Big shout out to Darinka!!! The most professional, kind, helpful and beautiful individual ever 👏 I would highly recommend that particular agency to everyone !! The best and life changing experience ever ❤

    Paulina Czyzowicz
  • I highly recommend Mark Polloway as a recruiter for his exceptional skills in helping me secure a position as a Product Design Engineer at Whitecroft. Mark’s expertise, industry network, and dedication played a pivotal role in aligning my skills with the requirements of the role. He provided valuable advice, guidance, and timely updates throughout the process, making me feel supported and confident. I am thriving in my role at Whitecroft thanks to Mark’s efforts. I highly recommend him as a knowledgeable and dedicated recruiter.

    Chrisa Bermperi – Product Design Engineer
  • Mark helped me find a new position within he Lighting industry.
    I was impressed with his professionalism and took time to understand my skills, experience and preferences for my next position. With his industry knowledge he connected my with some very interesting companies and opportunities.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Mark to any of my contacts looking for there next career challenge.

    Adam Baxter – Head of Operations
  • Mark has approched me for a role when I was not actively looking, but the role match my profile so much that I wanted to apply. Mark was helpful and and quick to answer my questions along the whole process. he was also very supportive at each step. Thank you Mark 🙂

    Camille Deschamps – BOM Engineer
  • Darinka was lovely to work with over the past couple of months and instrumental in helping me receive an offer for a new job. Darinka was incredibly supportive, honest and open during the 3-interview process and was there to answer any (and many!) of my questions I had in switching roles.

    I felt encouraged and positive during the whole experience and it is testament to Darinka’s way with people and being a great liaison between employee and perspective employer.

    Thank you Darinka!

    Natasha Fowler – Digital Product and Content
  • Darinka is lovely nd she has been very supportive with me throughout this process.

    Encarni – Account Manager
  • Mark was instrumental in getting me appointed in a new role at a new company.

    He is very easy to talk to and balances the friendly and professional discussions expertly. He made the whole process of applying to work for a new company very easy, he took care of all the details and communicated everything very effectively.

    I highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a change and needs the help of an industry professional to help move things along and take care of the finer details.

    I can’t thank Mark enough for what has been a life changing move.

    Jordan Shackleton – Lighting Design Engineer
  • It’s been such a joyful ride having Darinka find what I can only describe as my dream job, the feeling can only be described as having a recruiter genuinely care all through my interview process; — I can’t wait to start my new role and I’m grateful to have landed this position thanks to Darinka.

    You are a light — thank you.

    Hilario W – Warehouse Manager
  • “Would highly recommend Mark as an excellent recruiter. Identified a perfect opening for me and kept me updated at all times during the negotiations.”

    Jon B – Construction Specification Specialist
  • “Aldena has been an amazing company to work with. They have been very supportive, always ready to help, never had any issues. Such a friendly and professional company and some of the best people I have worked with. It has been an absolutely wonderful journey with Aldena.

    Darinka was my recruitment consultant and I could not ask for better. She has always helped me with everything, any questions, queries, concerns, she has always been helpful and amazing. She made my employment journey soo easy and pleasant. Such a wonderful person she has been to work with. Darinka always went the extra mile to help with excellence.

    I wish Darinka and Aldena all the very best for the future and I hope they get to deliver their excellent service to a lot of people.”

    Adam Malik
  • “My experience working with Aldena Associates was more streamlined and attentive than any previous recruiter I have had experience with. Darinka was tenacious in getting hold of me and reassuring me of my abilities and transferable skills for this step up in my career, helping me gain the confidence I needed to go for such a great opportunity. Throughout the process, Darinka was in regular communication and took any stress associated with searching and applying for jobs into her own hands. I could not be more pleased with the role I have secured and most definitely credit both Darinka and Aldena for helping me to get here. Darinka was communicative and helpful not only in selling the job to me but in helping me to prepare as best I could, whilst even offering aftersales care following accepting the position, even going as far as to send me a ‘congratulations and good luck’ card. I would highly recommend Aldena’s services to anybody else who is looking for a new role and believe that they have your best interests at heart – something you don’t always see from recruiters who can appear primarily target driven.”

    Max Frankland – Marketing & Campaign Executive at Whitecroft Lighting
  • “Would like to say a huge thank you to Darinka for putting me forward for a position recently. She was very helpful and even got in touch after I started the job to see how I was getting on.”

    Steve Hickey – Sales Representative for Leyton Lighting Limited
  • “Mark was extremely helpful in finding this great position and keeping me update on vacancies within the business. He was very friendly and reliable during the whole process and made it very easy to ease into this role. A great level of communication and help from Mark during what can be a daunting time.

    Would highly recommend anyone to work with Mark in finding that great role for them!”

    Lucy A. – Project Administrator
  • “Darinka guided me from start to end and supported me throughout the process. The chats Darinka and I had before the interviews boosted my confidence and she worked all around my schedule. She found me such a great opportunity so quick, highly recommend working with Darinka.”

    Riya Shingadia – Financial Analyst at Samsung Electronics
  • “Darinka’s support during my job hunt was top-notch, I couldn’t have asked for more . Her dedication and professionalism shone through each interaction, providing me with invaluable guidance and feedback. Thanks to Darinka’s commitment, I secured a job offer that aligns perfectly with my career ambitions.
    Darinka kept me informed, supported, and prepared throughout the process. She made a typically stressful process feel like a breeze.
    Thank you, Darinka!”

    Daniel Stankevich – AgilePM & PRINCE2 Practitioner Certified | Assistant Project Manager
  • “Darinka at Aldena Associates was very helpful and supportive in assisting me in securing a new position in the e-commerce industry. I would recommend Darinka and Aldena to anyone looking for their next role and to potential employers looking for their next candidate. Thank you so much!”

    Callum Watwood – Junior E Commerce Executive at Luceco Group
  • “I found myself facing redundancy towards the end of last year and thankfully Mark approached me with an excellent opportunity to join my now employer Deta electrical. I could have been facing a really difficult time if it was for Marks’s help and support in finding employment.”

    David Shrimpton – Deta Area Sales Manager
  • “Darinka has been incredible start to finish, helped me prep for my interviews and kept me updated along the way. Couldn’t thank her and the team enough!”

    Dan Harvie – Customer Support Manager at DW Windsor
  • “I  would recommend Mark 100 times over! He helped me land a senior role in my field that I wasn’t too sure I could get, but with his assistance and motivation I was successful within such a short space of time. I’m both shocked and grateful at the same time! I’ve experienced service from a few recruiters before and I can truly say he’s set apart. Mark’s service was considerate, honest and excellent! Thanks Mark!!”

    Ebamiyo Somade – Interior Architecture and Design Graduate
  • “Mark is as professional as he is approachable.

    He ran through a number of opportunities for employment and really listened to what I wanted, thus positioning me where my full potential will grow.

    At Aldena they know what they are doing!

    Thank you”

    Hiran Peiris – Theiscraft Ltd
  • “Mark, was great at making me aware of the opportunities available to me.
    Along with helping me secure my future role, within the right industry and perfect location

    Strongly recommend”

    James Douglas – Product design engineer at Whitecroft Lighting
  • “Very professional approach, and great at keeping you updated. Stands out in a crowded industry. I would happily recommend Mark to anyone.”

    Duncan Vincent – Sales Manager
  • “I highly recommend working with Mark.
    Mark approached me about a role and very quickly set up an interview. He was so helpful and supportive throughout the entire process and was available to answer questions at any time. (I ended up being offered the job, and accepted).”

    Molly Blake – Product Designer
  • “Within the space of 48 hours, Mark and his colleague Darinka had contacted me regarding a job matching my previous experience, set up and interview and I’m happy to say that this morning I was offered the role.

    I absolutely cannot recommend these two highly enough, who have been extremely supportive throughout the process and have worked hard to get an offer on the table as soon as possible. Thank you both very much.”

    Daniel Hawkins – Sales & Product Advisor
  • “I would like to thank Mark and the team for helping me in my next work life chapter.

    Mark kept me informed through the whole process and kept me updated regularly.

    Thank you once again”

    Ben Arnold
  • “Mark’s dedication and commitment to his clients is first class! I was lucky enough to be contacted by Mark regarding a position he had available, and received consistent updates throughout the process. If you are looking to change roles, then Mark is certainly the guy to help you make that dream move!”

    Lee D’Arcy – Business Development Executive at Unibox
  • “Mark was extremely helpful in finding me the perfect job at a great company. He kept me in the loop with all communication and checked in on me at all stages. Thanks to Mark I have started a new and exciting role and look forward to where this journey takes me.”

    Lauren Allan – Strategic Development Manager
  • “It was a struggle for me to find a job, as I was limiting myself to a location where I am in close proximity to. I thought it was going to be near impossible to find one, where I could grow and develop my career as a professional, especially just looking for a job at certain locations only. However, Mark has given me the opportunity to land my first professional job as an assistant lighting designer. This opportunity has opened a lot of doors for me, gaining new knowledge and confidence in myself again!
    The company he has found for me have been so good to me. And I can definitely say, that this job is where I would grow and develop my professional career! And location wise, it is also where I wanted it to be. Mark has given me such a super opportunity. He is an opportunity creator!”

    Randal Von Timog – Assistant Lighting Designer at Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • “Having applied to many job ads on LinkedIn, Mark was the only one to contact me personally about the role and help me through the application process. He was very quick with correspondence between the company and myself and extremely helpful in the organisation and arrangement of my interview, providing useful and specific advice in preperation for this as well as advise on career progression with regards to my experience and salary. He helped me obtain a great job with a great company, I have been there for 4 months now and I can say it is an amazing match. If you’re looking for a new job opportunity, Mark is your go to man.
    Thanks Mark”

    Tino D’Agate – Lighting Designer at John Cullen Lighting
  • “Mark was fantastic, from our initial engagement all the way to the role i am in now. He was extremely professional, helpful and understanding. Mark is always around to answer any questions that I had. I would recommend Mark to help you find your next job opportunity. Thank you Mark for your help!”

    Pretesh Sitpura – Test Engineer at DW Windsor
  • “Mark supported me throughout the process of my recent move. Always available and supportive. Cheers pal!”

    Mark Elliot – Project Lighting Engineer at iGuzzini UK
  • “I would recommend Mark to anyone to assist on your next career move as his honest approach was very much appreciated.
    Mark makes you feel like a team during the process and made everything go smoothly for myself.”

    Ian O’Reilly – Specification Sales Manager
  • “I would highly recommend Mark to anyone.
    He is great with communicating throughout the whole process and always there to help you out with any issues or doubts you have.”

    Scott Shew
  • “Mark is very professional, he understood my needs and kept me informed through the whole process.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending him, thanks very much for help.”

  • “Mark is a very experienced recruiter, I found him to be smart, professional, effective and an exceptional technical recruiter. He’s approach to recruiting is effortless and precise on both candidate and company requirements. You will find his approach to technical recruiting friendly, diligent, and intelligent.”

    Amadou Tidiane Diaw – Product Design Engineer at Whitecroft Lighting Ltd
  • “It has been a pleasure dealing with Mark, I would not have found the job I was looking for without his help. Highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a new role.”

    Ben Cartwright – Project Lighting Engineer at iGuzzini
  • “Mark is very professional and I fully enjoyed my experience with him. Great attention to detail. clear communication, and with lots of enthusiasm.”

    Lisa Roberts – Head of New Business and Partnerships for The Hearing Care Partnership
  • “I was contacted by Darinka Bradley at Aldena after she found my CV online and had a role she felt I would be suitable for. Several weeks later and I have been offered a fantastic new position at an amazing company! Darinka has such a lovely warm personality and is so easy to talk to. Her professionalism, attention to detail and responsiveness was just brilliant as she kept me up-to-date, supported and informed throughout the entire recruitment process. I would never have found this position if Darinka hadn’t contacted me, and I am hugely grateful. I would highly recommend anyone looking for employment to connect with Aldena Associates or even any businesses that are looking to recruit. Thank you so much.”

    Emma Adby – PA to Safety Sector Chief Executive, CFO & Talent/Culture Director
  • “Mark was an exceptional recruiter when it comes to my employment with my current work place. He dedicated a good amount of time to ensuring that I would be an appropriate employee, and that the job was a suitable fit for me as well. He was there when I needed him, but didn’t hassle me the rest of the time.”

    Alex Brown – Lighting Designer at DFL-UK
  • “Mark is very professional, he understood my needs from the outset. He kept me fully updated throughout the process and made the transition to my new position very smooth. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a new role.”

    Jeff Griffiths – Business Development Professional
  • “Mark is very friendly and was extremely helpful throughout the entire recruitment process, keeping me in the loop every step of the way.

    Mark is very professional and made sure I was well informed and well prepped before the interview and was very good at giving advice and making me feel confident beforehand. He really put my resume across in a great way.

    Mark was kind enough to even send me a card to my new place of work which was a very nice touch.

    Thank you so much Mark for all your help! I would definitely recommend Mark as he really does take pride in what he does!”

    Arub Arif – Lighting Design Engineer
  • “Mark contacted via LinkedIn with a potential opportunity with a great company. He kept me informed through the whole process which took several months until I finally secured the position. Thanks very much for your help Mark, really enjoying my new role! “

    Samantha Kingsley – Area Sales Manager at Endon Lighting and Interiors 1900
  • “Consultative and clear understanding of myself as a candidate and the client as an opportunity. Guided myself into a fantastic opportunity with a progressive and expanding brand. Thanks Mark.”

    Richard Muirhead – Project Development Manager Helvar London.
  • “We have used Mark and the team at Aldena to fill a variety of operational posts in the business, including marketing, receptionist, and PA roles.

    Mark provides a high calibre of engaged candidates, suitable for our needs. Aldena are actively involved in the process and help to move things along at a good pace.

    I have always been impressed with how Aldena keep in contact with the candidates they have successfully placed with us. They are the only agent I have come across who send the candidate a good luck card and gift on their first day, and they then keep in contact with both the candidate and us throughout the initial weeks to see how things are progressing. “

    Andrew King – MD of Lennons
  • “Due to unforeseen circumstances I was made redundant from my previous position when I was contacted by Aldena where I liaised with Mark Polloway who supported, directed and coached me into applying for one of his suitable roles which matched my skills and experience.
    Mark guided me through multiple recruitment stages to give me the best possible chance of success, whilst keeping me updated at each point giving me constructive feedback. He helped me secure this position which was a step up and a fantastic career move with a highly recognised company.
    I would highly recommend Aldena if you are looking for your next career opportunity.
    Thank you again.”

    William King
  • “I would highly recommend Mark. He found me the perfect position matching my skill set and was supportive and in communication throughout the entire process. Thank you for your assistance. “

    Matthew Binnington – Key Account Manager at Lightsave
  • “Mark would put many recruiters to shame, he speaks to the clients and works with his candidates to make sure that they are aligned. Only after he is satisfied, does he then put the wheels in motion. One of the best recruitment companies I have ever used and I would highly recommend him. If you do not have your CV with him, you are missing out as he has a great reputation with his clients that he deals in quality candidates not quantity.
    Thank you Mark for helping me secure my new job, I could not have done it without you.”

    Alan Dick – Former Sales Director UK & Ireland at Kidde Safety UK
  • ” worked with Mark in making a career move recently. Mark identified a match with a fantastic job opportunity, Mark’s extensive lighting industry knowledge, experience and professionalism is first class, he represented me effectively throughout the process, helping me ultimately secure the position. I certainly recommend to other professionals considering a move!”

    Asif Javid – Technical Project Manager at Whitecroft Lighting
  • “Mark’s experience in the Lighting & Controls Sector is unrivalled. A very professional service communicated in a clear consideration manner. I would recommend Mark’s Services to anyone looking for a new challenge!”

    Michael Smith – Sales Engineer at ERCO Lighting I South West & Wales
  • “Mark was very helpful and supportive during all the recruitment process. Very serious, professional and available to clarify any doubt and concern. I strongly recommend Mark and Aldena to people looking for new jobs. Thank you Mark, all the best!”

    Ventura Petrosino – Lighting Designer
  • “Massively appreciative of Mark’s consistent support and advice throughout the recruitment process – it led to a great job offer in my desired industry! He was helpful and informative from the get go right through to after the interview stage. I would highly recommend him to anyone else, thanks so much Mark!”

    Ella Jones – Assistant Lighting Designer at Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • “I have worked with Mark and the team at Aldena for several years and can thoroughly recommend the service they provide. Mark is professional and personable. A perfect combination.

    From the start of the process there is a focus on detail. Challenging the brief to make it stronger and to refine the search criteria. Always sharing feedback both ways to ensure the right candidates are put forward
    The quality of the candidates put forward for interview has always been extremely high and Mark represents both the candidate and the hiring company very well.”

    Andrew Kefford – Helvar Head of Sales, Technical Support & Sales Excellence
  • “Aldena and Mark can find high-quality candidates that meet the brief where others cannot. Aldena have helped me secure a number of candidates at different seniority/skill levels and I would highly recommend them.”

    Edward Lees – Head of Technical Product Development – Digital Solutions and Services at Sylvania Lighting
  • “Amazing support from Mark at Aldena Associates! I would highly recommend Mark as from start to finish he supported me through the entire recruitment process. I have now started my career in my desired industry!”

    Emma Baird – Assistant Lighting Designer at Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • “Mark has been absolutely amazing throughout the recruitment process! I have never met such a professional and dedicated recruitment person. I cannot thank him enough for his full support and for helping me to start a new chapter of my professional career within just a few weeks! Mark, it has been a pleasure and thank you very much! “

    Clint Milligan – Senior Product Line Manager at Sylvania Lighting
  • “I would like to recommend Mark as a recruiter. He was very quick to understand the kind of career move I was looking for, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for the right job. He is always open for communication and continued support thought the process.”

    Ewa Sulu MSc (MSLL) – Associate Designer
  • “Aldena Associates offers an excellent candidate experience. They matched me with an ideal role within the perfect company. Darinka was amazing! She was so supportive and helpful every step of the process.”

    Pikkam Lee-Sarkar – PA to Director of Treasury & Tax and Head of Investor Relations at Halma plc
  • “It was a pleasure working with Mark. Mark was very professional and really great at understanding the role I was looking for and in placing me into a great company. Mark is also very friendly and approachable and I think strives his best for both employee and employer happiness.”

    Liesel Carvalho – Key Accounts Sales Administrator at SASGO Ltd
  • “Aldena Associates are our number one choice for finding the right candidates. Both Mark & Harry can’t do enough to find the right candidates for your specific job role. Both professional and tenacious in everything they do, I cant recommend Aldena Associates enough!.”

    Tim Mccrossan – National Sales Manager at ELD Lighting
  • “Aldena Associates has been a fantastic company to be working with. The initial recruitment process was very easy and simple, instructions throughout were clear and any questions I had were answered.

    Darinka is my recruitment consultant and I must say, she has been beyond amazing. She is very helpful, always there to help with everything, has always been punctual with my timesheets and has answered any queries of mine with quick responses.

    I have had an amazing experience with Aldena, and I hope we continue to have an amazing journey. Thank you Aldena Associates and Darinka, you have been great.”

  • “Just want to thank you and the agency for doing such a good job in finding me work and being a good friend too, you are very friendly, lovely person to talk too, you have made everything so easy for me to deal with and done everything for me its been a pleasure knowing you and I will 100% recommend you to everyone I know. You’re 100% a top person. Thank you Darinka Xxx”

  • “Aldena has been a great recruitment agency from the start by helping me in finding a suitable role based on my experience within financial services. Darinka is always available to assist me with any questions I have and I’m always paid on time which is perfect. Thanks Darinka!”

  • “You were amazing and your service was of excellent standard throughout the process, giving me feedback every step of the way and helping me settle in my new role. I got a welcome card and you checked up on me every week for the first 3 weeks to see if I liked the job. I will recommend your services anytime”

  • “I have had a great experience with Aldena Associates.  Darinka was liaising with me, she was very friendly and helpful. Darinka gave me great advice and updated me at each step of the recruitment process, including check-in’s during the waiting period of starting the new role.  I would highly recommend Aldena Associates, they are a very professional and friendly company to work with.”

  • “I received a call from Aldena Associates regarding a temping role. After the initial phone call and taking up the post, Darinka the Managing Director sent me a text to see if everything was ok and if there was anything else I needed. I sent my timesheet across and payment was in my bank. The following week Darinka again asked how my week went and again if everything is ok.  This is an exceptional service, truly taking care of those who work for them. I have used many agencies in the past and nothing comes close to this service.

    I would highly recommend Aldena Associates and hope that when this temping assignment ends they are able to find me another suitable role for me.”

  • “I would thoroughly recommend Aldena Associates. Darinka took the time to really listen and understand what I was looking for in my next role. I was impressed with the level of support and encouragement provided throughout the whole process from ensuring the role was right for me to coaching through the interviews and tests.  Darinka went above and beyond, even making time out of hours to help with interview preparation. Overall a great agency experience and a pleasure to deal with!”


  • “Darinka of Aldena Recruitment is a professional and dedicated recruiter.  She was supportive and helpful, offering assistance and information regarding the position and the interview process.  She persevered throughout the process, regardless of any hiccups.  This is a perfect example of ‘going the extra mile’.  Thanks Darinka.”

  • “Darinka is amazing, she worked her magic and got me my dream role. She kept me up to date with what was happening and helped with interview nerves. I couldn’t be happier and her support was incredible.”

  • “I wanted to share my experience with Aldena Associates.
    I had the pleasure of dealing with Lisa Assili, from start to finish she was nothing but professional! She was so positive and genuine that I felt regardless of any outcome that I
     was dealing with people who care about you as well as their clients.
    Thank you Lisa and I wish you all the best, keep up the great work!
    I really look forward to starting my new position with a fantastic company.
    Best regards

  • “I had just started looking for a job, after being off work for a year, when I received a call from Darinka, the MD for Aldena Associates at 5pm one Tuesday afternoon as she had seen my CV on LinkedIn. She knew it was short notice but there was a 2 day assignment locally the next day at 9am and asked if I would be interested in taking the role. After a chat I accepted and the next day she called me saying the company were very impressed with me and could I stay on for the following week. This turned into 3 months and Aldena were always professional, efficient and informative. I have now been offered a full time permanent Receptionist position with the company and just signed the contract. Aldena were really happy for me and we look forward to meeting each other and her team this Christmas.”

  • “I have had the pleasure of using Aldena Associates for my recruitment needs recently and found them to be totally professional, knowledgeable and in touch with the requirements of a busy organisation. Both Darinka and Lisa are highly approachable and genuinely go above and beyond meeting the expectations of their clients.
    I look forward to the next time !”

  • I started working at FCA in January 2017 and from the very beginning till date Aldena have been immensely helpful and supportive throughout this journey with me. They have been extremely friendly and wholeheartedly assisted me in good and bad times. I can openly vouch for their authenticity, honesty, care and commitment towards all of their temps. I cannot express how comfortable my experience has been with them, especially Darinka who has been more then a point of contact but not less then a friend. Thank you so much for the consistency of friendliness over these years, I will definitely and 100% recommend for everyone to use Aldena Associates in assisting them for job search!

  • We have worked successfully with Aldena over a number of years; Harry and Mark recruiting Regional Sales Executives for us around the UK. They took time to understand our business and specific personnel requirements and we look forward to continuing to work with Aldena over the years to come.

    Chris Dawes – Director at NET LED Lighting: Working with people who care!
  • Great service from Mark and Harry at Aldena Associates supporting us in finding a new ASM for South East Area. Excellent knowledge of market and more importantly listening and understanding our requirements to make sure the candidates met our needs. Highly recommend using these guys.

    Joe Gill – Director at ELD Lighting
  • I can definitely recommend Aldena, very helpful and focused. Able to select candidates that really match the profile needed, with the appropriate experience and skills. A pleasure to deal with!

    David Stramazzotti – General Manager presso GVA Lighting Europe Limited
  • Aldena successfully recruited a Design Manager role at the start of 2020 for us in Buckinghamshire. They were competent, efficient and simplified the recruitment process. Would recommend Aldena, and particular thanks to Darinka, Mark and Harry!

    Sophie Tuckett – Technical Director at RFE International Ltd.
  • Mark is an expert at building rapport and understanding the needs of his clients. He takes pride in the caliber of the candidates that he presents. In the competitive landscape that is recruitment, having a point of difference is key, under Mark’s directorship, Aldena’s point of difference is the very friendly way it ensures it understands its customer.

    Dion Blair – Vice President – MinePlan at Hexagon Mining
  • ”I have worked for Aldena Associates for the last year six years and would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Lisa and Darinka go over and above to help me as much as they can. They are the best Agency I have worked for ever! I feel Aldena’s service is excellent and I have never had any issues with the service.It is a very good agency and I feel that staff are looked after by Aldena and the candidates are always made felt part of the company. The approach is very proficient.”

  • ”Having completed varying assignments through Aldena Associates I can honestly say that my experience has always been very straight forward. It has been a pleasure to have worked with Darinka and her colleagues as they have always had a focussed and supportive attitude towards my employment opportunities and have been more than helpful throughout the whole process. I look forward to using their services again should they be required in the future.”

    D Logan
  • ”Aldena Associates are the upmost professionals in the industry. Darinka and Mark were a pleasure to work with. They are well organised and communicated with me throughout the process of finding and securing an employment opportunity. I would work with them again in the future.”

  • ”Aldena Associates really listened to the type of role I was looking for and they were excellent at communicating with me. Highly recommend to those looking for a new jobs.”

  • ”As a current temp contractor through Aldena, I am very impressed with the high level of organization and professionalism in all operations. They are very tentative and able to quickly accommodate any requests whether its regarding pay matter or enrollment into pension scheme. They operate with the highest level of diversity and inclusion, needless to mention their ability to understand the individuals where you don’t feel you are just a number. Although, this is my first temp role, Aldena processes made it feel like the only difference from permanent roles is the higher pay rate. I will happily work with Aldena anytime in the future.”

    K El-Shafei
  • ”I have worked for this company for nearly two years and cannot fault them. Lisa and Darinka go over and above to ensure I am happy. Could not see myself working for anyone else.”

  • ”Had a great experience using Aldena. My contact was Darinka and she was knowledgable, helpful and quick to respond.”

  • ”I am a recent graduate and was contacted by Aldena Associates through LinkedIn. Thanks to Aldena Associates I now have my first job since graduating. The person I dealt with at the company was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the job process, from preparing me for my interview to checking how my first day went. I thoroughly recommend Aldena Associates do anyone looking for employment! My experience with the company exceeded my expectations.”

  • ”I really recommend Aldena – both Harry and Darinka were amazingly helpful when helping me find a new role. They were always quick to respond and happy to help, from sending me job descriptions to checking in with me after my first day.”

  • ”Mark and Harry at Aldena were a pleasure to deal with and offered me encouragement and support during the recruitment process. Thank you 👍”

  • ”From the moment I submitted my CV to Lisa at Aldena, the support and advice I have received has been second to none. I have now secured a fantastic new opportunity and want to thank Lisa for all her help and support. A fantastic agency who I would highly recommend.”

  • ”Aldena Associates secured me a fantastic role. Throughout, they were efficient, friendly and informative – an excellent service.”

  • ”Great support!! Harry were very helpful and amazing. He were always quick to respond and happy to help.”

  • ”Professional and quick service throughout the whole process. Harry was simply fantastic and could not recommend him enough! Don’t bother with the other recruitment agencies go straight to Aldena!”

  • ”Great company to work with. Darinka and the team are very helpful and respond to every query quickly and efficiently.”

  • ”I wanted to share my experience with Aldena Associates. I had the pleasure of dealing with Lisa Assili, from start to finish she was nothing but professional! She was so positive and genuine that I felt regardless of any outcome that I was dealing with people who care about you as well as their clients. Thank you Lisa and I wish you all the best, keep up the great work!
    I really look forward to starting my new position with a fantastic company.”

  • ”I had just started looking for a job, after being off work for a year, when I received a call from Darinka, the MD for Aldena Associates at 5pm one Tuesday afternoon. She had seen my CV on LinkedIn. She knew it was short notice, but there was a two day assignment locally the next day at 9am and asked if I would be interested in taking the role. I accepted and the next day she called me saying the company were very impressed with me and could I stay on for the following week. This turned into three months and Aldena were always professional, efficient and informative. I have now been offered a full time permanent Receptionist position with the company and just signed the contract. Aldena were really happy for me and we look forward to meeting each other and her team this Christmas.”

  • “I would firstly like to say a massive THANK YOU for being tremendously supportive from the first time I spoke with you. You saw potential in me and really believed that I would be a perfect fit for the role and thanks to you, I was and I got the job! I am so appreciative of your constant support throughout the interview process and after. Working with you has been stress-free and amazingly swift! I cannot wait to join a fantastic company with the help of your services. Thank you once again Darinka, you are fantastic at what you do. The card sent home was also such a special and personal touch, I loved it and am so grateful.”

  • “My apologies for the late response to say a big thank you for the flowers… they are beautiful… what a lovely surprise! Also a huge thank you for all your help and support you have given me right from the word go.  You made the process so speedy and stress-free in a way that I’ve not experienced before with an agency.  I can’t believe I applied for the job one day, interviewed the next and offered the job the next day, and here I am having finished my second week.  It’s been a steep learning curve, as with all new jobs, however I’m all round delighted to be working for Lennons. Once again, a big thank you Lisa for going the extra mile to make my experience of getting back into the workplace such a stress-free and smooth transition. Kind regards. Liz”


  • “When returning to work after a 3 year break, my self-esteem was pretty low. I was worried that I might not be able to find a job offer suitable for me. However, after receiving a call from Lisa and chatting with her, her professionalism and enthusiasm really helped me to overcome my worries. As a result of both Lisa and Darinka’s effort I’m now working for a fantastic company with some brilliant people. Moreover, I now have my confidence back. Both Lisa and Darinka have been very helpful and supportive from day one. I can always relay on their help and support-which is great! They also paid me a surprise visit in the office just before Christmas and brought some sweet gift! –becomes sometimes little things mean a lot.”

  • “I’m happy with the service. Aldena have been helpful and really professional. I’d recommend this agency to anyone.”

  • “I have worked for Aldena for the past 3 years and I have always found Darinka and Lisa helpful, professional and supportive, I would have no hesitation in recommending Aldena Associates.”

  • “Working for Aldena is like being part of a big family, they are always helpful and will always try to place you in a position that is right for you so that you are comfortable and that you can grow in knowledge and experience. I have been in my position for nearly eight years, and over theses eight years I have always known that Aldena are there to help and encourage me.”

  • “Very supportive on the first day, I would say the whole week at the start of new role. Any queries answered same day, no matter what: holidays or pay.Honestly, nothing to complain about.”

  • “I would like to thank you for your excellent service, dealing with my timesheet in productive way with on time payment and prompt, helpful professional answers to my questions.”

  • “I applied for a Graduate role through Aldena Associates and I was contacted by Lisa very quickly to acknowledge receipt of my application. After our initial discussion Lisa was kind enough to put me forward to meet the client and two interviews later, I had secured the job. I cannot thank both Lisa and Darinka enough, especially Lisa, who constantly kept me aware of how my application was progressing and gave me feedback from the client. I am very excited to be starting my new role and could not have achieved this without you. You are both thoroughly professional, friendly and helpful and I look forward to working with you in the near future.”

  • “I was contacted by Aldena agency in regards to a temp role recruiting at FCA Automotive Services ( Finance company). Lisa and Darinka were both very friendly, welcoming and supportive.  This role was in relation to the motor industry I had always wanted to be part of, hence why I wanted to go for it and therefore it was very ideal for me. They guided me passionately through the process of applying and attending the interview. They gave me thorough background information towards the business and the expectations required. Overall I feel very comfortable and highly satisfied with the journey so far and last but not least I would like to add on I appreciate the promptness of our email convos!  Thank you Lisa & Darinka…Keep it up”