Here are just a few testimonials from some of our satisfied candidates/clients.


“I approached Optimal Search after hearing about their success with placing Sales People in the London area. We were looking to expand our team with 2 experienced BDM’s and were having no luck with our existing providers. After taking a comprehensive brief, they informed me that they would have a shortlist of candidates within a very short time frame. I was sceptical, however I loved the passion the team showed about meeting my requirements. We are now 6 weeks into our Partnership with Optimal Search and we have filled both positions with 2 extremely good candidates. I would happily recommend Optimal Search to any clients looking for a straight talking, no nonsense recruitment company who don’t waste your time, introduce an excellent choice of candidates and have that a consultative yet friendly approach. 100% will be working together again.” – Gary Tremaine

“Having never worked with Optimal Search before, I was not sure what to expect. Only trading for 2 months I was reluctant (but willing) to put all my eggs in one basket when they asked me for candidate exclusivity.
From the start to the end they were reliable, enthusiastic and very insightful when it came to the interview process. With their help, I have now started with a new company with fantastic potential. I am glad I put my trust in Sam Palmer (the consultant), I could not have wished for a smoother process. I would recommend Optimal Search for a personal yet professional approach when dealing with clients.”
Chris Burdon

“I spoke to Sam Palmer at Optimal Search about my very specific needs for my next role and he uncovered everything I wanted with great attention to detail. The shortlist of roles he came back to me with matched exactly what I asked for. During the period I was interviewing he was extremely professional, reliable and easy to contact (even evenings and weekends, which were the only times I could speak without worrying about my manager). He has since placed me in a great company that met all my needs and I can honestly say its the best place that I have ever worked. He is extremely dedicated, kind and really understood the type of position and company that I was looking for.”
Ketul Mistry

“Samuel Palmer was able to allow me to leave my part time job and pursue my career. With quick responses and necessary information, Sam was able to find a job for myself and pursue a career in my ideal field. Within a week Sam pitched a position to myself, aided me in interview preparation, supplied me with relevant information regarding the position which in turn, lead to me becoming employed. Regarding my initial salary, Sam was able to bump it up a considerable amount which was fantastic. I was able to leave my part time time and pursue a career in a field relating to my course degree with the help of Sam. The ability to have changed my post graduate part time job into a full time position relevant to my degree was great, and I not only recommend Sam to recent graduates like myself, but to anyone looking for a change of work for a career in what they are passionate for.”
Chris Wynn

“I want to take this chance to write a recommendation for you Sam. As for the service I have received from yourself was second to non. From the first phone call to my job offer coming through Sam has been very professional and extremely helpful. I would recommend anyone to use his agency when looking for your next job.”
Steven Anderson

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Samuel Palmer as a “go-to” recruiter for the sales industry. Samuel facilitated my appointment to my last role and I can confidently say that Sam’s professional approach and service provided from the outset was second to none. As well as being very thorough in his approach, Sam also took the time to understand the role I was after which was of paramount importance to me. – I would recommend Samuel Palmer of Optimal Search to future candidates and businesses looking for a professional, results driven recruitment service”.
Arnel Siranovic

“In the sometimes murky world of recruitment consultants, dealing with Sam was a breath of fresh air. Clear, concise information on the vacancy he was looking to fill, along with regular input/feedback ensured a smooth progression to securing the position”.
Barry Langford

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Samuel, not only to potential candidates but also to prospective clients. Sam is extremely thorough, professional recruiter who takes the time to listen to a candidate’s requirements. He has taken time and effort to source me the right role, and also coach me through the interview process enabling me to gain the position I was looking for. A top man, doing a great job for all concerned. I cannot speak highly enough of Sam. A pleasure to work with.”
Patrick Shaw

“Securing the right talent in the payroll sector has been paramount to our growth plans. Having had some bad experiences in the past we decided to partner with Sam at Optimal Search. Sam has provided us with an excellent service and quality of candidate. I was delighted with Sam’s highly professional consultative approach and will certainly be using him again when the opportunity arises”
Andrew Burton

“Optimal Search and Sam Palmer combined have given me the best recruitment experience I have had to date. Sam was fantastic throughout our entire communication process; professional, resilient, helpful and enthusiastic. With his superb knowledge surrounding IT and Sales, he was able to assist me in finding a fantastic position that I have recently started. I am now using him to help me fill a position with the new business. Recommend!”
Michael Clarke-Joseph

Sam recentley placed me at a fantastic company, his attention to detail and consistent updates made the transition run very smoothly. I would fully recommend Sam for any recruitment needs you may have. If only other recruitment guys where so on point, hes a jewell in the industry.
Ashley Washington

Samuel Palmer was the most honest recruiter I have come across in all aspects of the recruitment industry. I have spoken with many recruiters who promise you the earth and that they will get you a job in no time, but you never here from them unless it benefits them. Samuel Palmer updated me daily with good and bad news throughout the process of him securing me the role I am in now. In my eyes he is a asset to the recruitment industry and for anyone looking for a role to change your life he is your go to man, he really is. Samuel secured my new role working across the globe and I cannot thank him enough.
Christopher Buck

Samuel knows the umbrella industry and has not let me down on candidates. He is is very direct talking and has a refreshing approach to recruitment. Samuel is quick and efficient and certainly knows sales recruitment.
Helen O’Hanlon 

“Samuel is a great professional and true to his word I came to him to when I was looking for a new opportunity and he simply delivered on what I was looking for. Highly recommend working with Sam for your next role he is a pleasure to work with.”
Sanjay Tailor

“I can honestly say that Samuel is the most honest, reliable and efficient recruiter I have ever worked with. He understood my requirements and exceeded my expectations, placing me in a role just 3 days after he originally made contact. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone. Thanks again Samuel!”
Kim Hunt

“What can I say about Sam. I contacted him on a Friday explaining I was looking for a new role and what I wanted to do. By Monday he had got me an interview with an exact match and by the Wednesday I interviewed with them and was offered a job. On top of this, Sam offered constant assurance, advice and was always on hand to take calls. His customer service is without doubt second to none. In my opinion Sam is one of the best recruitment guys I have ever dealt with and will go that extra mile for his clients. I have no doubt Optimal Search & Selection will go on to great things under Sam.”
James Gibbs

Vacancy Search