"Parity Professionals have been supplying IT specialists to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence since 2008 as a preferred supplier via the Government Procurement Services Framework. In this time we have been assigned a dedicated Account Team from Account Manager to back office systems. Parity Professionals have provided NICE with an excellent service, from understanding our resources needs, proving value for money via rate cards and duration discounts along with understanding the culture fit of our organisation and working with our time scales for recruitment needs. Parity Professionals have regular contact with their contractors whilst on site and are always available to assist in any queries we may have."
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
"Parity Professionals were the clear winner at the tender stage of our engagement, providing high quality CVs for the majority of the specified roles and ONS are pleased to say this high quality of candidate has continued during our contract. Both parties have formed an excellent relationship and enjoy regular communications/meetings which have enabled Parity Professionals to gain a clear understanding of ONS’ objectives and business needs, ensuring they continually provide ONS will a high quality service. This has been supported in the Quarterly Assessments carried out by the various Heads of functions, within ONS, that each of the candidates has."
Procurement Manager, Office for National Statistics
"Our business operates in a fast paced, highly competitive environment. Turning Point - Sales Leadership Programme provided a real stimulus for the Senior Management team to look at all of our sales management activity in a very different, very focused light. With the new approaches and ideas delivered during the programme, we now have much better control of our of our sales engine with our teams working much more effectively and productively."
Alan Braithwaite, Director, Abacus Recruitment
"With their in-depth understanding of the telecom market I know that I will receive the right candidate for the vacancies I have available."
Operations Director, Telecoms Company
We have used Parity a number of times over the past few years, working through a Government Framework. Parity has a knack for sourcing talented individuals at good rates, ensuring that they have won more than their fair share of tenders. They have provided us some truly excellent developers and business analysts. A great customer service ethos is a strong factor in their success: they talk to us about our requirements to ensure they get people with not only the right technical skills, but the right personality to fit in with our team. I’ve always found Parity to be a good partner to work with. They have good insight into the contractor market and are honest about when it might be a challenge to source the right person. Most of our positions are based in geographically challenging locations. Parity has always managed to find people based locally or willing to relocate. I’m very impressed with their professionalism and their flexibility. I have no hesitation in recommending Parity.
IT Development Manager, Government Organisation
“Parity Professionals worked very closely with O’Hare & McGovern to develop a fully bespoke solution which is directly in line with our needs. Change is inevitable, optimising performance is a must, so how we manage these aspects of our business is of crucial importance to ensure continued success.
This programme has evolved to maximise the individual participants’ knowledge, management ability and character, whilst also resulting in a much stronger motivated team for the sustainability of O’Hare & McGovern.
Success in this programme is strategically important for the future Leaders of O’Hare & McGovern, to ensure we remain at the forefront in the current and future climate.”
Eamon O'Hare, Managing Director, O'Hare & McGovern.
"Applying the skills and knowledge gained through the programme has empowered me to make informed decisions relating to the business and to secure it for now and for the future, impacting directly on our people. Parity Professionals has been extremely approachable and informative and INTRO has proven to be a very positive opportunity for Sunnymead. Participating in the programme had a direct positive impact."
Amanda Leitch, Manager, Sunnymead Residential Home
“Project Management Fundamentals was a good opportunity for me to see other companies, both large and small, approach project management. Although the projects undertaken by the respective companies differ both in value and in scale the common threads are the same, communication, planning, people and cost. The practical exercises provided good insight into how people can interpret the same brief differently with differing viewpoints being discussed between the groups.”
Alan Brown, Design Engineer, Whale Pumps
"The INTRO programme was a superb and effortless way of finding the right candidate for the position required and if the situation arose again this would be our first port of call."
Steven Johnston, Managing Director, Adhaus.
“The dynamic approach that Parity Professionals has taken to developing the relationship with us has shown us that our initial instincts were very right - Parity is a company that will do what is needed to have satisfied customers and works professionally and proactively in partnership with their clients.”
Operations Director, leading Medical Solutions service provide
"Parity Professionals has always provided me with a professional, efficient and effective service. With their in-depth understanding of the telecom market I know that I will receive the right candidate for the vacancies I have available. This reliable and friendly service means I will be happy to use Parity Professionals for future recruitment needs."
Operations Director, Telecoms Company
"As a supplier, Parity Professionals has provided contractors across a range of disciplines, taking care to match candidates to both requirements and team cultures. Their efficient service ensures candidates are carefully screened to meet our needs and apply their skills proactively at competitive rates."
Senior Procurement Officer, NHS Information Centre
"Parity Professionals has been a supplier of IT contract staff to AXA for over 20 years. During this time they have consistently supplied a high standard of contract resource. Their service is prompt and they are able to accurately respond to our requirements at short notice. I have been happy with the service Parity Professionals has delivered and I am pleased to act as a reference for their services."
Senior IT Supplier Manager, AXA UK
"Parity Professionals has been part of Avanade’s permanent PSL since 2010. Parity Professionals have become our top supplier in this category, and we are always impressed with the level of service provided by them. Avanade searches the market for candidates with very niche skill sets, meaning our positions are difficult to fill. Parity Professionals use out of the box methods in order to attract these rare candidates and sell the prospect of Avanade to them successfully. I would recommend Parity Professional’s services to other organisations."
“I can say for sure that I am a better leader and manager as a result of this programme.” Participant on the 'Elevate Women in Management' Programme.
Nompilo Sabanda, Technical Manager, Moypark.
"Taking part in Project Management Fundamentals has had a profound impact on my role and the business overall. Our time is much more structured and I am able to delegate tasks much more effectively to others. The process has moved from reactive to proactive and the results were evident after the first session."
Lesley Burns, Equipashop
"I have been in senior level sales for over 30 years and without doubt, Turning Point - Sales Leadership Programme has been the most relevant, useful and beneficial sales programme I have ever been on. This programme is not just about selling, it is genuinely about leadership and long term sales development that has opened up lots of new management ideas for us".
Graham Maze, Sales Manager, HBE Risk Management.
"The Turning Point Programme has proved extremely useful for our business. It has provided a series of tools and procedures that have allowed me to put a lot more focus on how we manage the sales engine. The mentoring element of the programme was incredibly useful - having an experienced professional work along side me and my team to embed the learning was invaluable".
Angie Brown, Print & Procurement Director, Pierce Communications
“Turning Point has helped bring greater direction and focus to our sales activity, ensuring that sales roles, responsibilities and reporting are more strongly aligned to our business strategy.”
Simon Campbell, Managing Director, Portview
"Parity Professionals has been a preferred supplier to Kellogg's since 2000 and has demonstrated a pro-active service providing quality contracted IT resources for UK business."
Procurement Manager, Kellogg's
"Over the past year I have work closely with Parity Professionals on a number of projects. Each and every time the quality of service and the responsive time have been excellent. The level of commitment I have seen from the team is exceptional and I am confident they will not only understand my requirements but also anticipate them in advance of me being sent candidates details. I would highly recommend Parity Professionals to not only other colleagues within the University but also within the Industry."
Service Manager, IT Services, The University of Manchester
"There is a clear skills gap within our industry in relation to management & leadership as there is not an element of this within the degree to equip pharmacists with the required skills to effectively manage a pharmacy and its staff on a day to day basis. INTRO clearly addressed this skills gap with a blend of personal and commercial skills development modules consolidated through one to one coaching. INTRO is a valid and successful route to ensuring your employees are more effective within their role."
Gerard Bannon, Turflodge & Dunmore Pharmacies
"Many thanks for all your help with this recruitment campaign. The interview process went very well; we had a great pool of people to select from and were able to fill all our vacancies. It was clear that a lot of work had gone into screening and selecting the candidates and that you had very much understood and sought out the requirements for these highly specialized roles. We’re extremely happy with the process, and would certainly be keen to come back to you for similar campaigns in future."
Stacey Wray, HR Business Partner, Energia.
"Parity Professionals have supplied a high number of high quality interim staff ranging from Project/Programme Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Architects and Solutions Developers. The level of detail and responsiveness of their service is a credit to them. What has been most impressive is their ability to respond accurately to a variety of requirements at different levels of seniority and skill. As well as having an excellent understanding of ECC culture, Parity Professionals also have an extremely good understanding of the technical environment. Any problems with interims which have arisen have been dealt with quickly and effectively. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Parity Professionals in the future."
Essex County Council, Head of Information Services
‘Parity Professionals supplies contract business project managers and analysts to work on AXA’s central finance projects. They provide an excellent service, consistently supplying good quality candidates to specification at the right rates.’
Head of Central Finance Projects, AXA Finance
“I would like to reiterate my sincere gratitude to the team at Parity Professionals for their help and support in re-energizing my focus and making a good business a great business. I took to the programme with an open mind and an open heart and re-fed all the training and advice back to my Management Team. On reviewing the notes from the first lecture, I scribbled what I needed to change/implement within my organisation. 18 months later all these aspirations have become a reality. The process has changed my vision on how the business needed to be run and highlighted the gaps in my senior team that needed filled. It assisted me on the identification of personal weaknesses and gave me the confidence and vision to procure the right team to drive the plan forward. The impact of this change has given me a new outlook on the health of the business and on the health of me, this new focus has been life changing.”
Aidan Flynn, MD, Maurice Flynn and Sons Ltd
"Parity Professionals worked very closely with O’Hare & McGovern to develop a fully bespoke solution which is directly in line with our needs."
Eamon O'Hare, MD, O'Hare & McGovern
"We now have much better control of our sales engine, with our teams working much more effectively and productively."
Alan Braithwaite, Director, Abacus Recruitment
"Lauren was a pleasure to deal with at all times, very professionals and knowledgeable."
“Very good service and on par with other experiences with other recruiters with a good personal touch and didn’t feel like just another client.”
Bruce Duff, Registers of Scotland
"Parity has supplied a high number of high quality interim staff ranging from Project/Programme Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Architects and Solutions Developers. The level of detail and responsiveness of their service is a credit to them. What has been most impressive is their ability to respond accurately to a variety of requirements at different levels of seniority and skill. As well as having an excellent understanding of ECC culture, Parity also have an extremely good understanding of the technical environment. Any problems with interims which have arisen have been dealt with quickly and effectively. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Parity in the future."
Mark Briggs, Head of Information Services, Essex County Council
Just wanted to thank you once again for chasing this up and getting a response so rapidly. Really really grateful! And your response makes me very happy with Parity, happy to spread the word of your professionalism and consideration towards contractors! I forward to doing more contracts for you in the future.
Adam Gerdes - Candidate
“The INTRO Programme has provided my business with a highly motivated graduate that closely matches our needs. The screening and recruitment process made the selection of the right candidate effortless, and the continuous management development training and mentoring that Jason received throughout the programme has enabled him to make an impact on our business. This is a value for money service, that provides top level talent who are ready to hit the ground running.”
John O’Neill, Managing Partner, The Venture.i Network
"I cannot but recommend wholeheartedly anyone seeking to obtain employment through Parity Professionals and the use of their umbrella company. Both companies proved themselves to be highly professional and very, very efficient. Any problems that I may have had would be answered/resolved immediately on talking to them over the phone. I never experienced any delays to dealing with any issues I may have had; nor was I ever handed over to someone else or asked to phone"
back at a more convenient time. The moment you phoned was the convenient time.
Philip Warnock, Candidate
"The consultant was friendly and engaging. She asked pertinent questions and made appropriate suggestions as she came to understand our requirements. An excellent ambassador for the company. We would include Parity as one of the companies we would invite to participate."
Des Donachie, DFID
"Since participating on the Employment Growth Programme we have obtained new customers in GB and ROI for our D3 brows product. We are projecting a £48k increase in revenue in the next 12 months."
Pamela Kennedy at Posh International
"In previous times as a contractor, I have often felt out on my own as far as key processes such as putting in time sheets, invoicing etc are concerned - but with Parity I have felt really well supported and feel that you have delivered a great service, at least to me as a contractor. I will definitely recommend you to my extended network as a third party who have a team who seem to work hard to be responsive and helpful, something which I really appreciate. Thanks again and maybe our paths will cross again in the future!"
“INTRO has been a great development journey for me. Having left university with only a degree and minimal experience, I completed the programme as a rounded individual with a skill set that I can apply within the workplace. Parity Professionals worked with both myself and the company to clearly outline the structure of the programme, as well as the development and coaching support that we would receive throughout the 6 months. This programme has had a significant impact on my career development.”
Jason Murray, Researcher, The Venture.i Network
"I found the entire staff of Parity Professionals of the London team ever so helpful. The contract admin and payroll staff also do a fabulous job. I would not hesitate to recommend friends or family to register with Parity for future roles."
"Parity always seem to fully understand our requirements and give candidates to match the criteria. Our contact has been very helpful and worked with us to sort things out."
Alison Thompson, Scottish Borders Council
"Victoria was great, friendly, easy to talk to and very thorough. Having never contracted previously, she explained the process in great detail. She really put me at ease and answered all my ‘stupid questions’. On a whole I would definitely recommend you guys to anyone, I really can’t thank you both enough. Keep up the good work!"
Lau Finn, Communications Officer, United Utilities
"The Employment Growth Programme not only provided a wealth of sound advice in relation to employing people, but also provided a business mentor who really helped me move forward. It was just the injection of support I needed to help me take the next step forward with my business."
Julie Gray, Director, miFLOW