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Andrew Starmer-Allen MIRP CertRP

Senior Consultant / Cosmetics & Aesthetics

Andrew Starmer-Allen joined Compass Associates in 2016 and heads up our Cosmetic Procedures Division working on behalf of small practices through to National and European surgical hospital groups.  Prior to joining Andrew recruited for the NHS in Surgery, A&E and Medicine specialities.

Andrew has developed himself into a “go to” recruiter within this niche, Cosmetic Procedures are one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.  Andrew has the knowledge and track record to deliver to our expanding client base.

Typical Assignments:

  • Territory / Regional Sales Manager
  • Clinic / Operations / Regional Manager
  • Cosmetic / Aesthetic Nurse / Doctor
  • Senior Therapists / Trainers
  • Theatre / Clinical Manager
  • Hospital Manager
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We collaborated with Compass Associates to recruit a practice manager for our flagship clinic in Harley Street.  The process was professional and highly efficient, with a few select but strong candidates being sent through swiftly.  Communication and coordination throughout the whole process was thorough, with high attention to detail.  What can be an incredibly time consuming and frustrating experience was made to feel pain free and straight forward thanks to the work of Andrew Starmer-Allen. He was enthusiastic, positive and engaging.  He was focused on finding someone with not just the right skills on paper, but someone that was a good fit for our company. The candidate that was finally successful in gaining the position is fast becoming a very valued member of our management team.  I would have no hesitation in returning to Compass Associates for future recruitment and equally, would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other business owners.

Lisa Collins

Practice Manager, Vinci Hair Clinic
6th Aug 2018

It’s a pleasure working with Andrew at Compass Associates.  All candidates are screened thoroughly prior to being sent over to us for an interview which eliminates any time wasters.  Andrew understands our business needs and culture which in return provides us with great candidates.

Lucy Gabriel

Manager, EF Medispa
6th Aug 2018

It has been a pleasure to partner with Andrew at Compass Associates. He has provided candidates of the highest quality, totally on target to our needs. I look forward to a continued working relationship.

Liz Good

Managing Director
27th Jul 2018

I have worked with Andrew on many occasions when I have needed high quality candidates.  Andrew always listens to the individual requirement for the role that I am recruiting for and matches the candidate to my exact requirement. His communication skills are exemplary, and he is prompt in replying both via telephone and email.  I have filled many vacancies with his expertise and all the candidates have been exact matches for the role.  I would recommend to both recruiters and candidates as his professional attitude shines through in a competitive market place.  On a personal level Andrew is friendly, knowledgeable, highly motivated and a total pleasure to work with.  Highly recommended!

Lisa Doran

Regional Manager, Transform
27th Jul 2018

I have been thoroughly impressed with Andrew Starmer-Allen at Compass Associates and would highly recommend him. Andrew understood our business needs and employee specification. He sent us a batch of high-calibre candidates and kept in communication throughout the recruitment process.

Emilia Staszko

Operations Manager, Be Cosmetic Clinics
26th Jul 2018

During my time at Courthouse Clinics, Compass Associates has been sole provider of the staff.  During this period I have enjoyed an excellent professional relationship with Andrew Starmer-Allen and the team at Compass. We are in a very demanding industry that dictates we react immediately and changes to manning levels may be made with very short notice. Andrew at Compass has always assisted us in every possible way.

I could not recommend more highly Andrew’s communication skills, his professionalism, or his attention to detail. Thanks to his help, I will be sure to recommend Compass Associates to friends and colleagues in the future.

Aga Kardasz

Clinic Manager
26th Jul 2018

We have a long standing relationship with Compass Associates and we have always been happy with the high calibre of candidates put forward and the aftercare service provided.  Andrew always pays great attention to details and is always open and honest; he provides a lovely personal touch to the service.

Barbara Irvine

HR Assistant - The Private Clinic
26th Jul 2018

Thank you Andrew for all of your help with finding me my new role as Business Development Executive.  I was successfully accepted for my first interview and offered a job within 48 hours so having Andrew there to help was extremely helpful. I know I would never have found a job as quickly and easily as I did if it wasn’t for Andrews help and support.  Part of my role in the future will be to recruit for my new company so I will most certainly be using Andrew when that crucial time comes!  Thank you again for everything.

Natalie Tuckfield

Business Development Executive
23rd Jul 2018

I would like to thank Andrew for all his hard work finding me the perfect new role, I’ve been stuck in a role that I feel was going nowhere, Andrew got in contact some time back and I explained to him my situation and the struggles I was facing with work and having the time to look for a new job.

Andrew has been a great support to me, plus found me a new job that I’m very excited to start. Andrew has done all the hard work and put everything in place for when I start.

I would strongly recommend Andrew, if it wasn’t for his help in finding me this new role, I would still be stuck in my old role not going anywhere.  Thank you Andrew!!!

Sharon Humes

Flagship Clinic Manager
24th May 2018

Andrew Starmer-Allen is an exceptionally talented recruitment consultant and I am extremely happy with the service he has provided for me right from our first conversation.

In addition to his detailed expertise and knowledge of the Aesthetic industry, Andrew has excellent communication skills and is very personable. Throughout the recruitment process Andrew has continuously offered excellent advice and support.

Andrew genuinely cares about his clients and has done his utmost to ensure that I was successful in securing a fantastic opportunity with an excellent company.

Andrew has gone above and beyond in helping me find my new job role as an Aesthetic Treatment Training Manager and I am greatly indebted to him.

I would highly recommend Andrew and Compass Associates.

Corine Treacy

Treatment Training Manager
27th Apr 2018

The job I applied for was advertised through Compass Associates and I have found the whole journey very stress free. The recruitment consultant I dealt with, Andrew Starmer-Allen, was always on the end of the phone, happy to answer any queries and always kept me in the loop regarding the interview process, outcome and finally the offer of the position.

To sum it up in three words… professional, friendly and accommodating.

Emma Crideford

Area Manager
19th Feb 2018

Andrew has been nothing but great help throughout my job search always keeping me updated and preparing me for all interviews, always consistent within his line of work and done way more than I expected.  Definitely recommend Andrew Starmer-Allen!

Seyhan Sekizler

22nd Jan 2018

I have had the benefit of receiving great service from Andrew, from the beginning of my recruitment journey I have experienced a very high level of professionalism.  From my application to getting the job, Andrew was always in contact keeping up to date with the progress of what was happening, always remained calm and never had a pushy attitude. I have thoroughly enjoyed this recruitment process which has resulted in a good outcome.

Anika Anderson

Scrub Nurse
11th Dec 2017

I’m pleased and fortunate enough to have had Compass Associates assist me in finding a new job.  The service I received from Andrew was very professional yet friendly. The coaching for the interview helped me to be confident and relaxed. I highly recommend this service, guaranteed you’ll be A-listed with your interviews.

Crystal Benn

Theatre HCA
11th Dec 2017

We usually spread the word for bad customer service but keep the good reviews for ourselves. However, I am a firm believer of spreading the word for good service as well. I have had contact with several employment agencies throughout my working career. I must say Andrew Starmer-Allen from Compass Associates has been the best employment agent I have ever met. He knows how to build personal connection.

In contrary to other agents , Andrew is friendly and warm which are fantastic attributes for an employment agent. He follows up the whole process closely and informs you immediately about any progress.  He is also persuasive and a very good negotiator as well.  Keep up what are you doing Andrew because it works.

Kibar Teymur

Assistant Clinic Manager
16th Nov 2017

A big thank you to Compass Associates especially Andrew for securing me a job at Transform.  Very professional service would highly recommend this company.

Dr Meghana Deshmukh

Cosmetic Doctor
15th Nov 2017

Working with Andrew at Compass is always a pleasure. He has taken the time to get to know us; our business, our culture and our people. He has developed a good understanding of who is a good fit with our team and business, which means less time spent on meetings with candidates who aren’t the right fit, and more successful hires.

Sofia Lund

Regional Manager, EF Medispa
16th Aug 2017

I would like to thank Andrew for finding me my perfect candidate.  He was extremely efficient, honest and co-operative.  Even with jobs that aren’t the usual ask, he catered for my needs and did all he could to fulfil my requests.  He also creates a very nice B2B vibe and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. Thanks!

Abbi Denton

UK Clinic Manager, Epilium & Skin
8th Aug 2017

Andrew was an amazing source of support as I was apprehensive about interviewing after being in my last role for so long. He was always on hand to give his professional opinion and make me laugh at myself. Two interviews in one day, both gave me job offers! After one day of interviews I have my new job in Harley Street in a Private Clinic. It’s a new career for me in Cosmetics and I have great promotion opportunities!
Thank you so much.

Catherine Lembo

Cosmetic Theatre Nurse
3rd Aug 2017

I was supported by Andrew from the moment I sent my CV until I got the job.  I was never left alone in the process and he gave me a lot of tips.  He supported me a lot throughout.  He always responded to me even after the end of his shifts, until late at night when I had queries.  His support was really important to me. Without him I would not get the job.  I think he is the best person in your company.  I will always thank him.

Serena Romano

Clinical Nurse
14th Jul 2017

I would like you to know that I appreciate the quality of company with Compass Associates.  Andrew Starmer-Allen was very helpful and professional in each stage. I have been receiving updates almost everyday.  Andrew was recommended by my friend who was very happy with his support also.  I would highly recommend him to other people.  I have to say thank you for bringing a positive attitude.  Searching for a job become so much easier with your help and support.

Weronika Gruszeczka

Aesthetic Therapist
13th Jul 2017

Andrew Starmer-Allen is an exceptional recruitment agent.  He dealt with my job enquiry in ample timing and kept me informed every step of the way.  Even after being accepted for the position, he is still involved to ensure a smooth transition before my start date next week.  I couldn’t have asked for anybody better. I have even referred him onto a few colleagues.  Well done Andrew.  Keep up the great work, and thanks again.

Sheree-Ann Miller

Clinic Nurse
21st Jun 2017

My introduction to Compass was from a phone call from Andrew Starmer-Allen who very quickly organised two job interviews for me which I both received offers from.  I cannot fault the service and Andrew was extremely helpful & efficient.

Sarah L'Hévéder

Aesthetic / Recovery Nurse
10th May 2017

Andrew has been amazing at finding me a job.  From our first phone call he was very eager to find out exactly what I am looking for in my new role and my past experience.  Putting my CV forward to the best jobs out there that would fit my experience and what the clinic’s requirements were.  Andrew was very good at keeping me up to date with interviews and giving me very detailed information both on the phone and via emails with what would happen at the interview and questions they may ask so I was fully prepared for my interviews.  He would call me prior to my interview to make sure I was prepared and wishing me all the success at the interview.

He has found me my perfect job and I couldn’t be happier.  I will definitely recommend Andrew to friends and will definitely call Andrew in the future should I want to change my job.

He is a credit to Compass Associates.

Nicola Oliver

Senior Aesthetic Therapist
12th Apr 2017

Compared with the majority of agencies, Compass Associates have by far helped me the most!  As a recruiter Andrew takes time to know you as an individual and to find the right job for you. before my interview I was very nervous, so he reassured me and prepped me in advance.  Andrews experience with helping people find jobs has now helped me find mine.  I found him very polite, positive and understanding.  If there is an award for best recruiter of the year it should go to Andrew!

Shiva Mazkoory

Aesthetic Therapist
14th Mar 2017

Andrew Starmer-Allen was very helpful throughout, from start to finish.  Even though I work 9-5:30 he was contactable after hours and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend for sure.

Denise Simmonds

Aesthetic Advisor
9th Feb 2017
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