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Holly Davies MIRP CertRP

Consultant / Adult Social Care

Holly Davies joined Compass Associates’ Adult Social Care team in December 2016, having spent 4 years at Nottingham Trent University completing a Degree and then a Masters in Business Management and Human Resources.  Holly has played an instrumental role in developing key relations with clients across the South coast region, and has most recently filled a Lead Trainer role with a well known Learning Disability provider.

Holly’s friendly, enthusiastic and professional approach has led to many clients and candidates returning to Holly and using her services on an exclusive basis.

Recent Completed Assignments 2018-19:

  • Regional Service Manager – Supported Living Provider, South East
  • Lead Trainer – Leading Autism Specialist Provider, Cornwall
  • Service Delivery Director – National Domiciliary Care Provider, South East
  • Registered Manager – London based Learning Disability Provider, South London
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When I joined Spectrum I was advised that the quality of candidates was a bit hit and miss and they wanted me to review all agencies and terms and look into the type of service offered, especially as we struggled with attracting good qualilty Care Support Workers.  With this in mind, I carried out a complete review and very quickly realised that most of the agencies we worked with did not know who we were, the support we offered, charged high fees and really didn’t prepare candidates for interview with us.

Then I spoke to Holly, from the start she was interested in learning about us, what we do, asked about our organisation history and structure.  Her professional but friendly approach has always been appreciated, especially when I have felt frazzled and up against deadlines.  We were impressed that her manager allowed Holly and a colleague to come and visit us in our offices and meet some of our team, find out more about us, discuss costs and expectations and ended with a your of our training suite.  Holly’s consistent professional manner and quality of service and quality of candidates is why we continue to do business with Compass Associates.

Kay Lucas

HR Advisor, Spectrum
30th Jul 2018

Our company engaged with Compass Associates during a period when our internal resources were stretched and we had several important vacancies that needed attention.  Holly was assigned to work with City & County and was swiftly able to provide potential candidates that were new to our organisation. The candidates were relevant and of a high quality.  During the process Holly kept in regular (but not obtrusive) contact and was a pleasure to deal with.  I would have no hesitation in working with her again or recommending her and the services of Compass Associates.

D Thompson

Internal Recruiter, City & County Healthcare
26th Jul 2018

Sahara Care has been well served by Compass Associates and Holly Davies has been extremely helpful and successful on our behalf.

Terence Brown

Chairman, Sahara Care
3rd Aug 2018

Holly Davies was simply outstanding throughout the recruitment process.  She supported me at each stage of the process, providing me with very regular updates and encouragement.  She was genuinely interested in finding quality candidates and exceeded my expectations on all levels. She built long lasting trust and professional relationship with me.  I would like to thank her for her commitment, professionalism and sense of humour.  I definitely would recommend her to my colleagues and certainly will work with her again in the future.  Holly is definitely a great asset to Compass Associates.


Regional Manager
6th Aug 2018

Our organisation, like many, has undergone a significant transformation process to adapt and align our product to fit within an extremely specialist niche segment of the social care market. The key to a successful highly specialist business is key staff in management and leadership positions who are not readily available locally, especially when you operate on a peninsula like Cornwall. Prior to taking up my role I have used Compass Associates for specialist recruitment because they are extremely customer focused, understand the sector and deliver results. I am pleased to say that Holly fully justified my recommending Compass Associates to my current organisation and she has exceeded our expectations with the calibre and suitability of the candidates she has sourced. Holly is amenable and extremely responsive and understands timeframes and delivers results, which I would expect from any Compass Associates recruitment consultant. What makes Holly that little bit special is that she understands that I need managers that I can work with within my management style and who will deliver results to my standards. Holly does an extremely comprehensive job vetting candidates to ensure they are a good fit for our organisation both in the skills, qualifications and experience field as well as will that candidate fit within our organisation. My time and that of my senior operational managers is precious and not once have we sat down to interview a totally unsuitable candidate Holly has recommended. That’s a significant task given how specialist our field is but when I had a key post to fill Holly came down to Cornwall to view the service and meet key people to ensure she knew exactly what I wanted in a candidate. I am happy to admit I’m a big Compass Associates fan and I’ve worked with some excellent consultants both as an employer and as a candidate but I’ve found Holly to be a cut above the excellent standards I expect and she has been key to our business transformation so I am happy to provide testimony as to our satisfaction at the service we have received.

Mark Beniston

Head of Operations, Spectrum
26th Jul 2018
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