“We have been working with Barry and the DATS team for a couple of months. I am new to the industry and was looking for a recruitment agency that would support our recruitment plans and provide a range of great candidates.
In the short time I have been working with DATS, I have found them to be responsive, supportive and not only provide some great candidates but a great service to our company.
As I work for an SME we do not have the staff numbers to warrant a separate recruitment team and so for me the support I have got from Barry has been invaluable.
Looking at the calibre of candidates, I can also confirm that Barry and the team have provided first class candidates, many of which we have interviewed and we have recruited from the selection.”

HR Manager – North West


“Our relationship with DATS Holdings Limited has been long and beneficial. Over the past 7 years DATS have provided an excellent service and their ability to provide the right candidate makes them a regular supplier to us. They conduct themselves with a professional and friendly manner and are always approachable.
DATS take time to understand each requirement, as often, when recruiting for the same position, duties and ability will vary, dependent on location, grade and department. DAT5 also take time to ensure they know the company/industry they are supplying, which we find greatly increases their ‘hit’ rate.
We look forward to a continuing relationship with DATS.”

Engineering Manager – Cheshire


“We have been working with DATS Recruitment for a number of years and have found Simon extremely professional to work with. He is also a very knowledgeable consultant and tends to have most of the information we need on any candidates ready and to hand. He responds quickly with suitable CVs, most of which we would normally invite for interview and we have offered multiple candidates from Simon in the past. We would use his services again and certainly recommend him to other client looking for an excellent recruiter.”

Director of Global R&D – North West


“Tony has provided an excellent service to us. Our refrigeration design business is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth and we’ve needed to meet that demand with more skilled CAD members. Tony and DATS proposed 3 candidates (not so many to bamboozle you with!) for our first permanent position and we were that impressed that in certain circumstances we could have taken all three on – we took two however!

Tony insisted on a one to one meeting which I wasn’t sure of the need for and we were quite busy at the time, however he made the effort to come to us and the informal meeting has helped Tony understand our business and in turn we’re getting a better service from DATS.

Full marks, couldn’t be happier!”

CAD Manager – Manchester


“DATS have worked on a number of high profile contracts for us. All the CVs they submitted were excellent, if not outstanding. We interviewed all the candidates and offered a number of them roles.

We have been very impressed with the service they provided and would definitely use them again!”

Engineering Manager – North West


“In using DATS I found we got exactly what we wanted in terms of the placement. This is due to the knowledge David has of the industry enabling him to identify and supply our exact needs.

“It has always been a pleasure working with DATS as they are professional without being too pushy on the sales side of things.”

HR Manager – Greater Manchester


“We have always found DATS to be courteous and efficient with knowledgeable staff willing to listen to our requirements. After initial teething issues around understanding the building services sector we now receive relevant and tailored CV’s that are considered, and although not always taken forwards the quality of candidates is always very good. You communicate effectively and always keep us updated throughout the process. We’d have no problem recommending DATS or you personally to work with colleagues in other sectors and I will continue to use you going forward.”

Technical Director – Manchester


“DATS were able to supply us with a number of suitable CVs for our senior designer position, one of whom we subsequently employed. They took time to fully understand our requirements so as to minimise the number of unsuitable candidates offered. We were very happy with DATS performance.

“Kwesi himself is a very pro-active recruiter across a number of discipline areas. He values relationship building with key personnel in his customer base to ensure that the organisation he represents is high on the agenda when we are looking to use recruitment agencies to fill a role.”

Engineering & Projects Manager – Merseyside


“We chose DATS for our recruitment following a conversation with David when he was following up a reference for one of our ex-employees. He impressed me with his attitude and professionalism so when we had an engineering position to fill he was on my list to contact. At the time I spoke with several recruitment consultants but decided to work exclusively with David to fulfil the vacancy.

“During the recruitment process David was able to present several suitable candidates; one of whom we subsequently employed. He acted promptly to meet all our requests and provided an excellent service without ever coming across as “pushy”.

“David is now the first person we contact for all our engineering vacancies.”

Operations Manager – North West