Craft NI worked with C03 to recruit both an interim and permanent Director for the organisation in 2018/19. C03 took the time to really understand our organisation and the sector, as well as what we needed for this particular stage in our strategic development. The recruitment went smoothly with candidates selected from an appropriate pool. Co3 were available to provide information to us and to candidates at all times and for a small organisation, Co3’s support on the logistics was a huge time-saver for a small staff and Board team. We had confidence in the interview process that it was fairly managed with questions to show all the different aspects of candidates strengths and weaknesses.

- Katherine McDonald, Director, Craft NI

Cedar was extremely satisfied with the executive recruitment exercise recently conducted by CO3 on our behalf. We found the professional help and guidance provided in the process to be excellent. CO3 thoroughly researched our target market and we were very content with the quality of the pool of candidates who applied for the role. From our perspective, the whole process was handled efficiently and effectively from the initial planning meeting, through the recruitment process to the appointment of the successful candidate. Cedar can highly recommend the executive recruitment service provided by CO3.

- Linda Keers, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Cedar Foundation

Nexus engaged the services of CO3 in its recent recruitment of its new Chief Executive. It proved to be an excellent decision as CO3 handled the matter from start to finish in an extremely professional, efficient and cost effective manner. Not only did they have the systems in place to ensure that we were compliant with best practice, but throughout the process their support and wise advice enabled the selection panel to focus on what was important, ie finding the best person to lead the organisation.

- Judith Blair, Chair, Nexus

The management board of Craft NI were presented with a major task earlier this year (2019). That was to identify and appoint a new Director for the organization, to lead us through the current post-merger issues and establish Craft NI as the primary organization involved in the development of the Craft Sector in NI. We identified CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector, as a perfect ‘fit’ to lead this task. The result was exactly what we had anticipated, a positive outcome within a very short timescale! We worked very closely with the Chief Executive Nora Smith. Nora was highly professional and adept in the way in which she was able to address concerns raised by committee members and bring the task to a successful conclusion. Her effective management of the various meetings also facilitated the necessary progress. Personally, I found the whole process as smooth as I had could have expected. I would recommend CO3 and Nora Smith to any company or organization about to begin a similar ‘journey’.

- Rory Shearer, Chair, Craft NI

C03 Recruitment Service were fantastic to work with. As a recruiter they delivered a highly professional service to Stepping Stones NI understanding our diverse employment role instantly and the values of the organisation, which mean so much to us. Through C03 we found the perfect candidate who is bringing so much to our organisation! A perfect match!

- Paula Jennings, Chief Officer, Stepping Stones

…an excellent job by CO3 managing the whole process professionally on our behalf. All were excellent candidates from very different backgrounds, however one candidate came through with an unanimous decision.

- Alan Branagh, Chair, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

As a candidate I was struck by the quality of CO3’s interactions with me and the rigour of the selection process they ran for their client.

- Tim Magowan, Interim Executive Director 2019, Corrymeela