Success Stories

See what our clients have to say:

Recruitment from The Progress Shed

“We have been working with Sarah, she’s brilliant!

She has recruited a number of roles for us including a cracking new Accountant and is very flexible on how you use her skills. 

Sarah has also been working on some more technical positions, she really takes the time to learn about your business, from there accurately matching the right person to the role”.

James Dean
Managing Director – Western Building Consultants

“When we couldn’t find a highly capable Electronics Engineer for our production division that would fit our culture, we turned to The Progress Shed.

Sarah very quickly and, it seemed, very easily filled a role we had previously struggled with”

Dr John Smith
Managing Director – Scitec Instruments

“Having never used a Recruitment Agency before, it was like a breath of fresh air. 

All the challenges that you face when trying to employ a new member of staff were taken away and dealt with before we actually met our candidates. 

Sarah produced a shortlist of suitable candidates that would fill our vacancy, we were then able to meet with these candidates and within one week we had employed our new member of staff. 

I would thoroughly recommend using the services of The Progress Shed Recruitment, you will not be disappointed!”

Val Huxley
CEOPeople Against Poverty

“I have worked with Sarah for a good time now and she approaches every client recruitment assignment in a very professional way, ensuring she fully understands the organisation and job brief,  which she then closely matches to candidate skills and experience.

She always keeps closely in touch throughout the process so that I know exactly where things are up to and she adapts amazingly to any changes in client needs. 

A great recruiter to work with! 

Debbie Taylor
Founder – People & Business

“Sarah had my interests at heart right from the very beginning, she was consultative, professional and heard everything I had to say about finding the right employer for me and being the right fit for them. 

She didn’t walk away when the position had been filled, Sarah had a real interest to know how the role was suiting me.

I genuinely cannot recommend The Progress Shed highly enough and thank you for putting me forward to the role, it is an absolute pleasure working for my new employer”. 

Fundraising & Marketing Manager – People Against Poverty

The Progress Shed

“The results were astonishing.

Our business turnover has increased by £1.3 million, and we have pretty much doubled the number of staff!

When we took the business over it was healthy, but didn’t have much director or structure, or much of a plan. It was a lot to do. 

Through working with Peter and the team, we can now work on the business more rather than in the business.”

James Dean & Sam George
Directors – Western Building Consultants

“I think the most valuable thing I’ve received from The Progress Shed is a plan to reclaim more of my time. That I value more highly than money.

I got to a point before working with Peter where I was plateauing a bit in terms of taking time away from the business to work ON the business.

We are very much looking at the business strategically, rather than working in the business on day-to-day activities.”


Peter Hirsch & Graham Lake
Owner and Managing Director – Total Bathrooms 

“The Progress Shed have been fantastic in supporting and helping us achieve and keep pushing our business to grow. They never just carry out their job – the team truly care and do it with the upmost passion to help people grow their business.

Their support through lockdown has been on another level – offering additional support through what was a tough and unknown time. Investing in our team and carrying out a 12 week team engagement programme has been a real benefit. I couldn’t recommend Peter, Jo and the team any higher to any business owner who wants to get more out of their business and team.”

Sarah Bryant
Director –Bath Stone Property


“The incredible energy and knowledge that pours out of Jo, Peter and Andy creates a phenomenal momentum capable of kickstarting even the most stagnant of businesses.

The content of the course I attended was not like any I’d experienced before. Information was accessible, well structured, modern and delivered by someone clearly both enthused by their subject and with a real desire to make genuine change to our businesses.

I’d highly recommend The Progress Shed.”

Nigel Smith
Owner – Super Motion

“Pete took my ideas on-board. He helped me work out a three-month, nine-month, three-year and five year business plan, alongside my way of thinking. 

Our last three months are up 110%. Also, we’re picking up more business clients. 

That was the thing I aspired to do but was never quite sure how to do it. I’m starting to think about taking on the next member of staff at the moment.”

Jamie Seviour
Owner – Geeking It Simple