When the time came for me to seek a new career challenge, David assisted in getting opportunities put forward. He was professional in his dealings with me and had the experience/knowledge in handling various issues. I would recommend David as a professional individual in his chosen field of work.
Cathy Hanley, placed as Client Advisor at Marsh


I have known David for a number of years and found him to be highly professional, polished and empathetic with his clients and candidates and would recommend David to companies looking to recruit or for potential candidates seeking new career opportunities. September 3, 2014
Adam Harper
, Tobell Insurance Services


David was a constant encouragement as I sought a new challenge assisting me in getting choices to develop my career. I recommend him as someone with a very good knowledge of the insurance market in London.  August 6, 2013
Mark Clements, former Client Director, Aon, London


David has acted as my Insurance Recruitment Agent a number of times during my career. When I have wanted to move company, David has been the first person I would call. In all the time that I have known David he has ensured that the positions he suggests match my skills and experience.There is no doubt in my mind that this has meant that every interview I have had where David has acted as my agent, was pivotal in securing the position. I would absolutley recommend David as an Insurance Recruiter of great expertise, who acts with the highest integrity. July 29, 2013
Amanda Kennerley, Regional Casualty Senior Underwriter (Europe) AIG


David has always been professional in his approach and that I would recommend him to anyone. July 29, 2013
Richard Chalmers, Associate at JLT Specialty Limited


Having dealt with David over many years, I have found him punctual, forthright and extremely capable as a recruiter. His assistance when negotiating packages and placements is superb. I have found him really easy to talk with on all matters, whether recruitment related or not. I would recommend David and his services to anyone who is seeking a recruiter to help them in locating a new role". Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.  July 29, 2013
Alasdair Hogarth Cert CII, Private Client Account Manager at Aon


David is the consummate professional and is a pleasure to deal with.  July 28, 2013
Dave Stewart, Director at Gallagher Heath


I contacted David early in my search for a new career and I found him to be extremely energetic in sourcing a number of interviews across the insurance broking industry in the London area. His communication and follow up was efficient at all stage of the 9 interviews he organised with me in a 6 week period and by us both being open about my other interview activity, I was able to work effectively with him, his clients and my own networking. My connection to David came through Linked In and I would recommend him based on my success in working with him. June 27, 2013
Andrew Farr - formerly Executive Director, Willis - placed with Lockton, London as Vice President, Major Accounts


I can only thank David for the immense and superlative job he did to help me in my search for a new job. David's expertise and ability to see the right job and the right opportunity helped me to do the right choice. I would not have any hesitation in recommending David to friends and colleagues. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. May 21, 2013.      
Ruggero Zambelli, Associate Director, Aon Professions - placed with Cavendish Munro Professional Risks


David clearly understands the market place and his clients requirements. Giving best advice and working effortlessly to achieve a positive outcome. May 20, 2013
Paul Szirbik MCMI, Former Group Director, Lorica Insurance Brokers


David is very reliable & professional. I would recommend him to assist with any new placements within the insurance industry.  

March 4, 2012
Karl Mansfield,
Business Development Executive (Major Accounts), Bluefin Group, London


I have used the services of David Leslie since 2003. Based upon my experience I have no hesitation in recommending David to my friends. His knowledge of the insurance market, his contacts within the insurance industry, and efficiency in arranging opportunities for this clients is second to none. He is the best recruiter I have known. David is a true professional within his industry."  Year first hired: 2003 (hired more than once). Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.  January 15, 2012
Tom Lau, Senior Account Handler, Towergate Partnership Ltd


David placed me in my current role at Lockton and throughout the process I found him to be very focused on delivery the right result for me and kept me fully updated on his work. Before I engaged David in helping me change jobs, I had begun to lose faith with insurance recruiters. It seemed to me like "perfect jobs" for me were forgotten about after the initial conversation or indeed I was being put forward for roles that were totally unsuitable. Whereas, with David we had an initial frank and open discussion about where my career was and what realistic next step could be and through his extremely strong connections with key players in the market he focussed his efforts on a small number of opportunities rather than just send my CV everywhere. It was this approach that I found most impressive and I would strongly recommend to anyone looking to change roles to talk to David.”   Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.  

January 14, 2012
David Hebden, Account Manager, Lockton, London


David represented me when I was considering making a career change a few years ago. He worked hard and provided may opportunities, one of which led me to the role I currently have. He was instrumental in making sure I achieved a real positive outcome.”  Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.  January 14, 2012
Richard Bishop,
 CEO at GNL Insurance / Divisional Director at Paul Napier Ltd


I found David a very approachable person with great understanding of the sector that I'm involved in. David is very good at what he does and from what I have learnt very successful as well.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.   January 14, 2012
Shumon Miah
, Account Executive, A-Plan Insurance


When I worked with David, he showed a very shrewd reading of the organisations I would fit in with and the optimum route for my career progression. Combined with his impressive market connections, this generated a series of meetings with the right people in a range of companies, so that I was able to rapidly develop a number of options to consider. June 8, 2011
Charles Foulkes, Branch and Affinity Development Director, Bluefin


David is knowledgeable and professional, with a high integrity in his dealings with his clients which have enabled him to place me on more than one occasion. David fully understands the roles that are being offered and ensures that the role fits the candidate's profile.  I would have no hesitation in using David again should the need arise.” June 6, 2011
Anthony Cohen, Senior Client Advisor, Aon Limited


As a jobseeker following redundancy I was extremely pleased by the efficient and professional way that David Leslie dealt with my affairs. Unlike other recruitment agencies, within two weeks of discussing my requirements, he had given me six varied but realistic employment opportunities to consider, having arranged face-to-face meetings with all six. David was supportive throughout the whole process and helped to guide me to make what was the right decision for me at that time. He continued then and subsequently to provide helpful information and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to either prospective employers or to future jobseekers.
Philip May  BA Hons (Law), Managing Director, Real Insurance Solutions Ltd


I cannot recommend Leslie James enough! I had been working abroad for 2 years and returned to the UK in the middle of a 'credit crunch' seeking employment. My first thought was to contact David Leslie who I had used in the past and found to be very efficient. I was not disappointed! When I returned to the UK, David had already arranged a couple of suitable interviews meeting my bespoke requirements and over the next few weeks was able to arrange a further 3 interviews. His guidance and support along the way has been invaluable in finding me the perfect insurance role to meet my skills set. If you work in the Insurance Broker Market, don't look anywhere else. Leslie James Associates will find you exactly what you are looking for"
Richard Walter, Consultant, TL Risk Solutions Ltd



David exercises confidentiality and diplomacy in all his dealings and has an instinct for finding the right person for the job which he backs up with research and tenacity. A true professional.” June 7, 2011
Bob Hollamby,
Managing Director, Griffiths & Armour Global Risks


David did a great job for me during my time at Lorega. I have no hesitation is recommending him.” June 6, 2011
John Sims
, Consultant (Former Chief Executive, LOREGA)


In numerous dealings with David, I have found him to be trustworthy, professional and efficient.” June 6, 2011
Steve Thornett , Director, OAMPS (former UK Commercial Director, R K Harrison)


I have known David for many years and we have had many conversations about personnel that I was either recruiting or looking to recruit. In all the discussions I have had with David, David has always come over as being focused, attentive and professional and he has never wasted my time. David knows the environment within which he operates and I would have no hesitation in recommending David if you are looking to recruit or being recruited within the Insurance or Risk Management industries.” June 6, 2011
David Ghiglieri , former Executive Director - Midlands & London, Heath Lambert Group


I have no hesitation in recommending David. He understands his market place and has appropriate relationships to ensure his candidates have the best possible opportunities. Critically, David is totally trustworthy and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it.”

June 6, 2011
Chris Davies, Partner, Davies Recker Surety (formerly MD, Construction, Giles Insurance Brokers)


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