We aim to positively impact people’s lives by connecting talent with opportunity through a well-managed, honest, ethical recruitment process.
We are forming long lasting relationships with industry professionals and hiring companies, ensuring that we completely understand their requirements when looking for the right connection of talent and value. We aim to be the go-to partner for clients and candidates within this exciting industry sector.
At CT19 we are absolutely committed to a consultative, transparent, and personal approach to our recruitment process.
We are a small, boutique agency who will provide you with a positive experience of the recruitment process.
In our opinion, adding value to an organisation is so much more than sending CVs, arranging interviews and making successful placements.
CT19 will provide you with relevant market information, salary benchmarking in addition to introducing high quality candidates.
In our experience, good recruiters are those who take the time to understand your organisation and represent your brand in a positive manner. We’ve experienced first-hand how much of a negative impact a poor recruitment experience can have on your company which is why CT19 will work with you to ensure that both client and candidate are satisfied regardless of the outcome.
CT19 are committed to ensuring that 100% of the candidates we represent are provided with verbal feedback following an interview.
We offer a personalised service specifically designed to enable you to find the solution you need for your recruitment needs. We are here to assist you with any recruitment campaign, whether your business requires a scaling up strategy or you need an urgent replacement, we’ve got it covered!
Contingency Search (Permanent & Contract/Interim)
Whether you’re looking to hire one person or a whole team of people, CT19 will provide you with a best in class recruitment service. The minute you engage with us as a search partner you’ll be experience high levels of communication, transparency and quality of candidates introduced. We are committed to hiring the right person for your business.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
A twist on the traditional model, CT19 will work with you on your vacancies on an exclusive basis at a reduced fee. We will also commit ourselves to working on site (in your company office) for one day a month/quarter which will allow us to really understand requirements, develop an understanding of the culture and also build relationships with hiring managers.
We have experience of working on C-Suite/Director level positions in the UK, US & Germany. CT19 will take time to fully understand the brief and utilise our network of industry professionals to select only the most talented candidates. Our search isn’t about choosing from the best ‘available’ people, we will take time to highlight the correct individuals and target them specifically.
Fixed Fee Search
Find out about our clear and concise pricing structure, this means you can accurately allocate recruitment spend in your budget. We are different to most agencies – if you retain us on a fixed fee search, we reduce our price and increase our rebate period.
What They’re Saying
Chris and his team have been incredible to work with allowing our team to grow quickly. It’s always a pleasure to chat to Chris and he’s able to understand what we are looking for in a candidate. I highly recommend reaching out to Chris if you are a biotech company looking to expand quickly and recruiting in competitive markets
Chris reached out to me via LinkedIn about an exciting job opportunity that was well suited to my prior experience and future aspirations. He was really helpful throughout the entire process, offering advice and support, always responding quickly, and always willing to follow up with the Company. Chris was very reassuring and friendly, and I would definitely recommend him to other candidates. I am very grateful for all his help and can’t thank him enough.
As a candidate, I would highly recommend Chris to others. He has a very personable communication style, is very knowledgeable, supportive and quick to respond to enquiries. He was able to find me a role that perfectly aligned with my medium-long term career goals and my new employer's requirements. After receiving my new offer of employment, Chris stayed in regular contact during the interim leading up to my first day to check everything was going well. Chris is evidently somebody how cares about what he does and takes his duty of care seriously.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Sebastian as a candidate for a new job opportunity. Sebastian is a proactive recruitment consultant. He was in constant contact throughout the process, right from the initial opportunity to preparing for the interview process, and providing ongoing support. Sebastian is professional, focused, respectful, and genuinely interested and goes the extra mile to help you with everything you need. I wholeheartedly recommend that you contact and work with Sebastian when looking for your next job opportunity.
Seb has been fantastic to work with. Seb is just outstanding at his job. I have been consistently impressed with Seb's proactive and supportive attitude and it is something which I will always remember. He kept in contact with me throughout the recruitment process always giving solid and useful advice. Seb used to call me regularly to update me on my application at Nuclera and to see how each stage of interview went and was prompt in following up. Within two days, I had the job offer. This is all down to his highly approachable and professional nature. He is also very thorough and helpful and has your best interests in mind. Many thanks for that Seb. I highly recommend Seb and would want to work with him again.
Nick was extremely helpful - he suggested an opportunity that fit my talents and followed me through it until I actually managed to land the job! He was always very helpful and supportive, timely organising the meetings and communicating often with both me and the employer.
Nick was greatly helpful in my switch over to an innovative biotech spin-out. He has connections to many great biotechs and bioscience companies. He was always happy to discuss my concerns; and was proactive with sorting out the admin, which made my life much easier. Would recommend him to others looking to make a switch in the bioscience space.
Nick was an absolute pleasure to communicate with throughout the whole process of him recommending the role and interviewing for it. One thing that really set him apart from most other recruiters for me was that he took note of my concerns, interests and other questions I had and tried to make sure I would be a good fit for the role, and acted as a very good and prompt intermediary between me and the company i was applying to. Would recommend Nick to anyone!
Lombard Medical have worked with Chris to source graduate engineers for our business. After recruiting an excellent graduate in 2018, there was no question of who to talk to when I was looking for two further grads this year. Chris was quick to understand the brief and our requirements, providing a number of candidates. To say we were spoiled for choice is an understatement! Chris' communication is a perfect balance of friendly and understanding whilst keeping progress on track for the business and the candidates too. Hiring just as Covid-19 took a turn in the UK, Chris continued to keep communication lines open with all parties until we managed to get everyone on board and beyond. I don't like pushy recruiters and never get that feeling with Chris, it's nice to catch up even when we don't have any business requirements. Highly recommended to help you find a perfect fit for your business.
Chris identified me as a potential fit for a role in an Oxford Biotech and made contact via LI. I was happy to learn more about what became clear was an exciting opportunity, neatly matching my prior experience and my ideal future direction. Chris was supportive and maintained excellent communications throughout the hiring procedure, making it a very smooth process. Chris is skilled at matching candidates to roles that best suit them and I highly recommend him to both those seeking new positions and those needing to fill them.
Chris first contacted me regarding a position that I was excited to find was a great fit for my skills and motivations. He did a great job of keeping me updated on the process, giving me the best opportunity to demonstrate my suitability for the role.
Chris always asked the right questions to truly understand our needs and business. He was unusually skilful at taking this information and the story behind the business to the market without the message being diluted, a skill I’ve rarely come across when working with external agencies. I believe it is this skill that ultimately made him so successful in finding top technical talent that also fitted with the business culture. Equally important, Chris quickly tailored his communication style and frequency to one that suited the team at ONI. Meaning minimum effort from the team to keep up to date with the candidate pipeline, feedback and next steps. This combined with an ever-positive can-do-attitude and candidate experience centric approach made the decision to ask Chris to join the team full time a very easy one!
Chris was the Talent Specialist at ONI when I joined in June 2019 and was a powerhouse recruiter responsible for the largest percentage of candidate-to-hire success stories across several functions within ONI. His speciality was in supporting our precision manufacturing and product teams - which was harder than it sounds. But he also operated successfully in EU sales, micro-fluidics, wet-lab and the photonics arena. Chris established terrific relationships with hiring managers, gathered critical role requirements and went to market with an enticing proposition - often landing great candidates within days of his outreach efforts. Chris is highly energetic, driven, passionate about his clients and candidates, very communicative and focused on strong candidate experience - whilst working hard to nail targets and keep pipeline flowing. I was lucky to have worked with him and would recommend him to others happily.
Chris contacted me with a job opportunity for a graduate engineer earlier this year. At every stage in the process over the next couple of months, Chris supported my application by providing information, offering his advice, keeping me updated, and passing on feedback. His support helps make the application process so much easier, and really allows you to show the best ‘you’. He makes a conscious effort at every step in the process to see how you’re getting. Any time I had any problems or questions, Chris was always just a quick phone call or email away to help. Chris is fantastic at what he does - He’s professional, proactive, attentive and enthusiastic. I would strongly recommend him to any graduate.
Chris contacted me regarding a Graduate position and I can not recommend him highly enough. He provided me with plenty of information regarding the position and made the whole application extremely easy for me. He has been very proactive throughout the whole process and kept me informed at every stage. He was very professional and supportive throughout the application. He made a conscious effort to contact me and get a review at each stage of the process and this was greatly appreciated. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me.
I would highly recommend Chris. My partner and I graduated together and were looking for jobs in the same area in similar sectors. We knew this would be a difficult task to find two jobs in close proximity to each other, relative to our degrees. Chris took our situation on board and found us multiple interviews for relevant roles in interesting companies. During the whole process, Chris was very proactive, professional and had our best interest in mind. He provided us both with a lot of advice and feedback and kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. Overall, we could not be more pleased with our experience and I would highly recommend Chris to any graduate.
Chris is a pleasure to work with and has made a huge contribution to growing the manufacturing, continuous improvement and project management teams with me at ONI. He takes the time to really understand the role and the type of people we need to be successful.
Chris is and extremely professional and enthusiastic individual who made the interview and on boarding process extremely easy. Nothing was too much bother and he made it known that he was more than content to assist where possible, communicating every step effectively and thoroughly. Dealing with Chris has been a pleasure and has been one of the best on boarding experiences I have had to date.
Chris was extremely helpful throughout the entire recruitment process and proactively offered help with all queries I had. Having dealt with other recruiters, his approach was refreshingly honest - Chris understood the context of my professional situation to offer genuine advice and guidance. Perfect mix of professional and welcoming!
Excellent hiring experience with Chris. Open, honest communication throughout, and exactly the right balance of friendliness and professionalism - thoroughly recommended.
Chris reached out to me via LinkedIn with a job proposition. He was very supportive throughout the whole interview process and informed me of all there was to know about the company. He always explained in detail what was expected of me at different steps of the application and he also made sure to contact me prior to each discussion I had with the company. He is very easy to talk to and I really felt taken care of. I can truly recommend him as a recruiting agent.
Chris best was my lifeline when I was screening and interviewing hundreds of people. As an external recruiter, Chris was extremely helpful, organised and positive. Out of over 20 people I personally hired, Chris placed more than half of them in my team. Chris is very passionate about people and his approach to the customer and the people he recruited was very unique in the marketplace. Chris completely understood the needs of the business, the roles and the culture. I highly recommend Chris!
Chris was extremely professional throughout the entire recruitment process with clear, frequent and helpful communication. He puts in the extra effort at every step and for that I am grateful to have had Chris on my side. I would highly recommend him.
Chris was a great help with my application and guiding me through the process. Chris communicated everything really clearly and helped prepare me for a phone and face-to-face interview. Chris was also very easy to get in touch with whenever I had any questions or queries. Thanks for your help!
Chris approached me in a very professional and efficient manner. After a while, he understood I was worried about being placed at a company that had nothing in common with me. To ensure me this would be a great opportunity to me, he described everything he knew about the company. Even what kind of coffee they drank in the office! I don't choose companies by the coffee they offer, but I really appreciated the honest approach. I'm very happy at my new job and I'm glad Chris is recruiting for our team. I feel like I can count on him.
I've worked with my fair share of recruitment consultants in my time, however, none of which have been as attentive, considerate and dedicated as Chris. He is an absolute joy and pleasure to speak to and very knowledgeable. His expertise has helped me through my most recent career search and landed me a very successful role, which I'm delighted to start within the upcoming weeks. If you are considering changing roles or looking for something completely new, I highly recommend that you speak to Chris.
I have worked with Chris on several occasions and was one of the best recruitment consultants I have met. He kept me informed throughout the interview process and was very supportive. He provided me resources to help me with the interview and gave me a lot of information about the company and job. This is a person who will go an extra mile to get you the job you deserve. Once I had two interviews, and was running late for my second one as the first one ran a bit longer. He took his time out from work to give me a lift so that I can make it on time to the next one. It was very impressive, and not many people would have done that. He is very professional and reliable. Highly recommended.
Meet the team
All our consultants specialise within their own technical niche. View a member of the team to learn more about their specialism and how they've helped clients and candidates.
Initially working for a Times Top 100 recruitment agency as the second person into the Life Science Team, Chris positively contributed to the team’s growth through his commitment to providing a best in class service.
Following a successful period of time in agency recruitment, Chris was headhunted by one of his largest clients. Perhaps due to the success of successfully providing them with 16 new and talented people for their business between March 2018 – October 2018.
This business was ONI (Oxford Nanoimaging), who are one of the fastest growing biotechnology companies in the UK, with a headcount growing from 15 to 85 in just one year (2018). In the two years that Chris has been working with ONI, he has directly hired more than 40 people into the business, an incredible achievement.
In recent years Tayla has enjoyed working as a generalist recruiter, focusing on the following areas: HR, Finance, Marketing, Health & Safety and Operations.
Tayla shares Chris’ view on wanting to work with companies and people that are positively contributing to society, hence the decision to focus within this exciting sector.