Crop Protection APE/U BASF

"What really impressed me is that Merston Peters seem to have a great career management approach for their candidates and so they really know how the candidates have developed and match those to our needs as a client."


Diane Welsh Business Services Manager

Jeremy Perkins

"I've known Merston Peters since my Writtle College days. In my career I have held a number of senior positions outside agriculture alongside farming in a small way myself. I've kept in contact with Martin Thorley throughout this time as it was always my expressed wish to return to a senior role in the sector.

What sets Merston Peters apart from others in the agricultural recruitment sector is their diligence in truly understanding the client brief and the merits and qualities in prospective candidates. To MP, it is not a numbers game and it really shows that they want to go the extra mile in meeting a client's objectives (even helping to frame the strategy and the realistic objectives).

I can say that I am now happily involved in the sector and this is in no small way down to the coaching and frank appraisal by Martin Thorley. I wanted to write this as in my personal experience the difference in approach compared with some other "household" names in the agricultural recruitment sector is like night and day"

Jeremy Perkins

Richard Rawlings

"From my first exploratory telephone conversation with Shaun I felt reassured by his manner and understanding of my own situation and aspirations.

I was provided with helpful guidance and gentle direction throughout the pre-emptive consultation and felt both relaxed and focused when the time came to meet my future MD.

Suffice to say the interview was successful and within a short period I was contacted with the job offer and terms that I had been hoping for, a good result!

I found the whole process engaging and very businesslike, with the feeling that I had been advised well. The level of interest and confidence in me as a candidate helped me stand that little bit taller when it mattered and for that I am very grateful"

Richard Rawlings

Daniel Robinson

"My experience of dealing with Merston Peters has been overwhelmingly positive. I found the frank and proactive approach of Martin Thorley to be extremely beneficial to my search for the right position. After over ten years running my own business I was looking for a new direction in the agricultural sector, however, because of this background I wasn’t a typical proposition to a company looking for new employees. Martin guided me through the process which involved several preparatory meetings and then a rigorous interview process. His in-depth approach made sure he really understood me and the benefits I could give to the company in question. The result was that I was successful in achieving the position I wanted in a fantastic, industry leading company."

Daniel Robinson