I had the pleasure of working via Claire and Westlakes recently. From initial consultant to contract I am very impressed with the speed and professionalism of the Westlakes team and Claire. I would recommend them for any future client and welcome an opportunity to work with them in the future.

Managing Director

Westlakes Recruit have provided support with the recruitment of project controls professionals for our nuclear operation. The team worked hard to understand the specific requirements and align candidates to closely match that brief.
Establishing interviews and obtaining feedback was smooth.
Westlakes Recruit have successfully placed half a dozen candidates over the last 14 months.

Divisional Director

Via a job profile, Claire has good ability to match a person’s capabilities to a specific job role. When she was unsure about any part of this process (some job descriptions and post-­profiles nowadays can be both cumbersome and complex) she took time to seek further clarity rather than bluff her way through this, and (to me) this represents honesty and respect. Honesty is in short supply these days.

Commercial Manger, Sellafield

Having been a candidate of ‘Westlakes Recruitment’ and in particular dealing with Claire over an advertised position on offer, I can state without hesitation that Claire is one of the nicest, most professional individuals I have known. Claire also has strong business acumen – which is reassuring to a candidate.

Project Director

On the odd occasion however, you deal with someone within the recruitment sector who rises above the rest for both genuine and transparent reasons and in my opinion Claire Wilcock falls into this category.

Senior Project Manager

Westlakes Recruit have also been actively innovating in the way that they collaborate with us and that has given even more valuable access to enable us and potential candidates to understand each other, enabling both parties to make a more informed decision. We value this relationship highly, Westlakes Recruit are a key stakeholder in ensuring our future growth.

Contracts Manager

They have personally impressed me with their professionalism and can do approach and meet our expectations with good placement ratios in line with KPI’s Their staff are personable and always have the client in mind, they are market leaders and add value in all areas of my business.

Operations Manager

I have known Claire the owner of Westlakes Recruit for a number of years . Westlakes Recruit have assisted me in all my high level senior professional recruitment , they have always provided a professional service , with excellent consistent results. I continue to use their established recruitment skills, and would recommend them without any hesitation.


The post had been advertised for some months with agencies with little success. We had a defined spec for the role but either people with the requirements weren’t out there or we weren’t getting the best from the market place due to the rates on offer. After having discussions with Westlakes Recruit and explaining our needs, and a revised hourly rate which was closer to the market rate , Westlakes Recruit were able to identify a number of potential candidates.

Operations Manager

Claire Wilcock is a highly regarded expert within her field;; through her knowledge and experience, she is able to provide concise, clear and exacting specifications on brief, all of which improve the accuracy and speed of the resourcing solutions we can provide. If you require senior executive appointments with limitless geographical coverage and candidates with consummate academic qualifications, Claire would be regarded as a leader in this field on a global scale.

Senior Director