Client Testimonials

Given the location of our restaurant Ynyshir sourcing staff - especially Front of House has always been a huge challenge.

That was until we were introduced to Tonic. In the past two years Tonic have sourced us two superb people who are still with us and are now a part of the family. Tonic understand our business and match candidates that fit with us.

We can’t recommend them highly enough.

Gareth Ward - Ynyshir Restaurant

Conrad and his team at Tonic worked with us to launch our Birmingham site. We were massively impressed with their approach to the whole process.

They went above and beyond to understand how our business works and what our requirements were. They worked tirelessly to help us assemble the best possible team for our launch. We've subsequently worked with Tonic at our other sites and had equally great results.

We can't speak highly enough of Tonic, feels like they are part of our team rather than an agency, which says it all really.

Richard Homes - Co-Founder at Pint Shop

I first met Conrad years ago as a candidate and found him to be friendly and knowledgable, and unlike many other recruiters I had encountered, laid back and in no-way pushy. Since then I have always used Tonic as a support for staffing and recruitment. Conrad and his team are better than any recruitment company I have used, they send only the best candidates over to me, they understand what I want perfectly.

MIKEY CHAMBERS - HEAD CHEF AT THE COSY CLUB

I would recommend Tonic to anyone who is looking to work with a Recruiter who really does value integrity and honesty above anything else. I have worked with Tonic both as a prospective-candidate and as a client, and both times they were awesome at offering great advice. Having worked in our industry for years, they was instrumental in connecting me with some brilliant people. Tonic understand the importance of building relationships that span years. Tonic are not simply sales people (like some!) but is more interested in connecting the right people at the right time, which benefits everyone. Tonic don't try to “force a square peg into a round hole” and listen to what all sides require, helping everyone make the right decision (one way or the other) - and doesn’t try to bias anyone’s choice along the way. If you would like to work with a recruitment company who really understands what type of people our industry needs to thrive, and will offer you impartial advice along the way, Tonic are the people to call!

LUKE MILLIKIN - GENERAL MANAGER AT HOTEL DU VIN, CHELTENHAM

Tonic are great at what they do, and very professional. The team take their time to get to know you and what you're looking for in work as well as what you wish to gain in the future. If you are looking for a job in a hospitality based industry Conrad is the man to see.

SIMON WARREN - RESTAURANT MANAGER AT THE IVY COLLECTION

Tonic make it very difficult for me to use anybody else for our recruitment needs. Nobody else understands our business quite as well as they do, nobody else puts in the same level of time and effort to comprehensively screen the candidates and there is no other recruiter I could commend so highly. They also understands that in the first instance we might try to avoid using an agency so they don't bombard me with speculative CVs. However, when we are ready to use an agency, they moves very quickly to start the search. When Tonic find the right candidate, they're looking to try and ensure that the employee stays with us for a long time because they knows that if we get great value for his service, we'll use Tonic again. As we do. Top people, a great support and feels like they're part of the team.​

TONY ELVIN - GENERAL MANAGER AT TOUCHWOOD SOLIHULL

I have worked with Tonic, as a candidate seeking my next opportunity and also as an employer seeking some talent. On all occasions, Tonic have excelled. Unlike many recruiters; Tonic ensures the Brand matches the Talent and are there throughout the journey for support and expert advice.

JULES CAPRIGLIONE - DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL STRATEGY AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

From my very first meeting with Tonic, it was refreshing to work with such genuine people. I have had dealings with recruiters in the past that have a hidden agenda, this was not the case with Tonic. What's different about Tonic is they care, whether you're an employer or employee looking for a new role Tonic are definitely the go to guys.

TASWAR HUSSAIN - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

I've worked with Tonic for several years and always been astonished at how far apart from other recruitment companies they are. Tonic are the only one I've ever known to really take the time to understand both the client's and candidate's needs. In an area of the industry that is saturated with companies all offering similar services, Tonic stand head and shoulders above the rest.

BARRY SHERWIN - VENUES DIRECTOR AT SADLERS BREWING CO

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FRESH TALENT IN THE HOSPITALITY AND CATERING INDUSTRIES?

Tonic can help you source the right person for you.