After 5 years of working in Roofing & Scaffolding, I started my career in sales in 2017. I spent 5 years as an Estate Agent where I generated more Lettings revenue for my company than anyone else in the company’s 13 year history, and was the top performer in the company for every year I was there. In my estate agency days, I showed around a few famous people including Laura Haddock from The Inbetweeners Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Megan and Wes from Love Island.
I then decided to transfer my sales skills into Recruitment and have been recruiting for over a year and a half now. Having a good knowledge of property and housing developments, alongside Merchant knowledge from my Roofing days, has really helped me recruit within the KBB and Builders Merchant industries.
In my downtime, I’m a keen music fan and guitarist, having played for over 20 years, and I love a good horror film. I don’t love anything more than Ketchup though!!

Video recommendation for Richard:

RecommendationFrom Kitchen Designer

Richard was fantastic from start to finish and very professional.
There was never a moment I couldn’t ask for advice and he would catch up and make sure everything was great during the whole process. I would highly recommend and can’t praise enough!

RecommendationFrom Kitchen Designer

Richard has been great from start to finish! I was in two minds about changing jobs and needed to know it was the right thing for me. Richard answered all my questions and communicated brilliantly throughout the whole process. Turns out I was ready for a new opportunity and Richard helped me find the right one!

RecommendationFrom Kitchen Designer

From beginning to end, Richard was extremely helpful and professional. He regularly kept in touch with me with updates regarding progress of my job application, he was really friendly and approachable, nothing was too much trouble. After dealing with other recruitment agents, I can confidently say Richard was by far the best and I would highly recommend him. Thankyou so much Richard for helping and encouraging me find my dream job.

RecommendationFrom Kitchen Sales Designer

There’s something to be had when looking for a new job and having the backing from a very successful recruitment agency looking for you. It took one call from Richard to workout if I was right person for the job. Richard was very engaging, asking the right questions and making me feel at ease. Clearly he knows his clients well and was putting forward questions they would ask a potential employee. This one call prepared me and gave me the confidence I needed to believe in myself. Throughout the process, Richard setup dates and times, gave me helpful interview tips, checked in before and after interviews. Constant updates with feedback from clients to job offer to receiving a written acceptance :)
Definitely recommend Richard @ Simon Acres.
I also want to add, have been following Simon Acres on LinkedIn for awhile and I applaud them for their commitment and dedication to getting people hired. Having an understanding of the KBB industry shows they get it, they know what it’s about, they know their people. I for one am truly grateful for all the time, effort and support I received from Richard Tann. Thank you so much 🙏

RecommendationFrom Showroom Customer Advisor

was very helpful all though the process of finding my new career role, was always at the end of the phone checking in with me, and kept me updated. Nothing was too much trouble for him. thank you so much.

RecommendationFrom Area Sales Manager

Professional from point of contact to interview.
Richard represented myself very well to my future employers. Highly recommended!

RecommendationFrom Kitchen Sales Designer

5 star service! Richard made the whole process simple and easy, always in touch and supportive at all the right times, pre-interview, post-interview, interim feedback, helpful tips and information both over the phone and by email and very pleasant, polite and down to earth to deal with, made everything a breeze, would highly recommend.

RecommendationFrom Managing Director

Excellent fast service. Richard did a great job of finding us a designer in a very short period of time.
Thank you and highly recommend.

RecommendationFrom National Sales Manager

Richard is an absolute pleasure to work with, professional, diligent and thorough throughout the whole process. He gave me excellent information about the company I was speaking to and has kept pace with the whole recruitment journey. On top of his professional skills, I found him personable with a great sense of humour and genuine interest in the people he deals with. Simon Acres seem to have created a company culture that allows their people to behave in a relaxed, no pressure, professional nature, so well done to all!