“I have worked with James and St George’s/ Sporting Appointments for the last 12 months and have always found him and the company a pleasure to work with. James has been responsible for filling several vacancies within our Marketing, Sales, Digital, Operations and Betting departments, varying from senior to graduate positions. James is always extremely efficient and supportive throughout the entire recruitment process.”

Ascot Racecourse

“I’ve had the pleasure working with Gary as an employer looking to fill actuarial positions. I’ve been impressed with his professionalism and his wealth of contacts in the Gaming industry. I would thus highly recommend Gary, he is definitely a recruiter you want on your side ”


“ We have been using Betting Appointments for nearly 5 years now and I have had the pleasure of working with Gary Bruford for 2 of them. Betting appointments is one of our most valued supplier not just because they know the market but also because they really get to know us as a customer. They have worked on some high profile roles for us and always deliver, not just searching the local markets but also on an international search as well to really find the best candidates. All of this is done with the highest professionalism and never pestering sales calls. Hopefully we will be working with them for a number of years to come ”

Rank Group

“We've had a very good collaboration with Oliver. We appreciated in particular his flexibility and availability at all times. He goes the extra mile to find the greatest match between candidates, roles and organizational culture.”

Every Matrix

“I have worked with James at SGR for a number of years and he has assisted me with numerous roles across the UK within the Outdoor and Bike channels. I have always found the quality of candidates James has presented me with to be of the highest standard which has on many occasions resulted in an appointment. James level of communication is of the highest of standards. His quality of listening to what type of candidate I require and delivering in a timely manner has always stood out to me. I would highly recommend James and SGR to anyone looking to find high quality candidates in any job search.”


“SGR/Sporting Appointments offer an excellent service ensuring they have a clear understanding of the organisation, structure and culture plus a detailed knowledge of the vacant role prior to introducing candidates. Their consultants meet all the candidates and provide a good summary of the individual along with their CV. This gives more detail on their current situation, background, career history and longer term goals. They are friendly and reliable and provide a good continuity of service. SGR/Sporting Appointments also cover a wide spectrum of roles from graduate entry level to senior executive searches. We have used them successfully for both. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.”

International Tennis Federation

“We’ve worked with SGR/Sporting Appointments, specifically James Burgess for the past couple of years. James has worked on a number of roles for us in the UK and Europe, some have been pretty challenging but he perseveres and maintains a positive and determined outlook. James is honest and realistic, two characteristics that I personally appreciate in a working partner. He maintains a professional approach but is personable at the same time. He’s very easy to work with and always adopts diplomacy and integrity into his work. We always get great candidate feedback about James, he provides good feedback and communication both during the recruitment process and checks in on people once they’ve started with us. This is really important to me, our partners are a reflection of our business and whatever the outcome, we want to be remembered for all the right reasons. In summary, there’s no drama when working with James, it’s all about finding talented people for our business and for this we are most grateful. I look forward to continuing our working relationship with him.”

New Era

“I worked with Lee whilst I was HR Manager at BGO. His commitment to understanding client needs, company culture and then pairing candidates was fantastic. Lee had a great work ethic and could always be relied on to lift the mood with his positive for getting the job done despite demanding timelines and often late calls. It was a pleasure working with him and seeing someone truly excelling in their role. ”


“Lee is highly professional and reliable. In the past few months, we have worked on a number of challenging roles together and his approach has been consistent and responsive to our needs as a client. He has a wide network of contacts, however, he is very selective when presenting candidates, always aiming to present candidates who will be the right fit for us.”


“I have worked with James as both a candidate and hirer at various venues and have always found him and the company a pleasure to work with. James was responsible for finding my most recent role at Club Wembley/ IMG, helping me through the recruitment process. I have also worked recently with James on sourcing our new 120 Club Account Manager. The candidate we placed through him has made a fantastic start and as usual dealing with James was easy from beginning to end.””

Club Wembley - IMG

“At Rococo, we pride ourselves on the quality of service that we offer and the experience customers receive in our stores. In order to achieve this, we require a broad mix of well-motivated, customer-centric, and experienced professionals that are passionate about the work they do. St George’s is perfectly aligned with this ethos, so they continue to provide high-calibre candidates that exceed our expectations and deliver results. The team are highly reliable and always go above-and-beyond to source the people we need when we need them. We are proud to have St George’s Recruitment Group as our trusted retail recruitment partner.”

Rococo Chocolates Ltd

“I have worked with James and St George's Recruitment across two brands now to recruit Key Account Managers, Field Sales and Marketing positions. I have always found James to be detailed and professional in his approach, and the resulting appointments have all been very successful. I would have no hesitation in recommending James.”

Millennial Brands International Limited

“Gary has always worked hard to find us good candidates and always knows exactly what we are looking for without hesitation. He is very informative and professional at all times and I would highly recommend him.”

TCS John Huxley Europe Ltd

“Oliver is super easy to work with; he makes such an effort to get to know the company and team culture, as well as what we are really looking for in a role, which means he isn't constantly spamming us with candidates that aren't relevant! I really appreciate all the effort he puts in when it comes to recruiting for us; he truly works so hard to support us in our recruitment needs :) ”

Come On

“Both from a recruiting side and from my own experiences, the feedback on Harry has always been first class. He really does go the extra mile.”

SIS Betting

“I would recommend James and the wider SGR team to any individual or business requiring expert recruitment solutions. Having worked with him on a both a personal and professional level for a number of years, he knows the industry inside out and whether it be resourcing requirements or industry updates, he’s always ahead of the game.”

47 Brand

“Harry has been a pleasure over the year, giving us a real helping hand with recruitment which has contributed towards our current success.”

Endemol Shine Gaming Group

“We have worked with SGR on our recent Sponsorship Sales recruitment process, including a key Head of Sales hire. Their network and understanding of the marketplace was exceptional and left us with no doubt who was available, interested and offered us a wider understanding of the UK and International marketplace. We would highly recommend anyone to looking to utilise their network/services for any level of Sponsorship Sales recruitment.”

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