Our feedback

We are proud of our feedback from clients. Here is a selection of the testimonials we have received during our careers as consultants and in house:

  • Verditer supported us to carry out a pay benchmarking project.  They were very flexible and worked in partnership with us to achieve our goals in very tight timescales. They supported our understanding, knowledge and translation of the results to our Executive team. We felt fully supported by their expertise throughout the project and they were very responsive when we had a query.  All in all we were very happy with the service offered to us by Verditer.

    Michelle Sharman, HR Project Manager, NCFE
  • We worked with Verditer to create a reward strategy for the College. From the outset, Verditer spent time to truly understand our brief, listened to our requirements and worked out what was right for us. They kept the dialogue going throughout, provided appropriate intervention and challenge but importantly let us come up with the answers. We now have a strategy we truly own, a clear set of principles, a common language and understanding of reward for MKC. It has been endorsed by the Board and is being used to develop a consistent approach for our biggest investment, our people.

    Imelda Galvin, COO, Milton Keynes College
  • Developing a pay strategy for our expansion into Ireland required some external input and expertise.  Although data was available from one of the larger consultancies, interpreting it for our unique business, and very specific location, meant we had more questions than answers.  We needed to adopt a more holistic approach and ,given my previous experience of working with Sam Gee, Verditer was the obvious choice.  The comprehensive strategy report and presentation was well received.  It gave us what we asked for and as ever was extremely well put together and professional. 

    Margaret Mitchell, Head of HR, Center Parcs
  • Verditer’s methodical approach to the project matched the way we work and gave us the confidence that nothing would be missed. Julia and Sam’s expertise was invaluable for both the process and the outcomes. They helped us articulate our reward strategy in a clear and concise way that was sensitive to our culture, values and brand. Verditer supported us with putting the strategy into practice through benchmarking and creating new pay structures across the firm which enabled us to positively communicate our new approach so that employees were comfortable with the changes and giving us a platform for recruitment.

    CB, Head of HR, Professional services firm
  • Verditer helped us develop our thinking around our reward strategy. Julia & Sam brought expert knowledge from the outside world, understood our context and helped us work through what was relevant and appropriate for us. We like to develop our thinking in-house and do the absolute best for the organisation. Verditer’s shared approach worked perfectly: enabling us to develop recommendations and confidently take the debate to our executive team to finalise a reward strategy that really belongs to us.

    Janet Oldham, Director of Human Resources, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • I partnered with Julia and Sam to refresh our reward strategy.  In my experience they are on a par, if not better than, the big consultancies.  They were quick to understand the business and I was comforted by their breadth of expertise which seemed to cover every aspect of reward.  They are responsive, easy to work with, and have engaging and collaborative styles.

    DW, Reward Director, Aviation Sector
  • It is important for us to get pay right and ensure that everyone at Equity Housing has a fair deal. We worked with Verditer for the first time to benchmark our salaries for our executives and wider employee population.  Julia and Vicky ensured it was a really straightforward process. They were helpful and clear at each stage from the information we needed to provide, the data sources and the analysis.  The reports were really clear and succinct and provided us with the data that we needed to propose our annual pay review budget and to make the right decisions for individuals.

    Rachel Fahy, HR Advisor, Equity Housing Group
  • Working with Sam and Julia has been a real pleasure.   The challenge for me of developing a reward strategy has been made so much easier through their unrivalled knowledge and expertise and significantly their ability to engage quickly with our Directors and senior leadership team, challenge their thinking and identify both financial and non-financial reward and recognition opportunities for us to explore.  They very quickly understood our business, how we operate and what’s important to us and have enabled us to develop a bespoke strategy that reflects our core values.

    Elaine O'Sullivan, Group Head of HR, Seafresh Group
  • I have found the flexible reward solution from Verditer to be invaluable. It is great to have a service where, in the moment, we can access a wealth of knowledge and expertise on current reward issues. Sam and Julia are able to quickly identify the core issues and follow this up with practical and actionable advice. This has helped us to develop our reward strategy within Belron® UK Ltd.

    Victoria May, Reward Manager, Belron UK (Autoglass)
  • Building and restructuring our sales team with a new focus and demanding targets, it was important to us to get reward right. We had searched a long time for the right consulting company to support us with our European sales and bonus review. The professionalism of the Verditer team has very much impressed us and the quality of the detailed report has exceeded our expectations. From having no real structure in place, Verditer’s work has been the catalyst for us to establish a consistent and transparent platform of pay and incentives to build a robust and competitive approach to sales reward on a European basis. We would choose Verditer again at any time.

    Rupert Kammerich, Commercial Director, OSI Convenience Europe GmbH
  • I like the accessible and informative way the Gender Pay Gap report was presented.  It clearly set out the legislation and our requirements, but the real value add was in the breakdown of data and the recommendations.  The report gives a thoughtful long term view, not just a response to legislation.

    Victoria May, Reward Manager, Belron UK (Autoglass)
  • Following a period of fast growth and as part of our harmonisation project, we needed to understand our pay positon.  We worked with Verditer to benchmark our executive and staff salaries.  It was the first time we had undertaken an exercise like this.  Verditer helped find the right job matches for our unique roles and ensured both charity and commercial perspectives were taken into account. It is the first time we’ve had market data and costings for all roles in a consistent and clear way.  Its given us the information we need for individual decision-making around attraction and retention and to build our job framework for the future.  Julia and Sam truly understand the sensitivity, governance and complexity of pay in the charity/not-for-profit sector.

    SL, HR Manager, Charity Sector
  • We engaged Verditer to provide strategic reward support.  With Sam and Julia you receive a bespoke service and don’t feel part of a bigger machine or standard solution.  They took the time to really get to know us and understand our issues and culture.  Their consultation process with senior stakeholders enabled individual perspectives to be fully explored.  This led to engagement in, and agreement to, the final recommendations.  Overall, a really useful exercise.

    Laura Bell, Senior Reward Manager, Allen & Overy
  • Performance management is a subject that causes so much debate and differing opinions, but Sam and Julia delivered the way that Verditer see this in a balanced and thought provoking manner that cut through the noise and left you with the facts you need to know to take this forward.

    Nick Court, Reward and Benefits, Carlsberg UK
  • We are pleased to partner with Verditer to explore how performance is managed and rewarded in Ricoh to create a high performance and service-led organisation.  As experts in both performance management and reward they ensure both aspects are in tune with each other, and aligned to a coaching culture.  The session with the executive team was insightful and thought-provoking, giving us clear opportunities for change going forward.

    Lena Russell, Head of Engagement and Projects, Ricoh UK Ltd
  • We worked with Verditer to benchmark salaries for our executive and senior management team. Sam and Julia provided a bespoke service that enabled us to benchmark in the UK and internationally. They took time to understand the business which ensured that the benchmarking was thorough and robust and gave us data we can rely on.

    Leanne Bridges, HR Manager, A-GAS (UK) Ltd.
  • I worked closely with Julia for a number of years across global reward, she was an outstanding and very knowledgeable partner to have at hand when working with the business on matters ranging from linking performance and reward to the talent agenda as well as smoothly and efficiently reviewing how to remunerate to attract and retain our key people.  Julia works hard to understand and deliver the commercial impact of reward processes to the organization and the individual.

    Susan Gellatly, HR Director, Global Marketing & Sales, AstraZeneca
  • Sam was always a pleasure to work with and she has a wealth of expertise to draw on which she used skilfully to guide us through some significant step-changes in our reward strategies.

    MM, Head of HR, Leisure Sector
  • Personally, I have benefited from Sam’s coaching and really enjoyed using her to test out ideas and check back on my own performance.

    FL, Head of HR, Insurance Sector
  • Sam had the gravitas to successfully engage with the Executive Management Team, and earned our respect through her expertise and knowledge. This was our first big reward project and Sam helped us break it down and kept us on track in terms of goals, timing and budget. She presented us with clear information and options which helped us make the necessary high level decisions. It was an interesting leadership development experience for [us], both in terms of the EMT and HR.

    JG, Executive Director & Company Secretary, Insurance Sector
  • Sam supported us to introduce a new sales bonus to the business which has resulted in increased engagement results around pay and benefits within the business development team.  Sam clearly demonstrated that she is an expert in her field and approached the project with a personable and professional approach.  She guided us through the key decisions and ensured that we produced a bonus structure that was fit for purpose, easy to understand and simple.

    NL, HR Manager, UK Awarding Organisation
  • We worked with Sam Gee on our executive bonus structure and her experience supported us to align pay to performance.  Sam guided us through the process to ensure we created a simple but effective framework which drives high performance which is always affordable.  The agreed bonus structure enables us to drive executive performance towards our key organisational goals, including our outrageous ambition.  Sam took time to understand [our business] and delivered a bespoke solution.

    DG, CEO, UK Awarding Organisation
  • Samantha Gee guided us through a major review of the bonus system we use for our Senior Executive Team. As a result we have been able to put in place a more considered structure that has the support of both the Board and the Executive Team. Her advice on this was invaluable.

    NH, Vice Chairman and Chairman of Remuneration Committee (NED), NfP Financial Sector
  • Julia is a very thorough , business oriented and utterly reliable professional in the compensation and benefits field. She understands business and performance issues and is able to come up with the tailored reward solutions required at the most senior level...... Julia is a trusted advisor at senior level, always good at counseling on tricky issues and not afraid to speak her mind in front of senior management in the interest of the business. I have always had full confidence in her advice not only in her field of competence but also more broadly on business and people issues. Last but not least she is completely trustworthy and great fun to work with!

    Isabelle Korfan-Loy, Regional HR Director, Europe, AstraZeneca
  • I worked with Julia for several years when she managed reward for AstraZeneca's Commercial business, globally. We were both part of the same leadership team. She demonstrated great partnering for the business ensuring that reward outcomes were aligned with business strategy but also showing a preparedness to roll up her sleeves and deal with detail when needed. She was also great fun to work with and a trusted colleague.

    Nicki Mortimer, VP Global Benefits, AstraZeneca
  • Having embarked on a project to harmonise pay and terms and conditions of employment for 1100 employees covered by multiple arrangements, and as we did not have any internal expertise, we engaged Sam to work in partnership with us given her vast industry knowledge and expertise.  Sam soon became an integral part of our team supporting us to deliver credible, realistic and quality solutions to the challenges of our multiple arrangements.   Sam’s ability to really understand our business and the challenges it faces with this project made the support she provided invaluable.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam for any project of this nature and we would certainly use Sam again should the situation arise.

    JT, HR Business Support Manager and SJ, HR & Payroll Services Manager, International Paper Merchant
  • The ease with which your efforts have achieved positive results has been immensely impressive.

    KB, NED, Financial Sector
  • Sam was responsible for both the reward and resourcing functions for the charity, alongside key performance management and engagement projects. Her expertise is clear to see. She spends quality time with her teams and clients and proactively listens to what is important to them. She is then quick to discuss and evaluate solutions that are commercial and results orientated. Sam is a warm and engaging leader that gets the best from everyone that she works with.

    Mark Hocken, Head of Resourcing, Cancer Research UK
  • I should first say how valuable and decisive your advice has been over the last year, in modernising the pay structure for (our organisation).  Certainly I would have found my task as Chair of the Remuneration Committee very difficult without your input.  I think it almost certain that we shall want to call on your advice on frequent occasions in the future.

    JJ, Chairman of Remuneration Committee (NED), Academic Institute