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Christmas Competition Results

January 5, 2015 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year.

Thank you for the overwhelming response in regards to our Christmas Competition, we now have our winner!

The jar was made up of 285 chocolate eclairs, making the winner Paul Redhead with a close guess of 288.

We will contact you via email to arrange delivery of your prize.

I hope everyone has a good start to 2015!


Warm Regards,



EGB Consulting’s Christmas Competition

December 1, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

As Christmas is almost here, we’re running a short competition to help people get in the spirit!

The theme this year is: Guess how many sweets are in the jar!


Pictured: The Prize

To help you on your way, we’re providing a few clues

  • In the jar there are either, Chocolate Éclairs, Chocolate Covered Peanuts, or Bon-Bons.
  • Jar Height = 30cm
  • Weight of contents = 2kg (That’s a whole lot of sweets!)

T’s & C’s

  1. To enter the competition, comment with your guess (number only – you don’t have to guess the sweet type) on our LinkedIn post or via the comments section on this blog.
  2. It probably goes without saying, but the correct (or closest) guess to the number of sweets in the jar will win it.
  3. The closing date is Wednesday 31st December 2014. No entries after this date will be accepted.
  4. The winner will be informed on Monday 5th January 2015 (and announced publicly if they so wish).
  5. The jar is sealed, as it was when bought. A second jar has been procured and its contents counted (and enjoyed by the EGB staff). For this reason, the winning entrant may find that their estimate does not exactly match the number of sweets in the jar.
  6. In the event of a tied winning entry, the entrant who guessed first will be the winner.
  7. This competition is open to everyone. All we will need is your full postal address when we have informed you that you’ve won.

Good luck!!!

Our next blog will follow soon!




The Benefits of Using EGB

November 24, 2014 | By | No Comments


Our last blog provided tips to improve the general quality of applications and detailed what makes you stand out as an applicant. This week we are looking into how you would benefit from using EGB as your recruiter.

Clear Communications

We provide clear communication to our associates, supplying regular updates throughout the application process. How often have you applied for a job and then all goes quiet? You’re left increasingly frustrated as you’re told time and again that the person you want to speak with “is on the other line”, or “there’s no news from the Client”. Worse, you’re constantly promised the return phone call that never happens. We provide honest feedback to reduce your frustration levels, so whether it’s good or bad news, you’ll always know where you are.

Our Network

We avoid CV-matching subscriptions. Over the last five years we have created our database of Intellectual Property, designed so that we can filter as required to find suitably qualified and experienced personnel for every role. If you have posted a strong CV on any generic job website, you’ll be familiar with the following:

1) Rushed phone calls from different agencies regarding the same role

2) Repetitive spam emails from ‘Industry partners’, due to your email address and phone number being sold on

3) Phone calls from agencies for roles that are far outside your requirement, simply because they have word-matched your CV incorrectly

Our intention is to provide you with the best service possible, with the aim of finding you your next role as soon as we’re able to. To support this process we’re currently asking all associates to update their subscription preferences and give us as much information as possible to help us to refine our search criteria. To participate, just follow the link at the bottom of any job alert email you receive from us, and we’ll take care of the rest.

As always, if you have any questions or enquiries, please email:

Next week: Our Christmas competition

Warm Regards,


Quality of Applications

November 14, 2014 | By | No Comments

Last week I introduced you to the team, so this week I want to take a couple of minutes of your time to provide you with some (hopefully!) insightful information on how to make your application stand out. I have spoken with all members of the team this week, and they’ve had their grey matter whirring so that I can pass on some sound advice.

Here at EGB we encourage all of our applicants to ensure that their paperwork is of the highest standard, improving the chance of getting through our down-selection process and then ultimately progressing to being offered the role.

1. Read all guidance carefully

An important part in writing an application is reading the instructions thoroughly to ensure that you are answering appropriately. Our Clients’ requirements change all the time, which means our templates do too. Naturally, we work personally and closely with each and every applicant where possible, but we lose many applications to ‘file 13’ simply because we can’t resolve the errors in time to meet imposed deadlines.

2. Always use the template provided

Our template has been specifically tailored to help you to write a successful application for the given role. Some of the information required will be basic, and most of it will undoubtedly be easily found on the CV you’ve provided; however, our goal is to ensure that your skills and experience stand out, and the reality of the situation is that if the information isn’t visible in the ‘suitability statement’ for the hiring manager to see immediately, they won’t spend the time to search for it in your CV and your efforts will have been wasted.

3. Matching Experience

Attempting to provide anecdotal evidence of your experience, to match each of the ‘Essential and Desirable’ criteria within the job description will increase your chances of success. Importantly, if you are able to demonstrate that you meet and / or exceed the requirements set out in the job description, it is far easier to justify your daily rate / salary request.

4. Ensure CV is tailored to the role

To enhance your application, a tailored CV will provide evidence of all of the relevant experience that you have. Often, we will receive strong ‘suitability statements’ that perfectly match the requirement (e.g. a Test Manager), but we will then find that the CV has previously been written to reflect a completely different set of skills (e.g. a Software Engineer). If the two forms aren’t cross-referenceable, it is probable that your application won’t be progressed.

And finally…

5. Have confidence

Believe in yourself and have confidence when writing your application. Describe your successes in full and don’t hold back!!!


I hope this week’s blog has provided you with useful information that you can put into practice for your next application with us. If you have any questions or suggestions for future blog posts, please leave a comment below or email:

Remember, we’re only a phone call or email away. If you want to chat through any aspect of job applications, just give us a call on 01633 548400 and you’ll be passed to a member of the team who will be more than happy to help. If you would like us to review your CV, just email and we’ll provide free advice to help you on your job-hunting journey.

Next week: The benefits of Using EGB & a brief description of our Level of Service Guarantee

Here’s wishing you all a great weekend!

Warm Regards,




Meet the Team!

November 7, 2014 | By | No Comments

Over the last few months we’ve been busy at EGB! The team has grown, we’ve upsized to a bigger office, and we have been building up our Client database.

So it’s about time we started a weekly blog, aimed at keeping everyone up to date on what’s happening in these four walls.

Naturally, we should use this first blog to introduce ourselves, and what better way than by putting a face to a name.


From left to right:

James (recruiter), Sheree (recruiter & ICT), Rhys (recruiter), Kieron (recruitment administrator), Ed (Director)

We’ll keep it short and sweet this week, but be sure to check our blog every Friday. Next week we will be covering ‘Quality of Applications’ and will include some top tips on how you can make your application stand out.

If you have any questions that you would like us to add to our FAQs, or a topic you would like us to cover in our weekly blog, please let me know by emailing

Warm regards (and have a great weekend!)



We’ve been busy!!!

November 4, 2014 | By | No Comments

It’s been a while since our last blog, but that’s about to change!

Since our last post on 23rd May, we’ve up-sized our office space and doubled the team. This has been possible thanks to an increase in our client base and an incredibly busy recruitment sector. We’ve also added a Training capability to our portfolio: Here

From this point forward there will be a weekly blog, addressing recruitment questions that you’ve submitted, general industry news and insights, and company updates. The best (or most frequent) questions will be added to our soon-to-be-published FAQs page… link to follow in future blogs.

Access to the blog is always available directly through the website, or via a link when we send out job alerts.

As always, we’ll welcome your feedback, comments and questions, so please keep sending them to:

Until our next post, have a good week!

Ed Blackmore

EGB attended the 6th anniversary DSTL Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) seminar

May 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

EGB attended the 6th anniversary DSTL Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) seminar at London’s ‘Altitude 360’ on 22nd May. A thoroughly engaging day, which included Industry and Public Sector briefs from key players, as well as details of open themes and competitions. This was also an excellent networking opportunity, useful for establishing critical business / teaming links that will be important moving forwards in the Science & Technology sector. We look forward to doing it all again on 24th June 2014 in Cardiff, and beyond that, Venturefest in July! Let us know if you’re going to either and we’ll make sure we say hello!

New Colleague!!!

May 7, 2014 | By | No Comments

EGB Consulting (UK) Ltd today welcomes our brand new starter, Sheree Davies, who has joined us to take on the role of company ICT Administrator.

We’ve moved!

March 4, 2014 | By | No Comments

On March 4th 2014 EGB took on larger offices in South Wales. We believe that this is the perfect location for our Clients, as we’re just a stone’s throw from Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Newport and Oakdale. As we expand in office size and team members, we’re also expanding our product portfolio. Check back here in a couple of weeks or get in touch directly at to find out more!