“What I like about EMA’s approach is that it is truly tailored for the client’s needs. Each time I have commissioned EMA they have helped me work out what I need, not always what I thought I wanted. They then put together an approach that fits the budget and delights by being considered and professionally delivered to attract great candidates. I would recommend EMA to any provider, large or small, looking for a value-adding and cost-effective service.”


Ian Hill

Company Secretary

“I worked with EMA during our recent merger and the subsequent recruitment to a number of posts within my directorate. EMA were extremely personable, professional and a real pleasure to work with. They offered a wealth of experience and knowledge, ensuring that everything ran very smoothly.

Pauline Drissell and the team at EMA drove the recruitment process, managing it from start to finish; developing job descriptions, advising on media and dealing with all candidate communications. Their approach attracted a broad range of candidates, from varied backgrounds and took the stress out of the process, resulting in us recruiting two very high calibre candidates to integral roles within our business.”


Peter Donovan

former Commercial Director

“EMA are Housing Plus’s chosen HR Partner and over the last four years have provided a wide range of HR related services, including:

  • Independent review of our senior staff structure
  • Executive search and selection for all levels
  • Independent advice on executive remuneration including a full benchmarking service
  • Board pay, recruitment and appraisal
  • Staff reviews and appraisal systems
  • Complex employee relations

Our experience of EMA is that they a trusted partner who adds value to our business. Anne Elliott, Rita Coe and Ann Ive are always actively engaged in all their commissions, providing professional, reliable and confident solutions. EMA has a very detailed knowledge and experience of the social housing sector as well as an in-depth understanding of our business objectives which is why we are pleased to work in partnership with EMA.

In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending EMA to any similar organisations for independent support on recruitment and complex HR or organisational change and development activities.”


Debbie Griffiths

Former Group Chief Executive

“Congratulations to Anne Elliott and her colleagues at EMA on their 10th Anniversary. EMA has been a trusted and valued partner to Waterloo Housing Group throughout this time.
Providing support and advice on a diverse range of services including senior level appointments, remuneration and Board reviews, Anne and the team have won the respect and confidence of the Board and Executive Team.
Congratulations to all of the team and all best wishes for the future.”


David Pickering

Former Group Chief Executive