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Kevin Herlihy

Herlihy Centra Group

We have been using Excel Recruitment for over 8 years and have always found them to be a very professional and honest company to deal with. In the ever changing retail environment, getting the right people is now extremely challenging and Barry and Nikki at Excel make it a seamless process and are always a pleasure to deal with. Their number 1 priority is getting us the best candidates and their attention to detail is second to none. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.


 Billy Massey

Retail Operations Manager- Gala Retail Services

“At Gala Retail we use Excel Recruitment for recruiting at all levels within our organisation.

Their quick turnaround , professionalism and determination means that not only are we always spoilt for choice with potential candidates  but their excellent vetting system ensures that we always get the best possible candidate for the role.”

Robert Ward

Group Operations ManagerKane McCarthy SuperValu Group

“I have dealt with Excel Recruitment for many years. As the company has grown, so too has our reliance on Excel to source high calibre candidates.

I have always found Excel to be highly professional and proficient at finding the right candidate at the right time. I trust their experience, knowledge and recruitment expertise to find candidates that meet my requirements and fit with the business.”


Willie Forde

Fureysmith Eurospar Group Operaions Manager

“The Fureysmyth Supermarket Group have used Excel Recruitment for the past 12 months as we have begun a recruitment plan in our stores. We have found the team to be very professional, organised and helpful at all times. They as a team have made this difficult time for recruitment in the retail industry a lot less stressful. We look forward to working together over the next 12 months building our team.”

Derek Moran, Owner of Eurospar Drogheda

“We have worked with Excel Recruitment for more than nine years. Barry and his team have an in depth understanding of the retail trade so when I ask for candidates for a position, they are able to fit suitable people to that role. They always have a base of strong candidates, so I have enjoyed a wide choice of people to select from. They never let me down when it comes to placing people in roles. Our people are our strength and using Excel Recruitment has helped us recruit more talented people”.

Edmund Dick, Owner of Dick’s Supervalu & Chairman Supervalu Council

‘”I have dealt with Excel Recruitment for a number of years and time after time they always come up with the exact person I am looking for. When you speak to Barry and his team, they listen to every word that you say. The overall service I have received from Excel is the best yet.”

Breda Cahill, Owner of Cahill’s Centra Group

“I have three Centra stores with many different challenges facing my team. With the help of Barry and his team in Excel, throughout the years have Ichosen the right candidates to suit my needs. Excel bring me high calibre candidates capable of doing the job. Barry and his team understand my expectations and they deliver every time. Selecting the right people for the job is crucial in getting your business right. I wouldn’t use anyone else for selecting my team.”

Since Excel Recruitment began in 2002, our CEO Barry Whelan has always placed people at the heart of everything we do, with our company ethos centring around the key message, ‘Placing Great People with Great Companies’. What makes us unique, is that all our consultants are passionate about, and experts in the industry they recruit for. They have had successful careers in retail or hospitality, which makes them exceptionally able to bring their expert knowledge and insight to your companies’ recruitment needs.

Beginning life as a specialist retail recruitment agency, we have built long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with some of the biggest and best-known names in retail, both Irish and international. Due to our continued growth and awareness of the market, we have expanded quickly into both permanent and temporary hospitality, healthcare, event and industrial recruitment. Excel Recruitment works with some of the top hotels, hospitality groups, venues, nursing homes and more around the country, while still maintaining our position as the number 1 retail recruitment company in Ireland.

We are a multi award-winning agency, including being named Agency of the Year in 2016 by the National Recruitment Federation. We are also the proud winners of the award for ‘Best Recruitment Provider’ at the Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

This award is particularly meaningful for us as it is awarded by an esteemed panel of judges made up of retailers, exactly the clients and market we serve and typifies our expertise and dedication to the industries we serve.

Our professional recruiters ensure that our client’s brief is fully understood and tailor the process to suit their individual needs. We seek out, attract and present you with a range of suitable candidates to fit your business, with the final decision ultimately left with you. We do the time-consuming work – creating adverts and sifting through numerous CVs to ensure you receive the best possible candidates to join your team and better your business.

Only the highest standard of suitable candidates will pass our rigorous screening process, ensuring their skills and attributes are in line with the needs and goals of the job and company. Whatever level of expertise you require, we have the skills to source, screen and secure you the right candidate.

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Excel Recruitment

Dublin office
The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7, D07 DH99

Cork office
Phoenix House, Monaghan Road, Cork, T12 H1XY

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