About Pimento Connection

How We Got Our Name

We are a Veteran owned company with huge respect for the ethos and values of our Armed Forces.

Pimento Connection is named in honour of Lt Col Tony Brooks DSO, MC, Legion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, who shortly after the outbreak of WW 2 found himself in the unenviable position of being both too young to serve in the British Army and living behind German lines.

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How We Began

A determined man, Tony was to prove his worth to the allied cause by first assisting in the escape of British soldiers cut off behind enemy lines before escaping himself and returning to England. His early days in occupied France were to be invaluable for his future career. A fluent French speaker Tony went on to join and operate as a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and, whilst still aged barely 20 was twice parachuted into France to form and command a group of resistance fighters code named PIMENTO.

Despite being badly hurt during his second parachute jump into enemy occupied France, Tony and Pimento were to prove a highly effective team. A full account of Tony’s extraordinary war including his capture, interrogation and his role in hindering the Das Riech SS Panzer Division as they attempted to deploy to the Normandy beachhead during Operation Overlord can be found in the book Saboteur: The Untold Story of SOE’s Youngest Agent at the Heart of the French Resistance by Mark Seaman.

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The Secret Intelligence

Following the war Tony joined the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) with whom he served all over the world and on a number of operations. When we told Tony of our intention to name our company in his honour he was delighted. Tony died on April 19th 2007, he truly was the Right man in the Right place at the Right time.

In line with the traditions of Tony’s PIMENTO network, this company has a unique business model. It is in effect a network of professional people who are extremely well placed and resourced to find and recruit the very finest of talent for your company.

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We Deliver

Whether you have a person in mind or simply need to identify the front running candidates in your executive search PIMENTO CONNECTION will provide.

We can and do supply personnel at very short notice either for short term contracts or for permanent positions. We offer personnel of the highest quality . We also offer a variety of consultancy services. The eclectic nature of our network allows us to say with absolute confidence that we will have the expertise you require. Please contact us in complete confidence.

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Executive Placement

“Never underestimate what can be achieved

Pimento Connection is proud to support two of the UK’s leading charities

combat stress

Combat Stress has helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones.

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alzheimers society

Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia.

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‘Our speciality is the quality of the candidates we provide from a variety of backgrounds – including Service men and women.’

Cliff Allum, MBE


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Pimento know their business. They got to know ours and by investing their time understanding us, they delivered in style – first class performance
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Pimento know their business. They got to know ours and by investing their time understanding us, they delivered in style – first class performance
First Class Performance

It was a pleasure to work with Pimento

I have had the pleasure of being on both side of the spectrum involving Pimento Connection. Cliff and his team found me the perfect role I have been looking for in a specialist area, the whole process was quick and you were kept well informed through the whole process to interview stage. I have also used Cliff and his team as a recruiter for specialist roles within a organisation and cliff managed to find us people we did not think were about or available. Cliff really takes great pride in finding. Cliff really takes great pride in finding the right person ensuring all background checks are completed along with the perfect skill set. Thanks Pimento
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We provide Head Hunting for those niche placements at executive level that you may be struggling to fill. Call us today for a confidential consultation.

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We use an AI matching automation technology and our extensive network to shorten the search time for the candidate you are looking for.

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