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Our aim is to exceed your expectations - see below for a range of testimonials from our clients and candidates.
James Leighton, Senior Site Manager, Mace Retail
I recently had dealings with Brown & Wills Recruitment as I was in the unfortunate position of having been made redundant from my previous employer. Very quickly, they understood my circumstances and strengths and was able to match me with a client who was an ideal fit, and the perfect next step in my career. Within a few weeks I had been offered a Permanent position which I gladly accepted; Brown and Wills negotiated and guided me through the process and kept me up to date with all developments throughout. I would highly recommend Brown and Wills for anyone wanting to discuss their careers and a potential move.
Martin Holmes, Regional Construction Manager, Interserve Construction
“To be successful and achieve best results in a competitive industry, you need quality & reliability when recruiting people to support your business which is something I have always been able to rely on with Liz & Cath at Brown & Wills”.
Andy Hall, Managing Director, Morgan Sindall
Brown and Wills Recruitment have over the years helped to successfully source key individuals for our business both effectively and efficiently. They have been able to achieve this because they have speculated time and resource in understanding what the business is about in terms of quality, culture, growth and direction and we look forward to working together in the future. They are hugely knowledgeable in their field and have become a recruitment partner of choice.
I have worked with Liz for several years in both my current and previous roles. When recruiting it is key to me that I have a contact who communicates regularly, understands the job requirements and the culture of the company. This is what I have found with working with Liz as she will find a candidate which meets all 3 criteria. Many of the candidates we have recruited through Brown and Wills have been within the business for many years, which is a testament to the quality and the good fit of the candidates we get. In addition, Liz is friendly, personable, and responsive which makes it a pleasure to work with her.
Stuart Leslie, Director, ESH Construction
Over the past few years, Brown & Wills have supported our growth in the region by understanding our requirements and in general offering up candidates, now colleagues, that not only fit the job profile, but more importantly the culture and personality of our business unit. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Brown and Wills, as we maintain our strategic growth within the region.
Mark Smith, Site Manager, Willmott Dixon Energy Services Limited
ST, Senior Planner, Morgan Sindall
"after suddenly being made redundant just before Christmas, I received a call from Liz who arranged me an interview within 2 days. Not only did Liz get to know my professional history we also took the time to get to know me personally. Liz helped me prepare for the interview and rang me the same day with feedback. I took the post and during my first few weeks Liz has stayed in touch to make sure everything is going well for both parties. The personal approach made all the difference to me and I would recommend Brown and Wills unreservedly" ST, Senior Planner, Morgan Sindall. 2020
ST, Senior Planner, Morgan Sindall. 2020
Mick Holling, Regional Managing Director, United Living
I have known Liz for a number of years and she is a delight to work with. Liz is enthusiastic and professional in all aspects of her work and is a breath of fresh air in an industry not exactly famous for its integrity. She has the ability to remain positive in a negative situations and I would have no hesitation in recommending her, I am confident she will give of her best.
Craig McLackland, Operations Director, Lindum Homes
I have known Cath and Liz on a professional level for a number of years, in which they has always supplied me with top quality staff, from Site Engineers, Site Managers and Construction Managers, on a variety of projects ranging from public to private sectors. They have always strived to develop a relationship with myself by providing me with what I want, when required, and in doing so demonstrates true grit and determination. Over the years they have maintained a good working relationship with myself, by understanding my workload, and the demands of my job, in which they know when to pursue and when not to. Brown and Wills have provided me with some top quality temporary staff, on a quick turnaround basis. I will continue to use thier services in the future, and would recommend them to anyone looking to secure temporary or permanent staff.
Richard Harding, Regional Pre-Construction Manager, Morgan Sindall
“I have worked with Brown and Wills for over 10 years and have found their skills and expertise to be second to none. Their personable approach, attention to detail, thorough understanding of the construction industry and relationships they hold has contributed to finding and attracting some of the best individuals in the industry, some of which are now work colleagues within Morgan Sindall”.
Dave Price,Operations Director at Highgrove Group of Companies
I have used Liz for my recruitment needs for over 12 years and have always found that her knowledge of the industry, contact database and the candidates proposed have always been first class. Liz's pleasant, professional approach is a refreshing change from many other recruiters and it’s always a pleasure to deal with her.
Tom Kearsley, Project Manager, Mace Retail
Cath is an excellent head hunter who found me an excellent opportunity and promotion with a major contractor which has certainly furthered my career. Not only that she has also provided me with a number of key personnel over the past 3 years who have all been of an excellent standard
Doug Shield, Regional Director, Tolent Construction (Leeds)
Liz and Cath have provided Tolent with a first class recruitment service for our regional business over the last 15 years. They remain our first choice agency for our recruitment needs. They make the effort to understand our business and listen to our specific requirements when asked to recruit a new candidate to our team and can be relied upon to provide a short list of cv's that fit the position.
Sarah Thompson-Simpson, Planner, Morgan Sindall Construction
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Cath in helping me find my new job. I was incredibly impressed with the proactive approach that clearly sets Brown & Wills apart from other recruiters. Cath was always there to answer any questions and the communication throughout was brilliant. I am now in a fantastic role where I can see a good career ahead of me. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Brown & Wills to anyone looking for a new role.
Duncan Reeves, Operations Director, Robertson Construction (Yorkshire & East Midlands)
I have worked with Cath and Liz for many years whilst Construction Director at GB Building Solutions and have continued to work with Brown & Wills now that I am with Robertson Construction. I find they have an excellent understanding of the market and the candidates in it, and have developed a good understanding of my business requirements. They have identified high quality candidates at all levels as part of our planned recruitment process and also work well in reactive and tightly scheduled recruitment situations; I believe that they will always work diligently to achieve the desired specifications and time scales and would fully recommend their services for the recruitment of both temporary and permanent staff.
Neil Hennessey, Business Unit Director, Mace Retail
I am pleased to recommend Cath as a highly motivated and talented recruitment professional. I was first introduced to her back in 2005 and over the years it has become apparent that she has unrivalled knowledge of her market place and the ability to find the exceptional candidates we all want to employ. Cath continues to understand my business requirements better than any other Consultants I have worked with and is by far my preferred Recruiter of choice.
Tony Pollard, Contract Manager, William Anelay Ltd
I have been working with Brown and Wills Recruitment in particular Cath Wills for some years now and find their service has always proved to be excellent. Their understanding of the business needs in the construction industry enables them to provide us with high calibre applicants. They have always been professional, honest and reliable After joining Brown and Wills they really took the time to get to know me and my requirements before putting me forward for jobs that suited my skills and personality. Unlike other recruitment agencies that I have dealt with in the past, they found me a position according to my ability and potential rather than just placing me in similar positions that I had held in the past.I have been in my current position for nearly a year now and in my role as a Contracts Manager I now continue to use Brown and Wills to supply my recruitment needs on a regular basis. They also regularly call just to catch up and check on how I am getting on.
Chris Lockwood MCIOB, Regional Head of Planning (North East & Cumbria) Construction North, Morgan Sindall Plc
I have dealt with both Liz and Cath at Brown and Wills for the past 5 years as both a candidate myself looking for a new role and to also to fulfil my own business requirements within the North for Morgan Sindall. You are able to give them a brief of the candidate you are looking for and be safe in the knowledge that they will give 100% through their connections to put you in touch with the right person. I have every confidence in them to provide me with the right CVs first time all the time. I can recommend their professionalism in the market place and they have the utmost respect within the construction industry amongst peers.
Chris Quinn, Construction Director, Triton Construction
Brown and Wills first engaged with our business 2 years ago and since then have made several successful placements, both permanent and temporary. I have always found them to be honest, open and approachable, with an expert knowledge of the industry. They understand the need to work in partnership with us in order to fully appreciate our requirements and ultimately find the right people, and the best fit, for our business.
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