I was contacted by James as he had come across my CV that I uploaded to the internet literally days before, he was very friendly and genuinely interested in not just my qualifications but my work history and me as a person. From this initial conversation I was amazed how many people we both new and had worked with in the industry. James already had a position in mind and set about getting me interviewed. This happened so quickly two weeks later I was interviewed at Kingston Barnes offices in Bristol, one week later I was back for the second interview and offered the position of a Site Manager.

Unlike many recruitment services out there, Kingston Barnes knows what its clients needs are; of both those recruiting and those looking for a new career. They are both efficient and genuinely interested in getting the right people in the right position. James is a great guy who would put any one at ease before an interview. I will definitely recommend Kingston Barnes to anyone who is serious about finding a new career.

David Wright, Site Manager

James has an outstanding knowledge of his market sectors and is my only point of contact when seeking an employment opportunity. I have known James in excess of 6 years and find his attitude towards candidates is very personable and as a candidate you feel as though you aren’t just a number and a means to a commission. James is very thorough in sourcing the right position and meticulous in ensuring all parties are kept well informed. I would recommend James to anyone seeking career opportunities in construction and shall continue to use his expertise in my own career development.

Lee Mahoney, Project Surveyor – Bam Construct UK

James is able to understand effectively what our business needs are and can match high calibre candidates to the skills sets, experience, and qualifications required. James has responded very quickly to our ever changing business needs for both permanent and contract staff and has always delivered on tight timescales.

James is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We are very impressed with the results and the candidates have made successful additions to our team.

Andy Corp, Managing Director – Halsall Construction

I have known James for over 10 years during which time James has placed me on several long term contracts, on prominent / high profile projects in the Bristol and the surrounding areas.

James is professional and efficient, yet takes the time to give you a personal and friendly service. He is highly regarded in the recruitment industry both by the people he has placed and the clients he has provided for.

James is always my first choice when venturing out for a new position in the Construction Industry, and I never hesitate to recommend him

Laurence Howlin, Senior Engineer

I have known James for over 5 years during which time I have used his services for supplying temporary and permanent personnel for engineering, management and quantity surveyors.

James spent the time understanding our business needs and personnel, hence when called upon always delvers candidates who meet our needs and fit perfectly into our company.  James will always go that extra mile and put 110% effort into filling even sometimes the most difficult position with little or no time available.

James’s communication skills throughout the whole recruitment process are second to none and we trust him and Kingston Barnes to deliver our needs when called upon. Their knowledge of the market and candidates is excellent and he can always find the right match of candidate for us.

I would not hesitate to recommend James and Kingston Barnes to anyone within the construction industry, we trust what they deliver for us.

Duncan Hutchinson, Director – G Works Ltd

I have known James for nearly 10 years during which time he has supplied me with various temporary staff on site from a setting out engineer to a site manager. James’s understanding of the construction industry combined his vast market knowledge makes him an excellent recruiter. I can trust James when given a position to provide someone that will always stand up and more often exceed expectations. James is a pleasure to work with and will always be upfront, honest and reliable. If he cannot find the right person he will tell me rather than just trying to place a bum on a seat.

Jamie Harwood, Operations Director – Midas Construction