During my career as a Quantity Surveyor over the last 12 years I can honestly say I have not come across a recruitment consultancy that prioritize the applicants needs over their own finding fees, until I met up with Kingston Barnes. My position was a particularly difficult one at the time but KB managed to take my requirements on board and introduce me to a company that could fully accommodate them as opposed to trying to tempt me into alternative opportunities that most of us would have considered anyway. In addition to the excellent service provided during the negotiation process KB have continued to impress with their aftercare, with regular feedback on progress and sincere willingness for the candidate to succeed within their new role (something that a lot of recruitment companies tend to forget about). I would recommend KB to any aspiring QS that wants to improve their career.

Joe Poppy – Quantity Surveyor – Cube LLP

“I am pleased to provide this statement to highlight the exceptional service Kingston Barnes offered me from initial contact to successfully being placed with an employer. I would like to give a special thanks to Charles Orr,  you have been a pleasure to contact, very helpful and friendly. Thank you for your encouraging words and support from my application to interview and after  to see how I’m getting on, I will never forget this!

I would highly recommend Kingston Barnes you have been fantastic to work with”.

James Driscoll – Cost Manager – Turner and Townsend

“PGP have used Kingston Barnes to source various new members of our Quantity Surveying team over the past few years in what is a challenging marketplace for new recruits. Kingston Barnes have taken the time to understand our business and have provided some excellent candidates taking the time and stress involved with advertising away and allowing us to continue to concentrate on our business. We would strongly recommend Kingston Barnes to assist anyone with their recruitment needs”


Martin Burgis – Partner – Peter Gunning & Partners LLP

I would like to give a huge thank you to Kate Hallett of Kingston Barnes. She was very helpful and worked hard on finding the right position for me (two positions and two offers). I would highly recommend her and her team if you are looking to recruit or looking for a new position. Thanks Kate Hallett.


Simon Larkin – Senior Contract Manager – Helm Construction

Kingston Barnes delivers.  As a freelance Project Manager, Charlie has placed me on a number of good local projects with high-ranking, regional players, keeping me continually employed over the past eighteen months.  I have been very impressed with his integrity.  If you are looking for a construction management role, then I would definitely recommend you give Kingston Barnes a call.



Andrew McKim – Project Manager

I have had a fantastic success story will Kingston Barnes. After being on the market for a few weeks I was beginning to think it would be difficult to achieve what I was looking for. After speaking to James Kingston within 1 hour I was sat in Kingston Barnes office discussing what I was actually looking for and creating a shortlist of companies to approach, this was the first time I had ever been invited to do this, as many other consultants were only interested in sending my CV to anyone that showed an interest.  By the next day James and Alex had arranged 4 interviews for me, providing a varied selection of companies all within my criteria and requirements. When I was offered the job verbally, the written offer took some time to come through, however Alex was on hand to manage the process and keep me updated.  I would highly recommend Kingston Barnes going forwards as they found me exactly what I was looking for.


Mark Keightley – Quantity Surveyor