Having had some very mixed experiences with a variety of similar firms in the past, it was an absolute pleasure working with Kate Hallett at Kingston Barnes.

After an initial introduction with Kate, she wasted no time at all in contacting various prospective employers, which she felt suited my skill set and requirements. Within a few days she had meetings set up, and very quickly I was employed by a fantastic firm.

I know that it was Kate’s professionalism and persistence that opened the door for me, and without her I would not be in the position that I am in now. Even after my employment, it was reassuring to receive follow up calls and emails enquiring how things were going, which is a great touch.

I really cannot rate Kingston Barnes highly enough, and I would recommend them to anybody who feels they need the services offered.

Nik Williams – Contracts Manager – Harvey Shopfitters

It was a pleasure to deal with Kate at Kingston Barnes. They have fantastic contacts within the development industry and unlike many other recruitment agencies made me feel like an important individual and took my search seriously and kept in regular contact. They were quick to understand the type of role I was looking for and more specifically the type of company I was seeking and each time put me forward for exactly the right position. I found Kate professional and approachable and always there to help through the process.

Nick Cooper – Land Director – Redcliffe Homes

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