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

Kate, many thanks for your assistance in sourcing two new members for our commercial team over the last few months.  I have found you and others at Kingston Barnes to be a pleasure to deal with as you have always been responsive, professional and pro-active.  This has been a particularly active market and your response with a suitable candidate was most welcome on both occasions.  Should any vacancies arise in the future, I will definitely utilise the help of Kingston Barnes in filling the role.

Gary Male – Technical & Commercial Director – Bloor Homes

I am a Chartered Builder with over 40 years’ experience in this country and overseas and I am quite a good judge of character. I have been a freelance Project Manager for the past 3 years and am really enjoying the freedom that brings. I work with a few people I trust and Charlie is one of them. I was so impressed with our initial telephone conversation that I came up to Bristol from Trowbridge in Wiltshire so we could meet.

It was the day of the General Election 07-05-15 and I was so glad I did.

I met with Charlie and Jordan and we discussed the construction market and freelance opportunities. These young men were genuine and switched on, interested and so willing to help. Throughout the summer Charlie kept me going with opportunities allowing me to make good impressions with several contractors for which I am most grateful.

Charlie always give me the impression that he wants to do the best for me which is why he is one of my tried and tested contacts!

Pete Holland – Project Manager

After some bad experiences I was initially reluctant to move back from retail into construction, however after a meeting with James Kingston and Alex Payne of Kingston Barnes I felt very confident they would be able to find me a company that suited me. From the outset, I felt Kingston Barnes were looking after my best interests as they took the time to understand my ambitions and training needs. It wasn’t long before they were able to find me a number of companies which they felt were suitable and then acted quickly to arrange interviews. For each and every interview I was given a lot of information to help me with learn about each company, this strongly contributed to receiving the eventual offers. James talked me through each offer clearly and pointed out the benefits of each without being too pushy to go with one or another. I am now very excited to be restarting my career in construction and this is largely due to the service provided to me by Kingston Barnes.

David Medley – Quantity Surveyor