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

Just a note to thank Kingston Barnes in helping me in securing my new position at Redcliffe Homes.

From our first dealings you always listened to my requirements and kept in contact on a regular basis which made me secure in the knowledge that you were acting on my behalf as a person and not a number.

I cannot recommend you and Kingston Barnes highly enough to anybody looking for a creditable employment agency in a sea where many are viewed with distrust.

Steve Duke – Senior Quantity Surveyor

I just wanted to thank you again for my new placement. Its been a pleasure dealing with Kingston Barnes from the beginning. My previous experience of recruitment agencies has always seemed time consuming and I’ve been left feeling unsure whether my best interests are being considered, however when dealing with Kingston Barnes there was no wasted time.  The very next day after sending them my CV I was in dialog about various job prospects and this continued until the correct offer was found.  As I was currently working I was glad that I wasn’t pestered everyday with pointless job offers, they only seem to talk to me when a suitable position was available.  The successful position that was offered to me had been carefully and incredibly rigorously found. I was given lots of support before the interview with a great amount of detail about the company’s background and current position within the industry.  The position was perfectly suited to my current ambitions and has offered me a large scope for career progression.  Following my successful placement I was sent a very thoughtful personalised bottle of champagne and letter congratulating me which in my experience is just one more element that separates Kingston Barnes from any recruiter I’ve dealt with.

Theo Hartry, Assistant Site Manager