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


Our company has used Kingston Barnes on numerous occasions to fulfill our resource requirements. Not only have we built up an understanding of mutual trust but also one of professional integrity. As our company continues to expand, it is vital that discussions between recruitment consultants remain confidential. We expect possible candidates to have been thoroughly vetted to suit our needs . I am confident in stating that Kingston Barnes provide a service which we can rely upon.

Paul Brierley, Managing QS – Harvey Shopfitters

I have known James for over 5 years and have used his recruitment services on many occasions, one of the biggest difficulties I have found is finding the right candidates for a vacancy, even more difficult is finding the right recruitment consultancy to act on your behalf and introduce the right people to us.

I found James very honest about his candidates, he knew their strengths and weaknesses and his knowledge about the regional contracting market is fantastic. James understands our requirements so when presented with a vacancy can identify and accurately match the individual I am looking for and find the right candidate.

James is professional, understanding and an excellent recruiter. He will take the time to understand our business and will always deliver on assignments providing in my opinion perfectly matched candidates. I look forward to continue using James and Kingston Barnes services.

Phil Tucker, Preconstruction Director – Galliford Try

I have worked with James for 10 years as a client and more recently as a candidate looking for a new opportunity.

James upholds the professional approach at Kingston Barnes that in my view gives this company one of the best reputations within the region for construction recruitment.

James has the necessary contacts and understanding of the type of personnel I required in my previous role of head of construction at Cowlin, Operations Manager at ISG and also as Project Director for Balfour Beatty’s £70m Temple Quay development.  James is a pleasure to work with, regularly and reliably finding me first rate employees and managers and will I’m sure remain for some years one of my preferred partners within construction recruitment.

Kevin Cornish, Project Manager – Midas Construction

I have worked for James Kingston on and off for the past 4 years for various companies James has introduced me to on a temporary basis.  James has a very good knowledge of the building and construction industry and very good working relationships with the people he employs and also his clients, I have found James to be very honest and professional at all times, and is my preferred recruitment specialist providing me with long runs of work with excellent rates of pay I would have no hesitation in recommending James Kingston to fellow colleagues and clients.

Andy Harris, Senior Site Manager