I have worked with James in various guises, be it permanent recruitment or for contract roles and have always found him to be the complete professional. For example, in order to streamline the process of recruiting contract site managers I needed to set in place a new system to be able to cope with the demand and with James’ support and advice, this made the whole process much easier and less stressful and meant we were able to make cost savings along the way too!
James supplied a number of permanent candidates into a fast paced business and literally dozens of contractors over the three years that we worked closely. The candidates were all high quality and reliable and James took the time to listen to and understand our needs as a business. I find him extremely easy to get along with, you can rely on James to be honest and up front I have great trust and confidence in James’ abilities as a recruiter and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
I was contacted by James as he had come across my CV that I uploaded to the internet literally days before, he was very friendly and genuinely interested in not just my qualifications but my work history and me as a person. From this initial conversation I was amazed how many people we both new and had worked with in the industry. James already had a position in mind and set about getting me interviewed. This happened so quickly two weeks later I was interviewed at Kingston Barnes offices in Bristol, one week later I was back for the second interview and offered the position of a Site Manager.
Unlike many recruitment services out there, Kingston Barnes knows what its clients needs are; of both those recruiting and those looking for a new career. They are both efficient and genuinely interested in getting the right people in the right position. James is a great guy who would put any one at ease before an interview. I will definitely recommend Kingston Barnes to anyone who is serious about finding a new career.
James has an outstanding knowledge of his market sectors and is my only point of contact when seeking an employment opportunity. I have known James in excess of 6 years and find his attitude towards candidates is very personable and as a candidate you feel as though you aren’t just a number and a means to a commission. James is very thorough in sourcing the right position and meticulous in ensuring all parties are kept well informed. I would recommend James to anyone seeking career opportunities in construction and shall continue to use his expertise in my own career development.
James is able to understand effectively what our business needs are and can match high calibre candidates to the skills sets, experience, and qualifications required. James has responded very quickly to our ever changing business needs for both permanent and contract staff and has always delivered on tight timescales.
James is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We are very impressed with the results and the candidates have made successful additions to our team.
I have known James for over 10 years during which time James has placed me on several long term contracts, on prominent / high profile projects in the Bristol and the surrounding areas.
James is professional and efficient, yet takes the time to give you a personal and friendly service. He is highly regarded in the recruitment industry both by the people he has placed and the clients he has provided for.
James is always my first choice when venturing out for a new position in the Construction Industry, and I never hesitate to recommend him
I have known James for over 5 years during which time I have used his services for supplying temporary and permanent personnel for engineering, management and quantity surveyors.
James spent the time understanding our business needs and personnel, hence when called upon always delvers candidates who meet our needs and fit perfectly into our company. James will always go that extra mile and put 110% effort into filling even sometimes the most difficult position with little or no time available.
James’s communication skills throughout the whole recruitment process are second to none and we trust him and Kingston Barnes to deliver our needs when called upon. Their knowledge of the market and candidates is excellent and he can always find the right match of candidate for us.
I would not hesitate to recommend James and Kingston Barnes to anyone within the construction industry, we trust what they deliver for us.