Ian Cheung – Managing Director – Sir Robert McAlpine
By way of encouragement and support, I thought you should know that in the SE, we have found you and your team to be very responsive and we feel you treat our needs as a real priority.On the whole, we also feel your team makes an effort to screen candidates for their suitability for roles and manages the recruitment process very well.Thank you for your support and we look forward to our continuing positive working relationship
Grant Findlay – Business Development Director – Sir Robert McAlpine
I have been working with Fawkes & Reece for a number of years recruiting all levels and types of roles for Sir Robert McAlpine and they have provided an excellent standard of service throughout. They have developed a real understanding of our business and the values that underpin how we work.
The consultants have consistently provided high quality CVs and they work very hard to get us the right candidates for the roles under some tight deadlines.
What sets them apart from the rest is their loyalty and ability to build relationships; I trust their judgement, their honesty and their appraisal of candidates. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Rachael Smith – Regional HR Manager London & SE Region – Sir Robert McAlpine
I’d just like to email you with some statistical analysis I have done in the last week, it shows you know the business, you scrutinise candidates thoroughly before they even get to us and that you select the right people for us for the right reasons.
It does not go unnoticed or appreciated the hard work you put in and how well things are working in the partnership.
Charlotte Lafferty – HR Operations and Recruitment Manager – Multiplex
I have worked closely with the team at Fawkes & Reece for the last 12 months. They are passionate about our business and work hard to ensure that we get the best service. In addition to supporting our ability to identify and select the best construction talent, they provide the HR team with additional market information, recruitment trends and industry changes. For me, their focus on adding value over just transactional placements means that they’re building long term relationships within the business which is key in order to drive the focus we have on recruiting people that match our culture. Having personally worked with Ray and Graeme on senior roles, their approach is thorough and balanced whilst ensuring that the candidate experience is paramount; we feel supported through the process through regular contact and real insight into the individuals we’re meeting.
James Hindes – Managing Director – Kier
Fawkes & Reece do what it says on the tin; they spend valuable time understanding the culture & values of your business and then fill your resource needs with high calibre staff, getting it right first time … avoiding numerous interviews. In addition I’ve found Fawkes & Reece’s response time and capability to be ahead of the rest!
Phil Pringle – Managing Director – Construction – McLaren Group
Fawkes & Reece have for many years worked closely with the McLaren Group. They have got to know our business very well and in doing so continue to assist us in making key and strategic appointments at all levels of seniority. They add significant value to our recruitment programme and have become a valued partner to the business.
Brian Ormiston – Head of Sustainability and Health & Safety – St James Group
Fawkes & Reece, have through the commitment of a dedicated account manager helped us to meet our needs. The quality of candidates provided have been first class.
Chris Brooks – Bid Director – Paragon – An Interserve Company
Fawkes & Reece – all of the candidates you have put forward have been excellent and fitted our sometimes exacting requirements.
Because of the attention to detail we have successfully recruited four estimators and probably one senior bid manager in the last three months.
Thank you once again.
Chris Wallace – Operations Director – Lovell
I would like to personally say it has been a great experience working with Fawkes & Reece over the last 18 months.
Their personable approach along with a desire to really understand what the business needs are is clear to see. I, along with my team have built up a great rapport with our account manager and a general trust in the quality candidates he puts across to us.
They have successfully placed 19 candidates into the business over the last 18 months and this is down to their sheer tenacity and hard work to ensure that Fawkes & Reece remain number 1 supplier to Carillion in London.
Andy Tooley – Director – 8build
Fawkes & Reece have tailored their approach to meet our business needs, delivering quality candidates and service across all disciplines. The team demonstrate a commitment to professional account management providing a focussed approach and effective solutions which ensure they stand out from the competition.
Jason Griffiths – Regional Director – VINCI Construction UK
Fawkes & Reece have always gone the extra mile for us in order to secure decent, reliable candidates that align with the role profile that we agree. In today’s market place this is essential and that’s why they are one of our preferred suppliers!
Kevin Austin – Head of Building Services – Kier Construction
Fawkes & Reece have over the past few years worked closely with me to understand my recruitment needs and have ensured that candidates they put forward for the roles I am recruiting for fit the role profile in respect of character and technical capabilities.
I have always found their staff to be professional in their approach and understanding of my needs as well as a good sounding board for understanding the market conditions when it comes to setting package levels.
John O’Grady – Divisional Commercial Director – VolkerFitzpatrick Contractors
I have worked with Fawkes & Reece for many years now for our recruitment needs. They are a business who take time to know the client they are working with and understand the type of candidate who will fit in with the organisation and culture. I have always thought of them as very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. When it comes to recruitment they work across all departments and fill roles through good communication, quality candidate submittals and excellent industry knowledge. We have employed numerous candidates through Fawkes & Reece and we will continue to use them across all departments. I fully recommend their services.
Gail Shadlock – Group HR Director – Lakehouse
Fawkes & Reece have become a trusted recruitment partner that has taken the time to really get to know our company and the requirements within. We have been delighted and benefited hugely from a collaborative approach, resulting in sector experienced individuals being introduced to Lakehouse.