About us

Collaborative in style, we are a team of recruitment professionals who specialise in the Construction, Consultancy and Residential sectors. Based in Nottinghamshire we deliver Permanent, Temporary, Contract and Retained Search recruitment solutions to our valued clients throughout the East Midlands, West Midlands and South Yorkshire regions.

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  • David Wilson Homes

    "​Nick and the Atkins James team have shown a highly professional and consultative approach in assisting with my recruitment requirements. From taking a full and detailed brief, to meeting with all candidates, Nick is always on point in presenting suitable applicants that fit the culture and direction of the business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending his services. He is dedicated, transparent and honest in his approach."

    David Wilson Homes

    Residential Developer

  • Commercial Director

    "​My experience with Atkins James was very different to other agencies, Laura took the time to meet me in person, discussed my aspirations and really wanted to know me as a candidate. I’ve now got a great new career and I couldn’t recommend Laura or Atkins James enough!"

    Commercial Director

    Interior Fit Out Specialist

  • Senior Quantity Surveyor

    "​Antony’s approach was very pro-active and professional, I was placed at a company I wasn’t originally considering – I would definitely recommend to others if seeking new opportunities."

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Construction Main Contractor

  • Senior Estimator

    "​The Atkins James process was excellent throughout – the Consultant displayed an in-depth knowledge of the Construction industry, outlined my options, proposed companies which could be compatible and successfully placed with an excellent business."

    Senior Estimator

    Construction Main Contractor

  • Technical Coordinator

    "​Nick was very helpful in getting me an interview so quickly. He kept in contact with me and informed me of any updates through the initial stages. He came to discuss the opportunity which made me feel much more comfortable about going for the interview and he gave me many helpful tips. Good customer service like this is rare nowadays so keep it up."

    Technical Coordinator

    Residential Developer

  • Site Manager

    "​Thank you to Atkins James for the work and help you have all done on my behalf, I’m very grateful and excited to be starting my new position. If anyone is looking for a move in the future I will be recommending you, I honestly can’t say enough good things about Atkins James."

    Site Manager

    Construction Main Contractor


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Our Team

Laura Belcher

Laura Belcher

Senior Consultant

Laura is a professional, dedicated and successful Senior Recruitment Consultant who specialises in both the Construction and Consultancy sectors. With 5 years’ experience in Construction Recruitment, Laura has an extensive network and excellent relationships with some of the region’s leading businesses.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys go...

Antony Rowe

Antony Rowe

Managing Director

An accomplished Business Director with an exceptional record of achievement in the recruitment, property and manufacturing sectors. I started Atkins James in 2015 to provide consultative and dynamic recruitment solutions to the Construction and Property sectors.

When not at work I spend my time with my family and fol...

Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Managing Consultant

An experienced and personable Recruitment Manager with demonstrable success in the New Build and Residential markets. Nick joined Atkins James in 2017 to continue his career working for a Consultancy that enables an autonomous and outgoing style to flourish.

When not working, Nick divides his time between family and sport, unfortunatel...

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