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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  • Senior Quantity Surveyor

    ​"My experience with Laura has been really good. She has been professional throughout, from first making contact through to negotiating the package, and I feel she worked with both parties to make sure we came to an agreement that benefits us all. She was very supportive and got in touch before each stage which was a nice touch, and was always in contact to see how things were going.”

    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Construction and Infrastructure Consultancy

  • Butler & Willow

    ​“Laura & Ant have invested time learning about our business, our values and our culture, in order to put forward candidates that they are confident will complement our current team.  They are thorough with their sourcing, honest and genuine. We definitely recommend their services.”

    Butler & Willow

    Interior Fit Out Specialist

  • Head of Project Management

    ​"Laura is one of the best recruitment consultants I have worked with. I take my career very seriously and have always been very particular about who represents me, Laura’s approach is very personable and goes beyond CVs and standard interview questions, she really takes the time to get to know you and understand your career goals and aspirations to make sure you are matched with the best opportunities available. Keep up the good work Laura!!"

    Head of Project Management

    Construction Consultancy

  • Director - Project Management

    ​"The service that Laura provided was exemplary. Laura instilled me with total confidence that she was working to serve not only my interests but with a full awareness of the interests of the employers’ she represents.  She has great integrity and is diligent, knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with.  She kept me regularly updated throughout the process and has been in touch a number of times since I accepted the role with my new employer to check how I’m doing which is a really nice touch. It was a great pleasure dealing with Laura and would not hesitate to recommend Atkins James to friends and colleagues."

    Director - Project Management

    Construction and Infrastructure Consultancy

  • Barwood Homes

    ​“When acquiring and appointing new members of our Team, Nick at Atkins James provided an efficient & effective service. Nick took the time to listen carefully to our requirements and only submitted individual who met the brief.”

    Barwood Homes

    Residential Developer

  • Pulse Consult

    ​​“A few years ago and in more difficult times, Antony was instrumental in helping me get my career back on track. Now, in much better times and with an office of my own, I had no hesitation in reconnecting with him again, at Atkins James. Together with Laura as part of the team, they have continued to pay close attention to the needs of my business and has provided me with excellent candidates for helping my office grow. They set the standard for other Recruitment Agencies to follow.”

    Pulse Consult

    Construction Consultancy


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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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