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Testimonials

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
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
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
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 sent texts 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
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
Clegg Construction

​​“We have engaged with Atkins James over the past four years on a number of diverse recruitment requirements. We have found that they listen carefully to our brief and only put forward a concise number of candidates that “fit the bill”. They provide a prompt, efficient and targeted service and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to you.”

Clegg Construction

Construction Main Contractor
nmcn PLC

"​I’ve been working with Atkins James for the past couple of years now. It’s always a pleasure, and rarely feels like business, when meeting the team to discuss staffing requirements. They meet with the candidates prior to ourselves to ensure they are the right fit, as they understand our culture and needs for our business. Because of this, their success rate in finding the candidates is extremely high. I hope that we can continue working alongside each other as both our businesses flourish."​

nmcn PLC

Construction Main Contractor
Bentley Project Management

​“I have been working with Atkins James to fulfil a number of appointments recently and they have operated in a professional and consultative manner, ensuring that we only receive suitable candidates for the brief. I have been impressed by their approach and dedication to finding the right person for the job. They meet all candidates before interview to gauge personality fit within the team, which is very important for us as a growing business. They have also taken the time to get to know our company and how we operate. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Atkins James team.” ​

Bentley Project Management

Construction and Infrastructure Consultancy
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
Design Manager

"​Throughout the whole process, Ant couldn’t of been more helpful, informative and approachable. He was always at the end of the phone to give advice and feedback, he’s just an approachable nice guy! Most importantly he was supportive and honest with the business I was interviewing for, the people I would be working with, the culture and values they embrace and the direction of the business was taking. It sounded like and is a perfect fit for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ant and his team to others looking to be placed."

Design Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Construction Administrator

"​I would like to say thank you to Laura Belcher, the whole experience has been very smooth and quick from the first phone call. Laura worked really hard to get me a well fitting role as quickly as possible. I can’t thank you enough and I would recommend you to anyone else looking for work."

Construction Administrator

Construction Main Contractor
Contracts Manager

"​I dealt with Antony and Laura during my search for a new role and found them both extremely helpful, resourceful and professional throughout the recruitment process. I would happily use them again both on a personal level and to fill any roles that may become available with my new employer."

Contracts Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Bid Manager

"​Antony is not your typical recruitment consultant who processes applicants based on title alone. He takes the time to understand you as a person, your roles, responsibilities and expectations, over the phone and face to face meetings, and then aligns you to an employer seeking these attributes. This results in long-term benefits for both the employer and employee. I’d like to thank Antony for opening the door for me to my new employer and making this a stress-free, seamless process."

Bid Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Site Engineer

"​Laura has been very professional and friendly from my initial enquiry to present. She has a good knowledge of the companies she has ran past me and has been very understanding regarding my requirements in looking for a new opportunity."

Site Engineer

Construction Main Contractor
Site Engineer

​"I couldn’t be happier with the outcome following my placement through Atkins James. When I met Nick for the first time I wasn’t sure where my career was going and what director I wanted to go in. Nick gave me the confidence that I could make a fresh start with a company that suited my requirements. At all times I was dealt with professionally and personably."

Site Engineer

Residential Developer
Senior Quantity Surveyor

"​Antony was very professional and listened to what my work requirements were. Unlike other agencies I have spoken to in the past I didn’t feel hassled or pressured to go for interviews. I would highly recommend Atkins James to anyone looking for a career move. "

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Construction Main Contractor
Design Director

​“I’ve known Antony a long time and good trusted recruitment companies are hard to find. Especially ones that really listen, understand and find candidates to suit your need.

Atkins James are open and honest, they don’t bombard you with marketing & telesales – they just recruit for good people, for good companies and good roles. At the end of the day, it’s all about relationships and repeat business”

Design Director

Stepnell Construction
Senior Engineer

​"In finding me the best opportunity, Nick performed admirably, with the utmost due diligence from the start. He made the effort to call me every day to update on progress and was a true professional in our fast moving industry. Indeed the interviews he arranged, the interviewers mentioned how impressed they were with the quality targeted CV’s he’d sent. Nick managed to negotiate a handsome raise also, and the whole process from start to finish was the best I’ve experienced in my career…”

Senior Engineer

Residential Developer
Ashe Construction

"​We have a strict criteria about the staffing requirements. Atkins James have always been able to supply good strong candidates that meet, or exceed, these requirements where other agencies have failed. We have used Atkins James on permanent and freelance which has been very successful. We look forward to Antony and his team continuing to be a key supplier with us."

Ashe Construction

Construction Main Contractor
Document Controller

"​I would highly recommend Atkins James; I found them to be very professional and attentive. Having had experience with numerous recruiters in the past, Atkins James far surpassed my expectations with their hands on approach and their proactive attitude. I am very grateful for all the help provided throughout the entire recruitment process. I would like to thank Antony in particular for finding me a great opportunity; I can’t wait to start the new job!"

Document Controller

Construction Main Contractor
Business Development Manager

"​Informative, supportive and extremely approachable. Antony's genuine understanding of the construction industry enables a streamlined fix of personnel to vacancies, for both candidate and company."

Business Development Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Business Development Manager

​"Thank you for all your help and support in securing this great opportunity. Antony and the team at Atkins James found me a suitable role instantly and have been excellent in assisting me with this process, I have appreciated the professional advice during the path finding my next role. Ant ensured I was thoroughly prepared and ready prior to interviews and took the extra time to assist beforehand. I am extremely grateful for his efforts, knowledge and enthusiasm which will help many others in their future job searches. I cannot recommend Atkins James highly enough for their professional demeanour and first class service. Once again thanks ever so much for your input and securing me the perfect role progressing my career in the right direction."

Business Development Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Contracts Manager

"​Atkins James represented me and helped secure my next role, their approach was professional, with face to face meetings to discuss what i wanted, from there on in the process was effortless with good communication throughout, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

Contracts Manager

Construction Main Contractor
Site Manager

"​I would like to say thank you for helping me to obtain my next challenge in my career, I appreciate your professionalism all the way through the process. From the first phone call you have made this simple and always kept me informed. You listened to what my needs were and you sourced an excellent position that exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for taking the time and effort in me, I will highly recommend anyone to use your services."

Site Manager

Construction Main Contractor
G F Tomlinson

​"It's all about finding the right candidate that will fit within the business and Atkins James understand that. This, and their honest and open approach to business, is why I trust them when it comes to recruitment."

G F Tomlinson

Construction Main Contractor