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Conrad Consulting has been working with many clients over the years and here are a few comments from some of our clients.

 

My experience over the years of working with Conrad Consulting and more specifically with Guy is outstanding! He helped us to fill a difficult vacancy despite encountering obstacles along the way. Guy was very cooperative & patient and kept in constant contact during the process. Guy is very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended!
Alan Jeffery, Associate Director - The Fulkers Consultancy
I have had the pleasure of working with Stuart Allsopp at Conrad Consulting for the past 9 months on all of (omitted)'s construction-related recruitment. Conrad are one of our few Tier 1 preferred suppliers for the recruitment of site and other construction staff. Whilst I have only worked with Conrad on these roles, they have also supported other areas of the business on engineering roles. Whilst I have been working with Conrad for 9 months, since I joined (omitted), the HR team and Technical Directors have been partnering with them for a number of years. 
From my direct involvement with Stuart, I find that he has sought to fully understand the roles we are recruiting for, and to grasp the intricacies of our requirements such that he has been able to consistently provide high quality candidates for consideration. Since working together, Stuart has managed to help us fill some difficult roles where we have previously been struggling to find the right talent. Stuart has demonstrated tenacity and commitment to meeting our needs, and whilst he must work with a number of clients, we certainly feel a personal and dedicated touch. 
Stuart and the Conrad team have become trusted recruitment partners, and we hope that the relationship continues in the future. 
UK House Builder
Guy Dugdale proved to be tenacious in my recent extended search for a senior project manager. He was very attentive to my specific needs and ultimately proved successful in finding the right candidate.
Ross Gates, Partner - RLF (Robinson Low Francis)
We have been working with Conrad Consulting for over 10 years, and have found this to be a very useful relationship in the complicated and ever changing recruitment market.

In recent years we have used Conrad Consulting exclusively to target many positions for our organisations from Graduate level to Associate Level. Their ability to understand our business and cultural needs enables the right candidates to be identified, and we are able to robustly and efficiently find the right people.

Compared to a lot of other recruiters we have used we find that Conrad Consulting are not overly aggressive in their approach, and are very friendly whilst retaining their professional integrity. So much so that we see them as an integral part of our business to be able to attract the best talent in our sector.

We have tried many ways of recruiting and whilst a standard advertisement and interview process would be economically efficient it is also very time consuming, therefore we find that by using Conrad Consulting it can save us time and money to find the exact talent for us.
Michael Feather, Director - Bowman Riley Architects
Darryl is the best in his industry! A real professional and excellent attention to detail. He really understood my needs and requirements as well as the candidates fit for purpose and matched experience. He knows the sector so well, I'm sure he could carry out half the roles himself. A very personable guy and always kept him in the loop and up to date with all leads. I will continue to have a long relationship with him for sure.
Stephen Dellow - The Stilwell Partnership, part of Patrick Parsons
James worked tirelessly to assist me with the recruitment of a quantity surveyor for our company, James was very co-operative and patient in the search to find us the right candidate. The communication skills used were excellent and nothing was too much trouble, thank you James, I would recommend the services of Conrad Consulting without hesitation
Andrew Bardon, Technical Director - Align Property Partners
We have worked with Conrad Consulting for 9 years and have built up an excellent relationship of mutual trust and respect. For the last few years when recruitment needs have been lower we chose to solely work with Conrad Consulting. They know our business and the needs of each of our offices and we only receive CVs that match those requirements.
Jane Saynor, HR Manager - Clancy Consulting
Over the last three years we have been steadily building an exceptional team of professional Architects in our Leeds Studio. Box Architects have an ambitious programme of growth ahead of us and ensuring we only attract the very best talent in the region is an essential ingredient to our business success.

Ensuring we get the best support and advice available as we make these strategic growth decisions is incredibly important for us and we are therefore particularly careful about who we trust to support our business in this critical area.

James at Conrad Consulting has worked with us on the appointment of numerous new positions across all levels of experience. He has taken the time to comprehensively understand our business, our culture and our requirements and this detailed knowledge allows him to strategically place candidates with us whom we can be confident will easily integrate into our culture and our practice.

James has proven over the years to be honest and fair and we consider him an integral part of our ongoing business success. For any Architectural practice seeking a similar path of growth to the one we continue to pursue, I would highly recommend you partner with James at Conrad Consulting to support you in your endeavours as we have done.
Graham Place, Director - Box Architects
I have involved Conrad Consulting in the structural engineering recruitment needs of Cundall at all staff levels since its formation as a recruitment consultant. We do so because they have shown us they understand the needs of our business and have been able to provide excellent candidates for our consideration which has helped us shorten the time we need to spend on recruitment. We have enjoyed the ability to have honest, open and trusting interaction and importantly a friendly approach particularly with the business owner, Graham Ventham. Amongst the large pool of such consultants, but unlike most, we have continued to use Conrad Consulting since they have proved their continual ability to fulfil our needs in a personable way that makes the difficult process that little bit more enjoyable.
Gary Rollison, Partner – Cundall
Conrad provided Arcus with a very professional and responsive service during our recent recruitment process. James Wade took time to understand our needs and provided us with candidates to enable us to fill our vacancies swiftly and I would highly recommend Conrad to other organisations similar to ourselves.
Clive Sellers, Managing Partner - Arcus Consulting LLP
Conrad Consulting and Gary Gabriel Associates have worked very well together over many years. We like people who are highly professional, self-motivated and self-disciplined but who know how and when to have fun. Graham has the great knack of finding them.
James Wallace - Practice Manager at Gary Gabriel Associates
Rees at Conrad Consulting has been assisting us with our recruitment for nearly a year and during that time he has provided us an excellent service, resulting in our company recruiting brilliant new Quantity Surveyors.
 
Through his in depth knowledge of the Construction industry, Rees very quickly gained a full understanding of our requirements and has been able to match those requirements to skilled and qualified individuals in the job market. 
 
He is very proactive about finding out as much detail as possible about each candidate to qualify their suitability for our vacancies, which has been a massive help in our decision making process and has saved us a lot of time. 
 
As a result of the service Rees has provided, we use Conrad Consulting as our sole provider of recruitment services for all our Construction related vacancies.
Chloe Wilkie - Business Development & Marketing Manager
Through our dealings with Conrad Consulting, we have always received an excellent, efficient and personal service. On the Structural recruitment side, I have personally dealt with Nick Grayston over many years. Nick always goes about his job with a smile and always goes the extra mile to ensure that the recruitment process goes ahead seamlessly. Thank you
Richard Gillespie, Director - Christie Gillespie Consulting Engineers
I started working with Ruth when my company experienced a period of growth during 2018. We had previously had some bad experiences working with some recruitment agencies and so were naturally cautious to start a relationship. However Ruth made the effort to visit our offices to meet both myself and the Managing Director and sought to establish what our company were about and what we were looking for. As a result Ruth has managed to fill numerous vacancies for us, and the quality of the candidates that she sends our way has been exceptional. In addition to this, Ruth has sound knowledge of the construction industry and has been a great help to me personally since I joined the industry.
Amy Upton, HR Manager - JPJ Installations
Conrad Consulting is the leader of the class in Civil and Structural Engineering recruitment. Whether you’re recruiting or looking for a position, Graham should be your first port of call.
Philip Kwan, Technical Director - Sinclair Johnston & Partners
I have worked with Conrad Consulting for many years now and have always been very impressed with their professional service and high calibre of candidates. Conrad Consulting have acquired a good understanding and knowledge of our business during our working relationship, meeting our requirements every time in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
David Sharp, Director - Meinhardt Group
Over the years we have worked closely with a number of Recruitment Consultants but Stuart’s approach to finding us not just ‘a’ new member of staff, but the ‘right’ member of staff was refreshing. Stuart asked us specifically who we were after, why, and took the time to understand our business and requirements. We were really pleased with the candidates he put forward as they were already personalities that would work within our business which led to successful job offers being made for 2 different positions, and as such we look forward to working further with Stuart and Conrad Consulting.
Steve Duffy - Director at HNW Architects
After a competitive vetting and selection process, we partnered with Conrad Consulting to provide assistance with selecting and appointing an Associate Architect, as a new member of our Senior Management Team. This was a senior appointment within our practice and we were extremely keen to ensure we were being given the very best advice and support.

Conrad provided an exceptional level of service and assembled an impressive shortlist of potential candidates, all of whom were highly qualified and suitably experienced. They used innovative social media techniques and carefully considered opportunity literature to reach such a wide pool of candidates, which ultimately led to us successfully appointing our new Associate.

We value our continuing relationship with Conrad and are still working with them as our preferred partner when trying to find suitably qualified candidates to complement our growing team.
Jonathan Hunter, Partner - GSS Architecture
James Wade was extremely attentive, professional and listened well to our requirements in order to source us with the right calibre of candidate.  We would have no hesitation in recommencing Conrad Consulting in assisting with your recruitment needs.
Toni Kelly - Office Manager at Stainforth Construction
I had used Conrad Consulting for many years when I needed staff for my team. Graham only ever sent through a few selected CV’s, but they were always worth seeing, and I took on several excellent candidates through this route. So when it was my turn to look for a job, choosing Graham as my consultant seemed the obvious choice. Professional and hard-working, with a good knowledge of key players in the market, he worked with me over a period of months and arranged a series of interviews that led to several offers. Always discrete, he was able to secure a deal on my behalf and, six months on, the new job is working out well. I would have no hesitation in using Conrad Consulting again as employer or candidate.
Stephen Beggs - Capita
Alan Jeffrey, Partner - Pellings
I have a longstanding relationship with Conrad Consulting who have always maintained a thorough understanding of the nature of our business and our needs when tasked with specific capability requirements for our recruitment. Conrad Consulting and particularly Graham Ventham have always been honest, enthusiastic and very professional in the performance of their service. They have always endeavoured to match high quality candidates with specific positions we have targeted. Regular communication has also demonstrated that they are very much aware of the pervading market conditions and have a very good ‘finger on the pulse’ without the need to overstate sentiment in the broader design consultancy business. Above all Conrad Consulting’s attention to detail, knowledge and trustworthy service make them the leading recruiting agency that I turn to when recruitment outside our business is contemplated.
Steve Prichard, Business Unit Director - Aecom

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