I have only worked with James for 1-2 years and came across him by reputation, I was told he was an excellent recruiter with a good grasp of local candidates and that he provided a good quality service. I am pleased that James actually exceeded expectations! I approached James to assist me in finding a Project Manager for our Devon region. James only sent me two CV’s of candidates both of whom were exactly matched to the specification he took from me when he came down to see me to discuss the vacancy in more detail. Both candidates were worth interviewing and we employed one of the candidates introduced via James.
James has a very good understanding of the construction market and all the people within it. I have since used James on several occasions and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.
I have worked with James Kingston over a number of years and he has provided a consistently high standard of service in securing suitable temporary and permanent candidates for various vacancies for me in the South West. I look forward to continuing to work with James in the future.
I have worked with James in various guises, be it permanent recruitment or for contract roles and have always found him to be the complete professional. For example, in order to streamline the process of recruiting contract site managers I needed to set in place a new system to be able to cope with the demand and with James’ support and advice, this made the whole process much easier and less stressful and meant we were able to make cost savings along the way too!
James supplied a number of permanent candidates into a fast paced business and literally dozens of contractors over the three years that we worked closely. The candidates were all high quality and reliable and James took the time to listen to and understand our needs as a business. I find him extremely easy to get along with, you can rely on James to be honest and up front I have great trust and confidence in James’ abilities as a recruiter and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
I was contacted by James as he had come across my CV that I uploaded to the internet literally days before, he was very friendly and genuinely interested in not just my qualifications but my work history and me as a person. From this initial conversation I was amazed how many people we both new and had worked with in the industry. James already had a position in mind and set about getting me interviewed. This happened so quickly two weeks later I was interviewed at Kingston Barnes offices in Bristol, one week later I was back for the second interview and offered the position of a Site Manager.
Unlike many recruitment services out there, Kingston Barnes knows what its clients needs are; of both those recruiting and those looking for a new career. They are both efficient and genuinely interested in getting the right people in the right position. James is a great guy who would put any one at ease before an interview. I will definitely recommend Kingston Barnes to anyone who is serious about finding a new career.
James has an outstanding knowledge of his market sectors and is my only point of contact when seeking an employment opportunity. I have known James in excess of 6 years and find his attitude towards candidates is very personable and as a candidate you feel as though you aren’t just a number and a means to a commission. James is very thorough in sourcing the right position and meticulous in ensuring all parties are kept well informed. I would recommend James to anyone seeking career opportunities in construction and shall continue to use his expertise in my own career development.
James is able to understand effectively what our business needs are and can match high calibre candidates to the skills sets, experience, and qualifications required. James has responded very quickly to our ever changing business needs for both permanent and contract staff and has always delivered on tight timescales.
James is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We are very impressed with the results and the candidates have made successful additions to our team.