Client testimonials

What our clients say


It’s important that businesses work with a recruitment firm they can trust. Here are clients explaining why they chose James Gray.

James McAlpine: Managing Director at Central Building Contractors 

I was extremely impressed with the manner in which Richard Samuels led and organised the process. I felt very reassured that James Gray had a thorough knowledge of all the key players in the construction industry, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they would improve our business. James Gray managed the entire process both efficiently and professionally and were always available to offer advice, assistance and guidance to both myself and also the candidates. 

 

Neil Robson: Divisional Director at Clancy Consulting

James Gray Recruitment seek to build up an understanding of the company they are representing, and as a result they only offer candidates who they think will fit into working with the company. They make the effort to get to know the company they are representing and seek to find candidates who would fit into that working environment.

 

Peter Forrester: Head of Construction at Keepmoat Homes

James Gray Recruitment give more of a personal approach and look to build a relationship. That works better for me as a person and so they know what I’m looking for.

I frequently tell people that they are the right recruitment company to understand the needs of the client.

 

Stuart McLuggage: Commercial Manager at AMCO

James Gray Recruitment always give me exactly who I’m looking for. If I’m looking for someone with two years experience in a certain trade then I get that specific candidate. They follow the brief.

We’ve just employed someone in Business Development. I identified the specific person I wanted and had previously failed to get them to join us, but James Gray managed to track down my ideal candidate.

 

Craig Paterson: Contracts Manager at T Squared

James Gray Recruitment are professional, good to deal with, in touch with the market, able to meet your needs and good at communicating. 

 

David Lannigan: Senior Ops Manager at Morgan Sindall

I have used James Gray’s services for a number of years to meet the needs of company recruitment requirements. I have always found that Richard and the team take time to listen to the role that we are offering and the type of individual that would fit into the company culture before providing candidates that meet that fit the description.

Their follow-up some months down the line to check on our satisfaction with the person that we employed is something that other recruitment firms could learn from.

Their personal touch sets them apart from their competitors. By taking time to understand not only their clients, but the business of that client, allows them to put forward suitable candidates.

 

Gordon McArthur: Managing Director at WMQ

I have enjoyed working with James Gray Recruitment. They very quickly understand what type of candidate we are looking for, and can always find a couple of choices for the position. They have been our go-to agency for a while now.

 

Alun Rae: Director at Waterman Group

I have worked with James Gray Recruitment for a few years now, and what sets them apart is their honest, patient and trustworthy approach. They are here to build relationships for the long term, and not after a quick sale. The industry is still in a fickle environment and recruitment is still a nervous activity. James Gray recognise this, and appreciate the sensitivities that surround recruitment decisions. We are continually looking at new ways of attracting new talent to the industry and we are working closely with James Gray Recruitment on how we can attract the best candidates to Waterman.

 

Amit Sharma: Associate at RYBKA

James Gray Recruitment have dependable local market knowledge. They have insights on staff availability and references which go beyond the standard HR type details. 

They provide you a personal agent to look after your recruitment needs, the agent keeps in regular contact and provides guidance throughout the process of employing new team members. The level of tailored service and local market knowledge is beneficial.

 

Paul Shankland: Construction Director at Hadden Group

Having used the services of James Gray Recruitment for more than ten years I have always found them to be very professional and have an in-depth knowledge of the current situation within the construction industry. This enables them to provide an excellent service and allows them to match our exact requirements for any vacancies we have.

They always pay close attention to our brief and ask relevant questions to ensure they only present candidates that will fit our needs and do not provide CVs for the sake of it.

It makes the process so much easier as a high level of trust can be built up on two sides.

 

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