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Getting to know us

Our experienced team of recruiters are passionate about what they do. If you are recruiting or looking for strategic, impartial and practical advice on how to grow your business, attract staff and generally be better at what you do then please do get in touch.

Faisal Ahmed

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Construction

Faisal Ahmed

Bradley Wood

Apprentice Recruitment Consultant

Bradley Wood

Sallie Cutts

Recruitment Consultant - Construction

Sallie Cutts

Matt Wainwright

Head of Construction

Matt Wainwright

John Ashcroft

Managing Consultant - Construction

John Ashcroft

What people say about us

What people say about us

John Ashcroft

John Ashcroft

“John has successfully assisted us in filling a number of key positions and continues to work with the business as it grows.  He is keen to fully understand our business plan and long term requirements and work more strategically in the search for talent. He is straightforward and honest to deal with, communicates effectively with honesty and transparency throughout the process. I remain satisfied with the service I have received from John and look forward to working with him further”CEO £100M T/O Contracting Organisation

“I have been dealing with John now for a number of years, he is professional, polite, friendly, and his knowledge of the industry is second to none. I called John recently looking for a career change and within 48 hours, not only had he arranged an interview for me, I had a confirmed offer in writing. Absolutely fabulous and I am looking forward to starting my new job soon” – Plant Manager – S&I Groundworks

“I first met john 8 years ago as a candidate and he managed to place me on the back of the first interview he sent me to. Now several years later I still deal with John but to recruit people into my current company. The vast majority of people I have interviewed from John have received a job offer, I cannot recommend John and the work he has done for me over the years strongly enough.” – Pre-Construction Manager at Careys Civil Engineering

“It was a great experience working with John. He actually makes things happen, not sell you a lot of fake promises like other agents. It was very easy working with him. No time wasted: one phone call, one interview, one email with the job offer, one perfect job archived; all in less then 24 hours! Looking forward to start at my new workplace. Thank you John.” – Senior Structural Engineer at Ground Construction ltd

“John has provided recruitment services to us for a number of years and pays particular attention to detail when it comes to listening to his client’s needs and understanding the job role, and the preferred candidate that the client seeks. With real commitment and effort made through the search process only those that meet the requirements are put forward making the interview stage very effective. Would recommend John to anyone seeking support and advice on opportunities or recruitment in the construction industry.” – Operations Manager – M&J Evans Construction

“John is a conscientious recruiter with drive to broaden his work opportunities by piercing the market. He creates a firm understanding of his candidates skills and demeanour and uses this to ensure he is centralizing his focus in the correct range of roles and clients .His communication is clear and encouraging. John has done great work on my behalf and I can seriously recommend him.”Senior Project Manager – A J Morrisroe & Sons Ltd

Matt Wainwright

Matt Wainwright

“Matt has proven to be a driven professional with a deep knowledge of the industry. He has assisted me to successfully recruit staff on numerous occasions and has more recently helped me with my own career move. I can highly recommend him.” Commercial Director Glassolutions

“Matt has delivered professional advice to me with an in-depth knowledge of market conditions. We have recruited based on good quality candidates that Matt has offered. I can highly recommend him to deliver results in a professional manner.” – Head of Facades Lendlease

“Matt is a pleasure to deal with. Very professional approach, he gave me excellent information and insight throughout the process of interviews and meetings regarding the Company and position I was applying for. 
I highly recommend Matt when looking to further your career.” – Site Manager

“I have found Matt Wainwright very helpful as he always looks after my professional career and personal interest by finding me positions with best rates and suitable to travel to.
Highly recommended recruiter.” – Construction Site manager at Prater Ltd

“Just a few words to say thank you for all your help ,advice and support given over the years . Nicholas Associates have always acted in a professional and friendly manner throughout my time. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial future . Thanks Again.” – Site Manager

“Matt has assisted in placing a few positions for us now , he is keen to fully understand our longer term requirements and work more strategic.” – Managing Director at Alucraft UK

Faisal Ahmed

Faisal Ahmed

“In looking for a new position for myself, Faisal was able to identify suitable opportunities and provide options that suited my career aspirations and development. He kept me fully informed during the process and ensured that I was well represented in discussions with possible employers. I would recommend Faisal to candidates and employers alike.” – Jason Smith, Client Commercial Director at Costain Group PLC

Faisal’s knowledge and understanding of his field is a huge benefit to any Client wishing to use his services. Along with his undeniable hunger, he has always been professional, organised and positive. I would recommend Faisal to any Contractor looking for good employees to join their organisation. – Will Robinson, Commercial Director at Red7Marine

“I had the absolute pleasure of working with Mohammed last year when I had a number of critical commercial vacancies that i needed assistance with. He was instrumental in placing several key hires into the business. His ability and market knowledge are fantastic, and not only highly impressed myself but several of the directors that were involved in the hiring process. Mohammed always religiously sticks to the process, which sadly isn’t always a given with agencies. On a personal level he is also very easy to get along with, very friendly and nothing is to much trouble for him. I can’t rate him highly enough simply superb!”- Andrea Barnes, Recruitment Manager at Balfour Beatty CSUK

Samantha Shaw

Samantha Shaw

“We all struggled during Covid and I found myself unemployed for the first time in 22 years. I will not forget Sam’s call and in fact after I emailed: Hi Sam, thank you so much for your time today. Just to be able to speak to someone for so long was so nice (let me know how much it is for the counselling session). I had several job offers on the go but Sam was so positive. Sam is the type of person we need when the days are dark and the chips are down. Thank you Sam” – Technical Design Manager

After being let down by another agency, Sam was recommended to me as being the ideal person to help with our requirements for tradespeople. She took the time to really understand our business and it’s values, which has been demonstrated in the number of successful placements she has already made with us. Sam has a fantastic knowledge of the industry and is always readily available to give honest and sound advice regarding our staffing requirements. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone needing support or advice with their recruitment. – Head of Housing & Property

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