Candidate Testimonials

"I have known Simon Cross since 1999 as a recruiter and have always found him to be committed to his clients and to his employees. He always seeks a high calibre of employees in order to provide an excellent service for his clients.

He is approachable and always available for his employees and works very hard to find them employment even in difficult times.

I rate his professionalism and his friendship very highly and he is always my first choice for finding me suitable employment."

Javad Hejazi

"While I have been working for Simon Cross I have been in the very fortunate position. Due to what I would like to think was a good pairing of client requirements and the placement of a manager, Simon has managed to keep me in work even through this credit crunch.

I have been working for Simon now continuously since 2007 and am pleased to say that Simon has a very good reputation with his clients for providing the right personnel for their needs.

For my part meeting Simon and working on a freelance basis through his business has been the best career choice I have made. I have had the opportunity to work along side some of the best in the industry. I myself have worked on Two projects with a contract value of 20 Million plus.

On the last major project I was involved in I was asked by the Construction Manager if Simon could provide additional managers to assist with the project, I was joined by two other Managers to assist, one in the role of finishing manager and a further site manager to assist with the M+E. Both the managers had been with working or known to Simon for a number of years and both proved to be a success, one of the managers is already on another project with me for the same contractor.

To close, Simon is a professional recruiter with many experienced personnel at hand, and it is a pleasure to work with his business and be part of their success."

Stuart Hill

"I was made redundant Xmas 2008 at the height of the economic crisis. I contacted many agents but due to the volume of candidates that were made redundant, agencies were overloaded and weren’t too interested and helpful in finding me a new role. Numerous phone calls and emails were left unanswered. However, I found Simon Cross would regularly update me with perspective job opportunities and was very swift in returning my phone calls.

Simon was also very particular in matching my skill set with the clients requirements – this ensured that no time was wasted putting me across to a prospective employer who were looking for something else! (Happens very often). I was quite lucky that shortly after speaking to Simon, he found me a job which I am still enjoying!"

Garry Lam - Quantity Surveyor

"I have worked for Simon previously and he has kept me employed almost continuously since 2007 and in that time he regularly visits me on the various sites to see that I was ok and to get a feel for the project. Simon is always on call for any problems he can help with and I look forward to working with Harvey Jacob for years to come."

Steve I'Anson - Site Manager

"Harvey Jacob's knowledge of professional construction recruitment in the retail sector is second to none. They not only understands the need of our business, enabling them to find the right candidates with the right skills and attributes, but they understand me and my own recruitment needs! I won't go anywhere else now."

Jenny Raison

"Have used Harvey Jacob on several occasions at his previous Company and more recently at Harvey Jacob. I have hired from Harvey Jacob in the past and been satisfied with some very good candidates. I have also been thankful for their help when I have found myself looking for work."

Andrew Moore

"I have used Harvey Jacob as both a candidate and a client, as a candidate I found Harvey Jacob's knowledge and information on the role and company in question to be comprehensive with specific reference points on why the role would suit my strengths, what parts of the role and company would be challenging and what my career progression would be.

Since accepting the role I have gone back to Harvey Jacob on 2 occasions to successfully fill strategic, senior roles for my business.

I’ve found them to be honest and accurate about the respective candidate’s strengths and weaknesses."

Richard Price - Operations Director, Midas Construction

"Simon and Harvey Jacob have found and kept me in contracts since he started the company back in 2007 finding me suitable roles within good contractors ranging from the large to small. I have known Simon since around the year 2000 when he worked as a Senior Manager for Hill McGlynn. Simon / Harvey Jacob always conduct themselves in a fair, professional and consultative manner and I hope the working relationship continues. I would highly recommend him."

William Lowe

"I have known Harvey Jacob for over 13 years and they have helped me in securing 2 jobs with local contractors. They are usually the first person I call if I need a change in jobs as they know who is recruiting, the market, the area and the people who would be running the interview so you get a good in site to prepare. Always phones up for a chat to see how things are going so it not a case of get the finder’s fee and running."

Paul Taylor

"I found Harvey Jacob to be very professional and an expert in their field. I would not hesitate to work with them again."

Michelle Valvona

What our Clients and Candidates say...

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Harvey Jacob
White Building Studios
1-4 Cumberland Place
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 2NP

T: 01425 612494
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