Client Testimonials

"Simon Cross has been providing me with a recruitment service for temporary staff for 10 years +.
I have always found that he listens carefully to the employers brief and is invariably successful in finding candidates to meet the requirements.

He has gathered a broad knowledge of the Construction Industry and is also able to support his clients in developing the precise requirements of their recruitment needs.

His polite and amiable manner enables him to maintain a close and regular contact in order that his candidates performances are reviewed, and that his services are on hand to meet the ever changing needs of his clients' business."

Simon James - Area Manager, Warings Contractors Limited

"Simon has consistently recruited Freelance technical construction staff for me since 2001; mostly freelance but I have also engaged the odd person on a temp – perm basis. I have always found that Simon is good at taking on board the type of individual I am looking for and on the whole delivers with a good degree of success. I find that Simon is honest about the knowledge of his candidates and gives me as much information as he can about the individual in order to make me feel comfortable that the candidate meets the specification I originally out lined to him.

All in all I trust Simon and this is important as it means I can give him the information and know that 9 times out of 10 he will deliver the right person."

Simon Frawley - Project Director, Galliford Try

"Harvey Jacob have recruited for ISG Pearce, a leading Retail and Regional Construction business, on a regular basis since 2000. Our Regional business covers General Contacts, Major Projects and Affordable Housing delivering projects in the range of £500,000 - £25 million. Within these teams we carry out Health, Education, MOD, Commercial and Industrial projects under Traditional, 2 stage negotiated and D&B contracts. We also have teams that cover Retail projects delivering work nationwide for a number of major food and non food clients from £500,000 to £15 million (approximately).

Harvey Jacob have recruited for all of our business sectors over the past 11 years and we feel they understand our organisation and consistently supplies us with high calibre candidates. We find that they match our specific vacancy requirements accurately but also recruits for us proactively by making us aware of candidates he feels will suit and enhance our teams.

Harvey Jacob have successfully carried out recruitment for us from Assistant level to Senior Management positions with a high number of his placements still with us today. They have always been discreet and professional in his approach. Additionally they have worked as an in house recruiter for a 3 month period.

I can only comment on their service to and relationship with ISG Pearce and say that they are highly regarded in our business."

Anita Hill - Group HR Manager, ISG Construction South West

"Harvey Jacob have been supporting me in recruitment since 2000 providing candidates of all levels and experience in the Retail sector. They have an excellent understanding of the sector and the particular skills needed and has developed a strong relationship with my business which allows them to offer the right individuals to fit our particular culture.

Harvey Jacob are always able to react quickly to our ever changing needs and their knowledge of the sector and the marketplace allows them to deliver the right candidates to us every time."

Clive Pople

"In my years as a senior Manager and also a Director of Operations one of the most difficult areas is finding the right candidates for a vacancy, even more difficult is finding the right recruitment company to act on your behalf.

In recent years particularly when I was National Operations Director for the Interiors division at Wates I found Simon Cross very honest about his candidates and was able to profile the individual I was looking for and find the right candidate. I found Simon understands the Construction Industry and its particular requirements making the process easier to deal with.

Simon was professional, understanding and able to accommodate my busy time frames and sets himself apart from  many others in the recruitment industry who on the whole I found pushy and almost like used car salesman."

Bill Osbourne - Operations Director, Primus Interiors

"Simon is a highly dedicated professional who cares about the standard of personnel that he provides to his end user. He researches his staff and matches them to the requirements of the client.

I would always recommend Simon (Harvey Jacob) for your recruitment needs."

Lead Project Manager - William Dixon Interiors

"We have worked with Harvey Jacob for a number of years and found that the candidates they provide have been vetted and selected with our requirements in mind. All have been worth interviewing.

We feel that we can rely on the staff selection provided by Simon’s team and are happy to continue using their services."

Paul Horsburgh - Bulb Interiors

" I am writing to endorse Mr Simon Cross, whom I have known for close to 10 years my experience with Simon has been on a professional standing. I used his services for recruiting staff in the interiors fit out market whilst I was Operations manager with Wates Interiors Limited.

Simon has always dealt with my requests with honesty and sincerity, I trust Simon and the quality of his candidates. Mr Simon Cross is an enthusiastic professional who will go that extra mile in securing the right candidate for the right client. Simon has fully managed the recruitment process for me with his pre interviews which ensure that my time spent at interview is fully productive.

Simon has always integrated well with my management team ensuring that our resource needs are dealt with; you can always count on him. Simon will be an asset to your team and the whole organisation as well."

Stephan Pearce - Wates Interiors

"We have worked with Simon over a number of years now and he has always provided us with a first class Professional service.

He has a very good knowledge of the fit out market and has provided us with some very good candidates over a range of disciplines.

We would not hesitate to recommend Simon and the Harvey Jacob Team."

Tony Davies - Kingly

"Working with Harvey Jacob over the years has been an extremely positive experience.

Our brief is continually changing and their efforts to understand and adapt to our needs, has clearly been represented in the quality of people they have sent us.

We look forward to continuing our business with them over the coming years”

Clive Yorath

"I have been using Simon Cross for recruitment for the past five years and cannot praise his service highly enough. Simon’s greatest strength for me is sitting down and listening to our requirements and understanding what we are looking for in our staff.

Simon’s extensive knowledge of the construction industry also allows him to understand both how our business operates and the specific requirements of the position available, in doing so he never fails to deliver the highest calibre candidates.

Simon is proactive in his approach often putting forward candidates he feels are a perfect fit for the company as well as advertising our business to potential staff as if it were his own. He is always honest and never  makes contact unnecessarily. This along with his straightforward, hardworking and professional method of recruiting sets him apart from many others in the industry.”

RIchard Brewer - Managing Director, Magrock Ltd

What our Clients and Candidates say...

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