“Sphere Solutions are our provider of choice for permanent and freelance recruitment. Their culture of honesty, openness and confidentiality coupled with strong knowledge of the industry provides us with confidence that we will secure the most suitable candidate available. Always ensuring the scope of the position is clearly understood from the beginning allows Sphere to provide tailored candidate short-lists and that the process is effective and efficient. Of the Sphere candidates positioned within our business today, all have been successful for both us (Kier) and the candidate.”
Our team at Sphere Solutions is made up of experienced, well-trained consultants, managers & support staff who have worked for large, internationally recognised recruitment companies, as well as smaller, independent regional recruiters. All Sphere Solutions employees receive regular training and are up-to-speed with the latest market information.
Sphere Solutions was set up with the aim of building a reputable construction recruitment company that was focused on delivering quality. After 10 successful years, Sphere Solutions is regarded as the first and often the only choice for many clients and candidates within the industry.
The team that has been built at Sphere Solutions is made up of friendly, knowledgeable and driven individuals who all share a common belief in providing an excellent service for our candidates and clients.
For further information, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call one of our regional offices:
Cardiff 02920 813331
Bristol 01173 250352
Plymouth 01752 421888
James Hughes, Managing Director
An experienced recruiter, James set up Sphere with the sole aim of building a reputable specialist recruitment consultancy. 10 years on James is now at the helm of a first class team of people driving Sphere to the forefront of construction staffing solutions.
James Parsons, Commercial Director
Co-founder of Sphere Solutions, James’ vision was to deliver strategic staffing solutions and develop innovative recruitment solutions through commitment to continuous improvement and investment in staff.
Chris Williams, Finance Director
Chris has been a Finance Director in industry for the past 18 years. Chris’ role at Sphere is principally that of financial management and strategy. He manages a team of 5 and together they deliver the back office function to support the growing freelance and permanent business.
Helen Rosborough, Operations Director
Renowned for her strategic and growth planning abilities, Helen oversees all development and operational aspects of Sphere’s business. With an engineering background and 14 years experience specifically within construction recruitment, Helen is committed to enabling continuous positive change to facilitate growth and development of individuals and the business as a whole
Ed Ongley, Freelance Director
An experienced Civil Engineering consultant operating on a national remit, Ed prides himself on in-depth market knowledge and service delivery as a go-to person for candidates and clients alike.
Ed joined Sphere in 2007 with a well-respected reputation in winning business with both regional and national contractors on both small schemes to £mm major projects, excellent and thorough customer service in terms of quality, communication and market understanding.
Rob Bennett, Area Director
Rob has over 15 years construction recruitment experience covering freelance and permanent placements. Rob has delivered recruitment campaigns for all types of contractors to include; civil engineering, new build residential, social housing and main contracting for SME’s through to Blue Chip contractors.
Rob has a wealth of local knowledge with long standing relationships with many blue chip, regional and local contractors alike.
David Jones, Associate Director
Appointed by Sphere 9 years ago, David currently manages the Cardiff office, which covers a number of disciplines on both a regional and national basis. He has worked within construction recruitment for the past 15 years, and considers his key strengths to be relationship management and his determination to succeed.
Gavin Howells, Principal Consultant – Rail & Infrastructure
Principal Consultant with 18 years industry experience (12 years within construction recruitment), Gavin places a big emphasis on quality. His primary role is the development of the Rail & Civil Engineering division, providing technical & professional recruitment nationally for a varied client base, both main contractors & specialist sub-contractors, on a temporary and permanent basis.
Amanda Watts, Senior Consultant – Trades & Labour
Trades & Labour Consultant with 13 years experience within the construction sector, supplying both main contractor and sub-contractors with construction and mechanical and electrical staff. Amanda has client relationships that span the duration of her career and she prides herself on working with honesty and integrity. Her aim is to service requirements professionally and with speed, as is required for this sector.
Stewart Jardine, Senior Consultant – Technical
Stewart’s primary role is the development of the new build housing and property maintenance sector, providing technical/professional recruitment nationally for a varied client base of both main contractors and specialist sub-contractors.
Charlotte Hannaford, Principal Consultant – Trades & Labour
Maintenance Consultant with over 13 years construction experience within the South West region. Charlotte has supplied national, regional and local building maintenance contractors, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Schools, Universities, NHS Trusts and Prisons. Having specialised in Maintenance, she understands the importance of the right candidate for the right job; working in occupied properties and vulnerable situations it is important to make sure candidates have a good understanding of their environment, good customer skills and the ability to work in a safe way.
Gareth Hughes-Williams, Principal Consultant – Technical
Principal consultant with 20 years recruitment experience. Most recently in the Construction industry operating in both the residential and construction sector in the West Country, Gareth has developed strong relationships with national and regional clients across both sectors. He has an in-depth knowledge of the market in which he works, providing top quality process and deliverance. A lateral thinker and effective problem solver, Gareth is professional, insightful, resourceful and trustworthy and is seen by his clients as a true recruitment partner.
Jo Lambert, Principal Consultant – Technical
Principal Consultant with over 13 years construction recruitment experience. Specialising in construction and residential sectors across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, Jo has built long standing relationships with clients and candidates alike and has built a highly successful reputation for having in-depth knowledge of the construction market. Jo is best described as professional, knowledgeable and resourceful as a recruiting partner for the South West.
Ryan Jarvis, Principal Consultant – Trades & Labour
Based in Sphere’s Plymouth office, Ryan specialises in supplying Trades & Labour operatives to both Main Contractors and Sub-contractors in all types of construction sectors on contracts varying in size from £1 million up to £200 million. With over 7 years’ experience in the Construction Recruitment Industry, Ryan’s extensive local knowledge and experience allows him to effectively and rapidly match candidates to our clients’ needs and requirements.
Kirsty Connelly, Senior Consultant – Technical
Kirsty has worked as a Specialist recruiter for over 10 years and provides expert advice to candidates and clients working in both the Public & Private Sectors. Focusing on a Technical Business role covering housing management, supported housing, property & surveying, she recruits temporary, permanent and contract placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and currently works with clients providing high volume recruitment, particularly within supported housing on specialist contracts.
Lauren Fucile, Consultant – Trades & Labour
Lauren has over 4 years construction recruitment experience specialising in the supply of both blue and white collar staff. A specialist in the residential sector, Lauren has also supplied maintenance, sub and main contractors sites.
Raquel Saunders, Trainee Consultant – Technical
Raquel joined the team as a Trainee Consultant in January 2015, earning her stripes in the Freelance Commercial Construction market. She has demonstrated great tenacity with an honest approach to business, and is already forging ahead with some great first year results.
Simon Gardiner, Consultant – Trades & Labour
Trades & Labour consultant with 10 years experience supplying Main and Sub-Contractors in the South West region. Having an excellent knowledge of local labour, Simon has managed to use his vast experience to match Clients’ needs with the right candidates for the specific requirements of each project.
Keith Jones, Payroll Officer
Payroll Controller with over 20 yrs experience of a range of different payroll processes and systems. Keith has worked for a number of high profile companies such as the Welsh Development Agency, BBC Wales, Northgate Arinso; his experience within his field has been instrumental in streamlining the payroll process to ensure optimum delivery of service.
Jakir Hussain, Finance Assistant
Finance Assistant with a 1st class honours degree in accounting and finance. Working in payroll and finance within the organisation, Jak is driven to achieve the goals he continuously set himself and is committed to delivering exceptional service and reporting information for analysis.
Vikki Harries, Support Services Co-ordinator
With 10 years industry experience, Vikki currently manages the company administrative team, as well as overseeing all Compliance-related matters. Working closely with the Management Team, she is also involved with creating and developing the systems, tools and information needed for the business to grow.
Sarah Webb, Credit Control
Credit Control Clerk with 15 years experience with a background in Media and Drug & Alcohol Testing for Social Care. Committed to ensuring cash collections are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner. Sarah has experience of dealing with Key accounts which are vital to the on-going success of the Company, utilising strong communication skills to deal effectively within the Organisation and with external Clients.
Linda Hopkins, Accounts Payable
Linda works closely with the Finance Director to process all Accounts Payable matters, as well as providing executive support to the Directors of the company. Having joined the company in 2006, she is a valued member of the team who has consistently demonstrated her loyalty and commitment to the business.
Anna Cornish, Business Support Administrator
Anna has previously worked within the building maintenance industry in various roles, and has experience of both domestic and commercial contracts. She says following policies and procedures is integral in achieving consistent results. Enthusiastic to assist the company’s growth and building its reputation and believes in supporting colleagues to provide high standards to both clients and candidates.
Kayley Richards, Business Support Administrator
Kayley joined Sphere as an Apprentice Administrator. Over the last 4 years she has worked hard to develop her skills and knowledge within the construction recruitment industry, and is a valued member of the Bristol team. Kayley is primarily responsible for monitoring worker compliance, as well as assisting with various business objectives and projects on a company-wide basis.
Gemma Thomas, Business Support Administrator
With a background in debt finance, Gemma joined Sphere in 2015 as part of our Business Support Team. She is primarily responsible for monitoring worker compliance, as well as assisting with various business objectives and projects on a company-wide basis.