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 recruit@spheresolutions.co.uk, or call one of our regional offices:

Cardiff       02920 813331

Bristol        01173 250352

Plymouth   01752 421888

Management Team

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 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. As Area Director for the South West, Rob is responsible for managing the implementation of all business strategies, compliance, talent acquisition, human resources, business development, setting and achieving of financial objectives and general day to day management of the region for Sphere.  Rob has a wealth of local knowledge with long standing relations with many blue chip, regional and local contractors alike.

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

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.

Consultants

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.

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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 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.

Giles Wilson, Consultant - Technical

Giles Wilson, Consultant – Technical

Ryan Hill, Consultant - Mechanical & Electrical

Ryan Hill, Consultant – Mechanical & Electrical

Maintenance Consultant with over 13 years construction experience within the South West region. I have supplied national, regional and local building maintenance contractors, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Schools, Universities, NHS Trusts and Prisons.  Having specialised in Maintenance I understand 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.

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.

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. Gareth 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.

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.

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.

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.

Based from our Plymouth office, I specialise in supplying Trades & Labour operatives to both Main Contractors and Sub-contractors in all types of construction sectors. Contracts varying in size from £1 million up to £200 million. With over 7 years’ experience in the Construction Recruitment Industry my extensive local knowledge and experience allows me to match candidates to our clients’ needs and requirements.

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.

I have worked as Specialist recruiter for over 10 years and provide 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. I recruit temporary, permanent and contract placements across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and currently work with clients providing high volume recruitment particularly within supported housing on specialist contracts.

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 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.

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 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.

 

Trades & labour consultant with 10 years experience supplying Main and Sub-Contractors in the South West region. Having  an excellent knowledge of local labour I have managed to use my vast experience to match our clients needs with the right candidates for each specific projects requirements.

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.

Trades consultant with 5 years experience in the industry working with both main and sub-contractors across the country.  I have built up a loyal client base who have helped me develop throughout my career.  I look forward to building more relationships in the future.

Nathan Ferris, Consultant – Trades & Labour

Trades consultant with 5 years experience in the industry working with both main and sub-contractors across the country.  Nathan has built up a loyal client base that has helped develop his career, and he looks forward to building more relationships in the future.

Sam Cleal

Sam Cleal, Resourcer – Retail

Vinnie Fiera

Vinnie Fiera, Resourcer – Trades & Labour

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Alex Notcutt, Trainee Consultant

Chelsea Smith, Trainee Consultant

Amie Jones

Amie Jones, Trainee Consultant

Support Team

Keith Jones, Payroll Officer

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

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-ordintaor

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

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.

Mandy Davies, Credit Control

Mandy Davies, Credit Control

Joining the team in January 2014, Mandy has a wide range of experience in various customer-focussed fields. She especially enjoys Credit Control which she has been involved in for over 10 years.

Mandy believes in building positive relationships with clients to ensure accounts are kept up to date, any issues are discussed and resolved and prefers a polite, personable and proactive approach to Credit Control.

Linda Hopkins, Accounts Payable

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.

Previously worked within the building maintenance industry in various positions, experience of both domestic and commercial contracts. I understand the importance of following policies and procedures to achieve consistent results. Enthusiastic to assist the companies growth and building its reputation; and believes in supporting colleagues to provide high standards to both our clients and candidates.

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 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

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.