“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 Recruitment Team
The Sphere Solutions Recruitment Team 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.
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.
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.
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 the growth and development of individuals and the business as a whole.
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.
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.
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 for winning business with both regional and national contractors on both small schemes to £multi-m major projects, excellent and thorough customer service delivered through communication and market understanding.
Dave was Sphere’s first recruit, joining the company in 2006.
Dave 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.
Associate Director and 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, knowledgable and resourceful as a recruiting partner for the South West.
Our Cardiff Team
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Trades & Labour consultant with 13 years experience within the construction sector, supplying both main contractor and sub-contractors with construction and M&E 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.
Giles has worked in Construction Recruitment for the past 13 years, predominantly in regards to the supply of ‘White Collar’ staff across the Wales and South West regions. His remit is to supply high quality construction professionals to a wide range of businesses including various SME’s and major contractors. Throughout his career he has been able to cement long term relationships with numerous construction companies and prides himself on being able to source the right candidate first time, which is integral in such a competitive market.
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.
A Consultant with nearly a decade of experience within the Technical, Engineering and M&E sectors, who operates with roles on a temporary and permanent basis. Delivering Management, Commercial and Supervisory level staffing solutions along with traditional M&E trades.
Ryan’s client base includes main contractors, as well as regional subcontractors, and these relationships have been built upon a foundation of key account development and relationship management whilst providing an honest, efficient and knowledgeable service that is value for money.
Sam has been working within specialist recruitment for the past 7 years, focusing mainly in the construction, retail and fit out sector. He prides himself on hard work in assisting both candidates and clients on any resource challenges they have
After two promising years’ experience in the industry, Jon has joined our white collar freelance team as Consultant. He has adopted a strong bias in the provision of Site Managers, Engineers and Commercial staffing to the building sector with regional contractors. Jon has additionally made an impact on the Rail sector, placing candidates in site and office based roles.
Jon has a bright future with Sphere, having built a good reputation with candidates and clients alike, and works swiftly with good results.
Vinnie is a specialist recruitment consultant for Trades & Labour with over 4 years’ construction recruitment experience. Sourcing temporary tradesmen across South Wales and the South West of England. Honest and clear communication has resulted in an excellent working relationship with candidates and clients alike.
As one of our most established consultants, Andrew has worked in the Freelance Blue Collar market for almost two decades.
His key strengths include speed of delivery and commitment to providing consistently high quality service.
Ed works in our Cardiff office, supplying white collar permanent workers across South Wales.
Aneurin has over 5 years’ experience supporting a number of retail, leisure and shop fitting customers on a National basis. He has provided exceptionally qualified Shopfitting tradesmen on various projects such as Tesco, Nandos, Starbucks, Pure Gyms, Frankie and Bennies, Premier Inns, JD Wetherspoons and many more.
Luke joined Sphere in January looking for a career change, after 5 years in event management. He specializes in the commercial fit-out sector, providing freelance and permanent white collar staff.
After a background in stock broking and running a successful business, Tom joined Sphere in order to pursue a career in recruitment. He prides himself on delivering exceptional results and is committed providing a speedy and efficient service to clients and candidates.
After a 7 year long career in education recruitment, Nick joined our trades and labour team in order to apply his knowledge to his passion of construction.
He enjoys the fast pace of recruitment and prides himself on his excellent relationship building ability.
Luke joined Sphere in February 2017 as a recruitment resourcer for our trades and labour division. He enjoys relationship building with candidates from various different backgrounds and is very efficient in looking for suitable candidates. Luke’s operates with 100% honesty and aims to deliver an exceptional service to candidates and clients alike.
After 4 years of experience in industrial recruitment, Emily joined Sphere Solutions earlier this year. She is exceptionally detail-orientated and is dedicated to putting her clients and candidate’s need at the forefront of her work. Her client’s say that she deliver’s reliable results through her effective working relationships that she has built.
Our Devon & Cornwall Team
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 candidates 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.
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 £1m up to £200m.
With over 8 years’ experience in the Construction Recruitment industry, Ryan’s extensive knowledge and experience allows him to effectively and rapidly match candidates to our client’s needs and requirements.
Raquel joined the team as a Trainee in January 2015, earning her stripes in the Freelance Commercial market.
As one of our rising stars, Raquel won our prestigious Consultant of the Year award 6 months into her traineeship, testament to her tenacity and intuitive work ethic. Raquel was promoted to Senior Consultant in May 2017. She continues to demonstrate her abilities with an honest approach to business. She has built up strong business links across the Devon and Cornwall network and continues to shine.
Leanne is based in our Plymouth Office and has 5 years’ experience in Support & Care providing recruitment services to charities, local authorities and housing associations. She also offers a unique, free temp-to-perm service to clients.
Aimee has worked in construction recruitment for around a year and a half, demonstrating excellent attention to detail whilst working. She prides herself on her determination and creativity when sourcing candidates.
With a background in the armed forces, time keeping and organisation are second nature to Aimee, which is reflected in the consistently high results that she delivers.
Abbie started off in recruitment in March 2016 as an apprentice recruitment adviser and joined Sphere in March 2017. She aims to deliver an exceptional service to candidate’s and clients, understanding the importance of honesty and clear communication.
Our Bristol Team
Simon has worked in the construction industry for 14 years, with 9 of that being in recruitment. This extensive experience within the industry has enabled him to create a strong database of reliable trades labour. Simon prides himself on his honesty and enjoys the fast-paced environment of freelance recruitment.
Jack is an experienced consultant with 8 years’ experience recruiting for the construction industry. He has a professional working manner, as well as extensive industry experience, enabling him to deliver a quality service all-round.
Taylor has worked in our Bristol office since July 2017, with a background in health & safety and customer service. After working as a NEBOSH course co-ordinator, she has an in depth understanding of construction worker compliance.
Our Support Team
Charlotte joined our Cardiff office as a receptionist after several years of working in the hotel industry. She works closely with the business support team and is a first point-of-contact for many people involved in the business. Charlotte’s high attention to detail helps the smooth running on the company administration team.
With a background working as an Administrator / Receptionist working front of house for the Welsh Local Government Association, Leanne decided to take a 5 year career break to raise her son. Leanne then joined Sphere in mid 2016 as the front of house for reception, formatting CV’s, dealing with daily compliance and working closely alongside the business support team.
With 10 years industry experience, Vikki currently manages the company business support 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.
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 for both clients and candidates.
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.
Payroll Controller with over 20 years 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 this field has been instrumental in streamlining the payroll process to ensure optimum delivery of service.
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 sets himself, and is committed to delivering exceptional service and reporting information for analysis.
Credit Control Clerk with over 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 external clients alike.
Credit Control Clerk with more than 7 years’ experience in Credit Control with a background in the steel industry (CELSA). Sarah has previously worked in various roles within the financial sector including Travelex and Lloyds TSB.
Sarah joined the Sphere team in 2015 and has shown dedication to ensuring cash collections are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner. She utilises her extensive knowledge in the legalities involved in providing a credit facility and has a wealth of experience in dealing with a large volume of clients including blue chip companies.
Linda works closely with the Finance Director to process all Accounts Payable, 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.
Taylor joined the team in 2016 after moving from a blue-chip company. With nearly two years experience of marketing, and a background in event management, she is committed to communicating the values we hold here at Sphere.
With over 25 years experience with the HMRC, Karen has an excellent understanding of how to operate legally and honestly. She joined us in 2016 and is already an integral part of the payroll team.
With 6 years experience as a supervisor in the customer service sector, Nina joined Sphere in 2016. Nina maintains, updates and monitors the quality of information on our database, demonstrating determination and a thorough attitude.
She provides system support and helps us operate as efficiently and fairly as possible.