About Granite Search and Selection

I have worked with Granite for over 10 years and am happy to state that they are my agency of choice.  Their approach has always been well balanced in terms of the level of contact, and their access to candidates of all levels is impressive.

 

Whilst my main contact has always been with Toni Camisotti, one of the two founders of the business, I have got to know a number of his staff over the years too.  I've found them all to be professional and diligent with a thorough understanding of the type of candidates I favour.

 

Over the years I have come to believe that Toni is unrivalled when it comes to understanding our market and the people that work in it.  He has without a doubt been a massive support to me as I've grown two businesses and will continue to be so in the future.  He has developed several of his staff to operate in the same way.

 

Taking all this into account I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Granite to any other construction business.

Stuart Johnson, Director - Collins Construction

Granite came highly recommended to Leaders Bespoke. We had many poor experiences of agencies over the years and were reluctance to work with a third party, but we found ourselves in a trap. We simply did not have sufficient time or resource to advertise, review, vet and interview ourselves yet conversely didn’t want to pay a third party agent to do the leg work because of the past experiences.

 

The poor experiences were born from poorly selected candidates who did not match specification, references that were made up and agencies being motivated by higher than necessary salaries, thus driving the recruitment fee.

 

The Granite team listened to my moans and groans, in detail and devised a package trying to meet my needs but exceeded my expectations. A concise plan was formulated and was a success!

 

All in all I am delighted with the service and would happily recommend the Granite personal service.

Jason Ellam-Brown - Leaders Bespoke

As a Candidate looking for a new job opportunity, Granite Search was my first and only port of call. The service, communication and professionalism provided by Granite Search has been first class from start to finish. They have kept me updated at every stage of the process and have been an amazing company to work with.

 

In fact, as an Employer also looking for quality Construction Staff, I would have no hesitation in contacting Granite straight away. Thank you Toni and Sarah!"

LW - Candidate

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to you both for your hard work in arranging interviews and meetings for me whilst I was out of work, you managed to sell me to another company without having even met me! I definitely didn't panic at the concept of being out of work as you were both so helpful and reassuring.
 
My first week has gone well so far and can definitely see myself doing well here - fingers crossed!"

Carys Bagwell - Candidate

I just wanted to drop you a quick line about one of your associates, Stewart Moore. Like many people in the world, I'm very quick to send an email/letter complaining about something, but very, very rarely send an email/letter to praise someone. But I would like to take this opportunity to do so now.

 

To give you a bit of background, I started working as a Freelance Site Manager in July of this year. I do not have a huge amount of experience in the industry and knew that I may struggle to find work. However, eventually I got my first job through your agency and through Stewart Moore in particular. Ever since then the only work I have managed to secure has been through Stewart, despite being registered with numerous agencies. I believe that this can only be down to his hard work in continuously sourcing work and matching candidates to the work available.

 

On a personal note, he consistently maintains contact with me about new contracts available, what he's doing on my behalf to find me work and also, to just see how I am getting on when I am on a contract or not. The great thing about the way he works and handles things, is that it gives me peace of mind that there is at least one agent out there in the world who is actively looking to help, so I know that my next contract is never too far away!!

 

It would be my recommendation that you do everything in your power to keep him within your service.

Joey Bailey - Candidate

Quick email to thank you guys for your assistance in my move I know you get your £ but I don't think people pass on good news and thanks often enough. To let you know I approached a few agencies in this process and from start to finish you were far better than all the competition"

Barry Catherall - Candidate
We instructed Granite to identify and recruit a sales and marketing director in the field of design and build fit out. Due to strong competition for suitable candidates with the relevant experience this was a particularly onerous brief.

Granite undertook the assignment with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. Demonstrating a clear understanding of our brief, they set about the task in a methodical manner and kept us closely informed of progress. Within a month Granite had identified a suitable candidate and were actively involved with and assisted us in agreeing terms and concluding a successful appointment.

In view of the above I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Granite Search and Selection, except of course to one of our competitors!"
Simon Fraser - Managing Partner- PPC

This year has been a good year and I have enjoyed working with you and your team. Next year is looking like it will be another successful year for us, and I am looking forward to working with you again on more assignments.
I wish everyone at Granite a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year."

Mike Curtis - Commercial Director - Blenheim House Construction

I have utilised the services of Granite on many occasions because they are one of the very few agencies that actually know my industry sector inside out and take the time to understand the type of business we are. This leads to a detailed knowledge and understanding of my specific needs and ensures the correct candidates are put forward at whatever level I am recruiting; saving time and money."

Fraser Horne - Operations Director - IOR Group
We have recently used Granite search to place several senior managers positions and source our new Operations Director. They have consistently delivered high quality candidates and do not operate an aggressive sales approach!"
Graham Shaw - Director of Operations - Willmott Dixon

I have used Granite Search and Selection over the past 12 months for a number of key appointments where candidates are required to have bespoke experience. I have been impressed by both the quality of individuals that have been put forward and the proactive approach by the team in finding the right candidate. Granite are my preferred supplier of personnel and I look forward to working further with them."

Paul Sharp - Technical Director - Fit Out - ISG PLC

Over the past few years Granite have become our 'go to' consultants dealing with all our recruitment needs. They have taken the time to understand and take on board our unique demands when it comes to recruitment and have successfully delivered high quality candidates who match our expectations. We look forward to continuing and developing our relationship with Granite.

Aidan Mahoney - Managing Director - Interior Motives International Ltd PLC

Granite's personal approach to sourcing professional managers has made them my 1st point of contact when recruiting the high calibre of services managers we require at Willmott Dixon, their ability to understand our needs and match them to the candidates makes them a hassle free, client friendly recruitment partner."

Darren Border - Senior Services Manager - Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

We have been working with Granite for almost 2 years and they have sourced several quality candidates for us in a difficult market. Their emphasis is on building relationships and finding the right people to match our needs. They have persevered with quality rather than quantity in the interests of building long term trust. They listen, know what we need and don't try to fob us off with what we don't."

Julie Cairns - HR Manager - MaitlandQS

Granite has been a recruitment partner of my choice for the past years, the strong selection of candidates they have provided have certainly been integral to the building of the division within ISG."

David Benson - Divisional Technical Services Manager - Fit Out - ISG PLC

Just wanted to say thank you on behalf of MITIE for your recent work. It has been refreshing to have been able to see candidates who not only are suitable in terms of quality but also meet our brief. It would seem that Granite have already interviewed and filtered each proposition prior to talking to us. This philosophy has saved us time and therefore money, which is greatly appreciated. The appointment of our last candidate has, so far been a great success, he has turned out to be even more capable and trusted than we could have hope for. In this current difficult market we value relationships with organisations such as Granite."

Stuart Pearce - Estimating Manager - MITIE Property Management
Granite Search & Solution have become our recruitment consultant of choice in recent years. The candidates they propose are always of the calibre we require at PIP."
Steve Brewer - Director - PIP Electrics
I have been using the services of Granite Search and Selection for my recruitment needs for a number of years now and have constantly been impressed with their ability to take on board the specific details of a recruitment briefing and then match these with only suitable candidates. The service is certainly about quality not quantity which is vitally important when time is short."
Jason Warren - Director - ISG PLC
Thanks for this, the Associate responsible for our account has been great to deal with. If we have any further needs, of course we will come to you. Thanks again."
Wayne Sampson - Director - Barwin Property Services Limited
Your company has helped me fill a number of challenging freelance and permanent positions recently. The personal and professional service from Granite Search and Selection and their extensive sector knowledge has meant that when CV's are sent through the candidates meet the specification given and this gives genuine choice when selecting candidates for interview."
Paul Oakman - UK Director- Axis Group Building Services
Throughout a difficult period looking for a new position during the recession, Granite persevered with the attitude that the 'right' role was out there for me and that I should not lose faith. At times I did not believe that and took some questionable decisions, however, even then Granite persevered. As I am about to commence a new job procured via Granite, I can say that Granite have been proven right, and I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for their always positive and professional service."
John White - Candidate
I just wanted to thank both Toni Camisotti and James Rutt for all your hard work towards finding me a position over the past weeks. I have found you and your staff to be enthusiastic, informative and extremely professional in the way you conduct business. I am settling in to my new role with Opl Balfour Beatty and looking forward to the challenge of the project at Snowhill Birmingham."
Gary Sones - Candidate
I have only worked with a couple of recruitment companies in my career, but I found Granite to be excellent! Their task was not easy, placing quite an older candidate (me) when the industry was just starting to recover. Their communication was terrific and they were tenacious in their approach! All great! I would recommend Granite to any colleague."
Andrew Talbot - Candidate
 
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