Granite’s specialist Executive team has contributed to the success of some of the most reputable construction companies in the London and south east market by introducing game-changing executives from our thriving professional network.
Based in London, our experts build senior management teams for clients at all stages of the growth cycle, from start-ups, through to established top-tier contractors.
Tailored to you.
We work closely with our clients, from the inception of expansion strategies to fast-track replacement solutions, ensuring we deliver first class and wholly tailored services for every assignment we complete.
- Business Development Directors
- Commercial Directors
- Construction Directors
- Creative Directors
- Engineering Directors
- Finance Directors
- Innovation Directors
- Managing Directors
- Pre-Construction Directors
- Project Directors
- SHEQ Directors
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To find out more about our recruitment services in Executive view our latest roles or contact our dedicated team on 0207 403 2433.
I have used Granite over the past 5 years and they have consistently delivered for us. Some of our key talent growing through as well as our Operational Leaders have been introduced by Granite and I would happily recommend them.
Frank Nefs ISG plc
Granite Search had worked sporadically with us for years and a proactive approach from their Executive arm led to a meeting to discuss a new Board Appointment. Following an initial consultation we established a detailed specification and programme opting for their exclusive 2 stage retained Search product. Then we added their I3 profiling product which enabled us to build a psychometric profile for our ideal candidate. Within 16 weeks we had identified and secured our man and I can with confidence and enthusiasm endorse Granite Executives efforts.
David Smith Edge dbs
Granite had been on our radar for years due to their reputaton so when we were seeking a new Construction Director we approached the business for help. The Executive division moved deftly to consult with us and establish a specification and programme which we agreed to and signed off, adopting their exclusive 2 stage Search product. We found the process smooth and effective with both specification and programme delivered efficiently. We are happy with the result and would recommend Granite Executive for Leadership Appointments.
Wayne Stokes Rigby and Rigby
“I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely that I have inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.” Winston Churchill Strive Together, Share Success hashtag#granitesearch hashtag#stewandcocoa hashtag#veday hashtag#success hashtag#winstonchurchill hashtag#strivetogether hashtag#sharesuccess
Stew & Cocoa Podcast - Episode 4
It's Episode 4 of Stew & Cocoa where Andrew Tuck - Head of Workplace for Nationwide Building Society - provides an insight into how the mutual is functioning in its major economic role whilst ensuring its key workers are kept safe. He also points towards some concerning, but unavoidable consolidation for the institution, whilst reassuring all members and stakeholders with a set of solid promises. These include paying all supply chain invoices in 10 days and supporting partners through early engagement, as well as strong and open long term planning to ensure the NEW NEW world is a prosperous and secure place.
Granite Search Provides Stew & Cocoa
The team here at Granite Search would like to reassure you during this time of uncertainty, that we are thinking of all of our candidates and clients. ‘Strive Together, Keep Calm & Carry On’ is our mission and our motto to help keep our industry moving, but it is a bit of a mouthful… ‘Stew & Cocoa’ seemed a fitting and more palatable abbreviation with welcome, nourishing, reassuring and warming overtures. Our goal with this NEW suite of products is two fold: To keep our partnered clients supplied with business-critical staff whilst helping the cream of those out of work back to earning... To prune the average to poor performers (Hired out of necessity during the economic growth of the last 10 years) and UPSKILL with the best in the market. Who knew that keep calm and carry on’ would still be so relevant and fitting in 2020? Now is THE TIME time to IMPROVE and UPSKILL your workforce or / and deliver a business critical need! We have a short video which explains ‘Stew & Cocoa’ In addition to that, we are working closely with John Howie Associates who are able to provide you with the appropriate support in reaching the best position possible for your Business and Construction Sites. They cover all aspects of construction consultancy from Health & Safety, logistics, Delay Analysis, Formulation of Claims, etc. through to support in dispute resolution. They have a close working relationship with a notable Construction Solicitor and are therefore also able to assist with legal agreements. For details on this please listen to our podcast here. If you would like to discuss your recruitment plans and how you can upskill your current workforce please contact us today
Stew & Cocoa Podcast - Episode 3
Ep.3 of the Stew & Cocoa podcast with John Howie BSc, CEng, FICE, FEANE of John Howie & Associates is out now! John provides a useful insight into the liabilities of all supply chain members who have elected to place sites on stop. We discuss some of the questionable decisions that have been made, albeit with good initial intentions; the mindset of contractors, subcontractors and the supply chain; and the advice that John's been giving to individuals and companies. Providing everything from programming services, to help re-sequencing sites, to ensuring safe social distancing, to legal advice on contractual risk mitigation from his in-house solicitors, £1000 spent now could save hundreds of thousands of pounds in costs in the months to come. Let us know if John or one of the team can help you by contacting us for an initial no fee consultation: https://lnkd.in/gWWxeQC.
Stew & Cocoa Podcast - Episode 2
Episode 2 of the Stew & Cocoa Podcast is out now! For this episode I spoke with Joe Giordano, an ex consultant QS, but he does much more interesting work now in project finance and due diligence for major sovereign wealth funds and retail banks among others. He also has almost as many charitable commitments as letters after his name and is thoroughly entertaining over a beer! Joe gives his views on the investment outlook for funds he’s involved with, a worrying insight into the cash strains of supply chains and the peril of charities in the current climate, with a final reflection on the planet and big society. A great conversation, plug in and enjoy! Stream/download/watch: https://lnkd.in/gTRwuyB
Stew & Cocoa Podcast - Episode 1
Episode 1 of the Stew & Cocoa podcast is out now: https://lnkd.in/gkrdvz7 In challenging times, Granite Search offers ‘stew and cocoa’ to the front line in construction's response to Covid 19. How does a major builder increase sales by 20% in 6 months? What bid service can demonstrably prove it nets 100 x the amount spent in fees within the year and establish long term success processes? Jeremy Brim CP APMP and Growth Ignition have the answers and as an ex Brahma at Mace with a Pittsburgh of past successes we thought him uniquely placed to help us with a plan for the next 100 days. And indeed he has done just that along with providing a digital toolkit and other MC services. If you need to find ‘the angle’ to survive today and thrive tomorrow plug in. Enjoy Episode 1 of the podcast and if you're interested in finding out more about Growth Ignition's 100 day plan once you've had a listen, have a look at their Bid Toolkit here: https://lnkd.in/gfVFEXA
Granite Moves Offices
We are very pleased to announce our new 'home' from January 2020: Becket House 36 Old Jewry London EC2R 8DD
Introducing Dame Grainne Nite
Granite Search are pleased to announce the appointment of Dame Grainne Nite, who will be striving to secure the very best recruiters to work with us. Whether you have little experience or a proven success and are looking for your next opportunity Dame Grainne Night is keen to speak with you! What do we offer you may be wondering? Get in touch to find out! #God save the Queen #workforus #granitesearch
The Day we DID for The Movement Centre
Save the Date: Friday 13th September 2019 – The Day Granite DID (Drop in & Donate) for The Movement Centre Now you will be wondering what we need your help with, our objective is to raise £10,000 for The Movement Centre in 2019 to support them in funding their new building facilities. This is the 8th year of our sponsorship of The Movement Centre and this year we would like to do something bigger and better… What is The Movement Centre? The Movement Centre is a British Charity performing cutting edge work with children with movement disorders in an effort to improve the quality of life for both themselves and their families. They provide ‘targeted training’, an early intervention procedure using bio mechanics (bespoke standing frames) in combination with specialist physiotherapy (more of which can be viewed on their website) In the most successful cases getting kids up on their feet and mobile who otherwise would have suffered years of complications from not being able to weight bare provides compelling evidence as to why they themselves need our support. Sadly, Government funding for them and similar organisations has dwindled and they need individuals like us to help them fill the gap. How Can We Help Together? On Friday 13th, we will be visiting our clients and candidates to Drop In & Donate to a great cause where your donations and our contributions really does make a difference. We will be in touch with all our clients to ask for contributions in both cash terms as well as gifts that we can auction or raffle in December and hope you will be happy to help us! Granite will be hosting a charity fundraiser in December (date tbc) with an auction and raffle for donations which we receive next Friday. Most recently we are pleased to say that Sale Group, a leading Building Services Contractor has contributed £2000 to the cause but this is only 20% of our annual target! So that’s £8,000 left to make before 2020! Can you help us reach £10,000? Would you be happy for us to visit your offices next Friday, pick up a cheque, gift or commitment to a donation for the movement Centre? If you would like more details on the great work they do please feel free to visit their website - https://www.the-movement-centre.co.uk/ Please let us know as soon as possible as we will be coordinating our teams to collect all donations! We look forward to hearing from you, and remember EVERY LITTLE DOES HELP! We strive to improve the working lives of our clients and candidates and are committed to sharing that success with those who are less fortunate.
Welcome to Granite - Dan Laming
Granite Search welcomes Daniel Laming to Team Construct! Dan will be responsible for Permanent Operation roles for our Fit Out and Refurbishment clients. Roles he will be responsible for include Project Managers, Site Managers and Construction Managers. He joins Granite with a wealth of recruitment construction experience which he has built up over the last 15 years.
Granite Welcomes Sam Riddle!
We are pleased to welcome to the team Sam Riddle! Sam has joined us with 3 years Construction Recruitment experience - he will be working with Site Managers, Construction Managers and Contracts Managers across all levels of experience on contract opportunities within the Design & Build sector. Please get in touch with him on 0207 403 2433 if you are looking for immediate support within your teams or are looking for employment!
The Movement Centre - Charity Bake
You learn something new every day... Our team are also great bakers! We have had a huge success at our Charity Cake sale raising money and awareness for our partnered charity The Movement Centre, the total amount raised will be announced this week! The Movement Centre provides a specialist therapy called Targeted Training to help children gain movement control which can enable children to develop new skills and become far more independent, making a huge difference in their quality of life!
5 Reasons why you should use Granite Search
5 Reasons why you should use Granite Search 1. We Are Specialist We understand the Construction industry having over 10 years’ experience of targeting the best talent in the market, all of our Associates are specialists within their fields – Executive, Construct, Win Work, Engineering and Design 2. Speed and Efficiency We have a large pool of active candidates enabling us to fill vacancies quickly and successfully. Our close relationship with the industry allows us to make contact with top talent, steering them in the direction of their attributes and values. This allows us to make the best match possible to your requirement. 3. Networking Whilst we have our extensive database, we exhaust every possible method of finding key people for your business. We continuously look at innovative ways to source the industry performers and our combined efforts ensure we stand out from our competitors. 4. Understanding You By taking the time to fully understand your business and specific requirement through The Granite Visit, we will find individuals who have the skills, values and experience to fulfil your role, making your business run effectively. 5. Building Relationships We care about building relationships with our Clients and our Candidates and to ensure our relationships stay strong, we approach every recruitment process with professionalism and commitment. We never compromise on quality and our testimonials demonstrate our commitment to high standards of service. If you would like to discuss your recruitment needs with an Associate then please contact a member of our team on 0207 403 2433.
Are you looking for an exciting career in recruitment?
Granite Search are always looking for talented individuals to join our business. If you are looking to start a successful and rewarding career within recruitment and have some or even all of these qualities then we would love to hear from you. Relationship builder A sales person gets along with everyone, they know how to gain the trust of others and build strong advocates within organisations. They always have time for others but know when to focus on the deal at hand. Reactive problem solver – There is always a way They can always be relied on to respond to internal and external stakeholders, your stakeholders are your business so if your sales person can take of them, the rest can come easy! No problem is too challenging, using their innovative skills they are able to solve any problem without missing any key details. Hard worker All employees should work hard within a business, but a great sales person will always go the extra mile, they are self-motivated and want to achieve and even exceed their target! Being self-motivated they always want to improve and willing to hear feedback and focus on continuous development. Challenger Whilst they understand the business of the company they are working for, they always understand the customers’ business, allowing them ask the right questions to create solutions which always helps the customer arrive at the best outcome. Emotional Intelligence You will always follow your own instincts and be able to read a situation, when is time to close and when is it a time to listen.