About Us

Buckleigh & Williams are a specialist recruitment consultancy providing both contract and permanent recruitment solutions across the Engineering and Construction industries.

The company was founded by four Directors with over 20 years’ combined recruitment experience. Having been recognised as leading performers in their respective sectors and with ever growing demand for specialist recruitment services, the founders decided to work collaboratively and combine their success, knowledge and experience to form Buckleigh & Williams. Taking the key attributes from the four partners involved, they have created a platform which has enabled their consultants to achieve recognisable success.


Client Testimonials

What some of our clients think about us

As Head of Commercial I am responsible for overseeing commercial resource Nationwide. I engaged with Buckleigh & Williams to help resource several roles across the UK. They were tasked with 3 separate assignments looking for Senior Quantity Surveyors to ensure that we could adhere to our project timescales.

Buckleigh & Williams came to meet with me to discuss the requirements and gain a further insight into the business, allowing them to better represent our company to prospective candidates.

On all 3 occasions, I received a shortlist of candidates within 3 days, clearly outlining their skill sets and how they would be relevant to the roles we were looking to fill. Their thorough 22 step search process ensured the candidates we were received were right first time round. Interviews were conducted within 1-2 weeks of engaging Buckleigh & Williams and offers were made shortly after.

On each assignment, we had 1 point of contact throughout which made the process straightforward. A post placement meeting was conducted ensuring that all parties were happy and settled.

Following the successful placements into the business, we will continue to work with Buckleigh & Williams going forward.

Nationwide Construction & Engineering Company
Head of Commercial

As Engineering Manager, I am responsible for overseeing Engineering resource throughout the company. Buckleigh & Williams were asked to look for a Mechanical Design Engineer that we required due to winning a particularly large project.

Buckleigh & Williams shortlisted 3 candidates and we interviewed all 3.

Throughout the process we had one point of contact who facilitated and managed everything thoroughly. Once an offer was drawn up, Buckleigh & Williams maintained contact with both myself and the candidate to ensure both sides were happy throughout the placement.

Due to the level of service provided, we have since agreed an exclusive agreement for all white collar technical roles to go through Buckleigh & Williams. I would be happy to recommend their services to any future clients.

Automation SME
Engineering Manager

I engaged with the Buckleigh & Williams team following the work that they had previously done with some of my colleagues and tasked them with finding a Senior Quantity Surveyor that we needed urgently due to winning a new framework with Highways England.

Their search process is methodical and the documentation throughout was testament to the thorough nature of every search conducted. 6 candidates were shortlisted, of which we looked to interview 4 and ultimately hired 2.

Buckleigh & Williams are now part of our PSL due to the trust we have in the service they can offer on difficult/niche roles that we have previously struggled to fill.

Leading Civil Engineering Company
Divisional Commercial Manager

The Buckleigh & Williams team were tasked with securing an Estimator to work as part of the Highways England Framework. A number of candidates were shortlisted for interview, two of whom were selected.

Buckleigh & Williams were able to advise us on the candidates current situations allowing us to work proactively to minimise the likelihood of losing candidates throughout the recruitment process.

We secured one candidate who has now been working with us for almost 1 year helping us to target price works.

The process and search methodology adopted by the Buckleigh & Williams team has been of the highest standard. In addition to standard weekly verbal updates we receive written progress reports, candidate updates and final interview reports. It is clear that they have a very good understanding of the market in which they are working, and I trust the candidates we receive from Buckleigh & Williams will be of high calibre and right for the role.

Highways Engineering Group
Commercial Director

The Construction market is very good for us at the moment, however keeping up with the recruitment demands had been proving difficult. After suggesting to come down to meet us, the guys at Buckleigh & Williams gave us some defined deadlines which we could expect them to deliver against. They’ve been able to help us find 3 Quantity Surveyors for a number of urgent projects we are working on and the new Surveyors have settled in great which is reassuring as we will be needing several more later in the year. I’ll be using Buckleigh & Williams again as the time it took them to turn these CV’s around was far quicker than we had previously experienced.

Global Construction Company
Commercial Manager

We used the Buckleigh & Williams team last month to help us source 3 people for a new design division and they have recruited some great talent for us. The standard of service is great, we are kept well informed and best of all I get to focus on completing the work I have day to day, safe in the knowledge they will supply the right people for us. We will be continuing to use them exclusively this year and would happily recommend their services to other businesses.

Tier 1 Automotive SME
Engineering Manager

Buckleigh & Williams did an excellent job in sourcing a project engineer for our team. The vacancy had been open for several months and although at first I was hesitant about using a new recruiter, they really proved their worth. I’ll have no hesitation using them in the future and will be recommending their services to some of our other sites.

Blue Chip Power & Energy Company
R&D Director


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