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In my role as Commercial Director at Balfour Beatty I worked very closely with Corepeople for a number of years, they were always our first port of call for Permanent recruitment in the North East and supplied us with a number of high calibre staff.

When we were bidding the A1 Coal House to Metro Centre road widening scheme, Stephen was in touch with us several times during the bidding process. Once we had secured the project, we entered into formalised agreement with Corepeople whereby they would supply us with all of our temporary workers on the project, in addition to the permanent recruitment they were already carrying out.  I know that we managed to achieve significant cost savings on the scheme by having the agreement with Corepeople but we also benefited from having an open and honest relationship, as well as knowing that when we have a requirement it is handled by one point of contact which saved us a considerable amount of time & effort. We were given a dedicated Account Manager who was on site at least once per week as well as being available during emergencies. Corepeople were also a great assistance when it came to arranging safety critical medicals for long term temporary labour.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Corepeople to any other contractor and I personally wouldn’t look anywhere else! Whilst not without its problems I have every confidence that Corepeople are always straight and truthful with us about the people they supply.


As Works Manager I have worked very closely with Corepeople for the last 5 years, firstly on the Coal House Road project whilst at Balfour Beatty and then at John Sisk on the Silverlink scheme. On both these projects Corepeople have acted as sole supplier of all white & blue collar temporary workers and I have never found the service to be anything other than first class. Our Account Manager Nicola would always ensure our requirements were dealt with as a priority and when things went wrong, as it inevitably does when you need to undertake volume recruitment, she would always ensure our project suffered as little as possible. As you can imagine, working on such a high profile scheme we are inundated with requests from other agencies but I have never felt the need to go anywhere other than Corepeople.


The use of recruitment agencies for both temporary and permanent staff is a feature of modern construction. Corepeople have worked with Seymour for many years, over that time they have developed a mature understanding of our business recruitment and our ethos. With this knowledge Corepeople are able to rapidly select viable candidates and meet our needs often giving us an advantage over our competitors in the search for the highest calibre staff. Trust is paramount in this process, which is hard won and easily lost. Corepeople are a shining example of how to conduct business from both the client and candidate perspective.


At the start of the A19 Project there were a number of roles that we needed filling to supplement our existing team. We approached a number of recruitment agencies to provide a one stop shop approach rather than using a number of agencies in an adhoc manner. After interviewing a few suppliers, we decided to use Corepeople. They delivered on all the promises they made to us and the recruitment process was made very easy. Corepeople undertook the hard work of identifying and reviewing candidates, such that candidates we met were all well suited to the identified roles. They organised interview days so that multiple interviews could be undertaken in a single day, saving us a lot of time. Staff retention has been excellent, which is no doubt down to Corepeople identifying suitable candidates.


The Sisk-Lagan joint venture selected Corepeople as our recruitment partner for our A19-A1058 coast Road project following a structured section process. We found them to have excellent local knowledge. They operated very professionally and with integrity at all times throughout the period when we were building a team and continue to do so today. We would have no hesitation in working with them again on a similar exercise.


Over the past few years, Corepeople have helped to support my vision for our business: creating the best possible team and sustainably growing the business. I identify a need, a role, a type of character, and time after time Katherine has provided candidates that are exactly what I need. Corepeople enable me to stop worrying about the search and focus on my job. I could not have built the impressive team that I work with without Corepeople – I see Katherine now not as a consultant but a trusted and integral senior member of my own team.


Anyone working in the construction industry knows Corepeople, they are at the fore when it comes to providing an excellent service. They are the most thorough and efficient recruitment service I have used, and they go that extra mile in achieving a client’s goals and objectives. I would recommend Corepeople as they have a very high standard and calibre of clientele on their books.


Corepeople are a renowned supplier of quality staff across the North East and are our first port of call when looking to increase our employee base in the region. From the initial contact our needs were swiftly identified and subsequently we were provided with a great selection of candidates who suited our profile and expectations. The service provided between us and the candidates during the interview process and actual placement was meticulous and efficient and it allowed us to recruit quickly and with confidence. We have no hesitation in recommending Corepeople and look forward to working with you in the future.

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