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Construction Recruitment Consultancy Building Careers UK Celebrates 10 Years in Business


Set up in 2007, the North West based company was established by Carl Donegan and Mark Harris after having achieved success as specialist recruiters within a national PLC organisation. Over the past 10 years, the company has since grown to 40+ employees and is now turning over £15 million.

Operating within the construction sector predominantly, Building Careers UK has gone from strength to strength recruiting temporary and permanent personnel to public and private sector clients, and has more recently delved into the wider Property and Engineering markets.

Carl Donegan, Managing Director, said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Having started this business with Mark just before the global recession hit in 2007, we couldn’t have foreseen the success we’ve achieved. But we’ve put innovative ideas and pure hard work to the forefront of the business and we truly believe that is the reason we’re going strong today.”

“I’d like to thank our clients, candidates and staff for their commitment over the past decade.  From the outset we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some fantastic customers and have some exceptionally skilled recruiters on our team.”

In addition, Building Careers UK Managing Director Mark Harris noted, “Building Careers UK has always been proud of investing in innovative ideas in order to push the business ahead of the competition. We underpin this with a professional, friendly approach and flexible bespoke solutions that can mould to suit all our customers; whether local boutique SMEs or national outfits. This consistency and quality of service has been crucial in our success.”

The company boasts top national and regional industry names amongst its clients, including Bowmer and Kirkland, CPUK, Persimmon Homes and Pochin.

CPUK Construction Director Steve Rees said;

“We’ve been working in partnership with BCUK for the last decade because they work tirelessly to understand our long term business needs and our Company’s friendly and supportive workplace culture. They have recruited many high calibre Permanent and Temporary staff to join our team. Their flexibility, efficiency and ability to secure quality candidates has allowed us to concentrate on keeping our projects working to time and budget, while they look after our recruitment. Congratulations on getting through your first 10 years, and we look forward to working with you over the next 10!”

Looking to the future, Director Tamsin Marlowe said; “We’re excited to see what the next decade holds for Building Careers UK. We’ve broken records in a constantly changing and challenging market over the past 10 years, and we want to continue our efforts of increasing and maintaining levels of quality into the next 10. Ultimately, we want to build on our current success – supporting our clients, candidates and our wider communities too.”


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