BUILD June 2017

BUILD / June 2017 5 NEWS , The formal launch of Peace’s new temp di- vision is a key driver to reach its goal of 30 consultants by 2020 as it looks to realise its vision of being the recruitment agency of choice for the construction, en- gineering and property sectors across the UK. Alison joins from Hays in Edin- burgh where she specialised in temporary/freelance recruitment in the construction sector for the past 13 years. She joined Hays after leaving Aberdeen University with a degree in French and Man- agement Studies. At Peace, she will be responsible for contract and freelance recruit- ment across the whole spec- trum of the built environment for professional and technical roles within construction management, surveying, architecture, civil and structural engineering and build- ing services. Chris Peace, managing director, Peace Recruitment, said: “Alison brings a wealth of experience, industry knowledge and contacts from her 13 years working in con- struction sector recruitment. Not only is she an excellent recruiter but she has the in-depth knowl- edge of the sector which we in- sist all our consultants have. We have always handled temp as- signments as an agency but now we have a dedicated person, the plan is to build a team around her to service that market. Alison is an excellent cultural fit as she is firmly aligned with our ethos of service over sales.” “Peace Recruitment has grown from a small agency into a major force in construction and build- ing recruitment with a team of 18 people,” said Alison. “Chris and I trained together at Hays so when The winners of the prestigious industry award are selected from a pool of 16,000 site managers across the UK. The 12-month selection and judging process identifies site managers who encapsulate skills such as leadership, technical expertise and attention to detail. Not only has Redrow outdone its 2016 tally of 24, the company’s 2017 awards count is more than double the average in the com- petition, which stands at 12. The number of successful site man- agers at Redrow has increased every year since 2013. The Redrow winners come from some of the housebuilder’s most crucial UK sites, including Ebbsfleet Green in Kent, Lyon Square in London, Oaklands Park in Derbyshire and The Pavilion in Lancashire. The West Country in particular has excelled. This year the region was responsible for five out of 27 awards won by Redrow. John Tutte, Redrow’s chief ex- ecutive officer, said: “We’re very proud of all of our winning site managers, and that a record number have been recognised for the second year running. The fact we count 27 of the industry’s best site managers amongst our colleagues is a reflection of the high standards we uphold across Redrow. “It’s a rigorous judging process and only the best in the business achieve the ‘Quality’ awards. The fact we continue to improve year-on-year demonstrates our commitment to continually im- proving the high build quality of our homes.” This year’s achievement is a tes- tament to Redrow’s unwavering commitment to the quality training and retention of its people: 5,000 training days are delivered by the Learning and Development team each year. Redrow has also been recognised as the Construction Industry Training Board’s Appren- tice Employer of the Year and one of the National Apprenticeship Service’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. he invited me to join the compa- ny I was delighted. The temp market is very buoyant and looks likely to grow in future. With Brex- it and the possibility of a second independence referendum clients have become more risk adverse. Some employers are reluctant to add to the permanent headcount and are therefore looking for a more flexible option whilst others are looking to fill a skills gap for short-term projects or sickness cover. It often makes sense to take on temporary employee if it helps get a project done on time and on budget at a cost which is not prohibitive. Whatever the requirement we can provide a tai- lored cost-effective option.” She added: “I am totally in tune with the Peace ethos of pro- viding the highest standards of customer service to both clients and candidates. It was the first employment consultancy to join the Institute of Customer Service and this commitment shows in how the agency treats clients and candidates. Market knowledge is key; you need to have your ear to the ground and know what’s happening in the construction sector. I feel my track record in the industry will stand me in good stead to establish and grow the temp division.” Since its creation in 2009, Peace has transformed itself from a ‘one-man-band’ into a multi-mil- lion-pound company. It now has a team of 18 specialist consultants each with an in-depth knowledge of their target markets. Peace prides itself on being different from its competitors, and prioritis- es service before sales. Its suc- cess has been built on providing specialist expert advice, com- bined with exceptional customer service. For more information about Peace Recruitment visit . Redrow’s Site Managers Recognised at Pride in the Job Quality Awards With a huge upsurge in demand for freelance and contract staff in the construction sector, Peace Recruitment, a leading recruitment consultancy for the built environment, is launching a temp division under the leadership of Alison Blake. N Redrowhas achieved a record 27 awards at the Pride in the Job Quality Awards. The accolade, established by the National House Building Council, celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality.