I’ve worked in the construction industry since leaving school – which is more years than I care to mention! Through my time I’ve experienced a broad scope of the construction and civil engineering trades, from landscaping, dredging and drainage to plant operation, labour management and site supervision. I’ve worked with companies large and small (as well as for myself), and I’ve worked both with and for employment agencies.
Having worked for five years as Labour Manager at a national-scale company, I made the decision to found Custodian People. It was a difficult choice – I loved my job – but I wanted to be a force for change in the recruitment sector. My first-hand experience of the issues faced by both operatives and clients in the field gave me a thorough understanding of how to make a real difference, and Custodian is the result of that.
Throughout my career, there’ve been four key concepts that I guide myself by: People, Skills, Quality and Deadlines.
People are at the heart of everything we do in the industry, and I never forget that. Custodian’s mission is to connect the right people with the right employers.
Skills are vital to our trade – always changing, always updating, and always expanding. No two projects are the same, and I want to ensure that the right people with the right skills go to the right positions.
Quality is the yardstick by which we measure everything, whether it be health and safety or the job’s high standards. It’s important to trust that everyone on site has the right experience to deliver premium results.
Deadlines are the governors of us all in the trade, and making sure they’re comfortably met is absolutely vital – regardless of whether that’s the project itself, placements, or even simply payments and payroll. I strive to make sure everyone is collaborating together and on the same side, pulling in the same direction.
I use my first-hand construction industry knowledge to make temporary labour a better experience for both the clients and the operatives.