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About Us

Brandon James is a specialist recruitment partner for employers and jobseekers in the construction, property & engineering sectors.

We cover all the recruitment needs of many of our clients - including office support and all technical roles - across the construction, property and engineering sectors in the UK and beyond.
We pride ourselves on offering a tailor-made approach and we guarantee unparalleled, professional representation to our entire network.
Having started out by matching Quantity Surveyors with new opportunities in the construction and property sectors, we have gradually added specialisms including Project Management, Building Surveying, CDM/Principal Design, Health & Safety and Trades and Labour. Our fast-growing Freelance / Contract team completes our comprehensive offering.


Cliff Kemp launches Brandon James

Brandon James is launched with the mission of capitalising on over 2 decades of experience to create the ultimate, professional and efficient recruitment consultancy.
Originally based in London and mainly serving the South East Quantity Surveying market, we set about building relationships to grow across the whole country and many more career sectors.


​Brandon James moves to High Wycombe and continues to expand.

As the number of satisfied employers starts to pile up, demand for Brandon James to cover more job functions also increases. In particular, all areas of Project Management become a major offering.
In a key year for Brandon James, Daniel Foster joins the team to eventually lead on Quantity Surveying; Andrew Clarke is hired to run the ever-more-complex operations, and Tom Harrison leads on executive search (headhunting).


The Marlow office opens - right in the heart of the historic and beautiful town.

Allowing us yet more room to keep growing, and giving access to all the hospitality and retail delights of Marlow, this new office becomes the national focal point for Brandon James. We celebrate our 1,000th placement in style!
More key sectors are developed. Notably, Chris Austwick now heads up a team covering CDM / Principal Design and Health and Safety. The Freelance and Contract market (Trades and Labour) is also added, as we launch a division that will expand rapidly in record time...


​2019 is a record year for Brandon James by all measurements...

...including the number of satisfied customers and candidates, the growth of the team, and our financial performance.
​We are delighted to have this - and our corporate culture - recognised at the REC's IRP Recruiter Awards 2019, where we are nominated for "Best Employer".


​2020. What can you say?

In a sense we were lucky. ​Construction, property and engineering were not as hard-hit as the likes of the hospitality and retail trades, but it was still a time for hunkering down and getting through.
Our fantastic clients soldiered on and together we navigated our way through this highly challenging time, mindful that health and wellbeing were the real top priority for all of us.


​Free at last! 2022 sees the industry back and firing on all cylinders

​To celebrate, we launch this new website to better service our clients and candidates.
Brandon James is now part of the wider Brandon James Group of companies, giving us a truly national reach and extending our expertise across all sectors of the construction, property and engineering sectors.



We know our onions. From newly-qualified surveyors through to Managing Directors, our experienced consultants understand the needs and wants of candidates and clients alike.


It's a serious business, hiring the right people and finding the right job. You need a partner that is reliable, knowledgeable, and dependable. That's us - just ask our satisfied customers!


​Confidentiality is often critical throughout the recruitment process. So is the the need to be realistic. We pride ourselves on our honesty, even when the truth isn't what you want to hear.​


Consultation means taking the time to actually listen and understand. It means agreeing a course of action and sticking to it. By doing this together, we build effective and durable relationships.


If there is one thing we know as recruiting experts, it's that timeliness is critical to success. You'll never be kept waiting on next steps or progress updates - we're on it 24/7.


Every year we donate a percentage of our profits to charity. We encourage our team members to give back by offering them additional paid leave. This is genuinely important to us.

job seeker


Are you looking for a new job? Perhaps just curious about potential opportunities?

Use our job search engine to find the very latest vacancies. Upload your CV, create a personal profile, and request Job Alerts to ensure you know instantly about every new, matching opportunity.

Contact us for a chat - we would love to hear from you.



Are you looking to bring new talent on board? Wondering what kind of candidates are out there and what they are looking for?

We take the time to listen and understand your needs. If you haven't worked with us before we would love the chance to show you what we can do. Our objective is to do a great job every time, building long-standing relationships to be proud of


Brandon James is a great place to work.

There are a lot of reasons for that. For a start, every one of us is given a huge amount of support and time to develop into a successful, fully rounded expert in our field.
For another, we don't hire people based on specific types of previous experience or 'hunger for success'. Instead, we look for strength of personality, resilience, communication skills, potential and commitment.
That's probably why our team is so diverse, and why so many of us have been working happily here for so many years.
It helps that our training and development pathway ensures that all of our recruitment consultants earn fantastic rewards.
It also helps that we love nothing more than to break things up with trips, events and a lot of laughter...

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