What our clients & candidates say about us
As Managing Director of Lovell, I have worked with Vanessa Skinner and Edge Careers for over two decades as both a client and most recently a candidate.
Vanessa has followed my career for many years and is extremely knowledgeable on the market. I find her approach highly engaging and professional. Her counsel on roles and the industry in general is excellent and she has a deep understanding of the wide range of companies in the Construction sector and real time information on their reputations. She presents with integrity and honesty, allowing you as the candidate to form a true picture of a potential future employer.
When I am recruiting as a Client, Edge Careers present me with candidate profiles that are written with honesty and a clear understanding of my requirements, which aids my decision making. They have a great knowledge of the Construction Sector and the roles operating within it; therefore, the suitability of the candidates they provide means that often candidate lists are right first time for the role.
Edge Careers are a highly respected partner to Morgan Sindall and Lovell, which is why they worked with Edge Careers last year to undertake a significant restructure of the Lovell London Business. This required recruitment of a number of the Senior Management team, including three discipline directors. It was through this process that I was appointed as Managing Director.
When looking for a senior appointment the absolute requirement is to instruct a recruitment specialist who is well-connected in your sector as well as discreet and highly professional. I would happily recommend Vanessa and the Edge Careers team to any national or regional residential or contracting business looking for a dependable and effective recruitment partner.
“I have worked with Vanessa Skinner at Edge Careers as my agent for nearly five years after stepping down from the Executive Board at Wates Group where I was Group Commercial Director and Head of Legal.
Vanessa’s experience, industry knowledge and extensive senior business contacts has been instrumental in securing excellent senior interim roles for me including Business Turnaround Director, Interim Commercial Director and Disputes Management Director.
I look forward to working with Vanessa and Edge Careers for many years to come as their attention to detail ensures that ideal roles suit my experience and are obtained on a continuous basis.”
“I have worked closely with Adam Parker for the last 12 months on the recruitment of permanent staff for Stepnell in the West Midland.
I have always found Adam to have the highest degree of integrity and honesty coupled with the ability to listen and understand the needs of our business and the type of people we are looking to attract.
Adam has a natural style of engagement where he coveys confidence in a relaxed manner that during candidate interview will bring the best result and a greater understanding of what that candidate has to offer even if the candidate did not realise that for themselves.
I look forward to working with Adam during the next 12 months. Edge Careers as a company are continuing to deliver a better candidate than their competitors.”
“I have worked with Edge Careers for the past 10 years, both as a candidate and a client. Edge Careers are responsive, honest and straight forward in their approach, with a strong understanding of the construction industry. Time is taken to understand the business need, and therefore working in partnership with Edge Careers turns what could be a challenging process, into something enjoyable, efficient and positive.”
“I first met Vanessa Skinner 15 years ago when she approached me as a candidate, and from the outset I was impressed by the level of effort she put in, not only to properly explain the company and role, but also into finding out about me, my track record and my aspirations, to ensure compatibility before putting me forward.
I found Vanessa’s approach so professional and genuinely engaging that I subsequently began to work with her as a client, and over the years we have built a strong and successful relationship. She has a sound understanding of the market, takes time to understand the company she is representing and quickly grasps what is required. She sources extremely good candidates who are always worth meeting.
I believe this strong relationship is extremely important, especially for senior appointments, and whilst many recruitment consultants claim to make this sort of effort, in truth I have rarely found it to be the case.
Vanessa is a true business partner who I have come to regard as a friend, and her honest advice, insight and recruitment savvy have been invaluable.”
“As Managing Director of a large regional house builder, I have worked with Edge Careers consistently for the past twelve years. When looking for a senior appointment, the absolute requirement is to instruct a recruitment specialist who is extremely knowledgeable and well-connected in your sector as well as discreet and highly professional.
I have consistently found that Edge Careers meet these requirements and more, which is why for me, they are the go-to consultants in the residential sector.”
“Edge Careers have assisted me as a candidate and as a client for a number of years, from Permanent mid-level recruitment to senior level Search Assignments, with exceptional results. Edge Careers always manage to find the impossible, their candidates are thoroughly vetted and their due diligence is exceptional. If you are seeking a Recruitment Consultancy within the construction and engineering industries who will truly work with you, understand your company and its UK and International markets, I would highly recommend Edge Careers.”
“Edge Careers have helped Seddon Construction to successfully recruit quality staff at Senior and Middle Management level across our business. Edge Careers are approachable, reliable and great communicators, which makes them a pleasure to work with. I would happily recommend them to any national or regional construction business looking for a dependable and effective recruitment partner.”
“I have worked with Edge Careers for over 10 years and during this time they have accredited themselves highly by demonstrating not only their knowledge of the construction industry, but also their passion for it. They present creative ideas and solutions and communicate them very well, conducting themselves with dedication and drive. I would happily recommend Edge Careers to businesses looking for a recruitment partner in the construction and engineering industries.”
“I enjoy our partnership with Edge Careers and look forward to another year and beyond working with them. I always find them to be responsive and diligent in meeting our trades and labour requirements. The operatives Edge Careers supply on site are fully briefed and aware of the type of work they are going to undertake. I would have no hesitation in recommending Edge Careers.”
“Having worked with Edge Careers for a number of years, I always appreciate the fact that they listen to my requirements, match them accurately and do not send me vast numbers of irrelevant CVs.
Edge Careers have come up trumps on numerous occasions, providing quality individuals that exactly match the discussed brief and I have no concerns in contacting Edge Careers for my future staffing requirements or recommending them to other businesses.”
“Edge Careers spoke to me well before any interviews were arranged with prospective companies. I felt this was a good idea as it gave them all the necessary background information to put my name forward to the right companies to best fit with my skills and experience. They were very professional at securing a new job for me and I would thoroughly recommend their services”
“Edge Careers took the time to understand my skills and career aspirations before discussing suitable opportunities. They were very helpful in closing the deal for both parties and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.”
“Edge Careers take the time to really understand their clients and take a personal interest to ensure that they make the right decision on the crucial aspects of career opportunities. They offer sound advice and follow up on progress which gives the impression that they genuinely care that the outcome of the recruitment exercise is to everyone’s benefit.”
“Edge Careers are approachable and professional who have an in-depth experience within the construction sector. I have no reservations in recommending them.”
“Shortly after starting our collaboration with Edge Careers, we quickly considered them as our partners; their hard work, professionalism and magnificent communication skills lead to that.
Moreover, they became our go-to agency whenever we had a tough position to fill, and they never failed us in finding the most suitable candidate available in the market , due to their extensive data base and contacts. Their consistency, professionalism and energy is something to be admired.
We were, and still are, satisfied with this partnership and will be collaborating for a long time whenever the need arises.”
“Edge Careers come highly recommended. Edge Careers are a very professional company whilst being very personable & have become a valued recruiter, their knowledge & expertise are both vast & valued & I look forward to working with them again in the future.”
“I have benefited from Edge Careers’ services on more than one occasion, and found them to be discreet and understanding. Given the nature of high level recruitment, Edge Careers demonstrated integrity and good knowledge of potential placements in relation to given requirements.”
“My experience with Edge Careers has been a very good one, from the first phone call, to the commencement of my new permanent job. Heidi Genner was my recruitment agent and she worked very hard getting my CV out to all the relevant companies that she believed to be right for me. Edge Careers arranged several interviews with well suited companies, one of them being Taylor Wimpey, which I ultimately joined and am now currently working for on a permanent basis. Without Edge Careers’ resources, I do not think I would have got this far in such a short period of time with a company that, most importantly, matches my current and future career hopes and aspirations. I would like to say a very big thank you to both Heidi Genner of the residential division, and Edge Careers as a business for providing a great service throughout the whole recruitment process.”
“I recently had an urgent need for a Design Manager for an extra care scheme and I’d like to thank Edge Careers for their rapid response to my requirements. They made time to listen to what I required, and in a challenging candidate lead market, they presented me with three exceptional candidates. Their speed of delivery and commitment to helping me secure the right candidate was second to none. I wish other recruitment companies acted so professionally and quickly. Thank you, Edge Careers. It goes without saying when I require my next white collar worker or operative, Edge Careers will be the first company I contact.”