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Newcastle based specialist recruitment agency designs its future with new senior appointment

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  • 31st March 2017

Niche recruitment firm Coleman James is going from strength to strength, announcing a senior appointment to head up the Architectural division. 

Dave Clazey (pictured on the left) joins the firm in the position of associate and is exclusively focused on working with his team to find the best candidates to fill graduate to director level roles in the architecture industry.

One of his clients is behind the RIBA Award winning Hebburn Central community hub, a building design that has achieved both regional and national accolades.

Coleman James was launched by Andrew Mackay to service the recruitment needs for national and international organisations in the construction and built environment sectors with ambitious growth plans for the coming year.

Mr Mackay founder and director at Coleman James said: “We’re very fortunate to have attracted Dave Clazey, one of the leading recruiters for the architecture industry with vast experience servicing the recruitment needs of architecture firms across the country.  As associate he’ll be bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge to Coleman James clients on a regional, national and international level.”

Dave has had a proven track record in recruitment having established his career in London working for CDI Anderselite, the national technical recruiter, where he spent 16 years with the latter eight in the North East.

Mr Clazey said: “When I first started in recruitment I was shadowing an architect who had moved into recruitment and I found the work he was doing fascinating.  This enabled me to gain an in-depth understanding of both the design and technical requirements needed to succeed within the industry.

“My strong architectural sector knowledge has given me a competitive edge throughout my career and as a result I’ve placed architectural staff with the full spectrum of architectural clients including award winning AJ100 practices, global consultancies and small bespoke studios.

“I’ve worked with Andrew previously and know how driven and ambitious he is in growing the business. We have many of the same motivations and priorities, such as developing long term relationships with clients and candidates to deliver exceptional service.

“Coleman James strength lies in the fact that both myself, and Andrew have many years of experience in the construction and built environment sector, allowing us to focus on the specific requirements of organisations in these industries. I'm looking forward to being a part of their continued growth.”

The recruitment firm has already proven to be a success and is looking to expand even further over the coming year by making strong, strategic hires to their own business with experienced, respected recruiters.r Mackay said: “The exceptional growth we’ve experienced so far demonstrates the need for our specific and tailored approach to recruitment for the sectors we serve.

“As our head office is based in the North East we are ideally situated to work in Scotland or the South. To date we’ve experienced a buoyant marketplace, dealing with regional, national and international businesses with turnover ranging from £2m to more than a £1billion.”

For more information about Coleman-James visit: www.coleman-james.com, follow @colemanjamesrec or call Andrew Mackay on 0191 300 6360.