Recruiting and developing high performing talent for UK building products and construction companies

The impact of not hiring the right people to executive your strategy can be the difference between success and failure. We don't believe failure should be an option.

We understand how frustrating it is to spend time and money on a recruitment strategy that simply does not deliver.

Most companies see recruitment as a cost BUT our clients see it as an investment and 99% return!

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It can feel so frustrating when you invest in a recruitment partnership to execute your people strategy, and it doesn’t consistently deliver.

Success comes from a robust but simplified process and our method is proven


We listen and understand your situation, needs and vision


We will invest time to listen and really understand your strategy, business and vacancy


We work relentlessly to find the right talent for you

Why 99% of our clients return

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97% of our assignments
were successfully filled last year by building collaborative partnerships
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You will have total transparency of your assignment at all times
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Always acting in your best interests
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Right first time
Our proven and robust process ensures success

Where we work in building products & construction

For over 17 years we have been providing tailored executive recruitment services to clients throughout the building products and construction industry.  Here are some examples of where we have successfully recruited for our clients;

  • fenestration (doors, windows, ironmongery)
  • building envelope (fascades, brick, roofing)
  • offsite / modular construction
  • HVAC (including plumbing)
  • bedrooms / bathrooms / kitchens
  • interior finishing (suspended ceilings, flooring, plasterboard)
  • building services (specialist contractors)
  • utilities
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I've used the services of Collingwood on several occasions over a period of more than 10 years and have found in every case them to be exemplary in all aspects. Their attention to finding the right fit in search and selection is excellent as is their expertise in the provision of development tools in team development. I would have no hesitation in recommending them both professionally and personal.

Managing Director,
Leading Window Systems Provider
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From start to finish, the approach Mark used to introduce his client and the job role, was excellent. His knowledge of the client, the job requirements and skills set and personality they were looking for was expressed effectively to ensure a suitable fit. Mark had intricate knowledge of the client, including its future ambition and how the role would be an important area for the organisation. His approach was efficient and honest. He managed the whole process with integrity and I felt I was kept informed during all stages of the recruitment process. I would happily recommend Mark as an exemplary recruiter for senior positions.

SHEQ Director, Candidate
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We have worked with Collingwood on several occasions over the past five years, having had meaningful conversations about what we were looking for, they were always ultra-professional in their dealings with us and they found some fabulous candidates which were all certainly credible. We would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses

Managing Director,
Building Products & Construction
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Mark is a highly professional and knowledgeable industry professional. From the first time we met Mark created a positive and welcoming environment. Throughout the recruitment process Mark provided information and insight to enable me to consider the opportunity and make the important next step in my career journey. The support at each stage ensured that the recruitment and onboarding process were seamless. Mark's industry, organisational and assignment knowledge were first class and I couldn't have asked for more in terms of a candidate's experience. I would be very happy to recommend Mark to others in the industry.

Placed Candidate, Commercial Director
Building Products & Construction
Mark Goldsmith

Mark Goldsmith, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Mark has 21 years of recruitment experience and has spent the last 17 focused on Building Products & Construction recruitment within the UK

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See the results of how we have achieved this for our clients in this sector

Supply Chain & Logistics Director – Building Products

Pulling together research on the regional building materials market, Mark was able to identify 49 companies who manufacture building products. Candidates from these target organisations were then approached, across the three disciplines.

Operations Director – Cable Manufacturing

Collingwood combined headhunting and advertising led selection to identify candidates.

Director Roles - Window Systems Provider

This proved to be a really challenging assignment but through this informed, data led and consultative approach, a strong candidate was secured

Sales Director - Utilities Infrastructure Installer

Unlike situations Collingwood often find themselves in, this client was not insistent on an individual coming from the competition