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Blayze Group Adds Key Players to Manchester Team
Posted on Dec 21, 2016

Blayze Group Adds Key Players to Manchester Team

Blayze Group - the leading property and construction recruitment consultancy - has recently added to its team of expert consultants in Manchester to support their fast-growing business in the North West. 

Laura Padgett, who heads up the Manchester operation, said "With so much activity in the North West many clients have been increasing their regional presence and there is strong demand for quality talent in all sectors of Property and Construction. To meet this demand and expand the range of services offered directly from the Manchester office, Blayze Group is delighted to welcome John Jones, Charlotte Joseph and David Williams to the Manchester team."

John Jones, General Practice and Building SurveyingJohn Jones will be focusing on General Practice and Building Surveying and brings extensive industry experience, with a background in surveying and property development both client side and at a large property consultancy. Blayze Group consultants are experts in their field, and John follows a long tradition of hiring consultants with real experience in the property and construction sector.

With exposure to residential, commercial, health, retail and leisure sectors, John has a deep understanding of the hiring challenges for both client and candidate and can offer expert advice well beyond what you would expect from a typical recruiter.


Charlotte Joseph, PlanningCharlotte joins the experienced planning team in Manchester, further strengthening the specialist recruiting service that Blayze Group provides to government planning departments, planning consultancies and developers. With pressure from all sides to increase house building, new legislation in the pipeline and the impact of the devolution of power to local authorities, this is a busy time for everyone involved in the planning process - and planning expertise is in great demand.

Charlotte says, "I am delighted to have joined a passionate, ambitious and positive company in Blayze Group and look forward to being involved in the growth of the Planning team in 2017."


David Williams, General PracticeDavid Williams is a well-established and successful recruiter in the property sector and has helped a string of high profile developers, property companies and occupiers develop hiring strategies and achieve their hiring objectives. David's unrivalled network and sector expertise make him the go-to recruiter for General Practice Surveyors in the North. Joining as an Associate Director, David's appointment confirms Blayze Group's commitment to providing the highest quality service at a regional level as it grows its presence nationally.

Blayze Group's expansion of its team in Manchester is indicative of the strength of the regional economy and of property and construction in the North West. Recent announcements in the autumn statement of significant infrastructure spend in the North, together with a pipeline packed with substantial residential and commercial developments ensures that Manchester and the North West will remain a vibrant and thriving place to live and work.

Harvey Gretton, Blayze Group Managing Director said, "Blayze Group's presence in the North West reflects the importance of the region for Property and Construction - our specialist areas. These new additions in Manchester will help to bring Blayze Group's specialist recruitment and talent management services to many new clients in the North West while providing additional support to existing clients - many of whom are also increasing their presence in the region."

Such is Blayze Group's confidence the region, they have further growth plans in Manchester and across the north of England.

If you have drive and ambition and would like to find out more about a career in Property and Construction recruitment, email Laura Padgett at or call 0161 359 4325.

Blayze Group Office


About Blayze Group

Blayze Group was founded in 2002 to address a gap in the market for a relationship orientated search and selection consultancy within the property, engineering and construction sectors.

Today Blayze Group is a leading property and construction recruitment partner working with organisations in Architecture, Accountancy, Business Support, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, General Practice, Technical Surveying and International sectors.

Blayze Group prides itself on taking the time to understand the culture and business of clients and combines this personal service with expert knowledge and experience within the Property and Construction markets to supply the highest calibre candidates.

For more information about Blayze Group search, selection and talent management services visit the company web site at For a list of current opportunities in Property and Construction, visit the Blayze Group online jobs page.


For more details about Blayze Group's specialist Recruitment and Talent Management services, contact the sector specialists below:-

Design and Technical - Ross Sowerbutts (

Sales & Marketing - Chris Wright (

Accounting and Finance - Harvey Gretton (

Architecture and Interiors - Alex Nisangah (

General Practice - Simon Waller (

Surveying and Project Management - Leo Gee (

Construction - Ross Sowerbutts (

Land and Planning - Vicky Hughes (

Talent Management and Mentoring - Harvey Gretton (

International - John Murphy - (




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Keith Moran, Commercial Director, Hollybrook (UK) Ltd