Construction Recruiter


Thorn Baker Construction: THE KNOW-HOW YOU NEED

Operating from five locations across the UK provides the perfect infrastructure to allow us to serve candidates and companies up and down the country.

Visiting you on-site and finding out more about how we can help is what makes us tick. Only by discovering the ins and outs of how you do business can we find the right people for your project – and in doing so, we enhance our know-how of working environments in the construction industry.

We’re here to help you solve your unique challenges, so allow us to step in and alleviate some pressure. Clients regularly use our offices for interviews, whilst candidates don't have to travel too far to meet their industry recruitment specialist. 

our proven process

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client testimonials

  • We have dealt with the Leeds office for the last 14 years to supply us with our temporary requirements. We have found the quality of labour supplied to be of an excellent standard and extremely reliable; this has been backed by the efficiency and very high standard of support given by the administration team.

    JEM Shopfitting Ltd, Leeds

  • having worked with Thorn Baker for the last six years, I can confirm that they have supplied us with decent trades people. The staff are knowledgeable and match the right operative for the task required. I have found them to be proactive and positive in solving day to day problems and communicative at all times.

    Horbury Joinery Ltd, Leeds

  • I have worked with Thorn Baker for the last three years and they have supplied us with Labourers on several projects ad they have been reliable, good timekeepers and good workers. 

    SCS Building Solutions Ltd, Leeds

  • Our company has used and continues to use Thorn Baker for the supply of temporary labour on many of our sites both locally and further afield. We have always found them to supply good quality labour, even at short notice, supported by a very high quality of service.

    J.P. Wild Ltd, Leeds

  • I have worked with Thorn Baker on a few projects and found them to be a good, reliable company to get your employees. If there is an issue where we have needed extra labour on site it's just a quick phone call and they've helped us out and with a quick response. I will be keeping in touch and hopefully, we can work together in the near future.

    Hobson & Porter, Leeds

  • We thoroughly recommend Thorn Baker Recruitment as a competent agency to secure decent quality staff. The team are always a pleasure to deal with and we’re comfortable that they have a good understanding of the type of candidate we’re looking for, both in terms of skill set and personality. We would have no hesitation in recommending Thorn Baker to other professional contractors or colleagues.

    Smith's (Gloucester) Ltd., Bristol

  • I have only recently started to use Thorn Baker after being let down by another recruitment agency, to date I have found the service to be efficient & reliable, all the requested operatives have arrived to site in a timely manner, on the correct date with appropriate PPE ready to commence works. Although we have only been working together for a couple of months, I would happily recommend Thorn Baker to others.

    Bray & Slaughter Ltd, Bristol

  • I like to give credit where it is due and I must say that the guy you sent over is proving to be a very capable operative, its only his third day and has already had praise from from the loading bay manager who does not even work for London drywall, he is hard working and comes across with a very positive and polite attitude. I’d just like to say thank you as I’m always sceptical when using agency labour as previous experiences have not been the best.

    London Drywall Ltd, London

  • We have worked with Thorn Baker for the last four years. As a company employing a large PAYE workforce it has helped supplement our labour and offers us more flexibility. We have found working closely with Thorn Baker has proved very successful. We have tried several agency companies but none offer the same personal touch.

    R. Moulding & Co. (Salisbury) Ltd, Bristol

  • Just a quick note to give credit when due! Katie is always a pleasure to deal with fantastic communication skills and attention to detail. Katie has a good understanding of the type of work we do and the tradesmen we are looking for, in both skills set and work ethic. I have no hesitation in recommending Katie to other contractors or colleagues. Roll on the next project so we can continue this good working relationship. Keep up the good work!

    Stonewood Builders, Bristol

  • I have worked with Andy for approx 15 years. His reliability in supplying the temporary staff we need is second to none. Many people tell you what you want to hear, but Andy always keeps you informed with the truth, I have always been able to contact Andy on his mobile for last minute requests. Other suppliers promise this but rarely pick up the phone out of hours.

    H.E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd, Birmingham

  • We built up an understanding of mutual trust but also one of professional integrity. It is hugely important that my colleagues and I receive reliable and efficient service and Jack, time after time has delivered this and has exceeded my expectations. I’m confident that Thorn Baker provide a service which we can rely upon.

    Speller Metcalfe, Bristol

  • Thorn Baker has fast become our agency of choice due to not only the quality of candidate that is presented to us on a regular basis but also their integrity when it comes to making sure the candidate is right for us - and most importantly, within our budget!

    Helm Construction Limited, Bristol

  • 'Kip has proven himself to be a reliable and honest labour supplier on a number of our projects. He has a solid knowledge of civil trades and has always endeavoured to provide us with quality operatives - which he has done consistently meaning we handed over to the client on time. He is friendly, always ready to help and has built an excellent relationship with our company in both business and personal.'

    Carney Construction, London

  • Katie is a very client focused individual who is determined to supply the correct calibre operative. This will include regular contact from her to myself and the operatives to ensure that we have the right person to use efficiently and to overall control the costs. The difference between Katie and other Labour suppliers is that she is still actively involved throughout when labour is supplied-not just at the point of request/supply - this is the failure of other agencies.

    Crest Nicholson (South West) Ltd,

  • Rhian always works with total dedication and professionalism. She is personable and trust worthy. I would recommend working with Rhian without hesitation.

    OneNinety Manufacturing, Offsite

  • Rhian is an absolute delight to deal with, courteous, professional, and above all sensitive to both the needs of candidates and clients alike. I've found her to be patient and intent on securing packages that work for both parties with a view of long term placements, not just box-ticking. Rhian's attention to detail where work skills are concerned is also paramount, I found her to be very unique in reading between the lines of a typical CV to gather an accurate view of what a candidate can truly offer a business, rather than just "pigeon-holing" a candidate on first impressions. All in all, I would recommend Rhian to both candidates and clients whole-heartedly, truly a pleasure to deal with.

    Man Of Fire Ltd, Offsite

  • Thorn Baker were good to deal with.  They provided suitable candidates which met our specification.  No time wasters.

    Miller Contractors (Wales) Ltd,

  • I have worked with Rhian for many years and at each business, I have worked at she has handled all my recruitment requirements. ​​​​​​​ I have always found her professional and incredibly helpful, her attention to detail is great and she always put a lot of work into understanding the role and our requirements at an early stage and her pre-screening of candidates has always been very useful and saved a lot of wasted time on our part at the interview stage.

    Stewart Milne Timber Systems,

  • Rhian is the most organised and friendliest recruitment agent we have worked with, she makes dealing with the agency stress-free and an easy process. She is 100% reliable and efficient and has sourced us some excellent candidates. She comes highly recommended by us.

    5 Rivers,

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon Mitchell for the service he has provided over the last 12 months. Simon has listened to our requirements when our workforce has needed a boost and has supplied us with pre-screened, appropriately qualified personnel as and when required. Simon takes the time to vet potential candidates before putting them forward, unlike other agencies I have used, who just supply a body regardless of whether they can do the job or not. When asked I recommend Simon without any reservations.

    Galtec Limited, Bristol

  • Marlborough Brickwork Ltd has worked closely with Thorn Baker for over 10 years, in challenging conditions, in a difficult sector. They have supplied experienced workers on a number of our construction projects, for both masonry trades and the fixing of secondary steel.  Thorn Baker is extremely knowledgeable and professional in their approach, but also maintain a personal touch in dealing with our needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to potential clients.

    Marlborough Brickwork, Leeds



  • Rob Ford

    Rob Ford, Construction and Group Director

  • Andy Marr

    Andy Marr, Key Account Manager

  • Rhian Newman

    Rhian Newman, Business Manager Offsite & Professional - Bristol

  • Andrew Jordan

    Andrew Jordan, Business Manager - Birmingham

  • Jack Parfitt

    Jack Parfitt, Business Manager - Bristol

  • Demi Harman

    Demi Harman, Business Manager - Nottingham

  • Simon Jones

    Simon Jones, Business Manager - Leeds

  • Paul Stirk

    Paul Stirk, Build Principal Consultant - North

  • Katie Smith

    Katie Smith, Housing & Residential Recruitment Consultant - South West

  • Reece Thompson

    Reece Thompson, Managing Consultant - Leeds

  • Jason MacCuish

    Jason MacCuish, Fit-out Recruitment Consultant

  • Richard O'Reilly

    Richard O'Reilly, Build Recruitment Consultant - South West

  • Sid Choudhury

    Sid Choudhury, Professional Fit-out Recruitment Consultant

  • Simon Mitchell

    Simon Mitchell, Service Consultant - South West

  • Alex McAndrew

    Alex McAndrew, Service Consultant - South West

  • Adam Turner

    Adam Turner, Build Recruitment Consultant - South Yorkshire

  • Lucy Patterson

    Lucy Patterson, Recruitment Consultant - Sales

  • Mitch Evans

    Mitch Evans, Fit-out Recruitment Consultant

  • Ben Knight

    Ben Knight, Civil Engineering Senior Recruitment Consultant

  • Tom Hill

    Tom Hill, Recruitment Consultant

  • Oliver Mather

    Oliver Mather, Recruitment Consultant - Housing & Residential North

  • Simon Brend

    Simon Brend, Business Development Manager

  • Chris Brend

    Chris Brend, Recruitment Consultant - Housing & Residential East Midlands

  • Daniel Bassett

    Daniel Bassett, Labour Manager - Midlands

  • Sean Scott

    Sean Scott, Labour Manager - North

  • Ellie Taylor

    Ellie Taylor, Labour Manager - North

  • Matthew Naini

    Matthew Naini, Labour Manager - East Midlands