Construction Management & Technical

I have been using Pier Consulting for a number of years. Over this long period of time I have found them to be very professional and knowledgeable in their field. Pier Consulting have supplied me with many different trades from forklift drivers to site managers. They supply only tried and tested individuals. I would have no reasons at all not to recommend anyone use Pier Consulting whether looking for temporary or permanent staff.

Steve Windsor
Area Build Manager, Bovis Homes

I have worked closely with Pier Consulting for in excess of 10 years. During my tenure as Regional Construction Director for Persimmon Homes, East Wales, they became my sole provider of quality Site Managers. They have always conducted themselves in a professional, honourable and timely manner.

More recently they have acted for me personally and assisted in securing me another senior position within the Construction Industry, which was done with courtesy and confidentiality.

I can therefore highly commend the service they provide and would not hesitate in recommending them either personally or professionally.

Gareth Powell BSc (Hons)
MCIOB

Pier Consulting have gone to great lengths to understand our business and projects enabling them to effectively fulfil our resourcing needs.

We trust their judgement on selecting the highest calibre of candidates and the type of people who will maximise the quality of our service.

Andrew Baker
Director, Rio Architects Ltd

M & E Building Services

We have been using Pier Consulting for the last couple of years. They have provided us with qualified, reputable and experienced mechanical tradesmen for a variety of different projects across Bristol and the South West. Within this time Pier Consulting have provided us with pipefitters, pipefitter/welders, mechanical mates and plumbers. We have always found the calibre of all labour to be of a high standard.

The team have quickly learnt how our company operates and what our expectations are when looking for additional temporary labour, ensuring they place the most productive workers with us.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Pier Consulting Ltd to anyone looking to hire additional labour. In our opinion the Pier Consulting team understand what a contractor wants from a labour only supplier and they deliver this without the hassle.

Kevin Pullen
Managing Director, Aquatonics

I have used Pier Consulting for a number of years. I can rely on Pier Consulting to provide a no-nonsense, professional service, offering the best possible available labour.

Pier Consulting have brought their knowledge of the varied available workforce along with a professional approach, which makes the search for reliable labour easy and hassle free.

When looking for labour, Pier Consulting are my first stop.

Tom Healan
Project Manager, Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services Ltd

Pier Consulting have always provided a good, cost effective service to Amberwell Engineering Services and I have no problem in recommending them to other companies.

Rhydian James
Managing Director, Amberwell Engineering Services Ltd

We have been using Pier Consulting services for additional Mechanical & Electrical tradesmen for the last 12 months, and would like to say how very pleased we are with the service, the labour and the communication we have received.

The staff at Pier Consulting have been available at all hours of the day and night to assist us in such a busy period, quickly responded to our requests. Pier Consulting have shown that our business is important to them and that they go that extra mile to assist us with our recruitment needs.  They have recruited a number of Electricians, Pipefitters, Supervisors and Project Managers.

Pier Consulting have worked extremely hard to accommodate our needs and offering solutions for us.   I would recommend them to any M&E Contractor as reputable and experienced recruiter.

Gary Smith
Director, Weston Electrical & Mechanical Ltd

All I can say is the service provided by Pier Consulting is second to none. I normally tend to ring up at stupid o’clock on a Friday afternoon with some unreasonable demand for labour, in all of the country and to be fair I’m yet to be disappointed.

The labour provided is of a high standard and I have never had cause for concern over the work force supplied. The Pier Consulting personnel we speak to on a daily basis, are always very friendly, polite and extremely helpful.

Stuart Henderson
Site Manager, J.W. & E. Morris & Son Ltd

M & E Flexible Apprenticeship

Weston Electrical understands the importance of introducing apprentices into our business to assist in the growth of M&E trades within South Wales.

Just starting out as a new contractor in the market we needed to secure contracts before we could commit to training. Pier Consulting introduced us to their new division “flexible Apprenticeships” which allows us to take on apprentices in the exact same way as a temporary Electrician or Pipefitter.

Pier Consulting provide an excellent service, removing all the hassle of recruiting. Because they are in Partnerships with BEST an apprentice training provider, they are able to manage all the paperwork, on-site assessment’s, college time, PPE, Tools, and all other tasks associated with the management of an apprentice.

I would recommend this to any M&E contractor as a route to start taking on apprentices again!!

Gary Smith
Director, Weston Electrical & Mechanical Ltd

BEST has worked in partnership with Pier Consulting since 2012 to offer an alternative to the traditional apprenticeship training model. Based on a strong desire to get young people into apprenticeships in the Building Services Industry, by enabling employers of all sizes to feel confident in being able to offer young people training in their workplaces.

The first young people taken onto the scheme in 2013 reaped the benefits of the support offered by Pier Consulting with provision of site PPE and starter tool kits, from BEST with programme induction, review of progress and mentoring and from their ‘host’ employer with training and practical experience on site.

The scheme has worked extremely well, with close contact being maintained between all parties involved – the employer is kept informed of appropriate activities and the evidence the apprentices need to ensure progress is maintained.

One of the first apprentices is now approaching completion of their Level 2 Apprenticeship, with 2 more apprentices signed up for their Flexible Apprenticeship this September, and many more to follow.

Peter Tomkins
Senior Training Adviser, BEST

Payroll Services

We are a civil engineering company with nationwide contracts and have been working with Pier Consulting for the last 3 months in the recruitment of operatives. Since the beginning of our business relationship with Pier Consulting, we have been impressed with the professionalism of both Michaela and Rachel; they are extremely helpful and friendly and always deal with any queries in a timely manner.

We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

Louise Reynolds
Accounts Manager, Xcav8 Ltd

In our capacity working within payroll, I have had the pleasure of working with Pier Consulting for a number of years and have always found them to be easy to deal with and extremely efficient.

Their staff are friendly and knowledgeable in their area of expertise and regularly show a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ in order to deliver quality customer service. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pier Consulting to anyone looking for a professional and efficient option for their recruitment needs.

Alex Grant
Director, Asset Services

Trades & Labour

Over the last 5 years Interserve have used the services of Pier Consulting Ltd to provide additional Trades and Labour for various projects.

We have always found Pier Consulting to act professionally and promptly, they always strive to deliver a quality service – even at times when we have required labour at very short notice, all of whom have been to a good standard.

This has been made possible through Pier Consulting’s dedicated team, who have made it their priority to ensure that our requirements are fulfilled and serviced to the best of their abilities. Pier Consulting completely understand how Interserve work and what we require. I have no hesitation in recommending Pier Consulting as a reliable provider of labour to main contractors or sub-contractors. I believe their approach to recruitment and their business is second to none and I am sure any client would benefit from their quality service.Chris Edmonds, Site Manager, Interserve

Chris Edmonds
Site Manager, Interserve

Since using Pier Consulting I have found them to be extremely professional, courteous and willing to go the extra mile to provide us with the best possible resource. Pier Consulting have always reacted quickly to our requests and have provided us with an excellent calibre of candidates.

I would not hesitate in recommending Pier Consulting to assist with any temporary staffing requirements.

Linda Gollop
Construction Secretary, Barratt Homes Ltd

I would like to thank Pier Consulting for providing labour to us over the past 4 years and on our more recent projects.

We have benefited from their involvement on many of the major projects that we have had, as many operatives that have been provided by them have already undergone site induction on our sites.

The calibre of labour has always met our requirements for site installation and manufacturing in the workshop.

Phillip Evans
Operations Manager, Concept Balustrades Ltd

Training

Dear Michaela,

Congratulations! You have passed the REC’s Compliance Test.

You have successfully achieved a percentage of at least 75% and have answered all the Red Flag questions, if relevant, correctly. Your score has now been recorded against your organisation record. As an REC Member you will now be required to complete the online Compliance Test every two years to demonstrate your commitment to professional standards. You will be notified when your next test is due.

Congratulations once again.

The REC
Quality and Compliance Team

We have been using Pier Consulting Ltd to hire additional M&E Labour, giving us access to other services which have  assisted us greatly, by taking all the time and hassle out of sourcing and booking courses at a competitive rate.  We have booked training for operatives on courses such as, ECS tests, SMSTS, SSSTS, & CSCS Tests to name but a few.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to any other contractors who require additional training.  Pier Resources staff deal with any request, sourcing the best value courses available and take care of everything from start to finish leaving us to get on with our business.

Gary Smith
Director, Weston Electrical & Mechanical Ltd

Rachel and Michaela really stepped up to the plate for us in offering mock interviews for our trainee labourers. They were very professional but friendly and gave valuable feedback to the trainees involved.

We hope to continue this relationship as this kind of support is pivotal to our trainees moving closer to employment. Our business already use Pier Consulting for recruitment of Labourers in South Wales and this additional support has shown us that Pier Consulting are willing to go the extra mile.

Julie Timothy
Community Liaison Officer, Bouygues UK