About ARV Solutions

ARV Solutions the market leaders in offsite construction recruitment, with the most advanced, innovative recruitment methodologies.

To really understand ARV Solutions today, we go back to why the business was established

  • ADD REAL VALUE in recruitment (It’s what ARV Stands for!).
  • Change the way a recruitment agency can work, drawing business to us through expertise and trust.
  • Understand our clients and niche sector so well, we become a trusted partner and ultimately the industry market leaders.
  • Provide an inclusive, collaborative work environment, where our people and their families are respected. An environment where we judge ourselves on quality outcomes for our clients and candidates.

The Specialists in Offsite Construction Recruitment

About

Today ARV Solutions holds true to our founding values

We have grown a collaborative loyal team of recruitment experts. We are the clear market leaders by any measurement, and continue to broaden our reach into related sectors. We thrive on high repeat and referral business levels unknown in our industry.

Our staff are measured on quality above all, and rewarded as a team.

Today our innovations in ARVIEW and ARV-ADS  bring faster, higher quality recruitment solutions than ever.

Based in Bristol, we recruit UK wide and internationally  in Sales, Design, Manufacturing, Operations, and Construction recruitment.

You can trust in our skills, knowledge, innovation and heritage, that we know your industry better than any other. In partnership with our clients, no one is better placed to help move your business, your career and the industry forward.

Our history since 2003

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  • 2021 – off to a great start

    Sue Eustace and Graham Brown promoted to Associate Director at ARV Solutions

    Sue Eustace and Graham Brown promoted to Associate Director at ARV Solutions

    • Sue Eustace and Graham Brown promoted to Associate Director. more here
    • January 2021 – record month for permanent placements. Bucking all trends this has been the most successful month for permanent job starts in our 17 year history, thanks to huge effort from our team.
  • Better recruitment, promotions, and award news!

    Better recruitment, promotions, and award news!
    • Covid hit! We’ve kept going and hugely innovated for better recruitment!
    • ARVIEW service launched, incorporating advanced video interview tech & client portal. Quicker, higher quality, lower cost.
    • ARV-ADS launched. Recruit direct, with a low cost effective advertising and management suite. more here.
    • Investors in People Awards finalists for Gold Employer of the year.
    • Rob Elford and Craig Nicholls are promoted to Associate Director.
    • Sponsored and introduced the first virtual Offsite Awards, with 26 clients shortlisted
    • Matt Davies joins in senior role to grow Sales recruitment team
    • Finalists! ‘Employer of the Year’ Federation of Small Businesses.
    • Exhibited at Futurebuild – just pre-lockdown!
  • Gold again and more celebrations

    Investors in People Gold Accredited
    • Investors In People Gold – reaccredited
    • Finalist! Best Recruitment Innovation at the Building Innovation Awards
    • Finalist! Graham Brown, Permanent Recruitment Consultant of the year at the IRP Awards
    • Finalist! Jim Roach, Manager of the Year, Investors In People Awards
    • Finalist! Employer of the Year, Federation of Small Business Awards
    • Sponsors for Offsite Construction Awards, Structural Timber Awards
    • Exhibitors at Futurebuild, Modular Matters, Offsite Expo, SW Construction Summit, Focus on Framing, Explore Offsite series, STA AGM
  • 2018 ends on all time high

    2018 ends on all time high
    • Record number of placements, for more employers than ever before. 
    • Offsite Salary Guide published in Offsite Magazine. ARV Salary Guide 2019-2020
    • Principal Account Manager, Sue Eustace, celebrated 10 years service!
    • Jim Roach podcast with Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association. Listen here
    • Jim Roach, hosted a round table debate on future skills needs for the offsite sector.
    • Exhibitors at Ecobuild, UK Construction Week, Modular Matters, Explore Offsite series, STA AGM, 
    • Offsite Awards, sponsor of the drinks reception, STA Awards Dinner Sponsors
    • Finalist! ‘Employer of the Year’  at the Federation of Small Businesses Awards.
  • Award winning!

    Award winning!

    Winner! Jim Roach wins Investors In People, Manager of the Year Award for placing an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, long-term results, and professional development. 

    Finalists! Employer of the Year at the Business Leader Awards: prestigious South West business awards

    Exhibitors at Explore Offsite series, Ecobuild, UK Construction Week – Timber Expo

    Sponsors of Offsite Awards and STA Awards

  • Awarded Gold and a big move

    Investors in People Gold Accredited
    • Awarded GOLD Accreditation by Investors In People. “Having attained the IIP Gold Accreditation is a great achievement with a first-time assessment” IIP Assessor. Awarded to the top 2% of organisations assessed, so to achieve this at first attempt is almost unknown.  Read more here 
    • Purchased new Headquarters – 3000 sq/ft to expand into. The perfect space to continue to grow the team well into the future. Dedicated staff break-out area, interview suites and meeting rooms – home sweet home!
    • Our Team attend our first TEAM Conference (The Employment Agency Movement) – 400 independent recruiters learning and dancing!
    • Exhibitors at Ecobuild, Offsite Construction Show, Explore Offsite, Timber Expo
  • Big year to support industry events

    Big year to support industry events

    Exhibiting at industry events allows us to maintain and build connections and build on our knowledge of the industry, and recent developments.

    • We joined the Offsite Construction Show as exhibitors for the first time.
    • We exhibited at UK Construction Week – as part of Timber Expo.
    • We sponsored our first Structural Timber Awards, now a key highlight in our calendar each year and it is fantastic to see more and more of our clients make the shortlist for the awards each year.
  • Mo the dog!

    Mo the dog!

    Mo the ARV Solutions dog joins the team! He particularly likes coming in on Friday mornings so doesn’t miss out on his bacon and sausage sandwich with the rest of the team!  

  • DWP Contract awarded

    2010 saw us awarded a contract with DWP

  • We rent our first office!

    We rent our first office!

    We rented our first office and Sue Eustace joined the team! We might have moved on from that office but Sue, our longest serving team member is still with us today!

  • ARV Solutions is born!

    In late 2003 ARV Solutions was established as a specialist recruitment agency by Jim Roach, following 14 years main-stream recruitment agency experience across construction, manufacturing and engineering.

    It was time to go it alone, and create the business and environment I really wanted to work in. I was idealistic about wanting to rise above the hard sell, numbers driven, and league table mentality in recruitment. I was certain there was a more collaborative way to work, bringing clients and candidates with us, building trust and partnerships. 

    I’m proud that we’ve held true to all these ideals, and had a lot of fun (and no end of hard work!) building a business where people come first, they are rewarded for collaboration and quality, and we have so many loyal clients and a great reputation.

Our memberships

Supporting Industry Organisations

We uniquely work with and support key offsite construction industry organisations. It is important to us to be active members of the Trade Associations which in turn support the industries we work across. We aim to help promote best practice, training, and development and bring our unique perspective to benefit wherever possible. We enthusiastically sponsor and exhibit at many industry events and expos.

As Members of these organisations we hope to continue to grow our involvement in promoting them We particularly work to  promote training and career opportunities within the industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment & Sustainability

Our environment, sustainability and reduction of our carbon footprint has always been important to us individually and as a business. We are continually looking for ways to improve our green credentials and aim to become carbon neutralHere are a few of the ways we are lessening our impact on the planet

  • Gas and Electricity from renewable sources
  • Milk delivered in glass bottles reducing our plastic waste
  • Office recycling actively encouraged to reduce and reuse
  • Working towards a paperless office

 

Communities

We care about our communities, understanding that these include our local area, our industry sector, our staff and families, as well as the wider global community.

  • We donate to a range of charities and local schools projects and give employees 3 days holiday for charitable and community activities
  • We support our client sector through active memberships, sponsorships, and promotion
  • As an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation we are highly committed to training and developing our people within a collaborative and supportive environment, with commitments to Diversity & Inclusion and Mental Wellbeing
  • We are accredited REC Advocates and have an ongoing apprenticeship programme
  • Importantly, we get together for regular social events; for staff, and for families, largely food related, including the legendry Annual BBQ!

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