The ARV Solutions team have over 150 year’s experience in total, recruiting for Construction, Manufacturing, Sales and Technical roles. Living and breathing the industry, their knowledge and expertise are unrivalled.
Jim established ARV Solutions in 2003 with a plan to provide high levels of service more often seen in high end “Search and Selection ” rather than contingency recruitment, though still at sensible fee levels, in line with realistic expectations of clients – i.e. to ADD REAL VALUE!
I previously held a senior management role within a national construction recruitment agency, taking the South West and Wales region from small beginnings to building a top-performing team – quite a few of whom went on to run their own agency, or hold senior posts in other recruitment businesses. From there I went to managing a multi-disciplinary recruitment business that taught me far broader recruitment sectors, including manufacturing and engineering. Having taken them through Investors in People and developed the team further, I realised his destiny lay in running a business of my own, where I could implement a new philosophy I felt was overdue in recruitment.
Jim.Roach@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Paul joined the team in 2011 bringing unparalleled experience in the recruitment sector, to growth and development at ARV Solutions.
Paul works with ARV Solutions to provide strategic direction, coaching and mentoring and to help enhance our business culture and further attract and retain clients, candidates and most importantly colleagues. He has spent 35 years within the recruitment industry, and is the former Managing Director of Office Angels the UK’s leading office support recruitment consultancy and main Board Director of Adecco UK & Ireland, and Chief Talent Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Hudson UK, Ireland and Middle East, a global professional recruitment services business.
A well known and high profile figure within the UK recruitment industry, Paul commenced his career at Office Angels as a Branch Manager rapidly moving into Area Manager and Regional Operations Director positions. He became Managing Director in 2001, and grew the network to over 100 branches whilst managing a workforce of 650 staff achieving a turnover of £140m.
Paul directed Office Angels to win The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For in the UK Award, achieving 8th position in 2005 and 2006, and was also awarded Best Company in the UK for Outstanding Workplaces 2006 – 3 stars.
Rob joined ARV Solutions in the autumn of 2015 and brings a wealth of experience within B2B Marketing and Demand Generation.
I have previously been responsible for large-scale direct marketing campaigns and marketing strategy consultancy. I adopt very modern recruitment techniques and am in touch with the latest candidate attraction methods, especially in relation to Social Media.
Using my skills in Social Media, Online Marketing and Data Driven Strategy I bring a new edge to ARV Solutions’ candidate attraction and engagement. Since joining ARV Solutions I have achieved my Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment Practice and am a Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Not to be considered a traditional recruiter; my approach to a candidate centric strategy sits well with ARV Solutions’ own culture of a quality and service led approach to recruitment. I have a real passion for the construction industry and keep a keen eye on the latest niche projects both in the UK and overseas.
In my spare time I can be found in the swimming pool or fighting to keep my balance on one of Bristol’s many mountain bike trails!
Rob.Elford@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Craig joined ARV Solutions in 2018, bringing with him, 13 years of experience in recruitment.
In 2005, I was a founding member of an Executive Search company in Bristol, specialising in the engineering design of major infrastructure projects. In addition, I have recruited for Engineering, Finance, M+A, Mining, Environmental businesses in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, typically recruiting salary ranges from £40k to £150k.
I made a direct approach to Jim Roach at ARV Solutions as Jim’s reputation, culture and leadership style appealed to me. His knowledge in the Offsite Construction sector is second to none, and he has built a credible business, one that I wanted to join and be part of.
As is the ARV Solutions ethos my approach to recruitment is to be consultative, to help and not to hinder, treat others as I want to be treated and to never be judgmental.
In my spare time, I can be found in the garden talking to my 100 chickens and ducks with my 2 cats, selling the eggs to the village I live in and on occasions to the office, or rocking out at heavy metal concerts and festivals.
Craig.Nicholls@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Sue has been with ARV Solutions since 2008, bringing a wealth of HR and recruitment experience. Sue is highly experienced in recruiting for widespread technical roles, and has in-depth knowledge of the needs of the offsite construction sector.
I spent five years working with government-funded training for unemployed professionals and Modern Apprenticeships before moving to a large Engineering consultancy where I became involved in recruitment and training for their technical and support staff. I enrolled on the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Post-Graduate Diploma course in Human Resources Management. I gained a real taste for recruitment over this period and felt I could offer a different perspective to the recruitment industry, as I knew what I wanted from Recruitment Consultants as an employer. I joined a large organisation working with Highways and Structural Engineers but after two years realised that whilst I enjoyed recruitment, I wasn’t cut out for the sales-led culture of a traditional recruitment consultancy.
Lucky for me, Jim was looking for someone who didn’t fit the traditional Recruitment Consultant profile and I’ve been here since June 2008! I have found it hugely rewarding to get the chance to build strong and long-lasting relationships. Outside work, I am interested in vintage clothing and classic cars and motorbikes, and am the owner of a Nissan Figaro, winner of a couple of awards from the Owners’ Club. I am also a football fan, and follow the fortunes/misfortunes of West Ham United.
Sue.Eustace@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Graham has spent over 35 years within the recruitment industry specialising throughout this time in placing people in Sales & Marketing positions. Since joining ARV Solutions in 2012 he has enjoyed specialising even further within the offsite, modular, timber frame, timber engineering and modern methods of construction marketplace where he can build on the relationships that have been successfully cultivated over many years.
It is very refreshing to be working with a close-knit team who genuinely place their clients and applicants first and are passionate about their profession rather than the typical “over the top” attitude of many recruiters. ARV Solutions share my values of developing long term relationships with candidates and clients through trust, and I am always absolutely delighted when I am approached repeatedly by people to provide them with continuing support and assistance.
Our membership of the Structural Timber Association, TRADA and the MPBA has allowed me to meet and learn from some of top people within the Offsite Sector as I attend regular meetings and events throughout each year.
I enjoy both rifle and clay pigeon shooting together with fine wine and good food.
Graham.Brown@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Matt joined us in 2020, tasked with leading our Sales and Marketing Division, recruiting within the offsite, modular, timber frame, timber engineering and MMC market place.
Born in Bristol and raised in Hereford I previously used to organise and coordinate golf tournaments for the PGA alongside being a 1-2-1 golf coach. Beginning my career in recruitment in 2014 I have specialised throughout in placing people in Property/Construction and Surveying positions.
I joined ARV Solutions because they share my value of developing long term relationships with clients and candidates through trust and collaborative best working practice. Like ARV Solutions my main aim in recruitment is to tailor my services effectively to develop a working partnership and become your exclusive recruiter of choice.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, playing golf and tennis and anything that involves an engine and I really enjoy having a few beers with friends or family.
Paul joined ARV Solutions in 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience within recruitment for construction, including expertise in Executive recruitment. He now heads up our ARV-ADs service.
Up until 2014, I had never worked in recruitment, however I had always worked in people related roles whether this had been Customer Services, Payroll or Employee Services.
When I did enter the recruitment industry I passed my Certificate in Recruitment Practice within my first 7 months. My approach was always going to be people-focused, whereby both the needs of my client and the career aspirations of my candidates were at the forefront of my mind.
I utilize a more direct approach to recruitment whereby I identify passive candidates who may not necessarily be seeking a new role. That starts by understanding my clients: their culture, structure and ambition. The same can be said from a candidate’s perspective. I take the time to speak with my candidates to understand their key drivers, career goals and aspirations. This gives me the ability to ensure the best fit culturally for all parties.
In my spare time, I can be found enjoying numerous sports including Football, Golf, Fishing and Darts as well as spending time with my family.
Paul@arv-ads.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
After completing her A Levels and spending some time working in Retail Phoebe joined ARV Solutions in September 2018 keen to put her passion and drive into a new career and is currently studying NVQ Level 3 Diploma In Recruitment Practice.
ARV Solutions stood out to me as it isn’t like any traditional hard-sell recruitment agency and the unique culture of the office immediately stood out for me. I enjoy learning new information and being able to adapt myself as best as I can to any situation, I relish in the challenge of resourcing and finding the best candidates for our Offsite clients. It’s great to work with a close bunch of people that are passionate about matching candidates with the right job and maintaining great long-term relationships with candidates and clients. I am very excited to see where my future in offsite recruitment progresses.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family having them around for dinner parties and dining out. I also enjoy going on road trips with friends blasting out our favourite music. Cooking is also something I love to do in my free time, finding new recipes, and making them my own.
Phoebe.Scott@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
After 8 years in retail Callum joined ARV Solutions in March 2019 ready to dive into a new career. He is currently studying for his NVQ Level 3 Diploma In Recruitment Practice.
During my time in retail I learned a lot about management and customer-facing skills, but after 8 years I really wanted to apply my skill set to a new career.
When I first came across ARV Solutions, I was intrigued by the offsite construction sector, as this wasn’t something I had come across until then. On meeting the team, I knew immediately that this was somewhere that I wanted to be. It’s such a family culture, everyone has each other’s back, and I’ve always thrived in a great team. It’s such an interesting sector and no two days are the same. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the recruitment industry as a whole and the niche sector within construction too. I’m very excited about the future here.
In my spare time I enjoy watching my local football team (although not always enjoyable…), you’ll find me down the ground most Saturdays. I’m a keen traveler too, I get myself on as many holidays and mini-breaks as I can.
Callum.Howard@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Kelly joined us in 2018, after a career in, and then recruiting for the health and social care sector.
After interviewing with ARV Solutions and meeting the team I knew it was the place for me. The team’s approach to clients and candidates was unlike anywhere else. They are incredibly knowledgeable on the sector; they understand the needs of our clients and doesn’t push a hard sales approach. They’re respectful of candidates and just want to find them the best role. I wanted to be a part of that.
I love to know all the ins and outs. I put myself through many qualifications while in Health and Social care and I intend to do the same here, to learn all I can. I am already thoroughly enjoying the sector and learning more and more every day. I am currently studying towards my REC exam to become a qualified member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and I am very excited to see what the future holds next for my career in recruiting.
In my spare time I’m a massive foodie. I love travelling, trying new cuisines and different food. I also like taking part in physical challenges. I completed a 100km ultra marathon from London to Brighton and my third Tough Mudder.
Kelly.Tattam@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Lucy joined us in 2017, taking on the role of Office Manager, bringing with her 6 years of Office Management experience.
I began my career working in Pensions, spending 8 years in customer services before I moved into Office Management. I am very family orientated and the family atmosphere at ARV Solutions held massive appeal for me. I love planning and organisation so this is the perfect role for me, especially working within an organisation that shares my values and dedication to great personal service.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews, researching new places to travel to, and I love making time to cook new recipes and visit restaurants.
Lucy.Scott@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
Chloe joined ARV Solutions in 2016 when she made the move to Bristol from London.
I spent 10 years working as Marketing Manager at the Internet Advertising Bureau; the trade association for digital advertising. There I managed branding and marketing across events and conferences as well as internal and external projects, research and membership. After the birth of my daughter, we decided to move to Bristol and soon after I took on the new role of Marketing Coordinator at ARV Solutions. Not fulfilling the typical recruitment agency stereotype the family-orientated and team environment at ARV Solutions makes for a really collaborative and rewarding place to work.
In my spare time when I’m not taking my children to parties or dance clubs, I’m usually secretly eating the sweets from their party bags.
Chloe.Burrell@arvsolutions.co.uk | 0117 959 2008
I joined the team early in 2013, as a pup.
My role is just to be around for a pat or a hug, and I’m happy to throw in a lick for free!
The benefits package is good – plenty of treats, fresh water, and a lunchtime walk around the local Nature Reserve.
The hours can be a bit long – past my tea time too often!
Rob was superb during the entire process, he was professional, communicative and very helpful.
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