Alexander Associates, a leading recruitment agency with a storied history, is marking its next phase of evolution and growth; introducing 'Alexander Associates 3.0'.

Established in 1989 by [Jayn Gutteridge and Stavros Koukoumbris], Alexander Associates has long embodied the principles of hard work and delivering the best possible results for clients and candidates across the UK.

Eager to extend the legacy built by the founders, current owners Peter Webb, Ruth Parker and Gareth Jones resolved to carry on their work with a management buyout in 2016, which led the business through its 2.0 era.

"When we sat down with our senior team members, we discussed who we are, where we came from and who we wanted to be. The line that kept coming up is 'we're proud of our legacy'. Alexander Associates was already an amazing business with the core values of honesty, transparency and hard work. We're very proud of that, so that's why we bought the business," says managing director Gareth Jones.

Since 2019, Alexander Associates has entered its 3.0 phase, marking the new chapter with a revamp of the brand, a new focus on expanding the services available to clients and candidates and launching new offices in Brasted, Kent and London.

The company, which specialises in the Civil & Structural Engineering, Water, and Mechanical & Electrical sectors, has recently expanded into Residential Development. New Associate Directors Chris Constantinides and Scott Doody have been appointed to manage the latest vertical in London and have added three new trainees to their team.

"We're proud of our legacy, and excited about our future," Jones says

To help clients and candidates navigate challenging markets, Alexander Associates' teams are utilising their wisdom gained from experiences including Brexit, three IR35 changes and the COVID-19 lockdowns, he adds.

Alexander Associates' intimate knowledge of its clients is one of the key strengths that has enabled the company to expand its services into new areas.

"We've seen the market change a lot, with the growth of master vendors, neutral vendors, and internal recruiters. We've learned a huge amount from those processes, and we've got something different to offer," Jones says.

“There is much potential to engage with clients about strategies for diversifying their supply chains and increasing competition and collaboration amongst suppliers, as well as finding alternatives to master vendors,” he adds. "To do that, we need to continue working with talent we've got inside the business, and to bring in new talent."

The next five years are set to be even more exciting than the past five, notes director Peter Webb.

“There are so many opportunities out there that we can grab and are currently grabbing. We’ve got an amazing team with us that can really help us succeed,” Webb says.

Jones expects that, despite its anticipated business growth, the core Alexander Associates values of honesty, transparency and hard work will be front and centre.

“We don’t want to be a Plc, but we do want to be the largest independent agency in the UK that specialises in our fields. We want to be a large niche agency with specialist services.”

To find out more about how Alexander Associates can help you find quality talent, or if you’re interested in the recruitment career pathways we can offer, get in touch today.


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