2019: Building Surveying Salaries, BREXIT and Boris… oh, and Ben Stokes!

As 2019 nears its conclusion, there's no denying that the last 12 months have been even more turbulent than most of us anticipated. After another year filled with constants, whether it be the never ending BREXIT saga or England caving under the pressure of another major sporting final (except for you Ben Stokes - we salute you!), another constant I've [...]

2019-12-18T12:41:02+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Industry analysis|

Quantity Surveyors: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.

Don’t fear the Brexit uncertainty… I’m Daniel Foster and I head up our Quantity Surveying division, specifically helping PQS/Consultancy’s when they are looking to recruit Quantity Surveyors across the UK. Why do you need to know that? The position I’m in allows me access to the thoughts and mindset of what Directors and Partners in the PQS/Consultancy market are thinking. [...]

2018-12-11T13:02:07+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Industry analysis|


Author:Cliff Kemp LinkedIn is awash with people from the technology sector prophesising the ‘Death Of Recruitment!”. You wish. They describe ‘AI’ as the ticking time bomb to the recruitment industry; the Grim Reaper waiting in the server cupboard of recruitment companies across the land. Not gonna happen. “But why?” I hear you ask. “We have self-driving cars and machines that [...]

2018-09-03T14:54:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Industry analysis, Uncategorised|

Professionals set in their ways

Author: Dan Foster I want to talk about the legal profession quickly. As most lawyers know and students are learning, the law is extremely outdated. For goodness sake, we still refer and use the Offences Against the Person Act (OAPA) dated 1861! But the statutes aren’t the only elements which are outdated… Many (but, not all) legal practices are run [...]

2018-09-03T14:51:44+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Industry analysis|

The direction of construction

Author: Dan Foster It was only last week when I was watching Wimbledon and the cameraman provided a shot of Centre Court and in the skyline, dotted throughout, were a myriad of cranes. Over the course of the past 12 months Directors and Academics have echoed concern about the state of the UK Construction industry; predominantly as a result of [...]

2018-09-03T14:50:57+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Industry analysis|


Author: Dan Foster We are now reaching the last week of an amazing first quarter. I can only speak on behalf of my clients and my industry (property and construction), but I can honestly say that there are numerous Quantity Surveying positions available throughout the UK! But not just for young enthusiastic Graduates, but also Senior/Associate level Quantity Surveyors who [...]

2018-09-03T14:48:34+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Industry analysis|

2016/2017 Quantity Surveying update

Author: Dan Foster 2016 After a busy October and November, the Construction industry continued to gather pace heading into the festive period. And whilst most men, women and children were writing up their Christmas list, or planning their travels, or preparing to brave the shops as the 25th of December grew ever closer; the construction & property industry was as [...]

2018-09-03T14:47:06+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Industry analysis|

The Eye-Test – Quantity Surveying

Author: Dan Foster I have not been recruiting in the construction industry for long and it will take some time until I grasp a better understanding of the sector. I am very passionate about sport and often watch a very intelligent sports pundit, columnist and commentator; Skip Bayless. If I have learnt anything from Skip, it is the importance of [...]

2018-09-03T14:46:11+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Industry analysis|