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Leading Construction Recruitment Experts Join Thorn Baker

Leading Construction Recruitment Experts Join Thorn Baker

Recruitment specialist Thorn Baker Construction is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its Nottingham office, brothers Simon and Chris Brend. Both are highly regarded experts and will add further experience to Thorn Baker’s thriving construction brand.


Simon and Chris join Thorn Baker Construction from Approach Personnel.  Simon will be taking on the role of Business Development Manager and Chris will be appointed as a Recruitment Consultant, bringing with them over two decades of construction recruitment experience.

Commenting on his appointment, Simon Brend said:

“I am joining at an exciting time for the company and I am looking forward to working with the Thorn Baker team. Its construction offering in its Nottingham head office has really developed over the past two years and both Chris and I are pleased to be adding our experience to the team.”

Chris Brend adds:

“Elsewhere in the UK, Thorn Baker Construction is the go to company for construction recruitment and Simon and I want to help the team get to that position in the Midlands. I am sure that our combined experience across the region will play an important role in achieving that goal.”

The appointment of Chris and Simon will further strengthen Thorn Baker Construction through adding senior expertise to the team. Both are well known in the industry and have excellent contacts and will be able to instantly benefit Thorn Baker’s construction clients.

Simon will be focussing on the public sector build market and Chris will be primarily working within the housing market in the Midlands and nationally. Both will support Construction and Group Director Rob Ford and Demi Harman in developing the team through further appointments and training new staff.

Commenting on the new appointments, Rob Ford said:

“Thorn Baker Construction has successfully navigated the pandemic and we are delighted that we are in the position to recruit two highly thought of experts. We are another step closer to achieving the status of the go to agency in the Midlands.”

“Simon and Chris match the focus of the Thorn Baker Group and I am delighted to welcome them to the team. We plan to support Demi Harman, who has done an excellent job over the past two years, with the top talent in the industry so she can further develop the team and also continue to deliver on her core business areas.  I am excited about the growth of the team and look forward to supporting our clients and candidates.”

As both Simon and Chris are able to focus on their specific areas of the business, Demi will concentrate on her core area of the interiors fit outs market and continue to build relationships around her core base.

Demi comments:

“It’s been a great two years since Rob took charge at Thorn Baker Construction and the brand has continued to grow despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The appointments of Chris and Simon means they can take over other areas of the brand and I’m looking forward to working alongside them both.”

Thorn Baker Construction is part of Thorn Baker Group, one of the UK’s leading recruitment companies. The Group manages the recruitment needs of companies across the UK, placing over 30,000 candidates in jobs each year.

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