“Our long standing partnership with Thomas Gray is an invaluable one to our business. Since leading my own appointment to Countryside, Thomas Gray have continued to provide a consistently strong service to us, particularly with notoriously difficult requirements. Their support with Strategic Land, Development & Commercial appointments in particular is market-leading, and adds significant value to our business.
The specialist approach Thomas Gray take is unrivalled, they are culturally aligned to our business and genuinely understand our model and approach, which directly impacts the quality of candidates they introduce to us. Their team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, but most importantly are trusted advisors to Countryside.”
Group Chief Executive
“I have worked successfully with Ian for two decades during my time with Linden Homes and in my role of COO at Crest Nicholson. Thomas Gray have been pivotal in bringing forward outstanding Directors and Senior Managers to enable us to deliver against our people and business strategy.”
Chief Operating Officer, Crest Nicholson
“Our success in securing land over the last few years has been driven by exceptional teams across the Group many of whom have been introduced by Thomas Gray, our no 1 recruitment partner who bring invaluable advice and help us by attracting and influencing exceptional people.
Thomas Gray operate in a proactive, skilled way and fully understand our values and culture coupled with a deep contact base and knowledge of the industry that sets them apart from the competition.”
Group Land Director, Bloor Homes
“We have worked closely with Thomas Gray for a number of years and have developed and maintained a great partnership with Ian and the team. I appreciate the dedication they provide in maintaining high standards and having key insights into the residential market. Through the years, Ian has provided us with a number of key members of our management team and continues to support us as our business grows.”
Chief Operating Officer, Hill Partnerships
“We have enjoyed working with the Thomas Gray team for many years, filling senior level operational and sales requirements, and have always been impressed with their in-depth knowledge of the market.
The candidates brought forward have been of the highest caliber and have always fitted our search requirements demonstrating the understanding of our business requirements, especially as we transitioned into the BTR sector. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Ian and his team as we grow our business.”
Managing Director, Telford Homes
“We are always delighted with the team’s professionalism, proactive approach, depth of market knowledge and understanding of our business needs. They have a solid track record of identifying outstanding candidates which has led to many successful appointments at senior level across our organisation.”
Chief Operating Officer, McCarthy & Stone
“I have known and enjoyed working with both Ian and his team for over twenty years. Having positioned me as Group MD of Miller Homes, Ian helped me rebuild the business by sourcing both Regional and Divisional Board talent across all disciplines throughout the country. At Antler Homes, a smaller niche player, Ian was once again my go to consultant to source the necessary talent required to rebuild the business. In summary I can say with certainty that Thomas Gray deserve the reputation for being the most connected and trusted name in housing sector recruitment.”
Chief Executive, Sigma Homes
“When working as CEO at Charles Church and Fairclough Homes, I found that Thomas Gray consistently delivered a professional service that demonstrated their in-depth industry knowledge and extensive well-developed contacts.”
Executive Chairman, HBF
“Over the past year we have engaged with Thomas Gray to fill 7 roles across various disciplines including Commercial, Land, Technical and Construction. They quickly understood Octagon’s particular needs and the specific skills we were looking for. Only high quality and relevant potential employees were presented to us which enabled this important process to be completed in a timely and efficient way, thank you.”
Chief Executive, Octagon Developments
“Ian and the team at Thomas Gray always take the time to fully understand the brief and take a keen interest in our business plans, then work diligently and professionally to deliver in agreed time scales. Recent assignments have been at both Executive Board level and other key functional Directors.”
Chief Executive, Miller Homes
“I recommend Thomas Gray without hesitation. Throughout the growth of Metis, Ian and his colleagues have sourced for us exactly the right people for our various roles. What sets Thomas Gray apart, aside from their comprehensive connections across the industry, is a diligence of research and, crucially, an understanding of not just the skillsets required, but the personalities that will suit the business’s culture. This in depth understanding is key and has served us extremely well over the years.”
Managing Director, Metis Homes
“Thomas Gray Search and Selection have concluded a number of successful senior executive searches and middle management appointments for our various business units and regional operations. They have an extensive reach across the construction and residential sector but more importantly they quickly assessed and secured a complete understanding of our business needs and existing structure to ensure a match to our culture and specific requirements. Their client and candidate management is professional and efficient, communication throughout is excellent and they always deliver within agreed timescales. I could not recommend Thomas Gray enough, a market leader.”
Chairman, Elan Homes
“I have known Ian Gray and Thomas Gray Search & Selection for almost twenty years and they have helped fill a number of senior positions over that time.
Their detailed knowledge of the housebuilding sector is excellent, as is their desire to understand the business and role to be filled; enabling a focussed, intelligent and very time efficient recruitment process”
Managing Director, London & Southern