Client Testimonials

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Birse Civils Limited

I have previously engaged the services of Caval when we were conducting a search for an experienced Estimator for our team at Birse Civils and previously when I worked at Peter Duffy Ltd. I found Caval to be very efficient in the search, even in the difficult position of an Estimator, they mapped the market for us and presented candidates ideal for the brief. I would have no hesitation in recommending Caval for any level of recruitment within a construction or civil engineering business.

Senior Estimator
Birse Civils Limited

 

Interserve Construction Ltd

We have been using the services of Caval for the supply of freelance blue and white collar personnel since November 2008. Their service has been both prompt and professional. We have received a high calibre of candidate on a regular basis, which bears testament to Caval’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge. Any problems have been swiftly and satisfactorily remedied. I can recommend their services.

Contracts Manager
Interserve Construction Ltd

 

Willmott Dixon

Since adding Caval Ltd to our supply chain in December 2008 we have been extremely impressed with their overall performance when we’ve called upon them to source management and technical staff for our BSF projects in Middlesbrough. On that basis I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services to any company in the working construction sector who are considering using the services of an agency to recruit staff on a temporary or permanent basis.

Supply Chain Manager
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd

 

Bullock Construction

I have used a number of employment agencies in my role as Project Manager but I feel, I must single out and commend Caval unreservedly. As is the norm with Bullock we are offered 3 agencies to use. I tried all 3 but quickly found the best service was offered by Caval.

At the height of a new build housing scheme in Leeds we employed up to 45 freelance tradesmen and general labourers from Caval. The quality of these operatives was excellent and coupled with the close management offered by Caval worked well on our difficult budget. We received weekly site visits which offered encouragement support and a firm approach when needed.

To say the least in today’s competitive market companies have to go the extra mile, but what Bullock achieved utilising Caval’s assets are second to none

Project Manager 
Bullock Construction Ltd

 

Progress Group

The Progress Group use Caval for the provision of temporary site labour. The staff they provide is of a high quality and our requirements are dealt with in timely, efficient and professional way.

I find Caval easy to deal with and their knowledge of the industry and the kind of operatives we require is excellent. I have found them to be an extremely reliable source for temporary labour and I look forward to working with Caval on an ongoing basis for the foreseeable future.

Projects Manager
Progress Group

 

PWE Ltd

Caval have been an approved supplier to Pitts Wilson since April 2008, we use them extensively for our labour requirements nationwide. I have found that our requirements are dealt with professionally, efficiently and in a very honest and transparent way.

The standard of the labour they provide is excellent and any issues that arise are dealt with effectively. Due to the reactive nature of our business, requirements often arise at short notice and having a reliable agency in place is extremely important, Caval have delivered a quality service every time regardless of location or specific requirement.

Contracts Engineer
Pitts Wilson Electrical Limited

 

East Midlands Instrument Co Ltd

East Midlands Instrument Company consistently utilises Caval for a selection of job roles ranging from Level 1 Electricians to Pipefitters. The quality of the labour supplied continues to be of good standard, and the service Caval provides is consistently of a high standard with requirements always being dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

We will continue to contact Caval Ltd to satisfy our labour requirements and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a contract labour supplier. We look forward to our continued working partnership.

Labour Co-ordinator
East Midlands Instrument Co Ltd

 

C.R. Reynolds Limited

I have been utilising the services of Caval for temporary requirement throughout 2011. They have supplied all disciplines of personnel; engineers, tradesmen, plant operatives and labourers.

Our requirements are demanding: we regularly require people for short term contracts at no notice and we dictate that the pay rates are low, in spite of that Caval’s service has been a cut above the rest, in fact they are now our first choice for all temporary requirements and we can have as many as 30 agency workers at one time. Caval have shown a “can do” attitude at all times, have provided quality workers and, in the rare case of any issues arising, have dealt with them very satisfactorily.

I hope they will continue to provide us with labour for years to come and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any other potential client.

Director
C.R. Reynolds

 

Ameon Ltd

Caval Ltd is an approved and preferred supplier of labour to Ameon. Our relationship with Caval has been successful and their service has been essential to the progress and completion of many of our projects.

They provide a good quality service; their vetting procedure is obviously very thorough as the standard of the operatives that they provide is very high. Often requirements are dealt with at short notice and always with efficiency and professionalism.

I would recommend the services of Caval to any other company looking for a quality, honest and reliable labour agency.

I intend to utilise the services of Caval on an ongoing basis and look forward to our continued partnership. 

Production Director
AMEON Ltd

 

CHC 

I have been using the services of Caval since March 2012.

They have provided engineers, excavators drivers, ground workers and labourers on  contract basis. The service I have received has undoubtedly exceeded my expectations. Some of the requirements have been in remote geographical locations and Caval have managed to find good quality operative time after time.

I look forward to Caval being my first point of call for the foreseeable future, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other companies

Support Service Manager
CHC

 

Moortown

I have used the services of Caval for the supply of number temporary operatives on various BSF projects in Hull. They have provided me with various tradesman:groundwork's, dumper, roller and excavator drivers in the main and also a site engineer. Some of these have been for short term cover but the standard has been so high that i have kept a number of them on longer term.

On the rare occasions when problems have occurred they have been dealt with promptly and professionally. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any other company and i will be using Caval for my future projects.

Service manager
Moortown

 

James Mercer

Caval Ltd are one of our approved labour suppliers, and we have used them extensively over the past few years for mechanical labour including plumbers, pipe fitters, welders. At our peak time of year during school holidays, our labour through Caval exceeded 20 operatives (across multiple sites), and the way they handled these requirements was efficient and professional.

Contracts Manager
James Mercer

 

British Gas

Caval Ltd has been a preferred supplier to British Gas for 3 years now and they continue to provide a top quality and essential service to various departments within our organisation.

Their expertise in the areas in which we work is evident and all enquiries and requirements are dealt with well and with total honesty and transparency. Caval has assisted with vacancies on white collar management roles along with trades and labour requirements on various sites across the region including those for Yorkshire Water amongst others.

The standard and suitability of the personnel they provide is of good quality and any issues are dealt with efficiently where necessary.

We aim to continue using Caval going forward as they play an important role in the provision of staff to British Gas.

I would recommend Caval to any other organisation looking for a reliable labour supplier to partner with.

Electrical Project Engineer
British Gas

 

Arthur McKay

Arthur McKay have utilised Caval Ltd as a labour supplier for M&E contracts throughout the UK.

Many of our requirements have been on fast track national commercial bank projects, often resulting in short notice and short term labour needs all over the UK. In addition, the majority of our contracts have insisted on UKATA Asbestos Awareness being held by site operatives before they commence work on site.

I have found Caval's services in these circumstances to be efficient and reliable, whilst feedback from my site supervisors and project managers has been positive and encouraging. I would therefore not hesitate to recommend Caval's services to anyone needing a national contract labour supplier offering a single point of contact.

Operations Manager
Arthur McKay

 

Volker Rail

I have worked with Tom Hughes and Caval over the last 10 years and have found them to be enthusiastic, thorough and attentive at all times. Their work has covered temporary and permanent staff in a design and engineering capacity, though in previous employments I am aware of construction management and commercial placements. I would be very happy to recommend them to anyone who in keen to share their resourcing needs and want to build a relationship with a trusted recruitment consultancy.

Engineering Manager
Volker Rail

 

Redrow Homes

I have used the services of Caval Ltd on several occasions for sites I have been running across our West and Eastern regions.

I have used Caval for the supply of site managers and operatives. The service and quality of candidates has been excellent and on the rare occasion they have encountered problems (as you invariably do in this industry), they have been dealt with efficiently and in a professional manner.

Based on my experiences since October 2013, I would happily recommend Caval’s services to any housing developer considering engaging the services of an agency to support their own workforce.” 

Area Construction Manager
Redrow Homes

 

Skanska

I engaged the services of Caval to help us with the recruitment of Production and Commercial staff to deliver a large £250 million civil scheme.

They were able to secure multiple individuals running into double figures for me during the 2 year term of this contract both for Production teams on site, Commercial staff and office based roles.

Caval made sure candidates were interviewed and thoroughly vetted before submission and matched the criteria I gave them. In some circumstances we demanded candidates possess certain qualifications and tickets which given the geographical location were not readily available, but given their extensive knowledge of the civils market they were able to source and find individuals for these more challenging roles. They maintained appropriate levels of contact with myself and my team and were always available evenings and weekends as the job was working on certain sections 24 hrs and 7 days a week. The Caval team were diligent and thorough and proved to be an excellent recruitment partner enabling us to deliver this challenging scheme successfully.

I would use Caval again and would recommend them for future large civil and infrastructure schemes.

Area Construction Manager
Skanska

 

Miller Homes

Caval Housing has been a preferred supplier to Miller Homes Yorkshire for the past 18 months, providing freelance white collar recruitment services. They play an important role in the provision of staff to Miller Homes Yorkshire to coincide with peaks in our workloads. The standard and suitability of candidates is of good quality and should any issues arise these are dealt with efficiently and effectively. I would recommend Caval Housing to any other organisation looking for a reliable supplier of recruitment services. 

Contracts Manager
Miller Homes

 

 

Costain

As the project director of the £163m M1 Junction 28 to 31 smart motorway highway scheme I appointed Caval to supply the site labour which has included Groundworkers, Machine Drivers, Pipe Layers, Shuttering Joiners and Steel Fixers. The regular short notice requests for labour have been dealt with effectively under pressure and I have found their overall service to be very good. They have been providing staff to this project for over a year now and having a reliable and trustworthy recruitment partner to rely on has been vital to the progression and completion of this project.
 

Project Director
Highways Agency Smart Motorway Schemes

 

 

Westfield

In their capacity as our primary construction recruitment agency, for blue collar staff, on our ongoing £260m Bradford Broadway scheme, Caval have performed very well. 
In addition, they have provided a significant number of white collar staff more or less from the outset and it is heartening that lots of those staff members engaged through Caval in the early days of this scheme still remain in place as valued team members. 
Like all our Works Contractors, Caval have had to work under pressure to meet our needs & when we've requested significantly increased amounts of operatives at short notice, they have consistently met our expectations and genuinely impressed us with their overall effectiveness. 
As this scheme enters its final ten weeks, now more than ever our success depends on our Works Contractors ability to perform. If Caval continue to deliver as they have done thus far, I would without hesitation recommend them to other large construction companies and / or projects looking for one supplier to meet their blue & white collar staffing needs.
 

Senior Commercial Manager
Westfield Europe Ltd

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