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About Us

Matching the right employee to the right job is crucial for business success. To do so requires experience and time, but unfortunately, busy companies and hard-working candidates can often struggle to have both.

GCB Recruitment help bridge that gap, actively searching on your behalf to find and pair the most suitable candidates with the correct job. As property and financial services industry leaders across the UK and overseas, we know the qualities required to flourish in these sectors.

We use a region and sector-specific approach unique to ourselves, meaning you'll have a single point of contact throughout the process, who understands exactly what you need. In fact, with the largest job and candidate pool in the market, we probably already have the right candidate or role for you. 

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A word from our MD

I've experienced the trials and tribulations of recruitment from both sides, as a client looking to hire staff and as a candidate seeking new opportunities, therefore, I understand more than most the difficulties of the hiring process and the poor service some recruitment agencies offer. 

So, when the opportunity to create and open my own recruitment business came along, I knew that I wanted to create an ethos where customer service was key. As the old saying goes 'people buy from people' and that will never change! This is something I try to implement into my staff from day one, ensuring that they offer the very best service they can to both candidate and clients alike. 

Our story

Founded in 2010 by Gareth Broom, a former estate agency manager, who was left frustrated throughout his career by the lack of quality, effectiveness and reliability of recruitment companies that he’d used.

In an industry as busy and fast-moving as property, often there wasn’t time to effectively recruit directly, and Gareth found that recruitment agencies didn’t understand what he was looking for or just didn’t seem to care. After working in recruitment, he identified a gap in the market for a specialist property recruitment company that actually knew what was required to succeed and would be able to supply the quality staff, no matter what their size or budget.

Interact with the timeline and see just how much GCB has grown over the years: ​ 

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    In 2010, while sat at a single desk in his spare room our Managing Director, Gareth Broom, took a leap of faith and founded GCB Agency Recruitment. 

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    After a number of years building the business on his own, Gareth hired his first staff member.  More hires soon followed the first during this year and GCB rapidly expanded its reach with specialist area managers throughout the UK. Following the growth GCB upped sticks from Gareth’s spare room to the companies very first office space.

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    After expanding the team to cover the whole of the UK, GCB continued to expand its reach across the seas in 2013. Which enabled a dedicated international property desk to be formed the latter part of that year - which is still managed to this day by our Managing Director himself.  

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    The New Homes industry was flourishing across the UK, and here at GCB we recognised this. We consolidated our property teams existing new homes knowledge and current developer relationships across the UK to form our dedicated specialist Land and New Homes department. 

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    Our team was bursting at the seams in the current office space, so we expanded by literally knocking down a few walls! Creating an office environment that was twice the size of the original office in order to accommodate our growing team. 

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    In May of this year we relocated to a larger office space to accommodate our growth which was then quickly followed by a company re-brand and the formation of our specialist Financial Services department in the months that followed the move. 

    GCB sponsored for the first time during the month of October a category for a specialist property awards held by ‘The Negotiator’.

    During the latter part of the year, internal promotions followed for Katie Woodhams and Georgia Lane who were promoted to Head of Property Recruitment and Head of Marketing and Administration respectively. A promotion was also given to Daniel Moore who was promoted to senior consultant. 

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    Following the ​growing demand from our clients, during the month of June this year, we formed a specialist Technical and Construction department. A couple of months later we designed and launched a new website following the 2017 company re-brand, with the sole aim of improving the experience of our candidates and clients alike.

    During the latter part of the year internal promotions followed for Oliver Wales of the property department and Oliver Cliffe of the financial department who were promoted to senior consultants of their respective divisions. 

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Join Us

As the UK’s fastest growing specialist Property and Financial Services recruitment agency we’re always on the lookout for dynamic, passionate, ambitious and business minded individuals to join our growing team.

Find out more about what it’s like working for GCB Recruitment by watching the video of our staff or by reading the numerous benefits our staff receive.  

BENEFITS

When working for us you’ll receive many benefits that could not only provide you with a fantastic work-life balance but ensure that you’ll go home every day with a sense of work satisfaction and a real love for what you do.

Below is only a small sample of the benefits you could receive as an employee of GCB Recruitment.  

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growth

We ensure that you not only grow professionally with opportunities for internal promotions but as an individual. 

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earnings

With a fantastic commission structure and uncapped earnings, you have the ability to control your earnings and earn as much as you want!

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training

From day one you’re offered a strong structured internal training scheme with management, as well as, external training from award-winning trainers.

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incentives

You can win daily, monthly and annually with our numerous incentives which range from an all-inclusive holiday abroad to a crate of beer!

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friendly

You’ll experience a fantastic working environment, where you’ll be able to make friends with your work colleagues.

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supportive

Our management team ensure that your supported not only within your working life but outside of it as well. 

Why work for GCB Recruitment?

It’s a simple question and should it be put to our clients and candidates they would answer, it’s because “GCB is the fastest growing specialist recruiters in the UK and are the ‘premier name’ in property and financial services recruitment.” However, the only people you need to hear from are the people you could potentially be calling your colleagues – our staff.

So, our Managing Director decided to do just that and here’s what some of them said:  

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Our Culture

We’re work colleagues but more importantly, we’re a family! We all enjoy each other’s company, so we take any excuse to gather outside of work hours whether it’s going down the gym, celebrating a birthday on a Friday night or going for a round of golf at the weekend.

You spend more time with your work colleagues than you do your actual family! So, for us, it’s just as important to ensure that every new hire not only can do the job but fits in with our culture.   

The GCB Recruitment team taking part in Gable Events Dragon Boat race 2018
GCB Recruitment team out to lunch
Gareth Broom, Oliver Wales, Daniel Moore and Oliver Wales with a client at The Negotiator Awards 2017
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