• Toby Ball

    Managing Director

  • Toby Ball

    Managing Director

    Toby has a healthy obsession with all things recruitment – He is highly competitive and genuinely believes he can fill any job. He is the inspiring leader of the Highfield Co. – a man people say resembles David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Craig or Harvey Spectre (his words), where in fact the man he actually resembles is Charlie Hunham (also his words).

    With over a decade’s worth of experience recruiting both in the UK and Internationally across the Construction, Civil Engineering and energy sectors he is well placed to assist you with needs at any level. Oh, and he is completely and utterly terrified of heights.

  • Tom Archer

    Director - Energy

  • Tom Archer

    Director - Energy

    ​Tom is obsessed with the Energy sector – his experience in that space is second to none and he genuinely loves what he does. He was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Cape Town before moving to the UK in his teens. He likes to think he looks like Bruce Willis, but let’s be fair he’s probably closer to Phil Mitchell! An all-round great guy and an equity director, Tom is a family man, a socialite and the leader of the Energy team. If he wasn’t a recruiter, he says he would probably have been a teacher, or something similar working with people.

  • Sharon O'Donnell

    Director

  • Sharon O'Donnell

    Director

    Sharon is our resident Woman of Steel! For the last 5 years Sharon has specialised in the structural steel and Architectural Metalwork industry, and has developed an enviable network of clients and candidates.

    Sharon’s reputation means she works with both the biggest names in the industry and owner operator organisations, giving her a breadth of knowledge and experience.

    Her capability to cover roles at any level within the structural steel and architectural metalwork industry comes from her in-depth knowledge of the market and the strong network she is able to draw upon

    Assignments Sharon has delivered span all disciplines within the sector across from sales, tendering, engineering and project delivery both operationally and commercially. Some of her more recent roles include; Head of Sales, Site Managers, Contracts Managers and Tekla Detailers

    Don’t just take our word for it, this is what Sharon’s clients have to say;

    “Sharon is very proactive, professional and friendly, she managed to recruit several site managers on our behalf in short time frames. She seems to have a lot of contacts within the construction industry and kept us regularly updated throughout the entire process sending CV’s that suited our job roles”

    “We have found Sharon to be proactive and hardworking, it helps to be well connected in this game!”

  • Pete Marston

    Managing Director

  • Pete Marston

    Managing Director

    ​Co-founder of the Highfield Company, Pete’s career in recruitment precedes him BUT, here is something you probably didn’t know. Whilst recruiting in South Africa for John Sisk, back in 2002, Pete ended up having breakfast with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was staying in the same hotel in Sandton! Pete has over twenty years’ experience in recruiting all over the world, but what would he be if he wasn’t a recruiter?? Says a man that sees the world in numbers: “probably a Finance Director..!!”

    Pete remains hands on with the delivery of Search Assignments and other complex recruitment projects, juggling his time with his other business venture, Sunblink. Many of Pete’s clients have used his services for 20 years now, with repeat work again and again. Pete takes great pride in the strong statistics of his placements.

    Over 90% of the candidates people introduces to his clients remain with that company more than 2 years later. Pete hasn’t needed to credit an assignment fee in almost 6 years now. Pete’s philosophy is all about making sure the placement for both individual and employer are a long term fit for both parties.

    Pete’s clientele include client organisations, main contractors and specialist subcontractors.

    Pete works closely with Martin Collins on delivery of assignments.

  • Martin Collins

    Associate Director

  • Martin Collins

    Associate Director

    ​A lifelong Saints fan and lover of all things heavy metal, Martin can often be found gracing St Mary’s Stadium and at various gigs and festivals.

    His recruitment experience spans more decades than he cares to admit, but as a result his experience is unrivalled. If you’ve ever spoken to Mart, you’ll know that he spent the first 11 years of his career as an Estimator with Costain – experience which serves him well in his role as an international construction recruiter.

    If Martin wasn’t a recruiter, he would have been an Electrician. Also, according to the internet, Martin has a 100% match as a Jonny Depp lookalike. Ridiculous.

    Martin’s 20 years in construction recruitment has given him a stable customer list who work with him closely on assignments. Martin’s skills are premiership level  at sourcing hard to find Unicorn candidates.

    Martin works closely with Pete Marston on delivery of assignments.

  • Rosie Hall

    Associate

  • Rosie Hall

    Associate

    Rosie was once a Wimbledon ball girl before moving to Southampton where she gained a degree in Psychology.

    Rosie is a successful Senior Consultant working in the UK Civil Engineering sector where she has worked with everyone from the largest contractors down to small family owned business’.

    Working across the UK Civil Engineering market Rosie has a particular focus on all technical roles within; Rail, Highways, Water, Power transmission & Distribution, Marine and Geotechnical sectors.

    Rosie builds strong, long lasting relationships with clients and candidates as she genuinely cares about everyone involved in the process. Her depth of experience allows her to understand the not just the technical requirements of the role but also how the smaller details can make all the difference.

  • Peter Morse

    Associate

  • Peter Morse

    Associate

    Pete has more than ten years recruitment experience and has amassed a wealth of technical knowledge, his background in Civil Engineering recruitment is an enviable one. Conscientious and detail focussed, you can trust that the complete delivery of your recruitment needs or candidature will be safe in his hands. Having delivered assignments across a range of Civil Engineering sectors, you can contact Pete for; Highways, Rail, Power, Water or Major Project’s needs.

    Pete enjoys working across a breadth of Civils’ disciplines and delivers both contingent and retained assignments but thrives on those slightly ‘left field’ roles that require a direct headhunt approach.

    Recent assignments include; General Manager – Highways, Senior Planner – HS2, Construction Technical Officer – PFI, Senior Engineering Manager – Rail, Senior Planner – Highways, Project Director – Highways, Project Controls Manager – Highways, Social Value Manager, Business Improvement Director

  • Nick Osman

    Principal Consultant

  • Nick Osman

    Principal Consultant

    Nick is an International Recruitment Specialist in the Energy Sector, where he provides businesses with end to end, full project life-cycle recruitment services across the Energy, Ports & Terminals, Marine & Shipping, OEMs and LNG markets.

    Nick is able to assist with highly specialist roles, technical, commercial or operational positions from engineering up to Director level globally.

    He’s also a former professional rugby player, and so understands exactly the importance of finding the right fit for your team 😉

    If you would like a chat to discuss your career or staffing needs, he would love to hear from you!

  • Matt Payne

    International Consultant

  • Matt Payne

    International Consultant

    Matthew carries strong experience within the Civil Engineering sectors of recruitment, an exceptionally tenacious and diligent individual with a huge passion for people, he really thrives in engineering opportunities.

    Within the international construction team Matt covers all areas of technical recruitment both operationally and commercially.

    Be sure to speak with Matthew about finding your next top talent or opportunity within the global construction market.

    Don’t just take our words for it though, one of Matt’s most recent recommendations read; “Matthew is absolutely highly specialist in recruiting, a very knowable and professional who was a pleasure to deal with.”

  • Sabrina O'Donnell

    Resourcing Specialist

  • Sabrina O'Donnell

    Resourcing Specialist

    Sabrina supports the civil engineering and construction team where she identifies and engages with the best talent in the market.

    Sabrina doesn’t come from a sales or recruitment background but has an impressive ability to build report and trust with candidates, taking the time to understand what they are looking for and advise on where your career will go next.

    If you are looking for a new role within the civil engineering or construction markets in the UK then get in touch with Sabrina today.

  • Rebecca Willis

    Resourcing Specialist

  • Rebecca Willis

    Resourcing Specialist

    Rebecca works alongside our resident women of steel, Sharon, where she supports the structural steel and architectural steelwork team where she identifies and engages with the best talent in the market.

    Rebecca comes from a sales and marketing background where she has a reputation for working closely with her customers and delivering an outstanding level of service. Rebecca has an impressive ability to build report and trust with candidates.

    If you are looking for a new role within the structural steel and architectural steelwork or simply want advice on the current market then please get in touch with Rebecca today.