Arnold Laver is part of National Timber Group, the largest independent added-value timber distribution and processing group in the UK.

National Timber Group serves a diverse customer base including joiners, house-builders, and contractors, and is a favoured supplier of large-scale infrastructure projects.  The Group has combined turnover approaching £300 million, over 1,300 employees and 55 processing and distribution sites from the North of Scotland to London and the South-West.

Aims & Objectives
After a restructure, Arnold Laver had several critical management positions which were needed to ensure not only business as usual but to facilitate growth. GCS Associates were initially tasked with implementing the right calibre personnel into 6 new and existing roles within time frames that ensured no detrimental impact to the business.

Recruitment Fulfillment
GCS successfully fulfilled a National Sales Management position for Arnold Laver at the start of 2021 before going on to recruit for 4 Senior General Management positions within the required time-frame.  GCS continued successfully recruiting for Arnold Laver with the quick appointments of 2 brand new, specialist roles with great feedback from all involved.

Marc Bertrand
HR Director, National Timber Group

“We’ve worked with GCS for about a year and in that time GCS have recruited a number of critical roles for us. Working with GCS has always been a simple, straight forward process; I brief the team on our requirements, and they immediately go and find the right people for our business. They simply know the market incredibly well and have a wide network of contacts within the sector.

In summary, they produce a great shortlist of high calibre candidates, and we always struggle to pick from the great options they present. What more could you want from a recruitment consultancy!” 

GCS have gone on to develop strong working relations with the key stakeholders within Arnold Laver filling several additional critical roles in the first half of 2021. GCS also ensure ongoing compliance with regulations and employment legislation, and manage screening & vetting for every candidate, giving Arnold Laver complete peace of mind.

Patrick Guest
Managing Director, Arnold Laver

“Arnold Laver have partnered with GCS Associates for some time now on a number of key recruitment initiatives. We are very pleased with high level of service & speed when GCS have recruited key roles for us and we look forward to continuing working together in future.”

Michael Parry
Managing Director, GCS Associates

“Working with Arnold Laver and the wider National Timber Group has been genuinely a pleasure.  As a recruitment consultancy, we look for those clients where there is mutual appreciation and lines of communication are wide open and transparent.

The sort of relationship we have come to enjoy with Arnold Laver acts as a real driver to be the very best we can.  We are always striving to improve and are looking at ways we provide improved efficiencies and cost savings for Arnold Laver when it comes to recruitment and talent attraction.” 

GCS Associates are specialist consultancy providing talent acquisition and staffing solutions to the building materials, construction, technical & engineering sectors. With over 15 years’ experience partnering with a wide range of businesses from FTSE 100s to SME’s & smaller independent businesses – we simply provide the right talent to the best organisations.