Ashbys; a recruitment consultancy for the high-end construction sector.

We specialise in small specific sectors to provide the best service to our clients and candidates. We are not just here for our award-winning recruitment services but also our industry insight, news and advice based on real knowledge of the market sector.

At Ashbys, we ensure we understand our clients and candidates fully and measure our success with this in our repeatedly high retention rates. When taking the time to understand our clients we know that finding the perfect candidate for our clients is not just about strategic objectives and filling seats, but is about finding someone with the right personality, drive and passion for their work. Likewise with our candidates we understand career aspirations but also what type of culture they like to work in. This ensures that we boast fantastic staff retention rates and a great reputation with both client and candidates.

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Our staff

George Osborn
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability (Senior appts)

George specialises in Senior Appointments within the MEP Design and Sustainability sector in the UK and Internationally. Working in partnerships with some of the most famous consultancies, end clients and contractors in the world George has forged himself a fantastic reputation in the market for having access to some of the best clients and candidates in the industry.

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+44 7966 334905

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Rhys Davies
Head of MEP Design and Sustainability (North)
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability

Rhys joined Ashbys in early 2018, an experienced sales manager and recruitment consultant within the contractor industry. He is ambitious, brazen and meticulous to ensure our clients requirements are fulfilled to an exceptional standard. That knowledge and work ethic is now being channelled into our MEP Design and Sustainability division. An avid traveller, he has visited over 40 countries, this experience has given him a keen interest in culturally diversity, politics and cuisine - as well as being a huge sports fan!

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+44 7927 795526

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Rael Roberts
Senior Recruitment Consultant (Residential)
Specialty: Residential

Rael joined Ashby's in 2021, and has spent almost 14 years recruiting in the construction industry, working for some major national recruiters, and some smaller independent businesses. His expertise is in the residential new-build sector, with a focus on working with mid-senior level professionals across the Construction, Commercial and Technical disciplines.

Rael aims to provide a high-level, bespoke service to every candidate and every client, and approaches each assignment with a careful, agreed, realistic strategy.

His weekends are often taken up by his children, but he will get out for a couple of beers and an Arsenal game whenever he can.

Contact Rael Roberts personally on

0203 019 3599

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George Demetrious
Head of MEP Design and Sustainability (South)
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability

George joined Ashbys midway through 2021, an experienced recruitment consultant with 8 years of experience recruiting specifically in the Building Services Arena on a National and International level. His background specialises in placing mid to senior level engineers within consultancies working on some of the most iconic and complex projects across the globe.

George is smartly presented and strong minded in nature, he is well organised person who is conscientious in his work and both friendly and polite in manner.

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0203 019 3599

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Harry Banyard
Recruitment Consultant
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability

Harry joined Ashbys in late 2019 and has been on an upwards trajectory ever since. As a result he has recently been promoted to consultant level. He has shown a real desire to continuously develop his skills and strives to go above and beyond to deliver the best recruitment service to candidates and clients. Harry specialises in mid to senior level appointments within the MEP Design and Sustainability – London Market.

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0203 019 3599

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Henry Toms
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability (North)

Henry joined Ashbys in 2021. With previous experience in the recruitment industry. He decided to specialise in MEP design and sustainability for the North, as he enjoys doing ad hoc design work.

Henry has good attention to detail and will always work to a high standard to ensure that candidates working with him have a smooth transition into their next position and achieve all of their career requirements.


Henry in his spare time enjoys looking after his reptile menagerie in, whether that be building new vivariums and habitats for them to explore or giving them an enriching experience during feeding times.

Contact Henry Toms personally on

0161 5198 700

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Ryan Munson
Recruitment Consultant
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability

Ryan has come from a Customer service and Sales background having worked with brands such as the Times newspaper for many years. Ryan came to Ashbys after working in IT recruitment, specicifally for the Swiss geographical area. Ryan now is an integral part of our MEP Design and Sustainability team, looking after the South West and South East region. Ryan is a driven individual who is happy to go above and beyond to succeed with his winning mentality.  


Outside of work Ryan is a keen Sports fan. 

Contact Ryan Munson personally on

01206 913 292

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Ricardo Alves
Recruitment Researcher
Specialty: MEP Design and Sustainability
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01206 913 292

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What people say

Ashby's was very helpful when I was looking for a new role. His knowledge of available roles on the market and contacts are of a very high quality. George keeps up to date and calls now and again to see how I'm getting on in my role. I'd highly recommend Ashby's Consulting if you're looking for a new role, especially in the Energy/Sustainability and building services sectors!”

Design Manager (MEP Mech.) at Canary Wharf

“I contacted Ashby's after having limited success with a number of other agencies. Ashby's was very professional in discussing my aspirations and then providing numerous interviews with companies that he thought would fit my requirements. I would highly recommend Ashby's Consulting if you are looking for a new opportunity.”

Associate Design Engineer at Hilson Moran

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