Company Ethos


Maybe the first ‘Carbon Positive’ recruitment agency in the UK



No egos, no idiots, just a cracking bunch of people providing a fantastic service.


We don’t follow the usual ‘recruitment’ approach. You know what we mean!


We want our staff to challenge, innovate and introduce new ideas. No one has all the answers.


Is absolutely everything and we take great pride in maintaining ours!


We expect our clients, candidates and staff to expect the best from us.

History of Girling Jones


It all started here.

Girling Jones launches the South West’s premier Construction and Property recruitment company. Ripples become waves, waves become a tsunami, the Kraken awakes!!


Fortress GJ

Girling Jones move into their beautiful waterfront offices on Exeter Quay. We are now three divisions – Consultancy, Contracting and Facilities management. The annual Girling Jones “Bake-off” begins.


Giving Back

Girling Jones partners with the Children’s Hospice South West, Teignmouth Rugby Club, Exeter City Football Club, The South West Property Awards, Exeter Chiefs, RICS and The Cornwall Apprenticeships to raise money and awareness on an annual basis.

2018 – 2022

National Recognition

Girling Jones scoops multiple awards over the years including:

Best Company to Work for – REC Awards 

Nominated ‘Best recruitment company to work’ for 2018, 2019, 2022 – The Recruiter Awards

‘CSR Practitioner of the Year’ – IRP awards

Best Employer to Work for – Exeter Business Awards 


South West on Lock Down

The last self-drive car is taken off the road in the UK, Girling Jones hits 40 staff across Exeter and Bristol offices and voted best company to work for in the Times Top 100 Best companies to work for.

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Charity Events

Children’s Hospice South West

CHSW provide palliative, respite, end of life and bereavement hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions. At Girling Jones we couldn’t imagine supporting any other charity and we’ve pledged to raise £10,000 every year for the Hospice since we launched.

Oak Offset

Part of our award winning “Supergreen” policy pledges to offset twice our annual CO2 emissions. We’ve teamed up with local Eco Hero “Matt Pulfer” to help launch “Oak Offset” a Devon based ‘not-for-profit’ business which helps businesses their CO2 emissions by planting trees in their locality. We’d love you to get involved?

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