Middleton Colts FC - NEW Sponsor!

Middleton Colts FC

We Build Recruitment are over the moon to be able to support grass roots football.

This year we agreed to sponsor #MiddletonColtsFC who are one of the teams who play under the #MiddletonColtsAcademy banner.

Jonny Munson started the academy in 2017 with a dream and that dream now has 400 players ranging from U4’s (pre-school team) to open age spanning over 35 teams.

We are looking forward to working with the club going forward and can’t wait to get to a game once the lockdown finishes.


Did someone say EXPANSION?

Did someone say EXPANSION?

We Build Recruitment are branching out – literally!!

On Monday 3rd of February 2020 our Liverpool office goes live offering the services of both Blue & White Collar Construction Recruitment. We caught up with our Managing Director, Michael McNeill who said: “Recruitment is about people and your company is only as good as the people you employ, the hard work being carried out from the staff in our Manchester office has meant we are now able to branch out and have a presence in our neighbouring city Liverpool.

The team we have put together for ourLiverpool office have a combined 30 years’ experience within the construction recruitment sector so it was a no brainer to open Liverpool when asked.

We have secured office space in what I believe to be the most up and coming part of the city BalticTriangle and can’t wait to get going with the team on Monday.”

Keep your eyes peeled to our page to see the new team members who will be based from our Liverpool office and joining the We Build Family

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We Build Recruitment proud sponsors of former World Champion Terry Flanagan & Liam Taylor

We Build Recruitment proud sponsors of former World Champion Terry Flanagan & Liam Taylor

We Build Recruitment have committed to sponsoring former World Champion #TerryFlanagan and soon to be British Champion #LiamTaylor.

Our MD, Michael McNeill said “It was a no brainer to sponsor the lads. With both lads being from Manchester it is great being able to support them on their journeys to becoming British and World Champions. The added benefit is both lads are qualified tradesmen (Terry, Bricklayer & Liam, Electrician) so a local agency supporting local tradesmen to achieve their dreams just works.”

Terry is due to fight in Liverpool on 15th November 2019 & Liam challenges for the British Title on 30th November 2019.

We look forward to a long supportive relationship with both fighters.


The Howard Charity Gala

Recently #WeBuildRecruitment engaged with the charity #TheHowardCharityGala. #TheHowardCharityGala is a charity that works alongside #StAnnesHospice and was set up in the name of #MelHoward.

“On 16th December 2016 Mel sadly passed away from lung cancer. Mel was cared for by #StAnnesHospice in Little Hulton, #Manchester.

The care, compassion and selflessness shown by the hospice not only to Mel but her family was unbelievable and everything Mel would have wanted. The entire staff displayed some of the most caring and selfless qualities the family have ever seen.

Both Paul (Husband) & Faye (Daughter) were stunned at the care given to Mel and cannot thank them enough”

Our Managing Director, Michael McNeill commented “I am sure we all know someone who has been affected by this horrible illness and we are over the moon that both Paul & Faye allowed us to contribute and help them achieve their target of £20k.”

#ManchesterCharities #Charity #WeBuildRecruitment #WBR


WRS’ Construction Management Team complete MBO to take the thriving division to market as a standalone business.

Michael McNeill and his team have completed a management buyout of the Construction Division of Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Ltd (WRS) for an undisclosed sum. With the MBO now complete Mike and team will provide their services via ‘We Build Recruitment Ltd’ (WBR).

Headquartered in Manchester City Centre, WBR is a specialist recruitment agency providing both blue and white collar contractors to the construction market on a temporary and permanent basis, supporting clients across the whole of the UK.

With an already established client and contractor database, WBR is aiming to grow its current contractor numbers to over 400. It is estimated that this will position it as a top five  construction recruitment agency in the North West, based on contractor numbers.

Management were supported by Fieldfisher, Manchester for legal advice.

McNeill, Managing Director at We Build Recruitment Ltd, said,

“After starting the WRS Trades & Labour division in 2016 and successfully building it to a £10m annual turnover, supported by a team of nine, I felt it was the right time to venture out into the market as a standalone business and build on those foundations”.

McNeill commented, “With the continued growth of construction projects in Manchester and the North West, labour requirements are at an all-time high and being able to provide high quality, temporary white and blue collar labour to clients who are building the future of Manchester is my team’s motivation.

The plan for WBR is to set us apart from the typical recruitment company and deliver a fast, reliable and more importantly honest service, to not only our clients but also our contractors. We will continue to supply qualified and trust worthy labour as standard, it’s the only way to build a strong working relationship with clients.

We Build by name; We Build by reputation”.

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS), a workforce solutions company with divisions in key engineering industry sectors worldwide, who fully supported the recent management buyout, felt that market conditions were perfect for the sale of the thriving construction division, allowing it to concentrate on other key areas of its portfolio.

Mark Brown, CEO at WRS said “The timing was right for all parties, for Mike and his team to take this successful division to market as a stand alone business, we at WRS would like to take this opportunity to wish WBR all the best of luck for the future”.


Acquisition sees recruiter strengthen position in construction sector

A local recruitment agency has made a tactical acquisition to form a new sub-division that is set to become a regional player in the construction market.

Manchester City Centre-based We Build Recruitment (WBR) has acquired the mechanical and electrical division of Sale-based Roebuck Recruitment and formed WBR M&E. The business will provide contractors across the UK with quality temporary workers in a range of positions, including highly technical specialist roles.

Mike McNeill, managing director of We Build Recruitment, said:

“Despite economic uncertainty, the construction market remains buoyant and skylines are changing in cities up and down the country. There is a continued demand for high quality subcontractors that firms can rely on and that’s exactly what we’re able to provide.

Roebuck Recruitment has developed a strong foundation over the last 12 months and I have no doubt that this acquisition will support our objective of becoming the biggest recruiter in this space.”

Roebuck Recruitment’s co-founders, Richard Chadwick and Jonathan Edwards, will continue to work alongside McNeill in the development of the sub-division. Their primary focus, however, will be on permanent placements in construction, IT and sales, for which the business has built an impressive reputation during its first year of business.

Managing director, Richard Chadwick, commented:

“Mike and his team are building a force to be reckoned with at WBR and he’s the perfect candidate to manage this division as it continues to thrive. For Roebuck, the time has come to focus on permanent search and continuing to deliver the personal, trustworthy service that our clients have come to recognise.”

Michael McNeill and his team recently completed a management buyout of the construction division of Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Ltd (WRS) and eyes further potential merger and acquisition opportunities as part of its aggressive growth plans.

For more information, visit www.webuildrecruitment.com and www.roebuckrecruitment.co.uk