Over 35 years of Expert Recruitment
Daniel Owen (formerly Workmates & Daniel Owen Ltd) is a professional recruitment consultancy working with a number of the UK’s largest companies in construction, engineering, property services, rail and local authorities – priding ourselves on offering the same high-quality service regardless of the size of our client.
Our reputation is built upon the specialised and trusted service we deliver. Over the past three decades we have built long and trusted relationships with our clients, who return to us because we make finding qualified, vetted candidates less time consuming for them. With a database built over many years full of temporary and permanent candidates, we have a great network to draw upon when fulfilling client requests.
We understand the needs of our clients because we focus on our strengths; our vast knowledge and experience of the requirements of roles within the Built Environment. Since the beginning we have maintained a focus on the construction and engineering industries believing always that building a knowledge and expertise in a specific area will add most value to our clients and candidates. We are passionate about delivering the best possible service to the organisations and people we work with.
What makes us different?
The Human Approach
It's more important than ever to listen and not hide behind emails and texts. By taking the time to get to know our clients, both on and offsite, we offer proactive, insightful support that spans the entire business. Extra care, that makes all the difference.
Instead of salespeople, we look for industry experts with first-hand experience working in the sector. This way, our service is based on genuine passion and interest in clients’ projects.
Trusted, proven specialists
A job is only as good as the candidates we source, so we take great care to build networks of hard-working, trustworthy people to carry out every client job to the highest of standards.
A business based on integrity.
We’re proud that our rich history underpins all that we do, allowing us to continue to grow our truly modern business. Our heritage has always been about mutual respect, something that will never change and that we encourage of all agencies.
Our reputation for fairness
We’re known for treating our candidates fairly, always paying them on time and helping them achieve their long-term career aspirations.
Recognising Great Workers
No other agency comes close to the level of support and recognition we provide our workers. It's why we have some of the most reliable and long-standing operatives in our sectors.
We do Partnerships. Working with our Clients
From large construction organisations to smaller self-employed businesses, we can find the right people for the roles you’re looking to fill. We allow you to flex your workforce to your most current requirements.
Awards and Accreditations
Proud to be a GOLD ConstructionLine member
A proud member of the REC
An APSCo Inclusive+ Member
A 3 Star "World Class" accolade in the Best Companies to Work for awards
Construction Industry Helpline
Ensuring workers have the best support
A member of CHAS
Recruiter Hot 100
Part of the Recruiter Hot 100 rankings
Worksafe Contractor for SMAS
TIARA Candidate Service Award
Finalist in the TIARA Awards
Proud member of Builders Profile
NORA Awards 2023
Shortlisted in the NORA Awards
A proud signature against modern slavery
Recruiter Fast 50
One of the fastest growing in the country