Our story

If you could travel back in time to our beginning, you'd be able to pop round to our founder Nathan Ferris house and see him looking at the certificate of incorporation for his newly formed company. It was a pretty exciting moment but a big challenge that was made to be tackled.

Jump back in the DeLorean and head back to the present day and Nathan is no longer a lone ranger. We've now got a team of 10 (and counting) and three offices (so far). In the last three years  we've worked with over 200 clients, registered over 35,000 candidates and filled 97% of the vacancies our clients have brought to us.

Our services include temporary, permanent and contract recruitment across all sectors within construction. We can provide comprehensive training services to up skill candidates and provide credit facilities to our client base.

Not bad for a startup, is it? But of course, there's loads more to come. Just watch this space. 

Our mission

At Darcy Associates our mission is, quite simply, to transform the face of construction recruitment. We want to be the leaders in our industry - combining knowledge, expertise, drive and commitment to deliver a game-changing level of service to our clients and candidates across the country.

Everyone in our team follows the same core values, same mission and same passion for the job which gives our clients and candidates a market leading service that inspires confidence.

Come on board with our journey and work with us.                     

Our values

Value-driven recruitment - it's an oxymoron, isn't it? Not here, it's not. We've worked in the industry long enough to know what we don't want our business to look like.

And we've spent a lot of time working out our values:

You won't find any sharks here. Try the aquarium. Honesty and fairness is at the heart of our business.

There's a lot of talk in construction. We prefer action and results.

You really don't want to take us on in a pub quiz. Especially about construction.

Don't take our word for it. Have a read of our testimonials.

We're like a family here. Only a lot less dysfunctional. Everyone works towards the same goal.


Supportive and responsive agency that helps with the needs of our business. Darcy Associates has been the key element of the progress on one of our most intense projects to date and we are glad to have them as a supplier. Supplementing labour is a requirement for all large projects and its is not always possible to turn to subcontractors. Nathan and his team have great market knowledge and are capable on a nationwide basis.
Tanya Poole - PA to Director
I have found Darcy Associates to be a very reliable and trustworthy company who has been an asset to our business. We have used Darcy Associates to provide labour for various trades and skill levels and they have always been very responsive to our needs. I would fully recommend Darcy Associates for the supply of trades and labour to any Construction company regardless of the size of labour force required.
Lee Morris - Quantity Surveyor
Nick’s professional manner has been exemplary from the beginning. He conducts his business promptly and efficiently, which enables us to focus on other matters without the worry of labour shortages on site. Any issues are flagged up quickly and dealt with promptly. Our working relationship has proven very effective, and I can absolutely recommend his (and Darcy Associates) service.
Gareth Day - Quantity Surveyor
Darcy Associates has been finding me work for over a year and have always been very friendly and proffesional. Nick has always been contactable and rectifies any issues quickly. If you are looking for construction work, I would recommend using this company.
Roger Smith - Plant Operator
I applied for work with Darcy associates the next morning I had a phone call to start work the next day once all paperwork was sorted. I cannot stress the level of professionalism and service that has been provided. I went from one job to another and have been payed on time every time any questions I had were answered straight away. Top agency to work for and always have work can't say thank you enough for my time with you. I wish you all the best and recommend Darcy to anyone absolutely top class thank you.
Jason Fletcher, Labourer