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 preparing a fantastic new journey connecting skilled jobseekers to amazing companies across the country. It was a pretty exciting moment but a big challenge that was made to be tackled head on.

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 fantastic team of passionate recruiters who put their heart and soul into finding a link between job seekers and scaling growing companies. We've worked with over 200 clients, registered over 35,000 candidates and filled 97% of the vacancies our clients have brought to us. Thats a lot of happy people finding their dream roles and a lot of growing businesses getting support.

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

We are passionate about helping scaling companies reach their potential by working in alignment to their values, understanding the growth plans and supporting employers with their mission to success in a competitive and exciting industry. 

Not bad for a SME, 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 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.

But how are we going to achieve that? 
We believe that the recruitment industry needs a shake up with a dose of honesty, integrity and passion. Our teams work tirelessly in getting to know our client base and our candidates to find a essential link between what drives them. Supporting businesses with absolute support from staffing, HR questions - all the way through to essential training to keep their business compliant. Being a client partner with us allows you to scale with the support you need. 

To lead the industry, we know that our candidates need just as much tender love and care as our clients. You are what makes our entire future look so bright. Every candidate is treated with the utmost respect. We get to know you personally, build a relationship where you can trust and feel confident that you have a supportive contact in employment - treat us more like a friend that has your back. Every step of the way.

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.

We always speak the truth, paint a honest picture and do everything in the interests of both our candidates and clients together. Harmony in connecting people is important to feel happy about the service we provide.

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

Our wide array of contacts and industry knowledge allows us to take each persons requirements and search tirelessly to get things sort. In fact, we fill 97% of all roles we get - most within 4 hours. Thats some impressive action taking.

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

By being a specialist in our field, there is no questions you cannot ask us. We have helped start ups go from no staff to large teams by getting to understand their work programmes, safety requirements and exactly the needs of the people behind the business.

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

We never let a problem go unresolved. In times when things don't always go to plan - we are committed to coming to resolutions that put a smile on your face.

Most importantly, trust has allowed us to have a fantastic relationship where people can simply call us to ask questions, get essential support and have peace of mind that our promises are delivered upon. Take that.

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

Strong teamwork makes a business work like clockwork and it is even more essential when our commitment to giving a exceptional service is paramount to our values and mission. Start to finish, our team works collectively each with our own important tasks to give one fantastic seamless service. One united picture, one united service.


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 professional. 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