Who will you be working with? We’ll place you with the recruitment consultant who specialises in your sector, and you’ll work closely with them throughout your recruitment and induction journey. Here’s a bit more about the team here at Flagship.

Tom Evans

Managing Director

As the founder and Managing Director of Flagship, I’ve built a successful business based on integrity and trust, offering both clients and candidates a level of service above our competitors. I have built up a nationwide client base, working in partnership with some of the world’s leading property consultancies as well as a large number of SMEs. Over the last fifteen years, I’ve developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading recruitment consultants in the consultancy market, with an unrivalled portfolio. Whether you’re a new graduate or a Managing Director, I have a wealth of experience placing candidates at all levels, as well as providing expert industry advice.  Alongside running the business, I also lead Flagship Executive, a specialist branch of the company that specialises in Director-level recruitment. Outside work,  I enjoy spending time with my young family, going for the odd run, and visiting the pub with friends; and I’m a big supporter of Liverpool FC!


Kevin Thomas


I joined Flagship in 2012, with the ambition of helping to grow the company into the UK’s market-leading independent construction recruiter. Our blueprint of offering a genuine bespoke service to our key clients has allowed us to continue to grow and work with leading construction clients. After six years of significant company growth, my role has moved further into executive search projects with our top clients. I also work closely with up-and-coming consultants, ensuring they have excellent client relationships to work with, which helps push our company forward, and most importantly, promotes their own development. I have extensive knowledge of the construction industry thanks to over a decade of client relationships. Over that time, I’ve earned a reputation for providing excellent results with both candidate consistency and client delivery. If you’re a potential job seeker looking for genuine market advice, or a construction client looking for the best talent for your business, I will offer you a service that will help you achieve your goals and business ambitions. Outside recruitment, among lots of things, I enjoy spending time with my family and racing bicycles up steep hills!


Chris Carter

Principal Consultant - Main Contracting

I joined Flagship in 2014 to establish our Contracting Division. Having worked in construction recruitment since 2004, Flagship Consulting was the natural next step in my career. I had worked for larger, corporate recruitment companies in the past and wanted to take the opportunity to help develop an independent business into a market leader within my industry. Over the years I have worked nationally in the commercial built environment, civil engineering & utilities, and residential sectors, giving me an in-depth understanding in all areas of construction. Whoever I am working with, I always aim to offer the highest level of service combined with honesty and integrity. Outside work, I spend most of my time with my family.  When I get the chance, I am a keen cyclist and have dragged myself around a few triathlons, duathlons and half marathons.  I also enjoy attempting to hack my way around a golf course, but the less said about that the better!  I love motorsport and normally try and get to a Grand Prix every year.


Steve Halliday

Senior Consultant - Engineering

I am an experienced recruiter who proudly falls into the “mature” category (my own admission). With a proud twelve-year military career followed by spells in bulk liquid warehousing and business advisory services, I entered the recruitment arena in 2001 and have recruited for a variety of technical disciplines ever since. My main focus areas are engineering and environmental consultancies, with clients across the UK. I’ve worked with sectors including the water industry, bridge engineering, drainage/flood risk, geotechnical, geo-environmental, transportation and civil infrastructure. I believe in doing the job properly – and that means the right person in the right role at the right time. Client happy, candidate happy, job done! Outside work, I’m a keen football fan (season ticket holder at Reading FC). Having slimmed down significantly in the last two years, I run two or three times a week (albeit slowly) and enjoy family life with my wife, and our three young and energetic grandchildren.


Samuel Smith

Managing Consultant - PQS & Project Management

As a Managing Consultant, I’m responsible for managing a number of Flagship’s Key Accounts. Flagship Consulting is my first employer in the industry, and I joined after graduating from UWE with a 2:1. The training and support provided has allowed me to progress quickly from a resourcer to a consultant. In this role I have built valuable relationships with both new and existing clients through providing them with high quality candidates. Having these close working relationships allows me to fully understand what the client is looking for – an essential part of providing a good service to both clients and candidates. Outside work, one of my main hobbies is sport. I enjoy running, cycling, snow sports and sailing, as well as watching football and rugby. In my spare time I also enjoy socialising with friends, watching television and films, and listening to music.


Niall Collins

Managing Consultant - PQS & Project Management

I joined Flagship in 2017, originally as a Resourcer, which was my first role in recruitment. I learnt a lot about the industry, and quickly progressed to head up Project Management and Quantity Surveying recruitment for the East Midlands region. I now work nationally covering key accounts including multi-national construction consultancies. I still make time to work with the independent companies I’ve built close relationships with. Whether you’re a client or candidate, I will go beyond technical ability and focus on building long-term personal relationships, ensuring I match people up with their dream jobs. Outside work, football takes up most of my time (injury permitting), either playing or watching. I play 11-a-side on Saturday and Sunday, with training and 5-a-side during the week.


Josh Kirk

Consultant - PQS & Project Management

I have three years recruitment experience in various guises, and I’ve worked mainly the construction and financial sectors. Currently I work with some of the largest, well respected construction consultancies in the country to recruit anyone from ambitious graduates all the way up to directors. I think my year’s experience working in a headhunting firm has helped me hone my recruitment expertise, and I find the best candidates by building a trusting relationship with my clients. Outside work, I enjoy socialising, playing squash and am partial to the odd jog! I also play guitar in a band.


Guy Bracey

Consultant - Building Surveying

I have recently Joined Flagship after finishing my degree in business and law, and I am now starting my career in recruitment. I have quickly learnt about the construction industry and look forward to finding candidates their perfect jobs and clients their perfect candidates. Outside of work I enjoy Sailing, Cycling and socialising with my friends.


Emma Petala

Marketing & Operations Manager

I’ve recently joined Flagship Consulting as a Marketing & Operations Manager. My job is to help shape and implement Flagship’s growth strategy and to ensure all operations run smoothly. In my spare time I enjoy working out and socialising with friends and family.