At Acorn, it’s about more than getting people into work.

We are committed to helping the communities we serve and have established partnerships with organisations that are forces for social good, from homelessness The Wallich and School of Hard Knocks to HM’s Prison Service.

Our initiatives are successfully rehabilitating ex-offenders and preventing homelessness, increasing the representation of women in construction and helping the long term unemployed back into work.

We’ve placed 40 ex-offenders into permanent construction, manufacturing and engineering roles since 2017, creating £1,013,640 Gross Value Add* for the economy, and cutting the cost of re-offending by £427,990**.

Our process is proven. And our clearly marked pathways take the work out of your hands to ensure that your organisation engages those candidates furthest from the job market, and leaves no stone left unturned when granting opportunities to be part of the projects shaping our future, no matter their size.

Our projects

Success stories



“I would say to any woman thinking of a job in construction to just go for it. No day is the same and I couldn’t work with a better bunch of people.''
Shermayne Young, Willmott Dixon | Labourer



Companies we work with

Our team are building futures and creating social value for our clients.

Interested in serving the communities you operate in? Our initiatives can position you as an ethical employer addressing skill shortages in both responsible and innovative ways. So, let's talk?

Marc Jones
Technical Operations Director
Marc is Technical Operations Director for the Acorn Group. He has worked extensively with major construction industry leaders and now supports community projects with charities such as The Wallich, working to help fill the construction skills gap.
Lawrence Beach
Construction Manager
Lawrence heads up the Construction, M & E Division managing a team of expert consultants within the industry. He has recruited permanent and temporary construction professionals for some of the highest profile projects and national accounts varying from £50k to £300m.
07886 399 526
David Smith
Construction, M & E Specialist
Dave has worked in recruitment for four years. Now a specialist within our Construction division, Dave's main focus is the M&E sector nationwide and construction industry within the Cardiff area. He has worked on high-profile projects including Hinkley Point C in Bridgwater, which is Europe’s largest construction project.
Get in touch today and we can shape the future of the construction industry together.
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