About Us 2019-09-27T12:03:33+00:00

Property Recruitment Specialists:

Clifton Gray is an independently run, independently minded recruitment consultancy.  We specialise in placing property professionals within architecture, residential property and commercial property.

We recruit at all levels from junior level appointments to directorships.

If you’re a candidate looking for career advice, or a client with a potential recruitment requirement, we’re committed to providing quality advice.

We value long terms relationships and welcome queries regarding CV and portfolio recommendations, salary benchmarks, and current market conditions.

Lisa Clifton– Director

Lisa co-founded Clifton Gray. Specialising in Architecture and Design, she recruits for a diverse range of clients across the UK. Lisa has 15 years of experience working within the recruitment industry.  She believes that lasting relationships are built upon a superior level of service.

Rachael Gray – Director

Rachael has worked within property recruitment for 15 years. She specialises in Residential and Commercial property, and has an impressive portfolio of long standing clients. Rachael co-founded Clifton Gray and is committed to providing a professional and consultative approach to her clients.

Clare NormanAssociate Director

As an Associate Director within Clifton Gray, Clare specialises in General Practice Surveying. Clare is a passionate and committed recruiter with sixteen years’ experience. Complete confidentiality is at the core of everything she does, coupled with the dedication to provide both property clients and property candidates with the quality service they deserve.

What our customers say about us?

“Lisa was a brilliant support during my search for employment. She kept me updated throughout the process, allowing me to focus on my interview preparation. I was confident that Lisa was presenting me to potential employers in a professional way which is important. What more could I ask for!”

Jenny Anderson
Architect

“Having not worked with a recruitment consultant in the UK before I was not quite sure what to expect but Lisa has ended up being pivotal in enabling me to move from London to Manchester. From the outset she was very focused on finding the right practice for me and within a week or two of speaking to her she had lined up an interview. She kept me informed throughout the whole process and even met up with me for a coffee before my interview to help with any final preparations. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for architecture roles in the North. Thanks again for all your help.”

Sarah Hull
Architect

Lisa is understanding, supportive, hardworking and caring.

She really understood my needs and was very fast in terms of getting me to where I needed and wanted to be.

Shaadi Karimi
Part II Assistant

Lisa was a great support and worked with honesty and professionalism. She was very proactive, great with advice at the right time and I’d be delighted to endorse and recommend her to employers and those seeking new opportunities.

Matthew Burl
Associate Director

“I was so happy to have come across Clifton Gray recruitment consultancy on LinkedIn for a job opportunity in the property sector. Rachael was in touch regularly with me in scheduling my interviews and really made the whole process as simple as possible. I’d 100% recommend Clifton Gray to anyone. A really helpful service. “

Charlotte Sharpe
Marketing Manager

Lisa has recently acted on my behalf to search for new opportunities in the architectural sector.  Whilst adopting a professional, proactive, honest approach, Lisa focused on the main aspects of my expertise and experience to match these to a suitable practice. During the process I received regular positive updates. It is evident that Lisa is a respected recruitment professional within the architectural community.  Lisa’s continued efforts, knowledge and extensive network of contacts resulted in my successful permanent appointment as a Senior Architect. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to both those seeking new opportunities and to employers who require the right professionals.

Mike Guy
Senior Architect

Lisa has been integral in my search for employment in Manchester. It has been refreshing to work with someone who clearly had my best interests at heart, and someone with great contacts in the architectural industry, I hasten to add! She was able to secure a great selection of meetings with key personnel from a variety of practice types, allowing me to scope out the best possible vacancy for my next step in architecture. Things moved very quickly, eventually leading to a job offer from a fantastic city centre practice.
Without doubt, it was Lisa's ability to maintain communication throughout the process, which gave me confidence that I was working with the right person. She also sends congratulatory greeting cards... and who doesn't like them!

Bharat Tripathi
Architectural Assistant

I have had the pleasure of working with Rachael on many occasions over the past 6 years as both an Employer and more recently as a candidate. My experiences of working with her on either side have always been extremely positive. From an employer’s perspective, I find Rachael to be adept at fully understanding my office dynamic, what the job specification is and also, most importantly, what the personal specification is. As a result of this she always delivers quality candidates who are well prepared for the interview and well suited to a role within one of my teams. I have also found Rachael’s advice and honesty very helpful and this is something that sets her apart from other recruiters in the industry. As a candidate, Rachael helped me find the perfect role and was quick with feedback and advice during the process. I can recommend Rachael unreservedly to any employer or candidate.

Andrew Schofield
Head of Operations

If you’re looking for a recruitment consultant who really matched the candidate with the right employer, Rachael is the lady for you. I was struggling to attend interviews during the day time due to my current work commitment but she worked effortlessly with both parties to make this work and find a time that suited us both…. and as a result I got the dream job I wanted!!

Her professionalism throughout was commendable and made you feel you were her only priority as a lovely touch I even received a little congrats card in the post.

Sue Kinsella
Senior Property Manager

Clifton Gray is a Davidson Gray group company and enjoys the benefits of offering a boutique business personal service but with the added benefit of being able to draw on the other companies in the group to meet client needs.

In addition to our specialist division we can supply specialist personnel in the below sectors. If you would like to know more about how we can help with any of these sectors please contact us.

  • Disruptive Technology
  • Data and Analytics
  • Construction Executive Search
  • Print & Packaging
  • Human Resource
  • EPM software

The additional businesses in our group are

www.printrecruitment.co.uk

www.ndctek.com

www.peoplegenius.com

www.edgetechrecruitment.io

www.epmrecruitment.co.uk

www.spencerhunt.co.uk

Get in Touch

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