Matthew Clackson

Associate Director

Matthew@beachbaker.co.uk

07825 081 393

 

My specialism:

Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Project Management, covering the South West and South Wales regions. This ranges from Graduate to Director level.

My approach to recruitment:

Understanding the cultures of different organisations meaning I can place the right candidate, so they are more likely to fit in and be happy. I do not send out speculative CVs to clients – targeted approaches only

What keeps me motivated:

Building long-term relationships with clients and candidates.  Most of my placements are from repeat business.  I have placed several candidates three and four times during their career which is a great testament to the service I have provided.  I also have great satisfaction knowing I am shaping the local property market.

What I do differently:

I have developed a very good understanding of the local market during my 10-years’ recruitment experience.  I have a measured approach to recruitment and always honest.  I am not ‘salesy’ or pushy with people.

What keeps me busy at the weekend:

I generally keep active by going to the gym, park runs and nice scenery walks if the weather is good.  I also take part in the Bristol and Bath half marathons.  My best time so far is 1 hour 32 minutes although my time is going up with age!  I am also a passionate ‘Gas Head’ and attend the Memorial Stadium to watch Bristol Rovers.

My favourite food:

My most favourite meal is a Sunday roast with all the trimmings – you can’t beat it.

My favourite eatery:

I prefer hearty food rather than fine dining.  The restaurant I visit most frequently is The Clifton Sausage.  The food has always been fantastic plus they sell my favourite cider (Ashton Press) which is a bonus. I also enjoy going to Pasture which (in my opinion) is the best steak in Bristol!

My favourite book/film:

Film - Shawshank Redemption, I have watched it about 10 times and I never get bored if it.

My favourite drink:

Espresso Martini - I have now become a bit of an expert of making them at home.

My favourite travel destination:

Anywhere hot! My most travelled destinations have been Ibiza and Dubai.

Not many people know this about me:

I used to DJ in Bristol – best known venues are Bar Revolution and Java.