Chris Murphy

With a recruitment career spanning over 20 years, Chris Murphy has a no nonsense, honest approach. He has a wide knowledge of M&E Building Services Consultancy/Design where he has focused on building an in depth understanding of clients ranging from International Multi-disciplinary Design practices with a global reach or using his required understanding to adjust his approach when working with specialist niche consulting engineer, clients that  require more than just engineering capability/sector expertise but also the correct cultural fit and “like mindedness” that adds harmony, collectiveness and desire to deliver beyond their clients expectations bringing success and growth to the business.

Aside from the Pre-Con elements within M&E Building Services Chris has also consistently provided Main & Management Contractors, Tier 1 & 2 M&E Contractors and specialist  Contractors that operate within/provide the ever more demanding “Smart /intelligent Buildings” now required with a tailored partnership offering a full understanding of client’s needs, the detailed specifics that allow him present candidates who have gone through an in depth due diligence process coupled with the important people skills that is also essential to provide clients with the correct candidates for their consideration.

Candidates are presented with more than just a 2 dimensional job spec but with the clients history, reasons for the requirement openly discussed in a transparent and detailed approach allowing them to gain a full understanding of not only the opportunity but the whole picture  that is critical when considering changing to a new company.

Chris “time Served” in the M&E Building Services sector has seen his relationships build and develop. Now many of his candidates are in decision making, Director positions or have moved into exciting, different sectors such as “Data Centres”/Mission Critical” Engineering  for End |Clients, Developers, Land Estate Property specialists.  Chris now partners these clients on select assignments within the fast paced ever sector for Global Blue Chip organisations offering candidates the opportunity to achieve positions where they are at the pinnacle within their profession.

Outside of work, Chris is a family man. He is married and lucky to have 3 sons that keep weekends filled with Football & Rugby for their school and town club teams. A round of golf can be squeezed in where possible and in the winter Chris is keen to get away to the Alps for some skiing. A keen interest in VW cars and watches and socialising with friends is high on his personal agenda.


Solution – Director

2006 to Present

A Founding Director with a passion for recruitment at all levels. Working within the Building Services Design arena of the Construction Industry. Involved from inception to completion on detailed assignments for large prestigious and boutique practices across the UK and the rest of the world.

Aside from running a successful part of the business, other areas that Chris is responsible for include Investors in People accreditation and the training and development of Solution staff. Chris also manages all office systems including IT, telephones and the general running of the office.

Eden Brown Recruitment – Senior Consultant

2002 to 2006

Employed as a specialist recruitment professional running a Contract HVAC, Public Health & Fire Engineering desk supplying professional freelance and permanent professionals to Building Services

Design practices across London & the South East of England.

Joining in 2002 as a Senior Consultant Chris continued offering his clients a straight forward solution to their recruitment/resourcing needs by running a contract HVAC, Public Health & Fire Engineering desk covering London and the South East.

Chris quickly progressed to Senior Advance Consultant from achieving Sales, continued Training and meeting all internal Targets as part of their quality assurance process. Within a further six months,

Chris was promoted to Principal Consultant (one of a few who had reached this title within the London office). After giving more than 3 years’ successful service to clients and candidates alike and his personal reputation as a reliable, transparent consultant, Chris decided to leave and became the Founding Director of Solution Recruitment in January 2006.

Henry Recruitment Ltd – Consultant – Team leader

1996 to 2002

Running a Building Services Design Desk proving Building Services Design practices & Design & Build Contractors with Design Engineers & Cad Staff across all levels throughout the UK.

Chris’s recruitment career started in 1996 with a small Technical agency where he was running a Building Services Design desk for permanent and contract engineers and CAD Staff. Progressing quickly within this agency, his skills and knowledge developed allowing him to gain experience of the Building Services Contracting fields.

After nearly six years and a promotion to Team Leader, Chris decided to move on to one of the largest most reputable Technical Agencies who specialise within Building Services Design recruitment across the UK (now part of the Hamilton Bradshaw Human Capital group of companies).