ValYou is an independent recruitment business providing Construction & Engineering professionals on a temporary, freelance and permanent basis. Every day we place highly skilled Senior Managers, Supervisors, Trades & Crafts, Plant Operators & Labour to contracts throughout the UK. ValYou build peoples careers within the Construction & Engineering Industries.
Our Managing Director and owner, Jason Challoner, is celebrating 25 years plus career within the Recruitment Industry. He started his career in January 1994 as a Consultant for ABC Contract Services in Birmingham. By 1998, Jason had a major influence in building one of the largest Construction & Building Services branches within the UK. The ABC Birmingham office provided in excess of 500+ contractors per week to projects across the West Midlands.
In recognition, Jason became the Key Accounts Manager for the Construction & Properties division of Blue Arrow (ABC rebranded) securing the first PSL agreements with National Blue-Chip Construction & Engineering companies.
Following this success, in 2000 joined Options Employment as National Sales Manager responsible for developing partnering agreements with National & Regional Construction companies. PSL deals were negotiated and secured with Building Services, Civil Engineering, Facilities Management, Interiors and Residential Contractors in England, Scotland & Wales.
In 2003, needing a new challenge, accepted the role of Corporate Services Manager for Prime Time Recruitment. Primarily focused within the Engineering & Automotive sectors, delivered large volume on-site managed service contracts with Tier 1 & Tier 2 clients.
After travelling the length & breadth of Great Britain for several years, in 2005 decided to launch his own recruitment agency. In collaboration with a previous work colleague (Gary Bruchez) Garrison Recruitment was established. Due to the economic crash in October 2008 combined with a major midlands-based contractor folding the company ceased trading.
Not being defeated and determined to bounce back, Jagar Recruitment was created and enjoyed year on year organic growth until June 2013 when Jason’s business partner (Gary Bruchez) was forced to retire through ill health. Jason agreed an asset purchase of the company, enabling Gary to retire and rebranded to ValYou Recruitment Ltd, inspired by his two boys Vaugh & Luke.
To date, VALYOU has grown significantly from a lifestyle business to a major Construction & Engineering recruitment consultancy – achieving £1m+ year on year turnover over the past 3 years.
In addition to MD responsibilities, Jason is the Chairman of the South Staffs Employment & Skills Board (SSESB) and Employment Ambassador for Chase Terrace Technology College were VALYOU are based.
Jason commented ‘My passion for helping people to realise their future career destinations is perfectly enhanced by my Chair & Ambassador roles. I can positively influence the skills shortages within the Construction & Engineering sectors and promote Apprenticeship and employment opportunities for the young adults of our communities’