Providing Better Quality Candidates Faster for 17 years.

Better Quality Candidates Faster, that’s our commitment! The B Series Group of Recruitment Consultancies is a specialist recruitment group based in Brisbane, QLD Australia consisting of two privately owned specialist recruitment firms Barclay Recruitment and Ballantyne Recruitment. Our experience within our specialised markets, resources, and devotion to best business practices ensure we deliver our commitment to you.

The B Series Group of Recruitment Consultancies source high-quality Sales, Management and Technical Professionals for the Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors throughout Australia.

Barclay Recruitment was established in 2002 and was the first of the “B Series” Group. Then came Ballantyne Recruitment in 2005.

Service Overview

Let our 17 years of specialist industry and recruitment experience work for you.

  • Permanent Staff Solutions

    We find the right fit for your team. Saving you time, money and energy.

  • Labour Hire Service

    Supplement your existing staff or increased workload with our skilled contractors.

  • B Series Talent Bank

    Gain access to our database of over 300,000 skilled candidates within our specialist industries.

  • Executive Search Services

    Maintain your anonymity and access exclusive pools of passive highly skilled executive level professionals.

  • 360 Recruitment Process

    Your dedicated Recruitment Specialist will perform the entire process from start to finish. Ensuring both clients and candidates are provided with the most accurate information.

  • No Placement, No Fee

    You won't pay a thing unless we make a successful placement, backed by a 3-month replacement guarantee. *terms and conditions apply

How we work.

Each Executive Recruitment Consultant in the B Series Recruitment Group operates in a specific sector so that they can develop an in-depth understanding of both the candidate and client requirements as well as the markets that they operate in.
Assignments are undertaken on a contingent basis, where you will only be charged a fee upon the successful commencement of a candidate.
Consultants conduct in-depth preference, skills and behavioural interviews. Without exception, the candidate’s permission is obtained prior to submission to any organisation and this is done with a full Confidential Candidate Report outlining the consultant’s reasons for doing so – we will NEVER just send you a resume.

Our Recruitment Process.

The following is a brief overview of a recruitment process that all B Series Group Consultants undertake when working on an assignment:
  • Take the Job Brief.
  • Book Shortlist Presentation and 1st Round Client Interview dates.
  • Send Terms of Business to the Client.
  • Write Job Advertisement and publish across all job board and social media mediums including but not limited to Seek.com.au, BSeriesRecruitment.com.au, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • Search the B Series Talent Bank (over 300,000 candidates, increasing by an estimated 20,000 per annum) – email/ phone suitable candidates.
  • Perform competitor search and create a ‘Head Hunt’ list (if the role requires). Make contact with prospective candidates confidentially.
  • Review job board and Talent Bank applicants and assign for follow up or issue rejection communications.
  • Make contact with top prospect Candidates and book introduction interview (Recruitment Consultant and Candidate)
  • Interview each prospective Candidate.
  • Create a detailed report on each Candidate and submit to the Client for input.
  • Confirm with the Client who they would like to interview.
  • Contact successful Candidates and confirm 1st Round Client Interview date and time, then confirm with the Client.
  • Contact unsuccessful Candidates.
  • Obtain feedback from the Client and Candidate following 1st Round Client Interview.
  • Contact successful Candidates and confirm 2nd Round Client Interview date and time, then confirm with the Client (if applicable).
  • Contact unsuccessful Candidates.
  • Obtain feedback from the Client and Candidate following 2nd Round Client Interview.
  • Present an employment offer to the successful Candidate.
  • Contact unsuccessful Candidates.
  • Negotiate Employment Contract terms between Client and Candidate, secure the employment start date.
  • Contact the Candidate and Client 1 working day prior to start date confirming details.
  • Contact the Client on the start date confirming the Candidate has arrived.
  • Carry out follow up calls 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months post start date to obtain feedback from Client.

B Series Talent Bank™

As a group of five recruitment companies, we receive over 20,000 resumes per year across various advertising channels specifically relevant to our core sectors of Construction, Engineering, and Manufacturing. Recognising that our database is a powerful resource and to deliver on our value proposition of “Better Quality Candidates Faster” the B Series Group of Recruitment Consultancies have been seeking more efficient ways of searching, storing and representing these candidates.


Through the use of Cloud Computing, we have consolidated the B Series Recruitment group of consultancies databases and offered every consultant in the B Series the ability to search all resumes sourced by the group. This gives our clients access to a highly concentrated source of candidates and a very effective means of searching for them. In addition to this, we are able to offer all candidates a greater level of opportunity within the core sectors in which we specialise.
Clients now have a powerful tool that offers talent pooling by consultants who only focus on their areas of speciality.


  • There are over 300,000 candidates available for selection, through the engagement of one consultant in one business. No need to brief multiple companies offering similar solutions.
  • The B Series Talent Bank™ is a National database.

Labour Hire / Contracting Service.

B Series Recruitment is an approved Labour Hire License holder (LHL-01694-V4D7T) in Queensland and as a result we can offer on-hire / contracting services of professionals to our clients within the following sectors of the Construction, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Manufacturing, Mining, Public Administration and Safety, Retail Trade, Transport, Postal, Warehousing and Wholesale Trade industries.
If you have a project and you need to employ highly skilled and experienced professionals in a flexible arrangement, but do not want to take on the responsibility of a full-time permanent employee then our Labour Hire service may be the solution for you.

  • 31 Available Jobs
  • 300,000 Active Resumes
  • 3478 Placed Candidates

Our Team

Meet our talented team of Recruitment Specialists.

Ken Fowler Managing Director
Candice Byrnes Business Manager
George Trusiak Senior Recruitment Consultant
Sabrina Ferguson Senior Recruitment Consultant
Glen Adams Recruitment Consultant
Clancy Auriac Recruitment Consultant
Joshua Place Recruitment Consultant