About Us

The founding of Specify Consulting

Specify Consulting was established in October 2021 by Adam Barwell and Chris Gath, the two Directors of the company. Their paths crossed in 2018 when they worked closely together for several years placing professionals within the industry. Having worked collectively for 15 years directly within the Australian Building Products & Design sector, Adam and Chris realised there was a gap in the market for a specialist recruitment consultancy that solely focused on the industry. Specify was born out of their desire to create something of their own that made a difference to the Australian Building Products & Design landscape. They are passionate about bettering the industry and care about the clients and candidates that they work with.

A bit about the founders

Adam and Chris are Englishmen by birth who now call Australia their home and are both proud citizens of the country! They enjoy the beach lifestyle with Adam living in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Chris in Maroubra Beach. The Specify head office is located in Sydney CBD where they recruit nation-wide for Sales, Technical and Marketing positions in Australia’s Building and Design industry. They possess a strong network in each major city in Australia.

What inspires Specify

Specify views trust, transparency and authenticity as essential qualities in the recruitment sector. By adhering to their core values, they have gained trust, respect and momentum in the Australian Building and Design industry. The team take a long-term view with every client and candidate they speak which in turn has generated a strong referral and repeat business model.

They are driven to become the industry standard when growing a building product supplier’s footprint in the market.

What Specify stands for

Specify have a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness when working with clients and candidates. They are accepting and understanding of people’s backgrounds, cultures and values. Specify care deeply about the environment and strive towards a more sustainable future.

As a business, they’re committed to supporting sustainable practices so they can all make a positive difference to the world we live in.

Our core values



Always transparent with both sides of any process and operating in an ethical manner at all times.



Experienced and highly knowledgeable of the industry in which we specialise in.



Driven to impress with the level of our service – creating loyal candidates, repeat clients and more effective businesses within our community.

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Dedicated to delivering outcomes in the most efficient and professional manner.



Passionate about the industry we work in and helping our clients that trust us to build better performing teams.

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Firm believers in being available for advice at anytime of the day, whether this be our own staff, or with the clients & candidates we partner with in the market.

Our mission

Our mission is to be the first name that an individual or company within Australia’s Building and Design Industry trusts when securing their next career opportunity, or expanding their team.

Our vision

To become the most trusted and well-resourced recruitment consultancy that is dedicated to Australia’s building and design industry.

How the future looks for Specify

Specify are on their way to becoming the most trusted and well-resourced recruitment consultancy that is dedicated to Australia’s Building and Design Industry. They have gained a strong reputation within the industry for delivering results and are proud of the specialist agency that they continue to build.

Partner with us to achieve your recruitment goals.

Acknowledgement of Country

Specify Consulting acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people present today.

We are committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

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What our community has to say about us

Our team are committed to exceptional service. Every client and candidate is given the attention and support required to find the perfect match.

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