Meet the team

Thanks to extensive experience in our field, we have a thorough understanding of all potential recruitment needs from; engineering, sales, finance and office staff to productive operatives.

Each division is staffed by specialist consultants who will work hard to provide just the right service for you.

Mark Kemp

Mark Kemp

Managing Director

mark@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

I have over a decade of experience in recruitment for the commercial vehicle industry. I began my career too many years ago as a consultant in industrial recruitment before going on to establish a highly successful truck & bus division within a recruitment business.

My main passions in life are motorbikes, boxing and my two young children. Unfortunately I don’t get enough time to spend with my motorbike!!

I have a fantastic team and genuinely believe all the guys want to be here and have a true passion for the business. There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t laugh out loud with some of the characters here in the office.

Will Hooker

Will Hooker

Financial Controller

william.hooker@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

Prior to joining Kemp Recruitment William held a variety of Financial and General Manager positions in Manufacturing and Service industries based in the UK, Europe, USA and Singapore. He has experience of working in an Umbrella Payroll Provider and Recruitment company.

As the Financial Controller William has been brought on board to bring the Accounting and Payroll functions in house and ‘count the beans’ as the Company expands. His role will be to ensure the company can finance the ambitious expansion plans and adhere to its statutory duties.

He brings a can do attitude offering support and advice to the sales team.

Samantha Paterson-Crofts

Samantha Paterson-Crofts

Talent Acquisition & Development Manager

samantha@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

With 17 years of recruitment experience, Sam joined Kemp Recruitment in 2019 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing large and diverse recruitment teams.

As the Talent Acquisition Specialist for Kemp Recruitment, Samantha is responsible for recruiting consultants and training each individual from grass roots through to management.

Driving continued improvement across all operational processes and ensures a high standard of delivery for all.

Committed to delivering excellence across our market sectors.

Jamie Hicken

Jamie Hicken

Retail Manager

jamie@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

Jamie joined Kemp in 2013, having previously worked for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks and buses.

Having built a strong understanding of the Retail markets, using his technical and commercial knowledge to take a lead on recruitment in this sector.

With an exceptional track record of delivery, Jamie is the expert within this highly competitive market.

Jamie has a strong network of candidates and clients within his specialist fields and is well placed to support any recruitment assignment within these areas.

David Coyne

David Coyne

Bus & Coach/Plant/Lifting & Access & Rail Team Manager

david@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

David manages our Bus & Coach/Plant & Rail teams here at Kemp, overseeing mandates for high volume, hard to fill and / or time sensitive positions.

David works collaboratively with a range of organisations, from dealership to manufacturers, taking time to fully understand businesses and enabling them to source the highest calibre of candidates to drive recruitment agendas.

Passionate, dedicated and adds value to the hiring process from the very beginning to the very end, by advising, challenging and adding an element of reality to what can be either very challenging skill requirements or minimal job specification briefs.

Highly experienced within his market sectors which makes David a perfect choice as your recruitment partner.

Paul Barter

Paul Barter

Fleet Team Manager

paul@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

Paul has enjoyed a career in recruitment of more than 16 years, who sees himself as an extension of his client’s business, rather than just an external recruiter. Focused on providing an effective, tailored service to technical professionals within Fleet maintenance companies throughout the UK.

Paul’s role within Kemp is to build on the reputation and track record of delivering high quality recruitment placements, whilst bringing a genuine personal touch to every assignment he engages with.

The ability to adapt his approach to individual needs and requirements; a valuable addition to any assignment.

Charlie Symes

Charlie Symes

Team Leader - Plant / Lifting & Access

charlie.symes@kemprecruitment.com

0330 440 2323

Charlie started at Kemp Recruitment in 2018 after previously working within the automotive industry. Charlie’s dedication and expert knowledge of Plant and Lifting & Access industries have progressed Charlie from a Consultant to Senior Consultant to Team Leader of our Plant and Lifting & Access divisions within a very short space of time.

Charlie’s role within Kemp Recruitment is to lead a highly successful team of both Recruitment Consultants and Candidate Managers, in providing the very best solutions to our customers.

Exceptional customer service is his number one priority, ensuring continuous in-depth coaching and support, enabling his team to deliver fantastic results.

Focused and dedicated completely to this niche market, Charlie offers an unparalleled service to both his candidates and clients.