Meet the Kemp team

Leadership Team

Mark Kemp

Mark Kemp

Managing Director

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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.

Samantha Paterson-Crofts

Samantha Paterson-Crofts

Operations Director

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0331 630 1374

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 Operations Director, Sam is responsible for driving continued improvement across all operational processes and ensures a high standard of delivery for all. Committed to delivering excellence across our market sectors.

Will Hooker

Will Hooker

Financial Controller

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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.

Dealership & Retail Team

Jamie Hicken

Jamie Hicken

Divisional Manager - Dealership & Retail

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0331 630 1374

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.

Tom Pratt

Tom Pratt

Senior Business Manager - Dealership & Retail

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0331 630 1374

Tom has been with Kemp Recruitment in the HGV Dealership & Retail team, working with mechanics, engineers, and technicians since early 2020. “When I’m not on the phone, I’m playing golf. Luckily for my clients, my recruitment skills are above par (unlike my golf!).”

Ben Bush

Ben Bush

Lead Consultant

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0331 630 1374

Ben joined Kemp in early 2023, having many years previous experience working as an HGV Engineer for a well known company in the industry. Using his technical and commercial knowledge to take a lead on recruitment in this sector, Ben has thrived in his new career with Kemp Recruitment as a consultant in the sector he previously worked in. Ben has a strong network of candidates and clients within his specialist fields and is well placed to support any recruitment assignment within these areas.

Fleet Team (HGV)

Paul Barter

Paul Barter

Fleet Team Manager

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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.

Anthony Foulston

Anthony Foulston

Senior Business Manager - Fleet

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0331 630 1374

Anton has been with Kemp Recruitment in the Fleet team, working with technicians, mechanics, and engineers since 2020. He has been working within automotive recruitment now for a large part of his career and has a vast experience within the sector. “I have been in recruitment for half a decade and have thrived in this industry!! I will fill any role, any day, anytime.”

Shane Hughes-Williams

Shane Hughes-Williams

Client Manager - Fleet

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0331 630 1374

Shane has been part of the Fleet team at Kemp recruitment since April 2022 working with clients and candidates in the HGV field.

Natalie Bailey

Natalie Bailey

Senior Candidate Manager - Fleet

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0331 630 1374

Natalie is a very experienced Senior Candidate Manager who has been with Kemp Recruitment since summer 2019.

Plant Team – Plant Hire / Plant Dealership

Charlie Symes

Charlie Symes

Divisional Manager - Plant Hire

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0331 630 1374

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.

Jamie Warburton

Jamie Warburton

Recruitment Consultant - Plant Dealership

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0331 630 1374

Jamie has been on the plant team since 2020 and is exceptional at placing candidates in the best roles and has superb client and candidate feedback!

Jack Ruegg

Jack Ruegg

Client Manager - Plant Hire

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0331 630 1374

Jack joined Kemp Recruitment on Plant Hire in August 2021, working his way up from Candidate Manager to Lead Plant Hire Consultant.

Georgia Holden

Georgia Holden

Lead Consultant - Plant

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0331 630 1374

Georgia joined the Kemp Recruitment team at the end of 2022. She supports Jamie Warburton in the Plant team, and her recruitment skills are impeccable. You’re always in safe hands with this one.

Agriculture & Farming

Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman

Head of Agriculture

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0331 630 1374

Jen has been with the Kemp business since March 2020 and knows all there is to know about all thing’s agricultural recruitment. Jen is the head of a dedicated specialist team of Agricultural recruitment professionals who provide a tailored solution and consultancy service to clients in the field. “Never in a million years did I think I’d grow up to be a Recruitment Consultant for the Agricultural Industry. However, here I am! Ultimate Agricultural Engineering Recruitment Geek!! I’ve recruited for this industry for over 3 years now and feel I have a great understanding of what my clients and candidates are looking for. The Agricultural industry is like no other, it’s a niche and unique sector – something I have become highly passionate about.”

Shane Murray-Caulfield

Shane Murray-Caulfield

Associate Recruitment Consultant - Agriculture

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0331 630 1374

Shane joined the Kemp Recruitment team in Spring 2023 and his career has gone from strength to strength. He supports Jen Freeman on Agriculture and his candidate care is impeccable. He always brings his A game.

Erin Spackman

Erin Spackman

Candidate Manager - Agricultural Division

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0331 630 1374

Erin has been with the Kemp Recruitment Agriculture team since October 2023 and has gone from strength to strength in her role. Erin has enjoyed attending Agriculture events such as the Doe Show and learning everything there is to know about the field - with support from her extremely knowledgeable manager Jen.

Forklift

Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor

Recruitment Consultant - Forklift

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0331 630 1374

Harry has been with Kemp Recruitment since March 2021 working on the Plant Dealership team. He’s a great colleague and an even better recruiter!

Anja Thirlaway

Anja Thirlaway

Recruitment Consultant - Forklift

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0331 630 1374

Anja joined the team in early 2023 and has risen to the challenge of the forklift desk! If this is your field this is who you need to speak to.

Lifting & Powered Access

Haydon Ricketts

Haydon Ricketts

Head of Lifting & Powered Access

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0331 630 1374

Joining Kemp back in August 2019, he’s been with the team for over 4 years. During that time Haydon has risen through the ranks up to Head of Lifting & Access. “I’m passionate about the industry I recruit for and pride myself on delivering the best possible outcomes for both clients and candidates.”

HVAC

Matt Gilham

Matt Gilham

Recruitment Consultant Plant - HVAC

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0331 630 1374

Matt joined the Kemp business in summer 2023 and has been incredible in his role from the off – earning him a swift promotion. You’ll be in more than capable hands with Matt helping you on your recruitment journey.

Waste & Recycling

Lauren Purdy

Lauren Purdy

Lead Consultant Plant - Waste & Recycling

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0331 630 1374

Lauren joined Kemp at the beginning of 2024 and has been an asset to the team from the off. Lauren specialises in recruiting for the waste and recycling industry – and has already garnered many 5 star candidate and client reviews in her time here. Prior to her role with us Lauren worked within the tech and the insurance field.

Bus & Coach Team

David Coyne

David Coyne

Divisional Manager - Bus & Coach & Rail

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0331 630 1374

David manages our Bus & Coach & 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.

Bradley Weller

Bradley Weller

Client Manager - Coach

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0331 630 1374

Brad joined Kemp in 2021 working on the bus and coach team. He branched out to focus solely on the coach sector and gained his first promotion in October 2022. He’s now achieved his 3rd promotion in 10 months! He’s the guy to speak to about all jobs in coach.

Macy Maxwell

Macy Maxwell

Associate Recruitment Consultant - Bus & Coach

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0331 630 1374

Macy has been with Kemp Recruitment since autumn 2022 and has now moved over to the Bus & Coach team after working on the fleet team placing mechanics, engineers, and technicians.

Tyler James

Tyler James

Lead Consultant - Bus & Coach

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0331 630 1374

Tyler joined Kemp at the beginning of 2024 as part of the Bus and Coach team. Prior to his time at Kemp recruitment Tyler worked as a Finance Broker in the automotive field.

Marketing & Development Team

Beth Hills

Beth Hills

Talent Acquisition & Development Manager

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0331 630 1374

Beth has been with Kemp Recruitment since August 2017 working her way up to Senior Recruitment Consultant. After a small hiatus elsewhere, Beth returned to Kemp Recruitment as our internal staff hiring manager. She knows all there is to know about the business and commercial vehicle industry, as well as everything recruitment and talent acquisition.

Teila Hurlock

Teila Hurlock

Marketing Manager

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0331 630 1374

Teila joined Kemp Recruitment as Marketing Manager in Spring 2023. With over a decade of experience, gaining skills that cover the full 360° of the marketing mix, Teila specialises as a growth marketer.

Interested in joining the team?