Meet the team
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.
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.
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.
Dealership & Retail Team
Divisional Manager, Dealership & Retail
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.
Senior Business Manager Dealership & Retail
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 trhived 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)
Fleet Team Manager
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.
Senior Business Manager Fleet
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.”
Plant Team – Plant Hire, Lifting, Agriculture, Forklift
Divisional Manager, Plant/Powered Access/Lifting/Cranes & Forklifts
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.
Senior Recruitment Consultant for Plant
Matt has been with Kemp since 2019, placing candidates and liaising with clients in the plant hire field. Prior to working at Kemp Recruitment, he worked with Audi and Mercedes Benz and in also worked as a Bodyshop / Workshop assistant – so has spent many years working within the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors.
Head of Lifting & Access
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.”
Bus & Coach Team
Divisional Manager, Bus & Coach & Rail
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.
Client Manager for Coach
Marketing & Development Team
Talent Acquisition & Development Manager
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.