Associate and Head of Permanent Construction
Kate has worked within the construction industry for over 15 years, initially for a residential developer before becoming a specialist construction recruiter. Having worked directly in the industry it has given Kate an excellent first hand understanding of what clients and candidates expect which in turn has enabled her to establish great rapports. At Kingston Barnes Kate recruits for Residential Developers, Regional Contractors and Subcontractors for roles from Assistant to Director level, including Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Land Management, Design Managers, Site and Project Managers covering all Commercial and Operational staff on a permanent basis.
1) What made you choose Kingston Barnes as an employer?
Having come from a Plc background I was looking for an opportunity with flexibility and to work with experienced and knowledgeable Consultants & Directors. At Kingston Barnes I have limited restrictions which I knew would enable me to work with longstanding clients in the South West. James had been a competitor of mine previously and I knew we dealt with similar clients and could work well together with our combined experience, James had an excellent business model combined with the backing of a former MD of a South West regional contractor which made the opportunity too good to refuse!!
2) Why did you choose a career in recruitment? Where does your passion/drive come from?
I enjoy a fast paced rewarding environment where I have the opportunity to run my own business. Having already worked in the construction industry recruitment had always interested me so it was a simple transition to make. I have a passion for providing a good service and building relationships with customers.
3) What interests you about construction? Where does your passion/drive come from?
Having previously worked for a residential developer my passion for the industry began 15 years ago, each person in the construction process has a certain and important role to play for the end result to be a success. It is amazing to see the transformation of Bristol city centre over the last 10 years and how new projects are beginning all the time affecting people’s lives from moving into new homes and offices to Bristol’s new look Southmead Hospital.
4) What is your favourite construction project?
Cabot Circus as every girl likes to shop!
5) When you are not recruiting what do you do?
I am a busy mum with two young daughters, I also enjoy keeping fit going to regular boxercise & gym classes, I recently completed my first 10k race. I also enjoy horse riding, socialising and spending quality time with my family.
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