About Kingston Barnes Recruitment


“I’m a great believer that it is people who create a successful business. Finding the right person and matching them to the right company is what helps drive a business forward. At Kingston Barnes Recruitment, we understand the importance of this.

In 2013 I founded Kingston Barnes after spending over 12 years in construction recruitment, placing key individuals for some of the region’s most notable and high-profile contractors, consultancies, and developers. My main focus was to develop a consultancy that stood ahead of our competitors in every way and to create a company that offers a first class service committed to recruitment in multiple sectors. Our reputation is built on our ability to deliver, and the method in which we recruit is what sets us apart from any other agency.

As the Managing Director of Kingston Barnes Recruitment, my key focus is driving the business forward, whilst maintaining my passion for recruiting key people with our valued clients. Alongside this, I am also an Ambassador for the Institute of Recruiters (IOR) who provide British Recruitment Best Practice Guidance, Training and Education and Networking to Agency Recruiters, In-House Recruiters & HR teams.

Kingston Barnes has already established itself in the South-West, our next aim is to establish ourselves throughout the UK offering the same award-winning service, focussed on doing the job right by getting to know you and understanding your business. This expansion has started with or recent London office.”


James Kingston - Kingston Barnes Recruitment



Kingston Barnes Recruitment

Kingston Barnes is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the construction, consulting and technical engineering industries. We’re passionate about providing market-leading permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services that build upon our reputation for excellence, quality, understanding, and delivery.

We care about providing you with the people that will enable your business to grow as if we were actually working for you. Our approach is tailored to you, working to your criteria and your timescales .Services we offer include Permanent Recruitment, Temporary and Interim Recruitment, Executive Search & Retained Assignments, Salary Survey, Advertising Solutions, Open Day Management / Co-ordination. Once a commitment has been made by Kingston Barnes Recruitment to undertake an assignment we will dedicate our time to providing the perfect fit for you and your team.


Wide & extensive database
We have an extensive database of candidates – however, we pride ourselves on quality, not quantity. Our dedicated consultants will work in partnership with our clients and candidates throughout the whole process to build a solution to your recruitment requirements and needs.

Comprehensive knowledge
Our consultants are experts within their specialist industries and offer in-depth knowledge and a high understanding of the market and its current trends. We encourage a knowledge-based approach and offer a tailored service, which defines our client and candidate needs.

First Class Service
Whether you need to strengthen your team or you’re looking to make your next career move, we’ll invest our time to understand your needs. We will only submit candidates that are pre-screened following an extensive process of interviewing, reference taking and briefing.


“Kingston Barnes is built on the values of Knowledge, Understanding, Honesty & Respect, Passion, Delivery, and Value. We aim to exceed your expectations by doing the job right first time, every time.”


Whether you need to strengthen your team or you’re looking to make your next career move, we’ll invest our time to understand your requirements. Get in touch today to find out how we can help.



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