We’re in the people business

It all began over 10 years ago when James Kingston , Managing Director of Kingston Barnes had a vision.

After spending over a decade in construction recruitment he felt that there was a gap in the market for a consultancy that could set the new gold standard in recruitment.  In an industry where profits can compromise quality, customer service feels superficial and recruitment was seen as just a process he found himself asking “how or why isn’t there a way to deliver an exceptional service as well as an enjoyable experience that delivers on all fronts?”

In 2013, after spending 12 years in construction recruitment Kingston Barnes was launched. The mission was to create a company that was passionate about delivering the best recruitment in the market, offering an unrivalled experience across every part of the recruitment journey for both clients and candidates – going above & beyond.

Kingston Barnes is recruitment consultancy specialising in the Construction, Manufacturing, Technical Engineering & Logistics industries. We provide market-leading permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services to our clients throughout the UK.

To us, there’s no such thing as a standard off the shelf bit of recruitment. Every job seeker and every client looking to hire is unique. We understand the importance of getting recruitment right for you and we’re passionate about delivering the perfect fit, whatever your recruitment needs.

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We’ve accomplished a lot since our launch in 2013.  We’re proud of what we’ve achieved but even more excited about our future.

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Today Kingston Barnes had the absolute pleasure of visiting Charlton Farm, 1 of 3 hospices ran by Children's Hospice South West. We were taken on a tour by the amazing Amanda Gallagher who showed us around the hospice where many families and children across the South...



WE'RE A FINALIST🥂 We're over the moon to announce we are a finalist for the Bristol Life Awards for the People Services Award 2023! Well done to all the other amazing companies and we cannot wait to celebrate everyone's achievements on the 16th of March at Aston Gate...



10 YEARS OLD 🎉 January is a big milestone month for a lot of people kick starting the New Year. But for Kingston Barnes it’s an even bigger moment... We’re celebrating 10 Years!!🍾 In 2013 James Kingston was in his spare room with a desk the size of small coffee table,...

Specialising in the construction, technical engineering and logistics industries.

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