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.

Our Timeline 

We’ve accomplished a lot since our launch in 2013.  We’re proud of our achievements over the years and even more excited about where we’re heading.

Latest News



What happens when you give two recruitment companies a loaded paintball gun? Well, we can tell you after a small bit of trash talk, A LOT of bruises and many smiles that we all became semi-professional paintballer’s (we wish)! On the 29th of April we all had a...



On the 11th of November, Kingston Barnes set off on our next Charity Challenge for St Peter’s Hospice – The 24 Hour 110km Bed Push! We’ll be circling the centre of Bristol at Queen’s Square from 12pm Thursday 11th pushing a hospital bed for a full 24 hours to raise...

2021: The Year for Your Career

2021: The Year for Your Career

  With everything that’s happened over the last 2 years, you may be thinking “is now really the time for a change?” We’ve all been put through the ringer and it’s given us all the opportunity to find out what really matters to us – and where we can reinvent ourselves....

Specialising in the construction, technical engineering and logistics industries.

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