Meet The Team

Whether you are looking to fill a HR job for your business in Hull, an administrator for your team in Scarborough or a PA to work with your director in York, KD Recruitment are here to source the best talent around.

 

An unmatched recruitment solution

The calibre of our recruitment agencies team is the reason why we are successful. We are not only knowledgeable and tenacious, but we also have a huge passion for our work, and this shines through at every level. KD Recruitment is ingrained with a service culture that places a huge importance on honesty and integrity in all communications.

Continual evolution is a key characteristic of the recruitment industry, and you can rely on KD Recruitment to embrace and adapt to changes across multiple sectors, providing you with a recruitment solution which is equipped for the modern day.

Kelly Dunn

Kelly Dunn

Managing Director

Kelly began her recruitment career in 2008 working for a large international agency, initially as a Recruitment Consultant and then progressing through the ranks to become a Senior Manager, successfully managing her own team, as well as being in the top 5 consultants in the UK for Permanent recruitment.

After having her children, Kelly decided to use her vast skillset and experience to set up her own recruitment agency, knowing that being successful in recruitment was about a lot more than simply sending a CV to a job.

She is an expert recruitment and resourcing strategist who works closely with business owners and senior leadership teams across North and East Yorkshire to look at their talent strategy for the future and how she can support this, engaging with clients regularly to discuss staff retention, talent mapping and attraction, diversity and inclusion, employer branding, current market conditions and salary bench-marking. This then enables her team to recruit the best talent for their clients within Accountancy and Finance, HR, Office Support, Sales, Marketing and IT.

Kelly also makes sure that she supports her candidates as much as possible throughout their journey with KD Recruitment by giving them the opportunity to get bespoke careers advice, giving them up to date guidance on their CVs and personal branding, as well as supporting them with interview preparation.

After 12 months in business, Kelly was shortlisted for a number of business awards in the local region including the Yorkshire Choice Awards and the Chamber of Commerce and won the prestigious “STAR Women in Business” award for best Micro business, which shows the impact that she made in such a short space of time. Kelly has grown the team and they continue with the same values as her which is clear to see as KD Recruitment are now recognised as one of the leading recruitment agencies on the Yorkshire Coast.

To contact Kelly you can email her kelly.dunn@kdrecruitment.co.uk 

Cathy Wood

Cathy Wood

Recruitment Consultant

Cathy recruits across the East Yorkshire region for KD Recruitment, her background is varied as she has worked within a variety of industries from Manufacturing and Engineering to Financial Services to name a few. Having started her career in administration and contact centre roles, she then progressed moved into credit control and more recently sales and customer services.

During her career, Cathy has also managed her own team and been responsible for the recruitment and training that comes with it. She fully understands what it takes to recruit the best talent around by working closely with her clients to fully understand their business, the culture and future goals as well as making sure that she know everything about the job they want her to recruit for, so that she can go away to match the right candidates to their job.

If you would like to contact Cathy, you can email her cathy.wood@kdrecruitment.co.uk 

Jenna Bowman

Resourcing Administrator

As a Resourcing Administrator Jenna searches and selects the best candidates around to support the team at KD Recruitment with matching the right candidates to the right jobs, checking their ID and eligibility to work in the UK. She also manages all the social media channels as well as coordinating all events and seminars.

If you would like to contact Jenna, you can email her jenna.bowman@kdrecruitment.co.uk 

“Having been contacted directly by Kelly regarding a role that maybe of interest, she explored and listened to my current situation and my top 3 must-haves. Instead of just presenting the package available, Kelly explained the role and had a thorough understanding of what the position entailed & the challenges, which helped my decision making. Her communication throughout was beyond my expectation and went above and beyond any previous experiences I have had with recruitment agencies throughout my professional life. My previous experience has been that the approach is purely about filling a vacancy & securing the finders fee rather than what’s best for the employer and candidate. I felt she was truly working for me and not just the potential employer. She matched my skills and experience to the role and subsequently helped negotiate the package and achieve my must-haves, even though I wasn’t actively seeking a new role. Her communication post job offer, acceptance, notice period, start date and beyond has been supportive, honest and reassuring.”

Candidate

Our Values

Passionate and Driven

We are passionate about recruitment and all of our candidates. This enables us to match the right person to the right job. We are driven to succeed in finding new clients and opportunities for ourselves and KD Recruitment.

Delivering excellence

We aim to deliver an exceptional service at all times to any client or candidate. Our service delivery is what sets us apart from anyone else. We have high standards and go that extra mile for anyone who works with us.

Knowledgeable and opportunistic

We work hard to fully understand the recruitment industry and legislation that surrounds it. Keeping up to date with changes to the market for our clients’ industries, as well as any legislation changes. We advise on market changes as well as salary guidance, CV & interview preparation. Seeking out opportunities to show our expertise and set KD Recruitment apart from everyone else.

Honesty and Integrity

Honesty and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. Our clients remain with us because we work closely with them and keep them informed at all times of the number of candidates available to them, their background, eligibility to work in the UK and relevant qualifications. We will keep our candidates informed at all times of their job search progress as well as advising on the best roles available to them as well as salary guidance.  

“Following a recent recruitment exercise, I have successfully employed a member of staff to my team using the services of KD Recruitment. Kelly and I had a meeting in my office to discuss the company, type of person and the experience that I was looking for. Kelly was then able to match these requirements to the jobseekers on her books and refer for interview.  I have found working with Kelly a pleasure and the initial meeting to list my requirements extremely helpful leading to a contract of employment being offered to the successful candidate. I would recommend KD Recruitment to other businesses struggling to find the right candidates.“

Sales Manager

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