Dedicated to your recruitment needs

With many years experience in the recruitment industry our
“can-do” proactive approach sets us apart in a competitive market place.

Who we are?

Established in 2007 KES Solutions UK provides permanent, temporary and interim recruitment solutions to businesses throughout the UK. Our ongoing presence in the North East has grown in recent years and we have further developed our expansion in working with businesses in North Yorkshire, The Midlands and Southern England.

Why Choose Us?

Clients and candidates choose KES Solutions UK as their recruitment partner because our service is built on honesty, innovation and determination to achieve results. Our philosophy is that if our clients are happy then our business will grow therefore as a result your satisfaction is our main focus.

Our Aim

We will work in partnership with you to ensure your recruitment needs are met whether it be recruiting multiple numbers of temporary workers or finalising a permanent placement of senior staff. “Our aim is to be the most cost effective recruitment provider with the highest level of service in the industry”.

Meet Our Team

Kelly Swann

Kelly Swann

Managing Director

Starting as a Consultant in 2002 working for an International Recruitment Agency, I progressed through to Branch Manager and then Area Manager before establishing KES Solutions UK in 2007. We have exponentially grown since the company’s inception and I firmly believe this is due to our honest approach and high standards. The ethos that runs through our business is to treat clients and candidates with the utmost respect and always ensure to keep our integrity.

Heather Croft

Heather Croft

Branch Manager

With a degree in Business Management I specialise in Technical Recruitment with 7 years experience in the recruitment industry. My main focus is within the Chemical and Automotive Manufacturing sectors although I have experience across a range of industries. I am responsible for the full Recruitment Life Cycle. I joined KES in 2012 and promoted to a Senior Consultant in 2015 and Branch Manager in December 2016.

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Recruitment Consultant

I joined KES Solutions in January 2017. Having only experienced a recruitment role briefly as an apprentice my role at KES as an industrial consultant is my first full time recruitment position. I have many years sales experience working with EE both as an Inbound Customer Advisor and a Retail Advisor. I hope to use these skills to develop business opportunities at KES Solutions and progress into a senior consultant role within the company.

Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith

Engineering Recruitment Specialist

I started working at KES Solutions in August 2014 after always working in Sales. This was my first position in recruitment. After a relocation to South West England in December 2016, where I continued to work in recruitment, I have returned to KES Solutions in July 2018. I initially focused on the Warehousing and Industrial industry but now look after the Technical and Engineering sector, across the NE.

Vanessa Carline

Vanessa Carline

Recruitment Consultant

I joined KES Solutions in September 2017 before going on maternity and returned in January 2019. I graduated with a degree in Applied Communication and started in recruitment in 2006 as an Administrator for a national recruitment company. After a few months I realised I wanted to be a consultant. I have worked within the industrial sector for 13 years working on a variety of contracts specialising in temporary recruitment.

Stella Wilson

Stella Wilson

Recruitment Consultant

Having spent 6 years within the recruitment industry I joined KES Solutions in November 2019 covering South Durham, Teesside and surrounding areas. With an honest and customer focused approach, I have developed my career within the industry through resourcing, account management and business development. I specialise within warehousing, manufacturing and commercial recruitment.

April Parkin

April Parkin

Account Manager

I joined KES Solutions UK Ltd in June 2016 as a Resourcing Specialist. Prior to this I spent two years working for a national agency as an Industrial Recruitment Consultant and I worked for many years in customer services before that. During my time in recruitment I have realised that my passion is working with clients to resource for roles as well as helping candidates find the perfect job – My skill is matching candidates to the right job.

Cheryl McCabe

Cheryl McCabe

Account Manager

I joined KES Solutions in May 2011. I have over 16 years experience within the recruitment industry, starting out in administration and moving onto a recruitment and Account Management role. I have excellent knowledge and skills to enable me to find the right candidate for your company. Specialising in volume contracts I have a dedicated and methodical approach. Currently I am dealing with both manufacturing and call centre contracts.

Hannah Robson

Hannah Robson

Account Manager

I started with KES Solutions in October 2015. I have over 10 years recruitment experience within industrial and commercial sectors. My main roles have been managing and resourcing for large volume accounts such as automotive, food production and contact centres. My role is to resource, screen and interview potential candidates for all live vacancies. I am also responsible for the day to day running of some of our main contact centre accounts.

Gail Hudson

Gail Hudson

Branch Administrator

I started with KES Solutions in January 2019. I previously worked within recruitment as a Resourcer / Administrator for four years. Prior to this I have an extensive background in administration ranging from weekly payroll and reception to sourcing candidates which includes all background vetting and checking. My role with KES Solutions is to carry out all branch administration and supporting the team.